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Hacienda Pinilla Guanacaste, Playa Avellana, Santa Cruz 50306 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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#1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Santa Cruz
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Rythmia Life Advancement Center is an all-inclusive luxury medical facility and life advancement center dedicated to helping guests awaken to their soul's purpose and their true health. Offering medical supervision by licensed Costa Rican physicians and nurses, as well as yoga, organic farm-to-table food, spa massage, colon cleanses, life transformation workshops, and plant medicine ceremonies to guide you towards your highest potential and greatest health – everything is included in one price.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
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Evening entertainment
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Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
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Traveler wrote a review May 13
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I profoundly enjoyed Rythmia. It’s the best way to do plant medicine. The staff is wonderful and several of the guests I was with have become lifelong friends. I have one critique. As someone who’s never had a prior drug addiction or been through a rehab I was a little put off the way they kind of use such tactics throughout the week. If I’m going to pay $5K to go on vacation I don’t want to be treated like the way my 3rd grade teacher acted toward us. Not Ok. I am a successful responsible adult and if not on plant medicine can and will come and go as I choose.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Melanie D wrote a review May 12
Honolulu, Hawaii3 contributions
My experience at Rhytmia has been filled with new insights, new love for myself and self awareness after being fairly lost inside after severals traumatic events over the years. I've done medicine back in 2012 twice within a month back in Hawaii. My first initiation was a deep spiritual journey on death and ego. These spirituals death at the time felt very confusing and scary. What we call ''Pinta'' at Rythmia was my full on first integration with the medicine at the time. To make a long story short after my second ceremony 3 weeks later, I found myself in what we call ''consult''with mother ayahuasca. Still in Hawaii, this second experience was much milder and she seemed to be much more gentle with me. Back then I had breast Implant for the past 10 years that were causing all sorts of illnesses.What is quite shocking is that my second ceremony was all about consulting with medicine in regards of my implants. 2 weeks after ceremony I booked an appointment with a special doctor in Atlanta and made the call to finally remove my implants 6 months later. It took me a lot of guts to pull the trigger. Following the surgery, I went to deep hell for 2 years in order to heal my mind body spirit. The medicine showed me the truth in such a graceful and trustful way, I then knew that nature heals and it has all the power to do so. I went through a lot of spiritual and emotional pain that later on open my eyes and led me on the most beautiful path of where Iam today. 9 years later, My boyfriend and I got the call to go to Rythmia. I had no idea on how magnificent this place is. This was the most beautiful yet challenging week of my life. The center is ultra clean, filled with truly compassionate, kind loving people. Compare to my previous experience with medicine this was way far beyond. They prepare you, educate you and support you through the whole process, I sincerely haven't felt so safe and supported in my journey. On my last night, a miracle happened to me and I have no words to express gratitude to my healing experience. Hard to describe in words but I feel sincerely healed from past physical injuries and anxiety and many more just can describe in word what just happened. A miracle. -The food at Rythmia is simply delicious creative with so much variety to please any pallets in my opinion. Fresh Coconut water available at all time!! Big Highlight for me. -Massage therapist were exceptional -Rooms and the whole site was exceptional ultra clean and well organized -Beautiful areas to chill, boho hammock, beautiful pool, mud cleanse , cold plunge and steam room, amazing breath work. I soooo highly recommend Rythmia. It was a heart opening experience. I returned home filled with bliss and love for myself and all others. The whole team was exceptional, Shamans, helpers, musicians, teachers, servers, cleaners. Big thank you to Jerry the genuine man that open this center back in 2016 and share his story with such passion and deliver his inspirational wisdom for us to open our heart to heal ourselves as he experienced himself. What a blessing. Because of Jerry stories, we are able to have a facilities where we can heal ourselves in a safe, clean, protected environment. SO THANKFUL. THANK YOU! AO!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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nelofer h wrote a review May 12
