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Nicaragua Retreat

FAQs

 

RETREAT INFORMATION

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?​

Each day will have a different focus and activity for both the body and mind. We will start every day with an early morning yoga practice and meditation and there will be a fitness class later in the day. The days will be full of activity, but there will be a nice flow to everything to avoid feeling rushed. We will have dinners together at the end of the day to enjoy each other’s company, the amazing food and the relaxed vibe of Nicaragua.

 

*Please see below sample intinerary for an idea of what a day might be like -- You will receive your full intinerary upon check-in. 

SATURDAY

3pm - Arrival & Check In   

7pm - Dinner 

8:30 pm Group orientation

WEDNESDAY

8-9am – Morning Sessions: Yoga + meditation

9-10 am - Breakfast

11:45-12:30 pm Circuit training 

1pm – Lunch

2:30-4pm – Nutrition Coaching + Assesments or free time

4--5pm – Afternoon Sessions: Yoga + Meditation

5-7 – Tour or activity 

8pm – Dinner

SUNDAY

8-9am – Morning Sessions: Yoga + meditation

9-10 am - Breakfast

11:45-12:30 pm Circuit training 

1pm – Lunch

2:30-4pm – Nutrition Coaching + Assesments

4--5pm – Afternoon Sessions: Yoga + Meditation

5-7 – ACTIVITY

8pm – Dinner

THURSDAY

8-9am – Morning Sessions: Yoga + meditation

9-10 am - Breakfast

11:30-1:30 pm Cooking Class & Lunch

2--3pm – Nutrition Coaching + Assesments

4--5pm – Fitness Class

5-6 – Afternoon Yoga & Meditation

8pm – Dinner

MONDAY

8-9am – Morning Sessions: Yoga + meditation

9-10 am - Breakfast

11:30-1:30 pm Cooking Class & Lunch

2--3pm – Nutrition Coaching + Assesments

4--5pm – Fitness Class

5-6 – Afternoon Yoga & Meditation

8pm – Dinner

Friday

8-9am – Morning Sessions: Yoga + meditation

9-10 am - Breakfast

11:45-12:30 pm Circuit training 

1pm – Lunch

2:30-4pm – Nutrition Coaching + Assesments or free time

4--5pm – Afternoon Sessions: Yoga + Meditation

5-7 – Tour or activity 

8pm – Dinner

TUESDAY

8-9am – Morning Sessions: Yoga + meditation

9-10 am - Breakfast

11:45-12:30 pm Circuit training 

1pm – Lunch

2:30-4pm – Nutrition Coaching + Assesments or free time

4--5pm – Afternoon Sessions: Yoga + Meditation

5-7 – Tour or activity 

8pm – Dinner

SATURDAY

DEPARTURE DAY

DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL CLASSES/ACTIVITIES?

 

This is your retreat, and we encourage you to get the most out of this experience. However, you may opt out of any activity or class at any time.

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Round Trip Transportation from Managua airport (see additional info under  "Travel & Transportation"

  • Seven nights accommodations

  • Daily yoga, meditation and fitness classes

  • Nutrition Guidance

  • Personal growth and development workshops

  • Daily pre-breakfast, brunch, and five dinners. We invite you to explore the nearby beach-town restaurants to get a taste of how the locals eat on the other two nights.

  • Activities: Boat ride to secluded beach with picnic lunch, two Happy Hours, trip to San Jose del Sur, cooking class.

  • Volunteering Opportunity 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights

  • Transportation from Liberia Costa Rica Airport

  • Visas

  • Add-on activities at the resort or outside of the resort

  • Spa services

  • Alcohol and specialty drinks (besides those included during our happy hours)

  • Private Coaching Sessions

 

DEPOSIT – 50%

Reserve your spot with a 50% deposit. The deposit is fully refundable up 60 days before the retreat. However, should you cancel your reservation outside of the 60 days, the deposit will not be refunded.

