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Wellness Holiday in Costa Rica

Day 1

Arrival:
Meet & Greet Service
Transfer to Alajuela
Overnight at Asclepios Hotel – 4D/3N Anti-Stress Escape

Alajuela

Just a quick drive from the Juan Santamaría International Airport (and 30 minutes from the capital San José), Alajuela is Costa Rica’s second-largest city and is considered the gateway to Poás, one of the country’s most incredible volcanoes. An active volcano with a paved road that leads right to its top (its accessibility makes it a top tourist draw), Poás is located in a national park and is surrounded by a dense cloud forest with trails and a variety of wildlife and ecosystems. Its crater is considered the largest in the world and features a geyser that often spews water and steam. There are two crater lakes near the volcano’s summit: Laguna Caliente is acidic and features little (if any) aquatic life; Lake Botos fills an inactive crater and boasts cold, clear water.

Alajuela (also known as the City of Mangoes because of the many mango trees that grow here) is a friendly, pleasant city. Its urban attractions include the Juan Santamaría Museum, the Alajuela Cultural Center, and a pretty neoclassical cathedral with not-to-miss paintings. It also boasts myriad hotels, restaurants, and shops. Around the city, visitors will find a pastoral landscape, one with colorful homes, small farms, and coffee plantations (coffee and sugar are agricultural staples).

Asclepios Hotel

El Cacao de Alajuela

This wellness retreat is located in El Cacao de Alajuela, its name, Asclepios, honors the Greek God of Health. The hotel offers 12 rooms each one has the name of a Greek, Chinese or Hindu God. There is also a regulated ionized swimming pool, amphitheatre, fitness center, yoga and meditation pavilion, floatation camera, sauna, Hammam, Vichy and Scottish showers, 4 treatment lodges, a relaxation room and an organic farm and restaurant, named Hygeia, where you can enjoy a variety of dishes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian with delicious organic vegetables and fruit. Some of the programs this hotel offers are: Naturopathy, Detoxification and Revitalization, Stress and Weight Management, Meditation, Reiki, Acupuncture, Watsu, Floral Therapy, Homeopathy, Vichy and Scottish Showers; Kneipp, Shiatsu, Shirodhara, Yoga, Pilates, and Tai chi.

Your three night Anti-Stress Escape package includes:

  • 3 Nights Lodging in a Deluxe Room
  • 3 Organic + biogenic meals per night of stay
  • Participation in the daily fitness activities
  • Complimentary use of the Fitness center
  • Center and Water Therapy Suites, which include ionized tempered natural pool, cold plunge, Jacuzzi, and kneipp
  • 1 Hammamt Session
  • 1 Exfoliation + Wrap
  • 1 Asclepios Massage
  • 1 Flotation Therapy

The staff at the hotel will coordinate with you the time and day you will do each activity.

A regular programme is:
1. Breakfast
2. One lesson and one treatment in the morning
3. Lunch
4. One treatment in the afternoon and dinner
5. Activities and treatments will match in nature and will be synchronized with the daily fitness activity running each day

Day 2

All Meals (B, L & D) at Asclepios Hotel
Overnight at Asclepios Hotel – 4D/3N Anti-Stress Escape (Programme as specified in day one)

Day 3

All Meals (B, L & D) at Asclepios Hotel
Overnight at Asclepios Hotel – 4D/3N Anti-Stress Escape (Programme as specified in day one)

Day 4

Breakfast at Asclepios Hotel
Transfer to Bajos del Toro
Free afternoon in Bajos del Toro
Spa service: Swedish Massage (60 Mins)
Overnight at El Silencio Lodge – Luxury Suite

El Silencio Lodge

Bajos del Toro, Alajuela

Located on a hillside, in an isolated mountain setting, El Silencio Lodge & Spa offers plush, upscale suites and two-bedroom villas, all constructed out of environmentally friendly materials. Expect king-sized beds, marble bathrooms, private decks (with handcrafted rocking chairs), outdoor hot tubs, and floor-to-ceiling windows that ensure amazing cloud forest views. A full-service spa boasts a comprehensive menu of massages, facials, and body wraps; an outdoor yoga deck is located right in the middle of the jungle. The retreat sits on 202 hectares (500 acres) of private forest, and there are myriad hiking trails at guests disposal. Las Ventanas restaurant offers Costa Rican fare made with ingredients sourced from the property’s organic garden and from local purveyors.

