4 Days Beach and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

  • Holis Spa and Wellness Center, kilometer 3 on main road to Manuel Antonio National Park, Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica


Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

  • 3 days with instruction
  • The yoga and beach getaway is the answer for people travelling by themselves, with a partner, or as a group of friends who want to experience the beauty of a lush jungle that spreads all the way to a crystal clear sea, while also sharing in a more spiritual and fulfilling vacation. This retreat is your perfect escape for blissful rejuvenation and adventure while all the details are handled for you. Let Holis Spa and Wellness Center provide you with a memorable Manuel Antonio experience during your yoga and beach getaway!


    • 1 spa treatment of choice
    • Guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park
    • 1 private 3-hour surf lesson with MASS Surf School
    • Unlimited yoga classes from the regular class schedule
    • 1 healthy meal a day from Emilio's cafe
    • 3 nights private accommodation
    • Daily breakfast

    Skill level

    • Beginner


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: Spanish, English
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    Villas Nicolas is a refreshingly unique boutique hotel with only 12 villas, offering a distinct personality with tasteful furnishings, spacious open-plan architecture, modern amenities, and tropical surroundings.

    All of their rooms are equipped with air conditioners as well as ceiling fans for those who prefer to take advantage of the ocean breezes that our mountainside location affords. WIFI is available throughout the property. Each villa borders a lush tropical garden and the swimming pool, providing a tranquil, relaxing experience. For those seeking a taste of the local activity, popular restaurants, cafes, galleries, and our Holis Center within a 5 minute walk.

    Villas Nicolas is not a resort. It is a small privately owned condominium hotel designed for the more independent traveler who prefers “small & unique”. It caters to those looking for a special little gem that offers great value at an affordable price.

    Retreat accommodation is based on a single occupancy Type 1 room at Villas Nicolas. There are also other options for more people or with ocean view.

    In this unique experience, you will have the opportunity to join in for daily 60-90 minutes yoga classes of your choice - Aerial yoga, Vinyasa yoga, yoga Barre, Pilates, aerial dance, meditation, and more - where you will be challenged to your core, after which you will have the chance to mingle with a local and tourist community. There's a lot of other fun stuff, too. Surfing lesson, therapeutic spa treatment, and a guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park are all included as well.

    There will be a guided tour to Manuel Antonio National Park.

    Manuel Antonio is nestled along the central pacific coastline of Costa Rica and is flourishing with luxurious flora, is a town rich with local culture and abundant with wildlife. The joy of living is evident in every local and every visitor to this beautiful area of Costa Rica. Famous for Manuel Antonio National Park, home to a thriving biological oasis and one of Costa Ricas most popular destinations, the area is also well known for its amazing combination of rainforest, beautiful beaches, great hiking trails, and diverse wildlife. According to Forbes magazine, Manuel Antonio is among the worlds 12 most beautiful national parks.

    ATV quad tour

    The ATV tour is an unforgettable half-day excursion. It combines the thrill of 4-wheeling while allowing you to get in touch with the regions natural beauty. You will start your adventure in Quepos along dirt roads through palm oil plantations and typical Costa Rican farming towns, while along the way discovering waterfalls and natural springs.

    Boat rental

    Charter your own outboard to explore the coastline of Costa Rica. Captain your own fishing, whaling, and dolphin watching adventure. Choose a 2-hour, half-day, or full-day tour to cruise the Pacific Ocean in your choice of 25-foot or 27-foot Dusky center-console boats.

    Canopy zip line tours

    Gliding from platform to platform, secured by your harness, enjoy flying through the local jungle canopies. In the Manuel Antonio area, there are five very different zip line tours to choose from.

    Catamaran dolphin watching

    Your choice of two dolphin and sunset cat cruises. It starts at the Quepos marina, only 10 minutes from Costa Verde.

    Damas estuary launch

    The local mangrove swamp is a great place to see white-faced monkeys, silky anteaters, and huge crocodiles. Visit this unique ecosystem in the comfort of a shaded boat and an entertaining guide.

