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Join Laurence King for a rejuvenating escape into the plush and vibrant scene of Santa Teresa, named as one of the top 10 beach destinations in Central and South America. The place is known for its eclectic blend of jungle and beach, food and culture, surf and yoga, and awe-inspiring sunsets. Santa Teresa is the perfect sanctuary to explore and restore.
The accommodation options are on private, double, triple, and quadruple room basis. At Nautilus Boutique Hotel, guests can enjoy all the benefits of a world class hotel with the comforts of a small luxury villa. Designed to inspire serenity, the zen like atmosphere of each accommodation blends seamlessly with the lush nature and quiet beauty of the grounds.
Indigenous wood and stone crafts come together with beautiful local art work, simple clean lines, fine linens, and state of the art kitchen and bathroom appliances to create an atmosphere that is sophisticated and sublime. Secluded, quiet, and rich with wild tropical beauty.
Each villa boasts a private terrace for your enjoyment and wireless Internet, nearby laundry facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, and organic bath products are just a few of the little extras the discerning traveler will be delighted to find. Perfect for couples, small families, and groups, Nautilus Boutique Hotel delivers so much more than a five-star hotel and all for about the same rate.
These villas include a separate bedroom with a king size bed and a living area with a sofa bed, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, private terrace, and luxury bathroom featuring marble counter tops and rain showers. The villa is about 700 square feet and can accommodate up to three people.
The two-bedroom villas feature large living areas, luxury bathrooms, dining areas, and fully equipped kitchens along with large terraces that face the garden. The villa is about 1200 square feet and can accommodate up to five people.
During this retreat, you will be offered two daily yoga classes. The classes will focus on nurturing, balancing, and rejuvenating your mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy the opportunity to immerse yourself in yoga, swim in pristine waters, and nourish your body with pure, local, and organic foods.
Additional excursions and tours will be available throughout the week with plenty of personal time to relax on the beach, lounge by the pool, pamper yourself with a massage, explore the local scene, or whatever else your soul desires. You will be able to enjoy organic and vegetarian breakfasts and lunches. Upon arrival and departure, you will have a welcome and farewell dinner.
Laurence is a certified yoga teacher and draws from various styles of yoga including Iyengar, Vinyasa, Asthanga, Yin, and Restorative. Her classes emphasize alignment, breath, and yogic philosophy. She works to create a safe and harmonious space for students to explore the physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits that yoga offers.She is also a certified Reiki and reflexology practitioner and a writer.
This retreat will be held in Nautilus Boutique Hotel, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Santa Teresa has the distinct flavor of an ultra hip, cosmopolitan destination, yet paradoxically boasts pristine, untouched beaches and jungle, while the dirt road that runs through the area leaves no doubt that travelers are indeed in the wild untamed west.
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Three organic and vegetarian breakfast and lunch will be served to you daily. Nautilus Boutique Hotel's restaurant, Olam, sources the freshest organic ingredients, some of which come from the many fruit trees that grow on the property. Under the guide of Adi Mayer, the inventive chefs create culinary delights.
Nautilus Boutique Hotel is proud to offer a large variety of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and raw cuisine. Their super food smoothies are blended to help balance, nourish, and restore the body. Whether the desire is to cleanse, invigorate, muscle up, fill up or veg-up, they can blend it up with love.
Nautilus Boutique Hotel can accommodate virtually any dietary restrictions. They can also help you design a meal program to bring you into optimum health during your stay. They offer detox retreats, nutritional guidance, juicing, meal planning, and raw food cleanses.
Go on an adventure and get off road on a quad or motorcycle for a ride up or down the coast or through the jungle. Cabuya and Montezuma are great places to explore. Discover secluded and beautiful beaches north of Playa Hermosa and Manzanillo where you can stop for a picnic lunch, a swim, and a nap under a tree.
Exotic bicycle trips on your own or with a guide for basic and advanced physical conditions.
Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve boasts 1250 hectares of forests and many kilometers of dramatic coastlines. The reserve is home to hundreds of animal and plant species. Hiking there boasts incredible flora and fauna. It is not uncommon to get up close with howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, and coati.
Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Nicoya Peninsula. Nautilus can help plan your ideal trip and exploration in this magical place.
Fly through the rain forest canopy. Rich with wildlife, this is an exhilarating way to experience the diversity of the Costa Rican jungle. With over a kilometer of zip line cable and nine platforms, this fast flying experience is a thrill to remember. Rest assured the tours adhere to the strictest safety measures.
Guests can relax and enjoy exciting views of the Pacific Ocean and the jungle from a whole new perspective up in the trees. After the canopy tour, you are welcome to hike the grounds and discover the many wonders of this landscape up close.
Curú National Wildlife Refuge and Hacienda is located at the southern Nicoya Peninsula and is thick with abundant wildlife. Curú hosts one of the most beautiful beaches and protected bays in the area. With rich opportunity to spot some of the most exciting and interesting species, visitors will catch sight of white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white tailed deer, collared peccary, coati, raccoons, coyotes, iguanas, scarlet macaws, toucans, and hundreds of other tropical and migratory birds.
