Bee The Wellness Presents: 
Costa Rica...
A Paleo Adventure Retreat
Nov 17-22 2019
We are thrilled to announce our 5th Costa Rican paleo adventure retreat! Embark on an amazing getaway to southern Costa Rica for 6 days of adventure, relaxation, learning, and friendship in the mountains overlooking the ocean in Manuel Antonio.
Join Us On This Beautiful Adventure!
Join us in the beautiful and safe country of Costa Rica where Pura Vida (Pure Life), the countries mantra, is felt from the moment you arrive. 

This is an action packed adventure with activities including hiking, surfing, swimming in waterfalls, and white water rafting, as well as creative workshops and movement-mobility sessions led by your coaches Adam and Vanessa Lambert. 

Hosted at a magnificent estate overlooking Playa Espadilla.  While built in a jungle setting and palms encompassed by natural Costa Rican vegetation. The expansive 11,000 SQ/FT fully air-conditioned Villa situated on almost 2 acres of prime tropical jungle embodies Costa Rican elegance. Yes, every room including all Bedrooms, Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, Secondary Family Room, and Yoga Area have stunning ocean views and is one of the few Villas that is provided with a Private Chef!

This retreat is limited in size and is available on a first come first serve basis. Pricing is per person and all rooms require double occupancy. If you are a single and would like us to pair you with a roommate, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you. All rooms have private bathrooms and pricing is based on room type within the retreat.
Ocean View Living Room
Lounge in the expansive living space and find your perfect spot to relax and enjoy.

Luxurious Bedrooms
Expansive Bedroom Quarters
with Private Ensuite Bathrooms.
Poolside Sunsets
Relax at the end of the day with a beautiful sunset and a dip in the pool.
Surfing Lesson
Costa Rica offers one of the best opportunities and locations for a surfing lesson and we would be remiss if we didn’t get you out on the water. No matter what age, size or shape you are, we will have you surfing in no time!
White Water Rafting
Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world for rafting. The rainforests form heavenly rivers that are excellent for this sport. Come and enjoy the rapids, exuberant vegetation, waterfalls and unique scenery.
Animal Sanctuary Tour
We invite you to take a tour of the Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary and see in person the dedication and love it takes to help save these rainforest animals—over 130 animals every year! 
Private Waterfall Tour
Waterfall Adventure You will enjoy the ocean, jungle, beach, waterfalls, and swimming holes in this full day of adventure. The theme of this tour is "Off the Beaten Path". You will not experience another tour like this in Costa Rica.
Movement and Mobility Workshops
Throughout the week we will have various mobility and movement workshops to keep those bodies supple and ready for action.
This is not just a vacation, this is the adventure of a lifetime!
Accommodations and Details
In House
Farm to Table Paleo Chef
Luxurious Private Estate
On 2 Acres Of Prime Tropical Jungle
Just above the beach!
Breathtaking Views
Expansive Living Space
Infinity Edge Swimming Pool
With Ocean Views
Elegant Bathrooms
***When The Counter Hits Zero The Price Goes up***
Daily Schedule
Below You Will Find The Daily Schedule Of Events!
Schedule can shift slightly do to tides and weather forecasts.

 Nov. 17

Private Shuttle Pick Up San Jose to Manuel Antonio Retreat Site 

Arrive to Retreat House 

Lunch Free Time, Explore Property 

5:00- 6:00 pm
Mobility, Movement Session. Let’s unwind from our travels and get those bodies prepped for the week of activities ahead. 


Rest, Reflection, Guided Meditation, Retire

Nov. 18

6:30 am

7:30 am
Depart For Surf Lesson 

8:30 am
Surf Lesson 

9:00 am 1:30 pm

2:30 pm
Guided Hike - Finish out the day with an inspiring hike in Manuel Antonio national park! 

Movement Coaching/ Mobility Session

7:15 pm

8:15 pm
Rest, Reflection, Meditation, Retire

Nov. 19

6:30 am

7:00 am
Leave for Dominical White Water Rafting tour. Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world for rafting. The rainforests form heavenly rivers that are excellent for this sport. Come and enjoy the rapids, exuberant vegetation, waterfalls and unique scenery.

Mobility & Breath Workshop 


Rest, Reflection, Meditation, Retire

Nov. 20

7:00 am

8:00 am 

Free Time -Open Morning 

10am Leave For Animal Sanctuary Tour

We invite you to take a tour of the Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary and see in person the dedication and love it takes to help save these rainforest animals—over 130 animals every year! 

