The Best Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica

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Surf, sunshine, sandy beaches…are there more relaxing places in the world than Costa Rica? Costa Rica is Central America’s most popular tourist destination for good reason. But this doesn’t mean you’ll have to spend a fortune on a yoga retreat to this Central American paradise. In this guide, we’ll share the best yoga retreats in Costa Rica if you want to be close to the beach. Waves and yoga, sign us up!

Yoga RetreatLocationPriceBook
El-Sabanero Eco LodgeTamarindo$$$Book
Peace Retreat Costa RicaPlaya Negra$$Book
Shambala RetreatsPlaya Ostional$$$Book
Essence Arenal Wellness CenterEl Castillo$$$$Book
Kindred SpiritsPuerto Viejo$$$Book

El-Sabanero Eco Lodge

Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Yoga Holiday for Surfers 

The retreat will take place at the breathtakingly beautiful El Sabanero Eco Lodge, located near the famous beach town of Tamarindo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica’s tropical paradise. It includes two daily morning and afternoon yoga classes, three meditation sessions, and a daily beach shuttle. The retreat is mostly about relaxing and caring for one’s mind and body and making friends with like-minded people. Excursions to nearby sites (volcanoes, animal rescues, ziplines, Catamaran sailing, and more) will be available for an additional fee.

This retreat includes six nights’ accommodation at El Sabanero Eco Lodge, which provides numerous practicing spaces, a lovely airy restaurant where you can enjoy your meals together. The resort has 11 chalets and three triple rooms made of local teak trees overlooking the Caafistula valley. Each chalet includes its veranda with a rocking chair and a hammock and a standard queen-sized bed, a bathroom with a shower, air conditioning, a wall safe, and a refrigerator. For double occupancy, one single bed can be added to each room.

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Peace Retreat Costa Rica

Location: Playa Negra, Los Pargos, Costa Rica

Best Yoga Retreat for All Levels

This yoga retreat is located in Playa Negra, Guanacaste. Peace Retreat Costa Rica is a yoga-based learning and health retreat center ideal for hosting a one-on-one stay, retreat, or training. This yoga retreat provides time and space for you to focus on your yoga practice without distractions in an environment oriented to sound practices and a commitment to yoga and well-being’s healing power. It includes two daily yoga classes, round-trip airport transportation to and from Liberia International Airport, and one 60-minute massage.

It includes six nights of accommodation. You will have the option of staying in one of three types of accommodations: Samadhi Suite, Casa Yoga Room, or a Single Jungle Cabin. 6 delicious breakfasts and meals cooked locally are included. The standard menu includes vegetarian, omnivorous alternatives and vegan and gluten-free options upon request.

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Shambala Retreats

Location: Playa Ostional, Costa Rica

Yoga and Surf Camp for All Levels

The center is on top of a mountain, just a 2-minute walk from Playa Ostional, a beach dedicated to sea turtle protection and known for its monthly turtle arrivals. This Costa Rica surf and yoga camp combines energetic training with Kundalini yoga and spiritual Kung Fu initiation with surf classes. It includes surf instruction for all levels, soma breathwork, guided meditation, daily Kundalini and Hatha yoga classes, spiritual Kung Fu class, fire blessing, purification ceremony, sunrise turtle sightseeing tour, and beach trip to Guiones and San Juanillo.

It includes six nights of accommodation at Mandala casita, Harmonia casita, or Turtle lodge.¬†You can use all of the retreat center’s facilities while staying in the Turtle lodge. The turtle resort has a jungle vibe, although it’s only a two-minute walk to the beach. You will enjoy excellent vegetarian and nutritional meals and classes at Shambala; just a short walk away from the retreat site. Private and shared rooms are available. You can choose to share your room with one other yogi.

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Essence Arenal Wellness Center

Location: El Castillo, Costa Rica

Best Health Yoga Retreat

This retreat will take place in El Castillo, Costa Rica, near the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. There are a variety of nature activities to enjoy at Essence Arenal, including forest trails down to a majestic waterfall hidden in the rainforest, horseback riding, mystical free hot springs, and canopy tours. This retreat includes a daily yoga class, one mud wrap session, and 20 nights of accommodation. Personal naturopathic advice, access to the pool, jacuzzi, permaculture farm, over three kilometers of trail, and two 60-minute massage sessions.

You will be staying in an Essence Arenal private room with a private bathroom (and hot water) during your retreat. Wi-Fi, free parking and a laundry service are all available (at additional cost). You will have full access to the jacuzzi, pool, jungle paths, volleyball court, and yoga/exercise deck during your stay. The on-site restaurant serves healthy, organic vegetarian/vegan meals made with locally sourced ingredients and from the farm of Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel.

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Kindred Spirits

Location: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Yoga Retreat for All Levels

This Costa Rica yoga retreat is on the Caribbean coast, near Cocles, with lovely white beaches and turquoise waters. This equine yoga retreat will enhance your way of life and bring harmony and balance to your body, whether you are an advanced or beginner. You’ll learn a lot about the cultural and ecological mysteries of the Latin Caribbean coast throughout your seven days here. This retreat includes daily yoga lessons, pranayama, guided meditations, yoga practice with horses and mounted yoga positions, swimming with horses on the beach, bonding with horses at Liberty, fresh juices, and herbal teas.

You will be accommodated for seven nights and six days of activities during this retreat. The Treehouse is directly over the road from the Jungle Lodge, which has private and shared guestrooms with private bathrooms and air conditioning. Each unit has its own kitchen, living room, and outdoor open-air balcony. You will be served five lunches and one welcome dinner during your stay. Moreover, they provide vegetarian dishes, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.

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