Cultivating Self Love - Women's Wellness Retreat - December 2021

San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

10 reviews
Dec 5 - 12, 2021
Group size: 8 - 12
Cultivating Self Love - Women's Wellness Retreat - December 2021
San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

10 reviews

Dec 5 - 12, 2021
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip

This women's wellness retreat was lovingly created to deepen your awareness of self love and empowerment while fostering a sense of play, growth, healing and adventure! Cultivating Self Love is a Self Mastery International retreat featuring transformational experiences designed to nourish the body, stimulate the mind and soothe the soul.

We have partnered with Sumak Travel to design a journey through some of Costa Rica's top destinations to experience a great mix of adventure, wildlife, nature, relaxation, education, healing and renewal. You will visit natural wonders and unique ecosystems in the magnificent Nicoya Peninsula, one of the five Blue Zones of the world (Blue Zones are places where people live more than 100 years on average, due to the combination of healthy lifestyle, nutrition, socialization and rich ecosystems).

After getting a glimpse of San José, we will fly to Montezuma, located in the south east of the Nicoya Peninsula, where we will stay at the beautiful Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Then we will make a short journey from Montezuma to Manzanillo, on the opposite side of the Nicoya Peninsula, where we will stay at the lovely Kaya Bloom Ecolodge, a regenerative tourism initiative with spirituality and conservation at the heart of their mission.   

This 8-day wellness retreat features yoga, meditation, transformational workshops and other healing activities to enlighten your soul. Come forge new connections with other likeminded women and create lifelong bonds that deepen over time!

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- Taste the best of Costa Rican contemporary and healthy cuisine at Ditsú

- Enjoy the unspoiled beaches and the soul stirring sunrises in Montezuma

- Deepen your sense of self sovereignty and rescript your story to awaken the greatest, grandest version of self

- Embark on a kayaking adventure on the tranquil waters around Cabuya Island

- Hike to Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, the very first natural protected area founded in Costa Rica

- Experience a magical dolphin and whale watching excursion in the Marine Protected Area of Cabo Blanco

- Admire untouched ecosystems and stunning sunsets in Manzanillo

- Take part in volunteering activities to protect sea turtles and foster conservation

- Experience an ancient indigenous healing ceremony that benefits you and Mother Earth!

About your retreat leader

Peggy Farmer, Ph.D., is the founder of Self Mastery International and will be your retreat guide, facilitator and coach. With over 30 years of experience providing women's wellness retreats around the world, she brings a passion for self love and self transformation as well as a diverse background in mental health, public health and wellness. Peggy studied yoga and meditation in India from 1989-1993 and was part of the International Peace conference that drafted the International Declaration of Peace with the UN and she learned sacred ceremonies from shamans in Peru and Mexico. Peggy holds certifications in yoga, meditation and coaching as well as emotional intelligence, stress management, nutrition, mediation and compassionate communication. She is the author of the book "Exploratory Surgery of the Soul, A Journey to Self Mastery" and the guided meditation audio "Letting Go". She is passionate about planetary upliftment and loves to travel to sacred sites around the world to perform ceremonies for Mother Earth. 

For more information, check out her website:

Testimonials from past retreat participants

“I attended the Sacred Soul Journey retreat in Tulum, Mexico, in 2018 hosted by Dr. Peggy Farmer and Kelli Reese. This was a life changing event for me. What Peggy brought to the retreat was her whole self, including her clinical experience as well as her many other skills and abilities. Her expertise is holding a safe, sacred, loving space for those in her care to heal. It was with grace, tenderness, and compassion that she led our group of women in a journey to ourselves. She leads from a perspective of non judgement and unconditional love. The tools that she taught us during this retreat were  transformational and I still use them to this day! I am so thankful for our interactions and teachings that she provided for us during the Sacred Soul Journey and I highly recommend her to any woman wanting to have a meaningful and conscious life.”

Jill from Arizona

“Spending any amount of time with Dr. Peggy Farmer leaves you utterly transformed! Her ancient wisdom, deep connection with the spiritual realms and her amazing spirit will have you feeling so much love and joy and will leave you with a much deeper sense of yourself and your unique gifts! Do not pass up this rare opportunity to be coached and guided by this special soul. It will be an adventure you will never forget!”

Zahra from Miami

Meals: Food will be delicious, fresh and healthy, using locally sourced ingredients. All diets are compatible with this retreat, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. Just let us know your special requirements when booking!

