Retreat to Playa Cativo, Costa Rica – Nothing says ‘Wellness’ like Pura Vida retreat at Playa Cativo, Costa Rica

Sometimes you just need a retreat; what better place than the jungles of Costa Rica?

Let’s face it: we lead busy lives. The demands on our time can set a frantic pace, leading to stress and sometimes exhaustion. The answer is at Playa Cativo Lodge, where your retreat will have you immersed in the quiet isolation of Golfo Dulce’s rainforest; it will soon put the spring back into your step and a smile on your face.

To begin with, the Lodge is only accessible by boat; no cars racing by, no drop-ins, and no demands; everyone who is at Cativo planned to be there. Surrounded by the Osa Peninsula’s natural environment of pristine rainforest, exotic and colorful wildlife, and the calm, soothing waters of Golfo Dulce, Playa Cativo is a true getaway.

The setting of each room at Playa Cativo maximizes the natural surroundings with an open-air design to take advantage of the ocean breeze; to complete the refreshing ambiance, you’ll be serenaded by a musical background performed by the frogs, birds, monkeys, and insects that call the rainforest home.

Cativo’s dedication to sustainability only adds to the completeness of your retreat: 100% clean energy from hydroelectric and solar power and an organic farm-to-fork approach to meals, all situated on more than 1000 acres of private nature reserve.

Pamper your body, mind, and spirit.

With 2 therapy rooms, Lotus Spa offers various massage modalities, foot therapy emphasizing reflexological massage, and facials using Ayurvedic principles and techniques to detoxify and restore your skin. Indulge yourself in one or all of the treatments!

Is your soul calling for a daily dose of yoga? The yoga decks are tucked into the rainforest, with the ocean on one side and a creek on the other; it is the ideal setting for meditation and yoga. For those who are not into group sessions, private classes are available for deeper work on postures, breathing and meditative techniques.

Have fun exploring the jungle and sea.

It’s not all passive relaxation at Playa Cativo. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to burn off excess energy with activities such as hiking in Piedras Blancas Nature Reserve or snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, or swimming the warm, calm waters of Golfo Dulce. You can also learn about organic farming, sustainable practices and principles, gourmet dining, or hand-line fishing.

On the other hand, lounging on the beach, drink in hand, and watching the sun go down is about as good as it gets: the air is clean, the water is pure, and the gulf water is warm. Your retreat is about remembering the tranquil enjoyment of life and the staff at Playa Cativo is dedicated to guaranteeing personalized service which anticipates your every need. For more information, get in touch today.