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Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo has announced its Blue Zones Retreat wellness package focused on enhancing longevity, while Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is offering a new Sleep & Retreat experience.

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo’s Blue Zones Retreat is a wellness week created in partnership with evidence-based wellness organization Blue Zones. The retreat will take place from June 24 to 30, and will welcome a maximum of 40 guests. Blue Zones Retreats and Hospitality Expert Celine Vadam will lead daily transformative workshops, including Happiness, Right Outlook, Purpose, Connect and Set-Up for Success. The workshops are designed to help participants find balance in life, cultivate inner happiness and peace, explore life’s purpose, embody full potential and nurture their relationship with self and others.

Participants will engage in activities rooted in the traditions of the Blue Zones regions. Activities will include movement practices such as gentle yoga or hiking, mindfulness sessions including meditation and breathwork, as well as cultural activities. Guests will also enjoy culinary experiences inspired by traditional diets from the Blue Zones areas, including Costa Rican dishes.

“We are excited to introduce the Blue Zones Retreat at Andaz Costa Rica Resort, offering a unique opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the secrets of longevity and well-being,” said Patrick Schori, General Manager, Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, in a press release statement. “This retreat aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing transformative experiences in one of the most breathtaking locations in Costa Rica and original Blue Zones region.”

The 6-night retreat with all meals and programming is $3,885 per person, inclusive of taxes and service charges. Accommodations over the retreat dates start at $449 + taxes and resort fee per night. A portion of retreat proceeds will be donated to Creciendo Juntos to support the Nicoya community in Costa Rica’s blue zone.

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is offering a new 4-night Sleep & Retreat experience, drawing on the emerging 2024 travel trend of sleep tourism. The package will include a sleep therapy treatment, sound healing, guided meditation classes, and a Shirodhara treatment that taps into the chakra of intuition.

Included in the package is a sleep treatment that uses a SNOOZ, which produces white noise to signal the brain towards rest. The therapy session incorporates warm pillows, personalized aromatherapy, guided breathing, and a gentle massage of the head, face, and feet, culminating in a private resting period.

Private sound healing and guided meditation classes are also included, along with the Shirodhara treatment — a therapy that involves a gentle drop of warm oil on the forehead, symbolizing the chakra of intuition. The wellness treatment has the added benefit of stimulating the body’s internal organs through relaxing foot and hand reflexology. Unlimited access to the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit SE Spa’s Water Ceremony throughout one’s stay gives guests access to a herbal steam and sauna, two-temperature lagoon, Jacuzzi, and multi-jet Swiss shower.

Guests will stay in the Grand Terrace suite, a two-level, 1,768-sf suite with a spacious private terrace and jacuzzi, living space, round-the-clock personal concierge and in-suite dining services.

The Sleep & Retreat Getaway starts at $8,645 and includes the above activities, roundtrip airport transfers, and four nights in a Grand Terrace suite for two adults, double occupancy. Rates at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit include a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of world-class restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity, and more.

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