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.
Vitina Blumenthal, founder of WanderfulSoul & Co-founder of Wanderwell, 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 Fraser is the Founder of Wild Wellness Travel and is the Co-Founder of Wanderwell and has over 15 years of experience in the luxury travel and wellness industries. She is a certified health coach through The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and guides numerous notable executives, celebrities, public figures and corporations worldwide on how to achieve their wellness goals. Her mission with Wanderwell is to merge exquisite travel and transformative wellness experiences together to create trips of a lifetime that leave all participants truly inspired. All of Cait’s retreats combine a mix of cultural involvement, exercise, stress reduction, culinary education and spiritual connection since these components have the greatest lasting impact in our lives. It’s also through Cait’s exclusive roster of luxury hotels, private properties and a robust network of the worlds leading instructors that have made her a sought after international expert and retreat host.
Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat is an 1,800-acre nature reserve in Nicaragua’s Pacific countryside that offers opportunities to stimulate your mind, your body and your soul. It is the vision of 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 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.
This exceptional property offers a seamless confluence of sustainable nature-based design with Feng Shui inspiration, rich Nicaraguan culture and warm hospitality, nurturing exploration, adventure, wellbeing and peace. Experiences include horseback riding, mountain top yoga, tennis, organic gardening and cooking classes.
The team at Nekupe is firmly rooted in the belief that it is our responsibility as inhabitants of this planet to treat it with the utmost respect and care. With this in mind, every program and building at Nekupe has been created with sustainability and social responsibility in mind, so that they can help preserve our environment, a continual source of sustenance, inspiration and beauty. To that point, the buildings at the reserve are currently using solar panels as a part of that sustainability effort.
Best to fly into Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua (MGA).
Nekupe is located in Nandaime, 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. Transportation to and from MGA to Nekupe is included in the retreat package.
The fastest way to arrive at Nekupe and possibly the most scenic, is to have our staff arrange for Helicopter Transportation from Managua. This exclusive method of transportation takes only 30 minutes from Managua and provides a view of Nicaragua like no other. (Not included in the price of retreat)
*Flights are not included in the price of retreat
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 1800-acres of pure bliss on your personal ATV.
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. Learning will happen experientially and in conversation at the spa and on hikes, in workshops, during daily yoga and meditation, and through Nekupe’s on-site activities.
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