El Sabanero Eco Lodge offers yoga teacher training and yoga retreats in their lodge at Costa Rica.

Yoga Retreats (3)

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Vivi Alberazzi

Hector Moreno

Reviews (161)

Nancy Boudreau

from Canada, March 2020

"Peaceful yet so much fun!"

Meeting staff and making friends. The yoga instructors and classes were all adapted to my level and each instructor was gracious in changing things to accommodate my "beginner" traits. El-Sabanero is one of a kind. Food excellent, cleanliness of our cabins was done daily. I travelled alone to this yoga retreat, yet never felt alone. Always meeting new people, coming and going. Such a welcoming environment filled with people with kindness. I would recommend El-Sabanero to anyone at all. Hope to go back!!!! Miss all of you! Nancy Boudreau - Toronto, Ontario CANADA

Catherine Herman

from United States, March 2020

"Peaceful place "

I am a single woman traveling on my own. I picked El Sabanro because they pick you up from the airport and take you back .

I loved the natural beauty of everything. I haven’t connected this close with so many great people since I was a young teenager . The yoga and meditation was magical. Ana is a wonderful masseuse . The beaches are beautiful. I will definitely return !!!!

Wanda Wheeler

from Canada, March 2020

"I found the whole experience very beautiful, yoga meditatio,"

I found the whole day very beautiful, start your day with yoga, the beach, end your day with yoga. The food was great.

Anonymous

from Canada, February 2020

"Good food, good practice and good friends"

I like the food. It was healthy, fresh and delicious every single meal. Breakfast was the same everyday so by the 6/7 th morning, it was less interesting however it had nutritious and healthy choices. I liked the room itself. Functional , clean and rustic. I liked the intimacy of buildings and each had its own balcony and hammock! The pace of the day was not overwhelming and we had great shuttle service all week. Pick up Times were respected most of the time but the Thursday night market was extra travel service and not communicated to us ... I liked that donald, the cook, actually sang in the kitchen when he cooked , it was great to see such a free spirited preparing out food. I liked his food choices as well, every day was a surprise! I liked the choices of outings we were given to choose from. I felt they were a little expensive but really really fun. I felt this place was very very friendly! I would come back!

Ginger Pike

from United States, February 2020

Booked this retreat for myself for my 50th bday. Went with a great friend and we had a fantastic time. Everyone we met were so nice and helpful. The food was delicious - never went hungry. The shuttle to town was convenient and the excursions we went on were lots of fun. We loved our little bungalow - it was clean and we had all the necessities. We met such nice people, we had a lot of fun and would definitely return. Pura Vida!!!

Joanne Baumbarger

from United States, February 2020

"Heaven"

The experience was everything and more than I could’ve ask for. I would highly recommend El Sabenaro.

Anonymous

from Canada, February 2020

"Not as good as expected"

The food was good (but not vegetarian), the pool was great, the volunteers (Louise and Ashton) were outstanding. The massage therapist Ana was wonderful and the overall atmosphere was cheerful.

Kurt Jansen

from Canada, February 2020

"Great facilities, food, and people. "

The facilities and sense of community were fantastic. The main cook, Donald, is partially responsible for my 5 pound weight gain this week in spite of hours of exercise every day. Rides to the beach and activities were easily arranged and usually free. The pool is beautiful and there was usually an iguana or two hanging out on the edge.

Sharyn Ross

from United States, January 2020

"Not what I expected"

Cabin was adequate, the setting was beautiful , the lodge was very nice but rundown and in need of attention and repair. The kitchen staff and native workers on the premises were honest and hard working. The yogi volunteers were young, enthusiastic and kind.

Margarita Zaretskaya

from United States, January 2020

"Excellent vacation "

El Sabanero is not a Resort. It’s an eco lodge and accommodation here is basic. It didn’t bother me at all. My vacation here was just excellent! Great yoga instructors: Hector is very professional and creative. Ashton is very intuitive and attentive to people’s needs. She made everybody’s stay very comfortable and worry free. Donald is excellent cook!

The lodge is comfortable and tranquil. Trips to local beaches are offered daily. There are also various excursions. I’d really recommend the Adventure tour.

Overall my vacation here was just excellent and I hope to return pretty soon.

Jodi Brown

from United States, January 2020

I loved my own little casita; very clean and cozy. The yoga instruction was amazing ! Hector was very intuitive; he kept the sessions challenging yet comfortable. Donald “Jack Sparrow” was an amazing cook. The family-style eating brought everyone together. Ashton made everything so welcoming and made everything run so smoothly. She also did fantastic evening yoga. There were daily excursions to Tamarindo beach which was only a 20 drive . I would also highly recommend the adventure day to cañon de la vieja !!!. The whole experience was very refreshing and a great renewal of peace and tranquility.

Danielle Johnson

from United States, January 2020

"Amazing!"

The food was always excellent. Donald prepares the food with so much love. The location is beautiful and very peaceful. The daily excursions to the beach shuttled by Ashton and Louise were greatly appreciated. I am grateful for all the beautiful people I connected with at Sabanero.

Anonymous

from Canada, January 2020

"What a great start to this new year!"

Super safe environnement to relax and enjoy!

Food is amazing: Don is an excellent chef.

Everyone is positive and ready to help.

Loved the yoga and meditation classes.

Even tried a massage with Anna and was amazing -

Would recommend to any body.

Beaches are nice and staff can bring you there if you want. Pool is relaxing. And the room are simple and super clean!

I would return anytime. Very very positive experience.

Alexis Roberts-kamin

from United States, January 2020

"Lovely place, wonderful people, highly recommend! "

This is the first time I have done a yoga retreat and the bar has been set high for any subsequent yoga retreats I will attend.

The lodge and accommodations are clean, charming and full of character. I loved seeing iguanas and monkeys right outside of my door. There are also nice views from the pool and the shala which made the evening sunset yoga classes extra special.

The food was delicious. Instructors were outstanding and friendly. They often attended outings with us and joined us at the beach. There was a very welcoming community vibe to our group. The local beach is vibrant with lots of cafes, bars and shops. There are also a number of day trips to participate in nearby, all of which were very fun!

El Sabanero is a very special place, I will recommend it to anyone looking to do a yoga retreat and I hope to be back for another visit!

Anonymous

from Germany, December 2019

"very basic accommodation, great atmosphere"

Beautiful garden and pool area; owners very fair!!! Excellent staff (Yoga trainer Louise and Ashton), superb food by Donald, AMAZING experience and atmosphere due to guests and staff, i.e. the people. Plenty of time for relaxation and beach, 2 clases of good Yoga, everyone extremely friendly and helpful. Daily shuttle to the beach by the Yoga instructors in Hippie old VW Bus. Cute private cottages with hammock on the porch and beautiful view.

