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Costa Rica Yoga Retreat FAQ & Itinerary
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The Costa Rica Program

This yoga retreat in Costa Rica is designed to fill your heart with nature, your soul with daily awakening and your body with nourishment and deep rest. Most days will feature a morning flow class and an afternoon restorative yin class. During the day we’ll have a couple of group surf classes planned and a group excurion to Corcovado National Park. The rest of the time you are whole heartedly invited to do whatever you want. Whether it be walking the beach with the hundreds of beautiful Macaws, taking a nap in a hammock, getting one of our wonderful massages or finding another adventure to embark on (kayaking, ziplining, fishing), your time is yours to make the most of. No matter what you decide to do with your free time, we’ll come back together over family style meals that will most likely be the highlight of your trip!

SCHEDULE

itinerary subject to change

JAN 13 – ARRIVE 

5pm -7pm –  Opening Yoga & Ceremony
7:30pm – Opening Dinner

JAN 14  – Surf

8am – Yoga
9:15 – Breakfast
10:15am- Get in the Water – Surf Class
1:00pm – Lunch
5:00pm – Afternoon Session
7:30pm – Dinner

JAN 15  – Surf

8am – Yoga
9:15 – Breakfast
10:15am- Get in the Water – Surf Class
1:00pm – Lunch
5:00pm – Afternoon Session
7:30pm – Dinner

JAN 16 – Optional Day

8am – Yoga
9:15 – Breakfast
1:00pm – Lunch
5:00pm – Afternoon Session
7:30pm – Dinner

JAN 17 – Hike

8:30am – Breakfast (morning off Yoga)
9:30am- Leave for Hike
1:30pm – Lunch
5:30pm – Afternoon Session
7:30pm – Dinner

JAN 18 – Optional Day 

8am – Yoga
9:15 – Breakfast
1:00pm – Lunch
5:00pm – Afternoon Session & Closing Circle
7:30pm – Closing Dinner

JAN 19 – INTEGRATE

8:00 – Breakfast & Departure

Where is this retreat and how do/when do I get there?

Where is the Colombia Yoga Retreat Located?

Where is the retreat? Oso Peninsula, Costa Rica

How do I get there?

Simply fly into San Jose, Costa Rica and then take a short local flight on Sansa to Puerto Jimenez Airport. From there, we’ll arrange a taxi for you!

Shared Taxis will be provided from Puerto Jimenez Airport to the retreat before 2:00 pm on Jan 13th based on flight times. Shared Taxis will be provided from the retreat to Puerto Jimenez Airport before 2pm on Jan 19th based on flight times. If you need a separate ride it is $30 for up to 3 people and $10 for every additional person.

Details:

In order to arrive at Boca Sombrero by the evening of January 13th, you’ll need to arrive at San Jose by around 12pm. The last flights to Puerto Jimenez are at 4-5pm. Please check to make sure your international flight aligns with your domestic flight before purchasing either!

We suggest booking your return flight from San Jose home for the late afternoon or evening to give you plenty of time to make the connection!

Sansa and Nature Air are the two airlines in Costa Rica with several flights daily to Puerto Jimenez. The flight is about 45 minutes, and costs approximately $90-145 each way. Both airlines (www.flysansa.com and www.natureair.com) sometimes have special offers on their websites (check for the “Loco” rate on Nature Air’s website). These cheap tickets must be booked online.

BAGGAGE There is a 27-pound baggage limit (including carry-ons) enforced on the “in-country” flight to/from Puerto Jimenez. Baggage over 15-25 pounds (depending on the rate of your fare) will incur a per pound surcharge. So pack light!

Transfer Included/Cost? Yes, but if you need a separate ride it is $30 for up to 3 people and $10 for every additional person.

Start Time: 5:30 pm on the first day.

End Time: After breakfast on the last day

What will the retreat be like?

What is Included?

6 nights accommodation at Boca Sombrero, Transportation to and from Puerto Jimenez, 1-2 classes yoga per day, 2 Group Surf Classes, 1 Waterfall hike in the Jungle, Excursion to Corcovado National Park, and all retreat meals (except 1 dinner in town).

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

Optional activities, tips, massage, and extra food and drink are not included.

