Nine Unique Costa Rica Wellness Retreats

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Hi! We’re Thomas (the German) and Sarah (the US-er).

We met in Virginia, moved to Germany, and now live in sunny Costa Rica.

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Have you ever just wanted to get away from it all and realign your life? A Costa Rica wellness retreat might be the perfect way for you to do that.

Imagine meditating while listening to the waves coming to shore or the noises of the jungle.

Imagine eating organic tropical fruits and vegetables while surrounded by like-minded people.

Imagine growing, reflecting, and reimaging your life and potential.

All of that is possible with a Costa Rica retreat. 

Who Should Go on a Retreat?

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Personally, I feel as if retreats are always a good idea for anybody. I don’t know about you, but I always welcome the possibility of reconnecting, re-evaluating what I am doing with my life and what is important, relaxing, and renewing. All the “R’s.”

I feel as though a Costa Rica wellness retreat is never a bad idea and has the potential to change your life in all the best ways. Personal growth is something we can all benefit from.

You don’t need to be someone who considers yourself spiritual, in sync with meditating or yoga, to get something out of this type of experience.

What Can I Expect From a Costa Rica Retreat?

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Your retreat experience will vary based on the price point and theme of the retreat, but in general, at the end of a retreat, you should feel as though you learned something, grew in some way, and feel refreshed.

I like retreats because not only are you having this new experience, but you also don’t have to deal with the stress of planning anything. Almost all of these retreats include a detailed daily schedule and pre-arranged meals.

Here are nine unique retreats that you may be interested in…..

Learn to Love Yourself Retreat

Focus

The focus of this retreat is to disconnect from daily life and reconnect to your inner self. This is done through yoga, local exploration in nature, and plenty of time to just be with yourself away from the steady stresses of your daily life. 

Length

7 days/ 6 nights

Location

Cahuita, on the Caribbean coast of the country. 

Accommodation

You have the choice between a shared room with one other guest or a private room. The shared room is at a discounted rate. All accommodation options are in well-equipped rooms with a private bathroom. 

Cuisine

All food is vegan. There is a focus on fresh vegetables and fruits including some unique tropical fruits you probably have never tried before. 

You will be served three meals a day

Daily Activities

Daily you will participate in yoga classes, excursions, and workshops.

The excursions include a hike in Cahuita National Park, learning about sacred plants with indigenous people, and group bonfires at the beach.

The workshops include self-love, meditation, and breathwork.

5 Day Private Self-Discovery & Therapy Retreat

Focus

This retreat is for those of you that want a private experience with one-on-one care and attention toward your self-discovery and therapy

Length

5 days/ 4 nights

Location

Perez Zeledon (in the hills above Dominical)

Accommodation

You will have a private bedroom with a private bath. Additionally, you will have access to a shared pool, a large communal area, a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor space and terrace, parking, and gardens. 

Cuisine

Three delicious organic, vegetarian meals are served per day

Daily Activities

​​You can expect morning meditation and body movement, a delicious organic breakfast, Therapy/Coaching sessions to identify and work through all challenges that are holding you back from your highest potential, rest, lunch, Inner Child workshops where you learn how to revive the connection with your inner child and figure out what the needs and wants are.

The day ends with dinner and tea on the terrace, watching the sunset, while you are bathed in a sound meditation.

Vision Journey with Horses Retreat

Focus

This retreat is focused on the restorative properties of connection through horse therapy and riding. 

Length

8 days/ 7 nights

Location

Cabuya (a small villa between Montezuma and Mal Pais)

Accommodation

You will be staying in a room in a two-bedroom house with a bathroom and kitchen. 

Cuisine

Meals are available, but not included in the price of the retreat. Alternatively, your accommodation will have a kitchen so you can make your own meals. 

Daily Activities

Your days will be a blend of healing horse work, surfing, full-moon horse rides, waterfall trips, bonfires on the beach, and more!

Tropical Couples Therapy Retreat

Focus

This retreat is designed to help you and your partner reconnect. We all can get caught up in the daily stresses of life and lose sight of why we fell in love with our partner in the first place. Realign with this personalized program. 

Length

5 days/ 4 nights

Location

Playa El Jobo (between Playa Hermosa and the Papagayo Peninsula)

Accommodation

You will be staying at El Mangroove resort. This is one of the nicest resorts in the country and a great place to relax and reconnect next to the Pacific Ocean. There are multiple pools and a full-service spa that offers several relaxing spa treatments.

Cuisine

Brunch and dinner are included every day at the delicious El Mangroove restaurants. They can accommodate any dietary or allergy concerns

Daily Activities

If you check out the listing you can see the detailed daily schedule designed to help you and your partner reconnect. 

6 Day Move Through Grief Yoga Retreat

Focus

The focus of this retreat is not to get over grief but rather to learn to cope with it, to talk about your loved one, to navigate the ups and downs of emotions

Length

6 days/ 5 nights

Location

Dominical

Accommodation

Accommodation options range from shared rooms to private bungalows with pool views. 