Mary Carbaugh

from United States, December 2019

"A home away from home"

Such a wonderful and relaxing vacation. Very warm and welcoming. The food is excellent and the yoga classes were always just right and in tune with what the group needed each day. Also really enjoyed the excursions and meeting fellow yogis from around the world. I would stay again. One of the best vacations I've had.

Elizabeth Leonard

from Australia, December 2019

"Fantastic week in paradise with great people"

The yoga was a great mix of styles and pace based on how the people attending were feeling . Hector and Anushka really mixed it up for us!

The food was amazing Donald is such great chef . Beautiful ,mainly, vegetarian dishes with loads of variation.

The location and resort facilities were just as expected . The lodge is 15 mins from Tamarindo beach by shuttle. You can also arrange go to “Haralds Beach” which is much quieter and has the lovely Lolas restaurant if you feel like a lunch out.

Our room was clean and comfortable , we had access to wifi in both the common area and our room .

The housekeeping staff visited daily and made the room up.

The pool was clean and refreshing after a day at the beach or before afternoon yoga .

Harald and the team were really responsive to any questions or issues we had .

You could choose to just chill and do yoga or do as many extra activities as you liked , which the staff could help you organise.

We had a lovely week focussed mainly on yoga and the beach and meeting some really lovely people from all over the world.

Would definitely recommend!

Chiara Polverini

from Germany, December 2019

"Couldn’t have asked for anything better"

I had been travelling trough Guatemala & Costa Rica for 3 weeks and I had booked this stay as a reward for a pretty tough year. Well, the week here (I extended my stay) exceeded my expectations: the owners are incredible and they make you feel at home from the very first moment, the food is amazing and I was lucky enough to meet the most amazing people there (mostly solo travellers). We had time to relax, to practice, to have fun time at the beach - all in all: the perfect week!!

Hugo Bonilla

from Great Britain, December 2019

The staff were loving and helpful

Anonymous

from United States, December 2019

"Magical place"

Had an amazing time here - love Kurt and the instructors. Food was amazing and I felt so cared for.

Leah Murphy

from Canada, November 2019

"A great escape "

This was a wonderful place to get away and unwind. The three meals a day are freshly made and always delicious. I love the breakfast spread after morning yoga and the coffee is amazing! You could only do the twice a day yoga and relax by the pool if that suits you. Or, if you feel like adventure there is always travellers arriving that are willing to do tours. I highly recommend the all day adventure tour! Great value for the $$. Getting transportation to town for a beach day or shopping is easy.

I met really wonderful people on this trip. I traveled alone and never felt alone. The staff are friendly and helpful.

I highly recommend this place.

I❤️ Costa Rica

Nicole Berle

from United States, November 2019

"So relaxing "

The accommodation, food, yoga. Everything was perfect! So relaxing! And the staff are so unbelievably friendly and helpful.

Evelyn Hemingway

from United States, November 2019

"You can have it all: Relaxation and Fun!"

The Owner Kurt was charming, kind and funny. He went out of his way to ensure we were having a great time, from providing ride to all the places we wanted to go, to personally checking with all guests if there was anything that we needed or wanted, he would said Yes with a smile! The Yoga Instructors: Hector, Vivi and Agni were amazing! They each incorporated different styles of yoga, and individual attention to different levels as well as health conditions. The Meals were varied and deliciously prepared by Chef Donald! The place is cozy and provide plenty of choices for activities and/or relaxation. The view from the cabin was breathtaking! overlooking the mountains, the trees, and listening to the animals sounds to sleep and awake. The entire staff: Kurt, Fernando (The driver), the yoga instructors, the cleaning and cooking crew provided excellent service and made the guests feel at home! This was without a doubt the best vacation ever! I would recommend it and definitely go back in the near future!

Jackie James

from United States, October 2019

"Amazing experience and best yoga retreat in Costa Rica! "

From the moment I walked through the doors of El Sabanero I was treated with love and kindness. The hosts- Kurt & Harold treat you like family and have everything set up for you, daily healthy meals, adventures and the best view ever! I never imagined I would have such a spiritual awakening in beautiful Costa Rica but I did and it was all because I picked the best place for my 50th bday to rejuvenate, experience and live in moment. I would recommend El Sabanero over and over! I know found my yearly retreat and second home. :-)

Lateefah St Clair

from United States, October 2019

"Happy Birthday to Me"

I had an amazing 6 days at El Sabanero. I came to the resort with my cup being half empty and when I left my cup was overflowing. Everyone was very welcoming and accommodating. I haven’t done yoga in a few years and all of the teachers were very helpful and patient.

Aylin Aslan

from Switzerland, October 2019

"A wonderful stay for body and soul"

I liked the family feel of the whole place, from the managers who did their utmost best to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable to the yoga teachers that were considering each participant's individual needs and experience. I also liked that the guests were predominantly solo travellers. There was a schedule with things to do every day (including yoga twice a day), of course all optional, yet there was enough time to chill and find some alone time either by the pool or on the beach (free shuttles provided). One day we even did yoga at the beach, which was good fun. The lodge also offers tours to explore the area with an experienced and safe driver. As a 30 year old female I never felt unsafe travelling alone.

Deb Cusack

from United States, October 2019

"Perfect relaxation vacation"

I was traveling on my own so was looking for a relaxed and welcoming setting. I enjoyed the people I met there the most. The pace at El Sabanero was perfect. The schedule was pretty much the same every day with lots of extra options for those looking for more adventures. I was in the mood for yoga, beach, pool and rest so didn't partake in other activities but did enjoy a couple of massages from Anna, right on the premises. The food was healthy, very fresh and tasty. The yoga was excellent - I am a certified instructor and thoroughly enjoyed the variety offered by Hector, Vivi and Sonia. Kurt even encouraged me to teach a Zumba class to the other guests! The infinity pool was relaxing and the grounds are lovely. Peaches the cat is very sweet too. I totally plan to come back next September/October.

Kazuko Kato

from United States, September 2019

"Yogis... don't miss out! "

The atmosphere at El Sabanero is unique! It feels like home, safe and welcoming. Beautiful facilities for practicing yoga, self-care, and to get some distance. The activities are optional and you will have the option of taking it really easy or spend the day at the beach relaxing while drinking some coconut water. it really is up to you! Definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a self-lead yoga retreat The teacher are fantastic, quickly figuring out how to make each class accessible/challenging for each student no matter your level. I had the opportunity to move through smart progressions with their guidance to reach new deepness.

Kurt and Harold are wonderful hosts, they will take care of you and by the time you leave, it will feel like you have a home in Costa Rica that is there waiting for you to come back. There is a cute kitty named Pichi, and she is the friendliest cat, she will join you on the hammock and you will have no choice but to put her while she purrs away.

