DAY 1 - INTEGRATION
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

DAY 1 - INTEGRATION

¡Pura Vida! Welcome to Costa Rica! After arriving at San Jose International Airport, private transportation will pick you up to begin your three-hour drive to La Fortuna. You will be staying at Arenal Kokoro, a beautiful, rustic hotel tucked up on the hillside, under the Arenal Volcano. The pool and hot spring are set in tropical gardens amidst the hills and natural surroundings of the dynamic property. 

After Arrival to Kokoro, we will gather for our first group dinner at Lava Lounge Bar and Grill. Located in the heart of La Fortuna, you will meet Ian and Alyce and the other guest while experiencing your first inspired “Tico Style” cuisine. Offering a unique mix of fresh ingredients and tropical spices that will sure to integrate you into the wonders that lie ahead. (Vegetarian, Vegan, and dietary options available upon request). 


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DAY 2 - AWAKEN
Feb
2
7:00 AM07:00

DAY 2 - AWAKEN

You will awaken with our first group yoga practice, coffee, tea, fruit, and breakfast at Kokoro. 

Then we will embark on a Farm to Table tour where you are sure to awaken all of your senses and more into the amazing land and culture we are submersed into. 

Throughout the Farm you will learn about all the facets of a sustainable and organic farm, located just outside of La Fortuna, Arenal, Costa Rica. Upon arrival you will be served fresh fruits and Costa Rican style coffee while your guide explains the farm's history and what you will learn about, taste, and harvest that day.   

As you step onto the vast farmland, your guide will begin pointing out exotic fruits and vegetables and explain their health properties. Depending on the day, you will be invited to get your hands dirty, planting seedlings or harvesting some food for lunch. Have you ever seen a chocolate tree? Do you know how cinnamon is harvested? How about turmeric? You will learn this and much more!

You'll also get to see the greenhouse  where several types of seedlings are just starting to sprout. Peppercorns, peanuts and cacao are some staples in the everyday diet and guests love to learn their farm-to-table processes. After the greenhouse we will visit the beautiful family of sloths that live in the trees and bushes around the farm - make sure to bring your camera for some great wildlife photos!

Then, you'll head back to the farmhouse, where you will be served a delicious farm-to-table lunch made by our team of local chefs. 

That afternoon you will indulge in your second practice and an evening to reflect on what came alive on your first full day of Pura Vida!


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DAY 3 - VITALITY
Feb
3
7:00 AM07:00

DAY 3 - VITALITY

You will generate Vitality in your morning practice, breakfast and the day to come! As a group we will be picked up to set forth for Pure Trek Canyoning. Your trip will begin with a 20 minute 4x4 drive into the tropical rainforest outside the town of La fortuna in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano. You will trek through the forest on magical trails that lead to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Costa Rica. Along the way we will discover the secrets that lie hidden deep within the canyon. This experience includes 4 Rappels (3 waterfalls and 1 rock wall), Monkey Drop (zipline and rappel) and a Rock Climb in a beautiful rainforest canyon. The tour is for young & old and everything in between. Pure Trek Canyoning is the leader in Waterfall Rappelling in Costa Rica. They believe in doing one thing and being the best at it and for them, that's Canyoning. Lunch is included and Photos for purchase are available after the tour. Essential to bring: 

  • Fast drying clothing (surf shorts, outdoor hiking type synthetic clothes)

  • Adventure sandals, tennis shoes or light hiking boots

  • Change of clothes/towel

  • Apply Sunscreen prior to arrival 

You will conclude your day with a marinating practice of your vitality and a relaxing evening doing whatever your heart desires. This is your free time to spend however you would like.


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DAY 4 - EQUANIMITY
Feb
4
7:00 AM07:00

DAY 4 - EQUANIMITY

Creating balance to the physicality you have created thus far, today you turn inward to reach out from your heart. You begin the day with yoga and breakfast at Kokoro. Then retrieved by transportation to visit the Costa Rica Dog Rescue and El Hogarcito Orphanage. Along the way, you learn, walk, play and discover the stories of 70+ dogs rescued and given a second chance. Lunch is included at Gecko’s where you will enjoy stunning 360 views of San Carlos lowlands and the secondary forest around. Bring your mat because your next stop is El Hogarcito Orphanage where you will play, connect, and do yoga with the 16 orphans that reside here. Extracted from poor living conditions, these children are given a safe place to live, loving employees, and a sense of well-being. The orphanage is a sustainable home and the children learn to grow food, care for and gather eggs from chickens, how to recycle and much more. It is through these experiences you will connect to  the humanity within yourself and the humanity of others. The day will awaken the balance between physicality and intuition, action and listening, humility and dignity. 

Sunset Volcano tour to Howler’s (transportation included) - Dinner not included.


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DAY 5 - GROUNDING
Feb
5
7:00 AM07:00

DAY 5 - GROUNDING

Rise for a refreshing morning practice and breakfast. Then ground yourself with a Free Day. Choose what you need… adventure, relaxation, connection to nature, to each other. Whatever your heart desires, today is the time nourish what you are awaking inside your soul. With a variety of tours to pick from including: zip lining, hikes, waterfalls excursions, personal cooking classes, chocolate and coffee tours and/or spend the day lounging at the pool, getting a massage, and taking in the views. The discovery of Your PURA VIDA is well underway.

That evening we will gather for a group Dinner at Lava Lounge. 


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DAY 6 - IGNITING STABILITY
Feb
6
7:00 AM07:00

DAY 6 - IGNITING STABILITY

Get ready to ignite your PURA VIDA  as we head the Sarapiqui River for world-class rafting. 

The rafting adventure begins with a 1.5 hour scenic drive that winds through plantations of papaya, pineapple and yucca at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Once you reach the “put-in”spot, Wave Expedition’s skillful, trained guides will go over the safety procedures and rules to prepare and stabilize you for your paddling responsibilities. The Sarapiqui River winds through spectacular greenery, so between rapids you might be treated to sights of monkeys, toucans and other Costa Rica wildlife species. At the halfway point, your guides will prepare some delicious snacks and tropical fruit on the river bank, to refuel. Surrounded by the serene and majestic beauty of the rainforest. After your snack, it is time to hit the rapids again for more heart pumping excitement. At the “take out” spot, you will be greeted with an icy beverage and dry towel. Just a short jaunt down the road, you will change into dry clothing and enjoy a delicious, typical Costa Rican lunch. Upon return to Kokoro, you will settle in for a juicy Deep Stretch Practice, to absorb the igniting and stabilizing connection of the day. 

Your evening is free, this time is reserved for you to do as you please. Enjoy dinner, take a walk or simply just be. This is your time and space.


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DAY 7 -  OPENING REJUVENATION
Feb
7
7:00 AM07:00

DAY 7 - OPENING REJUVENATION

On the final full day in PURA VIDA you will open yourself to the richness of rejuvenation of the week with yoga and breakfast at Kokoro. We will then set out for The Springs, a world class luxury resort featuring spectacular hot springs, picture perfect views of the Arenal Volcano, five restaurants, spa options and much more. You will bask in 28 mineral laden, artesian hot springs and get up close a personal with sloths at the Wildlife sanctuary. You will reflect, connect and shine in your newly discovered PURA VIDA. The evening will conclude with a group dinner at one of The Springs five star restaurants.


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DAY 8 - PURA VIDA
Feb
8
7:00 AM07:00

DAY 8 - PURA VIDA

As you embark on your journey home, you will marinate in your Discovered PURA VIDA. Arranged transportation will take you to SJO for your return home and although you are leaving Costa Rica, PURA VIDA is ever alive and awake in your heart, mind and body!!


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