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5 Days Yoga Escape in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Believe Surf & Yoga Lodge, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

This retreat is a perfect opportunity for beginners or advanced yogis to enhance their skills and get inspired while traveling and experiencing Costa Rica. There will be daily yoga, morning and afternoon. The classes will focus on areas such as breathing, strengthening, and stretching, which in turn will help refresh your body and mind.

Highlights

  • 4 yoga classes
  • All levels of expertise are welcome
  • Free use of hotel amenities
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Café
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

The retreat will take place at Believe Lodge, two minutes from the beach and in one of the best spots of Santa Teresa. The place is surrounded by tropical gardens and nature. There is a very nice chill-out common area where breakfast is served every morning. The yoga deck is one of the main points of the lodge, with enough space for 16 yogis and a very nice view of the pool and nature all around.

Believe Surf and Yoga hosts both surf and are yoga travelers so the lodge has that one-of-a-kind of vibe for solo travelers who like to socialize and share their experience with others. All private rooms are air-conditioned. Some of them feature a king size bed, while others feature full beds and single beds. There is also the option of staying at the spacious shared dorm room with enough space for eight travelers.

Program

Believe Surf and Yoga's program will start each day with breathing exercises followed by an energetic morning practice. Thereafter, you will be served a tasty breakfast before you go out and explore and enjoy beautiful Santa Teresa. In the afternoon, there will be another calming and soothing yoga class that will help release any built-up tension.

Daily schedule

Day 1 - Arrival

You will arrive at Santa Teresa, check-in, refresh yourself at the swimming pool, and enjoy the first sunset at the beach and a dinner with the retreat group.

Day 2 - Introductory yoga class

An opening morning yoga practice is followed by an energizing breakfast. Then there is free time for you to rest and enjoy the swimming pool before the afternoon yoga practice.

Day 3 - Vinyasa and stretching

You have the option to attend a Vinyasa class in the morning to heat up and strengthen the body. After the class, you will enjoy breakfast and free time before the afternoon yoga practice of stretching and relaxing the body.

Day 4 - Take a free-from-yoga morning

Believe Surf and Yoga suggests taking a surf lesson, going for the canopy tour in Malpais, or exploring the rainforest from a zip line. Morning yoga will be any-how taking place so you are welcome to join. You can also join the 6:30pm yoga class after sunset.

Day 5 - Farewell

Your breakfast will be served from 07:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Believe Surf and Yoga will try to fully adapt to your departure schedule.

Retreat location

Santa Teresa is an ideal destination for those who are looking to connect deeply with nature and themselves. Whether you are looking for great surfing, get deeper into yoga, a romantic beach vacation, a family-friendly destination, or you enjoy traveling safely on your own, this is definitely the destination for you.

It is located in the Nicoya Peninsula, on the west coast of Costa Rica, very close to Malpais and some hours south from Nosara and the busy Tamarindo. Founded by local communities only some decades ago and slowly grown into a surf and yoga community, Santa Teresa hosts a unique mix of Ticos (Costa Rican people) and immigrants from all around the world who have turned this place into a very special spot on earth.

Food

Daily breakfast at the lodge's chill out area is included in the retreat price. Breakfast includes fresh fruits, cereals, dairy and almond milk, toasts, cream cheese, jam, eggs, pancakes and the typical gallo pinto (local style rice and beans).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

All-terrain vehicle tour

You can start your engine and get ready for an adventure. Lots of fun, you can drive all over, even make a trip to the close-by Montezuma waterfalls.

Canopy tours

Do you want to explore a unique and adrenaline-filled environment? Fly through the treetops hundreds of meters in the air with a chance to spot some of the diverse wildlife. Do not miss this great adventure!

Fishing

Malpais is a small fishermen town. They take off every morning from the small natural port searching for the catch of the day. Take a full morning off, enjoy a wonderful journey along the coasts of Malpais and Cabo Verde Natural Reserve, and be part of the fishermen crew for some hours. And of course, you can have cooked the catch in the evening, or you can just practice sport fishing.

Hiking

You can take a stroll along the seemingly endless white sand beach or visit some nearby national parks such as Cabo Blanco National Park and Cabulla National Park. You will see amazing tropical trees and flowers, exotic fruits, monkeys, red foxes, boas, and many birds.

Horseback riding

Nothing compares to running a horse along a tropical beach, watching the sunset on the horizon, or making a tour in the jungle, on the beaches, and into the mountains.

Kayak adventure and fishing

You can enjoy scenic kayaking in the Pacific ocean or paddle up the close by rivers, exploring the jungle and its wildlife. Catch fish from your kayak and explore the steamy underwater volcanoes below you during your tour.

Monkey watching

You will spend your mornings or evenings watching the howler monkeys traversing the beautiful vegetation on the accommodation surroundings.

Montezuma waterfalls

A few minutes away from Santa Teresa, there is a magical spot surrounded by pure nature. You will enjoy the waterfalls, fresh water, and wonderful small town to hang out after the refreshing experience.

Stand up paddle

Stand up paddle is an exciting sport that is a true full body workout. Enjoy an alternative to surfing by using a paddle. It is easy to learn and suited for all levels of skill.

Surfing

Just a four-minute walk from your bungalow is the beach and a famous surf point. Santa Teresa beach has some of the best and least crowded surf in the world. You have choices to the north and the south on the beach. The water is always warm and the waves are always big enough. If you want to learn, you can take private lessons for any level.

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 yoga classes
  • Use of swimming pool and chill out area

What's not included

  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • Beverages
  • Second and third meal
  • Surf lessons

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at either Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) or Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR). You can take a 25-minute flight from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) to Tambor Airport (TMU) in the Nicoya Peninsula. Once in Tambor Airport (TMU), you will be picked up with a taxi, 45 minutes ride, which costs 60 USD plus tax for a one-way trip.

If you are flying to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, also known as Liberia International Airpor (LIR), you will have to take a land shuttle to Santa Teresa (seven hours). This service requires a minimum of two passengers to depart and usually costs 55 USD plus taxes.

Arrival by shuttle

The direct land shuttles depart from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), take up to seven hours to arrive at Santa Teresa, and cost 50 USD plus taxes for a one-way trip. They leave Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) early in the morning, around 8:00 a.m., and arrive at midday. This shuttle will take you to the port of Puntarenas on a ferry to Paquera, and from there all the way to Santa Teresa. In case you need to stay overnight in San Jose, you can arrange accommodation and breakfast with the shuttle service for 95 USD plus taxes per guest (one-way trip).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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