January 18~25 & to January 29, Costa Rica 2025

About this trip

Join us amidst the enchanting beauty of the Osa Peninsula, at Ocean Forest Ecolodge, where the vibrant rainforest meets the tranquil ocean, and unlock the secrets of spiritual renewal. The Council Gatherings are an epic opportunity to delve deep into the ancient wisdom of sacred ancestral rainforest plant medicine traditions. This alongside kindred spirits immersed in an inspiring sanctuary of nature setting. Where the rainforest, beach, and ocean meet in sweet caress. 

For spiritual healing of body and soul

This retreat is thoroughly designed to facilitate spiritual healing and renewal of body, mind and soul through immersion in pristine nature and the auspicious use of traditional rainforest plant medicines. The setting is chosen for its purity and serenity, ensuring an optimal environment for your transformative experience. And our ceremonial lodge is snug on a hill next to the rainforest with a magnificent view of the sparkling Pacific Ocean and mysterious Caño Island. Most importantly our ceremonies feature rainforest medicine auspiciously prepared according to the standards of traditional elders, guaranteeing authenticity and efficacy. 

Participation Fee

Sign on before June 30th for an Early Bird Discount. The below rates are based on shared double or triple rooms. Private rooms also available. 

  • Returning participants 7 nights: $2,200 Early Bird: $2,000
  • Returning participants 11 nights: $2700 Early Bird: $2,500
  • First time participants 7 nights: $2,700 Early Bird: $2,500
  • First time participants 11 nights: $3200 Early Bird: $3,000
  • Private room, add: $400 for 7 nights or $650 for 11 nights 
  • You may reserve your space  with a %50 deposit.
  • This retreat has space for 6 ~ 22 participants
  • To sign on email us at: 
  • Rainforest Medicine Council <gatherings@rainforestmedicine.net>
Panoramic view of ceremonial lodge. The Earth floor is important for grounding.

Dieta Protocol ~ Required

To prepare your body and mind for this sacred journey, we provide a comprehensive Dieta Protocol, guiding you through the necessary steps for eligibility to join our retreat. The Dieta Protocol is there to orient you in the basic precepts that guide one to more efficaciously embrace the magic of this extraordinary adventure. Click Here to read the Rainforest Medicine Dieta Protocol, acceptance of which will be required for participation


Since 1994 Rainforest Medicine Council Gatherings offers a journey of profound transformation to fortify, rejuvenate, or commence your quest for self-discovery and personal growth. These gatherings have enchanted participants with their uncanny ability to leave participants wonderfully renewed via their powerful healing medicine ceremonies in a completely nature immersion experience. Always as well with proceeds raised we have been able to further all sorts of ground level initiatives. These in the fields of rainforest conservation, cultural heritage revalidation,  water projects in remote villages and restoration of degraded lands initiatives. 

Preparing for a nights ceremony atop the ol’ hill.

What’s included

  • 7-nights (or 11 nights) with comfortable shared accommodations (double or triple rooms) at Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat.
  • Generous discount for returning participants 
  • Help reserving  local on route transfer and hotel reservations
  • At the lodge, three natural wholesome dieta friendly meals daily, with fresh aromatic teas from the garden: lemongrass, guayusa and cacao.
  • On fasting days in preparation for ceremony, we offer optional fruit at breakfast and one simple dieta friendly meal at noon, if need be.
  • Delve deep into ethnobotany and learn local medicinal plants on programmed excursions, rainforest and garden walks
  • Introduction to an ancient ceremonial indigenous plant medicine tradition
  • (2) Sunrise Renewal ceremonies with alkaline rich rainforest medicines
  • (2) overnight Traditional Healing ceremonies with sacred ancestral rainforest plant medicines
  • Aura cleanses with medicinal flowers from the ethnobotanical gardens
  • Yoga and/or guided meditation classes
  • Rainforest, paradise beach and river hikes
  • Swimming at our beach front locationWeek long council
  • Art and crafts making session
  • One on one council with your group facilitators

Optional items

  • Private ocean view cabins are available, you may select this at check out
  • Four nights add-on with (1) extra sunrise renewal and (1) extra all-night ceremony. Ceremonial healing Limpias
  • Ceremonial healing Limpias 
  • Copal Incense cleanse
  • I Ching readings for life guidance

Also included

  • Daily free time for integration and relaxation
  • Group integration circles for raising common body of experience
  • Pristine, secluded Pacific Ocean beach within walking distance to San Josecito bay, that is idyllic for snorkeling.
  • Beach and rainforest trekking with miles of trails extending outward from the ecolodge.
  • On-site bird watching, monkey viewing, and nature appreciation
  • Rich and diverse ethnobotanical gardens for communing with a vast array of potent medicinal plants and beautiful fruit trees
  • Pristine ecological nature sanctuary setting

What’s not included

  • Transfers to and from Ocean Forest Ecolodge 
  • Hotel in San Jose and any hotels while on route to the lodge