22 Days Body Transformation, Weight Loss, Detox, and Yoga Retreat in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Juice Detox and Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Transform, cleanse, and strengthen your body with this body transformation weight loss retreat. Designed to completely transform your body and reinvigorate your spirit, this retreat has seen incredible transformations in clients, as it cleanses, nourishes, and strengthens the body during an immersive, delicious, and sweat-soaked three-week stay.

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Highlights

  • 30 yoga classes
  • 14 cleansing treatments
  • 5 mindful fitness sessions
  • 4 x 60-minute private consultations
  • Jungle hikes to San Juanillo Beach
  • Sunset walks to Sonidos del Mar
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 21 nights' accommodation

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21 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Environmentally friendly

There are three types of room at Hacienda del Sol, Pura, Tiera, and Brisa. The accommodation has a jungle view, mosquito netting, ceiling fan, private deck, laptop-sized safe box, and hammock. Eco-friendly amenities include bio-degradable shampoos and conditioners. There is also free Wi-Fi access in main areas, not in-room. Daily maid service is also available. Hacienda del Sol does not provide TV cable to provide a break free from television and the everyday routine. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted in the premises.

Brisa

Brisa is a shared bungalow with two twin beds, small attached bathroom, and no AC.

Tierra

Tierra is a private bungalow with one king bed, larger bathroom, and no AC.

Pura

Pura is a private bungalow with one king bed, large newly renovated bathroom, and AC.

Program

The journey begins with an invigorating seven-day juice cleanse that uses green juices as well as healthy fats to detoxify and begin the process of ketogenic adaptation (switching your metabolism from using carbs as fuel to using fat as fuel). The second week, you’ll continue your ketogenic adaptation by following the modified version of an alkaline ketogenic diet, as well as unbinding your body’s natural mobility and tapping into your innate strength.

Then, the third week, your metabolism will complete its transition from carb burning to fat-burning and you’ll be able to use the regained mobility and strength from week two to safely engage in high-intensity Tacfit workouts. These three weeks will not only be the most rejuvenating weeks of your life, you will also leave here having built muscle, melted stored fat, and created lifestyle changes to continue the process when you go back home. One of the colema treatments is a chlorophyll colonic flush on your final morning.

Weekly program theme

  • Week 1: Juice cleanse
  • Week 2: Switch your metabolism from carb burning to fat burning and tap into your innate strength
  • Week 3: Melt fat and express your strength

Included excursions

  • Jungle hikes to San Juanillo Beach
  • Sunset boat tours
  • Sunset walks to Sonidos del Mar

Instructors

Ramiro Gallardo
(Fitness Instructor)
Ramiro is the proud co-owner of Hacienda del Sol. He sees it as an ideal opportunity to help increase peoples’ vibrancy in this changing world. He believes true health is about taking care of your mind-body-soul, and the people that surround you, and is committed to infusing Hacienda del Sol with this purpose. Ramiro was born and raised in Mexico, where he got a degree in film. He has a B.A. in psychology from UVIC and is a certified instructor under Scott Sonnon’s Circular Strength Training and Tactical Fitness systems.
Menlha Bruneau
(Bodywork)
Menlha has been involved in health and healing for many years. It has been a prime interest to her to be well and to help others also be well, holistically. She is a rebalancing bodywork master and has been practicing craniosacral (biodynamic) treatment for several years. She is continuing to learn more about health and wellness. It is enjoyable for her to pass on her knowledge to others which she has accumulated over the years through personal experience and observation. She considers herself to be a good teacher who, with the help of intuition, can get the message across to most clients.
Sharlynn Stewart
(Yoga)
Sharlynn has been working in the healthcare field for over 20 years. She is a certified yoga instructor with over a decade of experience teaching and is also a yoga therapist, Thai masseuse (trained in Thailand), and a registered nurse. She draws on an insightful blend of eastern and western perspectives to compassionately encourage the guests to have an optimal experience. She is passionate about living a present, balanced and authentic life, with a healthy dose of humor.
Mahi
Mahi found her master and got certified as a rebalancer in January 2012. As soon as she finished the training she started working as a therapist in HDS. Mahi is a highly motivated student, and her thirst for knowledge led her to further explorations leading her to Esalen Californian massage. In 2014 she got her International Certification. She finished a grade on Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). Currently, she offers her services as an Osho Rebalancer, an Esalen Californian bodyworker, a very interesting and creative fusion of both techniques, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage facilitator.
Nadya
(Vinyasa Yoga)
Kootney School of Rebalancing (Bodywork)
With a dancing background, a passion for body movement and then a few injuries, Nadya was guided into yoga practice in 2006. In 2013, she was certified in her first 200-hour of Danyasa inspired yoga teacher training and in 2014 certified in Vinyasa Flow 200-hour yoga teacher training. She become a part of Hacienda del Sol family in 2011 when she took her rebalancing 400-hour course here in Hacienda del Sol and was certified by the Kootney School of Rebalancing as a body work therapist.