1pm Lunch

5:30 – 7:30pm 

Creativity Workshop- A fun and quirky creativity workshop. 


Rest, Reflection, Meditation, Retire

Nov. 21


Waterfall Adventure You will enjoy the ocean, jungle, beach, waterfalls, and swimming holes in this full day of adventure. The theme of this tour is "Off the Beaten Path". You will not experience another tour like this in Costa Rica.



Rest, Reflection, Meditation, Retire

Nov. 22

Morning Yoga- Come together for a farewell session of Yoga to get our bodies ready for the journey home. 

8:30am – 9:30am

Pack, reflect, ready for departure Leave Mareas for SJO. 

11am Depart For Airport

Cancellation Policy:
Outside of 90 Days a 50% cancellation fee will be assessed. Inside 90 days we will do everything we can to replace your reservation. If we are able to do so, you will be subject to a 20% cancellation fee. However, if we are unable to fill your reservation, a 100% fee will be assessed. These terms are passed along to us by the retreat venue and therefor we are subject to them as well. To ensure you are protected in case of an emergency purchase trip insurance within 14 days of your purchase through (required).

Included: All accommodations, meals, beverages (including alcohol let us know if you have requests) transportation and gratuities for activities. This is truly a turn key event. You book your space, we do the rest!

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Exactly What I Needed
"I remember when Amber and I put the deposit down on the retreat to Costa Rica (just over a year ago). The long wait was frustrating but the experience was well worth it. Whitewater rafting, standup paddleboarding, home cooked Paleo meals, and human connection. I am always nervous meeting people for the first time; especially on a retreat (HINT: There's nowhere to run!). No matter how beautiful the backdrop, it is the people that make or break a retreat. The group of individuals I met could not have been nicer, sweeter, or more accommodating. My one regret is that I did not completely immerse myself in the experience. I held myself back for a variety of personal reasons. But you know what? It was okay. Adam, Vanessa, and my fellow Bees allowed me to "bee" myself. It was a zero judgement zone. I was able to participate in the activities I wanted and stayed behind when I wasn't feeling up to it. After being back in the states for a couple of weeks, I realized that was exactly what I needed. Now, after putting a deposit down for the Big Bear retreat in October, I am ready to jump in feet first and immerse myself in the Bee the Wellness retreat experience." 
-James H
Everything Was Taken Care Of
"The Bee the Wellness Costa Rica retreat was an amazing vacation! I found out about the trip in a roundabout way so I did not know any other bees before I went. However, it didn't matter. As expected, everyone was very friendly and inclusive and there is no way to not have fun on this trip. I loved that I didn't have to arrange anything! Everything was taken care of - the travel to and from the airport, all our day trips, food, snacks, even pictures! The estate was unbelievable. The rooms were large and comfortable and fitted with a/c and fans. The pool was a heaven, everything was so comfortable. The outdoor dining was a pleasure and the food was spectacular. I don't think I ever left a bite behind. The day trips were perfect - paddleboarding, surfing, hiking in the jungle, whitewater rafting, sailing, snorkeling, mangrove tour and swimming in the ocean. Every day was a dream. I would definitely go again and would recommend it to anyone!" 
-Nicole W.
Can't say enough good things
"Traveling alone to a retreat, out of the country, with people I've never met is something that is definitely outside of my comfort zone. I had no idea what to expect going into this. What I found was an amazing group of people that welcomed me into their tribe and a incredible experience that I will never forget. The Costa Rica adventure retreat is nothing short of amazing. Everything from your meals to activities is completely planned out re-leaving you from the normal stress of planning and decision making that accompanies most "vacations". This allows you to fully immerse yourself in the experience and enjoy and soak up All The Things that this trip has to offer. The experience checks all of the boxes. Adventure - Mindfullness - Rest - Community - Mobility. The activities are perfectly balanced between adrenaline and chillaxation. Adam and Vanessa could not have been better hosts for this retreat. Mobility workshops and meditation sessions were on point. I can't say enough good things about this retreat. I would say once in a lifetime, but I am positive I will be returning. When the trip opens up, you better get your spot ASAP or I am taking it!!!!" 
-Allen F.
Loved this experience
"This is not just any ole “find like-minded people and sure it sounds good so I’ll go for it retreat…not hardly - this is a once in a lifetime adventure…with the bonus that all the food is Paleo/ Primal!”
The hosts Adam and Vanessa Lambert are passionate about wellness and have put together a vacation/retreat/experience that has not been duplicated by others. Activities included paddle boarding/kayaking, whitewater river rafting, a local-color mangrove tour and sunset sailing. While all these activities were amazing, the highlight of the week was the meal conversations. Like-minded souls warmly shared their paleo journey, their challenges and victories, and perspectives on the direction of the movement, all while dining on the most amazing food. No stone was unturned with wide ranging dinner topics, covering sleep, exercise strategies, cooking, latest and best books, podcasts, web sites and other valuable resources.
This retreat is a must if you are new to the paleo community, looking for a jump start back to the paleo lifestyle or just want to go to Costa Rica and be with warm & loving individuals who want the best for you. The private estate exceeded our expectations and the food was fantastic. We highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a Costa Rican get away with benefits!
We loved this experience and look forward to another adventure with Adam and Nesta!"  
-Kevin & Tina W
right mix of authenticity & familiarity
"Not overprogrammed, but thoughtfully programmed. Off the beaten path, but comfortable the whole time. The right mix of authenticity and familiarity. Adam and Vanessa have a way of bringing adventure to the table that you can enjoy on your terms. 

