Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica FAQs
November 3-9, 2019
WHEN & WHERE?
Sunday, November 3 – Saturday, November 9, 2019.
Villa in Mal Pais, Costa Rica.
HOW DO WE GET THERE?
Getting to the retreat is part of the adventure! We suggest splitting your travel to/from the villas up over two days. On day one, fly into San Jose International Airport and take a taxi to a charming, traditional Costa Rican hotel, Hotel Aeropuerto (mention Blue Earth Yoga for a discount). On day two, take a taxi from the hotel to the ferry, and a taxi from the ferry to the villas. Please note, you are responsible for booking your own travel arrangements. We will share more details and suggestions with confirmed participants as the retreat date approaches.
WHO ARE OUR HOSTS?
Peter Mico, a master teacher with more than 20 years of experience, is uniquely qualified to guide you through the retreat.
WHY NICOYA PENINSULA, COSTA RICA?
Nicoya, an 80-mile peninsula just south of the Nicaraguan border, is the heart of an original Blue Zone discovered by Dan Buettner. Getting there is part of the adventure! After flying into San Jose, you will take two taxis and a ferry down to the incredible villas. Join us this fall as we practice yoga and meditation, eat like healthy centenarians, explore the local area, and immerse ourselves in a culture that celebrates purpose, family, and sunshine!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Enough comfortable clothing for two yoga sessions each day
Sunscreen, body and lip
Swim suit suitable for water yoga
Preferred pain reliever
Flashlight or headlamp
HOW MUCH IS IT?
Cost is determined by your choice of accommodations, whether a luxurious private king suite, or a single bed in a shared room, anywhere from $1900 to $2450. See your room options here. Once you decide your room preference, our pricing is as follows:
Deposit: $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place, along with a signed contract
Balance: to be paid thirty (30) days before the retreat departure
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY LIKE?
Days could vary, but here is a typical schedule:
7:00-8:00, Vinyasa, or other energizing practice
10:00-12:00, Mid-morning yoga practice, alternating styles
1:00-5:30, Personal time for relaxation, exploration or adventure
5:30-6:30, Yin or restorative yoga
7:30-9:00, Evening gathering for intentional contemplation, meditation, sharing of stories, insights, laughter, movement and connection.
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
Take to the jungle on an ATV, horseback, or flying through the canopy on a zip line. Or board a boat to sport fish. More details here.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Accommodations at one of three oceanfront villas for six (6) nights
Daily yoga offerings will offer a range of practices including vinyasa, hatha flow, gentle yoga stretch, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, meditation, and pranayama (breath work). Experienced yogis will be able to deepen their practice while those newer to the discipline will feel safe and empowered.
Fresh, local, mostly organic, vegetarian meals served each day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some seafood available upon request. Kosher meals are not available. Please let us know in your contract if gluten-free, or other dietary, options are required.
Dinner on the evening of arrival, and breakfast on the day of departure, are included.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Airfare to and from San Jose, Costa Rica
Cost of stay at Hotel Aeropuerto in San Jose
Taxi and ferry from San Jose to Mal Pais and back again
Alcoholic beverages (beer and wine available for purchase at villa)
Tours and Excursion
Daily/weekly yoga mat rental (mats can be rented for $30 per week, with all proceeds from these rentals to be donated to a local Costa Rican initiative)
Staff gratuities for chefs, housekeeping, etc.
MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR YOGA RETREATS?
Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica Accommodations
November 3-9, 2019
View images below to see the resort. From deluxe and private luxury rooms, to simple dorm-style beds, you can decide your accommodations for your retreat in Costa Rica.
Relax in a beautiful, private room with a spacious bed. Bathroom is shared with one other room.
$2150 per person
Bring your family/friends, or make new friends by reserving your place in a room shared with 3 others. This beautiful space features a queen bed and a set of single bunk-beds, and shares a bathroom with one other room.
$1900 per person
Rest and relax with your companion in a private space with a queen bed and a private bath.
$2150 per person
DOUBLE DELUXE RETREAT - K
DOUBLE DELUXE RETREAT - S
SUPERIOR DELUXE RETREAT
Let down and unwind with a companion in a beautiful, private room with a king-sized bed and a private bath.
$2310 per person
Bring a companion or meet a new one by reserving a place in a lovely room featuring two single beds and a private bath.
$2310 per person
Your positive experience on this retreat will only be magnified by resting in this amazing space. You and your companion will enjoy a king bed, open-air window frames, and a spacious, private bath with a jet-tub.
$2450 per person
Activities Around Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is an amazing country and we urge you to explore between classes and meals! Here are a few of the local activities available to you during your trip to the Nicoya Peninsula.
ZIP LINE CANOPY TOUR
Drive an ATV through the jungle to a beautiful waterfall.
$65 (2 hours) or $105 (4 hours)*
Catch a rare view of the jungle canopy as you zip line through it.
Captain, crew and all equipment included.
$350 (3 hours), $500 (5 hours)*
Ride to a waterfall or along a beach.