HIDDEN GARDEN is located in the majestic rainforest behind the Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. It is home to a unique collection of plants that represent the ethnobotany of the area and a research library to promote the academic documentation of local wellness traditions.

We offer wellness services such as health counseling, therapeutic bodywork and botanical therapies, as well as educational activities such as Medicine Garden Tours and Traditional Medicine courses. The Hidden Garden provides individualized attention in a tranquil environment for you to make the best out of your transformational vacation.

Come Visit the Garden

Rainforest Secrets Tour

See our wildlife & taste our magical plants!

Medicine Garden Tour

Explore the garden with a local herbalist

Eco-Friendly Lodging

Watch the birds from your private balcony!

Wellness Consultation

Experience traditional wellness therapies
One Week Intensive Courses

Women's Wellness

One Week of Sharing Women's Wisdom

Traditional Latino Medicine

One Week of Intensive Hands-On Learning

Afro-Botany Conference

1 Week of Africana Wellness Traditions

Traditional Latino Herbalism

Immerse Yourself in Latino Herbal Traditions!

A Message from Rachel

I left New York with the intention of connecting with nature and living a more organic lifestyle. Although I had studied herbalism in the U.S, it was living 20 years in Costa Rica that taught me the miracles of the Caribbean and Latin American wellness traditions. Seeing the lack of formal education on this important topic, I created a wellness center offering research and personal experiences with cultural healing, surrounded by the local people’s most important plants. Hidden Garden is part of a growing movement worldwide to preserve the ancestral knowledge of nature, plants and healthy living. Welcome!