Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo has announced that it will launch phase one of its new resort-wide wellness program, Pura Vida For All.
Beginning May 15, guests can experience the new four-hour program, which was inspired by the “'pura vida' way of life.” Phase one of Pura Vida For All is designed as a preview of the full program, which is set to launch in early 2017.
The experience begins with a personalized consultation with a Wellness Concierge that will help guests integrate practical and positive changes to their daily lives. Participants are invited to unplug digital devices and prepare to “disconnect to reconnect.”
The Local Natural Remedies Class will educate guests about Costa Rican herbs and foods and explore various healing properties for specific ailments. Exotic fruits, grains, locally sourced superfoods and seafood will all be used as tools during the class. Guests will also learn ways to edit their daily diet in order to strengthen the immune system and prevent deficiencies.
Pura Vida For All also offers culinary initiatives throughout the resort’s five food and beverage locations. Specially marked menus display which items are wellness approved, as well as which are sustainable, and locally sourced.
Pura Vida’s movement programs include choices such as yoga, guided meditation, the Pura Vista Climb stairway challenge, a wellness walk, SUPFit Stand Up Paddle Board Classes, a full body workout or Pilates. Then, when it’s time to re-energize, guests can visit the spa for the Rebalancing Energy Spa Treatment, where specially trained therapists will realign the body's seven chakras using native pure toned gems for optimal wellness. Other treatment options include a locally-inspired hot stone massage and a Thai-Yoga treatment.
Other programs guests may want to take advantage of include the resort’s “Disconnect to Reconnect” program, where participating guests can turn in their smartphones for 24 hours, and in turn receive a list of 24 technology-free activities to enjoy on property, such as kayaking, Latin dance classes, bird watching, zip lining, surfing and paddle boarding.
The “Taste the Stars”program also offers a relaxing experience, integrating astronomy with gastronomy. Created by Executive Chef Mario Alcocer alongside Costa Rican-born NASA veteran astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, guests enjoy a five-course meal inspired by the stars, while viewing the southern sky through a powerful GPS-guided telescope.
Guests looking to give back to the surrounding community during their stay can also opt for the resort’s voluntourism initiative, in partnership with the local charity Creciendo Juntos. Guests can donate their time, provide funds or school supplies for local children and improve the lives of the residents of Guanacaste's 19 communities.