Nekupe, Nicaragua // June 7-11, 2018

Want to write a NYT bestseller? Learn how to travel the world as a freelance journalist? Write a fiction novel, a memoir or start a successful blog? Or do you just want to master the top techniques used by the best writers in the world? Then this retreat is for you. Our Writewell experience is limited to only 10 participants to create a truly personalized and exclusive experience that will will inspire you while helping you reach your personal goals as a writer. The retreat also includes yoga and meditation practice to increase creativity, focus and direction during writing sessions.

Beautiful Nekupe blends the natural vibrancy, culture and spiritual traditions of Nicaragua with great food, time for relaxation and workshops to master the art of good writing. You can also indulge in delicious and nutritional Nicaraguan cuisine with the Five Star flair of our award-winning chef. During this 5-day retreat, you will nourish your body and mind while learning vital tools to achieve what you really want as a writer.


Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat is a 1,800-acre private nature reserve in Nicaragua’s Pacific countryside that offers opportunities to stimulate your mind, your body and your soul. It is the vision of renowned Nicaraguan philanthropists Don Alfredo Jr. and Doña Theresa Pellas, avid travelers and adventure enthusiasts whose commitment to nature is exhibited through the resort’s core principles of respect and stewardship of the environment.


This sanctuary is located in Nandaime, the “place of abundant streams.” It is just under two hours from the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua, 30 minutes from the charming colonial city of Granada and just over an hour from the Pacific Coast.

Nekupe also houses an animal sanctuary with more than 158 species of plants, including more than 14,000 trees that were planted throughout the reserve. Wildlife and fauna is sustained by the reservoirs developed by a team of local experts and ecologists. The sobering aura of the grounds serves as a backdrop for a variety of recreational activities and nature appreciation.



ATV Rides

Horseback riding

Mountain Biking


Daily Yoga





Ropes Course


Beth Doane is an award-winning author and journalist. As managing partner of Main & Rose, a communications firm based in Los Angeles she advises the world's most iconic Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, world leaders and CEO’s on how to tell stories, create NYT bestsellers and build brands that matter and give back.  Beth contributes to Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Darling Magazine and sits on the Pacific Council for International Policy, the advisory board of USNC for UN Women, and authored the highly acclaimed children’s book, From The Jungle. She has traveled to more than 60 countries as a freelance journalist and has been invited to share her extraordinary career journey to audiences worldwide including at Google and Capitol Hill.

You can learn more about Beth and her journey at:

Cait Fraser is the Founder of Wild Wellness Travel and is the Co-Founder of Wanderwell and has over 15 years of experience in the luxury travel and wellness industries. She is a certified health coach through The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and guides numerous notable executives, celebrities, public figures and corporations worldwide on how to achieve their wellness goals. Her mission with Wanderwell is to merge exquisite travel and transformative wellness experiences together to create trips of a lifetime that leave all participants truly inspired. All of Cait’s retreats combine a mix of cultural involvement, exercise, stress reduction, culinary education and spiritual connection since these components have the greatest lasting impact in our lives. It’s also through Cait’s exclusive roster of luxury hotels, private properties and a robust network of the worlds leading instructors that have made her a sought after international expert and retreat host. 

Sample Daily Schedule:

6:00am // Morning Smoothie Bar

6:30am // Morning Hike with Ranger

7:00am // Coffee & Tea

7:30am //  Yoga & Meditation

10:00am // Brunch

1:30pm // Workshop

3:30pm // Activity

7:00pm // Dinner Under the Stars

8:30pm // Evening Activity


4 Nights at Nicaragua's most luxury property. The perfect opportunity to connect with nature while in comfort and luxury. Choose between a stay in La Residencia or a private villa. Explore 1800-acres of pure bliss on your personal ATV


Nekupe’s dining options offer a fresh, farm-to-table spin on traditional Nicaraguan dishes. Whether you are having dinner at Don Alfredo’s or lunch at the picnic area, our culinary options will entice every palate. We will always accommodate any dietary needs or concerns. Buen Provecho!


You will benefit from the 24-7 attention of a dedicated ranger to help with all of your on-site requests and adventuresThey are your personal guide to provide you with any information you may need during your stay (in Spanish and English), booking activities, and even take you for a spin in your room's personal ATV


The retreat is designed to take you deeper inwards to rediscover yourself, to plant seeds of change and create shifts that will enable you to live more fully in your everyday life. Consists of workshops, hikes, daily yoga and meditation, and Nekupe's on-site activities


Sample Workshops

  • 10 Keys To Exceptional Writing

  • Story Structure

  • Where Most Writers Fail

  • Getting Your Book Sold - What it really takes to be a published author

  • Self Publishing vs Traditional Publishing

  • Creative Writing Workshops

  • Defining and Reaching Your Goals As a Writer 


Starting at:  

$6050 USD

Beth is an extraordinary teacher. Her lessons changed my life.

Sally T., London

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