SERENITY & THRILL Yoga, Adventure and Volcanic Vibes in Costa Rica

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

MR
Mudra Retreats
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Nov 13 - 17, 2024
Group size: 6 - 14
SERENITY & THRILL Yoga, Adventure and Volcanic Vibes in Costa Rica
La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Mudra Retreats
  • Facebook verified
20 reviews

Nov 13 - 17, 2024
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

 Mudra Retreat has landed in Costa Rica, with a new experience at the enchanting feet of the Volcano Arenal, blending yoga, adventure, and nature, set against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes.   

The Mudra team is excited to offer a new retreat experience in one of the most sought-after destinations of Central America and one of the most environmentally focused countries in the world – Costa Rica. 

Our new retreat, nestled in the enchanting landscape of the Arenal Volcano, allows our guests to immerse themselves in a perfect blend of yoga, adventure, and nature wonders, surrounded by rain forest and a majestic Volcano. 

Your daily yoga practise is held in a serene location, offering a harmonious blend of movement, meditation, and mindfulness, to reconnect with your inner self.

The experience is enhanced by discovery the natural wonders of Costa Rica, with thrilling adventures. From walking across suspended hanging bridges, with panoramic views of the rainforest canopy, to discovering hidden waterfalls, to reconnecting with the elements whilst soaking in rejuvenating hot springs, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the lush nature.

This is more than just a retreat; it’s a transformative experience of those seeking to reconnect with themselves and the beauty of the world around them.

Destination

  

Set against the majestic backdrop of the Arenal Volcano, our retreat takes place in Amor Arenal, a resort the heart of Costa Rica’s lush rainforest. Its superb location and premium facilities will stimulate our guests with sights, sounds, flavours, and scents. From the spring water dipping pools to raw hiking trails;  from wellness spa rituals to meditation within the forest canopy, from hanging bridges that traverse the canopy, cascading waterfalls, to soothing hot springs at the foot of the iconic Arenal Volcano which will marvel our guests from the beginning to the end of their stay. Whether you are admiring it from a distance or embarking on a guided hike, the volcano's majestic presence will add a powerful and grounding energy to your entire experience to share and cherish.

Accomodation

  

Nestled at the feet of the majestic Arenal Volcano, all Canyon Casitas offer a luxurious and serene cocoon surrounded by the lush rainforest. Each casita was conceived as a special retreat and was crafted with heartfelt attention to detail. They all feature a spectacular panoramic window walk-in shower and a spacious lounging deck with outdoor jacuzzi.

Included excursion

  

Hanging Bridge Exploration: embark on an awe-inspiring journey across hanging bridges that traverse the verdant canopy of the rainforest. Connect with nature as you walk through the treetops, taking in panoramic views of the surrounding flora and fauna. You will be accompanied with a naturalist guide that will spot local wildlife such us howler monkeys, sloths, mot mot birds, Jacaima birds and others.

Waterfall Bliss: Discover hidden waterfalls tucked away in the heart of the rainforest. Enjoy guided hikes that lead you to these cascading wonders, providing a serene environment for reflection and connection with the elements.

Hot Springs Serenity:

Relax and rejuvenate in the natural hot springs that lie at the base of the Arenal Volcano. Let the soothing mineral-rich waters melt away stress, and revel in the therapeutic benefits of these geothermal treasures. The retreat celebrates the symbiotic relationship between nature and well-being.

About your instructors

Ana Helena Carballo

Hatha-Vinyasa yoga teacher since 2014. Kidding around yoga certification since that 2014.

From there begins my commitment to share and transmit this discipline to ensure that its practice reaches more and more people.
Hoopyogini certification in 2019, a discipline that combines the philosophy of Yoga, mindfulness and hula hoop as prop for practice.
Currently and since 2014 Yoga instructor at different hotels and tourist companies in La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica.

As the founder of Yoga Fortuna, my interest has always been in helping people find a way to reconnect with themselves in a subtle way, so that the path to complete well-being is accessible to as many people as possible.

I have personally experienced the benefits we receive from Holistic Therapies and the practice of Yoga. Offering the service is a great satisfaction for me.

Food

  

Savor the flavors of Costa Rica with nourishing and delicious meals. Our retreat offers a curated menu that blends local, fresh ingredients to provide a culinary journey that complements your wellness experience.

Extra Activities

  

Sloth Expedition

Sloths and their always-smiling faces remind us to slow down and enjoy a blissful pace.  Recently declared a national symbol, sloths are one of the country’s most beloved animals.  The forest around Arenal Volcanos is home to both the two-toed and three-toed varieties and offers perfect opportunities to view them in their natural habitat.  A leisurely drive will be led by a sharp-eyed bilingual guide who will help you spot these affable creatures and share fascinating tidbits about their behaviors.  As a bonus, you will have great opportunities to catch glimpses of monkeys, toucans, iguanas, and poison dart frogs.

