Wellness Arenal

Retreat

About our Place

Wellness Arenal Retreat is not for everyone and everyone though could benefit from a period in Pachamama Mother Nature pure Rainforest, with its trails and hikes, which allow you to reconnect and ground. Our retreats are fiscal active retreats in nature.

Pure spring water and healthy air from the magic rainforest, we have situated different spaces in way we will promote healthy and grounding walking. Bring your Hiking Boots!

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Yoga forest

Rain Forest yoga retreat

4 days/3 nights

Relax and Breathe

Relax and Breathe

4 days/3 nights

Detox holiday

Detox holiday

4 days/3 nights

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Activities and tours available in the area:
Private Room 1

Private Room 1

PRIVATE BATH
ROOM SERVICE
WI-FI ACCESS
SWIMMING POOL
KING SIZE
ANIMALS
CLEANING FEE
Private Room 2

Private Room 2

ROOM SERVICE
WI-FI ACCESS
SWIMMING POOL
BUNK BED
BUNK BED
ANIMALS
CLEANING FEE
House in the Farm

House in the Farm

PRIVATE BATH
ROOM SERVICE
WI-FI ACCESS
SWIMMING POOL
KING SIZE
ANIMALS
CLEANING FEE
mkafi
mkafi
2022-09-04
Verified
Spa yoga vegan food wonderful Remote place perfect to resource and relax. Staff very friendly and welcoming. We loved: - the SPA very authentic and facing the best views - the vegan gourmet food. Magalie, the cook, was very creative. It was surprising and delicious! - the Yoga classes with Freddy. Don't forget the bugs repellent as the mosquitos like to connect ! Highly recommended.
Erica BR
Erica BR
2022-08-28
Verified
Your home away from home in Costa Rica I found Essence because of their yoga retreat, but this amazing place is much more than a place to do yoga (although it is that too and fantastic for it)! It is a home, it is a family, and it is a place for healing. I visited Essence alone, spending almost 3 weeks on the property, and was transformed. The location allows for daily walks in the rainforest, incredibly fresh and unique vegetarian and vegan meals each day, yoga on a stunning roofed deck to the sounds of birds singing, hammocks and lounge chairs for reading and rest, and both hot and dry saunas available, followed by a comfortable jetted jacuzzi. I also took advantage of massages, reflexology, ionic foot detox and juicing during my visit. I woke up every day to the sound of howling monkeys and views of Volcano and Lake Arenal and the whole property is idyllic. The team on site, across the board, go above and beyond to make your stay meaningful and joyful. The accommodations are comfortable and clean. I highly recommend coming for a retreat as you can really immerse yourself in what Essence has to offer. The culinary experience is top-notch with farm-fresh, all natural and organic ingredients. I immediately noticed the difference in both how I felt eating this way, as well as changes in my body doing so (good ones!). Every meal I had was full of flavor and presented beautifully. The chefs were friendly and incredibly accommodating of any dietary restrictions. I could go on, but if you’re still reading this, you’re intrigued. I would encourage you to take the next step and visit to see for yourself! You won’t be disappointed. Pura vida!
poolsandwifi
poolsandwifi
2022-05-16
Verified
Solo-Female Yoga Traveler Finds a Magic Mountain Retreat There are as many ways to review Essence as there are reasons that people come here. First I want to give special recognition to few people in order of impact: Juan Carlos, Aurelio, and Coletane. Juan Carlos contracts through his brother to drive for the resort. I basically got a 3.5 hour priceless tour guide from the moment I hit Costa Rican soil until we got to the resort. I felt so at home immediately and his information was priceless. His English was unbelievable. You can ask for him, but there is no guarantee unfortunately. If I were the resort, I would hire him full time to ferry my guests and welcome them in – he sets the tone that well. Aurelio works part-time a few days a week doing the Cacao-Jungle Tour, the morning bird-watching tour, and the night jungle tour. His knowledge, passion, mastery of English, and his complete total dedication to his work is something one should experience no matter what. He is the Indiana Jones of Arenal and you will want to find yourself swinging from the jungle vines with him, savoring the fruits of the lands, and shelling your fresh cacao seeds for your very own luscious chocolate. If you are heading to Essence, ask ahead to see if you can align with one of his tours and do not miss it for anything. Coletane works part-time running the spa circuit, ionic cleanse, and will also invite people on jungle