A "Retreat" is a 7 day event that is all-inclusive (food, training, accommodation, tours, etc.). The Muay Thai classes are 90 minutes long and led by experienced trainers and fighters. We focus primarily on technique, partner drills and technical sparring. We also do everything as a group including hikes, dinners out in town, trips to beaches, and so much more.
For extracurriculars in addition to these, Nosara is a tourist town, so there are tons of options. You can rent ATVs and ride them in the jungle, or go on helicopter tours, or take cooking classes... There's a LOT to do!
What's the experience level like at these events?
We have a very wide range of experience levels attending these trips. There's been people who have never trained Muay Thai a day in their life but there have also been experienced fighters who have been training for years.
Your Muay Thai experience at these events is carefully crafted to your experience and comfort level. You will not be asked or pressured to do anything that's not in your comfort zone :)
I've never trained Muay Thai before... can I still join?
Yes - of course!
In fact, all of our trainers are used to working with all skill levels - especially beginners - and will make sure you learn proper technique early on in your Muay Thai development. It will also help being around and learning from other motivated individuals who are at the camp who may be more experienced than you. Basically, you’ve got nothing to worry about!
We've had hundreds of people join our events who were complete beginners, so we know how to make sure you are learning the proper technique and having fun while doing it.
I'm over 50+ years old... will I be able to keep up?
We've had campers in their 50s and 60s attend both retreats and training camps.
And you know the craziest thing about that? It's that they often have the most energy out of the entire group!
Also another benefit of these trips is that you can go at your own pace and take sessions off as you see fit. Plus, with so much beauty around you, there is plenty to do if you decide to take a session off.
How much is a deposit?
The non-refundable deposit for all vacations is $500perperson.
What is the refund/cancellation policy?
If cancelled outside 60 days, we offer a full refund minus the deposit cost for the room.
If cancelled within 30 days of the start date, there is no refund. We don’t want you to make any last minute excuses (unless it’s a serious life event) because we know how much of a life-changing experience this will be for you!
*Your deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel your trip, then your deposit can be used as a credit up to 1 year from the original event date.
How many spots are there?
Depending on the event, we max out at 25-30 attendees.
My partner/friend doesn't train. Can they still come?
We offer packages for couples or groups where one person participates in the camp while the other one can relax by the beach or pool. Just let us know and we'll sort out the pricing with you personally.
Can kids come too? Are they allowed to train?
What a great way to spend time as a family! The resorts that we stay at are kid-friendly so there would be no issue in that regard.
However, when it comes to the training, we do not allow kids under 13 years old to train.
Are there any payment options?
We require a $500 deposit per person to reserve your spot in the retreat. We ask for 50% of your balance to be paid 60 days prior to the start date, and the remaining 50% to be paid 30 daysbefore.
You can fill out the retreat form if you want to discuss a payment plan option and we can help sort something out with you.
Are flights included?
No. Your flights aren't included in your package, but we're available to help advise you in booking them.
We recommend flying into Liberia Airport - the closest airport to the Jungles Edge Resort. Try to arrive between 8 AM - 4 PM local time so you can share a shuttle with fellow guests. We'll help arrange shuttles, too. The cost will be split among all passengers, so it's best to come between the aforementioned hours!
What do I do if I get sick/injured?
Adequate travel insurance is crucial to insuring you have a safe trip. It is up to you to make sure you’re covered for the activities involved and to find to proper insurance for your stay.
There are pharmacies and doctors nearby, so if you get ill or injured we will make sure you get quality attention.
What will I be eating throughout the week?
Food is included in your package and is served 3x a day. Most meals are local Costa Rican dishes like casado, fresh-caught fish, fresh fruits, guacamole, platanos, burritos, rice bowls, salads, organic meats and much more. But there is also plenty of standard Western fare served throughout the week, from pizza to pasta, salads to rice dishes. It's a great and delicious variety of meals that will keep your Muay Thai machine fueled for the whole week!
You also receive 1 refreshing tropical smoothie or fresh squeezed juice daily. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, Jungle’s Edge will cater to your diet. We also will be spending one day out as a group to eat at a local restaurant where meals are around $10-$20 depending on where we go and what you choose to eat.
I'm vegan and/or have dietary restrictions.
We've had vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free diets and everything in between come to our retreats.
We do our absolute best to cater to whatever dietary needs you have. You won't have any trouble finding delicious and nutritious food throughout the week :)
What is included in these trips?
Here's a quick-and-dirty breakdown of what's included when you sign up for a Muay Thai Vacation:
3x meals a day
2x training sessions led by professional Muay Thai trainers
Daily morning yoga classes
Group tours & hikes
Transportation while at the resort (e.g. to beaches and other excursions)
1x daily post-training smoothie
What is NOT Included:
Laundry service (offered at the resort)
How do I get around the area?
The beach and main town of Guiones is a easy 15-minute walk through cleared jungles paths. Bicycles are available for rent at Jungles Edge for $15 a day. ATVs, motorcycles, and golf carts are available for rent from shops in town, most of which require a deposit or your passport. There are many taxis and tuktuks available, which can be easily hired (with or without staff assistance).
As for group trips to excursions, like waterfalls, beaches and other areas, Jungle’s Edge provides transportation
Nosara, Costa Rica
A Tropical Muay Thai, Yoga & Surf Retreat
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