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Reward your body and give yourself the gift of a renewed spirit with one of Sansara’s signature yoga retreats. This experience will help you to unplug and allow your body’s energy to flow. Find yourself in the company of fantastic and like-minded people, regardless of whether you are beginning or wish to deepen your yoga practice, looking to learn or improve your surfing, or simply want to recharge with a good book in a private hammock while listening to the waves of the ocean.
Enjoy pure luxury in one of Sansara’s eleven private, oceanfront cabanas. Designed to inspire serenity, the zen-like atmosphere of Sansara blends seamlessly with the lush nature and quiet beauty of the property’s grounds. The stunning fusion of traditional design with a tropical twist promises you an experience that is both intimate and inspiring.
Within each cabana, you will find vibrant warm colors and incredible tropical hardwood details, furniture, and art which have all been sourced and made locally. Featuring stunning views, of the Pacific Ocean, and tropical gardens that surround you. Each cabana is just steps away from the warm water of the ocean.
Each room is designed differently with a selection of king, queen, and twin bed options. The cabana’s occupancy is for one to four adults, perfect for solo travelers, couples, friends, or families. Choose from the beautiful pool-front cabanas or unique second story rooftop suite.
All rooms at Sansara have been outfitted with luxurious bath products to soften your skin, high quality linens, air-conditioning, mini-fridge to keep your refreshments cold, and safety deposit box to stow your valuable away. Make your stay as relaxed and comfortable as possible at Sansara.
Anahata is a Sanskrit word meaning “heart-lotus”, the perfect name for this beachfront cabana, as it is the core of our spirit, nestled in the heart of Sansara.
This tranquil master bedroom suite is located on the ground floor, and steps away from sinking your toes into the warm black sand. Inside this beautiful cabana includes one king bed, and a handcrafted twin bed for an optional third guest.
Luxurious textures and delicate color palettes create a warm and welcoming stay. This cabana is equipped with a tastefully designed open concept bathroom, private patio, and outdoor shower to rinse the salt-water away. Anahata is outfitted with luxurious bath products to soften your skin, high quality linens, air-conditioning, mini fridge to keep your refreshments cold, and safety deposit box to stow your valuables away.
Warmth and character surround this beachfront cabana. Located directly across from Sansara's yoga studio, this room was designed to inspire serenity. The zen-like atmosphere of this cabana blends seamlessly with the lush nature and quiet beauty of the properties grounds.
Inside you will find a beautifully featured wall with 100-year-old reclaimed interlocking antique wood that has been artistically placed, accompanied with hand crafted drift wood furniture, luxurious textures and a delicate color palette.
This room is sure to create a warm and inviting feeling during your stay here at Sansara. This private cabana is equipped with one king sized bed, or an optional two twin configuration, private patio, outfitted with luxurious bath products to soften your skin, high quality linens, air-conditioning, mini-fridge to keep your refreshments cold, and safety deposit box to stow your valuables away.
Cedro Espina is the Spanish name for Spiny Cedar and the perfect name for this tree house inspired second storey cabana. Located oceanfront and amongst the treetops, you can enjoy the views from your private balcony; the perfect place to re-establish your connection with nature and watch the sunset paint the sky in a bright array of colors.
Inside your private room, you will find indigenous wood ceilings, beautifully laid slate tiles, all which join together as pieces of art. This room is outfitted with two queen canopy beds, fine linens, organic bath products, air-conditioning, mini-fridge to keep your refreshments cold, and safety deposit box to stow your valuables away.
The most private and luxurious suite, the Ganesha cabana is truly a magical room to lodge in with your significant other. Located directly in front of the Pacific ocean and right next to the pool, this romantic cabana allows you to wake up to the view of the most magnificent surf break and outer reefs directly in front of Sansara.
There's no better way to start your day then to sip a cup of coffee underneath your private terrace, or end your adventurous day with Ganesha's large stone and subway tiled shower, equipped with all organic hand made soaps to soften your skin, or cuddling in the plush king-sized bed with fine linens and five star pillows.
Inside this private cabana receives sunlight from all directions, beautifully handcrafted tropical wood ceilings, and handcrafted drift wood furniture to place your belongings. They honeymoon suite will leave you wanting to move in forever. This cabana is equipped with fine linens, organic bath products, air-conditioning, mini-fridge to keep your refreshments cold, and a safety deposit box to stow your valuables away.
Built with love by the local artisans from Cambutal, the Hanuman suite is elegant and comfortable, including two handcrafted king sized beds, a large stone and subway tile shower with double sinks, and a huge covered outdoor patio which is right next to the pool and steps away from the Pacific Ocean.
This cabana is a perfect getaway suite for the family or friends of four, as the two king sized beds can be converted into four twin sized beds. You will find inside this beautiful room the handcrafted tropical wood ceilings, handmade drift wood door separating the washroom and suite, and handcrafted drift wood furniture to place your belongings. Peaceful, relaxing, and luxury are the perfect words to describe what you can expect when lodging in the Hanuman suite.
