I have to say this place is heaven on earth! What a magnificent experience. The staff was amazing! They made us feel at home. I love the setup. It feels like a huge house and everyone is so attentive and sweet! I really did not want to leave! We stayed in the standard room (I think that was a queen sized bed). I loved this location because it was very near the "big house" where the kitchen, living area, boutique, and everything is. The room was small but super comfortable and modern. There were sliding doors they used as windows, which we left open every night to sleep with the sounds of the birds. OMG this review is bringing me back!... All I have to say is STAY HERE! You will enjoy the food VERY much! I love how genuine and creative the chefs are! There is NO MENU! Which makes the experience even more exciting! They simply ask if you have any allergies and let their imaginations run free! I do recommend traveling during the summer. The rainy season was not as bad but the sun does set around 4pm and it rains most days around the same time. We got caught during tropical storm Nate which was very scary.... Other than this storm, we had an amazing time in Costa Rica. I am not the one to travel to the same country twice, since there's so much to see in this world, BUT this is an exception! I am definitely going back during the summer! I want to get the full experience of this gorgeous country! I HIGHLY recommend The Retreat! you will love it! P.S - This place is focusing more on a zen more relaxed stay. They offer, spa, yoga, healthy eating, etc.. They do offer a protein (meat) at dinner for free. If you want to add them to all your meals there is an upcharge. There are no TV's or phone's in the rooms (since it's focusing of removing the buzz and fuss). The Retreat offers near by excursions which is super neat (if you get tired of relaxing too hard ;) You might also find "celebrities" there. During my stay someone, not mentioning any names, stayed in the Retreat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Retreat Costa Rica is the creation of Celebrity Chef, two-time best-selling author, and Health and Wellness Life-Coach Diana Stobo. This intimate boutique hotel follows her teachings and philosophy that 'stripping away the foods that weigh you down - aligns your body in perfect balance'. Surrounded by the stunning natural landscape and lush edible organic permaculture gardens, The Retreat provides repose from the daily grind in an artfully inspired luxury setting. We have lovely rooms overlooking the mountains and the Gulf of Nicoya, plus a relaxing pool, jacuzzi, spa, gym, sauna and a fine outdoor restaurant where you can taste our delicious dishes, organic wines and drinks with teas made in home. ... more less
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