​​​​​​​Leader Spotlight:  Meg Sylvester

Meg’s reason for being, her true life’s purpose, is to serve others. Through her own story, she came to realize the power of a life fueled by real food, pursuit of purpose, and a connection to something greater. Her talents lie in helping people to understand what it means to be the healthiest they can be.  She is a functional medicine certified health coach (FMCHC).

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Travel to Costa Rica
Fly from Huston and arrive in Liberia, Costa Rica.

Meet your local guide and transfer to Rio Perdido, your tranquil home for the next three nights. More than just your average resort, Rio Perdido offers a great environment for those seeking a combination of peace and adventure. Rio Perdido is the ideal environment for you to re-engage with your own personal wellbeing and spiritual self.  The natural thermal-water ponds enhance and complement your experience.

Rio Perdido is located in northern Costa Rica flanked on either side by two deep canyons. One is completely vertical carrying cool waters, and the other has several thermo-mineral hot springs, a perfect location for a transformative and rejuvenating experience.

The ever-present breezes, the crisp light, the sounds of the surrounding forest… peace and tranquility in abundance.  A welcome dinner will be served this evening. Unwind and recharge with Meg and your local yoga teachers as you immerse yourself in daily meditations, yoga, and personal self-reflection. This is your time to release your blocks to well-being and merge back into soul alignment. Costa Rica has the unique ability to make one feel instantly relaxed, re-energized and in touch with nature.  

​Overnight:  Rio Perdido (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

Day 02: Yoga & Intention Setting
Imagine your body slowly awakening to the sounds of the forest and the gently flowing river along whose banks you will participate in yoga class this morning. 

Following class, a nutritious and healthy breakfast will be served daily. At Rio Perdido they don’t believe in simply ordering suppliers hundreds of miles away. They buy produce from local people and local farms. Their food and beverage team were born and raised in the local area of San Bernardo and are excited to introduce you to fresh Costa Rican cuisine.

A guided hike has been arranged for you today to the Mesa Norte panoramic outlook. The total distance is 3.5 km, out and back. The walk begins with a soft ascent through the woods, takes you to an uncovered trail and then to a steeper climb for the last 250m (800 feet), before you get to the small, flat mesa. From the top, you can see all the Guanacaste volcanoes, including the Miravalles, the Rincon de la Vieja, and the Tenorio. Because of the complete absence of artificial illumination, this is also an amazing place to stargaze and to appreciate 360 degrees of undisturbed nature under the moonlight.​

For the remainder of the day you may choose to relax and unwind, laze in your own patio hammock, read or meditate by the river, meander and enjoy the forest listening and watching for the abundant flora and fauna or explore the thermal hot springs, a signature feature at Rio Perdido.

The 150-foot, thermo-mineral gorge, which draws energy from deep magma flows, will cast its spell on anyone who descends to its magical waters for the first time. It's a completely natural and inspiring setting, unlike any other place on the planet.  Along the riverbed, there are 8 registered springs, from which over 4000 gallons of hot water emanate every minute. As a result of spring water mixing with the hot water flow, there are dozens of soothing pools, of varying temperatures, that are absolutely perfect for prolonged bathing.

There are additional self-guided hikes including a short and easy walk to the Yurro Waterfall, a trail circuit and a series of bridges, including a 200ft hanging bridge that connects the hotel to the reserve. Or simply take a short walk from your bungalow and in minutes, you may spot unique species of mammals, reptiles, insects, and amphibians.

Dinner is on your own (individual expense) this evening. The menu at Rio Perdido has been artfully created by local chefs who farm many of their own herbs, vegetables and fruits using sustainable practices right on the property.  

Tonight, join Meg for an optional guided meditation and reflection session. Surrounded by moonlight and mother nature, prepare to embark on a journey inward. The meditation will be followed by an opportunity to process and prepare for what’s to come through a journaling session. Meg will guide you with journaling prompts to empty the contents of your mind and prepare for dream-state.

Overnight:  Rio Perdido (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03: Canyoning Adventure

Enjoy your morning yoga session and breakfast and fuel up for an adventurous day exploring the canyon.

