Jungle Healing Volunteer Retreat

Volunteer Retreat

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Giving selflessly of yourself to others is great therapy! It also helps us put our own lives in perspective. You’ll spend your time on this retreat helping others, exploring some beautiful parts of Costa Rica, and participating in your own beautiful personal transformation.

Below this list of what’s included, you’ll find a sample day-by-day itinerary.

  • Airport Pickup 
  • 6 Nights – Hotel in historic Barrio Amon neighborhood in San Jose 
  • Daily one-on-one sessions with Scott
  • Daily Peer-to-Peer sessions with other participants
  • 3 Volunteering Activities
  • 3 Yoga Classes
  • Cruise to Tortuga Island – All day tour
  • La Paz Waterfall Garden
  • Poas Volcano
  • Doka Coffee Tour
  • Walking tour of downtown San Jose
  • Transfer back to the Airport


Day One

Your driver will pick you up from the airport and bring you to a very comfortable hotel in the San Jose downtown area, where you’ll be spending the next six nights. Take some time today to explore the area and get settled. Tonight we’ll gather together for your orientation, an included welcome dinner and for our first peer-to-peer meeting, where you’ll get to know the other participants. 

Day Two

After your included breakfast, enjoy your first optional Yoga class and your first one-on-one coaching session. After your included lunch you’ll have time to begin your homework. Later in the afternoon we’ll go to prepare and distribute food to some of our more than 8,000 homeless children living on the streets of San Jose. After dinner (on your own), we’ll gather for our daily peer-to-peer meeting. Get some good rest, as tomorrow is a very busy day!  

Day Three

Your included breakfast will be on the road today as we make our way to our Cruise to Tortuga Island. Your tour includes an elegant lunch, live music, and plenty of beach time with access to kayaks and snorkeling equipment. Dinner is on your own tonight. Back at the hotel this evening you’ll have your one-on-one coaching session and our daily peer-to-peer session

Day Four

Early morning Yoga is followed by breakfast (included). We then head out to volunteer in a local orphanage for the rest of the morning. After our time with the kids, we explore downtown San Jose on a Walking Tour, beginning with lunch together (not included) in the Central Market. Don’t worry, there will be time to hit some souvenir shops before we have to make our way back to the hotel. Upon return you’ll have your one-on-one session and some quiet time to focus on your homework and to relax. Our peer-to-peer session will take place after dinner (on your own).

Day Five

On the schedule this morning is our combo tour where we will visit the La Paz Waterfall Garden, Poas Volcano, and take the Doka Coffee Tour. Breakfast and lunch are included. Enjoy some more quiet time this afternoon to focus on your homework, when you’ll also have time for your one-on-one session. Dinner again is on your own, with our peer-to-peer session to follow. 

Day Six

After your included breakfast is your optional Yoga class. Then we head to a local Daycare Center for disadvantaged children. There we’ll work one-on-one with the kids on fun art projects. Lunch is on your own. Next up will be your one-on-one session, with the rest of the day being all yours to complete any homework, or to explore the area one last time before going home. Tonight we’ll have our last peer-to-peer session before we have our included Graduation Banquet

Day Seven – Departure Day

You’ll enjoy your included breakfast and then be transferred back to the airport in time for your flight.