walks amongst other things. She is passionate about Essence, healing, and everything there is to do about making your stay memorable. Her hugs and shares were beautiful and she enriched my stay with her love. I would like to also thank Jairo the manager, Lena the behind-the-scenes scheduler, Nicola and Jovanny front desk coverage, and Marvin and his engaged kitchen staff. They welcome you with open arms. My purpose in going was a solo-female 10-day yoga retreat and cleanse and to check out the option for a leadership retreat for my business. A beautiful group vibe occurred wth other single female retreat travels and based on other repeat travelers, the magic of a beautiful cohort forming is very common. There are others that come there for touristic reasons and brief stays for the national park, termales, sloths, zip lines, and waterfalls in nearby La Fortuna. The area attracts Europeans and Canadians more than Americans but there is a mix. This is not a great place for advanced yoga classes. Not that the teachers cannot teach them- they can. But because there is invariably a few first-timers passing through or some travelers new to their practice. They must safely accommodate and teach an all-levels class. Just be aware and do not blame them for serving the more common attendee. Solo female travels – you can come here safely and be at peace. This is one of the few places that has managed to figure out a way to do a rolling yoga retreat successfully. I needed that flexibility of no exact date start and stop. I have my business to run and found I could work four hours a day in peace. The wifi is good but shared amongst all guests and some were doing video calls successfully. However, I feel if I had to zoom or teams I would be at the mercy of other remote workers that come here. Luckily, I did not need that but it is worth noting that video calls might be tough. We did good with electricity but after I left I was told there were some days it went out for five hours. One priceless thing I had was a travel fan. The strong prevailing breeze is helpful in the mid-day heat if you are outside but inside, if you are like me, I need a fan. Get one with a rechargeable battery backup and that will continue running with the electric out. Another positive note. I got about as many mosquito bites as I would on a summer night outdoors with the Great Lakes. Totally doable and pleasant with light bug repellant There were some powerful things that happened, deep soul-level engagement. Incredible stay.
Nath33
Nath33
2022-01-02
Verified
Un endroit magique Chambre agréable dans un site exceptionnel avec une vue fabuleuse sur le volcan et la lagune. Accueil chaleureux et restauration assurée par une equipe formidable qui propose des menus végétariens différents chaque jour. Le jacuzzi qui plonge sur cette vue est juste parfait !
Can L
Can L
2021-12-24
Verified
Pura vida Paradisiac location, very friendly welcome, great Cook, surprising wild visitons. If you are Looking for an amazing place with a unique view on the volcano you will find everything you are looking for here.
Wuest A
Wuest A
2021-12-24
Verified
Really nice experience and really nice people We were 6 friends from Switzerland coming for two days, that was incredible. We slept in tents in the middle of the jungle and that was a really nice experience. The vegetarian food was amazing even if we are not vegetarian. We saw toucan and parrot at the hotel. A hot tube and a small swimming pool are available for relaxing. A short beautiful jungle trail is also available across the property. Marvin and Caroline are very welcoming people. We hope to come back one day.
Dany1218
Dany1218
2021-12-24
Verified
Amazing The place and the people working here are awesome. Meet touci the pelican and enjoy your stay with amazing meal and a peaceful atmosphere. I would recommand everyone to make a stop here. ............ ....
galaxhe
galaxhe
2021-12-10
Verified
Belle vues Hotel tenu par des jeunes costa et étrangers Chambre simple et confortable. Le matelas du lit était en bon état. Pas beaucoup de pression dans la douche Il y a un jaccouzzi avec vue sur le volcan mais dommage les bulles ne fonctionnent pas. Donc c'est juste un gros bain chaud. Mais agréable quand même. On avait une chambre double superieure avec sa propre salle de bain. Pas de petit déjeuner mais il y a un restaurant indépendant dans l'enceinte même qui propose un petit déjeuner à 6$ par personne. Ce qui fait du 81$ la nuit. A voir s'il n'est pas plus intéressant de loger ailleurs où le petit déjeuner sera inclus. L'accès en voiture est assez difficile. Compter 25 minutes pour la ville la plus proche. Qqes restaurant dans un rayon de 2 km