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8 Days Wildlife Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

  • Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary, Carbon #1, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón, Costa Rica

8 Days Wildlife Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

  • Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary, Carbon #1, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón, Costa Rica

Meditation and Yoga Holiday in Costa Rica

Enjoy the sun and the wildlife of the Caribbean rainforest while deepening your yoga and meditation practice. This yoga holiday at Costa Rica offers you the chance to rediscover the spark within you and re-energize your body, mind, and spirit. Take a break to immerse yourself in true wild nature and discover the beautiful beaches of the region. Listen to your body and slow down your mind while you fall in love with the forest and its magic!

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Time to explore the surroundings
  • Optional hiking trails nearby
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or a shared room. Samasati Nature sanctuary facilities include a large hot tub overlooking the ocean where you can watch the toucans flying though the trees below. The sanctuary is set in a 250 acre Costa Rican rainforest, yet provides you with the comfort and convenience of a modern resort. It comprises a restaurant, a lounge, a spa, three types of accommodations as well as a gazebo and jacuzzi. Each of these elements is integrated harmoniously into the rainforest and is designed to reinforce your connection to nature.

Casitas

Triple, double and single bungalows are nestled in the midst of the lush green trees and tropical gardens. All casitas have private bathrooms and a spacious veranda overlooking the rainforest and Caribbean Ocean. Some casitas have lofts that accommodate up to three people. All the casitas have comfortable new mattresses, which are king, queen, full, or two singles. All bungalows have one bathroom with hot water and spacious verandas overlooking the jungle and the ocean.

Classic casitas

These casitas are each in their own secluded area in the forest and have an additional lofted sleeping area. There are two single beds on the main level and a double bed in the loft, a private bathroom, a terrace with a hammock, and are set in a little tropical garden planted with local flora.

Preferred casitas

These casitas have windows that open to prime views of the rainforest or the Caribbean sea. Each of them is in it’s own secluded area in the forest and have a king bed, a private bathroom, a quiet terrace with a hammock, and are set in a little tropical garden with local flora. The features of this casitas are an attached terrace with hammocks, linen and towels provided, an in-room safe, a ceiling fan, and laundry service for an additional cost.

Guest house

The Guest house is situated a short walk from the restaurant and reception area. It consists of five adjoining private rooms with two shared bathrooms, one for men and another for women. The guest house rooms are smaller private rooms with a choice of a full-sized bed or two single beds. Each room shares the bathroom. The rooms also share a large veranda with hammocks and views of the rainforest. They are located in two lodges. Each of the four rooms is open to a spacious veranda with cozy, inviting hammocks.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 08:00 Hatha yoga class (asana, pranayama, and meditation)
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 13:00 Free time
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Free time
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Hatha yoga class (asana, pranayama, and meditation)
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 22:00 Free time
  • Marco Mandrino

    Marco is the founder and director of Hari-Om Yoga School. Marco is an enthusiastic practitioner of Muay Thai and combat sports in general. He has been teaching yoga for around twenty years, dealing almost exclusively with teacher training and retreats. Marco's idea, which the school reflects, is to integrate diverse techniques from various disciplines and arts in order to live simply, in harmony with the present moment and to the best of one’s potential.

This yoga holiday retreat will take place at the Samasati Nature sanctuary in Pueblo Viejo, Costa Rica. The Samasati Nature sanctuary is nestled in the South-Caribbean rainforest of Costa Rica in a pristine and unspoiled natural environment among ancient trees, colorful tropical birds, and kaleidoscopic butterflies.

The sanctuary is set in a 250-acre Costa Rican rainforest, yet provides you with the comfort and convenience of a modern resort. It comprises a restaurant, a lounge, a spa, three types of accommodations as well as a gazebo and jacuzzi. Each of these elements is integrated harmoniously into the rainforest and is designed to reinforce your connection to nature.

Nearby places

  • Cahuita National Park, 9 kilometers
  • Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, 17.1 kilometers
  • Playa Blanca beach, 12.4 kilometers
Activities
  • Diving nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Spa
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
Services
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be served three daily healthy meals with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. You will also have available unlimited Costa Rican coffee and tea.

Samasati nature sanctuary restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in a buffet style for an additional cost. The selections range from Caribbean fusion and Mediterranean to Asian and Central American cuisine. Most of their cuisine is vegetarian but chicken and fish delicacies are also available for you to choose. Seafood is drawn daily from sea and fruit is purchased from local farmers or picked on site. Organic products are the first choice ingredients.

Cahuita National Park hiking

This combination of idyllic white sand, coral reefs, and coastal vegetation provides an opportunity to observe tropical species such as monkeys, sloths, snakes, frogs, and butterflies. Cahuita National Park allows for easy access to breathtaking flora, fauna, beaches, and natural beauty! The cost for this tour is 45 USD for four hours.

