Attend a retreat in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, a bastion of natural beauty and progressive values, has become a beacon for LGBTQ+ retreats. The concept of “Pura Vida” or “pure life” isn’t just a slogan; it’s the embodiment of an inclusive and welcoming culture that has embraced diversity in all its forms.


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Why Retreats in Costa Rica with Jungle Gayborhood?

Dive into an experience that goes beyond just a getaway. Our retreats are crafted to provide you with a safe and welcoming space, where authenticity and connection take center stage. Whether you’re looking to unwind and recharge or eager to forge new friendships in an inclusive setting, our Jungle Gayborhood retreats offer a unique opportunity to connect with yourself and others in a meaningful way.

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Expert Facilitators:

experienced facilitators who will guide enriching experiences, helping you discover more about yourself and your connection with others.

Inclusive Community:

Join a diverse community that celebrates authenticity and diversity.

Exceptional Environment:

Immerse yourself in the lush nature, creating a unique backdrop for your moments of relaxation and reflection.

Holistic Well-being:

Enjoy activities designed to nurture your mind, body, and spirit.

Ready to Rediscover Yourself and Connect with Others on an extravagant retreat in Costa Rica?

Secure your spot now and join our inclusive community for an unforgettable retreat experience. Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to create lasting memories.

Our Retreat Amenities include

Luxurious accommodations, holistic wellness facilities, adventure opportunities, and an experienced team for an unforgettable experience.

Spectacular waterfalls

  • Enjoy six major waterfalls within walking distance along the Diamante River.
  • 11 Gorgeous Bamboo Cabins (25 beds sleeping up to 28)

  • 3 Deluxe Cabins (1 king/queen bed)
  • 5 Jungle Cabins (1 king bed or 2 individual beds)
  • 3 Bunk Cabins (4 individual beds)
  • All cabins include power, lights, fan, super comfortable beds and nice linens, and are fully enclosed in mosquito mesh netting. A/C is unnecessary in our region.

    Camping area

  • able to accommodate 10-20 people
  • Beautiful yoga shala

  • Our Shala Space is a beautiful covered bamboo structure reaching out into the jungle with a direct view of the Diamante waterfall
  • Communal bathroom and showers

  • All cabins share a beautiful bamboo bathhouse with hot water.
  • Communal 5 person outdoor shower
  • 3 private individual showers
  • Kitchen + dining to accommodate 30+

  • Gourmet meal plan available
  • Gym

  • Comprehensive collection of free weights (machines and cardio not available)
  • Pristine Nature

  • Located on a gorgeous 300 acre property in one of the world’s most biodiverse places in Costa Rica.
  • Abundant hiking

  • Explore several kilometers of private hiking trails right on the property.
  • On-site bodywork

  • Relax and care for your body with massage with the soundtrack of nature (additional cost)
  • Offered right in your cabin or in our massage temple.
  • Accommodations include

    All cabins are handmade primarily from locally-sourced bamboo, and while they are protected from the elements and enclosed in mosquito netting, they are open air and have spectacular views of the jungle. Private and shared accommodation options are available.

    All cabins come with:

    All cabins share a gorgeous bamboo bathhouse and shower facilities.
    A/C is unnecessary in our region.

    Price includes accommodation, use of facilities, and morning embodiment classes (such as yoga, meditation, etc) offered several days per week.
    This price does not include the cost of meals ($50/person/night).

    Meals include

    We have an in-house chef who prepares fresh and delicious meals daily, using local, organically grown ingredients whenever possible. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions.




    Includes Meat


    Gluten Free

    Dairy Free

    Nut Free

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    Personal Wellness Retreat

    Flexible Ddates

    Our personalized retreat packages offer an exceptional opportunity to reset and explore what truly makes you come alive. 

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    Sacred Sexuality Retreat in Costa Rica

    An 8-day intensive course for facilitators and space-holders. Developing power, purpose and presence; Awakening the healing power of the sexual act.

    We are Transformers & Medicine holders. We are here to show others that every part of them is worthy of love. Sex Shaman and sacred prostitute are two powerful archetypes that are very similar. They walk the same path as the “rebellious cousin” of the sacred intimate.

