Travelin the Now

Pura Vida

Not a Typical Retreat, Not a Standard Group Trip, but Something In Between.

12 days Retreat Costa Rica

What makes this Costa Rican trip so special is that we take our time to explore everything consciously and feel a real connection with Costa Rica's nature, our fellow travelers, and ourselves. Led by Elise, our cheerful guide, we embark on a 12-day adventure of self-discovery and cultural immersion. We'll visit beautiful places like Manuel Antonio, Uvita, Montezuma, Rincon de la Vieja, La Fortuna, and Puerto Viejo. During this trip, you can join mindfulness sessions and unique experiences like Ecstatic Dance. We dive deep into Costa Rica's rich Pura Vida culture, from its calm Caribbean coast to lush jungles and invigorating hot springs. By the end of the journey, you'll feel refreshed and free, with wonderful memories to cherish. This retreat is all about mindfulness and bonding with Costa Rica, ourselves, and our fellow travelers.

Spiritual | Retreat Costa Rica

Our Spiritual Retreat provides a safe haven for anyone looking to take a small step out of their comfort zone and move a little closer to themselves, the Costa Rican culture and landscapes! It's a nice mix between a Group Trip and a Retreat. With this journey we take moments to connect so that we really feel the Pura Vida culture of Costa Rica.

This journey is also suitable for those with no prior "spiritual" experiences but are open to it. We keep things approachable and realistic for everyone. 

Discover the Magic of Cacao Ceremonies with the Bribri Tribe
Indulge your senses in the rich traditions of the indigenous Bribri tribe as you partake in their cacao ceremonie. Immerse yourself in the healing energies of raw cacao, guided by the healer and the wisdom and rituals passed down through generations of the BriBri. A very special experience!

Find Peace and Presence in Mindful Sessions
Come "in the Now" with this spiritual retreat through our mindful sessions. This mindfulness sessions are about feeling gratefulness and reconnecting with the present moment to cultivate inner peace amidst the beauty of this trip.

Forge Deep Connections in Connection Sessions
Forge meaningful connections with like-minded souls in our connection sessions. Experience soulful exercises designed to foster authentic connections and community spirit. We experience the power of sharing!

Ecstatic Dance
We Ecstatic Dance at the serene spiritual community of Awake in Uvita. Held outdoors in a picturesque location near a river. You can dance the way you feel on electronic music.  It's almost a festival where happiness and joy is shared by all the people on the dance floor! If dancing isn't your vibe, feel free to take a refreshing swim or simply relax on the grass and soak in the surroundings—an experience in itself in this spiritual retreat!

Nature's Healing:
Reconnect with the healing power of nature as you explore Costa Rica's energy, pristine rainforests, majestic waterfalls, and tranquil beaches.

Eco | Retreat Costa Rica

We sleep in where we can eco-accommodations at central locations surrounded by lot's of wildlife. If you travel alone, you'll automatically share a room with 1 person of the same gender. 

Accommodations may change because of availability. Don't worry. We always offer equivalent alternatives! Find here more information about this eco retreat in Costa Rica

Mindfulness | Retreat Costa Rica

At Travelin the Now, our retreats are designed to nourish the mind, body, and soul through mindfulness practices that foster gratitude, self-love, and presence in the moment. Throughout the journey, our dedicated mindfulness sessions provide a space for introspection and growth, guiding participants to cultivate gratitude for the beauty around them, nurture a deeper sense of self-love, and develop a heightened awareness of the present moment.

In addition to mindfulness sessions, our retreats feature connection sessions aimed at fostering meaningful relationships both with oneself and with fellow travelers. These sessions provide an opportunity for introspective exercises to better understand oneself, as well as group activities and discussions designed to facilitate genuine connections within the group.

Moreover, being mindful extends to our eco-conscious accommodations, where participants can connect with nature and minimize their environmental footprint. Additionally, our curated experiences with locals offer a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich tapestry of Costa Rican culture, fostering a deeper connection with the local community and promoting mindfulness in our engagement with the world around us.

Through these mindfulness practices, connections, eco-accommodations, and cultural experiences, participants not only deepen their understanding of themselves but also forge authentic connections with others and the environment, creating a supportive and enriching community that enhances the overall retreat experience.

You will go home refreshed with this happy and mindful "Travelin the Now" spirit!

Book Your Trip!

Seeking a transformative travel experience? Join us on a journey of connection, adventure, and mindfulness in the breathtaking landscapes of Costa Rica. Our trips are designed for those who crave new encounters, sustainable exploration, and cherished memories. Immerse yourself in the heart of this beautiful country and embark on a vacation that leaves a positive footprint. Book now and be part of an unforgettable, mindful adventure!

