Waterfall Villas offers Yoga, Detox Juice Cleanses, SPA and Spiritual Retreats, in a private waterfall setting in Costa Rica... famous for our Vegan Cuisine :)
Yoga Retreats (6)
Fateh Bolivar is a certified Yogi, and intuitive healer, who created the Wellness Center - Waterfall Villas in Costa Rica after a career as a CEO in the international software business. Waterfall Villas has private waterfalls and rain forest, Spa, yoga shala, with rooms next to the canopy in nature's nurturing energy. Top vegan and raw foods chef, she provides a transformation experience in cleansing detox, healing mind and body, emotional release, and soul connection. Past life intuitive and Tarot reader,, mystic, Fateh leads International retreats in India, Bali, Morocco, and Peru.
from Italy, December 2019
"Scores 20 out of 10!"
Costa Rica is not the country that generally comes on top of the list for many as a yoga retreat destination. Yet, the country has everything to offer for a peaceful and mindful stay - like would Bali, Kerala, Chiang Mai or Koh Samui have! And for Europeans flying west to Costa Rica is just as far as flying east to South East Asia, with abundance of available flights.
Waterfall Villas... In short: Michelin-star food, middle-of-jungle location with a private waterfall, yoga classes with deep discussions, privacy of stay (in feng shui-designed property) and exclusivity of service, attention to any detail and request - and Fateh, the resort owner, an absolutely unique, deep personality!
Many are used to think of yoga retreats as ascetic places. This place is highly ESTHETIC stay, high-end restaurant - and on top also a yoga and healthy lifestyle retreat!
from United States, July 2021
"Go for the inner healing"
I loved the environment, the waterfalls, the hikes, all the inner work that happens in a space like that. I loved the treatments I received from Jafett and the service provided by Xenia, fabulous cook! I enjoyed the yoga on the mornings it was available, as well.
Gian Luca Giannoni
from Italy, December 2019
"A deep experience in my soul"
The energy of the location, the food, the experience of the teacher, the staff very lovely
from Aruba, November 2019
"an oasis of serenity "
The location of this place is simply mesmerizing! the facility is so beautiful and peaceful like a hidden oasis in the rain forest. Rooms are looking over the waterfalls and you sleep with the sound of the water. There is no other noise around. There is also no Wifi and no TV.
The staff is very friendly and nice. I was juicing but the food served looked so yummy. Juices are from fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Fateh was very attentive and helpful also organizing trips around. Her kundalini yoga classes are not to be missed.
from Canada, November 2019
For the most part it was just ok. Fateh, was absent most of our time there which was odd as most of our requests fell on deaf ears. We had an extremely difficult time communicating with the staff and many of the program amenities which are listed on this website were not provided. This place is beautiful but it is lacking in hospitality. The owner has this property listed for sale so at this point are stay felt like a cash grab. Owner even asked us to bring her maple syrup from Canada then acted offended when we expected her to cover the cost. Guess she forgot that we are the guests. Just a word of advice maybe the hospitality industry is not your thing
from United States, September 2019
from United States, September 2019
"Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Transformative Relaxation"
The location is as beautiful as the pictures, the suite was lovely and bigger than I expected, the spa treatments were professional and transformative, the food--OMG--the food was incredible! I went for a 21 day detox and was supported and held from the moment I arrived until I left. Fateh arranged everything for me, and made adjustments on the fly for my whims. The food is incredible, this is the longest I have gone vegan and her wonderful chefs and recipes made it so easy. The staff was so helpful while I was on the juice fast, making sure I always had the next juice on schedule. The staff is also so incredibly nice, even the night guards who jump to the rescue for a small spider, I felt like family by the time I left. Fateh's contacts are great, she always provided the best tour guides. I found that the experience was exactly what is portrayed in the description and in the photos, and I loved every day here.
from United States, August 2019
"Paradise of Zen"
I booked this trip as a place to go and relax for a week and it completely exceeded my expectations - not only the retreat but also costa rica. The food was absolutely amazing and very tailored to our individual needs. The chefs were absolutely lovely ladies and always have a smile on their face and remind you to drink your juice and will even bring them to your room (if you choose to juice fast). The guards were also lovely as they had a few laughs and jokes with us about our fear of bugs and happy to come to your room at whatever hour to remove them if needed.
Fateh is very accommodating, very laid back and very insightful. I took away an abundance of good energy and ideas from my chats with fateh. Before this retreat, i had never thought deep about the spiritual side of yoga but this place has changed my tune.
