Your Water Adventure & Restoration Retreat begins in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica and your tropical paradise for the next 8 days. Upon arrival at the first host hotel you’ll be greeted by your hosts and enjoy a retreat group dinner and dancing activity on your first night.
The thrills begin the next morning with the river rafting adventure on the Parcuare River. The Pacuare is one of the top five rafting rivers in the world for its scenery and rapids. Located on Costa Rica’s Atlantic slope, the Pacuare River borders the Talamanca mountain range, home of native Cabecar Indians and an incredible variety of wildlife. The white water is not an overly challenging river, but it has lots of rapids, therefore giving you an adventure filled with lots of fun.
- Hot springs hotel near Arenal Volcano
- Waterfall Activities
- Stay on the Nicoya Peninsula – An internationally recognized Blue Zone
- Torguga Island’s beautiful beaches
- White Water Rafting
- ATV Tour (optional)
Arrive at Costa Rica’s San Jose Airport (code: SJO) and take the provided shuttle to Aurola Holiday Inn in downtown San Jose
Enjoy a complimentary refreshing drink upon arrival and get settled into your room
Ewunike will host a meet & greet dinner to help everyone get acquainted and prepare for the retreat
After our welcome to Costa Rica dinner, the retreat will kick off with a champagne toast and Salsa lessons!
Wake up to a morning stretch session on the patio of the hotel.
Enjoy a hot breakfast from the buffet and depart for an exciting adventure of white water rafting on the Pacuare River. The Pacuare is one of the top five rafting rivers in the world for its scenery and rapids. At the end of the white water rafting excursion, the group is transported by shuttle to the the magnificent Arenal Los Lagos Resort and Spa. This hot springs hotel features a large natural outdoor area with numerous hiking trails and places to enjoy the beauty of the Arenal Volcano range.
After dinner, the rest of the evening is yours to enjoy on your own.
WHAT TO BRING: Rubber soled shoes that can get wet (tevas, tennis or similar), swimsuit and shorts of a quick-drying material, t-shirt, sun screen, quick drying towel, complete change of clothes for after rafting.
The entire day is yours for a day of leisure or activity. At breakfast an orientation of the services available at the resort and spa will be presented.
Book an appointment and enjoy the spa services, visit the hot springs, go fishing in the lakes on the grounds, go for a hike or hang out by the pool.
Rappel tropical Costa Rica waterfalls, hike & down-climb in an isolated rain forest canyon near the Areanal Volcano. Canyoneering in Costa Rica is a brand-new sport that’s becoming very popular the world over! The rugged mountainous terrain near the Arenal Volcano is ideal for canyoning in Costa Rica. Our canyoneering jungle course will incorporate various activities. You’ll go rappelling, down-climbing, river tracing, jumping into pools and descend large , breath-taking tropical Costa Rican waterfalls hidden in the Lost Canyon near Aranal Volcano! This is a very active and physical sport where you use your whole body to make your way down a beautiful river canyon and hike through deep Costa Rica rain forest.
Private transfer from Arenal to Tambor. 3 night stay at Hotel Tropico Latino.
The entire day is yours to have a day of leisure or activity. You have the option to reserve the ATV guided tour of Tortuga Island. The ATV tour is a fun four hour guided tour through trails in the forest, ride through rivers, over cow pastures, swimming in two waterfalls along the beautiful beaches near Montezuma and Tambor.
Tortuga Island Snorkeling Tour – Start the day with taking a 45 minute boat ride along the coast with breathtaking views of the pacific ocean on the right and the beautiful landscape of the Nicoya Peninsula on the left. During the boat ride, most of the time, you will be able to see cheerful dolphins, jumping manta rays, primitive turtles or if you are lucky you can even enjoy watching humpback & pilot whales. Once we get to the paradise of Tortuga Island, we will anchor our boat next to the best points for snorkeling. After snorkeling, our captain will take our group to the wonderful white sand beach of Tortuga Island where drinks and fruits will be waiting for use while the lunch is being prepared. After lunch the afternoon is yours to enjoy.
Private transfer from Tambor to Tambor Airport. Chartered flight from Tambor airport to San Jose Airport for international travel home.
