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Gay Yoga Holiday

Rate per Person / Double Occupancy
$2130 Taxes Included
Introduction
Itinerary
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Introduction

Trip Style: Holistic & Nature Exploring
Operational Season: Year Round
Departures: Every Day

What to expect:

Relax and discover authentic Costa Rican spa treatments and yoga holiday at Costa Rica. The first two nights you will stay in an exclusive hotel skirting the Poás Volcano, Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat, here you unwind and de-stress with spa treatments from massages to body scrubs and enjoy a selection of group fitness and yoga classes and enjoy primary and secondary untouched forests.

Then you will visit a spectacular exotic destination for an unforgettable yoga and beach holiday. Unwind on soft sands, practice daily yoga classes with views of the Golfo Dulce and enhance your experience through this cultivation of breath and movement and relish in the inspiring pleasure of being one with nature.

Highlights

  • Organic and healthy meals: Breakfast, dinner & lunch included.
  • Discover one of the world’s mots biologically intense place on earth
  • First 2 days complimentary use of the Fitness Center and Water Therapy Suites, which include ionized tempered natural pool, cold plunge, jacuzzi, and kneipp.
  • One Hammam session, Body exfoliation, Flotation Therapy & One massage at Asclepios.
  • Unlimited Self Guided Tours on Lodge Preserve Trails at Nicuesa.
  • Unlimited Use of Kayaks, Snorkeling and Fishing equipment.
  • Two Daily Yoga Classes (sunrise and sunset)

Brief Itinerary

Eight days relaxing and discovering authentic Costa Rican spa treatments and yoga holidays. Totally relax near the Poás Volcano,  where you’ll de-stress with spa treatments, massages, body scrubs and participate in a selection of group fitness and yoga classes while enjoying primary and secondary untouched forests.

Then you will visit a spectacular exotic destination for an unforgettable yoga and beach holiday. Unwind on soft sands, practice daily yoga classes with views of the Golfo Dulce and sleep with the fantastic sounds of the Rainforest of Costa Rica.

Itinerary

Day 1

Greet & meet at the International Airport. Transfer to your Wellness Hotel in Costa Rica. Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat, (honoring the Greek God of Health) offers its guests 12 rooms which evoke the most essential medical traditions of the world, together in harmony with the ionized swimming pool, amphitheatre, floatation camera, sauna, Hammam, Vichy and Scottish showers, 4 treatment lodges, fitness center, yoga and meditation pavilion, a leisure room and an organic Restaurant. First Class hotel****Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat, Double Room.

Included

  • Private transfer from the airport to the hotel
  • Lodging at Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat
  • One Hammam session
  • Dinner

Day 2

Hike to the Poas Volcano National Park

Today after breakfast you will visit the Poas Volcano, it has one of the world’s largest geysers with an amazing crater, over 1.5 km. wide! The volcano is active, but absolutely safe for viewing. This tour begins with a tranquil drive through the lush coffee plantations and flower farms of the area.

The tour includes a hike through the adjacent forest that is packed with typical plant life and exotic birds. The hike concludes at a peaceful, emerald green lagoon. Near the volcano’s active crater, you will find lakes of molten sulfur, thought to be the only exemplar of their kind in the world. Return to the Hotel for lunch. At afternoon enjoy a relaxing massage, a Body exfoliation and a Flotation Therapy. First Class hotel****Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat, Double Room.

  • Breakfast
  • Tour to Poas Volcano National Park including entrance fee.
  • Lunch
  • One Body exfoliation
  • One Asclepios massage
  • One Flotation Therapy
  • Dinner

Day 3

San José – Playa Nicuesa – Golfo Dulce

After a delicious breakfast, your private transfer will take you back to the airport where you will take a local flight to Golfito or Puerto Jimenez, depending availability. After a 40 min flight, the Nicuesa Staff will wait for you at the airstrip to take you to this secluded & wonderful destination …Playa Nicuesa. After your check in, you can explore the Lodge’s natural trails, use the kayaks, have lunch or just relax at the beach. First Class Lodge****Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, One bedroom Cabin.

  • Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Local Flight to Golfito or Puerto Jimenez
  • Lodging at Playa Nicuesa

Day 4

Hike to the Waterfall

Take a 2 hour hike (one way) that leads from the lodge to a beautiful waterfall where you can swim in a natural swimming hole tucked away in the jungle. This is a mostly flat trail that offers interesting and serious hiking but avoids steep elevation changes. Return to the lodge for lunch and enjoy a yoga class on the beautiful covered yoga deck by the beach. First Class Lodge****Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, One bedroom Cabin.

  • 3 Delicious Meals Daily; Snacks and Natural Juices. Prepared fruit, carbonated and alcoholic drinks are not included.
  • Unlimited Use of Kayaks, Snorkeling and Fishing equipment.
  • One yoga Class
  • Rainforest/Waterfall Hikes in National Park
  • Lodging at Playa Nicuesa

Day 5

Golfo Dulce Dolphin Tour & Coastal Adventure

Enjoy a fantastic tour of the Golfo Dulce, an impressive, protected gulf of the Pacific Ocean. You’ll have many chances to see at least one of the three types of Dolphins most familiar in the Golfo Dulce (spinner, spotted and bottlenose). You will spend quite a few hours touring the blue, green waters of the Gulf looking for dolphins, sea turtles and marine fauna with one of the Nicuesa’s guides and boat captains. You will also stop for a snorkel tour at one of the area’s reefs and/or an isolated beach to swim and have fresh coconut water and some snacks. Guest will hear about the natural and cultural history of the Gulf, one of the deepest in the world, and one of the few tropical fiords that subsist. Return to the lodge, afternoon at leisure and then enjoy your yoga class at sunset. First Class Lodge****Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, One bedroom Cabin.

  • 3 Delicious Meals Daily; Snacks and Natural Juices.Prepared fruit, carbonated and alcoholic drinks are not included.
  • Unlimited Use of Kayaks, Snorkeling and Fishing equipment.
  • One yoga Class
  • Golfo Dulce Dolphin Tour & Coastal Adventure
  • Lodging at Playa Nicuesa

Day 6

Kayaking Rio Esquinas tour

Spend the morning exploring a pristine river. The guide will explain you about the interesting bird and marine life and vegetation of the Rio Esquinas, as you wind through the river that runs between the Golfo Dulce and inland jungle.  This is a secure paddling area that is perfect for beginners to spend a peaceful hour paddling, or for the experienced and audacious to spend a challenging day discovering the coastline and nearby mangroves. First Class Lodge****Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, One bedroom Cabin.

  • 3 Delicious Meals Daily; Snacks and Natural Juices.
  • Unlimited Use of Kayaks, Snorkeling and Fishing equipment.
  • Two yoga Class
  • Kayak Rio Esquinas Tour
  • Lodging at Playa Nicuesa

Day 7

Golfo Dulce – Leisure Day 

Dont miss the chance of a relaxing time, in between classes, meditation is encouraged both at the yoga platform as well as high above from the tree top sanctuary. A quick and engaging hike through one of our most exhilarating trails leads you to the ideal location to find your inner bliss. Be mindful, be quiet, collects the rewards of the potent rainforest energy as you travel hidden while sheltered by the jungle around you. First Class Lodge****Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, One bedroom Cabin.

  • 3 Delicious Meals Daily; Snacks and Natural Juices.
  • Unlimited Use of Kayaks, Snorkeling and Fishing equipment.
  • 2 yoga Class
  • Lodging at Playa Nicuesa

Day 8

Golfo Dulce – San José

Morning at your leisuter your check out take a boat ride to your arrival port to take your local flight back to San José or pick up your car rental if you wish to continue your vacations in Costa Rica.

