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7 Days Jungle Conservation and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

  • Casa Marea Alta, Punta Banco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica


Saving the Sea Turtles Puntarenas Yoga Retreat

Looking to give back to the community while enhancing your yoga practice? Want to get in touch with nature? In this retreat, you will experience helping to locate sea turtle nests, learning about the different turtles, and releasing the new hatchlings back to their home in the sea. You will be staying in a private eco-friendly ocean front rooms in Punta Banco, Costa Rica doing daily yoga, hiking through the jungle, learning about jungle conservation, and of course, saving the sea turtles!


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Half-day guided jungle tour
  • Stand up paddle and snorkeling tour
  • Full-day guided rainforest and indigenous reservation tour
  • Working in a project for saving the sea turtles
  • Transfers from the Golfito Airport (GLF)
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily healthy meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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You will have private ocean-front rooms at Casa Marea Alta. This lodge is nestled at the bottom of an 800-acre privately owned rainforest and sits directly on the ocean. You are surrounded by conserved nature on all sides. Here, you will have a chance to see a large variety of jungle wildlife, as well as experience ocean-front living. The lodge has a beautiful covered open-air jungle yoga deck where you will do your daily yoga classes. You also have access to a fully-equipped kitchen.

Day 1

  • You will be picked up at the Golfito Airport when you land and taken to Casa Marea Alta
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • If you arrive early and are feeling up to it, you can do an evening yoga class

Day 2

  • 07:00 Private yoga class
  • 08:30 Breakfast, followed by meeting your sea turtle tour guide
  • 17:00 Dinner
  • First night patrol of the sea turtles

Day 3

  • 07:00 Private yoga class
  • 08:30 Breakfast, followed half-day guided jungle tour
  • 17:00 Dinner
  • Second sea turtle night patrol

Day 4

  • 07:00 Private yoga class
  • 08:30 Breakfast, followed by SUP and snorkeling tour
  • Evening yoga class
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 5

  • 07:00 Private yoga class
  • 08:30 Breakfast, followed by free time
  • 17:00 Dinner
  • Third sea turtle night patrol

Day 6

  • 07:00 Private yoga class
  • 08:30 Breakfast, followed by a full-day guided jungle tour
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 7

  • 07:00 Private yoga class
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • Departure

Full-day guided rainforest and indigenous reservation tour

Led by spider monkey specialist, Katie Mann, you will spend the whole day on a guided rainforest and indigenous reservation tour. Here you will learn about the indigenous people of Costa Rica, meet a family who will make you an amazing cup of coffee, and answer any questions you have about their way of life.

With your bilingual and indigenous guide, you will be led through the rainforest where you will learn about conservation of the rainforest, eat delicious fruit you find during the walk, and look for wildlife. You might even get a chance to spot the elusive spider monkeys! You will end up on the beach where you will walk back. Mid-day snack is included.

Half-day guided jungle tour

This is an amazing tour of the jungle with many chances to see birds, monkeys, coatis, sloths, and more. You'll go on a trail through the jungle, looking at various animals, plants, fruits, waterfalls, etc. with experienced and certified nature guides. Punta Banco Retreats neighbor an 800-acre private biological reserve, whom they work closely with.

Save the sea turtles

Spend at least three nights helping to patrol the beaches of Punta Banco with a sea turtle guide. Here you will be looking for sea turtles coming to shore to lay their eggs. You help to protect the sea turtle from possible poachers, collect the nest, and safely bring it back to the nesting area in town. If there are any hatchlings, you can help safely release them back to their home in the ocean.

Stand up paddle board and snorkeling tour

Spend a few hours on the ocean learning how to do stand up paddle board and seeing the amazing Punta Banco and Pavones coast line. If the ocean permits, you will dive down and check out the snorkeling.

  • Elizabeth Arnold

    Beth Anne is a 200-RYT, certified Thai bodywork practitioner, and certified Reiki level 2 practitioner. She currently resides in the beautiful Punta Banco, Costa Rica where she hosts private and group yoga retreats ocean front at Casa Marea Alta. She moved to Costa Rica in December 2014 from Michigan to share her passion of yoga with others. Since then she has had the amazing opportunity to help others come down to Costa Rica and share their yoga too.

Casa Marea Alta has plenty of nature, great weather, and stunning beaches. It is the perfect location for a relaxing and fun retreat. You will stay right on the Pacific Ocean and will be only steps away from the beach, which lies right outside the front door. To the back is a privately-owned biological reserve, which means that you will be surrounded by the jungle at all times. This gives you many opportunities to see three different species of monkeys, who come right up to your window, agoutis, over 300 species of birds, and much more.

