Inspired by our host country, "Health, Love and Happiness" is our theme for Hive Costa Rica.  Known for being one of the happiest countries in the world, Costa Rica strives to embody its motto, “Pura Vida”, meaning "Pure life".  Locals use this term to greet one another or to just express that life is good!

Together in a tropical paradise, we will be led by an international group of admired and influential love, health and happiness experts in exploring what it would look like to live in our fullest human capacity.  Designed to transform, Hive is an experience!  We will explore sustainable models and ideas to support your optimal physical, emotional, spiritual and community health.  Don't miss the opportunity to learn about 

  • Achieving a healthy holistic lifestyle
  • Leading healthy businesses, projects and Leadership
  • Experiencing the bliss of love and relationships
  • Loving your inner voice and spirituality
  • Changing your mindset: The science of happiness, epigenetic & neuroscience
  • How to start over: recovering and healing,
  • Rebranding your life and business.

Come discover a holistic lifestyle supporting the best version of yourself. In you there is a meaningful contribution and your daily choices have a powerful impact in our increasingly interconnected world.

Make plans now to take a break from the daily grind to meet new friends, play in pristine nature and join us in this celebration of life.  Pura vida!

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Hive is a community of extraordinary leaders, innovators, artists, entrepreneurs, culture shifters and visionaries who are driven by incredible ideas to impact the world. We come together to learn key topics in personal transformation, business growth and community impact.  We are over 1,700 leaders from 120 countries. Join us today!

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Carefully crafted for you

  • Transformational Training

  • Authentic Transpersonal Connections

  • Profound Mind Shifts

  • Biohacking Techniques

  • Breathtaking Memorable Experiences

  • Boost Your Impact in the World


What’s included in the cost of the ticket?

  • Four days and three night of exclusive training with a stellar lineup of speakers
  • Includes three nights at the Secrets Resort: Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday night.  Including all the meals, beverages, taxes and gratuities. It is an all inclusive Five Stars Resort.
  • An epic gathering of incredible community of thought driven leaders, visionaries and entrepreneurs in a paradise location.
  • Bonding, networking, and connecting with some of the most innovative and inspirational people you’ll ever meet.
  • Catamaran excursion, incredible parties and a special give back day.
  • Membership into the Hive Global Community.


  • Ryan is building a global community of leaders working on creating a better world called Hive. Ryan previously was CEO and co-founder of iContact which he led from from startup to 300 employees, 70,000 customers, and $50M in annual sales and an exit for $170 million to Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS). Ryan is an angel investor in SpaceX, LendingClub, Off-Grid Electric, Catalant,, Soma, and Spiral Genetics and is the author of the entrepreneurship book Zero to One Million.
  • Virginia Salas Kastilio is the founder of “Gini.TV”, a disruptive media firm that helps businesses build influence and online awareness. She has been named the #1 female snapchat influencer in the world and the hired gun behind organizations like the BBC, NASDAQ, Universal Studios and others.
  • Steve Cotter is founder of international kettlebell and fitness federation international kettlebell and fitness federation. He was named to Men’s Health Magazine’s “100 Fittest Men of All-Time”, Consultant to several professional sport teams, including NFL’s San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers and MLB’s Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics and LA Dodgers and Subject Matter Expert to US Navy SEALs at Virginia Beach, VA. He will share his years of experience as a martial artist, world-class athlete and fitness coach to design programs for those who take their health and happiness seriously.
  • Mariana Grace is an Executive coach. She helps people transform their lives through subconscious mind reprogramming.
  • Dr. Kien Vuu is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the UCLA - David Geffen School of Medicine and practicing Interventional & Diagnostic Radiologist. A multi-faceted physician, he's carved a distinctive path integrating traditional western, eastern and alternative forms of medicine. His passion for using the power of the mind as a healing tool has fueled his avocations as a professor, motivational speaker, author, entertainer and philanthropist. A compelling back story of his life as a Chinese-Vietnamese refugee arriving in the U.S. as a penniless child and achieving heights in the medical profession underscores what drives the man.
  • Akemi Sue Fisher. Amazon & Ecommerce Queen. On a mission to inspire & empower all of humanity to give.
  • Vera Anderson is CEO of Global Elements Consulting, partners with high-achieving, international CEOs and investors to enhance their focus on clarity of purpose, legacy and self-fulfillment.  Vera’s background spans Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Operations and Finance in several industries including telecom, manufacturing and advanced health technology. Her passion is to enable her clients to achieve The Impossible.
  • Barry R. James is President and Portfolio Manager with James Investment Research, and President of the James Advantage Funds. One of the Best Mutual Funds in the U.S. Barry James was chosen as the “Dayton Business Leader of the Year” in by the Dayton Business Journal. Author of the book "Seven Timeless Principles of Investing".
  • Ashley Halley, creator of MOVE & a health and fitness professional specializing in empowerment and strength of body, mind and soul. She is 500 E-RYT yoga teacher and certified personal trainer with NASM, and NASM weight loss specialist. She has 30 years devoted to movement encompassing dance, sports and athletic training.
  • Elena Bensonoff. Consultant Registered Pharmacist, Spiritual Health Practitioner, Founder of Wholistic Inc.
  • Kevin Miller is host of the top ranked business podcast, “The Ziglar Show” - Inspiring True Performance where he has conversations with today’s top influencers to understand what took them from ordinary to extraordinary and showcase to the audience the journey from inspiration to aspiration to achievement. He is cofounder of a revolutionary Functional Medicine practice in Colorado, True Life Medicine, and from this success is initiating a national initiative in the United States to utilize cutting edge behavioral economics to motivate and incentivize healthy decisions.
  • Allison Ramsey, CEO of Empire Life. Software Developer, thought-leader, entrepreneur, international speaker, influencer & world-traveler. Her Dream Team & her are growing, scaling, and launching super successful empires online to INFLUENCER Level.
  • Darwin Lopez is the Director for Hive Costa Rica, Executive Director with the John Maxwell Team and President at Leaders Lead Enterprises. He and his team have coached over 6,000 leaders and trained over 30,000 team leaders from small businesses, nonprofit organizations, churches and companies like Wal-Mart, HP, Coca-Cola, IBM, and Delta. He'd like to help you to succeed and to find the best version of yourself.

