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In Sanskrit, the meaning of yoga is to know yourself, to achieve peace with yourself, to break free from all suffering, doubt, and confusion, realizing this freedom as the core essence of your life. It is more than just a workout to burn calories and tone your muscles, it is actually a very complete exercise that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation. It has plenty of health benefits for the body and the mind. In this holiday, you are offered an ecologically friendly space and a sanctuary for exploration and transformation through yoga and a connection with nature!
You will be staying at Elan At Ballena Beach during this holiday, at one of their two-bedroom condominiums.
Élan at Ballena Beach really puts you in the heart of everything Costa Rica has to offer. The luxurious two-bedroom Condo, with a two-and-a-half-bath, is located closest to the beach. The condo is fully equipped with a spacious kitchen, living room, and dining room which continues out to a balcony terrace that is also connected to the master bedroom.
Cleaning services are available upon request. Beach sitting and water sports equipment is included with the rental rate.
There are not many homes where one of the best beaches in Costa Rica is at your doorstep, here a National Park it's next door, and an incredible gated community with private pools, and modern-day conveniences surrounding you. Élan at Ballena Beach gives you an endless world of adventure to enjoy.
Elan at Ballena Beach driver will be waiting for you at the airport to take you on a private ground transfer to the wonderful area of Costa Ballena. This first night you will have a special dinner at your condo with a Private Chef. Please send in advance your food restrictions or allergies that should be taken into consideration.
Start your first day at paradise with an initial yoga class that will warm up your senses. The next experience will be a cooking class for a traditional Costa Rican meal that you can adapt to your food preferences. Lunch, made by yourself, will be ready for you at the end of the cooking class. Find yourself improving your cooking skills by learning about local gastronomy. Continue to discover the area, the beautiful beaches, and the sun.
Marino Ballena National Park is one of the most incredible places to visit while in Costa Rica. It is a shelter for amazing Humpback Whales with their babies that come every year, incomparable beaches, waterfalls, and sunsets can be witnessed here. Join Elan at Ballena Beach in their boat tour and discover its wonders from the ocean. The Park is also really close to the Osa Peninsula that also shelters 5% of the biodiversity on Earth, it is indeed the house of great wildlife and vegetation that will connect you deeply with nature.
Warm up your muscles and enjoy the vast Pacific Ocean on a Stand-Up Paddle trip. And finish your day with another yoga class at the beach area just before the sunset. It is a great opportunity to relax and see the amazing landscape.
This will be a free day so you can keep exploring the area. Concierge service is available in case you would like to plan an additional activity (additional cost).
This day, take advantage of the stretching and breathing experience of the last Yoga Class of this package followed by a relaxing massage at your condo. Choose from relaxing, deep tissue, aromatherapy, or neck-back-shoulder massage. It is a pleasant combination to make you feel in perfect harmony.
Before your private ground transfer to the airport, and depending on your departure flight time, you can take one of the available trails in Elan to witness the tropical rainforest and its splendorous nature or just enjoy at the most beautiful beach in the area at a few steps from our Condo.
Wear sandals or flip-flops for the boat ride, bathing suit, and a towel, sunblock, insect repellent, camera, small bags to safeguard personal belongings. Bring hiking shoes for the hike on the trails. During the rainy months (June through November), it is recommended that you bring a raincoat.
Depending on high tide
Bathing suit or comfortable clothes, water, mosquito repellent, sunblock, hat.
Enchanting, adventurous, progressive, and spectacularly natural. Costa Rica seems to have it all figured out. Its ‘Peace with Nature’ initiative is committed to sustainable tourism and making Costa Rica carbon neutral. It welcomes all walks of life from everywhere in the world, so whether you are an explorer, nature lover, into extreme sports or just want to relax, Costa Rica has something for you. The country may be small, but it is booming with activities and something new around every corner.
Costa Rica is extraordinarily biodiverse, and with its wildlife, natural attractions, and reputation for conservation, its 12 ecosystems contain one of the richest concentrations of fauna and flora found on the planet. With a temperate climate that makes it easy to get out and enjoy the natural wonders of the country all year, it is easy to see why it is known as the jewel of Latin America.
With this package, you will enjoy a special dinner with a private chef on your first night of the stay and a traditional Costarican Lunch after cooking it yourself in an enjoyable cooking class. For your meals during the rest of your stay, you can choose between several spectacular restaurants in the area or go to the closest supermarket to find fresh ingredients to prepare your meals at the condo's high-standard appliances kitchen. Alternatively, Elan at Ballena Beach Concierge can assist you in arranging additional private chef services for the rest of your stay.
Start your journey on the 800-acre private reserve that includes primary and secondary humid tropical rainforests. Take delight in overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean while waiting for your tour to begin.
The Nauyaca Waterfalls are located in a canyon approximately eighty meters wide. One of the falls is forty-five meters high in free fall and the other twenty meters high in stepped fall, forming at the foot of it, a pool of a thousand square meters and six meters deep. Then, there are other natural pools of smaller size, which can be used for the enjoyment of the whole family.
Start and return from Uvita Beach on a three-hour tour within the Marino Ballena National Park. Visit the best beaches of the park such as Colonia Beach, Arco Beach, Ballena Beach, and Piñuelas Beach. During the boat tour you will also have the opportunity to discover Ventanas Beach Caves and the river mouth of the Río Grande de Térraba (Boca Coronado).
This full-day tour from Uvita Beach starts with a boat trip of about an hour and a half from the beach to Caño Island, where there will be a very high probability of seeing cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in their respective arrival seasons (whales).
This world-famous marine sanctuary is home to over a hundred different marine species. Caño Island is known for its pelagic fish where white tip reef sharks, schools of devil rays, and sea turtles can be seen on most dives. You will see large schools of fish. If you are lucky, you can spot giant bull sharks or whale sharks.
Another aerial tour of the rainforest is “The Flight of the Toucan”. It is the perfect mix of adventure and ecology, an exciting way to experience the rainforest with top naturalist guides.
Sign up for a unique canyoning or waterfall rappelling experience that you will never forget!
This hike takes you through the secondary and successional forests of the lowlands where the walking is easy and the bird watching is wonderful. A bird blind with a view of a rookery where several species of water birds nest in the rainy season is of particular interest.
Go on this very scenic tour that takes you over several mountain ranges and into the deep jungle providing you with amazing ocean and valley views, stream crossings, and coffee and banana plantations. You will continue on through a small village and pass through several farms on your way to the San Luis waterfall. This waterfall is one of the tallest in Costa Rica and often the top cannot be seen as it is in the clouds.
The Savegre River is one of the most pristine rivers in Costa Rica. It is the perfect river for families and young kids.
The jump is 9,000 feet high, starting with a 20-minute scenic flight tour over Manuel Antonio, then by a half a minute freefall followed by a 5-8 minute peaceful or wild ride. You choose what to see! The ocean, mountains, rivers, or wildlife around.
Elan at Ballena Beach's favorite site to do tandem flights is in Dominical. It is roughly 1,300 feet above the ocean, offering spectacular views of the Tinamaste mountain range and water falls, the glorious coastal line that derives all the way to the Osa Peninsula!
At this site, you will launch from the hills, and soar through the clean ocean wind, sightseeing jungle, amazing coastal lines, many different birds, and at times, several monkey families. Landing on the clean sandy beaches, there is nothing like going for a swim right after an amazing flight through the sky.
Juan Santamaría International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Private transfer from and to this airport is included. Elan at Ballena Beach driver will pick you up at the airport.
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