May 2020

Escape the winter doldrums, and indulge in some warm sunshine and barefoot luxury.  This trip is all about you!  

Enjoy authentic nature, and sophisticated pampering, which allows you to fully rejuvenate on all levels of mind, body and spirit. We travel in small groups to give you a full hands on experience of the local culture, yoga and meditation training, and mostly private instructions, and guides.

Set your Inner Compass for a year of clarity, focus, and balanced wellness. 


$500 Deposit secures your Spot!  

$2212 pp | shared standard rooms  **  $2940 | solo standard room

$2455 | shared luxury rooms ** $3346 | solo luxury roo


There will be plenty of time for hiking, exploring, learning, and centering. However, this retreat offers you the opportunity to “let all the stress go,” pamper yourself in play, deepen your spiritual practices, or just spending lazy days in a hammock.

Our lives create hectic schedules and many demands, so we are offering this retreat so you can “set your inner compass” to a place that has NO DEMANDS or expectations.



When you come into communion with Nature, your inner voice is more easily heard.  Daily group yoga is offered each morning.   We practice Sacred Yoga, which is light stretching, deep breathing, at a pace that sets the tone for simplicity, and going within.

Private yoga sessions are also available.

Meditation practices are offered most mornings, and again in the evening just prior to sunset.  You may also ask for private guidance to deepen your meditation practice, or learn how to establish a home practice after this retreat.

For those who wish to use this retreat as a deep inward journey…It is my pleasure to assist you in any way with this process.



Trip Itinerary

Day 1: International Airport – Arenal

Your private guide will be waiting for you at  Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), and will transfer you to your hotel.  Our Welcome Dinner will be tonight’s experience.

Overnight at Lost Iguana Hotel

Day 2: Arenal/ Místico Hanging bridges

Morning yoga class, followed by breakfast.  Enjoy hiking the nearby the forest and on-site revitalizing paths full of nature and wildlife.  Our resort is located in front of the majestic Arenal Volcano you can admire its beauty, hanging bridges, and the natural habitat that surrounds it. 

The the afternoon is yours to enjoy.  Sunset Meditation is optional. 

Overnight at Lost Iguana Hotel. Breakfast included


Day 3: Arenal

Morning yoga class, followed by breakfast. Several optional activities are available today. 

Overnight at Lost Iguana Hotel. Breakfast included


Day 4: Arenal – Tambor Beach

This morning you will travel to the beautiful Tambor Beach region by private vehicle and check into our oceanfront luxury resort and spa.

After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day will be at your leisure. Evening meditation program optional. 

Overnight at Tango Mar Hotel. Breakfast included


Day 5: Tambor Beach/ horseback ride tour

Morning yoga class. Continue with the breakfast. 

Today you are going to enjoy the beach benefits in a horseback ride at the beach.Horseback tours allow you to experience several spectacular places of Costa Rica.You will gallop and trot across gorgeous landscapes that vary in difficulty. Imagine riding through a misty rainforest and enjoy the unique natural surrounding and its wildlife! Descend small hills and admire the scenic lockout throughout your journey. Enjoy also a ride along the beach and a fantastic sunset of the Golden Coast right on the beach or on the top of the hills lookout.

The rest of the afternoon is to continue with your retreat activities with the group. 

Overnight at Tango Mar Hotel. Breakfast included 

Day 6: Tambor Beach / Stand Up Paddle Adventure

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the newest introduction to Costa Rican water sports. This new water sport features boards that are made elongated and wide to give boarders the ability to paddle simultaneously with standing up on the board.

With the glow of the sunrise just beginning to peek over the horizon, you’ll find yourself on one of Costa Rica’s many beautiful beaches preparing for your adventure alongside one of our experienced guides.

Your morning will begin with a quick safety meeting, where your guide will acquaint you with all of the important safety tips and how-to’s before you make your way out onto the water. Once you’re comfortably paddling along, your guide will help you make your way to a local island. You’ll have plenty of time as you paddle to admire the gorgeous colors of the sunrise for around.