Retreat location

Hacienda del Sol is situated amidst a jungle and share land with the monkeys, birds, and other beautiful wildlife indigenous to the region. At night, you can hear the ocean waves crash into shore from your cabina, or watch the moonlight cast a fluorescent glow on the water while digging your feet into the black sand beach. They honor nature’s bounty and strive to have minimal impact on the earth.

Hacienda Del Sol is close to many beaches, but there are two beaches visited most often. One is a black sand beach that is only a couple minutes’ drive or a 15-minute walk away. The other is a white sand beach with calmer water that’s perfect for snorkeling and swimming. The white sand beach is a five-minute drive or 25-minute walk away.

The remote location in the jungle, miles away from the noisier cities and tourist-driven areas, keeps your essence intact so that you can be yourself without distractions. The closest town is San Juanillo, a town of 200 people, which you can reach in five minutes by car. If you’re looking for more excitement, you can head to Nosara for a day trip. Nosara is a much larger town and is about a 30-minute drive away.

Nearby places

  • Black sand beach - 15 minutes' walk
  • Nosara, 14.5 kilometers - 30 minutes' drive
  • San Juanillo - 5 minutes' drive
  • White sand beach - 25 minutes' walk

Unique features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Mosquito net

Food

On week one, you will have freshly pressed juices daily, superfood shakes, and a vegetable broth, a complete array of herbal intestinal cleansers and nutritional supplements, and psyllium husk purification “shakes” two times daily.

For the second and third week of this 21-night program, you will have all full-service fat burning meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). You will also be following a specific modified, alkaline, ketogenic diet plan. This diet is focused on switching your metabolism from carb-burning to fat-burning. All freshly pressed green juices, teas, herbal elixirs and super foods smoothies all are designed to maximize fat loss.

Body transformational menu

Wake up shots

  • Lemon moringa
  • Tumeric lemon moringa
  • Ginger lemon moringa

Post-workout charger

  • Spirulina-maca coconut
  • Raspberry spirulina-maca coconut
  • Avocado spirulina-maca coconut

Electrolyte

  • Aloe Vera
  • Green detox
  • Bloody mary

Side dishes

  • Chia crackers with guacamole
  • Daily harvest and moringa salad
  • Oven baked vegetables
  • Coconut cauliflower rice
  • Seaweed salad
  • Stuffed avocados
  • Guacamole and fresh tomato salsa
  • Nori rolls
  • Cauliflower couscous
  • Raw soup of the day
  • Coleslaw salad

Desserts

  • Fat bombs
  • Raw chocolates
  • Chocolate coconut cookies
  • Coconut macaroons

Salad dressing

  • Green goddess
  • Miso gravy
  • Jalapeno dressing
  • Coconut oil
  • Extra virgin coconut oil
  • Sesame seed oil (all salad dressing made with 100% virgin coconut oil, or extra virgin olive oil)

Breakfast

  • Rainbow quiche
  • Keto chia pudding
  • Savory crepes
  • Zuchinni wrap egg burrito
  • Tico scrabble
  • Dark leafy greens omelet

Lunch

  • Zuquinni wraps
  • Rolls from the sea
  • Raw pizza
  • Almond burger
  • Raw pasta and almond meatballs
  • Raw tacos
  • Avocado raw bread sandwich
  • Pesto pasta

Dinner

  • Almond coconut crusted fish
  • Catch of the day sashimi with seaweed salad
  • Fish curry over coconut cauliflower rice
  • Catch of the day ceviche
  • Coconut fried garlic fried fish over daily harvest and moringa salad
  • Fish tacos with baked garden vegetables

