The Retreat Costa Rica

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Renew Your Being

More than a retreat center, The Retreat Costa Rica is a transformational resort and spa nestled on a quartz crystal mountain with a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean. The brainchild of wellness coach, chef and best-selling author Diana Stobo, The Retreat offers an intimate space where guests can escape the chaos of everyday life to still the mind and inspire the soul. Featuring 13 elegantly designed rooms, farm-to-table cuisine, a healing center and spa with garden-to-spa treatments, a yoga studio, meditation deck, organic gardens and technicolor sunsets, The Retreat is everything you need and want for the perfect luxury wellness vacation.

  • Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica

  • Resort & Spa

Wellness

Spa

At the heart of the boutique resort is Vida Mía, a healing center and spa where guests can experience the metaphysical healing energy of the Costa Rican rainforest. Carefully designed with ancient Feng Shui principles, guests choose from a menu of treatments along with the likes of acupuncture, reiki, detoxifying lymphatic drainage massage and dosha-balancing massage performed by the in-house Ayurvedic doctor. The Retreat cultivates its own medicinal herbs and makes scrubs, tinctures, oil infusions and creams for therapeutic and pampering beauty treatments (some are even edible!).

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Activities

To complement the restorative experience at the spa, there’s an array of activities including daily yoga, fitness training at the gym and sunbathing by the pool to complete the wellness experience. Guests can also venture off-property to discover the biodiversity and nature of Costa Rica with daily hikes, excursions to waterfalls and volcanos, beach and surfing adventures, as well as deep dives into the culture with tours of coffee plantations and local towns.

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Culinary Highlights

Food is the foundation at The Retreat with most of the produce grown in the organic garden right off the kitchen terrace. Each meal is "Chef’s choice" and customized to guests' needs, with vegan and vegetarian options available. While the menu is plant-based, local, sustainably-raised fish and meat are also served. The open-concept kitchen welcomes guests to observe, ask questions and participate in one of the many weekly cooking classes.

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The Retreat Costa Rica

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Accommodations

Each of the 13 guest rooms is named for the plants and superfoods grown on the property. There are no phones or TVs in the rooms so as not to disturb the peaceful ambiance. The bedding is plush and the amenities are organic and natural. The deluxe rooms with private patios are located in the lush garden, with a panoramic mountainscape and exude an air of relaxation and tranquility. Guests have the choice of a King-sized bed or Queen option plus Hollywood twins.

Features & Amenities

  • 13 simple and elegant guest rooms
  • Vida Mia healing center and spa
  • Two organic restaurants
  • Organic tea and wine bar
  • Garden cocktail bar
  • Community reading room
  • Yoga studio
  • Outdoor covered pavilion
  • Two saltwater pools
  • Organic vegetable and herb gardens
  • Permaculture gardens and features
  • Fitness studio
  • Meditation and yoga deck
  • River swings
  • Organic coffee plantation
  • Meditation and yoga temple
  • Wine cellar
  • Curated boutique
  • Meeting room
  • High-vibration crystal lobby

Location

The Retreat Costa Rica is located in Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica.