On a pristine beach lined by wild jungle and gifted with mesmerizing sunsets is the setting of our Costa Rica Yoga Retreat. Enjoy a relaxing and fulfilling week delving into your yoga practice and learning to surf or stand up paddle (SUP) in the warm ocean on the Nicoya Peninsula.
Vajra Sol’s Costa Rica retreat is located in the colorful town of Santa Teresa, rated one of the top 10 beach destinations in Central America on TripAdvisor. Santa Teresa is known for its beautiful scenery and great year-round surf. Due to its relative remoteness, the area has been protected from over-development and maintains an off-the-beaten-path feel. It is ideal for those seeking a more secluded escape into nature.
After 10 years offering yoga, surf, and SUP retreats in Costa Rica, Vajra Sol is excited for our new retreat venue, starting in July 2019. We are taking it up a notch to bring you to the finer things in life, offering simple luxury in a jungle beach setting. Our new retreat host is still just a short beach walk or drive to the town of Santa Teresa. To celebrate our new Costa Rica retreat location, we are offering special rates for 2019.
Surfing is for those who seek a thrilling adventure in the warm waves. Surf lessons are held just a few minutes walk along the beach from our retreat. The surf spot is a long beach break with a sandy and shallow bottom that is perfect for learning. For personalized attention, there are no more than three students per instructor.
Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is for those who like to be active and out on the water in a guided tour. The SUP Yoga Retreat includes three half-day outings to different locations around Santa Teresa with breath-taking views along the Nicoya Peninsula. The SUP spots include paddling along an estuary through mangroves and out in the ocean.
The Pure Yoga option on the Costa Rica retreat is perfect for those wanting a deeper immersion into their personal practice. Each day includes a 1.5-hour morning and 1.5-hour afternoon yoga class. The Yoga classes are creative and dynamic and inclusive of all levels of experience. The primary type of yoga practiced is Vinyasa Flow.
Our new venue, a spectacular beachfront resort, stands above any other property on the entire Pacific coastline of Costa Rica. It is located at the north end of the Santa Teresa, which stretches along three miles of the pristine beach. This exclusive hotel that has 10 luxurious villas and one bohemian surf style house. The property also features:
a casual and intimate ambiance
a restaurant serving delicious and organic cuisine
an open-air yoga studio with ocean views
chemical-free swimming pool
an award-winning and world-class spa
The hotel operates with a commitment to sustainability within the vibrant tropical eco-system. The relaxed “pura vida” setting makes it easy to follow the go-barefoot style!
One bedroom Superior Villas have lush garden views, one king-sized bed, a spacious open-air bathroom with stone bathtub, living area, and a large terrace with a hammock. There is air-conditioning in the bedroom and there are fans in other living spaces. All rates are per person.
$3,700 – Single Room $2,650 – Shared Room (2 max.)
Two Bedroom Superior Villa
Two bedroom Superior Villas have lush garden views, two-stories, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The ground level has a spacious living area, large terrace with a hammock, a bedroom with a king-sized bed and a spacious open-air bathroom with a stone bathtub. Upstairs, there is a bedroom with two twin beds or one king-sized bed and a bathroom.There is air-conditioning in the bedrooms and there are fans in other living spaces. All rates are per person.
$3,375 – Single Room $2,600 – Shared Room (2 max.)
Three Bedroom Surf House
The beautiful Surf House, an older Costa Rican villa made of wood, is beachfront. Recently renovated, it has a simple, laid-back style. The three bedrooms have separate exterior entrances and share one spacious open-air bathroom with a stone bathtub. Bedroom one has two twin beds, bedroom two has one king bed, and bedroom three has two twin beds, but can also easily be used as a lounge area. All bedrooms rooms have air conditioning.All rates are per person. Inquire about a special rate for five people.
$2,850 – Single Room $2,500 – Shared Room (2 max.)
Pure Yoga participants receive an additional spa treatment of choice.
Vajra Sol retreat coordination are and staff available throughout the week.
Complimentary use of yoga mat & props
Complimentary tea, coffee, and filtered water available in the restaurant
Vajra Sol gift
Assistance with organizing domestic transfers from the airport, trip extensions and information source for travel within Costa Rica before or after the retreat.
Not Included in Retreat Cost:
Airfare to/from Costa Rica
Domestic transportation within Costa Rica to the retreat hotel
Gratuities for wait staff, massage, surf/SUP instructors
What are the meals like?
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included with the retreat, starting with dinner on the arrival day, Sunday, and ending with breakfast on the last day, Saturday. Only lunch on Wednesday is not included. Gourmet meals are at the hotel restaurant except one or two dinners at restaurants in Santa Teresa, where we can enjoy a fun, local atmosphere. Food is prepared by exceptional chefs in a Costa Rican fusion style. Meals are primarily vegetarian or fresh seafood, with chicken offered for some meals. Special diets, such as vegan or gluten-free, and food sensitivities and allergies, are easily accommodated; please let us know when you book your retreat.
