8 Days Muay Thai Retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica with Surf and Yoga

Muay Thai Retreat Costa Rica

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This is not your typical vacation. Instead of eating like a slob and lounging around while your vacation time slips away, the goal for this retreat is to help you come home in better shape than when you left! On top of the training, you will also get to explore the gorgeous scenery Costa Rica has to offer. Not only that, you will also be served delicious, healthy, fresh meals three times a day while having the opportunity to lounge out by the infinity pool or lie in a hammock between sessions.

Highlights

  • 2 Muay Thai sessions daily
  • Beach bonfire and waterfall tour
  • 1 surf lesson by surfing pro or one full body massage
  • One or two yoga sessions mixed with Muay Thai practice
  • 3 freshly made meals per day
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer available:
Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (US$150 per person)

Airport transfer available:
Juan Santamaria International Airport (US$260 per person)

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Accommodation

Located in Nosara (Costa Rica), Jungle's Edge is Costa Rica’s newest destination for travelers seeking a true pura vida experience. Nestled mere minutes from Playa Guiones, Jungle's Edge offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting in one of National Geographic Adventurers "Top 20 Surf Locations in the World."

While staying at one of Jungles Edge’s many accommodations, guests will be surrounded by breathtaking wildlife and astounding flora, including 500 bananas trees of many varieties. The property also boasts a saltwater infinity pool (one of Bed and Breakfast's top 10 coolest pools) and a 40 by 60 feet open-air workout area for yoga, martial arts, Pilates, Barre, and high-performance fitness and surf training.

The communal Rancho allows guests access to the juice bar and complimentary wireless service. Meals come freshly cooked using a variety of whole foods, local cuisine, and organic veggies from the garden. Jungle's Edge also takes pride in making some of the most delicious, refreshing tropical smoothies and juices which are an excellent way to be healthy and recharged!

Premium Jungle Bungalow

The Jungle Bungalow is the perfect option for a budget traveler or small groups who want to be surrounded by the exotic jungle atmosphere at night. Surrounded by luscious flora, banana trees, and howler monkeys you are truly on "the jungle's edge" when you stay in one of these comfortable, cozy accommodations.

This accommodation option is enclosed and uniquely crafted with two fans, reflective roof, LED lighting, and kitchenettes. It stays cool during the day and at night with plenty of shade from the jungle trees and is bug-free. There are options for one to four people to sleep in a bungalow!

Lotus Suite

Lotus Suites are as cute and comfortable as they get. With a private bathroom, private refrigerator, a ceiling fan, air conditioner, and deluxe linens and mattresses, this is the perfect blend of luxury and affordability for all travelers. This is Jungle's Edge most popular suite for couples and is only steps away from studio floor and rancho!

VIP Villa Suites

Feelin' fancy? Then the VIP Villa Suites is perfect for you! With stunning views overlooking the jungle, direct access to the salt water infinity pool, a private bathroom, private balconies, air conditioning, billiards table, and a shared kitchen and living room, you've basically got the VIP treatment! Options are available for queen size and double twin beds.

Muay Thai Guy Costa Rica Muay Thai Retreat Program

Throughout this retreat, you will learn a unique blend of Muay Thai techniques, training methods, and drills that you can take home and adapt into your own training routine. With this type of training, you will develop a more aware and focused mind, especially through the additional yoga and mindfulness practices that the group does throughout the week.

The aim of the program is to have you come out of this retreat rejuvenated, energized, and motivated to continue living an active lifestyle and lead a purposeful life. Muay Thai Guy hopes to reinvirogate your drive and passion for Muay Thai while encouraging you to continue pursuing your goals regardless of what they are.

This retreat will be an exciting adventure where you will improve your Muay Thai technique, get in phenomenal shape, detox your body and mind, and develop a deeper connection with yourself ... it doesn't get much better than that!

Other fun activities at the retreat

These Muay Thai retreats are more than just about Muay Thai, it’s about having an active, healthy vacation where you get to try out new things and experience a different way of life. Here are a few of the other activities that you can choose to do while on your retreat.

