Nekupe, Nicaragua // June 1-5, 2018
Come back to your soul with our signature Wanderwell experience. Our Nekupe retreats are limited to only 10 participants to create a truly personalized and exclusive experience that will rejuvenate, inspire and lead you to a space of transformation and prosperity. Your meditation practice will deepen, you will connect with Mother Nature and you will feel present in your body. All of our experiences are also designed to give you the tools you need for living a mindful life at home and on the road.
Our Nekupe retreats blend the natural vibrancy, culture and spiritual traditions of Nicaragua with the art of mindful living. We promote a skillful blend of cooperative workshops and ample quiet time for personal contemplation, alongside the opportunity to indulge in delicious and nutritional Nicaraguan cuisine with the Five Star flair of our award-winning chef. During this 5-day retreat, you will nourish your body and mind, learn vital tools to reduce your stress levels, develop cultural involvement at home and abroad, and understand the benefits of connecting with your soul in times of need.
Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat is a 1,800-acre private nature reserve in Nicaragua’s Pacific countryside that offers opportunities to stimulate your mind, your body and your soul. It is the vision of renowned Nicaraguan philanthropists Don Alfredo Jr. and Doña Theresa Pellas, avid travelers and adventure enthusiasts whose commitment to nature is exhibited through the resort’s core principles of respect and stewardship of the environment.
This sanctuary is located in Nandaime, the “place of abundant streams.” It is just under two hours from the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua, 30 minutes from the charming colonial city of Granada and just over an hour from the Pacific Coast.
Nekupe also houses an animal sanctuary with more than 158 species of plants, including more than 14,000 trees that were planted throughout the reserve. Wildlife and fauna is sustained by the reservoirs developed by a team of local experts and ecologists. The sobering aura of the grounds serves as a backdrop for a variety of recreational activities and nature appreciation.
Vitina Blumenthal, founder of WanderfulSoul & Co-founder of Wanderwell, is a Wellness Curator. She is a certified Yoga Instructor who after a successful career in the music industry began a journey of discovery in an Ashram in India. She has since dedicated the last six years travelling throughout India, South East Asia and Central America teaching and leading wellness retreats and is known for helping others incorporate Eastern mindfulness traditions and healing practices into our modern Western lifestyle. She has learned from renowned thought leaders in the wellness space and more formally studied Mindfulness at the University of Toronto. It's her lifework to infuse practical mindfulness tools into everyday life to guide people to live aligned to their purpose. Her passion remains firmly focused on the intersection between wellness and creating unforgettable, transformational experiences.
Cait is the Co-Founder of Wander Well. She has over 15 years of experience in the luxury travel industry and is a certified health coach through IIN. Her mission is to inspire others through travel. Whether on a spiritual retreat, indulging in beautiful cuisine, an adventure hike up a volcano or napping during a thunderstorm. Each person’s journey is unique and she thrives to help you find yours.
Sample Daily Schedule:
6:00am // Morning Smoothie Bar
6:30am // Morning Hike with Ranger
7:00am // Coffee & Tea
7:30am // Yoga & Meditation
10:00am // Brunch
1:30pm // Workshop
3:30pm // Activity
7:00pm // Dinner Under the Stars
8:30pm // Evening Activity
4 Nights at Nicaragua's most luxury property. The perfect opportunity to connect with nature while in comfort and luxury. Choose between a stay in La Residencia or a private villa. Explore 1300-acres of pure bliss on your personal ATV
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Nekupe’s dining options offer a fresh, farm-to-table spin on traditional Nicaraguan dishes. Whether you are having dinner at Don Alfredo’s or lunch at the picnic area, our culinary options will entice every palate. We will always accommodate any dietary needs or concerns. Buen Provecho!
You will benefit from the 24-7 attention of a dedicated ranger to help with all of your on-site requests and adventuresThey are your personal guide to provide you with any information you may need during your stay (in Spanish and English), booking activities, and even take you for a spin in your room's personal ATV
The retreat is designed to take you deeper inwards to rediscover yourself, to plant seeds of change and create shifts that will enable you to live more fully in your everyday life. Consists of workshops, hikes, daily yoga and meditation, and Nekupe's on-site activities
Are You Ready For A Transformation?
Embark on a journey back to your soul
Feel restored and rejuvenated
Deepen your meditation practice
Meet a specially curated group of incredible individuals from around the world
Feel energized and inspired to return to your everyday life
Develop skills for journaling and daily reflection
Practice daily rituals that will lead you to clarity and abundance
Explore over 1k acres of pristine private jungle property with your personal ranger at your leisure
Opt for personal one-on-one sessions with our wellness experts to tackle personal issues like weight loss, goal-setting and more
Enjoy treatments at the Nekupe spa with 100% natural treatments using local plants