with Shamanic Musician Kate Ryan &

Psychedelic Expert Amanda Schendel

October 17-23rd

October 26-November 1st

A gorgeous, private Ocean-View Villa

San Pancho, Mexico

Please apply soon as all of our retreats sell out.


Intention. Ceremony. Joy

These three words describe the goal of The Buena Vida retreats.

We use sacred plant medicines to heal past traumas, unveil creativity and inspire gratitude. Sound bowl vibrations, magical meditations, free-flowing dance and a judgement-free community surround our work. Take a safe, secure adventure into the most mystical area of the universe: your inner self!

Are you ready to experience a magical, mystical Shamanic sound journey?

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Why go on a retreat?

   Though many of us have tried "magic mushrooms" as young adults in a recreational setting, the healing effects of fungi are finally being discovered, studied and shown to the public. These ancient fungi have a lot more to offer than just a simple good time.

   Those looking to heal chronic depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of creativity, PTSD or even simply a lack of purpose in their lives are sure to benefit from a safe session with psilocybin mushrooms. When done at the correct dosage and under the care and supervision of experienced, caring facilitators, these little magic fungi can help us get to the root of our issues and find the strength to heal ourselves. 

   Possibly even more important than the mushrooms themselves is the preparation, integration and sense of community that will be provided at The Buena Vida. You'll have the opportunity to learn from those around you and receive counsel from our dedicated leaders. Be sure to bask in the glory of unspoiled nature and remember what its like to live a life of happiness and gratitude. 

Please apply soon as all of our retreats sell out.

What's Included

  • 7days/6 nights in a safe, private luxury villa

  • 3 Powerful & Legal Mushroom ceremonies lead by trained, musically gifted Shaman.

  • Daily Ceremony Integration

  • Yoga, Ecstatic Dance and workshops

  • Chef-prepared local cuisine

  • Closing Fruit Ceremony & Bonfire with new friends

  • 7 Day Online “Preparing for the Psychedelic Journey” Course: eases your mind and sets intention.

  • Kind, intimate community; maximum of 12 guests

  • Dedicated time for swimming, rest & nature

  • Transportation to and from the Puerto Vallarta (PVR) airport.

What’s not Included

  • Airfare

  • Optional Guided trips to local sites & nature

  • Extra days/nights in the area or transport outside the airport shuttle.

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Secluded. Private. Natural.

Villa Papelillos is a beautiful luxury villa located within the protected ecological reserve known as "Sierra de Vallejo", right at the heart of Riviera Nayarit.

The property consists of two villas of 3,200 square feet. Each villas boasts ocean and garden views, luxury comfort bedding, air conditioning & ceiling fans with remote controls.

Scroll through the gallery to see our beautiful location.


Private & Shared rooms in our luxury accommodation. Please apply soon as all of our retreats sell out.

2 Oceanview bedrooms

King size bed, full bathroom with dressing room, terrace & balcony.

Single Occupancy $4,950

Double Occupancy (friends/couples) $3,900pp

2 Mountain view bedrooms

king size bed, full bathroom with dressing room & balcony.

Single Occupancy $4,800

Double Occupancy (friends/couples) $3,800pp

2 Garden & Mountain bedrooms

king size bed, full bathroom & closet.

Single Occupancy $4,750

Double Occupancy (friends/couples) $3,700pp

2 Garden & mountain bedrooms-Shared

2 single beds & half a bathroom, outdoor shower

Double Occupancy only-$3,200

Scholarship Option: We are now suited to award 1 low-income scholarship place at our retreat! Thank you to all of our privileged guests who have contributed to this cause. Please contact Amanda directly to apply.

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The Buena Vida and Sol Medicine does not supply, manufacture, distribute or condone the use of any illegal substances. The goal of Sol Medicine Retreats is to facilitate access to trained, indigenous shamans who work with sacred plant medicines within an accepted, sacramental and ceremonial context. The shamans personally evaluate each guests’ needs and work strictly within the laws of their training and all local and national laws where the retreats will take place. We do not guarantee any results or outcomes, specific medicine usage, etc. Each participant is responsible for informing themselves about possible pharmaceutical drug contraindications, including but not limited to SSRI and other stabilizing medication. They assume all responsibility for due diligence required for their participation. For more information and additional resources, email