Buenaventura is a private retreat center with a River-front Mountain Lodge & Eco-Village, Health & Wellness Rejuvenation Retreat & Learning Center, Cacao & Superfood Forests, Eco-Adventure Wilderness Rainforest Park & Camp Grounds & Private Wildlife Reserve located in a pristine 'rainforest to river' valley within the greater Savegre River Valley of Costa Rica.

Nourish & Immerse yourself with home-grown organic meals, fresh spring mountain water and oxygen, natural blue clay baths, rainforest eco-adventures, workshops and classes, simple living comforts and pure serenity for natural relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Buenaventura welcomes groups, students, couples, families and individuals seeking a serene, private and off-the-map destination for eco-adventure activities, rainforest retreats, and to Live, Learn & Experience Costa Rica's local culture & language, organic foods & farming practices, and rural country living. 

If Costa Rica has a Pandora, this is where you'll find it! Buenaventura's Old-Growth Tree Forest Park is home to La Ceiba Sagrada, a 300+ year old Sacred Ceiba "Avatar" Tree that greets and grounds our guests and visitors at Buenaventura. Start and end your visit and experience at Buenaventura by rooting your intensions at the base of La Ceiba Sagrada.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

60 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

2 - 5

Dry season

November to April

Wet season

May to August

Living Conditions.


  • tent camping
  • shared rooms
  • entire house
  • private room
  • hammocks

Vegetarian Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • restaurant on site
  • communally cooked meals
  • over 80% locally sourced


  • fast: streaming video


Buenaventura is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • GRoup Leaders to host REtreats
  • permaculture farmers
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Guest Services
  • Artists & Muralists
  • Natural Builders
  • Yoga Instructors
  • Massage Therapists
  • Health & Wellness Facilitators

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