The Retreat Costa Rica


For those seeking serenity and the sanctuary of an adults-only wellness resort, the The Retreat Costa Rica is heaven-sent. Set just outside of the charming Atenas town in Alajuela, a central valley considered to have “One of the best Climates in the World” by the National Geographic Society, its location on 50 acres overlooking a Quartz Mountain and the Pacific Ocean is as idyllic as the interiors that lie in wait. With 13 unique and elegant rooms, a world-class Healing Center and Spa, two farm-to-table restaurants, an organic coffee plantation, two saltwater pools, and both jungle and river paths, it will instantly immerse you in Costa Rica's exotic and iconic rainforests. Awake to the soothing soundtrack of coos and calls from its native birds, be it the Great-tailed Grackle or the Rufous-tailed Hummingbird to name a few. Nourish yourself through its healing gastronomy (with programs designed by founder and owner Diana Stobo – the award-winning author, celebrity chef and health and wellness life coach). Surrender yourself to its Ayurvedic rituals and holistic wellness retreats. And leave utterly restored with a graceful farewell from their resplendent resident peacocks, aptly named Tarzan and Jane.


The Deluxe (7) and Premium (6) rooms are 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 room so as not to disturb the peaceful natural surroundings and sounds of the birds. Rooms offer an outdoor patio and deck, lush bedding and organic amenities.

Cozy and comfortable, the Guanabana and Guapinol deluxe rooms feel like home. These rooms are private set back against the lush mountain and feature private patios to put your feet up and relax. The Guanabanna room features a Queen bed while the Guapinol room features a King bed.

Open and airy, the Cacao, Chan, Curcuma, Maracuya and Cas deluxe rooms are located in the garden areas and offer views of the mountain landscape, the valley and Pacific Ocean. Each room features a King bed plus Hollywood twins.

The Casitas encompass three spacious premium rooms, Maca, Mucuna and Moringa, and have a fresh ocean breeze flowing through. Take in the expansive views of the valley to the Pacific Ocean while swinging in your hanging chair on your private balcony. These rooms feature two Queen beds and a Luxury Twin bed.

Café and Mandarina are the newest premium rooms and a part of the Spa Collection. For those looking to immerse in nature’s beauty, enjoy the view from your luxurious king bed or unwind on your spacious balcony and sitting area adorned with hanging chairs. These rooms feature a large bathtub for those who love their soaking time.

Coco is the King Suite situated near the yoga studio with a large covered balcony and offers panoramic vast views of the mountains, valley and the Pacific Ocean.


• 13 Simple and Elegant Guest Rooms
• Vida Mia Healing Center and 8,000 square foot Spa
• The Spa includes: Ayurveda treatment room, Holistic Medical Consultation Office, Balneotherapy Tub and Outdoor Shower, Clay Bath, Outdoor Jacuzzi, Outdoor Forest Bathing, Vichy Room, Cold Plunge Cascade, Co-ed Steam Room, Quiet Room, Outdoor Resting Den. Crystal Boutique. Reflexology Pathway, Yoga and Meditation Temple, Fitness Studio
• Two Organic Restaurants
• Organic Tea and Wine Bar
• Garden Cocktail Bar
• Organic Vegetable and Herbs Garden
• Community Reading Room
• Outdoor Covered Pavilion
• Curated Boutique
• Open Kitchen
• Meeting Room
• Organic Coffee Plantation
• Permaculture Garden and features
• Two Saltwater Pools
• Hanging Pool Swings
• Jungle and river paths
• High Vibration Crystal Lobby
• Organic Vegetable and Herbs Garden
• River Swings
• Complimentary WiFi


• Cooking Classes
• Guided Nature Tours
• Hiking
• Meditation
• Spa
• Swimming
• Visits to the Coffee Plantation
• Yoga


Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)

Just a forty-minute drive from the San Jose International Airport in Costa Rica, The Retreat is located right outside the town of Atenas, Alajuela. Costa Rica has two seasons: green and dry. The Retreat is situated in a very unique micro-climate with mild weather conditions. December through May is very warm, sunny with kaleidoscope sunsets. February can bring breezes from the ocean. For those who love hiking, March boasts dryer landscapes. May through August have gorgeous summer sunny mornings with afternoon showers. September through November are green and lush with beautiful sunny mornings.

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