  1. San José
  2. Manuel Antonio Park
  3. Uvita
  4. Montezuma
  5. La Fortuna National Park
  6. Rio Celeste
  7. San José

Google Reviews

Daphne HarmsenDaphne Harmsen
19:10 13 May 24
The most beautiful trip ever! I always wanted to travel, but for me it was a barrier to really going alone. I saw travel in the now on Instagram and I immediately felt that I had to do this. The trip turned out even better than I could imagine. Elise is a wonderful, sweet tour guide who takes her time and tries so hard to show you the most beautiful places in the country. She takes all her time. She gives good explanations about all the special places and, in combination with mindfulness, it made me completely in the moment. A bond was created with the group, but also with the environment and nature. I will never forget this trip and I will take it with me forever.PURA VIDALove, Daphne
Basra AhdourBasra Ahdour
19:46 17 Apr 24
What a wonderful experience this was🤩 Enjoyed the beautiful nature & culture of Costa Rica and all the adventures we had there! The special thing about this trip is that you really experience it together in a very nice group. Highly recommended for anyone who is open to it and wants to get away from the busy life for a while 🫶 Pura Vida🌴
Nadia FransenNadia Fransen
17:17 23 Mar 24
I would definitely recommend a trip with Travelin The Now! Elise, the tour guide and founder, is a very nice person, someone you would like to be with! She knows how to connect people and especially groups with each other. For example, I once had a mindfulness (group) session where we learned a lot about each other. In addition to her open-minded character, Elise also has a lot of humor! She knows how to convey her knowledge and love for Costa Rica well. In short; This will be a trip you will never forget! ❤️
Kosta EftaxiasKosta Eftaxias
13:59 15 Mar 24
Had a fantastic trip in February with Travel in the now, what a wonderfully beautiful country Costa Rica is. The group leader Elise is also great, I definitely recommend going on a trip with her! Positive, fun girl with always a smile on her face, she takes you to the most beautiful places in Costa Rica and creates a nice atmosphere within the group.
joost noorlandjoost noorland
13:20 15 Mar 24
What a great experience! The hostess has prepared everything down to the last detail and is a very pleasant traveling companion. You will visit the most beautiful places and this is a good option if you want to travel alone for the first time but still want to be among people. Recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
22:39 05 Mar 24
Bart NoorlandBart Noorland
21:06 05 Mar 24
What a great holiday. Elise is a very nice hostess and has arranged a very nice and pleasant holiday. I will recommend it to everyone.
17:37 05 Mar 24
Had a great trip together with Elise, couldn't recommend more!
Annelies NabAnnelies Nab
16:31 05 Mar 24
Elise had arranged everything wonderfully! We went to Costa Rica with our family without any worries. Enjoyed the beautiful nature, the waterfalls, volcanoes, the sea, the natural hot springs, local family in the blue zone, monkeys, birds, whales. But especially mindfulness and the beautiful conversations in the Hot springs. Elise knows how to connect everyone in the group. The hotels were beautiful and the local bus driver is great, he knows a lot about Costa Rica and can talk enthusiastically in good English.In short, a wonderful, wonderful
andy nabandy nab
00:47 05 Mar 24
Unforgatteble experience in Costa Rica!!! 🇨🇷February 2024I booked the trip of Elise together with my girlfriend, and we had a wonderful time together with Elise and the rest of the group in Costa Rica. The trip is full of amazing excursions throughout the country, and we got to see the most beautiful places in Costa Rica! 👀Since Elise traveled in the country and fell in love with Costa Rica during her journey, she knows how to take the group to very beautiful, but also fun and atmospheric places with plenty of exciting excursions!In addition, Elise made sure that we fully Traveled in The Now during the holiday!Moreover, she had selected beautiful hotels (all surrounded by nature with very friendly staff).My girlfriend and I also didn't notice any crime at all, quite the contrary, the people were super friendly and all fully enjoy life, which is also the atmosphere that the whole country radiates.The bus driver who toured us around also passionately shared various facts and information about different animals, plants en other stuff in Costa Rica while driving.I would definitely recommend this trip! If you look on Elise's Instagram or website, there are plenty of photos and videos showing how it will roughly look like.Also, take a look at what Elise recommends to bring, for example, water shoes, which I definitely recommend bringing along, so you can easily walk over rocks at the waterfalls.Elise, thank you! It was a fantastic trip! ❤️ Pura Vida 🤙🏼
Marius LichtendahlMarius Lichtendahl
22:54 04 Mar 24
We had an amazing 13-day trip. Elise really makes everyone feel at home. Even though we traveled a lot and been to so many magical places. Our personal driver Gilberto was a local who could tell a lot about the area and all it’s wonders. During the trip you’ll meet fellow travellers and make great connections. I will never forget the beach sunset with guitars that sprouted an intimate beach party. It was very spontaneous, but so much fun. Thanks Elise!

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