Destination Retreat

Destination Retreat

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Playa Negra, Costa Rica

February 10-17, 2024 Reserve your Space

Are you someone who cherishes the beach and finds solace in the mesmerizing rhythm of water? Do you yearn for a change of scenery to truly unwind and disconnect from the everyday hustle? Does the embrace of warm, salty air bring a smile to your face? If so, our specialized destination retreat in Playa Negra, Costa Rica, awaits your arrival.

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary retreat experience deeply rooted in traditional ceremonies, including the transformative sweat lodge. For those seeking an even more profound journey, we offer the option to incorporate ketamine-assisted journey, a truly powerful combination of ancient wisdom and modern therapeutic practices.

Our serene retreat setting embraces the simplicity and charm of quaint accommodations, allowing you to stay closely connected with nature. Wake up to the soothing sounds of the jungle and find peace in the breathtaking beauty of your surroundings.

The Purpose of a Wholeness destination healing retreat is for you to find healing, growth, expansion, and self-love – in order to transform. At our week-long retreats, we foster a Circle of Trust among all the participants. A supportive community allows us to go deep within ourselves, so that we can strengthen our inner voice and authentic self. We do our work, together, to claim our Wholeness.

This retreat is for:

  • Individuals that are looking for personal growth
  • Healthcare providers who are tired or experiencing burnout
  • Parents who struggle with juggling additional demands of children, balancing work, and have less time for self-care
  • Peak performers who are looking for mental clarity in an inclusive and accepting group
  • Individuals who are recently divorced or experienced a loss of a loved one
  • Individuals who are single, feel lonely, experience lack of community and are looking to connect with other like-minded adults
  • Couples who are looking for a personal growth trip together

What is included:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation at the Peace Retreat
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily featuring local, fresh, plant-based Costa Rican cuisine
  • Ground transportation to and from Liberia Airport on the first day and last day of the retreat
  • Group excursion
  • Personality trait discovery
  • Values workshop
  • Self-discovery workshop
  • Nutrition workshop
  • Stress-management techniques
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Traditional sweat lodge from a local Costa Rican shaman
  • Indigenous psilocybin journey from a local Costa Rican shaman
  • Optional add-on: up to 2 ketamine-assisted sessions + integration. Get more information here.

Why is there an add-on for ketamine-assisted journeys?

Psychedelics and ketamine therapy have been gaining popularity in recent years. Wholeness Center is one of the leading centers offering these therapies. This retreat will give you the option to experience these therapies in a safe environment with knowledgeable facilitators if you choose. To participate in this offering at the retreat, a ketamine clearance is required before the retreat begins. This visit can be done virtually or in person at Wholeness Center prior to leaving for Costa Rica. The ketamine clearance visit is included in the price to add ketamine journeys to your retreat package. To add this experience to your retreat, select the add-on for ketamine sessions at check out.

Expert Pre-Trip Preparation Included

To set you up for a beautiful, fuss-free retreat experience we provide you with the following:

  • Packing list 
  • Immigration and customs guidance
  • Group teleconference for logistics and Q&A


You’ll be staying at the aptly named, Peace Retreat, in the town of Playa Negra, situated along the stunning Pacific Gold Coast in the Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It’s an intimate, boutique-style retreat center just an hour’s drive from Liberia International Airport. For more information on the retreat center, click here. 

What’s not included?

  • Round trip airfare: Plan to arrive at Liberia International Airport (LIR) 
  • Optional excursions and spa treatments at additional cost

Not sure if this retreat is for you? Set up a free 15-minute call with Dr. Mary Rondeau 

Schedule Free 15 min Visit

Sign up for the February 10-17, 2024 retreat: Reserve your Space

Even if you’re a healthcare provider yourself or have been on a wellness retreat before, the Wholeness Center experience can expand your mind and transform your health. 

