6 Day Connect & Play Retreat

  • Casa Mango Casa Mango
  • Mal País, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
  • Apr 8 - 13, 2019 (6 days)

About us

This unique experience isn't just a vacation - it's a life-changing week that will stay with you when you leave...

 This retreat experience is special because you get the benefit of leaving the work to us and getting the tried-and-true best of the best of Costa Rica. That's because each day, we'll have fun as we explore a side of Costa Rica that you won't get to explore if you came alone or with retreat leaders that don't live here.

We've spent years here. We know where the magic happens and when it happens. In the jungle, when you get all the elements right, an alchemical process happens in which magic occurs.

This is the magic you will live on an adventure with us.

We bring our years of experience to you to enjoy so you don't have to waste any time guessing. 

You'll enjoy life like a local.

A Transformational Experience in Costa Rica

Event Highlights

  • 5 nights accommodations at the beautiful Casa Mango
  • 3 daily fulfilling plant-based meals cooked from locally grown, organic produce by Chef Russell
  • Daily yoga classes, meditation and sound healing
  • 2 surf lessons including board rental
  • 1 cooking class
  • We'll join the local weekly Ecstatic Dance Party with an epic DJ!
  • Stand up paddle-board tour, equipment included

Venue Highlights

Imagine you're driving down the main rustic road of Mal Pais, surfers all around, the ocean peaking through the jungle to your right. Your driver turns up a road and you begin to ascend into the jungle, higher and higher.
Soon you arrive to Casa Mango. You enter, and the first thing you notice is that you're surrounded by lush green jungle.
You're taken to your bedroom and you set your stuff down to relax. Ahhh... you've finally arrived.
Plop down on the luscious bed, kick off your shoes, take a shower and relax with a tropical fruit smoothie or a cold beer before the adventures begin. You'll have time to watch the sunset before dinner, where you'll meet everyone and settle in.
Throughout the week, you'll awaken with the howler monkeys as you enjoy the comfort of luxury within the peace and quiet of the wild and enchanting Costa Rican jungle.
Savor the jungle views during breakfast. Fresh coffee in hand, look out to the horizon and let your worries melt away as the waves of the ocean roll into the shore.
Spend the afternoon bathing in the sun and dipping in and out of the natural tidepools. Come sunset sip on tropical cocktails while watching the sun melt into the horizon leaving a dazzling trail of fire in the sky.
It's time for dinner, enjoy gourmet food prepared by our private chef poolside and dine to the sounds of nature and the crashing waves in the distance.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Schedule

Connect and Play Retreat Schedule

Day One
2:00 - 3:00 pm: Check in & introduction session
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Sunset / Welcome drink
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Yoga
7:00 - 8:00 pm: Dinner

Day Two
8:00 - 9:00 am: Meditation / Yoga
9:00 - 9:30 am: Breakfast
10:00 - 1:00 pm: Surf Lesson #1
1:00 - 2:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 - 6:00 pm: Rest / Beach / Sunset
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Yoga
7:00 - 8:00 pm: Dinner

Day Three
8:30 - 9:30 am: Meditation / Yoga
9:30 - 10:00 am: Breakfast
10:00 - 1:00 pm: Free time
1:00 - 2:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 - 4:00 pm: Rest / Beach
4:00 - 6:30 pm: Cooking Lesson
6:30 - 7:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Sound Bath Healing

Day Four
8:00 - 9:00 am: Meditation / Yoga
9:00 - 9:30 am: Breakfast
10:00 - 1:00 pm: Surf Lesson #2
1:00 - 2:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 - 6:00 pm: Rest / Beach / Sunset
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Yoga
7:00 - 8:00 pm: Dinner
Day Five
8:00 - 9:00 am: Meditation / Yoga
9:00 - 9:30 am: Breakfast
9:30 - 12:00 pm: SUP
1:00 - 2:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 - 6:00 pm: Rest / Beach / Sunset
6:00 - 8:00 pm: Ecstatic Dance
7:00 - 8:00 pm: Dinner

Day Six
8:30 - 9:30 am: Meditation / Yoga
9:30 - 10:00 am: Breakfast
10:30 am: Good byes, group photo
11:00 am: Check out

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Optimum Nutrition
Unhealthy eating habits can affect the quality of our emotional and physical life. Discover how delicious and fulfilling eating healthy can be, and you'll be surprised at how good you feel. We won't be "cleansing" by any means, just enjoying clean, gourmet food from a personal chef (Russell!) all made in the home you'll be staying in with love and gratitude. You'll find that eating healthy is not only good for you, but it's also a fun thing to explore!

Savor 3 fulfilling plant-based meals cooked from locally grown, organic produce by Chef Russell. All included.

You'll also enjoy one cooking class!

Accommodations

You’ll be staying in a private room in our house with a private entrance and bathroom! Enjoy spectacular ocean views from your private balcony. Hot water, AC, WiFi and more are featured throughout the property.

Directions

You will fly into and out of San Jose Airport, Costa Rica, and from there, make your way to Santa Teresa either by commuter flight (recommended) (via Sansa Airlines, Aerobell or Costa Rica Green Airways) or via shuttle or rental car. Travel times depend on which option you take and can be anywhere from 1 hour to 6 hours as we are located remotely on the tip of the Nicoyan Peninsula.

You would fly to Tambor Airport (TMU) and from there, we can arrange a taxi to the house in Mal Pais.

If your flight out of San Jose leaves very early in the morning, it's best to book it for the next morning to enjoy the full benefit of the retreat.
From there, you can make your way leisurely to San Jose and stay near the airport in comfortable, affordable and safe accommodation.

Tags: costa rica ecstatic dance mal pais santa teresa sound healing sup surf surfing vegan vegetarian yoga

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