Couples Therapy Retreats in Playa Del Carmen Mexico

Experiencing relationship issues and communication problems and don’t know what to do?

Next Upcoming Retreat
April 24-27, 2022

Welcome to Palmaïa, The House of AïA Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico 

Want to have a closer relationship with your spouse?

Want to feel heard and appreciated by your partner?

Ready to stop feeling like your relationship is on the rocks and bring back the love and fun in your marriage?


Stop bickering about trivial things and embrace each of your unique differences to better understand one another.

There is hope for your relationship, even if you are having trouble communicating or have experienced infidelity.

Voted by Brides Magazine as one of the best couples retreats in the world!


Improve Communication and Your Marriage at our Caribbean Couples Retreat Vacation

Sometimes we “forget” our spouse.

Not literally, but in a way we really do.

We get wrapped up in the stress of raising the kids, pressures of work and living…

…and we forget why we fell in love, who we are married to, the special moments that brought us together…

And we live along side each other almost like roommates. Not soulmates.

We are guilty of falling into this pattern of rote too and so we have renewed our commitment to each other.

Schedule time alone, to work on the state of our “union”. Marriage maintenance is needed in nearly all relationships at some time. Come work on your marriage with us in the paradise of Quintana Roo.

If you feel the same way, (especially after covid!) and you’d like to renew your commitment to each other, fall back in love, reawaken old feelings and truly experience joy together again, ask us about the Getting the Love You Want weekend getaway in the tropical Caribbean island of Playa del Carmen!

Coronavirus notwithstanding, you can’t wait to work on your marriage until it’s dry and depleted…

That’s why we’ve planned a safe couples therapy getaway for you, with multiple Covid19 safety precautions, so that you don’t need to wait and can getaway now to do much needed work together.

The first retreat takes place from April 24-27, 2021 in Playa del Carmen just outside Cozumel.

Palmaï The House of AïA is a beautiful resort, and all guest suites have a terrace and are ocean front.  The marriage workshop will take work, but you and your spouse will walk away with the tools you need to understand one another better and communicate without blame or shame. Want to add a few more nights to your stay at the resort so you can enjoy all that this beautiful island has to offer? Just let us know and we’ll create a custom all-inclusive package for you.

Invite your spouse to join you on this journey together to become better partners for each other and improve your communication and understanding of one another.

Spend a weekend recommitting to your #couplegoals and actually achieve and create a beautiful future for your relationship together! An imago marriage counseling retreat in the Caribbean might be just the thing you both need to get your relationship back on track.

Text, Call or Register now to getaway to Playa del Carmen with the person you made a promise to love and cherish forever.

Book an immersive, all-inclusive marriage counseling retreat and romantic getaway at the luxurious Palmaï resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico from April 24-27, 2021. Our 4 day, 3 night retreats feature intensive Imago relationship therapy in the tropical Quintana Roo area, one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean. Contact us to request more information, book a call to ask a question, or book a weekend getaway for you and your spouse online today.

Listen to the audio clip below to learn more about why these trips are so important for couples reaching the power struggle stage in marriage.

The Getting the Love You Want™ Marriage Retreat is for you if you want to:

  • Finally become deeply heard by your spouse through a process that feels truly safe
  • Renew a relationship that is getting stale
  • Gain clarity on whether you should stay or go
  • Resolve old childhood “stuff” that is getting in your way of being a great partner and parent
  • Discovering and shedding those aggravating triggers that your spouse seems to provoke in you
  • Comfortably talk safely about any issue in your relationship and remain connected
  • Finally feel loved (maybe even for the first time ever!) by discovering your personal love language and living it out to the fullest
  • Achieve your relationship goals through a completed done-for-you plan
  • Satisfy your needs for physical and emotional connection
  • Learn how to ask for what you want and get the love you want instead of being a victim
  • Remove negativity, retaliation, reactivity, anger, and blame through our formula for detoxing your marriage
  • Heal the crushing effects of infidelity and make amends
  • Establish new rituals for re-romanticizing your relationship
  • Shift the negative energy in 5 minutes or less!

Why Imago Therapy?

