6 Days Vegan Cooking Holiday in Costa Rica

6 Days Vegan Cooking Holiday in Costa Rica

  • Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Villas, Dominical de Osa, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Vegan Culinary Vacation

Organic vegan foods are the new medicine for humanity. Through a proper balance of fruits, vegetables, and grains, anyone can become healthy. At Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Villas, they have been recently joined by Magali Urena who is a culinary wizard and has now turned vegan. When you visit the villas, your meals are created with love and heart and they will care for your every allergy or sensitivity. You will discover how wonderful healthy live foods and fresh foods can taste.

Highlights

  • Learn vegan recipes
  • Hands-on cooking classes
  • Visit to local organic market
  • Opportunity to visit the area
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All daily meals
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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For this retreat, you will be staying at the Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Villas. The Waterfall Villas has six eco-luxurious suites that flank the hypnotizing rhythms of a sacred stream fed by an underground spring as it carves its way through a verdant rain forest gorge flowing into waterfalls.

Suites feature large glass doors to enter an open veranda exposed to the swirling waters, bringing mind, body, and spirit in unison with nature. Complete with ensuite bathrooms some with Jacuzzi. Experience an exclusive stay with exemplary personalized service.

Butterfly suite

The butterfly suite is in the deluxe butterfly villa, which has two separate suites. Each suite has a private entrance and private bathroom. The butterfly suite accommodates one to three persons and the entire villa is great for a family and can accommodate up to five persons comfortably (both suites). The butterfly suite is the largest suite at the Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Villas.

Enjoy an incredible honeymoon, a romantic getaway, a personal retreat, or a quality time family vacation in this wonderful large, comfortable, and luxurious suite. The butterfly suite has a lovely kitchenette with marble sitting bar affording views to the rain forest from your bamboo bar stools where you will probably see exotic birds in their nests during March and April.

The butterfly suite has a canopy teak wood king bed and private extra large bathroom with spacious shower adorned with lava rock and a rock crystal trim, and stain glass blue morpho butterfly window. The extra large shower has an exclusive rain shower head and this zen style bathroom has a rock carved sink and full size mirror for total comfort offering spectacular views of the rainforest orchid rock grotto and upper waterfall. This is a Tantric sacred space.

Beautiful bamboo lamps above the large windows illuminate fabulous Balinese carved art work. Chinese brush work from Fateh's private collection of Costa Rican nature is displayed with calligraphy poems depicting the nature surrounding the waterfalls making for an authentic expression of the tropical environment at the villas. Private balcony faces the stream at the top of the falls. Relax with comfortable Bali teak and rattan relaxing chairs.

Butterflies symbolize transformation and this powerful transformation energy allows you to go that next level of bonding in a unique experience with your partner and loved ones. Feeling the freedom of the rain forest and all its bounty. The butterfly suite is equipped with a beautiful Peruvian marble wet bar with accents in lava stone and bamboo.

It is equipped with a convenient refrigerator and with bar style sitting area overlooking the waterfalls and forest, wood balcony, king size canopied teak bed, and has a couch that also folds out into a bed, and separate large shower and bathroom in beautiful natural sandstone with stain glass butterflies and glass mosaic with marble finishing, adorned with extraordinary artwork. Here, the waterfall’s vortex energy will infuse you with Chi forces, which are rejuvenating and invigorating.

The butterfly suite has ultimate modern super quiet mini-split air conditioning systems and has very large spacious space for a total luxury experience. You will be provided with bath and beach towels, shampoo and conditioner, water pitcher, coffee, and teas.

Dragonfly villa

The dragonfly suite I and II are in the dragonfly villa an exclusive rainforest canopy experience with two separate dragonfly suites that together can accommodate up to six persons. The dragonfly suites can accommodate up to three persons. The dragonfly villa is at the closest point to the drop off of the waterfalls.

The dragonfly symbolizes breaking free from illusion and supports the process of balancing your life's energy. Raised high into the canopy, you will find yourself immersed in Costa Rican nature. Relax to the sound of the waterfalls and feel the transformation bring you total rejuvenation of mind, body, and spirit.

