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Costa Rica

Wild Woman

  • Intensity Level: intermediate

Nosara and Monteverde
A 9 day adventure to empower your feminine wisdom.

From

15
Aug 2021

To

23
Aug 2021

Imagine combining your dream adventure trip with a women’s empowerment retreat. Well, imagine no more! Jungles, pristine beaches, and new friends await…

WHY WONDERMORE?

Far from any other travel company, Wondermore offers carefully curated adventures with a strong focus on personal growth (hence our motto: inner journeys, outside). Expect laughter and tears; dancing like a maniac under the sun and moon; and a new community that will last a lifetime. This journey is an ode to the explorer archetype; and we shall freely navigate the balance of lightness and depth that makes traveling with us so unique.

TRIP
LEADERS

Christine Raine

Christine Raine

Led by world explorer and Costa Rican local Christine Raine, Wondermore co-founder and badass cancer survivor; this trip will bring new life to your feminine wisdom through interactive workshops and sharing circles, while adventuring from breathtaking cloud forest hikes to private beach parties under the moonlight. Get to know Chris @chrisdanzante

Tara Ruttenberg

Tara Ruttenberg

Tara Ruttenberg is a freesurfer, writer, yoga teacher and empathy coach with a deep passion for supporting women in living their wildest dreams and most authentic life. A mermaid yogini at heart, Tara hosts transformative surf, yoga and writing retreats in Costa Rica and teaches online personal development-through-writing courses for women. Learn more about Tara @tarantulasurf.

Chef Marisol Cubero

Chef Marisol Cubero

Born and raised in Costa Rica, Marisol studied Psychology but ended up going to culinary school in Argentina. A dancer enthusiast, she’s passionate about healthy cooking for all kinds of lifestyles. She WILL make you laugh, and listen to you with care like few do. Marisol will blend the flavors of her heartfelt, almost sensorial approach to cooking, with the flavor of music and joy for life…which we’re sure will create an unforgettable culinary journey to accompany your personal one.

Journey
Itinerary

Day 1

Sunday

San Jose


Welcome to the tropics!
Expect a warm welcome in a quaint town in the outskirts of San José. Take a first glimpse of the city while you travel from the airport to the Escazú/Santa Ana area, where we’ll be waiting for you. At night we will give you a brief orientation as we prepare for the amazing journey that awaits us the next day to Monteverde, our favorite misty mountain town.

Day 1

Day 2

Monday

Monteverde


Enjoy the journey to one of our favorite places in the world: Monteverde. Founded by quakers escaping the Korean War, Monteverde has a unique and peaceful history that has a lot to show about the strength in diversity. After settling in we’ll have our traditional welcome ritual, where we’ll set a clear intention for the trip, as individuals and as a collective.

Next comes the true differentiator of this trip. Chris, internationally recognized empathy activist and the founder of ConversABLE (an empathy movement and organization), will teach you what to this day, is the most revolutionary yet simple tool available to revamp our communication with everyone from your partner to your grandma: Non Violent Communication (NVC). We will use this tool to further deepen our connection and self understanding throughout the trip.
We’ll finish off the day with a gourmet dinner that will leave you loving life and put you at ease in our cozy hotel’s plush pillows and orthopedic bed.

Accomodation in our favorite eco-hotel in the whole wide world (expect luxury and coziness).

Day 2

Day 3

Tuesday

Monteverde

Start off the day with the most memorable breakfast of your life. Period. You’ll see why.

Then join local environmental activist and mother-of-3 powerhouse Katy Van Dusen for a meaningful chat over lunch at a local Women’s Coop. Go for a hike, explore the little town, or wind down at our forest hotel… the rest of the afternoon is up to you!
We’ll re-group at sunset with optional drinks made with local herbs and an unbeatable view

Day 3

Day 4

Wednesday

Monteverde


Feeling adventurous? After a delicious early breakfast at the hotel we’ll hit the famous canopy zip lines and hanging bridges of Monteverde for some serious nature immersion. Monteverde is a world renowned biological reserve and after this adventure you’ll understand why.

Lunch is free to explore today.
In the afternoon we’ll have an enlightening workshop around building self-care strategies and setting boundaries (we all know the pandemic has made these practices more needed than ever!). Are you a people pleaser? Or a mother/teacher/partner wearing multiple hats non-stop? Let’s make healthy boundaries a priority, we’ve got you covered.

Tonight, expect to dance your butt off tonight at Pedro’s, a local legend (and one of our best friends) who’s throwing a party just for us!

Day 4

Day 5

Thursday

Nosara


Welcome to beach paradise! Today we will cross the beautiful ‘Pampas’ (plains) of Guanacaste on your way to Nosara, one of our favorite beaches in the world and international wellness and surf capital. Here, our dearly irreverent chef Marisol will welcome us into our mansion w/ some amazing cocktails, followed by a lovingly made healthy meal… so we can ease our way into the heat, and the second leg of the journey.
Dinner is on us!

Day 5

Day 6

Friday

Nosara


This morning you can choose between a yoga class, or simply taking it easy. After a hearty breakfast, we’ll put on our adventure hats on, and kayak our way across the Ostional National Reserve, spotting local wildlife and flora.