Some individuals are very hard to persuade when and reluctant when it comes to couples counseling. We thought couples would feel more inclined to attend relationship therapy with their spouse if there was an incentive thrown in…like a vacation in paradise afterward.

Why Book a Retreat with The Marriage Restoration Project?

Our Getting the Love You Want couples retreats coach couples in crisis. Some of our specialties include:

• Infidelity recovery after cheating
• Neurodiverse couples counseling
• Couples communication coaching
• Sexless marriage restoration
• Imago Relationship Therapy
• Imago Communication Method

About Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Resort
We chose this resort because it’s a breathtaking property with 202 rooms and guest suites. Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is dedicated to global responsibility and protecting the environment. The hotel earned significant and measurable sustainability milestones and received the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ mark. The requirements for certification are aligned with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria. This certification assures their commitment to reducing the impact of their activities and operations on the planet and local community. Secrets Papagayo is located on the beautiful Papagayo peninsula in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and only a 20 minute drive from Liberia International Airport. But don’t take our word for it, check out the pictures to see this amazingly intimate (all-inclusive) resort perfect for a marital counseling retreat.


About the Palmaï, The House of AïA Resort

We chose this resort because it’s a breathtaking property with 234 oceanfront guest suites. It’s classified as a cruelty free hotel and resort because it does not use any bedding or building materials made using animal parts (for example no feathers or leather). Each room has a private terrace so you can serenade your partner Romeo and Juliet style. But don’t take our word for it, check out the pictures to see this amazingly intimate resort perfect for a marital counseling retreat.


The therapist at the retreat was wonderful for us. The whole program is exactly what we needed! – S.A + J.T

Planning to spend the day exploring on Saturday, it is absolutely wonderful here. The hotel is the best and everyone here treats us with such kindness! The food is amazing, my room is perfect and beautiful. Thank you so much for creating this experience for us! -B.N.

What’s Included

4 Days/3 Nights at Palmaï

All meals and beverages (excludes alcohol and snacks)

All taxes and gratuities

3 Days of Couples Educational Workshop, Workbook and all materials

Daily Movement Classes


Day 1: Welcome

5:00 PM – Welcome Meeting and Introductions
Housekeeping Items 

5:30 PM – Introduction to Imago and Discussion- “Identification of the 3 Relationship stages” – Explore the secret agenda of relationships and “diagnose” which stage of relationship you are in and how that is currently affecting your marriage and what to do about it.

6:30 PM – Group Dinner 

8:00 PM – Guided Imagery Meditation 25 minutes
Discussion:  “Personal relationship history” – Explore your personal relationship history through written exercises that will open up your eyes to your relationship stumbling blocks. 45 minutes

Day 2: “Restoring Hope” – 6 Hours to Open up your Eyes to the Realization that your Marriage has the Potential to be Different”

8:00 AM – Discuss the day over coffee

8:45 AM – Morning Movement; Beach Walk

9:30 AM – Discussion: Crossing the Bridge- Discover how your past impacts the present. A “conversation” with your parents about old unresolved hurts

10:30 AM – “Why you chose your spouse” – Learn about the missing parts of yourself and know how to reclaim them.

11:15 AM – Brunch Discussion: “Relationship frustration” – Experience deep healing around a difficult issue with your spouse using the Imago Dialogue practice which is a safe and comfortable way to communicate.

1:00 PM – Shower and Break for the Afternoon:  Spa Treatments, Relaxation

4:30 PM – Beach Meditation: Discussion: “Living Gratefully” – Harness the power of gratitude, naturally flourishing into becoming a more successful and appreciative person.

5:00 PM – Closing Exercise- Holding 10 min

5:30 PM –  Dinner

Day 3: “Hope becomes Reality” – 6 Hours to turn your hope for your new relationship into reality

8:00 AM – Discuss the day over coffee

8:45 AM – Morning Movement; Beach Walk  

9:30 AM – Discussion about Exits- When the going gets tough- written workbook exercise                  

10:15 AM – Transforming Your Frustrations into Request- A comprehensive inventory and exercise to ask for what you want.

