The Retreat Costa Rica Costa Rica
The Retreat Costa Rica
2 km al oeste de la escuela de Barrio Jesús. Atenas, Alajuela
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Bryant Angulo Herrera
Operations Manager, 18 years in the Costa Rican Hospitality Industry.
4 star boutique.
The Retreat Costa Rica
History & Story
The Retreat Costa Rica is the physical realization of visionary Diana Stobo. This intimate boutique hotel follows her teachings and philosophy that ‘stripping away the foods that weigh you down – aligns your body in perfect balance’. Surrounded by the stunning natural landscape and lush edible organic permaculture gardens, The Retreat provides repose from the daily grind in an artfully inspired luxury setting.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The Retreat is a « hosted hotel », intimate and inclusive, with Organic Farm to Fork Cuisine, Yoga and Wellness classes. It is set on a mountain in a very exclusive setting.
Nestled in the mountainside of Altos del Monte of Atenas, Costa Rica, The Retreat boasts a privileged space between remote privacy and accessible convenience. Atenas, dubbed “one of the best climates in the world”, by The National Geographic Society, is a mere thirty minute transfer from the airport and its central location provides easy access to many of Costa Rica’s most sought after destinations.
Key sites/activities in the area
There are many local day trips to satisfy a wide range of desires, from challenging hiking trips to leisurely walks through the local wildlife refuge. There are artisan chocolate tastings, and organic coffee farm tours, beach days with surf lessons or boat trips, trips to the farmer’s market, and of course the beloved zip lining. Our concierge can customize a day-trip for you based on what you would like to see that will complement your experience here at The Retreat.
Local white faced monkeys love to make surprise appearances near our restaurant when our fresh bananas are being harvested.
Guest can harvest their own lunch from our organic salad garden.
The Retreat is built on a Crystal Quartz mountain over a spring that is infused with crystal energy.
Adults Only Children over 16 welcome.
Number of suites: 3 Junior Suites are spacious rooms overlooking our beautiful gardens and offers incredible views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the Pacific Ocean.
Number of Luxury rooms: Premium Casitas
The Retreat’s Premium Casitas are 3 multiple occupancy bungalows perched on a westward facing hillside just below the main house and feature the most breathtaking and unobstructed views extending through the valley to the Pacific Ocean and The Nicoya Peninsula.
Number of rooms (keys) in all: 9 rooms in all
• Private Balconies with Breakfast Table and Hanging Chair
• Sitting Area with Day Bed
• Organic Cotton Bathrobes
• Raw Botanicals Organic Body Care Products
• 400 Thread Count Sheets
• Down Alternative Comforters and Pillows
• Turn Down Service
• Ceiling Fan.
Restaurants & Bars
Our Terrace restaurant is included in room price. Dine al fresco, on organic farm-to-fork ‘Tico Fresh’ cuisine. Much intention is given to the food served here. Nutritionally dense, clean food is the base of our philosophy here and the kitchen is the heart of the hotel. Vegan options, raw choices, fish, and meats are prepared from our gardens or are locally sourced. Fresh handcrafted cocktails, pressed juices, and superfood smoothies are available throughout the day in the restaurant, in the gym, poolside, or delivered to your room. We place a strong emphasis on living foods while offering a menu customizable to your needs.
Relax under the masterful hands of our spa therapists while enjoying one of our “farm to Spa” organic treatments created and made exclusively at The Retreat. Pamper yourself with our, edible body treatments, detoxifying and slimming treatments and our Healing touch massage experiences. All of our spa products are hand crafted formulas of fresh produce, herbs, volcanic clays and local superfoods – chemical free and organic and made on the premises of the Retreat. In addition to spa treatments all guests can enjoy a detoxing session in our gorgeous steam room and refresh in one of our outdoor showers. At The Retreat each of your senses will be nourished and gently stimulated to restore balance, leaving you rejuvenated and certain that you are in ‘Heaven on Earth’.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Event Space :
Our yoga house opens to the most beautiful terrace, situated to overlook The Retreat and have unobstructed views to the Pacific Ocean. The combined yoga studio, teaching kitchen, and terrace also function as an event space that can accommodate up to 100 guests to host any function in delicious style and grace with a touch of rustic organic feel. Imagine a wedding in the clouds overlooking the lush pacific valley, and then dancing under the stars for the reception.
Extra Notable Features
Not only is our gym stocked with the newest equipment- TRX, aerial yoga, elliptical, treadmill, varying dumbbell weights, and exercise balls- but it also comes with incredible views. Run three miles on the treadmill while gazing out over the valley and feel like you are in the clouds…
The yoga house is set at the peak of The Retreat and with beautiful French doors, opens to a large terrace overlooking the Pacific Valley. This space accommodates 20 yogis and is fully stocked with mats, blocks, bolsters, straps, and meditation pillows.
• Teaching Kitchen
Our philosophy for living clean with food as the foundation is reinforced by our desire to share this knowledge. Our teaching kitchen, located within our yoga house, gives us the opportunity to teach many aspects of organic lifestyles in an exquisite setting. Classes in raw food preparations, herbal medicine making, fermenting, and sprouting are a few offerings of the curriculum which can be customized to maximize your experience here.
Number of employees