Tropical Imago Couples Retreats in Costa Rica for Physician Burnout

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

Next Upcoming Retreats: Join one or both!

April 30 – May 4, 2025 (Getting the Love You Want™ Retreat)

May 4 – 7, 2025 (Add-on Workshop: Overcoming Reactivity™)

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

Craving Connection with your physician or doctor spouse?

Thirsty for your spouse’s affection & attention but feel they have nothing left after treating patients all day?

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



Two people taking a selfie on a beach in costa rica.
A man and woman taking a selfie on the beach.
Two people on a zip line in the rainforest.
Two people taking a selfie on a beach in costa rica.
A man and woman taking a selfie on the beach.
Two people on a zip line in the rainforest.

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.

Our professional lives and obligations to patients as physicians can cause us to unintentionally put our marriage relationship on the back burner

Our Costa Rica retreats will MAKE you take the time you need for yourself and your spouse to re-prioritize your relationship and one another in a volcanic tropical paradise,/p>

We get wrapped up in the stress of raising the kids, pressures of working in healthcare and even sometimes running a medical practice on top of everything else…

…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.

Guilty? So many feel this way. It’s all too easy to fall into this pattern.

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! Our all-inclusive couples therapy retreats mix Imago relationship therapy exercises and counseling with the tropical paradise of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Gold Coast.

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, so that you don’t need to wait and can getaway now to do much needed work together.

Join us in 2025 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. Yes there’s hard work to be done but with it, you’ll finally be able to experience the romantic couples getaway you’ve desperately been wanting that wasn’t possible before imago therapy.

Renew your commitment to each other and get out of the boring old “routines”.

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.

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 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 Costa Rica and finally Get the Love You Want!



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

The workshop was a fantastic experience to understand the “why” behind the drivers for discord in our relationship. It provided key elements to help with the “how” to improve & grow moving forward.  I also LOVED our presenters David & Donna. I highly recommend the experience for your own personal growth & well as with your partner.


Imago, as taught by Donna and David Bowman, has changed my entire outlook on not just my romantic relationship, but all of my connections/relationships in my life.  I am very hopeful that I can give & receive real love that both my partner and I deserve in our lives thanks to the tools I have learned from Imago.


Is physician or healthcare burnout affecting your marriage negatively? If you’re a couple who is ready to start feeling love again and gain clarity on the direction of your relationship, create an unshakeable foundation, and navigate your way out of conflict with emotionally safe communication, The Getting the Love You Want™ Marriage Retreat is for you.

  • 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!
  • Getting away together to spend time nurturing your relationship and one another can help prevent, alleviate, and soothe physician burnout.

Welcome to stunning
Guanacaste, Costa Rica

There’s a reason Costa Rica is our location of choice for your most important relationship. Melt into the lush jungle brimming with rich flora and fauna, nourish your body and soul in hot springs, revive excitement and childlike wonder while exploring scenic waterfalls together as a couple! Right outside your hotel suite is the beautiful private beach of Playa Hermosa! Relax and sink your toes into the sand, or choose from a ziplining or ATV activity to see the local area around you in the gorgeous Guanacaste province. 

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Tropical Costa Rica Marriage Retreat Getaway resort

We don’t want to leave!!! This experience has been so amazing for us and just want we’ve needed. Thank you so much for hosting us!

K & A

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

The therapist at the retreat was wonderful for us. The whole program is exactly what we needed!

S.A + J.T

I loved this experience! It has helped me to understand myself and my wife in a deeper and more compassionate way.  It has really helped us grow closer together and equipped us with practical skills to continue growing together. I highly recommend it.


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 Rum making and a boat tour to see crocodiles!

Option to add on private couples therapy sessions for you and your partner!


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 Leaders

David and Donna Bowman

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.


“Donna & David are outstanding presenters with very helpful real world examples.”  RM

What other Retreat Leaders have to Say About the Workshop

Testimonial From a Doctor Experiencing Physician Burnout Who Attended a Costa Rica Marriage Retreat

I think the Costa Rica marriage retreat helps with physician burnout by “stopping time” in a way to allow one to focus on their relationship. Unfortunately, often times spousal relationships often get put on the back burner due to so many responsibilities. Feeling connected and supported by your significant other also helps prevent burnout.
Dr. E.N.


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