The Right Place to Write

Spring 2025 – TBA

Give yourself an exclusive week of writing in beautiful Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a perfect paradise setting for a writer’s retreat with ample time to write, reflect and learn with a dedicated team of publishing professionals to support, inspire and guide you. Expand your creativity while you enjoy breathtaking views of mountains, valleys, and the ocean in one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet! It’s everything a writer could ask for!

We invite you to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind event! The Right Place to Write offers much more than a writing platform to develop your skills. It is a supportive program aimed at creating a sense of community. We teach you best practices for writing, editing, branding, and book marketing – while empowering you to create your best work.

Hear what writers experience at our writing retreats

Costa Rica Group Writing Retreat

Who is this retreat for?

  • Anyone needing time to focus on getting their book started or completed.
  • A writer who needs support, guidance, and mentorship.
  • Anyone needing to understand what to do after you write your book.
  • A writer who needs deeper clarity on their book outline.

What will you gain?

  • Clarity on how to move your book forward with confidence.
  • You will feel energized, refreshed and motivated to apply everything you learned at the retreat.
  • You will have the investment of the time you took to work intentionally on your book with focus and purpose.


What is included:

  • 7 days, 6-night accommodation at a private 5-star villa in Manuel Antonio
  • Airport pick up and drop off at QXP (Quepos airport)
  • Daily breakfast and dinner included. 
  • 2 live workshops and 2 self-guided workshops covering topics such as writing, self-editing, branding and book marketing
  • 1-hour private coaching session on any aspect of publishing or promoting your book

Your investment($USD):  $1,999

Read the Registration and Cancellation policy.

The Venue:

A private villa with Ocean views in stunning Manuel Antonio Costa Rica.  Each writer has private accommodation. Walking distance to cafes, restaurants, and the beach. Unleash your creativity while enjoying spectacular views and abundant wildlife.  Our venue is a smoke-free, drug-free environment.


Write Your Book in Costa Rica

YOUR RETREAT HOST: Dawn James, Director of Publish and Promote

personal writing retreat host and founder Publish and PromoteDawn James is an award-winning author for her nonfiction book Unveiled and a 14x bestselling author. She has over 20 years of publishing experience (magazines, newspapers, books), focusing on quality and customer service excellence.

Since 2010, Dawn has successfully guided hundreds of writers to fulfill their dream of becoming published authors. There is nothing quite like seeing your name in print; Dawn cherishes the relationship she builds with each writer.

Her passion is teaching writers to write for impact so readers keep turning the page!

This event is created and hosted by Publish and Promote – serving authors since 2010. Learn more at Publish and Promote