Costa Rica

Yoga, Nature, & the Sublime

Need a quick getaway? Join us for a 4-night reset on our luxury Costa Rica yoga retreat in beautiful Las Catalinas. Escape to a tropical sanctuary with the convenience of being just a short drive from the Liberia International Airport.

Nature balances and heals the life force in our bodies. It helps bring us back into a state of vibrancy and peace. When we connect to the natural rhythms of nature and practice yoga, we connect to our natural vitality and innate joy. This yoga and wellness retreat is hosted at an award-winning luxury boutique hotel perched on the hilltop above the beach town of Las Catalinas. Indulge in a good dose of pampering and relaxation, and enjoy the amazing views!

See F.A.Q. below for tourist entry requirements to Costa Rica regarding COVID-19. *No COVID-19 test, No COVID-19 vaccine, No quarantine are required for tourists visiting Costa Rica.*

dates | Costa Rica

October 29 – November 2, 2022

[ Registration is open! ]

Retreat Highlights

Mini Retreat

Can’t get away for a full week? Reset and renew on our 4-night Costa Rica yoga and wellness retreat. Practice yoga to unwind and realign your body and mind. Enjoy locally-sourced, gourmet meals. Take a boat trip to a secluded beach and swim in warm Pacific waters. This retreat offers a balance of social and personal time.

Yoga

This five-star yoga studio has incredible panoramic views of the ocean and lush green hills. It will take your breath away! The style of yoga is a dynamic mix of slow flow vinyasa and restorative led by Sandra, your retreat leader. Sessions include breathwork and guided meditation. All levels are welcome.

Easy Access

Location. Location. Location. Our mini las Catalinas Costa Rica yoga retreat is a 45-minute drive from the Liberia International Airport (LIR). Your retreat experience begins shortly after stepping off the plane. We’ll help you arrange transfers so that your arrival and settling in are seamless. This retreat offers convenience and ease.

About the Retreat

Ocean Serenity on the Pacific

Our gorgeous retreat venue, Casa Chameleon, is an intimate and tropical chic resort with 21 private luxury villas and a casual elegant style. Settle into your villa and experience the sublime setting of ocean, beach, and stunning views of the Las Catalinas Islands. The property includes:

  • A restaurant offering sea- and farm-to-table Costa Rican cuisine
  • A bar lounge and infinity swimming pool with the best sunset views
  • Each deluxe villa has a private salt water plunge pool and terrace
  • The property was named by Travel & Leisure #2 of the best resorts in Central America.
  • The resort puts great effort into its operational mission on sustainability for the environment.
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Included in the Retreat

Vajra Sol’s mini Costa Rica yoga and wellness retreat offers you the time to disconnect from a busy lifestyle, opt-in on a few days of digital detox, and have some fun in the sun and ocean at a luxury boutique resort.

  • (4) nights accommodations
  • Yoga class one or two times per day
  • Breakfasts, (2) lunches, (4) dinners
  • Boat tour along the coast with snorkeling
  • Enjoy the company of like-minded travelers in a small group
  • Vajra Sol retreat coordination & travel resource
  • Easy access to optional activities such as hiking, mountain biking, surfing, SUP, kayaking, nature and wildlife tours, and more

*All common areas (restaurant, lounge, yoga studio, lobby) are open-air and outdoor!*

Retreat Price and Accommodations

Explore your retreat home away from home! Prices are per person in US $.

Sunset Villa

Sunset Villas have a view to the west towards the horizon and las Catalinas Islands. Each villa includes a private saltwater plunge pool and terrace, king-size bed, Bluetooth speaker, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, fully stocked mini-bar with local Costa Rican products, organic and locally produced toiletries, and a safety deposit box. [Beds cannot be added or twin.]

$3,995 – Single Room
$2,650 – Double Room per person

Ocean Villa

Ocean Villas have partial ocean and coastal views south towards Sugar and Penca beaches. Each villa includes a private saltwater plunge pool and terrace, king-size bed, Bluetooth speaker, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, fully stocked mini-bar with local Costa Rican products, organic and locally produced toiletries, and a safety deposit box. [Beds cannot be added or twin.]

$3,650 – Single Room
$2,450 – Double Room per person

Retreat Schedule
DAY 1 / 4 PM
Check-in, yoga session
Sunset & dinner
DAY 2, 3, 4
7:30 - 9:15 AM
Yoga
Breakfast
Free time to visit the beach, join a tour, receive a spa treatment. One day includes a boat outing.
4 - 5 PM
Restorative yoga & meditation
Sunset & dinner
DAY 5
Yoga and breakfast
11 AM
Chek-out

FAQ

What are tourist entry requirements for Costa Rica with regard to COVID-19?

*No COVID-19 test, No COVID-19 vaccine, No quarantine are required for tourists visiting Costa Rica. The Costa Rican government has been consistent with this since it opened its borders again in November 2020 and plans to maintain it as such.

For the complete up-to-date entry requirements for tourists to Costa Rica, see the Costa Rican government’s Institute of Tourism information here: https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements 

What is included in the retreat?

Included in Costa Rica Yoga Retreat:

  • (4) nights accommodations
  • Daily breakfast, (2) lunches, and (4) dinners
  • Yoga classes 1 – 2x a day (all levels, beginner+)
  • A boat tour along the coast (snorkeling, SUP included)
  • Complimentary use of yoga mat & props, and beach towel
  • Assistance with organizing domestic transfers from the airport, trip extensions and information source for travel within Costa Rica before or after the retreat
  • Vajra Sol retreat coordination
  • Resort fee and Costa Rican taxes

Not Included in Costa Rica Yoga Retreat:

  • Airfare to/from Costa Rica
  • Airport transfers to/from the retreat hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks, 1 lunch, and alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance
How do I get to the retreat location?

