FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is it safe?
Yes, Costa Rica is one of the safest and happiest countries in the world, and Synergida Resort is in an idyllic private setting, free from tourism. It’s is extremely peaceful and regenerative here.
Do I need to speak Spanish?
No. Most Costa Rican’s speak English, so it’s easy to get by here with miming a bit if you need to.
Where do I fly into/How do I get there?
You will fly into SJO, we arrange a private driver for the group and we also have a private luxury flight option.
The drive is about 4 hours, through the mountains, with gorgeous views, so we find our clients often love this as they get a fun, scenic adventure tour of Costa Rica, and bond with fellow speakers and Synergida attendees on the way.
The driving option can be as low as $22 US dollars per person in a van of 10 so it would benefit you to book your flight in a way that allows you to travel with other retreat attendees.
The private luxury flight option, which doesn’t involve another security check so it’s VERY quick and easy, will take you directly from SJO to a private landing strip, where we will pick you up, just ten minutes from Synergida.
Depending on how many fly together and the size of the plane, luxury flight costs can range between $250-$600 per person, per flight.
Upon arrival in Costa Rica, please tell customs that you are staying at “The Holiday Inn by the airport.” They won’t have any idea what you’re talking about if you say you’re staying at Synergida. They won’t know what a retreat is either, so tell them you’re here for tourism. Keep it simple, or they may hold you up a bit with extra questions.
Since our retreats run Monday morning through Friday evening, we have created the following schedule and transportation options to make all your travel within Costa Rica fool proof. This will save you from any unappreciated surprises and assure that you arrive on time, and with a smile on your face.
If you choose to try something else, we wish you luck! Please just make sure to do your research online, and understand that we are not equipped to assist 20 people in planning their travels. Following the directions below will make sure you end up in the right place at the right time!
Just one additional piece of advice… Don’t risk renting a car. You may pay 2-10x what you agree to online, and then get lost on your way here without cell reception. We can get you a driver for anything you might need.
– If you’re taking the tour, the van will pick you up on Sunday morning at 8am at the Holiday Inn Express by the airport.
-If you’re not taking the tour, our van will pick you up at 3:00pm a the Holiday Inn Express by the airport.
-If you arrive on Sunday, our van will pick you up at the lower level of Restaurante Malinche around the corner from the Arrivals gate at SJO at 3:30pm.
The van will bring retreat attendees to on a scenic 4-hour drive to Synergida.
This van is $220 and the cost will be split amongst those traveling (up to 10 people per van) so please carry cash.
US dollars are great.
While this is longer drive, it is Gorgeous and a perfect way to see the countryside and to connect with your fellow attendees.
Our van will bring you back to San Jose on Friday evening, so you will want to book a hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express for Friday night.
Is Synergida humid and buggy?
No. Because we are in the mountains, the climate is very temperate, and it’s not humid or buggy. We only recommend that you put on some kind of bug repellent if you go for a deep jungle hike, but it’s not necessary. Most days it’s sunny early until mid-day, and their may or may not be a gorgeous rain-show mid-day. Many people have said watching the rain is better than watching tv. The Chirripo Mountain Vortex area of Costa Rica is temperate and usually in the mid 70’s year round, and is slightly cooler at night.
I'm a busy entrepreneur, Is there WI-FI?
Yes, there is wifi in the main areas of Synergida, so if you absolutely need to use it, you will be able to use it for the internet and calls. Facebook video and Zoom usually work here just fine, but we recommend that you try to coordinate your schedule ahead of time so that you don’t have any major video calls or too much work if possible. This way, you can relax, recharge, and reset as you enjoy your all inclusive luxury vacation.
Who are Ben and Jen Rode?
Ben and Jen Rode are the co-founders of the Rode Institute, an online institute that spans over 30 countries, and supports awakened entrepreneurs to grow their business revenue by breaking out of the matrix so they can make a bigger impact on their terms, and to heal their relationships.
Ben and Jen believe that everything, from life partners, to parenthood, to entrepreneurship, should be a spiritual path. Using this philosophy, they have become the highest paid sexual healers in the world, while nurturing an inspiring marriage and raising 3 kids.
Ben and Jen also co-founded Synergida Resort and community, a Mecca and safe-haven for high level transformational leaders that donates yearly to passion project charities.
If you haven’t heard of them, it’s because they practice what they preach, as they specialize in a high end, high-touch, outside of the matrix, clientele base that focuses on real, lasting, deep transformation that truly works. If you have heard of them, then you know that most of their business is by word of mouth, and that they live a 5D vacation dream life in paradise.
In just 5.5 years, after being a mailman and a preschool teacher, Ben and Jen co-created their multi-million dollar empire with the support of soul-family clients and friends whom they love and are so incredibly grateful for.
What will I eat while I am there?
We serve organic, farm-to-table meals. If you follow a specific diet or have allergies, please be sure to mention this on your booking form. We are more than happy to accommodate you.
What will my days at Synergida look like?
This will change depending on the retreat, but here is a our general daily schedule:
- 6:00-7:00 Morning Yoga
- 7-8:00 Breakfast at Restaurant
- 8-10:00 Expert Speaker Experiential Talk
- 10:00-12:00 Free time (activities available include spa services, bodywork, and horseback riding)
- 12:00-1:00 Lunch at Kings Table
- 1:00-3:00 Expert Speaker Experiential Talk
- 3:00-5:00 Free time (activities available include spa services, bodywork, and horseback riding)
- 5:00-6:00 Dinner
- 6-8:00 Happy Hour
- 8:30 Quiet time for rest
What should I pack?
- Clothes for warm weather
- It does get cooler in evening so please bring a sweater or light jacket
- A cocktail dress for a nice evening dinner
- Shoes appropriate for hiking if you wish to partake
- Bug Spray
- Earplugs or headphones as nature can be quite loud in the early morning hours!
- If it is your time of month, please bring supplies as we do not have a store nearby that sells tampons or pads.
- If you ever experience motion sickness, we recommend packing dramamine for the drive through the mountains.