See Upcoming Availability for Marriage Help!

See Events

Tropical Couples Therapy Retreats in Costa Rica

When you know things need to change. But you’re not sure what to do.

Next Upcoming Retreats

October 18-22, 2023

October 22-25, 2023

February 21- 25, 2024

April 3-7, 2024

Welcome to Hotel Bosque del Mar at Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste, Costa Rica Paradise!

Craving Connection?

Thirsty for your spouse’s affection & attention?

Go from stale and stagnant to OMG NOW I remember why I fell in love with you!


From stupid tiffs, fighting, and arguments to … I am so much more self-aware and conscious about what parts of myself are lost…

From doubt and uncertainty about my choices …to the confidence that you married no better person than your partner

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


A Weekend to Improve Your Marriage and Communication

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 tropical Costa Rica.

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 Costa Rica!

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.

Join us in 2023 or 2024 at our next tropical retreat for Imago couples!

You’ll have time recharge and renew both your physical body on the beautiful beaches and luxury accommodations of  Bosque del Mar in Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica and restore your spirit by revitalizing the connection between and the one you fell in love with all those years ago. Therapy will be work, but by the last few days you’re both going to experience a romantic couples getaway that wasn’t possible before imago therapy.

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.

*If you have already attended a Getting the Love You Want workshop, you can now attend our Level 2 workshop- Overcoming Reactivity– or combine both workshops and stay for 7 days in October! 

Text, Call or Register now to getaway to Costa Rica and finally Get the Love You Want!

Why these trips are so important if you’re having marriage trouble

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!

Welcome to stunning
Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This Caribbean destination is a land of volcanic peaks, scenic waterfalls, hot springs, and rich flora and fauna. The national parks, wildlife refuges, quaint villages, historic sites and a countless sum of golden beaches in the area provide a variety of activities for guests that seek an authentic Costa Rican experience. Located on the prestigious Pacific Coastline of Guanacaste Province on Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.  Hotel Bosque del Mar is a luxurious couples resort surrounded by natural wonders and a lush landscape, offers couples an all inclusive experience to unforgettable memories for years to come!

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

5 Days/4 Nights at Hotel Bosque del Mar Resort in Costa Rica

All meals and beverages (excludes alcohol and snacks)

All taxes and gratuities

Airport transfers

3 Days of Couples Educational Workshop, Workbook and all materials

Choose from one couples excursion package- ATV, Zipline, or tour of Celeste Waterfall!


Day 1: Welcome

4:00 PM – Welcome Meeting and Introductions
Housekeeping Items 

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

5:00 PM – Group Dinner 

7:00 PM – Discussion:  “Personal relationship history” – Explore your personal relationship history through written exercises that will open up your eyes to your relationship stumbling blocks. 

9:00 PM Departure

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

9:30 AM – Understand the importance of appreciations. Name and celebrate your life long impulses for connection. Learn the 5 Principles on which to build your relationship

10:30 AM – Discover how your past impacts the present. A “conversation” with your parents about old unresolved hurts

12:00 PM – Lunch

3:00 PM – Learning even more ways of understanding your experiences with your Partner.

4:30 PM – Crossing the Bridge: A new way of talking with your Partner.

5:30 PM – “Why you chose your spouse” – Learn about the missing parts of yourself and know how to reclaim them.

6:00 PM – Learn what happened to those romantic days and how to bring them back.

6:30 PM – Learn one more way to be connected.

7:00 PM – Departure

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

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

10:30 AM – Transforming Your Frustrations into Request- A comprehensive inventory and exercise a safe way to ask for what you want.

12:30 PM – Shower and Break for the Afternoon:  Time for spa treatments, Relaxation

1:00 PM Lunch

2:30 PM – “Receive the Love that Your Partner is Sending You”

4:00 PM – “Flooding” – Shift the negative energy in a 5-minute process.

5:15 PM – Hi-Energy Fun- Learn how to bring it back.

5:30 PM “Dream Up Your Relationship Vision”– Craft a vision that you can
successfully live out for your new future together.

6:00 PM – Departure

Day 4: Rest Day

Day of Rest for Some; Excursions

Day 5: Take Home Takeaways

8:00 AM – Discuss the day over coffee, Going home…what happens now?

8:30 AM – Make A Plan-
Sharing Awarenesses and Intentions

9:00 AM Departure 

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

David and Donna Bowman

October 18-22, 2023 & October 22-25, 2023 Workshop Presenters in Costa Rica

Through their personal relationship journey, their years of working with couples, and their experience presenting dozens of Getting the Love You Want Workshops for a wide variety of couples, David and Donna share the information and vision of IMAGO with confidence, compassion, encouragement and passion. Their mission is to help all couples create a safe connection between them that is joyful, passionate and relaxed; bringing the healing power of conscious loving into the world. Donna and David have been married for 37 years and have lived the IMAGO journey for the past 27 years in their own relationship as partners and as parents.

Donna is a clinical social worker and has worked with relationships for 30+ years, first as a teacher and then as a social worker. Her gentle, warm spirit creates a place of welcome and safety where people feel inspired and empowered to discover their own path to wholeness and connection.

David is an ordained minister and a former pastoral psychotherapist. His move into IMAGO relationship coaching arose out of his passion for helping couples achieve greater fulfillment and the success he experiences with IMAGO. His fun loving style and disarming humor add an ease and safety to his presentations and his connection with couples.


What other Retreat Leaders have to Say About the Workshop

Can’t make those dates? Check out other available dates

February 21-25, 2024 in Costa Rica

February 21-25, 2024 with David and Donna Bowman

April 3-7, 2024 in Costa Rica

April 3-7, 2024 with David and Donna Bowman


*Payable over 6 months with no interest using

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


Frequently Asked Questions

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 (minus whatever hotel fees that cannot be recouped 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 (minus any hotel fees that cannot be recouped)

Which Costa Rica airport?

Liberia International Airport. Send us your airport arrival and departure times and we will pick you up and drop you off at the airport at no charge!

Are group workshops considered therapy?

While the group retreats are intensive and contain a lot of what you would learn in couples therapy, these workshops are considered marriage education rather than therapy. If you are interested in therapy after the retreat we do have options for you to work one on one with one of our clinicians in your state to be able to implement what you learned in the retreat and become successful consistently at home with your spouse. 

*A full terms and conditions is available upon request


*Payable over 6 months with no interest using