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Rejuvenation with a little adventure on the side. Time to slow down and get back into balance. Combine the breathtaking views of the mountains with luxury and inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean as you treat yourself to this deluxe, rejuvenating wellness retreat. We guarantee you will leave feeling fabulous!
Feel at home cradled by nature amidst the mango trees and sounds of the living forest in your simple, elegant suite. Allow yourself to truly relax in the comfort and peace of the mountains that Costa Rica is famous for. Settle in to a cool evening with a bottle of Chilean cabernet and watch the sunset from your private terrace.
In the morning, awaken to the sounds of nature. Take a walk to the stream or hike to where you can see the Nicoya Peninsula in the distance. Meditation is an extra special experience here in Costa Rica. Enjoy all of the amenities and allow us to lift your spirits, and rejuvenate both body and soul, as you escape to the possibilities of this beautiful area of Costa Rica.
Tastefully designed with unique decor to allow you to enjoy the serenity of your surroundings. Each suite comes with its own bath tub, private terrace, and garden with outdoor seating. Hardwood furniture and a ceiling made of teak bring the ambiance of the forest into your room.
The sleeping area has a comfy queen-sized bed. An additional double bed can be arranged in the living room if needed. Ceiling fans, a refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, phone, complementary snacks, and TV / DVD player. You may choose out of 250 movies of Ama Tierras collection.
A similar ambiance await at Colores del Pacifico on the sparkling Guanacaste Coast. Have your breakfast or lunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and satisfy your Costa Rican food cravings while exploring nearby restaurants for dinner. Transportation to and from the restaurant are available.
Your journey begins by being transported from San Jos Airport by private car, one hour to AmaTierra retreat where you can relax, and have a wonderful organic dinner on the balcony.
Awaken to the sound of birds and make your way to a breathtaking open-air yoga studio for morning practice, eat fresh organic fruits, home-grown eggs, and our famous gallo pinto for breakfast, hike the trails, and enjoy a massage.
After breakfast, depart for nearby Turubari Park for a guided tour and the exhilarating zipline adventure where you will safely soar over the rainforest canopy, creating memories, and laughter - a Costa Rican must-do experience! Return to AmaTierra for sunset meditation or yoga, and another delicious dinner on the balcony.
Morning yoga, followed by breakfast. Depart for Colores del Pacifico to arrive by lunch time. Spend a beautiful afternoon by the pool. Enjoy a private yoga or Qi gong class, and watch the sunset in to the Pacific Ocean. Dine at one of many fine restaurants in the area.
07:30 Breakfast overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
09:00 Enjoy one of the many activities we offer (additional fees apply) - horseback riding on the beach, a catamaran tour with snorkeling, surfing lessons, diving, golfing, paddle boarding, a tour of the most beautiful beaches of the area, and many more.
13:00 Lunch overlooking the ocean at Colores del Pacifico.
15:00 Enjoy a relaxing and healing wellness service by our professional therapists.
18:00 Enjoy a cool drink by the pool and watch the wonderful Costa Rican sunset.
19:30 Many restaurants available in the area. Transportation to and from the restaurant is available. Night 2 at Colores del Pacifico
AmaTierra lies on the winding but wonderfully pothole-free Highway 27, 19 kilometers past Puriscal toward Orotina, about an hours drive southwest from San Jos. Make AmaTierra your home base as you venture on day trips to a variety of area attractions.
Another destination during the ultimate wellness retreat is Colores del Pacifico. A beautiful ocean view health and wellness retreat center in a tropical environment located at Playa Flamingo, close to the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica.
At AmaTierra, guests can enjoy some of the freshest foods in all of Costa Rica. Our cuisine is international, with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, some home-grown in our organic garden. Guests enjoy family-style meals served on the balcony. We do our best to honor individual dietary concerns. Our dishes are either vegetarian or include fresh fish or hormone-free chicken. We can adapt our menu for vegan or gluten-free diets.
Serving up a variety of seasonal fruits, traditional Costa Rican "gallopinto", fresh farm eggs, whole grain bread, and organic coffees and teas, AmaTierra guests feel pampered and satisfied. Leaner options such as oatmeal with goji berries or yogurt, and granola with soaked seeds and flax are also available. We can help you to get started on detoxifying or making dietary changes according to your health goal.
