The Retreat, Wellbeing Holiday Costa Rica | Wellbeing Escapes

The Retreat

Altos del Monte, Costa Rica

Overview

Experience the healing energies of the Costa Rican rainforest and its crystal quartz mountains at The Retreat Costa Rica — 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. Her goal was to create a transformational wellness center that has since become a distinctively Costa Rican experience of “Heaven on Earth” — a resort and spa where guests experience a harmony of nature, nutrition, and wellness nestled among the lush vegetation of the rainforest.


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 in a spectacular setting.  


Offers

  • Free room upgrade, subject to availability at time of booking (min stay 7 nights)
  • Complimentary pick-up transfer from San Jose Airport (worth approx $100)
  • Complimentary Diana Stobo’s bestseller book  
  • Complimentary Tea Tasting activity (worth $30 per person)
  • Loyalty offer: 15% discount on spa treatments (except Abhyangam treatments)
Have a question?
This hotel is not fully available from 24/12/2021 until 24/12/2021 and from 31/12/2021 until 31/12/2021. Please email or call us on +44 (0)20 3735 7555 to find our more details about availability.

3-night Immersive Wellness

Price from
Low Season
£1757 per person in a single room 
£1406 per person in a double room
High Season
£2134 per person in a single room 
£1595 per person in a double room   


The Programme

  • Daily Morning Flow Yoga 
  • Daily Afternoon Restorative Yoga
  • Daily Guided Hikes in Nature
  • 1 Healing Touch Experience Treatment per stay (60 minutes)
  • Daily access to complimentary group wellness classes (such as cooking/raw food, sprouting, gardening, medicine making classes)
  • Daily access to pool, gym, fitness studio and sauna
  • Daily healthy full board

Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Free room upgrade, subject to availability at time of booking (min stay 7 nights)
  • Complimentary pick-up transfer from San Jose Airport (worth approx $100)
  • Complimentary Diana Stobo’s bestseller book
  • Complimentary Tea Tasting activity (worth $30 per person)
  • Loyalty offer: 15% discount on spa treatments (except Abhyangam treatments)

Immersive Wellness

Being cared for in an environment where you don’t have to think about anything is enough to be excited about this package. It is also the best way for you to experience everything The Retreat has to offer, from the amazing food, the body movement classes, the crystal mountain hikes, the chef's lessons, and of course the hands-on healing. Diana Stobo, The Retreat founder, and owner is a wellness expert and author of fifteen books. Her successful guide to being your best self lies in these principles; A delicious anti-inflammatory diet, gentle movement with just enough challenge for most fitness levels, mental and emotional support, human connection, cultural involvement, education, and empowerment not to mention relaxation and lots of fun.
The Programme
  • Anti-inflammatory Organic Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Personalized Menu - daily full board
  • Daily Morning Flow Yoga
  • Daily Afternoon Restorative Yoga
  • Daily Guided Hikes in Nature
  • One Healing Touch Experience Treatment per stay per person – 60 minute
  • Cooking Classes three times per week stay
  • Access to Vida Mia Healing Center and Spa
  • Customized Spa Itinerary
  • Fitness Studio
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Laundry service available 
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Complimentary return airport transfer from San Jose Airport (saves $180)
  • Welcome amenity in the room
  • Complimentary Diana Stobo’s bestseller book
  • Complimentary Tea Tasting activity (worth $30)

5-night Emotional Healing

Price from
£2142 per person in a double room  
High Season 
£3243 per person in a single room  
£2458 per person in a double room   
Low Season
£2615 per person in a single room  


The Programme
  • Daily hike for returning to nature negative energy and absorb ions that produce good feelings.
  • Yoga twice daily to help open the heart and align energies.
  • 2 Healing food preparation classes
  • 2 Infrared Sauna Treatments for stimulating lymphatic and healing tissue (25 minutes each)
  • 1 Hands-off Reiki Energy Therapy to remove obstacles and balance chakras (60 minutes)
  • 1 Tropical Fruit Smoothie Facial to infuse fresh nutrients into the skin (60 minutes)
  • ​1 Self Love Crystal Therapy Treatment or Digital Detox Crystal Therapy (60 minutes )
  • 1 Lymphatic Drainage Massage or Heart Opening Deep Tissue (60 minutes)
  • Daily access to pool, gym, fitness studio and sauna
  • Daily healthy full board
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Free room upgrade, subject to availability at time of booking (min stay 7 nights)
  • Complimentary pick-up transfer from San Jose Airport (worth approx $100)
  • Complimentary Diana Stobo’s bestseller book
  • Complimentary Tea Tasting activity (worth $30 per person)
  • Loyalty offer: 15% discount on spa treatments (except Abhyangam treatments)

