Montezuma, Costa Rica
March 23 – 28
2025

RESET & REWIRE RETREAT

A 5-day retreat combining local cultural immersion, nature adventures & self-awareness practices.

RETREAT OVERVIEW

5 days / 6 nights

Includes 3 private virtual coaching sessions: 2 prior to the retreat and one integration session following the retreat

Located in beautiful Montezuma, Costa Rica in the Chez Mu House 6 separate bedrooms each with private bathrooms.

Cost per person is for a single private room. Does not include airfare.

2025 RETREAT ITINERARY

Sunday, March 23

  • 4:00pm: Check-in
  • 6:30pm Dinner & Welcome meeting
  • Free time 
  • Evening Meditation

Mon, March 24

  • 8:00am Yoga
  • 9:00am Light Breakfast
  • 11:00am Canopy Tour Hike / Private coaching & reflection time
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • Free time
  • Evening Meditation
Tues, March 25

  • 8:00am Yoga
  • 9:30am Light Breakfst
  • 10:00am Tico cultural immersion activity
  • Lunch
  • 2:00pm Massages
  • Private coaching & reflection time
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • Free time
  • Evening Meditation

Wed, March 26

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Waterfall hike
  • Lunch
  • 4:00pm Beach walk & sunset followed by group dinner (Playa Carmen / Santa Teresa)
  • Free time
  • Evening Meditation

Thurs, March 27

  • 7am Kuru Hiking / Surfing / Playa Grande Beach Walk*
  • 11:00am Brunch
  • Private coaching & reflection time
  • 5:00pm Evening yoga & cacao ceremony
  • 7:30pm Group Dinner Out – Montezuma (NYA)
  • Group reflections & closing meeting

Fri, March 28

  • Departures occurring throughout the day
  • 8:00am Yoga
  • 10:30am Brunch

* based on census of the group through survey after booking

HOW TO BOOK

All bookings are for a single private room. You have the option to pay in full now or get in touch for a payment plan.

Please book your reservations early to receive your preferred accommodation. We reserve the right to refuse bookings at our discretion.

Single Private Room

$2,650.00

CANCELLATION POLICY
    The following is our cancellation policy: There is no refund for arriving late or leaving early. A non-refundable deposit is due to reserve your space. Half of the cost is due at booking and the remaining amount is paid 2-weeks prior to arrival. Cancellations 60 days or greater in advance of retreat start date: You will receive a full refund of the 50% down payment, and you can either apply the non-refundable deposit as a credit towards another retreat or forfeit the non-refundable deposit by canceling altogether. The credit will be good for one year from the cancellation date. Cancellations 30-59 days in advance of retreat start date: You will receive half of the 50% down payment back, and you can either apply a non-refundable deposit and 25% as a credit towards another retreat or forfeit these by canceling altogether. The credit will be good for one year from cancellation date. Cancel 29 – 15 days prior to the retreat start date: You will forfeit the full 50% down payment and non-refundable deposit, but you can choose to apply this money as a credit towards another retreat or forfeit completely by canceling altogether. The credit will be good for one year from cancellation date. Cancel 14 days or fewer prior to the retreat start date: you will be charged a 75% cancellation fee. This can be applied as a credit toward another retreat and that credit will be good for one year from cancellation date. No Exceptions to Cancellation Policy: There are no exceptions to our cancellation policy, including but not limited to COVID-19, weather, personal emergencies, flight cancellations, or delays. We highly recommend purchasing Travel Protection Insurance.

ABOUT MONTEZUMA,
ACCOMMODATIONS &
FOOD:

MONTEZUMA

Montezuma is a small bohemian beach town on the southern aspect of the Nicoya Peninsula. There are a variety of local artisan shops and a mix of restaurants. The wildlife is stunning, and we will be staying very near to the popular Montezuma waterfalls and Sun Trails Tours Ziplining attraction. There is often a lively night life in the town of Montezuma and depending on the night there could be fire dancers, live reggae, or a beach bonfire. We will be close enough to venture into town during down time.

See a video created by the amazing Livio Macchia HERE, it captures the essence of Montezuma.

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ACCOMODATIONS

We will be staying in the private Chez Mu Luxury Villa of the Aves Luxury Hotel and Resort. Aves Hotel and Resort is a luxurious, sprawling, consciously designed resort, recently built on the hills of Montezuma with views of the Pacific Ocean. The spacious facilities and grounds are meant to nurture your heart and mind.

The Chez Mu Luxury Villa is nestled on a breezy hilltop above Montezuma. The Villa offers tropical luxury with a new pool and modern furnishings. The home is in the middle of a lush 3.7 acre property, which allows for privacy and tranquility. White faced and howler monkeys, as well as parrots, hummingbirds and many other varieties of birds can be seen on the property. The hilltop setting provides panoramic views of the jungle and ocean, as well as a steady and refreshing breeze (and no mosquitoes!).
It is only 5 minutes (1.4 miles) from downtown Montezuma.

6 BEDROOMS AND 6 BATHROOMS:
  • Downstairs main terrace suite with a king size bed; separate bathroom
  • Master rooftop suite bedroom with a king size bed with ensuite bathroom
  • Master rooftop suite bedroom with a king size bed and an ocean view with ensuite bathroom
  • Mid-terrace level suite with both a king size and queen size bed – shared room with ensuite bathroom.
  • Mid-terrace level bedroom with 2 twin beds – shared room with ensuite bathroom.
  • Separate entrance back bedroom with a queen sized bed. Bathroom private but separate.

