Birchcreek Health and Weight Loss Retreat

4- or 7-Night Wellness Program for One or Two at Birchcreek Health and Weight Loss Retreat in Costa Rica

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Four- or Seven-Night Wellness Program near Costa Rica’s Carrillo Beach

The founders of Birchcreek Health and Weight Loss Retreat know a weight-loss program and good habits can be hard to start. To help people to establish healthier routines, they created four- and seven-night immersive programs where health and well-being are your daily focus. And because of the center’s tranquil setting in Carrillo, Costa Rica, you’ll be exercising along gorgeous Pacific beaches near the Costa Rican jungle. In the Jump Start Program, you’ll follow a different itinerary of workouts, meals, and juices each day, but activities typically include hikes, yoga, strength training, and other cardio exercises. After all the physical activities, revitalizing foods, and new techniques learned at weight-loss seminars, you'll return home a few pounds lighter. Participants will be armed with the skills to keep in shape and the confidence to stay away from sugary foods. The Jump Start Program is appropriate for all fitness levels and has a communal, noncompetitive atmosphere. The daily schedule may look something like this:

8:45 a.m. — Green energy shot
9 a.m. — Wake-up power hike
10:30 a.m. — Breakfast
11 a.m. — Weight-loss seminar, "Fat Burning Foods"
12:15 p.m. — Cardio kickboxing
1:30 p.m. — Lunch
2 p.m. — Free time
4:30 p.m. — Stretching class
6 p.m. — Dinner

Choose your own diet: For meals, choose between an all-juice diet and the Clean Food meal plan. With the juice diet, you’ll enjoy healthy drinks such as carrot-ginger and pineapple-orange juice for breakfast, as well as some heartier dinner-drink blends, such as Salsa in a Glass, Little Italy, and Cucumber Citrus. The Clean Food plan incorporates juices but includes fruit at breakfast and vegetarian entrees at dinner, totaling up to about 1,000–1,200 calories per day.

Stay in a hilltop hotel near the beach: Each night after dinner, you’ll retire to Hotel Guanamar, which overlooks beaches and tropical forests from a hilltop in southwestern Costa Rica. Bay-front rooms have balconies that look out onto Carrillo Beach, which was awarded Blue Flag status for water quality and onsite environmental-management services. The picturesque, crescent-shaped beach is just a short walk from the hotel.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Jump Start Program with a stay in a bay-front room

  • Option 1: $855 for four nights and a wellness program for one (up to a $1,712 value)
  • Option 2: $1,498 for seven nights and a wellness program for one person (up to a $2,996 value)
  • Option 3: $1,179 for four nights and a wellness program for two (up to a $2,396 value)
  • Option 4: $1,999 for seven nights and a wellness program for two (up to a $4,193 value)

Travel by: 11/16/12

Included in all options:

  • Accommodations in a bay-front room at Hotel Guanamar
  • 2.5 hours of daily fitness activities
  • All meals and juices
  • Healthful-eating seminars and classes
  • Initial and final evaluation
  • Optional weigh-in and measurements
  • Departure package with recipes and tips to stay on track

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool overlooking Pacific Ocean
  • Hilltop views of tropical forests and the ocean
  • Massage services, facials, and natural skin treatments (extra fee)
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • In-room phones

The Fine Print

  • Must complete travel by 11/16/2012 or promotional value expires
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $250 fee
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or fee of 35% Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must present passport at check in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Airfare, $125 airport shuttle, $26 Costa Rica exit fee not included
  • All resort taxes and fees are included.

Other Details

Room Details

Bay-Front Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 1 or 2 (depending on option purchased)
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Upgrades: Upgrade to Bootcamp for $280 per person per night; upgrade to Yoga Retreat for $220 per person per night.

Getting There

  • By plane: 65 miles from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
  • By car: about 73 miles south of Liberia, Costa Rica
  • By shuttle: $125 per person, each way; organized by Birchcreek

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