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The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa

Mountain hotel in Atenas with 2 outdoor pools and spa

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Rs39,424

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Barrio Jesús de Atenas, Atenas, 20502, Alajuela, Costa Rica
10.0.Exceptional.
  • This was the easiest vacation I've ever been on as far as the hotel having the most…

    May 19, 2021

  • It was a very relaxing stay.

    Apr 16, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 13 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Fitness center

What’s around

  • Palmares Church - 8.8 mi / 14.1 km
  • Grecia Park - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Parque Viva - 11.2 mi / 18 km
  • Zoo Ave - 11.7 mi / 18.9 km
  • Los Chorros Municipal Recreative Park - 12.8 mi / 20.6 km
  • Mariposas Sarchí - 12.8 mi / 20.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Premium Quadruple Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Premium Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Palmares Church - 8.8 mi / 14.1 km
  • Grecia Park - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Parque Viva - 11.2 mi / 18 km
  • Zoo Ave - 11.7 mi / 18.9 km
  • Los Chorros Municipal Recreative Park - 12.8 mi / 20.6 km
  • Mariposas Sarchí - 12.8 mi / 20.7 km
  • San Ramon Municipal Market - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km
  • San Ramon Museum - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km
  • San Ramon Nonato Church - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km
  • Else Kientzler Botanical Garden - 14 mi / 22.5 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 25 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • San Antonio de Belen Station - 24 min drive
  • San Jose Pavas Station - 32 min drive
  • San Jose Sabana Station - 32 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Barrio Jesús de Atenas, Atenas, 20502, Alajuela, Costa Rica

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 13 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (16 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 1

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Year Built - 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

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.

Dining

Boca Dulce - This poolside restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 100 per vehicle (one-way)

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Retreat Altos Monte Hotel Atenas
  • 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
  • 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

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Boca Dulce offers local and international cuisine, garden views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Sandwichera Mena (7-min walk), Soda Tío Mano (8-min walk), and Beach Burger (8-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 100 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics , ecotours, and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a garden.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I want to go back!

    Amazing setting, spa (Laura was especially accommodating), restaurant (Jonathan was great) and incredible food. The front office, the driver from the airport were all very kind and attentive. Sofia, the yoga instructor was excellent. I can hardly wait to go back.

    Stephanie, 2 night trip with friends, Feb 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    3 night trip, Dec 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wow.

    Amazing stay and hospitality. Only place I’ll stay when returning to Costa Rica.

    Michael, 1 night trip, Oct 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    1 night trip, Sep 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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).

    Thea, 2 night trip, Sep 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    kthooch, 1 night romance trip, Sep 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect little Gem

    This place is perfect for a quiet get away. Healthy. You will feel refreshed after resting in this hidden gem. Food is healthy. Atmosphere is relaxing. The staff are very polite and helpful. Everything is perfect.

    ADRIAN, 3 night trip, Aug 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The property was beautiful, the food was amazing, and the staff was very friendly. Everything was personalized, could not have asked for a better stay. They even picked us up at Liberia when our flight plans went awry.

    4 night trip with friends, Jul 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Breathtaking views, nothing better than waking up well rested to that amazing mountain view.

    Emmanuel, 3 night family trip, Jul 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The retreat gave stellar service. From the moment I stepped to the front desk I was greeted with a fresh juice and cool cloth. I received a tour of the beautiful property and then escorted to my room. The food delicious, the yoga class was amazing and all of the staff were so friendly and welcoming. Grissela at the front desk packed a beach bag for me for excursions, the 2 chefs I seen the most were very kind and made vegan meals, Thank you Chef Sergio and his apprentice. Big thank you to Gustavo I believe is his name he gave a wonderful tour of the property and was very helpful throughout my stay. The property is safe the views are breathtaking. Wish I spent more time just at the hotel. It is extremely tranquil and relaxing.

    2 night trip, Jun 25, 2019

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