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COSTA RICA RETREAT MARCH 15-21 2020 !!!

March 15 - March 21

$1900

THE ELEMENTS OF FREEDOM 

GROUND FLOW TRANSFORM BREATHE MEDITATE

ground – earth yourself in this beautiful nature preserve in Costa Rica’s only Blue Zone
eco conscious, solar powered, modern zen resort
7 days / 6 nights jungle accomodations
double occupancy only

flow – immerse yourself in healing waters
Pacific Ocean, rivers, waterfalls
& relax poolside

transform – with daily yoga
morning juicy flow yoga & evening deep restore practices
with special sound healing & cacao ceremony

breathe – relax, rejuvenate, refresh
take a pause, a deep breath

meditate – enjoy some spaciousness
liberate body, mind & spirit with the ELEMENTS OF FREEDOM

this retreat will be AMAZING

$1900
SIGN UP WITH A FRIEND, EACH SAVE $100 !!!

$600 (nonrefundable)DEPOSIT

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

$1900
includes
6 nights 7 days jungle accomodations (double occupancy rooms)
daily yoga & meditation
sound healing ceremony
cacao ceremony
organic Costa Rica coffee & tea
3 organic vegetarian meals daily
pool
hiking to waterfalls
taxes

optional add ons (not included in retreat price)

can be scheduled upon arrival..
on site SPA – massage, acupuncture, skin care
ZIPLINING
HORSEBACK RIDING
SNORKELING
SURFING

not included:
airfare
airport transfer
travel expenses
extra activities
alcohol
gratuities
travel insurance – strongly recommended

RETREAT WILL BE HELD AT THE SANCTUARY AT TWO RIVERS
visit www.thesanctuarycostarica.com to see more about this beautiful place in the world!!!
DAILY SCHEDULE
*subject to change
*all activities are optional
SUNDAY MARCH 15th
check in 10am – 4pm
lunch served at 2pm
ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 4PM – PLAN TRAVEL ACCORDINGLY (see travel details below)
5pm welcome circle & sound healing
7pm dinner
MONDAY MARCH 16th – FRIDAY MARCH 20th
7am morning flow yoga & meditation
9am breakfast
free time
2pm lunch
free time … relax, excursions, spa etc
5pm evening deep restore yoga
(closing circle & cacoa ceremony 3/20)
7pm dinner
relax
SATURDAY MARCH 21st
9am breakast
10am check out
PAYMENT SCHEDULE
$600 nonrefundable deposit holds your spot
50% balance due Nov 15, 2019
remaining 50% balance due Jan 15, 2020
cash, check, venmo or credit card (+ 4% fee) accepted
all payments are nonrefundable at time of payment (this is the policy of the retreat center)
TRAVEL INSURANCE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED 
TRAVELGUARD is a recommended policy to protect your trip
WIFI is available in the common areas of the resort
LAUNDRY service is not available
ADD ON EXCURSION OPTIONS

Zip-lining– $55 per person, including roundtrip transportation 

A journey over the mountains of Montezuma with 13 platforms, a suspension bridge 30 meters high, between trees and 9 cables of various sizes, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and ending at the majestic river Montezuma, right at the famous waterfalls where you can take a dip.

When you do this as a group, we serve breakfast for you at 7:30am. You and your group leave for base camp at 8:00 where you will get picked up and shuttled less than 15 minutes away for your treetop adventure. Your group will be back at The Sanctuary by 12:30. 

Tortuga Island Boat Ride, Snorkeling and Beach Picnic – $65 per person, including transportation and lunch 

This is an all day trip. We serve breakfast at 7:45. At 8:00 you and your group walk down to base camp where a shuttle will pick you up at 8:30. The boat leaves at 9am for a 40 minute journey up the coast to a beautiful snorkel spot. You disembark the catamaran and enjoy the popular Tortuga Island, where a barbecue lunch is served (fresh fish, chicken and veggie options). You can also SUP here. You return to The Sanctuary by 5:30. 

Surf Lesson – $50 for two hours including board and rash guard rental. Transportation to the surf spot may incur additional al charge. The instructors we work with are proficient at teaching all levels and all ages. If you have no experience what-so-ever or are an advanced surfer, they customize the lesson to meet your needs and desires. The timing and location depend on the tides and level of experience.

REQUIRED TO BRING

When you arrive at The Sanctuary’s base camp, their friendly staff members will greet you and collect your luggage for transport. Please wear your river shoes upon arrival for a 25 minute guided nature walk up jungle paths and river crossings into the heart of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers. You will be escorted to your Jungle Loft where your luggage will be waiting.

You will need to bring a flashlight with batteries, sturdy river walking shoes, insect repellant, eco-friendly personal care products, basic first aide necessities and cash for taxis ($50 each way from Tambor airstrip to The Sanctuary), staff gratuity (suggested amount is $10 per night for dining service, daily house keeping, luggage transport, concierge services and more) and wellness services ($40-$100 per treatment). They have yoga mats and props, but I recommend bringing a towel because it will get sweaty ;).

