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Redondel De Toros 50 E Alto del Monte, Atenas 20502 Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 4 hotels in Atenas
Certificate of Excellence
The Retreat is a Wellness Boutique Resort and Spa, which features 13 unique, luxury rooms, a world-class Healing Center and Spa, two Farm-to-table restaurants, an organic coffee plantation, two saltwater pools, jungle, ​and river paths and a view of the Gulf of Nicoya.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Adults only
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch, Hindi
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Felicia M wrote a review May 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
wonderful staff and thoughtful accommodations (all in your room: sound machine, light dimmers, evening health snack, essential oils, etc). take full advantage of the food and beverage menu and spa services! some services that I've never seen offered elsewhere in latin america. Meghan was the residential yoga instructor and was wonderful. if any cons to share, this isn't an ideal place for solo travelers as someone with solo experience signing up for yoga retreats. but i'm sure it all depends on the guest composition at the time. and, it's a secluded location quite a distance from a main road or public transportation option so go prepared to stay on property versus exploring the surrounding area. the resort offers local transportation and excursions, but at steep prices.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Victoria S wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom29 contributions8 helpful votes
I spent a peaceful four nights at The Retreat at the end of a tour of Costa Rica. I was welcomed and made to feel at home immediately. My room was perfect - simple, luxurious design with views I could have gazed at twenty four hours a day. Design throughout is so well thought out for health and relaxation, with the incredible view across the countryside to the gulf ever present.... the sunsets ! I wish I had been able to stay longer to benefit from more treatments from the excellent spa team. Morning and evening yoga sessions and the personal attention I was given were great. The real highlight for me was the entire staff team who were utterly delightful and generous, including letting me chat in the kitchen, interrupting their preparation of delicious meals. I just hope The Retreat does not change with its growing popularity and I wish them all the very best.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: all the rooms have fabulous views
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Response from Diana S, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica
Responded Mar 13, 2020
I love this “utterly delightful” review. Thank you, we certainly hope you find it in your future plans to come again. The heart and soul of The Retreat will never change as long as I am owner In health and Love, Diana
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lucinda B wrote a review Mar 2020
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If you are looking to reset, re charge and feel as if you belong to the family you never knew you needed or had then The Retreat is where you need to go. It's now a staple part of mine and my husbands life. The only place my husband is able to switch off and totally relax. It's our little piece of heaven. The food, the people, the spa treatment are all outstanding. I highly recommend it but equally don't wish the whole world to discover what I now consider to belong to me in some way. Seriously though, you can't go to CR and not go here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Diana S, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Love the way you write, this was well said. You are family now. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and share with others. In health and Love Diana
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enembe wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I spent a wonderful week at The Retreat. On every level this resort delivered above expectations. The accommodation, food, support staff, spa facilities and staff were all superb. I did an Ayurvedic/detox program with personalized care all the way. Special shout outs to Sergio and Ninfa in the kitchen, amazing attention to detail, Meghan's supportive , encouraging and knowledgeable yoga instruction and Dr Vimod's life altering ayurvedic teachings. A truly heavenly experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Diana S, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful....... I (We) are so happy you had a great experience, it's all that we can hope for. Thank you for taking the time to write here and share so others may enjoy as well. Please, We hope to see you again soon. In health and Love, Diana
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TJL wrote a review Feb 2020
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I recently spent 5 days at The Retreat with Loya and it was phenomenal. The food, service, staff and rooms were all excellent and the views are incredible. Gustavo, Beto, Gizelle were attentive, helpful and welcoming. Sergio is an amazing chef and every meal was superb. The entire kitchen staff was terrific and I miss having my morning tea with them! Megan's yoga class was a treat. The spa and services were also top notch. My entire stay was terrific. Can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Diana S, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Well, this is fantastic news. I am so happy you had a wonderful time. Thank you for taking the time to share with everyone. We look forward to seeing you again. In health and Love, Diana
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The Retreat at Altos Del Monte
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Retreat Costa Rica
Which popular attractions are close to The Retreat Costa Rica?
Nearby attractions include El Toledo Coffee Tour (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Retreat Costa Rica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Retreat Costa Rica?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a view of the mountains, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at The Retreat Costa Rica?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Retreat Costa Rica?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Retreat Costa Rica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balcon de Cafe, Pizzeria La Finca, and Restaurante La Trocha del Boyero.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Retreat Costa Rica?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does The Retreat Costa Rica have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Retreat Costa Rica offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Retreat Costa Rica?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Hindi, and Dutch.
Does The Retreat Costa Rica have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Retreat Costa Rica accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.