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The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa

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Barrio Jesus, Atenas 20502 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
The Retreat is a Wellness Boutique Resort and Spa, which features 13 unique, luxury rooms, a world-class Healing Center and Spa, two Farm-to-table restaurants, an organic coffee plantation, two saltwater pools, jungle, ​and river paths and a view of the Gulf of Nicoya.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Adults only
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Extra long beds
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Hidden Gem
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch, Hindi
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Ccossio23 wrote a review Jul. 2021
San Jose, Costa Rica43 contributions11 helpful votes
What a wonderful place my friend found! I'll do my best to be brief, but overall I can tell you staying at The Retreat is a must if you visit Costa Rica! Location: Very close to everything, it's about 30 minutes away from the airport and 45-60 min away from downtown depending on traffic. But an excellent point to get away from everything and still be close to ...everything. :) The place itself: Very clean, gorgeous, lots of open spaces and if the hotel is 100% occupied you won't even notice! The SPA: Best bit - for me -. Laura the manager is incredibly kind, flexible, and will make sure everything is set and ready for you. Replies quickly provide all sorts of information and help you with any questions you may have. Laura Viquez, one of the massage therapists and the one who took care of me all weekend long is A-MAZING! Not only was she kind, but she explained every technique, process, and product she was using. She was very mindful of my medical history and took measures so the treatments wouldn't be too harsh. All I can say is they both pampered me like a queen. Forever grateful! Food: Most of the menu is vegan/vegetarian, although dinner had some animal protein options. The food was delicious overall! Great, healthy options. I didn't take the yoga lessons but my friends were quite happy with them and felt very relaxed afterward! On another note, the hiking was left for another time, as the weather was kind of crappy with lots of rain so the terrain may have not been the best and easiest to hike. All I can really say is, I've never felt so well taken care of and pampered in any place I've been before. Giselle, Ariel, Jonathan, Sergio, both Laura's and the cleaning staff are wonderful people, and I will - for sure - go back again!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 4 days ago
This review warms my heart. You have hit on every aspect of the hotel that is meaningful and healing. Authentic nurturing! Omgosh, I can thank you enough for this review. It is the reason I built it. I hope to meet you next time you visit. Diana
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Luba Y wrote a review Jun. 2021
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Went for my birthday for 5 nights with another couple. Wow! Everything about this place creates a mood of bliss and relaxation. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The bedding was heavenly with silky smooth sheets . The attention of the staff, the quality, presentation and taste of the food left me feeling healthier than I have ever felt. Took 2 cooking classes to learn a better way of eating. The spa was beautiful with the most soothing, relaxing energy and incredible treatments. We spent most of our time looking out into the cloudy lush mountains and valley when we weren’t in one of the 2 pools. Yoga 2x a day overlooking the valley with the birds chirping, does not suck at all . All in all this place recharged me with its beauty and peace. They baked me a birthday cake and left a little gift in my room. So thoughtful. The staff knows you by name, it’s that small with 11 rooms. I can’t say enough about this place. It’s 45 min from San Jose airport which is great. I can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don’t plan on leaving the retreat. This place deserves all of your time.
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Response from Bryant Angulo Herrera, Director General at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Responded Jun. 14, 2021
We love knowing that you had a great time on your birthday and that you made us part of its celebration. Thank you for your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. Blessings!
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LMH wrote a review Jun. 2021
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I have never felt so nurtured and taken care of ever and I travel a lot. Everyone on staff is kind, professional, skilled, caring and pleased to provide the kind of experience that you will never forget. The room, beautiful. Food, fresh, healthy and delicious. The grounds are beautiful and the spa is world class!! Already booked my return trip.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bryant Angulo Herrera, Director General at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Responded Jun. 14, 2021
Thank you so much, for us were a true pleasure to receive you and we are very happy that your experience was very good. From now on we are waiting very excited. Blessings!
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Thomas B wrote a review May 2021
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Place is simply outstanding. Me and my girlfriend stayed here five amazing days at this resort 5/15-5/20. We stayed in the Cafe suite and enjoyed all the amenities that retreat has to offer. This is not your typical resort that focuses on only booze and tasteless food... The place focuses on healthy organic foods and peacefulness. The staff is very attentive and pleasant. Make sure you spend some time in the spa. The massage therapists are the best. Enrique the manager is a great guy and makes you feel like we’ve been friends for years. This place is five star all the way! Thank you Enrique and your staff for making our vacation so amazing! Tommy & Maddie
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bryant Angulo Herrera, Director General at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Responded Jun. 14, 2021
Dear Tommy & Maddie, We love knowing that you had a great time, thank you for coming and for this lovely comment. We are very happy about your experience and we hope your visit again. Blessings!
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afrofuturist wrote a review May 2021
toronto7 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I spent two nights at the Retreat in May. From the moment we arrived til the time we left we had a tranquil and beautiful experience. The staff were kind, attentive and helpful. The rooms and the views are stunning. The food....oh the food, so exquisite! Even my husband who is not a spaaholic like myself enjoyed it. Treat yourself. Soak it all in.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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We love knowing that you had a great time, thank you for coming and for this lovely comment. We are very happy about your experience and we hope your visit again. Blessings!
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PRICE RANGE
US$334 - US$848 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaAtenas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include El Toledo Coffee Tour (3.6 km) and Iglesia San Rafael Arcangel (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, extra long beds, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balcon de Cafe, Pizzeria La Finca, and Kay's Postres, Cafe & Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Hindi, and Dutch.
Does The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.