Facilities: Restaurant, spa, yoga deck & WiFi.
Location: A 90-minute drive from the San José International Airport.

Day 5

Breakfast a la Carte at El Silencio Lodge
SL: Guided Waterfall Hike (Private/HD)
Free afternoon in Bajos del Toro
Spa service: Aprés-Adventure Soother (60 Mins)
Overnight at El Silencio Lodge – Luxury Suite

SL: Guided Waterfall Hike (Private/HD)

Your Eco-Concierge will take you along well-groomed paths that trace a pristine creek to find soothing waterfalls. This guided excursion will provide fascinating facts about the cloud forest eco-system, maximizing chances to spot beautiful birds and local wildlife. Walking sticks are recommended for safety and convenience. The name of each waterfalls is: El Silencio (Silence), La Melodía (Melody) and La Promesa (The Promise). You might be in the mood to energize by swimming in its cold waters.

  • Activity Includes: Guide & guidebooks, Walking Sticks

 

Day 6

Breakfast a la Carte at El Silencio Lodge
Transfer to San Jose Airport
Flight to Nosara Beach
Service from The Harmony Hotel: Transfer to/from Nosara airstrip to/from hotel
Free afternoon in Nosara
Overnight at The Harmony Hotel – One Bedroom Bungalow

The Harmony Hotel

Playa Guiones, Nosara, Guanacaste

Harmony is located in Guiones Beach, Nosara Guanacaste, and offers ten Cocos rooms, thirteen one bedroom bungalows and one two- bedroom suite. All of the rooms have A/C and ceiling fans, king size beds, refrigerator and mini bar, coffee maker and complimentary local coffee, Wi-Fi Access (in room and on patios, Laptop-Sized Safe Box, and Red Flower shampoo, conditioner and body wash made with local ingredients exclusively for The Harmony Hotel. Daily maid service is also included. There is a bar and open air restaurant in which breakfast, lunch and dinner is served. In addition you will find an open air yoga studio and a Healing Centre which offers a menu of treatments inspired on Costa Rica’s natural bounty and beauty.

Day 7

A la carte Breakfast at The Harmony Hotel
Free day in Nosara Beach
Spa service: Intuitive Bodywork and Energy Balancing
Overnight at The Harmony Hotel – One Bedroom Bungalow

Day 8

A la carte Breakfast at The Harmony Hotel
Service by The Harmony Hotel: Transfer to/from Nosara airstrip to/from hotel
Flight to San Jose Airport
Flight to Puerto Jimenez
Service by Playa Cativo: Transfer from Pto Jimenez to the lodge
Free afternoon in Golfito
Overnight at Playa Cativo

Playa Cativo

Playa Cativo Lodge embraces conservation and harmony with nature, and offers a perfect blend of comfort with environmental preservation. This unique Costa Rica eco lodge is sensitively designed with the environment and constructed from naturally fallen trees, recycled materials and harnesses the natural energy from the sun to provide electricity. The lodge is accessible only by boat. Dramatic views of the mountains surrounding the Pacific Coast gulf welcome you to the lodge as you approach by boat. A unique adventure travel destination; lush, green vegetation as far as the eye can see, Jade colored water, toucans, monkeys, iguanas, dolphins, majestic blue butterflies, all are at Playa Cativo Lodge. Among the activities offered you may do kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, rain forest hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and yoga practice right out our doorstep. Playa Cativo offer privacy and comfort in a natural setting.

Day 9

All Meals (B, L & D) at Playa Cativo
Free day in Cativo or time for doing the tours included
Overnight at Playa Cativo

Day 10

All Meals (B, L & D) at Playa Cativo
Free day in Cativo or time for doing the tours included
Overnight at Playa Cativo

Day 11

Breakfast at Playa Cativo
Service by Playa Cativo: Transfer from the hotel to Pto Jimenez
Flight to San Jose Airport / Alajuela
Trip Ends

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