    Dolphin watch

    Enjoy the coastline tour on a large shaded boat. Fun for every age. Snorkel in Biesanz Bay and ride the banana boat. Check out the wonders of the ocean like sea turtles, bobbies, and frigates as well as dolphins. Morning or sunset tours are available.

    Horseback riding

    Explore isolated jungles, river, and waterfalls by horseback on full-day or half-day tours of the nearby mountains. The tour includes experienced guide, breakfast and typical lunch, transportation, and healthy strong horses.

    Jet ski safari

    This is an action-packed wave runner jet ski adventure with coastline tour and / or estuary tour.

    Manuel Antonio National Park guided tour

    Explore Manuel Antonio National Park with an experienced guide in search of sloths, monkeys, and exotic birds. The guide will explain the history of the park and its flora and fauna.


    An unbelievably unique and memorable experience, which includes safety equipment, bilingual instruction, and it is approximately 15 minutes in the air, nearly 600 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Take off from the beach and land in the water. No experience necessary.

    Sea kayaking

    Kayak the protected mangrove waterways of the Isla Damas Estuary with a guide to show you all the wildlife, or challenge yourself to a more rugged workout on the coastline between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, with some waves and surf.

    Sport fishing

    Quepos is world famous for off-shore bill fishing with many record of sail fish, marlin, snapper, and tuna caught in local waters. Enjoy a full-day or half-day fishing on-shore or off-shore. There are many different sized sport fishing boats: from 26 foot outboards to 45 foot twin diesels.

    Sunset sail

    Your adventure aboard this comfortable, single hull yacht begins as you sail along the scenic coast past the beautiful beaches and islands of Manuel Antonio National Park. As the boat glides quietly along you may see dolphins, which frequently swim in the boat's wake, and even the occasional whale or giant sea turtle.

    Surf lessons

    Try some surf or boogie board lessons at Manuel Antonio beach, a short walk from Costa Verde.

    Waterfall rappelling

    One fall is 150 feet and another is 175 feet high. Enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch overlooking the swinging bridge and canyon waterfall. The canyon tour is for anyone in moderate physical condition. Kid friendly, no experience necessary. Guides are safety conscience and professionally trained to help curb your fears.

    White water rafting

    A full day of fun, great scenery, and birding. Challenge nearby, pristine Savegre River with a experienced rafting company. The half-day tour is on the Naranjo River, through adjacent ranches and palm oil plantation.

    Body treatments

    Come and experience the invigorating feeling of the centers unique body treatments with delicious ingredients selected from the bounty of the Costa Rican rainforest, delivering natural, effective, and noticeable results. Included in every treatment is a selected facial mask and relaxing scalp massage.

    Aloe mint smoothie: Quench dry skin with the hydrating sun repair wrap. Freshly harvested aloe, cucumber, chamomile, and mint are combined with the healing properties of seaweed, followed by an application of aloe mint serum.

    Chocomokacoco: This delicious fragrant body wrap will firm and tone your skin with the slimming properties of caffeine. Sooth your body and senses in chocolate mocha heaven and organic honey facial mask.

    Muddy Buddy: Remineralize, cleanse, and tone with the indigenous thermal mud sourced from the base of Costa Ricas Arenal volcano. This wrap offers you the synergistic effect of thermal mud infused with eucalyptus to draw out toxins, enhance immunity, and gives your spirit a boost.

    Slimming kelp cocoon: The slimming kelp seaweed wrap combined with grapefruit and lemon provides restoring qualities, visibly reduces puffiness, slims and tones the skin, and increases metabolism.

    Spicy ginger rub: This detoxifying wrap uses the natural anti-inflammatory properties of fresh ginger root with soothing organic raw honey to stimulate your immune system, ease tension in sore muscles, and nourish dry skin.

    Tropical enzyme polish: Fresh, delicate, and very effective, this body wrap gently polishes using tropical fruit enzymes infused with vitamin C to reveal healthier looking skin.


