Imiloa Signature Retreat

An exceptional and fully inclusive 6-night/7-day New Year’s Eve Event & Custom Crafted Wellness Journey

Dec 27th, 2023 – Jan 2nd, 2024

About New Years 2023 at Imiloa

Do you want to celebrate New Years Eve in Costa Rica to ring in the new year, and new you? We’ll have a beach party, 3-course dinner, top secret music and installation performance.

Imiloa Signature Retreats is a customly crafted retreat experience that has been meticulously designed with you in mind. This 7-day signature retreat is centered on restoration, wellness, rejuvenation, and vibrancy to support you as you develop crystal clear intentions to carry you into the New Year and beyond.


Be one of the first 10 Participants to Book New Years Eve 2023 with us, and airfare’s on us*

* While supplies last

* Airfare credit is up to $700 (average coach-class airfare round trip to Costa Rica from North and Central America)


New Year’s Eve Retreat

Imiloa’s Signature Retreat NYE 2023 is creating a vibrant retreat experience to launch you into 2024 with energy and clarity.

We’ll include wellness experiences, ceremonies, and workshops, this signature retreat is designed a to rejuvenate and invite you to re-imagine the life you want to live.

Plus! An excursion to Corcovado National Park by land and by sea will be sure to create an unforgettable Costa Rican experience.

Begin your journey two days after Christmas and two weeks after the end of Hanukkah 2023.

Want VIP? Join us December 26, 2023 for an extra night at Imiloa, a full 8-course tasting by Chef Daniel, and be in one of our VIP suites. This is limited to five guests only (and their +1s).

At Imiloa Signature Retreats, partake in all of it or none of it.
The journey is up to you.

All NYE Signature Guests Will Receive:

  • 7 days and 6 nights luxury accommodations
  • Gourmet plant-based meals (all inclusive). Three-course plated dinners, multi-course lunch and breakfasts, including snacks, juices, coffee, and tea throughout the day
  • 5 Workshops to choose from throughout your stay
  • Daily Yoga classes & guided meditation from master facilitators
  • 2 (1-hour) spa treatments of your choice
  • 2 sacred ceremonies (cacao and sound healing)
  • A full day excursion to Corcovado National Park*
  • An exclusive white theme New Year’s Eve beach party featuring surprise guests, 3-course gourmet dinner, mocktails, dance, fire performance and entertainment under the stars
  • A lavish New Year’s brunch on January 1st
  • Private plane transfers from San Jose airport and all inclusive ground transportation to Imiloa
  • Access to our private waterfall, river and miles of jungle paths for relaxation, meditation and exploration

* Famous for being – the Amazon of Costa Rica – the Corcovado National Park is the largest stronghold of primary forest on a Pacific coastline, and is famous for being “the most biologically intense place on Earth”. Be prepared for a thrilling tour as you explore some of Mother Nature’s most amazing works of art.

The Experience


Dec 27th

  • Arrive in Costa Rica at SJO airport and enjoy a private flight to the landing strip near Imiloa. You will meet the rest of your retreat group and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you fly over Costa Rica’s mountains and the pacific coast line.
  • Upon arrival at Imiloa we will gather for delicious mocktails and enjoy a beautiful sunset, followed by a 3-course dinner.
  • Engage in rest and relaxation for the remainder of the evening to recalibrate for the exciting days ahead.

Day 2 | MIND

Dec 28th

    • Begin your first day at Imiloa with a hot beverage of your choice delivered to your doorstep.
    • Enjoy meditation or yoga before heading to a delicious gourmet breakfast.
    • Ground yourself with our Signature journaling workshop, followed by free time and spa sessions.
    • Tonight we will have a Sound Healing experience designed to calm the senses and the mind

Day 3 | HEART

Dec 29th

  • We will start the day with an immersive and heart opening cacao ceremony, followed by an invigorating Ecstatic dance class. Through these two activities we invite you to step out of your mind, into your body and open your heart.
  • This afternoon you will have the choice of hiking our jungle trails, visiting the waterfall or venturing down to the beach.
  • We will have a lovely afternoon meditation followed by a gourmet 3-course dinner.

