Costa Rica 2024 Retreat2023-02-21T16:34:45+00:00
Are you ready to step into the new year as your happiest and healthiest self! Get captivated by the stunning natural beauty of Costa Rica as we dive deep into all things wellness!
This retreat is the ultimate wellness experience designed to put you into the drivers seat of your life and help you create the life of your dreams! 



January 6 – January 13, 2024

What’s Included

  • 7 Night Stay in a beautiful & remote Costa Rican Villa
  • 3 Healthy Vegetarian Meals every day
  • Daily Movement (Bootcamp, Yoga, Nature Walks)
  • Daily Meditation
  • Wellness Workshops
  • Private Boat tour 
  • Zip Line Tour 
  • Sound Therapy 
  • Cocoa Ceremony 
  • Essential Oil Making class 
  • Healthy Cooking demonstration 
  • Deep Rest and Relaxation
  • Sisterhood and Community
  • *Price does not include your flight or transit to the villa, but we will help you organize as needed

What’s Included

  • 7 Night Stay in a beautiful & remote Costa Rican Villa
  • 3 Healthy Vegetarian Meals every day
  • Daily Movement (Bootcamp, Yoga, Nature Walks)
  • Daily Meditation
  • Wellness Workshops
  • Private Boat tour 
  • Zip Line Tour 
  • Sound Therapy 
  • Cocoa Ceremony 
  • Essential Oil Making class 
  • Healthy Cooking demonstration 
  • Deep Rest and Relaxation
  • Sisterhood and Community

*Price does not include your flight or transit to the villa, but we will help you organize as needed

Stay in a remote beach town on the tip of the peninsula- Montezuma, Costa Rica. One of only 5 blue zones in the world! 

Our gorgeous and spacious wellness resort is booked exclusively for our tribe! Located in the Costa Rican jungle, this beautiful facility has 3 swimming pools surrounded by nature, offers two gorgeous yoga shalas with an ocean views, reading nooks a creativity corner, and space to just be with your thoughts. It also has a beautiful dining space for us to enjoy meals together as a tribe and all the modern amenities to ensure you feel right at home. 

We love this venue because it is close to home with minimal jet-lag yet truly feels like another world. The lush landscapes and clear starry night sky free from the hustle and bustle of the city life help to create the ultimate location to truly disconnect from your every day life and reconnect with yourself. 

You will leave this retreat empowered, healthier and stronger in all  areas of your life. If you are looking for a healing experience that will help you gain clarity, shift perspective and find a sense of peace. This is the retreat for you. 



Stay in a remote beach town on the tip of the peninsula- Montezuma, Costa Rica. One of only 5 blue zones in the world! 

Our gorgeous and spacious wellness resort is booked exclusively for our tribe! Located in the Costa Rican jungle, this beautiful facility has 3 swimming pools surrounded by nature, offers two gorgeous yoga shalas with an ocean views, reading nooks a creativity corner, and space to just be with your thoughts. It also has a beautiful dining space for us to enjoy meals together as a tribe and all the modern amenities to ensure you feel right at home. 

We love this venue because it is close to home with minimal jet-lag yet truly feels like another world. The lush landscapes and clear starry night sky free from the hustle and bustle of the city life help to create the ultimate location to truly disconnect from your every day life and reconnect with yourself. 

You will leave this retreat empowered, healthier and stronger in all  areas of your life. If you are looking for a healing experience that will help you gain clarity, shift perspective and find a sense of peace. This is the retreat for you. 

Wellness 

Enjoy 7 restorative days in this enchanting tropical paradise with our extraordinary blend of holistic wellness, rest, sisterhood, fun experiences, and amazing healthy vegetarian food.  

Daily Journaling, Yoga/Meditation, Gentle Fitness Bootcamps, Ceremonies, Therapies, Workshops, and other tribe activities.

You will leave this retreat empowered, healthier and stronger in all  areas of your life. This holistic Costa Rica experience truly focuses on the body, mind, and spirit and is curated to help you THRIVE.



