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The Retreat Costa Rica

The Art of Resting: Rejuvenating Costa Rica Retreat


Grade 1 - Relaxing

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Experience the healing energies of a Costa Rica wellness retreat located in a rainforest and a crystal quartz mountain—a world-class, nature-inspired, holistic healing oasis that will nourish and renew your mind, body and soul. The Retreat Costa Rica is the innovation of celebrity chef, best-selling author, and health and wellness life coach, Diana Stobo. The transformational wellness center has become a distinctively Costa Rican experience of “Heaven on Earth"—a resort and spa where guests experience harmony of nature, nutrition and wellness. 

Art of Resting Package

Sometimes you don't even realize how tired your mind and body are until you truly slow down. This Art of Resting package at The Retreat Costa Rica is intended to wake up even the most tired of souls. Designed to rejuvenate your entire being with aromatherapy, ancient Ayurveda remedies, sound healing and anti-inflammatory meals, say goodbye to exhaustion and say hello to restored life energy. The five-night retreat offers sought-after relaxation as well as personalized instruction ensuring quality rest time and activities you can incorporate into your life long after you return home. Experience the healing powers of Crystal Mountain and the rainforest, and immerse yourself in luxury both from nature and the resort itself.



The Art of Resting package is specially made to help you enter into your natural, peaceful state and leave as more energized and deeply connected to yourself. The Retreat Costa Rica is mindfully designed to strengthen, nourish and renew—carrying you from wherever you are to wherever you wish to be! 

  • Pamper yourself at Vida Mía Spa, the luxurious Ayurvedic healing center and spa
  • Savor organic, garden-fresh cuisine sourced from the crystal quartz mountainside
  • Enjoy signature wellness programs, spiritual elements and gastronomic innovations among the soothing rhythms of nature

Learn how to come into your resting state and awaken your rejuvenated and vital self through:

  • A delicious anti-inflammatory diet and gourmet tea tasting
  • Heal with sound healing and Pranayama sessions with an Ayurvedic doctor
  • Bring back your energy flow with a cranial massage with marma points and Kansa wand
  • Rest into well-being with aromatherapy
  • Mental and emotional support
  • Human connection, cultural involvement, education and empowerment


The Retreat Costa Rica

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More than a healing center, The Retreat Costa Rica is a transformational resort and spa nestled in a rainforest amidst a mighty crystal mountain.

Spa Bliss
Spa Bliss

With innovative and organic remedies fused with the wisdom of ancient therapies and the metaphysical powers of the four elements, the Vida Mía Spa aims to connect health, beauty, relaxation and healing, focusing on genuine therapeutic treatments and hands-on experiences to connect, nurture, protect and heal the mind/body.

Activities Aplenty
Activities Aplenty

Costa Rica is vast and known for its biodiversity, natural environments and peaceful culture. The Retreat has curated local on and off property excursions to enhance your experience in Costa Rica. Visit the Retreat's permaculture, organic vegetable and herb gardens, organic coffee plantation, meditation and yoga temple and more.

Culinary Delights
Culinary Delights

Each menu is “chef’s choice” based on what is fresh, inspiring and thoughtful. An open kitchen policy allows guests to see how food is prepared and to feel confident knowing what they are eating is simple and good. There are many cooking classes weekly, so guests can take new healthy cooking skills home as well.


Each of the 19 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 are cozy and comfortable with the charm of home. Located in the garden area, guests have the choice of a King-sized bed or Queen option plus Hollywood twins.

Features & Amenities

  • 19 cozy 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



US currency is accepted everywhere in Costa Rica. Guests traveling from the US and Canada (and many other countries) do not need a visa but will need to provide a return ticket or evidence of onward travel. Your passport must have at least 6 months validity remaining to enter the country.

Costa Rica has two seasons: green and dry. The Retreat is situated in a very unique micro-climate with mild weather conditions. Their repeat guests tell them that all seasons vary and are unique and wonderful in their own way. Temperatures remain consistent throughout the year, around 76-88 F with some cool nights.

