Saiananda is a wonderful place located in the city of Bahía de Caráquez, in the middle coastal part of Ecuador. Saiananda's area is full of trees and vegetation, with a hexagonal meditation room. it is located in the bayfront area right in the ocean water, with spaces for practicing yoga over the calm bay. Tropical dry forest to walk, peafowl and other animals roaming in the property and many other highlights make the experience a breathtaking and transformative experience!
Saiananda has a bayfront location were the ocean water touches our walls. All of the rooms are very comfortable and distributed in four buildings, all with garden or bayside access. Some of our rooms are marine suites, built on poles over the water, with a comfortable veranda with hammocks.
Saiananda has 21 rooms and 6 of those are Marine suite built on poles over the water with a 10-square meter veranda. All of the rooms have private bathrooms with hot water and excellent mattresses. Saiananda has no TV. Single, double, and family occupation is available.
Saiananda's yoga teachers will guide your daily sessions, adapted to everyone's needs. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate yoga practitioner, you will have a wonderful experience of the union through yoga in one of Saiananda's areas, including the deck over the water, salon, hall, gardens, and meditation room.
You will have a daily meditation with Quartz singing bowls while the Quartz singing bowls are played. You will have the unique experience of the silence in the presence of one of the purest sounds in creation.
You will enjoy walks on a reforested tropical dry forest at Saiananda's hills where 7,000 trees were reforested 25 years ago. There, you will stop and meditate in silence in the middle of nature.
You will visit the homes of the students of the Sathya Sai School and will plant trees in their gardens or public areas, having an invaluable cultural experience.
After a boat ride to Isla Corazon, leaving from our dock, you will visit the interpretation center on the San Vicente side of the bay, then you will seat on canoes to cross Isla Corazon from one end to the other through the 'Mangrove Tunnel', you will also see many species of marine birds, crustaceans and mangrove inhabitants and also a nesting colony of frigate birds. All of this will be guided by native guides.
Sathya Sai School, a free of charge school with a human values base education with 252 students of 4 to 15 years old and 17 years of activity, is supported by Saiananda and part of the funds of this retreat will go to the school. You will have the opportunity to incorporate on a service project at school, depending on your skills, working with the children in a very special environment.
Saiananda is located in Bahía de Caráquez, Manabí Province, , in the coast of Ecuador. Bahía de Caráquez is a beautiful city of 25,000 inhabitants and located in one of the most breathtaking spots of coastal Ecuador.
Saiananda is located on the main road entering the city of Bahía de Caráquez, 6 kilometers from downtown and 1 kilometer away from the bus terminal. Saiananda has a bayfront where the ocean water touches the walls. The bay is surrounded by hills and the view from Saiananda is wonderful and relaxing. There are many garden areas to practice yoga in Saiananda, a tunnel connecting two sides of Saiananda under the main road 37, a tropical dry forest to walk, peafowl, and other animals roaming around the property.
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Saiananda only serves vegetarian food. The cuisine is delicious since they combine typical Manabí-ta dishes with international cuisine. Everything is homemade: bread, jams, yogurt. We can prepare also gluten-free or vegan food upon request. Saiananda's dining area is next to the bay, with mangrove trees in front of it. It is important to note that Saiananda is an alcohol-free place.
Geo-therapy and meditation on the Isla del Sol will be a unique experience in which you will leave from Saiananda's dock and travel by boat to Isla del Sol, you will arrive at an area where you will have the most amazing healing mud bath in the middle of a completely natural environment, surrounded by mangrove islands and in the proximity of the frigate birds nesting colonies.
You will have a liberating experience, breaking paradigms, and a very special connection with nature. You will be able to experience silence in the middle of gorgeous nature.
Please book your flight to Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) or José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE).
If your flight is to Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito, you can take an internal 30-minute connecting flight to Eloy Alfaro International Airport (MEC) in the port city of Manta where a taxi can pick you up for a fee of 35 USD for a 1-hour ride. You can also take 1 of the 2 daily buses to Bahía de Caráquez from the bus terminal which is an 8-hour ride.
If your flight is to José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE), you can take 1 of the 10 buses leaving to Bahía de Caráquez every day. It is a 5-hour ride. You can also hire a taxi or Saiananda can send it to pick you up.