Costa Rica, Spas and Retreats

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If your goal is to escape cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women, then you might consider the benefits of a Costa Rican Vacation that is a Spa or Retreat.  There are those of us that cannot just vacation, we have to have more meaning in our adventure.  In this case, instead of getting away from it all, you are getting to it all.  It seems the result is the same you get to relax and unwind.

I found many, many yoga and meditation retreats so I will just try to tell you about the ones that stand out.  I encourage you to do your own search

Pancha Mama

Pancha Mama means Mother Earth in Spanish and if you are a time-warped hippie that had a go around with communes this is gonna ring your bell.  Pancho Mama is referred to as a Spiritual Eco Village.  The fees are extremely reasonable, if I read their fee chart correctly.  A number is listed with no digits behind it so I am relatively sure these are the rates.  For a tent it is $12.00 for a single and $20.00 for a double.  For a House it is $28 for a single and $50 for a double.

Offered are lessons in yoga, meditation, tai chi, surfing and horseback riding.  This is also a total vegetarian cuisine and the meals approximately $4.00 a piece with children's meals costing a mere 1-2 dollars.

Luna Lodge

Lana Wedmore has worked in the tourist service industry for years and her final destination for her own Lodge is the Osa Peninsula in the southern region of Costa Rica.  Her rates are not cheap but they are competitive with the larger hotels and she has included a Wellness Center where you can learn or practice Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki, or massage.  The buildings are beautiful and in harmony the ocean and jungle that surround it.  Her rates run from $125 - $200.

Tree Houses Hotel

I didn't see any ads for yoga or massage but I did see info on the Hot Springs.  That's gotta be healthy.  So, here is another unusual way to spend your holiday.... in a tree house.  Mind you, these tree houses have full bathrooms with tubs and they have Air Conditioning.  You have got to at least visit the website, the rooms are very cool.  The rates run $75 -$85 per night.

Costa Rica Quilting Retreat

I can't imagine making quilts in the jungle, but if there are any enthusiasts out there, this is your lucky day.  Bungalows are offered in a private gated community.  The Main building has a swimming pool and they have BBQ's out by the pool.  The fee for this is $925 for the B&B arrangement in the main house, or you can pay $950 for a cottage. With only the $25 extra for the cottage, I would take the cottage

In Conclusion. I have found that most of the spas or retreats are very spendy, and atmosphere is the largest offering.   They do many weddings in Costa Rica and the luxury Hotel/Spa experience is the fancy pampering newlyweds enjoy.  I have listed retreats that are a bit less expensive and more individualized than the normal offering.

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