Chocolate & cacao

...in the Caribbean...

Chocolate & Cacao in the Caribbean
March 13-19 2022 | April 10-16 2022

Welcome!  Thank you for finding us. 

                   is a sensory taste & stay wellness retreat for the curious, for lovers of food, and for those looking to nourish your mind, body, soul and belly! We will guide you through a curated experience to restore energies and explore culture through food, all the while immersed in the raw nature and beauty of our tropical paradise in the Panamanian Caribbean.

Just a few minutes from the main island, Isla Colon, Doña Mara Beach Hotel on Carenero island will be your home for this sensory retreat of chocolate & cacao in the Caribbean.

You will explore culture, community, connection - and of course - chocolate. You'll enjoy daily wellness sessions, freshly prepared cuisine, from 'palm tree-to plate', sunrise walks and local culinary workshops, with an intimate group of like-minded travellers with whom to share stories and make memories. 

The Host
Carolina Lescure

Thai massage Therapist, Chocolate Maker, Mindfulness & Kundalini Yoga Instructor.

Carolina has the ability to align your body, awake your senses, raise awareness and create inner balance. 

She is committed to guide and assist you to reconnect with yourself, combining ancient techniques with indigenous practices.

She is an entrepreneur, a woman, a human that finds her passion in promoting awareness of the body, mind and soul.

Carolina hosts women circles and ceremonies and offers authentic chocolate making experiences through her own social business Cacao Blessings where she empowers local indigenous women to learn the value of their cacao, and to make a higher-end product which leaves a legacy inside their communities. Cacao Blessings sources single-origin cacao beans directly and ethically from female growers, as well as produces artisanal chocolates and products at its workshop.

Schedule - March 2022

SUN MARCH 13 – ARRIVE
Guests arrive
5:00 pm Arrival + Opening Circle
7:00 pm Caribbean Beachside BBQ

MON MARCH 14 – WELLNESS, TRIBAL CHOCOLATE TOUR + RELAX
7:00 am Morning Yoga
8:00 am Palm Tree-to Plate Breakfast
9:30 am Tribal Chocolate Tour with Traditional Indigenous Lunch
3.30 pm Onwards Free Time: Relax, Read, Swim, SUP, Massage
7:00 pm Dinner

TUES MARCH 15 – TROPICAL JUNGLE FARM TOUR AND LOCAL FLAVORS COOKING CLASS
7:00 am Morning Yoga
8:00 am Palm Tree-to Plate Breakfast
10:30 am Tropical Jungle Farm Tour with Jungle Bites
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm Free Time: Relax, Read, Swim, SUP, Massage
3.00 pm Cultural Flavors Cooking Workshop
7:00 pm Dinner 

WED MARCH 16 – EXPLORE + RELAX + GET CRAFTY
6.00 am Early Sunrise Island Walk/Active Meditation
8:o0 am Palm-Tree to Plate Breakfast

Free Time: Relax, Read, Swim, SUP, Massage

or other selected activities

5:00 pm Craft Cocktail Making with Local Flavors
7:00 pm Dinner

THURS MARCH 17 – CHOCOLATE MAKING + PAIRINGS
7:00 am Morning Yoga
8:00 am Palm-Tree to Plate Breakfast

10:30 am Chocolate Making Workshop
1:00 pm Lunch

Free Time: Relax, Read, Swim, SUP, Massage

5:30 pm Craft Beer and Artisanal Chocolate Pairing
7:00 pm Dinner

FRI MARCH 18 – YOGA + CLOSING CIRCLE + FULL MOON DINNER
7:00 am Morning Yoga
8:00 am Palm-Tree to Plate Breakfast
1.00 pm Lunch
Free Time: Relax, Read, Swim, SUP, Massage
6:00pm Closing Circle
7:00 pm 4-Course Full Moon Dinner

SAT MARCH 19 – DEPART
7:00 am Morning Yoga

8.00 am Palm-Tree to Plate Breakfast

Departures

The Place
Doña Mara Beach Hotel

Uncover the soul of Bocas and let go to our natural island rhythm at our boutique beach house hotel, where jungle meets the Caribbean - inspired by sea, tropical nature and colors of the Caribbean.

Doña Mara Beach Hotel offers stunning sea and mountain views. We invite you to explore our herb garden and coconut grove as well as relax and restore while enjoying the calm waters of our beautiful beachfront.

Take respite in one of our beach-luxe rooms, where small details will make you feel that this is your home away from home. Set your daily intentions gazing out over the Carenero morning sky, with your sunrise coffee or infusion made with leaves freshly picked from the garden.

The space and experience have been designed for you to feel a sense of place.

PRIVATE SINGLE

Feel at home in one of our Courtyard Beach Rooms with sea or garden view, for one, with a queen/double bed and en suite private bathroom.

$2,000/pp (CORAL | BUFEO | CARACOL)

Inquiries and bookings: retreats@hoteldonamara.com

PRIVATE DOUBLE

Relax on this soul-filled tropical getaway in one of our Courtyard Beach Rooms with sea or garden view, for a couple, with a queen bed and en suite private bathroom.

$1,500/pp (CORAL | BUFEO)

Inquiries and bookings: retreats@hoteldonamara.com

SHARED ROOM - DOUBLE BED

Experience that life's better by the beach, in one of our beach-luxe triple or quadruple rooms with en suite private bathroom. 

$1,200/pp (ARCOIRIS | CAREY | PARGO ROJO)

Inquiries and bookings: retreats@hoteldonamara.com

SHARED ROOM - SINGLE BED

Beach-luxe triple or quadruple room with en suite private bathroom. 

$1,000/pp (ARCOIRIS | CAREY | PARGO ROJO)

Inquiries and bookings: retreats@hoteldonamara.com

We invite you to get in touch if you have any questions and to learn more about the details of this experience:

retreats@hoteldonamara.com