Modern Mamas

Experience the best beach in Costa Rica & Pura Vide culture with Modern Mamas podcast hosts, Laura & Jess.

Modern Mamas
Laura and Jess are the hearts, minds, and voices behind the Modern Mamas Podcast.
About The Retreat

Experience the Pura Vida lifestyle & the best beach in all of Costa Rica!

Enjoy off-the-beaten-path adventures like hiking & surfing, all while admiring some of the best biodiversity on the planet.

Exploring new places, cultures & cuisines are all elements of life that allow us to thrive.

Here are just a few of the things we'll do:

  • Hike to a secret waterfall
  • Experience a morning flow class
  • Relax or surf on Costa Rica's best beach
  • Cook traditional Costa Rican food with a local community
  • Sweat during a morning HIIT workout
  • Watch a live podcast recording

This trip is a chance to disconnect from the ordinary, and experience life in the now by putting your best foot forward.

Cancellation Policy:

Trip attendees can cancel their trip at anytime for a full refund until 90 days before the trip departure date.

Cancellations made within 90 days of trip departure will be offered a full refund less the equivalent of the trips deposit amount ($395).

No refunds are provided for cancellations made within 30 days of trip departure.


November 20-25, 2019


Costa Rica

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What's Included:

  • San Jose Airport (SJO) group pickup & drop-off
  • 6 days/5 nights in double accommodations
  • 4 group breakfasts & 4 group dinners  (alcohol not included)
  • Guided waterfall hike
  • Morning Flow class
  • Morning HIIT workout
  • El Cocal local community project
  • Live podcast recording
  • The chance to meet kick-ass people


November 20-25, 2019

*schedule subject to change

Arrive in Costa Rica

Welcome to Costa Rica! It's time to see what the Pura Vida Lifestyle is all about!

The first stop will be a beautiful black sand beach famous for its surf called, Playa Hermosa.

Your first Costa Rican dinner will be right on the beach overlooking a beautiful sunset. Enjoy a refreshing beer or cocktail with your new friends as you settle into this beautiful country.

Then you'll head to Manuel Antonio so you can get cozy in your hotel located near the beach in an area known for its wildlife.

Unwind in the pool and get ready for tomorrow’s adventure.

Explore & Adventure

Wake up by the sound of toucans or scarlet macaws and enjoy your first Costa Rican breakfast.

We suggest starting your day with an active hike to a secret beach. Look out for three types of monkeys and two types of sloths on the hike to our secret beach and enjoy an untouched slice of paradise.

Enjoy lunch in town. In the afternoon, paddle into the Pacific Ocean and catch waves like a Tico during an optional surf lesson. Alternatively, lay under an almond tree at Playa Espadilla, consistently ranked one of the best beaches in the world.

Waterfalls & Costa Rican Culture

Enjoy some Costa Rican coffee and a gallo pinto breakfast to start your day off right.

Today's adventure is a hike to a waterfall guaranteed not to disappoint. Swim in the lagoon and take a shower provided by mother nature.

Explore el Malecon and catch sunset from the beach. Afterward, head to the farmer’s market on the Tico bus like a local. Shop for unique artisan gifts, try local fruits, cheeses, ceviche, or homemade ice cream in the fishing town of Quepos.

El Cocal Community Experience

Take a short ferry ride to the island of Cocal for a truly unique cooking experience. Families from El Cocal have welcomed us into their community center to teach us how to cook a  traditional meal. Hand roll tortillas with local señoras, fry your own plantains, and drink from a coconut straight off a tree.

Enjoy the block party & dance to Latin music.

Podcast Recording & Relaxation

Watch a live podcast recording with the Modern Mamas and relax on the beach!

Relaxation & Departure

Wake up early for a delicious breakfast and reflect on the week’s adventures.

As our experience comes to a close, we hope you are feeling rejuvenated after spending five days as part of the Modern Mamas community.

Take included private transportation with your group back to the airport for your flight back home.