Eden is your center for integrative nutrition, wellness education, and authentic travel in Central and South America.
Connect back to yourself and nature in this restorative and nurturing rain forest environment. Wheather you are looking to get away for a healthy vacation, structured sabbatical, or completely transform your health with our all inclusive program, Eden Retreat Center has a retreat option for you. We work with you to design your individually tailored retreat experience to meet your unique health care goals and dietary needs. Our team of caring professionals will help guide you on the path to real health. The foundation of our retreats are nutritional counseling, bowel reprogramming, emotional, psychological and physical therapy.
Eden retreat center is nestled in the mountains bordering Carara National Park and offers spectacular ocean views. This rare combination of biodiverse jungle and calming ocean vistas make this a unique destination for your healing journey. Our mountain spring water is born from this untouched rainforest providing pristine and ample water for our guests and residents. The very air you breath is freshly exhaled from this primary rainforest. Eden Retreat Center is the heart of Eden Wellness Community, a developing sustainable green building project based around organic farming, a natural medical facility, and permaculture. In addition we at Eden are proud to present our non profit organization Eden Wellness Institute where we are developing an educational program around sustainable farming and health education. We are conveniently located an hour from San Jose International Airport & 15 minutes to Los Sueños Resort & Marina.
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If you are looking for a healthy bed and breakfast with endless views of the pacific ocean then Eden Retreat Center is for you. In between our private and group retreats Eden is open to healthy travelers looking to enjoy a secluded hideaway in the mountains just outside of the famous surf beach, Playa Jaco. Prices start at $150 per night. Contact us to make your reservation.
Eden is nestled in the mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean and bordering one of the largest and oldest national parks on the planet. Carara National Park is 11,000 hectares of primary pre columbian rainforest teeming with life and abundant with biodiversity. We are situated between Amazonian and Mesoamerican habitats in a transition zone that boasts flora and fauna from each habitat. If exotic birds (like scarlet mcaws and tucans), rare butterflies (like the illusive dream weaving morpho), and lush tropical vegetation are on your bucket list then Eden is for you. From the comfort of your private ocean view suite you will see regular diplays of exotic birds as they fly by, mesmerizing sunrises complete with a serenade from our jungle inhabitants, stunning sunsets and all the beauty that mother nature has to offer. Within walking distance is many hiking trails, suspension bridges, a lookout point for Carara National Park and the entrance to the tallest waterfall in Costa Rica. Along with this rare beauty we also have the convenience of being less than 1 hour from San Jose International Airport and only 15 minutes to the popular surf and tourist destination of Playa Jaco.
Costa Rica has more than a dozen micro climates making it one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Eden is located in the central pacific region next to one of the largest national parks in the country. We are in a the rainforest climate which means you can expect sunny skies from November through April and rainy afternoons from May through October. With the rains comes a lush forest, spectacular sunsets and abundance of life.
What To Bring:
The basic items needed for your retreat are a sun hat, comfortable clothes for exercise and relaxing, a swimsuite, a sarang, natural bug repelent, non toxic sunscreen, sandles, and sneakers for hiking. We are only 15 minutes to the beach town of Jaco so if you forget anything we are happy to arrange a ride for you to town as they have just about everything you could need.
What to Expect During Your Stay:
You will be surrounded by Mother Nature’s healing energy. The expansive views of the ocean and rainforest are unsurpassed. Costa Rica offers a warm climate yearround and an incredibly diverse natural habitat for animals to thrive. The food is locally sourced and nutrient rich. The staff is dedicated to your journey to health and wellbeing and our programs are designed to meet your individual needs. Click here to see our consent form for more detail.
6:30- Morning Citrus Water
11- Health Class
4- Nature Hike
5- Sunset Salutation
7:30- Journaling or Reading
Our mission and vision is to create a comfortable supportive environment that makes healthy choices easy and fun, while teaching people how to cultivate thriving health.
As part of your retreat experience you will have the opportunity to connect with a variety of health care providers who will help you reach your health goals. We have a large network of licensed Doctors and health care providers that will provide specialty services as needed. Each client is an individual with unique needs and that is why we have such a diverse team of experts. Your retreat experience will be overseen by the retreat director, however you can expect to see many health care professionals throughout your stay depending on your indivudal needs and health goals.
About the Director:
With nearly 20 years of experience in the medical field and a Doctorate degree in Integrative Medicine (IMD) from the U.S., Dr. Randi Raymond and her team are honored to share their knowledge with you to help you learn to cultivate thriving health. As director of Eden Retreat Center she will oversee your retreat experience and help to coordinate a variety of treatments and therapists to ensure you reach your health care goals. Click here to see Dr. Randi Raymond’s qualifications.
