DREAM in Paradise: A Costa Rican Journey of Self-Discovery with Eclectic Well-Being

Your TourHero

Heroes Kathi and Mark

Meet your hosts, Kathi and Mark of Eclectic Well-Being

Kathi and Mark are the creators and owners of Eclectic Well-Being, where they help men and women who feel like they are stuck on the hamster wheel of mediocrity learn multi-faceted and holistic approaches to health and wellness so that they can feel confident and comfortable in their own skin again, having more health, more joy and more abundance. They believe everyone can access higher levels of well-being in their own unique way, thus the name eclectic, ‘deriving ideas from a diverse range of sources.’

Eclectic Well-Being works with their clients to consciously creating a life and body they love! Kathi is a certified Transformational Life Coach and Self-Care Advocate who specializes in Mindset and Positive Psychology. Mark is a certified Mindset and Health Coach through Precision Nutrition®. Both are Meditation and Yoga Instructors. Together they provide solutions that focus on the Internal, External and Connected Self; incorporating mindset, mindfulness, nutrition, body movement, and community; ultimately unlocking new levels of happiness and vitality.

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Facebook Page
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Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Mar 30 - Apr 5, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

12

Transportation

All group transfers

Tour Price

USD 3,249
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

21+

Travel interest

Yoga & wellness, healing, nature, adventure

Fellow Travelers

PatriciaThomasAmandaReneta MarkKathleen

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Costa Rica>DREAM in Paradise: A Costa Rican Journey of Self-Discovery with Eclectic Well-Being

Get ready to embark on a transformative journey with Kathi and Mark, where dreams are transformed into reality and we embrace our oneness with nature and the Universe. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Costa Rica, this experience of self-discovery commences in beautiful Manuel Antonio and ends in the exquisite Arenal area of La Fortuna, providing a variety of unique natural backdrops to reflect the inner work we aim to accomplish.

Throughout the retreat, engage in various activities crafted to connect with nature and embody the DREAM process: Decide, Release Doubt, Empowerment, Action Driven, Mindfulness. Begin your days with grounding yoga and meditation sessions. Embrace engaging excursions such as a mesmerizing sailing and snorkeling tour, a revitalizing forest bathing experience in Manuel Antonio National Park, an invigorating hike at the Arenal Volcano, and a relaxing horseback ride to La Fortuna Waterfall. Amid these nature activities, enjoy thoughtful coaching sessions, deep conversations, and more – all geared to help you relax and release. Every aspect of this retreat, from the wellness-focused itinerary to the scenic locations, is designed to nurture your journey of self-discovery, growth, and lasting transformation.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until January 20, 2024. If the departure is cancelled out of your control, you will be alerted by January 20, 2024 and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip up until January 20, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit amount. After that time, no refunds will be issued.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Heroes Kathi and Mark

Meet your hosts, Kathi and Mark of Eclectic Well-Being

Kathi and Mark are the creators and owners of Eclectic Well-Being, where they help men and women who feel like they are stuck on the hamster wheel of mediocrity learn multi-faceted and holistic approaches to health and wellness so that they can feel confident and comfortable in their own skin again, having more health, more joy and more abundance. They believe everyone can access higher levels of well-being in their own unique way, thus the name eclectic, ‘deriving ideas from a diverse range of sources.’

Eclectic Well-Being works with their clients to consciously creating a life and body they love! Kathi is a certified Transformational Life Coach and Self-Care Advocate who specializes in Mindset and Positive Psychology. Mark is a certified Mindset and Health Coach through Precision Nutrition®. Both are Meditation and Yoga Instructors. Together they provide solutions that focus on the Internal, External and Connected Self; incorporating mindset, mindfulness, nutrition, body movement, and community; ultimately unlocking new levels of happiness and vitality.

Official Website
Facebook Page
Instagram Profile
Eclectic Well-Being | LinkedIn

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Mar 30 - Apr 5, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

12

Transportation

All group transfers

Costa Rica>DREAM in Paradise: A Costa Rican Journey of Self-Discovery with Eclectic Well-Being

Get ready to embark on a transformative journey with Kathi and Mark, where dreams are transformed into reality and we embrace our oneness with nature and the Universe. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Costa Rica, this experience of self-discovery commences in beautiful Manuel Antonio and ends in the exquisite Arenal area of La Fortuna, providing a variety of unique natural backdrops to reflect the inner work we aim to accomplish.

