The Retreat Costa Rica Welcomes Back U.S. Travelers

The Retreat Costa Rica, a wellness boutique resort located in on a mountain in Atenas, just outside of San Jose, is again welcoming guests from the United States.

The brainchild of celebrity chef, author and health and wellness life coach Diana Stobo, the 13-room wellness retreat has recently opened the 8,000-square-foot Vida Mia Healing Center and Spa with its signature wellness programs, organic gardens, landscapes, farm-fresh cuisine and scenic poolside relaxation—all situated amidst 60 acres of rainforest overlooking the Pacific Ocean. 

The Retreat Costa Rica is also sporting new enhancements made during the border closure. Guestrooms—each named after the plants and superfoods grown at the resort—have been refreshed with new paint, furnishings, décor and enhanced patios. A new “Crystal Room” greets guests in the lobby, providing a relaxed space. Further, The Retreat’s signature pool now includes a 1,000-square-foot deck area over the mountain’s edge, accommodating 16 new lounge chairs and café tables for breakfast, lunch and sunset service. A new pergola protects poolside seating for relaxing rain or shine. And, up at the Yoga House, a new 1,000-square-foot curtain pavilion is available for relaxation complete with all-new outdoor seating.

A conference room has been added to The Retreat, equipped with seating for 20 people. (Balance balls are available as additional seating for comfort and wellness.) And the resort’s new Galana Boutique features casual clothing, yoga and lounge wear, jewelry, crystals, body products, supplements, artwork, special finds and relics from all over the world. 

Reopening Offers: Designed for guests to release their emotional traumas and stresses of life, the new six-day “Emotional Healing & Recovery Package” lets guests find a renewed sense of life expansion and desire. The package includes:

  • Three nutritious and anti-inflammatory meals each day
  • Daily hike to return to nature and absorb negative ions that produce good feelings
  • Yoga twice daily to open the heart and align energies
  • Two healing food preparation classes 
  • Two infrared sauna treatments for stimulating lymphatic and healing tissue 
  • Hands-free Reiki energy treatment to remove obstacles and balance chakras
  • Tropical Fruit Smoothie Facial to infuse fresh nutrients into the skin 
  • Choice of Self Love Crystal Therapy Treatment to promote emotional healing or Digital Detox Crystal Therapy 
  • Choice of Gentle Release – Lymphatic Drainage Massage or Heart Opening Deep Tissue Massage

The Retreat is also offering a “Curated Healing Special: Eight Nights for Six,” applicable for its seven-night packages – Ayurveda Balancing, Fitness Reboot & Fat Burning, Luxury Spa Healing & Beautifying or Signature Detox. When guests stay a minimum of eight nights, they receive two complimentary nights.

To ensure the safety of guests and employees, The Retreat was recently certified by the Costa Rica Health Ministry for meeting COVID-19 guidelines. New protocols include a wellness screening for arriving guests and enhanced sanitation measures utilizing hospital-grade disinfectants deployed throughout the retreat. In addition, employee temperatures are taken prior to each shift. 

To provide guests with plenty of space, The Retreat will limit capacities at the Vida Mia Healing Center and Spa and at its two eateries, Boca Dulce Restaurant and Gratitude Lounge Café - Tea and Wine Bar with advance reservations.

Currently, residents of 12 U.S. states are able to visit Costa Rica.

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