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SWIMMING WITH HORSES

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Haven’t you always wanted to ride your horse along deserted white sand beaches?  Us too!  Join us for this fantastic horse-riding journey on the gorgeous Guanacaste coast of Costa Rica and the surrounding national parks.
 
Experience authentic connection.  Swim with your horse in the ocean.  Play together in the sand.  Let your horse guide you on a sensory adventure in his natural world.

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Renew your mind, body and spirit!

About this Horse Journey


In this fun-filled ride, you will join us, together with Enrique Molina and his extraordinary horses, and head to the expansive coast to enjoy sun-soaked rides and views with the horses.  One of a kind!

  • Feel the wind in your hair as you canter along white sand beaches and splash in the ocean with your horse.

  • Connect and play with your horse, as you learn how breathing is the language of the horse.

  • Spot monkeys with your warm and funny naturalist guide, Enrique Molina, as you enjoy a delicious beach picnic as your horse relaxes and rolls in the sand nearby.

  • Rest, relax, recharge and find joy on this sensory adventure of horses!

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Our mission is to provide a deeper connection with self, through horses, nature and experience.

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RETREAT DETAILS

Date: Arrival on 20 April, departure on 24 April 2022

 

Ideas: You can add on a visit to other parts of Costa Rica, or come and join us at Tula Vida in the rainforest for a few days afterwards to meet our fabulous herd too (many of whom are related to Enrique’s horses!)

  • Limited to 6 Participants to ensure a personal experience for each of you.

 

What’s included:

 

We want to look after you during your stay so you don’t have to worry about any of the details or extra costs – it’s all included and arranged for you, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy a multi-sensory experience, with the following highlights:

 

  • 4 nights at a cute, rustic and remote beach hotel (note this is a beachhouse style local place and is not luxurious)

  • All meals – delicious homecooked meals, picnics or BBQ on the beach 

  • A sunset boat trip

  • Transportation to/from Liberia Airport (LIR) and all transportation during the retreat

  • 3 days of horse-riding and playing on the North Western coast of Costa Rica at Playa El Jobo and surrounding beaches, with naturalist guide Enrique Molina

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE is $1,200

 

Excluded: flights, tips, alcohol & soda

No prior horse experience required.

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What They Say

I can honestly say it's been decades since I've breathed that deep, felt that aware and been that at peace. Thank you!”

Janine

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About Your Facilitators

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Enrique Molina 

A great friend of Tula Vida, Enrique brings an instant smile to your face and wonder into your heart with his warm sense of humour and vast knowledge of the natural world.  A pleasure to spend the day with and an excellent horseman, he creates whatever kind of experience you are looking for and adds his own touches of magic so you can feel the real meaning of the Costa Rica expression “Pura Vida” (pure life).  His family are often part of the team helping out too!
 
Enrique has a wonderful herd of horses, many of whom are related to Tula Vida horses and each with their own unique personalities – suitable for all levels of riding and gentle to interact with.

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Sally Nilsson 

Sally Nilsson is an expert facilitator, certified executive coach, experienced mentor and certified advanced instructor in Eponaquest Equine Facilitated Learning and Equine Facilitated Sand Play Therapy.  

 

In 2019, Sally co-founded Tula Vida together with her partner Eric Kolesar to offer transformational experiences with the talented Tula Vida horse herd.  Read more about Sally and the Tula Vida Team.

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Eric Kolesar

Eric Kolesar is a certified instructor in Eponaquest Equine Faciliated Learning and Equine Facilitated Sand Play Therapy, a 500 hour certified yoga instructor and expert in a multitude of energy modalities. 

 

In 2019, Eric co-founded Tula Vida together with his partner Sally Nilsson to offer transformational experiences with the talented Tula Vida horse herd. Read more about Eric and the Tula Vida Team

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What They Say

The entire experience is exhilarating in physical, emotional and spiritual ways, making it difficult to explain in words. Much better to be experienced by oneself."

Corbett

Additional Activities and Excursions

 

You will enjoy some of the unspoilt, stunning Costa Rica coastline - with your horse!  In this non-touristy area we will take a boat trip, plan BBQs on the beach, go swimming in the pool and finish each day with fabulous sunsets over the ocean.

Add on a few days to explore the natural world with your horse and have the opportunity to visit Tula Vida's home, see some of the local rainforest area and eat out at some local restaurants.  Tula Vida is located next to the stunning Lake Arenal in the shadow of the Arenal volcano.

One not to miss!

 

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What Will This Retreat REALLY Be Like?

Each day you will experience horse time, beach time and horse-riding.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be home-cooked Tico meals, picnincs or BBQs at the beach or at a local restaurant.

 

The vibrant colours and sounds of the rainforest as the sun rises and sets, the clean, fresh oxygen and water and the rise and fall of the ocean all support your body to get back in tune with its natural rhythm and find balance at a deep level.

Who is it for?

Anyone who loves horses, who wants to do some beautiful and easy riding, who wants to be with a horse on a paradise beach should take the plunge and give themselves this retreat!  It is going to be fun, fun, fun….

 

All levels of horse experience welcome (we will be riding every day but rides are optional).  

What is so exciting about this experience?

Enrique, the Tula Vida team and horses are excited and ready to welcome you to this paradise retreat at the beach!

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Cancellation Policy and Insurance

Cancellations more than 60 days before the start of retreat will receive a refund less a 20% processing fee.  Cancellations 60 days or less before the start of retreat will not receive a refund.  A deposit is required to secure your place.  Payment in full is required 60 days before the event.

 

Travel insurance is required to attend all workshops and retreats. Travel insurance should cover changes in plans and emergency medical care and evacuation.  Retreat organisers will not be liable for any injuries or illness.

 

Medical or Mobility Questions

We will do our best to accommodate all ADA or accommodation requests.  However, participants should know that the retreat is located in a jungle in the northern part of Costa Rica.  Please inform retreat organisers of any medical issues which may affect your participation in the retreat so that necessary adjustments can be made where possible.  If you have medical/mobility concerns, please contact Sally to discuss modifications. 

 

COVID-19 tests

We have at-home testing kits which everyone will take upon arrival to reduce any concerns of transmission (although most people may already be vaccinated in any event).  If tests are required to re-enter your home country, there are many testing facilities nearby (including at the airport) and we can help you arrange this.

 

For other questions, terms & conditions see Frequently Asked Questions in our FAQs

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Explore our other options...

There are different options here at Tula Vida, tailored to suit your needs. We offer individual, group and family experiences with the horses. Perhaps you are looking to design your own experience, or would love an internship...we can help with that too. Take a look at the options below, and if you don't see what you are looking for just get in touch.

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Custom Experiences

& Internships

Design your own experience, our little slice of paradise in Costa Rica is the ideal place to reboot your internal system with whatever it needs.

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Groups & Families

We love families at Tula Vida and offer family experiences so you can unwind, connect and really enjoy your time together.

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Individuals

Need some time to rest or

re-energise in a beautiful natural setting, surrounded by bird song? This is the place for you.

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