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Naturopathic Wellness Retreat Costa Rica

This is a ten-day naturopathic wellness retreat in Costa Rica's safest and lushest rainforest village. Enjoy a consultation with a naturopath, daily high-frequency food, and yoga sessions. Stay in an adorably modernized eco-village atop a picturesque hillside, overlooking the Arenal volcano. The special location surrounded by all healing elements of water, fire, earth, and pure jungle air makes it the ideal place for your retreat. Your presence in these pure surroundings will start a transformation connecting to mother earth in a respectful place. Immerse yourself in a magical and healing experience!

Meet the instructors

Nico & Alejandro
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga
  • Naturopathic consultation
  • Mud wrap and 60-minute massage
  • Meet like-minded people and make new friends
  • Access to pool, jacuzzi, permaculture farm, and trails access
  • 9 nights' private accommodation
  • All meals and detox juices

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


9 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Spanish
Airport transfer available:
Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$120 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

During this retreat, you will be staying in a private room in Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel. The eco-hostel has majestic views of the Arenal Volcano, the Arenal Lake, and the El Castillo Valley. There is a yoga deck, jacuzzi, vegetarian restaurant, organic permaculture farm, and swimming pool. All beds have orthopedic mattresses and anti-allergic pillows.

Program

Sample daily schedule

Day 1

  • Arrival
  • Introduction and consultation with a naturopath

Day 2

  • 07:00 Yoga

Day 3

  • 07:00 Yoga
  • 11:00 Enema

Day 4 to 9

  • 07:00 Yoga

Day 10

  • 07:00 Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • 11:00 Check out

Instructors

Nico Botefur

Alejandro Camacho

Retreat location

This retreat will be taking place in El Castillo, close to the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal area, Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east and south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of plants and animals.

El Castillo is a small neighboring village to La Fortuna, directly on Lake Arenal atop the hills overlooking Arenal volcano with 22 hectares of prime hilltop forested pristine land. With breathtaking views, the hotel takes pride in giving their guests an experience of a lifetime. From forest trails down to a majestic waterfall hidden in the rainforest, enjoying mystical free hot springs, horseback riding, and canopy tours, there is a rich amount of nature activities to experience at Essence Arenal.

Distances

  • La Fortuna, 28.5 kilometers

Food

Breakfast

Breakfast is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and includes one option of the menu and a small portion of fruits, or detox juice.

Lunch

Lunch is from 12:00 p.m. to 14:00 p.m. and includes one option of the menu and one salad, or detox juice.

Dinner

Dinner is from 18:00 p.m. to 20:30 p.m. includes a full menu every night (entrée, main and dessert) or detox juice

All the meals include one drink (coffee, tea, or juice).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Naturopathic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

Wellness Arenal has a lot of tours available at an extra cost:

  • Canopy
  • Rafting
  • Canyoneering
  • Kayak and boating on Lake Arenal
  • ATV tour
  • Hanging bridges
  • Waterfall hike
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Horseback riding
  • Butterfly observatory
  • Thermal hot springs

Spa treatments

Wellness Arenal will pamper you with a complimentary 60-minute massage and one full-body mud wrap. They have also more treatments and therapies available in their jungle spa, located in the middle of a permaculture farm with a unique view of the volcano and lake:

  • Reiki
  • Reflexology
  • Massage
  • Full body mud wrap
  • Ionic foot detox
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Temazcal sweat lodge
  • Watsu
  • Naturopathy

What's included

  • Daily 75-minute yoga class
  • 1x 60-minute massage
  • 1x full-body mud wrap
  • Access to pool, Jacuzzi, permaculture farm, and trails
  • All meals and detox drinks
  • 9 nights in private accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Other excursions / activities
  • Other spa treatments
  • 13% government tax

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from the airport is available for an additional cost of 120 USD. You can also book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR).

If you want to take a local flight, Nature Air offers regional flights from the San Jose area to a private airport located 20 minutes from La Fortuna. The smaller planes of Nature Air depart to and from the Arenal Volcano area several times a week. Please take into consideration that you must add two local transfers to the total trip cost, one from your hotel in San Jose to the Pavas airport and the other one from the El Tanque private airport to Essence Arenal.

Arrival by bus

The main buses leave from Alajuela airport bus station at 6:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m., and arrive in La Fortuna.

GPS

  • 10.420754 North, -84.754279 West
  • Altitude: 879.8 meters (up in the hills of El Castillo)
Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport Airport transfer available: Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$120 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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