Recommended connections:

Golfito – Manuel Antonio – San josé

Puerto Jimenez – Dominical – Monteverde

Puerto Jimenez – San Gerardo de Dota – Puerto Viejo

  • Breakfast
  • Boat transfer to Golfito or Puerto Jimenez
  • Local Flight to San José ( if you continue your vacation with car rental this service will be eliminated from the itinerary)

Hotels

Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat

Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat, (honoring the Greek God of Health) offers its visitors 12 rooms which remind the most significant medical traditions of the world, together with a regulated ionized swimming pool, amphitheatre, floatation fitness center, yoga and meditation pavilion, camera, sauna, Hammam, Vichy and Scottish showers, 4 treatment lodges, a relaxation room and an organic Restaurant. Her you will find a team of highly skilled spa therapists and another team of chosen holistic practitioners from all over the world. We have put together a big understanding and passion for physical, emotional and spiritual health ensuing in perfect wellbeing.

Terms & Conditions

A full refund, less US $50.00 processing fee, will be offered for cancellations made on or before the arrival, 8 days before each short program (1-4 nights) No refunds for cancellations less than 7 days before arrival.

A full refund, less US $100.00 processing fee, will be offered for cancellations made on or before the arrival, 22 days before each short program (5 or more nights) No refunds for cancellations less than 21 days before arrival or if you leave early.

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

One of the best lodge in the South Pacific, Costa Rica. It offers a friendly but professional service. Out the front door of the lodge you will find a private beach, bay, secret mangroves, free use kayaks, snorkeling and inshore fishing gear; out the back door is a wooded mountain with hiking trails, a waterfall, and abundance of wildlife. Playa Nicuesa is paradise for nature lovers and adventure sports devotee of all levels, besides a romantic secreted gay destination.

Terms & conditions 

A full refund, less US $50.00 processing fee, will be offered for cancellations made on or 31 days before the arrival.

50% penalty of the total amount of reservation will be charged if cancellation is made 30 to 16 days before arrival and a 100% penalty for cancellations made from 15 to 0 days before arrival.

Boat Pick up & Drop off 

The transfer boat cannot pick up or drop off guest later than 15:00 hrs during dry season (Dic – April) and 14:00 hrs during the rainy season due to the weather conditions in the afternoon.

Prices & Facts

Rates

Green Season:

Valid From: 03.01.16 to 30.11.16
USD: Per person, in double room
High Season: 09.01.16 to 30.04.16

Valid From: 03.01.16 to 30.04.16
USD: Per person, in double room

Note: Ask for rates at Peak Season (20.12.16 – 02.01.17) and (20.03.16 – 01.04.16) Single supplement has an additional fee.

Rates per person

High Season: $ 2,350.00

Low Season: $ 2,130.00

Taxes included

Starting/finish Points

The trip starts with your pick up from the airport in San José on day 1 and ends with your drop off atGolfito’s or Puerto Jimenez  airstrip on day 9. The adventure can continue with car rental, private transportation or return to San José with a local flight, any of this options has an extra charge.

Best Seasons to book

Dry Season: From middle December to end of April
Low Season (Rainy Season): From July to October you can see the whales in Golfo Dulce, an extraordinary experience!

Included

– Private transfer from & to the Airport in San José
– 2 Overnight at Asclepios Wellness Retreat
– 5 Overnights at Playa Nicuesa
– 1 Local Flight to Golfito or Puerto Jiménez
– Excursions and meals as described in this Itinerary.

Not Included

– International Flight tickets
– Soft drinks or snacks not served with the meals included
– Insurances, optional tours, alternative transportation.
– Voluntary Tipping
– Items of personal nature

Itinerary Modifications

If it is no possible to operate one of the excursions involved due poor weather conditions, the tour will be replaced by another rate similar excursion, or the money of that portion will be reimbursed.

Cancellation Terms

After definitive booking, in case of cancellation until 45 days before departure, there will be charged US$ 20 handling charge per order. After that date, there will be charged following cancellation fees:44 – 30 days before arrival: 50% of the total amount

29 -15 days before arrival: 75% of the total amount

14 – 00 days before arrival: 90% of the total amount

On arrival or in case of no-show: 75% of the total amount

Some service providers apply stricter terms of cancellation.

Notes: Playa Nicuesa Lodge closes from October to November 15th. A similar Lodge will be provided if you travel during these months.