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8 Days Empowerment Adventure Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

8 Days Empowerment Adventure Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

  • Kokoro Arenal, La Palma, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Empowering Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Join Dinghy Expeditions and Yoga Arenal on this unique retreat which combines yoga, adventure activities, and nature to empower you physically, mentally, and spiritually. The specially designed program includes yoga twice a day, safari, hiking, rafting, visits to volcanoes, lagoons, waterfalls, organic farms, hot springs and much more. This program is based out of La Fortuna, Costa Rica, famous for the spectacular views of Arenal Volcano, thermal waters, adventure sports, sustainable living and ecotourism.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation class
  • Time to enjoy private walking trails in the jungle
  • Safari, hiking, national park visit, and rafting activities
  • Waterfalls, volcanos, hot springs, and hanging bridges
  • Tours with professional guides
  • Transportation to activities
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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Set in the foothills of Volcano Arenal, Hotel Kokoro is this scenic hotel that occupies cottages and wooden cabins, and is two kilometer from Arenal Ecoglide Park and 11 kilometers from the La Fortuna waterfall. Low-key rooms offer TVs, mini-fridges, and front porches with free Wi-Fi and seating. Some have wall murals or wood-paneling, while suites add volcano views.

Day 1

  • 17:00 Meet and greet at Hotel La Fortuna
  • Welcoming, briefing, introduction.

Day 2

  • 06:00 Yoga
  • 07:15 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Safari float trip and natural history tour
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Arenal volcano, national park walk, and history tour
  • 17:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • On day two, you will learn about tropical rain forest, fauna, and flora, as you float down the Peñas Blancas river, host to many birds and other wildlife. You will also take a guided walk through the famous Arenal Volcano National Park, up to the lava flow rocks, learning about volcanic activity and natural history. Witness a breathtaking view of Lake Arenal and the Tilaran mountain range. Observe different wildlife, trees, and plants along the way, and relax in the therapeutic natural hot spring waters of the Tabacon River.

Day 3

  • 06:00 Yoga
  • 07:15 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Visiting Rio Celeste and Tenorio National Park
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 17:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • You will hike along the Rio Celeste and experience the dense rain forest.

Day 4

  • 06:00 Yoga
  • 07:15 Breakfast
  • 08:10 Rafting Balsa River II-III
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • For an action packed fun day of adrenaline, you will be pumping white water-rafting on the Balsa River. This is a fun and safe class and is great for beginners. You will be guided by an experienced professional river guide and a safety kayaker on the river altogether with Dinghy Expeditions.

Day 5

  • 06:00 Yoga
  • 07:15 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Hanging bridges
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Relaxing in the hot thermal waters of the Tabacon river
  • 17:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • You will walk in the canopy of the tropical trees as you cross several hanging bridges over the Arenal Lake, Arenal Volcáno, and the Tilaran mountain ranges. The next stop will be at the Tabacon River, famous for it's natural hot waters deriving from the base of the Arenal Volcano, and enjoy a thermal outdoor natural spa in the tropical forest.

Day 6

  • 06:00 Yoga
  • 07:15 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Cerro Chato volcano visit, half-day hike, and lagoon swimming
  • 13:30 Lunch at an organic farm
  • 17:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • Cerro Chato is a 38,000 year old dormant volcano. Bound to push your limits, once reaching the top of Cerro Chato, you will decent into it's crater and swim in the beautiful lagoon inside.

Day 7

  • 06:00 Yoga
  • 07:15 Breakfast
  • 08:00 La Fortuna waterfall
  • 11:00 Dog rescue center
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 17:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:00 La Fortuna town tour and live music night
  • The 70 meter high waterfall is one of the top places to visit in Costa Rica and a must see. An easy and delightful 15 minutes walk through the rain forest to reach the bottom of La Fortuna waterfall, once at the base of the cascade, you can take a refreshing swim and enjoy the magnificent natural beauty. Followed by a visit to Costa Rica's dog rescue and lunch at Gecko's gourmet restaurant, time to relax, and then in the evening there is an open option to visit La Fortuna's hot spot in town - Lava Lounge - enjoy dinner and live reggae music.

Day 8

  • 06:00 Yoga
  • 07:15 Breakfast and farewell
  • Shuttle transport from and to the airport is offered on demand.
  • Cerro Chato volcano visit
  • Hike along the stunning Rio Celeste
  • Rafting on Balsa river
  • Relaxing in the hot thermal waters of the Tabacon river
  • Safari float trip and natural history tour
  • Visiting Arenal volcano and lake Arenal
  • Visiting Rio Celeste and Tenorio National Park
  • Bree Naomee

    Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

    Bree completed her RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance) in Costa Rica and has travelled around the world teaching, practicing, learning, and experiencing powerful medicinal plants with people from all walks of life. During this time of deep self discovery, Bree has learnt the importance of letting go, letting go of the past, living in the now, being present, and most important, unconditionally loving yourself and every living being in this universe. In one of Bree's classes you can expect support, positivity, inspiration, and scientific knowledge with a bubble of laughter thrown in!

This retreat will take place in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, famous for the spectacular views of Arenal Volcano, thermal waters, adventure sports, sustainable living, and ecotourism.

Nearby places

  • Arenal Ecoglide Park, 2 kilometers
  • La Fortuna waterfall, 11 kilometers
Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Diving nearby
  • Hiking
  • Hot spring
  • Kayaking
General
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Yoga deck

All daily vegetarian and organic meals are included in the price of this retreat.

  • 5 dinners
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 11 tours with professional guides
  • 13 yoga and meditation classes
  • Activities (hiking, rafting, swimming)
  • All entrances to the national parks
  • All transportation to the activities

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at La Fortuna Arenal Airport (FON, ICAO, MRAN). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

From San Jose airport you can catch a local bus to La Fortuna (approximately 8 USD). It will take you around four and a half hours to get to the accommodation. It is highly recommended to go for a shuttle service which costs 55 USD per person, since it is much more comfortable and it only takes around three hours to reach the accommodation.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.