Ayahuasca-Bufo Alvarius -Yoga-Meditation

Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

El Sabanero Eco Lodge
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3 reviews
Jun 5 - 11, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20
Ayahuasca-Bufo Alvarius -Yoga-Meditation
Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

El Sabanero Eco Lodge
  • Facebook verified
3 reviews

Jun 5 - 11, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip


"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear!"

Meet the Shamans, meet the teachers, choose your healing ceremony. Our mission is to help you find your choice of healing and bring you one step further in your spiritual journey.

Our retreat offers integration support and a peaceful and completely safe environment.

What's Included in This Package:


  • Airport Transfer from and to Liberia (LIR)
  • 7 days/ six nights in a single or shared double room
  • 2 ceremonies of your choice
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily
  • Yoga classes daily with 3 different in house instructors to fit your level
  • Meditation
  • daily Beach Shuttle

What's NOT Included in This Package:


  • Flights to and from Costa Rica
  • Tours and Excursions
  • Credit card fees
  • Bank Transfer fees

Seasonal and other Information


While the weather can’t be predicted, it’s usually nice and sunny without any rain from November until May.
June, July, and August Tropical showers can be expected but they usually pass quickly.Sept and Oct is our rainy season and although there is lots of sunshine there will be clouds in the afternoons and rain can be expected multiple times a week in the evenings.

  • Electricity and outlets Electrical outlets are the same as in the USA or Canada.
  • How to get there (flights, airport transfers, buses, trains) It is best to fly into Liberia airport from where we will pick you up at no extra cost.
  • Visa stuff No visa required but passport has to be valid for a minimum of 6 months.
  • What to bring 
    • Passport: Valid minimum 6 months no visa required for US residents.
    • Light Clothing for warm/hot weather.
    • Bathing suits
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug repellent
    • Hair dryer 120 volts
    • Sandals for beach or pool and walking shoes for hikes.

Available Packages

Single private room
15 left
Deposit: $400
Shared room
5 left
Deposit: $350
Double private room
9 left

This room is for a couple or 2 friends traveling together.

Deposit: $500

Available options


Day 2 and 3
Bufo Alvarius ceremony

 Toad medicine helps many people to connect with the divine power and heal from physical and mental suffering. After Bufo ceremonies many report “ego-death,” profound understanding of life, healing of PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Our Bufo ceremonies are held in a group setting and surrounded by nature. Forming a bond with the team and other participants that are interested in this type of spiritual growth is a beautiful dynamic. Setting and comfort are a vital part of this experience. Feeling safe, secure and supported in such a vulnerable state is very important. We are grateful Juan David Alvarius and his team of helpers provide that for every participant. 

Your Organizer

El Sabanero Eco Lodge
3 reviews
THE LODGE El Sabanero Eco Lodge was built in 2004 using all local material. Construction time was about 18 months and it was opened in 2005 to cater to nature seekers giving them a home away from home. A private escape cloaked in serenity and embraced by natural beauty, a unique place for those with a passion for authentic experiences. The lodge is conveniently positioned just 10 minutes away from Hacienda Pinilla’s golf course and 15 minutes away from world-class surf beaches such as Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Playa Tamarindo.


From the moment of first contact this has been a journey home for me; the owners, the staff, the teachers, the accommodation, the delicious meals, the environment; everything is absolutely amazing! So if you want a real piece of Costa Rica in which to find physical/emotional nourishment I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you spend some time in this very special place! With much more gratitude than words describe! Dinnie
By Dinnie K for 5 Day/4 Nights Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Tamarindo, Costa Rica on 15 Jan, 2023
Thank you very much for your review Dinnie, It is a pleasure having you here.
By El Sabanero Eco Lodge on 15 Jan, 2023
This was my second retreat at El Sabañero. I brought a friend along this time and we enjoyed our time there very much. Kurt and Harold are excellent hosts. The food was terrific, yoga was amazing and weather was perfect. I will be back! Holly
By Holly N for August 2022 Last Minute 6 Day/5 Nights Yoga & Meditation Retreat on 27 Nov, 2022
Thank you very much Holly it was a pleasure having you here again. Harold
By El Sabanero Eco Lodge on 27 Nov, 2022
I had a amazing time. I would go back in a heartbeat. The food was incredible I am a vegetarian so when traveling can be challenging but the vegetarian food was amazing. I wanted to bring the chef back with me. Hector was incredible for yoga. Would highly recommend to anyone
By VICTORIA W for 5 Day/4 Nights Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Tamarindo, Costa Rica on 28 Jul, 2022
Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed it here and hope to see you again in the future. Harold
By El Sabanero Eco Lodge on 28 Jul, 2022