1st Annual Mind Body and Soul Restoration Retreat

with Shea Thomas in Esterillos Este , Costa Rica

From $1495 Per person


5 nights in Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
Wed Feb 17 - Mon Feb 22, 2016

Crave It Craved


Offering an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a private beach area, Encantada Ocean Cottages is located in Esterillos Este Beach, a still undeveloped, pristine, and yet very accessible chocolate sand beach on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The simple yet cozily appointed rooms  provide you with air conditioning and a seating area. Featuring a shower, en-suite bathrooms also come with organic, locally-made bath & body products. 

Rooms are only an 8 second walk away from the shore at our backdoor. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including yoga, surfing, cycling, horseback riding and fishing!

What's Included


6 days 5 nights at Encantada Ocean Cottages


Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Group Exercise classes everyday! Stretching, Yoga and Meditation daily! Group and Individual Surf Lessons with Shea Free 1 on 1 Sessions with a trainer by request


  • One Hour of Group Exercise each day
  • One Hour of Stretch and Yoga each day
  • 3 Specialized Nutrition Clinics
  • Specialized 1 on 1 training per request

Airport Transfers

Roundtrip airport transfers to/from San Jose International Airport (SJO)


Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from San Jose International Airport (SJO) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

The Instructor


Shea Thomas

Fitness Ambassador

Shea O. Thomas CPT Pn1 "Shea The Trainer"
Elite Fitness Coach, Nutrition Coach and Health and Wellness Specialist
Currently Living in South Lake Tahoe, California, I am enjoying life in the Mountains! I love my work interacting with the community and helping people get to a healthy happier place in their life. Through personalized training programs and nutrition guidance, I help people navigate through the confusion that the fitness world can sometimes pose to even the most seasoned health enthusiasts. If i dont know the answer or cant help, you can bet i will find someone who will. Its about finding each individuals path, whatever that takes.
I love surfing, snowboarding and seeing people happy and successful, whatever that means to them. Hanging out with family and my dog are always a priority or at least on my mind.
My previous job was the Operations Manager of a large surf school in Santa Cruz, Ca, my home town. Im very excited for this retreat to share my passion of fitness and surfing, ALL AT THE SAME PLACE AND TIME!!!

My Motto: You are AWESOME! Let's do this!!

Who's Going 8

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Encantada Ocean Cottages

Encantada Ocean Cottages are located in Esterillos Este, a small friendly community less than 2 hours from the San Jose airport on the Central Pacific Coast. The property was originally an elementary school, and then was converted into a B & B integrated with a sky diving school. When family situations prompted the sale of this property, the opportunity presented itself to Nome & Tiffany. While maintaining the simple, clean and spacious accommodations that reflect the school's heritage, Tiffany and Nome are working to create a boutique atmosphere. The spacious cottages are on a lush green acre nestled in a tropical setting situated right on the vast chocolate sand beach. It is peaceful and relaxing. There are seven unique cottages with air conditioning, hot showers and wi-fi. The hotel features a library, patio, restaurant and pristine swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens.

Food & Beverage

Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Vegan Meals
  • Gluten-Free Meals
  • Fish & Meat
  • Alcohol is available for purchase
  • Snacks are available for purchase


  • Beach
  • Classroom/Deck for yoga & fitness
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Accessible kitchen for guest cooking classes
  • Hot water
  • 110 volt outlets
  • Towels
  • Sound system for instructor use in yoga/fitness space

Yoga & Fitness Equipment

  • yoga mats
  • yoga blocks
  • yoga straps
  • yoga bolsters
  • towels

Pricing Per Person

  • Theresa
  • Verified Guest
  • May 09 2016

Wonderful time! The resort was beautiful and there was enough flexibility to enjoy excursions, workouts and relaxing time. It was safe/easy to get around and the cost for excursions was very reasonable.

  • Jennie
  • Verified Guest
  • May 16 2016

My first Trip Tribe was amazing and I can't wait to sign up for another one. I've always wanted to do a yoga retreat and have always wanted to go to Costa Rica. So this experience was once in a lifetime. I loved being active and healthy on vacation while discovering new places. I hope to do this once a year with my sister, Dawn. We are hoping to sign up for one in Tulum, Mexico.

  • Jasmin
  • Ambassador
  • May 16 2016

This was the most unforgettable, life-changing trips I couldn't have even imagined in my dreams! I absolutely fell in love with this gorgeous, sustainable country, with the best of all worlds, the rain forest, the jungle, the most beautiful beaches, all with a government who protects their natural resources and allows no hunting of any kind. From the most kind and friendly people who also speak English, to the most beautiful natural playground, I am in awe of this culture and can hardly wait to go back! We faced our fears, had the most fun activities, and most gorgeous venue all to ourselves. THANK YOU and PURA VIDA!!!

  • Sylvia
  • Verified Guest
  • May 24 2016

My trip was awesome with Sara ( fabulous Yoga instructor) in Esterillos Este, Costa Rica and our activities were just fabulous with our 2 adventurous trips to the Rain Forest and Rain Forest hiking, zip lining, floating down the rapids, and repelling. Recommend Esterillos Este and the Encantada Ocean Cottages for everyone. Amazing time!!

  • Alicia
  • Verified Guest
  • Oct 27 2016

The owners and the staff of the resort were outstanding! It was a wonderful experience!

  • Kristen
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 11 2017

Beyond my expectations, & Amazing!! The Coziest and Friendliest place I have ever stayed! :)

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