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If you’re ready to escape the chaos of daily life and embark on a life-transforming journey, join Julie Loomis in captivating Costa Rica for an extraordinary adventure that will infuse your spirit with courage, joy, and inspiration. Get ready to create unforgettable memories, reconnect with your inner spark, and embrace a future filled with thrilling possibilities. This is your chance to revitalize your soul, reawaken your sense of adventure, and embrace a life filled with excitement, purpose, and endless exploration!

Rain forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica
Monkeys in Costa Rica


"This retreat was exactly what I needed to unwind from a hectic life and make myself a priority. The excursions were exhilarating, the discussions were inspiring, and the time for introspection was much needed."

Thank Goodness You're Here

It’s nearing the end of a soul-satisfying day of walking down the picture-perfect beach, sipping fresh-squeezed juice & enlightening conversations with new friends. This is exactly what you needed to get out of the rut you’ve been feeling stuck in and discover the “more” that you’ve been searching for in life. YES!

Your worries seem to fade into the distance as you slip into your comfy bed and turn off the light. It’s time to take some time for yourself, and the week ahead soaking in the exciting Costa Rican vibes will be completely about you. Finally…

Thank goodness you’re here, right now. Your adventure to reignite your life awaits!

Let me tell you more...

Costa Rica is the perfect place

Costa Rica is the perfect place to spend 7 nights and 8 days…

 ... exploring a new place and cultivating your sense of adventure in the most supported way possible. The time has come!

... stepping out of your comfort zone (a little or a lot) and reinvigorating yourself after sitting at home and pausing travel and adventure for way too long!

... rediscovering what it is that excites and delights you -- all in the presence of soulful, like-minded individuals. How wonderful!

... learning the secret formula to help you deal with all of life’s challenges – even the messy, hard stuff. Yep, everything from relationships to work to traffic!

... getting clear on what you desire in every area of life – no more settling for less than you crave. It’s time to really go for it - you deserve it!

... creating a vision for your life & a path towards manifesting it – hanging in limbo just isn’t a fit for you anymore!

... rekindling the fire inside you and rediscovering your joy – boldly move forward towards your future with a sense of ease and excitement. Oh, how good it feels!


You heard that right.

The past few years have been so hard for so many of us! Life has shifted in so many ways and it’s been overwhelming trying to keep up, let alone figure out how to navigate going forward. It’s time to get out into the world again & uplevel how we live - body, mind & spirit!

Enjoy the lush, mystical mountains and dreamy beaches (how good does that sound in the dead of winter in the midwest & northeast?) as you feel relaxed and fueled with a sense of adventure.  Kick off your new year feeling empowered with a renewed zest for life!

Dive into supportive community & connection as you discover the secrets of:

letting go of your anxiety, disappointment & heartache while you recharge your spirit and finally start to feel like yourself again – imagine that!

... rediscovering your passions and redefining your purpose so you can find the clarity you need to confidently move into this next phase of your life – joy awaits you!

... kicking those bad habits that you’ve been meaning to deal with regaining your footing to support a healthy, feel good lifestyle – watch out world!

... feeling rejuvenated as you discover simple ways to bring more self-care into your days so you feel cared for, seen and loved – you deserve it!

... cultivating a whole new sense of freedom in your life as you learn how to release what’s been zapping your time and energy – recharge time!

... being able to talk out what you’re going through so you feel seen, held and heard - no matter what is happening in your life!

(Plus, there will be plenty of time for mindless fun, long naps and whatever else your heart desires. We are in Costa Rica after all!)



Discover Costa Rica - and yourself again! - as we see the very best this slice of paradise has to offer. Yes, you really should start packing your bags right now!

Costa Rica is a gorgeous country full of delightfully fresh food, friendly faces and diverse landscapes. The national saying is Pura Vida, which  translates to “pure life” or “simple life.” This is a way of life, an attitude and emotion of happiness that embodies the people of Costa Rica. 

On this adventure, you’ll experience your pura vida exploring two highlights of the country: the famous cloud forests in Monteverde and the coveted beaches of Sámara.

We’ll kick off our adventure in the lush jungles and dramatic rainforests of Monteverde.

Named “the jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves” by National Geographic - the majestic town of Monteverde is a small community situated in the Cordillera de Tilarán mountain range.

Most known for being home to the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve - a national park - the rainforest is the heart of this town. You’ll be able to see the mist rolling through the green canopy and be delighted by the symphony of sounds from the forest as you walk among one of the rarest habitats on Earth.