The food was very good! Breakfast is the same every day but lunch and dinner are always different, its home made food that will make you feel nourished.

If you are going to El Sabanero, you want to fly yo Liberia (not San Juan) for a transfer that takes about one hour from the airport to the location. If you make the mistake of traveling to San Juan, you're trip to El Sabenero will be about 5 hours by car.

Israel. Izzy Elnekave

from United States, September 2019

"people work hard to accomodate you & your needs."

Liked every thing & I love every one.

Augusta Clarke

from Costa Rica, August 2019

"Relaxing yoga retreat"

Wonderful place, Kurt was very welcoming and it was so rejuvenating! Delicious food as well, thank you so much.

Kim Helmer

from United States, August 2019

"Simply amazing! "

So much better than I could have imagined!

Wendy Iszler

from United States, August 2019

"Wonderful"

The food was amazing! Hector and Barbara are the best yoga instructors we have ever had the pleasure of practicing with..

Money well spent!

Maria Elena Sobrino

from United States, August 2019

"Amazing Experience"

Just spent a week at El Sabanero. The food was incredible (and I am very picky), the staff warm and accommodating, the view was breathtaking and I met some wonderful people. Hope to come back soon Kurt. Thank you for the yoga, the laughs and much more.

Jennifer Langford

from United States, August 2019

The whole experience was amazing. The accommodations, location, the staff, the yoga, and the food...all exceptional. We will be back.

Kim Martin

from United States, August 2019

"Peaceful and restorative "

Loved how well I was taken care of, they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The yoga teachers were excellent and I took both the AM and PM classes often. The food Donald prepared was incredible and I was excited for it every day. Rooms are very clean and the location is lovely.

Anonymous

from United States, July 2019

"Tranquility in paradise"

The retreat is very well done. The brothers Harold and Kurt who run the place are so friendly and kind, and the entire staff is fantastic. The food is plentiful and satisfying. Yoga offered twice daily at ideal times. Shuttles to and from town/beach. Pool is lovely. Views are unparalleled and the ambiance is magical. The cabins are quaint and homey. The other guests are engaging and welcoming. Massages available are fantastic (Ana provides a wonderful full body massage and Vivi provides an amazing Thai massage). The whole place feels extremely comfortable.

Tisha Difelice

from United States, June 2019

"Heaven Awakening!"

I felt like Family the moment I arrived. Family meals together. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Food was fantastic and the yoga classes were all great. Each one very different which made me want to do them all! I am a beginner and they were patient and helped with the positions.

Dana Sosa

from United States, June 2019

"Grateful for El-Sananero"

The perfect place to get away from the busy-ness of life and reset physically, mentally and emotionally. Daily yoga classes at 7am and 5pm in a free standing, open air yoga Shala. Meditations and a silent morning walk available (with Howler monkeys in the canopy!) Incredible meals prepared fresh, on-site to be shared at table with all the guests in the main lodge 3 times a day (alcohol not served/but also not missed!) Private, rustic (air conditioned) cabins with a hammock for relaxing. Daily transport from lodge to Tamarindo beach (20 min away) for half/full day available after breakfast. Home in time for pm yoga and dinner :) Some of my favorite moments were in the shuttle btwn lodge and beach getting to know our hosts and other guests along the way.

I visited as a solo 40-something female and felt completely safe/accepted at all times. Like-minded people, of all ages, arrived/departed daily, hailing from around the world and every one of them became a fast friend over 3 shared meals a day. Proprietors (Kurt, his partner Karen and brother Harold) and the other guests formed a new little family each day. It was an amazing experience coming together like that.

Sara Hasani

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Good experience, not very clean rooms "

The retreat, the friendliness, the good , the activities

Ayda Aslan

from Canada, May 2019

"I’d definitely recommend it"

Food, service, location, yoga and meditation classes, beach trips, people etc amazing overall!

Ashton Hethcote

from United States, May 2019

"The best time at El Sabanero"

So it made me select random instructors that weren’t actually there but Kurt the owner was SO hospitable. The food was amazing. Hector and Tiana the teachers made sure each class was different and both mentally and physically challenging. I will go back 100%

Amanda Singer

from United States, May 2019

"The perfect retreat"

I am not sure what there is to not like. I loved the yoga classes, the food, the people, the ambiance, the hammock on the balcony, the meditation classes, the owner Kurt, the shuttle to town everyday to go to the beach or shop. It was my first yoga retreat and definitely will not be my last time visiting El Sabenero. Kurt really takes care of the guests at the lodge to make it the best experience for everyone. The food was amazing!! I am very happy with my stay, I left feeling relaxed, recentered, and rejuvenated which was my purpose in the retreat.

Anonymous

from United States, May 2019

"Brooke :-)"

I loved everything about this retreat! It was perfect. I felt welcomed and loved. Had the opportunity to go out and do activities if I wanted or stay back at El Sabanero and relax and revitalize (though they offer plenty of activities there, from meditation to two classes a day to silent walks...). I met incredible people--the group who was there at the same time I was connected in a very special way and we had an absolutely terrific time together. We hung out but also recognized that people needed time alone as well. Costa Rica is a precious place--the sounds, smells, sights, people, community, language, food, culture! This was my first time to the beautiful country and I will be back sin duda!

Casey Macauley

from United States, May 2019

"Casey m "

Carrie Sabina and hector great teachers and don was an outstanding chef

Vanessa D'souza

from Canada, April 2019

The food at the resort was amazing! Everyday the menu changed and the food was delicious. I assumed that I would have been alone or lonely on my trip but I connected with the group instantly and made life long connections. I brought a book with me but didnt read a single page. The yoga and meditation practices were great always different and challenging and restorative at the same time.

Diana Bartell

from United States, April 2019

The location, warmth of the staff and the excellent yoga instructors made this mother daughter experience exceptional! We never wanted to miss Hectors class in the morning and Heather’s in the evening. And Fernando our driver took excellent care of us on our all day excursion. We met so many wonderful people... would definitely return!!! Loved every minute of Costa Rica, the people, the town and beach and of course El -Sabanero!!!

Crisanne Schworn

from United States, April 2019

"Such an amazing experience!"

The yoga teachers are incredible, I learned so much for deepening my own practice. Carrie, Sevene, Hector and Vivi were the teachers I had, every class was different and so enjoyable! The food was so delicious and fresh, Donald and Hazel do a great job of changing the menu every lunch and dinner and accommodating to dietary needs. Breakfast of fresh fruits, Costa Rican coffee, eggs and rice and beans was always a great way to start the day. The location is beautiful with a long trail you can walk on, lots of monkey families, the rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable and the communal space is so open and inviting. The masseuse is such a lovely human, best massage I’ve ever gotten, very well rounded and so relaxing. You can choose to go to the beach and town/excursions or stay at the lodge, the beach is perfect and the town is great for shopping and hanging out. I feel rejuvenated and loved. So grateful!

