Costa Rica


Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

November 4 – 10

Join Coach Ewunike on a 7 day, 6 night active adventure on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Your fitness retreat includes zip lining, hiking adventures, use of a bicycle, beach excursions and all fitness classes. Once you’re in Costa Rica, your round trip airfare to Puerto Viejo from San Jose and ground transportation to and from the airport are will all be taken care of.  It’s finally your time to unwind and enjoy your retreat.

International air fare to Costa Rica is not included. When booking your flight to Costa Rica, book your trip into San Jose Airport code: SJO.

The trip is open to anyone ready to elevate their fitness, and aim for adventure. This retreat is geared toward the fitness enthusiast who loves adventure and while on vacation remains active.

For questions and more information, contact Ewunike Akpan at (202) 750-1167 or

Installment payment options are available.

PAVONES Nov 12-19


Pavones, Costa Rica

November 12 – 19

Your fitness retreat package includes 8 days and 7 nights of shared accommodations, all meals, fitness classes, yoga, surfing, ground transportation and airfare within Costa Rica, and planned local excursions. International air fare to Costa Rica is not included. When booking your flight to Costa Rica, book your trip into San Jose Airport code: SJO.

The trip is open to anyone ready to elevate their fitness, take their yoga practice deeper, connect with a group of amazing people and experience a fun & challenging adventure.  Welcome to couples, groups and singles alike, this trip offers activities geared toward the fitness enthusiast. Guest are welcome to participate in as many or as few scheduled classes as they choose.

Explore Pavones, Costa Rica while indulging in wellness-focused activities to rejuvenate and renew your mind and body. Join Ewunike Akpan, certified personal trainer and active adventure seeker on a journey of fitness on the beach, yoga, adventure activities and water sports in this world famous surfing yet remote beach destination. Known as a surfer’s haven, Pavones is a small community located along the Southern Pacific Coast. There are plenty of other activities to enjoy in this paradise due to its location along the ocean. Sport fishing and horseback riding through the forest and along the beach are common activities. And of course, taking a long stroll along the beautiful beach to simply relax or sunbathe never gets old. Get ready to sweat, smile, relax, connect, laugh, soak up some sun and recharge in this breathtaking environment.

For questions and more information, contact Ewunike Akpan at (202) 750-1167 or

Installment payment options are available.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Day 2

  • Early morning departure from San Jose Airport to Golfito Airport
  • Transportation to La Ponderosa Resort
  • Breakfast & Orientation of Resort
  • Lunch
  • Hike of La Ponderosa trails
  • Dinner

Day 3

Day 4

  • LOTUS Fitness on the beach
  • Breakfast
  • Chocolate Making Workshop
  • Lunch
  • Tropical flora exploration
  • Beach walk at sunset
  • Dinner

Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • Surf lesson
  • Lunch
  • Free time
  • Happy hour at La Pina
  • Dinner

Day 6

  • Have massage or enjoy beach, pool time
  • Schedule a Standup paddleboard or Surf session (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

  • Breakfast
  • Boat trip to the Osa Pennisula & hike to King Louis Waterfall 
  • Natural Spa Treatments at the water fall
  • Dinner

Day 8

  • LOTUS Fitness on the beach
  • Breakfast
  • Chocolate making workshop
  • Visit local market in town
  • Lunch in town (on your own)
  • Free afternoon
  • Dinner

Day 8

  • Early departure from La Ponderosa Resort
  • Ground transportation to Golfito Airport
  • Travel to San Jose International Airport
  • Travel back to US

What To Bring

  • Bathing suit (surfing suit should be snug fit to handle waves)
  • Waterproof sunscreen
  • Cheap polarized sun glasses (you’ll be mad if you loose the Gucci’s!)
  • Rash guard/Sun shirts
  • Water shoes (parts of the beach where we’ll surf are rocky)
  • Sneakers
  • Bug spray
  • Benadryl spray
  • Hat
  • Small first aid kit
  • Any medication
  • Lightweight t-shirts/tank tops
  • Shorts
  • Board shorts
  • Waterproof case for phone/camera
  • Yoga pants (for yoga and possible for surfing)
  • Headlamp (extra batteries)
  • Nylon day pack (lightweight back pack)
  • Zip lock baggies (to keep electronics and important papers dry)