*Itinerary subject to change
Your first night in Costa Rica will be in San Jose at the Aurola Holiday Inn. The hotel is one of downtown San Jose’s most friendly centrally-located hotels with a beautiful view of the Moranzan Park and the National Museum. The hotel features a indoor pool/Jacuzzi, 24-hour fitness center & 2 restaurants.
After our 2nd day and our river rafting adventure, you’ll be transported by shuttle to the Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort. You’ll enjoy this hot spring hotel which features a large outdoor area along the Areanal Volcano range.
Hotel Tropico Latino, located on the southwestern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula and is a beach side resort with a full service spa focusing on 100% NATURAL products, yoga studio and Mediterranean restaurant. Abundant tropical gardens under an old forest canopy and modernly designed bungalows of exotic hardwoods induce a feeling of landing in paradise. Relax poolside in one of the beach hammocks or under a grove of coconut and almond trees as you watch a breathtaking sunset or enjoy a professional massage as you listen to waves rhythmically lap at the ocean’s edge.
Call +1 202 750-1167 to reserve this trip on the phone
Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm Eastern Time
- 2 days / 1 nights at the outstanding Aurola Holiday Inn, San José
- 4 days / 3 nights at the Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort
- 3 days / 3 nights at Hotel Tropico Latino
- Private chartered jet back to San José from Tambor Airport
- All ground transportation
- All activities on itinerary
- Abundant clean healthy food options (see detailed itinerary)
- Accommodations available for double or single occupancy. Double occupancy reservations can be made with or without request for a specific roommate. We only have a small number of single occupancy rooms.
Baggage Allowance per Person
1 Piece with maximum weight of 40 lbs and up to 50 linear inches / 127 cm. (length + height + width).
You may bring 1 piece of carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 10 lbs, 33 linear inches / 84 cm (length + height + width).
Any luggage exceeding weight allowance and/or size will be subject to space availability and charged according to the following excess luggage fees: 1-5 lbs = $7 / 6-15 lbs =$20 / 16-30 lbs = $40 / 31-60 lbs = $60
One-Time Full Payment
Booking Deadline: June 14, 2018
Double Occupancy: $2,341
Single Occupancy: $2,741
Installment Payment Options
Installment Payment Options: Installment payments are allowed after the initial $350 deposit is made and applied by LOTUS Fitness. Full payment of the Water Adventure & Restoration Retreat℠ is required by June 14, 2018.
1st Installment Due: April 14
$667 (double occupancy)
$800 (single occupancy)
2nd Installment Due: May 14
$667 (double occupancy)
$800 (single occupancy)
3rd Final Installment Due: June 14
$667 (double occupancy)
$800 (single occupancy)
Accommodations are for double or single occupancy.
Required retreat waiver
It is every clients responsibility to read carefully, sign, date and submit the below documents by July 17, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation email that your documents have been received.
Is this Retreat for You?
It could be if you like spending time outdoors in nature. This is an active trip packed with activities such as long walks, hiking up moderate inclines, using upper body strength for zip lining and fitness classes on the beach. To fully enjoy it, you’ll need to be in a good state of health and fitness. If these activities sound fun and exciting to you, you’ll love this experience.
Meet Ewunike Your Guide & Fitness Coach
After participating in the 330 mile AIDS Bike Ride from Raleigh, NC to Washington, D.C. in 1999, Ewunike Akpan was hooked on helping people experience the benefits of exercise. To prepare for the ride, she trained for six months with a group and, along the way, learned the importance of proper muscular development and nutrition to help her successfully complete the three day event. She shared information with her fellow riders and started leading them in weight training sessions to strengthen their core and upper body muscles. The group gave Ewunike positive feedback about the effectiveness of the workouts she developed. This fueled her decision to study for and get certified as a professional personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
Ewunike’s 17-year journey as a trainer started as a way to help herself and others for one fitness event. Today, it is her passion and she is using it to help hundreds of clients experience the benefits of an active lifestyle. Ewunike and her business, LOTUS Fitness, have been featured in Essence, Heart & Soul, ACE Professionals Profile (online), ACE Advocacy (online) and on NBC4 News,Washington, D.C.
What to bring
Rubber soled shoes that can get wet (tevas, tennis or similar), swimsuit and shorts of a quick-drying material, t-shirt, sun screen, quick drying towel