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Cloud Forest Culinary Retreat in Costa Rica

Escape to the lush beauty of Costa Rica's cloud forest for a unique culinary retreat that combines nature, culture, and cuisine.

Stay in a private cabina nestled in the heart of the cloud forest and wake up to a chorus of tropical birdsong.

Embark on breathtaking hikes to stunning waterfalls — and spend the afternoon with a fruity drink by the pool. We'll shop the bustling San Isidro Farmers Market and zip down to the popular surf town of Dominical for a day on the beach.

Evenings are a time for savoring the fruits of your culinary efforts while surrounded by the enchanting cloud forest. As the sun sets, the sounds of the forest come alive, creating a magical backdrop for your dining experience.

2024 Retreat Packages

Retreat Dates: April 24 - May 01, 2024

Package Rates: $2550pp / $3550 pp (solo)

Retreat Highlights

*PLEASE NOTE: Airfare & travel insurance are not included in package rates.

Why Travel With Us?

Hi, Catharine & Matt here. If you love eating amazing food, taking the road less traveled, and chatting with the locals — you're our kind of traveler!

As world travelers and retreat hosts, we strive to be always

  • Adventurous
  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Open-minded
  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Resourceful
  • Respectful
  • Passionate
  • Transparent

We're excited to meet you and kick off our next adventure.




Finca Mia Retreat Center

Canaan Los Angeles, Provincia de San José, Rivas, Costa Rica

Our Itinerary

Wednesday, April 24 Arrival Day

  • Travel from San Jose to Finca Mia
  • Welcome & Orientation

Thursday, April 25

  • San Isidro Farmers Market
  • Culinary Workshop: Costa Rican Casado

Friday, April 26

  • Cloudbridge Nature Reserve Waterfall Hike
  • Culinary Workshop: Chocolate Making

Saturday, April 27

  • Queso Canaan Dairy Tour & Cheese Tasting
  • Casa Alegria Butterfly Dome Tour

Sunday, April 28

  • Do Your Own Thing Day (included by guest request!)
  • Culinary Workshop: Pizza Making at the Finca Mia Pizza Oven!

Monday, April 29

  • Dominical Beach Day

Tuesday, April 30

  • Spa Day on the River
  • Culinary Workshop: Sauces 101

Wednesday, May 1 Departure Day

  • Depart after breakfast 9am
  • Return to SJO Airport OR keep adventuring on your own in Costa Rica!

*Please Note: Our itinerary may change due to circumstances out of our control.


Book now and escape to a magical corner of paradise in Costa Rica — because life's unforgettable adventures aren't going to book themselves.


Tremendous experience! This retreat should be a bucket-list item for all who are adventurous and enjoy experiencing authentic travel.
Bill K., Salem OR
I can't imagine a better travel retreat than the two I've been on so far with HYCH — Costa Rica and Tuscany. I love traveling with smaller groups as well as the amount of free time we had to do things on our own. Nothing was ever rushed or exhausting. And cooking with Chef Matt is an experience no one should miss — I'll definitely go on all future retreats with them that I'm able to!
Kris H., Salem OR
Finca Mia is an absolutely beautiful place to hold a retreat and Matt and Catharine are the perfect hosts — kind, attentive, and best of all, fun! This was the perfect way to experience Costa Rica for the first time, and now I know how to make hot sauce!
Gail D., Vancouver WA
Cat and Matt are AMAZING! Fantastic communication at all times. I felt completely prepared and stress-free because I knew HYCH would be there to help with any issues I didn't anticipate that might have come up.
Jason R., Newark NJ
The Costa Rica retreat was a perfect blend of independent exploration and very fun activities. The hosts Catharine and Matt are the best. I felt cared for and safe the whole time.
Amy F., Portland OR
You did everything and more to give us a great experience. Our Italy trip Freaking Rocked!!!
Rachel Z., Portland OR
This trip is for travelers that are looking for a very unique experience. The personal care given to everyone is far beyond any standard vacation destination.
Jim S., Clearwater FL
This retreat was absolutely amazing. The daily meals were phenomenal and the massages were some of the best I've ever had.
Kate G., Charleston SC
The only thing missing was more days in Italy — what a beautiful country!
Angela H., Raleigh NC