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. 

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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