Nourishing the Body
A balanced, calm mind is much easier to obtain when you nourish your body properly. Combining fresh, local ingredients with culinary inspiration and loving intentions, we are committed to creating nutritious meals during your transformational yoga week.
Start each morning with our healthy tropical smoothies to fuel your body with restorative vitamins and minerals. After yoga, brunch consists of a variety of fresh tropical fruits, homemade granola with organic yogurt, and fresh homemade breads. Heartier specialty dishes like tofu scrambles, vegetarian quiche, omelets or banana pancakes will also be served. An assortment of herbal and caffeinated teas as well as gourmet Costa Rican coffee will be available during the entire retreat.
The sunsets in Costa Rica are legendary, and after a long day in paradise you may find yourself looking forward to dinner. Three of the six meals during the retreat will be served at Al Chile Viola, our hotel’s beachfront restaurant. Chef Emiliano, from Italy, masterfully prepares dishes using fresh and local ingredients, which express flavor and imagination. We’ve requested that the health of our guests remain a cornerstone of each meal and we have carefully selected options to suit vegans, vegetarians, fish and meat lovers alike. Bountiful organic salads will accompany your meals and yummy desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth cravings.
Eating so good will be well deserved and you’ll be glad you don’t have to go far to enjoy some of the best food in town. To give you a taste of the wonderful variety of cuisine and unique atmosphere that Malpais offers, we’ll take you out to our favorite restaurants in the village for the remainder of your dinners. There will be plenty of options to choose from, such as fresh seafood, curries, local plates and tropical salads, as well as brick-oven pizza and fire-roasted chicken, all served either beachside or within a stone’s throw from the sand.
The first and last night of the retreat there will be a ceremonious gathering during dinner. For your final night we’ll hold a special event “beach bonfire” to seal in the magic of the retreat. Dancing under the stars, sharing songs and stories, and the laughter of friends are ancient traditions that make this life, and your vacation, rich and memorable.