January 6 – January 13, 2024

Wellness 

Enjoy 7 restorative days in this enchanting tropical paradise with our extraordinary blend of holistic wellness, rest, sisterhood, fun experiences, and amazing healthy vegetarian food.  

Daily Journaling, Yoga/Meditation, Gentle Fitness Bootcamps, Ceremonies, Therapies, Workshops, and other tribe activities.

You will leave this retreat empowered, healthier and stronger in all  areas of your life. This holistic Costa Rica experience truly focuses on the body, mind, and spirit and is curated to help you THRIVE!

January 6 – January 13, 2024

Adventure

Zip line – Montezuma Waterfall Canopy Tour Or Healthy Paint and Sip 

  • For your first tour day we have two options for you to choose from. The first option is for our thrill seeker. Swing over the tops of Costa Rica’s lush jungles and experience nature from a viewpoint like never before.  Swim in pools carved by the cascading waters from the Montezuma waterfalls and see amazing views that stretch out into the ocean. Or for those who prefer to keep both feet on the ground. We offer a creative class where we sip healthy kombucha (a probiotic drink) while we paint a tropical masterpiece that we get to take home with us! 

Island Tortuga Private Boat Tour

  • This experience is always a Tribe favorite! We will charter our own private boat to island hop for the day! If we are lucky you can even see whales and sea turtles. Spend the rest of the day on the wonderful white sand beach where drinks and fruits will be waiting for while the lunch is ready. You can hike, swim, snorkel, banana boat, take a little “siesta”, or just chill at the beach. This is a much deserved day where we get to relax and take in all the magic of Costa Rica, after our tour, if nature aligns we will also get to release baby sea turtles as part of our non-profit donation to Costa Rica that is made on behalf of each participant of our retreats. It is truly a magical once in a lifetime experience. 

Free Day Options:

  • Bioluminescence kayak or boat tour, hiking on remote beaches, horse healing, explore a local surfer town or just relax at our wellness resort and take its all in. 

Adventure

Zip line – Montezuma Waterfall Canopy Tour Or Healthy Paint and Sip 

  • For your first tour day we have two options for you to choose from. The first option is for our thrill seeker. Swing over the tops of Costa Rica’s lush jungles and experience nature from a viewpoint like never before.  Swim in pools carved by the cascading waters from the Montezuma waterfalls and see amazing views that stretch out into the ocean. Or for those who prefer to keep both feet on the ground. We offer a creative class where we sip healthy kombucha (a probiotic drink) while we paint a tropical masterpiece that we get to take home with us! 

Island Tortuga Private Boat Tour

  • This experience is always a Tribe favorite! We will charter our own private boat to island hop for the day! If we are lucky you can even see whales and sea turtles. Spend the rest of the day on the wonderful white sand beach where drinks and fruits will be waiting for while the lunch is ready. You can hike, swim, snorkel, banana boat, take a little “siesta”, or just chill at the beach. This is a much deserved day where we get to relax and take in all the magic of Costa Rica, after our tour, if nature aligns we will also get to release baby sea turtles as part of our non-profit donation to Costa Rica that is made on behalf of each participant of our retreats. It is truly a magical once in a lifetime experience. 

Free Day Options:

  • Bioluminescence kayak or boat tour, hiking on remote beaches, horse healing, explore a local surfer town or just relax at our wellness resort and take its all in. 

Sample Itinerary

Retreat Itinerary

This is YOUR Whole Experience. So we work hard to design an amazing week that is filled with a taste of everything. From adventure, to wellness, relaxation and sisterhood. We curate an experience that helps you to fill your cup.  However, with that said, we empower you to know what serves you best, you are open to skip any sessions that do not speak to you. *Please note the itinerary is subject to change if necessary due to weather or vendor coordination. 