The surf conditions in November are perfect for beginner surfers (like myself) because the swells are low and the waves are soft. Just for fun though, watch this video to see more of the coast of Pavones and why it’s known for it’s amazing surfing conditions.  Robby Naish Surfs Pavones, Costa Rica

Terms & Conditions

LOTUS Fitness Terms & Conditions

Thank you for booking and/or traveling on a LOTUS Fitness.  These Booking Conditions apply to any travel product and/or service you have booked with or purchased from LOTUS Fitness, LLC (“LOTUS Fitness”), and govern the contractual relationship between you (“Client”) and LOTUS Fitness.  By making a booking and paying your deposit you accept the following booking terms and conditions. Please note that all active adventures are subject to availability and all prices are subject to change without notice until paid in full.

Payment: A non-refundable deposit of $495 (double occupancy) along with a completed online booking form, is required at booking.  Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.  Any trip purchased within 60 days of departure must be paid in full at the time of booking.  Deposits are non-refundable regardless of the circumstances.  Failure to pay by the due date of Final payment will result in forfeiture of deposit and cancellation of trip.

Travel Documents & Taxes: It is your responsibility to ensure that all passports, visas, travel permits, health certificates and other documentation required for the tour are obtained and are in order. You must also pay all required taxes, such as Costa Rica departure tax. You are responsible for any additional costs incurred as a result of any failure to comply with these requirements.

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included in any of the core LOTUS Fitness Active Adventure prices, but there is an option to add it on after purchasing the trip package. When traveling with LOTUS Fitness, it is highly encouraged that you have comprehensive travel insurance to cover you for the full duration of your journey for costs associated with illness, injury, death, loss of or damage to baggage and personal items, cancellation, loss of deposit, medical and hospitalization expenses, repatriation and curtailment expenses due to illness, the need to return home unexpectedly, evacuation expenses and accidental death or disability. LOTUS Fitness recommends Travelex Insurance and booking it with Cassandra Carponter with Way To Go Costa Rica:  Cassandra Carponter|Way To Go Costa Rica, 800.835.1223 x1733 or 919.865.1733.   LOTUS Fitness does not consider travel insurance offered by credit card companies as providing adequate coverage.

Refunds and Cancellations: Cancelled bookings may incur charges. These charges can be up to 100% of the cost of the booking.  Fees and extra charges may apply where a booking is changed and when tickets or documents are re-issued. Where we incur any liability for a cancellation fee or charge for any booking that you cancel, you agree to indemnify us for the amount of that fee or charge.

Cancellations by you, the Client: In the case that a Client must cancel a paid active adventure, the following cancellation fees will be incurred:

  • 60 days or more before departure – loss of deposit
  • 59 to 45 days before departure – 25%
  • 44 to 31 days before departure – 50%
  • Within 30 days of departure – 100%

Cancellations by LOTUS Fitness: In the case that LOTUS Fitness must cancel a trip for any reason, such as not reaching a minimum number of participants within 30 days of the departure, all fees paid to LOTUS Fitness will be reimbursed.

Liability: LOTUS Fitness is not responsible for any damages, expenses, losses, or claims which are attributable to the fault of any Client, the unforeseeable or unavoidable act or omission of a third party unconnected with the provision of any services that form any part of the Product(s), or a force majeure event (as herein defined).

INDEMNIFICATION: You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, attorneys, staff and affiliates harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to your violation of these Terms and Conditions or use of this Site.

