Our team is investigating the application of MDMA, psilocybin, San Pedro and ibogaine as a partial response to a variety of mental health conditions. We provide preparation, guided session and integration work for clients.

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This center is open since April 23rd 2017


MDMA, Mushrooms, San Pedro, Ibogaine

LocationLocated at the border of the Amboro national park, our location is an incredible private nature reserve.

How to get thereArrive to Santa Cruz de la Sierra and we can provide transport

Accommodation and facilities

6 single rooms

4 double rooms

4 dorm rooms

Transfer from airport is available.


Music that is played during session

We use live and prerecorded music.

Medical and safety

The center has medical facilities available nearbyHospital

The center has a psychological therapist available on-siteWe have a team of psychologists and counselors with more that 45 years of combined experience

The center conducts an intake processOur clients fill out an application, do a holistic inventory and to at least three preparation psychotherapy sessions.

The center provides a follow up integration processClients are provided with three post ceremony therapy sessions along with the opportunity for ongoing support.

The center provides ceremonies for personal developmentWe provide individual and guided sessions for the purpose of personal growth and exploration.

The center provides treatment for psychological disordersThe majority of our work focus's on helping people overcome anxiety and depression. We have an incredible track record of helping people with treatment resistant depression.

The center provides treatment for physical illnessesWe provide holistic care and support for people who have autoimmune conditions such as lupus.

The center provides treatment for addictionsOur work with ibogaine and mushrooms has helped many people leave the cycle of addiction.


Warren McCaig is a canadian trained counsellor and compassionate inquiry practitioner with a decade of experience supporting those leaving addiction. He has been working with psychedelic medicine for almost four years. He chairs the compassionate inquiry focus group on psychedelic assisted therapy.
Ines Zabalaga has a master's degree in psychology with an emphasis in the systemic approach. She also trained in family constellations and therapy using flowers from her native Uruguay. She has been working with psychedelic therapy for three years.


Sustainable projectsRefugio Los Volcanes is a permaculture and sustainable eco tourism business operated to provide ongoing employment and economic opportunity to the local community.

Group Size

The center accommodates private ceremonies with a single participant

Maximum 15 persons per group


Maximum 15 participants per facilitator.

The facilitator stays during session.

Someone who stays sober is present during ceremonies.

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7 Reviews

It changed my life, it gave me conciousness, it saved my life, and i earned new family, i couldnt be more gratefull for this, and i totally recommend it, Warren and Ines are simply amazing!

- visited a year ago

Compasión is the guide par excellence in therapies and I found it with this group. Refúgio is a piece of heaven on earth.

- visited a year ago

I can't even begin to explain how important it was my retreat for me, not only it helped me figure and resolve 7 major issues in my personal life and my inner healing journey, but the place itself had an INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT place in the process, I don't know if it was the fact that, since is surrounded by mountains, you feel extremely safe, nature plays a very important role, and being able to be surrounded by all the elements in such a cozy but huge enviroment, gives you a wholesome sempsation, If I could, I would make everyperson on this planet go through the experience, I know it sounds a bit exagerated, but I can't stress enough how it changed my life for the better.

- visited a year ago

I write this with absolutely gratitude towards Warren for the help he’s given me. The time he’s put in. The compassion and caring he has showed me through my journey has meant so much to me. I am finally becoming the man I always wanted to be. Warren helped me connect to the inner child… heal him! Helped me with all my past trauma! Helped me heal… I can’t help but smile to know how far I’ve come because of Warren and guided Trips! Thank you brother… you are a Rock star

- visited 6 months ago

My expectations were exceeded. The place is amazing, and Warren is the best therapist. I came out of this place with a new life; I started to enjoy every single thing that happens throughout the day. Life can be hard some times, but after this experience you will always able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. And most importantly you are going to be able to be at peace with yourself.

- visited a year ago

Traumatic events can cause wounds so deep you don´t even know where to begin the process of healing. Conventional therapy helped me to "get by" in my 20s and throughout most of my life.Warren helped me go from the "day to day" and "surviving" to healing. Healing for me is a process that requires revisiting the past while surrounded by trust, understanding and compassion; these I received and continue to receive from Warren which, in addition to unconventional medication, have allowed me to grieve, to evaluate, to understand, love, and be compassionate with myself. To evaluate how those unhealed wounds drove my behavior, my outlook on life, and my perception of myself. I can´t say enough on how therapy at Refugio with Warren and his staff have changed my personal and professional life.

- visited 5 months ago

Es difícil resumir en un review todo lo que viví en mi experiencia con psicodélicos, no entraré en detalles de lo que viví en la sesión ya que cada quien vive de manera única su experiencia y es lindo vivirla sin saber exactamente que esperar. Sí quisiera resaltar lo clave que fue para mí hacerlo en Refugio, ya que este espacio fue tan noble, lleno de energías puras, y realmente me brindó toda esa magia que fue parte indispensable y perfecta, Tanto para la sesión como para el día siguiente. Durante la sesión muchos elementos del lugar se hicieron parte, todo se conectó de forma maravillosa. Y al día siguiente, sentir correr el agua, sentarme a simplemente ser parte de todo y asentar lo vivido, fue un regalo. Inés y Warren quienes me acompañaron en la sesión, con tanta apertura, cuidando de cada detalle, libre de juicios y comprometidos con cariño en mi proceso, fueron mi lugar seguro, a ellos les quedo eternamente agradecida. Desde mi experiencia llevar estos procesos con personas profesionales en quienes confíes, en un espacio ideal, es un requisito no negociable. En esta etapa post, en la que cada día me levanto con un sentimiento de gratitud a la vida, con esta sensación de: “que hice para merecer sanar tanto”… dejé en la sesión muchos kilos de peso emocional, me siento ligera, muy conectada conmigo misma, con la naturaleza y toda la vida que me rodea. Me siento Abundante, una fuente poderosa de energía femenina despertó en mí, que trajo una intuición aún más fina que antes, la calma, la vida con detalle, las ganas de nutrirme en todos los sentidos, mucha claridad sobre lo que quiero y no, la seguridad para rechazar lo que no deseo y hacerlo libre de culpas. Definitivamente mi perspectiva de vida ha sido ampliada enormemente, me di esta sesión por que algo dentro me decía que sería mi regalo de cumpleaños. Y siento que ha sido para mí un volver a nacer a mis 36, mas suelta, clara, abundante y conectada. Gracias, gracias, gracias!

- visited 5 months ago

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