Tours & Excursions

Costa Rica is vast with adventure and experience and is known for its biodiversity, natural environments and peaceful culture. We have curated a host of local on and off property excursions to enhance your experience in Costa Rica. Guided by people who know the history of the region and have knowledge of native animals and plants, each of these tours will enrich your time in this beautiful country. 

All tours and excursion prices do not include 13% Costa Rican taxes and gratuity. 

Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna And The Adventure

A customized all-day experience in the Rainforest.

It is a full day of a volcano, hanging bridges, giant waterfalls, and relaxing and mineralizing hot springs. Wake up bright and early and spend the day with our tour concierge in the rainforest.

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Nature Hike

Supercharge your energy by exploring the crystal quartz mountain.

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La Paz Waterfall Garden and Poas Volcano near Costa Rica

La Paz Waterfall Garden and Poás Volcano Adventure

A favorite tourist destination. 
This is one that consistently gets rave reviews. La Paz is a favorite, for its beautiful butterfly gardens, amazing wildlife, and five of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Costa Rica. You will see Sloths, Monkeys, snakes, and Costa Rican frogs. We have designed our tour to make your visit to Poás and the Waterfall Gardens as relaxing and restful as possible, after breakfast at The Retreat the guests enjoy a drive experiencing some Costa Rican culture and passing through some of the most beautiful agricultural lands of the country.

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Vista los Sueños Adventure Park

Imagine what it’s like to hang from trees like monkeys.

Los Sueños is the premier adventure park of the Central Pacific of Costa Rica. Fill your day with fun and activities and experience an adventure getaway. On the road to Los Sueños, you will enjoy stunning views of the mountains, and a quick visit to the Tárcoles River, where you will have the opportunity to see and take pictures of crocodiles in their natural habitat; some of them measuring up to 19 feet long.

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Beach Play Date & Surfing Adventure near Retreat Costa Rica

Beach Play Date and Surfing Adventure at Jaco Beach

Who doesn’t love a day at the beach?

Jacó Beach is a world-class surf destination and is one of the first beaches of the Central Pacific of Costa Rica to be awarded for its sustainable development and tourism practices. Our tour concierge will leave the hotel at 9:30am for a short drive through Orotina where he will stop on the side of the road to quench your thirst with fresh Coconut Water from a local stand. The first stop is the famous “Bridge of the Crocodiles” in the Tárcoles River, where we’ll get out and see some of these large reptiles.

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Coffee Plantation Tour

A must-do excursion for coffee lovers!

El Toledo is a family-run gourmet coffee plantation and roaster dedicated to promoting a natural and harmonious approach to boutique coffee farming and distribution. Available only at local farmer's markets or served at Atenas locales, when reviews around the world boast about the coffee in Costa Rica, this is exactly what they are talking about.

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Culture Tour in Atenas

A walking tour through the town and meeting Locals.

Costa Ricans are known for their grace and kindness, immerse yourself in the sweet elegance of their culture. Enjoy a half-day visit in Atenas- rated one of the best climates in the world according to The National Geographic Society. 

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Close-up on a hanging sloth in zoo Ave near Retreat Costa Rica

Zoo Ave

A Zoo to remember, discover Costa Rica’s wildlife. 

Entering the Zoo, you are welcomed by the beautiful and boisterous Macaws. Zoo Ave is a non-profit organization, managed by the Nature Restoration Foundation and dedicated to the conservation of Costa Rica’s wildlife for more than 25 years.

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Aerial view of Manuel Antonio National Park near Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park

The coastline and a National Treasure. 

Immerse yourself in Costa Rica’s tropical paradise as you hike the Perezoso trail through the depths of Manuel Antonio National Park. Keep your eyes peeled while the wildlife gets up close and personal as you meander through the rainforest, eventually making your way to the coast where the tranquil white sand beach awaits. Our tour will leave the hotel at 8:30 am for a 2 hours drive. Before heading Manuel Antonio the concierge will stop on the side of the road to quench your thirst with fresh coconut water from a local stand. The next stop is the famous “Bridge of the Crocodiles” in the Tárcoles River, where we’ll get out and see some of these large reptiles.

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Farmers Market

Tour the Local Harvest and discover the inspiration for our chefs’ menu.

Your visit to the Local Farmer’s Market of Atenas will help you to familiarize yourself with the local products, discover new flavors, and also to know more about the techniques of our Chef to choose the products we use in our kitchen. Our Chef will invite you to taste local fruits, natural juices, and take you to all the corners of the market to show you the variety of products this place has to offer. The chef leaves at 5:15pm and returns for dinner at The Retreat.

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