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14 Day Costa Rican Naturopathic Weight Loss and Detox in Magical Arenal Rainforest

Essence Arenal Boutique Hotel, 1 km al sur de El Castillo, junto a la Granja de Mariposas, El Castillo 1230, Costa Rica.

Journey to Healthy Living Retreat Costa Rica

Essence Arenal Wellness Center offers you a complete program that covers diet and activities in natural setting, with years of experience and knowledge to serve. Bring this new way of healthy living to your everyday life and you will see how fantastic you will feel.

Meet the instructors

Nico, Alejandro, & Sarita
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga class
  • Daily self-applied hydrotherapy
  • Personal naturopathic guidance
  • 60-minute massage and mud wrap
  • 3 flush enemas and 1 retention enema
  • Access to pool, jacuzzi, permaculture farm, and over 3 kilometers trail
  • 13 nights private accommodation
  • All meals and detox drinks

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

13 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Spanish
Airport transfer available:
Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$120 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Hot spring
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Temazcal
  • Café
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

During this retreat you will be staying in a private room with a private bathroom (and hot water) in Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel. All beds have orthopedic mattresses and anti-allergic pillows. The eco-hostel has majestic views of the Arenal Volcano, the Arenal Lake, and the El Castillo Valley. They offer Wi-Fi, free parking and a laundry service (at additional cost)

During your stay, you will have unlimited access to the jacuzzi, swimming pool, rainforest trails, volleyball court and yoga/exercise deck. The on-site restaurant is open daily to serve healthy, organic vegetarian/vegan meals from locally sourced produce and from Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel farm. Enjoy a range of treatments and therapies in the jungle spa with Temazcal sweat lodge, or a consultation with an on-site naturopathic doctor.

Program

Under Naturopathic guidance:

  • Detox from inside and outside
  • Build up the immune system

Sample daily schedule

Day 1

  • Arrival
  • Introduction and consultation with a Naturopath

Day 2 to 14

  • 07:00: Morning yoga practice
  • 09:00: Breakfast
  • 10:00: Massage
  • 11:00: Full-body mud wrap
  • 12:00: Lunch
  • 13:00: Free time - connect with nature, explore our permaculture farm, hike in the rainforest, or relax in a hammock
  • 19:00: Dinner
  • 20:00: Self-applied hydrotherapy

Day 14

  • 07:00 Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • 11:00 Check out

Instructors

Nico Botefur

Alejandro Camacho

Sarita Anders

Location

This retreat will be taking place in El Castillo, close to the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal area, Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east and south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of plants and animals.

El Castillo is a small neighboring village to La Fortuna, directly on Lake Arenal atop the hills overlooking Arenal volcano with 22 hectares of prime hilltop forested pristine land. With breathtaking views, the hotel takes pride in giving their guests an experience of a lifetime. From forest trails down to a majestic waterfall hidden in the rainforest, enjoying mystical free hot springs, horseback riding, and canopy tours, there is a rich amount of nature activities to experience at Essence Arenal.

Features

Activities

  • Hot spring
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Temazcal

General

  • Café
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Food

Your meal plan will be designed specifically for you, based on your detox and dietary needs.

Essence Arenal Hotel on-site restaurant is open every day at 7 a.m, offering gourmet and organic food and natural health smoothies. At Essence, they take pride in their farm-to-table kitchen. They encourage thoughtful, healthy meals that come from the earth. Essence Arenal Wellness Center features an organic, vegetarian, and vegan kitchen from conscious, locally sourced food that supports their dedication to the planet and your bodies.

Chef Marvin prepares fantastic meals that are absolutely delicious, nutritious and balanced. Marvin has a deep enthusiasm for preparing foods. He prepares meals farm-to-table, finding creative ways to create using all the tropical delights that are available in Costa Rica from local farmers, and from their farm. Essence Arenal Wellness Center caters to a range of different dietary requirements and detox needs.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Naturopathic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There are a wide variety of activities and tours available in the area:

  • Canopy
  • Rafting
  • Canyoneering
  • ATV tour
  • Hanging bridges
  • Waterfall hike
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Horseback riding
  • Butterfly observatory
  • Thermal hot springs

Spa treatments

Pamper yourself in our jungle spa, located in the middle of a permaculture farm with a unique view of the volcano and lake. Enjoy a range of treatments and therapies including:

  • Reiki
  • Reflexology
  • Massage
  • Full body mud wrap
  • Ionic foot detox
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Sound therapy
  • Temazcal sweat lodge
  • Watsu
  • Naturopathy

What's included

  • Daily 75 minute yoga classes
  • Naturopathic consultation and guidance
  • Daily self-applied hydrotherapy
  • 3 flush enemas
  • 1 retention enema
  • 1 mud wrap
  • 60 minute massage
  • All meals and detox drinks
  • Access to pool, jacuzzi, permaculture farm, and trails access
  • 13 nights in private accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Other excursions/activities
  • Other spa treatments
  • 13% of government taxes

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by public transport from San Jose Airport (SJO):

By Bus

Take a taxi to the Terminal San Carlos in Alajuela (approx 2km). Currently, there is no direct bus to La Fortuna. From the bus terminal San Carlos in Alajuela, take the bus to 'Ciudad Quesada'. Buses depart approx. every 2 hours. Get off at the last stop at the bus terminal in Ciudad Quesada and take another bus to La Fortuna. From La Fortuna take a taxi to Essence Arenal.

Shared shuttle service

Interbus offers a shuttle service to pick you up from the airport in San Jose (SJO) and bring you to the hotel for approx. 57 USD pp. You will need to reserve the shuttle ahead of your journey. Please ask Essence Arenal Wellness Center if you need any assistance.

Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport Airport transfer available: Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$120 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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