Our local cooks serve up delicious dishes made with fresh fish, chicken dishes (orange / mango chicken with coriander, served with brown, and wild rice is one favorite) or vegetarian dishes such as spinach enchiladas, and vegetarian Thai curry over rice. Enjoy a glass of organic wine or Costa Rican beer with dinner - the only alcohol served on the property.
As our goal is healthful, enjoyable dining, you will feel good about AmaTierra's attention to freshness and wholesome ingredients. A beautiful fresh salad is part of every dinner. We use only healthful oils (no trans-fats), real butter, and local honey, often substituting honey or "dulce" (minimally processed sugar cane) for white sugar. Desserts are homemade and generally light, though we accommodate everybodys love for chocolate!
Day trips to nearby attractions including beaches, Adventure Park Costa Rica which features guided rainforest tours, and unique 25 zip lines over 11 waterfalls canopy adventure, high rope course, horseback riding, and ATV tours.
A hike to the stream or the pochote tree forest where you might just see a colorful toucan, an iridescent mot-mot, or any one of several species of birds for bird watching. Do horseback riding or a guided hike in the hills with amazing views of the green valleys, the forest, and even the Nicoya Peninsula and ocean beyond. Ride to a waterfall or through farms with amazing vistas.
A visit to nearby San Pablo, a tiny town typical of the "campo", the real Costa Rica, where you might see prancing "pasatrote" horses, a caballero herding his cows, or a "football" match in the town square. Or visit Puriscal, a more bustling town with its market and traditional town square.
Choose a movie from a satisfying library of DVD's with players in all rooms or have a dip in the pool, and lounge with a good book. Give yourself time for rest, relaxation, reflection, meditation, and to just be still and renew yourself in nature.
Attend special salsa dance fiestas and musical evenings. If you sing, play piano or guitar we have both, and you can join us in a jam session that happens frequently at AmaTierra. Have your way to showcase your talent and celebrate life.
If you are searching for a profound, heart-opening, soul moving, and transformative experience, we warmly invite you to join the herd! Fourteen gentle hearted and fun-loving horses are waiting for you.
Equine facilitated psychotherapy is a powerful, experiential, and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youth, and families. It addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs.
Some benefits include a visceral, tactile understanding, beyond intellectual awareness, an opportunity to identify patterns and re-examine their usefulness, and discover effective new strategies to manage unhealthy patterns and behavior.
Aromatherapy foot bath: Pamper tired feet and remove accumulated toxins in a bath of Epsom salts and doTerra aromatherapy oils. Foot massage follows. $30.
Aromatouch special treatment: 60-minute personalized aromatherapy massage treatement with doTerra organic essential oils. Reduce stress, balance your nervous system, reduce inflammation, enhance immunity, and detoxify your body. $95.
Deep tissue or sports massage: A 60-minute massage that works deep to ease knots in muscles and fascia. Sports massage is similar and focuses more on limbs and stretches. $80
De-stress and relax with aromatherapy: A 60-minute relaxing massage customized for your bodys needs and designed to release tension. The classic massage. $80.
Ear candling: Detoxify sinuses and ear canals with this safe, effective process. You will feel clear and hear better! $40.
Exfoliation scrub: Choose from green tea or lemon/coconut salt scrub. Removes dead skin cells for healthier, softer skin. Light massage follows this treatment. Ask about our luscious chocolate mask for the face. 75 minutes. $100.
Hands and feet treat: Aromatherapy foot bath, exfoliating scrub, and massage. 30 minutes. $40.
Head, neck & shoulders: 30-minute massage relaxes tension, clears the head! $40. Add aroma foot bath for a luxurious soak, $15.
Manicure / pedicure: Manicure done at the pool or go into town for a special cultural experience at the salon, $12. Pedicure is also done at the pool or in town, $22.
Mind / body counseling & the Equine experience: Psychotherapists Mark and Marsha Friedman can help you reframe negative thinking and learn better communication skills to transform engrained patterns. The end result is a healthier self-image and more joyful interactions with others. For a unique experience with horses that will increase your self-awareness, inquire about equine-assisted psychotherapy, a fun way to get to know yourself in the presence of beautiful horse-beings! Advance notice required.