Seasonal Information

  

December through April is the dry season. May through November is the green season.

How to get there

  

Please book your flight to arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJO) – 2.30 hours from the resort. You transfer, from and to this airport, is already included. More information about the exact pick-up time arrangement will be provided in due course

Travel insurance suggestions

We highly recommend having a International Health Insurance any time you travel.

Custom Cancellation Policy


Cancellation terms:

  

A deposit is due at the time of booking. All deposits are non-refundable.

The full payment is due 45 days prior to arrival. For any cancellation, before 45 days prior to arrival, the deposit can be transferred to the next available Mudra retreat within 12 months.


For any cancellation within 45 days and including the 45th day prior to arrival , any paid amount can not be either refunded or transferred.




Additional Terms

Mudra Retreats does not own or operate any entity which provides goods or services for your trip including, for example, lodging facilities, transportation companies, food service providers, equipment suppliers, etc. As a result, it is not liable for any negligent or willful act of any other third party.


By booking with us: You will agree to be responsible for your own welfare and accept any and all risks of delay, unanticipated events, inconvenience, illness, injury, emotional trauma, or death.

You will release and discharge Mudra retreats (Lucia La Spisa owner) from and against any and all liabilities from your participation in the retreat. You will agree that this release will be legally binding upon you personally and all members of your party.


Please ensure you have travel insurance before you travel.

Care for the environment

  

At Mudra Retreats we do care and put particular emphasis on the preservation of the local environment, therefore we would invite all our guests to purchase and use products like sun screening and insect repellents which are biodegradable and free from pollutants to avoid any damage to the environment

What’s included

  • Accomodations
    5 days and 4 nights accommodation
  • Pricing
    Prices are based on shared double occupancy
  • Mini bar
    Complimentary mini bar: soft drinks, water, sodas, beer, coffee, tea and snacks
  • Food
    3 handcrafted and freshly prepared meals a day
  • Daily Yoga Classes
    1 yoga class per day
  • Hanging bridge
    Hanging bridges exploration with a naturalist guide
  • Waterfalls
    Waterfall bliss with a naturalist guide
  • Hot Springs
    Natural hot springs at the feet of the Arenal Volcano
  • Airport transfer
    Transfers from and to San Jose International Airport
  • Wifi
    Daily Wifi usage (restaurant and reception)
  • Taxes

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals
    One meal off site not included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Services
    Spa services and optional tours and activities
  • Airfare
  • Tip

Available Packages

Canyon casitas
Available until October 28, 2024

Suite with king size bed or double queen bed

The price is $ 2750 per person in a private double room and on share occupancy. 



•Adirondack chairs, table and footrest
•55” Smart Television with international cable and Netflix
•Air Conditioning
•Ceiling Fan
•Writing desk and stationery
•Double sinks with complete amenities and lighted vanity mirror
•1500w Hair dryer
•Separate toilet
•Complimentary Minibar: water, juice, soda, beer, coffee, tea and snacks •Spacious cedar closets with bathrobe and slippers
•Iron with board
•Complimentary Wifi
•Complimentary VOIP phone calls to USA •Laptop Safe


$2,750
Deposit: $600

Available options

Your Organizer


MR
Mudra Retreats
20 reviews
Our retreats respect your desire to seek spirituality and healing, and our motto is inclusiveness for everyone, hence same sex couples are very welcome. We want to create an experience that allows any person without distinction of gender, race and sexual orientation to feel safe and express themselves for who they are.

