Costa Rica, a bridge between North and South America has diverse micro-climates where we can find temperate familiars and exotic rainforest healers. Explore the range of ethnobotanically significant plants from indigenous, Afro-Caribbean and Costa Rican traditions used by healers from around the world.

Teachers are from Costa Rica and abroad comprising of folk herbalists, ethnobotanical intellectuals, clinical herbalists, granny healers, kitchen witches, biologists, curanderos, botanists, permaculturists, conservationists
and environmental activists.

The Edge is where we find the most diversity, the most abundance. On the EDGE is where the species from two different ecosystems meet, where unique species live and where life develops. Whether it is along a waterfront, where the meadow meets the forest or where the continents meet, here is where we find the most life!

Costa Rica located between North and South America, between two oceans, with numerous microclimates, this rich land is home to hundreds of tropical and temperate
medicinal plants, trees, fruits and fungi!

Abundant wildlife, inspiring landscape and diverse population all helped develop the country’s most beloved phrase… Pura Vida… Pure LIFE!


We continue to work hard this year to bring together regional plant people and members of indigenous communities in Costa Rica to make this event a true convergence of plant knowledge to be shared and exchanged at this unique conference. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

Termales del Bosque is in the foothills of the Arenal Volcano on the Caribbean Slope of Costa Rica. Be prepared for the most beautiful sunny and hot days or rain and wind.


  • We are dedicated to using high quality, fresh, locally sourced and as organic as possible ingredients. Along with the local staff of Termales del Bosque, our chefs provide jungle gourmet vegetarian cuisine to our participants.
  • A tropical herbal convergence

Living Conditions.


  • private room
  • shared rooms

Vegetarian Food

  • over 80% locally sourced
  • restaurant on site


  • slow: emails only

Ongoing classes

  • plant medicine
    multiple times a day

Getting here.

Autotransportes MEPE, Terminal de Buses de San Carlos, located at Avenida 9 & Calle 12, San Jose

Info on Buses: 2258.0134/2257.8129/2758.1572

Please keep in mind, it is a four-hour bus ride to the Caribbean,
the cost for the bus is about $14.

Boats to/from Manzanillo to Punta Mona are $10 per person,
each way, with at least 5 people on the boat.
We will be sending info about boats as the time approaches,
Coordinating Trips.

More details: http://puntamona.org/#getting-to-us


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