Nature is Medicine - Cancer Wellness

About This Event

We are not doctors. We offer a nonclinical integrative approach with your clinical treatment, to cancer and your wellbeing.  Samasati, a natural oasis for healing and transformation, provides nature as medicine. The focus is on Mind | Body | Spirit | Mission balance for the integral being. Forest bathing enhances immune function (human natural killer activity) and expression of anti-cancer proteins. Max’s loss of family and friends, and experiencing suffering from cancer, has impassioned him to advocacy for cancer prevention, wellness and healing.

Women | Men | All Adult Ages Welcome | No Children

SPR Never Cancels Retreats, Regardless of the Number of Bookings

Early Booking Discount Ends September 12th, 2019

Diagnosed with Cancer, Stages 1 to 4. Cancer Remission Stages 1 or 2

Rainforest Therapy         

The focus is on Mind | Body | Spirit balance for the integral being.

Clear your mind and spirit, through nature’s natural decompression chamber. Feel the stress and anxiety melt away, be present for deep relaxation and peace of mind.

Rest, let go and be, rest your mind and body so that your spirit and peace are present and aware.

Breathe clear and clean air, take deep breaths and release anxiety. Know, understand and control the life-giving breath.

Rejuvenate, your passion, as you awaken, connect and transform. Be your inspiration.

Transform, take back what is lost, control your mind; body and spirit will follow.

Rainforest Therapy is proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, boost your immunity and promote healing.

10 Reasons Why Nature is the Best Medicine

The Closer to Nature, the Healthier You’ll Be

Nature Changes Your Brain – For the Better

Sunny Skies Give You Vitamin D…

…And a Good Night’s Sleep

The Outdoors Can Help You Kiss Your Stress Goodbye

Nature has Astounding Healing Properties

Being Outside is Good for Your Mental Health

More Outdoor Activity Makes for a Fitter, Healthier You

Nature Heightens the Senses and Memory

Happiness – Pure and Simple

Let’s face it, being in nature just makes people happier in general. The great outdoors changes brain chemistry in a positive way, improves mood, decreases stress, provides opportunities for fun, and is simply downright beautiful.

All this ends up making for a happier and, thus, healthier you.

- Earth Porm | March 30, 2019

Groups Are Welcome

Book A Group of Six (6) or More, and The Leader Gets a 50% Discount Off Retreat Booking Price for Guesthouse or Classic Casita.

Limit One Person Discount Per Group.

Your Package Includes:

Nutritious Meals

Lodging at Samasati Yoga Retreat

Guided Hiking

Yoga & Meditation

Therapeutic Massage

Caribbean Night | Local Caribbean Cuisine | Salsa & Merengue Music

National Park | Waterfalls | Chocolate Factory Tour

Optional Tours, Activities & Spa Services Available Upon Request

Round-trip travel from San Jose (SJO Airport or Hotel) | Private ground shuttle included, or Air transfer optional.

Daily Workshops:

○ Mindfulness

○ Stress Management

○ Natural Health and Healing

Revitalizing “Forest Bathing” (“Shinrin-Yoku”)

Restorative Massages and Wellness Treatments

Read More:

(contact info blocked)#forest

Experience an astonishing transformation as you adventure through nature's healing place. We Promise a lasting experience. It’s all about You!

Be Inspired!


Consult your physician for nature, out of doors based activities.

Physical limitations questionnaire will be provided.

“We Promise A Transformative Experience.”

Guests Reviews:

Enjoy these reviews from guests who have had the SPR experience at a variety of locations 

Video (contact info blocked)MK0Cb-Hyu_k&feature=share

“Second Prime Retreats provided me with the unique opportunity, to decompress while experiencing the eclectic cultural diversity of Costa Rica’s Caribbean.”

Charles, Los Angeles

“SPTR is the only way for mature people to travel. Professional and knowledgeable, they remove the worry and hassle out of the experience, so that you can enjoy every moment of your Caribbean adventure. This is a good value for high quality services.”

Stephen, California

The experience was great even with some distance considering the initial ideas I had over the retreat. I had an amazing experience in Samasati last week. You own a stunning place and work with great people! It has been a great feeling welcomed. Thank you to all the staff! I was expecting to reconnect with myself and with the primary rainforest, meet great people, those objectives were fully met.

Xavier, Switzerland


“Unique & inspirational adventure-retreat no matter what age! I can’t say enough about my experience with Second Prime Retreats.  From the genuine kindness, hospitality and professionalism provided by staff members Max and Annie - to the astonishingly clean, comfortable and new accommodations of the Villas - to the fresh, delicious & locally authentic cuisine prepared by Chef Christian-to Roxanna’s revitalizing & personalized on-location massage, our all-inclusive vacation package provided the much-needed respite and renewal from mid-life responsibilities and tensions.

We felt very secure in our private villa overlooking the Costa Rican rain forest, yet minutes away from the Caribbean coast!  A perfect choice if you like to watch Macaws, connect with nature, engage in motivational conversation and experience the goodness of life!”

Mary Beth and Larry, Chicago

“Truly a one of a kind experience. Roxanne and Max's team took care of everything and it couldn't have been better. From the outset we were greeted with gift bags filled with goodies and necessities for our stay, scheduled our massages and choose our dinner selections.

We were given some time to explore the decked out private villa and even got to take a quick dip in the pool. After our swim we were greeted by a masseuse who pampered and spoiled us for an hour each. Perfection! Cristian's meals were an experience in itself, Caribbean cooking at its finest. We took time to explore the local cuisine while we stayed in PV. To top off waking up to breakfast every morning, we were greeted with pastry late morning as well. Truly a five star experience, wish we had booked with SPTR for longer.”

Omari, New York City

"Great retreat setting, great climate, cool nights, loved the jacuzzi and hikes in the primary forest. I had a great week.

Fritz, US and Costa Rica

“SPTR is located in the beautiful and laid back beach town of Puerto Viejo. The owner, Max, is a fun and friendly guy who has the ability to instantly make you feel at home. I enjoyed the Shiatsu massage by the beach with the sounds of rain and ocean waves. The chef, Chris, makes excellent dishes with local ingredients and species. I would recommend SPTR to anyone who wants to experience a major transformation in life.”

Wen, China

 “Costa Rica’s Caribbean is beautiful and enchanting. Second Prime Retreats provided both relaxing and transformational experience. A great company with lovely and positive people, focused on your complete satisfaction.  I highly recommend Second Prime.”

Sophie, Italy

“This was our second trip to Costa Rica, and was much better than our first visit. My husband and I were able to relax and enjoy the Caribbean natural bliss experience.  We learned from the first trip that Costa Rica is a very expensive country, especially for food and transportation. It’s referred to as the (Switzerland of Central America) due to the inflationary prices for goods and services. SPR is a solid value as a hedge against the high prices. Fresh delicious chef prepared meals alone, makes the retreat experience very cost effective, coupled with comfortable lodging, on-time private transportation, adventurous tours, daily activities, planning, logistics and a great team of people. SPTR offers a total and exceptional All Inclusive package. We love SPTR, and you will too.”

Jean and Mark, Alberta, Canada

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
Get full details...

  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

Return to my event ×

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

I teach yoga part time and am a mom of two toddlers full time. I love my life, but goodness do I need a break. My husband and I have been putting off our wedding ceremony for 4 years because life has gotten in the way. We haven't had a single night alone since our family has grown. I wouldn't change a thing about our lives now, but it would be so wonderful to remember what it's like to 'just be us.' Antrim

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

Don't have an account? .
Or connect with

Already have an account? Log in.
Or connect with Facebook