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This trip is the right one for you if you love the beach and appreciate a slower-pace. Costa Rica is famous for their Pura Vida perspective. It's a live-and-let-live, island-time type of environment where everyone is welcome; especially tourists. For certain, you'll have the trip of a lifetime. 

Never before traveled outside of the US? All you need is a Passport. Never traveled without your spouse or partners? You will be among friends when you land in San Jose -- or bring friends to share the experience. Never flown on a long flight? Your trip from a major US airport will have no more than two stops before you arrive in San Jose to meet your fellow travelers. 


What's included?

This trip is nearly ALL INCLUSIVE. Here's what $3,499 for 1 person and/or $6,499 for two people (shared room) gets you:

  • ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE from major US cities to San Jose Airport (SJO)
  • ACCOMMODATIONS (private rooms unless you book for double)
  • ALL MEALS (all are plant-based and veg*n; alcohol not included)
  • ALL Group transport in/around Santa Teresa
  • 2 Yoga Classes Daily (some on the beach, some "in the wild", some at the house)
  • ATV Tour
  • Professional Surfing Lesson
  • Island Snorkeling Experience
  • Forest Canopy Zip-Lining Experience
  • Baby Turtle Release
  • Yoga Swag Bag

Rest, Relaxation, & Fun in the Sun

Travel with our small group to the remote surfing village of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, where you'll live in beach-adjacent splendor for ten wonderful nights, and nine sunny days. You're visiting at just the right time -- just after rainy season ends and right before the high point of the vacation season. Shops will be just reopening. Streets will be sparse. The weather will be exceptionally moderate. Candice, your host, travel agent, guide, and yoga teacher, has made this trip twice prior, and will do all that she can to ensure your experience is exceptional. 

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everyone who experiences santa teresa can't stop sharing about it. join us and Create your own Santa Teresa story.

Surf’s always up in the Costa Rican beach town of Santa Teresa. Bright sun and gleaming sands make the perfect backdrop to hang ten in the crystal-clear waters, and fishing, snorkeling and kite-surfing are popular among vacationers. Yoga and spa services are a must for the ultimate relaxation, and, at night, catch a glorious sunset on the same beach where earlier you caught a wave. ~ Trip Advisor

 
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YOUR HOST, travel AGENT & YOGA TEACHER

Candice Clemens is your host, travel agent, and yoga teacher. Candice has traveled extensively around the world and has previously twice previously hosted yoga retreats in Santa Teresa. A 200 E-RYT and 500 RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with 500+ hours of training and 1,000+ hours of teaching experience), Candice will teach yoga on the beach and in the shala (outdoor studio), book your airfare, and act as your host throughout your stay. As part of your experience, you will also have the opportunity to practice with teachers who are based in Santa Teresa.

Yoga and meditation are offered nearly daily on this trip, and you can practice  as frequently -- or as infrequently -- as you would like. There are no obligations nor requirements. Candice will help facilitate your exceptional experience and is available to you for private yoga and anything else you need during your stay.

 

Got questions for Candice? She can tell you about the trip, the flight, and anything else you'd like to know about the trip. Don't hesitate to get in touch!

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Daily Details

10-nights in paradise looks a lot like this...

1. 29-Nov

  • 12:00 PMRT Airfare including 1 checked bag, no more than 2 stops between your top 30 US Airport and San Jose (SJO) - arrive around 2 PM
  • 8:00 PMTransport by ferry from SJO to Santa Teresa - arrive home around 8 PM
  • 9:00 PM Restaurant dinner provided

2. 30-Nov

  • AMBreakfast provided
  • 8:00 AMYoga
  • free time
  • 12:00 PM Light lunch provided at house
  • free time
  • 7:00 PM Dinner provided at house
  • 8:00 PM Yoga

3. 1-Dec

  • 7 - 9 AM Breakfast provided
  • 8:00 AMYoga
  • 10:00 AMSanta Teresa ATV tour
  • 12:00 PMRestaurant lunch provided
  • 2:00 PMzip lining
  • 4:00 PMBeach Yoga
  • 7:00 PM Dinner provided at house

4. 2-Dec

  • 7 - 9 AM Breakfast provided
  • 8:00 AMYoga
  •  free time
  • 12:00 PMLunch provided at house
  •  yoga in the wild (pass provided/included)
  •  free time
  • 7:00 PM Dinner provided at house

5. 3-Dec

  • 7 - 9 AM Breakfast provided
  • 8:00 AMYoga
  •  free time
  • 12:00 PMLunch provided at house
  • 2:00 PMsurfing lessons
  • 4:00 PMBeach Yoga
  •  Optional group dinner (not included)

6. 4-Dec

  • 7 - 9 AM Breakfast provided
  • 7:00 AMYoga
  • 9:30 AMSnorkeling trip
  •  (Lunch included in trip)
  • 4:30 PMSea Turtle Release/Shopping
  • 6:00 PMRestaurant dinner provided
  • 8:00 PM Yoga