This private cabana is equipped with handmade organic bath products to soften your skin, high quality linens, air-conditioning, mini-fridge to keep your refreshments cold, and safety deposit box to stow your valuables away.
Boasting with such beautiful and dramatic tidal changes in Cambutal, this was the perfect name for one of Sansara's oceanfront, luxurious cabanas. This private cabana is accessed by a hand-laid stone pathway that meanders through the leafy vegetation. This ground floor cabana comes equipped with custom pieces designed by the owners and hand crafted by local artisans from the countryside.
La Marea comes with a very large private terrace with a nice view of the surrounding trees along with the sounds and view of the ocean's tide. Outfitted with one king bed, luxurious bath products to soften your skin, high quality linens, air-conditioning, mini fridge to keep your refreshments cold, and safety deposit box to stow your valuables away.
Bringing the relaxing and revitalizing atmosphere of the beach to this artfully designed loft cabana, Ranchito is the perfect getaway room for friends or family. The local artisans of Cambutal have incorporated the traditional techniques of using renewable materials such as clay tiles, local woods, and palm leaves to create this special cabana. This spacious room offers the best atmosphere to kick back and relax.
The Ranchito cabana is equipped with two king sized beds, which can be converted into four twin sized beds, a private terrace facing the luscious tropical vegetation and exotic plants, fine linens, organic bath products, air-conditioning, mini-fridge to keep your refreshments cold, and a safety deposit box to stow your valuables away.
Imagine yourself in a space that embodies elegance, sophistication, style, comfort, and culture all at once. Rio Chica Cabana is a ground level cabana at Sansara Surf and Yoga Resort that encompasses all this and more.Designed and decorated to reflect a tropical atmosphere and Cambutal's beachy vibes, this room provides a peaceful getaway.
This room incorporates the traditional techniques using renewable materials such as antique wood furnishings and beautifully crafted stoned showers to wash the salt away. Large glass doors that open to your private terrace, to maximize flow and allow one to connect to vibrant outdoors and the comfort of your room.
Each cabana at Sansara offers personal touches for a stay that defies the ordinary. However you are coming all the way to Cambutal, so why not go big with the Rio Grande cabana. This vibrant and playful second storey cabana is both warm and welcoming. The plush-king bedded cabana provides the perfect respite for a day out in the surf, ocean or on the yoga mat. With a private roof-top terrace, this space allows you to keep tabs on the local surf breaks, and watch the sunset and sunrise.
Inside this private cabana receives vibrant sunlight throughout the day, providing a natural glow. This private room is equipped with stone showers, and surf inspired furnishings along with fine linens, organic bath products, air-conditioning, mini-fridge to keep your refreshments cold, and safety deposit box to stow your valuables away.
Natalie has been teaching and working as a kinesiologist for over 10 years in Canada, in the realms of active rehab, cardiac rehab, chronic pain, and mental well-being. She encourages a kinesiological approach combined with the therapeutics of yoga and Ayurvedic principles. Natalie also offers a program for youth to cultivate physical and mental balance, build confidence, and tools to ease the stresses of teenage life.
Located at the southernmost point of Panama in the Azuero Peninsula, Cambutal is a small village in the province of Los Santos, and is approximately five hours away from the country’s capital; Panama City. Where the mountains meet the sea, this quiet and nearly untouched area of Panama provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing vacation experience.
Experience luxury, relaxation, and wellness on this Sansara vacation. Enjoy Sansara’s inviting beach and pool front restaurant offering nutritious meals and snacks throughout your stay. Cool off in the stunning salt-water pool overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean and relax on Sansara’s tranquil open-air beachfront yoga studio faces the Pacific Ocean.
A day can easily become filled exploring the miles of picture-perfect Pacific coastline, surfing the warm waters, or lounging in a hammock under the trees. The beautiful community of Cambutal awaits you; and you are invited to come flow at Sansara.
Sansare Resort is located in the beach community of Cambutal. There are minimal shops on the beach, which is part of the appeal. However there are some local corner stores, a coffee shop, and few great restaurants nearby. The closest neighboring town (20 minute drive) is Tonosi. There you can find bank services (ATM), bigger grocery stores, and a few clothing store options.
Sansara is situated beachfront with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean at your doorstep. Enjoy the ease of walking down into the black sand beach. You are steps away from finding yourself sitting under the sun, playing on the beach , enjoying endless miles of beach combing, snorkeling in the area, kayaking, stand-up-paddling, and surfing all right outside the doorstep of your beachfront cabana!
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You will be served three healthy and balanced meals each day, which are included in the price. Sansara Resort Restaurant offers mouth watering, wholesome food seven days a week that feature local ocean-wise fish, farm-raised poultry, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. They serve only fresh, in season, and local (from farms in the area) that will leave you feeling perfectly pampered and undeniably full.
All lunches are served with your choice of soup or salad.
Complimentary with your stay, is the use of bicycles. So hop on and tour the area with the wind in your hair.
