The Retreat Costa Rica Announces Expansion

The Retreat Costa Rica, a luxury wellness boutique resort and spa, is developing six new lofts—all designed using feng shui principles and completely sustainable materials. With the addition of these premium accommodations, slated for completion in January 2022, The Retreat will have a total of 19 guestrooms. 

The lofts span 690 square feet with a private patio and offer expansive Costa Rica rainforest vistas. Each has a simple design motif with soft greens, warm natural hues and a bold white backdrop designed to calm the mind and relax the body. With crisp white cement flooring, 10-foot ceilings and local Laurel wood accents, each room also has an airy, open bathroom, an open shower and tub, and a white marble and wooden sink. In keeping with the property’s focus on wellness and health, the Asian philosophy of feng shui living has been integrated throughout the resort’s design. The lofts are said to incorporate five key elements—wood, fire, earth, water and metal—in the interiors. 

With these core feng shui principals in mind, the resort commissioned Rebecca Norman, a designer of fine jewelry and crystal art, to make selenite—a white gypsum mineral said to remove obstacles and negative energy—wall hangings for each space. A noted artist, The Retreat founder Diana Stobo has also created a distinctive print for each loft.

Good to know: There are no phones or televisions in the rooms to disturb the peaceful, natural surroundings and sounds. Bedding is lush, and bathroom amenities are handmade with organic and raw ingredients.

The wellness retreat is anchored by the 8,000-square-foot Vida Mia Healing Center and Spa with its signature wellness programs, organic gardens, lush landscapes, farm-fresh cuisine and scenic poolside relaxation—all situated amidst 60 acres of rainforest overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Other resort highlights include two farm-to-table organic restaurants, an organic coffee plantation, two saltwater pools, a yoga studio, meditation deck, organic gardens, river swings, jungle and river paths and a sweeping view of the Gulf of Nicoya.

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