Welcome To Rythmia!

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Something Wonderful is Happening Here in Costa Rica and We're Excited That You're Part of it.

Thank you for choosing Rythmia Life advancement Center for your next vacation.I can assure you, it is the critical step towards experience your Miracle. Lets get Started!

Gerard (Gerry) Powell, Founder and CEO of Rythmia, smiling for the camera

I want to personally thank you in advance for choosing Rythmia Life Advancement Center.

The link below provides a video that I personally recorded to prepare you for your stay at the center. Please take a few moments to watch the video, as we’ve come to understand that those who do watch the video categorically receive the most benefit from their stay with us – a Miracle. I consider the money that you pay to stay at the resort an investment in your personal future. As with any investment, it is in your best interest to receive the greatest return. Watching this video is critical for having that occur. I look forward to meeting you in person and congratulate you on taking this life-changing step. Come get your Miracle!"


Rythmia Contact Information in Costa Rica

When traveling outside your country of origin, it’s a good idea to provide a family member or friend with information on where you will be while you’re away in the event they need to reach you.

Rythmia Front Desk: 011 506-4000-1300

on whatsapp: 011 506-8432-1877

Resort Address: Del Cruce de Hernandez Hacia Playa Avellanas 1km Oeste, Hacienda Pinilla, Rythmia Life Advancement Center (antiguo Hotel La Posada) Tamarindo, Santa Cruz Guanacaste, Costa Rica 50306

A Registered Nurse at Rythmia in consultation with a guest during the medical intake process
A Rythmia Guest Services concierge shakes the hand of young male guest arriving at Rythmia

We Need Your Travel and Arrival Information as Soon as Possible

It is mandatory that we understand your mode of transportation to the resort as well as expected arrival time. We have a round trip shuttle service to/from Liberia airport. We are in a gated community so if you are planning to take a cab or rental car to the resort, we’ll need to advise security at the gate. Your options for arriving at the resort are as follows:

We Need Your Travel Information as Soon as Possible

Ensuring an exceptional experience takes some planning. Verifying your booking, completing your medical documentation, and providing your emergency contact information is critical. Whether you're taking the Rythmia shuttle or arriving by rental car or taxi, we also need to know your arrival information so we can pick you up at the right time or security at the gate of our center is prepared for your arrival.

Mandatory steps and information we need from you. 

Please email us at info@rythmia.com noting your full name, date of arrival, and confirmation number as applicable to complete these steps.  If you need to make changes, contact us right away by email or by calling (888) 825-3344.

Booking Verification:
  • By now you will have received an email confirming your reservation details, including your day of arrival and departure. Please carefully verify all details. If any changes are required, please email or call us right away at (888) 825-3344.

Medical Document:
  • You also will have received the Rythmia Medical Document via a DocuSign email. It is mandatory that you review and electronically sign it. This document also provides you with the information you need to prepare for your journey.

Arrival Information:
  • Rythmia Shuttle Service - Liberia Airport: We can pick you up directly from your incoming flight arriving at Liberia Airport (LIR). Please email your airline, flight number and arrival.
  • Rythmia Shuttle Service - Hilton Garden Inn: If you decide to stay in Costa Rica prior to your stay at Rythmia, we are authorized to pick up at the Hilton Garden Inn next to the Liberia Airport at 11AM on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s critical you inform us of your Hilton Garden pickup by email. 
  • Rental Car of Taxi: We are in a gated community so if you are planning to take a taxi or rental car to our center, we’ll need to advise our security team. Check-in time is at 3:00 pm or later. Please confirm by email to confirm your arrival by car or taxi and your estimated arrival time.

Emergency Contact Information:
  • Please email us a person we can contact in the event of an emergency ensuring to include their full name, phone number, email, and their relationship to you.

Shuttle Service from Liberia Airport

Once you pick up your luggage and clear customs, you will exit the airport to the right for the shuttle area and look for a representative holding a white sign with the brown Rythmia logo.

If for any reason you do not see a representative, please call our Guest Services Representative at 011 506 8432-1877 (from the US) or 00 506 8432-1877 (from the UK) for assistance.

Depending on the time of your arrival, there may be a high volume of shuttles, so be sure to be patient and look for the white Rythmia sign.

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Are you Driving to The Center?