Throughout the retreat, engage in various activities crafted to connect with nature and embody the DREAM process: Decide, Release Doubt, Empowerment, Action Driven, Mindfulness. Begin your days with grounding yoga and meditation sessions. Embrace engaging excursions such as a mesmerizing sailing and snorkeling tour, a revitalizing forest bathing experience in Manuel Antonio National Park, an invigorating hike at the Arenal Volcano, and a relaxing horseback ride to La Fortuna Waterfall. Amid these nature activities, enjoy thoughtful coaching sessions, deep conversations, and more – all geared to help you relax and release. Every aspect of this retreat, from the wellness-focused itinerary to the scenic locations, is designed to nurture your journey of self-discovery, growth, and lasting transformation.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · San Jose & Manuel Antonio
  • Arrive at SJO airport (before 2:00 pm)
  • Group transfer from airport to accommodation (TBD depending on flight arrivals)
  • Check-in at Hotel San Bada
  • Opening Circle
  • Welcome dinner
  • Day 2 · Manuel Antonio
  • Breakfast
  • Gentle yoga practice
  • Relaxing morning, sleep in or walk the beach
  • 1:00 pm - Transfer to Trimaran sailing and snorkeling tour (lunch and drinks included)
  • Return to hotel
  • DREAM Coaching Session - The Power of Decision
  • Dinner
  • Day 3 · Manuel Antonio
  • Morning yoga and meditation
  • Breakfast
  • DREAM Coaching Session - Release Doubt
  • Forest bathing in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Return to hotel
  • Sunset on the beach
  • Dinner
  • Gratitude Meditation
  • Day 4 · Manuel Antonio & La Fortuna
  • Japa Walk on the Beach
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer to La Fortuna
  • Lunch along the way (not included in price)
  • DREAM Coaching Session - Empowerment (while traveling)
  • Check-in at Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
  • Free time
  • Dinner
  • Day 5 · La Fortuna
  • Morning yoga and meditation
  • Breakfast
  • DREAM Coaching Session - Action
  • Free time
  • Lunch on your own (not included in price)
  • 1:15 pm - Transfer to La Fortuna Falls
  • 1:30 pm – Horseback ride to La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Return to resort
  • Free time
  • Dinner
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Day 6 · La Fortuna
  • Gentle Movement and Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Arenal Volcano
  • Lunch on your own (not included in price)
  • 1:00 pm – Volcano hiking tour
  • Return to resort
  • Free time
  • DREAM Coaching Session - Mindfulness
  • Farewell dinner
  • Yoga nidra session
  • Day 7 · Departure
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Group transfer to SJO airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Costa Rica – prepare yourself for healing, adventure, and fun!

Welcome to the first day of our extraordinary DREAM retreat in the stunning heartland of Costa Rica. As soon as you land in San Jose, you'll be met by the friendly faces of our team who will be there to ensure your journey to the retreat is as seamless as possible. Sit back and enjoy our comfortable group transfer from the airport, providing you with the opportunity to marvel at the breathtaking landscape of Costa Rica.

Upon arrival at our luxurious beachside haven, you'll find your accommodations exquisitely prepared for your stay. The serene atmosphere, along with the courteous staff, will immediately make you feel at home, ready to begin your transformative journey.

After check-in, you’ll have some time to relax and settle in, perhaps exploring the lush surroundings, enjoying the pool, or simply unwinding in your room. This time is for you to begin tuning into the peaceful rhythm of the country and grounding yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

As dusk gently descends, we invite you to our Opening Circle, a time of connection and shared intent. This session embodies the first phase of our retreat theme, DREAM – Decide. Together, we’ll help each other set clear, empowering intentions for our wellness journey ahead. From here, we’ll gather for a welcome dinner, a delightful, locally sourced meal under the stars. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate our collective decision to embark on this wellness journey together, release doubt, embrace empowerment, take action, and practice mindfulness.

Day 2

Decide: Set your intentions and decide to make a change through yoga, meditation, workshops, and a sailing excursion

Today, we dig deeper into the first essential step of our journey – Decide. To do this, we’ll greet the morning with a nutritious and delightful breakfast, and indulge in some gentle yoga. You the nhave a relaxing morning to process your morning reflections, take a peaceful walk, relax by the pool, or perhaps write in your journal.

