Inner Radiance in Costa Rica: A Retreat of Self-Love & Expression with Nicole

Your TourHero

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About Nicole
Nicole is originally from Knoxville, TN and has lived in Austin, TX for the past 3 years. She received her training in 2018 from the Kunga Yoga for Service School in Blacksburg, VA and describes her teaching style as dancy. With a BFA in Dance, movement has always been a way to explore and express. In Nicole’s class, you will move, groove, and find new ways to access poses and unlock new depth. Nicole's favorite things about teaching are seeing students grow their practice both on and off their mats. She is passionate about people learning more about how their body works and beginning to treat it as an ally in their life. When she is not teaching yoga, you can find Nicole riding her bike, going for long walks, snuggling her pup, and eating vegan ice cream. She hopes you will join her on the mat soon.

Check out her Instagram here.

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Apr 21 – 26, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

10 – 12

Transportation

Group airport & activity transfers

Tour Price

USD 2,800
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

21+

Travel interest

Yoga, inner connections, nature, wildlife

Fellow Travelers

AnnaChristinaDenise NicoleShannonGrace

Your Local Guide

Guide Pagoda Del Loto Azul

Visit Pagoda is a luxury vacation rental and yoga retreat property situated in the lush jungle between Uvita and Dominical. Pagoda aims to help all who visit find peace and harmony in the magic of the Pura Vida energy. From their 360 open-air yoga deck and refreshing pool, to Cacao ceremonies and sound healing, the knowledgeable staff will ensure you leave here feeling rested, rejuvenated, and healed.

Costa Rica>Inner Radiance in Costa Rica: A Retreat of Self-Love & Expression with Nicole

Embark on an enriching wellness journey at Pagoda Del Loto Azul, an idyllic retreat nestled in the lush mountainside of Escaleras, between Dominical and Uvita, Costa Rica. This retreat presents a perfect blend of luxury and nature, offering well-appointed accommodations amidst a verdant rainforest, with panoramic ocean views and a symphony of resident wildlife adding to the charm.

A cornerstone of the retreat, our wellness offerings are centered on the themes of self-expression, self-love, and the exploration of your inner child, providing a sanctuary for holistic wellbeing through a combination of serene living and soulful connections. Immerse yourself in invigorating yoga sessions, dynamic HIT dance workouts, and optional slow flow sessions that nurture your physical wellbeing while fostering emotional growth and self-awareness.

Complementing your wellness journey, a host of thoughtful activities awaits, from visiting a beautiful waterfall, exploring local farmer’s markets, and kayaking among mangroves, to optional spa treatments, massages, and horseback riding.

As you depart from this transformative retreat, you’ll carry with you not just memories of an awe-inspiring Costa Rican landscape, but an enriched sense of self, having journeyed within as much as you have journeyed through the breathtaking locale. Book now, and say yes to a new you.

NOTE: When booking your flights, please purchase tickets so that you arrive at SJO airport between 9:00 - 11:00 am on April 21, 2024. If you do not arrive in this time period, you may miss the transfer to the accommodation.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until February 16, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date 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 February 16, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit amount. After this time, no refunds will be given.

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 (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). 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

Nicole Diambra Hero Pic

About Nicole
Nicole is originally from Knoxville, TN and has lived in Austin, TX for the past 3 years. She received her training in 2018 from the Kunga Yoga for Service School in Blacksburg, VA and describes her teaching style as dancy. With a BFA in Dance, movement has always been a way to explore and express. In Nicole’s class, you will move, groove, and find new ways to access poses and unlock new depth. Nicole's favorite things about teaching are seeing students grow their practice both on and off their mats. She is passionate about people learning more about how their body works and beginning to treat it as an ally in their life. When she is not teaching yoga, you can find Nicole riding her bike, going for long walks, snuggling her pup, and eating vegan ice cream. She hopes you will join her on the mat soon.

Check out her Instagram here.

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Apr 21 – 26, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

10 – 12

Transportation

Group airport & activity transfers

Costa Rica>Inner Radiance in Costa Rica: A Retreat of Self-Love & Expression with Nicole

Embark on an enriching wellness journey at Pagoda Del Loto Azul, an idyllic retreat nestled in the lush mountainside of Escaleras, between Dominical and Uvita, Costa Rica. This retreat presents a perfect blend of luxury and nature, offering well-appointed accommodations amidst a verdant rainforest, with panoramic ocean views and a symphony of resident wildlife adding to the charm.

A cornerstone of the retreat, our wellness offerings are centered on the themes of self-expression, self-love, and the exploration of your inner child, providing a sanctuary for holistic wellbeing through a combination of serene living and soulful connections. Immerse yourself in invigorating yoga sessions, dynamic HIT dance workouts, and optional slow flow sessions that nurture your physical wellbeing while fostering emotional growth and self-awareness.

Complementing your wellness journey, a host of thoughtful activities awaits, from visiting a beautiful waterfall, exploring local farmer’s markets, and kayaking among mangroves, to optional spa treatments, massages, and horseback riding.

