At ORIGINS, our team is sincerely committed to looking after each and every guest with extreme care. To do so, we find it essential to deliver more than decadent details and breathtaking vistas. We must strive to provide a nourishing experience richer than world-class cuisine and more profound than personalized pampering. The essence of ORIGINS, at its very core, is to offer a nurturing environment in which one can uncover the true meaning of wellbeing.
Secluded from the stresses of the outside world and in harmony with its natural surroundings, ORIGINS serves as a warm and welcoming sanctuary delicately designed for guests to seek and find inner peace, optimal health and ultimate happiness. A serene space in which the wilderness calls upon one to retreat and reflect, to escape and discover, to restore and explore. An opportunity to connect with the earth and oneself to rest the mind, rejuvenate the body and reawaken the soul. Discover how life is meant to be lived at ORIGINS.
Holistic Healing & Wellness
At ORIGINS, we invite you to return to your roots – your origins – and join us on a gentle journey of holistic healing in which we turn to the elements of the earth and the wisdom, traditions and rituals of our heritage to achieve ultimate wellbeing.
Upon arriving at our estate, perched atop the mountainside overlooking the unspoiled wilderness of Costa Ria, one can effortlessly and instantly establish a deep connection with nature and an appreciation for its abundance. In this enchanting environment, it is instinctive to seek the insights of the earth and its elements to quiet the mind, replenish the body and invigorate the soul.
Simply observing nature can have a profound impact on our wellbeing, yet the earth offers so much more than scenic stress relief and fresh air. Our precious planet provides us with all that we need to grow, heal and thrive. Respected sages, shamans and healers of the past understood this and believed in the interconnectivity between all living beings, the elements and energy all around us. These insights empowered our ancestors to explore the possibilities and powers of natural, holistic healing. In present day, many ancient practices and remedies are returning to the forefront of wellness.
At ORIGINS, we provide a variety of holistic therapies inspired by our ancestors. These include yoga andmindful movement practice, massage therapy, reflexology, nervous system release therapy, meditation, energy healing, sound and vibration therapy, emotional release therapy (sometimes known as biodecoding) and more.
Treatments and therapies are available à la carte or combined via our Signature Wellness Package, an all-encompassing experience designed to heal mind, body and soul and to inspire a meaningful life filled with passion and purpose.
Laka-Tii Spa Suite
Cradled in a tranquil corner of the ORIGINS estate rests the Laka-Tii Spa Suite – a charming and peaceful haven, inviting you to relax, replenish and revitalize among Earth’s elements. Resembling the comfort of a bird’s nest, this elevated abode offers expansive views of the vast wilderness that embraces ORIGINS. With plush massage beds, an upscale steam room and an extended terrace featuring a luxurious hot tub, Laka-Tii is an intimate retreat perfect for one-of-a-kind pampering.
In the language of the local indigenous Maleku people, “Laka” means “earth” and “Tii” means “water.” Much like the Maleku, we turn to the riches of the earth to gently gather nature’s gifts for shelter, nourishment and healing. Laka-Tii is constructed of remarkably reclaimed wood salvaged from trees which fell during a tropical storm that once swept through the region. These precious woods not only make up the structure of the suite, but lend to its warmth, beauty and ambiance. Many spa treatments at Laka-Tii are inspired by ancient traditions and natural therapies, utilizing sustainable, plant-based and locally-made products whenever possible.
Whether in solitude or accompanied by a companion or loved one, guests are encouraged to reserve the spa suite on an hourly basis. Settle in and stay for as long as you’d like. Enjoy a fresh smoothie, savor light snacks or sip on herbal teas as you unwind and indulge at your own pace. Bask in natural beauty and relish in raw luxury at your leisure. View the spa menu or inquire with our staff to learn more.
Stroll sensorial pathways and descend through tropical gardens to arrive at Koora Yoga, a wellness refuge nestled in the idyllic hillside of the ORIGINS estate. “Koora” translates to “tree,” and is derived from the language of the Maleku tribe native to the region where ORIGINS is located. Throughout history and across many cultures, trees symbolize growth, strength, transformation and connection – connection between all life forms, the earth and sky, past and future generations.
The centerpiece of Koora Yoga is a majestic Mano Platano tree, providing shade and shelter to those who seek sanctuary beneath its branches. A spacious, circular yoga shala sits just beyond the tree overlooking flourishing forest as far as the eye can see. The shala serves as a sacred space designed to nurture and support the practice of yoga, meditation, reflection and spiritual exploration. Every architectural aspect and contour of Koora Yoga was intentionally conceived with meaning, creating a unique environment that optimizes energy, enhances sound and cultivates healing.
Enjoy a private yoga lesson, mindful meditation or a holistic wellness experience while immersed in nature and serenaded by the sweet songs of the wilderness. Surrender to the earth and allow its elements to ground you while lifting your spirit. Find peace in the present moment and ignite the light within you. Rediscover yourself and the essence of your origins at Koora Yoga.
