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Published on : Saturday, May 7, 2016
Nestled between two idyllic beaches on Costa Rica’s exclusive Peninsula Papagayo, Central and South America’s only Forbes Five-Star resort launches phase one of its Pura Vida For All Wellness Program. The four-hour program is inspired by the pura vida way of life Costa Rica is known for. Created exclusively by Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, the initiative brings together the principles behind the countries’ secret to living longer, being healthier and happier.
Phase one of Pura Vida For All is designed as a preview of the full program set to launch in early 2017. The stay begins with a personalised consultation with a Wellness Concierge that will assist participants on their journey to integrate practical and positive changes to their daily lives moving forward. Guests are invited to unplug digital devices and prepare to disconnect to reconnect.
Let the journey begin with a Local Natural Remedies Class curated to help guests discover the native Costa Rican herbs and foods that feature healing properties for various ailments. Tools for healing from within include exotic fruits, grains, locally sourced superfoods and seafood. The class teaches guests that simple edits to their daily diet can strengthen the immune system and prevent deficiencies.
Pura Vida For All culinary initiatives can be enjoyed throughout the Resort’s five food and beverage outlets with specially-marked menus highlighting wellness-approved items showcasing sustainable, locally sourced dishes perfect for every palate.
The pura vida path to achieving a longer, happier and healthier way of life continues with movement. Partake in an energising activity dedicated to the importance of physical well-being as a step to mental clarity. Choices include yoga, guided meditation, Pura Vista Climb stairway challenge, a wellness walk, SUPFit Stand Up Paddle Board Class, full body workout or Pilates.
Exhale as energies realign with the Rebalancing Energy Treatment at the Spa. Relax and restore the body with specially-trained therapists who work closely to realign the body’s seven chakras using native pure toned gems for optimal wellness. Enjoy the treatment in conjunction with a locally-inspired hot stone massage or Thai-Yoga treatment.
Continue the journey to wellness with an optional voluntourism initiative featuring the Resort’s local charity partner Creciendo Juntos. Give back by dedicating time, donating funds or school supplies for local children and improve the lives of the residents of Guanacaste’s 19 communities.