Paleo Adventure Retreat!

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We are thrilled to announce our 4th Costa Rican paleo adventure retreat November 11-16th, 2017! Embark on an amazing getaway to southern Costa Rica for 6 days of adventure, relaxation, learning, and friendship in the mountains overlooking Uvita. 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, sailing, and white water rafting, as well as creative workshops and movement-mobility sessions led by your coaches Adam and Vanessa Lambert. Hosted in a luxurious private estate on 36 acres surrounded by over 200 acres of wildlife preserve, this retreat location boasts some of the most luscious jungles in the world. Coupled with an impeccable farm to table experience provided by our personal chef and retreat staff, this vacation leaves nothing to be desired. End each evening with an optional rest, reflection, and meditation and luxuriate on the peaceful essence this wonderful country has to offer. 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.


  • Poolside 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.

  • Elegant BathRooms

    Private Ensuite Bathrooms
    in each Bedroom Quarters.

  • 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.

  • Mangrove Tour

    This trip will immerse you in an incredible wild life spotting area along the Sierpe River. While you are enjoying your favorite drink you will see amazing 360 degree views of some of Costa Rica’s most incredible wildlife.

  • Private Sailing Tour

    Embark on our private sailboat for the final evening. Enjoy the water and wind as we kiss our final sunset farewell.

  • Movement and Mobility Workshops

    Throughout the week we will have various mobility and movement workshops to keep those bodies supple and ready for action.

  • Evening Reflection and Guided Meditation

    Wind down each evening with a guided meditation inspired by the days events and led by Vanessa.


  • In House
    Farm to Table Paleo Chef

  • Luxurious Private Estate
    On 36 Acres

  • Breathtaking Views

  • Expansive Living Space

  • Private Waterfalls
    On Grounds

  • Infiniti Edge Saltwater Pool Overlooking Uvita

  • Jacuzzi

  • Outdoor Movement Studios

Questions? Email us at info@beethewellness.com

What if you had an opportunity to boost your energy, excitement and enthusiasm about health while “beeing" surrounded by like-minded, fun and understanding people? That is exactly what you get during the Costa Rica get away with Bee the Wellness. Vanessa and Adam are there to cheer you on, motivate you and (in our case) answer every last questiom you have ever had about your wellness. In addition, you spend your days enjoying the breath taking sights, sounds and foods of beautiful Costa Rica. Beach Sprints or Paddlle Boarding adventures start your days and mobility sessions and meditation complete each evening. In just a few short days friendships are made, batteries are recharged and this incredible magic happens...

Brian and Liz C.


  • "The Bee the Wellness Costa Rican Retreat is a wonderful experience!  Adam and Vanessa create an environment where your paleo/primal journey can thrive, no matter where you are along the way." They are available to discuss and answer any question you may have, and help tweak your methods and fitness plans.  The accommodations are beautiful, open air Costa Rican concept.  The activities are awesome, with nature right at your door and plenty of time for moving and relaxing.  The food is first class paleo so you don't have to fret about what to eat.  It's truly a time and place where I connect with myself and my paleo peeps!" -

    Pura Vida- Meg M.

  • "I cannot say enough about the wonderful Bee The Wellness Paleo Adventure Retreat!"
      I decided to attend the Retreat because it has it all:  a restful vacation as well as a learning experience and adventure for myself.  The best part of the retreat for me was being with our coaches, Vanessa and Adam Lambert, which make you feel like family. They provided a very well planned out trip with absolutely nothing to worry about after you step off the plane from transportation to the villa to a personal chef, planned out activities, down time that included just talking and learning with Adam and Vanessa and optional workouts and mobility sessions.  One of my favorite times of the entire trip was every evening we were led through a relaxing meditation reflecting on our day and our life.  This retreat was an incredible growing and learning experience for myself to not only do things on my own and take the time I needed out of my busy life to make myself a priority but also to step outside my comfort zone to do things I would never normally do in my everyday life.  And the food, how can I forget the food, it was Amazing 5 star, farm fresh from the land and local, Paleo and prepared for us daily!  I had the time of my life and cannot wait to do it again!  Vanessa and Adam have thought of everything on this trip and all you have to do is show up and relax and feel the Pura Vida."

    Jennifer A

  • "I wasn't sure what to expect but this trip looked too good to miss. I was blown away by the experience, the coaching, and the beautiful country that is Costa Rica." I know it might sound crazy but this trip actually changed my outlook on life and everything seemed to shift for the better when I got back to my "normal" life. I can't recommend this adventure enough!"

    Erin G

  • "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

  • "This was my very first vacation like this and oh my goodness, I want to go again! "
     From the active day trips to the relaxing time at the beautiful house to the lively and interactive talks throughout the trip, it was definitely more than what I hoped for.  Vanessa and Adam definitely know how to run a retreat!
    My favorite aspects of the trip were the mobility & movement sessions (where else do you get to do this), the sprinting workshop on the beach, the stand-up paddle boarding (even though I was a little nervous to be out on the ocean), the sunset boat trip on the last night and eating meals together outside at the house.  It was a nice mix between activities and relaxation.
    What really sealed the deal for me, was the amazing nutrient-dense food at EVERY SINGLE MEAL, included in the trip.  As a nutrition practitioner and as a paleo/primal foodie fanatic, I can't express how wonderful it is to not think about the quality of the food, meaning, it was all so great and pure!  There were even a couple of real foods that don't work for me and I was able to talk about with Vanessa prior to the trip.  She communicated with the chef so that I could be accommodated and it was wonderful!
    I would highly recommend this retreat and hope to be able to participate in another one in the future!  Pura Vida!