We’ll return home for a delicious lunch prepared by Marisol, and then we’ll have time to relax. Late afternoon there will be an optional surf class for the brave hearted.

Dinner will be laid back and homey, with some of our favorite playlists setting the scene.

Day 6

Day 7

Saturday

Nosara


Today you have the option of starting your day with a restorative yoga session, and/or take another surf lesson to improve your wave-riding skills. Sleeping in is always a possibility too!
Whatever morning activity you choose will be followed by a connection circle as a leeway for another Wondermore tradition: the Wonder Olympics. An impossibly un-competitive odyssey into our inner child, this will be two hours of your life you won’t easily forget.
After a delicious lunch, you’ll be free to follow your heart’s desires: you can explore the beach, or hit the town and explore the chic shops that make Nosara a hip destination. Simply relaxing in our dreamy mansion is of course always a possibility too.

While this dinner is not included, we will take you to what we think is the most beautiful restaurant in Costa Rica. Like, Netflix’s Chef’s Table quality. Seriously.

Day 7

Day 8

Sunday

Nosara


By now you know the drill! Morning yoga or one last surf session!

In the afternoon, perhaps our most powerful activity so far: the Truth Mandala Circle, where vulnerability will be most welcome, and empowerment will no doubt ensue.

For our Farewell dinner: Marisol will prep something memorable so you can integrate the Truth Mandala in peace.

Followed by a closing, heartfelt ceremony where we will design our individual, courageous and practical next steps for our return home… we give you... PARTAY round the faya! This is the day where we truly understand why mourning and celebration are in fact two sides of the same coin.

Day 8

Day 9

Saturday

Nosara


Early breakfast.

Land Transfer back to San José (optional scenic flight back to the airport in San José).

It’s never over if the community lives on (: Remember, once you’ve travelled with us, you’ll always be a Wondermorean (and get sweet discounts because of it). We hope to see you again soon!

Day 9

What can you
expect to learn?

Emotional:

  • Empathic communication as a new language that fosters understanding of yourself and others.
  • Exploration of vulnerability and awe as sources of inspiration and strength.
  • How to nurture resilience through presence, self-awareness and purpose.
  • Self-care strategies and habits.
  • Communal reflections on what it means to be a woman in the 21st century.
  • How to create stronger, more meaningful emotional agreements w/ existing or potential partners.

 

Practical:

  • A basic understanding of tropical wildlife and fauna.
  • A deeper understanding of Costa Rica’s fascinating history.
  • How to surf! Or how to be a better surfer if you’ve already given it a shot.

WHAT WILL
WE DO?

  • Visit two national reserves: Monteverde Cloud Forest & Ostional. National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Climb ancient trees.
  • Canopy zipline adventure (in other words: fly through the trees!).
  • Indulge in a luscious breakfast on a treetop.
  • Get our yoga down in Costa Rica’s top yoga/beach destination: Nosara.
  • Surf turquoise waves in world renowned Playa Guiones with a female instructor.
  • Build authentic community and personally grow through workshops, rituals and sharing circles.
  • Delight in amazing culinary experiences.
  • Let loose in surprise dance parties.
  • Discover secret spots at the beach and jungle.
  • Meet amazing, friendly, inspiring locals throughout the trip.
  • Experience firsthand why wonder is the starting point for wisdom.

WHAT’S
INCLUDED

  1. The carefully curated experience described above, as well as all activities (canopy, sky walk, yoga, surf), entrance fees, workshops and sharing circles.
  2. Facilitators throughout the trip (including Wondermore’s two founders) with over a decade of experience leading an empathy movement and purpose-driven travel in Costa Rica and beyond.
  3. 70% of meals during the trip.
  4. Transportation throughout the trip: between destinations, as well as to the airport on day of departure.
  5. 8 nights of shared accommodation in boutique/luxury hotels and beach mansion.
  6. Travel insurance (including COVID coverage).
  7. Professional photos and a personalized and carefully curated book of the experience.

WHAT’S
NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare (we will recommend flights though!).
  • 30% of meals during the trip.

PACKING
LIST

Remember, we will be on the move, so, pack light.

Outdoor hiking clothes Outdoor hiking clothes

Long pants

Rain Jacket Rain Jacket

Hiking shoes Hiking shoes

Jacket or sweater Jacket or sweater

T-shirt

Soft duffle bag style luggage Soft duffle bag style luggage

Day pack

Hat Hat

Sunglasses Sunglasses

Swimwear Swimwear

Beach wear Beach wear

Flip flops Flip flops

Personal items

Mask and sanitizer

Sunblock

Mosquito repellent

Worthwhile
investment

$3950

Early Bird

Before 04 Jul 2021

Shared room / king bed

$4850

Early Bird

Before 04 Jul 2021

Private room*

$4250

Regular Bird

After 05 Jul 2021

Shared room / king bed

$5150

Regular Bird

After 05 Jul 2021

Private room*

*Because of the room distribution in Nosara, there is only one spot for a private room.
Upgrading to a private room in the Monteverde Hotel is possible at an extra cost, depending on availability. Let us know if this is your preference ASAP. However, we highly encourage sharing as part of the experience. Payment and Cancelation Policy Terms and Conditions