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Come on your own or with your tribe! This jungle adventure is going to be a magical week of flowing rivers, yoga, wellness, and decadent plant based meals where you sit down together to enjoy conversation, nature, and the beauty that life has to offer.
Accommodation is based on eco-luxury double occupancy, in zen jungle lofts. Please send The Sanctuary at Two Rivers | Liz Lindh an inquiry if you are interested in single occupancy.
All houses are set among picturesque tropical gardens with observation decks, hammocks and wonderful jungle vistas. They are powered by our high-tech solar power system, have green lighting, spectacular outdoor solar hot water showers with garden views, ceiling fans, and screened in walls giving you an up-close and intimate experience with nature.
Each of the six jungle lofts places each guest at eye level with the forest canopy and her passing monkeys, singing tropical birds, and scented floral trees. Plenty of room to perch yourself on a hammock at canopy eye level with your favorite book, a pair of binoculars, digital camera and a glass of fresh mountain spring water.
Screened-in open-faced walls allow for vintage viewing, excellent ventilation, and pleasurable sun and moonlight. Refreshingly cool slate stone supports the ambiance to relax, recharge, and reconnect. On-wards and upwards in your own private tropical paradise. Upstairs in the bedroom mezzanine, guest beds have an unencumbered view to the jungle.
In the spacious bathroom and private dressing area there is ample sink shelf space for each guest. And right outside is a tropical garden view solar hot water shower with great pressure and wide shower head. All of these jungle lofts are of a townhouse design with two lofts side-by-side. Each accommodates two individuals; each guest in a single twin bed, or combined to form a king bed.
This is your retreat and you may participate in as much as you like!
This retreat will take place at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. This yoga retreat sanctuary is perched approximately 1000 yards slightly above the Pacific Ocean in Cabuya, at the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, which is one of only five blue zones in the entire world, by having a large concentration of centenarians living in the area.
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is only two miles from Costa Rica's first National Nature Preserve, Reserva Cabo Blanco, and neighbors to the quaint artistic beach-town of Montezuma and the surf towns Mal Pais and Santa Teresa.
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers gets its name from the center’s land beginning at the junction of two rivers. In ancient India this was called a Sangama. This point is revered as an auspicious place to build temples and ashrams because of the positive energy that literally flows over, around, and through this matrix of topography.
Furthermore, set among hundreds of uninhabited tropical-dry forest acres, the privately secluded property of 40 acres encloses manicured tropical gardens and Jurassic jungle, making it ideal for both inner and outer exploration. That’s nearly three acres of earth per guest to enjoy, enliven, and enlighten.
Guests will be introduced to the bountiful gifts of mother nature from the moment of their arrival, as they walk from the car-park for 20 minutes over jungle and river paths to reach the grounds of The Sanctuary. Nestled between two rivers with waterfalls that flow year round, the private park is home to countless species of flora and fauna; including exotic mammals, birds, butterflies, reptiles, and amphibians that are common to Central America.
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers Yoga Retreat's fortunate geography allows for a tropically mild, nearly mosquito-free climate with cool refreshing breezes cascading throughout the rolling grounds, making one's stay remarkably comfortable, even when beach temperatures are soaring.
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Three daily gourmet organic plant-based meals are included in the price, beginning with lunch on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Saturday. Available all throughout your stay are also an unlimited organic shade grown Costa Rican coffee, teas, bars, and organic fruits.
The Sanctuary can easily accommodate a vegan or gluten-free diet. They can also omit certain nuts and legumes from the dishes but cannot guarantee a “nut-free or gluten-free zone” or that there has not been any cross contamination. Because of limited refrigeration space, they do not offer green juices, fruit smoothies, nor can they accommodate a raw foods diet.
One of the most economical and rewarding excursions is a walk from The Sanctuary to where the river meets the sea. Once there, you can swim in the estuary or start combing the beach for exotic seeds, shells, and wood pieces. Take an occasional dip or float in the ocean to cool off then casually make your way back to plunge under the fresh waterfalls! Wake-up early to catch a spectacular sunrise over the ocean!
The Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve was the first National Park to be established in Costa Rica. You can see hundreds of plant species, all kinds of wildlife, including howler and white-faced monkeys, parrots, iguanas, anteaters, and the long-tailed coati.
