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Join this wonderful detox and yoga retreat in Costa Rica to reduce the mental fog that comes with tiredness, become innovate, be full of fresh ideas, and be at the top of your performance. This is a program designed to help you to to kick start a new adventure and make a turn around in your life! This retreat is for yourself and for your quality of life, Intensive, holistic, and with great results for your health.
During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or a shared room. The Waterfall Villas are located right on top of the waterfalls with the stream of water that feeds the main waterfall out in front of your balcony.
The Waterfall Villas can accommodate up to 16 guests comfortably and each villa has two separate suites. Each Suite has a separate entrance and private bathroom as they are totally private.
The Waterfall Villas are a balance of the elements using authentic Feng Shui architecture design. Designed to emphasize the natural beauty of the waterfalls through many windows, spectacular lighting, and open air areas that contain ever moving energy.
The Jade spa Jacuzzi suite has a private Jacuzzi and a Krishna carving in limestone in the entrance, a luxury design with two queen-sized bamboo beds, a luxury private bath, a private rainforest garden with jade walls and goddess statues, an outdoor professional vita apa Jacuzzi, its own private spa treatment area, stain glass tropical flowers, air conditioning, and a minibar.
This retreat will be held at The Waterfall Villas in Dominical, Costa Rica. The Waterfall Villas are located 500 meters above sea level where the mountains rise very quickly. Located near several beaches yet far enough into the rainforest, the plants and animal diversity is stunning and exotic.
The exotic southern pacific beaches extend all the way to the Osa peninsula and are within easy reach by the Pan American highway. This area is called the Costa Ballena or "Whale Coast" for the large number of migratory whales spotted here.
During this retreat, you will be served three daily delicious detox, organic, and vegetarian meals plus fresh coconut water or fresh noni juice. All meals will be personalized based on your needs and goals using macrobiotics, Ayurveda, or raw vegan detox diet with organic ingredients, no chemical additives, no sugar, no gluten.
You will be served for dinner a zucchini soup, a vegan rainbow of grains casserole which has three layers made with forbidden black rice cooked in fresh coconut milk and quinoa in fresh beet juice, polenta cooked in coconut water and fresh carrot juice and then topped with a fresh mushroom gravy (no dairy), and an avocado garnish mango strawberry tart accompanied by a fresh starfruit juice.
For breakfast, you will enjoy a fresh noni drink or fresh coconut water, a fresh fruit plate, organic coffee and tea, a tropical smoothie or a fresh squeezed orange juice, and cereals. For lunch, you will be served a fresh organic garden salad with Maracuya vinaigrette dressing and vegetable canopies. And for dinner, you will enjoy a white bean soup Mediterranean a Moroccan tangine of vegetables with couscous immortal chocolate parfait (no dairy) and natural sweeteners along with a ginger tea.
For breakfast, you will enjoy a green goddess smoothie, fresh fruits, spelt banana pancakes, and organic coffee and tea. For lunch, you will be served live nori rolls with heart of palm with vegetable pate and fresh veggies and fresh juice. And for dinner, you will enjoy a carrot coriander soup sweet and sour with tofu and organic vegetables, Buddha’s brown rice raw passion fruit tart, and fresh juice.
For breakfast, you will enjoy a tropical smoothie, organic coffee and tea, chia seed porridge with coconut, and fruit. For lunch, you will be served a vegan broccoli quiche with waldorf salad and fresh juice. And for dinner, you will enjoy a squash soup vegan Spanish paella with organic veggies, mora berry tart, and fresh juice.
On your final day, you will be served for breakfast a fresh fruit plate, organic coffee and tea, a tropical smoothie, a fresh squeezed orange juice, cereals, and a vegan crepe with veggies.
Racing past the canopy you get the rush of a lifetime! The Baru reserve Zipline has eight platforms for viewing nature, expert guides who speak great English, and is a true canopy rainforest rush! The tour is only 10 minutes away from the Waterfall Villas. You cannot leave Costa Rica without trying the zip! This tour does not have transportation included. You will need a rental car or taxi service. This tour cost 45 USD per person. The transfer is 20 USD each way.