The Venue

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is located on the stunning Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. A short 20 minute drive from the Liberia International Airport, this adults-only resort will seem a million miles away. Perfectly situated on a serene beachfront and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this hideaway will offer an Unlimited-Luxury® experience in one of the most intimate settings imaginable.

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Thursday, June 14

11AM-3PM        Hive Costa Rica Event Registration

3PM-7PM           Welcome & Afternoon Speaker Session

7.30PM-11:55PM            Group Dinner & "Club Party with a theme soon to be announced"

Friday, June 15

8AM-9AM         Optional Morning Activities

10AM-1PM        Morning Speaker Session

2.30PM-6PM    Afternoon Speaking Session

8.30PM-1AM    Special Evening Event "Beach Party with a theme soon to be announced"

Saturday, June 16

8AM-9AM          Optional Morning Activities

10AM-1PM        Morning Speaker Session

2.30PM-6PM     Afternoon Catamaran Excursion

8.30PM-2AM     "Costume party with a theme soon to be announced"

Sunday, June 17

8AM-9AM          Optional Morning Activities

10AM-12PM        Morning Speaker Session & closing event

*Agenda details are subject to change.

Join the Hive Global Community

Hive Global Leaders include CEOs of Billions and hundreds of millions companies, award-winning social entrepreneurs, elected leaders, neuroscientists, Olympic Gold Medalists, Rwandan genocide-survivors, inspiring public speakers, technology entrepreneurs, professors from Harvard and Stanford, Sudanese refugees turned innovators, renewable energy investors, Nepalese activists, World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders, IDEO design thinkers, top innovators from Facebook, Google, and Apple, World Bank and UN researchers, venture capitalists, Virgin Galactic astronauts, and many more extraordinary leaders working to create a better world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What airport should I fly into?

The nearest major airport is Liberia International Airport (LIR), officially named Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport which is supported by direct flights from various cities in the US.  The hotel Secret Papagayo is 20 minutes (20 KM) from Liberia airport and taxis are available with reasonable prices. We DO NOT recommend the alternative (and possibly less expensive option) is to fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in San Jose and take a 4 hour car or bus trip to Guanacaste.

What’s included in the cost of the ticket?

  • Four days and three night of exclusive training with a stellar lineup of speakers
  • Includes three nights at the Secrets Resort: Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday night.  Including all the meals, beverages, taxes and gratuities. It is an all inclusive Five Stars Resort.
  • An epic gathering of incredible community of thought driven leaders, visionaries and entrepreneurs in a paradise location.
  • Bonding, networking, and connecting with some of the most innovative and inspirational people you’ll ever meet.
  • Catamaran excursion, incredible parties and a special give back day.
  • Membership into the Hive Global Community.