retreat testimonials

Costa Rica

My trip to Costa Rica exceeded all of my expectations! This was my first solo international trip and it came with nerves initially – though they quickly went away. It was very clear that a lot of thought and planning went into this experience. Our resort at Aves was absolutely beautiful with scenic views and staff that felt like friends. The food … chef’s kiss :) The adventure was pure fun with ziplining, exploring Montezuma, boot camps, game night, turtle release, and of course lots of laughter. I also found it refreshing to relax and reset each day with things like yoga/meditation, pool time, reading in my porch hammock time with hummingbird visits, and the simplicity of just being outside all the time in the gorgeous jungle. What stands out the most for me are the lifelong friendships I made during this week and how I came home more intuned and motivated with myself. This trip was life-changing and I cannot wait for my next Whole Experience excursion. Thank you Whitney, Tameika, and Hannah for creating this beautiful week for our tribe! ♡ Pura Vida ♡

Kristin

“This was a life changing experience with an amazing tribe of women! Costa Rica and Aves Resort were the perfect places to relax and be at peace. The Whole Experience leader Whitney is even more amazing, warm, and beautiful in person! Whitney put together a beautiful holistic program! I am definitely traveling with this group again!”

Jade

“This trip to Costa Rica with The Whole Experience was a life changing to say the least. I had some of the best experiences and made a tribe of long lasting friendships. These memories will last a lifetime. I can’t easy enough about all of the unexpected surprises. The baby sea turtles release, the boat ride to Turtuga Island and sound therapy. This and more was all included with the trip. I will definitely go again on one of the Whole Experience trips!!!”

Adrienne C.

“This was the trip of a lifetime! I met so many wonderful women that I can confidently say will be lifelong friends. The itinerary was well rounded and well organized and I felt comfortable and safe from beginning to end. I experience so many “firsts” and “once in a lifetime” moments during this retreat, I highly recommend!”

Felicia

“We had an amazing and transformational time! The people, the food, the location, the joy, the thoughtfulness… Words don’t really come close to expressing how impactful this retreat was! Miss the jungle already!”

Lindsey

Costa Rica was a great time with The Whole Experience. It was relaxing and fun. We had a great group of women. The food was delicious and the outings were fun!

Rashida

“I traveled to Costa Rica in November with the Whole Experience. This trip was life-changing! Whitney and Tameka are true professionals who went above and beyond to make ensure the trip was special and that everyone had an amazing time. From the initial interview to the attention to detail, the Whole Experience, far exceeded my expectations. The resort was spectacular, the hosts were top-notch, and the excursions…on point, and my fellow travelers…sensational! What an amazing group of professional, beautiful, and delightful women. This was my first trip with the Whole Experience, but definitely will not be my last. I plan to take a trip once a year, maybe twice.lol.”

LaToya T

“The Whole Experience Costa Rica was perfect. I can’t begin to express what this experience meant for my daughters and me. The positive Energy I Felt from The women On this Retreat was amazing. The bonding between my daughters and me brought me the feeling of LOVE AND JOY. Tameka and Whitney brought energy, focus, fun, and spirituality and set an atmosphere of unconditional love and empowerment. I added morning warm lemon tea and meditation to my morning routine. I found a deep love and acceptance of myself and let go of the past holding me back. I left feeling inspired and grateful for the opportunity. This was my first Whole Experience retreat but definitely not the last. This retreat was truly transformational for me. Oh, and Andie was AMAZING in helping me figure out my travel plans. Without her, I probably would have ended up in Panama 🤦🏽‍♀️. LoL Kisha St. Croix Virgin Islands”

Kisha C

“The Costa Rica retreat was everything I never knew I needed. After the last year and a half, I was mentally and physically drained and in need of a change. Whitney and Tameika welcomed us with open arms and created a safe haven to cry, laugh and grow. 10 strangers came together under the right circumstances and nurtured friendships that will last a lifetime. I left Costa Rica with my cup filled and forever grateful for the experience.”

Charmaine J

“This experience was absolutely life-changing! It was everything I never knew I needed clothed in everything I could possibly want. I wholeheartedly recommend ANY trip curated by Whitney and Tameika—two consummate professionals, working on their purpose and enriching lives, like mine, through wellness and world travel!”

