Music for the Soul!
What’s included: Women's Retreat January 6th-14th, 2018
8 nights in Costa Rica, 1 night in San Jose, and 7 nights in the Osa Peninsula. Your accommodations will be in a luxury jungle house, completely remote and off- the -grid where the rain forest meets the ocean. You will be traveling to an extremely isolated and off-the-beaten path paradise in Costa Rica and you won’t have to worry about a thing! Practice living in the now and become more connected with nature and with yourself!
NEW! Awe inspiring music for the soul! LIVE music performances throughout the retreat!
All of your local, healthy, fresh meals prepared Costa Rican style at the Casa.
2 massages and a therapeutic river clay facial mask
3 yoga sessions
Catch your dinner! Fishing excursion OR zip lining/waterfall hike
4x4 vehicle for the group
Tree climbing/waterfall rappelling with local expert guide
Waterfall hike with local expert guide
Surfing with local Pro surf instructor
On site host and 2 caretakers
A donation to the local Carbonera Elementary school
A Typical Day in the Life – Pura Vida style!
Beautiful Sunrise while listening to howler monkeys
Waterfall Rappelling Excursion
Relaxation Options –( Scheduled massage, hammock, wildlife viewing/photography, hikes,beach)
Dinner at Casa (we will eat out at a local restaurant 2 nights)
Airfare to San Jose, Costa Rica
Domestic hopper flight from San Jose to Pt. Jimenez
2 Dinners at restaurant in the Osa
Excess baggage charges
Airport departure taxes
$3350-$3750 per person, double occupancy/shared room depending on the Casa that you choose. This is an all-inclusive price for 8 nights with all excursions, massage, yoga, delicious meals prepared at the Casa, transfers, 4x4 vehicle for the group, on-site host and the BEST local expert guides!
About your host:
Ann Lara has a true passion for the Osa Peninsula and has been traveling to this area for almost 20 years! She doesn't just tell you where to go, but she will personally take you there!! She has been able to integrate her dream and vision to create the perfect combination: Therapeutic bodywork, active lifestyle, living in the now, and the wonders of the Osa Peninsula. Check out some of the reviews from the last Retreat. It is a holistic package for both body and spirit with a crazy twist of adventure! It is a very intentional, specific, detail oriented trip that people have described as a "once in a lifetime experience" and "so amazing it is hard to describe." The area has been referred to as the Garden of Eden, heaven on earth.....paradise! Ann will take you on a journey of body, mind, and spirit that you have never experienced before!
Take a peek at our last adventure on www.facebook.com/wellnessadventurescostarica
About your local guides: I have chosen only THE VERY BEST.
Eddie grew up in this forest and knows it intimately. His knowledge of the local flora and fauna is amazing. He also has an eagle eye and spots animals that you would never see otherwise. Eddie is extremely friendly and helpful and is one the best tour guides that we have ever had! He truly depicts Pura Vida!
Andy is a talented and extremely educated guide that makes your hikes in the rain forest super fun! He has been voted one of the top guides for our retreats year after year!
Pollo, our surf instructor, is the very best! He was also born and raised here in Cabo Matapalo and he knows his stuff! It is so exhilarating to watch these ladies get up on the board for the very first time!
Moderate to Active. You must be able to either run 3 miles or hike 5 miles of hills easily several times a week. In addition, you will need to do core and upper body strengthening. Due to the remote area where we are traveling, this trip is not recommended for those that have any major medical issues. The closest clinic is 35 minutes away, and the closest hospital is approx. 2 hours away.
January is the Costa Rican summer and is generally drier, temperatures in the low 70's and highs in the low 90's, giving plenty of sun filled days on the beach, and calmer waters for kayaking, surfing, swimming, and fishing. This gives you a general idea but, of course we are talking about weather, so it is subject to change.
We are currently taking deposits for reservations now. It will be on a first come, first serve basis. Space is very limited so if you are interested, book now! We will accept cash, check or Credit Cards/Paypal (there is a 3% surcharge on all credit card transactions). The deposit will be $800.00. Final payment will be due 120 days prior. Please DO NOT purchase your flights until we have confirmation that the trip is full. When we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation, trip contract, along with a liability waiver form, and information on where to purchase the mandatory travel/medical insurance.
Event Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Event Cancellation by Wellness Adventures:
Wellness Adventures reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If Wellness Adventures cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.
Event Registration Cancellation by Participant:
Cancellation Policy: A participant CANNOT cancel their registration once the deposit and contract have been processed.
Transfer Policy: A participant may transfer their spot to a new participant as long as the proper documentation has been completed. The original participant is responsible for the full amount until the new participant has made their payment. If the new participant does not make the necessary payment, the original participant is responsible for the remainder. After a full payment is received, any refunds will be administered at that time.
You will fly into San Jose, Costa Rica and then the next morning you will take a domestic 50 minute “hopper” flight to Pt. Jimenez. These are not included in the price. We are not responsible for any delay or cancellation of flights and/or weather. Itineraries are subject to change due to things beyond our control. There is a 25-40lb. baggage limit on these smaller flights.
If you choose to drive from San Jose instead, it will be an approximate 8 hour drive to Pt. Jimenez, and then another 45 minutes on a dirt road. In addition, you will be driving through streams and small river beds to enter into the Cabo Matapalo area. This is an option, but keep in mind that a 4x4 rental car with a driver are already included in your package once you are in Pt. Jimenez.
Please note: the Casa runs on solar energy only. There will not be air conditioning, but you will have a ceiling fan for your room, and nice breezes off of the ocean. Also, no hair dryers, curling irons, or straighteners are allowed.
You must be at least 21 years of age.
You will purchase travel insurance through World Nomads and get the Explorer package which is approx. $105.00. This is mandatory to participate on this trip. Click Here You will need to send me proof of insurance, and print a copy to bring with you on the trip with the international phone number.
Your Wellness Adventures,Inc. tour will start in the Osa Peninsula on January 7th and you will depart on January the 14th. You will be flying into San Jose International Airport on January 6th and staying one night in San Jose. We will help you with the information you will need to arrange your domestic flight from San Jose to Pt. Jimenez.
More information coming soon! Check back with us because we will have more details and travel itineraries posted on our website.
You need a U.S. passport to travel to Costa Rica (no visa required). Be sure it is valid at least 6 months AFTER your return or they will not allow you to travel to Costa Rica! You can call the Costa Rican Consulate at (202) 328-6628 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, EST with any official questions. You can also try the Costa Rican Tourist Board at 800-343-6332, , although the Consulate has the final word.
You will also need to check with your doctor and the CDC to see if there are any recommended vaccinations.
Please feel free to contact me directly with ANY questions at: