Andaz Costa Rica Resort Launches “Blue Zones Retreat”

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo has announced “Blue Zones Retreat,” a "transformative" wellness week in partnership with evidence-based wellness organization Blue Zones. Led by Hospitality Expert Celine Vadam, the retreat will help guests unlock the secrets to vitality through the “Blue Zones Power 9” principles from June 24-30.

In 2004, Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner collaborated with National Geographic to reverse-engineer a formula for longevity. For years, Buettner scoured the globe in pursuit of locations where residents live much longer than average. Through his extensive research, Buettner has developed community transformation programs and captured findings in books including “The Blue Zones Solution,” as well as the hit Netflix docu-series, “Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones.”

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Adults-only pool (Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo)

Backed by Blue Zones’ 20-plus years of research and study of the world’s longevity hotspots, where people thrive into their 100s, the “Blue Zones Retreat” at Andaz Costa Rica Resort will harness the life-enhancing wisdom of centenarians based in specific blue zone regions. Through a combination of education, well-being practices and life-changing conversations, the retreat will reshape perspectives and help curate a healthy lifestyle.

The retreat will accommodate up to 40 participants Hospitality Expert Celine Vadam will lead daily workshops that are designed to help participants find balance in life, cultivate inner happiness and peace, explore life’s purpose, embody full potential and nurture their relationship with self and others.

Participants will engage in activities rooted in the traditions of the blue zones regions. Through movement practices such as gentle yoga or hiking, mindfulness sessions including meditation and breathwork, discovery adventures and cultural activities, guests will experience firsthand the physical and mental vitality and curiosity that characterizes the world’s oldest inhabitants.

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Onda Spa (Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo)

Guests will also enjoy daily nourishing plant-based meals inspired by traditional diets and local dishes. Cooking demonstrations will encourage guests to replicate the simple meals at home, all without sacrificing flavor.

Located between the tropical rainforest and the pristine beaches of the Papagayo Peninsula, Andaz Costa Rica Resort provides an immersive setting for guests to reconnect with nature and discover a pathway to longevity. Retreat participants will enjoy a discounted Blue Zones Retreat rate for their choice of luxurious rooms, suites and villas.

The six-night retreat is available for guests aged 18 and above, and will welcome a maximum of 40 guests. A portion of retreat proceeds will be donated to Creciendo Juntos to support the Nicoya community in Costa Rica’s blue zone.

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