Discover innovative dining that infuses the elegance of French gastronomy with the abundance of the lush landscapes, lakes and serene shores of Costa Rica. Rich flavor combined with fresh, organic ingredients grown and harvested on the grounds of our estate. Haute cuisine that embodies the flair of faraway lands and soul of ORIGINS.
Led by Michelin star chef Jean-Luc L’Heure, the culinary team at ORIGINS is passionate about crafting imaginative cuisine that is not only sensational, but also incredibly nutritious. Our naturalist is no stranger to our kitchen, as our team works hand-in-hand to cultivate a wholesome culinary wellness experience designed to nourish the mind, body and soul.
We invite you to explore our extensive organic gardens and discover the many ways in which nature provides a myriad of vitamins and minerals that are essential to health and healing. Fresh fruits, vegetables, eatable flowers, herbs, seeds and spices are rich in nutrients known to prevent illness and promote longevity. Plant-based remedies can be extremely effective to alleviate ailments and cure disease holistically. Here are just a few of the incredible ingredients and medicinal plants that flourish on our fertile land:
Try these superfoods in a fresh smoothie, homebrewed tea or tonic featuring fresh-squeezed juice, seeds and herbs from our gardens and terraces. Treat your taste buds as a part of your unique wellness experience at ORIGINS.
Experience the ultimate in Wellness Travel at
these exclusive Costa Rican properties
Depending on your arrival time in Costa Rica, you may take a local flight to Puerto Jimenez or Golfito the same day. Or you may need to overnight in San Jose and take a local flight the next morning. Once in Puerto Jimenez you will meet with one of the guides from Playa Cativo Lodge to take a boat across the Golfo Dulce. Depending on the season you will see some dolphins and whales.
WELCOME TO PLAYA CATNO LODGE
Immerse in Nature at Costa Rica's Luxury Beachfront Lodge
Set in the heart of Costa Rica's rainforest on the coast of Golfo Dulce in the Osa Peninsula and accessible exclusively by boat, Playa Cativo is a luxury beachfront eco-lodge offering stunning accommodations in true harmony with nature. This 5 star Costa Rican hideaway is a private and exclusive destination where you can connect with nature.
A Lifetime Experience: As you exit the gorgeous blue water of the open Golfo Dulce, you are met with the outline of an upscale beach lodge nestled within untouched Costa Rican rain-forest, surrounded by perfectly lush grounds and incredible wildlife. It is more a state of being than a place a sense of balance unlike any experienced before.
I will create a sense of peace for the ultimate unfogettable holiday.
Exquisite three course meals are included in your stay.
You will stay in a Luxury Guest Room for three nights and four days.
These open-air rooms are spacious and well-appoi nted. They have stunning views of the ocean and tropical gardens, beautiful bathrooms with rain shower and first-class biodegradable bathroom amenities. A delight to wake each morning to the sounds of the rainforest.
Sunsets at Playa Cativo are magical and Inspiring.
You will wake up in paradise. It is time to enjoy all the beautiful sounds of nature. Toucans, scarlet macaws and many more birds will be singing for you. Howler monkeys will also remind you that you are in the Osa Peninsula. It is exclusive, secluded and peaceful. Be open to receive all the blessings nature has to offer.
During this morning you are invited to take your first private yoga lesson.You can take it before or after breakfast.
This class is designed to help you stretch your body and ground yourself gently.
It is what we call corporal alignment.
The yoga deck is located in front of the beach surrounded by nature.
Enjoy the rest of the morning.
Lunch is served starting at noon
Visitors will experience an original gourmet farm-to-table dining experience
During the afternoon you will visit the beautiful Jungle Spa. A real gem in the middle of the jungle. A signature treat ment is included in your stay: "Sana Sana Culito de Rana"
A deeply restorative and relaxing experience to melt away tension. A detoxifying blue zone marine and tobbaco salt scrub reduces inflammation in calves and feet while enjoying a relaxing foot massage an reflexology. This treatment is crowned with Shiatsu, acupressure and swedish massage of the neck, head and shoulders. A total bliss.
We can add a private yoga class in the morning or you can explore the beauty of the property. After breakfast you will partake in a very nice activity: The introduction to the tropical rain-forest guided tour.It is an incredible learning experience.
• Standup Paddle and Cativo Bay Kayaking
• Self-Guided Cativo Bay Snorkeling
• Off-Grid Alternative Energy Tour
• Artisanal Hand-Line Pier Fishing
Say hasta luego to Playa Cativo and get on board to Puerto Jimenez.
After breakfast, the guide will join you on another amazing boat ride back to Puerto Jimenez
The guide will take you to the airstrip where you will do the check in for your local flight back to San Jose, and then a connecting short flight to Liberia, located in the province of Guanacaste.
Once you arrive at the Liberia Airport, you will meet your driver to take you to your next destination.