    Facial is more than just simple skin care routine. After evaluating the needs of your skin, a unique holistic treatment is created for you from custom blended active, raw, and fresh botanicals. This relaxing experience uses specific massage techniques on the face and neck to improve the condition of your skin. To enhance your experience, hand, foot, and scalp massages are included with each session.

    Essenthya Deluxe: A customized blend of organic, nourishing products will balance, heal, and beautify your skin using a synergistic six steps treatment. Included is the signature neck and face massage that will increase blood flow and oxygen while enhancing active ingredient absorption.

    Essenthya hydration: Rehydrate your skin with vital nutrients, reducing damage from sunburn, windburn, and other free radicals. This treatment is very effective in reducing redness, hydrating, and balancing your skin while cleansing your pores of sunscreen residue. Included is a cooling peppermint foot massage.

    Essenthya mini: Refresh and invigorate your skin after a day of activity in the tropics with the mini version of the spas signature facial.

    Hand and feet

    At the center, they know how exposed your hands and feet are to the elements, especially here in the tropics. This is why they pay special attention to these delicate parts with their specialized soothing and relaxing treatments. They provide the highest hygienic and professional standards combined with high quality products such as OPI and Sally Jansen Nail Polish. They are committed to delivering the best results in pampering you.

    Holis Spa manicure: Your basic manicure combined with a heavenly hand treatment which includes exfoliation and massage. Your hands will never be softer or smoother.

    Holis Spa manicure and pedicure

    Holis Spa pedicure: Your basic pedicure with an aromatic sea salt foot soak, exfoliation of feet and lower legs, and a deeply relaxing massage with cooling peppermint gel.

    Mens manicure: Your hands will look good and feel better. It includes cleansing, shaping, cuticle work, nail buffing, and a delicious hand massage.

    Mens pedicure: Enjoy the Holis Spa pedicure designed for men with an extra-long foot massage to unwind and relax.

    Mint blast legs and feet: After an invigorating massage with the cooling essence of peppermint gel and a gentle dry brush, your legs and feet will be wrapped with the exclusive aloe cooling mousse. Its perfect after a day of activities in this tropical paradise. Also included is an ultra-relaxing scalp massage.

    Massage therapy

    Receiving a massage is luxurious and relaxing, however the benefits extend beyond the surface. Bodywork strengthens the immune system, calms the nervous system, flushes toxins from the muscles reducing pain and tension, and improves the range of motion in the joints. It also oxygenates tissues and internal organs, produces a toning effect on your skin, and releases natural endorphins from your brain that increases joy, peace, and relaxation.

    Holisynergie: The highly trained therapists at this center create a specialized session to meet your individual needs. They combine techniques including Swedish massage, deep tissue, reflexology, and more. Holisynergie is an unforgettable experience for your whole being.

    Pure Bliss: This incredibly relaxing Swedish massage uses light to medium pressure incorporating long, soothing and fluid strokes to stimulate blood flow, oxygenation, and circulation to the tissues.

    Reflexology: The healing art of reflexology is a highly effective method used to restore and maintain natural equilibrium in the body. It can be used to alleviate many conditions, including back pain, migraine, sleep disorder, hormone imbalance, sport injury, and more. Working primarily with the pressure points on the feet, hands, and ears, this treatment has a powerful detoxifying effect. It also encourages the chi (life energy) to flow, promoting overall health and healing. An amazing grounding experience for travelers.

    Total body awareness: This is an advanced form of massage therapy that combines deep tissue massage, craniosacral therapy, reflexology, Thai massage, and acupressure.

    Traditional Thai-Asokananda tradition: This ancient massage practice from Thailand uses acupressure points and passive stretching to give your body profound relaxation, increased flexibility, and energy. Please wear comfortable clothing.

    Unplugged: The ultimate anti-stress therapy. Two therapists will work in unison to stimulate and reset the nervous system to harmonize the rhythm of your body, allowing a deeper state of relaxation.

