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8 Day All-Inclusive Cultivating Self-Love Women's Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica
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Women Wellness Retreat and Tour in Costa Rica

This women's wellness retreat was lovingly created to deepen your awareness of self-love and empowerment while fostering a sense of play, growth, healing, and adventure! Cultivating self-love is a self-mastery international retreat featuring transformational experiences designed to nourish the body, stimulate the mind and soothe the soul. This 8-day wellness retreat features yoga, meditation, transformational workshops, and other healing activities to enlighten your soul. Come forge new connections with other like-minded women and create lifelong bonds that deepen over time! Are you ready to F.L.Y.? By First Loving Yourself, you will fly on the wings of self-sovereignty and inspire others to do the same!

Meet the instructors

Peggy
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Highlights

  • An all-inclusive retreat - all taken care of
  • Kayaking, hiking, dolphin, and whale watching excursion, and more
  • Workshops, healing, yoga, ingenious healing and meditation practices
  • Peggy Farmer, Ph.D. will skillfully guide you through transformational processes
  • Domestic flights, private airport transfers, and shuttles between destinations
  • Carefully prepared dishes with fresh and locally sourced ingredients
  • 7 nights accommodation in a hotel, beach resort, and ecolodge
  • Contributions to the social and environmental projects visited

7 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaría International Airport
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Accommodation

Accommodation will be in double rooms (two women per room). A single room is also available.

After getting a glimpse of San José, you will fly to Montezuma, located in the southeast of the Nicoya Peninsula, where you will stay at the beautiful Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Then you will make a short journey from Montezuma to Manzanillo, on the opposite side of the Nicoya Peninsula, where you will stay at the lovely Kaya Bloom Ecolodge, a regenerative tourism initiative with spirituality and conservation at the heart of their mission.

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

The Ylang Ylang is truly a place to getaway. Located directly on a white sand beach and surrounded by lush, tropical gardens and jungle teeming with exotic wildlife, their comfortable beachfront rooms and bungalows offer the perfect spot to relax.

Kaya Bloom Ecolodge

Kaya Bloom is a visionary ecolodge where a connection with nature is primary. Immersed in a jungle environment, they offer high-end hospitality services in unique and authentic cabins with access to healthy locally sourced cuisine. They are devoted to co-creating a unique paradise while supporting and developing community initiatives and furthering sustainability practices in the area.

Program

December 5, 2021: Welcome to Costa Rica!

Flight to San José (please aim to arrive before 6:00 p.m). An English-speaking guide will welcome you at the airport and drive you to the well-located Hotel Auténtico near Sabana Park in San José. Along the way, your guide will give you all the tips and recommendations to get the most of your stay in Costa Rica. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the swimming pool, relax and settle in, then perhaps take a walk around the city or choose an optional activity.

At 7:00 p.m., get ready for a 5-minute car transfer to Ditsú, a farm-to-table restaurant and urban ecosystem for sustainability, where you will enjoy a wonderful 4-course welcome dinner, to experience the best of contemporary Costa Rican cuisine.

The theme this evening will be creatively getting to know one another and exploring your hopes and desires for the retreat. After enjoying a cacao ceremony with an indigenous elder, you will review the itinerary that has been planned for you. Transfer back to the hotel at the end of the activity.

  • Accommodation in double rooms at Hotel Auténtico
  • Meals included: Dinner

December 6, 2021: San José to Tambor to Montezuma

After breakfast, a 15-minute transfer to the national airport for a 45-minute charter flight to Tambor in the Nicoya Peninsula. On arrival, 30-minute transfer to the lovely Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma, close to the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve.

After enjoying a refreshing lunch, you will take part in two wellness activities:

  • Workshop: Transforming trauma to triumph (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.): What limiting beliefs, constructs, paradigms, and past traumas limit your pure potentiality? You will fire your inner critics and clear blocks to allow our self-love to deepen through a variety of modalities.
  • Yoga session: Gentle Restorative yoga (4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

At around 7:00 p.m., dinner will be served. Then you will enjoy another activity:

  • Workshop: Healing the inner child (8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.): You will do a special guided meditation and healing session to reparent your inner child with your Higher Self.
  • Accommodation in double cabins by the beach at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

December 7, 2021: Kayaking around Cabuya Island

After breakfast, embark on a 3-hour kayaking adventure on the tranquil waters around Cabuya Island. This small island is located off the coast of the fishing community of Cabuya, near Montezuma. The local cemetery is actually on the island, which you will be able to visit during the excursion. You will also enjoy the views of Cabo Blanco's tropical forest, lush mountains, and wild beaches.

