Need a quick getaway? Join us for a 4-night reset on our 2021 luxury Costa Rica yoga retreat in beautiful Las Catalinas. Escape to oceanside serenity with the convenience of being just a short drive from the Liberia International Airport.
Nature balances, harmonizes, and heals the life force in our bodies. It brings us back into a state of vibrancy and peace. Through the practice of yoga, we connect to our vitality and innate joy. On this Costa Rica yoga retreat, experience the synergistic elements of a tropical setting and yoga while indulging in a good dose of pampering and relaxation. Our award-winning and stunning host hotel is a sanctuary perched on the hill-top above the new walkable town of Las Catalinas.
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.*
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November 3 – 7, 2021
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Can’t get away for a full retreat week? Our mini Costa Rica yoga retreat is 4 nights at a luxury boutique hotel in Las Catalinas. Practice yoga with sweeping ocean views. Enjoy gourmet meals at the resort restaurant. Take a boat trip to a secluded beach and snorkel in warm Pacific waters. Unwind and enjoy a balance of social and personal time.
The yoga studio has 180-degree views of the ocean and mountains. It will inspire you and take your breath away! Yoga sessions are all-levels with modifications offered for beginners. We will enjoy a more dynamic and active practice based in Vinyasa Flow. Guided meditation is included in some of the yoga sessions.
Location. Location. Location. Our mini Costa Rica yoga retreat is just 45 minutes from the Liberia International Airport (LIR). Your retreat experience begins shortly after stepping off the plane. We will help you arrange transfers so that your arrival and settling in is seamless. This retreat offers convenience and ease.
About the Retreat
Ocean Serenity on the Pacific
Renew and reset on our new mini yoga and wellness retreat. Our gorgeous retreat hotel, Casa Chameleon, is a private resort situated on a hillside, just above the small beach town of Las Catalinas. Settle into your villa and experience the sublime on a Costa Rica yoga retreat with Vajra Sol Yoga.
Yoga and guided meditation for all levels
Luxury boutique hotel in a tropical beach setting
A 45-minute drive from Liberia International Airport
Enjoy the company of like-minded travelers in a small group
The retreat hotel puts great effort into its operational mission on sustainability for the environment
Fully organized from arrival until departure
There will also be ample time to kick back in your villa and enjoy sweeping views of the ocean.
Explore your retreat home away from home! Prices are per person in US $.
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.]
$3,100 – Single Room $2,150 – Double Room per person
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.]
$2,800 – Single Room
$1,950 – Double Room per person
Stay in the charming town of Las Catalinas in an elegantly appointed one or two-bedroom villa by the beach. Las Catalinas is just 500 meters from our retreat hotel, a 10-minute walk or a shuttle ride (free). Retreat guests who stay in town will come to the retreat hotel for meals and yoga and are welcome to hang out there. Photos and prices are examples and will vary. Contact us to get the full details and options for accommodations. Rates will be less for three or more people in a villa.
Free time to visit the beach, join a tour, receive a spa treatment. One day includes a boat outing along the coast.
4 - 5 PM
Restorative yoga & meditation
Sunset & group dinner
Yoga, breakfast, check-out 11 AM
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.
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
Drinks/snacks, 1 lunch, and alcoholic drinks
How do I get to the retreat location?
Book your plane ticket to Liberia international airport (code LIR) in the northwest of Costa Rica. Las Catalinas is 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)
Washington DC (Southwest, from BWI)
To find the best flight options, check for one-way tickets on different airlines or flying 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.
What is the weather like in Las Catalinas, Guanacaste?
Typical November weather is sunny, blue skies most of the day and occasional afternoon rain 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 the northern Guanacaste Province. This region has a dry sub-tropical climate and the temperatures average year-round from mid-high 80s F during the day and mid-70s in the evenings. We only offer our retreats at the most favorable times of the year.
What are the meals like?
Daily breakfasts, two lunches, and four dinners are included in the retreat. Chef Jose 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
Boat tours and sailing
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, 2021.
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.
In the unlikely event Vajra Sol needs to cancel a retreat for a non-force majeure reason a full refund will be given.
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.
We strongly advise on thepurchase 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 travel insurance with iTravelInsured which is affiliated with IMG (International Medical Group). You may customize what you need for travel and/or international emergency medical insurance.
Receive the complete retreat details by email and/or check on availability.
“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
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