Tucked back along the water's edge, Cocolores is a popular beach-front restaurant in Montezuma. Think thatch ceiling, colorful lanterns hovering from above, homemade bread, always fresh, napkins displayed, peeking out of conch shells. The food, the music, the decor, the waves rolling over and over just meters from your table make this lovely local place to dine.
The neighboring town, Montezuma, boasts an artisan lined street, set in a cozy cove in front of the Pacific Ocean. This is a great 10:00 to 14:00 excursion. You can get a fresh tropical juice, smoothie, ice cream, gelato, pizza, and more, while you shop for gifts for you and your loved ones.
Without leaving the amazing nature preserve, there are several rivers with hidden swimming holes and secluded spectacular waterfalls for you to explore. You can hike up river for 45 minutes to discover a magical lagoon or hike down stream for 30 minutes to the Rio Lajas estuary and rocky shore. The rivers change with the seasons, so whenever you visit there will be new surprises and natural delights for you.
By far one of the best restaurants here on the Rich Coast, you will find “fine dining at the edge of the ocean.” Marked only by a small sign along the side of the road, Playa de Los Artistes is the ultimate in romantic and private, for couples or special groups.
Dining adjacent to the sand, soft music plays, candle lights flicker, cool ocean breezes flow. Offering a menu that changes daily, the food is diverse as it is delicious, organic, natural, and fresh! While much of the entire menu features freshly caught fish, vegetarians are sure to find tasty choices.
This transcendent hour long experience includes guided pranayama to balance and ground, yoga Nidra to relax and heal, an other worldly gong bath accompanied by Tibetan singing bowls and tuning forks, and integration time in shavasana. The 32” inch symphonic gong is one of only four of it’s kind on the planet. The optimal time to experience this amazing energetic infusion is sunset (05:30 - 06:30).
Mal Pais-Playa Carmen-Santa Teresa has an abundance of options for surfing lessons and board rentals and has world class waves all year long. Montezuma is a little closer and has a surf shop with surfboard and boogie board rentals.
The Sanctuary works with only the best surfing instructors who speak fluent English and are trained in open-water safety. They will be happy to coordinate surf excursions for you.
Costa Rica is known as one of the world's premier surfing destinations. There are several good surfing spots very close to The Sanctuary. A 15 minute taxi ride will get you to the Montezuma breaks near Playa Grande and 30 minutes to Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, or Santa Teresa, where the team at The Sanctuary is happy to arrange a lesson or board rental for you with top notch instructors.
You can stroll down the hill to the local beach at Rio Lajas or walk another 10 minutes down the beach to Los Cedros and watch the surfers tear it up when the break is going off.
This full-day excursion starts with a panga boat ride from the beach in Montezuma up the Nicoya Bay, where you will view the beautiful coast line from the sea. You might see some whales and dolphins along the way. Once at Tortuga Island, you will enjoy incredible snorkeling in the blue Pacific Ocean, followed by a very tasty barbecue lunch. Enjoy the white sand beach, where you can play volleyball, sun tan, SUP, or just relax.
The zip-line excursion in Montezuma consists of a series of 9nine cables and 13 platforms that are suspended high above the forest floor. While zipping through the canopy, you will see a number of plants and animals unique to Costa Rica, possibly some adorable howler and white-faced monkeys, parrots, iguanas, and much more.
During the tour, you will stop at the famous Montezuma waterfalls, where you can take pictures and go for a swim or swing from a rope and jump into the deep pools carved by the cascading waters.
There is an extensive menu of wellness services, including massage therapy, skin care, and acupuncture. These services can be booked upon arrival and paid using dollars, colones, or PayPal.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). It is very easy to get to the Sanctuary with a 25 minute flight from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to Tambor Airport (TMU), where a taxi will drive you through the famous Nicoya Peninsula Blue Zone to the sanctuary.
For your travel, plan at least two hours between local air and international travel. There is a departure tax of approximately 28 USD at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) when you leave Costa Rica.
Ground transportation costs to and from Tambor Airport (TMU) to The Sanctuary can be arranged for an estimated 30 USD round trip on designated arrival dates and times.
Individuals can book their own shuttle through Montezuma Expeditions or Tropical Tours for approximately 50 USD. Shuttles leave San Jose early every morning and will bring you directly to The Sanctuary. The trip will take about six hours.