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The World’s First and Only Female-Led and Ceremony-Focused Mushroom Retreat

October 17-23rd &

October 26-November 1st

San Pancho, Mexico


Intention. Ceremony. Joy

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

We are a LEGAL, SAFE, and most of all CARING group of leaders trained to guide you through this epic journey. We are the only female-led and Ceremony-focused Psilocybin retreat in the world.

We use sacred plant medicines to heal past traumas, unveil creativity and inspire gratitude. Sound bowl vibrations, magical meditations, 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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Is this retreat for me?

Are you tired of going through the motions each day and feeling unfulfilled?

Do you have a sneaking suspicion there’s something MORE out there for you?

Are you sick all the self-help books and not getting the results to finally overcome the limiting mind patterns holding you back from your greatest potential?

Do you find that your regimen of mental health, SSRI and SSNI medication is just helping you “get by” but not truly BREAK THROUGH?

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. 

Each group consists of a 3:1 ratio of guests to leaders. We cater to those wanting a luxurious, pampered and caring retreat that allows a deep dive into this sacred medicine.

What may I experience?

  • Experiences of intense love and bliss

  • Releasing suppressed emotions

  • Deep, profound forgiveness of self and others

  • Revisiting beautiful memories

  • Embodied states of connection

  • Releasing old patterns and destructive thoughts

  • Confronting areas of rumination and fear with confidence.

  • Processing traumatic experiences with a new perspective.

Take a look at our private escape for our October retreats…


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 Mexican 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.

There are no neighbors. Total seclusion, yet only 10 minutes the larger city of Sayulita and 30 minutes to Puerto Vallarta.

Let birdsong and the sweeping vista of the Pacific lull you into relaxation.

The property consists of two villas of 3,200 square feet. Each villas boasts ocean and garden views, high-end mattresses, luxury comfort bedding, air conditioning & ceiling fans.

Scroll through the gallery to see our beautiful location.


Each group consists of a 3:1 ratio of guests to leaders. We cater to those wanting a luxurious, pampered and caring retreat that allows a deep dive into this sacred medicine.

2 Ocean view bedrooms-SOLD OUT for Retreat 1

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

Private Single Occupancy $4,200

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

2 Mountain view bedrooms-SOLD OUT for Retreat 1 & 2

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

Private Single Occupancy $4,000

Double Occupancy (friends/couples) $3,600/pp

2 Jungle View bedrooms-AVAILABLE for Retreat 1

king size bed, full bathroom & closet.

Private Single Occupancy $4,000

Double Occupancy (friends/couples) $3,600/pp

2 SHARED Bedrooms: SOLD OUT for Retreat 1

2 single beds & half a bathroom, outdoor shower

Double Occupancy only-$3,200/pp

Scroll through our gallery of Villa Papelillos…

Scholarship Option: We are now suited to award 1 low-income scholarship place at our retreat!

* While we have already awarded our Scholarships, please still apply below to be on the waitlist.* We will contact you with important information about the potential of attending a lower-priced retreat.

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The Buena Vida 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