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Rejuvenating Yoga Holiday Costa Rica

Essence Arenal Wellness Center designed this yoga holiday to create an inclusive atmosphere that is true for all levels of yoga practitioners, from the brand new yogi to the seasoned veteran. The unique customization will provide you with the opportunity to explore what is best for you. This holiday is a lovely mix of yoga, adventure, alone time, and relaxation to revitalize and restore your inner balance through a practice that will enhance the mind, nourish the soul, and give you every reason you need to celebrate life.

Meet the instructors

Nico & Alejandro
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  • 9 days of practice
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Deep tissue and Thai massage sessions
  • Chocolate workshop and organic permaculture farm tour
  • Reiki, sound therapy, and body detox mud wrap
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

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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  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck
  • Parking lot

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.


Each morning, you will be treated to a mindful, yoga practice that will awaken and revitalize your body. In the evenings, you will experience a calming, restorative yoga practice filled with peaceful sounds and the gorgeous backdrop of the jungle and the Tibetan singing bowls will end the session. Essence Arenal wellness center's yoga instructor is trained and certified in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin yoga and is happy to customize your practice to meet your personal needs.

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 Morning yoga
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Treatments when applying
  • 11:00 Free time
  • 12:00 - 14:00 A la carte lunch
  • 15:00 Functional fresh juice
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Tour when applying
  • 16:45 Evening yoga
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Included excursions

One organic permaculture farm tour is included in the price.


Nico Botefur

Alejandro Camacho

Retreat location

This holiday 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

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 its 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.

Unique features


  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this retreat, you will be served three daily vegetarian meals at the on-site restaurant with natural drinks and naturopathic teas depending on your detox needs. At Essence, they take pride in their farm-to-table kitchen. They encourage thoughtful, healthy meals that come from the earth. Essence Arenal Wellness Center features an organic, vegetarian, and vegan kitchen from conscious, locally sourced food that supports their dedication to the planet and your bodies.

Chef Marvin prepares fantastic meals that are absolutely delicious, nutritious, and balanced. Marvin has a deep enthusiasm for preparing foods. He prepares meals farm-to-table, finding creative ways to create using all the tropical delights that are available in Costa Rica from local farmers and from the farm.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Lactose Free
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)

Treatments and therapies

Available in the jungle spa, located in the middle of a permaculture farm with a unique view of the volcano and lake.

  • Full body mud wrap
  • Ionic foot detox
  • Massage
  • Naturopathy
  • Reiki
  • Reflexology
  • Watsu


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

What's included

  • Daily 75-minute yoga sessions
  • 1 45-minute sound therapy session
  • 1 90-minute chocolate workshop and organic permaculture farm tour
  • 1 60-minute deep tissue massage
  • 1 90-minute Thai massage
  • 1 temazcal sweat lodge ceremony
  • 1 body detox mud wrap
  • 1 60-minute Reiki
  • Initial assessment and consultation with naturopath and NLP master or coach
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals per day
  • 2 fresh functional or detox juices daily

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Other excursions or activities
  • Other spa treatments
  • 13% government taxes

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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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