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Naturopathic Getaway Yoga Holiday in Costa Rica

Take a moment to get away from your busy life and go for a private yoga retreat with Essence. The tranquility and natural beauty of Essence Arenal provide you with the space to journey inward, renew, and refresh your body, mind, and spirit. Take time to ground at Essence organic permaculture farm, pool, and jacuzzi. Nourish your body with functional organic smoothies or gourmet vegetarian farm to table cuisine. With the guidance of a certified naturopath and yoga instructors, you will have a transformational stay!

Meet the instructors

Nico, Alejandro, & Sarita
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Highlights

  • Daily 75-minute yoga class
  • Access to pool, jacuzzi, permaculture farm, and over 3 km trails
  • 3 daily deliciously healthy vegetarian meals
  • 9 nights private accommodation

Yoga styles


9 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Spanish
Airport transfer available:
Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$120 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Hot spring
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Temazcal
  • Café
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

During this retreat you will be staying in a private room with private bathroom (and hot water) in Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel. All beds have orthopedic mattresses and anti-allergic pillows. The eco-hostel has majestic views of the Arenal Volcano, the Arenal Lake, and the El Castillo Valley. There are Wi-Fi, free parking, and a laundry service (at additional cost).

During your stay, you have unlimited access to the jacuzzi, swimming pool, rainforest trails, volleyball court and yoga/exercise deck. The on-site restaurant is open daily to serve healthy, organic vegetarian/vegan meals from locally sourced produce and from the farm. Enjoy a range of treatments and therapies in the jungle spa with Temazcal sweat lodge, or a consultation with the on-site naturopathic doctor.

Program

Are you ready to deepen your yoga practice, transform your eating habits, and perception of life? Join Essence Arenal retreats become more mindful, relaxed, and enjoying every second of your life.

On this holiday, you will have yoga sessions outdoors, with breathing techniques and guided meditation. There are hiking trails on this 22-hectare property farm and rainforest that you can explore. You can also sign up for a relaxing massage in the spa after a magical hike. In addition, you will have time for meditation, swimming, or anything you wish to do, such as volleyball, horse riding, kayaking, volcano crater climbing, cycling, rafting, or zip-lining.

Instructors

Nico Botefur

Alejandro Camacho

Sarita Anders

Retreat location

This retreat will be taking place in El Castillo, close to the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal area, Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east and south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of plants and animals.

El Castillo is a small neighboring village to La Fortuna, directly on Lake Arenal atop the hills overlooking Arenal volcano with 22 hectares of prime hilltop forested pristine land. With breathtaking views, the hotel takes pride in giving their guests an experience of a lifetime. From forest trails down to a majestic waterfall hidden in the rainforest, enjoying mystical free hot springs, horseback riding, and canopy tours, there is a rich amount of nature activities to experience at Essence Arenal.

Unique features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Hot spring
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Temazcal
  • Zip lining

General

  • Café
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this retreat, you will be served with three daily vegetarian meals at the on-site restaurant, with natural drinks and naturopathic teas depending on your detox needs.

Essence take pride in their farm-to-table kitchen. They encourage thoughtful, healthy meals that come from the earth. Essence Arenal Wellness Center features an organic, vegetarian, and vegan kitchen from conscious, locally sourced food that supports their dedication to the planet and your bodies.

Chef Marvin prepares fantastic meals that are absolutely delicious, nutritious and balanced. Marvin has a deep enthusiasm for preparing foods. He prepares meals farm-to-table, finding creative ways to create using all the tropical delights that are available in Costa Rica from local farmers, and from the farm.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There are a wide variety of activities and tours available in the area:

  • Canopy
  • Rafting
  • Canyoneering
  • Kayak and boating on Lake Arenal
  • ATV Tour
  • Hanging bridges
  • Waterfall hike
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Horseback Riding
  • Butterfly observatory
  • Thermal hot springs

Spa treatments

Pamper yourself in the jungle spa, located in the middle of a permaculture farm with a unique view of the volcano and lake. Enjoy a range of treatments and therapies including:

  • Reiki
  • Reflexology
  • Massage
  • Full body mud wrap
  • Ionic Foot Detox
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Sound therapy
  • Temazcal sweat lodge
  • Watsu
  • Naturopathy

What's included

  • Daily 75-minute Vinyasa and Yin yoga class
  • 3 daily vegetarian or vegan meals with natural drink or 6 functional detox smoothies a day
  • 9 nights private accommodation
  • Unlimited access to pool, jacuzzi, permaculture farm and over 3 kilometers of trails

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Other excursions/activities
  • Other spa treatments
  • 13% government taxes

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport Airport transfer available: Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$120 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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