Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

$1.222,00

Namaste! Say yes to the Yoga Adventure and simply show up for an immersion curated with your relaxation and rejuvenation in mind.

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    Price

    $1.222,00

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    Trips

    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    4 Days / 3 Nights

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    Group Size

    Max Unlimited people

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    Location

    Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Highlights

Customized daily yoga classes
Full board and cold pressed juice for breakfast
1 Thai yoga massage

Course description

Reconnect to body, mind and spirit with yoga twice a day steeped in the pristine and healing energy of the rainforest. Classes are guided by resident yoga teacher, Stephanie McKenzie and are customized to your level and desire. Come as you are. With daily practice we’ve built in time for you to give thanks for all your body does and enjoy a blissful restorative Thai Yoga Massage. Adventure off the mat and discover what lies in the unknown with a guided nature trek to Samasati’s waterfall and natural swimming pool. We didn’t forget the relaxation … recalibrate to nature with naps in your hammock, dreamy soaks in the hot tub and stunning views from our open air restaurant. Your Yoga Adventure also nourishes with fresh, local, organic breakfast and dinner buffets, plus one cold pressed juice each day. Our food is made with love and we’ll happily accommodate your dietary restrictions. Your package also includes daily shuttle service to the beach town of Puerto Viejo. 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! * Option for half day of community service with the Peace Through Yoga Foundation also available.

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

Massage Rejuvenation

Other activities

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

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

3 nights\' accommodation, 3 vegetarian buffet-style breakfasts, lunches and dinners made from fresh ingredients (add chicken/fish to your meal for an additional $7), 1 Daily Cold-Pressed Juice for Breakfast, 1 Thai Yoga Massage, 4 Customized Yoga Classes (2 per day except Fridays), One Samasati Nature Hike with Natural Waterfall Pool Dip, Daily shuttle service to and from the Caribbean 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 Travel information Travel insurance is not mandatory however is highly recommended Check In time is 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm CST Check in after 8pm due to unforeseen circumstances en route to Samasati will be accommodated. A late check in fee of $50 will be charged after 9pm. Check Out time is 12:00 p.m. CST Check-Outs as late as 1:30 p.m. are charged $50. Samasati’s entrance office is open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day. Samasati’s entrance gate is closed after 9:00 p.m.

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.

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Yoga Styles

  • Anusara yoga
  • Hatha yoga
  • Meditation
  • Vinyasa yoga

Activities

  • Guided tour
  • Hiking
  • Massages

Amenities

  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge area
  • Massage
  • Organic food
  • Outdoor yoga area
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Stunning views
  • Terrace
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Wifi

Daily Program

The schedule for this yoga retreat will be announced 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.

 


 


 

 

  • Carolyn Finlayson

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    "pleasantly surprised"
    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. - Google Review
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  • Google Review

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    "Good"
    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.
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  • Natasha Raven

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    "Beautiful!"
    So beautiful. I've never been to a more incredible place. - Google Review
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  • Scott Crabtree

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    "OK"
    HUGE disparity between their website and reality. We booked a private room and bath, but got the run-down Dragon House which we had to share with strangers. Food was generally OK, but often brown and mushy. Not a single comfortable place to sit or sleep. Be aware that wine and beer cost 7-10 $US - nowhere and by no one will you be told this until you have to settle up! Nice local staff; unresponsive, surly manager. Most of the light bulbs in our casita didn't work. When we asked for an extra lamp, we were refused by this manager. "If I give you a lamp, I'll have to take it from someone else." How about from your palatial residence!? Big WTH moment, among the many. - Google Review
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  • Michelle Sachnin

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    "Great!"
    Beyond amazing. If you are looking to travel to paradise, relax and reconnect in a natural haven, Samasati is the place for you. Beautifully run, delicious food, and friendly staff. I came for a solo traveler retreat and had a tremendous experience. Stephanie is a world class yoga teacher, the excursions were fun and I met new like-minded people. Life is short. Don't hesitate -if you are wondering whether to come - the answer is YES! - Google Review
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  • Michelle Shildkret

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    "Beautiful!"
    I just attended a BEAUTIFUL wedding at Samasati, and I can't stop feeling the amazing energy from being at this lovely sanctuary in the jungle. It's really unlike any hotel I've ever been to. The grounds are built right into nature. You live seamlessly with the jungle - but in private bungalows with screens and a lovely porch with a hammock, that let's you watch wildlife in it's element, while having comfort and privacy. The view is amazing, since Samasati is built on a mountain overlooking the the valley below that leads to the ocean. Hiking in the jungle is also a crazy experience, with so many animals and ancient trees, and a waterfall for a lovely dip. As a vegetarian, the food was so delicious and creative and filling. I loved the fresh coconuts and all the fruit. It's probably because the kitchen staff is so upbeat with good energy, listening to great music and joking around while they make the food with love. Things are just different here, time is different. I thought to myself "I'll never do yoga at 6:30am, are they crazy?" But really, you start to live in the rhythm of the jungle and getting up with the sunrise is so beautiful, that I didn't mind at all to have an incredible and invigorating yoga class before breakfast to start my day off right. I love this place. I love the people that come to stay here and are drawn to it. I love the jungle vibe, and the peace and quiet, but also the easy access to the beach and the cute town nearby. Definitely visit! I'll be back. - Google Review
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