Chief of Staff:
Our chief of staff Rev. Dr. Jude, is at the the heart of Eden. She is fully committed to the vision of Eden Retreat Center and Eden Wellness Community & Institute, she has invested her life. In addition to her vast experience and knowledge in natural health lifestyle education and Dances of Universal Peace; Judith Arnold brings to Monte Eden a 501.c3, making your donations tax deductible. Click here to donate to our cause.
Read her resume here!
It has been our mission to create a sustainable and ecologically responsible Wellness Center and Community in Costa Rica. That dream is becoming a reality as we have assembled an incredible team, found the most inspirational location and have begun the development of our center the borders Carara National Park.
The rugged beauty of this particular piece of rainforest is truly inspirational and healing. With breath taking ocean views and and stunning primary jungle vistas you will find it easy to connect back to nature and yourself. We are honored to be able to share this sacred space with you as you join us on the journey to cultivating lasting health and wellbeing.
We invite you to come and experience this truly restorative setting as we reconnect with ourselves and nature. The abundance of life, nature and resources on this mountain is something to be cherished and shared with as many who are willing to make the journey. We are creating a longevity living center where people can come and experience a healing lifestyle for retreats or for long term living.
At Eden we believe that there are many paths to wellness and that is why we offer a variety of integrative medical treatment options. The foundation of our program and our basic treatment principles are nutritional education, digestive re-education, and enhancing mental, emotional and physical health. All of our guests will experience the basic treatment principles and will have access to all of the services listed below. We have a large network of health care providers, doctors, dentists, & surgeons and we are happy to help arrange your necessary appointments, procedures, and recovery.
Integrative Medicine-There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to health care. This is why we at Eden we offer an integrative approach to treating your whole self. Integrative Medicine is the combination of many medical modalities including oriental, western, herbal, ayurvedic, and more. A pillar of integrative medicine is nutrition and your program will focus on your unique dietary requirements. We create an optimal nutrition program for your unique needs that will enhance your body’s function. We offer a variety of Integrative Medical treatments that are described below.
Nutritional Counseling– Would you like the opportunity to sit down with a healthcare professional to take an indepth look at your nutritional needs and create a diet that will cultivate thriving health for you? We will analyze your nutritional needs through DNA testing, allergy testing, blood work, muscle testing, element identification, and food journaling. Once we have all the information we will create a meal plan tailored to your individual needs.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP- Think of mother nature’s botox, or your personal concentrated healing serum. PRP is the use of your own plasma to stimulate collagen and the healing of bodily tissue. With a simple and relatively painless procedure you can rejuvenate your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and help heal painful tissue in the body. This treatment is not included in the all inclusive retreat and prices start at $400 per session.
Vitamin IV therapy- Many of us are deficient in essential vitamins and minerals. We offer a variety of vitamin therapies including vitamin C and B complex to help your body function at optimal levels. For those interested in additional IV therapy (such as glutathione, curcumin, meyers cocktails, amina acids, PTC, etc.) we are able to arrange for those services prior to your retreat. These treatments are not included in the all inclusive retreat and prices start at $200 per session.
Ozone- One way to improve your immune function, slow the signs of aging, decrease inflammation, and cleans your body of microbes is to use ozone therapy. Ozone therapy is a way to introduce ozone gas into the body to help improve mitochondrial function and increase the body’s ability to utilize oxygen. We currently offer three delivery options for Ozone including rectal insufflation, Ozone water, and an Ozone Sauna.
Oriental Medicine- Allow the ancient healing arts to become part of your health care routine. During your retreat you will have access to a variety of Oriental Medical treatments that are designed to balance the function of the body and promote a sense of whole body well being. Oriental Medical treatments can include acupuncture, acupressure, tui na massage, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, qi gong, meditation, and herbal medicine. We will take an in depth look into your unique needs and create a custom treatment plan for you.
Slant Board– Reverse the effects of gravity by utilizing our slant board. Relaxing in the shade while improving circulation, restoring a healthy glow, and increasing brain function is just one of the many treatments you can participate in at Eden.
Core Classes- Everyday you will have the opportunity to participate in our core classes which cover a variety of health care and wellness topics.
Lab work– A great way to learn more about yourself is to understand your own body’s unique chemistry. We recommend, for our clients that are interested, a variety of lab work that will help us gain a deeper understanding of your individual needs. We can order labs that will help you learn more about your allergies, organ functions, heritage, toxicity levels, and more. Our lab services can be done at any quest diagnostic center in the US (except for MD, NJ, NY and RI) Contact us for more information and to order your labs. This service is not included in your retreat price so additional fees will apply.
Genetic Testing- Understanding your genetics is one of the best ways to understand your body. Through genetic testing we can identify your body’s genetic predispositions and heritage which helps us customize your retreat to work with your unique needs. We recommend and can help you order your genetic testing kit. This service is not included in your retreat price so additional fees will apply.
