Perched high on quartz crystal mountain of Costa Rica lies The Retreat, a boutique wellness style property and a haven to take care of yourself and recharge. Lush green mountains surround the stunning home which is just 40 minutes outside of the San Jose airport. It's the perfect spot to bookend your trip to Costa Rica. If you are planning a trip to explore the country, I highly recommend spending your last few nights at The Retreat and then heading to the nearby international airport in the morning.
Whole food nutrition chef Diana Stobo invites guests to rinse the weight and worry of modern stress through real food and energy healing at her home. She helps cultivate a unique experience through nature conversation and food, with a touch of luxury. Group retreats are hosted frequently with an emphasis on cleansing and strengthening a deeper sense of self. Guests are also welcome to book their stay without structure and simply indulge in the garden to table dining and daily yoga classes, which are both included in each stay. The property hosts tours as well, with the must-see being the hike to a gold mine on site. Since quartz deposits contain gold and the property lies on a quartz crystal mountain, gold is spread throughout the land tuning the spiritual energy of The Retreat.
The lodging style offers private casitas with mountain and property views. Each room is designed to make visitors feel as if they have truly arrived in a dreamland. Details like eucalyptus infused water and big breezy balconies set the scene to unwind. The open concept kitchen encourages visitors to engage with the chef as they stroll through the main house on their way to lounge at the pool. All meals are sourced locally, with the majority coming straight from the garden on site. This garden harvests everything from spinach and arugula to pineapples and a stevia plant. Head chef David Wang owned and operated a vegan restaurant in San Jose before joining The Retreat family. His dishes are inspired by Diana's cookbook with exceptional presentation and nourishment.
The Retreat is a destination for wellness; a place where people can nurture themselves with healthy food, enlightened conversations and the natural world. This is the Costa Rica you will fall in love with. It's the kind of place that stimulates emotional intuition and heartfelt connection. Diana Stobo has literally transformed her own life into a living dream. Her desire to share this joy and strength has cultivated the exact reason that The Retreat stands out from most wellness properties. It has personality. It has allure, and it wants you to find the best you, all with a little Costa Rica flare.
Contact me for details on how to book your stay at The Retreat. I would love to hear about your travel plans and assist with recommendations from my own experience venturing Central America!