Day 4 | FEEL

Dec 30th

  • Enjoy an invigorating morning yoga class before heading to a delicious gourmet breakfast
  • Today we will embark on our full day adventure excursion to the Corcovado National Park
  • Famous for being – the Amazon of Costa Rica – the Corcovado National Park is the largest stronghold of primary forest on a pacific coastline, and is famous for being “the most biologically intense place on Earth”. Be prepared for a thrilling tour as you explore some of Mother Nature’s most amazing works of art.
  • The tour begins with a 1.5 hour boat ride from Uvita beach to San Pedrillo Ranger Station in Corcovado National Park. We will then go on several hikes throughout the extensive trails in the park, where you will have the chance to observe many different types of birds, mammals and reptiles.. We will then enjoy an outdoor lunch , followed by a visit to a small river where you will have the opportunity to relax and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature.*It’s recommended to bring binoculars for this tour.
  • We will return to Imiloa in the afternoon where you can enjoy free time (spa treatments, pool, or rest) for the remainder of the day.
  • 3-course gourmet dinner and free evening

Day 5 | SPIRIT

Dec 31st

  • Today is the last day of the year and we will start the day with a morning of intentional silence. Witness the power of silence to quiet your mind and enhance your senses.
  • Experience a silent, mindful, breakfast as you notice the taste, texture, and smells of your meal.
  • In this space of silence we invite you to set your intentions for the New Year and let go of anything that no longer serves you.
  • The workshop of the day is a sacred Blue Clay experience at Imiloa’s own onsite waterfall. The Blue Clay is a sacred healing clay that comes from the mountains near Imiloa. One of our experienced staff members will guide your group down to the waterfall where you will hear the story of the clay and do a guided meditation. You will use brushes to apply the clay, rest for a bit in the sun and then rinse it all off in the cool water from the waterfall. A perfect setting to visualize rinsing and letting go of anything you want to leave behind and not bring into the new year.
  • You will have a free and open afternoon to yourself where you can continue the silence or perhaps journal on some of the intentions you would like to set for the New Year.
  • At 5:00 p.m. we break the silence and head down to a nearby beach, where we have prepared an unforgettable New Years Celebration for your retreat group. We will have a white themed extravagant party, featuring surprise guests, a delicious 3-course gourmet dinner, mocktails, snacks, dance, fire performance, bonfire with once in a lifetime entertainment and celebration under the stars.
Plant Based Food Imiloa

Day 6 | BODY

Jan 1st

  • Today you will have a free morning with no scheduled activities! Enjoy a quiet and restful morning by yourself, take a dip in the waterfall onsite, chill by the infinity pool or get a relaxing massage – it’s up to you!
  • At 10:00 a.m. we will gather for a lavish and extravagant New Years Brunch to celebrate and connect on the first day of the New Year.
  • In the afternoon you will have the option to participate in a fun and educational cooking class led by our executive chef. Imiloa is famous for our gourmet plant based cuisine, and today you will have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look and be a part of that experience!. Our executive chef and his team will lead you in a plant based food workshop and cooking class. You’ll also have a chance to explore Imiloa’s edible garden. Experience eating in a whole new way!
  • Our chef will also join your retreat group for our last dinner together.

Day 7 | SOUL

Jan 2nd

  • We will have an earlier breakfast today and you will be departing Imiloa around 9:00 a.m. to take the private plane back to SJO.

How you will feel after the New Year’s Signature Retreat

Chances are, if you’re like many of our hundreds of guests, this will be the first time, perhaps in a long time, where you’ve put you first. Welcome home to you.

You’ll feel rejuvenated, nourished, and taken care of in the most delicate way by our team. “Imiloa’s team is joyful, caring and attentive to details,” one 2023 guest recently wrote online. “The service they provide, just stunning. I’m forever changed by my experience of being there.”  