Surfing

Have you ever wanted to try surfing? Well there is no better time and place to do it than with a professional surf instructor at the beautiful Playa Guiones! In fact, Guioness beach is rated as one of the world’s top 20 surf locations and is an ideal spot for beginners to learn the fundamentals of catching waves.

Already a seasoned surfer? Then rent a board and enjoy year-round consistent surf conditions. You could even try stand-up paddle boarding if you wanted!

Yoga

Nosara is the yoga capital of Costa Rica. The Jungle’s Edge has a 40 by 60 feet open-aired yoga studio surrounded by banana trees. The Jungle's Edge environment, full of fruit plants and vibrant colors, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your yoga sessions.

By training yoga, you will become much more in-tune with your body’s movements, improve your flexibility anf become mentally stronger - which will help you become a better Muay Thai student and be more focused, aware, and driven throughout everyday life. There will be one or two sessions mixed in with your Muay Thai training led by certified yoga teacher Liz Gaschler.

Weekly schedule

At this Muay Thai retreat, the goal is to provide you with a life changing journey where you are able to build your confidence, learn new skills, and meet amazing people from all around the world. In addition to the workout activities, the program will also provide group chats and workshops to look deeper inside yourself and grow as an individual.

If want you to have fun, unique travel experience where you'll come home with a renewed motivation and new set of skills, then this type of retreat was made for you! Just take a look at what a sample week schedule looks like when you come to a retreat with Sean.

Day 1 - Sunday, May 27

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Arrival day
  • 09:00 - 18:00 Get settled in at your accommodation and shown around the resort and nearby town by Sean
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Group dinner and chat where you discuss the weeks schedule and game plan

Day 2, Monday, May 28

  • 07:00 - 08:30 Tropical Costa Rican breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Muay Thai training
  • 11:00 - 15:00 Lunch with fresh smoothie or juice followed by some rest
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Muay Thai training
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Beach at sunset
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Healthy, delicious dinner to end the day

Day 3, Tuesday, May 29

  • 07:00 - 08:30 Tropical Costa Rican breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Muay Thai training
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Lunch with fresh smoothie or juice followed by some rest
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Surf lessons with a professional
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Muay Thai training
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Beach at sunset
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Fresh Costa Rican dinner (Casado or Burrito)

Day 4, Wednesday, May 30

  • 07:00 - 08:30 Tropical Costa Rican breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Light Restorative yoga and meditation session
  • 11:00 - 15:00 Lunch with fresh smoothie or juice followed by some rest
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Muay Thai training
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Beach at sunset
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Healthy, tasty dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Beach bonfire underneath a starlight sky

Day 5, Thursday, May 31

  • 07:00 - 08:30 Tropical Costa Rican breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Light Restorative yoga and meditation session
  • 11:00 - 14:00 Day hanging out at the waterfall. Snacks, fresh fruit and coconuts will be packed
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Enjoy snacks at the waterfall
  • 15:00 Off for the evening or a light Muay Thai training session (perfect opportunity to explore Nosara!)
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Healthy, delicious dinner to end the day

Day 6, Friday, June 1

  • 07:00 - 08:30 Tropical Costa Rican breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Muay Thai training
  • 11:00 - 15:00 Lunch with fresh smoothie or juice followed by some rest
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Muay Thai training
  • 17:00 - 20:00 Group night out to a local restaurant to catch the sunset and eat some more delicious food! Note: There will be no meals provided by the retreat for dinner this day. There are plenty of affordable, local owned restaurant options that will be decide on as a group.

Day 7, Saturday, June 2

  • 07:00 - 08:30 Tropical Costa Rican breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Muay Thai training
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Lunch with fresh smoothie or juice followed by some rest
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Muay Thai training
  • 18:30 - 19: 30 Healthy, tasty dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Closing gathering

Day 8, Sunday, June 3

  • Breakfast
  • 10:00 Say goodbyes and check-out to catch the shuttle to airport

Please note that hours and activities are subject to change. Training is based of campers preferences.

Your host

Sean Fagan is a professional Muay Thai fighter and amateur champion from upstate New York. He has been training Muay Thai since 2010 and has been documenting his journey through Muay Thai Guy ever since in hopes to help spread the sport and teach students about the beauty of this ancient martial art.