Nutritional / herbal consultation: Make a new start and address health issues that perhaps have been ignored. Perhaps you are looking to change your diet, or discuss what supplements might enhance your health. In an in-depth session that can take up to 1.5 hours, registered herbalist Jill Ruttenberg (AHG) will guide you toward lifestyle changes and a treatment protocol to set you on the right track. $95.
Sound therapy tune-up: Re-balance your chakras (energy centers), raise the vibratory level of your entire being, and address specific areas of concern through the use of quartz singing bowls and other sound tools. Come away feeling light and balanced. $80.
The bio-mat: A bed of amethyst crystals for healing. Experience the strength of the powerful far-infrared rays soothing your muscles and nerves, generated through a mat of amethyst crystals, and powerful healing properties of negative ions. 20 minutes for $15 or 4 sessions for $45.
Uplifting facial: 35-minute galvanic current treatment purifies, revitalizes, and keeps the signs of aging at bay. Try twice during your stay for best results. $50.
We've got your back: 30 minutes aroma treatment for the back, neck, and shoulders. $45.
Wraps: Choose among 3 different offerings: 1) a special mud/clay from Costa Ricas volcanoes (recommended for normal to oily skin types); 2) Dead Sea minerals; or 3) vitalizing cinnamon heating therapy wrap. All three draw toxins out through the skin and leave you feeling oh so soft. Plan to become a burrito, wrapped snugly for 20 minutes while the clay does its work. 90 minutes. $105.
From San Jos or Juan Santamaria Airport, there are two ways to go. The new highway cuts off about 15 minutes but does involve a dirt road for about 15 minutes of the journey.
Directions for the slower, meandering but paved all the way road
Take the road to Ciudad Colon. Once you're in Ciudad Colon, look out for a sign saying "no hay paso" that means you're going on to a one way street.
Instead turn right at the gas station and then left at the next street and you will see a green AmaTierra sign up high (on a car wash building) stating you are 35 km from the Hotel.
Go to the top of the hill through the town of Cuidad Colon and turn left before the dirt road.
You will see a University of La Paz (Peace) sign on the left. Make sure you follow the road out of town (do not turn right to the U. of Peace), but veer right towards Puriscal and Turubari Park.
After about 20 minutes, you will arrive in Puriscal.
About 300 meters past the gas station on the right, you will see a sign for Turrubaris/Orotina/Jaco - turn left in front of the Red Cross/Ice building.
Follow about 3 blocks past the church, and just after the stop light you will see a white sign that will say Turrubaris/Orotina/Jaco then you must turn right after the sign
Then, you will follow the signs to Amatierra/Turubari Park. The Hotel is located 17KM or 20 minutes once you leave Puriscal.
We are on the right side of the road 2 k,m before San Pablo and you will see several Green AmaTierra signs to let you know you are close. Always know that if you follow the signs to Turrubari Park that you are on the right track.
It is easy to find and the road is paved the entire way - simply look for the long bamboo fence and wooden gate. If the gate is closed, just honk and the guard will open the gate.
Start out the same way as above, from the airport.
Once you pass Escazu, Outback, and the Forum, you will get to where you need to make a decision to go toward Ciudad Colon, or towards Guacima and Orotina. You can choose to go straight ahead on the New Highway to Orotina, which is a toll road. You will need colones (though they do make change for dollars, don't worry).
Go straight on this road, past 2 tolls, the last one is Atenas. Past Pan de Azucar too, exit at Escobal.
At the top of the exit, turn left, then right at the end, onto the frontage road. Follow this to its end (about 1.2 km), and turn left.
You stay on this little dirt road for about 15 minutes, over a 1 lane bridge, until you eventually get to a town called San Pablo, with a town square on the left.
Go straight past the town about 2-3 blocks and you'll see Soda Francini on the right. Turn left there, toward Puriscal.
AmaTierra will be on your left side about 1 km up the road.
You will need to fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport. Please contact AmaTierra to arrange for your complimentary airport transfers, which are included from San Jose to Amatierra and from Tamarindo to Colores Del Pacifico and back to Tamarindo upon departure to San Jose airport. AmaTierra has been working with the same private driver for 10 years, so it is really safe.
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