Reviews

The retreat was the perfect balance of fun, relaxation, and adventure, with daily yoga classes in Tulum's serene and magical site and discovering the area's beauty. The cherry on the cake was practicing yoga in unique locations like the magical Mayan cenotes, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the sounds of ancestral instruments. The food was healthy, delicious, and made with fresh local produce. After attending the retreat, I feel more energized and intimately connected with myself and the local people. If you want a healthy, fun, and adventurous experience, I highly recommend Mudra Retreats!
By Ashley C for 5 days of yoga in Tulum Caribbean beach discovering the Mayan Cenotes on Mar 21, 2024
Thank you for your review Ashley, we are very delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the whole experience, its location and the activities. We are very grateful to had you as a guest and we hope we can see you again in one of our retreats in the near future. With gratitude, The Mudra Team
By Mudra Retreats on Mar 23, 2024
MR
If you want an overall relaxing yoga retreat, this is the one I would recommend. The Pocna Hotel is right on the beach and you can get a room like I did just 10' from the sand and 40' from the water. The hotel has a quaint Mexican feel to it vs a modern hotel. Audra the instructor has a great vibe and was not to taxing on my body, but definitely learned some new poses. Adriana and Elena were great onsite host and Roberto was very helpful signing up. All three had an old school Italian warmth to them which made the retreat all the more enjoyable!
By Bruce G for 5 days of yoga in Tulum Caribbean beach discovering the Mayan Cenotes on Mar 19, 2024
Thank you so much for your review Bruce and for your kind words. We are very grateful you have attended the retreat as one of our guests and delighted that you have enjoyed the Mudra experience. We hope to see you again in our of our retreats in the near future and we wish you a very happy remainder the year. With gratitude, Mudra Retreats
By Mudra Retreats on Mar 23, 2024
MR
The beauty of 'bringing yoga to life' is that it helps us remember that an experience IS usually what we make of it...AND yet, my more current practice of also embodying my human experience has me realizing that it sure does helps when the experience far EXCEEDS any and all expectations! This defines my experience with Mudra Retreats in Tulum. I was surely ripe for a retreat...AND Mudra, without question, delivered. EVERYTHING - from the breath-deepening venues onsite for our twice-daily yoga practice, to the delicious, nutritious and soul-satisfying meals (with our feet in the sand!), the ease and flow of the carefully crafted schedule, the overnight accommodations (simply LOVED all elements of the natural dwellings at the POCNA resort!), to the supervised 'field trips' away from the resort with the privatized experience of diving deeper into the local culture and exploring nature, without the touristy hoopla -- it was all SUCH a Dream. The 'customer experience' was just so beautifully considered and designed, and I am forever grateful for the space and the tender love & care shared by the talented Mudra team. I would recommend this trip with Mudra Retreats to anyone looking for an opportunity to connect deeply with themselves and the beautiful Carribbean beach. 5 stars.
By Pamela B for 5 days of yoga in Tulum Caribbean beach discovering the Mayan Cenotes on Jan 31, 2024
Dear Pamela,. Firstly we would like to thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as a guest of one of our Tulum retreat; we are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience and all the activities included in the program, and certainly thrilled that we exceed your expectation. This means the world to us. We hope to see you again into one of our next retreats in the neat feature and we wish you a great year ahead. With gratitude, The Mudra Team
By Mudra Retreats on Feb 05, 2024
MR
Even though I've spent my career creating wellness retreats, I'd never been on one hosted by anyone other than me! That all changed when I joined Mudra's Tulum retreat in November of 2023 (and I had the time of my life)! What a joy to have everything taken care of, considered, and planned. The Mudra team took excellent care of me and our group - it was very clear that they were devoted to creating the most incredible experience for us. From the Cenote adventures and our wonderful yoga teacher, to the incredible space we stayed and dined in... This retreat was definitely a 5-star experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Do not hesitate if you're considering a trip with Mudra! You will be nourished, delighted, and restored in every way possible.
By Lola P for 5 days of yoga in Tulum Caribbean beach discovering the Mayan Cenotes on Jan 31, 2024
Dear Lola, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as a guest of one of our Tulum retreat; we are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience and all the activities included in the program. Receiving such a positive feedback from someone who also creates wellness retreat will make us feel certainly proud that we have achieved our goal to make our guests happy. We hope to see you again into one of our next retreats in the neat feature and we wish you a great year ahead. With gratitude, The Mudra Team
By Mudra Retreats on Feb 05, 2024
MR
BB
This was the MOST amazing adventure I have ever been on! From start to finish Mudra Retreats took care of everything we needed. Lucia, Elena and Roberto were the kindest and most attentive leaders! Could not beat the outings, the yoga sessions, the area of Tulum, the beaches, the group of friends we made and the Pocna resort. Would definitely recommend this yoga retreat (or anything from Mudra Retreats) in the future to anyone. As a beginner in yoga, traveling with an advanced yoga enthusiast, I was slightly apprehensive if I would be able to partake in the sessions. Our instructor Audra gave so much grace to each of us in order for everyone to have fun and really get in touch with what we needed. The perfect way to get back in touch with self! It was pure magic!
By Becky B for 5 days of yoga in Tulum Caribbean beach discovering the Mayan Cenotes on Jan 30, 2024
Dear Becky Firstly we would like to thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as a guest of one of our Tulum retreat; we are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience and all the planned activities included in the program. Making our guests happy is our main goal when organising a retreat and hearing that we have achieved this, means the world to us. We hope to see you again into one of our next retreats in the neat feature and we wish you a great year ahead. With gratitude, The Mudra Team
By Mudra Retreats on Feb 05, 2024
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BB
Mudra Retreats have created a beautiful one of a kind experience with this retreat:) Lucia, Elena and Roberto were the kindest and most attentive organizers taking care of all the finest details! Could not beat the outings, the yoga sessions, the area of Tulum, the beaches, the group of friends we made, the "specialized" food for the GF allergy prone woman, and the Pocna resort. Would definitely recommend this yoga retreat (or anything from Mudra Retreats) in the future to anyone. This adventure was pure magic and exactly what I needed to reset this year in life! I will definitely be going on another adventure with Mudra Retreats in the future and would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
By Becky B on 30 Jan, 2024