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Fresh Food Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Costa Rica.

Come and enjoy a vacation around healthy and wholesome foods, nature, wellness, and relaxation. This healthy and revitalizing getaway is meant to help you reconnect to yourself and your own natural rhythm away from the busy hectic routine of life.

Highlights

  • 6 days of practice
  • 1 yoga class per day
  • Meditation and pranayama lessons
  • Massage session and other afternoon activities
  • Incredible natural surroundings
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 16 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor shower

Enjoy one of seven gorgeous hardwood ecotourism-minded Costa Rican bungalows that are set into the lush naturescape of Tierra de Suenos' property. Each ecotourist-minded bungalow has a different theme expressed in the hand-carved wood, tile mosaics, painted murals, and artistic details. Enjoy hot showers and cool breezes from the overhead fan and large screened windows.

While staying in Tierra de Suenos, you can experience ecotourism by getting close to nature, sleeping to the sounds of the jungle, organic toiletries, fresh linens, biodegradable cleaning products, and relaxing in the hammock on your front porch. Observe heliconias, monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, toucans, agoutis, and much more. The casitas are adorned with orthopedic mattresses and cozy cotton towels.

The beds are equipped with canopy mosquito nets to protect you from possible mosquitoes but also add to a rustic and romantic ecotourism experience for your stay in beautiful Costa Rica. Accommodations for your retreat include a single-occupancy bungalow with a matrimonial bed and a private bathroom for your casita so you can fully let go.

Program

Tierra’s mission is to offer retreats that help each person reconnect and find balance from the busy, hectic, and often overwhelming routine of daily life. With an amazing group of instructors, facilitators, and hosts Tierra will support, enhance, and inspire all those who come. As a participant, you will enjoy days that include yoga classes, infrared detox saunas, beach time, relaxation, incredibly healthy nourishment, and so much more. You can also choose from a variety of adventure tours and wellness treatments to enhance your stay with them at Tierra de Sueños.

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 Morning herbal tea and coffee
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Hot breakfast
  • 08:30 Rise and shine yoga class
  • 13:00 Lunch and beach time
  • 14:00 Afternoon activity or choice
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Rest and recharge
  • 22:00 Night

Please note that the schedule may vary.

Retreat location

The retreat will take place in Tierra de Suenos Retreat and Wellness center, an ecotourism paradise located in the beach community of Playa Chiquita, six kilometers south of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Playa Chiquita is an international neighborhood that celebrates ecotourism, nature, and diversity. This small community has everything you need within walking distance.

Some of its neighbors include several delicious restaurants, bakeries, a specialty grocer, markets and vendors, and holistic and massage specialists onsite. The retreat center is just a five-minute walk to one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast of Costa Rica. After walking down a nature trail across the road, you will find the unspoiled Playa Chiquita with reefs for snorkeling, palm tree covers for shady lounging, and, depending on the time of year, either waves for surfing or the calmest waters for swimming.

Puerto Viejo is four to five hours from San Jose with many options for transportation including car rental, shuttles, bus options, and even flights from San Jose to the nearest city of Limon. If you are adventurous, Panama is only a short distance away and can easily be visited on a day trip. Biking on beach cruiser bikes is a favorite of many visitors, drifting from beach to beach, vendor to vendor, or going slow and taking in the Caribbean.

Distances

  • Beach - 7 minutes walk
  • Puerto Viejo, 6 kilometers / 3 miles - 20 minutes by bike
  • Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) - 4 - 5 hours

Unique features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Surfing

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The price of the retreat includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Tierra de Suenos prepares fresh local, handmade foods and with many delicious vegetarian and vegetable-centric options. The meals include regular beverages like tea, coffee, water, and juices. Additional smoothies, snacks, specialty coffee, and tea can be purchased outside of regularly scheduled meal times. Please make sure to let Tierra de Suenos know what your dietary preferences are and if you have any food allergies a week before you arrive.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Pescatarian
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Excursions of all types can be booked at your request for additional fees. Let Tierra de Suenos Wellness know what you would love to do. They can send you out an activity book before your arrival. Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica is the best of both worlds because it is so easy to be a part of the lively Puerto Viejo scene yet far enough away to enjoy a peaceful ecotourism sanctuary where often the only sounds you will hear are those of the jungle. Puerto Viejo travel brings you to this laid-back beach town moving to its own reggae beat.

With its tranquil vibe, friendly people, and lush tropical surroundings, people easily fall in love with this place. Puerto Viejo hosts a variety of excellent restaurants and fun nightlife with live music and people from all over the world. Staying at Tierra de Suenos, you are able to enjoy Costa Rican ecotourism at its best, be removed from the action and noise yet you can easily get into Puerto Viejo with a quick bike ride or taxis that run all day and night. At Tierra de Suenos, you can enjoy a relaxing and peaceful ecotourism vacation on the secluded beaches of Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva.

