Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Independent, Private

Namaste Yoga (5 days)

Swiss Travel, Costa Rica

Atenas, Costa Rica To SJO International Airport, Costa Rica

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Sep 2018

Namaste Yoga (5 days)

Day 5

SJO International Airport, Costa Rica

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Atenas, Costa Rica
The Retreat Dinner

Upon your arrival to (SJO) Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, our Swiss Travel representative will be waiting for you at the exit door of the International arrivals section. He will provide you with the welcome to our country and afterwards on a private transfer will be taking you to the Retreat Hotel in Atenas, about an hour from the Airport.

Once at the hotel you will be provided with a welcome drink made of an anti-inflammatory natural infusion and a refreshing towel with essences from our organic garden.

After a fast check-in, we will take you for a tour of the property, introducing you to the team and finish with a brief explanation of our permaculture in our organic farm.

From 6:30 pm, we will be waiting for you in our Restaurant Boca Dulce, where you will be able to discover our ‘a la minute’ gastronomy prepared with ingredients from our garden and organic products. You will also be able to taste our biodynamic wines to perfectly exalt your meals.

After dinner, you will have a relaxing moment at our Yoga Terrace and enjoy the artificial fireplace, an ideal time to contemplate the sky and keep memories of these moments of gathering.

The Retreat Hotel will be your home for the following four nights.

This property is the physical realization of visionary Diana Stobo. This intimate boutique hotel follows her teachings and philosophy that stripping away the foods that weigh you down aligns your body in perfect balance. Surrounded by the stunning natural landscape and lush edible organic permaculture gardens, The Retreat provides repose from the daily grind in an artfully inspired luxury setting. Nestled in a magical crystal mountain in Atenas, Costa Rica, The Retreat boasts a privileged space between remote privacy and accessible convenience. Atenas, dubbed one of the best climates in the world”, by The National Geographic Society, is a place where you will be able to experiment the diversity of the nature from sunrise time to sunset.

Day 2
Atenas, Costa Rica
The Retreat Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, you would start your day meditating with the sounds of the mountain, watching toucans and other tropical birds.

From 6:30 am, you will be able to get a fresh coffee and herbal tea with almond milk in our kitchen, or if you prefer you can have it served in your room. At 8 am, you will be offered a yoga class suited to all levels, to start the day with a perfect balance between the physical, mental and spiritual. At 9:00 am, after the class you will enjoy a delicious and healthy breakfast made of local ingredients, tropical fruits, delicious homemade granola with almond milk, delicious original gluten free pancakes, chia pudding with season fruits, eggs and fresh juices to get plenty of vitamins. Then around 10:30 am, you will enjoy a Massage in the hotel’s Spa with organic and homemade products. Our chefs will be waiting for you at 11:30 am to serve you a healthy morning snack with fresh smoothies, in line with your nutritional plan. In a blink of an eye, we will be ready for lunchtime, where you will enjoy green salads, raw vegetables and dressings that perfectly flavors the special raw menu of the Chef, served with healthy juices, flavored water and herbal tea or coffee. At 4:00 pm, you will start the restorative yoga class with our instructor, focusing on stretching and meditation. At 5:30, you will enjoy a beautiful sunset with healthy snacks and smoothies, a complement that will make you feel like in heaven. From 6:30 pm, we will be ready to serve you a delicious dinner cooked a la minute with organic ingredients from our garden and that you will be able to enjoy with a selection of biodynamic organic wines. After dinner, you might want to have a relaxing moment at the Yoga Terrace and enjoy the artificial fireplace, an ideal time to contemplate the sky and keep memories of these moments of gathering. Between these activities, you will be able to enjoy the hotel’s facilities: pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, spa, gym, as much as you want.

Day 3
Atenas, Costa Rica
The Retreat Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will enjoy two yoga sessions.

Besides, after breakfast around, 10:15 am, you will be taken on a guided hike to Atenas Forest, where you will see several species of birds, butterflies, vegetation, robust trees, coffee plants, artisanal honey cultivations, small rivers, trails that will keep you active for at least 45 minutes.

Also today you will be taking notes as our Chef will be giving you a wellness cooking class, using fresh organic products from our garden, making exclusive recipes of foods you will really enjoy.

Day 4
Atenas, Costa Rica
The Retreat Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day at leisure to enjoy the essence of tranquility and the sounds of The Retreat, enjoying a good sun bath, read a book, enjoy the pool, Jacuzzi and the other areas of the hotel.

As included activities, you will enjoy two yoga sessions.

Day 5
SJO International Airport, Costa Rica
None Breakfast

According to your international flight departure time, you may enjoy a little bit more at the hotel installations.

After enjoying some unforgettable days, feeling rejuvenated, for today it is programed the return transfer to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in the outskirts of San Jose.

Please take into consideration that Costa Rica Migration and airline authorities strongly recommend passengers to be at the Airport, three hours before departure time. This in order to proceed with the registration and migration procedures.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing

Description

Our 4 Night Package is recommended to get back to that happy, healthy glow and retune your focus back into wellness habits that sometimes drift away from all of us. Four days is the perfect jumpstart to shift your body to feeling lighter and more energized. Arrive in the afternoon just in time for a restorative yoga class, unwind by the pool at sunset, eat delicious healthy and light meals on the Terrace Restaurant and sleep soundly in luxurious bedding. When you wake, your spirits will be lifted and your mind will experience greater clarity while you are surrounded by gorgeous views and the gentle sounds of nature’s creatures. Your mind will open & relax as our staff guides you through your days with gentle exercise, detoxifying and delicious foods and clean air that allow your body to a naturally retune.

About Us

Whether it's a family vacation or a friend’s trip, Swiss Travel Service offers you the best Costa Rican experts in designing custom-made vacations. Our dedicated Virtuoso experts understand your needs and will work to satisfy them considering your client’s interests and budget. Contact us and let us know what you need and what your expectations are, the more information you give us, the better we can build an ideal program for your clients. We want to know if is it a special celebration trip, if you are looking for adventure, nature or relaxation.

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Policy:

All Individual reservations must be paid in full at least 30 days prior to the client’s arrival to Costa Rica.

Cancellation Policy:

Some charges may apply for last-minute cancellations, changes or no-shows. Cancellation charges will apply according to each supplier’s cancellation policies. Swiss Travel charges a US $50.00 handling fee for cancellation of confirmed bookings.



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By: Howie


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

this trip had a more difficult aspect in that the destinTion was in a very remote spot. It required an overnight stay enroute. All flights and transfers proceeded smoothly. The accomodations were as advertised. The only glitch was that no boarding pass was provided for leg of return flight. It turns out, none was needed, but that was not explained ahead of time.
Travel Advisor:  Kathleen Ortiz

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Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2014

Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

Reliable and Professional

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Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2014

Swiss Travel helped our travel agent coordinate a nearly 2 week trip in Costa Rica.  A representative met us at the airport, gave us our final itinerary, introduced us to the driver who would be taking us to our first destination, and then checked on us intermittently throughout the trip.  All the drivers and guides who we met were professional and helpful.  While we never needed to contact someone from Swiss Travel for additional assistance, it was comforting to know that we had local contacts in the event of an emergency.  
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Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2015

We used Swiss travel for our airport transportation and for our zip lining trips and bother were great. Very professional and zip lining was fabulous!
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Terrific Service, Knowledgeable & Friendly Staff

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Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2016

Swiss Travel provided our family with top-quality service throughout our recent vacation in and around Costa Rica. Our adventure spanned three regions - with each and every Swiss Travel Guide and Driver being extremely friendly, knowledgeable and humorous! Staff went above and beyond in describing local cultures, economic vagaries of the country's regions, historical perspectives and environmental policies that every country should aspire. Thank you, Swiss Travel and Valerie Wilson Travel! The DC Z's
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Good Service

By: Ashley


Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2016

Everything was arranged ahead of time. We did not have to worry about anything on trip! It was all handled!
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Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

Swiss Travel employs great drivers and exceptional guides. They were all very knowledgeable and accommodating during our tours.
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By: WalshCrew


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2017

Before this trip I had no idea what Costa Rica travel would be like. On arrival to the country SWISS TRAVEL was there with a smile. These people are first class. Driving through the country to our destinations their personal attention was immeasurable. Every time we had a transfer to an excursion or new hotel they were prompt, polite and engaging. We even made a request to stop at a Supermarket which they did!!! Love and thankfulness to all my Swiss Travel people!
Travel Advisor:  Regina Kubica

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Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2017

These guys were the ultimate professionals. They are always punctual and provide very comfortable vehicles. Since my main bag didn't arrive with me, they didn't hesitate to stop at a suitable place so I could purchase a few things that I would need to get by. They made themselves available for language translation and anything else we needed. They gave us as much information along the way as we wanted. They were friendly and made us feel very welcome in their country. I'd highly recommend them.
Travel Advisor:  Bette Prochaska

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By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2018

When planning for the trip the agent took time to go through all the details of the trip. She answered all questions and even gave restaurant recommendations (which were wonderful). During travel Swiss Travel was there to make changes in transportation needed. And help find missing glasses.
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Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2018

Very impressed with the coordination of a complex travel plan! Only complaint is wish we would have had more time to do more! Great job by Swiss Travel.
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