RANCHO SANTA FE — Jim Dudl, a physician and 30-year La Jolla resident and his son, native La Jollan Bret Dudl, have partnered to create La Joya Perfecta — the perfect jewel — a health and wellness resort community in Costa Rica.
A presentation to introduce opportunities in The Founder’s Club of La Joya Perfecta will be held in Rancho Santa Fe at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the home of Steve Klein, president of the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center 2009 board of directors and member of the La Joya Perfecta advisory board.
Bret Dudl has spent most of his life in La Jolla, attending La Jolla Elementary school and La Jolla High School moving away only for his college years and returning to build a highly successful employee benefits and insurance business that he sold in 2007. Jim Dudl, at home in La Jolla, manages the wellness protocol for patients with Diabetes across the country for a major national health insurer.
“The growing epidemic of preventable diabetes in the United States is definitely one of the reasons we decided to develop La Joya Perfecta” Bret Dudl said. His father is reminded every day in his work of the great need for true lifestyle change in the United States and recognized a need for a place that could affordably make a positive impact in people’s health. Sadly, the most compelling prompt for this vision was the loss of the Dudls’ brother and son to lung cancer just three years ago. The devastating experience created the motivation for the two to focus their efforts on the dream of creating a health oriented paradise.
“A passionate belief in the ability of each and every person to make lifestyle choices that result in happier, healthier lives is the basis for La Joya Perfecta,” said the junior Dudl. Guests at this spectacularly naturally beautiful retreat can expect their own personal physician, a personal nutritionist, and generous access to physical therapists, acupuncturists, yoga instructors, and chiropractors.”
The name La Joya Perfecta was certainly influenced by the pair’s love of their home La Jolla. Using the Spanish spelling for “the jewel” with a recognition that nothing is as valuable as perfect health, La Joya Perfecta was born. An exclusive 162-acre, 140-unit wellness community, it is being developed along the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, near the city of Cortes just north of the Osa Penninsula with finished units in 2011 and completion in 2014.
For more information about the event or about La Joya Perfecta, please contact Kindra Young at [email protected] or (619) 723-8132.