Costa Rica is home to an astounding 5 percent of the entire planet’s biodiversity and is rated as the happiest country in the world by the Happy Planet Index. For the yogi who wants to explore some of the richest natural regions that the world has to offer while being able to enjoy a peaceful and uplifting getaway at the same time, Costa Rica is a retreat destination that shouldn’t be overlooked!
It’s finally December, and this month, we’re giving away a Costa Rican Wellness Beach Escape Retreat to one very lucky Yogi Surprise winner. This is a week-long, 6 night stay in the Encantada Ocean Cottages, located in the small, friendly community of Esterillos Este on the Central Pacific Coast, just a couple hours away from the airport in the capital city of San Jose.
Yogis who have a passion for (or willingness to try) surfing will also love this retreat because this part of the Central Pacific is known to have some of the best surfing conditions year round — with consistent and clean breaks. The waves in this region are known to frequently break head high. There are two east and west beaches — Esterillos Este and Esterillos Oeste — both of which remain mostly underdeveloped, meaning that you can go relax and enjoy the beach without feeling overwhelmed by sights and sounds of tourism.
Poolside cottages allow guests to step right out their doors for a refreshing dip and have been designed to offer the perfect environment for cleansing both the body and mind. Each beautiful and spacious cottage is nestled within the lush, tropical greenery and situated on the chocolate sand beach.
All of the following are included in this month’s amazing retreat:
- Daily meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Yoga sessions (vinyasa, bootcamp, gentle, and gentle using a roll model method)
- Transportation to and from San Jose International Airport
- Optional activities including surfing, boogie boarding, zip-lining, mangrove tours, canyoning, and much more
- Air conditioning
- Wireless internet access
- Access to the hotel library and patio, restaurants, and pristine swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens
The winner of this retreat will join yoga ambassador and instructor Christine Oakes for bootcamp and vinyasa classes designed to make you sweat, plus gentle yoga and self-massage therapy for a calmer and more relaxing practice. And perhaps best of all, it’s all done right out on the beach!
Don’t miss your chance to win this retreat, scheduled to take place the first week of April in 2017. Click the link below to find out how you can enter to win!