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8 Days Jungle & Beach Yoga Adventure in Costa Rica

  • The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Overview

Customized Jungle & Beach Yoga Vacations

Chirriposa specializes in hosting yoga and wellness retreats for groups, families and friends in Costa Rica. Experience the adventure of a lifetime whilst partaking in a relaxing, rejuvenating, and restorative getaway. Accompanied throughout your trip by your hosts, Angus and Tania of Chirriposa, explore the overwhelming natural beauty of the Corcovado National Park and the un-crowded exotic beaches of the Osa Peninsula.

Indulge in a daily routine of yoga and meditation with private instruction as well as bodywork and spa services. Healthy, inspiring vegetarian and vegan meals will be prepared daily by your own private chef, incorporating a wide selection of organic, locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy activities such as surfing, kayaking, canopy tours, river and nature hikes, horseback riding, bird watching, tree climbing, waterfall repelling, dolphin boat tours and much more.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes and meditation
  • Optional activities based on your individual interests
  • Breakfast, brunch, and dinner prepared by your own private chef
  • Free time for bodywork, spa treatments and optional excursions
  • Domestic flight across the length of the country
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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We offer a range of high standard, comfortable and tasteful accommodations throughout your stay, that reflect and compliment the beautiful, natural surroundings and environment, which have been hand picked to suit all your groups needs. The majority of our accommodations are double occupancy and offer spacious living facilities as well as en-suite bathrooms. We also offer single occupancy thatched roof tent platforms and more family style bungalow accommodations to suit all travellers. There are beautiful communal areas for group meals and relaxing, whether it be by the fireplace, in the hammock or by the pool.

'Casa Mil Flores' (max 4 guests)

A beautiful private residence located alongside the Carbonera River and just 100 yards from the beach. Ideal for a family or small group of friends, Casa Mil Flores offers the perfect setting to enjoy nature first hand, whilst in the comfort of a beautiful modern 2-story house with all the amenities that you require in making your stay as pleasant as possible.

En-suite master bedroom upstairs with king size bed, plus an extra double pullout bed and a single 'day bed'. Private balcony with stunning sunset views over the hills and towards the Corcovado National Park. This provides the perfect yoga deck for your early morning or afternoon practice.

Downstairs has a second bedroom with a queen size bed. There is a second full bathroom with hot water shower, a fully equipped modern kitchen with breakfast bar that leads out to the dining terrace and manicured gardens abundant with tropical flowers and fruit trees. The lounge is cosy with fitted poured cement couches and plenty of cushions.

'Casa Arenosa' - Deluxe Beachfront Property (max 6 guests)

Location, location, location! Casa Arenosa is a beachfront property that is situated on one of the Osa's most beautiful beaches. Take a 50 yards stroll along the garden trail and through the manzanilla trees and arrive at Backwash Bay. 'Backwash' is not only a perfect swimming beach, but also one of the areas most popular surf breaks.

The house has a spacious master bedroom upstairs with king size bed and an extra pull out double, and en suite bathroom. Downstairs there are two more bedrooms with double beds and a shared second bathroom.

The modern kitchen has a center island that acts as a prep station and socialising area. There is breakfast bar attached to the side of the kitchen, a barbecue area and a separate dining table just off to the side. There is a decent sized fresh water plunge pool, hammocks and beach loungers as well as comfortable living space.

'Tumbo' - Jungle Lodge & Yoga Retreat (min 10 guests)

'Tumbo' is situated amongst primary rainforest and a stone's throw from the beautiful 'Pan Dulce' (sweet bread) beach and offers a pleasant twist on jungle living. The main 'rancho' has a cozy modern feel with living, cooking, dining, entertaining, lounging area downstairs and spacious manicured gardens with private patio and dipping pool attached.

Upstairs comfortably sleeps 10 people in 3 partitioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Meanwhile, there are a separate 'creek-side' bungalows that both sleeps another 4 people, with en-suite bathroom.

The yoga deck is located across the creek and nestled inside a little jungle clearing with monkeys and scarlet macaws above in the canopy and the sound of the ocean beyond the trees. It is fully equipped with mats, blocks and sound system and has its own bathroom.

The perfect surf and swimming beach is located right in front of the accommodation, where beginners can take lessons on more forgiving waves, and boards can also be rented. Experienced surfers can find more challenging breaks such as Pan Dulce, Backwash and Matapalo within walking distance.

