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Calling all Yogis! Costa Rica is one of the best places to unwind and relax — not to mention, you can find world-class yoga resorts on the Caribbean and Pacific coast or in the heart of the tropical rainforest. There are so many yoga retreats to pick from it can be hard to choose which one to visit. That’s why we’re here to help with the best yoga spots in the country. From retreats offering yoga teacher training, through to resorts offering yoga studios with panoramic views of the surrounding jungle, here are the best yoga retreats in Costa Rica:
1. El Sabanero Eco Lodge
El Sabanero Eco Lodge is located near to the popular beach town of Tamarindo. The lodge offers a year-round yoga retreat with two daily yoga classes, meditation classes, chakra balance sessions and healthy meals. During your spare time, there are beautiful hikes surrounding the retreat, or you can kick back and relax in the infinity pool. The retreat offers accommodation in rustic chalets that have been built from local teak trees.
2. Samasati Retreat
Samasati Retreat is tucked away on a rainforested mountain close to Puerto Viejo. The retreat sits 1,400 feet above sea level and lies within a tropical ecological reserve, with incredible views of the surrounding jungle canopy. It offers accommodation in rustic bungalows and you can really feel you’re ‘back to nature’ in the heart of the rainforest. There are daily yoga classes in the morning and the early evening, alongside healthy buffet-style meals. In your spare time, you can relax in hammocks hike in the surrounding rainforest.
3. Montezuma Yoga
If you want to take yoga classes amongst the sound of howler monkeys and birds, Montezuma Yoga is the place for you. Set close to the hippy town of Montezuma, you can spend your time at the retreat practicing yoga on the open, wooden pavilion. The resort offers daily Vinyasa flow yoga classes, healthy meals, and surf lessons.
4. Anamaya Resort
Anamaya is a luxury resort set in the mountains above the town of Montezuma. The resort offers incredible views of the ocean and surrounding rainforest and is a beautiful place to practice yoga and really rejuvenate. There are daily yoga classes and yoga instructor courses onsite, plus the resort is known for its relaxing spa, where you can experience a range of spa treatments. There’s an onsite organic restaurant providing delicious, healthy meals, alongside an infinity pool where you can unwind between classes.
5. Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreats
Offering year-round yoga workshops with international teachers, it’s easy to see why Pranamar Oceanfront Villas is one of the best yoga retreats in Costa Rica. The retreat offers an all-inclusive yoga vacation that can be arranged and customized to your preferences, or you can just drop in on one of the classes that run on a daily basis. It’s located right by Santa Teresa Beach, meaning you can unwind on the soft sand during your spare time. There are also tide pools and great snorkeling opportunities directly in front of the retreat. Once you’re sufficiently stretched, relax at the on-site spa where you can experience a range of treatments, including massages under coconut palms.
6. Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort
Located in the foothills of Nosara, just a short walk from some of the country’s best surfing beaches, is Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. It sits within an incredibly peaceful setting and you can truly feel rejuvenated from your stay. The onsite yoga studio offers different types of yoga, from the more challenging Vinyasa style through to restorative meditation, along with panoramic, 360-degree views of the jungle.