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Reviewed 26 May 2020

wonderful staff and thoughtful accommodations (all in your room: sound machine, light dimmers, evening health snack, essential oils, etc). take full advantage of the food and beverage menu and spa services! some services that I've never seen offered elsewhere in latin america. Meghan was the residential yoga instructor and was wonderful.

if any cons to share, this isn't an ideal place for solo travelers as someone with solo experience signing up for yoga retreats. but i'm sure it all depends on the guest composition at the time. and, it's a secluded location quite a distance from a main road or public transportation option so go prepared to stay on property versus exploring the surrounding area. the resort offers local transportation and excursions, but at steep prices.

Date of stay: January 2020
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Diana Stobo, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Thank you so much for your honest input, we are indeed an immersive wellness and health center. Most come for the Retreat experience, the cozy nurturing environment the hotel offers along with all the comforts and details of the wellness community. You’re right, each week has its own guest composition, as is true with any hotel, many come alone and make lifelong friends, and others prefer to be secluded and go inward as they rejuvenate. We are actually a great and safe place to travel alone. . As for nearby excursions, the location is not a tourist location, but rather rich with culture. Some say that “Alajuela”is the real Costa Rica. And our excursions are customized by our on staff concierge - who accompanies our guests for maximum experiences.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, and very much look forward to your retrune visit.
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Diana

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Reviewed 11 March 2020

I spent a peaceful four nights at The Retreat at the end of a tour of Costa Rica. I was welcomed and made to feel at home immediately. My room was perfect - simple, luxurious design with views I could have gazed at twenty four hours a day. Design throughout is so well thought out for health and relaxation, with the incredible view across the countryside to the gulf ever present.... the sunsets ! I wish I had been able to stay longer to benefit from more treatments from the excellent spa team. Morning and evening yoga sessions and the personal attention I was given were great. The real highlight for me was the entire staff team who were utterly delightful and generous, including letting me chat in the kitchen, interrupting their preparation of delicious meals. I just hope The Retreat does not change with its growing popularity and I wish them all the very best.

Room tip: all the rooms have fabulous views
Date of stay: January 2020
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Diana S, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2020

I love this “utterly delightful” review. Thank you, we certainly hope you find it in your future plans to come again. The heart and soul of The Retreat will never change as long as I am owner

In health and Love,
Diana

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Reviewed 4 March 2020

If you are looking to reset, re charge and feel as if you belong to the family you never knew you needed or had then The Retreat is where you need to go.
It's now a staple part of mine and my husbands life. The only place my husband is able to switch off and totally relax.
It's our little piece of heaven. The food, the people, the spa treatment are all outstanding. I highly recommend it but equally don't wish the whole world to discover what I now consider to belong to me in some way. Seriously though, you can't go to CR and not go here.

Date of stay: February 2020
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Diana S, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Love the way you write, this was well said. You are family now. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and share with others.
In health and Love
Diana

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Reviewed 21 February 2020

I spent a wonderful week at The Retreat. On every level this resort delivered above expectations. The accommodation, food, support staff, spa facilities and staff were all superb. I did an Ayurvedic/detox program with personalized care all the way. Special shout outs to Sergio and Ninfa in the kitchen, amazing attention to detail, Meghan's supportive , encouraging and knowledgeable yoga instruction and Dr Vimod's life altering ayurvedic teachings. A truly heavenly experience.

Date of stay: February 2020
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Diana S, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2020

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful....... I (We) are so happy you had a great experience, it's all that we can hope for. Thank you for taking the time to write here and share so others may enjoy as well. Please, We hope to see you again soon.

In health and Love,
Diana

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Reviewed 9 February 2020

I recently spent 5 days at The Retreat with Loya and it was phenomenal. The food, service, staff and rooms were all excellent and the views are incredible. Gustavo, Beto, Gizelle were attentive, helpful and welcoming. Sergio is an amazing chef and every meal was superb. The entire kitchen staff was terrific and I miss having my morning tea with them! Megan's yoga class was a treat. The spa and services were also top notch. My entire stay was terrific. Can't wait to return!

Date of stay: January 2020
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Diana S, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2020

Well, this is fantastic news. I am so happy you had a wonderful time. Thank you for taking the time to share with everyone. We look forward to seeing you again.

In health and Love,
Diana

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