Frequently asked questions
How do I get to Florestral?
Florestral Forest Community is located in the Southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica. The Land is about 3 hours from San Jose where the International airport is located and is between the city of San Isidro del General and the beach/surf town of Dominical. There are a few public transport options available from the International airport in San Jose. We provide more detailed information during the registration process.
What is your refund or cancellation policy?
What is the booking process?
What is your maximum ceremonial capacity?
We can host both small and large groups in our temples, maximum capacity would be of 50 people. Generally during our retreats we have 10-20 participants.
Could I participate in just one ceremony rather than booking a retreat?
We do offer the possibility to join in only one ceremony, however it depends on the number of people attending that particular retreat and their requirements. We recommend attending an entire retreat when wanting to have a deeper journey, as you have more time to understand and get comfortable with the style of space holding and time for your personal integration. Please get in touch with us to discuss this option.
Where can I find information about all the retreats types, length and prices?
To find out more about our retreats and their details we invite you to browse through our pages under the folder called Retreats. If you feel you would need more informations please email us directly at email@example.com.
Can I go for a day trip during the retreat?
Is there medical assistance on site?
During our retreats season, we usually have on site trained medical staff. We keep a stocked medical cabinet to cover first aid treatment. In case of emergency, rest assured that we have a vehicle on site ready to go anywhere needed and the nearest hospital is just 30 - 40 minutes away.
Does the monthly cycle affects my participation to the ceremony?
We do allow women in their monthly cycle to participate in ceremony. A woman’s monthly cycle in early days can influence the experience of the first ceremony, being such a powerful energy. We advise against participating in an Ayahuasca ceremony on your first day of cycle, however there is a certain flexibility around it. Please make sure you inform the facilitators about your situation prior to participating in the ceremony
Can I drink Ayahuasca if I take anti-depressants pills?
In order for you to receive the best care and the most positive an safe healing benefits from the Sacred Plant Medicines, it is of utmost importance that you communicate with the facilitators openly about any medications that you are taking or have been taking as well as any physical or mental issues that you may be dealing with. Certain medications are forbidden to take while you undergo a Plant Medicine retreat, they can cause serious complications and we advise against it.
Can I bring my partner or children with me during the retreat?
Yes, you can bring your partner or children to Florestral. Please make sure you email us first on firstname.lastname@example.org to check if we have enough room to accommodate you and your family.