Vanessa and Adam made me feel so welcome and special at the retreat. I had invented for myself the idea that I was going to heading into a mildly cultish environment, i.e. had to have specific eating habits, had to be a certain size, had to be an accomplished athlete, etc. But I truly realized throughout the course of the week that Bee The Wellness is about encouraging wellness, wherever one happens to be in their life, and in whatever form best befits that person. Never for one second did I feel judged or cornered into a prescribed behavior. Every single person on the retreat was lovely, funny, kind and adventurous. And what a spectacular place to experience all kinds of new activities! I cannot recommend these retreats enough if you need to come up for some air. "
-Aimme B
nourishing to my soul
"This was my Fifth Retreat with Bee The Wellness and I keep coming back for more! The Retreats are all so amazing and Costa Rica has been one of my favorites as it is not only a Paleo Adventure Retreat but it is also a vacation with like minded friends! Adam and Vanessa Lambert do it right! The retreats run with such ease that you have nothing to worry about from the time you arrive until you leave. Everything is planned out from activities, paleo meals cooked by our own Personal Chef and relaxing down time where you get to hang out and talk and get to know all the amazing people that are on the trip. There are also mobility sessions daily and one of my favorite times of the day every night before bed a guided meditation by Vanessa to reflect on life and what happened during the day and during the retreat. The retreats are a time for me to get away from my every day life of being a stay at home mom and where I can go to be with my tribe. Adam and Vanessa lead the way for all of us to be part of something bigger then all of us and make you feel so welcome you become family and go home with a bunch of new friends that become so important to your life. For me it has become so much more then a trip and adventure activities, it is a deep dive to do things I never thought I would do such as zip line or surf and be able to open up with people that understand and are all on the same journey in life. I cannot say enough good things about the Bee The Wellness Paleo Retreats as well as Adam and Vanessa Lambert and hope to be able to continue to attend as many as I can. This is something that has become so nourishing to my soul and I cannot wait until the next Adventure! Pura Vida!!!"
-Jennifer A
exceeded my expectations
"It exceeded my expectations. I had been to Primal Con, but never had such an intimate experience where I really feel like I got to know the other participants. The wonderful thing is to meet people and realize how much we all had in common. Great to be able to bond with like-minded souls. This truly was a life changing weekend for me in mind, body and soul. **Also, I think a really important thing to know is that it is really great going solo. I was afraid I might be left out not being there with a partner or friend, but I totally did not feel that at all. I felt really comfortable knowing that other people were also there on their own and that you didn’t have to “have somebody” to do all the activities. Sometimes it’s intimidating to travel to something like this on your own without the security blanket of having a friend along with you, but I can safely say that I never felt alone or not part of the group and it was great that other people were there on their own as well!"
-Janine H
fun, welcoming, supportive
"We had an incredible experience with Bee the Wellness in Costa Rica! We chose this vacation because it had an impressive balance of unique activities, gorgeous surroundings and outstanding food, and we were not disappointed. Every detail was taken care of for us, which was just what we wanted and needed. Vanessa and Adam are fun, welcoming, supportive, knowledgeable, and total rock stars at putting together an amazing adventure. Activities are accessible to a wide range of ability levels, and significant dietary restrictions were taken seriously and accommodated beautifully. Many thanks, Adam and Vanessa!! We recommend your adventures without hesitation! "
-Amy and Damon C.
It Will Change Your Life
"I am trying to put into words how I feel about the past week that was spent in Costa Rica with Adam and Vanessa and our fellow bees. Walking into a place where there are 18 other people that you have never met and all of coming from different walks of life and different path, it’s really intimidating but by the end of the week I walked out with 18 new friends and even a few soul friends. I am so grateful I said screw it to adulting for a week and allowed myself to come and play. With more retreats coming up, I just have to say this. Find a way to get to one, it will change your life!"  
-Rebecca T
inspirational journey
"This retreat was a whole new experience for me and I absolutely loved it. Being able to go to a place with people who are all on the same path in life is amazing. Learning what works for yourself/others and being able to take the knowledge home with you is a truly amazing opportunity. You will make life long friends on this inspirational journey."
helped me stay the course
"The trips really cement your purpose and intentions, whether it's your nutrition or movement or mindset. You meet and bond with such awesome people. I think that when I've had a rough time and felt less positive about my ability to stick with a healthy life, the connections I feel towards my trip-Bees has helped me stay the course."
-Virginia R
Love, Love, Loved The Experience
The food was delicious, and plentiful! The accommodations were lovely and offered a variety of spaces indoor and out.The coaches were great! Helpful, patient, informative and fun! Love, love loved the experience!
Meg M.

