COSTA RICA WELLNESS RETREAT

Experiences Available Monthly

January 2022-December 2023

This experience begins at $1749 per person not including airfare.  Only a $350 deposit per person to confirm your space.  These are small group adventures ONLY.  Once the space is gone, it's GONE!

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. 

VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

DAY 1

Arrival

Arrive at any time and meet your included transfer to the hotel. This evening, meet the group and CEO for a welcome meeting. Take this opportunity to set your intention for the trip ahead.

  • You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel to start your adventure.

  • Meet Your CEO (Chief Experience Officer) Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

DAY 2

Explore

Drive to Sarapiquí to visit the G Adventures-supported Mi Cafecito Community Coffee Plantation. Learn about the impact this project has had on the community and sample some of the products they sell. Continue on to La Fortuna, an outdoor paradise and the adventure capital of Costa Rica. Join the group for the first included yoga session on the hotel grounds overlooking Arenal Volcano.

  • Private Vehicle transport-San José – La Fortuna, 4h-Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

  • Feel Good Moment: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour activity-Sarapiquí-Find out where your cup of java comes from. Visit the Mi Cafecito coffee cooperative in San Miguel de Sarapiqui, see shade-grown coffee plants, learn about everything from harvesting, to husking, drying, and roasting the beans before enjoying the best part – a fresh cup! Enjoy a typical lunch of plantains, beans, and freshly caught tilapia fish. Feel good about all this eating and drinking knowing that you are supporting a G Adventures for Good project that helps 200 farmers and their families.

  • Wellness Moment -La Fortuna Yoga Class activity-La Fortuna-Join the group for the first included yoga class. Led by a teacher from a local studio with a stunning backdrop of Arenal Volcano, the tranquil setting sets the mood for the week to come.

DAY 3

Immerse

Visit nearby Lake Arenal this morning for a stand-up paddle board (SUP) yoga class. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to take part in optional activities around La Fortuna – opt to go canyoning, hiking, or use the time for rest and meditation. In the evening, visit nearby hot springs for a relaxing soak in the thermal waters.

  • Wellness Moment: Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga on Lake Arenal activity-La Fortuna Head to nearby Lake Arenal for an included stand-up paddle board (SUP) yoga class. If this is your first time on a SUP, the instructor will help you get set up before starting the class.

  • Free time-Afternoon Experience the outdoor adventures, amazing wildlife and natural wonders in this area.

  • Wellness Moment: Hot Springs Soak activity-La Fortuna After a long day of exploring, take a relaxing soak in the hot springs around La Fortuna. Situated at the base of the Arenal Volcano, immerse yourself in therapeutic waters heated by earth’s magma and infused with healing minerals and salts. Rejuvenate your muscles, detox your cells, and stimulate all your senses in nature’s thermal spa. Breathe in the pure rainforest air and marvel at the mystic surroundings of these outdoor pools of paradise.

DAY 4

Explore a Volcano

La Fortuna/Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park is home to two volcanoes, Rincón de la Vieja is the epitome of Costa Rica: lush jungle, extensive flora and fauna, bubbling mud pools next to volcanic thermal waters, and an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Private Vehicle transport-La Fortuna – Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park, 3h30m-4h30m-Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

  • Wellness Moment: Rincón de la Vieja Yoga Class activity-Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park Enjoy another rejuvenating yoga class on the way to the hotel before arriving in Rincón de la Vieja.

DAY 5

Explore

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park

Enjoy a day of exploring Rincón de la Vieja National Park. Start by taking a short hike to one of the volcanic mud pools in the area. After a rejuvenating exfoliation with the volcanic mud, rinse off at nearby thermal pools. This afternoon is free to explore the park, or spend time enjoying the lodge.

  • Wellness Moment:  Volcanic Mud Bath and Hot Springs activity Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park-Visit natural hot springs which give rise to very hot mountain streams; sulfuric ponds filled with bubbling mud. Dare to step in and get muddy. Soak in the hot, therapeutic waters and feel invigorated and alive.

  • Free time activity-Afternoon Opt to hike one of many trails in the park, go zip lining, or tubing along the Rio Negro.

DAY 6

The Beach Is That Way

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park/Playa Carrillo is known for being less busy than other beaches along the coast, Playa Carrillo is perfect for rest and relaxation as there are few distractions and minimal noise. The beach itself has no buildings, hotels or restaurants, and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.

  • Private Vehicle transport-Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park – Playa Carrillo, 4h-5h Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

  • Wellness Moment: Playa Carrillo Sunset Yoga Class activity-Playa Carrillo Enjoy an evening yoga class on the hotel grounds overlooking the idyllic crescent bay of Playa Carrillo. The sunsets here are guaranteed to impress!

DAY 7

Hang 10 Let's Surf

Playa Carrillo-Head to the beach to learn how to hang 10 at an included surf lesson. Take the rest of the day to do beach activities, meditation, or reflect on the journey of the past week. In the evening, take part in a sunset yoga class and enjoy the ocean breeze.

  • Fitness Moment:  Surf Lesson activity-Sámara Slather on the sunscreen, strap on a leash, pull on a rash guard and get ready to hit the waves. Take a lesson, learn tips and techniques, then hang ten like a local. 

  • Free time activity-Afternoon Enjoy free time this afternoon to relax on the beach or back at the hotel.

  • Wellness Moment: Playa Carrillo Beach Yoga Class activity-Playa Carrillo Head to the beach and take part in a yoga class.

DAY 8

Farewell

Playa Carrillo/San José-Bid farewell to the coast and travel back to San José. Trip ends on arrival at San José Airport.