Mission Statement

Experience heaven on earth at the first annual RAW WORLD: International Festival of Raw Food Enthusiasts. RAW WORLD promises to be the best raw food festival ever. Why? Because RAW WORLD offers you a plethora of activities, educational programs, arts, and community, with raw vegan gourmet dining and live entertainment in the perfect setting—the beautiful white beaches and warm waters of Montezuma, Costa Rica.


Abundant Tropical Fruits

ur morning starts with yoga by the pool, or possibly a sunrise beach walk to an exquisite waterfall that cascades into a natural fresh-water pool at the ocean's edge. On the other hand, you may prefer to lounge in one of the many hammocks and watch the baby monkeys hold onto mom as she leaps from one tree to the next.  By 9 AM you'll be ready for our tropical fruit breakfast buffet.


Every afternoon expect to have your mind blown when you taste the desserts we serve between featured talks by world-renowned educators and culinary demonstrations by the Great Chefs of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. Your festival package also includes a delicious gourmet meal each night at the beautiful Ylang Ylang beach front restaurant as well as all festival classes and activities.


The Coconut Grove, our Festival Central, is located at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and is alive with activity throughout the day, offering coconut water (pipas), vendor booths, mini workshops of many kinds, music, dance, and art classes. Culinary demonstrations and talks by world-famous raw food experts are conducted at both our hotel locations.


Sit on the deck of your cabina looking out at the sea

We chose the beautiful Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, formally know as El Sano Banano Hotel (The Healthy Banana), located on a beautiful white sandy beach. It's a 10-minute beach walk from the charming village of Montezuma. Ylang Ylang Beach Resort has an exquisite swimming pool with a cascading waterfall and is surrounded by gardens abundant with ginger flowers. You'll feel like you're in Paradise. This is our festival headquarters, where most events take place throughout the day, and the place to meet new friends at the Coconut Grove. 



Join vegetarian raw food enthusiasts from
around the world in a celebration of life!

For those of you who love to camp, we have rented the El Rincon de los Monos (Monkey Corner), a campground situated in a coconut grove on the beach, next to Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Our tent or yours?


Our mission is to provide you with a healthy, educational, fun-filled vacation with great like-minded folks from around the world, in a fabulous, exotic location. You will leave richer for having experienced
                   RAW WORLD!

Watch the monkeys
playing in the trees

The sounds of the jungle, the rhythm of the ocean, and the passion of the people add to the music scene of RAW WORLD, encouraging, inviting, allowing participation of all who feel the music in their soul.

Pulse with the tempo of dawn as you begin your journey to the waterfall in silence. The cries of the parrots and other tropical birds blend with the sounds of the howler monkeys as they jump from tree to tree overhead. This is the sound of the jungle and your opportunity to discover the concert.

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