As you depart from this transformative retreat, you’ll carry with you not just memories of an awe-inspiring Costa Rican landscape, but an enriched sense of self, having journeyed within as much as you have journeyed through the breathtaking locale. Book now, and say yes to a new you.

NOTE: When booking your flights, please purchase tickets so that you arrive at SJO airport between 9:00 - 11:00 am on April 21, 2024. If you do not arrive in this time period, you may miss the transfer to the accommodation.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Uvita
  • Group transfer from Hotel La Rosa de América to resort
  • Check-in at Pagoda Del Loto Azul
  • Free time
  • Welcome dinner
  • Optional Slow Flow Practice
  • Day 2 · Uvita
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga/movement
  • Free time/massages
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to kayaking
  • Mangroves kayaking tour
  • Return to accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Yoga Practice
  • Day 3 · Uvita
  • Yoga Practice
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Animal Sanctuary
  • Animal Sanctuary visit
  • Return to accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Dominical Beach visit
  • Yoga Practice/Workshop
  • Dinner
  • Day 4 · Uvita
  • Yoga Practice
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Uvita Feria
  • Visit a local Farmer's Market
  • Playa Hermosa beach time
  • Return to accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Free time/massages
  • Yoga Practice/HIT Dance Workout
  • Dinner
  • Day 5 · Uvita
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga Practice
  • Free time
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to Dominicalito
  • Poza Azul waterfall
  • Return to accommodation
  • Free time
  • Yoga Practice
  • Farewell dinner
  • Day 6 · Departure
  • Optional Slow Flow Practice
  • Breakfast to-go and check out of accommodation
  • Group transfer to SJO Airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Uvita – take the day to get settled from your travels and shift into an energy of relaxation

Begin your transformative wellness journey in beautiful Costa Rica. Immediately immerse yourself in the easy rhythm of Pura Vida, as you're whisked away and transported directly to the serene retreat center at Pagoda Del Loto Azul. After settling in, enjoy some well-deserved free time. Feel the tropical breeze on your skin, listen to the gentle hum of the rainforest, and experience the true tranquility of the Pagoda.

As the evening descends, you're invited to join a warm welcome dinner, savoring the finest local flavors amidst good company. Culminate your first day with an optional slow flow yoga session, allowing the stress of travel to melt away as you sync your breath with the soothing sounds of nature.

This the beginning of a journey towards self expression and inner knowing, wrapped in the lush arms of Costa Rica's awe-inspiring landscape. Soak it all in and savor the magic of the land.

NOTE: Please purchase tickets so that you arrive at SJO airport between 9:00 - 11:00 am on April 21, 2024. If you do not arrive in this time period, you may miss the transfer to the accommodation.

Day 2

Enjoy a day of movement in paradise with morning and evening yoga sessions, along with a kayaking adventure

After a filling and nutritious breakfast, embrace the dawn of a new day at Pagoda Del Loto Azul with a nurturing yoga and movement session, tailored to encourage self-expression and self-love. Delve deeper into your inward journey, exploring the corners of your soul and rekindling the joy of your inner child as you breathe and move to the beat of the Earth’s rhythm.

From here, we will enjoy some free time and lunch before challenging our spirits of exploration with a thrilling kayaking journey in shimmering waters surrounded by mangroves. The rhythmic paddling and the beautiful scenery will inspire introspection and offer fresh perspectives. Back at the resort, eat a shared dinner, relishing the tranquil harmony of the Pagoda and the beautiful journey you’re on. Finally, engage in another soothing yoga session, integrating the day's experiences and deepening your connection with your true self.

Day 3

Deepen your yoga practice with various sessions and workshops, and connect with the local wildlife during a trip to an animal sanctuary

Rise and shine to a day steeped in self-expression, self-love, and the exploration of your inner child. Welcome the morning sun with a heart-opening yoga practice, designed to help you connect more deeply with your authentic self. Refuel with a nourishing breakfast, setting the tone for a day of meaningful experiences and soulful connections.

Our journey continues with a visit to a local animal sanctuary, where you can reconnect with nature and witness the nurturing side of humanity. Enjoy a fulfilling lunch before a long, luxurious afternoon on the beautiful Dominical Beach.

As the day winds down, immerse yourself in a yoga session/workshop tailored to deepen your understanding of the practice. From here, end your day with a thoughtfully prepared dinner, surrounded by your fellow journeyers.

Day 4

Mingle with the locals at a Farmer’s Market, enjoy some free time on the beach, and hone your yoga practice with morning and evening sessions

Immerse yourself in a day of nourishing experiences, starting with our yoga practice. A nutritious breakfast follows, offering you a balance of local flavors and healthful ingredients to energize your day.

Our adventure today invites us to connect with the vibrant community by visiting a local farmer’s market, where you'll discover the region's freshest produce and maybe even pick up a few culinary inspirations. A trip to Playa Hermosa provides a chance to feel the warm sand underfoot and the balmy breeze in your hair, embodying the blissful freedom of your inner child.

