Ayahuasca & Dieta Costa Rica

What does the Ayahuasca & Dieta in Costa Rica involve?

The Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta retreat in Costa Rica is similar and yet very unlike our standard retreats in Peru.  It is an 11-day immersive journey into the Shipibo’s tradition of the renowned Lopez family, a legendary family of Shipibo curanderos whose lineage stretches back hundreds of years. This unique retreat is located at Chirripo Mountain Reserve, Costa Rica, one of Costa Rica’s wilder national parks. The retreat will involve a Master Plant Dieta on the sacred Noya Rao tree, 5 Ayahuasca ceremonies, workshops, lectures, personalized treatments, and much more. You will also have the opportunity to participate in one of one consultation with our Shipibo Shaman Don Miguel Lopez to seek spiritual guidance as you journey with the sacred plant medicines. 

The venue for your Ayahuasca Retreat in Costa Rica

Nestled in the Chirripo Mountain Reserve’s lush foothills, sitting gracefully along the banks of the pristine Talari River, Finca Mia is an enchanting jungle retreat offering many amenities healing modalities, and an unforgettable experience.
Located at an elevation of 4000 ft, the cold nights and warm days make the climate at Finca Mia the perfect balance. Surrounded by rainforests for secluded tranquility, yet graced by a vibrant community, this healing retreat center is full of warmth, the opportunity for self-reflection, insight, and restful rejuvenation. Finca Mia is a haven to many, and it is an honour for us to share this magical gem with you.

ayahuasca Costa RicaLodging at Finca Mia is unique as no two rooms are alike. The accommodations are exquisitely symbiotic with nature, intended to promote relaxation. All the rooms are beautiful and pleasing to the senses, designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
A variety of lodging options suit all needs, from our Eco Lodging to Luxury Rooms and Cabinas. The meals at Finca Mia are prepared with love and care. Committed to a high standard of nutrition, we use fresh, tropical ingredients to serve an orchestra of local flavors. No request is too big or small for the kitchen to cater to guests with particular dietary needs.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day, the kitchen works to ensure stomachs are happy and the community is well-fed with fresh, organic, and wholesome foods.


Your Noya Rao Dieta MaestroShipibo course

At a very young age Don Miguel began his apprenticeship as a curandero through plant dietas under the supportive guidance of his grandfather. Miguel is also a trained literature professor and thoroughly enjoys teaching the Shipibo language and culture. Also known as Senen Yoi (meaning Speaking the Truth), uses a variety of plants to heal and treat ailments of many kinds – mental, physical, spiritual, emotional. Read more about Don Miguel. >>

It is a privilege to have such an experienced, passionate wise elder to share his expertise as an extraordinary healer with integrity and great humor.

Noya Rao Dieta 

Noya Rao which is otherwise known as “The Tree of Life” or “Camino a la Verdad” – The Path of Truth is a mythical plant, of which there are only three in the entire Amazon Basin. has belonged to and been used in sacred ceremony by the Mahua Shipibo traditions for centuries. In the Shipibo tradition dieting on the bark of the Noya Rao is believed to be essential in the path towards becoming a healer. Noyararo is believed to enhance one’s connection and relationships to the spirits indwelling in other sacred plants and to facilitate profound transformation in the individual. Dieting on Noya Rao can lead to greater capacity for organised thought, clarity, highly activated intuitive capacities as well as helping to bring to light unconscious assumptions one may have about the world, leading the dietero to have the newfound courage necessary to change them.

What is included in the Ayahuasca & Dieta Retreat in Costa Rica?

  • 5 Sacred Medicine ceremonies
  • Your Noya Rao Dieta
  • Intention setting on the first day
  • Private consultations with our Shaman, Don Miguel Lopez
  • Sound Healing Journey
  • Plants and flowers baths
  • Intimate circle discussion, the morning after each Ayahuasca ceremony
  • Dedicated integration group on the final day of our retreat
  • Guided Meditations and Movement 
  • Fascinating group lectures on the Shipibo’s traditions and Master Plants
  • Optional Art therapy workshop
  • Art materials for writing and drawing
  • Musical instruments
  • Accommodation at Finca Mia, Costa Rica
  • Support to organize transportation from/to San José Airport, Costa Rica
  • 3 wholesome meals per day; 2 on the day of our ceremonies nights.
ayahuasca Costa Rica

Your investment does not include:

  • Your personal accommodation in Costa Rica
  • Your airfares to and from Portugal and transportation to and from San Josè Airport, Costa Rica
  • Your travel insurance
  • Your tourist visa (if necessary)
  • Personal expenses and meals whilst in Costa Rica



The role of our facilitators, who all have extensive experience in sacred plant medicines and various psychological and creative therapies is to support you to locate the courage you need to move through the difficulty. Their primary role is to ensure your wellbeing. Our facilitators will create a loving, compassionate space in which all participants feel safe, respected and free to express themselves authentically.

Elio Geusa

Elio Geusa

Lead Facilitator

Elio Geusa is the director of AYA Healing Retreats. He is immensely passionate about sharing his knowledge on Master Plants, respecting traditional ways of knowing, interpreting and navigating plant medicine work and helping to re-awaken his guests to the innate intelligence and benevolence of the natural world. Read More >>

Adelina Vaughn

Adelina Vaughn


Adelina travels creating sacred spaces through sound healing, dance, breathwork, and somatic body awareness to help reprogram the subconscious. Read More >>

December 8th – 18th, 2021

Early Bird Discount $150 USD off if booked by 31 of March! 

$2200 USD Shared Double Room in Eco Lodging
$2600 USD Single Room in Eco Lodging 
$2950 USD Single Room in Luxury Lodging 

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