While Costa Rica has dozens of “canopy tours,” with hundreds of zip-lines, Río Perdido has truly innovated to create a Canyon Adventure. Under the guidance of renowned adventure designers, they have created a sequence that will please and surprise you.  The Río Blanco canyon is the main stage for this invigorating cable-based adventure, which includes:

  • 15 platforms: 6 of them are rock-based, 9 are suspended on the canyon walls
  • a pendulum cable
  • a 50ft “Tarzan swing” 
  • a 90ft challenge bridge
  • 4 via ferratas with lengths varying from 15 to over 30ft
  • 5 zip lines with lengths varying from 260 to over 800ft

In the afternoon, return to the hotel and enjoy a volcanic mud bath, visit the spa (own expense) or simply relax and reflect on your morning’s achievements. Meg will also be available for Soul Alignment Sessions.

Overnight:  http://www.rioperdido.com/
Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch

Day 04: Beach Time
Enjoy your yoga class and a delicious breakfast. Afterwards, continue to the local village community of Bagaces with your private guide and driver.

At Nanda Journeys, we believe that the true essence of travel is found in meeting with others, exploring new cultures and creating bonds of friendship that will stay with you long after you return home.  Spend time cooking, dancing, learning crafts and creating new friends as you immerse yourself in village life.

As we travel onward toward the beach, visit the wild cat refuge known as “Los Pumas”. Dedicated to the protection of wildlife in Costa Rica, the refuge gives home to dozens of different species including some wild cats such as pumas and jaguars, as well as deer, toucans, and monkeys.

Continue on to Playa Potrero where we will stay for two nights at the Bahia del Sol Hotel.  The hotel is located just a few steps from the tranquil waters of Potrero Beach, one of the safest beaches on the Pacific Coast.  

Overnight: Bahia Del Sol (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 05: Healing Labyrinth
Enjoy another morning at leisure after breakfast and yoga.

Later today you have been invited to visit La Senda for dinner and exploration.

This magical place could have once been, according to researchers, an indigenous sanctuary. Researchers found various energy centers, and so a labyrinth was built to amplify the power of those centers. This labyrinth is the largest in the world; it measures more than 2.5 acres and the path is about two miles long. Without a doubt it is the only labyrinth in the world that claims two centers, a feminine and a masculine, united in the Vesica Piscis, the point where creation happens.

Traveling through the labyrinth can serve various purposes. You can walk it just for fun or for physical exercise. It can be journeyed for health reasons; by walking it, the biochemistry of the body is readjusted. You may even use it to find a purpose in your life (vision quest) or to go deeper within yourself as part of a meditation to create awareness.  

Both centers are ideal spots to have a yoga classes. It is a holistic experience; the labyrinth works on your body, mind and spirit.

The owners of La Senda have invited you to a delicious dinner at their house, made with organic products. Share your experiences from the labyrinth and the entire trip with your fellow travelers during your farewell dinner

Overnight: Bahia Del Sol (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Time to say goodbye
Say goodbye to Costa Rica and all of your new Tica’s and Tico’s! Your driver will accompany you to Liberia International Airport.  ​
Meals: Breakfast

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.​​


Wellness Rejuvenation Journey to Costa Rica led by Meg Sylvester

Costa Rica: Bagaces, Playa Protero | 6 days | November 3-8, 2018 | $3,499

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Shared Room
Number of payments 4
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 2)$1,499.50 USD
Total $3,499.00 USD
Single Room
Number of payments 3
Payment Due*Amount
Upon registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 2)$1,849.00 USD
Total $4,197.98 USD
**Please call 1-888-747-7501 if you wish to make individual credit card payments. Final balance MUST be paid 60 days prior to travel. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions at top of page.
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Meg Sylvester is a intuitive mindset coach and spiritual mentor who specializes in holistic health, mindset, and soul-aligning practices. Join her in Costa Rica as she guides you on a beautiful journey to tap into your vitality and tune into your inner-wisdom. Explore the beaches and jungle of this beautiful country as you voyage into holistic health and soulful practices. Unwind and recharge as you immerse yourself in daily meditations, yoga, and personal self-reflection. Get ready to release your blocks to well-being and merge back into soul alignment. Add some excitement and adventure to the mix when you join professional guides for an invigorating, cable-based canyon adventure that includes ziplines of varying lengths, a "Tarzan Swing" and a challenge bridge. Immerse yourself in the village life of the small community of Bagaces with time to enjoy cooking local cuisine, dancing, learning crafts and creating new friends. Join us to focus on your mind, body and spirit!