7 Day Yoga Retreat at Rancho Burica in Costa Rica
Dates: New Dates in 2017/18 TBA
Location: Punta Burica, Costa Rica
Early Bird Rates
$1,299 USD double occupancy
$1,199 USD triple occupancy
$1,099 USD dorm style
$1,449 USD double occupancy
$1,299 USD triple occupancy
$1,199 USD dorm style
Venture off the beaten path to find paradise in the southwest corner of Costa Rica! Join Travel Roots and the amazing Retreat Leaders Tamara & Allissa on a journey to realign and reconnect with yourself in the jungles and beaches in lush Costa Rica!
Costa Rica Jungle Retreat Details
The theme of this retreat is Go with the Flow and by surrounding yourself with incredible nature will allow you to forget about your hectic lifestyles at home and become grounded once again. Guided by your retreat leaders you will discover the importance of aligning with the universal laws and experience life in a fresh and fulfilling way.
Rancho Burica, Costa Rica
This retreat will take you off the beaten track to Rancho Burica situated on the peninsula of Punta Burica at the end of the road 4.5 miles south of Pavones. The Rancho looks out at the Osa Peninsula where the famous National Park, Corcovado, is located.
This area has an extreme high biodiversity and stunning views from the beach’s deck or from the ‘mirador’ up on the hill in the jungle garden. When you’re walking around in this beautiful environment it’s not unusual to see Scarlett Macaws flying over your head and monkeys howling at you. The ‘mono titis’ (squirrel monkeys), howler monkeys, iguanas, toucans, hummingbirds, sloths and a variety of snakes and everything else you might expect on a jungle walk, flies, swims and crawls around here.
When the tide goes out, the tidal pools surface and come alive with marine life. There is a refreshing waterfall in the garden to cool off in as well as numerous waterfalls along the jungle/beach edge as you walk south from the Rancho. For a nice siesta try one of many hammocks that can be found under the palm trees near the beach.
About your Instructors
Costa Rica Jungle Retreat Leaders
Tamara has been practicing massage for 12 years. In 2004 she graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage , a 2200 hr program. She is currently practicing out of Relax and Renew Spa in Leduc Alberta and is also a clinic supervisor at MH Vicars. She has a combined passion for alternative health and the divine.
Tamara has the privilege of sharing her passions with her daughter Allissa. Their journey has taught them the importance of aligning with universal laws and that it’s really to our detriment to not know or ignore the messages of the universe. They would love to share with you, interwoven through the week using acupuncture, massage and yoga how to align and experience your life in fresh and fulfilling way.
Allissa Keane is a Registered Acupuncturist and a certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor. She lives in Kimberley, BC where she owns an integrative wellness centre called Fruition Wellness. Allissa has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and now enjoys sharing her passion with others through teaching. She often combines the two therapies, acupuncture and yoga into workshops where people experience both the Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine working to balance and restore their health. Learn more about Allissa and her practice at fruition-wellness.com
- Practice daily yoga/meditation classes
- Massage and acupuncture treatments
- Volunteer activity for a local not-for-profit
- Access to some of the best surf beaches in Costa Rica
- 7 Nights at Rancho Burica
- 3 delicious locally sourced meals a day prepared local cooks - can accommodate to any dietary requests
- Countless hammocks to relax on
- Access to a variety of unique activities such as surf lessons, horseback riding, fishing trips, boat trips, jungle hikes, waterfalls, chocolate making workshop, to name a few
A Typical Day…
Wake up at 7am with a morning yoga session followed by a delicious healthy breakfast. After breakfast head to the beach to surf the waves and return just in time for lunch. After lunch go for an afternoon hike in search of a refreshing waterfall followed by a nap on the hammock or a massage treatment. The evenings you will have the option of attending another yoga or meditation session followed by a delicious locally sourced meal.
The beauty is to have an unstructured itinerary so you can find time to slow things down and reconnect with yourself. We live in such a chaotic world that sometimes simplicity is a beautiful thing. Plus it leaves room for spontaneous moments.
Optional activities can be arranged either beforehand or upon arrival at Rancho Burica.
You will also get an opportunity to give back and connect with a local NGO and participate in a volunteer activity.
Additional Activities Available:
Rent bicycles to explore and discover the surrounding area
Surf Lessons - $45 – $50 USD
Renting a Surf Board - $10 - $15 USD per day
Horseback Riding Excursion - $45 USD
Fishing Trip - $45 USD
Boat Trip - $45 USD
Jungle Hike - $25 USD
Chocolate Making Workshop - $10 USD
Where the bad road ends and the good life begins… Rancho Burica thrives by Costa Rica’s law of the land ‘pura vida’ which translates to ‘pure life’. This expression is used in many forms from a greeting to a synonym to “excellent”. Ticos (Costa Ricans) follow this lifestyle and are some of the most wonderful people on earth – it simply goes by a life motto to live by for the locals and you will quickly realize why!
At Rancho Burica you will enjoy the simple life again – you have basic comforts for your accommodations and stay in comfortable cabanas with fans (no a/c) and we can accommodate single, double, triple and dorm room occupancy. Life in Costa Rica is meant to be enjoyed outside, so you’ll find beautiful verandas with hammocks, comfortable common areas, an outdoor yoga platform, beautiful garden areas, and close access to beaches, waterfalls and jungle walks.
More About the Region
The Golfito area around Southern Costa Rica is often referred to as the last frontier. A remote and secluded region of the country, Southern Costa Rica is an unexplored rugged wilderness, where the amenities are basic, but it’s a region where one can experience an alternative Costa Rica compared to the hustle and bustle of more popular touristy destinations.
Rancho Burica is located 4.5 miles south from Pavones. Known as a surfer's haven, Pavones is a small community located along the southern Pacific Coast. Pavones isn't just another Costa Rica surfer town - this region is home to some of the best, longest waves in the world. This remote village can be a challenge to trek to, but as the second longest left behind Chicama, Peru, the travels may be worth it. Pavones is also surrounded by diverse wildlife in the lush rainforest nearby.
Not much of a surfer? This area has plenty of other activities to offer those who plan a visit here. Due to its location along the ocean, sport fishing is quite popular as well as canopy tours and horseback riding through the forest and along the beach. The long, beautiful beaches are also a great place to simply relax, sunbathe or take a long stroll.