7-night Signature Detox

Price from
Low Season
£4101 per person in a single room  
£3282 per person in a double room  
High Season 
£4980 per person in a single room  
£3720 per person in a double room   


The Programme
  • Daily Hike for detoxing and cleaning the lymphatic system
  • Yoga two times daily to help stretch fibrotic tissue and release toxins
  • Pre evaluation from our culinary detox consultant plus daily check ins
  • 5 Infrared Sauna Therapies (30 minutes each)
  • 4 Healing Touch Experience Treatments (60 minutes each)​
  • 1 Vibra Pro Detox Treatment (60 minutes)
  • 3 Ionic Detox Treatments (60 minutes each)
  • 2 Healing food preparation classes
  • Naked Challenge Guidebook
  • Naked Challenge Workbook
  • Naked Challenge Recipe Book
  • Daily access to pool, gym, fitness studio and sauna
  • Daily healthy full board
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Free room upgrade, subject to availability at time of booking (min stay 7 nights)
  • Complimentary pick-up transfer from San Jose Airport (worth approx $100)
  • Complimentary Diana Stobo’s bestseller book
  • Complimentary Tea Tasting activity (worth $30 per person)
  • Loyalty offer: 15% discount on spa treatments (except Abhyangam treatments)

7-night Ayurveda

Price from

Low Season
£4101 per person in a single room   
£3282 per person in a double room   
High Season  
£4980 per person in a single room   
£3720 per person in a double room   

The Programme
  • Daily hike for detoxing and cleaning the lymphatic system
  • Yoga twice daily to help stretch fibrotic tissue and release toxins
  • 2 Healing food preparation classes
  • Vida Ayurveda Classical Head, Back, and Face Massage (60 minutes)
  • 2 Vida Abhyanga Equilibrium Treatments (60 minutes each)
  • 2 Wellness Shirodhara Treatments (60 minutes each)
  • 3 Infrared Sauna Treatments (30 minutes each)
  • 1 Ayurveda Calming, Clarifying, Restoring, or Revitalizing Facial (50 minutes)
  • 5 Colour-Balneotherapy Treatments (25 minutes each)
  • Daily access to pool, gym, fitness studio and sauna
  • Daily healthy full board
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Free room upgrade, subject to availability at time of booking (min stay 7 nights)
  • Complimentary pick-up transfer from San Jose Airport (worth approx $100)
  • Complimentary Diana Stobo’s bestseller book
  • Complimentary Tea Tasting activity (worth $30 per person)
  • Loyalty offer: 15% discount on spa treatments (except Abhyangam treatments)

7-night Fitness Reboot and Fat Burning

Price from

Low Season
£3515 per person in a single room   
£2900 per person in a double room   
High Season
£4395 per person in a single room   
£3339 per person in a double room   


The Programme
  • Daily hike for building stamina and strength
  • Yoga twice a day to strengthen and tone
  • Pre and post evaluation from fitness trainer
  • 6 Private sessions with our fitness trainer 
  • 5 Physical Vascular BEMER Therapies (40 minutes each)
  • ​1 Lymphatic Drainage treatment (60 minutes)
  • ​1 Heart-Opening Deep Tissue Massage (60 minutes)
  • 1 Thai Massage (60 minutes )
  • 3 Infrared Sauna Therapies (30 minutes each)
  • Daily access to pool, gym, fitness studio and sauna
  • Daily healthy full board
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Free room upgrade, subject to availability at time of booking (min stay 7 nights)
  • Complimentary pick-up transfer from San Jose Airport (worth approx $100)
  • Complimentary Diana Stobo’s bestseller book
  • Complimentary Tea Tasting activity (worth $30 per person)
  • Loyalty offer: 15% discount on spa treatments (except Abhyangam treatments)

7-night Luxury Spa

Price from
Low Season
£3515 per person in a single room  
£2900 per person in a double room  
High Season 
£4395 per person in a single room  
£3339 per person in a double room   

The Programme
  • Daily hike for detoxing and cleansing the lymphatic system
  • Yoga twice daily to help stretch fibrotic tissues and release toxins
  • 2 Healing food preparation classes
  • 3 Infrared Sauna Treatments for stimulating lymphatic and healing tissue (30 minutes each)
  • 1 Ayurveda Restoring Facial (50 minutes )
  • 1 The Royal Facial (60 minutes)
  • 1 Transformation and Acceptance Body Treatment (60 minutes)
  • 1 Hands-off Reiki Energy and Chakra balancing Therapy (60 minutes)
  • 1 Heaven on Earth Massage (60 minutes)
  • 1 Heart Opening Deep Tissue Massage (60 minutes)
  • 1 Lymphatic Drainage Massage (60 minutes)
  • Daily access to pool, gym, fitness studio and sauna
  • Daily healthy full board
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Free room upgrade, subject to availability at time of booking (min stay 7 nights)
  • Complimentary pick-up transfer from San Jose Airport (worth approx $100)
  • Complimentary Diana Stobo’s bestseller book
  • Complimentary Tea Tasting activity (worth $30 per person)
  • Loyalty offer: 15% discount on spa treatments (except Abhyangam treatments)