No tour of Costa Rica’s coastline would be complete without checking out all the sights beneath the water’s surface! Once you’ve arrived at the island, it’s into the water for a snorkel. Enjoy an invigorating swim among sea turtles, rays, and colorful tropical fish as the sun makes its way overhead. Next, you’ll make your way back to land, where a member of the team will be waiting to assist you with your arrival.

Part of what makes the SUP Morning Tour so spectacular is – you guessed it – location, location, location. Our tours take place in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, which is widely hailed as being one of the most scenic parts of the country.

Guanacaste is known for having some of the only beaches along the Pacific Coast with Caribbean-clear water. Imagine paddling along and being able to see nature in action, right beneath your feet! Guanacaste is also world-renowned for its sunrises and sunsets, making our Morning Tour the perfect way to witness a once-in-a-lifetime sight, delivered right alongside a healthy dose of adventure.

The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. 

Overnight at Tango Mar Hotel. Breakfast included

Day 7: Tambor Beach/ Sunset Sailing Tour

Morning yoga class, followed by breakfast. 

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy…this afternoon and evening however, are you ready to enjoy the red, orange, pink and purple of the magical Guanacaste sunset, while sailing through the ocean?

Live the best Sunset in the area onboard a catamaran. Regular tours sail at 2 pm and return around 6PM after sunset. The captain’s great knowledge and experience will make you discover beaches and coves along the coast.

Whether you walk around or just sit on the deck gazing at the sea with a Margarita in hand searching for turtles, manta rays, dolphins or whales, your stay will be memorable.

A short stop in a protected bay to practice snorkeling or walk on the beach is the next step while the crew waits for you with the most delicious snacks such as chicken brochettes, guacamole, refried beans, chips and dips, pico de gallo, fresh fruits and vegetables. All drinks included.

Overnight at Tango Mar. Breakfast  and snacks included


Day 8: Tambor Beach – International Airport

Sadly your time in Costa Rica has come to an end. Today depend of your schedule you will transferred you to the International Airport, where you will board your flight back home.




7 Day/ 8 Night Package Inclusions

* Roundtrip Airport Transfers

* All Ground Transfers

* 7 Nights Accommodations of your choice

* Daily breakfast

*  Welcome Dinner

* Daily Yoga

* Daily Meditation Training (optional)

* Guided Hiking

* Hanging Bridges hiking experience

* Beach Horseback Riding

* Beach hopping

* Stand up Paddle board adventure, training included

* Snorkel adventure

* Sunset Sailing tour on a Catamaran

* All Taxes and fees


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$2212 pp | shared standard rooms

$2940 | solo standard room

$2455 |shared luxury room

$3346 | solo luxury room 

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Melinda Johnston, M.Msc.

International Author, Inspirational Speaker, Spiritual Philosopher and Coach, Intuitive Healer, Wellness Consultant  

Melinda has over 25 years of study and practice in religious culture, practical philosophical, metaphysical sciences and understanding for the historical “webs” of human history, which have impacted most of our modern religions and spiritual practices.

She has created a variety of alternative methods for celebrating life and seeing the “sacred” in simplicity. Her knowledge offers students and clients a unique insight into mindful inner dialogue, which in turn honors and expands one’s innate wisdom and allows for one’s perfect state of wellness to exist.

Because she is well versed in multiple facets of religious and sacred philosophy, including the Eastern philosophies of Buddhism and Vendata, Metaphysical consciousness, and the Science of Yoga, her gentle teaching method allows one’s self knowledge to expand to deeper level, naturally.
As owner of The Buddhi Institute her goal is to teach practical methods and programs that incorporate mindfulness, along with other ancient wisdoms, for the integration of mind and spirit so a sense of complete wellness arises almost effortlessly into one’s day to day living.

Her teaching process is simple, kind, nurturing, and Absolute.  From personal experience, and in years of guiding others, she knows: 

“We all have this wisdom within. Each of us have the Inner Guru that is waiting to Awaken.” 


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