Driving Directions from Liberia International Airport:
  • Follow Route 21 to Route 155
  • Distance: 62.6 km
  • Approximate Travel Time: 1 hr 2 min
Driving Directions from San Jose, Costa Rica:
  • Take Transversal 24 and Av 2/Rafael Francisco Osejo to Calle 42/Hungra Libre | 7 min (1.6 km). Drive from Autopista Jos Mara Castro Madriz, Route 1, Route 18 and Route 21 to Guanacaste | 3 h 19 min (222 km).
  • Take Route 152 to your destination.
  • Distance: 256.6 km
  • Approximate Travel Time: 4 hr 20 min
  • If you’re going to drive to the center we recommend you download the WAZE app prior to arriving in Costa Rica.

Alternative Medicine Program

Before you Arrive

If you are participating in the Herbal Support Therapy program, there is a $160 ceremony fee, paid in cash to a third-party on-site medicine company.

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A circle of guest, seated and cross legged, are led through a candelit-guided meditation class.

Alternative Medicine Program

Preparing for Ceremony

Welcome to the Rythmia Herbal Support Therapy Program!

If you are reading this document, it means that you have been given the all clear by our medical staff to attend the Herbal Support Therapy Sessions.

Please click read more for recommended guidelines to enhance your experience with the Herbal Therapies we offer, and to ensure that you get the most out of your healing experience.

What diet or dietary guidelines do I need to follow before arriving?

Guidelines for preparation:

A “dieta” is a set of dietary and behavioral guidelines often followed in preparation for and after working with plant medicine. This aims to cleanse the body and mind, enhance the effects of the medicine, and help individuals connect more deeply with the spirit of Ayahuasca. Unless otherwise noted, adhering to the dieta for 7 days is recommended, and 30 days or more is ideal. 

Recommended Foods:
  • All Vegetables
  • All Fruits (except overly ripe avocado and bananas and large amount of Citrus)
  • All Herbs (except large amounts of Ginger, Chili, Cayenne, Garlic, and Onions)
  • Whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice, and oats
  • Plant-based proteins like lentils, chickpeas, and tofu
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Eggs, chicken and fish
  • Caffeine free herbal teas
  • Coconut, Olive, and Vegetable Oil in small amounts
  • Small amounts of Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
  • Honey and Maple Syrup in small amounts 
  • Drink 2 liters of water daily to stay hydrated and to assist the cleansing action of the program.

Foods to avoid:
  • Processed foods, refined sugars, and artificial additives
  • Red meat and pork. Cured meats, Canned, or Processed food
  • Dairy products (some practitioners recommend avoiding all animal products)  
  • Fermented foods and vinegar 
  • Spicy foods 
  • Fried foods
  • Soda
  • Foods high in tyramine, such as aged cheeses, smoked fish, and cured meats
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Excessive salt and oil
  • Large amounts of citrus fruits, such as pineapples 

Behavioral Guidelines (three days before and three days after Ayahuasca ceremonies):
  • Avoid sexual activities. This is to conserve energy and promote internal focus.
  • Limit exposure to excessive noise, media, and stressful situations. Try to fill your mind with positive messages and images.
  • Spend time in nature and engage in mindful practices such as meditation, yoga, or journaling.

You must be free of the following substances before your visit, or you will not be admitted:
  • Cocaine and Crack – 30 days
  • Methamphetamine, Adderall, Ritalin, etc. – 15 days
  • Alcohol – 3 days (if alcohol addict, 14 days)
  • Suboxone and Methadone – 30 days
  • Lamictal and Gabapentin – 30 days
  • All antidepressants and antipsychotics – 30 days
  • Heroin and prescription opiates – 30 days
  • Psilocybin - 30 days
  • LSD - 30 days
  • Marijuana - 3 days minimum if used for medicinal purposes, otherwise 15 days minimum with 30 days recommended 
  • HGH/Testosterone - is ok

What to Bring

Sunscreen, hats, bathing suits, t-shirts, shorts. Our dress code is casual.

For the alternative medicine ceremonies: Wear loose, light colored clothing. It’s important to be comfortable.

Natural, DDT Free Mosquito repellent. We recommend All Terrain Herbal Armor DEET-Free Natural Insect Repellent.

Soap and shampoo are available in your room. Additional personal care products are available for purchase in our gift shop

Strongly consider bringing a journal along with you. Start your entries a few days prior to your visit, perhaps expressing what you would like to achieve during the retreat as well as to record your dreams. In sum, what is your intention for this trip.

We are an alcohol-free facility and appreciate our guests honoring this, meaning do not bring liquor to the property.