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 healing center and spa, infrared sauna, two saltwater swimming pools, steam room, two outdoor jacuzzies, meditation and yoga deck, reading room, fitness studio.   


Example treatments at The Retreat
  • Ayurveda treatments and consultations
  • Crystal healing
  • Watsu therapy 
  • Farm to spa rituals
  • Massage 
  • Facials 
  • Acupuncture


Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Tree plantation ceremonies 
  • Wellness cooking class 
  • Nature hikes
  • Bird watching 
  • Wine tasting 
  • Forest bathing 



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


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

13 rooms simply and elegantly designed to calm the mind and relax the senses. Each unique room is named for the plants and superfoods grown on the property. There are no phones or televisions in the rooms so as not to disturb the peaceful, natural surroundings and sounds of the birds.



The retreat
Deluxe

Cozy and comfortable, these two rooms, Guanabana and Guapinol, have the charm of home, set back against the lush mountain with private patios to put your feet up and relax. Guanabana room features a queen bed option and Guapinol features a king bed option for a perfect place to catch up on some sleep.

Open and airy, these five rooms, Cacao, Chan, Curcuma, Maracuya and Cas, are located in the garden areas with views of the mountain landscape, of the valley and ocean. Each room features a King size bed, plus Hollywood Twins.

Facilities: Outdoor Patio (most),  Air Conditioning (in some), WiFi, Security Safe Box, Organic Cotton Bathrobes and Slippers, 400 Thread Count Sheets, Luxury Organic Hypo-Allergenic Bedding, Organic toiletries, Hair Dryer


Premium Room
The Casitas are three spacious rooms, Maca, Mucuna, and Moringa, and have a fresh ocean breeze owing through. Take in the expansive views of the valley to the Pacifc Ocean while swinging in a hanging chair on a private balcony. These rooms feature two Queen beds and a Luxury Twin making them perfect for friends traveling together. Our latest additions are the two new Spa Collection rooms, Café and Mandarina. Let nature’s beauty bring you relaxation as you enjoy the view from the luxurious King Size Bed or on the spacious balcony and sitting area adorned with hanging chairs. These rooms feature a large bath tub for those who love their soaking time. Coco is our King Suite situated near the yoga studio with a large covered balcony for enjoying the vast views of the mountain, valley and ocean.

Facilities: Outdoor Patio and Deck, Air Conditioning (in most), WiFi, Organic Cotton Bathrobes and Slippers, 400 Thread Count Sheets, Luxury Organic Hypo-Allergenic Bedding, Organic toiletries, Hair Dryer and security Safe Box.

What’s on the menu

"Menus are based on an anti-inflammatory diet and foods. We strive for 100% organic and fresh, with most of the produce grown on the property. The cuisine is plant-based, but also serve local, sustainably raised fish, fowl, beef and lamb. Also the food is grain free, dairy free (occasional goat yogurt and cheese) use no refined sweeteners, and source locally and sustainably. Each menu can be customize according to the guest requests. 

Vegan and vegetarian options are served at any meal and offer an array of flavors and styles of cuisine."


Boca Dulce Restaurant
Boca Dulce Restaurant
Terrace restaurant, located above the expansive organic garden where 80% of the food is grown.
Gratitude cafe
Gratitude cafe is the a la carte lunch and appetizer bar at the spa lounge with a large selection of rare teas and organic biodynamic wines

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?

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Our team of wellness travel experts have visited the retreats themselves and include trained holistic therapists and yoga teachers. Their expertise in the wellness field and the retreats allow them to match you with the best retreat and programme for your individual needs.
Value added benefits and discounts
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As the most established specialist wellbeing travel company we are able to provide excellent added value with our exclusive benefits including reduced prices for single travellers, free spa credits, complimentary transfers plus free nights and additional benefits for our repeat clients.
Award winning service
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With over 15 years of experience, we have come to understand what our clients need from a wellbeing holiday. We treat each client as an individual and provide a personalised concierge service organising all aspects of your stay from spa and treatment programmes, transfers and flights with an efficient and friendly approach. Our continuous awards for customer service speak for themselves.