The dragonfly villa is designed in the ecological spirit with the least carbon foot print. This space is great to detox and restore balance! Comfortable and luxurious both the dragonfly suites I and II have a fabulous Balinese Wantilan roof also called a cathedral ceiling that gives natural ventilation, along with the tropical ceiling fans and an ionic air cooling system, which is so refreshing.

The ceiling is 15 feet high. This carbon neutral building uses a naturally fallen red cedar for the ceiling in this wonderfully designed villa with natural bamboo molding carefully craved by hand. Natural lava stone and marble detailing in the bathrooms with ceramic, glass, and marble mosaic artwork of underwater flowers and soft corals with a seahorse.

There are specially selected wood carving work from Bali and paintings of orchids of Costa Rica for an added Feng Shui flowing feeling. The villa is equipped with an exceptionally large covered terrace with comfortable chairs to immerse you into the rainforest’s canopy energy hanging over the top of the falls.

The villa can be occupied as separate suites or as a full two-bedroom, two-bath villa. Each suite is with separate entrance. Extra fold out sofa couch bed(s) are available for groups of five or six.

Both the dragonfly suites I and II feature bamboo four-post canopied queen size bed, private zen style bathroom, sitting area with Balinese teak opium table, meditation cushions, sofa couch, which is also as a fold-out double bed, 15-feet of private covered wood terrace facing the orchid gorge and the waterfalls, and mini fridge. You will also be provided with bath and beach towels, shampoo and conditioner, water pitcher, coffee, and teas.

Honeymoon Jacuzzi suite

The honeymoon Jacuzzi suite is perfect for honeymoons and romantic escapes featuring a luxurious indoor private Jacuzzi. The honeymoon suite is the ultimate exclusive luxury design with custom Bali features including carved limestone and exquisite glass mosaic, marble, and rock crystal.

The honeymoon Jacuzzi suite is the honeymooner's dream. This private suite has a king size bed and the ultimate extravagant Jacuzzi facing the rain forest and the stream at the top of the waterfalls into the orchid gorge, wood balcony, and sitting area. Exquisitely furnished in tropical style with very special pieces of Balinese art to enhance your experience.

The zen style bathroom has an extra large shower that has an exclusive rain shower head. There is a rock carved sink and full size mirror for total comfort offering spectacular views of the rain forest orchid rock grotto and upper waterfall. This is a Tantric sacred space. In the honeymoon suite, a limestone stone carving of Sarasvati dancing in the forest adorns the large luxurious indoor Jacuzzi bath with candles and special lighting for romantic nights facing the rainforest.

Beautiful bamboo lamps above the large windows illuminate fabulous Balinese carved art work. Chinese brush work from private collection of Costa Rican nature is displayed with calligraphy poems depicting the nature surrounding the waterfalls making for an authentic expression of the tropical environment at the villa. There is a separate coffee and tea corner in marble and a convenient mini fridge.

The private balcony faces the stream at the top of the falls where you can relax with comfortable Bali teak and rattan relaxing chairs. The room features ultimate modern super quiet mini-split air conditioning systems, teak wood king-size bed, large built-in closet, and book shelf inset with Buddha head and adjustable dim lights. You will also be provided with bath and beach towels, shampoo and conditioner, water pitcher, coffee, and teas.

Goddess suite

Secluded and serene, the jade spa villa is reached by a staircase lit by Balinese lanterns. Protected like the most sacred temple and sheltered from the world by immense ancient trees that lean across the top of the waterfalls, this sacred space has been created for you and your loved ones to share an experience of magic in the Baru Rainforest like nowhere else on earth.

In traditional Balinese style, your shower opens up into your own walled tropical garden where there is a goddess statue and a fish pond. Here, you can sit in privacy on a dragonfly mosaic bench and enjoy the mystic of tropical birds and feel the waterfall energy, while viewing into a transparent tropical angel fish pond-aquarium for zen contemplation.

Designed with authentic Feng Shui, this space is the closest to the rare vortex energy found whirling like a dervish between ancient trees that are home to Kinkajou and rare forest owls. The goddess suite has a magnificent balcony set high in the canopy for incredible views of nature. If you are traveling with friends or family, the goddess suite has two bedroom with separate two luxury baths.