At 1:00 pm, we’ll embark on an exhilarating trimaran sailing and snorkeling tour, giving us the chance to marvel at the lush tropical islands, vibrant marine biodiversity, and the stunning vistas of the Pacific shoreline, all from the deck of a spacious 49-foot trimaran. As you cruise serenely, drinking in the scenic views, we’ll pause for some exhilarating snorkeling (or kayaking). Keep your eyes peeled for the remarkable sea life frequently encountered during this trip, including whales during their breeding season, playful dolphins, graceful sea turtles, and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish. This action-packed half-day adventure comes complete with round trip transport, an assortment of refreshing beverages, and a mouth-watering meal to make your day truly unforgettable.

Upon our return to the hotel, the day's activities will culminate in a focused coaching session. We’ll delve deep into our inner landscapes and examine our personal and collective power to gain clarity on our dreams and make decisions that shape our lives. Expect illuminating discussions, sharing of personal insights, and tools to empower your decision-making.

The day will conclude with a delicious, healthy dinner, where you can unwind, share your experiences from the day, and relish the tropical ambiance.

Day 3

Release Doubt: Let go of what no longer serves you through the beauty of nature in Manuel Antonio National Park

Rise and shine to a transformative day at our DREAM retreat. Today, we shift our focus to the second pivotal step of our journey – Release Doubt. Yoga, meditation and nutritious and flavorful breakfast awaits, helping us ground and start our day. As the day opens up, we'll have another DREAM session focused on releasing our doubts and limiting beliefs.

The highlight of today is a trip to the majestic Manuel Antonio National Park for an immersive forest bathing experience. This Japanese practice, known as Shinrin-Yoku, is a meditative walk designed to connect you with nature on a deep level, helping you release doubts and find clarity. As you immerse yourself in the gentle murmur of the forest and the serenade of local fauna, you'll be guided to let go of uncertainty and embrace the harmonious balance of nature.

After our soul-cleansing time in the forest, we'll return to the hotel, leaving you with time to watch the sunset. Relax by the pool, head down to the beach, or simply soak in the tranquil atmosphere, allowing any residual doubts to float away. Finally, a wonderful dinner will complete our time together for today, followed by a grounding meditation centered around gratitude.

Day 4

Empowerment: Call back your power and transition into a new version of yourself as we transition to a new location in stunning Costa Rica

As the sun rises over the stunning Costa Rican landscape, join us for a morning Jappa Walk Today's practice will focus on the theme of empowerment, fostering a deep sense of self-belief and inner strength within you by creating a personal mantra. A wholesome breakfast awaits to energize your body for the exciting journey ahead.

Post breakfast, we’ll check out of the hotel, and embark on a scenic group transfer to La Fortuna, a quaint town known for its mesmerizing Arenal Volcano. As you immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes along the way, we will have our daily DREAM Session to embrace the power of this transitional moment, symbolizing the constant growth and progress on your wellness journey. Along the way we will stop for lunch and enjoy the culture and beauty of the land.

Upon arrival, we’ll check-in at a haven nestled amidst tropical gardens with panoramic views of the magnificent volcano. This serene and beautiful setting will be our home for the next part of our odyssey. The rest of the day is yours to command. Enjoy the on-site hot springs, book a spa treatment, or see where the afternoon takes you. To wrap up our activities, we'll have an evening session of restorative yoga, sinking deeply into poses and connecting with a unique state of restfulness.

Day 5

Action: Turn thoughts into actions with the help of Kathi and Mark, and take an epic horseback ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall

Kick-start the day with our morning yoga and meditation session, designed to invigorate your body and mind to stimulate the energy needed to take bold and conscious action in your wellness journey. Following our rejuvenating session, a hearty and nutritious breakfast awaits you. The morning includes an insightful coaching session where we will delve into the theme of 'Action.' We'll explore how to convert our decisions into actionable steps, driving our wellness journey forward. This session will empower you with the tools and confidence to transform your intentions into reality.

At 1:30 pm, prepare for an exciting horseback ride to the captivating La Fortuna Waterfall. This adventure not only pays homage to the traditional transportation method of rural Costa Ricans, but it's also the most unique and exciting way to reach the falls! As you saddle up and trot through the lush terrain, feel the thrill of taking action and fully engaging with your surroundings. Once we reach the falls, choose your own adventure: either marvel at the beauty from the observation platform or embark on the exhilarating hike down to the basin. Included in this half-day expedition are transportation, a knowledgeable guide, and entrance to the waterfall.

Upon returning to the resort, the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy at your own pace. You might choose to further explore the stunning grounds of the resort, relax by the pool, or delve into a good book. We will end the day with dinner together and a restorative yoga session to help us release those blocks and sink deeper into our power.

