We’ll be staying at a private three acre retreat center called El Tumbo de las Olas, translated as the sound of the waves. It is set within the jungle but just a short distance away from the ocean. We’ll be able to hear the sounds of the ocean and nature when meeting on the yoga deck, nicknamed the turtle shell deck because of its sea turtle shaped design.
Casa Grande, the main two story eco-lodge is an open-air design to allow for ocean breezes and nature sounds throughout. A favorite feature is the wrap around deck on the second floor where you can sit and watch the colorful wildlife while catching glimpses of stunning ocean views. The first floor of Casa Grande has the kitchen and bar area, along with a living room area with plentiful seating to sit and socialize. The second floor of Casa Grande has a large open loft area for 4 guests with a private bathroom, and two other bedrooms, either with a double or twin beds, with a private bath. Each bedroom area is equipped with mosquito netting and heavy duty fans to keep the tropical air flowing.
There is also a creekside cabina that houses 4 and features a kitchenette, outdoor shower, and open-air deck. It is nestled next to the creek and is a peaceful space to commune with the beautiful natural surroundings.
The grounds and surrounding areas are what truly make El Tumbo de las Olas unforgettable. There is an extensive outdoor lounge space for guests. Hammocks are scattered across the property, there is a bbq area, a pool deck, and lush gardens create the sense you have stumbled on a piece of paradise.
For those who attended the Tuscany Retreat will attest to how amazing the food was! Gluten intolerant? Vegetarian? No problem! Indulge in healthy, inspiring, vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes, incorporating a wide selection of locally sourced fresh organic ingredients, providing a culinary experience that will nourish and satisfy. Our trip coordinator and chef Angus, along with his partner Tania, will be serving up exquisitely delicious meals for us! We’ll enjoy complimentary wine with dinner, and there is a bar onsite for those who would prefer to purchase beer or liquor during the week.