Caitlyn Valentino

from United States, April 2019

"Amazing week at El Sabanero "

This is really a magical place. The yoga classes were amazing, the food was delicious, and I met incredible people at the retreat. I felt revitalized after my stay here.

France Lavin

from United States, April 2019

"I woud recommend this retreat; I would rate it a 9 out of 10"

The property is beautiful, it is really well appointed with comfy Adirondack chair, hammocks and lounge chairs. The yoga and meditation instructors are absolutely priceless. They clearly have years of experience and are open and loving to all. My husband and I both learned so much during our retreat and look forward to returning sometime.

Also, the food is incredibly delicious! Fresh and tasty.

Elvira Kalmar

from Hungary, March 2019

"Practice for everyone!"

I really liked that all the yoga instructors were very prepared and very experienced - you could see how they walked into the space or were already sitting there upon our arrival, felt the group's energy level as well as level of practice and offered a practice that was suitable for all of us: many times offering the same asana in different versions of difficulty at the same time. This type of flexibility was especially important, as the group members changed all the time- this retreat is not working with a fix group, but you can join in for 3 days, 6 days, or as many days as you like. We have spent 10 days at El Sabanero and practiced twice a day, and my practice as a result has definitely arrived to a new level of consciousness and ability.

Joanne Dubil

from United States, March 2019

"Relaxing with Yoga"

My week at El-Sabanero was an excellent experience. The yoga classes were led by instructors who were friendly, caring, and very approachable. Having a yoga session at 7 a.m. while looking out at the mountains, and an evening session at dusk could not have been better timing to detox body and mind. The students brought much diversity to the class, from young professionals to married couples to single women; varying ages that mixed wonderfully well. Meals, shared at a communal table, only confirmed how well all ages mixed. I especially liked the cozy cabins which one could share with a roommate or be by oneself. Nothing like swinging on a hammock watching the stars on your front porch. The resort is situated on a hill, and the view from the infinity pool is breath-taking. Our genial host, Kurt, was always available to answer questions and to drive early morning groups to the beach town. I highly recommend El-Sabanero for the great yoga sessions, for its friendly instructors, staff, and guests, all of whom mingled most congenially.

Anonymous

from United States, March 2019

"Loved the rhythm of el-sabanero eco lodge"

The yoga was great - tougher classes in the morning with Hector were challenging but fun. More restorative classes in the evening were a perfect end to the day. The yoga classes in the open air were beautiful.

The food was a real highlight - Donald was an inspired chef and the food was delicious and interesting at every meal. He cooked a lot of vegan dishes which were perfect for several of the yogis.

The family style eating fostered a really strong sense of community and strong bonds were developed quickly;

Curt was an attentive and gracious host - and the shuttling back and forth to the beach was great.

Angela Eaton

from United States, March 2019

Yoga with Hector was great

Tiffany Lang

from United States, March 2019

"Amazing Experience in This Magical Place"

Well it's been said many times in many other reviews but the food here is spectacular. Every meal seems better than the last and you just keep wondering how Donald can continue being so masterful at his art of cooking. My favorite yoga classes were with Hector and Sabine, in their own ways they transform your way of approaching yoga. Thanks to their teachings I enjoy the moments throughout my practice rather than just considering it another thing to accomplish in the day, for that I will be forever grateful to them both. The property is beautiful, the pool is a wonderful place to hang out and relax and the open air yoga studio is a wonderful experience. The transfers to and from the airport were really a wonderful perk to staying here and the all day adventure tour (ziplining, horseback riding, river tubing and mud baths) are a must for people of adventurous spirit. The cabins are somewhat rustic but give you all the creature comforts you could need. Mealtimes became one if my favorite things not only for the as previously mentioned amazing food, but because each night you meet new people. Since this retreat allows visitors to come and go as they please without putting a rigorous set date and time to arrive and leave, it is a constant revolving door of newcomers. It may be somewhat awkward the first few meals being the newbie of the group, but just give it a few days and you will be the one with all the knowledge. Truly a remarkable experience, one I won't soon forget.

Katy Morris

from Great Britain, February 2019

"El Sabenero takes great care of you!"

I enjoyed the delicious meals, the pool and the yoga studio are beautiful! And Kurt is a great host, really has everyone best interest and is always making sure everyone has what they need to enjoy their stay!

Abbey Eckelmann

from United States, February 2019

"The perfect Mother-Daughter get away"

Everyone was delightful! I loved the communal atmosphere. We made so many friends, had a devoted trio of yoga teachers. There was always something to learn and they challenged you every day to be your best. The food was ***** amazing; vegetarian, made fresh every meal, locally sourced and healthy. The pace of the entire visit was exactly what we needed! Our new friends are from Canada (east & west), Alaska, France, Austria, California, Las Vegas, Massachusetts and Brooklyn!

Monkeys in the trees, roosters, donkeys, dogs & a peaceful cat (Peaches).

Excursions are available, if you choose, and they are active and interesting and fun! We immediately felt at home and “in the zone”. Beautiful beaches are a short ride away and the supply the transportation.

We highly recommend. Namaste 🧘‍♀️

Kristin Kreiner

from United States, February 2019

"A magical soul oasis "

From the moment I got to El Sabanero, I felt welcomed and completely at peace. It’s a beautiful environment, with a sense of family built into the layout. I was greeted right away by one of the yoga instructors, Sebine, with a warm hug. She showed me to my cabin and gave me an overview of the layout of how the days work. The cabin was adorable; very homey and comfortable. I loved how the natural light and breezes flowed so freely.

The yoga classes were very different from what I’m used to doing (hot power yoga) and I really appreciated the focus on meditation and unity in breath. These classes were the first time in my life I was ever able to truly get outside of my head. The community meals, which were fresh and delicious, allowed for deep connection with beautiful people from all over. By the way, I’m not vegetarian, but the quality of the food made me consider being one! Fresh coconut water was such a treat. I also received a heart healing session from Ruben, under the stars. It was an awakening experience that I did not expect at all. It was really nice to be able to book excursions through the resort as well. I would recommend this resort to anyone; and I will absolutely be back. El Sabenaro helped create truly special and memorable first trip to Costa Rica.

Anonymous

from Canada, February 2019

Staff very welcoming and helpful. Laid back schedule.

Anonymous

from United States, February 2019

"Extended my stay !"

This experience was so great I needed to extend my stay by two days which I’ve never done before on holiday. The lodge is beautiful with an amazing pool and view from the yoga shala. The food is wonderful. All the people were lovely.

