How Long You Need To Go On Holiday For To Feel Completely Relaxed?

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Vacations are an essential aspect of maintaining our physical and psychological health. In fact, some countries have even established national vacation rights. Taking time away from work to relax enhances our mood, lowers our stress, and decreases our risk of developing heart disease. All of these things inevitably make us more energetic, motivated, and productive!

That being said, these benefits can vary depending on the duration of your holiday. You may be thinking, “I need a holiday. A very long holiday.” However, longer holidays don’t always lead to the best long-term effects. So, just how long do you need to go on holiday to feel completely relaxed?

No less than 8 days

According to a scientific research paper published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, your happiness peaks on vacation around day 8. It then begins to fade until around day 11, where you may start feeling homesick or disinterested. Though the idea of a month-long vacation is appealing, it may be best to take shorter vacations throughout the year instead.

Of course, vacations that are too short aren’t as relaxing either. The study also noted that it took about 8 days for people to let go of their stress and responsibilities back home. That means a 4- or 5-day vacation is unlikely to result in long-term relaxation or health benefits. The sweet spot appears to be anywhere from 8 to 10 days. That’s why we recommend finding 7-night vacation packages that allow you to reap all the rewards of a great getaway.

How to relax on holiday

Relaxing on holiday may seem like an easy task. However, where you stay and the activities you partake in will affect just how much you can fully unwind and de-stress. Sitting in a beach chair all day, for example, won’t yield the most positive results. That’s why Kalon Surf has carefully planned a 7 nights all-inclusive getaway in Costa Rica to maximize your relaxation.

Our luxurious vacation package includes several amenities and extra features, including airport transfers. The airport transfers ensure that you reach our resort as quickly and hassle-free as possible. You’ll also find yourself feeling both pampered and energized by our organic gourmet meals, as well as our complimentary massage and yoga sessions.

What truly makes us stand out is our 5 days of surf coaching. Surfing is considered by many to be beneficial to mental health and incredibly therapeutic. It’s also a great way to stay active while having the time of your life, making memories that you and your fellow travelers will never forget. At Kalon Surf, you’ll find the ultimate balance between relaxation and adventure.

Book a dream getaway with Kalon Surf

When you book your much-needed vacation with Kalon Surf, we ensure that the experience is as stress-free as possible. We do this by offering a luxurious all-inclusive week long getaway at our resort in sunny Costa Rica! You won’t have to plan a thing. Simply select your ideal vacation dates, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours to confirm their availability.

You’re more than welcome to contact us with any questions you have about our resort, packages, availability, or anything else. You can reach out to our friendly team by calling +1 949 342 6215, emailing, or filling out our inquiry form.

We look forward to hosting you in paradise!

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