Lunch will be served at the Ubin by Keylor restaurant: signature dishes using local ingredients and farm-to-table and ocean-to-table approaches. In the afternoon, back in the resort, you will take part in the following activity:

  • Embracing your true self in 2022 with Liliana Núñez (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m): In this workshop, Liliana will help you develop your well-being and happiness plan with concrete actions to identify the power of belonging, connecting with yourself, society, and the planet through reflection exercises.

Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. at the lodge. Afterward, you will take part in a healing activity:

  • Workshop and meditation: Exploring the 7 chakras and their role in optimal well-being (8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.): Imagine activating your light body and understanding the subtle energies that underpin your existence. In this workshop, you will explore your 4 body systems (physical, emotional, mental, and etheric bodies) as well as the chakras and deepen your sense of peace and well-being. Healing meditation to open and clear the chakras.
  • Accommodation in double cabins by the beach at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

December 8: Cabo Blanco rainforest and beach hike

After breakfast, get ready for a hiking excursion to the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. As the very first protected area founded in Costa Rica, Cabo Blanco has 1,272 hectares and is home to a beautiful tropical forest, unspoiled beaches, and exotic wildlife. You will hike for two hours with our naturalist guide to get to Cabo Blanco Beach, where you will have some relaxation time and then enjoy a boxed lunch. We will be back at the resort at around 3.00 p.m.

After some time to rest and self-care, you will take part in the following activity:

  • Workshop: Rescripting your life (5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.): You will explore the importance of crafting a new story of self-love and some of the principles involved in conscious creation and manifestation. Each goddess will be provided with journals and prompts to explore their inner landscape.

Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Afterward, you will enjoy a relaxing activity:

  • Workshop: Heart opening exercise (8:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m.): Guided meditation on self-love. You will be gently guided on a deep, restorative heart-centered journey affirming your strengths, specialties, and optimal wellbeing.
  • Accommodation in double cabins by the beach at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

December 9, 2021: Montezuma to Manzanillo

For those who want to rise early, you will have a short sunrise ceremony on the beach to salute Mother Earth. After breakfast, get ready for a 50-minute overland transfer across the Nicoya Peninsula to Kaya Bloom Ecolodge in Manzanillo.

The rest of the morning is for you to relax or to enjoy the swimming pool or beach time. Lunch will be served at the ecolodge. Then you will take part in two wellness activities:

  • Workshop: Laughter is the best medicine (2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) : Explore the field of psychoneuroimmunology and how the power of laughter boosts your immunity. Discover a variety of self-care strategies to assist in your optimal wellbeing while having fun!
  • AbunDance (5:00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.): A fun dance party by the pool with a sunset as background.

Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m., then you will enjoy the peaceful activity:

  • Guided meditation on being the ocean of LOVE (8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
  • Accommodation in double cabins at Kaya Bloom Ecolodge
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

December 10, 2021: Activities in Manzanillo

After breakfast, you will go on a 2-hour dolphin and whale watching excursion in the Marine Protected Area of Cabo Blanco. Costa Rica is home to many species of marine mammals. The warm tropical waters provide a perfect nursery for humpback whales from both the northern and southern hemispheres. Humpback whales are seen in two well-defined seasons from December to March and from July to October. Bottlenose and spotted dolphins frequently escort boats a few kilometers offshore.

Lunch will be served back to the lodge. Then, take part in two activities:

  • Workshop: The power of storytelling (2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.): You will explore the power of sharing your story of transformation and reframe all that has happened as fertilizer for our growth and evolution. You will allow the greatest, grandest versions of ourselves to come forth unimpeded by the past.