Cuisine

Vegan meals are served three times a day. The retreat center tries to only source ingredients from farms within a 90-minute drive from the retreat center. 

Daily Activities

There is a detailed schedule listed on the retreat center page. You can expect daily activities to include: guided meditations, guided workshops, integrative yoga, journaling exercises, breathwork, sound-healing, group process, reiki, and ​therapeutic massage. 

8 Day Men’s Happiness! Surf + Yoga + Wellness

Focus

The focus of this retreat is for men to connect through activities, relaxation, and fun!

Length

8 days/ 7 nights

Location

Playa Grande (just north of Tamarindo)

Accommodation

You will be staying in a shared beachfront room 

Cuisine

3 meals are included daily. These meals are whole foods and plant-based. 

Daily Activities

Your days ill be a mix of surfing, yoga, meditation, martial arts, and free time

6-Day Ayurveda Cooking Immersion

Focus

This retreat is focused on immersion through the exploration of how to cook meals that balance the 3 doshas. 

You will learn to recognize imbalances and how to achieve balance through foods. At the end of the retreat, you should have an understanding of Ayurvedic principles to achieve optimal health. 

This immersion is also designed to strengthen your awareness and connection to your mind/body through daily yoga asanas, controlled breathing, meditation, and other mindful practices.

Length

6 days/ 5 nights

Location

Playa San Juanillo, just north of Nosara

Accommodation

There are three different private accommodation options in rustic but nice rooms. The retreat center is located about one mile from Pacific coast beaches.

Cuisine

3 daily Ayurvedic meals are included in your stay

Daily Activities

A normal day starts with yoga sessions, followed by breakfast, kitchen practicum, lunch, workshops, relaxation, dinner, and self-study

8 Day Women’s Happiness!

Focus

The focus of this retreat is to reconnect to yourself while surrounded by like-minded women. 

Length

8 days/ 7 nights

Location

Playa Grande (just north of Tamarindo)

Accommodation

You will be staying in a shared beachfront room at the retreat center. 

Cuisine

Three meals are included daily. These meals are plant-based. 

Daily Activities

Daily you will participate in yoga, surfing, meditation, and optional jiu-jitsu

7-Day Private Mother-Child Therapy & Wellness

Focus

This retreat is focused on transforming the mindset for rebirthing the relationship between mother and adult child. 

Length

7 days/ 6 nights

Location

Perez Zeledon (next to Dominical in the mountains)

Accommodation

You will have a private bedroom with a double and single bed and a private bath. Additionally, you will have access to a shared pool, a large communal area, a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor space and terrace, parking, and gardens. 

Cuisine

Three healthy meals are served per day. Dietary issues or allergies can be accommodated. 

Daily Activities

Your day will be a mix of workshops that focus on things such as; 

Inner child workshops, therapy and coaching sessions, voice activation workshop, cognitive behavioral therapy workshop, private facilitation, and guidance.

Every day starts with a morning meditation and body movement. After a delicious organic breakfast, you will dive deep into Therapy/Coaching sessions.

The day closes with dinner and tea on the terrace, watching the sunset, while you are bathed in a sound meditation.

Our Tips for Booking a Retreat in Costa Rica

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– If you are interested in booking a Costa Rica yoga retreat we have a whole guide to yoga in the country with our favorite retreat options (including teacher training).

– If you are interested in surfing, it is possible to also book a surf retreat. Check out our guide to surfing for several options.

– There are two international airports in Costa Rica. One is in San Jose (in the middle of the country) and one is in Liberia (on the northern Pacific coast near the Nicaragua border). None of the retreats include flights, but we suggest asking at your retreat center which airport is best for you to fly into.

– Some retreats include ground transportation from the international airport to the retreat center. Check the details of any retreat you book to confirm what is included. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer, take a taxi (if your retreat center is near an international airport), or rely on public buses. 

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– If you would like to travel on your own either before or after your retreat, we think that is always a great idea. Costa Rica is such a beautiful country, it is worth exploring. You can check out our destination guides for more ideas of places to visit.

– Please check the cancellation policies before booking any retreats. One of the many reasons we like booking retreats on BookRetreats.com is because they generally have decent cancellation policies. However, it is always good to check before booking.

– Travel insurance is always good to have. You never know if you will need to cancel your trip due to illness, if you will get sick while traveling, or if your luggage will get lost. Insurance covers all of these types of things. 

– With a retreat, your goal is probably to relax and reconnect, but to further that, keep in mind that Costa Rica is the land of Pura Vida. This means sometimes things don’t always go smoothly. Drives take longer than expected, the weather might alter plans, and people move in a more relaxed pace. Basically, I’m trying to say that sometimes you’ve just got to roll with it and take things in stride here.

Do you have any questions about booking a retreat in Costa Rica? Just leave them in the comment section below and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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