The Island Experience

Costa Rica - a beach and nature lovers paradise

Property Description


 

A 7-day yoga adventure in a beautiful part of Costa Rica where you'll enjoy twice daily yoga classes, hiking, kayaking, surfing, an on-site nutritionist and a delicious cleansing menu. Join us for a week of healthy relaxation and fun!

We have found the essence of our philiosophy emobodied in the 'Pura Vida' state of mind of Costa Rica.  More than its literal meaning, 'pure life, its a lifestyle and an attitude, a way of expressing gratitude and of recognizing that life is simply great!

We work with all levels, so if you have never tried yoga do not feel intimidated; our instructors will assist you throughout the week. All our activities are developed with personalised attention to each guest's preferences and goals. 

With coastal beaches on both the Caribbean and the North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica is widely acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful countries in Central America. Its natural heritage froms one of the world's most outstanding biological reserve and national parks systems. We have found a very special place in the Southern Cariffean where the evergreen of the Talamanca Mountains meets long stretches of quiet, pristine sandy beaches. Each day we'll exlpore the area on foot or by kayak, as well as make time for a visit to an animal sanctury, surf lessons and tree canopy walking.

This part of the Caribbean Lowlands enjoys a 'microclimate' and benefits from year round temperatures of 28 degree. The period between September and November in this area is knows as 'veranillo' or 'small summer', making it the best time of the year to explore
this rich landscape and enjoy some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world.

Based near Cahuita National Park, 130 miles South of San José, the capital of Costa Rica, we’ll also be close to two other national parks. This area contains Costa Rica’s most significant rainforest and protected areas and is home to some of the greatest examples of eco diversity and coral reef in the county.

You’ll be staying in a secluded lodge off the beaten track, high on the hillside of a spectacular lush rainforest with breathtaking views of the ocean. We have chosen a place where ecological awareness has been translated into beauty and sustainability.  Each hardwood bungalow has its own bathroom and balcony, from where you can observe brilliantly coloured butterflies, mischievous monkeys, and flocks of toucans all living in harmony with us. The lodge is a sustainable operated, ecologically sound oasis that will offer you an unparalleled opportunity to absorb the healing and rejuvenating power of nature. All of the vegetarian cuisine offered comes from locally grown and, whenever possible, organic foods incorporating culinary influences from all over the world.

Indigenous communities still live in the nearby mountains and in the jungle further south; a hidden world of strong and ancient traditions and customs at least 1,000 years old. Here, the Latino lifestyle gives way to Afro Caribbean culture and music, so we’ll be swaying to reggae and calypso!

Accommodation

Facilities

 

Our seven-day program is intelligently designed to detox your body and de-stress your mind.  Challenging yet fun outdoor activities are combined with a cleansing diet, twice daily yoga and a series of massages will leave you relaxed, healthy and feeling like new. The combination of these elements in an incredible natural setting has proven over the past seven years to have extraordinary health and healing effects.
 
A typical day starts with invigorating morning yoga and ends with restorative yoga to keep you centred and agile. Each day is filled with a different mix of outdoor fitness activities, including hiking, kayaking and some surfing, during which you will be accompanied and encouraged by our experienced trainers. Delicious and healthy meals will purify and energize you while therapeutic massages will bring you peace and relaxation.
 
Other optional activities available for the more adventurous include canopy touring (zip-lining) and horse riding.
 
Our program is built around you and our team is fully committed to helping you get the most out of this transforming week. You will feel supported and receive all the individual attention you need. We adapt and customize our program to your needs and objectives each day. Benefits are immediate; you will quickly feel re-energized and strong, slimmer and toned, clear headed and peaceful. But the transformation goes deeper; you will leave with new knowledge that will enable you to make changes in your nutritional habits, and you will remember how strong and healthy your body and mind can be.
 
We operate as a 7-day retreat with a Sunday to Saturday schedule, but we also encourage staying for two weeks to truly reap the benefits of our program. Whether you come alone or accompanied, you will leave glowing, both on the inside and on the outside!

Rates

 

   
 
 

Occupancy

1 week

2 weeks

Single

USD $2,600

USD $4,450

Double (per person)

USD $2,250

USD $4,250

A week’s program includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Round trip transfers from San José or hotel to the lodge
  • Private room and bath (single or double)
  • All meals, juices, mineral water and snacks everyday (mainly vegetarian spa cuisine developed by our nutritionist)
  • More than 6 hrs p/day supervised activities (including hiking, kayaking, surfing)
  • Two daily yoga classes (one hour each)
  • Three full body massages (one hour each)
  • Cultural activities that may include visits to indigenous tribes
  • Use of hot tub and spa area

Gallery

  • Bungalow
  • Costa Rica Bambi
  • Cost Rica Waterfall
  • Costa Rica Bungalow
  • Costa Rica group
  • Costa Rica surf
  • Costa Rica Yoga
  • Dancers pose on rock
  • Costa Rica Kayak
  • Toucans
  • Costa Rica Deck
  • Costa Rica Sea View
  • Costa Rica Treetop View

How to get there

Travel Documentation
A passport that is valid for at least 30 days beyond the date of your arrival is required as well as proof of an return ticket. No tourist visas are required for USA, European Union, Canada nationals. We recommend that you check with the website below or your local Costa Rica consulate if you have other citizenship.

More info: http://www.costarica-embassy.org/

Flights – Arrival & Departure 
If you plan on arriving in Costa Rica the first day of the program, we ask that you land in San Jose International Airport - Juan Santamaria (SJO) by Sunday 12 noon and that you plan to depart the following Saturday anytime after 3:30 pm.  If you decide to arrive in Costa Rica earlier, we can recommend a few hotels in San Jose.

We will pick you up from the airport Sunday morning and provide your transportation back to the airport Saturday afternoon. You should be back at the airport roughly around 2:00 pm. The van ride to the lodge takes approximately three and a half hours. The road is safe, paved, and the sightseeing breathtaking. We will cross the Braulio Carrillo National Park which is the largest virgin protected area in Costa Rica.

Travel Insurance
All participants are obliged to have international medical/travel insurance. For more information, visit the "Insurance” section of our website.

We suggest that you consult with your personal doctor for a general physical checkup, before traveling to Costa Rica. Upon booking, we will require that you provide us with certain specific health and welfare information for safety reasons.

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