HDS philosophy

Hacienda Del Sol is an all-inclusive, eco-friendly, wellness retreat centre surrounded by acres of untouched Guanacaste jungle, and located just a couple of kilometers from several beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. It is an alcohol and drug free retreat oasis, which focuses on detoxification, weight loss, and rejuvenation. Our ongoing 7 -28 Day juice cleanses, detox, ketogenic, fitness, yoga and spa retreats aim to renew you from the inside out.

Our method is simple: we immerse you in nature, feed you nutrient dense and delicious food, and guide you through physical activities that increase your freedom to move (what we call nutritious movement), all combining to calm your central nervous system. Regardless of the retreat you chose, everyday follows a cycle of sympathetic nervous system activation (ex. primal yoga, workouts, hikes, etc) in the morning, then parasympathetic nervous system activation (ex. meditative movement classes, sunset watching, easy jungle walks, etc) in the afternoon. This re-synching with nature will recalibrate your biorhythms (for example your circadian rhythms) thus optimizing your natural healing mechanisms.

  • Is nature calling you? 🌿🧐
To be quiet in nature is something that not all of us get to do everyday. If you’re not use to it, it might even feel uncomfortable. But when you allow it to touch you, and you feel it’s presence, there is not nothing more nourishing, soothing, and healing. 
Research is showing that being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. 
In a time when so many of us are experiencing stress and anxiety, we encourage you to connect with the natural gifts of the earth. Take some time this weekend to connect with nature, slow down, and just see how you feel!
  • Waking up in the jungle is just soooooo invigorating 💫😍
  • The newly renovated bungalows are ready 🤩🥳 we can’t wait to share them with you! More photos to come 😍
  • Blissful moments 💫 Buddha hall (@haciendadelsolcr yoga hall) has such a special, magical, and healing energy. Surrounded by the jungle, listening to the birds, feeling the warm tropical breeze on your skin, you can just be and rest in the moment. Taking time for yourself to “just be” is so precious. 🥰
  • Tropical fruit and papaya stuffed chia seed bowl 💫 we’re already obsessed with coconut chia seed pudding and are considering adding a new chia bowl to our menu!! All in favour of added this to our menu comment below with a YES PLEASE!🙌🏼😍
  • Vitamin Sea 🌊  The roar of crashing waves, the fresh ocean air and 
the humbling sight of 
an endless blue horizon – there’s no denying the restorative effects of the ocean.

In fact, the sea is steeped in healing history with its extensive salt water benefits. Victorian doctors prescribed seaside trips, while the ancient Greeks soaked in the mineral-rich water. 
A recent study also found that your proximity to the coast correlates to your health. Ready to dive in?