February 1 - 6 | The Good Vibe Retreat 2024

      Limón Province, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

      62 reviews
      Feb 1 - 6, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 21
      February 1 - 6 | The Good Vibe Retreat 2024
      Limón Province, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

      62 reviews

      Feb 1 - 6, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 21

      About this trip

      Take a spiritual journey deep into the Caribbean jungles of Costa Rica and deep into your soul. Retreat from the noise and expectations in the daily hustle and bustle of life and enjoy six days and five nights releasing, recharging, and renewing your highest self with like minded women.

      The Good Vibe Retreat is intentionally designed to help women come back to themselves, create genuine friendships and explore all the pleasures of rest and nature. A sacred experience that will activate you to design the life of dreams!


      What's  included?

      Everything mentioned in the itinerary.
      we excluded 2 lunches so that guests get a chance to explore the town.

      Do I need to be vaccinated to travel to Costa Rica?

      - No

      Do I have to participate in autopay or can I schedule what works for me?

      We use auto-billing for our retreats, but if you'd like to opt out, email us at Retreats@goodmomsbadchoices.com and we will edit your payment plan accordingly.

      Do you need a covid test to leave the country?


      Is Costa Rica safe?

      - Yes, but like any place you go, be smart and responsible.

      I'm coming alone, what's the sleeping arrangement?

      - The arrangement is double occupancy or solo rooms. The rooms on property are spacious and the beds are comfortable. You will share a room if you make that type of room selection. 98% of our attendees come alone so don’t worry!Your roommate will be assigned at arrival based on the questionnaire you filled out unless you specify a roommate request . Every room is a freestanding bungalow, each with a private patio and bathroom.

      There are only 5  solo rooms available. Two are large villas that also have kitchens, a private bathroom and private patio.

      How should I pack?

      -Keep it cute but pack light. You will be surprised how little clothing you wear in the jungle.

      Should I arrive a day early?

      - Yes, we highly recommend arriving a day early to decompress, and to have plenty of time to make it to the shuttle pick up location at 8am.  Also, we want to avoid any travel complications like flight cancellations or delays.  The ride to Puerto Viejo is a journey (like anything good worth waiting for) and we only have one shuttle leaving from San Jose to Puerto Viejo so its imperative everyone be there on time. We will provide the host hotel information with the group rate once you are booked.

      Is there a recommended hotel to stay at in San Jose, the night before the shuttle leaves?

      - Yes, we have a group rate available at a nearby the airport. The hotel will also be the pick up location for the shuttle. 

      What airport do I fly into?

      - Juan Santamaría International Airport  in San Juan, Costa Rica - SJO

      Do I have to participate in all the activities?

      -Nope! Everything is optional. We encourage everyone to do whatever feels right.

      What's included in the guided psilocybin (plant medicine experience) ?

      psilocybin plant medicine included + guided meditation and guided experience  with retreat leaders Erica + Milah 

      Didn't answer your questions?

      E-mail us at Retreats@goodmomsbadchoices.com 

      We will update the FAQ as they come in, and e-mail you with updates. 

      What’s included

      • Transportation
        Transportation to and from San Jose + transportation to all local activities listed on the itinerary.
      • Boutique Hotel
        Six days and five nights at a boutique jungle retreat hotel tucked in the jungles of Costa Rica, walking distance from the black sand beaches of Playa Negra.
      • Gourmet Meals
        Wholesome gourmet meals prepared with local ingredients daily, and paired with wine and cocktails. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included daily with the exception of two lunches.
      • Morning Yoga
        Morning yoga sessions to begin the day.
      • The Connect Workshop
        Led by Erica and Jamilah designed to open up the group and talk authentically about where we are right at this moment, and how we can support one another.
      • The Good Vibe Experience
        A group candle light experience paired with live music, massage, and energy work.
      • Self Devotion Experience
        Get back in tune with your divine sacred sensual energy with a candlelit self worship dance experience.
      • Explore
        A beach day at Punta Uva Beach. Free time to do as you please. A ladies night out + a beautiful off-site dinner and a night of dancing beachside under the moon and stars.
      • Waterfall Excursion
        Journey deep into the jungles of Costa Rica, and learn how to make cacoa from indigenous locals. Experience a Goddess bath at a beautiful waterfall hosted by local Astrologer and channeler, Silvia.
      • A Manifestation Dinner
        A special dinner and evening dedicated to harnessing energy as a tribe and manifesting with offerings, music and good vibes..
      • VIP Bag
        An curated $300+ VIP bag for every guest filled with special gifts designed especially for the retreat.