Full payment is due 30 days prior to the start date of the retreat. 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason outside the 60 days, the cancellation policy will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but to efficiently run our retreats, we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

IF YOU CANCEL YOUR RETREAT

60 days or more prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive 100% credit of the cost of the full retreat.

0-59 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: no refunds or credits will be given.

To officially cancel, you must send an email us stating that you wish to cancel.

 

 

IF WE CANCEL THE RETREAT

We have never had to cancel a retreat, however, if we do cancel a trip due too few participants, we will refund all deposits and payments you have paid. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that Samadhi Rising must cancel a yoga retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund – it will be depending on receiving a refund from the venue / tour operator we work with. To cover these risks, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.

TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

TRAVEL DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS

Current Passport is now required when traveling to Nicaragua. US citizens do not need a visa, but non-US citizens may need one. Please contact your airline or passport office.

DESTINATION AIRPORT​

The are TWO international aiports that you can flight into: 

 Managua Nicaragua Airport is about 2.5 hours.

The Costa Rican border is an hour’s drive from the resort and the Liberia Airport in Costa Rica is another hour from there. If you are travelling to or from Costa Rica, you need to account for time to cross the border which can take as little as 10 minutes or well over an hour depending on the time of day, year and how many agents happen to be working.

 

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM MANAGUA AND LIBERIA COSTA RICA AIRPORTS

To take all the stress out of traveling (or at least as much as possible) Round Trip transportation from Managua airport is included in your retreat price. We can also pick you up from Liberia airport for an additonal $40 usd. We will need your flight information to monitor your flight status. Don't worry, we got you! 

FLIGHT DELAYS AND/OR CANCELLATIONS

 We will monitor your flight details, however, in case of a missed or cancelled flight, please contact Lola directly at lola@samadhirising.com You will also have Lola's mobile number as well once your retreat is confirmed.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase trip insurance. Depending on the type of Travel Insurance, it can protect you in the event:

  • you cancel your participation in the yoga retreat

  • the retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants

  • lost luggage, medical expenses, and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured

SUGGESTED PACKING

Besides the basic packing and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you:

  • Bathing suit (on-site pool, beach)

  • Comfortable shoes/sneakers (city walking, hiking)

  • Yoga/workout clothes. 

  • Walking or Hiking Boots, Sandals

  • Day Pack

  • Journal

  • Favorite/Personal Toiletries: The resorts provides shampoo, and soap, however, feel free to bring your favorite skincare and make-up essentials.

  • Your Personal, most favorite yoga props: We have all the equipment needed to provide you with an amazing yoga and workout eperience, however, if you have a prop you prefer or you simply cannot leave home without your yoga mat, feel free to bring them along.

 

WEATHER

Simply PARADISE! The weather in Nicaragua from mid-November through April is between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit (21 and 26 degress celsius), both day and night. 

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW:

Can I drink the water?

Purified water is available at the restaurant and pool bar for drinking. Although you can safely bathe and brush your teeth with the tap water, we don’t recommend drinking a glass full. 

 

Is there WiFi?

Yes, WiFi is available on site and it’s free, but given that Nicaragua is a developing country, the internet connection can be inconsistent.  We hope you unplug and indulge in the serenity of the beautiful beach and natural setting.

 

What other activities are available?

 Hiking local trails, snorkeling, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, and of course, world-class surfing, boogie boarding, ocean swimming, body surfing and just relaxing on a hammock with a book. The resort can help arrange activities such as zip-line canopy tour, surfing lessons, and horseback riding. 

What is the tipping policy?

Tips are gretely apprecitaed. If you wish to leave tips for the staff, you can do so at check out and are completely given at your discretion. Tips can either be given to a specific person, department, or left with the front desk to be shared amongst all

staff.

 

Is there A/C in the rooms?

 All of the rooms, bungalows and cabins are situated and designed to take full advantage of the near constant breezes on the hilltop.  They each have a powerful ceiling fan as well which makes a great alternative to air conditioning and keeps everyone comfortably cool. The two rooms by the pool have both fans and air-conditioners.