This January 6-12th, 2020
We will be embark on our Second Annual Millennial Future Retreat to Boca Guariviara, Panama. Read about our 2019 retreat here.
We are so excited to be able to visit this wonderful community again this year and could not continue without them. Boca Guariviara provides us with the location and support so that our explorers can have the chance to experience an authentic native lifestyle safely.
This year we will focus on profiling different community leaders as well as those who keep things running behind the scenes. The theme of this years trip is “How can I be a better member in my community.” There is no better place to learn this than rural Panama as the culture is highly Collectivistic!
Our retreat will follow last year’s itinerary based on the positive feedback received from the explorers. We will fly into San Jose, Costa Rica ($400 round trip) and stay the night. The next day we will bus into Panama ($21) and spend a few nights exploring Boquete ($10 per night).
After this transitional phase into the Panamanian social sphere, we will travel north to the Ngabe community, Boca Guariviara ($25). We will grab our supplies in the port town and head into this indigenous reservation community for 3 nights.
We will stay with the local Bonilla family who speak only Spanish and a local language called Ngabere. Here, we will eat and sleep just as they do. We will catch fish, visit farms, play soccer, and relax on boat cruises through the mangroves. Here life is slow and steady and has much to teach us. Learn more about the community here.
When our time is up in the community, we will leave Panama through the north border crossing into Costa Rica ($9) where we can land in the beach town of Puerto Viejo ($8 per night). From this last stop we will bus back to San Jose ($15) and catch our flights home!
In total for round trip transportation, housing, and meals our explorers can expect to spend around $500. Not too bad for a week long vacation that could change your life for the better! This journey is best done in 8 days but can be shortened to 5 by eliminating one stop.
Reach us here at Millennial Future to get more information.
Interested in supporting the Millennial Future’s goal of cross cultural sharing and communal growth?
Each trip, we bring down supplies to donate to these community members that are giving us this amazing experience.
Clothes (t-shirts, pants, shorts, socks), hats, sunglasses, tooth brushes, and condoms are all great gifts that will be utilized by folks who are happy to have them.
Things like: hygiene products, shoes, and food can all be purchased readily in the community and are not ideal to travel with.
If you are in the Austin, Texas area, we will pick up these donations to be prepared for travel. Or they can be shipped to 3006 Cedarlawn Circle, Austin, Tx 78723.
Please support us by sharing this with your friends and family. Only by learning about other cultures will we ever be able to improve ours. By acknowledging the basic principles that bring all human life together, we can better ourselves and our communities.