Horseback riding on the beach

This wonderful ride through the forest will allow you to see monkeys, sloths, black and brown hawks, toucans flying overhead, and other wildlife in their natural state. You will see some of the most exquisite colored butterflies as they shimmer through the sunlight that shines almost year around. The cost for this tour is 60 USD for approximately three hours.

Indigenous reserve of Talamanca

Visit the Bribri reservation, the country’s largest indigenous community and head of the canton of Talamanca where you’ll visit the Indian communities of Volio, Watsi, and Santa Fe. The cost for this tour is 80 USD for eight hours.

Jungle adventure

This excursion full of emotion will allow you to experience several adrenaline packed activities all in one day in a stunningly lush setting. Starting from Coal River, you will use a drop cable and a hammock bridge to access the river and traverse it surrounded by beautiful landscape, rappelling, and jumping pools along the way.

After the river, you will enter into the primary forest to climb a 16-meter high tree using harnesses to make your way to the very top where a platform with delicious boxed lunches await. After lunch, you will enjoy a canopy tour. This is an adventure you will remember for a lifetime.The cost for this tour is 95 USD for six hours.

Samasati nature trek

Within this living sanctuary one can encounter exotic animals like monkeys and sloths, observe some of the 400 bird species in the area, marvel at the hundreds of brightly colored or bizarre insects and butterflies, and learn about the intelligent life living in harmony. The cost for this tour is 25 USD for one hour.

Zipline canopy tour

This activity will allow you to enjoy nature from a very different angle while gliding swiftly through the treetops of a gorgeous rainforest. The canopy has 10 aerial platforms and 12 rigs measuring over 2760 meters of cable altogether. From the moment you get to the seventh platform you will not touch the ground until the end of the tour, so you’ll cross the jungle with a bird’s eye view! The cost for this tour is 55 USD for four hours.

Ayurvedic yoga massage

An indian deep tissue massage with oil, in which the therapist uses her hands and feet and combines it with yoga stretches. It is personalized according to your dosh type. Flax seed powder is used to warm up the muscle and as an exfoliant. It is a very thorough technique. The cost for this massage is 145 USD for 90 minutes.

Therapeutic massage

A deep tissue or relaxing massage. A personalized massage designed to fulfill your specific body and mind needs. The cost for this massage is 95 USD for 60 minutes or 135 USD for 90 minutes.

Reiki

An energetic massage that leads the person into an overall well-being. It helps to release emotional blockages, brings balance to altered minds and relieves chronic pain. You will experience well-being, peace and love, while you connect with your deepest self. The cost for this massage is 95 USD for 60 minutes.

Chocolate bliss

You will start with a coconut oil massage followed by the application and massage with a warm organic chocolate paste. The natural way to relax while you cleanse and nurture your skin. The cost for this massage is 95 USD for 60 minutes or 135 USD for 90 minutes.

Therapeutic massage upon request

This massage is a combination of different techniques applied accordingly to the request of the patient. The quality of the massage varies from relaxing to deep tissue upon your needs. The cost for this massage is 95 USD for 60 minutes or 135 USD for 90 minutes.

Lymphatic drainage

It is a light pressure massage that moves the interstitial liquids between the cells. It helps to reduce inflammation, liquid retention and is recommended after a long travel. The cost for this massage is 95 USD for 60 minutes.

Reflexology

This massage is a pressure point therapy focused on the feet. It helps to restore health and bring balance to organs and systems of the body with by stimulating the reflex point at the feet. The cost for this massage is 95 USD for 60 minutes.

Cellular memory facilitator

This is an emotional, mental, and physic therapy which works with the reprogramming of the cells memory, allowing release of old traumas, and offering new information for the future. It's the consultant totally conscious guided by the facilitator who finds and solve the old trauma that affect the present of that person. The cost for this massage is 95 USD for 90 minutes.

  • 1 daily meditation session
  • 2 daily Hatha yoga classes
  • 3 daily vegan and vegetarian meals plus unlimited coffee and tea
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Beverages from the bar
  • Private yoga classes
  • Spa treatments

Driving directions from San José International Airport (SJC)

  • Take direction to the Guapiles Limon Highway.
  • Once you get to Limon, please follow directions to Cahuita and Puerto Viejo.
  • About five miles after passing the Cahuita National Park’s entrance, you’ll find a street in your right hand side just between the gas station of Hone Creek and the supermarket “Pali”.
  • Samasati’s entrance’s gate is about half mile inland from the main road.

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at San José International Airport (SJC). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Samasati Nature will pick you up from the airport for 52 USD.

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Hari-Om Yoga School offers Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training both in Italy and Costa Rica, and organizes several yoga workshops and yoga retreats.

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