Driving time is approximately one hour.
Your wellness journey continues... The next destination is the newest jewel in the country, an unexplored area for those looking to be mesmerized. You will enjoy one of the most beautiful views you could ever experience. You have reached Origins Lodge. This stunning retreat is capable of surprising the most discerning traveler.
WELCOME TO ORIGINS LUXURY LODGE
High up on a mountainside, overlooking the outstretched valley below, ORIGINS offers an exclusive escape into a world shaped by nature and tamed by luxury. An incomparable opportunity for serenity within the wilds of the rainforest is an experience like no other. Where tranquility is part of the hospitality and adventure is in every possibility. ORIGINS is the vacation you have always dreamt of taking! ORIGINS is a connection back to the source of what enlightens and brings wonder to life. Marvel at the bromeliad growing down from the living roofs, delight at the gardens colorfully planted rainbow of vegetables or take a siesta on a hand-carved sofa. You will feel the art of nature wherever you explore.
You will stay in one of the luxury lodges. Inmmerse in lush nature. Each private lodge is an oasis of subtle luxury with unparalleled attention to detail. Spacious lodge of 100 m2 where you can relax on a handcrafted canopy bed while you relish a stunning 180° view over the state, the volcanoes and the Nicaragua Lake. You can also enjoy a relaxing sunset soak in your wood-fire heated terrace bath.
A Michelin-starred chef indulges your day with a gastronomical adventure throughout breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In the morning you will be amazed by the peace that surrounds you. Waking up in paradise can be overwhelming.
A private yoga lesson will be a arranged for you. The Yoga Shala area is an amazing place to relax and meditate.
It is a sacred place where you will feel relaxed, at peace and joyful. Namaste!
Your delicious breakfast will be waiting for you after your yoga session.
All of these activites are included to compliment your experience at Origins.
We invite you to enjoy the surroundings.
Horseback Riding / Lake Fishing / Sensorial Pathways / Birdwatching Medicinal Plants Tour/ Flora Tour / Wildlife Night Tour
During the evening you will receive a restorative yoga lesson. This
is the perfect way to end your day
You will have two private yoga lessons scheduled for you. One in the morning and one in the evening.
During the rest of the day, take advantage of all the included activities.
This wellness itinerary has been designed to bring you a life changing travel experience.
It is an investment in your wellbeing
We invite you to listen carefully to the amazing sounds of Origins while you enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or tea in the privacy of your terrace. It is a simple but peaceful way to enjoy your last morning in this amazing property. The chef will prepare your last and delicious breakfast and you will say goodbye to paradise and the new friends you have made at Origins.
A transfer has been arranged to take you back to the Liberia airport, in Guanacaste. Ideally, this would be your depar ture airport as it is only one hour away.
What's included in this unique wellness itinerary:
- • Meet and greet at the airport in SJO on your arrival
- • Local flight to Puerto
- • Boat ride to Playa Cativo with one of the guides from
- • Accommodations for three nights at Playa Cativo in a Luxury Guest
- • All meals are included in Playa
- • Three Private Yoga Lessons.
- • One Spa treatment at the Jungle Spa.
- • The introduction to the tropical rain-forest guided tour.
- • Other tours included: Standup Paddle and Cativo Bay Kayaking / Self-Guided Cativo Bay Snorkeling / Off-Grid Alternative Energy Tour/ Artisanal Hand-Line Pier
- • Freshly brewed specialty coffees and teas.
- • Access to self-guided hiking trails of the
- • A "surprise and delight" in-room amenity.
- • Concierge services and wi-fi in all rooms and social
- • Twice daily maid
- • Boat ride back to Puerto Jimenez with one of the guides from
- • 10% discount at the Spa (Cativo).
- • Local Flight to San
- • Local Flight to
- • Ground transfer to Origins Lodge.
- • Accommodations for three nights at Origins Lodge in a Luxury Spacious Lodge of 100 m2.
- • Full Board with gastronomical breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by the Michelin-starred Che£
- • Freshly brewed specialty coffees and teas.
- • Two yoga lessons per
- • Other tours included: Horseback Riding / Lake Fishing / Sensorial Pathways / Birdwatching tour / Medicinal Plants Tour/ Flora Tour/ Wildlife Night
- • Transfer back to LIR
What's not included: Alcoholic drinks and gratuities
Hotel in San Jose the first night if you have to overnight
Local flight back to San Jose if you cannot depart from the LIR airport in Guanacaste.
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A TEAM DRIVEN BY PASSION
We believe it’s the little things that soothe the soul and endear the heart. Our passionate staff members and experts are eager to share their knowledge and engage you in fascinating new interests for a vacation truly oﬀ the beaten path. We have no doubt; you will leave feeling a kinship to both the people of Origins and the land they represent.
We also invite you to join ORIGINS through our resident program and Wooﬁng opportunities.