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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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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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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Updated 11/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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
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Hidden Gem
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch, Hindi
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Mich wrote a review 6 Oct
NJ31 contributions11 helpful votes
The Retreat is such a unique place. Not only are the rooms spotless and upgraded but the views are spectacular. You can truly rest and relax in a beautiful setting. Everyone there works hard to make your experience even better and the food is amazing! Communication is easy with their team and it is close to the airport. There’s many reasons why I can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hello, Greetings from The Hotel The Retreat, thanks for sharing your comment here, for us was a very pleasure to give you our services, and is very good to know that was a great experience. We hope to see you soon. Blessings!
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Ade211_nyc wrote a review 3 Oct
New York City, New York9 contributions
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I just came back from a 5-night Immersive Wellness stay at The Retreat...it is hard to explain just what an amazing experience it was: physically, emotionally, psychically healing. I just feel recharged. When I arrived at the property, I immediately began to suspect the time I'd booked there would not suffice, and I was right. The place is gorgeous, like--just stunning. Pics don't do it justice, which we all agreed on (I went solo, but soon befriended various other peeps, as everyone does--it's that kind of place if you would like it to be). The staff anticipates all your needs and more...Cergio is, inexplicably, at all places at all times; Karina manages all dining needs; Luis wears many hats, including being a wonderful hiking guide (HIGHLY recommend the daily hikes people); Jorge will find a way to problem-solve; Marcio knows everything about CR nature. It is wellness + luxury wrapped into one perfect combo. The food is nutritionally balanced and oh-so-beautiful. There is attention to details in all possible aspects. The spa treatments are wonderful, effective and regenerative. Although I did not get a chance to book a treatment w the ayurvedic doctor, I heard from other guests that appts w him were life-changing (next time--fyi the man must be booked in advance). The room I stayed at was Guapinol (one of the deluxe rooms), conveniently located next to the yoga studio (highly recommend the 2/day yoga sessions), and I thought it was perfect. Perhaps the only things I would change for my next stay would be 1) additional time 2) perhaps I'll try the Lux Spa package. I literally cannot stop looking at dates to return next year. I hope this place never changes.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Greetings from Hotel The Retreat, Waoo thanks for shared this comment on this page. For us was a real pleasure to give you all our services and of course that we are excited to receive again in our slice of heaven. Blessings!
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mslika04 wrote a review Sep 2021
Houston, Texas2 contributions1 helpful vote
The Retreat was the best place that I could have found for my first international solo trip. Everything worked out so perfectly for start to end!! My time there was so peaceful and I pretty much just went with the flow every day, whatever I felt like doing I did. Hiking, yoga, and spa day were highlights for me. EVERYONE of the staff members made me feel so welcome and I felt like they were my new family. Having the opportunity to meet and chat with Enrique was a bonus. I will definitely return someday.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Quiet and spacious
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Greetings from the Hotel The Retreat, it is very good to know that your experience with us was great, thanks for your comments and for sure we will be here when you decide to visit us again. Blessings!
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lorijm21 wrote a review Sep 2021
Guadalupe, Costa Rica5 contributions
This place is amazing!! It is not a regular hotel experience, it is beyond that. I had never been to a hotel where I felt connected to the physical space and the people working there. It feels like a real home and they feel like family. It is a personalized experience, you get to know the staff and they know you, they take time to know what you would like almost in advance and when I went back for the second time, we all welcomed each other very warmly. Every small detail is very well thought and you come out as new from it. I recommend this place 154986515615 times. Every staff member deserves all the best. Thanks so much!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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OMGosh, i love reading your review, I can feel the enthusiasm and it makes me smile. I appreciate your comments here, we hope to see you again soon :)
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Amy Q wrote a review Sep 2021
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The services at the spa were top notch with incredibly trained practitioners who provide a seamless experience.Also the food! Delicious and healthy while actually feeling indulgent! Some places talk about their Farm To Table while The Retreat absolutely delivers on their promise for healthy scrumptious nutrition. I'd recommend visiting and booking with one of the many worthwhile packages- best way to be sure to have a well-rounded experience.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Most rooms have a view. If you want to be near the gym, chose a room close to the Spa.
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Hi Amy, We are so happy that you had a great experience, thank you for sharing your comments here. 💕
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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 reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.