Pricing Options

We Make it Easy!

Our all-inclusive pricing, means that it is easy to budget for the trip. Our packages range in price from $1,750 to

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We handle all transportation in a luxury private shuttle, most meals (we have several social evenings at local restaurants), fresh fruit, lodging and snacks throughout the week.

$2,450 for the week. Here's what is included in everyone's registration fee:

  • Private coach shuttle transportation from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica (airport code: SJO).
  • Six nights of lodging. Every participant will be in a private, secure, bedroom. Most bedrooms have private bathroom.
  • Private coach transportation to off-site activities (beach, waterfall, restaurants, etc)
  • Six breakfasts
  • Three lunches
  • Three dinners
  • Coffee and juice everyday, throughout the day
  • We will provide a limited amount of alcohol
  • Access to free clothes washer and dryer (each home has a set)
  • Transportation from the retreat to Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose

Lodging Options*

Casa Lapas: All three of the suites in Casa Lapas have air conditioning and private attached bathroom/shower. There is a private pool, rancho (covered area with BBQ) and ocean and mountain views. Casa Lapas is where all of the included meals will be served and almost all of the sessions. WiFi is available. casa lapas san buenas

King Suite ($2,450): King size bed, air conditioning, dual sinks, main floor (no stairs)

Queen Suites: ($1,950/ea): Two suites available. Upstairs suites (private shower/toilet/sink).  Each suite has sliding glass door access to the balcony. A/C in bedroom. DVD/TV.

The Queen Suites share a balcony, with access via a sliding glass door in each suite.

Casa Cusinga: Housed inside the more rugged Casa Cusinga, are a step back in time for the photographer who desires a more classic, old school expatriate experience inside a modern-designed, with a rustic-feeling Costa Rican mountainside home. Cusingas (see photo of bird in upper right of collage below), howler monkeys and toucans have all been photographed from the back deck of Casa Cusinga. No WiFi and no air conditioning. However, amazing wildlife has been photographed from here and the 17 foot-high ceilings, along with the ceiling fans, keep this home cool throughout the year. UPDATE: APRIL 2018 - a new swimming pool is under construction at Casa Cusinga and will be ready for the retreat!

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Amazing wildlife has been photographed from Casa Cusinga.

Private Suite ($2,250): Queen size bed with private bathroom/shower, walkout to outdoor Jacuzzi and deck.

Queen Room ($1,950): Queen size bed. Bathroom and laundry are five feet away.

Casa Trogon: Each bedroom has air conditioning and a private bathroom with shower. This home has a private swimming pool, internet and full kitchen.casa trogon villa rental costa rica

Queen Suite 1: ($1,750): Queen bed, private bathroom/shower, sliding glass door to outdoor pool
Queen Suite 2: ($1,7500): Queen bed, private bathroom/shower, sliding glass door to front yard.

All retreaters will have access to Casa Lapas where all workshops and meals will take place (except for special occasions and field trips). Casa Lapas will be stocked with fruits/snacks and drink throughout the week.

* NOTE: If you choose to bring a partner/spouse, they will be charged $750, regardless if they participate in any activities. This is due to the fact that all meals are eaten together and we don't want to exclude anyone (and we will not price out individual meals or activities). The group spends a considerable amount of time together and we need to ensure there is proper transportation space available.