This guided tour starts very early at 05:00 to catch sight of many rare tropical rain forest birds. This tour is a bird watcher’s dream. This tour cost 45 USD per person. Transfer to tour is 20 USD each way. Kindly bring closed shoes, insect repellent, water bottle, hat, and sunglasses.
This is one of the highlights of the Southern region of Costa Rica. This pristine national park has the most incredible diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica with 65 feet visibility. White sand beaches and crystalline water are only 15 kilometers from the shores of the Ballena National Park about 75 minutes from the shoreline. Here you can swim with dolphins, see turtles, a glimpse at manta rays, and bask in vibrant colors amongst a plethora of tropical fish.
This boat tour is spectacular! The tour will provide all of the required equipment. There will also be time to enjoy the beach. If you hike to the other side of the island you will view a very jagged coast. This island is uninhabited, and only the ranger is allowed to stay there overnight. Lunch is included. Tour starts at 06:00 from the Waterfall Villas. If you are vegan or raw foodist do ask for a lunch-to-go the day before - pick up your lunch to put in your fridge after dinner (additional cost if not included in your package).
The tour cost 125 USD per person for snorkeling or 150 USD for diving with 2 tank dives. The transfer is included. Kindly bring water shoes, swimsuit, towel, lotion, water bottle, hat and sunglasses. Change of clothes.
Begins by boat through the mangroves of Sierpe about 40 minutes’ drive from the Waterfall Villas. You will also pass through the ocean just past the mangroves to enter to the closest park entrance. Three hours of an amazing hike with a naturalist guide through the Park w/ lunch included. Many animals and including the Scarlet Macaws can be seen.
This tour leaves the Waterfall Villas at 06:00. If you are a vegan or raw foodist do ask for a lunch-to-go the day before - pick up your lunch to put in your fridge after dinner (additional cost if not included in your package). The tour cost is 125 USD per person. Transfer to tour is included. You should bring closed hiking shoes, swimsuit, towel, lotion, insect repellant, water bottle, hat, and sunglasses for this tour.
Starts from the Marina in Manuel Antonio, sails around the Islands of the Manuel Antonio park, watching dolphins swim in the boat’s wake, stops for snorkeling in a secluded bay to view a multitude of tropical fish. A wonderful tour that leaves at noon and returns after the sunsets. Includes an early dinner. This cruise cost 75 USD per person. The transfer is 60 USD each way to the Marina.
The tour starts at the Ballena National Park - guaranteed to find Dolphins! Humpback migratory Whales sighted from July to October from the south pole migrations and visit in the hundreds, and then again in March to April from the northern hemisphere. August is Whale breeding and birthing month. Over 250 of these mammals reach Dominical waters in August! This safari cost 75 USD per person. Transfers are 20 USD each way to Dominical or if leaving from Uvita 40 USD each way. Kindly bring water shoes – Tevas are good enough, swim suit, towel, lotion, water bottle, hat, and sunglasses.
This tour is a must do! The Nauyaca Waterfall is a spectacular double decker falls with a gigantic swimming hole set in the rain forest. Their guide can take guests hiking from the back roads in rural Costa Rica through virgin rainforest to discover one of the largest waterfalls in the country. Swimming hole at this gigantic waterfall is amazing - get under the waterfall!
You will leave the Hotel around 08:30 right after an early breakfast. On the way, you will pass Diamante Falls the largest Waterfall in Costa Rica – set into a steep hill of virgin rain forest called the "Fila de Tinamaste”. The trip starts in the mountains about 30 minutes from the Waterfall Villas by the idyllic town of San Salvador. From there, you continue into the rural countryside until reaching the trail that takes you through the pristine rain forest to the Nauyaca Waterfalls about a one hour hike.
You will discover many native plants and animals on route to the falls. Picnic lunch included. Good physical condition required for this tour. Moderate to challenging hike - on the return the hill is steep and requires a very good cardio condition.
The cost of this tour is 60 USD per person. Minimum 2 persons.
Ballena beach is a lovely place to ride up the beach and enjoy the watching the surfers and the sunset. The Horse Ranch just a few minutes from Waterfall Villas south. This tour does not have transportation included. You will need a rental car or taxi service for traveling around 20 minutes to this tour. This tour cost 55 USD per person. The transfer is 40 USD each way to Uvita.