Another 2023 guest recently shared on social media, “Every single team member at Imiloa, from kitchen to housekeeping, were professional, loving, skilled, knowledgeable and always available to help. It was a joy to be cared for.”

You’ll have truly enjoyed yourself in both the activities with others and the stillness with self. You’ll have learned something new, something you can take into your life or profession. If you’re coming with someone, you’ll have a deeper understanding of who they are. 

You’ll start seeing the world a bit differently. You’ll notice the interconnectedness (nature shows how connected we all really are). You’ll feel joy rising from within for no good reason, and you’ll discover that you deserve to feel it.

Imiloa’s Signature Retreat NYE 2023 may not transform your life, but it will enhance it and it will reveal to you where transformation is now possible. That’s what we’re here for.

So, what are you waiting for?


Bring your 2023 to a close in style and feel invigorated for your 2024 with our VIP Deluxe Package. Get everything in the 6-night / 7 day Signature Retreat plus.

  • Arrive in Costa Rica a day early (Dec 26, 2023) and get an extra night at Imiloa all by yourselves. Private flight to Imiloa on Dec 26 as early as noon
  • 8-course private chef meal and education with Chef Daniel and the Cuisine Team
  • Private dinner with Jake Sasseville, CEO of Imiloa
  • VIP accommodations: Choose from 200-year old artisan crafted Bali Villas with a private plunge pool and stunning rainforest/ocean views, or enjoy a 3,500sq/ft home, Sky Forest Ocean View, Sky Forest Mountain View or Sky Forest Jungle View. Featuring expansive bedrooms, private pool, private 1,000sq/ft patio and so much more than meets the eye.
  • Unlimited access to our wellness bar with over 40 different specialty drinks to choose from (Juices, smoothies, elixirs, mocktails, specialty coffees, and more).
  • A premium luxury SWAG BAG featuring unique local gifts from the area

VIP Ticket



*For couples wanting to share the total price for 2 people is: $10,461


Be one of the first 10 Participants to Book New Years Eve 2023 with us, and airfare’s on us*

* While supplies last

* Airfare credit of $700 for airfare (average coach-class airfare round trip to Costa Rica from North and Central America


Ticket Pricing





Double occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle





Single occupancy in your own private Jungle Bungalow with beautiful jungle views.

*For couples wanting to share the total price for 2 people is: $7,461


Bali Suite



Single occupancy in your own private Bali Style Suite with Jungle or Ocean views.

*For couples wanting to share the total price for 2 people is: $7,461

A completely private campus; available to your retreat group only. Access to a private waterfall, nature paths, incredible flora and fauna, and an ocean view infinity pool. Also included is a dedicated team of 20+ local professionals to coordinate everything for your enjoyment, from touch down to take off.

Gourmet plant-based cuisine prepared using all local and organic produce. Full meals, snacks, teas, coffees and fruit trays available throughout your stay.
Private transportation from the International airport to our campus; a private driver and transportation to our campus in Imiloa Mountain.
What’s Not Included

Flights to SJO, Travel Insurance


The team at Imiloa created a space where everyone was able to come and connect immediately, to let their guards down and just be. The facilitators for dance and yoga and cacao held such beautiful spaces and allowed everyone to fully expand into their own being and to truly feel. And the grounds are absolutely stunning!! Imiloa makes you feel at home in your soul.
- Heather

This experience was truly a reset of my system. All parts. I was able to relax. I worked on breathing. I stretched with yoga. I virtually lived outside in nature and reconnected with the place I felt most comfortable. I re-tuned my body with sound and dance. I ate only foods that were good and fed and honored my system. I drank water and rehydrated. I listened to nature. I watched all sorts of creatures like a child. I had time to be curious. I took naps and slept and woke up when I wanted to. I had massages to release the built up stresses. I swam daily and dipped in the waterfall. I did not have to do anything for anyone except listen to me. First me, second me, and third me. I felt at ease. I felt energy. I felt mostly present. I could think clearly about myself and eventually see from above and what I could possibly want to be for others. I took long breaths and moved and meditated and no one called on me for anything. I could not want for anything more. It was and is my dream of heaven for my body and soul.
- Marilyn

