I love it all! Yoga- travel and traveling with yogis. Should I say yogi minded, whether you do yoga or not. I started my Costa Rican yoga retreats in 2009, thinking this would just be a fun adventure, but since people loved it so much I just kept doing it. My retreats are not the typical retreat. I consider them to be higher-end adventure/vacations. We stay in comfortable places, we travel with local guides, we eat exceptionally well and can be catered to with any dietary needs. We create a balance of activity/down time, and there even is a bar for those who would like to indulge. I offer a minimum of 10 yoga classes or 2/day. This is your trip/vacation/detox, whatever you desire it to be best enjoyed!

I often get asked the question who usually attends these trips? I have had people ranging from 32-65 years young. They tend to be active and fairly fit. Most of the group does yoga, but I have had people join in who have never done yoga and then return home and incorporate it in to their lives. Both men and women come to these trips, couples, singles, friends, and family. Many new friendships have been made on these trips.

People come from different places, maybe after attending my class at a yoga studio, from a flyer at a yoga studio or have heard of my trips through a friend or relative. The people who have joined these trips are wonderful. They like to have fun, explore, are open-minded and enjoy everything! Whenever, I bring a group the Hotel owners are happy and pleased to see us. They remark to me about the wonderful people I bring. We have a lot of great belly laughs too! Join us on our next Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica.


Accommodations

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge - Comfortable accommodations in an amazing setting!

Mango Guest House

The Mango Guest House is a 2 story accommodation that has 4 private rooms. Set in a beautiful jungle garden area with mango trees on all sides and open views of the surrounding rainforest. Each room has private entrance, beautiful hardwood floors, private bathroom, private terrace, louver doors and windows that wrap around the room to afford panoramic views. Rooms have queen beds (or twin beds upon request) with mosquito netting and ceiling fans. The Mango Guest House is separate from the Main Lodge.

 

One Bedroom Cabin

These cabins are very private and set apart from all other accommodations. Tucked into the rainforest affording you a unique feeling of being in an amazing natural setting, yet with design and comfort details that has been described as simple yet jungle chic. Each cabin has a private entrance, beautiful hardwood floors, private open air shower-bathroom, private terrace, louver doors and windows that wrap around the room to afford panoramic views. Cabins have queen beds (or twin beds upon request) with mosquito netting and ceiling fans. The garden open air shower is within the cabin’s bathroom, yet allows you to look at nature all around. Look out for the peeping monkeys!

 

Cabin Suite

The new Cabin Suite is also very private and set apart from all other accommodations. Tucked into the rainforest affording you a unique feeling of being in an amazing natural setting, yet with design and comfort details that have been described as simple, yet jungle-chic.

The cabin has a private entrance, beautiful hardwood floors, private open air shower-bathroom, private terrace,mosquito netting over the beds, ceiling fans, louver doors and windows that wrap around the room to afford panoramic views of the surrounding jungle. The Cabin Suite is similar in size to the two bedroom cabin, but set in a large loft like room with a removable partition wall to add flexible space for families and groups. With the partition in place it creates two large bedrooms that can accommodate 4 to 5 guests in a variety of bedding options. The Cabin Suite is also great for couples seeking more space, as well as the luxury of a comfortable sitting area, set up with a couch and chairs.

 

Two Bedroom Cabin

This is a private cabin much like the single cabins but larger with two bedrooms and a common den that can also be converted for another bedroom. This is a great choice for families, especially with younger children. The cabin is set at the edge of the jungle but only a few steps from the main lodge building. Each cabin has a private entrance, beautiful hardwood floors, private open air shower-bathroom, private terrace, mosquito netting over the beds, ceiling fans, louver doors and windows that wrap around the room to afford panoramic views of the jungle.

 

Jaguar House

2 story, 3 bedroom house surrounded by lush jungle. First floor has a living room, bedroom and full bath with beautiful open air shower. Loft-like second storey with master bedroom, 2nd bedroom, full bath and large open terrace. Let the crashing of the waves lull you to sleep!


Travel Tips of Items To Bring on your Yoga Retreat to Costa Rica

  • Current Passport and Photocopy
  • Trip Insurance (optional) Allianz Co. highly recommended
  • Small carry on suitcase 20-22" size to carry 25 lbs
  • Backpack that can carry up to 10 lbs.
  • H20 shoes (best with closed back)
  • Hiking boots (best with ankle support)
  • Flip flops (optional)
  • Camera (optional )and waterproof even better
  • Binoks (optional)
  • Ear plugs (optional)
  • Small dry bag (optional)
  • Probiotics (optional)
  • Citronella bug repellent or other choice
  • Lip sunscreen
  • Sunscreen
  • Zip off hiking pants or other lightweight pants for hiking
  • Fanny pak (optional)
  • Zip lock baggies *Important since its humid, very good for your documents
  • Rashguard shirt
  • Socks maybe 6 pr (we put on socks to dine)
  • Sweatband or bandana (optional)
  • Yoga clothes 2 or 3 sets
  • Bathing suit 1 or 2
  • Shorts 2 or 3
  • Shirts Long-sleeve 1 or 2 with or without bug off and UV
  • Shirts Short-sleeve 2-3
  • Sundresses (optional)
  • Lt weight breathable rainjacket
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan lotion
  • Empty H20 bottle
  • DRY-fast clothes Cotton takes longer in the rainforest
  • Lightweight sweater as it gets chilly in San Jose (1st/last night)
  • First aid kit (optional)
  • Electrolytes
  • Snacks (if necessary) They feed us very well, but if you have a certain dietary need.
  • Nicuesa and Xandari have nice soap. Everything is biodegradable so only bring this kind.
  • Cash $100 - $200

Anything else please feel free, this is your vacation!