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You are invited to discover the picturesque country of Costa Rica. You will be on a journey to the most pristine and remote corners of the country. Traverse ruggedly beautiful landscapes, mountain, rainforest, and beach while exploring and expanding your yoga practice with experienced teacher, Colleen Bell. The adventure begins amid the peaks of the Talamanca mountains, where fresh mountain air and delicious quietude encourages introspect and self-exploration. Then, heading to the south for the tropical jungles of the Osa Peninsula, and an enlivening experience where jungle meets sea.
Each beautiful room on this intimate property is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, and thoughtfully furnished with locally crafted handmade furniture, and artisan touches.
Ojo del Mar Eco Lodge gives guests an authentic jungle experience while providing all of the amenities you crave. Hang your hat in a tropical-inspired bungalow, crafted with local hardwoods and bamboo, and drift off to sleep to the sound of waves breaking on shore.
You will be staying at a charming Costa Rican family-owned hotel in downtown San Jose on your arrival and departure days.
Arrive at San Jose any time. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in downtown San José. There are optional tours you can do if you arrive early, such as San José city tour, coffee plantation, Poás Volcano, and La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
After a morning meet and greet over breakfast in a tropical garden, you'll ride through the scenic central highlands of Costa Rica to make your way to the towering peaks of the Talamanca mountain range to get to Rio Chirripo. After lunch at the lodge, convene for your first yoga practice with Colleen that can be followed by a dip in the pool, or some R&R before gathering for dinner.
Sunrise yoga in the mountain rancho, nestled among wooded hills with a magnificent view of the tropical forest. After lunch, you’ve got a golden ticket to the world of artisan chocolate making with a workshop at a local organic chocolate farm. Later, join Colleen in a calming yoga session to ready yourself for a restful night's sleep.
Sunrise yoga in the yoga rancho. After lunch, hike into the tropical forest to a dramatic mountain vista before heading back to the lodge to enjoy a calming rainforest release yoga session as the day cools. Optional tours available are: bird watching, coffee finca tour, horseback riding, chocolate tour, cloud forest hike, or dance lessons.
After sunrise yoga and breakfast, bid farewell to the mountains and head south for the Osa Peninsula, lauded by National Geographic as "the most biologically intense place on Earth”, stopping midway for lunch and a chance to stretch our legs. After arriving to Ojo del Mar, settle in with a relaxing yoga session before dinner.
Sunrise yoga on the yoga platform, set deep in the jungle, before hiking to magnificent King Louis Falls, for a refreshing rainforest dip. Head back to the lodge along trails and deserted beaches, accompanied only by scarlet macaws and monkeys in the trees overhead. Unwind with a Yin-Yang style yoga session before dinner.
Today, you will head out in the direction of Corcovado National Park to participate in a half day of seva with a sea turtle conservation project. After returning and eating lunch, walk down to the lovely swimming beaches just west of the lodge. Relax with a Yin style yoga in the evening to prep you for a restful night.
Bid adios to Ojo del Mar, and get an early start with a domestic flight back to San José.
Take an airport transfer to arrive at the international airport at least three hours before your departure home.
Your first and last night's stay will be in San Jose at a charming Costa Rican family-owned hotel. Conveniently located within walking distance to the Central Park and several great eateries, this is the perfect place to begin your adventure.
Rio Chirripó Retreat blends Old World charm with the tranquility of the Talamanca mountains, the highest mountain range in Costa Rica.
Nestled between pristine beaches and the lush tropical rainforest on Costa Rica’s wild and wonderful South Pacific, Ojo del Mar Eco Lodge gives guests an authentic jungle experience while providing all of the amenities you crave.
Eight breakfasts, seven lunches, and seven dinners are included in the price of the retreat. Rio Chirripo Retreat and Ojo del Mar both feature fresh, organic, locally, and sustainably grown plant-based fare with strong influences from typical Costa Rican cuisine. Meat options available as a special request.
You can book the following spa treatments for an additional price:
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Fresh Squeezed Escapes will pick you up from the international airport. The pick-up is included in the price.