This retreat of up to 40 participants aims to focuses on the renowned Blue Zones' Power 9 Principles. Based on evidence-backed research, these principles advocate for simple lifestyle adjustments and prioritization of healthy choices to enhance one's quality of life, such as moving naturally and having purpose.
By Danielle Finnegan | May 17, 2024 | Guanacaste

Each day, attendees will participate in workshops to foster inner peace, purpose, and connection. From delving into the intricacies of happiness to cultivating a mindset primed for success, the agenda promises a holistic approach to personal growth and fulfillment.

Participants will also partake in a rich tapestry of activities inspired by the traditions of Blue Zones regions. From gentle yoga sessions to mindfulness practices like meditation and breathwork, guests will be invited to explore the profound physical and mental vitality that characterizes the world’s oldest inhabitants.

Nourishment will be a cornerstone of this retreat, with the resort’s culinary artisans crafting daily plant-slant meals available at all Andaz restaurants inspired by the dietary traditions of Blue Zones communities. Engaging cooking demonstrations will empower guests to replicate these wholesome dishes at home while savoring the vibrant flavors of Costa Rican cuisine.

The retreat is available for guests aged 18 and over. The retreat workshops will take place over four days, June 25-28, 2024. Participation costs $1,000 + tax for the full 4 day program. Members of The Club at Peninsula Papagayo are able to sign up for individual days at a cost of $250 + tax per day. Below is the current agenda, which may be subject to some refinements.


Day 1 – Tuesday, June 25
9 am – 11 am – Retreat Intro, Blue Zones Story & Power 9
11 am – 1 pm – Happiness Workshop
5 pm – 8 pm – Eat Wisely Dinner Cooking Class (dinner included)

Day 2 – Wednesday, June 26
9 am – 12 pm – Las Huertas Experience – Local Farm Tour
12 pm – 2 pm – Eat Wisely Lunch/Las Huertas Cooking Class
4 pm – 6 pm – Right Outlook Workshop

Day 3 – Thursday, June 27
8 am – 10 am – Eat Wisely Breakfast Cooking Class
10 am – 12 pm – Purpose Workshop
4 pm – 6 pm – Breathwork & Cacao Ceremony

Day 4 – Friday, June 28
9 am – 11 am – Connect Workshop
11 am – 12:30 pm – Set for Success Workshop
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Group Lunch, Closing Ceremony and Discussion

Each day offers immersive experiences that foster inner peace, connection, and vitality. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your life and discover the secrets of longevity!