    Spa combinations

    These powerful combinations of treatments are designed to enhance and complement each other, restoring you into a refreshed sense of being.

    Detox system: A very effective way to detoxify while improving your body functions, decompressing, and improving the skin texture. Enjoy the blend of Holisynergie massage, Muddy Buddy body treatment, and Essenthya Deluxe facial.

    Head to toe bliss: Pure decadence. Two therapists will pamper you with a delightful combination of Chocomokacoco body treatment, Unplugged massage, Essenthya facial, and Holis Spa pedicure.

    Lets Party: Share an unforgettable experience with friends and family in the privacy and comfort of your own space. Indulge in Essenthya Hidratation facial, Holisynergie massage, your choice of body treatment, and Holis Spa manicure and pedicure.

    Pura Vida: Warm breeze, lush surroundings, and a great spa treatment. That is pure pampering Costa Rica style! Enjoy a combination of Essenthya Mini facial, Pure Bliss massage, and the choice between Holis Spa manicure and pedicure.

    Refresh: Sun exposure and outdoor activity can drain your body of minerals and energy. The center has created a specific combination of therapies aimed to restore and refresh your body and skin, while relaxing you with aloe mint smoothie body treatment, Essenthya hydration facial, Holis Spa manicure, and Holis Spa pedicure.

    Share the magic: This duo package caters to the couple seeking quality time together in an intimate setting. Get the pleasure of Pure Bliss couple massage, Chocomokacoco body treatment, and Holis Spa pedicure.

    Thai heaven: Thai massage encompasses our whole being by working on our muscles, skeleton, and the internal energy within our body. This exotic package is the total workout and reconnection that our body, mind, and soul are so often seeking. It consists of Essenthya Mini facial, Thai massage, and Holis Spa pedicure.

    • 1 private 3-hour surf lesson with MASS Surf School
    • 1 spa treatment of choice (including therapeutic massages, organic facials, body treatments, or holistic therapies)
    • 1 healthy meals each day at Emilio's cafe
    • 3 nights private accommodation at Villas Nicolas
    • Daily breakfast at your hotel
    • Guided tour to Manuel Antonio National Park
    • Unlimited yoga classes from the regular class schedule (disciplines include Aerial yoga, Restorative yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Structural Balance, meditation, and much more!)
    • Additional spa treatments
    • Airport transfers
    • Optional tours

    Getting here

    Arrival by Airplane

    The airport you will fly into is San Jose International Airport (SJO). From San Jose you can get a short 25 minute internal flight to Quepos (XQP). It is then only a 15 minute taxi ride to your hotel.

    A one way ticket can range from $25 to $100 depending on the season. You can reserve your flight online. Make sure to leave enough time between flights for baggage claim, customs and immigration.

    Here are the companies that flight into Quepos airport.

    • http://www.natureair.com/
    • http://www.flysansa.com/

    Arrival by Bus

    Direct public buses run 6 times a day from San Jose city to Manuel Antonio, and the fare is only $10! Please check their schedule here http://www.autotransportesdm.com/

    Direct buses take 3 hours to get from San Jose to Manuel Antonio, the regular ones take 4 hours.

    The bus terminal is called Tracopa, you will need to take a taxi from the airport to the bus station. There are many bus stations in San Jose so be sure to inform the taxi driver that you want to go to TRANSPORTES TRACOPA near Plaza Viquez.

    Arrival by Private Car

    We can arrange a private car (1-4 passengers), to pick you up from the SJO Airport or San Jose city and drive you directly to your hotel in Manuel Antonio. This will take approximately 3 hours at a cost of $150 in cash to the driver.

