Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón Province, Costa Rica

$2.650,75

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

    $2.650,75

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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
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, 12 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

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

Activities

  • Guided tour
  • Hiking
  • Spa

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.

 


 


 

 

  • Maggie Dray

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    Loved samasati. Everything about this resort was lovely and as advertised. Great people great nature great yoga great food. Need a 4x4 vehicle to get up to resort and down to the beach but they also have shuttles. Totally awesome. From TripAdvisor
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  • troytag Somerville, New Jersey

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    "Super Relaxation"
    "It's a great change of pace from the large resort vacations... just a wonderful low key week to spend in the rainforest with yoga in the morning, hiking trails, jacuzzi, delicious food and just overall relaxing. You are about 10-15 minutes from Puerto Viejo, we went to town a few times, hit up the beach, bars and restaurants, rode bikes around, just a great vacation overall. Staff is very friendly and accommodating (especially with the rides to town and back)." - From TripAdvisor
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  • Penelope B Market Rasen, United Kingdom

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    "A wonderful relaxing place"
    "A lovely retreat set in the jungle. Yoga whilst listening to Howler Monkeys, and watching Fireflies when dark....Bliss Fantastic food, with a great variety. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables at all meals" - From TripAdvisor
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  • - From TripAdvisor

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    "Yoga dream"
    "Amazing place into the wild forest of Costa Rica. Amazing vengan food and safety smooties. Lovely people and nice landscape of the sea and the puerto viecho. I really like to come here again in the next future." - From TripAdvisor
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  • utilitarianatlarge Brunswick, Maine

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    "Completely wonderful"
    "Best trip I've ever had. Complete quiet from humans, lots of noise from birds and howler monkeys. Just lovely. Saw Capuchin monkeys, a sloth, tons of toucans and other birds, all on the property. Easy to get to local beaches via taxis; also easy to visit national parks, taxis are happy to pick you up when the staff call them to come get you.. Great, great vegetarian food, and coffee available very early in the morning, perfect for bird-watching from the open air deck at the dining hall. Bungalows were lovely--electricity, lots of hot water, and beautiful views of the jungle. No wifi at the bungalows but plenty at the central dining hall, and didn't miss it in the bungalow--too busy lying in the hammock on the veranda, looking at and listening to birds. Free yoga classes available morning and evening, if you want--I don't really do yoga but I enjoyed these. Food is served buffet style, all you want, in the beautiful open air dining room. Wine and beer are available for purchase. Just wonderful." - From TripAdvisor
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  • M Beatriz C Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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    "A paradise getaway"
    "Being in Samasati was everything I expected and more. Beautiful place, beautiful people, excellent food and service. If you want to enjoy the caribbean, its beaches and its nightlife but still want your hotel to have that tranquile getaway feeling... THIS is the place to go." - From TripAdvisor
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  • alyx1990 Minneapolis, Minnesota

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    "A REAL rainforest getaway"
    "I have traveled to Samasati twice and both times my exceptions were met and exceeded. I want to preface this review by saying I am not into yoga, but Samasati is still my favorite resort I have ever been to. Just because it is a yoga retreat doesn't mean you need to do yoga. I certainly didn't 😉 I am a nature nerd, but not enough so to sleep on the ground in a tent. Samasati gives you the full rainforest experience with the comfort of beds and bungalows. The bungalows are glorious. They are huge and mostly screened in so you get a beautiful view of the rainforest and you can even see the ocean in the distance from some bungalows. For me, this Samasati is heaven on earth. You need to take a 4x4 truck up a HUGE hill to get to the resort and you are then completely immersed in nature. You can hear the wildlife all day long - howler monkeys yell in the morning and all night long you will hear the frogs talking to each other. There are bugs and critters everywhere - including in your room. You don't ever have to leave the resort if you don't want to. They have several hiking paths and even a small waterfall for you to explore. If you know where to look, you can spot so much wildlife. On my last visit, I went on a short hike on the property and saw a handful of frog species, several lizards, dozens of birds and even two Capuchin monkeys. On my last day, someone advised me that the easiest time to spot a sloth is at night after it rains - and they were right! Saw my first wild sloth. For others, this situation may not be ideal. I have talked to a lot of people during my stays and most loved it, but two main problems cropped up for people. First if you don't like bugs, you need to learn to like them quickly. Second, if you like to have a night life on vacation, this is not a great place to stay. Because the resort is on top of a hill, the resort has a driver to being guests up and down, but he leaves at 9pm. And no, you can't walk up that hill. It is that big. My other favorite thing about this resort is that it is great for solo women travelers. I never felt unsafe and the staff organized transport for me so I didn't have to worry about driving the 5 hours from San Jose to Samasati with someone sketchy. My only suggestion for the hotel is to bring back the books and field guides they had when I was there two years ago. I was disappointed that there were no reading and reference materials available in the common space anymore." - From TripAdvisor
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  • NadiaMariaL

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    "Samasati was a lovely jungle respite from home"
    "I spent my days reading on the hammock of my balcony, eating healthy local food, hiking in the jungle around Samasati, taking yoga classes every day, renting a bike in town to explore all the nearby beaches... It was a wonderful vacation, and solo retreat!" - From TripAdvisor
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