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First of all, I would like to thank Gerry from the bottom of my heart for creating the safest, most loving place on the planet to heal. Rythmia is a piece of heaven on earth with angels working to heal every single soul that steps foot on the property. I first visited Rythmia in February of this year. I am in the medical field and had been working the covid circuit for the last year. I had seen so much death and suffering, I started to question what the point of life was again (after working years to overcome depression and anxiety). I was at the end of my rope and ashamed to ask for help from the people who loved me because I had worked so hard to get out of the dark hole I was in, and I didn't want to burden my family again. When I first arrived at Rythmia, I was embraced, nurtured and supported through the entire process. They provided a safe, nonjudgmental environment for me to let down my walls and heal. I felt their love and kindness at the deepest level of my being. I left Rythmia with renewed hope, a sense of aliveness and excitement to get back to my life which was the greatest miracle I could ask for at that time. Then I came again this May with my mom. I wanted my mom to receive the same gift I had on my first visit. I had set a few intentions for myself, but I was ok with whatever happened since I had such a great experience the first time. Well let me tell you, Rythmia, keeps on delivering miracle after miracle!! I received wayyyyy more than I could have ever hoped or dreamed of. I got to watch my mom truly heal after spending a lifetime watching her suffer and in turn I completely healed at the deepest level of my being. I am profoundly grateful for every single person who works at Rythmia, they have an unwavering commitment to their purpose and mission to heal the planet. I remember even the staff at the restaurant remembered me and I would be so excited to see their smiling faces. Rythmia is now part of my soul family. The world is a better place because Rythmia exists. I highly recommend everyone go! Don't wait, RUN! Your soul is calling you, answer the call!!!
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Date of stay: May 2021
D J wrote a review May 11
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Rythmia was magical in every way possible. The rooms, location and amenities. It's hard to say what I liked best as every piece of it was part of the "puzzle" that came together in a beautiful complete way. I felt supported in every way needed and then some. The staff was kind, thoughtful and most of all genuine. I've never stayed anywhere that came close to what Rythmia has to offer. I plan to return within the next year. I felt my immune system was stronger after leaving then when I initially arrived. The food was fresh, nourishing and delicious...Lastly, they went above and beyond due to the Pandemic circumstances. I felt very safe at their diligence in keeping to their protocol.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Anna S wrote a review May 11
Magdeburg, Germany3 contributions
My boyfriend and I decided to do this trip to Rythmia, not really knowing what to expect. You read a lot about "getting your miracle" and I thought: What is meant with miracle? The moment we arrived, we knew, we where meant to be here. Everybody was so nice and friendly. The check in was fast and after the mandatory COVID-test (with a negative result) we were allowed to take our masks off, which was really liberating! The room was beautiful and clean. The food was so delicious and the staff in every area of Rythmia was awesome. Every single experience (Yoga, massage, colonic cleanse, seminars) was so interesting and well organised. We learned so much! The ceremonies were so beautiful. The shamans are so beautiful and wise and if anybody had a problem or a question they were always there to help. I can totally say, I got my miracle or two or three :) It was one of the best things I did in my whole life and I would recommend staying there, doing the work, for everybody, who hears the call to go further and wants to find out more about life. Thank you Rythmia, thank you Gerry and everybody involved in this beautiful project!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteSanta Cruz
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rythmia Life Advancement Center
Which popular attractions are close to Rythmia Life Advancement Center?
Nearby attractions include Lydia Beech Art Boutique (4.1 miles), Papaya Con Leche (4.0 miles), and Spa Maya (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rythmia Life Advancement Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Rythmia Life Advancement Center?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Rythmia Life Advancement Center?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rythmia Life Advancement Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include HiR Fine Dining, Cactus Restaurant, and Waffle Monkey.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rythmia Life Advancement Center?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Rythmia Life Advancement Center have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rythmia Life Advancement Center offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Rythmia Life Advancement Center offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is Rythmia Life Advancement Center accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.