The Retreat Hotel

A Haven of Wellness designed by Diana Stobo



Rate per night from $285

‘The Retreat’ is perfect for:

Couples, families, groups, or solo travelers who want a secluded location in a boutique hotel to enjoy a Costa Rica wellness retreat.

The Retreat is a boutique luxury hotel tucked away in the hills of Alajuela, Costa Rica. It honors its name by being a safe haven away from the busy everyday life.

Created by the health and wellness life-coach and chef Diana Stobo, this hotel is the perfect place to rejuvenate and relax in a balanced and peaceful ambiance.

The goal of this hotel is to pamper you with the security that a healthy lifestyle helps you align the body, soul, and mind. Yogis, nature lovers, and honeymooners will find this the perfect hideaway from the outside world to refocus on what really matters.

What to Expect

  • World-class service. The detail-oriented staff is ready to help.
  • Luxury. From the designs to the art on the walls, everything is made to showcase the best of Costa Rica.
  • Expansive views. Atop the mountain, the views include valleys, a volcano, and the ocean.
  • Wellness. The hotel is for those who believe in healing through healthy choices.

What NOT to Expect

  • Resort-like feel. This is a boutique hotel with little guest space.
  • Bustling city life. The Retreat is consciously away from the world.

Located within an hour’s drive from the San Jose International Airport, The Retreat is tucked away in a secluded location. Follow a steep road high into the mountain and discover the 20-hectare property dedicated to wellness.

The landscape teems with greenery and the hotel’s organic permaculture gardens, showing off the colorful flora from the area. Every aspect of the design is thought to provide a luxurious and relaxing setting in which health and comfort are aligned.

A Costa Rica Wellness Retreat

Inviting and cozy, The Retreat focuses on showcasing the best of modern luxury and the surrounding view. Admire the mountains and the valley from this vantage point, and follow the horizon to spot the Nicoya Peninsula and Pacific Ocean in the distance.

This is the perfect location to relax and recharge. Everything is focused on three defining characteristics: luxury, wellness, and gastronomy. All three submit to the highest Costa Rican and international standards.

Rest in an Oasis of Wellness & Expansive Views

Stepping into The Retreat is almost as if time stops – it’s an oasis of tranquility and peace. The hotel is particularly careful in including as many local products as possible for a more authentic experience. Even local artists and crafts adorn the walls.

The hotel provides a series of activities to enjoy during your stay. They are constantly trying to prove that health, fun, and taste can all go together.

Participate in the daily yoga classes in the studio or take hikes around the property. This is a great opportunity to exercise and meditate while communing with the nature outside. If you want to take home even more from the stay, apply for the cooking classes, where you learn how to pamper yourself with healthy choices.

The infinity edge-pool is great for a swim while admiring the view. Or walk around the bricked paths before lounging at the chairs on the pool terrace. For those who want the ultimate relaxation experience you can visit the sauna or spa. A gym is available for a harder workout.

Small details all around the property make it a stimulating atmosphere without being obtrusive. There are statues of Ganesh and Bodhisattva, but also an abundance of Costa Rican wildlife that visits the area like toucans, parrots, hummingbirds, dragonflies, and butterflies.

These flutter around the trees or colorful flora. There is even a Koi pond you can visit, as well as the resident peafowl Tarzan and Jane.

The Vida Mia Ayurvedic Healing Center & Spa is a center dedicated to healing. They use organic and creative remedies that mix the latest technology with traditional knowledge and remedies.

The views from the spa are part of the experience – watch from the large windows the mountain region, the ocean, and even a volcano.

Healthy On-Site Dining in the Mountains

One of the great experiences at The Retreat is the food.

Boca Dulce Restaurant’s name translates literally to Sweet Tooth. It refers to the carefully crafted meals and snacks you get at the restaurant, which showcase a creative display of healthy choices.

With organic and locally-sourced ingredients, every meal at Boca Dulce is an array of textures and flavors that turn Costa Rica’s freshest ingredients into dedicated works of art.

Vegetarian and raw food options are delicious, even for those not used to these type of meals. There is no gluten, dairy or refined sugars used in the preparation of the food.

The whole gastronomic experience was designed by the chef and owner, Diana Stobo. The farm-to-table preparation style guarantees the best ingredients and a different approach to Costa Rica’s authentic flavors. Enjoy something different with every meal. There are green juices, seasonal fruits, creative salads, organic biodynamic wines, and handcrafted cocktails.

Enjoy a gourmet, healthy, and creative environment in a secluded location surrounded by nature and expansive views. If this sounds like the ideal stay for your Costa Rican Vacation, simply contact us and we’ll gladly help!

*Prices reflect the least expensive rates during low season and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.