Costa Rica Retreat

Costa Rica Retreat

Costa Rica has stolen my heart…this will be my 7thvisit to Manuel Antonio.  The town of Manuel Antonio is gorgeous…and you will see a mix of locals and tourists, it is not a busy place and everyone literally “takes time to smell the roses” here.   We will be greeted by our personal concierge, chef, and housekeeper!  You can even return home with your clothes laundered. Expect to be well taken care of on this trip J

Can’t wait to introduce you to my friends in Costa Rica!!!

Xoxo Patty

MEALS – ACTIVITIES – ACCOMMODATIONS – COST

February 22 – 29, 2020 (Saturday to Saturday)

MEALS

Breakfasts

Our In-House Chef will prepare a healthy start to our day.

Lunches

If you take any excursions, a fresh, healthy lunch is generally included. The Group Waterfall Excursion includes a Healthy Lunch and that is part of your package.

Manuel Antonio also has great places for lunch as well as grocery shops if you want to prepare something at our house. Grocery Shops and restaurants are accessible by foot (many a 5 minute walk) and cabs are super easy for restaurants that are further and I can help you with that process J.  UBER is supposed to be in Manuel Antonio by the time we arrive in 2020!

Dinners

Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday – Our In-House Chef will prepare

Monday and Thursday’s Dinners are “On Your Own” an Opportunity To Explore Local Restaurants. Monday I will arrange a complimentary van to the Marina at 5PM

Other Snacks etc…

Grocery Shops sell ALL types of beverages and our house is fully stocked with kitchen supplies such as blenders JRaise Your VIBE Retreats are non-judgement zones – this is YOUR time and I want you to enjoy!   This is a BYOB experience. Most people swing into Duty Free at the San Jose Airport to grab a few things.

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ACTIVITIES

GENERAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Manuel Antonio and Costa Rica in general is a very “outdoors” place.  Manuel Antonio is a town on a ridge that overlooks the Pacific so if you walk down a hill, there will be one to walk up.  Getting to the best beachesis walkable for sure; however, each day except Wednesdaysince we have our group excursion, included in the cost, I will arrange a group van ride to the beachat around 11:00AM and a return around 3:30PM.  You can opt to use this service one direction, both directions, or choose your own method – foot or cab.  The ride is just 5 minutes and we will explore 2-3 different beaches.  You may also opt to spend the entire afternoon at the house, we are literally at a private resort, or you may be off on a smaller group excursion – ideas at the end of this.  I can’t emphasize enough that this trip is about YOU and we all need different things! J

 

 

GROUP CLASSES

Our Group Classes and Power Walks are always optional and subject to change based on group dynamics – again, no judgement zone. The Walks are very hilly and will get your heart rate up but you can always shorten them or lengthen them! J Costa Rica is an early to bed and early to rise country approximately 9 degrees north of the equator with sunrise around 5:40AM and sunset 5:40PM.  Lots of unscheduled time to explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica, deepen friendships, meet new people, and explore your inner bad ass!  This is about raising your VIBE!

EXCURSIONS

A Group Waterfall Tour is scheduled for Wednesday and included in the price.  The house, private grounds, and beach, are all breath-taking so extra excursions are not needed to have an amazing time; however, exploring the country is a blast.  We can talk more about your personal goals individually.  I will coordinate with the group and together with our concierge, I will get all reservations organized for you, payment is generally made the day of the outing by cc or cash. Most outings that are more than 3 hours will include a healthy, fresh lunch…these tours generally are in the 8:30 – 4:00PM time frame and short adventures like surfing and paddle boarding will depend on tide schedule.  Excursion companies will pick you up and drop you off either at our door or at the top of our driveway depending on the type of van/bus. Most excursions do not need to be decided until  2 weeks before we go so you have plenty of time to think about that.

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ACCOMODATIONS

All rooms are beautiful and spacious with ensuite bathrooms…the house has many places to escape on your own with patios, verandas, porches, etc…to read a book or sneak in a nap.  Our home is in a secure neighborhood and all rooms have safes. I feel SUPER comfortable in Manuel Antonio. AND unlike many places in Costa Rica, our home has A/C in all bedrooms and most common areas.

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COST

Room Cost For 2 Per Room $1799 Per Person

Room Cost For 3 Per Room $1499 Per Person

Room Cost for 4 Per Room $1399 Per Person

This pricing covers all gratuities at the house (housekeeping, concierge, chef), most meals, a group excursion, planning fees, and organizational time required for you to experience a stress free and safe experience in this beautiful country!