Curú is a wonderful example of a successful sustainable development program. The hacienda still boasts low levels of cattle grazing and produces tropical fruits for export. The refuge aims to produce a profit and sustain local employment while also protecting endangered habitats such as mangroves, tropical and dry forests, and coral reefs.
A unique sport fishing experience awaits you in Mal Pais where your fishing guides are all local fishermen who have grown up in the area, fishing the waters for years. Offshore, close to shore, or surf fishing are all offered. Should you decide to charter a boat, it will be a 24 or 28-foot panga. No fancy machines or fishing finders are needed. The local guides know the waters so well.
Your experience will be an authentic, organic one that you will never forget. At the end of the day, your guide will clean the fish and your catch of marlin, sailfish, rooster fish, yellow finned tuna, or red snapper will make for a terrific dinner back at the hotel. Also, many restaurants in the area will cook up for you or you can ask the concierge to help you hire a chef to come to your place and prepare the evening’s meal.
Hike in Curú Wildlife Refuge or Cabo Blanco National Park and experience wildlife on your own or with a guide.
Explore the jungle and enjoy the sunset while galloping or riding on the beach.
Consisting of two large uninhabited islands off the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, near Paquera, the pristine white sand beaches and lush vegetation of Isla Tortuga invite guests to explore, relax, swim, and snorkel. During the boat ride over from Montezuma, you will have the opportunity to spot dolphins, turtles, and perhaps even a majestic whale shark if it is the right season.
You will also pass the Negritos and Guayabo Sanctuaries, where you will spot an abundance of sea birds and their nests. Often times, these tours include lunch and drinks and all the snorkeling gear you will need.
Paddle out into the calm bays with your own kayak and explore the lush pacific coast line. Try spicing it up a bit with kayak surfing in the crashing waves on any of the awesome surf spots nearby. Beautiful reefs with abundant marine life and deep verdant mangroves add to the never ending wonders that you will discover while on your kayak adventure.
Relax and swim at the fresh sweet water river of Cobano. This is recommended for picnics.
Underwater adventure for beginners and advanced divers.
View the beautiful underwater wildlife in Mal País, Montezuma, and Tortuga Island.
Start off in the river to get comfortable on the boards. Once you feel ready, take it to the ocean.
Surfers worldwide make their way to Costa Rica year after year for the tremendous selection of perfect breaks for every level of experience. With hundreds of kilometers of coast lines and thousands of beaches, Costa Rica has become a surf enthusiast’s dream.
During recent years, this area has become the home of several international surf contests including the ISP Billabong Surf Games. Mal Pais, Playa Carmen, and Santa Teresa boast a wide variety of unique surf breaks including sandy beach breaks and point breaks that make it the perfect location for surfers at any level.
Just a two-minute walk from Nautilus is one of the best surf spots in town. Bring your own board, rent one or they can help arrange lessons for you. Lessons are 55 USD per person and includes a two and a half-hour hour lesson and surfboard rental for 24 hours.
Just 40 minutes away by car or an hour by quad when you take the scenic jungle-beach road, Montezuma is the perfect day trip. There you will find an abundance of beautiful little rocky beaches to explore. Hiking and jumping off the waterfalls is a Costa Rican right of passage and definitely a memory to share back home.
Nautilus will be happy to help arrange your visit to Montezuma. Whether by quad, car, or shuttle, they guarantee that you will make the most of your day!
Nautilus wants to ensure that you can fully unwind and relax during your stay in Santa Teresa. Their experienced and professional massage therapists can offer you the best possible treatments to suit your needs and mood. Whether you want to relax, restore, rejuvenate, or heal they can provide just the right treatment. Indulge your senses and pamper your body.
They offer a wide array of massage services including Swedish massage, Thai massage, deep tissue massage, chocolate body scrub, myofacial release, and couple’s massage.
Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. This is a great massage for surfers.
Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork that uses localized finger pressure in a rhythmic sequence on acupuncture meridians.
Each point is held for two to eight seconds to improve the flow of energy and help the body regain balance.
Massage therapists use long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil. This modality is perfect for those who prefer gentle relaxation to deeper muscle manipulation.
Like shiatsu, Thai massage aligns the energies of the body using gentle pressure on specific points. Thai massage also includes compresses and stretches. The massage is done on a floor mat and the client is fully clothed in comfortable yoga clothing. The therapist moves your body into a sequence of postures, stretching the muscles and relaxing the joints. This is one of the most deeply relaxing massages available.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) and arrange a connecting flight to Tambor Airport (TMU). Transfer from and to Tambor Airport (TMU) is available upon request.
From the Coca Cola bus station in San Jose, there is a direct bus to Mal Pais and Santa Teresa each day. Buses usually leave at 06:00 and 14:00 daily, but call to check on departure times as they change frequently.