Costa Rica·May 5 - 12 2023
A rejuvenating experience to reignite your inspiration and reclaim your vibrancySOLD OUT
Ready for an experience of a lifetime? Imagine traveling through Costa Rica experiencing world class adventures and top-notch cuisine with an amazing group of like minded and ambitious growth seekers. We believe in the power of experiential travel and the incredible impact it has on one’s growth. Tucked away in the heart of Costa Rica, the magnificent natural beauty you’ll experience during your time with us provides the perfect space for growth, connection and rejuvenation on the Nicoya Peninsula, home to Nosara, one of only five Blue Zones in the world. Please read through our FAQs.
Close your eyes and imagine being dropped into a village surrounded by a tropical jungle in the most beautiful cove on the Pacific Ocean. Relax on your private terrace enclosed in a beautiful oasis overlooking the stunning pool with a vibrant garden and tree canopy, world class private chef, tennis court, and yoga pavilion. Jade offers inspiration and community, an ideal recipe to foster a deeper connection with yourself, others and the beauty that surrounds.
Enjoy a full day immersing yourself in the abundant natural landscape of Guanacaste. Ride an ATV along dirt roads into the mountains and jungle of Nosara, walk along jungle trails and swim in the crystal clear waters of rivers and waterfalls. Afterwards, get a further taste of local life with a visit to an organic charming coffee farm and regenerative fruit farm. Learn firsthand how the bean is harvested (from seed to bean to cup) while savouring a cup of the roasted goodness alongside a local organic lunch. All dietary needs can be accommodated.
Set sail aboard our private luxury catamaran. Comfortably enjoy the serene ocean from the deck as we explore the breathtaking coastline on the Guanacaste Peninsula. Its large, open deck is perfect for sunbathing, gearing up to snorkel, and taking in the natural beauty that the Costa Rican waters have to offer. Operated by a knowledgeable, Coast Guard-licensed captain with over a decade of experience, you’re in great hands.
In addition to mindfulness workshops, a welcome Cacao Ceremony, private coaching sessions, daily yoga and meditation, sharing circles and dance parties, our hosts Jesse and Karolina will be facilitating our transformative Connection Creators Mastermind.
Board our private Connection Creators chartered plane in San José (SJO) for a short 45 minute flight to your very own retreat sanctuary at Jade in Nosara. Return flight to SJO included.
Surrounded by rainforest, the majestic Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, home to secluded bays and islands, is best explored on water. It's time to experience one of Central America's most beautiful regions on kayak. Soak up some of the very best views of Arenal Volcano looming nearby while howler monkeys swing through the lush rainforest just offshore. A volcano visit is not complete without a visit to a natural tropical paradise. It's time to unwind and soak in the nearby thermal hot springs of La Fortuna before heading back to Jade.
We partner with reputable and trusted professionals on the ground of our destinations who only guide and operate trips with extensive knowledge, because it’s an important job, and well, an experience through the eyes of a local is just better. See our four hosts below.
Welcome! I'm Jesse, a Travel + Tourism Designer and Host, Chopra Mindfulness Meditation Guide and Founder of Connection Creators.
I enjoy guiding individuals through our unique and captivating experiences around the globe while keeping in mind that the integration of your enriching experience abroad with your daily life at home is a deep-rooted prerequisite for meaningful and lasting change.
My joy derives from an enthusiasm and commitment to traveling through life with intention. I enjoy spending time with my family, sharing wisdom and knowledge with others and visiting our world's most beautiful destinations.
Hello! I’m Karolina, the Connection Catalyst and a Manifestation Mentor. An engineer by trade and energy healer at heart, I have helped countless people change their beliefs, remove stress, boost their confidence and step into their full potential.
With degrees in Energy Engineering, including a Masters in Sustainable Energy and multiple semesters spent studying in countries like Denmark, Poland, Australia, Estonia, Germany and Singapore, I landed on a path of a successful and comfortable career.
There was one problem. I felt misaligned. An unfulfilling direction is probably a story many of us can relate to.
Although I couldn’t imagine stepping out of the confines of society’s matrix, I slowly began to develop my own practical strategies and then apply what I knew about energy to the human experience.
Today, my results-driven teachings span the globe.
I’ve spent the last 10 years traveling to over 20 countries developing myself personally and spiritually and working alongside world-renowned thought leaders, international speakers and best selling authors such as Dr. Bruce Lipton, Teal Swan and Gregg Braden.
I went on to become an advanced PSYCH-K® facilitator, a Completion Process Certified Practitioner, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, and The Emotion Code™ facilitator amongst completing many other certifications and trainings.