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

  • 4 hands massage (60 minutes, 160 USD / 90 minutes, 220 USD / 2 hours, 280 USD)
  • Birdwatching boat tours
  • Body scrubs (90 minutes, 120 USD)
  • Canopy tours
  • Dolphin tours
  • Esalen / Californian massage (60 minutes, 80 USD / 90 minutes, 110 USD / 2 hours, 140 USD)
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • LDM ( Manual Lymphatic Drainage) (90 minutes, 110 USD)
  • Rebalancing (90 minutes, 110 USD / 2 hours, 140 USD)
  • River kayak expeditions
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-up paddle surfing
  • Surf lessons
  • Thai chi oil (90 minutes, 120 USD / 2 hours, 140 USD)
  • Thai herbal ball (90 minutes, 120 USD / 2 hours, 140 USD)
  • Thai Sen (60 minutes, 80 USD / 90 minutes, 110 USD / 2 hours, 140 USD)
  • Turtle viewing
  • Waterfall hikes

What's included

  • 1 liver flush
  • 4 x 60 minute private consultations with one of Hacienda del Sol’s expert facilitators
  • 5 mindful fitness sessions to unbind your natural strength
  • 5 tactfit training sessions that express the strength you taped into during week two
  • 14 cleansing treatments (colema treatments to cleanse the colon twice daily)
  • 21 nights' accommodation
  • 30 yoga classes
  • An assortment of herbal teas to assist in your detox
  • Daily beach shuttles
  • Detox-specific meals before and after the cleanse
  • Fat burning breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Hacienda del Sol signature food to go on the day you leave to skip airport food
  • Jungle hikes to San Juanillo Beach
  • Sunset boat tours
  • Sunset walks to Sonidos del Mar

What's not included

  • 13% taxes
  • Departure tax (29 USD)

How to get there

Driving directions from Liberia International Airport (LIR)

  • From the airport, turn right onto the highway.
  • Drive approximately an hour before the right turn towards Junquillal, Tamarindo (this turn off is just before the bridge that goes to Santa Cruz).
  • Drive on this paved road for about 20 minutes.
  • After the bridge, turn left. Be sure not to go straight to Tamarindo.
  • Go about 200 meters (600 feet) and turn right.
  • Follow the paved road for about 10 minutes. You will pass through a little town called Rio Seco.
  • After Rio Seco, you drive for about five minutes.
  • Watch for the signs that turn you left towards ‘Lagarto, Marbella, Ostional.’
  • Drive on the dirt road for almost an hour. You will pass Playa Lagarto, Marbella, and finally San Juanillo.
  • Hacienda del Sol is one and a half kilometers past San Juanillo. Look for the Hacienda Del Sol signs.

Driving directions from San Jose

  • From San Jose, you will get on the autopista (highway), heading towards Puntarenas, and continue on towards Liberia.
  • Watch for signs that will head you towards Puente Amistad, crossing Rio Tempisque.
  • Watch for signs that will head you towards Nicoya, continue on in that direction by-passing Nicoya and head toward Santa Cruz.
  • As you go through Santa Cruz on the right, you will pass a Total gas station.
  • You will cross a bridge and then turn left towards Junquillal.
  • Drive on this paved road for about 20 minutes.
  • You will then cross a bridge, turn left after bridge.
  • Go about 200 meters (600 feet) and turn right.
  • Follow the paved road for about 10 minutes. You will pass through a little town called Rio Seco.
  • After Rio Seco, you drive for about five minutes.
  • Watch for the signs that turn you left towards ‘Lagarto, Marbella, Ostional.’
  • Drive on the dirt road for almost an hour. You will pass Playa Lagarto, Marbella, and finally San Juanillo.
  • Hacienda del Sol is one and a half kilometers past San Juanillo. Look for the Hacienda Del Sol signs.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Liberia International Airport (LIR) or Nosara Airport (NOB). Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

From Santa Cruz, take a taxi or walk to the bus station near Maxi Bodega (a large supermarket) and catch the bus to San Juanillo. Three buses leave each day, at 4:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Be there early, buses fill quickly. You will be on the bus for about two hours. When you arrive at San Juanillo, do not get off. You can go another 1.5 kilometers towards Ostional. Get off the bus at the Hacienda del Sol sign and walk in (it is not far). This is the most economical way.

Arrival by shuttle

If you are traveling alone, the shuttle from the airport to Hacienda del Sol is 120 - 130 USD each way. If you share the shuttle with one other person, the cost is 65 - 70 USD per person. If you share with three or more people, the cost is 65 USD per person.

Arrival by taxi

Hacienda del Sol will be happy to book the taxi for you and to organize it so that you can share the taxi with others coming. After you have booked your flight to Liberia International Airport (LIR), please send the time of arrival and your flight number to Hacienda del Sol.

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 30 days before arrival.

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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • June 1 - October 31

 

High season
  • November 1 - December 19
  • January 6 - May 31

 

Holiday season
  • December 20 - January 5

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