Valentine’s Day, time to merengue
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Outer Travels and Inner Journeys, the travel company providing transformational retreats and adventures, offer a new adventure Costa Rica’s Pura Vida and Envision Festival.As well as enjoying all the outdoor activities and getting in touch with nature whist ensuring wellbeing of the mind, there must be time to fit in the odd merengue and salsa, two of the favourite dances of the Costa Rican’s, after all “strictly” will have ended eight weeks before!
Envision, is a 4-day festival with music, visionary art installations, yoga and healing sanctuaries, workshops and explorations of sustainability and ecology all in the magical Jungle of Costa Rica. By bringing people together through music, art and sacred movement, Envision presents opportunities to celebrate our spirit, heal our bodies and minds, and revitalize our souls to face the challenges and realize the opportunities of our rapidly changing world.
Beginning in Puerto Viejo you’ll enjoy yoga, surfing, snorkelling, and horseback riding under the moon. You’ll visit a sustainable chocolate farm and permaculture school with all food served from the gardens. White river rafting takes you on to the Arenal Volcano for hiking, soaking in natural, outdoor hot springs and zip lining and hanging bridges.
In Corcovado National Park you will walk for hours along deserted strands of beach without seeing another soul, picnic under ancient towering trees and cool off under waterfalls. Camping and hiking here with a local guide will give you the chance to catch a glimpse of some of Costa Rica’s shyest creatures like Baird’s Tapirs, Jaguars, Scarlet Macaws, Harpy Eagles, Red-backed squirrel monkeys and White-lipped Peccaries.
Costa Rica’s Pura Vida Envision Festival is a 16-day adventure with Outer Travels Inner Journeys from 13 – 28 February 2016, £1350 excluding flights.