Ayahuasca-Bufo Retreat


09/02/2024 12:00 am


Embark on a profound journey of healing and self-discovery with our Ayahuasca and Bufo Retreat at El Sabanero Eco Lodge. Guided by experienced shamans, these ancient healing ceremonies offer a pathway to profound transformation and spiritual awakening.

In the serene embrace of nature, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the shamans — the wise teachers who will guide you through this sacred experience. Our retreat provides a safe and supportive environment for you to explore the depths of your consciousness and unlock inner healing.

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear!”

With a focus on integration and holistic wellness, our retreat offers comprehensive support to ensure your journey is both transformative and nurturing. Immerse yourself in daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, and nutritious vegetarian meals, all designed to complement your ceremonial experiences.

Join us as we create a space for profound healing, spiritual growth, and personal evolution. Your journey awaits.

What's included in this Event Package:

2 ceremonies of your choice

Bufo or Ayahuasca

Plus our regular Retreat Benefits

2 Yoga Classes daily

3 in House Instructors for any Level

3 Guided Meditations

During your Stay

3 Daily Vegetarian Meals

Delicious, local & supportive

Single or Double Shared Room

Private Bathroom

Airport Transfer

From and to Liberia or Tamarindo

Daily Beach Shuttle

To and from the Beach

  • No refunds for package services not realised

Additional Informations

With the arrival of the early summer season, we anticipate temperatures ranging from 20 to 25°C and mostly sunny weather.

The electrical outlets conform to the standards of the USA or Canada.

For convenient access to our location, we recommend flying into Liberia Airport. We offer complimentary airport pick-up services for our guests, ensuring a seamless transition to your destination.

Costa Rica welcomes visitors from various countries without the need for a visa. However, it is essential to ensure that your passport remains valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure.

About Instructor

Tattiana and Jose

The facilitators, Tatiana Cabezas Espinoza and José Manuel Vargas, originally from Costa Rica, have been working with Ayahuasca (Yage) medicine for more than 8 years, They began their learning by the hand of a Peruvian shamana, Kuyay, then continued their journey in Colombia along with taitas like Jairo Zuluaga and Julio Chicunque. In addition to the Ayahuasca, they use Rapé, Amazon tobacco, herbs and incenses in their ceremonies to clean, open the spaces and energy of the environment and the participants. Each ceremony with sacred medicine is a deep encounter with ourselves, our being and our ancestors, a call to the present, to healing and awakening to the wonders and mysteries that the universe keeps. With their team of assistants: Michael Cabezas, Esteban Torres and Angel Torres, they are waiting to give you the key to open your heart and awareness to the present.

Juan David Alvarius

Juan David Alvarius is a spiritual healer and founder of Bufo Alvarius Costa Rica. After overcoming addiction and a near-death experience in 2008, he discovered the transformative power of ancestral “sacred medicines” like Bufo Alvarius (toad medicine), psilocybin mushrooms, and ayahuasca.

Alvarius began his spiritual journey working with energy healing, chakra openings, and detoxification to aid addicts and trauma survivors. Today, he facilitates retreats and ceremonies with these potent entheogenic substances in Costa Rica, helping people release blocked energies and experience profound healing and transformation.

His mission is to reintroduce the potential of these ancient “medicine plants” for achieving spiritual and physical wholeness. Alvarius sees himself as a conduit to assist people in liberating themselves and realizing their true nature.

Hector Moreno

Hector J. Moreno, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, joined the El Sabanero community in Costa Rica in 2016. He leads morning classes at 7:30 a.m. and hosts silent jungle walks on Thursdays. Hector’s teaching style is adaptable, catering to the group’s needs.

Room Types & Pricing

This Eventpackage includes
7 Days
6 Nights
Single Room
Double Shared

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It was an Amazing and Outstanding Experience. So Calm and Healing.
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