FOOD

PLEASE NOTE ANY FOOD ALLERGIES OR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS IN THE FORMS IN THE WELCOME PACKAGE.

We will have a local chef preparing all of our meals for the entirety of our stay. The food will be sustainable, whole food, that is locally sourced, fresh, and inspired by the local Costa Rican cuisine.

Have any questions?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

ACTIVITIES & LIABILITY
All the activities supplied by this retreat carry a degree of risk both to people and equipment, even though enjoyed under proper supervision by qualified instructors. In addition, some activities do require those taking part to have a reasonable standard of health and fitness.

All clients must inform of any medical conditions, illnesses or allergies they may have and any prescribed medication they might be taking prior booking.

This will all be filled out in Forms section of the Welcome Package. The Welcome Package will be sent to you after you book. ALL FORMS & DOCUMENTATION MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN ANY ACTIVITY. There will be NO exceptions to this policy.

No one should participate in any activity if they are suffering from a heart condition or are pregnant.

No client should in any circumstances take part in an activity while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication, which may adversely affect their physical abilities.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We know that traveling internationally can be scary at times, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly if the answers are not listed in the information below. You can contact me through my website or email me directly at amybabiuchmd@gmail.com.
WHAT ARE THE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS?
Getting to Montezuma
This paradise is so free and incredible without crowded beaches, we are truly off the beaten path here. That means that getting to this somewhat remote location requires a commitment to travel, but also that the reward is that much sweeter.

Round trip Flight from International airports LIB or SJO
From LIB or SJO there are 3 main modalities of reaching Montezuma:

PLANE

From LIB:
there is currently a single Sansa flight available to Tambor Airport
The flight is approximately 30 minutes and it costs something between $120-$150.

From SJO:
There are multiple flights by either Green Airways and Sansa to Tambor Airport
This terminal is just outside of arrivals at SJO: Upon leaving Arrivals, walk straight ahead to the main boulevard, turn left, and you will see the Domestic Terminal located 500 feet ahead. If in doubt, an airport official will be able to point you in the right direction.
The flight is approximately 30 minutes and it costs something between $120-$150

Book here: Sansa / CR Green Airways

Getting from Tambor Airport to Montezuma:

We can arrange for taxi service or we may be able to pick you up directly; once your flight is booked and confirmed, please contact us and let us know the timing and our team will setup your transportation to the house in Montezuma.

RENTAL CAR
Renting a car from LIB or SJO and driving is another modality for reaching Montezuma. If this is your preference, we strongly recommend flying round trip through LIB rather than SJO, as SJO is a much longer drive and requires timing and catching a ferry to the Nicoya peninsula.

From LIB:
Be prepared for a 3-4 hour drive on partially paved roads with many pedestrians and motor bikes. This is slow going and is difficult after dark.

From SJO:
Be prepared for 6 hours of travel minimum and you will need to catch a ferry across to the Nicoya peninsula. Here is the ferry schedule.

You may also consider looking into any of the modalities below if they are of interest to you:

– Private taxi (Comfortable/direct/ AC) 6 hours each way – Private group or semi private short bus (Comfortable/direct/AC/WIFI) 6 hours each way – Public charter bus (Comfortable/direct/ semi-direct – some buses even have ac and wifi) 6 hours each way

TRAVEL AND FLIGHT INFORMATION
Please double check flight availability before booking the retreat. While this experience includes an amazing personal, soulful journey it does not include the airfare and transportation to and from Montezuma. As a side note, if you decide to extend your stay in Costa Rica, we can guide you on how and where to travel to help you plan your most desired vacation.

WHAT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS DO I NEED?
To enter and exit Costa Rica, you must bring a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining before expiration date. Most of the countries are not required to issue a Visa to enter. During the check-in of your flight, you might be asked to show a return ticket from Costa Rica before 90 days since the arrival date. You will let immigration know that you are staying at Aves in Montezuma.

Check here for any further information.

All clients must have active medical insurance to participate in all retreat activities.

WHAT IS THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH COVID-19 IN COSTA RICA?
Citizens/residents from ALL countries are currently allowed to enter Costa Rica. All mandatory requirements have been dropped by the national government since April 1st. You no longer need to get tested to travel back to the US.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I MAKE MY RESERVATION?
We recommend you make your reservation ASAP to make sure you secure your spot as we have limited availability and we fill up fast.
HOW DO I MAKE A RESERVATION?
All reservations are made via the True Crescent Coaching & Retreats website in order to secure your spot.
HOW MUCH SURFING (OR OTHER) EXPERIENCE SHOULD I HAVE BEFORE I GO?
None! This experience is for ALL levels and might even be best if you have had no prior experience!
IS IT NORMAL FOR PEOPLE TO TRAVEL SOLO?
A large amount of our clients are solo travelers, and they are in luck because they are about to meet a new tribe of friends.
IS THERE AN OPTION WITHOUT LODGING IF WE LIVE IN THE AREA?
No. This is considered a fully immersive retreat, and so to derive the most out of the experience, we ask that everyone share the same space.