After a delicious lunch, you'll have free time to explore the property, indulge in a massage, or simply revel in the serene atmosphere of the Pagoda. As the day unfolds, another enlightening yoga practice awaits, reinforcing the day's exploration of self-love and expression. This time, however, our practice will be infused with a HIT dance workout, offering a new level of intensity and unbridled joy. Dinner then follows, ending our day on a high note.

Day 5

Soak up the bounty of nature with a visit to the Poza Azul waterfall

We have reached the final full day of our retreat, and we are going to be spending our time well. As always, we begin with breakfast and yoga, giving ourselves energy and activating our minds ahead of the day's adventures. A bit of free time allows you to slow down, breath, and connect with your surroundings before we depart to Dominicalito in search of the Poza Azul waterfall! It is a true hidden gem here in Costa Rica, and it embodies the tranquility of the region quite well. Spend some time appreciating the lush surroundings and the gentle flow of water before we make our way back to the accommodation for free time and another yoga practice. From here, we’ll close out the day with a delightful farewell dinner, savoring both the exquisite cuisine and the enriching conversations with the group. Reflect on all you’ve seen, experienced, and learned, as tomorrow, we start the journey home.

Day 6

As the retreat comes to a close, bid farewell to new friends, a new inner perspective, and the magic of Pura Vida

As the wellness journey at Pagoda Del Loto Azul draws to a close, we invite you to start the day with an optional slow flow practice, providing a space for gentle movement and heartfelt reflection. After grabbing a nutritious breakfast to-go, it's time to pack your bags, filled with souvenirs and memories, and check out of your accommodation.

Together, we will embark on a group transfer to the SJO Airport, reminiscing about the experiences shared, the laughter echoed, and the personal growth nurtured during your time with us. Although your physical journey ends as you board your flight, the inward journey continues. Safe travels and be well!

Accommodation

  • Pagoda Del Loto Azul

    Discover the harmonious blend of luxury and nature at Pagoda del Loto Azul, a magnificent vacation home and yoga retreat venue, perched on the verdant mountainside of Escaleras, nestled between Dominical and Uvita, in the enchanting South Pacific region of Costa Rica. Enveloped in the tranquility of the tropical rainforest and boasting panoramic 180-degree ocean views, this secluded sanctuary welcomes you to experience serene living in its well-appointed main house and intimate casitas, all of which exude a unique charm, offering exceptional amenities to ensure your comfort. Reinvigorate your senses with a dip in the refreshing pool, perfectly situated to provide unparalleled vistas of the world-famous Whale's Tail, Caño Island, and the Osa Peninsula. For the wellness enthusiasts, the yoga shala is the ideal setting for rejuvenating practices with an idyllic backdrop. Although blissfully remote, the coastal highway is just a five-minute drive away, granting easy access to pristine beaches, gastronomic delights, and exhilarating adventures. Room type: Single / Double Occupancy. Room Configuration: Queen, Full, Twin.

Included

  • 5 nights at Pagoda Del Loto Azul
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • 3 prepared gourmet organic meals per day
  • Airport & activity transfers
  • 1 group arrival airport transfer from SJO
  • 1 group departure airport transfer to SJO
  • Expert coordinator and dedicated onsite support
  • Private use of yoga deck with props included
  • Daily yoga & wellness sessions with Nicole
  • Kayaking in the mangroves
  • Animal Sanctuary
  • Farmers Market
  • Poza Azul waterfall

Not included

  • Flights
  • 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.

Available add-on

One-on-one session with Nicole

Book a personalized session with Nicole.

Price: USD 50

1 spot left

One-on-one session with Nicole

Nauyaca Waterfall Hike

Hike to the stunning Nauyaca Waterfall and swim in its crystal clear waters.

Price: USD 15

Sold out

Pagoda Del Loto Azul

Bicycle riding through the reserve

Enjoy a guided bike ride through the reserve, observing the local flora and fauna all around.

Price: USD 57

Sold out

Bike tour -- CR

Horseback riding at sunset on the beach

Watch a stunning Costa Rican sunset on the beach, as you take a horseback ride along the sandy coastline.

Price: USD 100

Sold out

Add-on: Sunset horseback riding

Pre-trip stay in a single room

Date of stay: April 20, 2024
Hotel name: Hotel La Rosa de América
Inclusions: Buffet breakfast

About the hotel
Hotel La Rosa de América is located in the suburbs of Alajuela. It is surrounded by lush greenery and features an outdoor pool, a garden, spa facilities, and a low-key restaurant. Guest rooms offer Wi-Fi, cable TV, and private bathrooms with showers.

Price: USD 143

1 spot left

Pagoda Del Loto Azul

Pre-trip stay in a double room

Date of stay: April 20, 2024
Hotel name: Hotel La Rosa de América
Inclusions: Buffet breakfast

About the hotel
Hotel La Rosa de América is located in the suburbs of Alajuela. It is surrounded by lush greenery and features an outdoor pool, a garden, spa facilities, and a low-key restaurant. Guest rooms offer Wi-Fi, cable TV, and private bathrooms with showers.

Price: USD 88

Sold out

Pagoda Del Loto Azul

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until February 16, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date 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 February 16, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit amount. After this time, no refunds will be given.

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 (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). 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 2,800
Per person