WHAT TO EXPECT:
Imagine an all-inclusive health and wellness retreat that not only takes care of your every need but also ensures you lose weight, improve your fitness, de-stress, and reconnect with nature. During Hacienda del Sol’s weight loss retreat in Costa Rica it’s easy to reverse the effects of aging and feel vitality again. You’re going to relax fully and deeply, reduce your stress, learn to use fat as your main fuel source, and overcome a weight loss plateau.
Spend 1, 2 or 3 weeks at our beautiful Costa Rican Jungle Retreat Centre and receive the individualized attention you need to accomplish your health goals. Nestled in the pristine Guanacaste Jungle of Costa Rica, Hacienda del Sol allows you to retreat from your busy urban lifestyle and truly reconnect with yourself and with nature. Our all-inclusive program, which runs all year around and can be joined any day of the week, hosts a maximum of 12 guests, and our experienced, caring staff ensure you’ll be well taken care of your entire stay. While here, you’ll have nothing to worry about except enjoying your retreat.
WHAT OUR WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHES:
- Escape from the energy roller coaster, fat-storing, inflammatory effects of today’s grain-based, high-carbohydrate modern diet, and adopt an eating strategy that will reprogram your genes to prefer fat for fuel.
- Slow life down, taking time for play, sunlight and fresh air, and adequate sleep.
- Efficiently detox from sugar, as well as reduced excess body fat, with natural, easy-to-maintain lifestyle and diet changes.
- Participate in daily activities that are rich in what Katie Bowman calls “nutritious movement” (movement that nourishes your freedom to move) and give you a deeper connection with your body and your relationship to nature.
- Connect with the healing benefits of being immersed in nature and recalibrate your natural circadian rhythms.
HOW OUR PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHES ITS AMAZING RESULTS
Philosophy: Our Weight Loss Program is patterned after the diet, exercise, and lifestyle behaviours of our ancestors – The Primal Lifestyle
Nutrition: Guests participating in Hacienda del Sol’s Weight Loss Retreat have the choice to follow a Primal Ketogenic diet, or simple Primal Diet. The main difference between them comes down to the level of carb restriction. Both diets are based on nutrient dense, locally sourced, whole foods. The difference is Primal Ketogenic has a severe carb restriction (25 net carbs, so no fruit allowed), whereas the simple Primal does not (50-150 carbs allowed, so certain fruits are ok). Weight loss tends to be deeper on a Ketogenic diet, as the carb restriction pushes your body to use fat from day one, yet this can be stressful at first. Primal, with its more generous carb allowance, is a gentler approach with a lot less stress hormone dump. A simple Primal diet is ideal for people that don’t want to jump straight into the deep water and make a softer metabolic shift.
If you want to find out more about our version of a Ketogenic diet, visit this link.
Movement: Hacienda del Sol’s Weight Loss Retreat is paired up with many “nutritious movement” activities including hiking, primal fitness, primal yoga, reflect and recharge classes, and a weekly offsite Costa Rican adventure (Stand up paddle boarding).
MORE ABOUT HACIENDA DEL SOL’S MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES
Primal Yoga moves dynamically between tension and releasing, the Yang and the Yin. Focus is on movement. 90 blissful minutes of dipping in and out into flow state.
Primal fitness is a form of high intensity training, rich in ranges of motion. It offers an antidote for the no pain, no gain mentality that inevitably leads to injury. It consists of progressive body movement exercises that take you to your limit while still managing to strengthen your body-mind connection.
Our reflect and recharge classes are a collection of western and eastern Yin practices focused on activating the parasympathetic nervous system in unique ways, while teaching you the essential skill of processing the stress that has accumulated throughout the day, therefore avoiding the eventual condition of chronic stress.
Our outdoor adventures are stand up paddle boarding, jungle and beach hikes.
HACIENDA DEL SOL’S ALL-INCLUSIVE WEIGHT LOSS RETREAT INCLUDES:
- 7 nights at our award winning Costa Rica Jungle Retreat (multiple weeks can be booked)
- Calorie-controlled and nutritionally balanced Sugar Detox cuisine (either Ketogenic or Simple Primal depending on which you choose).
- 4 x 60 minute Primal Fitness Training Sessions
- 4 x Coaching sessions to learn about and personalize your diet (Keto or Simple Primal)
- 10 x Movement classes (5 primal Yoga classes, 5 reflect and recharge classes)
- 1 x Outdoor adventure
- 3 x Guided Hikes
- 1 x Sunset boat tour
- 1 x Cooking Class (learn our tricks and bring them home with you)
- Daily lifestyle challenges
- Hacienda del Sol signature food to go on the day you leave to skip airport food
|HIGH SEASON November 1st to May 31st|
|LOW SEASON June 1st to October 31st|
|HOLIDAY SEASON December 20 - January 5|
|*All prices include 13% taxes. *Holiday prices may be reduced on days outside holiday dates.|
Brisa (shared cabina, up to 3 roommates, single beds, no AC)
Tierra (private cabina, king bed, no AC)
Pura (private cabina, king bed, AC)