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7 Day Tai Chi Retreat in Pavones, Costa Rica

Cabinas Las Gemelas, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Tai Chi Retreat for Health and Self Defense

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Learn the original Chen style Tai Chi system in a pristine, tropical oceanfront setting, to reduce stress, reverse the aging process, cultivate vibrant health and wellbeing, and develop practical self defense skills.

Meet the instructors

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
  • Learning based on your needs and fitness level
  • Ideal setting for total immersion in practice
  • 7 nights accommodations

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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During your Tai Chi Vacation/Retreat you will be accommodated at Cabinas Las Gemelas. It is located just minutes walk away from beaches, supermarkets, and restaurants. With 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 room at Cabinas Las Gemelas accommodates up to four guests.


One week Tai Chi Retreat includes one or two 90 minute tai chi class 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 form (Laojia Yilu - Old Frame First Routine) 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 our standard one week package.


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.

Nearby places

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



  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Patio


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry


We have several local restaurants to choose from, all within a few minutes walk of your lodging place at Cabinas Las Gemelas.

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 Cabinas Las Gemelas.

Things to do (optional)

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

What's included

  • 6 days Tai Chi instruction with Dr. Bob Bacher one 90 minute class each day
  • 7 nights accommodations at Cabinas Las Gemelas

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transportation from the airport
  • Meals

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

To reach Pavones, you can fly to Golfito Airport (GLF) with Sansa Airlines, and from there, take a taxi to Cabinas Las Gemelas (taxi is generally 70 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 Cabinas Las Gemelas 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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8 days / 7 nights
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Our 6 day/ 7 night retreats always begin on Sunday PM and checkout is on the following Sunday at 12 noon.

Availability is first come first serve basis.

Each week we accept a maximum of 8 students. This is to maintain a more personal one on one teaching setting and the highest quality of instruction.

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