The Retreat

Atenas, San Jose & Central Valley Highlands

Dreamed up by celebrity chef, bestselling author, and wellness life coach, Diana Stobo, The Retreat is a sanctuary designed for holistic healing. For starters, the property is perched on a 50-acre quartz mountain, surrounded by rainforest, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Nicoya Peninsula. Pastel colors soften the 18 luxurious guest rooms, some with expansive views, private balconies and glass-encircled soaking tubs. 

The hotel´s healing center and spa, two farm-to-table restaurants, organic coffee plantation and gardens, two saltwater pools, yoga studio, meditation deck, river swings, jungle and river trails, set the stage for an immersive and restorative experience.  

Ideal For: Holistic wellness, mountain retreat, intimate getaway

  • Why we love it
  • Highlights
  • Sustainability

From the moment we heard The Retreat was built on a quartz mountain (yep, there´s natural quartz in the soil!), we knew this place was special. Now, this is a wellness retreat, the place to come and reset, reflect, unplug, and nurture your connection with nature. Stating the obvious, this property has a great vibe; the food, the pool, the yoga, the setting, they´re all rooting for you to heal whatever you need to heal. 

The Retreat has established multiple actions to make a positive impact on its surroundings, including developing an organic permaculture farm, chemical free spa treatments with organic products and an employment policy that requires 90% of employees to be from the local community. The hotel features an organic, farm-to-table restaurant concept, using seasonal produce from its own gardens and local providers. 

Biodegradable products are used for laundry and housekeeping, plus organic products are used for fumigation and bug repellents. There´s a composting facility on the property, a recycling program in conjunction with the municipality, a reforestation program on the farm, as well as energy and water saving programs with regular monitoring built in. Additionally, The Retreat offers excursions that benefit the local community, and arranges regular forest and river clean-ups. 

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