The goddess suite features a bamboo four-post canopied queen size bed, Balinese style zen bathroom with shower looking into your private walled-in meditation garden through large windows, sofa couch, which is also used as a day bed excellent for reading and opens into double bed, sitting area with bamboo mat and meditation cushions, book shelf inset with Buddha head and adjustable dim lights, and covered balcony facing the top of the falls and the rainforest.

The room is air-conditioned and has a large built-in closet with woven bamboo doors. You will also be provided with bath and beach towels, shampoo and conditioner, water pitcher, coffee, and teas.

Jade spa Jacuzzi suite

Next to the waterfalls and in the heart of the Baru Rainforest, you have your own rainforest spa garden for detox, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Secluded and serene, the jade spa villa is reached by a staircase lit by Balinese lanterns.

Protected like the most sacred temple and sheltered from the world by immense ancient trees that lean across the top of the waterfalls, this sacred space has been created for you and your loved ones to share an experience of magic in the Baru Rainforest like nowhere else on earth.

In total privacy, therapists will come to your villa to indulge yourself in the most ancient arts of rejuvenation, detox, and renewal, bringing the secrets of the Balinese beauty priestess to you.

In traditional Balinese style, your glass shower door open up into your jade spa garden, where you can find a full professional for four persons vita spa Jacuzzi with super high powered jets. Revive as you look out into the exotic lush rainforest, while they prepare the most exclusive skin elixir known to earth, which is fresh organic mangosteen.

In a separate, open air orchid garden area with a wall of Costa Rican Jade rock, your massage treatments evaporate all of your stress like the morning mists. Rejuvenate with their signature jaguar massage and hot lava rock treatments. Skin defoliations and Javanese skin treatments are their specialty in your own jade spa villa. You can also enjoy your treatments at our their waterfall spa.

Designed with authentic Feng Shui, this space is the closest to the rare vortex energy found whirling like a dervish between ancient trees that are home to Kinkajou and rare forest owls. A favorite tree of the toucans hangs into the spa garden just above the spa Jacuzzi. Gardens are adorned with volcanic rock statues carved on the island of Bali and the rock walls are covered with exotic orchids, ferns, and other brilliant colored flowers.

The jade spa villa has a magnificent long balcony set high in the canopy for incredible views of nature. The jade spa Jacuzzi suite is for two persons. The suite features a bamboo four-post canopied queen size bed, Balinese style zen bathroom with glass shower door that opens to your private garden, double bathroom sinks, bamboo couch, sitting area with bamboo mat and meditation cushions, book shelf inset with Buddha head and adjustable dim lights, and covered balcony facing the top of the falls and the rainforest.

Large private walled in spa garden adorned with exotic flowers, ferns, bromilliade, and orchids. There is a private space for massage and rejuvenation treatments in a separate area of the garden reached through a passage way in your luxury shower and bathroom door. It also has a wrap around balcony and private outdoor professional spa Jacuzzi that looks out into the rain forest in your walled in private garden adorned with sacred volcanic rock statues from Bali.

The room is air-conditioned, has a large built-in closet with woven bamboo doors, and mini fridge. You will also be provided with bath and beach towels, shampoo and conditioner, water pitcher, coffee, and teas.

Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Villas promotes healthy lifestyles for a happy world. They believe that what people eat is the key to achieving sustainability on the planet and is crucial to what saving the rainforest is all about. This is a healing journey and you will experience tropical flavors and textures that you are sure to treasure. Tasting is believing!

They specialize in vegan meals. All the kitchen staff is very passionate about promoting a plant based diet and introducing people to the most wonderful meals, so that they would consider adopting a greater portion of vegan meals in their life. Enjoy the most fresh variety of organic foods that Costa Rica has to offer.

The vegan cooking retreat package includes a luxury suite and all the meals for the five nights, with four cooking classes crafted to give you a full spectrum of their vegan specialties. Each day, you will learn how easy it is to get on the path to health as a vegan and save the planet. Becoming vegan is a sure way to become healthier, loose unwanted pounds, reduce stress, and experience more energy in your daily life.

