Tierra’s mission is to offer retreats that help each person reconnect and find balance from the busy, hectic, and often overwhelming routine of daily life. With an amazing group of instructors, facilitators, and hosts Tierra will support, enhance, and inspire all those who come. As a participant, you will enjoy days that include yoga classes, infrared detox saunas, beach time, relaxation, incredibly healthy nourishment, and so much more. You can also choose from a variety of adventure tours and wellness treatments to enhance your stay with them at Tierra de Sueños.
Daily sample schedule:
- 07:30 Morning herbal tea and coffee
- 08:00 - 10:00 Hot breakfast
- 08:30 Rise and shine yoga class
- 13:00 Lunch and beach time
- 14:00 Afternoon activity or choice
- 18:00 Dinner
- 19:30 Rest and recharge
- 22:00 Night
Please note that the schedule may vary.
Excursions of all types can be booked at your request for additional fees. Let Tierra de Suenos Wellness know what you would love to do. They can send you out an activity book before your arrival. Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica is the best of both worlds because it is so easy to be a part of the lively Puerto Viejo scene yet far enough away to enjoy a peaceful ecotourism sanctuary where often the only sounds you will hear are those of the jungle. Puerto Viejo travel brings you to this laid-back beach town moving to its own reggae beat.
With its tranquil vibe, friendly people, and lush tropical surroundings, people easily fall in love with this place. Puerto Viejo hosts a variety of excellent restaurants and fun nightlife with live music and people from all over the world. Staying at Tierra de Suenos, you are able to enjoy Costa Rican ecotourism at its best, be removed from the action and noise yet you can easily get into Puerto Viejo with a quick bike ride or taxis that run all day and night. At Tierra de Suenos, you can enjoy a relaxing and peaceful ecotourism vacation on the secluded beaches of Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva.
For those who enjoy a more active holiday, this area has it all: hiking, kayaking, discovering exotic flora and fauna, snorkeling, diving, surfing, biking, waterfall tours, and more. You can even take a day trip to Panama. Relax in a hammock while reading a book from the library. Enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer by taking advantage of the tours in the area. Discover the wildlife in these natural surroundings. Hummingbirds, lizards, spiders, butterflies, sloths, and toucans already share this jungle property, now they welcome you to make yourselves at home as well.
1. Animal Rescue Center
The area is home to an animal refuge that works to protect and rehabilitate injured or orphaned animals. This can be a great rainy day activity. The Jaguar Rescue Center takes in large jungle cats, monkeys and also has a serpentarium where you learn about Costa Rica's snakes. Your visit can be combined with a visit to an indigenous chocolate production house where you will see the process of making chocolate from plants all the way to a tasty treat.
2. Bike riding
Pick up your wheels from them and cruise the coastal road that stretches all the way down to Manzanillo and up to Puerto Viejo. Check out the hidden beaches of Punta Uva or explore the local markets in Puerto Viejo, either way, bikes are the best way to get around.
3. Cultural visits
In the true spirit of ecotourism, visit the Kekoldi Indigenous Reservation and experience the unique culture and tradition of Costa Rica's original inhabitants. The Bribri natives live on this reservation and welcome visitors to explore their lush environment and learn about their people.
Indulge deeper into Ecotourism by getting out into the untouched nature this area has to offer by hiking through the rainforest or along the beaches of Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge or Cahuita National Park. They highly recommend spending the day with an experienced local guide for an informative and unforgettable hike through one of these spectacular areas of Costa Rica.
5. Horseback riding
Enjoy the breathtaking views from atop these wonderful, gentle creatures while you make your way around the Costa Rican Rainforest. All levels are welcome.
Paddle out to discover the hidden rainforest creeks, tropical lagoons, and mighty rivers all nestled away in the Manzanillo Refuge. Whether you want a relaxing cruise through the jungle or an adrenaline-filled ride on the rolling wave of Punta Uva, they can arrange your memorable trip right here at Tierra de Suenos.
7. Puerto Viejo canopy tours
For the serious ecotourist, they will schedule your flight through the Caribbean rainforest with one of the best canopy tours in the area. The Caribbean Canopy Tour has 22 platforms with over two kilometers of cable distance, for an incredible three-hour Costa Rican adventure. The trip includes round-trip transport, snacks, and a guided rain forest hike. This adventure boasts some of the most knowledgeable tour guides in the Puerto Viejo area.
8. Puerto Viejo rafting tours
They arrange thrilling white-water rafting trips with the best river experts in the country. Ride the rapids on the Pacuare River (Class III-IV) or Reventazon River, Florida (Class II-III) or Pascua (Class IV-V) sections. The trip includes round-trip transport and an amazing lunch on the river.
9. Snorkeling or diving
Rent snorkel gear from them and explore the amazing coral reefs where you will find angelfish, parrotfish, and over 500 other species in the crystal blue waters. For a closer look, dive down with experienced divemasters. They can arrange dive trips that include top-of-the-line gear and offer open water courses for first-timers.
The Caribbean coast is home to the world-class wave fondly known as Salsa Brava. This wave can get up to three times overhead and is best from January to April. Other good breaks include Playa Negra, Beach Break at Playa Cocles, and depending on the day, a fun reef break across from your bungalows at Playa Chiquita. Rent boards from them or take surf lessons from experienced local surfers. This area has so much to offer so schedule a call with them in advance of your arrival so they can customize your excursions and desired to get away activities.
Additional massages and treatments
Tierra de Suenos Retreat and Wellness Center offers a variety of additional services that can be booked upon arrival. They use fully certified professional practitioners for all health and wellness services. If you would like to include some of these services in your stay, please get in touch with them.
- Cranial sacral therapy
- Deep tissue massage
- Infrared sauna treatments
- Shiatsu massage
- Specialty aromatherapy treatments
- Thai massage
- Private yoga and meditation instruction