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Costa RicaWild Woman
Nosara and Monteverde
A 9 day adventure to empower your feminine wisdom.
Imagine combining your dream adventure trip with a women’s empowerment retreat. Well, imagine no more! Jungles, pristine beaches, and new friends await…
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Remember, we will be on the move, so, pack light.
Outdoor hiking clothes
Jacket or sweater
Soft duffle bag style luggage
Mask and sanitizer
Before 04 Jul 2021
Shared room / king bed
Before 04 Jul 2021
After 05 Jul 2021
Shared room / king bed
After 05 Jul 2021
*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