How can I book a room at the hotel?

We’ve blocked a number of rooms for Hive Costa Rica at the Secret Papagayo Resort, where the event is taking place. We have reserved an equal amount of single occupancy rooms, double occupancy rooms and triple occupancy rooms. The rooms will be allocated "First-come and first-serve". If we run out of single rooms, you will have a roomie. The hotel has over 200 rooms. If we run out of single rooms and you want to have a private room, you must reserve it directly with the hotel. If you reserve directly, we will help you to get the best discounted price. Please take note that if you get your own room, we won't able to reimburse for your shared room fee because you are not choosing to use it. The hotels have allocated some rooms to our group 3 days before and after as well with the best available rate they can offer.

What is NOT included in the cost of the ticket?

Flights to the Liberia Airport (LIR) and your transportation to and from the hotel (e.i.: taxi around $30 one way) are not included in the ticket price.

Is there Wi-Fi?

Wifi is provided complimentary in rooms and throughout the hotel.

I received an invitation to join Hive. How did you find me? 

As part of growing the Hive community around the world, we have built a research team that identifies leaders in the social enterprise, business, government, science, philanthropy, the arts, and entrepreneurship fields who are working on creating a better world, solving big challenges, and working on community issues who we then invite to attend. We look through all the various events/conferences/programs to identify leaders who keep coming up and we think would be a good addition to the Hive community of people who deeply care about the world. We then manually research each person and invite them to join the community so that they do not have to apply to join.

About Agenda and Speakers

What can I expect at Hive Costa Rica?

If you’re expecting a traditional seminar, you’re in for a surprise. Hive Costa Rica is an event that brings together people who are by nature, driven to change the world. At Hive Costa Rica, you’ll get Grounded Transformational Training, Authentic Transpersonal Connections, Profound Life Shifts, Bio-hacking Techniques, groundbreaking ideas, Breathtaking Memorable Experiences and an Increment of your Impact in the world. While you can still expect mind-blowing stage presentations from some of the top names in marketing, entrepreneurship and personal development, the event is definitely not lacking in unconventional and crazy-fun experiences.

Who is speaking at Hive Costa Rica?

We have some of the top leaders and entrepreneurs in online marketing, personal development, fitness, and spirituality and bestselling authors joining us. There will be several keynote speakers delivering content-rich 45 minutes to 1-hour presentations. The remaining speakers will conduct TED-style of 20 minute talks that share powerful and ground-breaking ideas and workshops of 90 minutes.

Do I have to be an entrepreneur to fit in at Hive Costa Rica?

You don't need to be an entrepreneur to fit in. Though most of our attendees do have businesses, we also have attendees who hold senior positions in their company, work for NGOs or are looking to make the leap to becoming an entrepreneur, or even an author or an artist. What’s important is to have BIG goals and dreams for yourself and the impact you wish to have for others. Hive Costa Rica gives attendees the opportunities to deeply connect with thought leaders, successful entrepreneurs and visionaries making an impact in the world.

You’ll leave inspired, motivated and with incredible connections that will support you in your future endeavors. In addition, you’ll learn how to alter your mindset and avoid costly mistakes that many make when first starting a business. We’ve seen countless attendees significantly grow their existing business or start thriving new ventures after attending Hive.

When should I fly in and out?

Hive Costa Rica is a jam-packed four days event running from Thursday, June 14- Sunday, June 17. We recommend arriving on Wednesday, however Wednesday isn't included in your ticket, you will need to make your own reservation for one night. Hive Costa Rica starts on Thursday afternoon, with registration at 11am and the official program kicking off at 3PM and ends on Sunday at noon (12PM). Also, every Hive ends with a special closing event on Saturday the final evening so we strongly advise you check out on Sunday or stay one more extra night (extra Sunday night not included in the Hive CR ticket)

What’s the start and end time each day?

The event starts at 10AM sharp and ends around 5:30PM. However, we also have optional morning activities and evening events planned, so don’t make any plans for the evenings because you can expect a lot of fun from early in the morning until well into the night! For all off-site evening events, we’ll have an early and late departure so you can choose which works best for you.

How much free time can I expect?