    Arrival by Shuttle:

    There are shuttle companies like:

    • Gray Line ((tel) 800/719-3105; www.graylinecostarica.com
    • Interbus ((tel) 4031-0888; www.interbusonline.com

    Consult their websites for up to date schedules. The fare is around $49. Both companies will pick you up at most San José–area hotels

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

    • Review by Amy Fiske & Adrian Mewse

      "Our expectations at Hollis spa and wellness center were well and truly met. They tailored everything to our needs. The staff were Warm and welcoming, there was a high standard of teaching in yoga classes and I had one of the best massage of my life. They organized everything; excellent accommodation at Villas Nicolas and fun activities such as stand up paddle board, ATV jungle tour and a unique waterfall trip. The food at Emilio's was fresh and delicious. The waiters spoke fantastic English and were very friendly. Overall, we would rate Holis 9 out of 10 and I would highly recommend it to anyone!"

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    • Review by Monica Chaumont from Toronto, Canada

      "I had a wonderful experience and very refreshing time when I participated in the Holis Spa yoga and surf retreat in Costa Rica the first week of August. I would definitely recommend it to anyone seeking new experiences and a restorative vacation. The yoga studio at Holis has great views of the Pacific, excellent instructors, and quite a variety of classes. I particularly enjoyed trying aerial yoga and yoga barre for the first time. I was really excited to learn to surf, as a beginner, and I was very pleased with that experience (minus the sunburn). The surf team was friendly and very helpful such that it was possible to learn quickly and to catch quite a few good waves. They also provided water and fresh fruit during much needed surf breaks. I ended up staying at Villas Nicolas, which is beautiful and has spacious rooms with big windows offering amazing views of the rainforest. Holis provided for some meals at a cafe close by which had beautiful ocean views and great food. I returned there a few times after the retreat as well. Booking the retreat was convenient and with quick and helpful responses."

      "Some things I would advise considering:"

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    • Review by Zahra from Toronto, Canada

      "My recent trip to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica was nothing short of an amazing experience. I booked a yoga and surf retreat package through BookYogaRetreats, with Holis Wellness Center and Spa. The staff at Holis offered first class concierge services for all my travel plans. Furthermore, they went above and beyond my expectations with offering recommendations, resources, and help throughout my stay. A special thanks to Tatiana and Evelina! The yoga was vast in variety and every instructor was superb. The views from the studio were heavenly. After four days of body healing yoga, and safe yet exhilarating surf instruction, I ended my visit with a 90 minutes "total body awareness" massage...just blissful! A totally rejuvenating and recharging trip. I highly recommend a visit with Holis."

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    • Review by Matea

      "Loved the yoga and aerial yoga! They have various events every day, and the view of the ocean from the yoga studio is beautiful. Spa is very serene with various treatments available."

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    • Review by A traveler from Easton, Maryland

      "Couples massage after a full day of traveling was just what we needed. We added aromatherapy and felt refreshed and rejuvenated. My therapist found knots I didn’t know I had! Discount given for cash payment was also appreciated."

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    • Review by Aurora

      "The spa offered exceptional massage and facial services in a relaxing and beautiful atmosphere. The personal were very warm and professional."

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    • Review by Suzan D from Camas, Washington

      "Beautiful studio and such calm, helpful staff! I took the Aerial Yoga class. I have practiced yoga of various styles since the 1980's and so felt comfortable in a yoga studio. However, I think anyone would have felt comfortable there. The entrance to the studio is a bit hard to find (go around to the 'back" of the shopping center) but it is actually on the main road through Manuel Antonio, right across from Café Milagro."


      "It was my first aerial class but our instructor seemed not only confident and well prepared but took time with everyone that needed help. Her instructions were really clear. The view of the ocean out the window was incredible. "


      "I practiced Bikram Yoga for a few years and the heat reminded me of that. I was really having heat issues and they were so helpful in helping me feel better! Thank goodness for the lemon water! The studio is upstairs and has wide open windows and was comfortable when not being active but for this northern gal, it was a bit hot. Of course, it was also the start of a stomach bug I managed to acquire during my trip so it is likely that had a lot to do with my discomfort."


      "I am so glad I went and would definitely do it again!"

