6 Days / 5 Nights
Max Unlimited people
Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio
Holistic treatmentsAt Holis Yoga Wellness Center Manuel Antonio Spa we offer an array of therapies encompassing the most advanced techniques and utilizing top of the line food grade products, most of which are part of the Essenthya Skin Care Food line developed by Manuel Antonio Spa Holis founder, Evelina Bolognini. Our holistic therapies offer a deeper level of treatment. By helping to balance and integrate your body, mind and spirit, these therapies can bring about a profound shift in your state of health.
Other activitiesManuel Antonio National Park Avatar Canopy Coaster Catamaran Dolphin Watching Sport Fishing Canopy Zip Line Tours Waterfall Rappelling White Water Rafting ATV Quad Tour Sunset Sail Sea Kayaking Dolphin Watch Jet Ski Safari Damas Estuary Launch Boat Rental Parasailing
What’s included5 night accommodation at Hotel Villas Nicolas, Daily breakfast, 1 Healthy Meal Each Day at Emilio’s Cafe Free initial consultation via Skype (or in person), 4 Holistic therapy sessions (based on initial consultation), 2 spa treatments of choice (ranging from organic body treatments to therapeutic massages), UNLIMITED classes from our regular class schedule, 2 follow-up consultations (in person or via Skype)
What’s not includedAirfare, Visa, Travel Insurance, All services not listed above
Meeting pointYou can check in at your hotel and get comfortable. Check in can be done at anytime after 1pm. Once you are refresh we can meet at Holis Spa anytime before 5pm. We are located in commercial center Plaza Vista, in the main road of Manuel Antonio, on top of Promerica Bank. Once you booked the retreat we will send you an itinerary with all the details!
How to get thereArrival by Airplane The airport where you will fly into is San Jose International Airport (SJO). From San Jose city you can get a local flight to Quepos and be here in 25 min. Here are the companies that fly into Quepos airport. One way ticket can range from $25 to $100 depending on the season. You can reserve your flight online. Make sure to leave enough time for baggage claim, customs and immigration. http://www.natureair.com/quepos-flights.aspx http://www.flysansa.com/eng/par/fli/fliformfly.asp?hd=5Arrival Bus Direct Public buses run 6 times a day from San Jose city to Manuel Antonio, and the fair its only $10! Please check their schedule here http://www.autotransportesdm.com/ the direct bus takes 3 hours to get from San Jose to Manuel Antonio, the regular ones take 4 hours. Take a taxi from San Jose International Airport to Plaza Viquez in San Jose. Locate Transportes Tracopa Public bus transportation from Tracopa bus terminal. There is no boarding at San Jose Airport. You must take a taxi to Plaza Viquez. Arrival by Shuttle At Holis we can arrange a private shuttle, from the Airport or San Jose city to Manuel Antonio for $160 from 1 to 7 people, $220 from 8 to 10 people, or $300 from 15 to 28 people. There are also shuttle companies like Gray Line ((tel) 800/719-3105; www.graylinecostarica.com and Interbus ((tel) 4031-0888; www.interbusonline.com both have two buses daily leaving San José for Manuel Antonio, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The fare is around $49. Both companies will pick you up at most San José area hotels. FAQ What health precautions do we need when traveling in Costa Rica? By far the biggest risk in Costa Rica is related to the less than modern roads, and the less than careful drivers. This risk can be minimized by driving only during daylight hours until you become accustomed to the "exotic" driving conditions, wearing seatbelts, and trying to take your longer drives in the morning if traveling during the rainy season. Other possible health concerns may include: Water is safe to drink in most of Costa Rica. However, bottled water is recommended for newcomers. Malaria is not a danger for travelers in Costa Rica. According to the Ministry of Health, there are only a few isolated areas of the country where cases have been reported. Cholera has not been a serious problem in Costa Rica because of a concerted effort on the part of health officials to identify and treat any cases imported from other countries. Mosquitoes are usually not a problem. Bug spray is often useful at sunrise or sunset during the rainy season, when the "no see 'ems" especially enjoy a nip of your feet and legs. What kind of health care is available in the area? A hospital managed by the Costa Rican government is located 15 minutes from the hotel. In addition, bilingual doctors are available 24/7 for any kind of emergency. During which months does it rain most? Costa Rica's Pacific coast enjoys a classic, predictable monsoon climate i.e. there are only two distinct seasons: rainy and dry. Normally the rainy season runs from mid-April to mid-November. During this time, mornings are usually clear and it often rains in the early evenings. We recommend you check the links below to see a current forecast.
Airport transfersTransfer from the airport to Manuel Antonio is not included in the yoga retreat. Please check how to get here to see all the options available. We will be happy to help you figure out the best way to get here according to your flight itinerary.
Evelina Bolognini - Holistic Therapist & Pilates Instructor
Evelina Bolognini is a renowned holistic practitioner in Manuel Antonio, where she has been a dedicated therapist for over 20 years. She is a second generation bodyworker and has been devoted to Holistic Therapy since childhood. Following in the footsteps of her father, Evelina studied a wide range of therapies in her native Italy, as well as in the United States and Costa Rica, with over 25 years of passionate study, research and professional dedication. Evelina’s therapeutic approach relies on the brilliant discoveries of Dr Hammer, the New German Medicine, Osteopathy Techniques such as Cranio Sacral Therapy and T.R.O.A., integrating the whole practice into D.E.I. protocol (Integral Energetic Diagnosis) the first kinesiology in Latin America, founded by Elsa Am at Viento Solar Institute. Evelina is also known for her Pilates classes, with lots of followers, that have found relief from chronic pain through better alignment, posture correction and core strength. In 2013 she opened a new Wellness Center in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, where she has a great team of therapists and instructors that believe in leading by example with the transformational benefits of holistic therapy. Evelina continues to grow the new healing center by helping people find the root of their stressors, and giving them a different light on how to take care of themselves!