The short answer is very little. You’ll have an hour or so after each day to relax, eat, meditate, shower, etc. before the evening events begin. Of course, it’s completely optional whether you’d like to attend or not, but we can assure you, you don’t want to miss out. We have some amazing experiences planned that are included in the event ticket price. If you’re looking for more free time, we recommend arriving early or leaving a few days after.

How can I apply to be a speaker?

We’re happy to hear you’re keen on being a speaker! We have an application process for all interested speakers and give high preference to speakers who are established or can share links to previous presentations of their proposed topics.

Please read more about speaking at Hive Costa Rica and fill out our application form here. We do our best to notify applicants within 4 weeks if you’ve been selected. Important note: As stated on the speaker application page, you’ll see that only the cost of Hive ticket will be waived, but accommodation and travel are still one’s responsibility.

About Tickets

How can I get a ticket?

All you need to do to secure your spot at Hive Costa Rica is to go the price session of this website. You will find tickets with early bird prices, regular prices and couple ticket prices. If you need to buy regular ticket to Hive Costa Rica, please click here.

Can I bring my spouse to the event?

Yes, of course. Attendees are welcome to invite their spouse to the event.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes! In the event something comes up and you can’t make it, Hive Costa Rica allows a 100% refund up to 10 weeks (April 05) before the event, and a 50% refund up to 6 weeks (May 3rd) before the event. If you’re unable to attend, you can transfer your ticket to another  Hive Costa Rica event, or send a family member or business parter/associate in your place. All transfer requests must be made at least 4 weeks (May 17) prior to the event, can be transferred only once and are non-refundable. Should you need to transfer your event ticket to another Hive Costa Rica Event, additional fees may apply depending on location and tiered ticket pricing. Please note, tickets are not for resale.

Is there an age minimum or maximum? What is the average age? 

Yes, 18. We are bringing together extraordinary leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators from around the world. In past programs the average age has been around 34 however, participants so far have ranged from 21-80. 

Will my employer pay for or reimburse me for the tuition? 

As Hive is a leadership training program, you may wish to check with your employer to determine if they will pay for directly or reimburse you for development and training programs from their HR training budget. We’ve had many applicants receive approval for their company to pay for the leadership training.

Can I crowdfund my tuition? Yes, a number of past Hive attendees have successfully crowdfunded their Hive tuition using tools like Indiegogo and GoFundMe. You can download the Hive Crowdfunding Guide here.

What if I’m not ready for Hive Costa Rica yet, and would like to try out for the next one?

If you want to join Hive Costa Rica Tribe and feel you’re a good fit, go ahead and Join us! We’ve received testimonials from previous Hivers who have had hesitations for different reasons on whether to attend only to end up saying it was one of the best decisions and experiences of their lives. You don’t have to believe us… you can read some of the testimonials in the main page.

Are you looking for sponsors? Yes, Hive Costa Rica is currently looking for sponsors to cover the costs of the event and provide scholarship funding. Let's talk!


Packing Guide

What is the dress code?

This is a totally flip-flop friendly event! During the day, you’ll want to wear something comfy and casual. Something you can move in! In the evening, pretty much anything goes. Dresses, jeans…it’s up to you! Ladies, there isn’t a need to pack your super high heels and gentleman, leave your shiny dress shoes at home – you need to save room for your party costumes! More details to come on the theme parties…

What should I bring with me?

Don’t worry; we will prepare a separate packing guide for your convenience. The most important thing is a positive attitude and the willingness to have a lot of fun! As designed, we’ll have epic theme parties and we’ll make sure to let you know what costume you should bring with you.

Where can I get more information?

If you still have any questions regarding what you can expect at Hive Costa Rica please email us at

Important Details to Know when traveling to Costa Rica

  • Citizens of the U.S., the U.K., EU countries, Australia and New Zealand do not need visas to visit Costa Rica. For other countries, please check the Costa Rica Ministry of Tourism for the full list of countries that require a visa to travel to Costa Rica.