I developed my own modality called Master Manifestation Method™ which releases stored energy blocks, reprograms the neuro-pathways responsible for your perception, and ultimately leads to a happier and more positive lifestyle.
When I’m not hosting my SoulFam Podcast, facilitating healing sessions, guiding meditations or plant medicine ceremonies, I enjoy learning about psychotherapy, playing or listening to music, dancing, traveling and spending time in Costa Rica with like-minded people also on their personal development journey.
"When you free yourself from limiting beliefs and emotions, you are able to live a life full of unconditional love, pure joy, personal power and fulfilment."
Henry is an Inbound Director at Terranova DMC, a prime Costa Rica travel agency specialized in boutique experiences designed by professionals that are passionate about all things travel and Costa Rica.
He brings over 15 years of experience in the tourism industry: he’s been part of different local tour operators as a sales department representative/manager handling major accounts for some of the biggest DMCs’ in the country; he has also been part of a US company working as a sales rep in New York City for a couple of years, experience that gave him the insight of the culture of our main target travelers.
Henry is passionate about everything, life, the infinite beauty of Costa Rica and the travel industry. The satisfaction of his customers is a top priority.
You will always read in all his clients’ reviews how he puts his heart and soul for visitors to be fulfilled in all their expectations. For him, traveling goes beyond just seeing new beautiful places but must be an experience that is lived through all senses.
“My philosophy is to build a bond with each of my clients, looking for a deep and clear understanding of their dreams, their needs, and their wishes so we can create together an experience that will get to the core of the pure life of Costa Rica."
Hello, I'm Daniel, a passionate Tico born and raised in Costa Rica.
Giving love through arts is my passion, mainly playing music and hosting ceremonies. Exploring music as my spiritual practice has lead me into a journey of playing over 50 instruments, which has had a deep impact on me using art as a way of activism for awareness.
Uniqueness is an important part of my art, striving for an ecological enhancement by creating consciousness about topics that don't feel talked about enough.
My music style is an eclectic combination of influences by the culture and sounds of the indigenous tribes of America, somewhere between world music and folk rooted on ancestral wisdom.
Composing is a natural practice for my mental health. I have a need of expressing with beauty so when I feel inspired I use photography and writing as my channel to communicate freely.
Let's go with the flow
Arrive in San José! You will land at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). You will be greeted at the airport and safely transferred to your hotel (if arriving earlier) or downtown in the heart of the capital city to explore if you have time before our flight to Nosara.
Board our private Connection Creators chartered plane in San José (SJO) for a short 45 minute flight to your very own retreat sanctuary at Jade in Nosara. Return flight to SJO included.
Roundtrip Flight to Nosara
Special Welcome Dinner
Awaken with fresh fruits and juices each morning in the comforts of our beautiful sanctuary. Rise with a yoga class and set an intention for the day with a guided meditation. Today, we set sail aboard our private luxury catamaran to explore the breathtaking coastline on the Guanacaste Peninsula. Operated by a knowledgeable, Coast Guard-licensed captain with with a wonderful crew, we will enjoy snorkeling, lunch, dancing and soaking up the beauty of Costa Rica from a unique perspective. We will close out the day with a fun dinner at Jade and opportunity to highlight our biggest takeaways from the day.
Private Catamaran Charter
While traveling through a new country, we believe it is vital to experience the local culture and native traditions. Cacao ceremonies were first introduced thousands of years ago, originating all the way back to Mayan and Aztec traditions in Central and South America. This Shaman led ritualistic sacred circle involves consuming rich dark cacao in a safe, fun and uplifting environment. It provides an opportunity for us to come together whilst perhaps seeding new intentions, sharing heart-felt insights, releasing stress, enhancing creativity and feeling reenergized, alert, and connected. Later in the day, we will be guided for a rejuvenating private yoga class at one of the most beautiful Oceana Shala's on Costa Rica followed by a delicious dinner prepared at Jade by our private chef.
Clarity & Relaxation
Private Yoga Class
Today, we will embark on a full day adventure to a destination, in the opinion of many, that is the most picturesque in all of Central America. Surrounded by rainforest, the majestic Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, home to secluded bays and islands, is best explored on water. We will soak up some of the very best views of Arenal Volcano while paddling across its neighbouring lake. A volcano visit is not complete without a visit to a natural tropical paradise. It's time to unwind and soak in the nearby thermal hot springs of La Fortuna and enjoy dinner before heading back to Jade.
