Costa Rica Retreat Family Retreat

Montezuma, Costa Rica

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Ali Matt
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19 reviews
Feb 8 - 13, 2025
Group size: 1 - 20
Costa Rica Retreat Family Retreat
Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ali Matt
  • Email address verified
19 reviews

Feb 8 - 13, 2025
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Traveling with children can be an amazing experience as a family, but can provide its challenges as parents. That's why I created the Family Retreat as a way to see the world as a family, but still get a little time for yourself. Enjoy 6 days and 5 nights in paradise at Ylang Ylang Resort. Montezuma is a beautiful, quaint beach town in Costa Rica where the jungle meets the ocean. The retreat will be a mix of family time, hanging out with other families with kids and a little bit of time for parents to exercise and eat while the kids play with babysitters on the property. 



Wake up and have breakfast as a family in the open air restaurant looking out at the ocean.  Babysitters will be on site from 9-10:30 while parents have the option to take a yoga class or have a little time to yourself. The afternoon is free to play at the beach, hang at the pool or go out on an excursion. Lunch is not included in the price. You can eat at the resort restaurant, enjoy lunch by the pool or take a 10 minute walk into town and explore a local restaurant. The babysitters will be back on site at 5pm to feed the kids dinner while the parents have an opportunity to shower or have a little down time before dinner. Adult dinner is at 5:45pm. 


Approximate Daily Schedule:

Between 7-9am Breakfast on own

9:30am Morning Yoga + childcare/ kids activities

Beach, Pool, Excursion Time, Lunch on own

5pm-7:30 Childcare/ Kids Dinner

5-5:20pm Family Photo shoot on your designated day

5:45pm Parents Dinner 


The price of the trip includes breakfast and dinner daily, a daily yoga class as well as childcare from 9-10:30am and 5-7:30pm. Each family also gets a mini photo shoot on the beach with a professional photographer! Pictures will be emailed to you following the trip.

Getting To/From Montezuma

International Flight:

You can book your international flights into San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) or Liberia (LIR). 


Getting to Montezuma:

Option 1: Book a short, puddle jumper flight to Cobano Airport. Please note that there are limited daily flights between Liberia and Cobano. You can book the puddle jumper flight through with Green Airways or Sansa Airlines. Please plan to arrive in Cobano by 3pm on February 8th. I will arrange a taxi from Cobano to the resort in Montezuma (10 minute drive). 


Option 2: If you prefer not to take a puddle jumper, you can also take a boat. You can book this through Zuma Tours. They will pick you up from the airport and you will drive to Jaco (1.5 hour drive) where you will board a boat and take the boat all the way to Montezuma (1 hour). The hotel will pick you up from the main beach and bring you to the resort (10 minutes). 

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Your full balance is due by September 15th and is nonrefundable at that point. 

What’s included

  • Lodging
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Yoga
  • Twice Daily Childcare
  • Family Photos

What’s not included

  • Airfare/ Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Alcohol
  • Spa Treatments
  • Excursions

Available Packages

2 Bed Family Suite (3 occupants)

The set up of this room is similar to a hotel with 2 queen beds, a bathroom, a mini fridge and coffee maker. Located on the ground floor with easy access to the beach, rooms include a covered open-air sitting area overlooking the ocean. Here, you can relax and unwind as you hear the local wildlife in the trees.


*The price is for 3 occupants. 

$3,700
Deposit: $1,000
2 Bed Family Suite (4 occupants)

The set up of this room is similar to a hotel with 2 queen beds, a bathroom, a mini fridge and coffee maker. Located on the ground floor with easy access to the beach, rooms include a covered open-air sitting area overlooking the ocean. Here, you can relax and unwind as you hear the local wildlife in the trees.


*The price is for 4 occupants. 

$4,200
Deposit: $1,000
3 Bed Family Suite (4 occupants)

Located on the second floor of a small building with easy access to the beach and gardens, rooms include a main floor with 2 queen bed as well as a covered open-air sitting area overlooking the ocean. Up the stairs you will find a loft with a king bed and large panoramic windows with jungle and beach views. Relax and unwind as you hear the sounds of waves and wildlife.


*Price is for 4 occupants

$4,200
Deposit: $1,000
3 Bed Family Suite (5 occupants)

Located on the second floor of a small building with easy access to the beach and gardens, rooms include a main floor with 2 queen bed as well as a covered open-air sitting area overlooking the ocean. Up the stairs you will find a loft with a king bed and large panoramic windows with jungle and beach views. Relax and unwind as you hear the sounds of waves and wildlife.


*Price is for 5 occupants

$4,700
Deposit: $1,000

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Reviews

A wonderful time in a wonderful setting.
By Mary H for Costa Rica Retreat February 2024 on Feb 27, 2024
This trip was an absolute dream come true.
By Daniele H for Costa Rica Retreat January 2024 on Feb 06, 2024
Ali curated such an incredible experience! The amazing group of humans she gathered, the gorgeous environment, and the accessible and challenging movement classes made the entire retreat beyond my expectations. Looking forward to the next one!
By Beth K for Costa Rica Retreat 2023 on Feb 21, 2023
This is my third trip with Ali, so that should say something about the ease and enjoyment of taking part in her trips. She consistently picks phenomenal places for the retreat, and there's always something special about the group that joins.
By Jon M for Costa Rica Retreat 2023 on Feb 20, 2023
Best trip ever. Great location, great people , great food. I’ve been going for 3 years now and I will be back for a 4th. Favorite trip of all times.
By heather s for Costa Rica Retreat 2023 on Feb 20, 2023
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