'Boca' - Yoga and Surf Retreat (min 4 guests)

'Boca' is situated just a 30 minute ride from Puerto Jimenez just before you get to Matapalo, on a beautiful semi private beach on a large open property that has spacious grounds and offers fantastic yoga and spa facilities as well as having its own surf school right out front.

Accommodations range from a mixture of deluxe family style palm thatched beach bungalows with en-suite bathrooms to single occupancy palm thatched yurt tent platforms with private shower and washbasin facilities but shared bathrooms. Each of the structures is constructed using native hardwoods, bamboo and palm leaves and even incorporate driftwood and old surfboards into the designs to create architectural masterpieces.

The main 'Casa Grande' has a large communal dining space and open kitchen, with chill out sofa area and wireless Internet facility (upstairs only). The beachfront yoga deck is a piece of art in itself, once again a bamboo and hardwood structure with palm roof. It is spacious and complete with blocks, mats, straps and tennis balls! There is also a communal full size swimming pool with spa, boutique and bodywork facilities.

The private surf break right in front of the accommodation is run by experienced surfer and instructor Axel, whose 64 physique and deep voice will make you feel completely safe in the water, enticing you into any wave that comes your way! This friendly break is enjoyable for all levels of surfer, with a flat clay bottom and long rolling waves. If you don't feel like getting wet, then just sit back and relax on the huge 'surf-bench' to watch your colleagues on the waves, with incredible views across the gulf towards Panama.

'Ojo' - Eco Lodge and Yoga Retreat

Ojo, an established eco-lodge retreat with bamboo, hardwood and palm thatched jungle cabinas, is situated on the Carbonera beach near the small village of Matapalo, 30 minutes from Puerto Jimenez. It is nestled amongst primary rainforest inside the Golfo Dulce(the Sweet Gulf) and the gateway to the Pacific Ocean.

The cabinas, that are scattered around the property, amongst the lush vegetation, sleep two to four people with mostly en-suite bathrooms or with nearby shared facilities and all have a comfortable living space. There is a spacious Casa Grande with dining room and open kitchen where you can relax in a hammock to read a book and watch the next delicious meal being prepared.

The beachfront yoga deck is an open-air structure surrounded by lush, green jungle and a palm tree canopy. Additional facilities include blocks, mats, straps and an inversion swing. There is a jungle spa on the property that offers bodywork and acupuncture services, as well as facials, scrubs and wraps.

The beach right out front of the lodge is extremely beautiful, lined with coconut trees and breathtaking views of the Golfo Dulce and even across to Panama on a clear day. The surf school is only a 10-minute walk down the beach, where beginners can take lessons on the more forgiving waves, and boards can also be rented. Fifteen minutes in the opposite direction and the more experienced surfers can find more challenging breaks such as Pan Dulce, Backwash and Matapalo.

The Osa Peninsula & Cordovado National Park

The Osa Peninsula is located at the most southern tip of Costa Rica and at the entrance to the Corcovado National Park. The Osa is home to the largest concentration of animal and plant species outside of the Amazon Rainforest, boasting nearly 2 percent of all animal and plant species found around the world. It is listed in National Geographics top five naturist destinations.

Your private chef will prepare vegetarian and vegan meals daily, using the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Fruit juices, smoothies and iced teas are available throughout the day, as well as locally grown coffee and a selection of black, green and herbal teas.

An early breakfast offers house made granola and yoghurt, fresh fruit, juices, tea and coffee.

Brunch is one of our main meals of the day and can range from the typical Pinto con Huevos (eggs with rice and beans), handmade tortillas and Mexican style burritos to pancakes with pineapple chutney, fresh banana walnut bread and mango coconut muffins to a more traditional American bagel with scrambled eggs and oven baked tomatoes.

Dinner offers a 3 course meal that starts with the Chefs soup of the day followed by an eclectic range of international vegetarian and vegan dishes, complimented by delicious home made breads, puddings, and desserts.

Canopy Tours: Glide through the jungle canopy from tree to tree harnessed onto a zip line and take in the rainforest from a higher perspective.

Dolphin Boat Tours: Set off early in the morning to try to find dolphins and whale sharks in the Golfo Dulce. Enjoy some snorkeling and swimming before taking a trip down the estuary of the Rio Esquinas deep into the mangroves to search for Tree Boas and American Crocodiles.

Horseback Riding: Ride a western saddle across the pastures, down jungle trails and along the beach accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide.

Kayaking Tours: Take a guided tour inside the river mouth and through the mangroves or just cruise around in the open 'Golfo Dulce'.

