DISCOVER, RELAX AND REJUVENATE

 

5-Day Retreats (NEW!)

Join us in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica, for five days filled with improving your riding and connection with your horse, trail riding on remote beaches and through jungles, practicing yoga, immersing yourself in the friendly Costa Rican culture, enjoying delicious and healthy meals and meeting new friends as you experience life in the tropics. Whether you are an experienced rider or have always admired horses from afar, our retreats are a fun and safe way to explore horseback riding, yoga, personal wellness and the beauty and allure of Costa Rica. Spend the week enjoying the warmth of the tropics, listening to the sounds of howler monkeys and the jungle that surrounds you and creating new stories filled with laughter and adventure.

Our 5-day retreats do not include accommodations so you have the flexibility to choose a hotel or rental home that suits your budget and preferences (we will provide you with a list of some local favorites as well as some recommendations on restaurants for dinners).

Each retreat includes:

  • Five days of riding lessons and/or trail rides with Equisol's very own Carrie Anderson (or a guest trainer if specified). All equestrian activities will take place at Carrie's facility in Playa Pelada that features two arenas, a roundpen, a cross-country course, a wide array of english and western tack and a barn full of amazing horses ready to support you on your journey! Trail rides will vary depending on the season, conditions and alignment of the stars :-)

  • Five days of yoga classes with Equisol's own Heidi Blackman (or a guest instructor if specified). All yoga classes will be at Heidi's open-air, treetop yoga studio in Playa Pelada that features a wide array of yoga mats & props, tropical breezes and the occasional monkey or iguana onlooker!

  • Healthy and delicious vegetarian & seafood breakfasts and lunches provided each day in Carrie's open-air rancho. Our private chefs will be preparing all meals. We can accommodate many different dietary restrictions so please inquire if something is a concern.

  • One group dinner is included at a beachfront restaurant that is an all-time favorite!

  • Learn how to make traditional Costa Rican bread or tortillas in the rancho and enjoy local coffee choreado!

  • Beach and jungle trail rides & swimming with horses in the river

  • Note that transportation is not included on our 5-day retreats. We recommend renting a vehicle for more flexibility or using the local tuk tuk's to get around. We are happy to recommend options, contact info and answer any questions that come up.

8-Day All-inclusive retreats

 

All the adventure and fun of a vacation without the hassle of planning a trip in a place you aren't familiar with. Equisol handles all of the details of your trip once you arrive in Costa Rica!

Each retreat includes:



  • Seven nights accommodation at The Finca - a 150 acre ranch with luxury accommodations and views of the jungle and ocean below

  • Three delicious vegetarian & seafood meals served daily with an option of two glasses of wine with dinner (additional wine is available for purchase). Beer, non-alocholic beverages and snacks are also continually stocked in the kitchen for guests. *Note that on the arrival day only dinner is served, on the free day breakfast and dinner are served and on the departure day only breakfast is served.

  • Two dinners and two lunches out at local restaurants

  • Pairing with one of our star horses for the week & english/western tack (helmets and personal attire not included!)

  • Beach and jungle trail rides & swimming with horses in the river or ocean

  • Learn how to make traditional Costa Rican bread or tortillas in the rancho and enjoy local coffee choreado!

  • Unique horse program for the week provided by an experienced trainer or group leader (*varies by retreat - please find details on our Calendar & Rates page)

  • Five yoga classes (vinyasa and restorative yoga)

  • All Transportation is Included! This includes transport to/from the Liberia or Nosara airports & around town. Transportation to/from the San Jose airport is available for an additional fee.

  • One 60-minute relaxing massage from our talented massage therapist

  • High quality digital photos provided to guests

  • Optional booking of outside activities such as ziplining, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, etc.

Download a Retreat Brochure for easy reading and to share with friends!

What is not included in our retreats:



  • Roundtrip airfare & baggage fees

  • Trip insurance & covid testing requirements

  • ​The cost of outside activities

  • Personal equipment such as boots, helmet!, breeches, chaps, etc.

  • Gratuities (some guests like to tip the amazing cleaning staff and stable hands)

 

Things to know before you book:

 

Horses Safety is our top priority. Height and weight restrictions do apply. In general, 190-200 LBS. IS OUR MAXIMUM FOR HORSEBACK RIDING (depends on height). Horseback riding experience is not required; however, we have found that those who have some prior experience get the most out of the retreat. We require that all riders participate in some groundwork exercises and a riding lesson before participating in trail rides. Please inquire if you have a concern.

Yoga Yoga experience is also not required; although, we have found that those who have prior yoga experience get the most out of the retreat, even if you start a practice with the retreat in mind. We practice vinyasa flow and restorative yoga and modifications are always available.

 

Payment & Cancellation Policy Depends on whether you are booking a retreat directly through Equisol or if it is being done by one of our partners.

 

If Equisol is booking a 5-day retreat, we require full payment to reserve your retreat via our website. If you need to cancel your reservation, Equisol will refund 75% of the payment made if cancellation is requested more than 60 days before the start date of the retreat. Equisol will refund 50% of the payment made if cancellation is requested 30-60 days before the start date of the retreat. Equisol will not refund any payment made if cancellation is requested less than 30 days before the start date of the retreat.

 

For our week-long all-inclusive retreats we require a  $750 non-refundable deposit. The deposit is not refundable under any circumstances and  the remainder will be due no later than 60 days before the start date of the retreat. If you need to cancel your reservation, Equisol will refund any payment made (less the deposit) if cancellation is requested more than 60 days before the start date of the retreat. Equisol will refund 50% of the payment made (less the deposit) if cancellation is requested 30-60 days before the start date of the retreat. Equisol will not refund any payment made if cancellation is requested less than 30 days before the start date of the retreat.

 

Equisol reserves the right to cancel a retreat if the minimum number of guests (6) for the retreat is not reached; in this case, Equisol would notify guests of the cancellation at least 60 days in advance of the start of the retreat and provide a full refund (including any deposit collected).

 

Trip insurance that covers you in Costa Rica is highly recommended to cover the costs associated with last minute cancellations or any unforeseen circumstances. We require proof of medical insurance that covers you while in Costa Rica.

 

*Costa Rica is currently requiring proof of medical insurance for the duration of your stay covering covid-19 illness and lodging for quarantine.

 

Please contact us with any questions or concerns and visit our FAQ page for more information.

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