Yoga and Surf Retreat in Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica with Alisha Welch on November 13-19, 2017

A retreat to a jungle lodge nestled between the mountains and the shore of Cabo Matapalo is where you will find peace, beauty, and more life than you’ve ever seen. This location is deep in the forest and remote enough for you see 4 different types of monkeys playing wildly in the trees around you , scarlet macaws flying above, toucans perched out your front door, not to mention the sounds you will hear, they will soothe your soul. This area is considered one of the most biologically diverse places on earth, according to National Geographic. Yoga is practiced in nature with an ocean view, this spacious deck overlooks the crystal blue waters of the Golfo Dulce and is  under the canopy of the rainforest. You will love this space and find that encourages you to practice deeper, connect with nature and go with the flow of tides. The lodging includes 9 different accommodations tucked in along tropical paths all furnished with top quality mattresses, linens, lights, fan, and private bathrooms. Enjoy a relaxing day in the many hammocks or rockers around the property and listen to sweet sound of nature.


Included in price:

  • 6 nights accommodations in a jungle lodge
  • Fresh, nutritious and beautifully prepared meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Daily yoga classes on the ocean view yoga deck
  • Guided adventure to Corcovado National Forest
  • Roundtrip transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport
  • Other amenities include: Pool, Cabana Bar poolside, Spa, surf rentals

 All classes and activities are optional

Not included in price:

  • Airfare 
  • spa services
  • equipment rentals
  • additional activities: horseback riding, surf lessons, tree climbing, deep sea fishing


Min. 10 guests, Max 20-25


6 nights/ 7 days


  • Multi-Occupancy    $1850pp queen bed/ $1820pp single bed
  • Single-Occupancy  $2240


7am Yoga class
8am Breakfast w/Costa Rican coffee and fresh fruit
10am Nature walk
12pm Healthy lunch
2pm Surf, get a massage or relax by the pool
4pm Optional restorative yoga class
6pm Candlelit dinner
8pm Bonfire on the beach


You will all need to arrive a day early to spend the first night in Alajuela (November 12th) near airport, there is an extra charge of $126, due upon arrival for the hotel stay which includes breakfast (rooms have been reserved).  The next morning, on the 13th we will take a charter plane to Puerto Jimenez Airport, there is an additional fee for this flight $158 roundtrip and that will be due upon arrival of the retreat center, again the reservations have already been made for this. 


Alisha Welch is the founder and operator of Mindful Balance Retreats a company that she started in the year 2013 to guide yoga students and teachers on adventurous journeys around the world. With over 20 years of experience traveling all over the planet and a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management from Arizona State University, Alisha is well equipped to guide less experienced travelers to the locations of their dreams all while staying focused on her great passion for yoga and wellness.

As a yoga instructor herself, Alisha’s style of teaching reflects upon the many teachers that she has studied with over the past 17 years, offering a varied and challenging practice of strength, stability and focus balanced with mindfulness and meditation. Over the course of her career Alisha has received many certifications that have cultivated her understanding of the health of the body and mind. Alisha has achieved a master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition and completed her 1000 hour Yoga Therapy Certification. She has also received many other trainings/certifications including personal training certs from American Council on Exercise and the National Association of Sports Medicine, and yoga teacher trainings from Sivananda Yoga in Woodbourne, NY  and Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, CA. As well as a Thai massage certification from the Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Great experience! If you want the jungle, relaxation, and beautiful wild life it’s all there
— Gary P.