7. 5-Dec

  • 7 - 9 AM Breakfast provided
  • 8:00 AMYoga
  •  free time
  • 12:00 PMLunch provided at house
  • 5:00 PMSanctuary and Biolumen kayaking
  • 6:00 PMBeach Yoga
  •  (Packed light dinner provided and included)

8. 6-Dec

  • 7 - 9 AM Breakfast provided
  • 8:00 AMYoga
  •  free time
  • 12:00 PMLunch provided at house
  •  free time
  •  yoga in the wild (pass provided/included)
  •  Dinner provided at house

9. 7-dEC

  • 7 - 9 AM Breakfast provided
  • 8:00 AMYoga
  •  free time
  • 12:00 PMLunch provided at house
  • 1:00 PMInfinity pool experience
  • 7:00 PM Restaurant dinner provided

10. 8-dEC

  • 7 - 9 AM Breakfast provided
  • 8:00 AMYoga
  •  free time
  •  Depart for SJO
  •  (Packed light lunch provided and included)

All that's required to hold your space is a $1,000 per person deposit that's refundable, less 10%, until the registration close date on September 15, 2018. 

 
 
 
 
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Accomodations

We'll stay at a gorgeous property where we're the only occupants. The spaces we'll occupy are for our exclusive use during the stay. We'll have a full kitchen, washer and dryer, AC, and plenty of bathrooms. Choose a single room for 1 or to share a room with a friend.

 

 

FAQs

Is airfare included?

Do I have time to get a passport?

Will there be a lot of stops when I fly?

  • We will not book you a flight with more than two stops between your major US departure airport and San Jose (SJO). We will do our best to book you on a class of flight that includes at least one bag. We will do everything we can to confirm the flight we've chose for you meets your needs, as much as possible. 

I want to go early and spend some time in San Jose. What do I do?

  • If you want help booking a side trip let Candice know and she can help. Just tell Candice what you're interested in and she can help you and if you don't mind, may join you. 

Is there a kitchen at the Santa Teresa house?

  • Yes. All meals are provided and you're welcome to shop, order-in, and cook for yourself if you want more/different food. There are many amazing restaurants in Santa Teresa including sushi, pizza, and burgers.

Is there a place to wash clothes?

  • There's a modern washer and dryer, and there are many options within walking distance for you to have others do your laundry for you at very low cost (appx $5 for several loads washed, dried, folded).

How much money should I bring with me?

  • All of the basics are covered so you only need money for extras. There is a lot to do and tons of fun shopping, so keep that in mind. You can also get money in Costa Rica, though your bank will likely charge you a fee at the ATM. There is truly NO NEED to exchange money in advance because you can use USD in most places and will have access to ATMs to acquire local currency upon landing at the airport in SJO.

Is there WiFi in the house?

  • OF COURSE! Plus, most restaurants and other places have free WiFi.

How far is the beach from our place?

  • The beach is a few steps away.We are very, very close. 

What is the minimum traveler age for this trip?

  • 18 is the minimum traveler age to join us on this adventure. 

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

  • If you need to cancel, please notify us in writing (email, text, letter) as soon as possible. Below are the dates by which you must cancel to receive a refund, and the dates after which no refunds are available: 

    • Deposits are $1,000 USD, per person. At deposit, select if you're booking for 1 or 2 people.

    • Full payment due via PayPal invoiced payment on September 15, 2018. 

    • Full refunds are available on or until September 15, 2018, less 10% fee.

  • Note: Should we cancel the trip for any reason, full refunds will be made within 48 hours of cancellation.

Am I required to have travel insurance?

  • We do not require that you have travel insurance. (But we recommend it.)

I have specific dietary needs. Can I be accomodated?

  • We will provide plant-based meals It's possible to eat both very healthily and very traditionally in Santa Teresa . Eat in any way you please -- omnivore or herbivore are all very easy to do in Santa Teresa -- and most restaurants are accommodating based on your preferences. 

What is the last date to register?

  • September 15, 2018, is the last day to register. 

Do I need to exchange money at the airport or in advance of the trip?

  • No. You can use USD but your change will come in the local currency, Colones (CRC). The exchange rate is 0.0018 USD for every 1 CRC, but there's a typical local conversion used of 540 CRC to 1 USD. Everyone there is great at figuring it out so you don't have to be. (Or install an app to do the math for you.)

Do the people we'll interact with speak English?

  • Nearly everyone speaks English -- and certainly everyone who you work with at the hotel and at attractions will -- and Ticos (Costa Ricans) even talk to you in English when you attempt Spanish... (Or maybe that's just when we attempt Spanish.) There's a huge ex-pat population so it's super easy to communicate. We were delighted at how welcome everyone made us feel in past visits.

 

More questions than answers? Contact us!

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