Costa Rica is said to be one of the happiest countries in the world, a place where nature and people co-exist in perfect harmony. So where better to relax and recharge than the abundant Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica? With first-class accommodation, eco-lodges, and exceptional settings among rain-forests, beaches, and coffee plantations, you can balance mind, body, and spirit in some of the most enchanting locations in Central America.
Danyasa Yoga Retreat & Eco Lodge
On the banks of Baru River, nestled beneath rain-forested peaks, Danyasa boutique yoga center envelops you in lush nature. The harmonious sanctuary set near Dominical Beach, 40 minutes from Manuel Antonio, is the perfect place to elevate to higher consciousness. Accommodations are in the form of deluxe, Eco-friendly refurbished shipping containers with 1500 thread count sheets, air conditioning, and WiFi. The retreat also boasts a swimming pool surrounded by towering palm trees, a communal lounge, and a delightful sun deck where you can unwind with like-minded soul-seekers. Daily beginner, intermediate, and expert yoga classes are held in the open bamboo studio, connecting you to the great outdoors as you perfect your sun salutation. Evenings are serene with candlelit yoga sessions harnessing the innate power of a silvery moon.
Anamaya Yoga & Health Retreat
At the southern tip of Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica’s western shores, lies tranquil Anamaya Resort. This stunning yoga and wellness retreat is hidden on a mountainside amidst emerald jungles, overlooking azure waters, and the charming beach town of Montezuma. The resort runs retreats from Saturday to Saturday each week, bringing in some of the world’s top yogis to teach calming, core strengthening practices to students. In addition to yoga, you can enjoy a swim in the saltwater infinity pool, indulge in a relaxing massage, book yourself a surf or scuba lesson, or even go horseback riding! In the evenings, Anamaya pulls out all the stops, and guests are entertained with trapeze artists, kirtan, and even fire dancers!
Pura Vida Retreat & Spa
Just 20 minutes drive from Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria International Airport, Pura Vida Retreat & Spa is surrounded by coffee plantations and verdant mountains. This ideally-situated retreat allows you to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings from beautifully furnished mountainside rooms and suites with private balconies and swaying hammocks. With a variety of wellness activities on offer ranging from yoga to Asian bodywork, Ayurveda treatments, and Eco-adventures, your time spent here will help to rejuvenate and revive you from head to toe. Begin your day with a yoga session before heading out to the cloud forest for a canopy adventure or to discover the crop-to-cup process on a local coffee plantation.
Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa
Set 50 meters from a powdery tropical beach flanked by virgin rain-forest of the Osa Peninsula, Blue Osa Yoga Retreat offers peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of mainland tourist resorts. The retreat offers capacity for 38 guests, so whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or part of a group, there’s room to meet like-minded peace seekers in the intimate setting. With lush gardens, an elevated yoga deck overlooking the ocean and serene temples, Buddha statues and shrines for meditation, you’re sure to find your inner zen after a few days. Blue Osa also provides a creative farm-to-table vegan inspired menu for guests and offers incredible adventures including monkey walks, kayaking through mangroves, and bird watching.
Samasati Nature Retreat
One of the few yoga retreats in Costa Rica along the Caribbean shores, Samasati Nature Retreat is a unique place to immerse yourself in the local culture and admire the unspoiled beauty of the country’s national parks. Eco-friendly guest cabins and casitas are simple and elegant with wood paneling, hammocks, private bathrooms and comfortable beds. Days are spent moving at your own pace, partaking in daily yoga classes, waterfall hikes, guided nature treks or bird watching. The retreat also boasts a shuttle bus which transports you to white sandy beaches and the nearby tourist town of Puerto Viejo. Here you can browse boutiques, sample Caribbean cuisine or learn how to surf and snorkel in crystalline Caribbean waters.
Blue Spirit Yoga and Healing Space
One of the world’s foremost yoga and meditation centers in the country, Blue Spirit Costa Rica sits in Guanacaste province on the Pacific coastline. This extraordinary setting, surrounded by flowing waters, lush gardens and colorful plant life offers a selection of teacher training facilities, group retreats, yoga and meditation classes in their studios or on the beach. Superior cottage and suite accommodations have air conditioning and full amenities, or if you wish to be at one with nature, you can stay in a comfortable platform tent. In addition to yoga, the retreat runs detox cleanse programs, complete with trained therapists offering deep tissue massage, astrological readings, illuminating facials and chocolate bliss body scrubs.