This will be his 6th time organizing and hosting a Muay Thai Retreat in Costa Rica at Jungle's Edge. With a variety experience training with some of the best fighters and coaches in the world (including his multiple stints in Thailand), Sean has an entire tool box of training methods, techniques, and philosophies that he likes to share with the retreat group.

Regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced fighter, Sean is able to teach everyone regarldess of their skill level!

Included excursions

Waterfall tour

Take an afternoon off from Muay Thai training and join the group in a trip to one of the most pristine waterfalls you'll ever see. You can choose to dive off the waterfalls cliffs or just hang out and take a dip in the swimming holes surrounding the area. The staff will pack fresh fruits, coconuts and snacks for you to enjoy while taking in the beautiful jungle atmosphere!

Beach bonfire and sunsets

After your afternoon training session, take a trip down to the beach to watch the stunning sunsets that Costa Rica has to offer on Guiones Beach. Once the light starts to fade, get ready for a group bonfire where you get to stargaze and chat with fellow passionate retreat members. This was one of the best parts of the trip!

Instructors

Sean Fagan
Sean is a professional Muay Thai fighter and amateur champion from upstate New York. He has been training Muay Thai since 2010 and has been documenting his journey through Muay Thai Guy ever since in hopes to help spread the sport and teach students about the beauty of this ancient martial art. His first fight was in Thailand. Currently, his record is 19-7 and he holds the TKO and WKA US national title at 145 pounds. To him, Muay Thai is more than just a sport, it is a way of life.

Location

The retreat will take place in Nosara, Costa Rica.

Features

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Wireless internet

Food

Food is included in your package and is served three times a day (one day is only breakfast so you can explore other eateries). Most meals are local Costa Rican dishes like casado, freshly-caught fish, fresh fruits, guacamole, platanos, burritos, rice bowls, salads, organic meats and much more. You also receive one refreshing tropical smoothie or fresh squeezed juice daily! If you are a vegetarian or vegan, Jungle’s Edge can cater to your needs as well.

You also will be spending one day out as a group to eat at a local restaurant where meals are around 10-20 USD depending on where the group goes and what you choose to eat. Local restaurants and markets are just a few minutes walk away.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During down time people like to do a variety of things:

  • Relax by the infinity pool or takea siesta (nap) in a hammock
  • Get rejuvenating massages
  • Check out local shops and restaurants
  • Lie out on the beautiful Guiones Beach
  • Experience the Costa Rica nightlife

Additional activities, excursions, spa treatments, and lessons are a la carte. If you are interested in the extras, please let Muay Thai Guy know. They have available surf lessons, SUP tours, waterfall hikes, Pink Sand Beach hikes, massages, facials, snorkel tours, and many others. All retreaters receive 5 USD off such items. They can also arrange TRX or fitness sessions at a rate of 15 USD per person.

Getting around

The beach and main town of Guiones is a easy 15-minute walk through cleared jungles paths. Bicycles are available for rent at Jungle's Edge for 15 USD a day. ATV’s, motorcycles, and golf carts are available for rent from shops in town - most of which require a deposit or your passport. There are also taxis available.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 freshly made meals a day (one day is only breakfast so retreaters can explore other eateries)
  • 2 Muay Thai sessions led by Sean Fagan
  • 1 surf lesson by surfing pro or one full body massage
  • Access to the amazing 70,000 gallon salt water pool
  • Group jungle hike and waterfall tour
  • Insightful group talks and exercises
  • Beach bonfires underneath a starlit sky
  • Beach access merely a few minutes walk away
  • Wi-fi Internet
  • Kitchen facility
  • Bathroom and showers

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport shuttle
  • Laundry service
  • Alcoholic drinks

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) or Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Muay Thai Guy can help organize your shuttle with other retreaters if you arrive around the same time on the same date.

One-way transfer from LIberia Airport (LIR) for one to four people costs 150 USD. For a group of more than five people, it costs 40 USD per person. One-way transfer from San Jose costs 260 USD for one to four people. For a group of more than five people, it costs 60 USD per person.

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport Airport transfer available: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (US$150 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport Airport transfer available: Juan Santamaria International Airport (US$260 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Sunday May 27, 2018
Departure: Sunday June 3, 2018

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