      What’s not included

      • Flight
        Round trip flights to and from SJO airport will not be included in the package
      • Optional Hotel Stay
        Arrive one day early for a day of rest and silence before journeying to Puerto Viejo, Limon.
      • Select Meals
        All meals are included with the exception of two lunches to give ladies the opportunity to venture out into town at their own leisure to try local foods and explore.
      • 1 on 1 Sessions
        Private one on one sessions scheduled during leisure time are not included.
      • Massages
        Deep tissue and relaxation massages will be offered upon request but not included in the total price.
      • Explore More
        Additional adventures outside of the itinerary aren't included. However, any activities can be arranged for you.
      • Psilocybin Experience
        Guided by your hosts, this experience is a beautiful an intentional plant medicine journey for the beginner or experienced user.

      Available Packages

      Bestie Suite (Shared king size bed)

      A cozy shared luxury bungalow, nestled in the heart of the jungle complete with a comfy shared king bed + private spacious patio, air conditioning and jungle -views. Just walking distance from the Caribbean Ocean and black sand beaches of Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Perfect for besties traveling together or women on a budget. 

      + $300 value VIP bag per person 

      * Pricing is per person

      Deposit: $250
      Bestie Deluxe (shared room w/ 2 beds)

      A large shared luxury bungalow, nestled in the heart of the jungle complete with two full size beds + private spacious patio, air conditioning and beautiful jungle views. Just walking distance from the Caribbean Ocean and Black Sand Beaches of Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo Perfect for besties traveling together or women traveling on a budget.

      +300 value VIP bag per person

      * Pricing is per person

      Deposit: $250
      Solo Jungle Suite

      Your private solo suite nestled in the heart of the jungle complete with a comfy full size bed with a private patio +air conditioning .  Just walking distance from the Caribbean Ocean and Black Sand Beaches of Playa Negra in beautiful Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.   

      + Welcome gift

      + $300 VIP bag 

      Deposit: $250
      Luxury Villa (solo room)

      An extra large solo villa nestled in the heart of the jungle complete with a comfy full size bed+ a private patio, epic views, air conditioning and a full kitchen with a refrigerator. Just walking distance from the Caribbean Ocean and Black Sand Beaches of Playa Negra in beautiful Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.   

      +60 minute massage 

      + Welcome gift

      + $300 VIP bag 

      Deposit: $250

      Available options


      Day 1
      A R R I V A L

      - Meet the Tribe at the shuttle pick up location in San Jose for an 9am departure. 

      - Journey deep into the jungle to the Caribbean coast of Puerto Viejo. 

      - Arrive at the boutique hotel+ enjoy late lunch and libations. 

      - Free time / rest

      - Candlelit sound bath relaxation experience

      - Gourmet Dinner on property

      Your Organizer

      The Good Vibe Retreat
      62 reviews
      Join The Good Vibe Retreat, hosted by Erica and Milah from the Good Moms Bad Choices podcast! It's the ultimate girls' trip combining relaxation, personal growth, and endless fun. Unwind, connect, and create lifelong memories with like-minded women. Rejuvenating activities, self-care practices, empowering workshops, and lots of laughter await you. Visit our profile for details on upcoming retreats. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!


