It’s said that getting back in touch with nature can have healing, regenerative results. If this is the case, then Costa Rica is a virtually unbeatable destination for a wellness holiday where you can take some time to slow down, relax, and reconnect with yourself.
Jungle-fringed, golden sand beaches and forested hilltops provide the backdrop to retreats where you can enjoy guided sessions in yoga, meditation, and sound baths, and make the most of treatments like massages. In your spare time, lose yourself soaking in natural hot springs, wandering forest trails on the lookout for sloths and tropical birds, or taking a dip in the Pacific Ocean.
By the time you leave your wellness holiday in Costa Rica, you’ll be feeling truly refreshed and rejuvenated having spent time immersed in pristine natural beauty, eaten fresh, locally produced food, and enjoying the sensation of being gently active and outdoors for a dreamlike holiday you’ll be desperate to return to.
Costa Rica is one of the most intensely biodiverse countries on earth, home to steaming volcanoes, plunging waterfalls in the depths of tangled jungle, mystical cloud forest, eerie mangrove forests and pristine, palm-fringed beaches. In order to protect all this natural beauty, and the wildlife that can be found within it, Costa Rica has become a pioneer of sustainable travel and in the protection of ecosystems by establishing national parks and refuges that cover 26% of the country’s surface.
What does any of this have to do with a wellness holiday? It means that here, in Costa Rica, more than virtually anywhere else in the world, you have easy access to nature and the rejuvenating powers it has when looking to relax, recentre, and take some time out for yourself.
Whether that’s meditating as the sun dips over the horizon of the Pacific Ocean, or waking up with a morning yoga sessions to the sounds of jungle life, wellness experiences in Costa Rica are just that little bit more special thanks to surroundings that help you to that hard to achieve feeling of proper escapism.
Finding your perfect location for a wellness retreat generally comes down to what you want to spend your free time doing on your adventure in Costa Rica. Perhaps you want to spend your time spotting wildlife, hiking through the cloud forest or ziplining through the canopy, in which case the region around Bagaces, located in Central Costa Rica, would be perfect for you.
For those who want to spend there morning practicing yoga and their afternoon catching the waves or lazing on the beach, then the Pacific coast of Puntarenas is ready-made for a wellness retreat by the sea. No matter where you pick, one thing you will love is how easily you can escape the bustle of everyday life and find yourself in a secluded, quiet corner of Costa Rica.
We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.
We’ve got local partners all across Costa Rica, from the Pacific coast to the Caribbean. Choosing a Not In The Guidebooks holiday in Costa Rica means you don’t have to choose between a wildlife holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.
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