Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

$1.733,00

Experience the best of Samasati with our curated Signature Package. Be inspired as you immerse yourself in sights and sounds of the pristine jungle, relax in your hammock, soak in the hot tub or play I Spy spotting wildlife on our trails. Catch a ride into town and discover all the best the Caribbean has to offer; from beautiful beaches to boutique shopping to international cuisine and of course, Caribe Culture!

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    Price

    $1.733,00

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    Trips

    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    8 Days / 7 Nights

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    Group Size

    Max Unlimited people

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    Location

    Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Highlights

Daily yoga classes
Rainforest massage during your stay
Guided nature trek through the Rainforest

Course description

Experience an eco retreat rainforest jungle and the fabulous beaches of Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean. Your home base, Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary is set within one of the last Primary Biological Reserves within Costa Rica. Samasati is a private protected area rich with diverse species of birds and wildlife. With our Samasati Signature Package, your accommodation will consist of a comfortable Casita, which is beautifully situated within the rainforest. Here you experience breathtaking views of the Caribbean Ocean or rainforest canopy. Within this special package, you receive use of the outdoor jacuzzi, a relaxing massage along with our special healthy gourmet cuisine. In addition, a Yoga class is included in this package, which you can join in morning or evening.

About the place

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a coastal town in Talamanca in Limón Province in southeastern Costa Rica, known simply as Puerto Viejo to locals. It is a popular tourist destination. It is known in the surfing community for the biggest and most powerful wave in Costa Rica, known as Salsa Brava. It is also home to beautiful beaches, such as Playa Chiquita, Playa Negra, and Punta Uva, which are a few of Costa Rica's most spectacular beaches which can be found between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo. Manzanillo is a popular location for kayaking and is 13 km (8 mi) south along the beach. Choose from a stay in one of our ten Caribbean style casitas nestled in the tropical gardens, the guest house with it’s expansive terrace and jungle view or VIP accommodation in a fully equipped sea view house. To fully experience the beauty and magic of the rainforest there are no TVs in the rooms and wifi is available at the restaurant and lounge. All accommodations have fans and screened ventilation allowing for fresh air and Caribbean breezes around the clock. Our sanctuary is set in a 250 acre Costa Rican Rainforest, yet provides you with the comfort and convenience of a modern resort. It comprises a restaurant, a lounge, a spa, three types of accommodations as well as a Gazebo and Jacuzzi. Each of these elements is integrated harmoniously into the Rainforest and is designed to reinforce your connection to nature.

Food

Sitting in the mountain overlooking the Rainforest and Caribbean Sea below, our open-air restaurant provides a dramatic and unique dining experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style with selections ranging from Caribbean fusion, to Mediterranean to Asian to Central American. Most of our cuisine is vegetarian and chicken and fish delicacies are available whenever you choose. Seafood is drawn daily from sea, fruit is purchased from local farmers or picked on site. Organic products are the first choice ingredients.

Things to do

Holistic treatments

Rainforest Massage Rejuvenation and body treatments included.

Other activities

Additional yoga classes, Excursions, Hiking, Design your custom massage, Body Treatments, Lounge, Spend time on the beach.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

7 nights' accommodation, Three healthy buffet meals daily, which are always very special at Samasati (plus coffee and tea), 6 yoga or activity classes (Except Fridays) , One Rainforest Massage, One Samasati Nature Hike with Waterfall Pool Dip, Daily shuttle service to Beach/Beach Town of Puerto Viejo, Rainforest Reclamation Fund, 13% Costa Rican Tax,

What’s not included

Airfare, Travel insurance, Airport transfers, All services not listed above,

Additionnal information

Meeting point

SamaSati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary

How to get there

Samasati is located 130 miles from San Jose’ international airport. It is a very scenic drive that will take about 4 hours. We strongly recommend if driving a rented vehicle, that you leave the city of San Jose around noon, the latest at 2 p.m. so you arrive to Samasati during daylight hours. From your starting point, get directions to the Guapiles/Limon Highway. This is a road that winds up into the cloudy mountains of Braulio Carrillo’s National Park, before crossing the Santa Clara flatlands into Puerto Limon. Once you get to Limon, please follow directions to Cahuita and Puerto Viejo. Samasati is 30 miles South of Limón, in the direction of Puerto Viejo. It is located in the Hone Creek village(‘s) area. About five miles after passing the Cahuita National Park’s entrance, you’ll find a street in your right hand side, just between the Gas Station of Hone Creek and the supermarket “Pali”. Samasati’s entrance’s gate is about 1/2 mile inland from the main road. Samasati’s restaurant and accommodations are located 1 mile uphill from the entrance(’s) gate. There is a reception(’s) area at the entrance gate. Here you will find out how to proceed with your 4×4 vehicle, or where to park your car (no fee) and wait for a Samasati vehicle if your vehicle is not a 4X4. The exact address of Samasati Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon, from the public school in Hone Creek 800 meters towards Carbon 1 street

