Feb 22 – Mar 3
10 Days of Costa
All Ground Transport and 2 Hotel Stays
4 Day Envision Festival Pass with camping gear rental
4 Nights Beach Eco Lodge Accommodation
Feed 1000 hungry Locals - Potluck!
3 Tasty Local Meals per day
Cacao Ceremony / Coconut Oil Tour
waterfall adventure / surf lesson / daily yoga / tai chi / waterfalls / etc
“My girlfriends and I were able to experience the true heart of Costa Rica thanks to Adventures with Max. Because of him this was hands down the most eye opening trip I have been on yet.”Andrea Blake (Adventure Blogger) @ andreablake.online
“I wish I had never traveled to paradise”No one ever
What is Envision? Watch me.
Fly into San Jose’s Airport (SJO) where a shuttle will be waiting to pick you up. You’ll shoot to the hotel and have a nice meet and greet with the group to warm us up for the rest of the adventure. We will get a good night’s rest and get our stokes high for Envision Festival the next day.
We’ll awaken at the hotel, have a hearty breakfast, and head south to Playa Uvita, Bahia Ballena, located on the ‘Whales Coast.’ We’ll check into Envision Festival, get our tribe’s camp set up, and let loose for the next four days. There will be daily yoga, stimulating workshops, healthy local food, and world class music performances. Also, we will have daily access to the beach 😉
As the festival closes on Monday, we’ll pack our bags and head just north to the beach eco lodge where we’ll be staying for the next four nights. The eco lodge is located on the edge of Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, where the jungle meets the beach. Google ‘paradise’ to see…. Established in 1990, the park contains the largest coral reef on the Pacific side of Central America. The park’s waters are prime for viewing the humpback whales as they migrate (Dec. to April) from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii down to Caño Island, just off the Osa Peninsula coast. The national park includes 270 acres of land and 13,300 acres of ocean wild life. It is a wildlife sanctuary for several troops of monkeys, exotic birds, and tropical fish. We’ll stroll through the jungle, take in the view of the vibrant tropical flowers, or maybe even catch a glimpse of a resident sloth 🙂
The eco lodge features a large kitchen, a yoga platform terrace, a large full bar, a spacious dining area, a slack-line, and a beautiful sand-bottom beach where there is surfing and swimming only a short walk away.
Surfing is not required, but is encouraged. Consider it Ocean Therapy… We will have lessons right on the beach, and if you decide to paddle out, we’ve got your back… even through those few inevitable wipeouts. There will be plenty of other activities like boogie boarding, snorkeling, beach running, waterfall hiking, and yoga-ing. GET STOKED.
Daily yoga sessions will give you a renewed sense of perspective and peace in this calm, serene, environment I call paradise. Don’t worry if you have never practiced before! All levels welcome.
All meals are included and Max approved. Max has scouted out the best local and organic eats and has the satisfaction of your tastebuds in mind. We’re talking jungle pizza, bomb-ass sammys, typical (delicious) local cuisine, and volcanic Costa Rican coffee 😉
The eco-lodge where you will be staying is THE go-to spot in the area. You will find plenty of new friends at this jungle bar so feel free to enjoy an ice cold local beer after your salty surf session 🙂 Remember, we’re on VACATION. We’re here to have a damn good time, not take ourselves too seriously. Our goal is to leave feeling renewed in body, mind, AND spirit.
On the final day of the adventure, we’ll come together and give back to the local community. Part of your retreat cost will be going to feeding 1000 locals in need – potluck style. They’ll come to a designated area to eat, mingle, share space, AND take back storable food to their families. Any leftover food will be distributed as needed. That night, we’ll catch one final sunset then transport ourselves back to San Jose for an early morning flight to Phoenix. You will then get your phones back 🙂
This trip is about your happiness. It’s about you choosing you – so come enjoy life!
Maxwell BronsonHost, Translator, Adventure Guide
Sara LoveCo-Host, Tai Chi/Yoga Teacher, Master Chef, Dance Teacher