Project Description

 An Eco Retreat, Trek and Yoga Adventure in Costa Rica

Join me for a truly transformative trip unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.  It has all of the components of a rejuvenating retreat, exciting trekking and ecotourism on horseback, complete culture immersion and deep connection with nature, horses, self and others.

You will be led on an inward journey of learning and growth and an outward journey of discovering new places, experiencing grand adventures, and meeting local Costa Ricans who are working with nature to create a healthier and better environment.


March 15th-24th, 2019

~ Pure Horseback Riding, Pure Nature, Pure Culture~

Immerse yourself in the warmth and genuine hospitality of Costa Rica, for a week of rejuvenation, relaxation and joyful living and experience true connection to self, horses, nature and others.

Experience a truly unique combination of horse riding, ecotreking, yoga on horseback and extra time with your horse to really connect and create a bond of trust and respect.  By getting to know your horse on a deeper level, your relationship can reach its full potential allowing you to have the time of your life.

Wake to a day full of possibilities ~ EVERY day!

  • Imagine riding down little dirt roads through the jungle with towering trees overhead, arriving at the beach to splash in the waves of the Caribbean, feeling the warm tropical air on your skin, nourishing you and replenishing you with life.

  • Picture yourself heading to the beach for an optional sunrise yoga class, feel your feet in the sand and the sun on your back as you gently stretch and listen to the healing waves of the ocean. Go for a dip before meeting your horse for a day of connection work and bonding.

  • Hear the loud roar of howler monkeys, birds, frogs and cicadas fill the air as you ride beneath towering trees on your way to tour the Bee Conservation Project.

  • Listen to the local sounds of Calypso and Reggae as we meander through the small town of Playa Negra and sit under the coconut trees for a healthy picnic while our horses rest nearby. Maybe see some turtles, herons or storks as they are fishing in the nearby river.

  • Tour through a small local Chocolate farm, where chocolate is organically grown, picked, roasted and prepared into delicious bars of pure dark chocolate mixed with local flavors like coconut, vanilla, ginger and hot peppers.

  • Experience the beauty of nature as you ride, hike, stretch and relax in some of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Costa Rica like a true Tico – on horseback! Delve into the rich cultural heritage of horses and explore the rain forests, mountains, rivers and beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula

  • Indulge in plenty of “you” time with sunrise or sunset yoga classes, walks along the beach, swims in the ocean, or just relaxing Pura Vida style.

  • An expedition to the Macaw Release Center, to learn how they’ve re-integrated the Great Green Macaw along the slopes of the Talamancan mountains. Today, all thanks to this ambitious project, you will witness these majestic and colorful birds fill the air with their giant wings and loud chatter throughout the jungle tops.

  • A morning trek to Beach Break, the surfer’s beach, where Caribbeans Chocolate Farm is located, with a picnic on the beach and a swim while our horses rest nearby

  • A first day to meet, get to know and play with your horse to learn how to create connection, respect and a unique bond

  • Yoga classes, with or without the horses, to guide you towards lasting rejuventation and relaxing.

  • Enjoy a stress free, off-the-beaten path experience with all of your meals, in-country travel, activities and logistics taken care of – especially for you

Trip Includes

  • All horse activities, meals, travel and accommodations while together in Costa Rica

  • Adventure and cultural activities including a tour of the Bee Conservation Project, a trek to the Caribbeans Chocolate Farm, the Botanical Gardens tour, the Jaguar Rescue center tour and the Macaw Release center.

  • Riding instruction, natural horsemanship tips, mindfulness activities and equine coaching guidance while riding together at the Retreat Center.

  • Farm to table meals prepared fresh with the local cuisine of the area.

  • 2 months of bi-monthly phone calls (4 total) prior to our trip to discuss what you hope to discover and gain from the adventure

  • 1 follow up phone call after our trip to continue the process of self-discovery and mindful living

  • 9 days and 8 nights of pure Costa Rican culture, including one evening near San Juan upon arrival.  I will also be happy to provide my personal guidance on organizing travel plans to and from the country.  Once we meet up at the designated time and place, all of your travel needs will be taken care of

 

The Horses:

The horses will be your gentle guides, companion and teachers throughout the week.  They will take you on amazing journeys within and without.  They are fearless, hardworking, kind, trusting and patient.  The spirit of these horses will touch your soul.

                      

Our Accommodations:

Our accommodations are simple, clean and airy.  They are immersed in the jungle, near the ocean where you can experience the sweet and wild landscapes of nature. The monkeys shout, the birds sing, the winds caress you as you find yourself in an area where the rainforest plunges into the Carribean ocean.

The Costa Rican jungle calls you, impossible to resist to its attraction. Be seduced; engulf yourself in the natural canvas and live fabulous and unforgettable moments.

Riding level

Intermediate through advanced. If you have only ridden a few times, for maximum enjoyment of the experience, I highly encourage you to take 6-8 riding lessons before joining me on this trip.  Don’t worry,

 Fitness level

Beginner. We will be doing some light hiking and exploring each day. To make your trip more enjoyable, we suggest that you have a walking/light workout routine 3-4 weeks prior to the trip.

Cost:  $4200

*All prices are based on double occupancy. Single occupancy rates may be available upon request | Airfare is not included.


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Cancellation policy:

If you have to cancel, costs are fully refundable, except for deposit and bank service charges, up to 120 days before the start of the trip. Between 60 and 120 days before the trip, 50% of the costs are refundable. If you have to cancel 60 days before the trip, the costs are nonrefundable, but are transferable to another person. The $1000 deposit is nonrefundable. However, this deposit amount may be transferred to another excursion if space is available.