Terms and Conditions

Travel Information

Please check the Costa Rican Consulate website for tourist visa requirements before booking, as they vary by country of origin. Citizens of the USA and Canada as well as the EU do not need to apply for a visa for Costa Rica. Please also note the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and check the current situation with the airline of your choice before booking.

Cancellation Terms

I understand that if I cancel my registration more than 8 weeks prior to the start of the workshop, I may transfer to a different workshop or transfer my payment to personal credit to be used within the next 2 years. I understand that I will not receive a refund. I understand that if I cancel my registration within 8 weeks of the start of the workshop, I may only transfer to a different workshop or transfer my payment to personal credit to be used in the next 2 years if Pandorita can fill my place in the workshop. I understand that I will not receive a refund.

Terms and Conditions

It is necessary that you agree to disclose, in confidence, any known medical conditions and/or use of any medication, at the time of booking. By coming to Pandorita, you are declaring that you are in a physical and mental condition appropriate to the activities and agree that you participate at your own risk and that we cannot accept liability for any accident or injury. You should seek professional medical advice on preparations, which you need for the journey to Costa Rica. We need to offer this advice and insist on these conditions in order to assure your personal safety and the overall welfare of the group.

The Participant agrees to take part in Ayahuasca and medicinal plant ceremonies with the Organizer and been advised that Ayahuasca is a visionary plant and is clear on the meaning for this. The Organizer will do their utmost to ensure the safety and comfort of the Participant within the boundaries of the retreat. The Participant, in turn, agrees to exercise caution and consideration for him or herself and for others during this event and indemnifies the Organizer against claims for injury or loss.

The Participant has agreed to make any confidential disclosures (in writing) at the time of booking regarding their medical conditions and/or use of any medication. The Participant also agrees to notify the Organizer of any change in their medical circumstances.

Should any attendee decide to leave a retreat organized by Pandorita prematurely, for any reason, Pandorita is not responsible for any reimbursement of monies or for denouncements by the attendee.

All activities offered by Pandorita such as walks on the jungle trails, Mangrove and Golfito tours, kayaking, stand up paddling, and snorkeling are at one’s own risk. The participant understands that Pandorita is not liable for any injury/harm that may occur from these activities.

Participants will respect the group and individuals, on the retreat, at all times. Overt negativity or disruptive negativity directed to the staff and/or the group or individuals detracts from the experience of the others. We reserve the right to expel any individual who is acting in an excessively negative manner disrupting the group and/or the shaman.

During the course of a 11-day retreat, if a participant’s behavior presents a threat to the safety of themselves or others, we reserve the right to physically restrain the guest and/or expel them from the retreat. Guest restraint will be conducted as gently as possible and with respect for the dignity of the guest.

There must be no sexual activity whatsoever between participants and/or staff during the retreat. This includes married couples. Should you develop a sexual or romantic interest in another person, we respectfully request that you delay any sexual contact/activity until the retreat is over. This prevents the potentially dangerous crossing of energetic fields which can result from sexual behavior while engaged in Ayahuasca ceremonies.

Pandorita reserves the right to expel without refund any guest who breaks any of these rules.

Consumption of pork, pork products or red meat is not allowed during the stay or until two weeks after your last ceremony. Alcohol or narcotics (including marihuana) are not allowed at the retreat lodge at any time. We recommend being abstained from for a minimum of four weeks after your last ceremony.

The participant understands that this kind of retreat involves many risks and agrees to take full responsibility for all risks involved, understanding that the organizer is not liable for any claims of injury/harm or loss.

The participant understands that there are plenty of environmental conditions/problems which we cannot plan, and the participant acknowledges that there is a risk in this. The participant agrees that Pandorita is not liable to pay any extra expenses for any delays or problems that are caused due to environmental conditions that are beyond our control such as earthquakes/landslides etc. Any losses or delays caused by these will be covered fully by the participant, and no refund will be given for days of the retreat lost due to environmental disaster.

The participant understands that Pandorita is not liable for any injury/harm/loss of any participant that may occur during or after the retreat. By purchasing a retreat with Pandorita and signing this contract, the participant expresses full understanding of and responsibility for the risks that they may encounter during this retreat. The participant absolves Pandorita, its owners, and employees of said responsibility.

Please note that our retreat is not set up as a medical facility and we are not equipped for serious medical emergencies. It is for your safety and that of all guests that we require your full disclosure on the health check.