The town also offers tons of local flavor from food to locally made goods. You’ll stay active and immersed in adventure activities and tours amid the magical mountain views.

Surrounded by lush, green landscapes with majestic views - chances are - your heart will feel at home here. Whether you’re soaring over the canopy on a zipline or walking along the rainforest floor on one of the 13km (8 miles!) of well-kept hiking trails looking up at the tangle of vines above, you’ll be deeply happy you’ve made the journey to this sacred place.

If you love the outdoors and nature, this is one of the top spots in the world. Named #14 on "Place to Remember Before it Disappears” by Newsweek, you’ll be thrilled to have a chance to experience the thrill of seeing the diverse flowers, animals and views, along with the variety of exciting activities this town has to offer.

Monteverde is about 2 ½ hours from Liberia International Airport (LIR) by car, and group transportation will be provided. Most, if not all of the roads to our destination are paved. Monteverde (which means “green mountain”) is a mountain-filled wonderland so the ride up is full of ups, downs & curved roads. The views are fantastic! 

To make our trip fun and memory-filled, we will stop so you can stretch your legs and - of course - take once in a lifetime pictures. Our driver knows the perfect places to snap at least a few photos!

Linda Goodno

"Saying yes to a retreat in Costa Rica, going by myself with people I didn’t know was both scary and the best decision I’ve made in a long time.  The Adventure Retreat allowed me to step out of my comfort zone, meet new friends and most importantly was the beginning of my journey to learn about myself, the way I communicate and to discover how to experience life with joy and gratitude. Julie made me feel like she was a life long friend from the very beginning. I urge anyone looking for a beautiful adventure —don’t hesitate to experience this life changing retreat!"

After being invigorated and renewed by the pristine rainforests of memorable Monteverde, we’ll trade in mountain vibes for sun-kissed beach days as we head off to Sámara.

Known for its palm-lined main beach with light tan sand and picture-perfect scenery - Playa Sámara - you’ll be delighted by just how beautiful and tropical this fun in the sun haven is. Offering tons of local flavor from food to shopping, you’ll be immersed in beautiful Costa Rican culture with gorgeous views, relaxing activities, trendy boutique shops and unique art stores that inspire & enchant you. How wonderful!

If you like to swim & enjoy the ocean, this is the beach for you. Playa Sámara typically enjoys relatively calm water due to a coral reef just offshore. So make sure you pack your bathing suit, flip flops and snorkel gear...ahhh swimming in the refreshing ocean water!

​When it’s time, it’s an easy two hour ride back to the Liberia International Airport (LIR).

Fun Under the Sun

We have a full list of activities to choose from - remember, you design your adventure so you choose which activities are right for you!

Here are a few of your adventure options:

  • Hike through mystical cloud forests on hanging bridges for spectacular mountain views

  • Creep through the rainforest and see a whole new side during the night hike

  • Become enthralled with the wildlife at the hummingbird & butterfly gardens, and witness an orchid that looks like bacon

  • End your days with breathtaking sunsets

The gorgeous rain forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica
Sloths can be found hanging out in the trees in Costa Rica
Enjoy a variety of activities in Costa Rica

And if you're looking for even MORE adventure…

  • Soar above the lush, famous rainforests on a zipline

  • Take a horseback ride through the picture-perfect mountain landscape or along the beach

  • Learn to surf along gorgeous sandy beaches of the Pacific

  • Kayak or stand-up paddleboard your way to learn to snorkel

The level of activity is totally up to you! We've got all the details taken care of for you. All you need to do is to grab your passport and get to the airport.

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Shoma Hokanson

"This week offered the unique experience of providing a setting to both relax and engage in introspective work. Julie did a great job organizing all the details of the retreat, taking the stress out of planning, and facilitating group discussions to bring out elements of creating our own authentic life."


You'll leave Costa Rica with:

… A renewed sense of confidence & clarity about where you’re headed next - YES!

… A new set of tools you can use anytime you feel challenged or stressed - YES!

… A deep sense of rest & relaxation with a new set of self care strategies just in the nick of time - YES!

… A heart-fluttering excitement about who you are & what you offer the world - YES!

… A body-tingling sense of connection to new like-minded people just like you - YES!

… A limitless well of energy that’s irresistibly attractive & deeply satisfying - YES!

Michael Ruiz

​"By the time the trip was over, I came back not only rejuvenated, but having a different perspective on my life, motivation, and direction I wanted my life to go. If the retreat taught me anything, it’s that understanding you, who you want to be, and where you want to go in life is freedom. It’s an experience I’ll never forget, and recommend it to anyone who not only feels lost, but also wants to improve themselves."

