5 Days / 4 Nights Rekindle Romance Couples Retreat Mal Pais, Costa Rica

Rima Danielle Jomaa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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Experience Overview

5 days rekindle romance couples retreat is organized by Rima Danielle a Licensed Marriage & family therapist and Russ Taplin a vegan chef. This is an all-inclusive retreat. This retreat experience is special because you and your partner will get the benefit of decades of research on what makes marriages work and what doesn't. That's because each day, we'll have fun as we explore the 7 principles that Dr. John Gottman, world's leading "love doctor", has identified in successful & unsuccessful marriages.

In this retreat you as a couple will discover 

  • Optimum nutrition
  • Daily Yoga Class, Meditation & Sound Healing
  • Couples Massage
  • Surfing




Day 1

  • 2 pm Check in
  • 3 pm Meet n greet with hosts/guests, house rules, review schedule
  • 7 pm Dinner (included)

Day 2

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Yoga/meditation
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:15 - 10:15 Massages
  • 2:30 - 5:00 Seven Principles workshop with Rima

Day 3

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Yoga/meditation
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 13:00 Included activities (surf, SUP, zip line)
  • 1 pm Lunch (included)
  • 2:30 - 5:00 Seven Principles workshop with Rima

Day 4

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Yoga/meditation
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 2:30 - 5:00 Seven Principles workshop with Rima

Day 5

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Yoga/meditation
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Good-byes/Retreat closes
  • 11 am Check out

About the center

Rima The Jungle Girl Cabuya, Costa Rica

The centre is run by Rima Danielle who is a licensed marriage and family therapist (in the state of California), a yoga teacher, vegan advocate & retreat leader/host.
Rima work's on-line or in person as a psychotherapist, she runs exclusive, private couples retreat in Costa Rica, hosts plant medicine ceremonies & retreat (and help clients integrate their experiences), and also hosts “The Rima the Jungle Girl Podcast”.

In her words: "I have a pretty interesting story! Since 2012, I've been travelling to and living in Costa Rica. From 2014 - 16, I brokered the $1.8 million deal for the sale of a boutique hotel and then became the manager of that hotel. I managed the hotel, the vegan/vegetarian on-site restaurant and I oversaw the yoga program until the end of 2018. That's how I ended up full-time in Costa Rica! Before that, I was working as a marriage and family therapist in California, as I am back to doing now, but with so many more skills and new experiences to add.
I'm back to doing what I love, which is working with clients as a therapist, healer and retreat leader."

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Accommodation Overview

Deluxe Room

The Deluxe rooms contain either a king bed or a queen and twin bed. Each contain A/C, private bathroom, patio space, hot water, satellite TV, digital safe, and mini fridge as well as boasting pool and ocean views.

Simple Room

The three shared, simple rooms sit near the front of the property. The Green and Purple rooms each have a bunk bed and a twin and sleep up to three people. They face the ocean and exhibit stunning sunrises during the winter months. The Blue room has a double bed and may be reserved by couples. Each of the simple rooms has mosquito nets, fans, and share a bathhouse with hot water showers.

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). From there, make your way to Cabuya either by commuter flight (recommended) via Sansa Airlines, Costa Rica Greenways, Aerobell, or shuttle.

You would fly to Tambor Airport (TMU) and from there, Rima the Jungle Girl can arrange a taxi to the center in Cabuya.

If your flight out of San Jose leaves very early in the morning, it is best to book it for the next morning to enjoy the full benefit of the retreat. From there, you can make your way leisurely to San Jose and stay near the airport in comfortable, affordable, and safe accommodation.

Food Overview

Unhealthy eating habits can affect the quality of our emotional and physical lives, and therefore our relationships as well. Discover how delicious and fulfilling eating healthy can be, and you'll be surprised at how good you both feel. We won't be "cleansing" by any means, just enjoying clean, gourmet food prepared by Rima and private chef V Chef Russell Taplin, all made in the home you'll be staying in with love and gratitude. You'll both find that eating healthy is not only good for you, but it's also a fun thing to explore together!


Savor daily fulfilling plant-based breakfast cooked from locally grown, organic produce.


Enjoy ONE gourmet lunch and ONE 3 course dinner prepared by V Chef Russell Taplin. All included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic

What is Included

  • Meditation sessions
  • Surf, SUP lesson, or zip line canopy adventure
  • Revised edition of the best-selling book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
  • "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" workshop
  • 2 couples guides from the Gottman Institute
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, ONE lunch, ONE gourmet 3-course dinner

What is not Included

  • Transportation to and from the centre
  • Insurances and Visas
  • Personal Expenses