Hot Spring Soak
You may want to relax in our oasis today, play tennis, pamper yourself with a massage or you may prefer to plop on the beach/explore the nearby area. As you wish. The choice is yours! We are happy to assist with the organization of surfing lessons or a horseback beach ride. During sunset, we can all reconnect to catch up and share our experiences from the day and enjoy dinner.
Rise with the sun in paradise during our invigorating morning yoga class on the beach (geared specifically to warm up our connection muscles!) taught by our local teacher and then enjoy a hearty breakfast. Today, we will be hosting our Connection Creators Mastermind followed by a BBQ on the beach. Please read more about this activity in the FAQs section.
Connection Creators Mastermind
BBG Dinner on the beach
Enjoy a full day immersing yourself in the abundant natural landscape of Guanacaste. Ride an ATV along dirt roads into the mountains and hills of Nosara, walk along jungle trails and swim in the crystal clear waters of rivers and waterfalls. Afterwards, get a further taste of local life with a visit to an organic charming coffee farm and regenerative fruit farm. Learn firsthand how the bean is harvested (from seed to bean to cup) while savouring a cup of the roasted goodness alongside a local organic lunch.
At dinner, we will then open up about each of our experiences to laugh and reflect on our new shared memories together, discuss what we learned and create a plan on how we can adapt back to our every day lives after this experience of a lifetime!
“The integration of your enriching experience abroad with your daily life at home is a deep-rooted prerequisite for meaningful and lasting transformation.”
Coffee Plantation Visit
We'll have a final breakfast together before saying our final goodbyes - to our Tico hosts, to the wonderful country of Costa Rica, and to each other. But knowing we will see each other again soon across the globe.
Your travels back home do not need to be a dreadful and upsetting experience.
What if you were excited to go back home? What if you had an entirely renewed outlook on how you want your life to look going forward. That's our goal. You see, traveling on holiday isn't so different from traveling through life. Actually, they are quite similar. There are many solutions for the integration of your experience subsequent to your travels, to improve your life and overall well being.
This isn't a ten day experience that we stuff in our closet when we get home. It's part of a lifelong journey that profoundly shapes who you are and the decisions you make. Our intention is for you to gain valuable insight, community, and inspiration to design the life you were meant to live.
Flight back to SJO
Accomodations - Jade Nosara
Round trip ground transportation including transfers during the experience
Round trip airfare from San José to Nosara
Your very own two Travel Hosts during the entire experience
Welcome Kit upon arrival
Breakfast and Dinner Daily
Most lunches included
Unlimited Water, Coffee, Tea
Our Mastermind Event (See FAQs)
Journaling, meditation and other mindfulness workshops
Epic ATV & Coffee Plantation Experience
Private Catamaran Charter
Arenal Volcano Kayak Experience + Hot Springs
One-on-one coaching session
Three Private Yoga Classes
Pre (Introductions) and Post (Reflections) Experience Zoom Call
Access to Private group for participants and community
Access to Pre and Post Online Course
Airfare to Costa Rica (Juan Santamaría International Airport - SJO)
Comprehensive travel insurance (highly recommended)
Alcoholic beverages during meals
Optional Experiences during free day - Surfing lesson, Horseback riding, massage, etc
A conscious travelers dream, Costa Rica has become synonymous with all an unspoiled tropical paradise can be. Blessed with beaches and biodiversity, this verdant land of misty volcanoes, roaring rivers, and exotic jungles is the perfect place to reconnect to yourself and unwind in nature. Throw in the friendly, educated (98% rate of literacy) Ticos (males) and Ticas (females) as Costa Ricans are known, and you can see why down here they embrace a Pura Vida lifestyle. Pura Vida - "pure life"; to live a peaceful, simple, uncluttered life with deep appreciation of nature, family and friends; a "real living" that reflects happiness, well-being and satisfaction. WIth an abundance of wildlife (over 500,000 species) and miles of gorgeous coastline, soak up the ambience and natural beauty of Costa Rica's centuries old rainforests and jaw dropping scenery. Fun fact: Costa Rica = "The Rich Coast." Costa Rica is one of the only countries in the world that generates more than 99% of its electricity using renewable energy with a powerful commitment to sustainability. In addition, it became the first tropical country to have stopped and reversed deforestation. Costa Rica enjoys warm weather year round. There are only two seasons - the rainy season and the dry season. The dry season lasts from December to May. The rainy season lasts from June to November.
Comprehensive packing list provided upon booking!