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    • Review by Paula H from Olds, Canada

      "Very nice! I had the Detox package; loved the massage and facial, the wrap was a little funky only because I had never had anything like that before and was not certain what to expect. The only issue I had was the room separation panels. I shared a room with one of our other travelers and when it was time to shower and dress, I felt a little uncomfortable with that; it didn't ruin the time there just caught off guard a little. I thought the price was pretty reasonable for the amount of services I had."

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    • Review by Guinofear from Boston, Massachusetts

      "My partner's one requirement for our trip was a massage at some point and I'm so glad we picked Holis Spa for that. We signed up for a 90 minute couples massage because it saved us a little money and it was amazing. Both therapists were professional and recognized the areas with the most tension on our bodies. I'd had a knot in one shoulder for a month and my therapist managed to eliminate it within one session. We both had a bit of sunburn and the therapists managed not to hurt either of us, despite working in those areas. Absolutely recommend."

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    • Review by Harley from Winnipeg, Canada

      "My wife has fibromyalgia with chronic neck and back issues. When she began to experience neck and back muscle pain while in Manuel Antonio, our concierge recommended Holis Spa. Julietta was the massage therapist. My wife has been treated by many massage therapists over the years. She raved about Julietta as the best she has ever experienced, with techniques no one else has ever used. She came out feeling much better, but required another treatment, with similar results, later during our stay. If you require massage therapy for neck and back issues while in Manuel Antonio, my wife highly recommends Julietta at Holis Spa."

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    • Review by Aaron from Jackson, Wyoming

      "Generally when traveling I don't get the quality of massage I am used to back home. But I certainly received a top notch therapeutic massage at Holis. The prices were pretty much the same as I would have paid back in the States. But you get what you pay for."

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    • Review by Emilie from Massachusetts, USA

      "First thing I search when I moved two months ago in MA a yoga place and grateful I found the SPAHOLIS they welcome me no nicely and give me local prices plus they have donation class for $4.00 what It's great for small budget or long traveller, yoga everyday from it because first the teachers are just amazing, I want to mention Carolina, Jowa, Adi and Luz, if you want progress or try new things it s the place to go.They have two locations: the studio with an incredible view on the see and MA park and the Deck who u do yoga outside with the most magic view u can have of all MA and with monkey perrots iguana. They have a lot of classes and everyday! Monday to Sunday and you can do Aerial yoga Hatha yoga,Vinasaya or meditation or much more!"

      "The best! Thank you"

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    • Review by a traveler from Mississippi, USA

      "Holis Wellness Center was certainly one of my many highlights of my visit to the Manuel Antonio area. Don't remember the name of the young lady that gave me an awesome massage and pedicure, but she was great. All of the staff there were friendly and accommodating. I absolutely recommend it to be on any visitors "to do list" while visiting the Manuel Antonio area of Costa Rica."

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    • Review by a traveler

      "I recently visited Holis for both yoga and a massage and loved both! Kerri is a great yoga instructor. She led a well-balanced Vinyasa flow class. It was both challenging and relaxing at the same time. She also dimmed the lights for savasana and came around with essential oils, which was a nice touch.Julieta was my massage therapist and she gave me one of the best massages in my life! She really listened and paid attention to the spots in my back that were tight and after the massage I felt like I had a brand new body! She was amazing. I also liked the background music and massage oil and essential oils she used. All of these details pulled together made it an amazing experience!"

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    • Review by Latrice L. from Oxnard, USA

      "My boyfriend and I were staying across the street from the spa and decided to try it out on the last day of our vacation. We didn't schedule in advance but they found time to fit us in, which was great. The couples massage was extremely relaxing! The atmosphere was very calm even with the thunder and lightning outside. I wish I had a chance to try out one of yoga classes. Perhaps on our next vacation!"

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    • Review by Pacific Y.

      "Our group of five women on a yoga retreat each had massages at Holis Spa near the tail end of our very active week in Manuel Antonio. All agree that it was the perfect addition to our experience and it was absolutely the best massage and bodywork any of us had ever had."

