Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

$2.307,00

Surfing and Yoga are a match made in heaven and we’ve combined them together in this package to create the perfect adventure wellness retreat! Yoga optimizes the skills you will need to learn how to surf well. Good balance and stretching are an essential part of the surfing process.

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    Price

    $2.307,00

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    Trips

    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    7 Days / 6 Nights

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    Group Size

    Max Unlimited people

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    Location

    Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Highlights

Surf lessons with equipment & transportation
4 yoga classes
Guided Samasati Reserve Nature Trek

Course description

In this week long retreat, you will not only condition your body and learn how to surf, but you will also receive a 90 minute Rainforest Massage for your sore muscles and explore the jungle on a guided hike. Plus, your breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included so you can focus on your surf adventure.

About the place

Puerto Viejo is well known for its surfing and does have a variety of spots perfect for every skill and level. This laidback Caribbean coastal town, is an ideal location to connect with surfers and other travelers from around world who are looking for a relaxed Costa Rica travel experience. 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

90 minute Rainforest Massage for your sore muscles - 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

6 nights' accommodation at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, 3 professional surf lessons including equipment and transportation, 4 yoga classes, 1 Guided Samasati Reserve Nature Trek (day or night hike), 90 Minute Rainforest Massage Treatment, Gourmet vegetarian meals. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner served buffet style. Unlimited coffee and tea. Fruit with every surf session, Professional surf instructors certified by ISA (International Surfing Association) and Federacion de Surf de Costa Rica, 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.

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Yoga Styles

  • Hatha yoga
  • Meditation
  • Vinyasa yoga
  • Yang yoga
  • Yin yoga

Activities

  • Guided tour
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Surf & Kite Surf

Amenities

  • Beach
  • 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 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 Tripadvisor
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  • "Experience the jungle from within!"
    "Fantastic stay, place, owners and staff! If you want to experience the jungle from within, this is the adequate place! Don't come here with city like expectations - this is the rainforest with creatures and bugs. Live the magic getting woken up by the sound of the jungle. Everything was perfect, from the food, the yoga, the walking trails, the interaction with the staff. Tune in jungle fever! Thanks again, Neil" - From TripAdvisor
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  • Barbarah. Saratoga Springs, New York

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    "My great adventure"
    "My week at Samasati was an adventure that I loved and will cherish forever. The yoga retreat I attended was much needed and I embraced the peacefulness and serenity of the grounds. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. I enjoyed evenings in the hot tub and enjoyed the beautiful views and sounds of nature. I highly recommend Samasati." - From TripAdvisor
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  • Karen S. Saratoga Springs, New York, United States

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    "Best Place for a Yoga Retreat...or any retreat!"
    "We chose Samasati for our recent Yoga Mandali "Grace in Nature" Women's retreat in Costa Rica primarily due to the fact that it was not the rainy season on the southern caribbean side of Costa Rica in October. It was also portrayed beautifully in the photos and had everything we were looking for in a retreat center. The process of planning out all the details of the retreat was made so easy with the help of the reservations staff, especially Liseth. Upon our arrival at Samasati we pleasantly and warmly greeted by the staff and the general manager, Scott. We arrived just before sunset and were just stunned by the beauty of the rainforest we were immersed in and the incredible view of the coastline a few miles below us. We woke the next morning at sunrise by the calls of the howler monkeys and the multitude of sounds that exist in the rainforest. Beautiful Noise! We were surrounded by butterflies, toucans, eagles, hummingbirds, frogs, sloths, etc...(Yes, lots of insects and spiders too but that was all part of the adventure!) The flora and trees and plants are too beautiful and diverse to describe! Each and every meal was absolutely delicious and artfully prepared. Our last evening was made extra special by the special attention and care the staff put in to decorate the dining area and our table with flowers and leaves from the rainforest! It was truly gorgeous! Another point worth mentioning about our stay was the night hike we took with Scott! Totally worth it! You will even see Tarantulas! We had complete access to the yoga studio on the property the entire duration of our stay which made planning our classes and activities very easy. The studio is lovely and set deep in the rainforest. Everything about Samasati was perfect! I'm already looking forward to next time!" - From TripAdvisor
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  • larajarrington. Spanish Fork, Utah

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    "Relaxing jungle retreat"
    "I loved the feel at samasati! The people were friendly & helpful, the atmosphere was a relaxed feel with the excitement of adventure all around. Amazing! I loved how close it was to so many great things and how nice it was to come "home" to each night. I'd definitely stay here again!" - From TripAdvisor
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  • il0vet0travel77. Bridgeport, Connecticut

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    "Beautiful place to make you feel like you are in touch with nature.The views were breathtaking. The staff was helpful"
    "I really enjoyed this place although I only stayed for 4 nights it felt longer. The food was good. The views were perfect. The rooms were okay. The staff was very helpful. We went at a perfect time we didnt get any rain." - From TripAdvisor
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  • "Yoga retreat"
    "One of the best vacations I've ever taken. It's the perfect place to unplug and recharge. You can embrace nature on their many hiking trails or head to the beach. Practice yoga in the morning and have a delicious breakfast!! The food was phenomenal!! Can't say enough great things about my stay! Thank you to the staff as well...they were amazing.." - From TripAdvisor
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  • Karenmg60

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    "Rustic Paradise and Retreat"
    "A wonderfully nurturing and healing environment in a Rain Forest on the Caribbean, Samasati provided an escape for our family vacation in the most wonderful ways. With nature walks to waterfalls, a 24/7 hot tub with a view of the ocean, 2-story rustic Casitas with privacy and screened hammocks, yoga daily and massages if you want them... it is a terrific place for all ages. I knew when my mother-in-law dried off in her 'birthday suit' on her balcony that we'd all gotten what we came for. Yoga classes with Stephanie were more like 'yoga therapy', better than any other class I've ever had; she is an exceptional teacher. The food is wonderful, it's all fresh and clean, and you're minutes from the beach and amazing people of Costa Rica! We can't praise Samasati enough. (You have to be willing to deal with bugs and all kinds of animals, it's part of the experience.)" - From TripAdvisor
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  • "Beautiful place"
    I really loved this place
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