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‘Tis the season for resolutions! And if your planned promises to yourself include anything along the lines of eating better, exercising more, and self-care, then there’s no time like the present to plan a Costa Rica health retreat.

But, rather than sign on to downward-dog with a bunch of strangers, why not plan a private retreat? Because, whether you’re a health guru planning your own retreat or you’re simply gathering your friends and family for a health-infused getaway, Hacienda Pinilla is the perfect place to keep your promise for the new year.

Hacienda Pinilla: The Perfect Venue for your Costa Rica Health Retreat

Welcome to the great, wide world of Hacienda Pinilla, an open-air wonderland built for healthy living and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re a golfer or a beachcomber, a hiker or a yogi, a swimmer or a surfer, this exclusive community promises the accommodations, the amenities, and the services to fuel successful wellness retreats in Costa Rica.

Hacienda Pinilla is your gateway to Costa Rica’s abundant natural wonders. Born of this scenery – of oceanside sands and rolling hills, craggy cliffs and roaring surf – Hacienda Pinilla is a 4,500-acre community that has been reforested, restored, and refitted to achieve its original and natural beauty: oceanfront vistas, open savannahs, world-class surf, and tropical dry forest – a well curated, yet still-wild-enough sampling of all things Costa Rica.

And it doesn’t stop there. Because Hacienda Pinilla is more than just a pretty face (although it’s admittedly a really pretty face). Welcome to a land within a country, an escape within a retreat – to Hacienda Pinilla, a perfect world amidst the lush, tropical paradise that is Costa Rica.

Retreat to: Casa Costa Blanca

7 Beds | 7 Baths | 24 Guests

Casa Costa Blanca Costa Rica health retreat venues

Get your dose of vitamin “sea” at Casa Costa Blanca, a spectacular beachfront mansion with a private pool

Wellness retreats in Costa Rica are better with a healthy infusion of vitamin sea. And here, where sun meets sand meet Pacific, Casa Costa Blanca offers one of the country’s most spectacular venues: Welcome to your oceanfront health retreat in Costa Rica, located directly on the beach.

And not just any beach, but your-almost-private, toes-in-the-sand, sunset-as-backdrop, seabirds-as-serenade oceanfront paradise that is yours. All yours. In other words, the perfect spot not only to accommodate your guests but to thrill them, too.

Because Casa Costa Blanca is the kind of place that thrills. Located within the Las Golondrinas community, this fully staffed and luxurious home is more than photogenic: It’s paradise. We’re talking an oceanfront hot tub and oversized infinity pool, a palm-thatched outdoor rancho (and perfect yoga pavilion) and expansive decking. And always, from almost everywhere, Pacific Ocean views.

When you stay at Casa Costa Blanca, your retreat guests will also enjoy exclusive access to Hacienda Pinilla: swimming and dining at the luxurious Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club, and playing at the community’s many amenities, which include a championship golf course, hiking and mountain biking trails, tennis courts, an equestrian center, and pristine beaches.

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Hacienda Pinilla Amenities

Before we jump to all the wellness retreat bells and whistles (and there are quite a few), let us set the scene. Because all the amenities in the world would mean little without spectacular landscapes to surround and enfold them. Luckily, Hacienda Pinilla delivers in spades:

Fronting three golden-sand beaches and one sparkling Pacific Ocean, Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica unfolds over 4,500 acres of ranch land, forests, wildlife sanctuary, and award-winning sands – the nexus of all things tropical paradise and outdoor wonders.

Carefully planned and deeply loved, this exclusive community has spent decades as environmental steward, carefully nursing its nooks and crannies back to health. And over the years, Hacienda Pinilla has carefully curated a smorgasbord of outdoor offerings: sights to see, trails to trek, and wonders to behold. To wit:

Beaches & Surfing

The curve of Hacienda Pinilla embraces miles of pristine coastline – a paradise for wellness pursuits, including swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and strolling. Here’s what’s in store:

  • Playa Avellanas: Widely considered one of the top ten beaches in Central America – thanks to incredible soft sands, exotic shells, aquamarine-hued waters – Playa Avellanas is also known as “little Hawaii “ for it world-class surf swells. (The can eclipse 18 feet during certain seasons!
  • Playa Langosta: A rare natural gem and ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Latin America, Playa Langosta’s lava rock tide pools and tree-lined sands create some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful coastal scenes. You’ll also love its Blue Flag certification for ecological sensitivity.
  • Playa Mansita: A small and rocky white-sand beach known for its scenic landscapes, Playa Mansita is the perfect place to relax – especially at low tide, when its rocky outcroppings (and myriad sea life) are revealed!

And, while Hacienda Pinilla doesn’t officially bill itself as a surfing community, surfing is definitely a part of this community. Home to some of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica and the world, Hacienda Pinilla and its surrounds offer myriad opportunities for beginner and expert surfers alike.

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Retreat to: Casa Guayacan

4 Beds | 4 Baths | 11 Guests

Casa Guayacan health retreat venue in Costa Rica

For a more intimate retreat, Casa Guayacan offers four suites that each open onto the pool and terraces

Steps to the beach, this modern yet intimate home is outfitted with every comfort and absolutely perfect for your Costa Rica health retreat.

Case in point: There’s a sparkling, private infinity pool. There’s an outdoor shower. There are views to the Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course. And each of the four spacious bedroom suites opens privately onto the outdoors. It’s a wake up and walk out situation, for each of your retreat guests. Even if they are your best friends or family, everyone craves a bit of independence and privacy!