About Us
On their own they are are both skilled coaches, together they create a fun and inspiring package. Join Adam and Vanessa on their quest to help people get fitter, healthier and happier! 


Battalion Chief for the third largest fire department in the united States, Adam Lambert has made it the focus of his career to identify and address the specific physical, cognitive, and emotional demands placed on fire personnel and shift workers. Lambert’s breadth of experience in the fire service has provided him with a unique vantage point from which he has built a progressive approach to address those needs. Author of the popular firefighter fitness blog, his groundbreaking review on nutrition and heat related illness was recently published in the State of California annual Focus on Safety. Heralded as a thought leader in the field, Adam was recruited as a contributing editor by The First Twenty, a web based wellness program designed for the fire service. 

In addition, Lambert is recognized as one of the leading strength and conditioning coaches in the fire service. Certified under the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Lambert spent 6 years training and coaching under the tutelage of Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution and owner of Norcal Strength and Conditioning. As a Firefighter Olympics and Crossfit Games competitor, 

Adam is no stranger to performance athletics. Adam believes that achieving optimal health and performance must include a foundation of fundamental nutrition and fitness principles but is by no means a one size fits all approach. To that end, he is committed to helping people find a nutrition and fitness strategy that meets their individual needs.


A health and fitness enthusiast since childhood, Vanessa came into coaching quite accidently. As a promising young gymnast, her coach asked if she would instruct the introductory classes at her gym. Her natural love of the movement was only deepened by sharing it with others. There began her basis of learning to coach and her understanding of the unique importance of the teacher student relationship. No stranger to competitive sport, Vanessa played soccer, basketball, swam competitively, and was also co-captain of her cheerleading squad. In her early 20’s she moved to Maui to improve her surfing practice and became one of the first female surf instructors in the Hawaiian islands, and a true force in the water. 
She and Adam were also an integral part of the CrossFit NorCal team that took third place in the affiliate games in 2009. Throughout her life she continued to evolve her diet in order to better fuel her performance and her busy schedule. In fact, Vanessa had already embraced the Paleo diet when she began training with Robb Wolf as a client. She had seen the dramatic benefits of doing so and was delighted to find out that not only did her coach agree, but he was one of the thought leaders on the subject. It would be her years at Norcal Strength and Conditioning training under the tutelage of Robb and his wife Nicki, that her ancestral wellness practice would deepen. 
After relocating to Los Angeles to pursue her music career, Vanessa was introduced to Mark Sisson. Working closely with Mark at the Primal Blueprint headquarters over the last four years, Vanessa developed the personal coaching program, Primal’s luxury retreat vacations, and has become a staple at the PrimalCon events where she and Adam coach the fundamentals of weightlifting and gymnastics. Vanessa feels truly blessed for having worked with the best and the brightest in the ancestral health world. This experience is what motivated her to co-create the Bee The Wellness program with her husband Adam. These days, her focus is to help as many people as possible become the very best version of themselves.
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