The pricing for the retreat includes:
Air Fair is not included, make your arrangements to fly into the Liberia (LIR) airport,
Transportation to and from the Liberia airport IS included so we will transport you to the RipJack Inn, only an hour away. Plan for about a half hour of customs followed by an hour to the Rip Jack.
When you are looking for a flight, please try to arrive in mid afternoon, as we would love to have our first group dinner together on Saturday night.
7 nights accommodations Included:
Beach Boutique Hotel RipJack Inn, Playa Grande. (taxes included)
Morning meditation and two yoga classes daily:
In the morning, mindful meditation followed by an All-levels Kripalu style slow flow yoga class.
Then breakfast OR lunch (full delicious meals and fresh juices included daily) with free time for beach, pool, exploration and play until the afternoon yoga class.
Daily afternoon Svaroopa-style restorative yoga class.
Exception: We will host only one yoga class on our excursion days, see below for details.
Price includes choice of full breakfast OR lunch daily, and two generous and delicious dinners:
A group dinner on arrival day and a group dinner on our last full day, taxes included.
at the RipJack’s second floor unique tree top open air restaurant.
For your other meals, delicious food is always available at the RipJack’s restaurant, offering a highly unique menu of fresh local seafood as well as tasty treats from the land for lunch, dinner, or daily happy hour/sun set on the beach. (Yes, tropical drinks and cocktails are available too! Happy Hour is on the beach, as the sun sets.) Other local choices for food and drink can be found at the other boutique hotels and there are many restaurant choices at all levels of pricing from the tacos at the taco stand, typical Costa Rican or fancy Argentinian, to name a few, all within walking distance!
Two Excursions included/pre paid by your registration:
Sunset Sail & Snorkle Tour:
Set off in the early afternoon on a beautiful catamaran into the deep blue sea. (half-day trip) The catamaran leaves from Playa Flamingo and takes you to a pristine beach nestled in the Pacific Ocean not accessible by car. You can snorkel, kayak, paddle board or swim to the beach from the boat. All of the equipment and life jackets are provided, as is unlimited open bar and light lunch. A party on a sail boat...fabulous.
A 1.5 hr. guided boat tour to see a nearby estuary and the wildlife that resides there.
The Playa Grande estuary is part of the Las Baulas National Marine Park. Here the Rio Mata Palo empties out into the Pacific Ocean creating what is know as brackish water. The Playa Grande estuary is part fresh and part salt water making it an ideal home for many of the beautiful animal species in Costa Rica. The estuary is 6,745 hectors (25 square miles) of mangrove, spectacular! The lush vegetation absorbs all unwanted noise creating an extremely peaceful boat ride. While there are no guarantees with mother nature, you are more than likely to see Howler Monkeys, Tropical Fish, Green Herons, Brown Pelicans, and more.
Additional Activities available, not included in pricing:
You can set them up right from the Ripjack:
Horseback Riding, Sport Fishing, Surf lessons, Massage, Taxi into the shopping areas, or visit Rincon de la Vieja. There is plenty of free time daily to enjoy these activities, or rest, read, walk the beach, soak in the pools, and stick around Playa Grande and Rip Jack.
We plan a late afternoon to taxi into the nearest "city" Tamarindo, followed by dinner on the beach, at sunset, at the lovely restaurant called Panga, this is optional and not pre-paid, but a really fun afternoon/evening event we plan for you.