      This was everything I imagined and more. I’m so grateful to the women I met here. Thank you Erica and Mila 🤎
      By Josephine N for Design Your Life Retreat | Wellness for Entrepreneurs + Creatives on May 14, 2024
      This trip exceeded my expectations. As a woman in general in society we can feel overwhelmed with our duties and expectations of us to appear a certain way in the world. In this retreat Erica and Milah literally allow us to show up as we are and spoil us with amazing food, amazing tours, workshops, and just allowing us to be. This trip is worth every dollar spent and you find women who may not have walked the same exact path as you, or maybe they have. But for once you see each other in ways, that if you were out in the states you wouldn’t normally speak to out of ego. Here you get to take off your mask, you get spoiled, and you get to be and nurture your authentic self. Book this trip and make a bunch of new sisters from all over the country!
      By Gabriella D for February 1 - 6 | The Good Vibe Retreat 2024 on Mar 09, 2024
      What an incredible life changing experience. This trip was transformational.
      By Ashley C for February 8 - 13| The Good Vibe Retreat 2024 on Feb 23, 2024
      It’s been a week since I left the Good Vibes retreat week 2. I’ve been trying to gather my words for this review, I don’t want to leave anything out. I’m going to try, you can read all these great reviews but honestly you have to really experience this for yourself. I told myself I was going to the next retreat and once they released the dates, I instantly grabbed a spot. This was my first solo trip that I was definitely in need of. I was able to relax, start my healing journey and make new connections. Sonora- the resort is breathtaking and relaxing. Completely safe, to the point that I felt comfortable swimming in the pool, late at night by myself in the nude😉. The food was amazing and filling. Goodness down to the vegetarian meals were delicious and filling. The staff were so sweet and accommodating, I hate eggs and for breakfast they made tasty alternatives just for me. Love Radha she’s sweet and we bonded over our names🥰. Activities and excursions- They have so much planned for you trust me. On day 2 we couldn’t stop saying, “wow we did so much and it’s only day 2”. For add-ons I did a massage (honestly get more than one if you can), natal chart reading by Sylvia, she is a sweet no bs type of woman (love that). She gave me an accurate reading that really resonated with me. Also loved having her with us during the cacao ceremony and the kundalini meditation. My favourite part of the trip was the cacao excursion, we learned so much about the Bri Bri. We got to speak to a shaman and had delicious food in a cool leaf bowl. Shrooms meditation was a whole different experience. Definitely taking all those tips when experiencing with shrooms in the future. I had the honour of being part of Erica’s first reiki session. It was a beautiful experience, I am still in awe. It was a personal experience so I don’t want to get too into it. I will say that Erica was able to describe a specific pain that I hadn’t told anyone, mentioned or experienced during the trip. Still in shock, she described the pain to the T and gave me helpful tips🫶🏾 Connections- this is a place to heal and connect. I met so many amazing women and created new friendships. When they say liked minded women, they mean it. At times I felt imposter syndrome kicking in but in those moments someone would randomly say, “We’re all beautiful or we deserve this” a little reminder that I did belong on this trip. Literally miss the women from my week so much. Amazing group of women ❤️🥰 Milah and Erica chilled with us! I enjoyed breaking bread with them everyday. Swimming in the pool while eating watermelon with them while passing a blunt around. Dancing with them, crying with them, laughing with them, their presence was very warm and welcoming. Honestly, out of this trip, you get so much mentally and physically. The gift box had so much products!! The room was decorated nicely with more perks. I am definitely implementing a lot of what I learned with Erica and Milah in my everyday life. You will release and feel free🫶🏾✨ Thank you Erica & Milah for creating this wonderful experience. Thank you Nellie and Maya for assisting and making sure the trip went smoothly. I really enjoyed and appreciated meeting you all amazing, successful, and beautiful women. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Shoutout to Tribe 10 see you in Bali😉🥰
      By Radica D for February 8 - 13| The Good Vibe Retreat 2024 on Feb 22, 2024
