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Colorful Tropical Vibes Costa Rico Creative Retreat



Living the Good Life, or Pura Vida (pronounces poo-rah vee-dah).

While its literal translation is "simple life" or "pure life," in Costa Rica, this phrase is more than just a saying;

it is a philosophy.


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April 29 - May 5 2023

You are invited to join us for a magical retreat in enchanting Costa Rica at the Encantada Ocean Cottages, a cozy beach hideaway with only seven cottages surrounded by lush jungles, warm breezes, and steps away from the pristine beaches of the pacific ocean. 

Give yourself the space and time to be creative allowing you to unleash your inner artist. We'll let Costa Rica's energy gently guide our creative pace.  

Spend  free time relaxing on the uncrowded beaches soaking up the sun. Napping in hammocks, surfing, boogie boarding, walking the beach, hiking, and discovering the wonders of this tropical paradise.

Take time to slow down and connect deeply with yourself and other creatives.
Disconnect, take a week for deep self-care, and enjoy the "Pura Vida!"

Who Is This Retreat For?

THIS RETREAT is for everyone—from working creatives to untapped creatives to anyone looking to make a meaningful shift in their lives. OR for ANYONE who just wants to hang with us.

While relaxing and fueling our imaginations, we will discuss and practice methods for gaining the confidence to fully express our individual creative potential. Workshops feature a wide range of activities, from group discussions and interactive exercises to journaling prompts and creative projects, all designed to encourage participants to express themselves and develop their skills.


You Can Customize  it to your liking.

 Nothing is required from you.


**ALL ART SUPPLIES INCLUDED , including Watercolor journal, Watercolors, Brushes, pencils and  A BOOK that I wrote JUST FOR YOU

it is half sketchbook half journal.  


  • We will Practice Mindfulness and allow the Easygoing Flow of Costa Rican Energy to form Our Creative Process

  • Creative Projects that include guidance from me

  • Sketching & Watercolor Painting

  • Workshops on Pushing  past perfectionism

  • Kickstart your art or allow this week to fuel your existing creativity

  • Make a personal or professional breakthrough

  • Reinvent your relationship with your inner critic

  • Revive a long-dormant project or desire

  • Connect and find a community with others who want to live creatively

  • Engage in self-care + self-discovery

  • Or any combination of the above!

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Encantada Ocean Cottages is a laid back boutique hotel located in the quiet beach town of Esterillos Este on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica. 

Expect a quaint tropical setting with villas and cottages scattered amongst palm trees and lush gardens just steps away from the captivating beaches of the pacific ocean.We’ve worked hard to create an intimate setting that strikes the perfect balance between sought after amenities, and rustic natural charm. 


Peaceful Esterillos Este is in a small Costa Rican town located about 20 minutes south of the bustle of Jaco and 90 minutes from the airport.

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  • Two Bedroom Villa Sleeps 4  

  • (1 per bed- bed configurations vary per room): 

         Shared occupancy: $2299 per person

         ONE Room LEft!  (Sleeps Two People!)

  • (2) Garden View Sleeps 2-3  (2 Queen &  1 twin)

        Triple Occupancy $2199 per person

         Double Occupancy: $2699 per person​

         Single Occupancy: $3699 for one

       1/2 Cottage LEft...Meet Your New Best         FRiend..Share a cottage)

  • (2) Poolside Cottage Sleeps 1-2             (1 king  & 1 twin):     

         Double Occupancy: $2699 per person

         Single Occupancy: $3699 for one

       SOLD OUT

  • Single Occupancy: Private Retreat Sleeps1 or 2  1 Queen Bed:  single occupancy: $3499 per person OR Double Occupancy $2299 per person        SOLD OUT

  • Oceanfront Private Villa:Sleeps 2

         Double Occupancy $2699 Per Person

         SOLD OUT

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$1190 non-refundable deposit holds your space, with the remainder due March 27, 2023.

* Room availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and retreat size is limited to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Prices are based on shared occupancy of rooms unless otherwise specified.  You can request who you share a room with or be randomly placed If you are traveling alone. Making New Best friends is half the fun of a creative retreat.

Cancellation policy: Should you need to cancel your space, all payments become non-refundable if you cannot fill your spot. If you can fill your spot with a replacement, you will receive all payments back, less $350. 

We don't expect this to be a typical creative retreat,  

we  expect it to be one of the most memorable ones we've ever had.

This is more than just a week off; it's an opportunity to make life-changing choices and set yourself on a path that will bring you joy, peace, challenge, and fulfillment.

What could you possibly be waiting for?


"Wow! I just returned from an absolutely amazing and unforgettable art retreat  with our wonderful hosts, Missy and Ron Ronquillo of Pescado Y Amor! It was a true getaway, especially during times like these!

The community  is more than I could have imagined- alive, vibrant, friendly, beautiful and with interesting sights at every turn! It was a true immersion and I so enjoyed breathing in the culture, language, landscape, food, and of course, art! Working in the studio and creating an art piece of my own was an added bonus! Thank you Missy and Ron!!!" 

Retreat Participant

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