Amazing experience. It gave me everything I wanted from an authentic retreat and more than I could have expected. This is an extremely affordable retreat with great hosts, beautiful atmosphere, good food, and two amazing shamans (Don Lucho and his son). These are authentically happy people that give off wonderful vibes. The people I met in the retreat really helped change who I am and how I think. The ceremonies opened up a new sense of happiness that I didn’t know was inside me.
I spent over 4 months searching forums, review sites, youtube videos, and asking anyone I could about picking the right retreat. I’m so happy I chose Kapitari. I look forward to returning. A fun fact and warning: two people attending with my group were actually booked at other retreats not associated with Kapitari that never picked them up from the airport!!! Luckily, they were able to join last minute in the Kapitari retreat, but be warned there are some real disorganized/shady retreats that could leave you ditched.
Side notes that may help some people: there are a lot of cool animals around the retreat including birds, turtles, monkeys, chickens, ducks, dogs, and cats. There were A LOT less bugs than I expected (I went in August) – I only got bit up by really small bugs (mostly ants) around the ankles one day walking. There were no showers available, so you have to keep it real with the available pond – I had no problem with it, but I suppose some might dislike it. Jeremiah and Debs accommodated and guided our stay and translated when necessary to the retreat staff. I haven’t had any other guides, but try to book your time with one or both of these people if you can.
I can’t wait to go back and hope they don’t change a thing, because the whole experience was magic. Thanks to Andy for spreading the good word!