Vitamin Sea Expeditions: Turtles, Waves, and Sustainability as a Wellness Practice

  • Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Nov 17 - 23, 2019 (7 days)

Event Highlights

  • Your human guides have spent their lives preparing to welcome you into the beautiful lessons this experience will offer all of us. They will facilitate a deeper participation in the magic of this special place and help you as you articulate an enhanced, restored vision for your life. In both active and reflective daily activities, we will explore and discover another layer of what this immersion in beauty is offering you. This retreat is focused outward, on the more than human world, but also inward on ways that world's offerings can help you nurture, or enhance your own natural creativity and sustain these new insights in your ongoing life story. The abundance of this lush setting, combined with the skillful and enthusiastic facilitation, can work magic! Each day will bring another theme to take into your adventures and explorations and there will be ample opportunity for quiet reflection and community building as we share our discoveries and observations and help one another understand the significance of what we've seen and done.


Because our retreat is intentionally built around forces over which we have no control (sea turtles, waves, moon, and tides) all schedules after orientation will be fluid and subject to change until the day prior.

Each day will bring a combination of two delicious, healthful shared meals, exploration of a local natural setting, and the opportunity to participate in a group conversation and discovery sessions. We will do all we can to maximize your chances of seeing nesting turtles and playing in gentle, warm waves. We will schedule a waterfall excursion, cultural tour and cooking lesson, and an eco-tour of a local mangrove creek around the turtles. You will also have the opportunity to take yoga classes and surf lessons as well as plenty of down time. All activities are optional.

About This Event

Every day of this retreat will bring another opportunity to explore this magical place and take some time to integrate each new experience into your own unfolding story. Our inspiring teachers-- turtles, waves, the living, breathing jungle, offer abundant lessons. We will give ourselves time and structure to recognize, articulate, and reflect on what you are experiencing in the context of your life and work. You will leave this adventure having cultivated a deeper feeling of connection to yourself and the world in its most promising, abundant manifestantions.

What's Included

  • ‣ Shared accommodations in a jungle chic sustainable hotel, Olas Verdes ‣ Two meals each day ‣ Volunteering with a sea turtle project ‣ Sea turtle exposition and arribada tour ‣ Beginner Surf Lesson ‣ Yoga class ‣ Waterfall Excursion ‣ Cultural Tortilla-Making Experience ‣ Eco-tour Sustainability Experience ‣ Blue Mind exploration (your brain on water) ‣ In-country transportation including shared shuttle from and back to Liberia Airport (LIR)

What's Not Included

Your flight to Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia (LIR).

Venue Highlights

Nosara was voted the best place to vacation in Costa Rica on TripAdvisor and one of the top-20 surfing beaches in the world by National Geographic. This lush, green yoga, wellness, and surfing mecca is the perfect venue to get away from the frenetic demands of 20th Century life and reconnect with yourself, the natural world, and a community of like-minded travelers.


LEED Platinum Certified Olas Verdes Hotel will help ensure you have maximum comfort and a minimum impact on the environment during your stay. Pricing is based on a bed in a shared luxury suite (one double bed and one single bed per room). Private rooms are available upon request for an additional fee. We can also arrange accommodations for additional days prior to or following the retreat.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Bicycles For Rent

Menu Types

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


Two meals each day are included in your package. We will eat in the locally owned restaurant at our hotel, eat tortillas we've learned to make over an open fire at a local farm, and explore the booming farm to table scene in the village restaurants.

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