Living Forest, Lake Arenal Retreat Center

Living Forest is a magical jungle paradise! They host yoga, transformational and healing retreats, dance and movement, art and creativity, meditation, and other spiritual retreats.

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Testimonials 5

Sharon United Kingdom

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Living Forest, what a place! Everything about the place is perfect. The workshop was life changing, the location, the comfort of sitting in the workshop space, the views of the amazing jungle like trees surrounding the workshop space, with the odd howler monkey visiting!!The passing exotic birds, the hospitality and warmth of the owner Johanna, and the natural swimming pool by the river, and as for the food! Deeeelicious! A piece of paradise!

Nolita Ananda Thailand

TripAdvisor Website

A world beyond space and time! Quiet and quaint, clean and affordable. Amazing food and helpful staff. Beautiful swimming hole on the property to cool of in the heat of the day. Brilliant location close by the stunning Lake Arenal!

Mandy L. Costa Rica

TripAdvisor Website

I spent 3 nights at Living Forest for a yoga training, and I have to say this is one of the most beautiful places to stay! Johanna made sure every aspect of my stay was taken care of and I felt right at home! The river bends right around the property which is amazing and the forest really is alive! I saw more butterflies there than I have anywhere else in Costa Rica (or anywhere!). The rooms were very comfortable and the bathrooms are well laid out, clean and had hot water! If you are thinking of coming here for a yoga training, retreat or just to stay, I highly recommend it!

Alex F. Lake Arenal

TripAdvisor Website

I stayed with Joanna for a couple days while I was kiteboarding / windsurfing. I had a blast. Joanna's Living Forest, is a well maintained quiet place where you can relax and really enjoy your travels. I'll definitely be going back!

a traveler La Fortuna

TripAdvisor Website

If you really need to disconnect from the rest of the world, Living Forest is the place to relax and refresh! The climate is perfect, the cabins are well-equipped and Johanna the owner will take excellent care of you! This was the ideal location for our yoga retreat and I would recommend it highly! The entrance is the thing that most-impressed me... one would never know that this quaint little oasis was hidden deep in a real "Living Forest" next to the river!! I slept so soundly and comfortably, plus the food was healthy, fresh, fulfilling, and delicious! You'll love it here!

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