March 12 - March 18
Schedule is subject to change
La Anita Rainforest Ranch: an eco-lodge in its purest form.
Welcome to Costa Rica! Nestled in a small valley between the Miravalles, Rincon de la Vieja, and Santa Maria Volcanoes, the ranch is surrounded by an incredible explosion of biodiversity; hidden amidst the dense rainforest live more species than are found in the United States and Canada combined! Nature lovers will be delighted!
A big training platform is built in a strategic location with a wonderful view of the mountains and the lake. The soothing sound of water flowing through two streams that pass next to the platform provides the perfect complement to our handstand and felxibility training.
During the retreat there will be unlimited access to the training space. So there will plenty of time for jams and upsidedown playtime for anyone who can't get enough!
At La Anita they grow a wide variety of products:
Cocoa, heart of palm, cardamom, tropical fruits and vegetables, medicinal plants and a nice variety of exotic tropical flowers. During the Chocolate tour they will show us how they grow and harvest the cacao and all the processes to convert it into delicious chocolate.
The space for us to get fed!
News to gourmets: Our hosts Ana and Pablo will prepare delicious local cuisine for us exclusively with fresh and high-quality ingredients. On the menu: Heart of Palm Ceviche, Gallo pinto, Sea bass fish with La Anita’s Pesto, homemade jam, taro chips, among others. All meals will be prepared to our individual preferences, so don't worry if you have any allergies, intolerances or special needs. You'll be taken care of :)
Each cabin is fully equipped with a private bathroom with hot water, large safe, hair dryer, ceiling fan, mini bar, reading lights, bedside tables, coffee maker, coffee, sugar and cream (courtesy of the house); wide balcony with two rocking chairs, a hammock and a magnificent view of the mountains and volcanoes Rincon de la Vieja, Santa Maria and Miravalles. We offer two different options for cabins. Prices are per person and per bed for the entire retreat, including meals, training, excursions and taxes.
We offer 4 single cabins with 1 bed per cabin.
Two Single Bed Cabin
We offer 4 double cabins with two separate twin beds per cabin. The beds can be put together to form a king-size bed if you prefer to cuddle.
The pictures of the cabins on this page are showing only one specific cabin each - all cabins look a little different from one another!
Ana & Pablo are looking forward to welcome our group!
"It is a pleasure to share with you our commitment to work in harmony with our four pillars: Agriculture, Environment, Tourism and Community. We strongly believe that fair and comprehensive development of these brings a balance which at La Anita we believe is our greatest responsibility.
We mean to make this the most educational, relaxing and enjoyable portion of your visit to our country."
You want to come, but there are no beds left? Sign up here to get notified immediately if somebody cancels!
What is included?
Pretty much everything!
Transportation from and to the Liberia (LIR) airport, meals, all excursions, the guided handstand & flexibility classes, unlimited use of the training space and WiFi.
The only things you need to take care of yourself are the flights and the souvenirs you want to take back home.
What about taxes?
No worries, our prices are all inclusive. No hidden fees.
How many spots are there in total?
We will be 14 people in total, including Sonja & Ivo.
How do I sign up?
Simply send us an email with your desired room category and the amount of beds/spots you want to book.
We will then send you an invoice for a down payment, which will be 50% of the full price. You will receive another invoice once the second half of the payment is due, about 4 months before the retreat starts.
Your spot is secured as soon as we receive your down payment.
How's the food?
We can arrange the meal plan to your special needs. Once you've booked your spot, we will collect information about your food preferences.
Will we have some trips or excursions?
We've planned three exclusive excursions in our program:
- the La Anita chocolate tour incl. tasting
- a trip to a nearby waterfall where we can hangout and swim
- a local cuisine cooking class in the nearby town
Please (!) bring proper boots in case we need them.
We will have your transportation covered (including from and to the Liberia (LIR) airport). However, if you want to take some excursions on your own instead of with the group, you are free to look for car rentals (not included).
Please read our Terms & Conditions
FOR ALL HANDSTAND LEVELS!