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The Joys of Travel, Fitness, and Comaraderie

Vacations don’t have to be lazy affairs, sipping cocktails and lounging at the pool.  They can also be adventures or first-time discoveries, or travels to new and out-of-the-way destinations.  Or all of these things. For the fitness-minded, vacations can be a time to focus on health and wellness.  And what’s better than indulging in a wellness retreat than doing it together with like-minded people?

That’s just what Cufitra sets out to do for their clients.  Cufitra seeks out exclusive, luxurious locations around the world where they create custom-tailored fitness retreats that leave their clients feeling relaxed, revitalized, invigorated and inspired to be their best selves.  Working with businesses and boutique fitness brands, Cufitra brings together fitness, food, and travel for retreats that follow their clients’ vision, culture, and following.

When Melanie Watterberg, founder of Cufitra, was traveling the globe scouting luxury properties for her retreats, she landed in Santa Teresa. With its dirt roads, stunning beaches, friendly people, and utter simplicity, she knew this was a place unlike any she had ever been. When she arrived at Florblanca, she says:

I was amazed at the kindness of the staff and how they executed on every little detail to make my experience special. It was a family and I was invited into their very well decorated home. The food was healthy and fresh and the access to supporting local culture, events, excursions, and restaurants was important. My ability to connect with nature in a rustic way but at the same time feel taken care of, allowed me to unplug and have a life changing experience. I knew then that I would visit Florblanca personally every year and that I would also hold reoccurring Cufitra events there.

Melanie brought a women’s Cufitra retreat to Florblanca in November, 2016.  They were looking for an intimate experience that would help cultivate their sense of community in an exotic and luxurious destination. They were also looking for a fitness and wellness experience that would challenge and enlighten them.  They found all of that at Florblanca plus a connection and commitment to the land, to sustainability, and to the local community, all of which served to broaden the experience.

Here are some photos from Cufitra’s Instagram feed during the retreat:

And here’s a video they put together to recap and remember the experience:

Feedback about the experience was excellent.  One guest commented:

A perfect 10! The staff felt like family, and Florblanca is its own little paradise.

And another said:

Please hold at least one retreat every year at Florblanca. It allowed for a great sense of community and the staff was super attentive.

It was fun and inspiring for us to host these wonderful women of the Cufitra retreat.  We are so grateful that Melanie found our paradise and saw in it the potential to bring joy and peace to her clients.

Where We Belong

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Where We Belong – Cody

“Costa Rica has taught me that happiness comes in the simplest of moments” Costa Rica is a vast and wild place, with beauty in the freedom and energy of the land and its culture. Cody has found her life here, embracing Costa Rica in all its wildness and finding joy in nature, in her community, […]

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Beginner’s Mind

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Warmth and Light

Pura vida means everything to Costa Ricans. It’s how life is. As a team, we work together to create an environment of service to our guests.  We want everyone to have the experience they’re looking for, whether that’s rest and relaxation or exciting adventures (or both!), and we strive to make every experience special. No […]

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Balance & Connection

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