Costa Rica: Yoga and Wellness Retreat (co-ed)

  • Sun Mountain Center Sun Mountain Center
  • colorado, united states
  • Mar 1 - 8, 2020 (8 days)
  • Goddess Harden: Jungle Dorm - $1,550.00 Goddess Garden: Double Bamboo Room - $1,780.00 Goddess Garden: Gardenia Single Room - $1,975.00

About This Event

Have you been dreaming of waking up where the jungle meets the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean Ocean?  Have you imagined seeing toucans, monkeys and sloths frolicking through the branches of the trees outside your bedroom?  The only questions you will need to ask yourself here are ‘I wonder what local fresh ingredients the next meal will have?’, ‘what time is our next yoga class again?’ and ‘should I siesta or walk the beach first?’. Welcome to paradise.

This 8 day adventure is truly unique and is offered in the heart of the Caribbean. Come join Earth & Ocean Travels on our exclusive Health and Wellness Eco-Retreat in Cahuita, Costa Rica! We will be exploring ourselves through daily morning yoga practice, daily evening yin & restorative yoga classes, optional group acupuncture, and guided meditation sessions. This wellness retreat is focused on yoga, meditation and healthy eating. It is designed as an opportunity to reset your intentions and refuel yourself in one of the most beautiful places in the world. The midday schedule is open so you have time for yourself to either relax or personalize your retreat with add- ons including surf adventures, hikes through Cahuita National Park, waterfall explorations, beach walks, and chocolate tours. We focus on optimal health and nutrition by serving Ayurvedic dishes three times a day. This wellness vacation will create space for personal exploration, improve your well-being, and deepen your yoga practice.

Goddess Garden is located where the jungle meets the white sand beaches. The center is home to sloths, monkeys, Iguanas and toucans that you will see on a regular basis. There are three stunning yoga studios to choose from for our morning and evening practices. Playa Grande is just around the corner, 10 miles of pristine white sand beach great for meditation walks, morning runs, or afternoon ocean dips. The town of Cahuita is located 15 minutes by bike, or 30 minutes walking down the beach road.

Join us for this unforgettable luxury getaway.



Accommodation of your choice at Goddess Garden Eco-Resort

Shuttle to and from San Jose International airport (3-4 hours each way)

3 Ayurvedic meals/day

Wifi in all rooms

Large swimming pool with whirlpool and hammocks

2 yoga classes a day

1 Deep Tissue or Relaxation Massage

Daily guided meditation/Acupuncture.

Final night Bonfire and Personal Reset

Group Guided tour through Cahuita National Park

1 group surf afternoon with lessons

Guided interpretive hike through the National Park to learn about  local flora and fuana

Not Included

International flight

Alcoholic drinks

Additional tours

Additional surf

Tips and gratuities

Travel insurance


Additional tours are optional and include: Chocolate tour in local first nations community BriBri, Waterfall trip, kayak through the National Park, individual surf lessons, and a stand up paddle lesson and tour. These are provided by the local guides at an additional cost.


Day 1

7:00pm ~ Meet and Greet, Orientation Dinner


Day 2

7:00am ~ Group Morning Meditation to set intention for the week

7:30am ~ Sunrise Yoga

9:00am ~ Healthy Breakfast

10:30pm ~Relax or Join group in a guided hike through Cahuita National Park

4:30pm ~ Sunset yin yoga

6:30pm ~ Dinner


Day 3

7:00am ~ Optional Morning Meditation

7:30am~Sunrise Yoga

9:00am~ Healthy Breakfast

10:30am ~ Relax or Join group in a Surf Lesson! (may change day depending on swell)

4:30pm ~ Sunset yin yoga/group acupuncture.

6:30pm ~ Dinner

*Optional evening Playa Grande walking meditation


Day 4

7:00am ~ Optional Morning Meditation

7:30am ~ Sunrise Yoga

9:00am ~ Healthy Breakfast

10:30pm~ Relax or Book a tour

4:30pm ~ Sunset yin yoga/group acupuncture.

6:30pm ~ Dinner

*Optional evening Playa Grande walking meditation


Day 5

7:00am ~ Optional Morning Meditation

7:30am ~ Sunrise Yoga

9:30am ~ Healthy Breakfast

10:30pm~ Relax or book a tour

4:30pm ~ Sunset yin yoga/group acupuncture.