Book your plane ticket to Liberia international airport (code LIR) in northern Costa Rica. Las Catalinas is about a 45-minute drive from the airport.

Check for direct flights to Liberia from:

  • Atlanta (Delta Airlines)
  • Houston (United Airlines)
  • Los Angeles (Alaska Airlines)
  • Miami (American Airlines)
  • New York (Jetblue from JFK, Saturday & Thursday only)
  • Toronto (WestJet)
  • Washington DC (Southwest, from BWI)

To find the best flight options, check for one-way tickets on different airlines or fly to Liberia airport one way and San Jose airport the other way. Google Flights or Kayak are good search sites to find the best airfare and routing.

You can also fly into San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), Costa Rica’s capital city. From there, take a domestic flight to Liberia with Sansa Airlines. Their 12-seater planes can fill up. Make your reservation early. Allow at least 2 – 3 hours between your international flight arrival time and the domestic flight departure time.

After you arrive in Liberia, we will arrange for a driver to meet you and bring you to the retreat hotel. The transfer cost is not included, however, we are happy to take care of the arrangements from Liberia or anywhere in the Guanacaste area. Please contact us to request the cost of a transfer.

The retreat ends after breakfast the last day. Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Complete the form below to ask us questions or to receive full retreat and travel details.

Who is the retreat leader and what is the yoga like?

The retreat leader is Sandra Tedeschi. The morning classes will be a mix of conditioning movements and Slow Flow vinyasa to enliven one’s energy, enhance flexibility and mobility, and build strength. Classes are structured so that participants may learn and advance their practice. Each class is specifically sequenced around a theme based in the Hatha and Tantra traditions.

Afternoon classes will be restorative yoga and guided meditation.

All levels of yoga experience are welcome, from beginners to more seasoned practitioners, to those who are in the professed “I-am-so-out-of-practice” state. The precept is: Come as you are. Start where you are.

What are the health-safety/COVID-19 protocols while at the retreat?

Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas, the retreat property, has taken an extensive initiative to implement COVID-19 related protocols and procedures to ensure a safe environment for guests.

See here for Casa Chameleon Hotel’s protocols & procedures

What is the weather like in Las Catalinas, Guanacaste?

Typical November weather in the northern province of Guanacaste is sunny, blue skies during the day and occasional afternoon or evening rain showers which gives a fresh and cool feel in the air. The landscape is vibrant and gorgeously green. November is the start of the dry season or summer in this area which has a sub-tropical climate. The temperatures average year-round from low-high 80s F during the day and low/mid-70s in the evenings. We only offer our retreats at the most favorable times of the year.

What are the meals like?

The chef creates locally sourced and authentically Costa Rican cuisine at the hotel’s highly acclaimed restaurant. One lunch and dinner will be out of the hotel.

Special dietary needs such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten- or dairy-free, and allergies can be accommodated. Please let us know when you book your retreat. Be prepared to eat well!

What are the optional activities?

A variety of exciting tours and activities are offered outside of the retreat package. The options are extensive – do as much or as little as you like. Reservations can be made upon arrival at the hotel.

  • Massage and spa treatments
  • Surfing lessons, Stand Up Paddle (SUP), kayaking, SCUBA diving
  • Rainforest canopy tour (zip-lining)
  • Guided bird watching tour
  • Trails for hiking and mountain biking
  • Horseback riding along the beach 
  • ATV rental to explore on your own or on a guided tour
  • Deep-sea fishing tour
What is the average group size? Can I join on my own?

The retreat is limited to 14 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!

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 retreat hotel. Please contact us to check on availability and we will send you the nightly rate. Or ask us for recommendations of other destinations to visit in the region.

What is the payment and cancelation policy?

A non-refundable US $500 deposit confirms your reservation. Full payment is due by September 15, 2022.

Should you need to cancel your reservation before the final payment due date you will receive a refund for payment made less the $500 deposit. Should you need to cancel after the final payment due 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.

If force majeure (e.g. pandemic, natural disaster, government travel restrictions, etc.) causes a retreat to be canceled we will offer alternative dates to reschedule the retreat within one year. In this case, there is no refund of payments when a retreat cannot be held due to causes beyond our control.

If the traveler is unable to join at the rescheduled date, full or partial credit of their payment may be applicable towards another Vajra Sol retreat. This will be determined at the time as it depends on how far out it is from the retreat start date.

In the unlikely event Vajra Sol needs to cancel a retreat for a non-force majeure reason 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. 

Check with IMG travel insurance company. You may customize what you need for travel and/or international emergency medical insurance.

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Guest Reviews

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“Beyond amazing….an enlightening journey in a magical place. Thank you Sandra Tedeschi for all you do. I loved my yoga and SUP retreat. Well done! Highly recommended.”

- Andrew, Laguna Beach, California

“Even before I left New York, she provided so many helpful tips. And once I got to the retreat I felt so safe and taken care of in every moment. Between surfing and yoga, we had a luxurious amount of downtime, .. I haven’t felt so calm and happy in years! Sandra brought in mindfulness elements to the yoga practice, including some awesome breathing exercises, which I loved. It was a week of “bliss”.”

- Haley, New York City

“This was an amazing retreat with a bunch of like-minded travelers. I have been on a few yoga retreats and this was my favorite. We were all solo travelers except for a mother/daughter pair. This was a relaxed retreat that gave you the freedom to do as much or a little as you wanted. .. I had a wonderful week to escape the east coast winter. ” 

- Eisley, New York