Costa Rica is a hub for sustainability and green lifestyle for both expats and locals.
Time Magazine calls it the happiest country in the world.
This tropical paradise is home to 5% of the the world's biodiversity, where monkeys, jaguars, and panthers can be found throughout the rainforest.
There is no better place to open your mind, take a break and learn about yourself than the mountains of Costa Rica.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Yoga classes will begin with a short meditation before leading to a mix of Vinyasa, Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, while afternoon classes will focus on alignment and a restorative practice.
Classes are designed for all levels and give you the freedom to modify all poses.
Sit for evening discussions on yoga philosophy as we learn to use mindfulness as a tool for navigating our fast-paced, 21st century lives.
Start: Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO)
To ensure shuttle service: plan to arrive Day 1 by 1:00 PM
Finish: Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO)
To ensure shuttle service, plan to depart Day 6 after 12:30 PM
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions
-6 days / 5 nights in Bungalows with roommates
-5 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners
-Airport transportation to and from San Jose Airport (SJO)
-Two daily yoga classes (yoga mats included)
-Tour of permaculture farm
-Under30Experiences Yoga retreat leaders
-The chance to meet some kick-ass people
(attendees are responsible for their own airfare)
-Tour of permaculture farm
-Uncover the mysteries of Costa Rican rainforest while detoxifying, strengthening, and rejuvenating yourself through the power of yoga
-Delicious and healthy foods prepared at the eco-lodge
-Get hooked on some of the best coffee in the world
-Get a taste of the local culture in La Fortuna
-Make your own adventure with other optional activities like kayaking, arenal observatory hike, etc.
-Yoga Instruction with a teacher with over 1500 hours of Teacher Training
-Age requirement: 21+
-Group size: 14 max, average 12
-Transportation: Private shuttle to and from the airport
-Physical rating: 2 - Average. Some activities might include moderate physical activity like hiking, walking, etc. Yoga is open to all fitness levels.
-Accommodations: Hotel Bungalows (5 nights) with roommate(s).
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Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.
While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Grown on the permaculture farm and prepared right on site, eat like a local with delicious Costa Rican dishes like gallo pinto and some of the best fruit in the world.
Sample Breakfast Menu:
Sample Dinner Menu:
Breakfasts and dinners can be modified to accommodate any dietary restrictions including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets.
Shared, comfortable, safe, air-conditioned private shuttle to and from the airport for your convenience.
Hotel Bungalows for duration of trip
Solo travelers are placed with someone of the same gender
*Private room options available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge)
Laundry available at hotel (ask front desk for details)
*Accommodations may vary but will be the same quality.
Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.
When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.
Your yoga instructor has more than 1500 registered teaching hours and will teach for all levels of yoga.
The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.
You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
Below includes our staff picks of the best items on the market that we travel with! All products selected are 3 ounces or less to comply with TSA carry-on size and certified organic when possible.
The average temperature in Arenal is 75-85 degrees fahrenheit during the day and 65-75 at night
Please expect showers and thunderstorms most days that pass through the rainforest
While your trip leader will assist you with optional activities available, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time.
Hiking in Arenal Observatory Lodge - $10/pax
Explore rainforest, waterfalls, streams, 11 kilometers (7 miles) of trails, and see an amazing wealth of wildlife. Arenal Observatory Lodge is a renowned destination for bird watching in Costa Rica, with more than 500 species of birds noted so far in our forest.
Lake Arenal Kayak Tour - $55
Head out to the shores of Lake Arenal where adventure and relaxation await! Kayak towards Arenal Volcano, explore the abundance of life within the many inlets you pass along the way, and feel refreshed as you jump into the lake for a swim.
Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, trip leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.
Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.
It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.
Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.
Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.
Trip leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!
Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.
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