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Amazing time right near jungle & a block from beach

One of our best vacations ever! Clean and comfortable accommodations with protection from... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
Herbal Retreat 2017

I just returned from a week long herbal retreat at Centro Ashe that was led by Lupo Passero from... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
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Centro Ashe Herbal Center offers medicinal plants classes and tours, cultural exchanges to learn local herbal medicine, traditional foodways, organic farms, herbal medicine making classes, traditional Afro Caribbean cooking classes & more. Our goal...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Manzanillo, Costa Rica
+506 8366 2873
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

One of our best vacations ever! Clean and comfortable accommodations with protection from mosquitos since you are right near the jungle and a block from the beach. Warm and welcoming. Molly & Javier truly made us feel at home. Javier is a fantastic tour guide...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

unfortunately the center was closed when i was there but was able to get a local tour with the owner's husband, Javier (not sure about the name)...He was a fabulous guide who has lots of knowledge and respect for the environment and the local people.....More

Thank peggymch
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I just returned from a week long herbal retreat at Centro Ashe that was led by Lupo Passero from Twin Star Herbal Education. I have taken courses from Lupo previously and was excited to learn from her in a beautiful location and different setting. I...More

2  Thank EmilyG441
Reviewed 3 March 2017

My two friends and I spent a week at Mollys beautiful, charming house in Manzanillo (we miss it already!). We decided on taking a cooking class with a local woman called Luba. She showed us how to cook an authentic, simple but super-yummy Carribean dish!...More

1  Thank Navigator698158
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Manzanillo is a hidden gem in the Costa Rican jungles. The classes introduced us to a wide variety of indigenous plants and learned how the natives use the plants for medicine. Molly is a wonderful host and really took the time to be there for...More

2  Thank Marita P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I just returned from a week long herbal retreat at Centro Ashe in Plant Spirit Medicine and it was simply priceless and what my soul needed. I have been studying herbs with Lupo (from Twin Star who led the retreat) for the past year or...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I just returned from my second stay at Centro Ashe, this time participating in a Plant Spirit Herbalism Course in partnership with Twin Star Herbal Education. Molly provides such a wonderful space for local and indigenous folks to share their knowledge of the local flora...More

1  Thank Haley N
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I just left the herbal tour and a one week stay at Centroashe. It was a spectacular experience being between jungle and crystal blue ocean . The sea was glorious and so near the queen casitas we stayed in . Molly along with Lupo ,...More

2  Thank americansteakhouse
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I spent 2 amazing weeks here as a volunteer to assist in researching local plants for the center's new guide, to be released February 2017. (Be sure to get a copy!) Centro Ashe not only teaches traditional local plant medicine, it provides a beautiful, authentic,...More

2  Thank elizagilhuly
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The space that Molly has created is wonderful. The rooms are very well equipped and comfortable and there is a lovely kitchen space to prepare food. It is a 2 minute walk to the beach and a beautiful wildlife reserve. There area is quiet, but...More

2  Thank Lena H
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