Allison Taylor

from United States, February 2019

"Perfect week - just what I needed!"

The food was delicious, there’s a great community of people who work there and go there, and it was easy living. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing getaway!

Anonymous

from United States, February 2019

"Great experience! Exceeded my expectations. "

The lodge itself and accommodations were excellent. Great food. Great yoga instructors. All staff was responsive and helpful.

Ginny Mclean

from Canada, January 2019

"Incredible"

The people were amazing. I felt so at home and so comfortable. The food was awesome. Pool is incredible. Love Tamarindo too!

Toni Congleton

from United States, January 2019

"Didn’t want to leave"

This was my first yoga retreat. There was very little that could have been done to make this any more perfect. Our yoga instructors: Hector in the morning, Bettina in the afternoon were The Best at making your sessions as easy or difficult as you wanted with guidence for correcting your pose. Donald, the chef and his wife, were magicians in the kitchen with vegetarian food. We had fish a couple nights, but I did not miss meat! The area is so serene, our day trips spectacular. I made friends that i will keep in touch with forever!

Kelly Straka

from United States, January 2019

"A-maz-ingggggg! Could not asked for a better experience "

Where do I begin? My mom and I decided on this as a relaxing, peaceful getaway and it was just that! From the moment we booked it at the last minute to our arrival the staff treated us like family. They are SO nice, so welcoming, and have the cutest resort. It’s set back about 15 minutes or so from Tamarindo beach but I actually preferred this over the busy beach town. The pool and dining are are picturesque, the food is absolutely incredible, and the hammocks everywhere are the perfect place to relax. Kurt, the owner, is one of the sweetest most chill guys. He is very hands on and so accommodating, you can tell his whole staff really like him and they take pride in their work. I’m not a huge yogi but this was the perfect blend. I didn’t do it every day but it’s great for all levels. Definitely fly into Liberia as our ride from San Jose was 4 hours. I highly recommend the day of adventure which was a great value and we got to see other areas. Overall we LOVED this place and met amazing people we will definitely stay in touch with.

Michele Breslin

from United States, January 2019

"Will return!"

The owner, Kurt, and the entire staff (with a special shout out to Donald, the amazing chef and Hector, the incredible yoga teacher) have created an environment that is unique in its warmth and desire to ensure that all guests have an experience that goes beyond what one expects. I felt like I was part of a family and enjoyed every aspect of the retreat. Kurt even had a mosquito net installed in my cabin after I mentioned how that would be a great addition to the room. The yoga was physical and spiritual and the guest teachers were also amazing. Thank you for the wonderful conversations and for an experience that exceeded all expectations. Truly a magical place and I will return!

Erin Zukiwski

from United States, January 2019

"Fantastic getaway experience!"

From the moment we arrived, my partner and I felt welcomed by Kurt who offered us big hugs, showed us to our habitacion and advised that yoga was in 30 mins. We met incredible like minded people and immediately felt at home. The resort was beautiful and peaceful, hammocks to relax in everywhere including the front porch of our room. The schedule of meals/yoga/excursion options offered us a perfect routine that did not feel rushed, and allowed lots of relaxation time. We took advantage of many of the excursions arranged by Kurt including a fantastic morning horseback riding at Black Stallion Hills, a full day adventure trip to Volcan Rio Vieja, and a catamaran sunset cruise. Donald and Hazel created wonderful, filling vegetarian dishes everyday for lunch and dinner, Yami and Gisele made traditional breakfasts of Gallo Pinto and local eggs and incredible fresh fruit that I'm missing now that I'm home! They also cleaned the rooms daily while we were out in the afternoons. All of the yoga instructors were friendly, encouraging, supportive and able to cater to all levels of yoga. Plus the YogaShala was beautifully made with lots of space and fresh air (only 1 wall!), with a gorgeous view of the valley. There was also a shop down the hill (3 min walk) if you wanted to purchase beer or wine to have with/after dinner.

I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a getaway to a relaxing, yoga paradise. In fact, I hope to return again myself!

Magda Reyes

from United States, December 2018

"Amazing experience overall"

Amazing experience. Came here on my first ever solo trip and yoga retreat. Met incredible like minded people. Had plenty time to rest and relax and also great adventure choices to the different beaches and Volcan Rio Vieja. Kurt the owner of hotel is super personable. He made us all feel like his children at home. Donald the cook, is out of this world. All dishes were exquisite and unique. All of the yoga instructors were great and also incredible. Hector does the morning yoga and the silent walk. He was amazing, his restorative yoga session was an intense experience. Ray and Caitlyn, also super cool and upbeat. Loved the chakra alignments at the end. Vanessa is a sweetheart. Great at yoga too! Overall a 10 stars for this place. What a paradise!

Anonymous

from United States, December 2018

The yoga instructors especially Hector are excellent. The food by Donald is outstanding, so original and fresh and healthy. Everyone is friendly and arrangements are made as needed to take you to the beach or on trips.

Eleanor Kasper

from United States, November 2018

"Paradise!"

My mom and I went for a mother/daughter retreat and had the BEST time. El Sabanero is a hidden gym! We had read mixed reviews about the accommodations but our bungalow was clean and even had a little kitchenette. Each bungalow has a hammock on the front porch to relax in the evening. The food was the best I have had on ANY vacation and the yoga was incredible as well. We absolutely want to go back!

Corey Oshea

from United States, October 2018

"Highly reccomended!"

Everyone was wonderful! The food was absolutely delicious! The owners and teachers were very helpful and welcoming. Beautiful location, I cant wait to go back :)

Maureen King

from United States, October 2018

"Best Trip Yet "

Amazing experience!! The El Sabanero is beautiful filled with beautiful souls - Sabina, Michelle, Hector and Donald. So great! You know you can stay at a Marriott or some other hotel but you'll never get the full experience of meeting and connecting with great people in a beautiful environment. Enjoyed the yoga classes, massage from Anna and zip lining. The food was fabulous!!! The weather was great! This is the way to travel.

Pinal Patel

from Canada, September 2018

"Amazing Experience "

Wow! Where do I begin? My experience at El Sabanero was one of the best trips I have ever had. The lodge is located in an area surrounded by beautiful nature. The people working there are amazing. Everyone from Sabina, Michelle, Hector and Don were just fantastic. I enjoyed all the yoga sessions and the instructors had such a wonderful presence about them. And the food! OMG I would go back just for Don's food. Still dreaming about the homemade bread for dinner....

Also if you have a chance get a massage from Anna.

I would highly recommend this place and I plan on returning one day.

Evelyne Choucri

from Canada, September 2018

Everything, the food, the resort, the owner and hist staff all very welcoming. Such a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation!

