Recipes by Marcella Marciano, chef of Citrus

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Let It Flow

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Have you ever found yourself so immersed in an activity that you completely lost track of time, and when you did “call it quits for the day”, you found yourself happy, calm and contented? This feeling is an indication of having achieved flow. You can notice when you are in flow, when you are experiencing effortless, automatic, and full engagement in the activity.

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Villas de Oros

Bp villas del oroPleasant accommodations and modest prices with all of the Amazing southern region of Costa Rica right at your feet.Each of the five individual Villas boasts its own unique charm with pleasant, moderately priced accommodations and all gives you the opportunity of taking in the sights and sounds of the jungle from your own private balcony which has views of the river bed and the ocean.Your views may also include a variety of wildlife, birds such as Toucans, parrots, Macaws, white Egrets and a wide range of others. Enjoy what nature offers in flora and fauna….trees galore, some displaying flowers, nuts and fruit, the Ylang Ylang trees perfume the air. These trees often have monkeys trooping back and forth and don’t be surprised if at some point, the monkeys come through for a dip or bath in the river. The property itself has over 31/11/2 Acres with several walking paths situated above Tortuga Beach where there is a National Turtle Sanctuary encompassing many undisturbed Acres.

If you’re up for an adventure we can help you arrange and choose from the many tour options available in our region. We are also happy to help you with reservations at one of the nearby restaurants for an international culinary experience.

We also have a wide array of spa services for you choose from and enjoy in the privacy of your own villa! Just ask!

 

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Alegría soul spa

BP alegria soul spaDifferent services like massages, energy treatments, facials and more are provided to pamper you entirely. All massages feature cooling, organic, cold pressed, fresh, coconut oil chosen for its amazing health benefits, therapeutically combined with organic rosemary essential oil to soothe sore muscles and improve lymphatic circulation.

Our spa treatments utilize all natural organic, restorative essences and pure, plant based, luxurious, skin care products made exclusively for Alegria.

 

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Bienestar

BP bienestar lifeOn a wooden yoga platform under the trees, surrounded by nature, close to the beach… we offer yoga and meditation, mindfulness and serenity and at times, crazy joy and allot of laughter. Thereby our mission is to offer a variety of holistic classes, treatments and lifestyle education to enhance individual, family and community well being, on the physical, emotional and spiritual level.
We offer classes in Yoga that focus on basic yoga postures, breathe, awareness, and meditation techniques in order to develop strength, flexibility of the body, mental clarity and a general sense of well being. Finally, we respect the differences and needs of each individual in-group or private practice. Yoga is an ever deepening and expanding discipline, which through regular practice unite the body, breathe and mind.

 

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Castaña

castana If you aren’t the biggest fan of the sweet fruits in Costa Rica and you are in luck because there are so many choices to choose from that can also be salty! A hearty snack you should definitely try is the Costa Rican Castaña. Within its “family” of tree species, that can be found all around the world, like the Chestnut in North America or Europe. Continue reading

Biriba

biribaNot to be confused with the Biribiri, the Biriba is another fantastic fruit of Costa Rica. Its official name is Rollinia deliciosa and it is native to tropical South America. Continue reading