Setting off from Playa Pinuelas in the Ballena Marine National Reserve your Kayak tour will be fully guided. You will pass by the famous sea arches, blowholes, and several waves carved caves that are sometimes reachable for a visit depending on the tides and the surf conditions. The trip is about one and a half hours paddling each way. There may also be the possibility of snorkeling depending on the waves. The cost is 75 USD per person. The transfer is 20 USD each way to Dominical. Kindly bring water shoes – Tevas are good enough, swim suit, towel, lotion, water bottle, hat, and sunglasses.
Takes you to one of the most famous parks in Costa Rica as it is full of monkeys and tropical wildlife and a white sand beach inside the park with little or no waves. Manuel Antonio is just 30 minutes drive from the Waterfall Villas. The guide will show you through the park and point out many hard to spot animals without a trained eye, and they will provide a professional telescope to get some close-up views.
Their guide is an expert on Costa Rican wildlife. Tour includes transfers. You can purchase lunch at the many restaurants outside of the park. Swing with the monkeys, and have a great lunch on the beach! This tour cost 100 USD per person with minimum 2 persons. You should bring walking shoes -tevas are good enough, swim suit, towel, lotion, water bottle, hat and sunglasses.
Their guide takes you on an adventure to a little know mystical world either in Matapalo or Sierpe, where huge mangrove forests dot the coastline of Costa Rica - full of rare animals and plants. You may see monkeys, alligators, and many rare birds such as blue herons and kingfishers. It cost 75 USD per person. The transfer is 20 USD each way to Dominical. Kindly bring water shoes – Tevas are good enough, swim suit, towel, lotion, water bottle, hat, and sunglasses.
Just two kilometers from Waterfall Villas a preservation and awareness park for rare reptiles - a wonderful way to learn about bio-diversity. This tour does not have transportation included. You will need a rental car or taxi service or you can also walk. This tour cost 10 USD per person.
In Dominical, the waves are some of the best in Costa Rica. Dominical Beach offers the opportunity to learn how to surf - a new sport to enjoy. Private surf lessons are offered. You can even take a lesson from a female surfer, in case you want to learn to surf from this perspective. Surfer girls rock! The lesson will cost 45 USD per person. The transfer is 20 USD each way.
High in the Cerro de La Muerte mountains is one of the most beautiful highland areas where the Mayan sacred bird the Quetzal have chosen their habitat. In April, these birds are found caring for their young and can be seen easily returning to their nests. This guided Hike leaves the Waterfall Villas at 05:00 and you will have breakfast and lunch on the tour at selected local restaurants. The tour cost 150 USD per person with minimum 2 persons. You should bring good closed hiking shoes with traction, water bottle, hat, and sunglasses.
A guided tour with all equipment provided. Starting from the back roads of Plantanillo to spectacular scenery in the hills of the Baru area you will go to an amazing secret Waterfall where you will have lunch close to the Guabo river, and then the trip continues to the Tres Piedras magnificent rainforest area which is quite unknown still to travelers where you may find abundant wildlife in such a secluded natural habitat.
To complete the tour, you will do a refreshing downhill on the way back to the Waterfall Villas where you can soak in yet another waterfall. This is a 4 hours tour or half day. Tour is medium to challenging. Additional trails include Bella Vista and Timamaste above Waterfall Villas with several routes to choose from at varying levels of difficulty. The tour cost 50 USD per person.
In the many gorgeous rivers close by the Waterfall Villas. Your rafting operator will decide which is the best option given the conditions. Possibilities include the Guabo, Coto Brus, and the Savegre River. Various levels of difficulty and rapids make each river a unique adrenaline rush. There will also be an opportunity to see allot of wildlife on your adventure. Lunch is included. Day trip from 06:00. Suitable for age 14 and above, with swimming skills, and the ability to walk over slippery places.
During this retreat, you will enjoy two 90-minute therapeutic treatments and one 120-minute lava stone detox therapy. All treatments will be performed In the privacy of the spa and your therapist will first apply an organic oil and essential oils to take all of the stress from the body.
Hatha Yoga - on special request only
Juan Santamaria International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$190 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) or Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP).
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