You will be loving every minute of your new vegan lifestyle when you learn how to cook in the Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Villas' way, featuring their world fusion cuisine using all fresh ingredients. Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, and local Costa Rican meals will be featured. The class is taught by their two top chef, Fateh. Full meals including incredible deserts that use no sugar will be demonstrated in the classes.

There are 4 days of instruction in this holiday. You will visit the local, all-organic market where you will get to see local farmers and the vegetables and tropical fruits of Costa Rica. Visit to the market will either be on Tuesday or Thursday, but not on the day of your arrival or departure. Classes are held in the mornings and lunches will be of a taster's assortment. In the afternoons, you are free to enjoy their spa offerings, go to discover the palm lined beaches of southern Costa Rica, or join one of the many adventure tours. The southern region of Costa Rica has everything Costa Rica has to offer in one place.

  • Fateh Kaur Bolivar

    Fateh Kaur Bolivar is an ex-CEO from the stressed out software business. Now making Costa Rica home, she is a top vegan and raw foods chef and certified Kundalini yoga teacher. Fateh has had a passion for cooking since she adolescence and had spent five years training her local Costa Rican cooks the magic of vegan and raw after a lifetime of international experience in the kitchen.

The retreat will take place in Costa Rica. The villas are 500 meters above sea level where the mountains rise very quickly and only five minutes drive from the beaches, yet they are far enough into the rainforest that their plant and animal diversity is stunning and exotic. Also, the mosquito count is much lower than on the beach.

Cascadas Farallas Waterfalls are three miles on paved road from Dominicals famous surf beach, yet secluded and also close to a wide variety restaurants and night life. The exotic southern pacific beaches extend all the way to the Osa Peninsula and are within easy reach by the Pan American highway.

This area is called the Costa Ballena or Whale Coast for the large number of migratory whales spotted here. It is close to five national parks. The Corcovado National Park and Cano Island are day trips. If Osa Peninsula or Manuel Antonio and Quepos are in your itinerary, the villa is a perfect base.

Nearby places

  • Dominical Beach Town - 5 minutes
  • Quepos and Manuel Antonio Beach - 30 minutes
  • Uvita - 15 minutes
Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Diving nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking / trekking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Spa
  • Surfing nearby
  • Zip lining nearby
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
Services
  • Free toiletries
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

You will have the opportunity to try many tropical delights from their rainforest and their own highland organic farm where a unique micro-climate facilitates the most tasty veggies and fruits imaginable. Fresh foods are delicious and they are dedicated to proving that to the most skeptic guest. Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Villas offers many packages with meals.

If you order outside of their special package offers, there will be an additional cost. Vegan lunch with a fresh made beverage costs 30 USD per person and vegan dinner (three-course gourmet meal with entree, main course, and a healthy desert and fresh made beverage) is 48 USD per person with taxes and service charges apply for 23%.

Please indicate in advance if you would like a raw gourmet meal, gluten free, or a detox program. All meals must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance if you are not on a specific meal package. Their meal service is an important part of your healing journey. Delicious gourmet meals with the freshest and purest ingredients are offered to guests in bistro style (one set daily menu, which is changed every day).

They have a meal service that allows them to prepare fresh daily meals when there are requests for meals. They do not store foods or prepare in advance. Please let Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Villas know your dietary requirements as they have a personalized chef service. Offering on request or as part of their specialty packages are the gluten-free, macrobiotics, Ayurvedic dosha balancing meals (with personalized analysis), detox, and sugar free and salt free meals.

  • Enjoy canopy zipline tour
  • Enjoy giant Nauyaca waterfall tour
  • Enjoy sunset sail
  • Go bird watching
  • Go white water rafting
  • Visit beach nearby
  • Visit national parks nearby
  • 1 visit to local organic market
  • 4 cooking classes
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All daily vegan meals
  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatments
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Dominical de Osa, Costa Rica

Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Villas is a luxury wellness center in the tropical south pacific of Costa Rica in the rainforest and five minutes from an exquisite palm lined beach.

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6 days / 5 nights

Availability

This vacation is available from January to October. Please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • June - October

 

High season
  • January - May

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