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Explore Costa Rica - Vida Calma Style!
Saturday, 7/22-Sunday, 7/30
Neal and I would like to invite you to join us on a trip to our favorite spots in Costa Rica!
During this trip we will be visiting multiple locations but you will have plenty of free time to explore local restaurants, additional adventure excursions, or to simply relax!
In order to keep this an intimate and relaxed retreat, we are currently opening only 6 spots... register with your deposit now!
Your retreat package includes:
- ground transportation in Costa Rica to/from airports and to all of our scheduled stops and events
- daily tour guidance + hospitality from Neal + Rachael
- accommodations for 8 nights + 9 days
- daily offering of yoga and/or meditation
- daily breakfast
- Espiritu Santo coffee + Sarchi tour
- day trip to Finca Calma, our family-owned farm
- a day pass to one of La Fortuna's volcanic hot springs resorts
- a lovely afternoon trip on Don Bosco, a 65 foot, 2 masted yacht at Playas del Coco
Not included: airfare, lunches + dinners are not included. (Food cost at restaurants in Costa Rica is pretty comparable to the U.S. You will also have opportunities to visit local markets or grocery stores if you'd like.)
Available a la carte: We can help you book additional excursions + trips; Thai Yoga Therapy sessions with Rachael can be scheduled during free time
*Would you like to add extra days to your trip or combine this retreat with our camping retreat the following week? Or perhaps you need to leave a day or two early? Let us know, we may be able to plan accordingly.
Retreat Package: $1200 per person
A non-refundable deposit of $400 is required to reserve your spot and we can invoice you for additional installments.
Shared accommodations only (2 people to a room)
Check or cash also accepted, Contact Us to book your spot.
(note: a 2% transaction fee will be applied to PayPal + CC transactions)
Check out our projected itinerary for your retreat below.
Don't forget to check the FAQ page for general Costa Rica travel tips!
Please note: you will need to book your flight to arrive at SJO and depart from LIR. These are 2 different airports!
Our Contact info:
US phone: 704-507-9802
Costa Rica phone: 011 506 8545-4773 (if calling from Costa Rica, only use the last 8 digits)
US phone: 704-458-8377
Costa Rica phone: 011 506 8478-5312 (if calling from Costa Rica, only use the last 8 digits)
Arrive at SJO airport in San Jose. We will pick you up and bring you to our first gathering spot, Guacima Country Inn, about 20-25min from the airport.
Freshen up and relax by the pool or take a walk to explore the grounds.
We will gather for dinner at the nearby craft brewery in Piedades.
Breakfast included at Guacima Inn before check-out.
We will get on the road toward our next destination, Finca Calma (our family's property). On the way we will stop briefly in the town of San Ramon to pick up food supplies for a picnic lunch at the farm after an optional yoga practice. We plan to spend the afternoon exploring the property, hiking, taking a dip in the river, etc. Late afternoon we will check in at nearby Lands in Love Hotel + Resort for a 2-night stay. They have their own restaurant as well as multiple adventure excursions including horseback riding, river tubing or whitewater rafting, guided hikes, zip-lines, and more. They even have an animal rescue!
Early yoga + breakfast included at Lands in Love.
We will take a day trip to Espiritu Santo Coffee Farm for a facility tour (and the best coffee ever). Following this we will make our way over to the beautiful town of Sarchi, famed throughout Costa Rica for its brightly colored, intricately constructed handicrafts. This includes an easy walk thru tour of an artisan workshop, time to browse, shop, and have lunch. This excursion is included in your package (except lunch). We will most likely be back at Lands in Love for dinner but there is a possibility of stopping somewhere on the way back depending on timing.
(Note: You may opt out of this day trip and stay at the resort for the day if you would rather relax or try one or more of the adventures provided on the property. These activities will be an additional cost.)
Breakfast included at Lands in Love before check-out. We are planning for another opportunity to visit Finca Calma for the morning OR you may stay at Lands in Love for an activity (this is after check out so your bags can come with us to the farm even if you stay and play). Lunch will be at a local soda on the drive to La Fortuna. We are headed for an afternoon soaking in the volcanic hot springs. We will check in at Hotel San Bosco in downtown Fortuna that afternoon. Our hotel is within walking distance of several restaurants, convenience stores, and adventure tours. La Fortuna is a wonderful town with a perfect view of the Arenal Volcano on a clear day.
Morning yoga by the pool, breakfast included at hotel.
Drop off laundry if needed at an inexpensive nearby laundromat (about $7 for one load).
Spend the day relaxing, adventuring, soaking in hot springs, eating, drinking, or whatever your heart desires! This is my favorite town in the world. So much to do here! (Note: Ubers or cabs are available if you want to explore further than walking distance)
Breakfast at San Bosco + early departure, headed for the beach.
Pick up laundry on the way out of town.
We expect this drive to be around 3-3.5hrs and will plan to stop for lunch along the way. This drive around Lake Arenal through the countryside is absolutely beautiful and worth the trip! Upon arrival at Playas Hermosa in Guanacaste we will settle into our hotel Villa Acacia for the remainder of the week. A gentle evening yoga practice will be offered after this long travel day. Multiple restaurant options including the hotel restaurant are available for dinner.
Free afternoon/evening for beach time.
Morning yoga + breakfast at hotel included.
The first half of your day is all yours. After lunch, we'll head to Playas del Coco (next town over) for a gorgeous afternoon trip with our friend Luis on board the Don Bosco, sailing out to Playas Huevos, a small hidden beach accessible only via boat, amazing caves fill and boom with the tides. Upon our return to Coco there are several restaurant options available.
Breakfast included at the hotel.
(A yoga practice will be offered at some point today.) You have the option to stay in Hermosa, explore other surrounding towns/beaches, check out Liberia, etc. We can help you find and book any last tours you are interested in. Taxis are everywhere and we can also help you grab a Uber if needed.
(If you are departing on this day, we will drive you or send you by Uber to LIR for your flight.)
Breakfast at hotel + check out.
We will transport you to the LIR airport in Liberia and say our goodbyes!
(Note: Schedules subject to change due to weather and other factors, but in the event that an excursion should be unavailable, we will schedule something else awesome in its place!)
*Would you like to add extra days to your trip or combine this retreat with our camping trip the following week (details to come)? Or perhaps you need to leave a day or two early? Let us know, we may be able to plan accordingly.