Cruise the Panamanian pacific coastline (tuna coast) and witness the amazing views, and abundance of natural wildlife. For those wishing to fish, you can look forward to catching tuna and Mahi Mahi.
Enjoy guided or unguided nature hikes through Panama’s pristine nature reserves. The nearby Cerro Hoya National Park is just one of the beautiful hiking options where you may see monkeys, macaws, coatis, iguanas, gigantic rainforest trees, and stunning orchids.
Enjoy a refreshing paddle on the Pacific Ocean. Sansara Resort is located in a protected bay that is perfect for any beginners. They have kayaks available onsite for your use.
Cool off in the stunning open air salt water pool overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
Your vacation is a perfect time to update those family photos and capture the beauty of your experience. Resort owner and professional photographer, Michael Phillips, is onsite to do just that. If you are taking part in a retreat, a photo package is included with your retreat, but for those just taking in the resort, you may wish to consider a personalized photo shoot.
At Sansara, you can experience the area’s best snorkeling as they are situated in a beautiful protected bay. They have all the equipment onsite, ready for you to explore the reefs right outside of your cabana.
Glide on water and experience Panama’s stunning coastline while enjoying breathtaking views and exotic sea life from your paddle board. Sansara Resort offers additional packages for SUP instruction for those that want to learn to SUP or improve their skills during their stay.
At Sansara, you have a quick and easy access to beach breaks, point breaks, and reef break surf options. Whatever you’re looking for, they got it. With the warm, inviting water surrounding Sansara, there is no need for a wetsuit. Cambutal is home to some of the best waves on the pacific coast, crashing along beaches that are clean and blissfully empty.
The area boasts a perfect blend of geography and wind, creating prime conditions to satisfy every surfer. No matter what you’re looking for, Sansara Resort has the ideal location for the most fun in the waves for all levels of surfers.
Travel through the forest, rivers, and mountains to the most amazing waterfall and cliff jumping, coupled with stunning views of the jungle.
Sansara Resort offers a diverse range of massage therapies to accommodate to your needs and ensure that you leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Reserve a time at reception with their highly trained and experience therapist. Please note that massage and spa offerings and prices may vary seasonally.
Traditional Hawaiian massage renown for its soothing, flowing, and relaxing dance-like deep strokes. Using palms and forearms to knead soft tissues with oil while incorporating passive stretching techniques to loosen muscles and joints through mobilization. A relaxing and therapeutic variation for deep massage with no pain. This massage costs 75 USD for 60 minutes and 105 USD for 90 minutes.
Traditional Grecian massage with principles traced back to Egyptian medicine and further formulated by Hippocrates’ teachings. An unique therapeutic massage using dry brushing with powder to stimulate the nervous system, full body oil massage, foot reflexology, and cupping along the meridian energy lines and specific muscle groups. A restorative massage that releases tight and tense muscles. This massage costs 75 USD for 60 minutes and 105 USD for 90 minutes.
Sports massage which targets specific muscle groups to warm and soften tissue, help heal scar tissue and flush toxins. This deep massage relieves muscle pain and speeds recovery from muscular exertion. Using strong and intense direct pressure, rubbing, kneading, vibration, tapping and myofascial techniques help to release patterns of tension and restore suppleness. This massage costs 85 USD for 60 minutes and 115 USD for 90 minutes.
Combination of relaxation and deep therapeutic techniques to address problem areas and reestablish balance. Including practices drawn from Classical Western, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Acupressure, Hawaiian,Thai, Egyptian, and Taoist massage. This massage costs 85 USD for 60 minutes and 115 USD for 90 minutes.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY). Note that the airport is about a 30-minute ride from Panama city itself, and transportation from the airport to Panama City is not included.
Sansara Resort recommends everyone fly into Panama City (PTY) one day prior to the retreat start date, as the complimentary shuttle departs the morning of the retreat start date Sunday, November 27, 2016 at approximately 8 to 9 a.m. This shuttle departs only from a list of recommended hotels that are located in Casco Viejo (Old City). Please note this is also your return drop off location.
The complimentary shuttle will be leaving Sansara the morning of Saturday, December 3, 2016 arriving into Panama City at approximately 2 to 3 p.m. Shuttle drop off and pick up locations are below:
Private charters can be arranged from Panama City into Tonosi. The flight time is approximately 40 minutes. Flights to Chitre Airport (CTD), which is located two hours away from Sansara, are also available.
Go to the Albrook Bus terminal, which is on the west side of Panama City near the canal, near the smaller airport where you catch regional flights, and it is right next to the huge Albrook shopping mall. This is a very large and active bus terminal. Buses to everywhere go from this terminal. You will want to buy a ticket to Las Tablas. Once arriving in Las Tablas, you will have to change buses, grabbing a bus to Tonosi bus. From there you can take a taxi to Cambutal.
Maxi Taxi Panama offers car service to Cambutal. Lumo Luxury in Motion also offers car service to Cambutal.