What should I bring?
Consider the following items for your comfort. If you forget something, no worries, we can take you down the hill to the store in Piedades if needed. Yoga mats are available for your use at the casa so no need to bring yours!
- light layers for warm days and cool evenings
- comfortable walking shoes for excursions. Consider hiking shoes or boots that can get muddy if you are participating in a Finca Calma tour.
- you may want long pants for hiking, horseback riding, etc.
- rain jacket
- insect repellent
- flashlight or headlamp
How's the weather?
The weather at Casa Aislada is pretty much perfect all year round! Comfortable temps in the upper 70s to mid 80s during the day with crisp, cool nights in the 60s. Most mornings are clear and sunny, clouds may start to roll in after lunchtime. During Costa Rica's 'green season' (May-October) you may expect some rain, mostly in the afternoons. Sunrise is around 5:30am, sunset is around 5:30pm.
What if I don't speak Spanish?
No worries! Pretty much everyone involved with Costa Rican tourism speaks some English as do many of the locals. Your hosts and retreat leaders speak English and some of them speak enough Spanish to translate if needed. If you decide to venture into town to get a taste of the local culture, it's helpful to have someone with you who can communicate in Spanish. The Google Translate app is very helpful as well!
Can I use US dollars or my credit card in Costa Rica?
Most places accept US dollars. Major credit cards are widely accepted, but in our experience it is easier to use cash. We have a bank nearby with an ATM if needed.
What are the shared accommodations?
Casa Aislada has 2 houses, the upper house and the lower house. The terrace of the lower house is where many people like to spend their free time, use the wi-fi, read, chat, etc., and is also where meals are served. It has 3 guest rooms. One has a double bed, the other 2 have bunks sleeping 4 in each room. All bedrooms in the lower house have their own bathroom. The upper house includes a space for indoor yoga in the event of rain, it's own beautiful outdoor seating area overlooking the mountains, and 4 guest rooms. Each room has a double bed or larger and can be shared or booked as single occupancy if available. Two of the rooms share a bathroom while the other two each have their own. If you're traveling with someone and you'd like to book one of the private/double rooms, just let us know and we will reserve one for you as long as there is one available.
What type of food will be served?
Sample menu to come!
Much of the food served at the Casa will be typical Costa Rican dishes with a little flare. Vegetarian options will be available as well, please let us know if you have specific dietary needs.
Do I have to join excursions and yoga classes?
Everything at Casa Aislada is optional! You may opt in or out of anything included in your retreat package, however, no discounts or substitutions will be made.
Can I book extra excursions?
We can arrange any tours that you like in addition to those included in your retreat package. You will be responsible for the cost of these activities so be sure to bring extra cash.
How much are Thai Yoga and Massage sessions and how can I schedule one?
Please bring cash for all Thai Yoga and Massage treatments.
Thai Yoga Therapy is offered by Rachael and you can schedule directly with her. Only a handful of sessions will be available during each trip so be sure to schedule early!
$80 for one hour
$99 for 90min
$120 for 2 hours
Massage pricing + scheduling to come!