What are the optional activities?
A variety of tours and activities are offered outside of the retreat package which guests can sign-up for during the week. Reservations can be made upon arrival at the hotel.
Massage and spa treatments
Rainforest canopy tour (zip-lining)
Guided nature hike in the Cabo Blanco Nature reserve
Horseback riding along the beach or into the countryside
ATV rental to explore on your own or on a guided tour
Tour to Montezuma town and waterfalls
Boat and snorkeling tour to Tortuga Island
Deep sea fishing tour with private boat
How do I get to the retreat destination?
Book your plane ticket to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria international airport (code SJO), Costa Rica’s capital city, or the other international airport is Liberia (code LIR). Plan to arrive in Santa Teresa by mid/late afternoon on Sunday. The retreat ends Saturday after breakfast. To transfer to Santa Teresa you can go by domestic flight or ground shuttle. Direct flights from San Jose or Liberia international airport are about 20 minutes to Tambor, the nearest airstrip to Santa Teresa. The domestic airlines in Costa Rica are Sansa and Costa Rica Green Airways. We will arrange for a driver to meet you in Tambor. Shuttle services depart 1-2 times daily depending on the season between San Jose or Liberia and Santa Teresa. From either location, approximate travel time is about 4-5 hours including a scenic 70 minute ferry ride across the Gulf of Nicoya if coming from San Jose. Message us and we’ll send you the full retreat and travel details.
What is the weather like in Santa Teresa?
The dry season or summertime in Costa Rica is from December through April. The climate is tropical and Pacific coastal temperatures average from mid-80s F to low 90s F during the day and low-mid 70s in the evenings. The rainy season, or ‘green season’, is from May to early November. End of June through August and November is when there is typically less rain and a second high season for visiting Costa Rica. This is also a great time to visit with the landscape being vibrantly green and lush. Temperatures are similar to the summer months. We only offer our retreats at the most favorable times of the year.
What is the average group size?
The retreat is limited to 16 persons to ensure quality and personalized attention for each guest. There is a minimum of five persons required to run a retreat. Many guests are single/solo travelers. Please feel very welcome to come on your own. It will be an incredible experience!
Who is a typical retreat guest?
The majority of those who join our retreats are women and men who come on their own, as friends, family or as a couple. They are from across the U.S., Canada and farther abroad and range in age from late 20s to early 60s. They are usually working professionals who prefer the comforts of a more upscale hotel that maintains a casual, low-key style. They are interested in the group setting to meet new people and also that there is quality personal time. They choose the retreat for its serene setting and active style yet that it is balanced with ample time for relaxation. The level of yoga experience ranges from beginner to more experienced.
Is a Vajra Sol Retreat for me?
Read reviews on TripAdvisor for first hand commentary by past guests of their experience. Or contact us and we’ll gladly answer any questions you have. Vajra Sol has received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the last five consecutive years.
Can I stay at the retreat hotel extra nights?
You are welcome to arrive earlier or depart later than the retreat dates and stay at the hotel. Please contact us to check on availability and we will send you the nightly rate. Or ask us for recommendations of other places to stay in Santa Teresa.
What is your payment and cancellation policy?
Full payment is due no less than two months prior to the first date of the retreat. Should you need to cancel your reservation two months or more prior to this date, you will receive a refund for payment made less the $500 deposit. The deposit can be transferred to another retreat within one year. Should you need to cancel less than 60 days prior to this date, for whatever reason, we will not be able to provide a refund or credit. No refund or credit will be given for arriving late or departing a retreat early or for meals/activities in which one does not participate. In the unlikely event Vajra Sol needs to cancel a retreat, a full refund will be given.
We strongly advise on the purchase of travel insurance at the time of booking your retreat in the case of any unexpected events or changes to your plans before or during your trip.
To receive the complete retreat details by email and/or check on availability.
“My husband and I recently returned from Vajra Sol’s trip to Peru. Sandra led such an amazing retreat and it was obvious from the start. Everything was taken care of from the moment we touched down in Cusco until our return back to the airport. We are already looking forward to joining her on a future retreat!”
Vera, New York
“This was my 5th time with Vajra Sol and I loved every moment of it. Sandra is over accommodating to your needs. The scene and location of your villa and yoga experience is out of this world. Trust me, this is the best retreat out there for YOGA, SUPING and Surfing.”
Steve P, Conneticut
“Go on one of Vajra Sol’s retreats; you won’t regret it. You may even conquer some fears and surprise yourself, like I did. You will make new friends and have memories to last a lifetime! This was a life changing experience for me!”
Dina, New York
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