Your jungle home away from home.

Living Forest Retreat Center is set among the rolling hills and lush jungle surrounding Lake Arenal in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The Arenal area is considered by many to be at a high energetic frequency and this healing energy is palpable at Living Forest. The Retreat Center offers lovely, well-appointed accommodations, spacious indoor/outdoor bathrooms, and a newly built sauna. You can connect with nature as you explore the property, go for a dip in the river that runs through the property or lounge in one of the hammocks scattered throughout. You will feel right at home from the moment you arrive. You won’t want to leave!

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“Just Being at Living Forest brings me totally in tune with feeling a heightened awareness of what it is to be alive and at one with Nature. Hidden in a lush green rainforest jungle, surrounded by the sounds of a rushing river, tropical birds calls (and colors!) plus families of monkeys occasionally traveling through, Living Forest is absolutely one of the most magical places I’ve been, and I’ve been to a lot of magical places!”

"I felt very relaxed and at home while staying at Living Forest. The house is enveloped by a beautiful, lush jungle and the animal and water sounds are truly intoxicating. Everything from the hanging hammocks to the beautiful wood furniture provided warmth and comfort. The surrounding landscape of Living Forest is a harmonious combination of green hills, the impressive Lake Arenal and bright blue skies. I felt fully supported by Nature and happy during my stay. I’d love to come back soon!”



There are two types of housing available to retreat participants as detailed below. Both feature spacious sleeping rooms and large shared indoor/outdoor bathrooms. There will be 2 participants per room.

Although participants will be encouraged to disconnect throughout the retreat, there is WIFI onsite.

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Luxury cabins with 2 separate beds, private bathroom and private entrance with patio. These rooms can be made into a king bed for couples upon request. (2 rooms available)


Lovely and spacious accommodations with a large, shared bathroom. (2 rooms available)

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