In the name of adventure, I began Day 5 of my wellness trip with a horseback ride along the beach of Playa Chiquita. Try as I might to connect with my horse Lissario, whom I thought I could bond with under the guise of us both being natural born leaders, he wasn’t having it. The truth is, he just wanted to run free and I was holding him back. Nevertheless, I was proud I faced my fears (I hadn’t ridden a horse since a scarring incident in sixth grade) and vowed not to hop on another again unless I was experienced enough to let him be a free animal.
On Monday afternoon, Leslie and I made our way to another wellness retreat. Located high in the mountain rainforest, Samasati is another ecological reserve on Costa Rica’s Caribbean side that attracts many yoga enthusiasts. It was hard to capture the breathtaking view with just a camera lens but if you saw it you’d understand why. A Jacuzzi overlooking the rain forest is the perfect environment for relaxing seclusion and the vegetarian dining menu will keep you on track with your fitness goals.