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Accommodations and Cost




(All prices are shown in U S dollars)

Sugar Beach Resort is a small boutique hotel with guest suites, rooms and beach houses nestled across a 24-acre beachfront property.  With 28 comfortable guest rooms/suites and two beach houses, we can accommodate various tastes, ensuring privacy, intimacy and personalized service

All of the guest rooms/suites have been designed with your comfort in mind, located just steps from the shores of the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and the soothing sands of Playa Pan de Azúcar.  The resort shares the dry forest with monkeys, iguanas, coatis, raccoons, and the beauty and abundance of Costa Rica’s Natural World.

Some suites and rooms, are set directly on the waterfront with spectacular western ocean views – perfectly poised to take in the searing colors of the setting sun.  Listen to the sounds of the howler monkeys and tropical birds from your patio, as the warm salt air wafts around you.
Each of the rooms and guest suites are spacious and comfortable and offer large patios and privacy and all have individual characteristics and touches.

All the rooms/suites at Sugar Beach Resort are
equipped with the following amenities:

  • ceiling fans
  • air conditioning
  • satellite TV
  • telephone
  • refrigerators
  • hot water
  • safety box
  • furnished patios

THE RATES FOR THIS WORKSHOP/RETREAT WOULD NORMALLY BE BETWEEN $3,040 – $3,295. Due to the commitment from Loma Linda University to educate and enhance people’s lives, you can enjoy the $750 discount that is being offered by not having to pay for CME credits.

  • Accommodations for 6 nights as listed below including taxes
  • All meals (three meals per day) starting with Dinner on 3/17 and ending with Breakfast on 3/23
  • All presentations/workshops by Dr. Hans Diehl, Susan Benigas, Jon Benigas, Dr. John Kelly, Cyrus Khambata, Franco Marini, Kay Latchmansingh and Sally Kelly (see schedule)
  • Morning Mindfulness sessionsbeach photo 3
  • Optional Community Service Project
  • All evening offerings
  • Access to swimming pool
  • Hiking and beach accessibility
  • Transportation from and to the Liberia Airport (see Getting There)
  • 26 CME CREDITS and CERTIFICATE are also included



  • If you wish to have a companion join you who is not in the medical field, you are welcome to do so and we highly encourage them to attend all the sessions. The planned presentations are very valuable to participants regardless of their backgrounds and professions. Whether a companion chooses to attend the sessions is of course up to them.  Kindly note that the cost for a companion is exactly the same cost per person as shown below. (There are no discounts for someone choosing to not attend sessions)



Located in a spacious garden area, a popular hang out for the Howler monkeys! All of the rooms have 2 Queen-size beds.
Double Occupancy……..$2290 per person
Rates… Includes 3 meals per day, all retreat offerings as listed & taxes






These are splendid, spacious rooms with fantastic ocean-front views. All are tastefully decorated and are housed facing the ocean. Each room has two queen beds.

Double Occupancy……..$ 2410 per person

Rates… Includes 3 meals per day, all retreat offerings as listed & taxes




The deluxe guest rooms are housed in a beautiful setting, offering partial ocean views and overlooking tropical gardens and the pool. Deluxe rooms are equipped with a king bed and have a sitting area as shown in the photo, and wide double doors leading to a spacious balcony.

Double Occupancy…$ 2545 per person

Rates… Includes 3 meals per day, all retreat offerings as listed & taxes





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Views from Sugar Beach Resort



John Foss, a participant on one of our retreats, took some wonderful photos.

Take a few moments to visually see what is available for you at Sugar Beach this year. See these splendid photos below…

Costa Rica  Sugar Beach and Pelicans
98 pictures for one beach and some birds? Well… yeah.

Costa Rica  The Retreat
don Miguel and don Jose Ruiz, yoga and hotel happenings

Costa Rica  Excursions
Random monkey sightings, Tamarindo, Palo Verde river tour

Costa Rica  Hotel Critters

Every night it was something new! Fortunately not in our rooms…

Costa Rica Highlights

The very best shots of monkeys, pelicans, sunsets, jungle and the Ruiz’s

None of these were in our room! I would stay at the Sugar Beach Resort again in a heartbeat.

Come and Enjoy the Gorgeous Sunsets…


For more information: call us at 1 516 906-2133 or 516 343-3210, email us at or fill out and submit the form on the registration page: