The Retreat

Altos del Monte, Costa Rica

The Retreat
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Overview

The Retreat is a small, boutique yoga retreat. It was created by bestselling chef and wellness author, Diana Stobo who has always dreamt of having a place where people could relax, be themselves, gently move their bodies and eat amazing food. The Retreat is located high in the tropical hills with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains allowing you to disconnect and de-stress. Enjoy nature walks, meditation and yoga classes as well as the award-winning gastronomy. This retreat is ideal if you’re a solo traveller looking to be in a group environment.

When to go

The driest months are December to April. You can expect heavier rainfall in September and October.
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What we love

  • The retreat is small and personal, so you feel like you are in Diana’s very beautiful home 
  • The healing, nourishing and healthy food is delicious and so well presented  
  • The yoga here is top-noch – enjoy vinyasa flow right through to restorative yoga. 

Who should go

  • Solo travellers who want to be in a sociable, group environment 
  • Yogi’s will absolutely love it here with twice daily yoga classes taught by some of the best teachers 
  • If your looking for luxury wellness escape.  


Programme and Offers

  • Free room upgrade, subject to availability at time of booking (min stay 7 nights) 
  • Complimentary Diana Stobo’s bestseller book  
  • 15% discount on additional spa treatments 
  •  Forest of Atenas hike (min stay 7 nights)

Disconnect and transform

Min. 7 nights, full board, yoga
£4,559
2 adults
Please select your travel dates in the bar above to see accurate prices and discount

Wellness

The ethos here is to provide an experience of absolute peace, harmony and relaxation. The idea is to nourish both mind and body with exercise, nutritional food, meditation and breath exercises. Diana Stobo is a true inspiration with a mission to provide everything you want in a wellness holiday so that includes physical activity, stress reduction, spiritual connectedness, organic whole foods and cultural involvement. 

Facilities include treatment rooms, outdoor swimming pool, steam room, jacuzzi, yoga house, gym.   


Example treatments at The Retreat
  • Cupping massage therapy 
  • Glow coconut scrub 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Lymphatic drainage massage 
  • Radiant sunshine facial  


Fitness & Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Swimming in the outdoor pool 
  • Wellness cooking class 
  • Nature walking
  • Bird watching 



Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Artisan chocolate tastings 
  • Organic coffee farm tours 
  • Beach days and surfing lessons 
  • Trips to local farmers markets 


Typical Group Classes

  • Vinyasa Yoga 
  • Restorative Yoga 
  • Meditation 
  • Guided nature walks 

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

There are only 11 rooms and suites at The Retreat. They are individually designed with comfort in mind, so each has their own special qualities. 
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Deluxe
The Deluxe Superior rooms are adjacent to the garden, beside the yoga studio. The rooms are fitted with a king-size or queen-size bed and have views over the valley or The Retreat garden.

All rooms have a private en-suite bathroom with robes, slippers and a hairdryer. 

Facilities include ceiling fan, complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary toiletries.  

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Junior Suite
The Junior Suites are situated beside the yoga studio in the garden area or under the Premium Casitas. 

The rooms are fitted with a king-size or queen-size bed and have views of the sea or valley. 

These rooms are more spacious and have a separate sitting area.  

All rooms have a private en-suite bathroom with robes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include ceiling fan, complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary toiletries.  

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Premium Casita
The Premium Casitas are situated to the front of the main building. 

They have two queen-size beds and a single bed, making a Premium Casita perfect for families.

All rooms have a private en-suite bathroom with robes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include ceiling fan, complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary toiletries.  

What’s on the menu

The food is a real highlight here with carefully thought-out menus offering ‘farm to table’ cuisine with vegan options available at every meal as well as raw choices. It all comes from a specific farm so only the freshest, organic produce is used and some of the fruit comes from the property’s own gardens. There is a keen emphasis on native superfoods and the approach to nutrition is that you are nothing without your health. In addition, the programme includes lessons on the art of juicing and smoothie preparation as well as identifying the properties of different superfoods, fruit, vegetables, herbs and supplements to maximize the nutritional benefits of each beverage. Diana Stobo has published books on healthy eating and has a huge following in the USA.
Boca Dulce Restaurant
Boca Dulce Restaurant
The only restaurant at the Retreat enjoys stunning mountain views and al fresco dining. All dishes are organic with no gluten, dairy or refined sugar.

Location

The Retreat is located approximately 40 minutes from San Jose and is set within the middle of a mountain range with views for miles across towards the Pacific Ocean.

Nearest airport

The transfer time from San José International Airport is 40 minutes by car.  There are direct from to Costa Rica from London. 
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Families, Children & Infants

Due to the nature of this retreat, kids are not allowed. The retreat is adults only. 

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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

Flexible pricing
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Our different pricing and packages allows you to pick the right option for you. Choose from booking on bed & breakfast basis with free spa credits at many of our resorts. Or go for one of our great value packages to pre plan your treatments and activities at discounted prices.
Value Added Benefits & Discounts
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We work hard to negotiate extra value for our clients with our benefits such as free spa credits or room discounts that you are unlikely to find anywhere else. Even from the hotel directly. We can do this because we are the largest and most established specialist wellbeing travel company.
Award winning service
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We have been operating for 12 years and know a thing or two about Wellbeing Holidays. We also take time to listen to what you want and research the best options for your needs. Many of our retreats have been visited by the team too. We will always try our best for you!