Costa Rica: Activities

IS THIS RETREAT A GOOD FIT FOR ME?

Well if reading over our retreat description resonates with you then yes, it is. Call or email us and let’s talk more.

Are you ready for the Adventure of your Life?

Joseph Campbell found that there was one CRUCIAL part of every Hero’s Journey – and that is the “Call to Adventure”. That moment when the hero is living his or her normal life and something changes, there is an opportunity to go on a journey.

The question is, does the hero say YES or NO? Every hero says no at first.

WHY?

Simple: fear. They know if they say YES their life will never be the same again. They are afraid of change. They are afraid of risk. They are afraid of greatness. But being a hero means having courage and moving forward even though you are afraid of the discomfort of vulnerability. Vulnerability meaning the courage and truth to be ourselves. (Brene Brown).

Yoga inspires us to aspire to our greatness! Come live Pura Vida with us.

So, consider this retreat as a YES to one of the ultimate adventures of your life!

“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within.” – Sri Swami Satchidananda

EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE

Surfing and Surf Lessons
Guiones beach is famous for its safe and exceptional surfing conditions. The super friendly native instructors are experts in helping beginners and advanced alike to experience the utmost joy of riding the waves. Board rental is also available.

Horseback Riding
Get close to nature and enjoy a morning or romantic sunset ride along Guiones and Garza beach. All horses of “Mis Amores” stable are well trained, healthy, young, and great for riders of any experience level.

Zip Lining (13 lines)
Experience the longest, most exhilarating and longest canopy tour in the world in the unequaled beauty of a Costa Rica forest wilderness. Traversing majestic mountain ridges and valleys, soaring high above multiple ravines, with breathtaking vistas of rivers, waterfalls and the Pacific Ocean. Suitable for nature lovers, adventurers, families, and all who wish to experience the ultimate canopy tour adventure.

Waterfall Jungle Hiking
This tour begins with a 45-minute hike that involves crossing a creek a half dozen times, traversing a cattle farm and weaving through a primary canopy of tropical dry forest. Stop along the way to discover the sights, sound and smell of everything around you before discovering a series of brilliant swimming holes and small waterfalls, each cascading from one to another.

Turtle Nesting Grounds Ostional Wildlife Preservation
The beach of Ostional is the scenery for a rarely-seen biological wonder. In rainy season, the week before new moon, hundreds – and sometimes hundreds of thousand sea turtles come to one specific mile of beach at Ostional to dig their eggs into the black, volcanic sand. The Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica was created in 1984 to protect one of the world’s most important nesting sites of the olive ridley sea turtle. Only olive-ridleys and their close relatives, Kemp’s Sea Turtles, the latter an Atlantic species synchronize their nesting in mass emergences or “arribadas”, the Spanish word for arrivals.

Stand Up Paddle
This emerging global sport is like walking on water. Unlike surfing, Stand Up Paddle Surf is very easy to learn, but provides a good core workout. Within one hour the instructor will make you feel comfortable on your board and you’ll enjoy being out on the ocean!

River Kayak Expeditions
A naturalist’s dream, this adventure is flanked with lush green foliage, loaded with birds (up to 30 different species), and an occasional crocodile, all along the rivers with tropical scenery. The Jungle Rivers of the Nosara area and nature photo opportunities will boggle your mind.

Saltwater Infinity Pool
The environmentally friendly saltwater pool located near the Main Building has views of the mountains and the jungle surrounding Blue Spirit. It has one-tenth the salinity of ocean water or one-third the salinity of human tears. You will enjoy the soft feel of the water, which is soothing to skin and hair and easier on eyes and noses than the water found in traditional chlorine pools.

Guiones Beach
Blue Spirit sits atop of a hillside overlooking a three-mile-long white sand beach along the Pacific Ocean. Guiones beach is home to a Turtle Refuge, which preserves the flora and fauna along the entire length; no building is permitted.

The north and mid sections of Guiones beach offer great surfing to beginners and advanced alike. Blue Spirit is located at the quiet end of the beach, where swimming is easy, thanks to the gentle current. The 700 foot walk (220 meters) from Blue Spirit to the beach transverses lush grounds full of mango trees and coconut palms.

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