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8 Days Vitality Adventure Yoga Retreat in San Jose, Costa Rica

Adventure Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

This very unique yoga adventure retreat offers much more than a vacation - it will open your heart, tap into your inner power, and bring you new energy and vitality. This is an opportunity to do transformational work and invest in your health and wellness while basking in the beauty of Costa Rica’s nature. The retreat is a balance between self-healing and adventure. Escape the winter blues by both flourishing and rejuvenating with this vitality adventure yoga retreat.

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Sound bath and singing bowls session
  • Reiki treatment with Reiki master Brian Calvin
  • Farm tour with Health Education Integrated (Prana Tour)
  • Farm art project and raw food demo
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

During this retreat, you will stay at Farm of Life (Finca de Vida). At an elevation of 2,000 feet, the hotel sits atop a lush green valley with outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean, pleasant temperatures, and cool breezes.

Farm of Life is an organic farm situated on 37 pristine acres of fruit orchards, permaculture gardens, and old-growth forest. Eco-style accommodations include hilltop cottages and private cabin rooms. The hotel is located in the South Pacific zone of Costa Rica, 45 minutes from Dominical Beach and San Isidro.

Butterfly suite

Butterfly suite is a charming and private bungalow for the romantic getaway. Perched on a hillside overlooking the deep green jungle of the Bora Canyon Nature Preserve, you will awake to the enchanting sounds of tropical birds, the distant voice of the howler monkeys, and the gentle warmth of the sun rising over the mountains.

Butterfly suite has a queen bed, private indoor bathroom, and outdoor balcony with hammock and rocking chairs. The suite is also fully equipped with electricity, hot shower, flush toilets, ceiling fans, screen windows, canopied-bed, and Wi-Fi. The balcony does not have a banister and is not child-friendly, unless you keep your child off of the balcony.

Cabin in the orchard

Cabin in the orchard is settled in a fruit orchard and surrounded by Ylang Ylang trees. This lovely accommodation is built entirely of wood - gorgeous purple heart and cedar - with large windows and French doors. This cabin has two side-by-side rooms - the Ylang Ylang room and the sacred ceiba room.

The rooms have either a king bed or two twin beds, and can be single or double occupancy. Each room has a private entrance and a private outdoor bathroom with shower. You can enjoy showering under the stars, surrounded by Bougainvillea blooms. A spacious front porch connects both rooms and commands a direct view of the evening sunsets.

This cabin is fully equipped with electricity, hot water, flush toilets, ceiling fans, screened windows, and Wi-Fi. These balconies do not have hammocks, and do have a child-friendly banister.

Coconut and monkey house

These family-style accommodations are stunningly beautiful and have epic views of the surrounding mountains and to the distant Pacific Ocean. These cabins have a pair of queen beds, walk-in closet, private bathroom, outdoor shower, and balcony with hammocks and rocking chairs.

They are fully equipped with electricity, hot showers, flush toilets, ceiling fans, screen windows, canopied bed, and Wi-Fi. The balcony has a child-friendly banister. The outdoor showers are an exotic experience. In Casa Mono, the Deity shower (painted with Happy Buddha and Kuan-in) backs up to the forest, where monkeys and birds may be peeking in on you.

In coconut house, the spiral shower with painted jungle murals is its own world. These two cabins are located closer to the Yoga Rancho than anywhere else, and it is a five minute walk from these cabins to the dining hall.

Toucan and macaw rooms

Toucan and macaw are bunk rooms that can each accommodate up to four people. Perched on a hillside, the decks overlook a lush, green valley and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. Frequent sightings of hawks’ adrift on the air currents and toucans.

There are two side-by-side rooms - the toucan and macaw rooms. Each room has two sets of bunk beds, a private indoor bathroom, and balcony with hammock and rocking chairs. The rooms are fully equipped with electricity, hot showers, flush toilets, ceiling fans, screen windows, and Wi-Fi.

Farm of Life Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Program

Treat yourself to a health and yoga retreat in Costa Rica. More than just a retreat, Farm of Life introduces you to a world beyond your normal boundaries, giving you a balanced blend of health and adventure. Hosted by the world’s finest yoga instructors and health experts, this week-long retreat features exceptional vegetarian food, dynamic eco-tours, and yoga classes. The retreat is a balance between self-healing and adventure. Between Reiki sessions, yoga, meditation, and nourishing food there’s tropical jungle hikes, waterfall swimming, beach trips, and so much more.

