The Retreat Costa Rica, a luxury wellness boutique resort perched on a high vibrational crystal mountain in Atenas, is the perfect post-COVID healing and reboot getaway destination. The Retreat is welcoming U.S. guests from the Northeast beginning September 1 as Costa Rica reopens its borders to air travelers from New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Connecticut
The brainchild of celebrity chef, bestselling author and health and wellness life coach Diana Stobo, the 13-room wellness retreat features the recently opened 8,000-square-foot Vida Mia Healing Center and Spa with its signature wellness programs, organic gardens, lush landscapes, farm-fresh cuisine and scenic poolside relaxation – all situated amidst 60 acres of an amazing rainforest overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The Retreat Costa Rica emerges with new enhancements made during the border closure. Guestrooms – each named after the plants and superfoods grown at the resort – are refreshed with new paint, furnishings, décor and enhanced patios. A new “Crystal Room” greets guests in the lobby, providing a relaxed space to take in the amplified healing energy.
The Retreat’s signature pool now includes a 1,000-square-foot deck area over the mountain’s edge, accommodating 16 new lounge chairs and café tables for breakfast, lunch and sunset service. A new pergola protects poolside seating for relaxing rain or shine. And up at the Yoga House, a new 1,000-square-foot curtain pavilion is available for relaxation complete with all new lush outdoor seating.
A conference room has been added to The Retreat, equipped with spacious seating for 20 people. Its furnishings and décor convey a sense of “retreat,” and balance balls offer additional seating for comfort and wellness.
For guest shoppers, the resort’s new Galana Boutique features casual clothing, yoga and lounge wear, jewelry, crystals, body products, supplements, journals, artwork, special finds and relics from all over the world, featuring brands such as SITA Couture, Lovestitch, Olivaceous, Cosabella and Pour Les Femmes.
Designed for guests to release their emotional traumas and stresses of life, the new six-day/five-night Emotional Healing & Recovery Package lets guests find a renewed sense of life expansion and desire. The package includes:
- Five nights in luxurious accommodations
- Three nutritious and anti-inflammatory meals each day
- Daily hike to return to nature and absorb negative ions that produce good feelings
- Yoga twice daily to open the heart and align energies
- Two healing food preparation classes
- Two infrared sauna treatments for stimulating lymphatic and healing tissue
- Hands-free Reiki energy treatment to remove obstacles and balance chakras
- Tropical Fruit Smoothie Facial to infuse fresh nutrients into the skin
- Choice of Self Love Crystal Therapy Treatment to promote emotional healing or Digital Detox Crystal Therapy
- Choice of Gentle Release – Lymphatic Drainage Massage or Heart Opening Deep Tissue Massage
Package price starts at US $625 per night.
The Retreat also introduces a special Curated Healing Special: Eight nights for Six, applicable for its seven-night packages – Ayurveda Balancing, Fitness Reboot & Fat Burning, Luxury Spa Healing & Beautifying or Signature Detox. When guests stay a minimum of eight nights, they receive two complimentary nights, paying for only six nights.
Signature seven-night packages start at US $450 per night for single occupancy. Offer valid for stays through November 20. Not combinable with other offers; eight-night stay minimum.
Health and Safety Protocols
To ensure the safety of guests and employees, The Retreat was recently certified by the Costa Rica Health Ministry for meeting COVID-19 guidelines. New protocols include a wellness screening for arriving guests and enhanced sanitation measures utilizing hospital-grade disinfectants deployed throughout the retreat. In addition, employee temperatures are taken prior to each shift.
To provide guests with plenty of space, The Retreat will limit capacities at the Vida Mia Healing Center and Spa and at its two eateries, Boca Dulce Restaurant and Gratitude Lounge Café - Tea and Wine Bar with advance reservations.
The Retreat Costa Rica is a luxury wellness boutique resort and spa founded by celebrity chef, bestselling author and health and wellness life coach Diana Stobo in 2015. Located at the base of a quartz mountain outside the town of Atenas, Alajuela, in Costa Rica and 30 minutes from San Juan International Airport, the resort offers guests a transformational experience in a nurturing environment. The Retreat includes elegant accommodations, a spa and healing center, two farm-to-table restaurants, a yoga studio, two saline swimming pools, organic gardens, a coffee plantation, sweeping views and hiking trails. More information is available at www.theretreatcostarica.com.