    Sacred Plants

    Sacred Plant Ceremony Retreat in Costa Rica

    We believe that when it comes to connecting with ourselves and others, a healthy dose of holistic hedonism can sometimes be just what the goddess ordered. In other words: come for the party and stay for the self-care! Twirl to the beats of DJ’s Jason Kendig, William Francis, Scooter McCreight, and Dino Real. Restore your body with…

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    Queer Embodiment Retreat in Costa Rica

    Join us on a transformative journey at our Queer Embodiment Retreat, a space where self-expression, mindfulness, and celebration converge. Immerse yourself in a supportive community, embracing authenticity and cultivating a deeper connection with your unique identity.

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    Hotel Stays in Costa Rica

    Indulge in pure relaxation at our serene retreat. Just stay and enjoy the hotel, where every moment is designed for your comfort. Unwind in stylish accommodations, savor delectable cuisine, and relish in the tranquil atmosphere. Your escape begins here

    What participants say about our Retreats in Costa Rica

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    Kyle Philipp QJan 06, 2023
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    This trip helped me to ground myself in the beauty of nature, to shed the veil of constant distraction of life, technology. social media and the city and really 100k at myself. The compassionate nature of the facilitators, the community coming together each on their own healing journey and the delicious local food came together perfectly,
    Rafael GMar 30, 2022
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    This retreat was one Ot the most transformational oxporioncos thot hod in my ontiro life, If you aro looking to build community, connect with yourself, and tap into your solf worth and power. this experience is for you. Looking forward to the next one already.
    John l.aUG 6, 2023
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    I was going through a rough patch with my mental wen- being and finding those that shared the same desire to better themselves. This experience introduced rne to a healthy gay community of men that were more than their trauma, without judgment or prejudice. I felt liberated, free, loved ond heard. There were so many beautitul souls here that shared their stories with me. I found that the key was to take a leap Of faith and come with on open heart and
    Dale D.Dec 19, 2022
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    I'm so glad I attended Remembering Wholeness- The food. the shelters. the facilities, the movement, the ceremonies, and the natural environment were worthy Of accolades_ Mostly, basked in the cornpany Of other queer men. all of us sharing our joy and spirit with each other. 1 highly recommend the retreat and stays offered by the Queer wellness Collective.

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    Our retreats take place at the luxurious and bohemian Jungle Gayborhood in Diamante Valley, Costa Rica, offering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.


    The Jungle Gayborhood offers a paradisiacal oasis of calm, seamlessly integrating the natural beauty of Costa Rica with the peaceful practices of yoga. It’s not just about the asanas here; it’s about tapping into the serenity of an untouched paradise and reconnecting with one’s inner peace.

    Costa Rica’s yoga retreats in the vibrant Jungle Gayborhood are designed to cultivate wellness by harmonizing the vitality of the lush rainforest environment with the restorative power of yoga. It’s wellness with a pinch of wild charm, and a whole lot of soul!


    Yogis rave about Costa Rica’s retreats because they provide a tranquil setting that fosters both personal growth and relaxation. The country’s reputation for top-ranked retreats stems from their ability to deliver transformative experiences that go far beyond just the physical aspect of yoga.


    Sacred sexuality is a practice that elevates sexual experiences to a spiritual level, aiming for a deeper connection with oneself and one’s partner.


    Our retreats aren’t just set in nature; they give back to it. The eco-friendly practices and sustainable living ethos are woven into the experience, ensuring that your journey towards inner peace also contributes to the health of our planet.


    The Jungle Gayborhood is more than inclusive; it’s a celebration of diversity. It’s a place where the LGBTQ+ family can find unity and peace, an environment that resonates with the essence of ‘Pura Vida’ and welcomes every individual with open arms.


    Yes, Costa Rica has a good track record in terms of safety, and its growing social acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community makes it a relatively safe destination.


    Getting to the Jungle Gayborhood

    • The Jungle Gayborhood is located 3.5-4.5 hours from San Jose International airport (SJO), and roughly 1.25 hours from Quepos Airport (XQP) which has regular flights from SJO on Sansa Airlines and Green Airways
    • After booking a stay at the Jungle Gayborhood we will be happy to help you book a private taxi through a trusted provider. Private taxi rates (subject to change) are approximately:
      • $170 from San Jose or SJO Airport
      • $80 from Manuel Antonio / Quepos or XQP Airport
      • $30 from Dominical
      • $30 from San Isidro
    • If renting a car, a 4×4 is required to access the hotel
    • The most economical option to arrive is to take a public bus to San Isidro or Dominical and then take a private taxi