Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

$1.542,25

Escape to the jungle of Costa Rica with your lover and enjoy a romantic holiday immersed in nature, beauty and discovery!

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    Price

    $1.542,25

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    Trips

    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    6 Days / 5 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
In room welcome package of flowers, chocolate and champagne
In room couples massage

Course description

Your package includes all the necessities to ensure great memories and lots of relaxation. We start with an in room welcome package of flowers, chocolate and champagne. Breakfast and Dinner buffets are included so you can sample the delicious, fresh, vitalizing foods of the region (yes, many of the fruits grown on site ARE aphrodisiacs!). In addition to gourmet healthy cuisine your stay includes daily yoga and an in room couples massage! Samasati is perched on a jungle mountain ridge overlooking the Caribbean Sea, so when you’re done hiking (unlimited trail use and a guided nature trek included) take the daily shuttle into the nearby beach town of Puerto Viejo for fun in the sun, swimming, snorkeling, shopping or eating out at the many international restaurants. Plan to spend at least one day by the Sea as this lovers’ retreat includes bike rentals two!

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

5 nights' accommodation, Daily vegetarian buffet-style meals made from fresh ingredients. You can add chicken/fish to your meal for an additional cost, Couple’s In Room Welcome Package (CAVA sparkling wine from Spain, flowers & chocolate), One rainforest massage, 4 yoga classes (1.5 hrs each) (except Fridays), Chocolate Rainforest Tour with transportation, Beach Cruising by Bicycle (choice destination itinerary for fun and dining), Horseback Riding on Beach, 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

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
  • Meditation
  • Vinyasa yoga
  • Yang yoga
  • Yin yoga

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Guided tour
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming

Amenities

  • Beach
  • Forest
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge area
  • Massage
  • Mountain views
  • Organic food
  • Outdoor yoga area
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Stunning views
  • Terrace
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Wifi
  • Yoga
  • Yoga studio

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.

 


 


 

 

  • 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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    "Came For Nature"
    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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  • Google Review

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    "Relaxing"
    Great view, relaxing, friendly staff. Dinner costs extra. I was not aware of it till a few days after I checked in. You will need a taxi to and from the retreat unless you leave at 10am and return at 3pm which is when they offer the free shuttle. Taxi drivers do not drive up the hill. You must either call or use the radio at the bottom to call and have one of their drivers come down and get you. Great nature, wildlife, yoga classes, and trails for hiking.
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  • Jennifer Frink

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    "Beautiful!"
    Loved it! Beautiful grounds, small hikes with great views, friendly staff and super close to city of Puerto Viejo. Fun fun fun Google Review
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  • Christine Andrews

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    "Loved it!"
    PERFECT Balance of Relaxation & Adventure! I stayed at Samasati with my mother the second week of May and it was AMAZING! I can't enough good things about our experience at Samasati! It offers a PERFECT balance of relaxation and adventure. Please note, that if air conditioning, TV and internet are musts for you, this is NOT the place for you to stay. Samasati offers a great way to get away from it all and relax and enjoy nature. Since it is four hours outside of the city of San Jose Samasati offers authentic experience of Costa Rica, it is unforgettable. HIGHLIGHTS: - excellent service, we were well taken care of - amazing food - awesome views & sounds of nature - relaxing and getting way from the hustle & bustle of life - wide variety of adventures and activities offered RECOMMENDATIONS: - extra towel for beach/misc - flashlight - moisture wicking clothing (check REI and Columbia) - at least 1 pair of pants - Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard/Sun Protection - yoga mat, if you want to do a lot of yoga - binoculars 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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