Panacea is the best place to let your guard down, open up and let yourself breathe. Debbie, Mary and Peter provide lovely company, energy, food and the mountain, ah, the mountain generates calm, reflection and sheer peace (almost on par with Mary's yoga sessions)--and is near to beautiful beaches. This is my second visit, the first I traveled alone and this second I and a friend visited together. We each had our own experience, for example, I could sit in the sun all afternoon, but we both were able to relax, sleep long uninterrupted hours, and just enjoy. January is a nice time to visit Costa Rica as it's rather dry--nice beach weather!--and the birds are out singing you awake.