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The retreat for people
who work hard


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Retreats that revitalize

We curate stunning international retreats that restore balance and energy through unique exercise and mindfulness activities like:


Sound journeys

Beach workouts


Jungle hikes


Watercolor painting




Amazing, restorative activities you might not do often back home.

And we do it in incredible locations you might not otherwise visit.

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Hi, I'm Max.

After almost a decade in consulting, I was totally burnt out.


The long hours, back-to-back-to-back meetings, and high stress took a heavy toll on my physical and mental health.


To untangle my brain, my wife and I took a month-long trip to Costa Rica. 


It helped me reconnect with myself, find more balance, and restore my energy.

That experience inspired me to leave the corporate world and help others who are navigating similar feelings.


With that, Sand and Salt Escapes was born.

Feeling burnt out?

We've got you.

What  People Are Saying

"We walked in the rain, worked out on the beach, did yoga in the jungle, rode ATVs through the mud, breathed in a rainstorm, surfed, swam, painted and the list goes on. However, the memories that stick out the most is how much we laughed, shared, relaxed and loved.
Thank you for creating this incredible experience. It will have a lifetime effect on me."
- Kelsey S

Just show up

Every detail is taken care of from the moment you arrive, including:

  • Stunning accommodations

  • Daily exercise classes on the beach or in the jungle with a local coach

  • Daily mindfulness classes with local instructors

  • Healthy, chef-prepared brunches and dinners every day

  • Unlimited healthy snacks

  • Access to incredible outdoor activities throughout the area

  • Onsite concierge to coordinate anything you'd like to do with your free time

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Make the trip yours


There's so much incredible nature to experience in Nosara, with well-marked jungle hikes and pristine beaches just minutes away.


Nosara has an energy that's unparalleled. You'll love exploring the local shops and restaurants throughout the jungle.


Everything else

We can also arrange a variety of other activities on your behalf, including:

  • Surf lessons

  • Stand-up paddle boarding

  • ATV tours

  • Mountain biking

  • Horseback riding

  • Ziplining

  • Massage

Nathan's experience...

"After being back home for a month, I truly feel like my greatest takeaway was the general feeling of relaxation and peace that came from being in a supportive environment with like-minded individuals and a great leader.

You could share your thoughts and feelings in an open and honest way that may not translate to how conversations typically happen back home. Knowing that retreats like this are available to me in the future has given me a sense of peace.”


Where you'll stay


Our upcoming retreats will take place at Jade Nosara, a luxury boutique villa thoughtfully integrated into the surrounding jungle.

Jade offers five standalone jungle bungalows and two private jungle duplexes.  Each bungalow and duplex has its own private entrance, private bath, A/C, and safe. Rooms can be personalized for single or double occupancy.

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2022 Retreats

Nosara, Costa Rica

July 7-13 - SOLD OUT (completed)



Want to join?

Take the first step in getting the rest and energy you deserve.

It's time to focus on you.

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