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Terrace/Patio
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor Spa Tub
Terrace/Patio

The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa

5 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    AirportSan Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)25 min drive
    Popular LocationZoo Ave30 min drive
    Popular LocationPalmares Church45 min drive
    Popular LocationUniversity for Peace57 min drive

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  • Premium Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 474 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPremium Room
  • Deluxe Room

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room
  • Premium Quadruple Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 645 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsPremium Quadruple Room

About this area

Atenas

Located in Atenas, The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa is in a rural area and in the mountains. Los Chorros Municipal Recreative Park and Mariposas Sarchí reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Zoo Ave and Else Kientzler Botanical Garden. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Guillermo Vargas Roldan Stadium, or consider a night out at Parque Viva. Discover the area's water adventures with surfing/boogie boarding and swimming nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with rock climbing and ziplining.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mariposas Sarchí - 26 min drive
  • Zoo Ave - 30 min drive
  • Palmares Church - 45 min drive
  • University for Peace - 57 min drive
  • Peace Park - 63 min drive

Getting around

  • San Antonio de Belen Station - 24 min drive
  • AirportJuan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 25 min drive

Restaurants

  • Boca Dulce — 1 min walk
  • Pizza 2000 — 6 min walk
  • Pizzería El Chiringuito — 6 min walk
  • Antaño — 8 min walk
  • Soda Tío Mano — 8 min walk

About this property

The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa

Luxury hotel with 2 outdoor pools and full-service spa
This smoke-free hotel features 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are onsite. All 13 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and Tempur-Pedic beds. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include Egyptian cotton sheets and rainfall showerheads.
The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa offers 13 accommodations with safes and bathrobes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Tempur-Pedic beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. This Atenas hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.
2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Vida Mía Healing Center & Spa has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a mud bath, a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 9 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Ecotours
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • Lockers available
  • No elevators
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room

Outdoors

  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 7 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Mud bath
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath/hammam

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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  • Communal living room
  • Couples dining
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic bed

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/tub combination

Food and drink

  • Champagne service

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children 16 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 16 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 100 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 16 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Retreat Altos Monte Hotel Atenas
Retreat Altos Monte Hotel
Retreat Altos Monte Atenas
Retreat Altos Monte
Retreat Costa Rica Atenas
Retreat Costa Rica Hotel Atenas
Retreat Costa Rica Hotel
The Retreat at Altos del Monte
Retreat Costa Rica
The Retreat Costa Rica
The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa Hotel
The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa Atenas
The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa Hotel Atenas

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
As of Jan 18, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa on Feb 1, 2021 start from CA $795, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.
Is The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime.
What time is check-out at The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 100 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa located?
Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Palmares Church, Zoo Ave, and Parque Viva. Los Chorros Municipal Recreative Park and Mariposas Sarchí are also within 16 mi (25 km).
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4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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The Retreat is a short drive from the San Jose Airport. The property feels serene and welcoming. The rooms off the yoga studio are definitely for morning people. The spa is world class. The views and sunsets spectacular.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Wow.
Amazing stay and hospitality. Only place I’ll stay when returning to Costa Rica.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Best place to stay near san jose
Amazing - beat our expectations by a mile and the photos don't do justice. The food is world class and we felt amazing after just one night stay.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Quick weekend break
Gorgeous stay at the Retreat! We ate well and relaxed - the place is done very, very well, with beautiful views and very comfortable rooms. The only complaint I have is that the mattresses could have been better (which is often the case in hotels). We didn’t get up to much on our short stay besides lounging by the pools and in the spa and working out in the perfectly well equipped gym, but we did do one yoga class which was lovely - the studio is beautiful. The wildlife on the property is fantastic - incredible flowers and landscaping and peacocks, other exotic birds, butterflies, iguana, fish. The property is new and the spaces are very well appointed and extremely comfortable. It was only a 1.5 hour drive from San Jose during rush hour and only took us 30 mins to get to the airport to leave (not during rush hour).
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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It’s really hard to describe this property in a way that fairly captures its essence. It’s amazing. Decadent treat all the way around: food, service, views, spa and services and overall ambiance. Will be back.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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