After some time for self-reflection and journaling, dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. at the ecolodge. Then enjoy another activity:

  • Workshop: The quantum self (8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.): Discussion of quantum physics and how we can influence the field by being in a state of love versus a state of fear. Followed by a guided meditation on allowing the greatest, grandest version of self to be now!
  • Accommodation in double cabins at Kaya Bloom Ecolodge
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

December 11, 2021: Conservation volunteering in Manzanillo

After breakfast, you will spend the morning at the CIRENAS conservation project in Manzanillo, where you will learn about their conservation efforts, hike their trails for a couple of hours and take part in some of their volunteering activities with sea turtles and/or permaculture. A traditional lunch will be served at CIRENAS' restaurant.

Back to the lodge, have some time to rest and then take part in the following activity:

  • Sacred ceremony for healing with pachamama (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.): You will do a very special indigenous ceremony that involves creating a "despacho" or offering to Mother Earth (aka Pachamama). Each of you will create a beautiful prayer bundle and have a fire ceremony where each will be healed and any residual heaviness will be released. You will discover the power of ceremony and ritual to heal trauma and deepen your connection to all that is.

After the ceremony, at 7:30 p.m., savor a farewell dinner.

  • Accommodation in double cabins at Kaya Bloom Ecolodge
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

December 12, 2021: From Manzanillo to San José airport to home

After breakfast, you will have the closing ceremony:

  • Owning your divinity (8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m): You will deepen your commitment to self-care and self-soothing strategies as you return to your life and experience a guided meditation on owning your divinity. Feel the energy of a circle of powerful women co-creating a greater version of a compassionate, loving world. You are the change you want to see in the world. You are the lighthouses who have sowed the seeds of self-love and transformed your limiting beliefs to be the greatest, grandest version of self.

Then, get ready for a 10-minute transfer to Manzanillo airport to take a 45-minute charter flight to San José (estimated arrival time: 11:30 a.m.) for your afternoon or evening flight back home (make sure to book a flight after 3:00 p.m.). Or take some of the add-ons to extend your stay in Costa Rica (Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Río Celeste, Manuel Antonio Beach, etc.).

  • Breakfast included

Included excursions

  • Taste the best of Costa Rican contemporary and healthy cuisine at Ditsú
  • Enjoy the unspoiled beaches and the soul-stirring sunrises in Montezuma
  • Deepen your sense of self-sovereignty and rescript your story to awaken the greatest, grandest version of self
  • Embark on a kayaking adventure on the tranquil waters around Cabuya Island
  • Hike to Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, the very first natural protected area founded in Costa Rica
  • Experience a magical dolphin and whale watching excursion in the Marine Protected Area of Cabo Blanco
  • Admire untouched ecosystems and stunning sunsets in Manzanillo
  • Take part in volunteering activities to protect sea turtles and foster conservation
  • Experience an ancient indigenous healing ceremony that benefits you and Mother Earth!

Instructors

Peggy Farmer

Location

Peggy Farmer has partnered with Sumak Travel to design a journey through some of Costa Rica's top destinations to experience a great mix of adventure, wildlife, nature, relaxation, education, healing and renewal.

You will visit natural wonders and unique ecosystems in the magnificent Nicoya Peninsula, one of the five Blue Zones of the world (Blue Zones are places where people live more than 100 years on average, due to the combination of a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, socialization, and rich ecosystems).

Food

Food will be delicious, fresh and healthy, using locally sourced ingredients. All diets are compatible with this retreat, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Just let Peggy Farmer know your special requirements when booking!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
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)

  • City tour
  • Food tour

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Wellness activities including workshops, yoga, meditations, and healings
  • Peggy Farmer, Ph.D. will skillfully guide you through transformational processes
  • Unique experiences available daily. See the day-by-day itinerary for recommended tours and additional options available
  • Private service to get you to/from the airports
  • English speaking local and specialized guides for the tourism activities
  • Private shuttles will take you between destinations
  • Charter flights San José - Tambor and Manzanillo - San José
  • All meals as per the itinerary - carefully prepared dishes with fresh and locally sourced ingredients
  • Entrance fees to sites of interest, museums, and national parks
  • In-country assistance in English during the whole trip
  • Contributions to the social and environmental projects visited

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaría International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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