Here are some recent attendees: 

  • Charles: 41-year-old, struggling with dissatisfaction in his career and marriage
  • John: 68-year-old, medical provider experiencing burnout from his clinical practice
  • Nicolette: 49-year-old, unsure of purpose now that children are off to college
  • Lori: 45-year-old that is looking for support for unresolved grief
  • David: 49-year-old struggling with depression and anxiety
  • Allison: 20-year-old looking for career guidance
  • Katy: 70-year-old searching for a community of like-minded individuals


“Came on a journey and got my heart busted open. Felt so honored and blessed and humbled and inspired. These professional women rock!”  Claire M.

“The Wholeness Retreat will bring you back to your roots in an environment fitting to excel personal growth and education.”   Peter L

“This retreat was literally life-changing for me. Facility was always clean and the food was great. People were so accommodating and wonderful.”  Kathy M.

” This experience changed my life and made me want to be a better person for me and my family! I love the staff and everyone I met.” Rylee H

“If you are ready to begin your healing journey or you want to take it to the next level, I highly recommend the Wholeness Wellness Retreat. I came with the intention of being present. I conquered some fears and pushed my limits physically and emotionally. This retreat is for those who are invested and ready for healing, with a side helping of fun! I’ll cherish the connections I’ve made for the rest of my life.” – Nicole J.

“Three months ago, I lost my nineteen-year-old daughter, Chloe, in a car accident. I attended the Wholeness Wellness Retreat with one primary goal in mind: to find healing and a sense of peace. However, I am leaving this experience with so much more, stepping into the future with newfound insights and understanding. I’ve discovered ways to access the vastness of our experience and realized that Chloe is just fine, and I’ll see her again in this life and the next. The retreat’s thoughtful design transformed complete strangers into lifelong friends. We participated in each other’s growth and healing while finding our own paths forward.  We were encouraged to listen to our intuition and make decisions that felt right for us without any pressure. The atmosphere was filled with love, acceptance, and so, so much laughter.” -Jason M

” The support and life lessons at this retreat are unlike anything you can ever receive.  This retreat has been life-altering and I have gotten in touch with feelings and realizations that otherwise may have taken decades to access” Alexis J

” I came down ready to experience an adventure in Costa Rica, only to go on the most profound adventure diving deep and really learning about myself.  Yoga every morning with Kevin has completely reshaped my practice and all the providers helped me learn tools for transforming my life back home and really healing.  My life was changed by this experience and I can only hope to return soon”  Mackenzie C

“This retreat was better than I could have imagined. For a week I took a break from my life, to envelop myself in a loving, nurturing life-changing, and the location was so stunning. The community of staff and hosts was also so wonderful. What resulted was a week of unprecedented love, healing, beauty, joy and family. The healing and memories I gained from this retreat will stay with me forever”  B. Garza

” This retreat exceeded my expectations. It impacted me in ways I  could have never imagined. I would recommend to anyone looking to find themselves.”  Kevin A

Are you ready for a transformation? 

Schedule Free 15 min Visit

Sign Up for the February 2024 Retreat

Ketamine-Assisted Therapy in Costa Rica

Interested in exploring psychedelic therapy in a group setting? We offer a Ketamine-Assisted Therapy add-on to our flagship wellness retreats in Costa Rica

You will have the opportunity to experience the healing effects of Ketamine under the guidance of our therapists in a supportive and inspiring group setting. 

Our Wellness Retreat Ketamine experiences include:

  • 2 self-guided ketamine sessions within a therapeutic group setting
  • Up to 6 hours of psychedelic integration support
  • Multiple opportunities to share experiences and process your journey with others 
  • Time away in a beautiful, natural environment for reflection and processing 

Psychedelics and ketamine-assisted therapy have been gaining popularity in recent years. The Wholeness Center has been an acknowledged leader in this field for many years. This retreat will give you the option to experience these evidence-based therapies in a safe, supportive environment with knowledgeable facilitators if you are seeking transformation. To participate in this offering at one of our retreats, you will need to receive a ketamine clearance from one of our doctors or nurse practitioners. This visit can be done virtually or in-person at the Wholeness Center prior to leaving for the retreat. The ketamine clearance visit is part of the price for the optional ketamine journeys in your retreat package.

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