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  • Remember that:
    • Your country of origin determines the amount of days available to stay in Costa Rica as a tourist.
    • In some cases, the Immigration official may request you show economic solvency for your stay in the country.
    • Even with a 90-day tourist visa, the immigration official determines the duration of your stay as allowed by your passport.
  • Visitors to Costa Rica must have a valid passport as well as proof of their intent to exit the country before their visa or entry stamp expires, usually within 90 days.
  • All non-resident travelers must possess a return ticket or a ticket as proof of when they intend to exit the country, commonly referred to as an outbound exit or onward ticket. An onward ticket is required of non-residents who are:
    • Traveling on a one-way ticket
    • Entering the country with a return ticket dated more than 90 days after arrival
    • Flying into Costa Rica and flying out of another country


By law, an onward ticket includes any of the following on approved, commercial transport:

  • A pre-purchased bus ticket out of the country
  • A pre-purchased flight out of the country
  • Proof of passage on a cruise ship
  • Electrical Standard is 110-120 Volts. Wall sockets are American-style with a ground (two prong plugs or three prongs if grounded). Travelers from North America will typically not need a converter or adaptor. Those of you from Europe or other continents will need adapters and it is recommended that you bring your own, but you can usually buy these in the hotel shop.
  • June is the starting green season in Guanacaste, meaning that you can expect sunny mornings with tropical showers in the afternoon with an average temperature high of 90’s to low 70’s (32 to 25 degrees C)
  • Spanish is the official language and this is what is primarily spoken. English is widely spoken as well.
  • The local currency is the Costa Rican colón (CRC) and currency exchange centers are readily available. US Dollars are also accepted in many places. Taking your “home” currency (Euros, UK Pounds or U.S. Dollars) to Costa Rica and changing it there will not result in any problems – all are easy to exchange for colón in the country, although other currencies can of course be changed too. If your home currency is something other than these three, and you’d like to play it safe, the best currency to take to Costa Rica is US Dollars.
  • Costa Rica is in the Central Standard Time Zone CST or UTC/GMT -6 hours.
  • Vaccinations are not required but if you’d like to take some extra precautions, please reference this here for more information.

Information about visas to Costa Rica



If you need a visa for Costa Please provide us with the following details below and we will provide you with a letter as soon as possible.

- Your full legal name
- Your country of citizenship
- Address of the Embassy or Consulate you are applying to (please send FULL ADDRESS)
- Any specific personal information you'd like us to include (passport number)
- Passport Expiration Date.

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About Hive

How is Hive Costa Rica structured as an organization? Leaders Lead Enterprises LLC is producing the events in Costa Rica. 

What is Hive’s Long Term Vision? When we imagine the future, we see a happy, healthy, and sustainable world in which everyone around the world can pursue their dreams. We wish to deepen the interconnection among leaders and entrepreneurs who care in every major city in the world. We are convening and connecting the leaders who will re-imagine the 21st century and work together to create a happy, healthy, and sustainable world. We are pragmatic optimists who believe the future is bright, with many challenges to overcome to get there. We see building Hive as a small part in helping to usher in a world that works for everyone and everything. We’re just 3 years into our plan, and we’re excited to have you join us.

Is Hive for me? Hive is for you if you are an ambitious leader who is deeply committed to service and to making a positive impact in the world. We have designed Hive to make you a better leader who achieves more through your work. At Hive, you will learn from our transformational leadership curriculum, be inspired and moved by leaders like you, build your network across sectors, and reflect on your deeper purpose. You’ll have the opportunity to gain clarity on your biggest desires and goals, and you’ll learn tools and habits that will help you lead an impactful life personally and professionally. Hive gives you a lifelong network of purpose-driven leaders who will help you achieve your vision.

At each Hive there are innovators and leaders from many fields including science, technology, engineering, journalism, activism, design, education, public service, philanthropy, finance, business, entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship.  We strive for our programs to be as diverse as possible across gender, race, and geography.

Who comes to the Hive Global Leaders Program? Every few months, Hive hosts extraordinary global leaders for a transformative 3-day event. So far, we’ve convened nearly 1,700 entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators from over 100 countries around the globe and have received over 30,000 applications from 175 countries. We are specifically looking for leaders who are committed to making a big impact in the world.

There are three ways to join the Hive community. You can apply to be invited, be nominated by a Hive team member, or be nominated by any Hive alum.
Over 50% of attendees are from outside the United States by design and over half are CEOs, Co-founders, Managing Directors, Executive Directors or Presidents of their organizations. By intentional design, 50% of Hive attendees are female and 50% are male. Regardless of their backgrounds, what each attendee has in common is a shared passion for creating a better world.

The Hive Mission:
Build the world's most impactful community of purpose-driven leaders

The Hive Vision:
A happy, healthy, and fully alive world for all people