  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse back riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Board rental

You will have daily breakfast and dinner served to you. The delicious Costa Rican cuisine can be catered to any dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, allergies, etc.) with advanced notice.

Aerial yoga workshop

A one-hour workshop teaching you how to use aerial silks and going through a class so you can feel comfortable hopping on a swing at home. 

Chocolate tour

Join the town's "Chocolate Man" on an educational and delicious afternoon learning about how to make fresh chocolate from Cacao seeds. So yummy, you won't regret buying an extra bar or two after this class!

Fishing tours

Half day fishing trip in Gulf Dulce (sweet gulf). This gulf in the Pacific is enriched with a variety of species of fish. Take a day out and enjoy the crystal clear waters and catch a couple fish. You bring back what you catch and Beth Anne will help you cook it for dinner. 

Guided nocturnal tour 

A night tour in the jungle with our experienced guide. This gives you a chance to see red eye tree frogs, other species of frogs, aguti pacas, spiders, and snakes. A truly unique look at the jungle nocturnal life.

Horseback riding

Horseback riding on the beach and jungle. About a four-hour ride and you have the option to ride all day if you enjoy it.

Kite surfing lessons

Take on the wind and the waves in Pavones with a kite surfing session with your private kite surfing instructor.

Paddle boarding tours

Stand up and paddle the beautiful Pacific coast of Punta Banco / Pavones, Costa Rica. Enjoy stunning jungle views, warm waters, and peaceful paddling. The tour is approximately three to four hours and has maximum of two participants.

Stand up paddle board yoga

Take a private paddle board yoga class on the warm and beautiful Pacific Ocean. Learn to keep your balance and challenge your asana practice while enjoying stunning views of the Costa Rican coastline. This private class lasts an hour, one person per class. Participant must be a strong swimmer.

You can book the following spa treatments for an additional price:

  • Crystal and chakra energy healing session
  • Deep tissue full body massage
  • Foot massage
  • Reiki
  • Shoulder massage
  • Thai bodywork / massage
  • 2 daily delicious meals
  • 3 nights working with the Save The Sea Turtles in Punta Banco, Costa Rica project
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Full-day guided rainforest and indigenous reservation tour
  • Half-day guided jungle tour
  • Stand up paddle board and snorkeling tour
  • Transport to and from Golfito Airport (GLF)
  • Airfare
  • Alcohol
  • Extra activities
  • Lunch
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Golfito Airport (GLF). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Beth Anne Yoga will pick you up from the airport. To get to Golfito you can fly there via Sansa or Nature Air, rent a car, or take the bus. Beth Anne Yoga is happy to send you detailed information on these travel options and can arrange for you the travel if needed.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Beth Anne Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Alina Chmielinski

    "My stay at Casa Marea Alta was amazing! Truly an unforgettable experience. I had never been to Costa Rica before, and I immediately felt at home. Beth and Clyde are both extremely warm, hospitable, and welcoming people. As it was my first time in Costa Rica, they took the time to show me around Punta Banco and explain different plants, fruits, wildlife, culture to me. The yoga classes were fantastic…Beth is very knowledgeable and patient, she really tailors her classes to exactly what you need. My nature walk through the Tiskita jungle with Clyde was incredible…so many different plants, trees, and monkeys! The accommodation is very clean and simple, perfect place right on the beach. The food is great too! I still crave the fresh fruit and eggs in the morning. Thanks for a life changing experience, Beth and Clyde:) Pura Vida!" website, edited

  • Review by Samantha M

    "It is still easily the best place I have been to in Costa Rica. Nothing beats it."

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  • Review by Brian S.

    "Truly a magical place. Casa Marea Alta was the best find on my trip to Costa Rica, and the yoga with Beth was great. Can't wait to come back with friends!"

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  • Review by Debbie Krejci

    "It was fun meeting Beth Anne and doing yoga with her. Cannot wait to return to beautiful Costa Rica for more!"

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  • Review by Samantha B.

    "The best thing I did this year was to convince my boyfriend to join me on a couples yoga retreat in Costa Rica. It was amazing; Beth was such a good instructor and truly made our week yoga experience fun and unforgettable. We've been doing the partner Thai bodywork she taught us almost every day! Thanks Beth! Can't wait to come back."

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Punta Banco, Costa Rica

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7 days / 6 nights

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