Denisha Hudson

from United States, August 2018

"The best trip everrrrr"

I loved the cozy atmosphere and the friendly demeanor of the staff. They went above and beyond to make the guests feel comfortable and at home. They were very approachable

Sam Altman

from United States, August 2018

"Absolutely recommend, Amazing Place"

Everything was amazing. The Resort its self was in nature and had a magnificent view of the mountains. The facilities were well kept and perfect for what we were looking for. My girl friend and I did yoga in the evenings which was extremely relaxing while watching the sunset. The people there were even better. Kurt the owner was extremely accommodating and took us to the beach and picked us up which was a quick ten minute ride. It was also a pleasure speaking with Kurt and getting to know him. The chef, Donald was probably one of the best chefs that i have ever come across. His food was creative and yet tasted amazing. He really has a true talent for cooking. The bungalows/cabins were very cozy and we slept great. I have to say it was one of our best vacations and definitely recommend.

Angela Khurdajian

from United States, August 2018

"A True Spiritual Paradise"

Kurt and his entire team were fantastic from start to finish. Not only were they warm and welcoming, but made my friend and I feel like we were staying with family. The location is unbelievable— nestled in the middle of the rain forest with all kinds of magical wild life right outside of your window. Donald, the chef, is incredible. His cuisine well exceeded my expectations to the point we didn’t want to eat out anywhere else. You will not regret staying at El Sabanero. I can’t recommend it enough.

Terra Ewing

from United States, August 2018

"Relax and Restore"

Resort was serene and have wonderful, wonderful food. Down to the ground keepers everyone was amazingly nice on property.

Kasey Kellem

from United States, July 2018

"Rejuvenating!!"

It was very personalized as they met our needs on the mat and in the kitchen. All employees were very friendly and accommodating! It is such a peaceful environment allowing you to get out of the experience whatever you need!

Christian Kuster

from Curaçao, June 2018

"Relaxing & life changing experience "

The price for all you get. The Yoga instructors where very friendly, inspiring and helpful. Enough variation of food and tasted amazing. If you are not a vegetarian you definitely will not miss meat. The view at El Sabanero was also very nice.

Jana Neumann

from Mexico, June 2018

"Awesome yoga retreat! "

A very cute little djungle place not far from Tamarindo! The Bungalows are so cozy and the pool and accommodation is just great. We were surrounded by wild animals and a lot of positive vibes. Yoga was twice a day in a beautiful open yoga shala. Food was healthy and great (thanks Donald!) Yana, Sabine and Hector are very talented yoga teachers and have all different styles of teaching - so the classes were super intersing and inspiring!

I met a lot of great souls and hope to come back one day!

Highly recommend this retreat!

Phillip Wenturine

from United States, June 2018

"Life Changing"

The yoga instructors were so knowledgable and very hands on; I had some of my best yoga classes of my life here! On top of that, the lodge was gorgeous, the food simply decadent, and the atmosphere calming and serene. It was one of the best trips of my life, by far. Sabine, Yana, and Hector are some of the kindest people I no doubt will ever meet, and they made the retreat magnificent. I owe them so much gratitude for my time there. Anyone who passes up this yoga retreat is making a mistake, as it is by far the best in Costa Rica.

Jeanne Levelle

from United States, June 2018

"Fanastic place for a yoga retreat!"

Hector, Sabina, and Yana were all excellent instructors and the yoga very personalized! I had an injury and they did an excellent job of adapting to meet my need. Donald the cook is incredible! The view, pool, cabanas and gardens are very beautiful and serene. Everyone was kind and helpful! Exceeded my expectations in every way!!!

Mary Collins

from United States, June 2018

"Great Value"

yoga instruction was excellent, great location and gorgeous views, common areas were lovely, camaraderie with participants, food were all excellent. very good value!

Rachael Wellington

from Great Britain, May 2018

All staff and management were very welcoming and as I’m pretty new to yoga all instructors went beyond their way to help me position my moves

Lauren Speakman

from Canada, May 2018

"An amazing experience! "

El Sabenero is truly a home away from home. The food is delicious and the yoga is amazing! Kurt and everyone else truly makes you feel like a member of their family and will go out of their way to make sure you’re comfortable. I wish I could go back once a month!!

Lucille Beaulieu

from Canada, May 2018

"AWESOME experience"

From the first day onward, all was very well organized - hats off to Harold for this! Shuttles to and from the airport or other places were always on time and Fernando, our driver for longer excursions, was super friendly, and excellent driver. The lunches and dinners were always so delicious and offered a great variety; Donald and his lady cook friend (sorry never got her name) did not cease to amaze with their dishes! Rooms were cleaned every day. Yoga twice a day with Hector was amazing, and loved the way he incorporated partner yoga in the first 2 classes.

Kate Barnham

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Life changing"

Everyone at El Sabanero was so welcoming. I was nervous about travelling on my own for the first time but I needn't have been; almost all of the guests had arrived on their own and we formed a tight group almost immediately. Perhaps I was lucky, I was there at the same time as an awesome group of women. But I think El Sabanero attracts a certain type, independent like minded travellers who are at a certain point in their life and looking for something through yoga. The location is beautiful, the yoga is challenging enough, the food is delicious and the owners are supportive and friendly; if there is something you want to do they'll help you organise doing it but there's no pressure to do anything other than yoga and relax by the pool if that's what you want. Hector and Yana are both great yoga teachers, and Donald is a fantastic chef. I will hopefully have the chance to return and would highly recommend the retreat to anyone

Chelsi Rodrigues

from Canada, April 2018

"Best travel experience of my life!"

For solo travelers this is amazing. Many like minded individuals making your daily adventures that much more exciting! Everything beat my expectations!

Helen Stewart

from Great Britain, April 2018

Ashley Carter

from United States, April 2018

"Incredible experience, food, and most of all people!!"

My time at El Sabanero was absolutely wonderful! The accommodations were comfortable and clean. The food was absolutely incredible - I am not vegetarian but every meal was more delicious than the last! Most of all the people were what made my experience so memorable. Hector and Yana were wonderful instructors - they were very encouraging and helpful to ensure you were properly doing the poses without hurting yourself. Kurt and Harold were great hosts - we laughed and joked the entire time. I cannot wait to come back again - I truly felt at home!

Adele Metrakos

from United States, April 2018

"Wonderful experience"

The people at El Sabanero were the best thing about this retreat. Everyone was so friendly - the guests and staff. It is just small enough that you can make friends, but if that’s not your thing, you can also go off on your own.

The food was amazing. I looked forward to every meal, especially the homemade bread. Don’t expect to lose any weight on this retreat :)

But again, it was the people that really made my time there worth it. I was traveling alone, but after the first day, I wasn’t.