Important note: Accommodation will be in double rooms (two women per room). Single supplement is available. For cancellation policy, see full terms and conditions at 

Are you ready to F.L.Y.?  By First Loving Yourself, you will fly on the wings of self sovereignty and inspire others to do the same! See the full retreat itinerary below by swapping right on desktop or scrolling down on mobile.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Lodging each night is included in double rooms (two beds per room, single supplement available)
  • Wellness activities
    Including workshops, yoga, mediations and healings.
  • Tour leader
    Peggy Farmer, Ph.D will skillfully guide your through transformational processes
  • Tours and activities
    Unique experiences available daily. See the day-by-day itinerary for recommended tours and additional options available
  • Airport transfers
    Private service to get you to/from the airports
  • Local guides
    English speaking local & specialized guides for the tourism activities
  • Ground transport
    Private shuttles will take you between destinations
  • Domestic flights
    Charter flights San José - Tambor and Manzanillo - San José
  • Food
    Carefully prepared dishes with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Meals are noted in the itinerary: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, BL= Boxed Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Entrance fees
    To sites of interest, museums and national parks
  • 24/7 assistance
    In country assistance in English during the whole trip
  • Contributions
    To the social and environmental projects visited
  • COVID19 Protocols
    All guides, drivers, hotels and airlines follow strict COVID19 protocols
  • International flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips

Available Packages

Sharing a double room (with two beds)
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Single room for you
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December 5th (Sun):
Welcome to Costa Rica! (-/-/D)

Flight to San José (please aim to arrive before 6:00 p.m). An English-speaking guide will welcome you at the airport and drive you to the well-located Hotel Auténtico near Sabana Park in San José. Along the way, our guide will give you all the tips and recommendations to get the most of your stay in Costa Rica. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the swimming pool, relax and settle in, then perhaps take a walk around the city or choose an optional activity. 

At 7:00 p.m., get ready for a 5-minute car transfer to Ditsú, a farm-to-table restaurant and urban ecosystem for sustainability, where you will enjoy a wonderful 4-course welcome dinner, to experience the best of contemporary Costa Rican cuisine.

Our theme this evening will be creatively getting to know one another and exploring your hopes and desires for the retreat. After enjoying a caco ceremony with an indigenous elder, we will review the itinerary we have planned for you.

Transfer back to the hotel at the end of the activity.

Accommodation in double rooms at Hotel Auténtico

Optional activities: City tour, food tour

Your Organizer

Sumak Travel
10 reviews
Social enterprise specializing in sustainable tourism to Latin America. Tailor-made itineraries for discerning travelers wanting to connect with nature and local people. We are based in Costa Rica.


Working with Felipe is always a pleasure. He's so responsive, reliable and I feel 100% confident traveling knowing he's available at any time and he's monitoring my trip. Every guide he partners with has made our trip so memorable. I appreciate Felipe tremendously and I would highly recommend!
By Jessica I for Osa Peninsula Adventure - Jessica & Judith - January 2023 on 27 Jan, 2023
I cannot thank Felipe enough for all his help from start to finish. A friend of mine introduced me to Felipe as she had used him to book a trip to Costa Rica. He was brilliant through the planning and booking of my trip, which was not simple as it was a month in Costa Rica over Christmas so lots of challenges with availability. He helped me book an amazing trip and kept in touch over the month helping me with trip booking, restaurant reservations and even arranged for me to have a sim card so I could use my phone. Nothing was too much trouble. I cannot recommend Felipe and Sumak enough!
By Michelle F for Natural Costa Rica Adventure - Michelle & Matthew - Dec22 / Jan23 on 17 Jan, 2023
We have been traveling in time on an incredible journey through the mystical lands of the Maya, from the 16th Century BC, when the ancient site of Lamanai in Belize was founded, to majestic Tikal, City of Voices in Guatemala to immersing ourselves in the present day traditional lives of the Tzutujil people in San Juan la Laguna on the shores of Lake Atitlan, who are direct descendants of the Maya. Everywhere the scenery and wildlife have been spectacular and the ancient sites awe-inspiring, but most striking of all has been the warmth and generosity of the people. Our grateful thanks to Felipe at Sumak Travel and Pablo at Etnica SC for making all this possible.
By Ann M for Epic Guatemala & Belize Adventure - Ann & Geoff - Nov/Dec 2022 on 06 Jan, 2023
We had an amazing time. Accommodations and planned activities met all our needs, hotels had the best views, food and service. Daily check in and suggestions as related to optional activities and places to eat were invaluable. Thank you so much for making this trip an unforgettable experience!
By Lyudmila B for Natural Costa Rica Adventure - Luda, Nina & Ilina - July 2022 on 23 Jul, 2022
This trip was amazing! Everyone was helpful and worked with us and the changes made throughout the trip! It was a great retreat with a great places to stay and adventures all in one.
By Chelsea Elizabeth T for Rescripting your life - Guatemala Wellness Retreat - May 2022 on 25 May, 2022
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In March 2021 I attended a Women’s Empowerment Retreat with Lead Peggy Farmer! The experience was truly life changing. The entire weekend was organized perfectly from every healing exercise, meal, meditation, down time…. It was the perfect weekend to transform, connect and discover! Taking time out of day to day life to truly heal and be around such high vibrational beings that want the same healing outcomes as you is so magical!!! Couldn’t recommend one of these events enough 💖💖💜💜
By Shelise L on 04 Mar, 2022