We highly recommend that you fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Please keep in mind that our experience program officially begins on Friday, May 5th and you do not want to miss our private flight to Nosara! Be sure to give yourself additional time, just in case there are flight delays or cancellations. Some of our guests take a red-eye and arrive the morning of May 5th, however, we encourage you to arrive at least one day earlier to get acclimated to your surroundings (jet lag, adapt, etc.) or do a bit of exploring on your own. If you do plan on arriving earlier, please let us know and we are happy to offer accommodation and city guide suggestions for you. To give you an idea, a nice airbnb in San José for one night is less than $75 a night.
"I connected with my tribe! We went on epic adventures, had deep heart to heart talks, swapped SO much knowledge, helped each other pursue our dreams and met some of our best friends in this world. I'll cherish these moments forever and I'm so thankful for Jesse for bringing us all together. It was the first time in my life where I had that "AH HA' moment & truly started to believe there really was more for me in this life. My perspectives shifted, my mind grew and my life changed. It was in this place with these people where I realized it was possible for me to be the author of my life and make the change I always knew I could."
Anna Leigh Wilson
“I was a little apprehensive about booking an experience with a travel service. After all, I’d always been a solo traveller navigating my own path. How wrong was I. Traveling with Jesse gave me an opportunity to make lifelong friends. An insight into how to grow as a person and take the best traits of people's personalities to make your own. I truly felt like I’d made a connection. They say you meet people in this life for a season, a reason or a lifetime. I’m looking forward to the lifetime of friendships from this traveling encounter.”
"Life changing experiences & connections like this are not only hard to come by, but they are also hard to understand if you've never truly encountered them. We embarked on a week-long adventure into the unknown that is everything we didn't even know we needed until going through it. From masterminds about business, to deep convos within life, epic views & excursions - the last 7 days are some I will never forget. Jesse, the founder of Connection Creators, asked us all what we want to integrate within our lives that impacted us during the experience. Right away, I knew my answer: Coming home from this trip, I want to integrate looking through the lens of curiosity. To be a sponge in all areas of my life & soak in the knowledge and wisdom that is shared with me in order to pass along to others. I also commit to putting more energy into connecting with like-minded humans and putting our strengths together to serve the world with our hearts & spread love like it's candy. Stay tuned for upcoming trips, you're not going to want to miss one - trust me."
“There is no more fulfilling traveling experience than one with Jesse. No matter which corner of the globe you go to, you can rest assured that a full allotment of quality experiences will be on your itinerary. Good drinks, fine local cuisine, and immersive adventures that make you feel like you are traveling with a native to the region. Anyone who gets the opportunity to travel with him should consider themselves fortunate!”
Traveling with Jesse is easily one of the top experiences and adventures I can add to my life. He is constantly bringing the energy, curiosity and flow your trip NEEDS to feel like you are at the edge of the passenger seat. Giggling through lush jungle passages, curious about the local flavor & smiling from sunrise to sunset. Adaptable, easy going and free spirited Jesse makes you feel seen, heard and inspires you to really soak up LIFE and what the world has to offer. Whether it’s one day, a full week or just in passing, Jesse continues to change my life."
"Jesse went above and beyond. What I loved the most was just feeling very present with the people Jesse brought together. This trip helped me come out of a low point in my life. I've come to the conclusion through my experiences in life that nothing matters more than connection. Whether that's with friends, family, or even yourself. This trip is the embodiment of what it truly means to connect with one another. Looking back, I've met some of my now, closest friends from joining the last two travel experiences Jesse has hosted. If you want to truly get out of your comfort zone, and go to amazing places with amazing people, then this is exactly what you're looking for."
Jade is a luxurious and intimate garden oasis in Nosara, Costa Rica.
A place for exploration of what is within ourselves, and the transcendent natural beauty of the flora and fauna that surrounds us. Enclosed by tropical flowers and exotic plants, Jade is only a few minutes walk from two different beach entrances through the jungle.
Jade is excited to celebrate their 10 year anniversary in 2023. The boutique retreat property is fully renovated and the team is refreshed. They carefully and intentionally took time during 2020 and 2021 to close down, reflect and relaunch Jade.
New upgrades include:
A community like ours doesn't happen by chance, it's intentional.
Are you looking for open-minded, like-minded and value-minded people to grow with, learn from and travel with? Leave it up to us. We carefully select individuals to join our epic retreats, creating an intimate and enriching experience for everyone.
Can you positively contribute? Although it requires time and effort to fill out our short form here, it's important that every applicant takes a moment to decide if our community-focused and collaborative approach to traveling is something they are open to.
There are no wrong answers, just an opportunity to be the real you. Once you have answered just a few questions and your form is complete, our team will immediately get in touch to schedule a connection call so we can get to know each other!