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    • Review by Ellie G. from New Orleans, USA

      "We chose a couples massage for 90 minutes. It was relaxing, professional, and they met all of our needs. It was such a therapeutic and rejuvenating way to spend the afternoon."

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    • Review by Brantley C. from Denver, USA

      "My husband and I attended the Aerial yoga class. The yoga space is beautiful with a gorgeous view of the ocean and rainforest. The class was challenging but fun. Most of the students in our class spoke English so the instructor taught the class in English. The class was very fun and the instructor was very knowledgeable, encouraging, and led a great class. They had us all hanging upside down and doing flips despite our hesitations. I practice yoga at home but had never done Aerial yoga. It was awesome and I cannot wait to do it again. My husband who does not regularly practice enjoyed it so much he wants to go again here at home. The vibe is calming and the props and studio are clean. They have a nice selection of classes including Vinyasa. I would definitely attend more classes when I visit the area again."

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    • Review by Rob from Vancouver, Canada

      "I just returned from Holis and the deep tissue massage was excellent. I explained to them that I have a hip alignment issue that causes lower back pain. The massage was excellent and as thorough as I would have received at home. As a result I am all sorted out for my long flight home. Thank you and I hope to return one day."

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    • Review by Marla S.

      "We took a class with Carolina from Holis on a terrace with a spectacular view at the Costa Verde Hotel, in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We both practice yoga regularly so we came with high expectations. Carolina did not let us down. She was challenging and gave us the most bang for our buck. I can highly recommend it."

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    • Review by John

      "My wife and I received an excellent couples massage during our recent vacation to Manuel Antonio. The therapists arrived on time at our rented villa and proceeded to set up their portable tables where instructed. The massages were well focused on the areas we noted on the intake forms and one of the therapists even alerted us when a capuchin monkey snuck into the villa and stole a mango! She was able to shut the doors and prevent any further theft of fruit. I regret only that I failed to record the names of the therapist because I would have liked to commend them by name for their quality and professional work."

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    • Review by Catherine from California, USA

      "My fiance and I spent two weeks on vacation in Manuel Antonio. Getting treatments at Holis Spa was a definite highlight of the trip. I highly, highly recommend the DEI kinesiology treatment offered by Evelina. I feel that it was equivalent to a year's worth of psychotherapy, seriously! Life transforming! I also received several massages and did a yoga class in the beautiful yoga studio, and they were very good. I wish I could have tried an aerial yoga class, next time!"

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    • Review by Scott from California, USA

      "Spa Holis helped me on my journey through Costa Rica to get in touch with the spirit of Costa Rica and myself. I took two yoga classes, a massage, and a guided meditation class and all were wonderful. Especially Kiki, Monica was also great in the meditation class and she is doing great work for Seeds of Hope, a charity I'm glad that spa Holis supports."

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    • Review by Jodi from Houston, USA

      "Twice this summer I was in Costa Rica for a 3-week period and I looked forward to coming back to Holis. I took several classes Yoga, Barre, Pilates, and Aerial yoga. Kiki is an excellent instructor and her classes were both challenging and relaxing. The view is beautiful but be prepared to sweat. There are 3 great restaurants very close as well. Emilios has healthy, organic food and we often went strait there after class. Flafel is across the street with excellent greek food but not open for dinner, and Cafe Milagro is across the main street to the right. Bonus at Milagro is during the rainy non-tourist months of September to October their dinner menu is half price off. All are delicious!!"

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    • Review by Kyle

      "My boyfriend and I dropped into Holis twice during our Costa Rican vacation, once for a couples massage and once for a yoga class. I was so incredibly impressed on both visits. Not only was the center relaxing, well designed, airy, and very therapeutic, but the services we received were some of the best I've ever had. A friendly staff, talented, and effective therapists and instructors and relatively inexpensive, a stop at Holis is a must if you're in Manuel Antonio."