Nykeah C
our past

Retreats

Thailand is one of our FAVORITE retreat destinations. Each year we invite 13 women to explore the wonders of Thailand – all while focusing on our health: Mind, body, and spirit. Thailand is one of our tribe favorites as this retreat includes:

  • A day playing with the elephants and the Elephant Sanctuary
  • A Muay Thai lesson
  • A morning at local markets followed by cooking class
  • An afternoon to explore Thailand’s temples and majestic sites
  • A day at the beach, including beach yoga, kayaking, jet skis and so much fun!

Thailand continues to amaze us with all it has to offer! We would be honored to share this experience with YOU next! 

The Island of the Gods is special for the Whole Experience, as it is where our retreats were originally created! Due to Bali’s spirituality, beautiful scenery and unique culture, this amazing island is also one of our favorite places in the world to host retreats, so it truly feels like our second home. What makes this retreat so special is: 

  • A traditional Balinese cooking class on the picturesque white sandy beaches of Nusa Dua 
  • Biking through the rice fields of Indonesia
  • Pampering our ladies with massages! 
  • Taking in the lush jungles and monkey forest of Ubud. 

This retreat truly is a week honoring our favorite word… Balance! Filled with our usual special blend of wellness workshops, fitness classes, meditation, and of course amazing food prepared by one of the most talented chefs we have had the pleasure of working with, who we affectionately call Chef Bae (see photos on our instagram stories to see why). We are overjoyed to have had this experience and will certainly look forward to returning to Bali for future retreats. 

Our Colombia retreat was filled with so much JOY! While focusing on our wellness journey, we also spent time getting intimately connected to the culture. What we loved most about this retreat was:

  • Exploring the islands
  • Taking salsa lessons and even seeing a LIVE salsa show
  • Learning about Colombia’s rich history and working with their indigenous tribes to learn about their locally made arts and crafts.

As with all retreats, ladies left feeling better than they arrived. We are so thankful for our Colombia tribe for reminding us that you can find complete JOY in this process. You can focus on your wellness journey while having fun at the same time!

We indulge in rest, relaxation, and restoration in one of the most stunning natural beauty countries – Costa Rica! For 7 days we stayed in a private jungle villa in the Nicoya Peninsula with our extraordinary blend of holistic wellness, rest, sisterhood, fun experiences, and delectable healthy vegetarian food.

We wanted to make the most of our time there. We went island hopping to Tortuga Island, snorkeled with our marine friends, and ziplined through the jungle!

We conducted sessions in various healing practices. We had fire and cocoa ceremonies, along with sound healing sessions. We had regular fitness and yoga classes.  It was a week of deep transformational shifts, shared with a diverse group of women, who with all their individual attributes bring something to the group that often surprises us!

Our hearts are never more fulfilled than when we travel to the Motherland! Africa is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich places on earth. We are so honored to take a tribe of women to Cape Town, South Africa each year. You will absolutely love our villa that is nestled at the foothills of the majestic Table Mountain. In addition being spoiled with in villa massages, amazing farm-to-table meals, holistic wellness workshops and of course meditation and fitness. We love getting our women out to explore Cape Town: 

  • We Visited the historic sight of Robben Island to see where Mandela and several other freedom fighters served time
  • We enjoyed a beautiful day in the world renowned wineries of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • We explored incredible views at Table Mountain National Park, Chapmans Peak, Cape of Good Hope
  • We hung with the penguins at Boulders Beach
  • We visited the Townships and historical museums 

We love getting to explore this beautiful land with our tribe members. We can’t wait to have you join us at our next retreat in Cape Town!  

Who dreams of a summer in Tuscany? This is one of our happy places. The historic cobblestone streets, amazing food and vibrant culture make Italy a place like no other on earth. We filled our time with all kinds of glorious experiences in Tuscany. Our retreat included our standard array of workouts, spa time, focus on mindfulness/yoga, and of course AMAZING food. However, we also enjoyed unique italian experiences like:

  • Shopping in the bustling city of Florence 
  • Enjoying a historic walking tour and taking in the Italian opera
  • Truffle hunting with our very own truffle dog
  • Cooking classes where we learned to make our own pasta! 
  • And of course it would not be a trip to Italy without a little wine tasting! 

