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The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa

Barrio Jesus, Atenas 20502 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 11/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 hotels in Atenas
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
The Retreat is a Wellness Boutique Resort and Spa, which features 13 unique, luxury rooms, a world-class Healing Center and Spa, two Farm-to-table restaurants, an organic coffee plantation, two saltwater pools, jungle, ​and river paths and a view of the Gulf of Nicoya.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Adults only
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Extra long beds
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch, Hindi
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Sararossi wrote a review Apr 2021
Atlanta, Georgia20 contributions10 helpful votes
We had an amazing visit , the food is spectacular and the yoga classes very nice . The spa is wonderful . During our visit my mother fell ill and the team was truly amazing . We are so thankful for their attention , love and care and we really felt taken care of and loved . Muchas gracias a todos !!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Diana Stobo, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
This makes me so happy to hear! Thank you for your review, it means so much to us when our guests take the time to write. We strive everyday to be better than the day before. We hope you are able to come again soon.
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joe20031 wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions
To all the team at TR! I just wanted to express my profound gratitude to all of you for taking such good care of me during my stay. From the kitchen stuff ,front desk ,spa and everyone in between :) it felt like home from day one. My juicing detox program wouldn't have been possible without your care and attention. Once again thank you so much! 😊🙏🏻 Eyali spreen Miami Fl USA
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Bryant Angulo Herrera, Director General at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Dear Eyal, it was our pleasure to provide you with our services and we are delighted to know that your experience with our detox program was to your liking. All the team sends you regards and we hope to see you next time.
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Sacha G wrote a review Jan 2021
New York City, New York42 contributions
I’m almost hesitant to write this review bc I don’t want the world to know about this heavenly place. From the moment you enter the retreat you can feel the energy how special this place is. Location: so close to sjo airport making it easy to get to. Rooms/hotel: this place is filled with beautiful details. It sits on a crystal quartz mt and the hotel is filled with crystals, beautiful facilities, clean, detail oriented and feng shue. We stayed in morninga and had a beautiful mountain and water view Spa: gorgeous brand new spa with amazing treatments and specials. We got a 90 min deep tissue massage & it was amazing There’s a good size gym with tons of equipment and even a rebounder with k same views Private meditation deck is key Tons of pool areas private and more central Morning hike: so fun and they offer a few different trails and levels. I highly recommend going on at least one Yoga: The restorative evening yoga was great and so relaxing Food: my lordddddd this was everything!!! Do NOT be deterred by a health retreat. The food here is unlike anything I’ve experienced. They grow all their fruits and veg on the farm on site. There’s no menu and each meal is a work of art. The chefs are so fun and friendly and you will not go hungry. They offer protein at breakfast and dinner (I always got fish and eggs and was so fresh and delicious) there’s also alcohol and amazing organic biodynamic wine and cocktails This place truly feels like you’re at home in a gorgeous location with very special people. The owner Diana was there the whole time and all I can say is bravo on this gem! She made us feel so at home and like family. You can feel the love and attention she put into this resort the moment you enter. If you’re looking for a relaxing, luxurious, special, delicious, rejuvenating vacation this is your place and book now before the world finds out :) We’ll be returning here very soon!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Diana Stobo, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Responded 4 Jan 2021
We are so lucky to host the most gracious and loving guests. Thank you for your thoughtful and thorough review. We can't wait for your return visit. Much Love and gratitude, Diana 🙏🏻💕
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Wander783118 wrote a review Dec 2020
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My husband and I recently stayed here for 5 nights. It was a splurge for us, but definitely worth it! It was a slice of heaven and met/exceeded all my expectations (which are always very high)! We planned to stay at the resort the whole time and not leave - just some R&R, tranquility and delicious, healthy food. Some people could be bored (if you like a lot of activity and exploring), but it is what we signed up for and the time actually went quickly. I did yoga twice a day and my husband did the morning hike each day. We relaxed by the pool, enjoyed the spa facilities and went to the open air dining room for 3 meals. It all flowed well and we were very relaxed, yet the time went by fast. My husband went to appease me but he ended up very fulfilled with the trip and enjoyed every aspect. He is a meat eater and not very "health conscious" the way I am with food and he absolutely loved everything and was very impressed (and we never went hungry). And they do offer animal protein with dinner, if interested (I had fish). They even had an IPA beer which is is favorite type (though they ran out on his last day because they have limited supplies until the distributor comes back; but that's OK because there were other options). They have wine and cocktails as well, if interested. The grounds were very beautiful and zen. It was obvious that a lot of thought went into the design. The staff were very friendly and helpful; communication via email or phone in advance of our trip was professional and efficient which was refreshing compared to some other int'I destinations I have had challenges with in the past. Another benefit that appealed to us is that it is within a 1-hour drive from SJO airport so it was convenient to get to (they offer transport) yet it felt very far away once we were there. Just a tip about the rooms, I think some have AC (wall units) and others don't. If that is important to you, you can inquire and I'm sure they will tell you. We changed rooms once we arrived because they were at a low capacity and could accommodate. The room we ended up with was Maca and we really liked it because there was a couch/ sitting area and space to move around and put our stuff - and a nice private balcony. There was no AC which we were concerned about because my husband runs hot, but it ended up being OK with just the ceiling fan and cool air from outside (windows open). We were fine. Bath products and hand soap were very nice - very light lavender scent - no artificial fragrance added which is a big deal for me because I am allergic and usually cannot use hotel or public soaps at all (I bring my own sanitizer/soap). It was so nice to be able to use all their amenities! I could go on and on about it. I highly recommend it and am spreading the word. We miss it already and hope to come back soon!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Bryant Angulo Herrera, Director General at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Responded 31 Dec 2020
Hello Dear, thank you for your comment, For us is very important and we appreciate each word that you wrote. Our Staff and I, are very happy to know that you enjoyed your vacation and experience with us. We hope can receive you soon. Happy New year and we hope that 2021 will come with a lot of positive energy and health. Blessings!
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Kim R wrote a review Dec 2020
Scottsdale, Arizona48 contributions47 helpful votes
I recently stayed at The Retreat Costa Rica Wellness Resort & Spa. It is a beautiful property located in Atenas. It sits on a crystal quartz mountain with beautiful views surrounding. The staff is excellent and the food is to die for. Everything is gluten-free and non-inflammatory. The chef creates masterpieces daily and I loved everything he made. There is a wonderful organic garden from which they get most of their ingredients. I had a wonderful massage at the spa, read around the pool & did some hikes. Gazing out over the rainforest from my balcony was just lovely. I definitely recommend The Retreat!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Diana Stobo, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Thank you for your lovely review, we loved having you and look forward to your return visit. Much gratitude, Diana
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US$334 - US$848 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include El Toledo Coffee Tour (3.6 km) and Iglesia San Rafael Arcangel (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, extra long beds, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balcon de Cafe, Pizzeria La Finca, and Kay's Postres, Cafe & Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Hindi, and Dutch.
Does The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.