Ailis Clyne

from United States, April 2018

"Wonderful stay at El Sabanero"

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at El Sabanero. Owners Kurt and Harold are friendly and very helpful. The surroundings were peaceful and offered the option for quiet relaxation and reflection or mingling with other guests. The cabin was spacious with a beautiful view of the area farms and mountains. The mini fridge was appreciated for cold drinks in the dry hot weather. There was plenty of shade and the pool and grounds are beautiful. It was so cool to walk through the adjoining forest and see the howler monkeys playing in the trees! I enjoyed the variety of the yoga classes offered ranging from restorative to vinyasa flow to an interesting partner yoga class. Teachers were respectful and knowledgeable and classes were appropriate for all levels. While I am not a vegetarian, the vegetarian menu offered a nice variety and the food was absolutely delicious. It was easy to meet other like-minded travelers and arrange for day trips into the rainforest for hiking, ziplines, river tubing, horseback riding, hot springs-so much fun! It is a short and free shuttle ride into Tamarindo daily if you want to explore the lively beach and restaurants in the fun little town. I felt very safe traveling as a woman alone in Costa Rica and very much appreciated the transportation to and from the airport. I highly recommend El Sabanero yoga retreat.

Jennifer Partika

from United States, April 2018

"Not as advertised"

The vegetarian dinners we delicious.

Margaret Feldhuhn

from United States, April 2018

"MY NEW FAVORITE PLACE!"

This place is amazing ! It's SO beautiful and the yoga classes are amazing (i've been practicing for ten years and I can be picky about teachers and styles and all the teachers were incredible). The food was unreal and the owners are so cool. They personally drove us to and from the beach and helped us pick the best excursions.

David Torres

from United States, April 2018

"Yoga in Costa Rica"

The staff was very accommodating and helpful. The room was cleaned every day and the vegan food was excellent. Many thanks to Donald, the chef, for being so thoughtful and preparing so delicious meals. The yoga instructors (Yana and Hector) were great especially Hector who gave yoga sessions in the morning and not listed here. His knowledge and wisdom was refreshing. We enjoyed the partner sessions and the morning nature walk during our last morning there.

Patricia Amundin

from United States, March 2018

"Paradise!"

The family feel, the beautiful place, the wonderful food, committed instuctors.

Clare Rundall

from United States, March 2018

"Good times"

Friendly people and lovely food

Anny Chih

from Canada, March 2018

"Great Experience"

The food was AMAZING (Donald works magic in the kitchen!) and the experience overall was wonderful - lovely people, friendly staff, Harold was very accommodating, and I went away feeling much better than I did when I arrived. Donald even arranged a visit for me to milk a cow (something I've always wanted to do) at the farm across the street! I had such a great time! <3

Colleen Jasinski

from United States, February 2018

"Simply amazing"

Everything about El-Sabanero was perfect. From Harold and Kurt - the consummate hosts - to the beautiful yoga instructors - Yana and Hector - to the amazing food by Chef Donald. It was a perfect week and I was sad to leave.

Lesley Eybers

from United States, January 2018

loved the education and conversations about yoga and life

Anonymous

from Canada, January 2018

"Relaxing & Peaceful"

Very quiet and peaceful, beautiful surroundings. I loved the relaxed atmosphere. The hammock on my porch was a nice added touch.

Everyone was friendly and welcoming. I think it's awesome that the owners arrange airport transfers as well as transportation to the beaches and to town.

I loved practicing yoga outdoors.

The food was AMAZING, very fresh and tasty!

Anonymous

from United States, January 2018

"Wonderful time but some things to note before booking!"

This was my first yoga retreat so I wasn't sure what to expect. I had a wonderful time on the retreat - the people were incredible, the food is amazing (very fresh and home cooked), there were plenty of excursions to go on, it was both a great combination of relaxation and adventure.

Cristina Alos

from United States, December 2017

"Yoga paradise"

Yoga classes we're exceptional. Hospitality was great!

Katie Stout

from Great Britain, December 2017

"Yoga retreat - eco lodge - fantastic! "

Kurt and Harold

Yoga was amazing - we loved Hector’s morning session.

The food was AMAZING!!!

Heather Frogner

from United States, December 2017

"Love!"

This was the best trip of my life! People were amazing, food was so good, weather was amazing and I learned a ton about yoga!

Rikki Marcone

from Canada, November 2017

"Will definitely be back!"

The staff, the food, the environment, the happiness and zen I felt all week.

Jenna Sorgente

from Canada, November 2017

"Amazing experience"

I had such an amazing time at El Sabanero. So perfect that I changed my flight so I could stay 2 extra days. It was the perfect place to get centred with quiet and relaxation. The staff (friends) were incredible. Super accommodating and friendly. Harold would drive us where we wanted to go and if not him, they had a driver Fernando who was also great! The location is great because its 15mins from Tamarindo. The food was AMAZING - all vegetarian which was a nice touch and different everyday/every meal, the soups were so good! My private chalet had a breathtaking view and hammock.

The best part of course was the yoga, the morning instructor - Hector was awesome, everyday the yoga was different. I came back home more knowledgeable to lead my own practice when I can't go to a class. All the afternoon classes were also different and i feel stronger than i was when i went there.

Sabine was awesome! She is the hostess/yoga teacher. She had such a good vibe and energy, warm, and welcoming. Couldn't have asked for a better person to be on this experience around. I have come home a changed person.

I would recommend the all day excursion where you go ziplining, tubing, and visit the hot springs - couldn't ask for a more full experience. It was a super fun day. Also we went to Avellanas beach club for the day, i would recommend doing this.

Melissa Franklin

from Canada, November 2017

"Beautiful retreat"

The food was absolutely amazing, Donald cooked up such great vegan food and as a meat eater back at home, I didn't miss it one bit. The yoga teachers Sabine and Hector taught were great and had different teaching styles that balanced each other well. Loved having my own cabin. The overall experience was beautiful and I left feeling rejuvenated and inspired.

Anonymous

from Dominican Republic, March 2020

"Insgesamt eine absolut tolle Zeit an einem wunderbaren Ort"

Das Yoga Retreat hat meine Erwartungen mehr als erfüllt. Der Besitzer Kurt tut wirklich alles dafür, dass seine Gäste zufrieden sind. Ich habe die erste Nacht nicht gut auf meiner Matratze geschlafen und er hat sich sofort darum gekümmert, dass ich eine neue bekommen habe. Die Yogastunden waren sehr schön und abwechslungsreich, die Lage ist schön abgelegen, sodass man zur Ruhe kommt. Es gibt aber täglich einen Fahrservice nach Tamarindo zum Strand. Die Anage ist sehr schön und liebevoll gestaltet. El Sabanero Lodge ist ein magischer Ort, der tolle Leute anzieht und zu dem ich gerne wiederkommen werde. Ich kann es sehr empfehlen!