Let's connect for a Retreat Alignment call!

You likely have a few questions and want to be sure that this retreat experience is right for you. Schedule a Retreat Alignment call today to get all of your questions answered.



🌺 A personalized 30-minute private 1:1 call before the retreat
, dedicated to ensuring your best and most supported journey.

🌺 The comfort of private, air-conditioned in-country transportation, traveling with fellow retreat participants between the Liberia airport (LIR), Monteverde & Samara (at designated times only).

🌺 Private accommodations, including a private bathroom, for seven nights (Monteverde 4 nights/Samara 3 nights)

🌺 Seven delicious and nourishing breakfasts at the hotel, featuring the freshest fruits to kickstart your day with a burst of flavor and vitality.

🌺 Afternoon snacks complete with unlimited coffee and tea at the hotel (and perhaps some happy hour wine!)

🌺 Seven delectable dinners at various charming locations around town – from typical Costa Rican to authentic Italian to Mediterranean – there’s something for everyone.

🌺 Transformative group workshop sessions and conversation

🌺 Entrance into the Cloud Forest Reserve where you’ll enjoy a guided tour through this enchanting natural wonder, immersing yourself in its captivating beauty..

🌺 Garden-to-Glass Cocktail making class and organic garden tour (a participant favorite - ours too! Mocktail friendly, of course.)

🌺 A special rain forest bathing activity to support you in slowing down, disconnecting from the digital world, and engage your senses.

🌺 Membership to a private Facebook group for participants to share pictures and stay connected after our journey.

🌺 Wi-fi (we encourage you to unplug as much as possible -- and, we get it that you may want to hop on here & there)

🌺 Ten trees planted* as a symbol of your ongoing growth & support maintaining a healthy environment inside & outside!

🌺 Special welcome gift package upon your arrival!

* Donations are made as part of our program supporting the reforestation projects of the Monteverde Institute.


You will want to arrive into Liberia Airport (LIR) on February 10, 2024 between 12:00-2:00pm so we can pick everyone up together and get you settled in before dinner.

For your return flight, you will want to depart after 1:00pm on February 17, 2023.

(Please do not fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)).​

We’ll have only one airport pick-up on February 10, 2024 and if you are not arriving in time to be on that transport, we can help you arrange your own transportation to the hotel (at your cost). Same situation going home.


Your roundtrip flight to and from Liberia airport (LIR)

Daily lunch

Tips for guides and drivers

The optional additional massage services, spa treatments, snorkeling, surfing, horseback or other tours that are available

Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

Souvenir shopping, phone calls, laundry

Meet Julie Loomis

Julie Loomis is the Founder + Retreat Leader at Luna Azul Retreats, and a Mindset + Life Transformation Coach, Certified High Performance Coach™, and certified Jack Canfield Success Principles trainer. She helps you discover how to create the radiant, easeful, intentional life you’ve been dreaming of — and how to break through what's holding you back. Through retreats and individual and group coaching, Julie guides you to clarity around your core truths, desires, and a path forward to start living them.

With 25 trips to Costa Rica under her belt, Julie has a deep love and appreciation for the positive, peaceful, pura vida energy that this incredible country offers. She creates the opportunity to cultivate a much deeper connection with the healing energy of the country.

Click here to learn more about Juile.


Keep scrolling for more information on the locations, hotels and food, but here are answers to some of the commonly asked questions for you too.

Where We Will Be

We'll spend 4 nights in Monteverde and 3 nights in Samara. Flying in and out of Liberia. All of the transportation is taken care of for you!

Costa Rica map

Accommodations in Monteverde

In Monteverde, we’ll stay at Hotel Atardecer for four nights.

An intimate, family-run hotel, Hotel Atardecer (atardecer is Spanish for sunset) is one of the best places in town to catch jaw-dropping views of this region.

Meticulously maintained and attended to with love by Rosita and family, you’ll feel cozy, comfortable and at ease in this home away from home. Giant hibiscus flowers and lush plants grace the hotel’s several gathering spaces and - in the spirit of Costa Rica - each room is unique.

Hotel Atardecer in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Hotel Atardecer in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Rooms are decorated in local textiles and feature simple furniture, all the fresh linens you need, and either a single or multiple beds.

You can expect to have your own private room, unless you sign up for the retreat with a friend or family member you’d enjoy staying together with. We understand how important it is to have some space to relax and reflect at the end of the day.

Each day, we’ll gather at 5pm to have happy hour & watch the sunset. Chances are, you’ll see the Gulf of Nicoya & the Nicoyan Peninsula in the distance. Ahhhh, so breathtaking.