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    • Review by Mary

      "Holis Spa & Yoga Studio was an amazing part of our trip to Costa Rica. We attended several classes taught by Vanessa: Aerial yoga, yoga Barre, and were even invited to participate in one Acro-yoga class. We felt welcomed from the minute we walked in. We also attended pilates with Evelina. Every class was great. Many of those on our trip received massages and facials from the spa and all far exceeded our expectations. We loved you!"

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    • Review by a traveler

      "I have been taking yoga and pilates classes at Spa Holis since 2010. I love the new location, a beautiful space with an ocean view! Spa Holis has an amazing array of weekly classes and workshops. I have recently started taking aerial yoga."


      "Evelina, the founder, is a wonderful person with great energy that even being near makes you feel better about yourself! She is amazingly intuitive, during pilates classes, she tailors exercises to improve your posture and work on injuries. She always has great suggestions and is never too busy to help. In fact, all the therapists and instructors are fantastic."


      "The reason I am finally writing this review after going to Spa Holis weekly for 10 years is that I had a facial today, and it was amazing! All the products used are 100% organic and freshly prepared. There were 6 different stages, each including different natural ingredients. It really was the most amazing experience and totally exceeded any of my expectations"

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    • Review by Matthew G from California, USA

      "I'm not generally the massage type. I threw out my back years ago as an electrical foreman and re-injured it carrying my bags up some stairs in an unfortunate incident that sidelined my surfing and horseback riding plans. When my back goes back to being bad it gets really bad, and I really needed help, so I called in the cavalry at Holis. Did it work? You bet it worked and all thanks to Jullieta."


      "I entered the spa like a lost child. I'm not the type of guy to get massages, but I needed help desperately. I felt very comfortable thanks to everyone involved at Holis and Jullieta is more a magician than a masseuse. To top it off, they were nice enough to pick me up from my hotel at no charge. She did an absolutely amazing job and almost got me surf-ready for my next stop in Costa Rica. It was the most relaxing hour I've had in years."


      "I was convinced that massage was the way to remedy the injury and tried a place in south Jaco after my experience at Holis, but learned quickly that it wasn't the massage, it was the masseuse. I can highly recommend this facility and Jullieta specifically to anyone looking for a relaxing massage or in need of a magician to heal their back."


      "Thank you! I hope I never need back therapy again, but if I do, I hope it's at your facility. I'll definitely stop by and say hello on my next trip in July. You guys rock!"

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    • Review by Deb L from Virginia, USA

      "I visited the Holis Wellness Spa for Mother's Day for a facial and pedicure. They took me right in and started the facial which was amazing. It was so relaxing and felt so good. Relaxing music played in the background. They massaged the muscles in the back of my neck and my arms which made me completely relax."


      "The pedicure was also very relaxing, they massaged my feet and the muscles in my legs. I felt completely relaxed and invigorated when my visit was complete. It was definitely worth the experience."

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    • Review by Betsy W from Virginia, USA

      "My recent experience at Holis while on vacation in Costa Rica was wonderful! I am coming back from a serious injury and everyone seemed so receptive to my needs. I had the Muddy Buddy body treatment and the Essenthya facial. My therapist did an amazing job with both. You can tell how fresh and natural the products are. Everything is done with respect to the client, environment, and of course, the practice of massage and aesthetics. My face was still glowing 24 hours later!"


      "I also did a Restorative yoga class (my first yoga class in 2.5 months) with Amelia and it was truly restorative. Our concierge at Espadilla Ocean Club booked all the treatments for myself and my friend. Everything went very smoothly. Evelina had a great recommendation for a refreshing snack in-between yoga and treatments. You can make a full day out of everything that Holis has to offer. All in all, great people, great place, and great experience!"

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    Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Holis Spa and Wellness Center is a beautiful ocean view spa and yoga studio promoting wellness in Manuel Antonio’s community since 1993.

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    4 days / 3 nights

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