The signature retreat had a huge impact on my mental health & allowed me to draw from my inner spirit to become more peaceful and accepting of myself. It was transformational.
- Ellen

All the activities really worked to open me up, and then the time in between activities really allowed me to process, expand, integrate and chill. And, the waterfall is truly a magical spot – had a huge transformative breakthrough there!
- Ruthie

My favorite parts of the Signature Retreat were the space and staff, the balanced blend of free time and activities, the blue clay experience, cacao ceremony, community cooking exercise, ecstatic dance, elixirs and juices, the warm drink and cookie delivery, bed was very comfortable, shower water temp and pressure where awesome, the variety of accommodations, potable water available everywhere, labeled plants in the garden, waterfall was spectacular (I went 3x!)
- Amanda


You will be immersed in a 22-acre jungle oasis in Dominical, Costa Rica.

This enchanted mountainside jungle venue is ten minutes from the beach and it is the perfect setting to experience deep healing, embraced by nature, yet completely luxurious.

While staying at Imiloa you will enjoy our nature paths, our private waterfall, our salt-water pool, stunning views and delicious and nutritious meals by our five-star vegan chef.


Included in each accommodation is the comfiest mattresses, 850 thread count sheets, storage space and dry rooms as needed, fiber optic internet, daily cleaning service, private en-suite bath, indoor/outdoor design for every accommodation with a focus on nature and being your private refuge, and full service, thrice-filtered private well for drinking water throughout the property.


Bali Village is perched 1200 feet about the Pacific Ocean, on a ridge line of flora, fauna and wildlife every direction you look. These 5 accommodations are 160-200 year old homes imported from Bali. Each with their own en suite bathrooms, the homes bring you back and create a self space for rejuvenation and transformation.


200 Year Old Homes from Bali. Imported from the Java Islands, these homes boast outdoor showers, full kitchen access, surreal vista views to the Pacific, their own salt water plunge pools and hand-carved art that is as old as the houses.


Perched on the edge of the cliff, at the furthest end of the property, sits a 170 year old home from the Java Islands we call Jogolo. Complete with a writer’s desk, outdoor Balinese shower, hand-carved architecture that will transport you to another land and time, Jogolo is teeming with history and comfort. Your cold plunge pool is adjacent to a warm bath, both outdoor. Full kitchen, too.


This two-floor imported home from Bali will have you wishing you’d never leave. Complete with a King Bed and a twin in the corner of the 180 year old home, Potoo has modern luxury with 360 views of the Pacific. On the lower level, a plunge pool and private spa. Potoo also includes many outdoor chairs, hammocks and a full kitchen, too.


Six Jungle Bungalows built on the side of the mountain on the pathway to our very own private waterfall. Bali inspired, the interiors feature natural finishings and a gorgeous exposed shower and bath tub.


Our three Sky Forest Suites are in close proximity to “Heart” and the common space features stunning views of the Pacific. Spacious rooms, featuring AC, each enjoy their own unique outdoor areas. Rooms boast mountain, jungle garden and ocean views for a variety of experiences.


Six Buckminster Fuller inspired Geodesic River Domes, among the best made in the world and partially powered by solar energy, sit perched on the edge of our private river with the fresh, flowing water feeding up to the domes. Experience the soothing sounds of relaxing and sleeping next to flowing water. Amazing!


The House of Masters, located in the center of the property, is a 2,000 square foot Balinese structure hanging 100 feet in the Jungle canopy. Adjacent are restrooms and a yoga storage room for mats, blocks and more. The space can be converted for any type of retreat, workshop or dance party.