And, if you want to stroll into town and take in more local sights, it’s only about a 7-minute walk.

Monteverde Weather

And in Samara...

We’ll stay at Pension Playa Samara for three nights.

A lovely little spot just a two-minute walk from the beach, this funky & fun hotel is just what you need to amp up the fun!

A gathering place for residents and visitors alike, this wonderful little slice of heaven features simple and clean rooms (did we mention comfortable beds and air conditioning?) with all the basic, welcoming amenities.

Helpful and attentive staff, a relaxing open-air lounge area, on-sight hammocks and a pool with an outdoor shower to rinse your feet after a stroll on the beach make this a memorable, easygoing place to land and chill out.

Hotel Atardecer in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Hotel Atardecer in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Once again, you can expect to have your own private room (or shared with your travel companion.)

Given that you’ll be spending most of your time outside soaking up the warm sun & exploring the vibrant beach town, we imagine you’ll only be in your room for showering up and sleeping. This hotel is just perfect for that.

Even if you’re traveling solo, you might also notice a few potential roommates wandering around the hotel property (howler monkeys and iguanas!)

It is Costa Rica after all.

Samara Costa Rica Weather

Kristen Suckow

"The Luna Azul retreat gave me the opportunity to give up control, be present and to take a look at my routines at home."

The Food!

In Monteverde, we’ll experience a variety of flavors and places to really kick off time together off right.

Enjoy a hearty (and included!) breakfast everyday at Hotel Atardecer. Imagine waking up and enjoying homemade pancakes, eggs, breads, sausages, rice and beans, fresh Costa Rican coffee and just-made juices. That’s exactly what you will experience in Monteverde. Guests rave about just how good Rosita’s home cooking is. If you’re looking for a truly local and authentic “like mom makes” breakfast, this is it.

Lunch and dinner daily will be enjoyed either at the hotel or out and about in town. The cost of dinner is included. The cost of lunch is not. Here are some of our favorite restaurants to check out:

Ensalada Del Chef at Choce Cafe

Choco Cafe

The perfect place to go for a coffee, pastry, lunch, snack, drink, hangout… This is a favorite place of the locals & has a great view.

Tree House Restaurante

An incredible place to grab a drink (with our favorite being the Tree House Mojito - the mint is blended, not muddled. It’s soooo yummy!), there’s a giant ficus tree that lives in the middle of the restaurant. The restaurant is on the 2nd & 3rd floors and the stairs wrap around the tree. They often have live music. The food is fantastic!

Soda La Amistad

A true crowd favorite conveniently located right across the street from our hotel. (A favorite of the locals too!)

Hotel Belmar

A wonderful place to watch the sunset, eat a meal and enjoy happy hour, this is a hot spot in town which features organic, farm-to-table dining (the hotel has its own garden) as well as a microbrewery (beer, anyone?)

Taco Taco

Featuring really good burritos, margaritas & a nice selection of local Costa Rican beers on tap (are you hungry yet?)

A typical breakfast in Costa Rica

In Samara, we will enjoy a delicious, deluxe breakfast at the hotel each morning to start the day off right. 

Featuring Costa Rican style beans & rice called gallo pinto, farm fresh eggs, fried plantains, yogurt parfaits and the sweetest local fruit, you’ll be satisfied and nourished from the inside out.

Lunch will be enjoyed daily on your own at any one of the incredible restaurants in town.  Featuring cuisine from all over the world - from Italian dishes to fresh salads to Middle Eastern staples - whatever you’re craving, you’ll be sure to find it just a short distance from our hotel. Our personal favorite - the Natural Center - is right off the beach and has many delicious options to choose from, including fresh organic juices & vegan ice cream (yum!)

In case you desire a snack in between lunch and dinner, no worries - we have you covered. Light snacks will be available at the hotel each afternoon for your convenience.

Dinner is included each night during your stay (ahhh how wonderful!) The location for dinners will vary, as we will mix it up with restaurants in the area. By the end of our time together, you'll have experienced an array of tastes, flavors & cuisines. 

Variety really is the spice of life!

And speaking of spicy, the food in Costa Rica tends to be very flavorful, but also very mild when it comes to spiciness. Hot sauce and the flavorful Costa Rican sauce Salsa Lizano are typically available on every table. To balance it all out, fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables are plentiful and oh so tasty.

And of course, if you have ANY dietary restrictions, we got you. Just let us know, and we’ll make sure your needs are taken care of (no worries, anywhere!)

Falafel at Falafel in Samara