Included excursions

Hiking to Nauyaca Falls

Costa Rica has plenty of stunning waterfalls but probably the most spectacular are the Nauyaca. Set in the tropical rain forest, with two sets of falls measuring a combined 61 meters (200 feet) tall and a large natural pool for swimming, Nauyaca is the ideal place, not only for those in search of tranquility and nature, but also for adventure and excitement lovers.

Overnight in a cave behind Diamante Falls

You will trek from one and a half to two hours up winding trails amongst the pristine cloud forest and rain forest overlooking spectacular pacific coastal views to this incredible jewel of the jungle, Diamante Verde (green diamond), which is surrounded by 1,200 feet of cascading waterfalls. You will find Casa de Piedra (house of stone) or as the locals call it 'The Cave'.

Once inhabited by indigenous people, this amazing open air cavern is set behind twin 85-foot waterfalls and features a full size kitchen and comfortable sleeping quarters. Activities while at the cave include hiking to crystal swimming pools, cliff jumping, and exploring nearby trails! Invigorate your sense of adventure. This is a nature tour with some of our favorite guides who are experts at the local plants, whether medicinal, culinary, or poisonous.

There will also be a beach day and one hiking excursion to Big Rock and waterfalls.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in San Jose, Barucito, Costa Rica.

Nearby places

  • Dominicalito Beach - 45 minutes
  • San Isidro - 45 minutes
  • San Jose - 4 hours

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Reiki

General

  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Hammock
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this retreat, you will be served a combination of vegan, vegetarian, raw food, gluten-free, and Ayurvedic breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

Sample menu

Day 1

  • Breakfast: savory quinoa - avocado salad served in avocado halves, banana bread with ghee and jam, and fruit smoothie
  • Lunch: mango gazpacho, chickpea salad, sandwiches with fixings on paleo bread, and sweet potato fries
  • Dinner: Mediterranean night with pumpkin seed falafel and tadziki sauce, raw veggie crackers with baba ganoosh and hummus, and buckwheat tabbouli salad with roasted veggies
  • Dessert: roasted cacao beans

Day 2

  • Breakfast: probiotic-rich coconut yogurt with granola, fresh fruit and nuts, cinnamon-spiced ginger oatmeal, and green smoothie
  • Lunch: chakra salad with selection of dressings, creamy pejibaye soup, and kale and mustard muffins
  • Dinner: roasted squash and farro salad served with toasted walnuts in a balsamic apricot dressing, seared scallop heart of palm, and pumpkin-seed yam pate with crackers
  • Dessert: coconut cream with pineapple

Day 3

  • Breakfast: savory yucca pancakes with mango - apple sauce and sour cream, sapote pudding, and juice bar
  • Lunch: raw tacos in collard wraps with cheezy sauce, raw mushroom empanadas, avocado lime soup, and fried plantains with cinnamon
  • Dinner: tridoshic veggie curry, lentil-rice dahl, farm greens salad with roasted sunflower seeds and miso-ginger dressing, and naan
  • Dessert: dessert demo - raw and vegan snickers

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
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 several optional activities that you can book for an additional cost:

  • Flying trapeze school (highly recommended): 55 USD
  • Horseback riding: 60 USD
  • Surf lessons and surf board rentals: 60 USD

Spa treatments

You can book a massage session during the retreat, for an additional cost. One hour of massage costs 60 USD and 75 minutes costs 70 USD.

What's included

  • 1 beach day
  • 1 hiking excursion to Big Rock and waterfalls
  • 1 raw food demo
  • 1 Reiki treatment with Reiki master Brian Calvi
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Farm art project
  • Farm tour with health education integrated (Prana Tour)
  • Hiking to Diamente Waterfall and overnight in caves with lunch, dinner, and breakfast
  • Mid-week laundry service
  • Sound bath and singing bowls session
  • Tours with transfers
  • Wellness workshop

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport is included in this retreat. Farm of Life will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.
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