TOTAL BODY FITNESS & WELLNESS RETREAT                                    June 30 – July 7, 2018

Your Total Body Fitness & Wellness Retreat begins in the capital city of San Jose. You and the small group on this retreat will be picked up at the Juan Santamaria International airport and taken by shuttle to your hotel Barceló San José Palacio. You’ll spend two nights in San Jose getting acclimated to Costa Rica by participating in activities in the Central Valley area. On your third day of the retreat, you hit the beach!

Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast offers a unique cultural experience found nowhere else in the country. You’ll love Puerto Viejo de Talmanca’s open-air bars and discos and laid-back vibe! You’ll enjoy the delicious culinary options, crystal clear ocean and relaxed atmosphere.

You and the small retreat group will enjoy time at one of the top 10 beach destinations in the Caribbean. Your retreat includes zip lining, hiking, relaxing beach time, hiking at Cahuita National Park, snorkeling and all fitness classes. Countless spa activities are available to add on to your retreat experience. Once you are in Costa Rica, it is your time to unwind.

Fitness and stretch classes on the beach with Ewunike will provide daily activity to strengthen and extend your fitness to new limits. Daily walks or biking along the beach and road to and from activities provides active transport and plenty of opportunity to meet locals and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty! During your free time, you are welcome to sign up for additional activities, such as stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding, massages, and more.

One-Time Full Payment

Booking Deadline: May 1, 2018

Double Occupancy: $2,395
Single Occupancy: $2,695

Instalment Payments

Double Occupancy Installment Payments:

Pay a deposit now. The remaining balance will be due as shown:

$350 Deposit due at booking
$685 – 1st payment due March 1
$685 – 2nd payment due April 1
$685 – Final payment due May 1

Single Occupancy Installment Payments:

$350 Deposit due at booking
$785 – 1st payment due March 1
$785 – 2nd payment due April 1
$785 – Final payment due May 1


  • 2 days / 2 nights at the outstanding Barceló San José Palacio Hotel, in San José 
  • 6 days / 5 nights at the beachfront Escape Caribeno in Puerto Viejo
  • Private chartered jet to resort locations from San Jose
  • All ground transportation
  • All activities on itinerary
  • 3 healthy delicious meals each day customized to guest preferences
  • Day trip to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Nature Preserve
  • Accommodation are in a shared room with one other person. We also have a small number of private rooms. Please submit your request when registering

Ziplingin, Snorkeling and Hiking at Cahuita National Park, Biking to the beaches excursion, Fitness on the beach

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


In San Jose, your first two nights will be at the Barcelo Hotel & Resort. The hotel features three restaurants, two outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, a tennis court, and acres of quiet gardens.

In Puerto Viejo, your stay will be at the luxurious bungalows Escape Caribeño  on the famous Salsa Brava Beach. This small, family-owned, boutique hotel center provides spacious comfortable rooms, beautiful grounds with trails and gardens and  beach access to refresh and unwind.

The individual, spacious cottages sleep 1-2 people, and are just steps from the beach and a 10 minute walk to the heart of town. Puerto Viejo is a peaceful and laid back town unlike any other in Costa Rica. You’ll enjoy this great place to relax and discover some beautiful beaches.


Day 1: San Jose

Arrive at Costa Rica’s San Jose Airport (code: SJO) and take the provided shuttle to Barceló, San José Palacio Hotel. Enjoy a complimentary refreshing drink upon arrival and get settled in. Your host Ewunike will welcome everyone during a meet & greet dinner. After dinner at Hotel Barceló, get your groove on with your first physical activity – Salsa lessons!

Day 2:

Wake up to a morning stretch session in the fitness room. Fresh breakfast buffet at Hotel Barceló. Depart for an exciting adventure of waterfalls and nature preserve exploration at LaPaz Waterfall Gardens. Upon our return, a happy hour celebration will be offered in the hotel lounge. There will be a review of the itinerary and Phase 2 of the retreat starts with early morning departure for Puerto Viejo! The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy on your own. Dinner on your own.

Day 3: Puerto Viejo

Early morning departure from San Jose airport to Limon airport and shuttle bus to Hotel Escape Caribeño. Breakfast and orientation at the resort. The rest of the afternoon is yours to relax on the beach, go for a bike ride and explore the town of Puerto Viejo. In the evening, Ewunike will lead a stretch & mobility class to prepare the body for rest and restoration. Group dinner included at a local restaurant.

Day 4:

Day of Leisure. Lunch and Dinner on your own.

Day 5:

This morning is reserved for our Zip Lining adventure. Group lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon is yours to rest, relax on the beaches or explore the town of Puerto Viejo. In the evening, Ewunike will lead a stretch & mobility class to prepare the body for rest and restoration. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy. Dinner on your own.

Day 6:

Early morning LOTUS Fitness class on the beach. Ewunike will lead the group on a leisurely bike ride to explore the many beautiful beaches in the Puerto Viejo area. Find your favorite one and chill for the afternoon or keep riding to the tip of Puerto Viejo to. Enjoy a relaxing evening or explore Puerto Viejo at night. Dinner on your own.

Day 7:

This morning and afternoon is reserved for our hiking adventure at Cahuita National Park. We will spend the day exploring the park’s white sand palm tree lined beaches and crystal clear blue waters, its wildlife, and many different terrain. Last group dinner included at a local restaurant.

Day 8:

We will grab a boxed breakfast and depart early for Limon Airport to headback to San Jose Airport and travel back to the US.

​*Itinerary subject to change

Required Retreat Waivers:

It is every clients responsibility to read carefully, sign, date and submit the below documents by May 1, 2018 to You will receive a confirmation email that your documents have been received.

Click Here to download and sign the Booking Terms and Conditions
Click Here to download and sign the Medical Waiver
Click Here to download and sign the Travel Insurance Advisory Waiver


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.



"After participating in C.O.R.E. Boot Camp for just a few months, I have made it a priority in my weekly routine. I have noticed improvement in my strength, endurance, and overall wellness. Ewunike possesses a rare combination of skill, leadership, and enthusiasm. She is a true fitness professional."


“I can always count on C.O.R.E. Boot Camp to challenge me! Thanks to this class, our awesome coach, and a group of supportive teammates, I feel stronger, have more muscle definition, and have increased my endurance. I hate ever missing a class”!


“Ewunike lives personal training for herself and for community--adults and children alike. She is passionate about her commitment to a healthy population, and she develops new fun fitness programs to achieve these goals”.