For those who enjoy a more active holiday, this area has it all: hiking, kayaking, discovering exotic flora and fauna, snorkeling, diving, surfing, biking, waterfall tours, and more. You can even take a day trip to Panama. Relax in a hammock while reading a book from the library. Enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer by taking advantage of the tours in the area. Discover the wildlife in these natural surroundings. Hummingbirds, lizards, spiders, butterflies, sloths, and toucans already share this jungle property, now they welcome you to make yourselves at home as well.

Optional tours

1. Animal Rescue Center

The area is home to an animal refuge that works to protect and rehabilitate injured or orphaned animals. This can be a great rainy day activity. The Jaguar Rescue Center takes in large jungle cats, monkeys and also has a serpentarium where you learn about Costa Rica's snakes. Your visit can be combined with a visit to an indigenous chocolate production house where you will see the process of making chocolate from plants all the way to a tasty treat.

2. Bike riding

Pick up your wheels from them and cruise the coastal road that stretches all the way down to Manzanillo and up to Puerto Viejo. Check out the hidden beaches of Punta Uva or explore the local markets in Puerto Viejo, either way, bikes are the best way to get around.

3. Cultural visits

In the true spirit of ecotourism, visit the Kekoldi Indigenous Reservation and experience the unique culture and tradition of Costa Rica's original inhabitants. The Bribri natives live on this reservation and welcome visitors to explore their lush environment and learn about their people.

4. Hiking

Indulge deeper into Ecotourism by getting out into the untouched nature this area has to offer by hiking through the rainforest or along the beaches of Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge or Cahuita National Park. They highly recommend spending the day with an experienced local guide for an informative and unforgettable hike through one of these spectacular areas of Costa Rica.

5. Horseback riding

Enjoy the breathtaking views from atop these wonderful, gentle creatures while you make your way around the Costa Rican Rainforest. All levels are welcome.

6. Kayaking

Paddle out to discover the hidden rainforest creeks, tropical lagoons, and mighty rivers all nestled away in the Manzanillo Refuge. Whether you want a relaxing cruise through the jungle or an adrenaline-filled ride on the rolling wave of Punta Uva, they can arrange your memorable trip right here at Tierra de Suenos.

7. Puerto Viejo canopy tours

For the serious ecotourist, they will schedule your flight through the Caribbean rainforest with one of the best canopy tours in the area. The Caribbean Canopy Tour has 22 platforms with over two kilometers of cable distance, for an incredible three-hour Costa Rican adventure. The trip includes round-trip transport, snacks, and a guided rain forest hike. This adventure boasts some of the most knowledgeable tour guides in the Puerto Viejo area.

8. Puerto Viejo rafting tours

They arrange thrilling white-water rafting trips with the best river experts in the country. Ride the rapids on the Pacuare River (Class III-IV) or Reventazon River, Florida (Class II-III) or Pascua (Class IV-V) sections. The trip includes round-trip transport and an amazing lunch on the river.

9. Snorkeling or diving

Rent snorkel gear from them and explore the amazing coral reefs where you will find angelfish, parrotfish, and over 500 other species in the crystal blue waters. For a closer look, dive down with experienced divemasters. They can arrange dive trips that include top-of-the-line gear and offer open water courses for first-timers.

10. Surfing

The Caribbean coast is home to the world-class wave fondly known as Salsa Brava. This wave can get up to three times overhead and is best from January to April. Other good breaks include Playa Negra, Beach Break at Playa Cocles, and depending on the day, a fun reef break across from your bungalows at Playa Chiquita. Rent boards from them or take surf lessons from experienced local surfers. This area has so much to offer so schedule a call with them in advance of your arrival so they can customize your excursions and desired to get away activities.

Additional massages and treatments

Tierra de Suenos Retreat and Wellness Center offers a variety of additional services that can be booked upon arrival. They use fully certified professional practitioners for all health and wellness services. If you would like to include some of these services in your stay, please get in touch with them.

  • Acupuncture
  • Cranial sacral therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Infrared sauna treatments
  • Reiki
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Specialty aromatherapy treatments
  • Thai massage
  • Kinesiology
  • Private yoga and meditation instruction

Spa treatments

There are two 60-minute massage sessions included in the price.

What's included

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Meditation and pranayama lessons
  • 2 60-minute massages
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetable-centric meals
  • Use of onsite infrared sauna detoxification and other add-on therapies

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Excursions
  • Spa treatments
  • Transportation
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by shuttle

From Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), there is a shuttle service that can take you from the airport to Tierra de Suenos Wellness in Puerto Viejo providing comfortable, air-conditioned, and door-to-door service. This service is about five to six hours. They can book this for you as needed.

From this airport, you can also fly to Limon, the closest major city to Puerto Viejo. From Limon, there are comfortable air-conditioned shuttles timed with incoming flights to bring you directly to the retreat center with door-to-door service that takes about one hour and 15 minutes. Tierra de Suenos Wellness can book this transportation for you as needed.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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