Day 6

Mindfulness: Stay present and grateful on this final day in Costa Rica with yoga, meditation, and volcano hike

Our final full day in Costa Rica begins with a serene yoga and meditation session, where we’ll delve deeper into mindfulness practices. Post-meditation, enjoy a delicious breakfast and ample free time to spend as you please.

In the afternoon, we’re headed to the majestic Arenal Volcano for a guided tour. This 3-hour intermediate hike will take us through a variety of landscapes, where we can marvel at the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. When we return to the resort, we’ll have some free time and then engage in our final DREAM Session. We'll explore the power of being fully present and engaged in the current moment, observing our thoughts, feelings, and surroundings without judgment.

Our day concludes with a farewell dinner and Yoga Nidra, a time to gather together, share experiences, and celebrate our transformation through the DREAM process. The final evening of our retreat is not an end, but rather the beginning of the next chapter of your wellness book, now armed with the powerful practices and experiences from our time together.

Day 7

A Day of Gratitude and New Beginnings: The journey and our dreams continue beyond Costa Rica

Today, we honor the transformative journey we've undertaken together and prepare to carry our experiences forward into our everyday lives. We'll savor one final breakfast together, then take our group transfer to the airport, providing one last opportunity to enjoy Costa Rica's stunning landscape together.

Armed with new tools, experiences, and a rejuvenated sense of self, you're now ready to integrate the principles of DREAM into your everyday life. As we part ways, let's celebrate the transformation we've experienced, the memories we've created, and the journey that continues beyond Costa Rica. Safe travels and be well!

Accommodation

  • Hotel San Bada

    Hotel San Bada is your gateway to nature here in Manuel Antonio. Located in a convenient location directly next to Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio Beach, this lush respite gives you amazing views and ease of access to Costa Rica's natural wonders. The hotel boasts a delicious restaurant, casual bar overlooking the shoreline, a spa, and multiple outdoor pools. One of San Bada's more unique amenities is Mulguri, a bit of private property that includes a waterfall nestled in a tranquil jungle setting. Enjoy access to nature and incredibly comfortable rooms with the modern amenities you crave while you relax in paradise. Room type: Double occupancy. Room configuration: Twin beds.

  • Arenal Springs Resort & Spa

    Located in the lush backdrop of La Fortuna, Arenal Springs is your next home away from home. Offering stunning views of the Arenal Volcano and on-site hot springs for all to enjoy, you'll feel like you’re living in a dream at this luxe property. All rooms are spacious with suite-style amenities, featuring plush bedding, modern en suites, high ceilings, and much more. All guests can enjoy high-speed Wi-Fi, 3 freshwater pools, 3 delicious restaurants, yoga deck, spa, and so much more in this tropical paradise. Room type: Double occupancy. Room configuration: Twin beds.

Included

  • 3 nights at Hotel San Bada
  • 3 nights at Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
  • Double occupancy in accommodations
  • Private airport, accommodation & activity transfers
  • 1 group arrival airport transfer
  • 1 group departure airport transfer
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • Trimaran Sailing and Snorkeling tour (lunch included)
  • Manuel Antonio National Park entrance
  • Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Arenal Volcano Nature & History Tour
  • All workshops & sessions with Kathi & Mark (as listed in itinerary)

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food & drinks not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Optional add-ons
  • Gratuities

FAQ

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

Please check the on this itinerary page for specific details.

Will TourHero or the operator take care of my visa (if applicable)?

Travelers are responsible for researching visa requirements and obtaining a visa if needed. Please check government websites to ensure you have the necessary documents, along with passport requirements, before your departure date. This includes necessary transit visas, permits, and vaccinations required prior to travel and any required reciprocity fees for the destination. TourHero will provide a booking confirmation document after purchase, which may be needed to obtain a visa.

If your visa is denied for any reason, TourHero will issue a refund based on the cancellation policy. However, we are unable to provide a refund after the cancellation due date has passed.

Do I need a passport for this trip?

A full and valid passport is required for all persons traveling to any destination outside of one’s home country. Most international tours require a passport that's valid for at least six (6) months beyond the scheduled end of your itinerary. TourHero will not issue refunds based on passport issues such as renewals or lost passports.

What's included in the price?

Please check the inclusion and exclusion sections above. You'll find information about included meals, transfers, flights, and activities. If you have any questions or need support, please contact hello@tourhero.com.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until January 20, 2024. If the departure is cancelled out of your control, you will be alerted by January 20, 2024 and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip up until January 20, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit amount. After that time, no refunds will be issued.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 3,249
Per person