6:30pm ~ Dinner

*Optional evening Playa Grande walking meditation


Day 6

7:00am ~ Optional Morning Meditation

7:30am ~ Sunrise Yoga

9:00am ~ Healthy Breakfast

10:30pm~ Relax or book a tour

4:30pm ~ Sunset yin yoga/group acupuncture.

6:30pm ~ Dinner

*Optional evening Playa Grande walking meditation


Day 7

7:00am ~Group Morning Meditation and Reflecting on the week

7:30am ~ Sunrise Yoga

9:00am ~ Healthy Breakfast

10:30pm~ Relax or book a tour

4:30pm ~ Yoga, Closing circle

7:00pm ~ Slide show, dinner and awards!

Beach Bonfire ‘Letting go of the old, making room for the new’


Day 8

Breakfast and Group Shuttle to Airport

7:30 -Breakfast and transfers

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    Jenny is wonderful! She found this location at Sun Mountain Center in Manitou Springs. I could not be more happy with the location! It's absolutely beautiful. The staff was also very accommodating and the chef made amazing food each day for us. I hope to return in the near future!

  • Regina Hoke-Clarke   March 11, 2019

      The perfect retreat center!

    I just loved the atmosphere of the home where we ate AMAZING food prepared by Chef Michael (and staff). The place is so incredibly unique with so many details throughout the Center. The grounds, gardens and animals added to the whole picture of wellness. The snow and the outdoor hot tub were a magical experience. I highly recommend the location and enjoyed the soak at Sun Water Spa.

  • Aaron Lodge   January 05, 2019

      Bad then good

    Their heart is in the right place, and many of the services and programs were wonderful, but there were definitely some issues with the actual lodging, such as plumbing. The schedule was a little loose, and some of the things promised like a Thai massage workshop never happened. Other aspects of the retreat were absolutely wonderful and unforgettable. The setting is fabulous and the sister establishment of sun water was amazing. In the very end they comped two nights for our troubles, which felt generous. I would go back again.

  • Annie Martens   November 27, 2018

      The perfect escape from city life

    When I walked through the doors of the Rockledge at Sun Mountain, I was blown away. The space is beautifully designed and has cozy and peaceful energy. I felt right at home, whether in my room, in the shared spaces practicing yoga and meditation, or out in the "backyard" hot tub. I loved every minute of my stay, especially the escape from city life. (Pro-tip: turn your phone off for the weekend and enjoy the books, views, and spa!)

  • Jacy DiFoggio Doumas   November 08, 2018

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    Sun Mountain's professional staff, warm welcome, incredible atmosphere, comfortable beds/pillows/linens, and over-the-top delicious food was incredible and absolutely appreciated by our group. The staff and this place exceeded expectations and fed my body, mind, and spirit. I look forward to returning for another experience with my husband as it is a special place for groups, couples, or solo experiences. Just wow.

  • Kathryn Zemanek   October 17, 2018

      Great Get-Away!

    Great get away close to Denver and Boulder. The staff was gracious and the food was outstanding. This beautiful mansions is adorned with crystals and fireplaces throughout. The views and grounds are gorgeous and Garden of the Gods in walking distance. I would not hesitate to visit again.

  • Mackenzie M Sullivan   October 06, 2018

      A Perfect Retreat Getaway to Nurture in Nature

    The Sun Mountain Center is a quaint, homey retreat center nestled amongst the red rocks of Colorado. The staff was friendly and accommodating upon our arrival, and open to helping with preparing fires and setting an ideal ambiance for our extended-weekend yoga retreat. The meals were outstanding. The chef was accommodating to all of our dietary needs/restrictions and provided vegan, gluten-free meals that were so clearly mindfully prepared with love. Our participants enjoyed their time here and the house was a cozy setting for our evenings. The center is close to Garden of the Gods as well as downtown Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs. During the free day, we had people explore the downtown areas for shopping while others hiked to waterfalls and up the massive incline nearby! We highly recommend the Sun Mountain Center for any retreat purpose and found it a perfect location for our first yoga/meditation retreat.

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      28 hours of Rejuvenation!

    A beautiful ,quiet, restful retreat. Did my own yoga on premises and went to the hot spring smoking tubs which was amazing. Breakfast was delicious and healthy. The room was spacious and comfy although I fun mattress to be a bit hard for my liking. And no hairdryer in the room. Al in all a perfect retreat. I will be back!