River and Nature Hikes: Stroll into the virgin rainforest towards the source of the river, encountering a variety of the diverse fauna and flora native to the area, as well as bathing in the beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes.

Surfing: Enjoy the relatively uncrowded waves of the Osa Peninsula, ideal for beginner to advanced surfers. Lessons or board rental available at the surf school.

Tree Climbing: Scale harnessed up a giant Strangler Fig (Matapalo) 65 ft up to a platform and then hurl yourself off into the canopy as you are lowered back gently to the ground.

Waterfall Repelling: Climb up the face of a 100ft flowing waterfall and then rappel down it to the pool below.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Chirriposa Retreats Limitada an inquiry.
  • Review by Kathleen Saso from Ottawa, Canada

    "The Chirriposa retreat was life changing. I re-connected with my adventurous soul and remembered who I was again. The divine food healed my body, the yoga and meditation my soul. Angus and Tania made us feel at home. They organized everything for us, so all you have to do is wake up and show up. I would do it again in a heartbeat."

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  • Review by Jessica Arthur from Ottawa, Canada

    "I had a magical two weeks with Chirriposa in Costa Rica, enjoying the beauty and spirit of the mountains and the beach. I feel so fortunate to have shared that time with such incredible people. I left Costa Rica feeling fuller in so many different ways. This will not be the last time. :)"

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  • Review by Yves Ballenegger from Switzerland

    "Thank you warmly for your amazing concept and organization. Everything exceeded my expectations, from the wonderful Rio Chirripo retreat and various activities in the mountains, to the sea side in the Osa, everything was just perfect and I got back relaxed and loaded with positive energy. A very special mention to Angus for the creative, healthy and simply spectacular cuisine."

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  • Review by Kenny Graham from Santa Cruz

    "What an amazing 10 day retreat with Chirriposa and all the people who showed up to do yoga, surf and feel alive. I am grateful for the time spent and for the dolphin which topped it all off."

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  • Review by Nikki Luria and Brad Whiteford

    "The Chirriposa team is the best! We had the pleasure of working side by side for many years at our yoga retreat center, Tierra de Milagros on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. They are the most responsible, caring, fun-loving, and creative people that you could ever hope to meet! They are five star folks, and we highly recommend that you treat yourselves to sharing the trip of a life time with them."

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  • Review by Schuyler Grant

    "Ive known and worked with Angus and Tania (Chirriposa) for almost 10 years. Tania has an appealingly eclectic background - from the European electronic music scene to a full fledged jungle local. They both have a deep knowledge and love of Costa Rica, as well as a general passion for life and impeccable taste. They will be your ultimate mountain / beach hosts, and I can guarantee that you will never feel like you are part of a tourist brigade (in fact they may have you passing as a local by day 5). I cant wait to step off the plane in San Jose and head for the hills (and then the waves) for my first Chirriposa escapade."

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  • Review by Lisa Mae Osborn

    "I have had the good fortune of working alongside Angus for the past 6 years as a yoga retreat presenter in Costa Rica, and he quite literally makes the retreat experience every time! His humor and good nature make all the retreat-goers feel at ease and welcome, and that doesnt even begin to describe the meals.The careful preparation, attention to quality ingredients, the wild beauty of the food he summons out of the jungles of Costa Rica - you literally feel like you are eating the environment! A full palette of flavors and colors, dishes from all the worlds great cuisines, beautiful presentation - this is the thing everyone always raves about at the end. He is always quick to make a joke from the kitchen, to walk someone through their specific food sensitivities with grace and kindness, and never fails to entertain and satisfy. Im grateful to have such a friend cooking for and entertaining our groups. Bravo!"

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  • Review by Kenny Graham from Santa Cruz

    "What an amazing 10 day retreat with Chirriposa and all the people who showed up to do yoga, surf, and feel alive. I am grateful for the time spent and for the dolphin which topped it all off."

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  • Review by Gloria Godfrey from Seattle

    "Thank you for the amazing ten days in Costa Rica - I left expecting a fun vacation and every single thing exceeded my expectations. Chirriposa provided the perfect blend of organized fun and relaxing downtime in magical settings to restore and rest my busy mind. This will not be my last trip to Costa Rica, and I hope not my last trip with Chirriposa. Tania and Angus are such warm and friendly people and I am very grateful that I got to take part in this wonderful experience."

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Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica

Chirriposa specialises in organising and hosting retreats, workshops and vacations for groups, individuals, families and friends in search of fun and adventure.

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This vacation is available from November to July, please select an arrival date below.

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