    Gina R

  • There isn’t one thing I’d change about this trip, it was absolutely one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself! I chose to go on this adventure “alone”, to really get in touch with who I am and who I want to be. Turns out, I’m quite the adventurer! I climbed waterfalls in the jungle, paddleboarded the Pacific, and went rafting in a majestic mountain river. In our quiet moments, getting up and looking out over the mountain jungle to the ocean, in a group meditation just before bed (try this, you’ll get amazing sleep), I connected with something special. I got to know some amazing people, that I now count as great friends, despite the miles that separate us. From the beautiful residence (that pool!) to the fantastic food, you’ll feel so indulgent and relaxed. It’s no exaggeration to say that this trip actually changed my life. Since the trip, I’ve been embracing adventure in a BIG way. I finally took that bellydance class (and again met an amazing group of people), I do outdoor yoga on my lunchbreak (despite hundreds of fellow government employees walking by and thinking our little class might be …weird), I’m going to learn to drive a motorcycle…. If you’re thinking about taking this trip, just go for it. You won’t regret it.

    Virginia R.

Schedule, Details & Information


Located in the mountains above Uvita in southern Costa Rica!

Full Schedule: November 11-16, 2017



Private Shuttle Pick Up San Jose to Mareas


Arrive to Mareas



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.

7:30 Dinner

8:30 Rest, Reflection, Guided Meditation, Retire



7:30 am

Depart For Surf Lesson

8:30 am

Surf Lesson

9:00 am

1:30 Pm


2:30 Pm

Guided Hike To Mareas Waterfalls


Movement Coaching/ Mobility

7:15 Pm


8:15 Pm

Rest, Reflection, Meditation, Retire


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.

5:30pm Mobility & Breath Workshop

7:00pm Dinner


Rest, Reflection, Meditation, Retire


7:00 am


7:30 am

Leave for Sierpe Mangrove Tour -This trip will immerse you in an incredible wild life spotting area along the Sierpe River. While you are enjoying your favorite drink you will see amazing 360 degree views of some of Costa Rica’s most incredible wildlife. Followed by Beach Tour and Sprinting Workshop.

5:30 – 7:30pm

Creativity Workshop- A fun and quirky creativity workshop led by local artist.




Rest, Reflection, Meditation, Retire




Morning Free Time Open Space, Enjoy moments by the pool relaxing in our amazing estate.




Leave for Sailing Tour- Embark on our private sailboat for the final evening. Enjoy the water and wind as we kiss our final sunset farewell.




Rest, Reflection, Meditation, Retire



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

8:30am – 9:30am

9:30am Pack, reflect, ready for departure Leave Mareas for SJO.


Depart Mareas

Cancellation Policy:

Outside of 90 Days a 10% fee will be assessed to cover credit card fees. 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 the 10% 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 we highly recommend purchasing trip insurance through www.worldnomads.com


Menu Details:

Our in house chef crafts a menu around personal tastes and your Paleo/ Primal lifestyle. Our cuisine features exotic flavors of the local Costa Ballena region. Organic vegetables and greens, tropical fruits, fresh fish caught by local artisans, organic chicken and grass fed beef are just a few of the quality ingredients available for your dining pleasure.

Breakfast starts with freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee, followed by tropical juices or smoothies, exotic tropical fruits, farm fresh eggs, and specialty breakfast meats specially crafted by local butchers.
The lunch and dinner menu changes daily and consists of a 3-course meal. Our lunch is seated in an open-air bamboo area amidst treetops with a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean.
Dinner is served in a candlelit ambiance, surrounded by the beautiful sounds of Mareas’ wildlife and waterfalls. Note: we will allow for some local grass-fed and raw dairy in our meal plan if our guests can tolerate. Please advise if you have any restrictions that would not be covered by this meal plan.
Details on Travel and Shuttle Service: To be picked up by our shuttle service, please book flight direct to San Jose, Costa Rica arriving between 9:00 am and 10:30 am pst or the night before. We highly recommend arriving the evening before to avoid delays or mishaps. If your flight is delayed and you miss our groups shuttle, you will have to have an additional private shuttle pick you up at an additional charge. We will pick up all prior evening arrivals at their hotel. We recommend The Hampton Inn in San Jose for those arriving the night before. If you are coming solo, let us know and we will try to pair you up with a roommate for The Hampton Inn as well.

Details on Pricing and Occupancy Requirements: 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. All rooms have private bathrooms and pricing is based on room type and availability. Reserve your space with $500 down. Payment options are available to break fees into manageable payments. Contact us at info@beethewellness.com for special requests.

  • Bed Type:King Ocean View $2650 per person

  • Bed Type:Double Queen Ocean View $2640 per person

  • Bed Type:King Jungle View $2640 per person

  • Bed Type: Double Queen Jungle View $2625 per person

  • Bed Type: Double Twin Jungle View $2558 per person

6 Days and 5 Nights In Beautiful Uvita, Costa Rica!

This is not just a vacation, this is an adventure of a lifetime!

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! 

A 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 www.fitforduty.org, 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.

Vanessa: 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.