Nosara, Costa Rica

Next Retreat: Feb. 16-22, 2025

What's Included

The Costa Rica Quest

Costa Rica is renowned for its stunning biodiversity, beautiful warm weather, and vast protected spaces. The country is home to dense jungles, active volcanos, spectacular waterfalls, and a vibrant culture. Here you will experience “pura vida” everywhere—the pure or simple way of life. Time seems to move a bit slower here offering leaders time to relax, recharge, and reignite their purpose. Exchange daily stressors for strategic thinking and leadership development among one of the world’s most beautiful backdrops. 

Immerse yourself in a curated experience among ocean waves, warm winds, and the wonders of nature. The Nosara adventure includes:  

  • 6-nights single occupancy accommodations – Enjoy the luxury and tranquility of our private retreat center nestled in the heart of natures paradise on 3 acres of beachfront jungle.
  • Handpicked fruits to fine dining – Eat locally sourced foods prepared by area proprietors (meals included).
  • Connection and disconnection – Connect with the people and nature around you while taking a break from the burnout-inducing busyness back home.
  • A place for space – Benefit from special time allotted for self-reflection, grounding, and strategic business planning among the pristine beaches and jungle cover of Nosara.
  • Mindfulness and meditation – Develop skills for transitioning from reactivity to ingenuity through different types of daily mindfulness exercises.
  • Movement – Engage in movement activities that spark deeper thinking and get the creative juices flowing.
  • Remote reinvention – Take advantage of locations removed from the distractions of modern life to unlock your leadership purpose, potential, and innovative plans.
  • Outside-your-comfort-zone adventures – Step beyond the familiar to try new activities designed to boost leadership skills like surfing, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, and yoga.
  • Bubble wrapping – Prevent the return to “real life” from stopping your growth through a unique “bubble wrapping” approach that advances your plans from intention to daily integration.
beach view

Leadership is not a role – it’s a way of being! We cannot not have influence – the question is are we having positive or negative influence, appreciation or depreciation? We are all leaders, but you have to “awaken” to the true leader inside.

– Dr. Danny Friedland

Small Group Experience.
Big Personal Transformation.

Each quest is small by design to promote connection, community, and psychological safety for powerful learning. Space is limited. Start your journey today.

Next Stop Nosara

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime amidst the natural paradise that is Nosara, Costa Rica. 

People trek to Nosara for enlightenment. The abounding heart energy and healing quality is unlike anywhere else in the world. Nosara is home to yoga retreats, world-renowned wildlife sanctuaries, surfing, and a slower pace of life. The convergence offers a one-of-a-kind community to support your leadership journey. As you leave your footprints on sandy beaches, lush jungles, and dusty roads, Nosara will leave its mark on your heart and soul.

You may just discover the fountain of youth during your quest. Nosara sits within the Nicoya Peninsula, considered one of the world’s 5 Blue Zones, where people frequently live to reach age 100. Locals attribute their longevity to the quality air and water, year-round fresh food, active lifestyles, and deep sense of community.

Your home for this Leadership Adventure is our private retreat center located in Playa Pelada, Nosara, Costa Rica. Paradise Villas offers an oasis of tranquility and luxury set on 3 acres of jungle property nestled next to the beach. Other excursions and outdoor activities take place throughout Nosara and the surrounding areas.


The Itinerary

February 2005

Travel to Nosara

Intention of retreat, opening ceremony, introduction to Connection, group dinner

Morning session and movement activity, introduction to Ritual, group dinner, entertainment

Morning session and movement activity, introduction to Adventure, surfing, group dinner

Morning session and movement activity, introduction to Wisdom, choose your own adventure, closing ceremony with sunset beach dinner and fire ritual

Integration Day – Morning session and movement activity, one-on-one coaching, free time, group dinner

Travel home or extend your personal stay to enjoy Nosara and other parts of Costa Rica


6-Nights single occupancy accommodations – Enjoy the luxury and tranquility of our private retreat center nestled in the heart of nature’s paradise on 3 acres of beachfront jungle.

Your jungle home for the week will be at Paradise Villas, which is located on 3 acres of beachfront property. Other excursions and outdoor activities take place throughout Nosara and the surrounding areas.


Photos courtesy of Paradise Villas

More to Explore

Enjoy these adventures as part of the Nosara quest or extend your stay to take advantage of everything Costa Rica has to offer.

Space is Limited!



The Nosara, Costa Rica retreat includes 6 nights of luxury accommodations, concierge services, most meals, and airport transportation to and from Liberia Guanacaste Airport. Cost does not include airfare & tips.

Simple 3 step process:

  1. Fill out the Start Your Journey form. We will reply within 48 hours of being submitted;
  2. Someone from our team will reach out to schedule an interview (a time to connect and make sure this is a good fit for all);
  3. Pay for your seat.

We recommend spending extra time in Nosara if you are able.  We will have a concierge on our team that can inquire about extending your stay or make suggestions for other options in the area.  Your first night of accommodations will give you about 24 hours before the opening of the leadership adventure.  If you want to come early, just let us know and we can help arrange accommodations. Contact with any inquiries.

We will follow all CDC and Costa Rican guidelines for COVID.  Masks are not required at this point, but we will follow local guidelines in case that changes.  We will be mostly open air. Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID will be required to test and follow current guidelines. 

You can request a cancellation and refund up until 60 days prior to the arrival date.  After that date there are no refunds for cancellations (unless your seat is filled and paid in full).

Once you commit to attending a CLQ leadership adventure, we will send you a payment link which will give you the option to pay in full or select monthly payments. Payment options cover all credit cards, and ACH bank drafts. All seats are required to be paid in full within 60 days of the arrival date. If you need other options, just reach out to us.

Yes, we require you to have a travel insurance policy that covers medical evacuation in case of emergency.  It will also be helpful to have coverage in case of COVID or other shutdowns which are out of our control. Allianz Travel and World Nomads have great travel policies.

Please contact the CLQ team at or call Ron at (913) 207-3237.

The Conscious Leaders Quest


Apply for the upcoming retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica:
February 2025



Registration closes January 31, 2025

*Price includes single occupancy. Payment plans are available.

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