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Transformational Ayahuasca Retreat in Costa Rica. 

Ayahuasca is a powerful tool that helps us explore our soul, reconnect to our spirit, and embrace the beauty of having a human experience. Our intimate ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica has been designed to offer a curated balance of support and personal time for reflection. 

Our authentic ceremonies follow the Peruvian traditions and offer a safe container for authentic self-reflection and realization. The facilitators of the Ayahuasca Costa Rica retreat have spent years studying in Iquitos, Peru completing many master plant dietas, and are extremely skilled at leading the journey with Icaros.

Our facility co-exists in nature, we imply sustainable practices to minimize our environmental impact as much as possible. We also help support reforestation efforts within the community. 


We look forward to working with you soon so that together we can grow and bloom.


Powerful ayahuasca ceremonies expertly led by traditionally trained facilitators.

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Stress-free transition to the retreat with Airport Transfers at designated times.


Hatha Yoga Sessions suitable for all levels are offered on each ceremony day.

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Beach Trips

Located in one of five famous Blue Zones, we visit Costa Rica's pristine Coastline.


With a maximum of 14 participants per group,  we can offer individual support.


Nutritious and flavorful meals are provided using local fruits and vegetables.



We offer retreats year-round at our eco-sustainable tropical oasis. You can view our scheduled Ayahuasca Costa Rica retreats and select the dates that work best for you.

Ayahuasca ceremony


The goal of our ceremonies is to create a safe and therapeutic atmosphere that encourages each participant to explore and journey within themselves, to confront the darkness, and embrace the light.  It is only through this duality and embracing all parts of ourselves that we can truly know ourselves and find balance. 

Our ayahuasquero Matthew leads all of our ceremonies. Matthew has been involved with plant medicine since 2011, first with Ibogaine in Mexico on HBO's VICE and then again in Costa Rica. In 2014 he felt called to work more intimately with ayahuasca and started traveling to Peru, completing plant medicine dietas under the guidance of his teacher, famed shaman Don Ron Wheelock.


Matthew has completed many master plant dietas, has facilitated hundreds of ceremonies, and has evolved into a strong and compassionate ceremonial leader. He strives to create a safe healing environment for all our participants.

Our ceremonies are performed in darkness and are guided by Icaros, or medicine songs. Each ceremony begins with cleansing rituals to prepare the space. From there, the night is guided through Matthew's powerful Icaros along accompanied by a variety of other instruments. 


Matthew drinks the brew at every ceremony so he can navigate and guide the energy of the room. Jeanae and a minimum of 2 additional helpers are always there to assist as needed.




Immerse yourself in our tropical oasis.

Located in one of the 5 Blue Zones of the world, set against a backdrop of breathtaking tropical dry forest, New Life Ayahuasca Costa Rica’s eco cabinas invite you to indulge in the beauty and simplicity of nature.

​The ayahuasca Costa Rica retreat facility was designed to blend into the environment that surrounds it. Each of our 10 cabins was built with wood harvested directly from the 9-acre property. Our pool and cool water jacuzzi are nestled amongst local flora and fauna. We receive regular visits from macaws, howler monkeys, caotis, and iguanas.

The retreat at New Life Ayahuasca Costa Rica is a testament to the harmonious coexistence between comfort and ecological mindfulness, offering an unforgettable experience that honors the earth and rejuvenates the soul.




Matthew and Jeanae have been working with plant medicine since 2014. It was through ceremonial work that they met and where their love was forged.


Together they guide each participant through the ayahuasca Costa Rica experience with powerful Icaros, or medicine songs. Matthew is intuitive and highly sensitive, which makes him skilled at adapting the songs of the ceremony to meet the energy needs of the room. Jeanae's singing and gentle flute playing invite soft feminine energy into the space. To do this work responsibly, we keep our ayahuasca retreat small so that the energetic space is maintained with respect to each individual's experience. Matthew brings a grounded masculine energy while Jeanae brings a motherly feminine energy, creating a perfect balance and play between the two polarities.

Our ceremonies are offered in darkness, promoting an inward journey to heal the soul. 

Matthew and Jeanae lead each ceremony with love, compassion, and a deep connection to spirit. 

Together they have been traditionally trained in Iquitos, Peru where they have completed many master plant dietas. The intention, dedication, and passion for this work are unparalleled.  Our ayahuasca Costa Rica retreat is rooted in love and a desire to share the beauty of the sacred medicine with all who seek healing.

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Why NLA?
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Join us on a journey to enhance your life and find balance with a traditional ayahuasca retreat in beautiful Costa Rica. Discover our all-inclusive programs which feature private rooms, yoga, massage,  waterfall excursion, and more.


Ayahuasca retreats can be beneficial for anyone, so long as the desire is there. Regardless of an individual's background, an ayahuasca experience can bring about intense emotions and revelations that can lead to a better life. The only thing you need is an open mind and the intention to have an experience that can enhance your spirituality and awareness of life and all that surrounds us.

An ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica can change your perception of life and all that exists. Many users report a renewed passion for life, an appreciation for nature, and a greater understanding of the ways in which all things are connected.


In more recent years, ayahuasca has been studied for its unique ability to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. Because of the ways ayahuasca can offer renewed perspectives of life, users are able to see a path forward that had previously been veiled. This shift in mindset provides an opportunity to reflect on past experiences/traumas/histories in a different light and from a place of peace




Ayahuasca is generally considered to be safe when used properly, however, there are known risks associated with its use. The primary concern is interactions between ayahuasca and other medications which could many adverse effects, even death. We do not take this responsibility lightly. To ensure the safety of all our guests, we require every potential participant to complete a medical questionnaire over the phone prior to booking.



We pride ourselves on guest satisfaction. We have carefully tailored our retreat in an effort to provide a memorable and therapeutic experience for all our guests. It is very important to us to make you feel comfortable, safe, and secure in our ceremonial environment.

Check out our video testimonials and reviews from past ayahuasca retreat guests.




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