All we ask is that you make the effort to connect with us before you hand over your hard earned money. After speaking with each guest after their experience, they sincerely thank us for our approach and can better understand why we also make the effort on our end.
We are excited to share that we have upgraded our platform to offer a clear and more user friendly experience for you! For this particular experience to Costa Rica, we are staying at Jade Resort. On the "Book Now" page, please choose a room that suits you before checking out. The total investment is reflective of the entire experience including meals, activities, etc. You will receive a discount if you bring a friend!
Our experiences are not designed for everyone. They are intentionally curated to encompass four main components (our values).
When was the last time you did something for the first time? You have two choices. To experience adventure or remain limited by the constant fear of it.
Alone we may be successful, but unfulfilled we will remain. Life is more meaningful when shared. We were created for community.
Do you encourage, inspire, uplift and empower others?
What usually happens when you arrive back home after a travel experience? Do the post travel blues kick in? Sometimes you fall right back into the rut of life. You feel inspired but no one at home can comprehend the experience you just had. Maintaining a sense of connection after your travel experience is vital.
The most extraordinary and fulfilling achievements in life are experienced in collaboration and alliance with others. We are amazed at what people can accomplish when they are open-minded and committed to fully showing up and working through their challenges and successes together.
A mastermind is a group of individuals who support, inspire and learn from each other. In the best mastermind groups, you’ll find mindfully curated questions and highly motivated leaders who solve problems together, share advice, and push each other to achieve massive success.
Our Mastermind led events do just that. Our main intentions are to foster connection, embrace vulnerability and drive growth.
There is a priceless value that you can add to another individual in an honest and meaningful way through your own past experiences. You may not have thought of yourself in this light, however, we all have this ability.
Expect to grow your network, elevate your mindset, expand your skillsets and gain support. All in an intimate and nonjudgemental environment curated on connection, to help you improve and reach your goals both personally and professionally.
To step into your true and authentic self. To embrace your quirks and imperfections. To feel accepted and not judged from the people around you. Are these goals of yours?
We seek and share insights. We encourage storytelling. We add value. We embrace vulnerability. We Mastermind. And yes, we travel to the most epic and captivating destinations around the globe.
You'll notice thorough attention to detail with several personalized and thoughtful touches baked into the experience. We maintain a mindful approach with a commitment to our core purpose of organizing an incomparable and invigorating experience to reignite each and every one of your senses.
Travel is without a doubt one of the strongest tools we have to bring people together and foster connection. If you’re open to it, travel can be an expansive experience providing inspiration for your outer journey with a renewed perspective for your inner journey.
If these words deeply resonate with you, then this experience is for you. Take the risk. You owe it to yourself.
Depending on the destination we travel to, each day will been mindfully curated for you to experience only the best each location has to offer.
We’ve done the research for you. Trust us when we say that if it’s on our itinerary, it’s worth doing.
Our carefully-designed itineraries are formed with our professional partners.
The ability to meet so many authentic and genuine people during our personal and professional experiences has been a priceless positive, as this has led to countless invaluable friendships with the natives of countries all around the globe. These relationships have allowed us to acquire special knowledge and gain an introspective view as to the unique and often obscure places and activities that certain countries have to offer.
We partner with reputable and trusted professionals on the ground in our destinations who only guide and operate trips with extensive knowledge, because it’s an important job, and well, an experience through the eyes of a local is just better.
You’re in great hands. This is our personal promise to you.
A stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet. Read that again.
The success of an experience often depends on the atmosphere that surrounds it. People are social beings, and therefore the company has a huge impact on the overall feeling of the trip. We believe who you travel with is more important than where you go or what you do.
An organized group travel experience has more to offer than you may realize.
When you bring like-minded individuals together, something unique happens. Shared interests and life-changing experiences tend to bond people together, in ways unimaginable. Group travel makes even the farthest and most exotic destinations feel safe and accessible. It affords travelers opportunities to collectively connect with local cultures on a more meaningful level and make a positive impact on the places they visit.
When you’re in a group, it will help push you outside your familiar to try new things. Through the support and confidence you gain from others, you are more inclined to step outside your comfort zone, and as a result you'll be glad you took the leap.
We can’t do this without YOU. Nearly all of our participants say the highlight of our experiences is the GROUP itself. Whether you are flying solo or traveling with friends, partners or family, if these trips speak to you, then they are for you. Let’s skip the awkward silences and just be friends.
Please review our Booking Terms & Conditions before booking any experience with us.