12:30 PM – Shower and Break for the Afternoon:  Spa Treatments, Relaxation

2:30 PM – “Receive the Love that Your Partner is Sending You” – Diagnose your love language, learn how to use your love language and the love language of others more effectively to get and to give the love that you want.

3:15 PM – “Flooding” – Shift the negative energy in a 5-minute process.

4:15 PM – Hi-Energy Fun

4:40 PM – End day

Day 4: Take Home Takeaways

8:00 AM – Discuss the day over coffee

8:45 AM – Morning Movement; Beach Walk

9:30 AM – “Dream Up Your Relationship Vision”– Craft a vision that you can successfully live out for your new future together.

10:30 – Going Home, eval, and closing ceremony

11:30 AM – Closing Meal


Get To Know Your Getting the Love You Want ™ Workshop Leader

Jill Wolf

April 24-27, 2022 Workshop Presenter

Jill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Illinois) and a member of the Academy of Clinical Social Workers (a national accreditation) with a Masters in Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

In 1989, after seeing Harville Hendrix on The Oprah Winfrey Show, she attended his “Getting the Love You Want” workshop for couples. Jill said, “Like many wives, I dragged my reluctant husband to the workshop so that Harville could fix him. Soon I found out how much work I had to do. Of course, that was really a blessing in disguise, because I didn’t even like the person I had become in that marriage, but I didn’t know how not to be that. I was fascinated by the Imago theory and tools and realized it had immense potential benefit, both personally and professionally. I eagerly began training with Dr. Hendrix.”

Jill was certified as an Imago therapist by Dr. Hendrix in June of 1990, 1 of the first 5 therapists in the Chicago area to do so. Together with some of those colleagues, they founded the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy of Greater Chicago, a professional training and support organization. She later went on to acquire more training, becoming a Certified Workshop Presenter for couples and singles, and an Advanced Clinician in Imago Therapy.

Jill has also trained with Pat Love, Ed.D. author of “Hot Monogamy.” Additionally, she has completed the initial training with Dr. John Gottman, author of “Seven Principles of Successful Marriages.” Jill trained under Dr. Steven Stosny and became certified to teach HEALS™, his groundbreaking anger management tool. Her private practice reflects the wisdom of these and other important mentors. Jill is also a “Faculty Associate for the Imago International Training Institute.” (IITI)


Questions about your situation or want more details? Schedule a time to speak with us.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are masks required at the hotel?

Masks are not required outside or in the restaurants. We intend to have most of the retreat outside. Inside, El Mangrove requests that masks be worn.

What if my flight gets cancelled?

As the flight is booked separately from the registration fee, it is best for you to book refundable tickets. Usually, if an airline cancels a flight, you will be reimbursed.

We strongly recommend that you purchase flight cancellation insurance to protect yourself from unexpected circumstances that may cause you to cancel your retreat. Cancellation of any travel plans, airlines, etc. will be completely your responsibility.

What if I test positive for Covid and cannot attend?

If you are not able to attend, due to COVID, your monies will be applied towards a future retreat.

If the retreat has not been cancelled by us, and you cancel within 30 days of the retreat, you will be able to apply the funds towards a future retreat. If you need to cancel over 31 days, you will receive your money back minus the nonrefundable deposit.

What if the retreat gets cancelled?

If we need to cancel the retreat for safety or lack of attendance reasons, you will be fully refunded. We are not responsible for any non refundable or non-transferable air tickets or other unrecoverable travel costs that you may have incurred.

What if I have to cancel my reservation?

If you cancel your booking 31 days before the retreat, you will be refunded, minus the non refundable deposit. If you cancel your booking less than 30 days before the retreat your funds will be applied towards a future retreat date and you are welcome to attend at a later date.

What are the COVID safety precautions at the hotel?

You can find a list of the resort’s health and safety procedures at this link.

Does Mexico require a Covid PCR test?

No, Mexico does not require a covid test upon arrival. Check with your airline to see if a Covid PCR test is required for the way home.

Which Nearby airport?

Both the Cozumel and Cancun Airports are nearby, so you can fly to either one and arrive near Playa del Carmen.

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