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Alternative Medicine Program

As part of your all-inclusive price, you are entitled to 1 one-hour massage, additional massages are available for a fee. You can use the spa, volcanic mud bath, whirlpool and steam room at any time during your stay.

Using Your Phone in Costa Rica

Rates by carrier
  • Phone Calls: $2.50/min
  • Texts: $0.50/text
  • Data: $2.05/min
  • Phone Calls: $1.79/min
  • Texts: $0.50/text
  • Phone Calls: $0.20/min
  • Texts: Unlimited
  • Data: Unlimited
  • Phone Calls: $0.50/min
  • Texts: $0.50/text
Phone rates noted above are examples based on data published by the companies mentioned (AT&T, VERIZON, T-MOBILE, SPRINT) and may/may not reflect the rates of your phone plan. Contact your phone carrier to find out what additional rates, terms, fees, surcharges, taxes, etc., you may be subject to during your stay in Costa Rica.

Apps we Recommend you Download

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Rythmia App

Rythmia mobile is designed to provide our guests with instant access to resort staff services, booking appointments, and the daily schedule of events. You’ll also receive notifications for your spa and/or cleanse appointments. Please download the app to ensure you are well informed during your stay with us. The confirmation code for the app will be provided at check-in.

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Before you leave for the center, please download Whatsapp for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Nokia or Windows phone devices. Whatsapp is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages over WiFi without having to pay SMS fees. Rythmia Guest Services on whatsapp: 506-8432-1877

Waze directions and mapping application logo

If you’re planning to rent a car and drive to Rythmia, please download Waze for iPhone, Android or Windows phone devices, for driving directions. This will be helpful for turn by turn GPS directions to Rythmia Life Advancement Center, which is located in Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I have cash?

If you are participating in the Herbal Support Therapy program, there is a $160 ceremony fee, payable in cash when you arrive on-site. In addition, having some additional cash on hand is recommended should you wish to purchase additional services, gift shop amenities, or tip staff during your stay. US Dollars and Costa Rican Colones are accepted everywhere on and off site.

Is there alcohol on site?

There is no alcohol on site and guests are not encouraged to drink alcohol during their stay. Furthermore, guests who are in the alternative medicine program, will not be allowed to participate in the alternative therapy sessions for the three days following any consumption of alcohol. Rythmia is a licensed medical facility, and any guest who is noticeably intoxicated, will be evaluated by the medical staff and is subject to be discharged without refund. There is a low tolerance for alcohol.

What time should I get to the resort and leave?

Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out is 11:00 AM. Any guest arriving to the resort after 5:00 PM may be required to delay their intake assessment until the morning of the following day. The intake assessment requires a minimum of 2 hours to complete, in order to prevent any interruption in your day one program schedule please arrive by 3:00 PM if possible..

Why do you have doctors?

We have doctors for two reasons. First and foremost, we want each guest to have medical support for general health issues; falls, cuts, colds, flus, etc… Further, we are a licensed medical facility that requires us to have licensed doctors on staff. All of this is for the sole benefit of our guests.

When will Rev Michael Beckwith be on site?

The Answer is You program was designed by Rev Michael Beckwith and is based off his the book. He’s hand selected trusted practitioners from the Agape International Spiritual Center to conduct the courses.

Can I bring my children?

Children under the age of 18 years old are not allowed to spend the night at Rythmia. However, they can visit 7 days a week during the visiting hours of 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 8:00PM.

Why do Rythmia need a medical license?

Rythmia needs a license to provide the holistic treatments and alternative medicine therapies we offer. Since we are a wellness center with the ability to handle medical and health-related issues for our guests, we need a license to operate as a healthcare facility in Costa Rica.

How is this resort licensed?

Rythmia is licensed by the Costa Rican Ministry of Health. We have a General Medical License to provide all the services we offer. We are also licensed by an additional department within the Ministry of Health called IAFA, which is the Costa Rican drug and alcohol facility management division. We are legal to operate within the municipality of Santa Cruz, Guanacaste.

What is in the alternative medicine?

Our medicine is made from ingredients ethically sourced within Costa Rica. We work with a healing combination of plants such as Banisteriopsis Caapi, Una De Gato, Mimosa Tenuiflora, and Nicotiana Rustica.

17,000+ Souls Healed

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Rythmia is the #1 customer-rated healing center in the world on Tripadvisor with over 2,500 five-star reviews.

Miracle delivered and then some.

