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The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa

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Barrio Jesus, Atenas 20502 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised 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.

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#1 of 4 hotels in Atenas
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2021 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)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Adults only
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
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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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch, Hindi
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Blowana wrote a review Apr 2015
San Diego, California1 contribution
When I first arrived on the property, I thought I had fallen from the sky and landed on a cloud. The white architecture, water features, sounds of birds, exotic skies and the view... so much beauty and grace I took a deep breath and relaxed. I was greeted with fresh Pipa and shown to my room. When I surfaced from unpacking and gazing on the valley and coastline, I was shown the property and begun to meet the staff. All were wonderful warm and welcoming, I felt like I was part of something special. And as my week progressed, I attended Yoga, took long hikes around the valley, water pilates, massages, and this amazing signature treatment that left me limp and happy. The bocas at sunset, the handcrafted cocktails and the fresh cuisine...all were fantastic. I noticed my body
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Date of stay: April 2015
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New York City, New York26 contributions3 helpful votes
This is the place to be to come back to yourself. Gorgeous property, wonderful pool and lounge areas, DELICIOUS raw and natural food that will blow your mind...incredible sleeping quaters that makes you feel like you are living in a dream...and wonderful healty classes that will tone your body and make you feel great! Incredible and helpful staff. A favorite destination for the records!
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Response from RetreatCostaRica, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Responded 27 Jun 2016
It was with great pleasure that we hosted you again this year. I hope you and your mother make this an annual mother daughter event- we look forward to seeing you again.
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Lucy T wrote a review Apr 2015
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
We were one of the first guests at The Retreat. Early teething problems and last builders were all forgiven because We were so well taken care of and would come back especially if we needed to stay near San Jose.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Response from RetreatCostaRica, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Responded 27 Jun 2016
I love this review, to this day i cringe when I hear there was a puppy on the property without my consent. And I see the "teething probles" now and laugh. I'm so happy that you had a wonderful time in spite of the silly little pup. You will be happy to know we are puppy free and have the most terrific updated staff and our food is even better than ever. We hope you come again.
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Kaquita66 wrote a review Apr 2015
La Jolla, California123 contributions23 helpful votes
Where to start? We were welcomed by our chef Heather with a fresh pipa and shown to our room with an unabstructed view of the valley all the way to the sea. The room bright, welcoming and I have to say the best bedding I have EVER slept on. Felt like a nest. Visit the website as I can't truly describe the grounds, pool, yoga, restaurant, deck as it deserves. Did yoga for the first time and I'm spoiled, birds chirping and gentle breezes. REALLY? Our meals were excellent farm to fork organic and satisfying. Did I mention the organic juiced watermelon margaritas and infused mojitos? The only bummer was leaving and I didn't get to see a sloth. Thank you Diana for being an excellent host. See you next year.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Response from RetreatCostaRica, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Responded 27 Jun 2016
I am so happy that you have rebooked for February we are so lucky to have return guests like yourself. We cant wait to host you again
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fitandready wrote a review Apr 2015
7 contributions4 helpful votes
The view is spectacular! The food is as beautiful to look at as it is to eat. the staff is very attentive, the pool is invigorating. the grounds and the buildings are absolutely beautiful. I must have lost at least three pounds.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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PRICE RANGE
US$334 - US$848 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaAtenas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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