There’s expansive decking and an outdoor grill station so well equipped, it could almost be called an outdoor kitchen. There are expansive terraces, perfect for yoga or other outdoor fitness pursuits. There’s a gourmet kitchen, ideal for preparing healthy meals that feel like an indulgence.

And then, there’s that location. Because we said steps to the beach. And by that, we mean it literally: Go outside. Lift your face to the sun. Feel the breeze kiss your skin and the scent of the tropics waft over your senses. And then, turn and walk a few steps down the road and you are there. Right there, at pristine beach almost all your own. Perfect for morning yoga. A splash in the sea. A contemplative walk. Or any other activity you have planned during your retreat.

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18-Hole Golf Course

Both wildlife sanctuary and a championship challenge, Hacienda Pinilla’s par-72 golf course offers up to 7,200 yards of play and an array of scenic greens, sand traps, and obstacles.

At once a scenic paradise and environmental marvel, here you’ll as soon spot an exotic birds as you will swing your club. In fact, Hacienda Pinilla has been designated an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in honor of its efforts to preserve ecological balance: the natural curvature of the land, the diversity of its surroundings, and the incredible wildlife it houses, including coyotes and small wildcats, birds and deer.

Our only warning: The course can get wild! There are even a few not-so-urban legends that tell of surprise green visits from local crocodiles. How’s that for a challenge?

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Beach Club

The crossroads of paradise would look a lot like the Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club. The crowning jewel of this standout community, the beachfront beach club sits right on Playa Avellanas. Its many amenities beckon natural wellness, from the simple joy of swimming in the sea or swimming pool, to fresh finds on their restaurant menu. On offer:

  • Swimming Pool: Imagine a luxury beach club with an incredible pool, and it’ll probably look a lot like Hacienda Pinilla’s. The focal point of the Beach Club, this infinity-edge pool sits beachfront and seems to pour out onto the sand and into the blue Pacific beyond.
  • Bar and Restaurant: If there’s anything better than a beachfront Beach Club pool, it’s a beachfront Beach Club pool with its own restaurant and bar. Hacienda Pinilla’s restaurant serves fresh fare and gourmet eats, including vegetarian selections and the catch of the day.
  • Fitness Center: If you love to work up a sweat, pair it with a view at Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica. Here, the new second-floor, oceanfront fitness center offers a window onto the Pacific’s crashing waves, daring surfers, and changing tides.

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Retreat to: Villa Tranquila

8 Beds | 10 Baths | 32 Guests

Villa Tranquila venue for Costa Rica health retreat

With room for 30+ guests, a saltwater pool, and full-time staff, Villa Tranquila is a perfect choice for your Costa Rica health retreat

Once a bed-and-breakfast, it’s easy to see why Villa Tranquila is an excellent choice for wellness retreats in Costa Rica. Because this luxurious mansion sleeps your guests in 8 bedroom suites, paired with the home’s namesake tranquility and serenity – calm and wellbeing to spare, in perfect pairing with your retreat plans.

Because, when it comes to venues for a health retreat in Costa Rica, Villa Tranquila stands apart. Sprawling to the point of nearly palatial, this spectacular home is a dream of waving palm fronds and thatched roofs, a photogenic double staircase and expansive outdoor spaces, saltwater pool and expansive rancho with a Charbroil Medallion outdoor kitchen.

The cherry on top: Villa Tranquila is staffed by an experienced culinary team to serve your retreat guests three daily meals, as well as daily housekeeping and other retreat amenities. What’s more, Villa Tranquila offers no noise restrictions – a true rarity in Costa Rica. That means that, if you want to host an evening dinner or a late-night starwatching party, you won’t have to wrap it up by 10 p.m. (as you would at many other venues).

So, go ahead – plan your wellness retreat. Embrace health. Choose to be better. But don’t forget to indulge sometimes, too. Because the little things in life (and vacation) are often the ones we remember most. Like that time you sipped on a frozen cocktail by your private saltwater pool during a wellness retreat at a luxury mansion in Costa Rica…

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Hiking & Biking Trails

There’s nothing like the call of extensive trails to encourage you to get your hiking shoes on or your mountain bike in gear.

Hacienda Pinilla’s trails wend and wind over 45 kilometers of forest, coastline, and cattle country – your everyday-of-the-retreat invitation to uncover the backroads of Costa Rica and sights that most visitors rarely see: the wildly secluded and astonishingly beautiful backroads, hills, and valleys of Costa Rica’s coastline.

Tennis Courts

If tennis is part of your wellness routine – or if it just sounds like a great time! – then there’s no place better to practice you swing than at the Hacienda Pinilla tennis courts. Towering royal palms border the twin courts, which deliver top-quality surfaces appropriate for beginners and pros alike.

What’s more, Hacienda Pinilla also employs an on-site tennis pro who teaches private lessonssemi-private lessonsgroup lessonsmonthly doubles socials, kids after-school programs, camps, and more. Get in touch, and we may even be able to arrange a tennis clinic for your retreat group! Racquet rentals available.

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Planning a Costa Rica Health Retreat? Get in Touch!

Whether it’s an informal reboot with your nearest and dearest or a full-fledged wellness getaway for your followers, we can help you plan your Costa Rica health retreat. And we’d be delighted to do it!

Please get in touch, and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions about venues, providers, activities and attractions, and accommodations, including those featured here. We’ll also be happy to put you in touch with our trusted professionals who serve the Hacienda Pinilla wedding community.