RECOMMENDED TO BRING

We also recommend bringing the following to make your stay more enjoyable:
Flip flops, sandals, or crocs for garden walking
Cash for taxis, spa services and staff gratuities (US dollars are just fine, no need
to exchange for Costa Rican Colones)
Refillable Eco-Water bottle (our tap water is right from the source and delicious)
Earth-friendly sunscreen and bug repellent
Sarong or beach cover-up
Medications, Vitamins, Herbs, Benadryl, Tylenol, Advil, etc.
Basic First Aide Supplies like band-aids, neosporin, lavender, tea tree &
peppermint essential oils, baby powder, arnica pellets and cream, bug bite
soother, feminine hygiene products
Ear plugs
Yoga clothes (shorts, sports bras and loose cotton clothing is most comfortable)
Swimsuit
Sun hat
Sunglasses
Rash guard (if you plan on snorkeling or surfing)
Journal
Camera
Binoculars
Compact umbrella (May-Nov)

TRAVEL DETAILS 
STEP 1- FLIGHT TO SAN JOSE COSTA RICA
Flying In and Out of Costa Rica at San Jose International Airport
San Jose International Airport (SJO) is the most convenient airport to The Sanctuary.
Frequent international flights are available at this modern airport.
For your travel, plan at least two hours between local air and international travel.
STEP 2- FROM SAN JOSE- A SHORT LOCAL FLIGHT to Tambor, then by Taxi to The Sanctuary at Two Rivers
It is very easy to get here with a 25 minute flight from San Jose International Airport to Tambor Airstrip
where a taxi will drive you through the famous Nicoya Peninsula Blue Zone.
We are about a 40 minute drive from Tambor Airstrip.
Book a 20 minute domestic flight from SJO to Tambor on Sansa Airlines.
Please allow at least 2 hours from your International arrival time in order to clear Immigration and
Customs and to check-in for the Domestic flight.
There is a $2.25 airport tax upon arrival and departure from Tambor.
We will coordinate taxi service from Tambor to The Sanctuary.
Cost is $50 for up to four people or $10 per person for five or more people in the same taxi.
We will arrange a shared taxi with other retreat guests whenever possible, sometimes this means a short
wait in Tambor for other flights to arrive.
Prices are subject to change and you will pay the driver directly. No need to tip unless you require special services.
OR – SHUTTLE to The Sanctuary
An option to flying, we can prearrange land transportation (shuttle bus for a group or
private taxi for individuals) from San Jose directly to The Sanctuary via roads and a ferry
that crosses Nicoya Bay to the Nicoya Peninsula. This might be economical for a large
group and is approx. 5 hours. Prices start at $260.
Individuals can book their own shuttle through Montezuma Expeditions or Tropical Tours
for approx. $50.
Shuttles leave San Jose early every morning and will bring you directly
to The Sanctuary. This is about a 6 hour trip.

We do not recommend renting a car and do not have parking.

highly recommended travel route- flying on Sansa from San Jose into Tambor.
It is a beautiful 20 minute flight followed by a 40 minute taxi ride.
Check-in at The Sanctuary is 10am-4pm.
Please schedule your travel accordingly, it may be necessary to spend the night in San Jose or Montezuma (beachtown close to the retreat center)
***to make travel easier, you might want to arrive a day early, SATURDAY MARCH 14th 2020
fly to SAN JOSE
fly to TAMBOR
taxi to MONTEZUMA (not arranged by resort if arriving a day early to Montezuma)
spend the night in Montezuma (beautiful, bohemian beach town)
SUNDAY MARCH 15th easy 10 minute taxi to SANCTUARY at TWO RIVERS retreat center, check in after 10am, lunch at 2pm
VERY IMPORTANT – ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 4PM ON SUNDAY MARCH 15TH
staying in MontezumaThis charming small town is a 10 minute taxi ride away.                                                                                                         There are street artists selling unique jewelry and other hand-crafted wares, boutiques, surf shops, grocery stores, ATM, an expansive beautiful beach, restaurants, hotels & hostels, a famous waterfall and a Saturday morning farmers market.                                                This is a fun excursion before your retreat begins..

check out is Saturday MARCH 21st 10am

I AM HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS & TO SUPPORT YOU IN COORDINATING TRAVEL PLANS TO MAKE THIS AS EASY AS POSSIBLE, FOR YOU TO ENJOY THIS AMAZING WEEK IN COSTA RICA !!!

LOVE LOVE YOU ALL!!!

Details

Start:
March 15
End:
March 21
Cost:
$1900

Organizer

Tish Hilyer

Venue

COSTA RICA