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Lapazul’s Story

Bringing life to a dream.

Lapazul’s Story

Bringing life to a dream.

For many years Elizabeth Patricia envisioned a beautiful place surrounded by nature with a breathtaking view of the ocean where people could stay, be at peace, learn and heal from whatever ailed them whether it be spiritual, emotional or physical.

And in May 2016, she and her husband celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in Costa Rica. As she stepped onto a piece of land high in the mountains, she knew that it was the place she had envisioned. It was from that moment that Lapazul was born.

Lapazul is where people can come from around the world to connect to a place like none other and to people seeking the same knowledge. A place where the beauty around them awakens their senses and opens them to amazing personal breakthroughs. A place that welcomes them to its peaceful beauty and tranquil environment. A place where a lifelong dream found its home on the central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

Lapazul is that place. A place that offers an unparalleled experience.

OUR TEAM

Elizabeth Patricia Connor

CEO & Founder

Patricia is the owner of Lapazul.

Marek Kowalczyk

Co-Founder

Marek is the Co-Founder of Lapazul.

Carlos Lizano Rojas

Architect

Carlos has designed Lapazul.

Amy Matthews

Marketing & Consulting

Amy is the Marketing Consultant for Lapazul.

Christian and Laura Arce

Founders and Owners of New Age Construction

Kat Velez

Interior Design

Unparalleled Beauty

Insiders have long known that Costa Rica is so much more than a vacation spot. It has been described as an interactive sensory experience. From the moment you step off the plane, Costa Rica will awaken your senses.

As one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, it will engage your mind as you take in the stunning beauty that awaits you. Scientists believe that close to 4 percent of the planet’s species can be found in this exotic land. And as you journey to Lapazul, you will witness much of what it has to offer.

And when you arrive at Lapazul you will be treated to the sounds and smells of a place like no other. As you are welcomed to the edge of the jungle where the staff will ensure you immerse yourself in all that this land has to offer from the native cuisine to the sand of its beaches between your toes.
Costa Rica awaits you. Lapazul welcomes you.

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Lapazul Will Open
Spring 2019

See the dream become reality. Follow the progress of the center’s development.

Lapazul Will Open in 2019

See the dream become reality. Follow the progress of the center’s development.

  • Summer 2000

    The dream is born. Longed to live in a warm country.

  • Jan 2007

    Wrote my dream down in detail

  • Feb 2008

    Traveled to Costa Rica to visit my family and travel around the country.

  • Aug 2008

    Returned to Costa Rica to look for land in the Central Pacific region

  • 2008 – 2012

    Markets crashed and Canadian dollar weakened. Put dream on back burner.

  • Nov 2012

    Returned to Costa Rica for my uncle’s 95th birthday. Went back to the Central Pacific region. The land was still for sale. Dream started to reawaken.

  • May 2016

    Traveled to Costa Rica with my husband to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Stepped onto the perfect land for the retreat.

  • Oct 2016

    The land is ours. Papers signed. Money transferred.

  • Feb 2017

    Hired land movement company to ready land for construction.

  • Mar 2017

    Land cleared. Visited Costa Rica with friends. Held blessing ceremony on the land.

  • Apr 2017

    Began design with our Costa Rican architect and our architect friend in Canada.

  • June 2017

    Signed off on retreat center design.

  • July 2017

    Architect Carlos Lizano Rojas begins construction plans.

  • Sept 2017

    Signed off on construction plans.  Application process to College of Architects Costa Rica begins

  • May 2018

    Hired builder to begin Lapazul construction.

  • June 2018

    Final land movement completed.

  • October 2018

    Caretaker’s house constructed.

  • November 2018

    Maintenance area and staff dormitories constructed.

  • November 2018

    Footings for clubhouse and owner’s house poured.

  • December 2018

    Construction has begun on the pools

  • December 2018

    Club house Frame work for 1st and 2nd floors underway

  • December 2018

    Guard house COMPLETE!

  • December 2018

    Landscaper and Interior Designer added to team.

  • Summer 2000

    The dream is born. Longed to live in a warm country.

  • Jan 2007

    Wrote my dream down in detail

  • Feb 2008

    Traveled to Costa Rica to visit my family and travel around the country.

  • Aug 2008

    Returned to Costa Rica to look for land in the Central Pacific region

  • 2008 – 2012

    Markets crashed and Canadian dollar weakened. Put dream on back burner.

  • Nov 2012

    Returned to Costa Rica for my uncle’s 95th birthday. Went back to the Central Pacific region. The land was still for sale. Dream started to reawaken.

  • May 2016

    Traveled to Costa Rica with my husband to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Stepped onto the perfect land for the retreat.

  • Oct 2016

    The land is ours. Papers signed. Money transferred.

  • Feb 2017

    Hired land movement company to ready land for construction.

  • Mar 2017

    Land cleared. Visited Costa Rica with friends. Held blessing ceremony on the land.

  • Apr 2017

    Began design with our Costa Rican architect and our architect friend in Canada.

  • June 2017

    Signed off on retreat center design.

  • July 2017

    Architect Carlos Lizano Rojas begins construction plans.

  • Sept 2017

    Signed off on construction plans.  Application process to College of Architects Costa Rica begins

  • May 2018

    Hired builder to begin Lapazul construction.

  • June 2018

    Final land movement completed.

  • October 2018

    Caretaker’s house constructed.

  • November 2018

    Maintenance area and staff dormitories constructed.

  • November 2018

    Footings for clubhouse and owner’s house poured.

  • December 2018

    Construction has begun on the pools

PRE-REGISTER FOR COMPLIMENTARY ACCOMMODATION

Become a member of the Founding Leader’s Group and receive free accommodation, including meals when you pre-register a group of 10 people for a 7-day/6-night stay. A special private dinner with the owner will be arranged in your honor. You are the first to receive blogs relevant to leading a retreat, what’s going on in Costa Rica, and even a Spanish lesson or two.

REGISTER

PRE-REGISTER FOR COMPLIMENTARY ACCOMMODATION

Become a member of the Founding Leader’s Group and receive free accommodation, including meals when you pre-register a group of 10 people for a 7-day/6-night stay. A special private dinner with the owner will be arranged in your honor. You are the first to receive blogs relevant to leading a retreat, what’s going on in Costa Rica, and even a Spanish lesson or two.

REGISTER