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3 Days Tai Chi Retreat in Pavones, Costa Rica
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Pavones Riviera, Puntarenas Province, Pavones, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Tai Chi Retreat

Join Dr. Bob Bacher and learn original Chen style Tai Chi for health and self-defense in this pristine tropical paradise oceanfront setting. Enjoy a fully relaxing stay in paradise while learning this ancient internal martial art. This training aims to reduce stress, reverse the aging process, cultivate vibrant health and wellbeing, and develop your practical self-defense skills.

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Dr. Bob
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  • Daily Chen style Tai Chi classes
  • All classes taught by Dr. Bob Bacher
  • Detailed instruction and explanation of Tai Chi principles and training methods
  • Learn from a 20th generation lineage teacher in the system of Grandmaster Wang Xi'an
  • Courses individually designed based on your needs and fitness level
  • Ideal setting for total immersion in practice
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
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During this Tai Chi retreat, you will be accommodated at Pavones Riviera. It is located just a one-minute walk away from beaches, supermarkets, and restaurants. Pavones Rivera offers ocean, mountain, and awe-inspiring sunset views daily. You will wake up to the sounds of pounding surf and a symphony of birds and monkeys. Each private villa at Pavones Riviera accommodates up to four guests.


This Tai Chi Vacation in Costa Rica includes two Tai Chi classes each morning and afternoon. The training lasts three hours daily.

Typical Tai Chi class includes:

  • Standing meditation (Qigong), breathing, and loosening up exercises
  • Basic Tai Chi postures and techniques
  • Silk reeling, Tai Chi's continually spiraling whole body movements
  • Solo form training (learn the original Chen family Tai Chi solo routines with an emphasis on correct posture and movement and explanations of self-defense applications for each posture)
  • Push hands, a partner training exercise for testing and developing skills for self-defense
  • Tai Chi spinal stretch, a simple standing exercise to release tension and reverse and prevent back pain
  • Standing and sitting meditation

This is the standard package. When you like to add more Tai Chi classes, it is possible to schedule up to four hours daily by appointment.


Dr. Bob Bacher


The venue of this holiday will be located in beautiful Pavones, Costa Rica. Pavones is situated in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. Pavones combines rainforest, jungle, green mountains, uncrowded beaches, magnificent sunsets, and the turquoise warm waters of the ocean.

You will see scarlet macaws, toucans, dolphins, whales, giant sea turtles, monkeys, sloths, brilliant butterflies, and much more on a daily basis. Pavones is the perfect setting to completely relax and enjoy nature while you fully immerse your body, mind, and spirit in the practice of Tai Chi.


  • Beach - 1 minute
  • Restaurants - 1 minute
  • Supermarkets - 1 minute



  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Patio


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry


Breakfast and lunch are included daily with a choice of several local restaurants to choose from, all within a few minutes walk of your lodging place at Pavones Riviera.

Typical meals include rice and beans, salad, vegetables, plantains (a type of cooked banana), and whatever main course you desire. Vegetarian and vegan dishes are readily available, and the smoothies (batidos) are made from fresh tropical fruits that are grown locally (coconut, papaya, banana, mango, guanabana, and others). Portions are generous and all of our guests have been very happy with the quality, freshness, and taste of all meals! Service is always friendly with a smile, and most places speak good English and all menus are in both English and Spanish.

There are three supermarkets all within a few minutes walk from your lodging place at Pavones Riviera. And your villa is equipped with a full kitchen.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Things to do (optional)

  • Bird watching
  • Whale watching
  • Massage
  • Swimming
  • Sunset gazing
  • Enjoy nature

What's included

  • 2 90-minute Tai Chi classes per day with Dr. Bob Bacher for 3 days
  • 3 nights accommodations at Pavones Riviera
  • Breakfast and lunch daily included

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transportation from the airport
  • Dinner

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

To reach Pavones, you can fly to Golfito Airport (GLF) and from there, take a taxi to Pavones Rivera (taxi is generally 80 USD).

From San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), you can rent a car in San Jose and drive to Pavones

Arrival by bus

You can take the bus (Tracopa Bus) from San Jose to Paso Canoas and from there catch a taxi to Pavones Riviera in Pavones.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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