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Liberate Your Inner Great Ape!

December 2, 2020 - December 8, 2020

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Take a walk on the wild side with Zander Hathaway and friends at Florestral Forest Community, a magical retreat center where pristine jungle, fruit trees, gardens, and epic waterfalls abound. Enjoy an abundance of fresh, local, raw, organic, seasonal fruits, veggies, and coconuts. Practice natural movement and primal play with certified yoga teacher and MovNat instructor Astrid Bösser of MonkeyFit. Climb trees, sunbathe, swim in the river and waterfalls, walk barefoot, and relax with silent mornings and nights. Learn about our fellow apes, non-verbal communication, permaculture, and regenerative living, in a safe and private clothing-optional setting with comfortable

accommodations. Feel free to participate in the activities or simply follow your bliss… Pura vida!

Florestral Forest Community & Retreat Center

Amenities & Activities

Savor the highest quality local, organic, fresh, seasonal fruits and simple raw vegan cuisine.

Forage from the land and enjoy an array of tropical fruits, leafy greens, veggies, coconuts and epic salads. 

Engage your body in the yoga temple and outside.

Integrate your mind and body with an intuitive and interactive flow of techniques to restore your natural breathing and movement patterns.
​Ape see, ape do, ape feel better.

Access epic waterfalls and natural pools.

Explore the enchanting Diamante river anytime. Climb boulders, cliff jump, immerse yourself in the wild!

Feel free to go without shoes or clothes. Even cover yourself in mud!

Feel the profound health benefits of connecting with the Earth’s electro-magnetic field. Let fresh air and sunlight reach your skin. Wear as little as you like in a respectful and safe clothing-optional environment.

Enjoy comfortable and clean accommodations.

Reserve a bed in a shared room with electric outlets and lights, or bring a tent and stay even closer to nature.

Take a break from modern technology and reconnect with nature.

Experience deeper peace and increased sensory awareness with sun gazing, silent mornings and evenings.

Celebrate your wild side!

Let go of the conditioning of industrial culture. Restore your youthful vitality, creativity, playful spirit, and sense of wonder.

Experiment with primitive tools and fallback foods.

 It is now well known that other apes also make simple tools to forage fallback foods like ants or termites.

Meet new like-minded friends to go ape with!

Best buds may be few and far between, but at an Ape Living retreat, you’re sure to meet new friends who share your interest in natural living.

Hang out in a hammock or make a tree nest.

All activities are optional and there will be plenty of free time to kick back and listen to the songs of the jungle.


Go Bananas!

Get great ape insights and stay tuned about upcoming retreats.


Go with the Natural Flow

Our daily flow will shift from being associated with numerical time to the natural light cycle. The first night we will enjoy a bonfire and opening circle after dinner. Then, we will transition away from dependency on modern technology and language, by resting when it is dark and practicing non-verbal communication in the mornings and evenings. Mid-day movement classes and activities will usually involve speaking. We will eat in accordance with our species-specific diet — mainly raw fruits and veggies, leafy greens, coconuts, nuts and seeds. On the final night, we will rekindle the flames and celebrate our return to civilization, rejuvenated and more deeply rooted in our wild nature.

Invest in Your Greatness

What’s included:

  • 4 nights at a beautiful retreat center
  • Transport to venue from Tinamaste and back
  • Single bed in shared room or campsite 
  • Unlimited seasonal fruits, veggies, and coconuts
  • Movement classes and other fun activities
  • Access to the Diamante river on site and a variety of nearby waterfalls and natural pools

All for the low price of $675 per person.

​Massage by a professional bodyworker will be available by appointment.

Space is limited and already filling up, so make your reservation soon…



December 2, 2020
December 8, 2020
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Diamante Valley, Costa Rica
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Zander Hathaway
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