Costa Rica


All-Inclusive Adventure Retreat


Why Costa Rica

A Pura Vida Experience

Get ready to fill your heart with pure freedom as you are guided through the most epic 7 days & 6 nights of soul expanding exploration in the world renowned destination for unforgettable and transformational adventures.

Located in Central America, Costa Rica is named the happiest place on earth. This may be due to their philosophy, Pura Vida which means "pure life."

Envision the rush of a canopy zipline, tropical afternoons at the beach, stand up river paddle boarding, snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea, playing with chatty monkeys and friendly sloths... 


Experience Shinrin Yokuor forest bathing/rainforest therapy- scientifically proven to remove blockages caused by stress, anxiety and depression promoting positive healing, rejuvenation and transformation.


Costa Rica has everything to offer that you need to experience that internal shift you have been looking for. 

As they say in Costa Rica, "Pura Vida, Mae." 


sample SCHEDULe

Schedule is subject to change 

Private driver supplied for all group activities

Wednesday September 2nd 

  8:00 am First shuttle from San Jose

1:00 pm Lunch Upon Arrival to Retreat Location

                5:00 pm Heart-Opening Cacao Ceremony 
            7:00 pm Retreat Informational Meeting 
 7:30 pm Welcome Group Dinner

Thursday September 3rd

    7:00-8:15 am  Himalayan Kundalini Yoga Journey with Leslie

8:30am-9:30am Breakfast

10:00 am Kayaking River & Sea Adventure + Trekking

Lunch during adventure 

5:00-7:00 pm Free Time - Rest, Relax & Connect  

7:00 pm Dinner 

8:30 pm OSHO Dynamic Meditation with Scotty

Friday September 4th

7:00-8:30 am  Dynamic Meditation and Yoga Journey with Scotty

8:30-9:30 am Breakfast  

10:00 am Jungle Trekking and Exploring

Lunch during adventure 

4:00-6:30 pm Free time - Rest, Relax & Connect 

6:30 pm Dinner

 7:45pm-8:30pm Guided Breathwork & Meditation with Scotty

Saturday September 5th

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast

8:00-10:00 am Transformational Workshop  

10:30 am Beach day + snorkeling 

Lunch on the beach 

6:00-7:30 pm Sunset Cacao Ceremony

 7:30 pm Dinner

8:30 pm Chakra Sadhana with Leslie

Sunday September 6th

7:00-8:00 am Himalayan Kundalini Yoga Journey with Scotty

8:30-9:30 am Breakfast 

Free Day AND/OR Charity Day - Peace Through Yoga Foundation - at a Local Girls School 


 7:00 pm Dinner

8:30 pm OSHO Kundalini Meditation with Scotty

Monday September 7th

7:00-8:00 am Dynamic Meditation and Yoga Journey  

 8:30-9:30 am Breakfast 

10:00 am Zip Lining Adventure through Rainforest 

Lunch on Adventure 

4:30-6:30 pm Transformational Workshop

 7:00pm Dinner

Tuesday September 8th

7:30-8:45 am Himalayan Kundalini Yoga Journey led by Scotty & Leslie

9:00 am Breakfast

11:00 am Shuttle to San Jose  

12 pm Check out 



American Wanderlove Adventure Retreats are specifically designed to bring personal growth and development through experiential learning in nature and adventures.

In attending this unique and one-of-a-kind adventure retreat, we guarantee your lens in how you see yourself and the world around you will be completely shifted. 

THIS is the kind of work we are out to do!


This is not a yoga retreat experience to relax, rejuvenate and journal (however, you will have plenty of time to do this) American Wanderlove Adventure Retreats are out to shift your life, to raise the collective consciousness and create a space for YOU to design a life you LOVE!

Your rainforest resort

The Accommodation 

Voted one of the Top 5 Yoga and Wellness Retreats Centers by Travel + Leisure, you are going to LOVE this Rainforest Resort Sanctuary. 

Your Rainforest Sanctuary includes:

  • 3 organic vegetarian buffet style meals sourced from the on-site farm

  • Views of Caribbean Sea AND Rainforest

  • Enclosed in its own secluded area on 200 acres of ancient rainforest

  • Private Bathroom

  • Attached Terrace with Hammocks (additional hammocks available upon request)

  • Linen and towels provided

  • Daily cleaning 

  • Room safe

  • Ceiling fan (additional fans available upon request)

  • Laundry service at additional cost

  • Jacuzzi access

  • Indoor/Outdoor Yoga Shala and Meditation Room

  • Hiking trails on sanctuary grounds 

  • Wildlife sitings including monkeys, sloths and other incredible creatures

  • and more!


