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Healing with Horses Retreat

5.0 (3)
8 days 7 nights
Costa Rica
Difficulty
Easy
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
100 kg / 220 lb

Would you like to explore the incredible healing powers of nature and horses combined in Costa Rica? Join us for a week-long retreat where you can unwind by the beautiful beaches and mountains of this lush country, all while experiencing the transformative and therapeutic effects of horses. During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to connect with three different groups of horses, regardless of your riding experience. Whether you're a complete beginner or a lifelong horse owner, this retreat is designed for everyone. We also offer options for family members and other companions who want to join the retreat but prefer not to partake in horse-related activities.

US$ 3 895
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Puntarenas
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 9 tourists over 14 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Amber S.
Amber S. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Graduated with High Honors in Biology from Mount Holyoke College in 2000 and worked at the FDA’s Division of Hematology where my research was published in two peer-reviewed medical journals. Received my certification as a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner in 2002 from the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine while also studying for my certification as a practitioner in Angel Therapy, Reiki, and Nutritional Consulting. Apprenticed with Dr. Sylvester DeVaux, Naturopath and Reflexologist from St. Lucia and began seeing clients professionally in 2009. Currently teach certification classes for the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine. Very excited to share my knowledge and experience with you and to support you in achieving all of your wellness goals.

Tour highlights

Holistic Wellness and Horse Therapy
This retreat combines the healing power of animals and nature with holistic and integrative wellness
Ride on the Beach and Mountain Trails
See the best of Costa Rica's nature
Learn Horse Communication Techniques
You will get to spend time and connect with 3 different groups of horses

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Hot Springs healing day in La Fortuna! Begin your Costa Rica adventure by hanging out and relaxing in hot springs all day and enjoy dinner at the springs. The shuttle will take you directly from San Jose (designated pick up location) to the springs.

Arrival to Dances with Horses Ranch in El Castillo with Nancy. Your bags will have already been tagged and dropped off at the ranch waiting for you, so you don't have to think about a thing!

Day 2
Our First Day of Clinic
Day 3
Our Second Day of Clinic
Day 4
Travel to Esterillos
Day 5
Beach Day
Day 6
Choose Your Own Adventure Day
Day 7
Mountain Ride
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Easy

Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Camp Site
7 nights

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

4 nights
Cabanas

Charming oceanfront cabins. 

3 nights
Dances with Horses Ranch

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Puntarenas
preload map

Tour conditions

Included

  • all accommodation;
  • meals (2 times a day);
  • daily morning meditation;
  • daily morning gentle yoga;
  • beach ride or 1-on-1 horse time;
  • mountain ride or 1-on-1 horse time;
  • transfer to the 2nd accommodation;
  • 2-day the Power of Connection with Horses clinic;
  • private cacao ceremony;
  • airport transfer;
  • gratuities for included excursions.

Extras

  • flights;
  • extra excursions;
  • holistic wellness services.

Group size

up to 9 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Are there any discounts?

Yes, for couples. Please contact us for more info.

What additional activities are available?
Can non-riders participate?
Cancellation of booking

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 3 reviews
  • N
    Nancy
    26 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    I thoroughly enjoyed the mountain horseback ride as it helped me overcome my fear of trail riding after a negative experience. The beach ride, especially with the unexpected whale sighting, was also fantastic. Working closely with Nan's herd and getting to know the horses on a personal level was incredibly peaceful and enjoyable. Overall, the entire experience was magical and we felt well taken care of from start to finish.
    26 Dec, 2023
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    Diane
    22 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    The Healing with Horses retreat was an incredible experience, possibly the best trip I've ever taken. It allowed me to take a break from the stresses of work and school, confront and overcome obstacles and bond with a fantastic group of fellow retreaters. Interacting with the horses, whether through riding or the Liberty method, created a joyful and peaceful environment that made this trip truly memorable. Amber and her team were also very efficient and accommodating. As a result of the retreat, I feel reenergized and determined to achieve the goals I set during my time there.
    22 Nov, 2023
  • L
    Lessa
    7 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    Participating in Amber's retreat in Costa Rica was an unforgettable experience that deeply impacted me. Amber's expertise and warmth as a facilitator created an environment of discovery and peace. The retreat seamlessly combined moments of tranquility and adventure, including a magical morning witnessing a stunning sunrise over the Pacific Ocean. Amber's skill in guiding our interactions with the horses was extraordinary, and the culinary delights prepared by the private chef were a constant highlight. The retreat also offered unique "locals only" experiences, providing an authentic cultural immersion. Overall, the retreat was a holistic journey of self-discovery, rejuvenation and connection with nature, orchestrated by Amber's exceptional hospitality. I highly recommend it for anyone seeking a transformative escape in nature.
    7 Nov, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 3 895
    17 – 24 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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