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included in this yoga retreat however you can schedule a private pick up with Samasati. Most guests arriving to Costa Rica will fly into Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in San Jose. This international airport is a 4-5 hour scenic drive from Samasati or 90 minutes of travel via domestic flight to Limon airport with a shuttle ride to Samasati. If you have scheduled a private pick up with Samasati, exiting the Juan Santamaria International Airport, on your right you will find the driver holding a sign with your name. Our drivers are very reliable and are always at the airport when expected. Transfer Options $40 p/p from San Jose to Samasati for a private group shuttle $54 p/p from San Jose to Samasati on semi private shuttle, Interbus $70 p/p domestic flight from SJO in San Jose to Limon airport $65 private shuttle from Limon airport to Samasati (price for individual or group) * Prices are subject to change, please email us for assistance with booking your ground transportation.

From Fellow Yogis

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Yoga Styles

  • Anusara yoga
  • Ashtanga yoga
  • Vinyasa yoga
  • Yang yoga
  • Yin yoga

Activities

  • Guided tour
  • Hiking
  • Massages
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Trekking

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Wifi

Daily Program

The schedule for this yoga retreat will be giving upon booking or arrival.

Instructors

Stephanie McKenzie
Stephanie has studied different traditions of yoga that emerged from the teachings of Krishnamacharya including Ashtanga and Viniyoga. She has also immersed herself in the study of Anusara, Yin Yang, Therapeutics, Vinyasa, Murat Boran. Stephanie’s experience allows her to adapt her teaching to the needs of all who unroll their mats at Samasati. She seamlessly provides modifications, assists and gently advances each student according to their practice’s level. For each person, Stephanie sets her sights to create the yoga experience their body needs and their soul desires. Drawing from an eclectic background, she is able to bring the right style of yoga into your life so that not only you can benefit, but also enjoy. Stephanie truly cares for those who visit Samasati and wishes for everyone to feel at home.

 

Scott McKenzie
Scott McKenzie has traveled extensively to some of the Worlds most remote jungles where he has worked with scientific programs and animals such as crocodiles, cobras, bushmasters, primates, tigers, and others. Scott volunteers his time and resources to training wilderness first responders and equipping indigenous populations with lifesaving anti-venom. He has been the first responder on several would be lethal snake-bites and has had a 100% survival rate. Concurrently, Scott has participated in ecological surveys and trail mapping in Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, the United States and Costa Rica. He has spent a cumulative of 6 years living in these harsh environments studying and documenting the wildlife. Scott has applied his experience and knowledge to the rehabilitation of various endangered species in cooperation with zoological parks worldwide. He has over a decade of experience working in the Hollywood film industry as a dangerous animal wrangler. His work can be seen in movies such as; We are the Millers, Safe Haven, Journey to the Center of the Earth III, Revolution and many more. He currently lives in Costa Rica where he is General Manager and curator of the bio-reserve and animal sanctuary at Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary.

 


 


 

 

    As soon as you arrive at the property you are filled with the beautiful ambiance of a tropical rainforest. The Retreat center, yoga and meditation buildings and guest rooms were perfect. I will be back. From Trip Advisor
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  • Nikita Isaac

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    "Wonderful experience in Costa Rica"
    I came to Costa Rica to experience the nature and have a relaxed vacation. At Samasati the staff was super helpful, friendly, and welcoming (mainly Stephanie, Hanna, David, Venessa and Max) They even packed food for me if I went out of town and didn't make in back to Samasati in time for Lunch/Dinner. David took me on hikes and showed me cool spots in the jungle that was breathtakingly beautiful. I feel the residence where I stayed itself (cottages and bungalows) could have been maintained better. Im a huge outdoorsy person and I have roughed it out many times in the wild, but but for the price paid I'd like a cleaner shelter to stay in. Every night I had multiple huge bugs in my room and/or bed (ants on my bed every night). David was kind enough to get the giant ones out of my bungalow whenever I requested his help. I didn't get fresh towels every day and my room wasn't cleaned everyday by the cleaner as well. The food isn't bad, but wasn't great. To sum up I had a wonderful travel in Costa Rica and I couldn't have stayed in a place more closer to the wild like I wanted. Google Reviews
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  • Carolyn Finlays

