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Sweat and Serenity Fitness Retreat

with Marielle Porter in El Castillo, Costa Rica

From $720 Per person

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

4 nights in El Castillo, Costa Rica
Wed Aug 16 - Sun Aug 20, 2017


Highlights

With daily Pilates sessions, delicious farm-fresh cuisine, and activities to take you on an adventure through the rainforest, this trip is the ultimate way to relax, energize, and indulge, all on the shores of Lake Arenal in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest.

  • Top instruction every day from Marielle
  • Incredible accommodations at an off-the-grid, eco-lodge overlooking Lake Arenal
  • Kayaking, hiking, swimming, ranch tour, and more
  • Fresh, locally sourced meals made every day
  • Natural hot and cool pools to dip into and relax

What's Included

Accommodations

5 days 4 nights at Rancho Margot

Meals

Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Fitness

Daily Pilates and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) classes offered.

Airport Transfers

Transport to/from Juan Santamaría International Airport

Flights

Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included

Optional Activities

Canopy Zipline Tour, 2-Hour Guided Ranch Tour, 2-Hour Kayaking Adventure, Hiking Trail Access, Natural Warm and Cold Pool Access

Getting There

Free round-trip transportation to and from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) is provided on the first and last day of the trip. It takes about 3 hours 30 minutes to get to the venue from the airport.

Good to Know

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

The Instructor

Marielle Porter
Fitness Ambassador

I have been a personal trainer/ group fitness instructor for about 7 years; after obtaining a degree in exercise science from GA State University I moved back to my hometown Los Angeles and began to pursue personal training full time. My most difficult client was myself, but once I lost 25 pounds (that I never thought I'd lose) I was convinced I could help anyone achieve their goals! Early mornings, dedication and lots of coffee was the "secret" to my success. You have to find what works for YOU!

About Marielle Porter

UPCOMING DEPARTURES

Rancho Margot

Unique, enchanting and beautifully remote, Rancho Margot is a hidden gem near Arenal Volcano. Nestled in the rainforest, Rancho Margot is Costa Rica's premier eco-lodge and is one of the country’s most exclusive getaways. At Rancho Margot, boutique accommodation and farm-to-table dining go hand-in-hand with sustainable and self-sufficient practices to create an unparalleled retreat experience

Resting on the hills and slopes of the Ranch Valley and tucked into the lush landscape, you will find your own deluxe bungalow. Enjoy the six streams and the Cano Negro River coursing through the property along with the diverse calls of hundreds of bird species, the trill of insects, and the call of howler monkeys create an orchestra of peaceful sounds. On each bungalow's wrap-around terrace, you can swing in the hammock to the sounds of the forest while admiring the botanical gardens and Lake Arenal in the distance.

An entire episode of CNN's 'The Next List" with Dr. Sanjay Gupta was devoted to this amazing destination.

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

Pricing Per Person

  • Kimberlea
  • Ambassador
  • May 22 2015

Exactly what I expected and more!


  • Theresa
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 11 2016

When I booked this trip I wan unsure of what to expect. I will tell you, I LOVED it. I have booked another trip to Sonoma this June. i did not know, how bad i need the time away and to myself. It was absolutely GREAT Kudos to the Butlers sister!!!


  • Jonathan
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 25 2016

Amazing place! Can't wait to go back.


  • Sara
  • Ambassador
  • Apr 26 2016

Rancho Margot definitely lived up to the saying " Where the middle of now where is some where special" I loved the calming and peaceful energy the ranch had. We had so much fun! Activities were close by and when we wanted to do nothing that is exactly what we did! Truly a place to disconnect with negatives and reconnect with yourself! Cannot wait to make it back soon!


  • Club Inhale / Exhale
  • Ambassador
  • May 08 2016

Fantastic and amazing retreat with The Club Inhale/Exhale Tribe! We had such an amazing time and were able to have a space where people grew internally! Rancho Margot is a place where life takes you back a bit where time doesn't exist on a clock but within nature! Definitely going back!


  • Stephanie
  • Verified Guest
  • May 11 2016

This trip was fabulous. The location was beautiful and the area was more than we could have expected. Loved it.


  • Brian
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

Costa Rica is one of the most fascinating and awe inspiring places that I have traveled to so far. The amount of thought and hard work that goes into the self-sustaining property at Rancho Margot helps to provide a window into how to create a better world for everyone. The staff were the most friendly and caring people that I have ever met. The accommodations which, may seem to be minimal at first until you realize everything that went into making it possible, actually enhance the experience and help to heighten the senses. This experience may quite possibly change the way I travel forevermore.


  • Donna
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

Beautiful location and the people at the ranch were amazing.


  • Susan
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 27 2017

I had the best time ever! I highly recommend Rancho Margot! The people are amazing and such hard workers. The food was way better than I expected and by the end of the week I felt so great and healthy!


  • Jen
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 02 2017

This trip was an amazing, once in a lifetime trip. Relentless Jake was an amazing leader and fitness instructor. I will definitely go on another trip with him! Rancho Margot is a beautiful place and the staff is so friendly and knowledgeable about the ranch and the wildlife. It is truly an impressive and relaxing place.


  • Ania
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 21 2017

Beautiful and inspiring trip! You really get the rainforest experience with rancho Margot's sustainability and Costa Rican culture!


  • Rocco
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 22 2017

Outstanding


  • Kirsten
  • Ambassador
  • Apr 05 2017

Rancho Margot was an absolutely amazing location!! Be prepared for nature! So beautiful -- would definitely go again!


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