The nearby waterfall is fun to relax in. I came home feel very relaxed and healthy.
Perfect spot to escape corporate america and relax.
from Canada, May 2019
"Juice cleanse, meditation, yoga, me time and weight loss!"
There was so much I wanted from this vacation and I was not disappointed.
I wanted to give my body a break from toxic foods, the craziness of everyday life and I wanted to re-connect with myself.
I selected the Waterfall Villas Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica because it offered a full 7-day juice cleanse, morning yoga classes with meditation, and a therapeutic massage with pure essential oils.
The fresh juice was delicious, and I came to crave it when hunger hit! Being away from junk food and temptations was the best thing I could have ever done.
Fateh (owner & yoga teacher) is beautiful inside and out and had a way of connecting with me during and after my yoga sessions. She was extremely thoughtful, caring and truly wanted to make sure I had a safe, relaxing and spiritual time at her retreat.
After 7 days I felt rested, healthy and rejuvenated. When I got home I weighed myself and I had lost 7 pounds - 2 inches off my waist, 1.5 inches off my hips and 1 inch off my thighs. My jeans fit again :)
Overall, it was a beautiful trip and I would recommend it to others.
Thank you so much Fateh and team! xo
from Canada, November 2018
"Yoga Retreat Juice Cleanse "
We were told the roads would be difficult terrain - they were not. Perfectly paved and lit, the trip from Manuel Antonio to Cascadas was a breeze. It was a bit difficult in the dark to find the entrance to the retreat, but it is doable.
We were fed a nice vegan meal upon arrival and began juicing the next morning. The security guard would give me cocunuts when I asked him too, and the cleaning staff was excellent as well as the kitchen staff.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by Tony, Fateh's assisted. We were not advised he would be taking care of us, but he was very attentive and helpful. He has sent me a tremendous amount of literature on spirital items as well as healthy recipes to continue to eat well.
from United States, November 2018
Fateh and her staff were attentive & thoughtful with amazing attention to detail. The vegan cuisine was out of this world! Watching Fateh in the kitchen was a lot of fun! She made sure to find out exactly what I wanted to get out of the cooking class and catered her teaching to the things that were important to me. I have already incorporated my new knowledge in my kitchen and my family loves! The setting (Cascade Waterfall Villa) was breathtaking, rooms were comfortable, serene environment, excellent setting for doing yoga and/or meditation. No wifi, but that was ok with me! Make sure to fit in a trip to Hacienda Baru or Nauyaca Waterfalls and/or other local fun adventures, all very close by!
from Germany, April 2021
"14 Tage Auszeit "
Fatehs super netter Kontakservice ist super! Über WhatsApp konnte ich vor der Anreise Fragen stellen oder sie hat etwas geschrieben. Der Küchen Service von Xenia, sie hat alles richtig gut gemacht und ist auch glücklich, wenn sie ein tolles veganes Essen zaubern kann.
Veganer und Rohköstler können hier Schlemmern. Die Ernährung nach Medical Medium ist erweiterungsfähig und nicht so ganz optimal. Es fehlten mir die richtigen Säfte, die durch einen Entsafter gepresst werden. Anstelle dessen wird alles gemixt, mit Wasser verdünnt und dann gefiltert. Wer diese Ernährungsform noch nicht kennt und aus dem „normalen“ Essverhalten kommt, wird hier glücklich sein.
Fateh bietet Kundalini Yoga an, welches mir sehr gut gefallen hat, wenn sie es angeboten hat. Da hätte ich mir mehr Regelmäßigkeit von Fateh gewünscht.
Fateh bietet den Taxi-und Guide Service von ihrem Freund an. Das ist ein toller Service. Gustavo ist sehr nett und auch ein toller Guide. Was ein Minuspunkt ist: Das ist unverschämt teuer! Für eine Hinfahrt nach Dominical (ca. 7 km) bezahlt man 10$. Zurück dann noch mal 10$.
Und zu beachten: Es gibt hier kein WLAN. Fateh ist mit mir in die Stadt gefahren und hat mir geholfen eine Prepaid Karte zu bekommen. Die Internetverbindung ist da oben nicht so gut, so dass das streamen nicht funktionierte.
Wer auch hier digital Detox machen möchte, ist hier dann auch gut aufgestellt.
Die Zimmer sind toll und großzügig mit Bad und Balkon und es ist insgesamt gut gepflegt.
from Brazil, March 2019
"Un sítio para relajar"
Los empleados del hotel son muy atenciosos y gentis. La comida és muy buena. Gracias a Xenia y a todos.