Optional activities and costs (subject to updated pricing by venue)

Surf Lessons – $45 OR Board rental – $25 (3 lesson package $100)

Tree Climb – $75

Dolphin Watch and Boat Tour – $70 (plus taxi to Puerto Jimenez)

Kayaking – $45 (plus taxi to Puerto Jimenez)

Bird Watching – $30

Horseback Tour and Waterfall Rappel- $65

Massage and healing sessions

Massage – $65 one hour, $90 one and a half hours

Acupuncture – $80 one hour

Facials, Scrubs, and Body Wraps – $70 to $100

How active is this retreat?

This retreat is moderately active and presents as much adventure as you would like! It is well balanced with daily yoga and plenty of time to hang in hammocks and on the beach. Plus surfing lessons, hiking in the jungle, an active hike through Corcovado National Park, and plenty of optional activities including climbing a huge tree, kayaking, and more!

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Rooming Options
– Thatched Roof Tent (Single or Double)
– Shared room of 5 people (Single bed or two people in King bed or 1 person in King)
– Double room ( Shared King Bed or Single)

Upgrades
Room upgrades may be available for an additional cost, please contact us as soon as you know you are interested so that we can upgrade your room if there is availability.

NOURISHMENT

What is the food like? All meals are included at Boca Sombrero. Meals will not be included if you decide to eat off site. All meals are designed to be healthy, delicious and inspiring using local ingredients and seasonal produce. Throughout the day coffee, tea, juice and fruit are available. Alcoholic Drinks are available at your own cost. The daily meal plan generally includes a selection of fruit, granola, and yogurt before the morning yoga class, a big brunch afterward, a light lunch, and a fabulous, buffet dinner (veg or non-veg).

Food & Dietary Restrictions: Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please let us know your needs when you register.

LOGISTICS

Wi-fi/Cell Service/Electricity: Limited wifi at the lounge and in some areas on site

Weather: Warm with possible tropical rain

Currency/Cash/CC: We suggest that you bring U.S. dollars ($500 suggested). No checks or credit cards are accepted . You will need it to pay for activities, tips, one dinner/farmer’s market in town, and souvenirs.The ATM machine in the bank in Jimenez is NOT always reliable, and it also entails going to Jimenez, so cash is the way to go.

Visa & Vaccines: You must have a valid passport to enter Costa Rica (and it must not expire within 30 days of your arrival for U.S. citizens and 180 days for some other nationalities). You do not need a Visa if you are a U.S. citizen. Other nationalities should check with your consulate. You do not need any vaccinations. For information about any Zika concerns, please read here.

Language Spoken at Destination: English and Spanish

Travel Insurance Yes, YOGASCAPES requires each trip member to purchase individual travel insurance for their trip. We suggest that you include “cancel for any reason” with your policy. You must purchase travel insurance that includes medical coverage.

Special Items to Pack (Pack lightly!): Good flashlight and extra batteries (LED is best), Shoes that can get wet (like all-terrain sandals or sneakers), Beach towel, Sunscreen, Bug repellant, Bathing suit, Cap or hat, Lightweight long pants and shirt and Yoga mat – We have some extra mats, blankets, straps and blocks.

Mat/Props provided? Yes, there are some. But you are always welcome to bring your own to guarantee quality and availability.

ANYTHING ELSE?

When are final payments due?

Final balances are due 60 days before the departure date of the trip. If final payments are not received by 60 days prior to departure, YOGASCAPES reserves the right to cancel your reservation and accept new reservations for your space. If you do not think you can pay in time please contact us via email.

How much Free Time will there be?

We think you should come away from our retreat feeling rested, not exhausted, so we build in plenty of free time during the week. Usually afternoons and late mornings are free unless there is a special excursion planned. Every other day we usually only have 1 yoga class so the afternoon evening time allows for optional activities or relaxation.

Is there a hospital nearby?

There is a good clinic, a good dentist, and full-service pharmacy in Puerto Jimenez. In the event of a medical emergency requiring evacuation to a major hospital, airplane service to San Jose from Puerto Jimenez is available 24 hours a day. The telephone number at Boca Sombrero is 011-506-8374-4482.

If I sign up alone, how do you organize roommates?

We’ll arrange roommates based on gender, age, region and interests.

How many people will be on this yoga retreat?

There are usually around 15-20 people on the trip.

 

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