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    "There is something truly magical about this resort."
    "I was pleasantly surprised by all of the lovely upgrades and renovations made with the new management!! I stayed two years ago and loved the experience although I noticed somethings and staff needed improvement. Since then, I would read the reviews and dream about going back. Then when I read the owner's caring reply to a reviewer who complained, saying that the resort has had an overhaul since there is new management.....I quickly booked a 7 day solo stay! Soooo nice to go back! The scenery, the rainforest, the yoga, the massages and the hikes were all so wonderful like I remembered them but now there was an amazing vibe and also the staff seemed extra friendly and helpful. The food was good before but now it was amazing with such a fresh selection of fruits and vegetables and flavors. When I sat in that jacuzzi overlooking the water, I felt at peace and I was able to clear my mind. My bungalow felt like a treehouse as I would listen to the leaves rustle in the wind and hear the animals in the midst of this amazing rainforest. There is something truly magical about this resort." From Google
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  • Richard M

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    "Jungle Retreat at its Best"
    "As soon as you arrive at the property you are filled with the beautiful ambiance of a tropical rainforest. The Retreat center, yoga and meditation buildings and guest rooms were perfect. I will be back." Tripadvisor
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  • "Restoring and Magical Beyond My Expectations"
    I went to Samasati for a private yoga retreat. I went with plans to restart my yoga practice, regain some flexibility and to do some writing. I did not realize what awaited me in this true retreat. Located on the side of a mountain, in the rain forest, this was a true retreat from the busy, information overload of the 24/7 world. I met wonderful, caring people and experienced a life-changing 10 days. The staff was exceptional and they took care of me like I was the only person there. From Liseth who booked and managed my trip, while answering my numerous questions, to Elena who brightened each day with her smile and superb attention to my daily requests, to Stephanie, the yoga instructor, who made my yoga experience beyond wonderful, the folks at Samasati made me feel as if I was the most important person around. I could not have asked for a better experience. I went for purpose of renewing my physical yoga practice. I communicated with Stephanie by email before arriving to let her know my limitations and hopes for the yoga sessions. Stephanie took this information, and after observing me in our first yoga session, from which she wrote 2 pages of notes, she put together a series of sessions that addressed not only my physical practice, but also focused on the mental baggage and weights that I carried and didn't realize were impacting my physical presence. Stephanie designed our 2-a-day sessions to include a variety of yoga forms, breathing exercises and meditations. She was (is), without a doubt, the best yoga teacher I have ever worked with. She has a gift for understanding her students' needs. I was astonished that she could understand my mind (and stress) through observing how I held myself during the yoga practices. Even more, she guided me through a week of yoga that, as I wrote earlier, changed my life. The overall experience reconnected me with me. I have carried the peace and joy of Samasati back into the insane world on Washington DC, and even 6 weeks after my return, I still have the balance and peace that I found at Samasati. I also had massages with Jessica. She was amazing. She used a variety of modalities to successfully work on years of muscle aches. Absolutely the best massage therapist I have ever worked with. If you go to Samasati, you must schedule a session with Jessica. Final thoughts, I did not take part in the many day trip options Samasati offers. I didn't go on a rain forest hike or make a trip to the beach. I stayed at Samasati and loved the opportunity to disconnect and decompress. WiFi is available in the private casitas (I stayed in a private preferred casita) and in the restaurant/lounge. I used it to stay in touch with my wife back in the states but otherwise, I didn't bother staying connected to the world for the 10 days of my stay. I highly recommend this approach. If you are looking for a RESORT experience, Samasati probably isn't for you. There is no swimming pool, no readily available bar, no room service, no air conditioning, no glass in the windows and doors (they have screens), and there is no "night life" partying. There is serenity. You live in the rain forest, you run into all kinds of birds, bugs, and lizards and you hear the Howler Monkeys as the begin their chorus of howls to welcome the sun. You will need your flashlight to walk to your room after dark. You will enjoy excellent vegetarian meals served buffet stye in the open-air restaurant/lounge, and if you are open to the experience, you'll meet interesting, engaging people who will sit for hours after dinner for conversation. What a fantastic experience and so different from the hectic world of modern day life. I loved my time at Samasati and the only regret I have is that I couldn't stay there forever. From Tripadvisor
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  • L.DENEEN THOMPSON

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    "Heaven!"
    This place is like heaven on earth. No television only relaxation in the middle of a beautiful jungle. Google reviews
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  • Shakira759

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    "Loved my rainforest stay"
    It felt great to get away for a few days, enjoyed the sounds and sights of the rainforest + yoga. Staff always made sure I was accommodated, trips to the beach were a great part of the stay at Samasati. Would love to come back with friends! From Tripadvisor
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  • Liseth Carpio

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    " It's a magical place!"
    It's a magical place! Perfect to disconnect from the daily routine and reconnect with nature. Biodiversity abounds in this paradise of the Caribbean. The food is delicious and the rooms are very cozy. Super recommended! From Tripadvisor
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