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The Chocolate Retreat

Tree To Bar Cacao Immersiom

JANUARY 22-27, 2024


About the experience

Enrich your heart, body, mind, and soul with a dieta of cacao. Amidst the magical island of Ometepe, immerse yourself in nature for five days and five nights with the spirit of cacao. Discover, learn, connect, create, and play, diving deep into the world of cacao and chocolate like never before.

The spirit of cacao is calling you to hear her story and feel her spirit.
You're invited to experience this journey into your heart and into the heart of this sacred plant medicine. 

Throughout the Chocolate Retreat we will experience special workshops that will support us to transform, open our heart, get connected to nature, and connect to our authentic truth.

Some of the most special workshops we are going to do during
the retreat include ...


Cacao Ceremonies

A Cacao Ceremony is an opportunity to connect to your higher self and to others in a sacred and safe space, to release energetic blockages, to open your heart, to receive insights and mental clarity, invite gratitude and help bring your awareness to the present moment.
we are going to have an opening cacao ceremony to connect and put our intentions of the retreat and a closing ceremony to celebrate life and leave with an open heart.

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Visiting A Cacao Farm

Reach up and harvest the fruit of the gods.

Visit and harvest your own cacao fruits at a thriving organic cacao farm on the Maderas volcano on the Island of Ometepe in Nicaragua.
We'll take as much as we can carry back from the farm and we will start together the process of making chocolate.


Chocolate Making In The Factory

Step inside the head of Willy Wonka and learn to make your own chocolate.
We'll be learning secrets of the chocolate factory while we make our own chocolate chrystals. 
We will also create our own perfect ceremonial cacao drink recipe and make traditional cacao recipes.


Chocolate Spa

Relax deeply into bliss with the Pital Chocolate Spa Day.
We'll be learning from local artisans how to make our own natural spa products using cacao butter.
Then relax our body, and focus our healing within, with a special afternoon chocolate spa treatment.
Then breathe, sweat, and surrender into euphoria with a medicinal sweatlodge ceremony.


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About El Pital

El Pital is a chocolate paradise inside a paradise island- Ometepe, Nicaragua.

We are a cacao farm and a chocolate factory,

Hosting you in luxury private rooms and dormitory

We have a cacao bar and vegan organic restaurant.

Our intention is to create a heart expanding, high-vibrational and high-quality experiences for you, either through the culinary adventure or the transformational journey we are going to have in the retreat.

To offer a different perspective with your relationship with life and mother earth and assist the process of opening your hearts in creating a healthy, balanced, sustainable and abundant future by infusing everything that we do with unconditional love.

Immerse yourself and your community in the wonder of a tropical jungle paradise.
The Chocolate Paradise is the perfect nesting spot to heal, connect to nature and grow as a person.


About The Food

We have an amazing Vegan Cacao Bar offering plant-based meals, smoothies & ceremonial cacao elixirs. Everything is made with love.
During the retreat you'll get healthy plant-based meals, daily medicinal teas, organic coffee, and lots of cacao drinks. 
We built for you a special menu only for our retreat with our incredible chef designed to enhance this Cacao dieta, to nourish our bodies, and clear away blockages to allow the spirit of cacao to work its magic.



Accommodation Options

During the retreat you'll be hosted in the luxury rooms we have to offer .

Jungle Dorm
10 beds dorm.
Located on the second floor with view to our garden and sun yoga temple. The  360° glass view dorm gives you a chance to live the full El Pital Chocolate Experience.

Lake Dorms
8 bed dorm & 4 bed dorms
Located near the lake, this two floor dorm gives the vibe of rustic luxury. Surrounded by the elements of nature.

PRIVATE ROOMS - We have several private room options to upgrade into. Check our accomodation page for more information. Reach out to reserve your space in one of our private room options. 

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All prices includes all meals. unlimited teas, coffee and cacao, all amazing workshop and accommodation.

599$ per person
(Including the dorms)

Extra for private rooms-
(The extra payment is refered to the whole price of the room for all 5 nights - 1 or 2 people)
Magic's Cool Bus - $125
Casa del Bosque - $175
Casa Blanca - $270
Casa Criollo - $320
Las Olas - $370
Las Brisas - $420
Casa Grande - $420

Payment Options-
Pay with cash on arrival


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About The Facilitatiors

♡ Tree to Bar Cacao tour guide
♡ Medicinal plant naturalist and herbalist
♡ A fun guy who loves fungi 

My relationship with cacao is very deep and full of love and passion. I've been a professional nature guide for the past four years while working with cacao and medicinal plants
. Looking forward sharing my passions with you and going down the rabbit hole into the magical world of chocolate and cacao. 

♤Vegan Chef
♤Fine Craft Chocolatier 

My relationship with cacao goes all the way back to my childhood to my father's ice-cream shop. I've been working with chocolate professionally for more than 10 years. It's the pleasure of a lifetime to be able to master the craft of tree to bar chocolate-making. I look forward to sharing some of my expe
riences and chocolate craft

with you.


◇ Yoga Teacher Trainer
◇ Somatic Embodiment (SE) Coach
◇ Trauma Informed Psychedelic Guide
◇ Re-organizing your Nervous System

I am passionate about supporting people on their path toward a more fully alive and empowered existence by cultivating a healing, intimate relationship with your nervous system. I call Ometepe home and cacao is one of my master teachers. I work with cacao as a tool for initiating deeply embodied ceremonies with hundreds of people around the world including most recently in Amazonian Indigenous communities in Brazil. At The Chocolate Retreat I am looking forward to invoking magic in cacao ceremonies, breath and voice activations, sound journey, meditation, and celebration.

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♧ Therapeutic Yoga, Art, Dance, and Theatre Teacher
♧ Post-degree in Psychology 

I'm deeply connected to the body and movement, and using the body, theatre, and art to express my medicine. Using therapeutic massage to unlock the energies within our body, I look forward to exchange and share my knowledge of the body, mind, and spirit to heal ourselves on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. My relationship with cacao comes from Nicaraguan ancestors that embrace the knowledge of this sacred and valuable plant medicine.

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  • Is there Wifi?
    Yes we do have Wifi. Wifi is now accessible everywhere on the site and in the rooms.
  • Can I pay with Card?
    No. We currently only accept Cash. Paypal Payments can also be an option with extra fees.
  • How far is the closest ATM?
    The closest ATM is in Santo Domingo (5 km away)
  • What is the wildlife like?
    We are in a tropical jungle and are co-existing with all kinds of bugs and insects.You can expect to see during your stay spiders, scorpions, snakes, bees, flies, ants, snakes, birds, and guatusas.
  • Is there a communal kitchen?
    No - We do not offer kitchen use for our guests. Please respect our *Plant Based-Only* Space and avoid bringing animal products. We also offer a delicious plant-based breakfast from 7AM-10PM at the cacao bar. There is also restaurants walking distance.
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