The Retreat Costa Rica
Alajuela, San Jose and Central Valley
Centerd around wellness, yoga & healthy living, The Retreat in Costa Rica's Central Valley offers an escape from hectic schedules, leaving you feeling utterly relaxed. A short drive from San Jose, this is a perfect stop for before or after a long flight.
At a Glance
Health & Wellness retreat within easy reach of San Jose
Enjoy yoga classes, wellness classes, spa treatments and gym sessions or relaxing by the beautiful pool
Spectacular surroundings in the Alajuela valley with rolling countryside in all directions
Perfect stopover before or after your international flight, located just a short drive from the airport
Perched up in the hills of Costa Rica's Central Valley, a short drive from San Jose is The Retreat, a transformational wellness center with a fantastic spa and wonderful facilities which will leave you feeling refreshed and pampered. Enjoy yoga classes and learn the art of preparing raw food in between spa treatments and relaxing swims in the beautiful pool.
Created by Diana Stobo, a renowned health and wellness coach, The Retreat is the perfect destination to escape the stresses of daily life or simply to relax after an adventurous Costa Rica journey, leaving you rejuvenated in time for your flight back home. Boasting spectacular views of the surrounding valley and across to the Pacific Ocean, guests can make the most of this jaw-dropping location from a private terrace, the firepit or even the resort's pool.
Accommodation is simple yet beautiful, with a range of rooms, suites and casitas available in fresh tones and crisp whites. All come with WiFi but all other mod-cons are kept to a minimum to promote a more healthy lifestyle. Ceiling fans are provided in each room and there are large doors which open out to gardens or a terrace to enjoy the outdoors and the fresh air. Facilities include a yoga studio, teaching kitchen, fitness center and community room with a reading library, movie library and a selection of board games. Guests can relax here in the evenings or opt to sit around the firepit and enjoy a glass of organic wine.
All rooms, suites and casitas at The Retreat are completed with similar decor, with crisp whites complemented by fresh bright turquoises, pinks and greens. The overall feel is clean and contemporary and the furnishings are comfortable. WiFi is available throughout the property and rooms also boast ceiling fans. Superior room categories come with their own private gardens to ensure privacy while suites and casitas boast private terraces, most of which boast views over the surrounding valley or the Pacific Ocean beyond.
The Casitas can accommodate up to 5 guests, the Chan Junior suite can accommodate 3 guests and all other rooms and suites have a maximum occupancy of 2.
The spa at The Retreat is an intrinsic part of any stay and offers a strict farm to spa policy when it comes to the products used in its treatments, all of which are edible. Grown in the resort's garden, organic produce is used throughout to truly help you to de-tox and to nurture. There is also a teaching kitchen which is used to host wellness classes, teaching guests about the aspects of an organic lifestyle, including herbal medicine making and raw food preparations.
For fitness, there is an onsite yoga house which accommodates up to 20 guests for each class. The studio opens out onto a large terrace overlooking the valley so guests can make the most of the surroundings and enjoy an indoor/outdoor experience. The gym is equipped with the newest equipment and overlooks the valley - try aerial yoga here or make use of the elliptical machines, treadmills, exercise balls and dumbbells.
A communal area is stocked with board games, an extensive reading library and a selection of movies. A firepit makes for the perfect gathering spot and there is even a telescope available for use to enjoy the night sky.
As well as the onsite yoga and wellness classes, guests can arrange hiking excursions or leisurely walks through the nearby wildlife refuge, chocolate tastings, organic coffee farm tours, trips to the farmers market or even ziplining.
Location & Directions
Alajuela, San Jose and Central Valley
The Retreat can be found within easy reach of San Jose,
When to go
San Jose enjoys a near–perfect temperature of around 27°C all year, although November to April are the best months for sunshine. The ‘Green’ season, from May to October, is a good time to visit: it’s typically sunny in the mornings with rain in the afternoons. The quietest period is April to early June. The rain can be particularly strong in September and October.