A sprawling 3,000 square foot space that is the “Heart of Imiloa,” our social space features loungy, multicultural inspired furnishings, couches, and 5 imported tables from Bali, all under a Polynesian style roof.


Jungle paths connect the 20+ acres at Imiloa, with hand-made stairs and lighting, creating an immersive, easy experience for you and guests.


Beyond the Jungle Bungalows is a path that leads to our own private waterfall. Descend into what feels like an enchanted jungle forest as you bask in the magic and beauty of the surrounding nature.


At Imiloa, we are a proudly conscious comfort food campus. That means we serve healthy, locally-sourced, gourmet vegan meals that are as artistically plated, scientifically nourishing and delightfully crafted for all of our retreat guests.


Imiloa’s world-class spa is a curated, sensual and deeply moving experience. Choose from Ayurvedic massages and practices, to a shamanic masseuse from our team members who are from the Boruca indigenous tribe here in Costa Rica, to more traditional Swedish, relaxation or Thai yoga massages, body wraps and others. A full list of spa offerings and a link to book during your free time will be provided to you before you arrival.


  1. Schedule your plane to arrive at SJO. In order to access your private plane charter, all guests must be at the Domestic Terminal at SJO San Jose, Costa Rica no later than 3PM on the arrival day.
  2. Once landed, proceed to customs and instructions will be provided to meet Imiloa concierge.
  3. Proceed to baggage claim with concierge and proceed to Domestic Terminal (3 minute walk from International Terminal). Please be at the Domesitc Terminal at SJO San Jose, Costa Rica no later than 3PM on your day of arrival.
  4. Private Imiloa plane will be waiting to fly you to Quepos.
  5. Private ground transport shuttles will pick you up in Quepos and bring you to Imiloa.
  6. If you are already in Costa Rica, ground transport may be coordinated from Quepos, Dominical or Uvita as inclusive.
  7. Please do not plan to drive to Imiloa on your own. It is not permitted.
  8. If you need to arrive the day before, please stay at the Hampton Inn across from the airport, or plan to be in the San Jose Domestic Terminal for private flight to Imiloa by no later than 3PM (instructions will be emailed).
  9. You will depart Imiloa at 9AM, and arrive at the landing strip at 9:30AM, with an estimated arrival to SJO airport at 10:30AM. The domestic terminal is a 5-10 minute walk to the international terminal at SJO. Typically, it is suggested to be at the international terminal 2.5 hours prior to your international departure. Please book your departing international flight accordingly, knowing that you will be at the airport at 10:30AM on departure day.

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  • Imiloa has partnered with a comprehensive travel insurance provider that meets the entry requirements for Costa Rica and offers “cancel for any reason” plans to maximize coverage: (additional cost)
  • We follow cleansing and sanitization protocols as per Ministry of Health to ensure a safe environment
  • Staff and retreat participants are asked to follow and safety guidelines such as social distancing, washing of hands, and proper mask wearing.


Our team, the Welcome Home Team at Imiloa, from kitchen to property, gardening to coordination, logistics to transportation, will be available to you throughout your stay with anything you need. They have a ready smile, answers to most of your questions and can quickly support so your experience is easy and fulfilling.


Imiloa is located in the jungle, at the top of a mountain, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Our lush retreat center is located adjacent to the second most biodiverse land on the planet.

Dominical, only 13 minutes away, is a beach town with surfer vibes, great coffee and plenty of shopping. Just north of our municipality is Quepos and to the south, Ojochal and Uvita, which is known as the Whale’s Tail.

Just 45 minutes east sits Costa Rica’s second largest city, San Isidro. Within an hour of Imiloa in all directions, you have access to airports, cafes, beaches, waterfalls, biodiversity and happy people ready to show you the lush, lovely area we call home.

You’ll arrive easily on our private plane, and your group will enjoy unlimited transportation to and from the beach, to and from the airport and throughout your stay with us.