December through May is very warm and sunny with gorgeous kaleidoscope sunsets. February can bring breezes from the ocean. And the landscape may be a bit dryer after March, great for hiking. May through August has gorgeous sunny mornings with lots of natural activity from the birds and local creatures. The afternoon sprinkles or showers can last between ten minutes to two hours, with clear skies at night, perfect for sitting out by their repit to look at the stars. September – November are green and lush with sunny mornings and beautiful afternoon clouds that envelop the Mountain as they trickle in from the ocean, sometimes providing a white blanket that gives the heavenly feeling we want when relaxing and going Inward. 

Yoga wear, hiking shoes, comfortable and relaxed clothing, casual resort wear and bathing suits. The Retreat's boutique has sunscreen, bug repellent, a large selection of resort clothing, hats, jewelry, gifts, yoga wear and other fun items to take home.

The country uses 120V, 60Hz current, and the same for wall outlets. This is the same as the US, so guests from the US will not need adaptors.

The Retreat’s chefs are fully versed in many types of foods and special dietary needs and can accommodate any special request. The Retreat does ask that you let them know in advance if you have any special needs, diets, or desires.

Yes, the water at The Retreat is safe to drink from every faucet on the property. The Retreat filters the water on the premises with both a 1-micron filter and a UV filter. Countrywide, water quality standards in Costa Rica are generally quite high and visitors normally do not have any problems

The Retreat is located on a steep mountainside with high cliffs and edges, however they have taken the appropriate measures to ensure that there is wheelchair access to all common areas within the property.

The staff gratuities are not included in the package price. Tips are optional and entirely at your discretion. The Retreat recommends you tip what you feel is comfortable and reasonable per guest for your stay for the general staff of 13 plus wellness instructors and spa therapist. A good rule of thumb to follow is $25 per day for general staff (pooled), plus any additional tips for individual staff you feel went above and beyond in services provided. The Retreat asks you to tip add-on services providers such as your spa therapist (15-20%) per treatment and tour guides ($20 tour guide, $10 driver) per excursion.

Guests should bring clothes for active daytime, such as hiking shoes, yoga clothes, beachwear, swimwear, and casual daywear as well as casual resort wear for sunset and dinner. The nights can be chilly so light jackets, pashminas, and long sleeves are recommended. The Retreat also recommends a rain jacket or poncho for day trips


Deposit Policy

By confirming the booking process, you authorize The Retreat Costa Rica to charge the full amount of the reservation on the credit card you have provided. Rates do not include applicable taxes (13%). The reservation will be confirmed after the credit card payment is proceeded and the guest will receive a confirmation by the Hotel that must be shown at time of check-in.

Cancellation Policy

Green Season (April 21st – November 30th): You may cancel your reservation for no charge up to 7 days before arrival. If, after that period, you cancel for any reason, attempt to modify this reservation, or do not arrive on your specified check-in date, your payment will be non-refundable.

High Season (January 4th – April 20th | December 1st – December 19th): You may cancel your reservation for no charge up to 14 days before arrival. If, after that period, you cancel for any reason, attempt to modify this reservation, or do not arrive on your specified check-in date, your payment will be non-refundable.

Holiday Season (December 20th –January 3rd): You may cancel your reservation for no charge up to 30 days before arrival. If, after that period, you cancel for any reason, attempt to modify this reservation, or do not arrive on your specified check-in date, your payment will be non-refundable. Early Cancellation Fee Any guest who changes their departure date prior to originally scheduled shall forfeit the full amount of their reservation.

Check-In / Check-Out

Check-in consists of filling out a simple form followed by a brief orientation. Check-in time is 3 pm and check-out time is 11 am. If your departing flight leaves early in the morning, please check out the day before and settle any costs you may have incurred during your stay. For payment of the balance due and extras incurred, The Retreat accepts cash, traveler’s checks and all major credit cards.

Other Terms & Conditions

Adult-only property—minimum age 16 years old. Rates are subject to change. Property is completely non-smoking and pets are not allowed with exceptions from guide dogs. Self-parking and valet parking are available and free of charge. Taxes of approximately 13% are additional.