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Short Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Be and let be! Allow your mind and body to absorb the peace and beauty of the tropical rainforest while relaxing to the sounds of nature. Get off the beaten path and immerse yourself in an authentic and raw Costa Rican experience. Practice yoga in an enchanted Costa Rican location. Just you and the breathtaking nature around you!

Meet the instructors

Nico & Alejandro
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  • 3 days of practice
  • 1 yoga class per day
  • Massage, Ionic foot detox, and full-body mud wrap
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Tranquil surroundings

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Spanish
Airport transfer available:
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$150 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$120 per person)
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  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck
  • Parking lot

During this retreat, you will be staying in a private room in Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel. The eco-hostel has majestic views of the Arenal Volcano, the Arenal Lake, and the El Castillo Valley. There is a yoga deck, jacuzzi, vegetarian restaurant, organic permaculture farm, and swimming pool. All beds have orthopedic mattresses and anti-allergic pillows.


Are you ready to deepen your yoga practice, transform your eating habits, and perception of life? Join Essence Arenal Boutique Hotel to learn to be more mindful, relaxed, and enjoying every second of your life. On this retreat, you will have yoga sessions once a day outdoors with breathing techniques and guided meditation. During and after the program, you will become much more relaxed and less distracted by fleeting thoughts and you will be able to apply the newly learned skills in your everyday life.

There are hiking trails on this 22-hectare property farm and rainforest. You can even sign up for a relaxing massage in the bamboo spa after a magical hike. You will also have time for meditation, swimming, or anything you wish to do. This experience will improve many aspects of your life as you will deepen your yoga practice.


Nico Botefur

Alejandro Camacho

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in El Castillo, close to the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal area, Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east and south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of plants and animals.

El Castillo

El Castillo is a small neighboring village to La Fortuna, directly on Lake Arenal atop the hills overlooking Arenal volcano with 22 hectares of prime hilltop forested pristine land. With breathtaking views, the hotel takes pride in giving their guests an experience of a lifetime. From forest trails down to a majestic waterfall hidden in the rainforest, enjoying mystical free hot springs, horseback riding, and canopy tours, there is a rich amount of nature activities to experience at Essence Arenal.

Unique features


  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this retreat, you will be served three daily vegetarian meals at the on-site restaurant with natural drinks and naturopathic teas depending on your detox needs. At Essence, they take pride in their farm-to-table kitchen. They encourage thoughtful, healthy meals that come from the earth. Essence Arenal Wellness Center features an organic, vegetarian, and vegan kitchen from conscious, locally sourced food that supports their dedication to the planet and your bodies.

Chef Marvin prepares fantastic meals that are absolutely delicious, nutritious, and balanced. Marvin has a deep enthusiasm for preparing foods. He prepares meals farm-to-table, finding creative ways to create using all the tropical delights that are available in Costa Rica from local farmers and from the farm.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
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)

Treatments and therapies

Available in our jungle spa, located in the middle of a permaculture farm with a unique view of the volcano and lake.

  • Full body mud wrap
  • Ionic foot detox
  • Massage
  • Naturopathy
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Watsu


  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • ATV tour
  • Butterfly observatory
  • Canopy
  • Canyoneering
  • Hanging bridges
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayak and boating on Lake Arenal
  • Rafting
  • Thermal hot springs
  • Waterfall hike

What's included

  • Daily 75-minute Vinyasa and Yin yoga class
  • 1 60-minute massage
  • Ionic foot detox
  • farm and cacao tour
  • 1 full-body mud wrap
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals or 6 functional detox smoothies per day
  • Tax
  • Service charge

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Other excursions or activities
  • Other spa treatments
  • 13% government taxes

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport Airport transfer available: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$150 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport Airport transfer available: Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$120 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% 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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