The Retreat, Wellbeing Holiday Costa Rica | Wellbeing Escapes

The Retreat

Altos del Monte, Costa Rica


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.

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.  


  • Free room upgrade, subject to availability at time of arrival (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)
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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 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


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

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


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?

Wellness experts
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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.