To the fullest extent allowed by law, you agree that you will not institute any lawsuit or other legal action against LOTUS Fitness, LLC, its officers, directors, delegates, employees, staff, instructors, agents, representatives, servants, or assigns and all organizations and individuals assisting in promoting, conducting or otherwise affiliated with the activity as a result of your participation in or injury from any LOTUS Fitness-related, LOTUS Fitness-organized, LOTUS Fitness-advertised, LOTUS Fitness-sponsored or LOTUS Fitness-subsidized activity.

Health, Fitness, & Medical: All Clients are obligated to read, fill out and submit to the Medical Form (PDF) honestly, accurately, and completely. All Clients should consult their physician regarding their fitness for travel and adventure travel in particular.  LOTUS Fitness encourages all Clients to seek their physician’s advice regarding necessary or advisable vaccinations, medical precautions, or other medical concerns regarding the entirety of the Client’s travel with LOTUS Fitness.

Bookings sold on a share basis: Bookings may be accepted where requested on a share room basis on the condition that the person/s requesting the share reservation agree that although every effort will be made to comply with specific requests, this is not always possible and we accept no responsibility for any incompatibility between persons sharing twin/triple rooms.

Airline Schedule Changes: LOTUS Fitness is not responsible for any schedule changes imposed by airlines. While we will do our best to reschedule your touring and accommodation, LOTUS Fitness is not responsible for any additional costs nor services missed as a result of an airline-imposed schedule change.

Travel & Accommodation: Hotels, shuttle services or other constituent elements of an active adventure will be arranged by LOTUS Fitness with suppliers local to the regions in which the retreat operates, who may themselves engage the services of other local operators and/or sub-contractors. LOTUS will at all times endeavor to appoint reputable and competent local suppliers. The terms and conditions of the suppliers will be applicable and are expressly incorporated into these Terms, and the Client assents to those terms and conditions and the limitations and obligations contained therein. These may limit or exclude liability of the supplier. The liability of LOTUS Fitness will not exceed that of any supplier. All suppliers will be selected and assessed by LOTUS Fitness in reference to local laws and regulations in the relevant country of operation. Neither LOTUS Fitness nor any carrier is liable for the acts or omissions of any independent contractors.

Changes in Price and Minimum Numbers: Please note that all trips are subject to availability and all prices are subject to change without notice until your Active Adventure has been paid in full. We reserve the right to change the trip components, the departure date, or any other aspect of the trip at our discretion until the trip has been paid for in full. All trips are based on a minimum number of participants. If this minimum number is not reached within 30 days of departure, we reserve the right to cancel or re-price this trip as appropriate. If we re-cost the trip and you decide not to proceed, or, if we cancel the Active Adventure, your deposit is refundable in full. In all other circumstances your deposit is non-refundable.

Images and Marketing: The Client agrees that while participating in any LOTUS Fitness Active Adventure or related event or activity, images, photos or videos may be taken by other Clients and/or LOTUS Fitness representatives or Trainers that may contain or feature the Client in part or in whole. The Client acknowledges that they consent to any such pictures being taken and agree that Client hereby grants a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to LOTUS Fitness, its affiliates and assigns, to reproduce for any purpose whatsoever (including marketing and promotions), in any medium whatsoever, whether currently known or hereinafter devised, without any further obligation to the Client or compensation payable to such Client.

Consent to Conditions: By making any booking, you agree to comply with these Booking Conditions and warrant that you have obtained agreement to these Booking Conditions from all other clients for whom the booking is made. You are responsible for the total price of all bookings that you make.

Refusal of Service: LOTUS Fitness retains the right to refuse service to any Client at any time, for any lawful reason whatsoever, in its sole discretion.

Coach Conditions: LOTUS Fitness reserves the right to replace a Coach with another of equal or greater experience, certifications, teaching skills, and charisma, in the case that the said Coach is unable to host the trip.

Amendments: LOTUS Fitness reserves the right to update and/or alter these Terms at any time and shall post the amended Terms of the LOTUS Fitness, LLC and represented on the LOTUS Fitness website (

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