Deposit Policy:Deposit of $500 to Hold Space. 50% is refundable through July 1st– after that, a cancellation would result in loss of deposit.  Payment by check is preferredmade out to “Triangle Pilates LLC” and mailed to Patty Geiger 1012 Ambergate Station Apex, NC 27502  If I know your check is in the mail, I will hold your spot.  Other options available if you prefer (zelle, paypal, venmo, cc – any service charges will be responsibility of attendee)

Payment Schedule:July 1st or upon registration if after July 1st, 50% of balance is due. The Remaining 50% is due November 1st.  Failure to follow the payment schedule after 2 phone and e-mail reminders will be treated as a cancellation by you.

Transfer Policy: Your reservation can be transferred to another person* at any time. It is your responsibility to arrange the finances; there is no additional charge.  *The person must be a female over the age of 18 and if you were sharing a room, the roommate must agree.

Cancellation Policy:Prior to November 1st, should you choose to fully cancel, 50% of what you have paid will be refunded.  Cancellations made after November 1stare non-refundable.A request for a refund must be received in writing.

Getting to Manuel Antonio:Plan your flight to arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica around 12:30PM, if you want to be in a private group van which I will help coordinate and I recommend.  Delta, American, United, and Southwest all fly in at that time. Transportation from San Jose to the house is not included.  You can opt for a commuter plane to Quepos then 15-minute cab ride to Manuel Antonio or take public transportation or join in on a group van from San Jose to Manuel Antonio.  I have personally only ever arrived by van.  It is an opportunity to see the country and our house will not be ready until 4PM.  The vans are NICE and drivers will stop at stores or restaurants as the group requests. The cost of a private group van is based on number but tends to run $35 each way when people arrive similar times. Some folks in the past have chosen to arrive a day or so early to either explore San Jose OR to go to Manuel Antonio early and stay at a hotel.  I can help you arrange any of the above.

 

Itinerary For The Week – Subject To Tweaks JPura Vida!

Saturday

Arrive at the house any time after 4:00PM

6:00– 7:30PM Appetizers/Dinner at the House

Sunday

6:30AM Power Walk

8:00AM Group Class

9:00AM Breakfast

4:00PM Sunset Chill Yoga

6:00– 7:30PM Appetizers/Dinner at the House

Monday

6:30AM Power Walk

8:00AM Group Class

9:00AM Breakfast

Dinner “On Your Own”

Tuesday

6:30AM Power Walk

8:00AM Group Class

9:00AM Breakfast

6:00– 7:30PM Appetizers/Dinner at the House

Wednesday

6:00AM Power Walk

7:00AM Group Class

Group Waterfall Tour and Lunch – Included in your package

6:00– 7:30PM Appetizers/Dinner at the House

Thursday

6:30AM Power Walk

8:00AM Group Class

9:00AM Breakfast

4:00PM Sunset Chill Yoga

Dinner “On Your Own”

Friday

6:30AM Power Walk

8:00AM Group Class

9:00AM Breakfast

6:00– 7:30PM Appetizers/Dinner at the House

Saturday

7:30AM Breakfast

8:30AM – Back to San Jose Airport on pre-arranged van or to Quepos for a Commuter Flight

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Activities That I am Personally Familiar With…there are more to choose from

We can talk through closer to the time and I am happy to work to sort through planning as much or as little extra activities as you want!

Surfing, Kayaking, or Paddleboarding on The Coast with Paddle9

http://www.paddle9sup.com

Quepos Canyoning (some zip-line, rappelling, and more)

http://quepocanyoning.net/quepo-canyoning-tour-information/ 

Canopy Safari ZipLine

http://www.canopysafari.com

Whitewater Rafting

http://www.amigosdelrio.net

Horse Back Riding To Waterfalls

www.horsebacktour.com

ATV-Riding in Rain Forest and to Waterfalls

www.safariadventurescr.com

There are many other opportunities…ask me if there is something you have an interest in that I have not listed including fishing, mangrove tours, guided tours of Manuel Antonio National Park, jetski, literally ANYTHING outdoors and of course we can arrange MASSAGES and in-house treatments!   You can choose to add things to your schedule after you arrive, pre-arranging just guarantees.  The house that we will be in and the Manuel Antonio VIBE will keep you active and smiling – taking at least one extra adventure is my recommendation – JUST BECAUSE!  This is YOUR trip – take full advantage of whateveryou want whether that be down time or activity.