It is truly important to us to provide a well-rounded experience for our retreats. In addition to this, it is all experienced with the most AMAZING women. What a week! We hope to welcome you to our next adventure like this! 

Greece was a complete dream! Being in Greece, you are in constant awe of the beauty of this land. This retreat is nothing short of magical. Daily yoga / meditation, bootcamps, internal work, workshops – and then exploring magical GREECE!

  • We sailed the Greek islands on the Mediterranean sea
  • Explored small historical villages with yummy cafes and shopping
  • Enjoyed a cooking class at what Vanity Fair ranked the “Best Organic Restaurant” in the world. 

We also spent time spoiling the ladies! Spa treatments, girl nights, gifts, and giving them all the tools necessary to live a whole and healthy life. And not to mention the HOURS spent in happiness, laughter, and pure joy. We came as strangers, but left as family.

Definitely one of the best weeks of our lives! It was a wellness retreat that focuses on an adventure while having the opportunity to reset and restore mind, body, and spirit.

We stayed for 4 nights in a private resort and 3 nights glamping on safari in the beautiful Tsavo National Park. We loved the game drives and saw the big 5 – elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffaloes. We enjoyed the sunrise and yoga on the beach, intention setting, delicious meals prepared by our chef, therapeutic massages, tribe bonding, and more!

FAQs

What measures are you taking for COVID-19?2021-09-21T11:43:37+00:00

Your safety is our number one concern for every trip we run. On each retreat’s web page, we have outlined how we will be taking COVID pre-cautions based on the country’s guidelines. Rest assured, we will only run a retreat if it is safe to do so. We are amending our retreats for the foreseeable future to include many more onsite activities, as well. If you have any specific questions, after reviewing the retreats COVID measures and our Terms and Conditions, you can simply email us at tribe@thewholeexperience.org

I’m interested in going with my friend, how do I ensure we can both attend?2021-09-21T11:37:17+00:00

We take all tribe members on a first come first serve basis, so our suggestion would be for you and your friend to register at the same time and email us at tribe@thewholeexperience.org that you’re interested in rooming together and we’ll be sure to make it happen if feasible!

When can I see the itinerary? What if we don’t want to participate in all events?2021-09-21T14:39:48+00:00

For every retreat, we aim to release a preliminary itinerary located on the retreat web-page that gives a good idea of what we’ll be doing. It’s preliminary because we are always working to improve your experience. But not worry, before you come to the retreat, we will be releasing a final schedule to you and your tribe members!

What if I have dietary restrictions/ physical limitations?2021-05-22T00:13:28+00:00

First, we will definitely get to know you before you arrive through various formats (questionnaires, phone calls, and our facebook group). So we’ll be fully prepared for you when you arrive and we’ll do our best to customize your needs. Both of your hosts are very experienced in dealing with people of all ages, shapes, limitations, and sizes – so no need to worry!

What does the total cost cover?2022-10-01T16:38:14+00:00

Once payment is made and your flight is booked (and you’ve purchased travel insurance) our intention is for you to simply show up to our retreat and we’ll take care of the rest! The total price will cover accommodation, food, all group activities, and group transportation during the retreat. You can bring extra spending money for souvenirs and additional activities. You will be responsible and required to obtain your own travel insurance.

How much does the retreat cost?2021-09-21T11:38:46+00:00

Pricing and details on our retreats can be found on the individual retreat page. And if you have additional questions, feel free to Contact Us.

Does the price include Airfare?2021-05-22T00:11:27+00:00

No, you will be responsible for your airfare. However, as avid travelers, we will provide you tips and tricks on how to find the best deal out there.

How do I secure my spot?2021-09-21T19:54:22+00:00

Simply click one of the book now buttons and you’ll be taken to our 3rd party booking site where you can secure your spot within minutes by paying the non-refundable deposit. One of our retreat coordinators will then be in touch to share the next steps! We look forward to hosting you!

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