How can you explain a life-changing event? While the amenities and such are all very nice, the main reason to come here is if you are looking for a miracle. I have been fundamentally changed. Mother Aya turned me inside out, emptied my resentments, anxieties, people-pleasing, judgements, criticisms and self-doubt and replaced it with pure love, joy and gratitude. This is only recommended for people who are serious about going deep, healing and rebooting their lives. I've already booked my next trip. The staff are incredible, helpful and accommodating. I'm usually a jaded New Yorker, but this has turned me into a believer. Pura vida!

Rhea W

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It’s a wonderful place in every way. Don’t hesitate, just go.

This is one of the most life affirming and transformational experiences/places I’ve ever visited. If you want to learn about who you are and see who you can become, go to Rythmia. There is a growth you can attain that you will call a miracle if you experience Rythmia for yourself. The things you learn at Rythmia will allow you to create your own program for a wonderful life. I’m a staunch skeptic about most things and I must say this place is is the real deal and I recommend booking your trip today 🙏🏽

Rich V

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A Life Changer - If You Feel You Are Being Called, Go!

For seekers being called to do the work, there cannot be a better place for your plant medicine journey. In addition to true, traditional ceremonies with authentic shamans of extensive lineage, Rythmia's system of preparation and integration is key, with supplemental coursework, breathwork, yoga, spa, and whole-food organic meals...in a medically-staffed resort setting. Rythmia provides a comfortable and safe setting for you to go deep, and change your life.

Stephen M

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Great retreat at Rythmia — would go back again

My week at Rythmia was one of the best weeks of my life. I didn't exactly know what to expect going into it. I had never had any psychedelics let alone weed or anything like that. I also haven't been to general wellness or yoga retreats before either. Every aspect of the retreat exceeded my expectations from the plant ceremonies, the food, the yoga, and the breathwork sessions. I would highly recommend Rythmia to everyone and would love to go back again.

Harry W

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Transormative Experience

This place is unreal. Everything you've read about receiving a miracle is spot on. 5 star service, intuitive staff, amazing food, and accommodations along with wonderful shamans all add up to the ultimate place to experience your own incredible journey. Surrender, attend all the classes, relax and enjoy. Don't be mistaken, this is hard work, but anything worthwhile is.


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A Life Changing Experience

It was an unexpected, amazing and life changing experience. The staff was wonderful, the location beautiful, the amenities perfect, the food fabulous and teachers/leaders VERY knowledgeable and helpful whenever needed. The ceremonies where superbly done with leaders and staff to ensure the utmost experience for everyone. I plan on going back and would recommend Rythmia to anyone who wishes to make life long friends and to grow and better themselves.

Jen A

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This is Where Miracles Happen

Coming to Rythmia was the best decision I’ve ever made. I expected a miracle because my soul called me there and that is exactly what I got! I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to come! Thank you to Gerry and to all the beautiful staff! I am so incredibly happy that I found myself and healed my heart! Because that’s what happens when you come here!! I recommend this place to every single person I know and don’t know!!!

Amy S

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I am so thankful I came to witness a true physical, emotional, and spiritual healing of others and finding such spiritual balance for myself. It is truly medicine rather than "psychedelic drugs". It doesn't deserve that stigma based on what I have seen. The place is beautiful, the staff are amazing, and the food is delicious. I can't wait to refer patients here.


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A week you will never forget.

Incredible experience. Amazing facility. Even better staff. Life changing. I highly recommend taking the leap and visiting Rythmia. There is something very special about this place and will 100% return!

Matthew S

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The best gift I've ever given myself.

I went in expecting that I might get some nice insights, see some great visuals, meet some nice people, and enjoy a week in Costa Rica. I never thought it would be the most transformative week of my life. Already booked to come back next year.

Doug C

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This is the most MAGICAL place on earth. My experience was extraordinary. The medicine ceremonies were profoundly life changing and the intimate treatment you recieve from the staff was so touching. I highly recommended this experience for anyone who feels called.

Kristi G

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Amazing, Life-Changing Experience!

I loved everything about the Rythmia experience. The casitas were very comfortable and clean; the staff were awesome; the food was amazing; the program was life-changing; the people I met there will be friends for life. It got me seriously considering moving there!

Bernadette R

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Transormational Experience

My experience at Rythmia was transformational. A unique experience to connect with my soul and the mother nature and heal. Amazing people helping you going through the journey with love and compassion. So grateful.

Giselle P

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Truly Incredible Experience

Rythmia exceeded all expectations. The entire staff was amazing, the food was great and the ceremonies were life changing. I ended up staying a second week. All in all it was a truly incredible healing experience. Thank you!

Taylor P

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