Pascale Savoie Brideau

from Canada, February 2020

"Meilleure expérience à vie "

L'ambiance, les gens, l'énergie, les cours de yoga, la piscine, la proximité de la plage, mon habitation, LA NOURITURE

Nancy Aramburu

from Uruguay, January 2020

"Excelente "

Clases de yoga y el estilo de vacacionar

Emilie Bloyet

from France, January 2020

"Une pépite !!!"

Ce séjour a été en tout point magnifique !

Logde à taille humaine, avec des bungalows propres, fonctionnels, et chacun son hamac privé sur sa terrasse. Le chef cuisinier a su à chaque repas (midi et soir) nous ravir de ses innovations culinaires, des saveurs et une variété au RDV. Les professeurs de Yoga (Hector, Vivi, Louise et Ashton) proposent tous un style de yoga différent et bienveillant, prenant en compte notre état, nos envies et ce qui a été fait dans les cours précédents. Chaque cours était une découverte !

Mais le plus incroyable a El Sabanero, est l'accueil chaleureux et l'esprit de communauté qui s'installe entre tout le monde. Des gens arrivent et partent tous les jours et dès les premiers instants, on est intégré au groupe, aux activités et excursions (si on le souhaite). Zéro obligation, que du partage et du positif !!

Un clin d'oeil spécial à Ana, qui propose de super massages relaxants, hyper abordables !

Oui le lieu est assez isolé, mais on peut profiter tous les jours du shuttle du logde pour aller/revenir à la plage ou en excursion.

Un séjour que je recommande les yeux fermés !!

Marie-luce Leclerc

from Canada, April 2019

"J’y retourne !"

La bouffe et l’accueil, la qualité des profs de yoga .

Deva Sangeet

from Costa Rica, April 2019

"I liked it and plan to come again"

The people where nice , i felt included and welcome. The Yoga ... the Place grew on me after i saw it as a Yoga Western stile Village - you know like a Wild West town at Disney land ... A lot of wood .. homey. Free shuttle to the beach ... Of course the Food. Donald’s amazing and Harald helped me with Transport. I was sad leaving .. next time i will stay longer . Loved my yoga teachers wich are not listed here ...

Sandrine Verduci

from France, February 2019

"Just Paradise"

Si le Paradis avait un nom, alors il s’appelerait Sabanero. Mon séjour était magique du début à la fin, une expérience humaine et spirituelle incroyable, tant grâce à l’accueil et la bienveillance du personnel et des professeurs que de celle du groupe de participants. Les lieux sont magnifiques avec une vue incroyable sur les montagnes depuis la chambre ou la piscine. L’opportunité d’assister au lever du soleil depuis le hamac dans le patio de la chambre, avec le chant des oiseaux en fond, celle de découvrir la pratique du yoga et de la méditation. La nourriture était excellente, une découverte gustative à chaque repas. Je n’oublierai jamais ce voyage et suis très reconnaissante à chacun des membres de l’equipe de nous permettre de vivre cette expérience unique. Un grand merci tout particulier à Harvy qui a rendu ce voyage inoubliable, ainsi qu’à Anna et Sabine pour leur bienveillance :)

Pavlina Ruzickova

from Canada, January 2019

"Restoring in a spiritual paradise"

I spent one week between Christmas and New Year at El Sabanero. Met wonderful people, all the stuff was super friendly. Yoga classes we’re variable and teachers adapted them according the energetic of the group at the particular days. The entire resort is well designed with places you can socialize but you can find a quit spot to nap in a hamac and meditate. Kurt and Harold are very friendly ready to go out of their ways to accommodate you. The food is just amazing and soo heathy. Rooms are simple but clean with plenty of hot water and A/C and the pool area is offering breath taking view just offering itself to take perfect yoga poses pictures. I will definitely go back.

Emilie Perrin

from United States, January 2019

"Pura Vida"

Time goes slow and you just have to relax and appreciate every second.

Yoga was great with 3 different teachers to vary.

Food very good also.

Nice cabin even though you have to wait a little for hot water ^^

Costa Rica is a great destination and El Sabanero is a wonderful place to go to enjoy it.

Natalia Andrea Acevedo Alvear

from Chile, December 2018

"Excelente!"

Fue una experiencia espectacular. Kurt, Hector, Ray y Vanessa son un excelente equipo. La comida de Donald es deliciosa, todos los días nos sorprendió. Además, un masaje con Ana es un must en la estadía. Disfrutamos muchísimo! Gracias por todo.

Camille Bodnar

from Canada, November 2018

"Good yoga, good food, good people!"

The yoga classes were very good and diverse, the teachers were great and very friendly. The food was very good too! And if you want to get a massage, Ana is amazing!

Isabelle Desilets Lamothe

from United States, May 2018

"The teacher was awesome, intuitive, respectful!"

I enjoyed every single thing! The food is just so excellent, the vibe was good. The yoga teacher was amazing. Harold (the manager) dors everything to help you. He is always available and respectful. Everybody’s work make this place amazing!

Émilie Thériault

from Canada, March 2018

Tout superbe endroit... Facilité pour les déplacements.... Nourriture exquise 😊

Alexandre Gauthier

from Canada, January 2018

"Namaste"

Tout était parfait.

Gerard Haverkate

from Netherlands, December 2017

"Heerlijk verblijf goed voor lichaam en geest"

Prachtige plek opgebouwd uit organische materialen. Gemoedelijke sfeer, internationaal, veel Amerikanen, Canadezen, leuke ontmoetingen met mensen, gezond en lekker eten, heerlijk luieren onder de palmbomen bij het zwembad, veel verschillende y ogastijlen gegeven door zeer bekwame docenten

Bettina Grondin

from Canada, November 2017

"Wonderful week at the lodge"

We enjoyed so much the yoga classes and teachers. And the food and the cook were amazing!!!

Derek Taylor

from Canada, March 2020

"Positive experience - would recommend & return"

Good positive energy

Natural look/feel of premises

Quality of Adventure Tour Excursion

Met some great guests visiting from other countries.

Quality yoga practice itinerary

Allison Keeney

from United States, March 2020

"Overall a good experience, but improvements could be made "

I liked the low key, flexible flow of each day. Yoga in the morning followed by doing whatever you wanted during the day. Excursions were fun (pretty spendy). Loved getting massages by Ana. The little town was walkable and had a handful of restaurants and bars that play live music almost every night. Close to the beach—this is only if you’re staying at the Hotel Isolina location. Harold was accommodating and transported us to Tamarindo since we didn’t have the daily shuttle option like the lodge. Overall my experience was good.