  • amanda   July 18, 2018

      beautiful get away

    Sun Mountain is the perfect getaway for anyone who needs to step away from everyday life for a few days (or weeks!). It is a beautiful retreat center nestled in the hills of Manitou Springs. There are endless places to wander both on the property and off. The property has all you could need, including quiet places to sit and meditate, gardens with breathtaking views, homecooked meals prepared by chefs that LOVE what they do. You can also walk a quarter of a mile to the Garden of the Gods and hike around for hours. The rooms at Sun Mountain cannot be described but have to be experienced- they hold the old world charm but are so comfortable you don't want to leave. The staff always have your comfort in mind as you stay and the Sun Water Spa is just down the road if you want to treat yourself to a spa treatment or a soak in the mineral tubs. I can't say enough about this amazing place. As soon as I step onto the property, the world seems to fall away and I enter my happy place!

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  • Nicole Kidd Gibbons   June 13, 2018

      Fantastic little get away

    We stayed for one night on a Saturday early June. From check in to check out everything was great! Our room was quaint and comfortable. The animals were so much fun to go check out and hang with. We felt like we were the only ones there since it was so quiet. Then we meet everyone at breakfast which was top notch! We’ll be back and have been telling all our friends and family!

  • Shan DeSilva   June 10, 2018

      Relaxed and Inviting

    I stayed at Sun Mountain Center this past week. I was looking for a place that was unplugged from the world, spiritual, felt intimate, and a little higher end. I completely found that. The location is great if you want to be in the middle of Manitou. The main building (Rockledge) was built over 100 years ago, and reflects an old world elegance. There is a second home (Analedge) directly below that is also used. This place is slightly magical. I'm not Buddhist (in fact I'm Christian). But I respect all, and this place is plugged into something lovely. The grounds are very pretty, if slightly run down. The people are so kind and friendly. In the morning, promptly at 8, they serve breakfast. You eat together with others staying there; it was lovely to talk to others. I am not vegetarian or gluten free, so I was skeptical of the food. But the chef made it taste amazing. Down the street, a very walkable half mile, is the SunWater Spa where you can take yoga and meditation classes and soak in their mineral spa. After three days there I was rested and rejuvenated. I am so happy with my experience that I am planning to return in the Fall for a yoga retreat. The only negative i can say is that the grounds aren't adequately lit. After sitting in the hot tub until after dark I almost fell repeatedly because the path isn't lit at all. So fair warning, bring a light or your phone. Thank you Sun Mountain Center for rocking my world. You made me open up to new things. Namaste.

  • Brittnie Morgan   June 07, 2018

      Excellent Stay!

    I attended a yoga retreat at the SunMountain Center. My expectations were through the roof. Everything from the personalized hospitality, on-site chef, and most importantly the beautiful views. I mean AMAZING VIEWS!! My room was clean, comfortable, and had a "fresh" feeling. I loved the farm-to-table foods, and the organic & environmental friendly atmosphere. I WILL be going back soon.

  • Amy Mackedanz   May 28, 2018

      Loved it here

    My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay. The view was wonderful and food was great! Close to everything we wanted to do during our stay in Manitou. The outdoor hot tub was our favorite way to end the night after long days of hiking and exploring!

  • Darcy Jean Regan   April 12, 2018

      Amazing, Relaxing, Paradise

    The Sun Mountain Center is a true-gem tucked away in Manitou Springs, Colorado. I would highly recommend the Sun Mountain Center and Sun Mountain Wellness spa to anyone who is looking to clear your mind, practice yoga, soak in the mineral hot springs, and relax! I had the most amazing stay!

  • Yadviga Alexander   April 08, 2018


    Great time connecting to Mother Nature! The service was excellent. Thank you.

  • Brenda Roush   April 04, 2018

      Peaceful and Relaxing weekend.

    From walks around the property, to tea on the patio with a marvelous view, to soaking at the SunWater Spa, it was a wonderful chance to step away from the the daily chaos and recenter.

  • John Hoelle   February 20, 2018

      Great, holistic amenities with a vintage feel

    Step into a historic house, but with modern healing atmosphere. Everything from the locally grown food to the mineral tubs is top quality. Wonderful location to step out of your routine and dive into retreat mode.

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