Online Consultations- We are able to schedule an online conference call with one of our physicians, before or after your retreat, who can discuss your individual health care goals and provide you with an actionable plan to be implemented at your retreat and in your life. This service may not be included in your retreat price so additional fees can apply.
Detox is the hottest buzz word these days, and there are many ways to approach it. Your body has a built in detoxification system that involves many organs and can be nourished and supported as you go through the process of cleaning out your body. Whether you need help detoxifying your body, mind or spirit we are here to help you through the process.
Colonics– Colonics are a gentle and effective way to cleanse and detoxify your body. During your retreat you will have the access to our open colonic system where we will guide you through the process of colon cleansing.
Ion Foot bath- This 30 minute foot soak is designed to gently detoxify and alkalinize your body through the influx of negative electric ions.
Juicing and fasting- Whether you are looking to juice, fast, juice/fast, or simply learn more about it we are here to help facilitate your cleansing experience. Research suggests that occasional juicing and fasting can have a powerful effect on the function of your body, including decreasing inflammation, improving organ function, and increasing longevity.
Life Coaching– Are you ready to get to the heart of your problems? Life coaching is a style of counseling that involves in depth questioning and critical analysis of your life and the choices you make. We will work together to help you set life goals, identify your limiting beliefs and move past them, identify and change your addictive behavioral patterns, learn stress management techniques, and in general reevaluate your life.
Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT, aka “tapping” or “psychological acupressure”- Emotional dis-ease leads to physical disease. It has been proven that emotional well being and your thoughts have a direct effect on your physical health. EFT is a way to move through your emotional blockages and limiting beliefs to improve your ability to live harmoniously. EFT is a relatively new practice in the field of Energetic Psychology that is rapidly gaining in popularity. Learn this and many other health promoting activities during your retreat.
Spa Rituals- True beauty comes from the inside out. We offer many spa rituals to help you radiate your inner beauty and outer beauty as one.
Massage- We have a variety of massage techniques to choose from at Eden including relaxation, Swedish, deep tissue, cranial sacral, tui na, and PNF. Choose your favorite or try them all.
Facials- Enjoy a restorative and relaxing facial made for your skin type from locally sourced organic ingredients found right here on the mountain.
Skin Care– Your skin is your largest organ and best detoxifier. Learn how to care for your skin in a natural way that will promote a lifetime of healthy, radiant skin.
Scheduling Assistance– We are happy to help arrange your activities and procedures during your stay here. We have a large network of health care providers, doctors, dentists, and surgeons and we can arrange a variety of health care appointments as well as provide a healthy comfortable space to recuperate from your treatments. Costa Rica is known for nature and adventure and we are happy to assist you in planning all of your adventure activities during your stay. If you would like to learn spanish the Costa Rican way we can easily arrange for a private tutor to work with you.
To book your reservation a $500 non refundable deposit is required prior to arrival. The balance is due on or before arrival.
Costa Rica is a world famous destination for thrill seekers and nature lovers. We at Eden are happy to assist you in adding adventure tours to your retreat. Here is a list of some of the adventure tours that can be arranged for you retreat experience.
- Waterfall Tour
- Surfing Lessons
- Jungle Hikes
- Suspension Bridges
- Ziplinning Tours
- Horse Back Riding
- Bird Watching
- White Water Rafting
- Crocodile Tours
- Fishing Trips
- Sunset Cruises
- Volcano Tours
- Hot Spring Excursions
- Sky Tram
- Mountain Biking
- Island getaways
- Sky Diving
- SUP- Stand up paddle tours
- Scuba Diving
- ATV Tours
- National Park Tours
*** For those looking to get out and explore on their own we are happy to help arrange for a private tour guide or rent a car.
Do you live in the San Jose or Jaco area of Costa Rica? If so we invite you to take advantage of our wellness membership program. Our program includes a complete integrative medical consultation and treatment along with recomendations for lab work and lifestyle changes that go far beyond your average medical checkup. Also included in this program is a membership to our retreat center where you can enjoy health promoting classes such as yoga, qi gong, or meditation and health related workshops on a variety of of topics. Enjoy discounted rates to all of our treatments and delicious meals served at our wellness center. For as low as $99 per month you can enjoy all of these benefits along with direct access to our staff and to our extensive referal list of health care providers here in Costa Rica. Contact us for more information.
We are excited to announce our volunteer program! We have three spaces available in our volunteer housing. Your stay will be with a local family in a small mountain community, so speaking some spanish is helpful. We ask that each volunteer stays for a minimum of 7 days. Your stay will include three meals a day in exchange for 6 hours a day 6 days a week of work on the farm or at the retreat center. Some of the areas we need help in are food prep, light construction, maintenance, cleaning, marketing, clerical, childcare, gardening & farming. Contact us to reserve your space.
For those interested in learning spanish during their stay we are happy to arrange a private spanish tutor to work with you.