Costa Rica Escape: What to Expect

Known for its ‘pure-vida’ lifestyle, lush rainforests, tropical beaches, and delicious cuisine, our Costa Rica fitness retreat is a week of adventure and workouts like no other. If there's an Escape week that should be on your bucket list, this is it.

November 2, 2023
Luxury modern villa for a fitness retreat in Costa Rica

Known for its ‘pure-vida’ lifestyle, lush rainforests, tropical beaches, and delicious cuisine, our Costa Rica fitness retreat is a week of adventure and workouts like no other. If there's an Escape week that should be on your bucket list, this is it.

A group on fitness retreat after finishing a workout in Costa Rica
Costa Rica retreat 2021, a post-workout pic with our Week 2 crew

A fitness retreat with an adventurous side

On this 6 night Escape to the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, we’ll stay in a luxury beachfront villa overlooking the beautiful golden sands of Playa Langosta, at the remote end of Tamarindo. This beach town is known for its unparalleled surf, laid-back vibes, and endless adventure and outdoor activities, making it the perfect base for a week of exploring and relaxing. Salt, sunsets and pura vida are on the menu for our days here in paradise. Scroll to take a look at our Escape villa, read about the local area, and find out what else you can expect on our epic fitness retreat to Costa Rica.

A luxury villa with pool and ocean views for a fitness retreat in Costa Rica
This luxury, modern villa overlooking the ocean is home for the week on our fitness retreat to Costa Rica

About the area

Tamarindo is known for its exceptional surf, endless outdoor adventure opportunities, and its thriving, diverse culture. The stretch of golden beaches that surround Tamarindo offer perfect waves for every surfer from beginner to pro. If surfing isn’t your thing, there are incredible spots for kayaking, SUP’ing and snorkelling, or adventuring into the jungle for hiking, zip-lining and swimming in waterfalls. The cafe and food scene in Tamarindo is unparalleled, with everything from small beach bars serving up the freshest drinks and tacos, to healthy cafes famed for their breakfasts and coffee, and to incredible oceanfront restaurants where you can enjoy one of the best sunsets and meals of your life. Costa Rica is undoubtedly known for it’s incredible wildlife, and there’s a good chance you’ll wake up to the sounds of howler monkeys in the trees nearby. For more wildlife action, you can head to the nearby Marino las Baulas national park, one of the most important sites in Costa Rica for sea-turtle nesting.

The beach and surf at Santa Teresa in Costa Rica
The beaches and surf along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica

The villa

Our Escape villa sits in prime position overlooking the golden sands and rolling surf of Playa Langosta, just outside of the beautiful beach town of Tamarindo. With just a few steps down from the villa's garden to a quiet stretch of beach, we can spend the week soaking up the sunshine and salt in absolute paradise on earth. The villa’s pool, garden and outdoor seating areas provide a great space to relax between workouts and adventures, and get to know new friends. With a giant table for indoor dining with breathtaking views over the ocean, and an outdoor table by the beach with front row seats to the sunset, we’ll be spoilt for choice for group meals served up by our private chefs.

The villa provides room options for every traveller joining us on our Escape week. The Master rooms come with king size beds, beautiful en-suites and feature jaw-dropping views overlooking the pool and ocean. These rooms are great for solo travellers wanting to really treat themselves, or perfect for travellers coming with a partner or friend. Book an Oceanfront Master on our Costa Rica fitness retreat here.

A luxury master bedroom with ocean views on a fitness retreat in Costa Rica
A Master Double room with pool and ocean views on our Costa Rica fitness retreat

The deluxe double rooms are just like the masters with big, beautiful beds and en-suites, and feature garden views. These rooms are best for solo travellers who want a room to themselves, or ideal for travellers sharing with a friend or partner. Book a Deluxe Double room on our Costa Rica fitness retreat here.

A luxury bedroom perfect for solo travellers on a fitness retreat in Costa Rica
A deluxe double room with en-suite and garden views for our fitness retreat in Costa Rica

The share rooms for this Escape week are quad rooms, with four XL twin-size beds, a spacious en-suite and garden views. These rooms offer a great opportunity to experience Salt Escapes as a solo traveller. Share rooms will be same-sex only. Book a Deluxe Share room on our Costa Rica fitness retreat here.

A share room perfect for solo travellers on a fitness retreat in Costa Rica
A quad share room with en-suite for our fitness retreat to Costa Rica

The week

With the perfect base for a week of relaxation, workouts and adventures in the bag, here’s what you can expect for our day-to-day itinerary in Costa Rica. Don’t forget, if you’re joining us on Salt Escapes, it’s your holiday! You can make of it what you want, getting stuck into as many workouts as you feel like doing, and if you want to add in more exploring, we can help organise this for you during the week.

Day 1 - Touchdown Costa Rica

Check in after 4 pm and settle in for an epic week. Explore this jaw-dropping villa, meet your new friends by the pool, unwind with a mobility session to shake off travel-day. As the sun sets, enjoy welcome drinks overlooking the ocean, followed by our first group dinner.

Day 2 - Workout, Recover, Relax

Kick off the first full-day with a team workout and a big Costa Rican breakfast (just you wait). Hit the beach before our guided recovery session and a big nutritious lunch. Enjoy an afternoon of poolside chill-time or take a golf-buggy to explore the local beach town, before we hit workout number 2.

Day 3 - Workouts and Waves

A morning of surfing with the help of some local instructors. Kick back and relax with some recovery, and work up a sweat in our afternoon beach workout. In between all that, enjoy heaps of down-time to chill, explore and embrace the sounds and sights of beautiful Costa Rica. If you're after a little extra adventure, head off into the national park for some zip-lining.

Day 4 - Chasing Waterfalls

You can't come to Costa Rica and not swim in a waterfall! So after a morning workout and big brekkie, we set off for our waterfall hike and jungle adventure. Lunch at the waterfalls and swim stops along the way, before we head back to our villa for some sundowners, and a magical sunset dinner.

Day 5 - Surf, Recovery & Feast

Kick off Day 5 with a workout, brekkie and more surfing, sunning and exploring. Enjoy a chill afternoon of recovery, with a stretch session, ice baths and beachfront massages. Time to get your best fits on for a special sunset dinner, as we head out for a feast at our favourite local spot.

Day 6 - Beach Workouts And Farewell Dinner

Last full day together so we're going out with a bang, with workouts, beach adventures and heaps of down-time with your new mates. As golden hour rolls around, it's time to get ready for our farewell dinner as the sun sets over the ocean. Cheers to new friends, and unforgettable memories!

Day 7 - Most Feel Good Week of Your Life

Checkout is at 10 am, so plenty of time to squeeze in one more workout and a big breakfast to see you on your way. Whether you're staying on to explore more of this magical country or heading home, it's not goodbye, it's see you on the next adventure...

A luxury villa overlooking the beach at Playa Langosta in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
The perfect base for a week of fitness and adventure in Costa Rica

How to book this fitness retreat

If you’re keen to join us for our fitness retreat adventures in Costa Rica, you can explore and book this Escape HERE.

WEEK 1: 14th - 20th April 2024

WEEK 2: 28th April - 4th May 2024

We can't wait to sweat, explore and relax with you in Costa Rica. Pura vida!

A woman jumps into a waterfall in Montezuma in Costa Rica
Jumping into waterfalls in Costa Rica on our fitness retreat in 2021

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