      This retreat was deeply personal to me! To be surrounded by Mila, Erica, Maya and Nellie so lovingly set the tone for an amazing experience. As a woman of color getting to a place of vulnerability with 19 other women you don't know can be intimidating and down right scary. None of that was in me when i embarked on the airplane ride to Cost Rica and nothing but love was felt while i was there. I have formed sisterships with women i cant wait to see again, and I have rediscovered the love I have for myself in ways I didn't even know I needed. My room was just right, the staff was amazing friendly and genuinely interested in making sure all of our needs were met! the food was amazing and just right, my wife told me I lost weight in just 7 days by the time I had gotten home. I will forever hold this experience close to my heart because it was my first. Erica and Mila are beautiful Goddesses; with heart that you feel being in their presence. I cant wait to do it again!
      By Alerser N for February 1 - 6 | The Good Vibe Retreat 2024 on Feb 22, 2024
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      If you are wondering if you should take the leap to experience this trip, DO IT! It is such a life changing experience. A friend asked me what was my favorite part of the trip but I struggled with my answer because there wasn’t just one favorite part. I responded with, “the whole trip was my favorite part” but since then, I have thought more about it and I know my answer now. My favorite part was learning to put myself first, “filling my cup back up”, and meeting so many other beautiful souls wanting to do the same for themselves. I learned to let go and live in the moment and do what I WANT and not what I think someone else wants. Since being home, I have worked at doing the things I enjoy and not allow or at least be more aware of when I am nearing the state of being worn out. I started doing yoga again and meditating, taking time when I need it before reaching empty. As a mom of 3 young children, it can be challenging and almost impossible at times to avoid being burnt out. you give so much of yourself to everyone else and have nothing left for you. This trip, Jamilah and Erica and their team has given me the gift and tools to recharge and feel empowered to be the woman wife and mom that I am, and that I can do what makes me happy and not feel bad about it. Don’t allow yourself or anyone else to limit what you want in this world. I wish I could gift this trip to all of the women that I love in my life. Everyone deserves this type of experience. I highly recommend it and look forward to attending another good vibes retreat in the future!
      By Tiffany J on 24 Mar, 2024
      It’s been 365 days since I participated in the Good Vibe Retreat. Every day was a new adventure - walking around topless, swimming in the pool, yoga, spending time with the BriBri tribe, honey ritual at the waterfall, massages, natal chart reading. Every night was a chance to deepen our sisterhood - dancing around the altar, bonfire release ritual and family dinners where we manifested greatness and renamed ourselves. I am Radically Reborn Rikki. The only expectation I had was to have a luxurious rich bitch relaxation experience. What I got was so. much. more. During a sister circle, I channeled the ancestors of the women. I had never experienced anything like that in my life. I was receiving messages about their eating habits (chill out on the coffee and don’t eat tofu!) and reminded them to always dance (unbeknownst to me there was a dance teacher amongst us). It also turns out that Emily, who was in her room during the circle was sick because she ate tofu at breakfast. The retreat was a mirror and forced me to look at my current life for what it was. It forced me to deal with my grief. My youngest Brother Troy passed away in 2017 due to cardiac failure. On the 3rd day of the retreat I had a massage scheduled. The masseuses name was Troy. A beautiful Black man with an Afro and southern accent. On the 4th day of the retreat, I had a massage with Anthony. Troy’s middle name was Anthony. At the time, my Mother Robin and I were estranged. There was a Mother and Daughter duo on the retreat. The daughter’s name was Rhavin. Also, on the 4th day of the trip, I had my natal chart reading with Silvia. During that reading, I had an overwhelming feeling that I should move back to Playa Negra when my lease ended 2 months later. Silvia confirmed. I sold and donated all of my belongings, told my luxury building in Brooklyn I would not renew my lease and moved back to Playa Negra with my 2 puppies Carmelo and Jett on April 26th, 2023. I had never been to Costa Rica. I had never even thought about coming to Costa Rica until the Good Vibe Retreat. I can go on and on about the magic and miracles that occurred during this retreat. Book the ticket. Just do it Sis. You won’t regret it and when you land in Playa Negra, holla at me. STILL I RISE! I love y’all.
      By Rikki V on 09 Feb, 2024
      Book. This. Retreat. I can’t say enough about the Good Vibes Retreat. Everything is done with intention! I have never felt so well taken care of, safe, and poured into. I finally just got to BE. Thank you ladies so so much!
      By Kahntinetta P on 18 Jul, 2023
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