To ensure you have the best stay, we have a team of Local Costa Rican staff who go above and beyond to cater to all of our needs. Including but not limited to:


  • creating custom meals

  • around-the-clock coffee and tea served in our open air restaurant.

  • scheduling transport for your free time

  • booking spa services 

  • and more!


Your guides

Leslie Medley & Scotty King

Leslie & Scotty are the creators of American Wanderlove and they are full-time world travelers and freedom entrepreneurs living a creative lifestyle.


Leslie (RYT) has taken her special gifts as a Critical Care Registered Nurse to becoming a Global Healer who radiates light and love to heal and guide others through a journey of personal transformation where people achieve personal freedom. 

Scotty (RYT) has transferred his special skillsets of a Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Specialist into being a transformational guide who is committed to paving a new path for you to experience freedom and passion in the adventurous life you choose to consciously create.

Together, they have created a Living the Adventures of Life Framework that acts as a blueprint for designing a life where you are living in your passions, having the freedom to do what you want and living a life you love. 




travel information


You will fly in/out of Juan Santamaria International Airport, also known as San Jose International Airport located in San Jose, Costa Rica. We recommend you to arrive into San Jose on August 31st, one day before the start of the adventure retreat. We have partnered with a local hotel in San Jose where we highly encourage you to stay the night of August 31st, one day before the start of your 7 days of epic, unforgettable and transformational adventures along the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.  


Once you have booked your flights, you will need to email your flight itinerary to that will help us support you and guide you safely to Samasati Eco-Nature Resort Sanctuary.


You will arrive into San Jose, Costa Rica, August 31st, one day before the start of the retreat, which begins the afternoon of September 1st. You will take a personal taxi to one of our partnered accommodation located near the airport in San Jose. The morning of September 1st, you have an option to take the American Wanderlove shuttle to Samasati (included in retreat cost) or take your own private transportation via shuttle, taxi or flight (not included in the retreat cost). We highly recommend you to take the American Wanderlove shuttle that will pick you up for departure around

 8:00am on September 1st to be taken to Samasati Nature Resort. It is a beautiful and scenic 4-5 hour drive through mountains, jungles and the culture of the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. 

Please email to let us know if you want to take the American Wanderlove shuttle to Samasati. If you do not communicate with us that you are going to take the shuttle, you are responsible for your own mode of transportation to Samasati Nature Resort Sanctuary. 


We are here to guide you through every step of this journey, so please use us as your guides as we are here to create a smooth international transition together. 


Early Arrival:

​We highly suggest arriving into San Jose, Costa Rica ONE DAY prior to the start of the retreat on August 31st. This will give you the space and time for you to rest and relax before a week of transformational adventures in the magical Caribbean rainforest that will have you feeling like a new person. 



The last day of the retreat, September 7th, we will check out of Samasati by no later than 12pm. We will coordinate two shuttles back to San Jose, between 11am-12pm, which is not included in the cost of the retreat. We highly encourage you to book your departing flight from San Jose International Airport late evening (after 7:00 pm) of September 7th or anytime the following day on September 8th.

Your next steps 

saying yes to the journey of a lifetime!


Fully read this webpage, and Click FAQs to clarify any questions you may have.



Click 'Book my Adventure' to continue with your commitment to adventure to select your room and secure your spot. $400 USD non-refundable deposit required. Payment plans available.



You will receive a confirmation email and we will follow up with you to set up a customized payment plan, if needed. Expect to receive emails over the next few months with Costa Rica updates containing valuable information - Retreat Villa address, health/CDC recommendations, passport/visa requirements, airport transportation, recommended accommodation - and more additional support to guide you into the adventure of a lifetime. 


Begin searching airfare via Skyscanner and Google Flights or your favorite airline directly. Begin affirming "I AM GOING TO COSTA RICA, I am open and ready to receive the transformation of a lifetime!"

By reserving your space and placing your deposit, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read all details below.


6 nights at the Luxurious Treehouse Villa

All Local Organic Vegetarian Meals (3x/day)
Daily Yoga Journeys, Pranayama (breath-work), Kriya Yoga & Mediation 
Zip-Lining through the rainforest 

Kayaking/Stand Up Paddle Boarding Jungle River Exploration

Snorkeling in the Carribean Sea 

Rainforest Nature Trek

Cacao Ceremonies

Local Charity Day with Girls for Success & Peace Through Yoga Foundation
Private driver for group activities

2 Transformational Workshops

Transportation to Samasati Nature Resort

Not Included:


Travel Insurance 

Taxis/drivers to the town (can be arranged with staff)

Surf board rental and lessons

Spa treatments & Services 

Transportation back to the airport 


Now, take a deep breath and buckle up as you will be taken to the booking page where you get to secure your space in the Eco-Nature Resort in the Caribbean Rainforest of Costa Rica!!

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