NICARAGUA

JAN 77 JAN 2017

JAN 1 3 JAN 2017


Join ESCAPE TO SHAPE on an exclusive journey to a glorious private beach in Nicaragua. Experience the natural beauty, history and culture of this emerging hotspot- a combination of luxurious accommodations, breathtaking natural beauty, vibrant history, colonial charm, beach boot camp classes, yoga, lots of hiking and plenty of time for relaxation poolside or on the glorious private beach. Along with the cultural and natural wonders guests will enjoy a relaxing massage, kayaking in the natural reserve and exploring the history & art of charming Grenada, along with many other cultural surprises.

Accommodations

Prepare to experience barefoot luxury and stunning ocean-views on our haciendas private stretch of beautiful beach just outside of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Each of the fifteen sustainably constructed beachfront bungalows provides an ideal backdrop for relaxation between activities at this Escape.

Drop your bags in your spacious bedroom upon arrival and you’ll have entered another world, intuitively switching gears to a slower, more natural pace. Just outside you’ll spot howler monkeys, languorous sloths hanging from the trees, and a variety of vibrant tropical birds. Each bungalow includes a comfortable terrace where guests can enjoy a mid-afternoon snack or a well-deserved nap and stunning vistas.

Each bungalow is designed to make guests feel at one with nature while creating minimal impact on the surrounding environment. Perched on a cliff 30-100 feet over the private beach and cove, just across a 50- yard jungle suspension bridge, set into the treetops, each bungalow reflects the casual luxury of this private hacienda.

Rate

Share: $4500 per person based on two people sharing a room. We can pair you with a roommate if traveling solo.

Private: $5500 for a private room.

A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1500 is required to confirm your reservation. By submitting your credit card information you authorize Escape To Shape to charge your credit card for this amount.

The balance of your payment is required to be paid in full 4 (four) weeks prior to the start date of the Escape/Detox you are registering for, unless alternative arrangements have been previously discussed. A reminder email will be sent to you prior to the due date. The balance due is non-refundable upon payment.

Cancellations less than four weeks prior to arrival are non refundable, but Escape to Shape will do its best to apply the balance of your payment, after the initial non-refundable deposit, towards future travel with Escape to Shape, provided that, among other things, we can find a replacement or substitute for you and/or your group.

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which will come in handy should you encounter any unforeseen medical issues prior to traveling or while traveling, last minute flight cancellations or personal issues that effect your trip. Many of our clients have found great rates and policies through the following site: www.tripinsurance.com.

Please refer to the POLICIES page of our website for our complete cancellation policy.

Includes

  • Six nights in a beautiful beach bungalow. All suites are eco-chic luxury, spacious, with beautiful views and include en suite bathrooms, ceiling fans & deluxe amenities.
  • 3 delicious & healthy meals & snacks reflective of the region & the season are provided daily
  • Hikes lead by trained hiking guides. Each hike is designed to provide a steady caloric burn along with some breathtaking panoramic views. From the beaches to the jungle, the volcanoes to the sunsets, experience the natural beauty & wildlife of the area while burning calories & toning the body.
  • Beach Boot Camp – Circuit training workouts combining strength & cardio
  • Yoga classes
  • Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Visit to Granada to experience the colonial charm, Lake Nicaragua + a bit of shopping!
  • A private boat cruise to explore the Pacific coast of Nicaragua by water
  • Historical Talk to discover the history & culture of Nicaragua
  • Opportunity to visit & give back to the local village by donating school supplies, etc.
  • 1 massage
  • Transportation to & from the Managua airport (approximately a 2.5 hour drive from our beach location)
  • Free time to relax & enjoy the beauty of Nicaragua
  • Additional cultural surprises
  • Tax

WELLNESS ACTIVITIES: Beach Boot Camp, Yoga, Hiking, Kayaking/Paddleboarding.

Teacher

Erica Gragg – Yoga

Erica is an acclaimed yoga teacher, known for teaching a very strong, yet playful Vinyasa flow practice. She is largely inspired by the journey of yoga, the subtle to the grand discoveries each individual makes through their practice, inviting students to have fun while experiencing their body in a whole new way through each unique practice. With classes always set to music, from tribal, to lounge to classic rock songs, students are able to find their own personal rhythm and expression through each asana. Additionally, Erica contributes to AFAR, Huffington Post, Livetheprocess.com, Charlottesbook.com and has created time efficient and results driven workouts and fitness tips for publications such as Health, Self, Shape, Fitness, The New York Post, Newsday as well as Red, The London Times, Daily Star, The Sunday Express and Healthy in the United Kingdom.

Testimonials

I’m sitting down at my computer for the first time with a bit of time and I’m processing the week. All I can say is THANK YOU. It was sincerely an honor and a pleasure to be a part of the trip and some of the shifts I feel are nothing short of miraculous. I hope our journey together has just begun. You are a gracious, bright, lovely and inspiring person — you are AMAZING at your job, Escape to Shape is so dialed in as a result — and I LOVED and benefited from every minute. Words can’t really express the gratitude . . . xoxoxoxox- J.S- Seattle 2016


I am so happy to have met you- what you are doing with these trips is truly life changing for people and I couldn’t be more grateful/thankful. This was exactly what I needed, even if I didn’t know it at the time when I booked the trip. I can’t wait to do more trips together- and to be able to look back on this first trip, years from now, and talk about what I’ve done since then.- K.S- NYC 2016

What have you done to me?! Not only did I lose weight, I’m totally off my medicinal stomach shake (that’s a miracle). And, a few people have commented that I seem at peace and calm. It has been 3 weeks and I’m holding on to the goodness like a lifesaver. Thank you. By the way, discovered so many new & healthy things to eat while with you – the contents of my refrigerator have evolved.
 Thank you beyond words! Anna, Brooklyn, NY

Erica, thank you, thank you and thank you.What I really needed was a vacation from being myself–from being the independent decision maker, the “mouth,” the planner, the role model, the caretaker, the entertainer–the Miss Personality.Instead, I could just “be.” I could smile… Or not. I could speak… Or not…I could think… Or not. You created a safe place–an oasis.We often think of “creative” as someone with paints or a typewriter, but in essence, to create something is to make something… And you really made something of incredible value. So, thank you.Til next time. Amanda, NY

Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful week. I came home feeling great after achieving even more than I had hoped: I not only lost weight but I’ve already cleaned out the fridge. And met some wonderful new friends (what a GREAT group!!) The staff is terrific… each of them so caring & inspiring. I want to do this program again & again because I’ve never felt better!
Thank you.
Lori, NY