Costa Rica

yoga and wellness beach retreat

Our Santa Teresa, Costa Rica 2024-2025 yoga retreats unfold on a pristine beach lined by wild jungle and gifted with mesmerizing sunsets. Dive into your yoga practice, walk barefoot on the beach, and swim in the warm ocean on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Vajra Sol is known for offering the best Costa Rica yoga retreats on the beach. The retreat offers a simple luxury style in a lush tropical garden setting with phenomenal hillside ocean views. Santa Teresa is a vibrant and laid-back town and popular among travelers for its beautiful scenery and great year-round surf. The welcoming and intimate retreat property is a few minute’s walk to the beach, and ideal for those seeking a more secluded and tranquil escape in nature.

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Experts

We have been offering yoga retreats in Costa Rica for more than 16 years. Our yoga teaching style is authentic to the tradition’s roots and we calibrate each yoga class to meet the different levels of our retreat participants.


*Book Your 2024-2025 Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Today!*
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*November 9 – 14, 2024

December 8 – 14, 2024

January 12 – 18, 2025

February 2 – 8, 2025

March 16 – 22, 2025

April 6 – 12, 2025

 

* These dates are the mini (5-night) luxury yoga & wellness retreat at Playa Langosta, Costa Rica.
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Retreat Activities

Yoga

Yoga classes on the Costa Rica retreat are every day and perfect for a deeper immersion into a personal practice. Learn more about how yoga can benefit your daily life.  Classes are slow flow vinyasa with restorative yoga and special guided meditations. The style of yoga is creative, dynamic, and inclusive of all levels of experience.

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the wellness part

Drop into a slower, unhurried rhythm with Costa Rica’s beach life. Get a good dose of sunshine for your vitamin D. Eat healthy and delicious meals prepared by our private chef. Rest soundly and receive a relaxation massage. Enjoy a balance of social connection with fellow retreat guests and personal time at your leisure.

Optional surfing and SUP

Add surfing lessons or stand-up paddle (SUP) outings to your retreat for a more active day. Learn to surf in Santa Teresa in the warm waves with experienced instructors. On guided SUP tours, enjoy time out on the ocean and expect breathtaking views along the Nicoya Peninsula.

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About the Retreat

Between the Ocean and the Jungle

Our Costa Rica yoga retreat is held at beautiful private villas nestled on a hillside with spectacular views over the treetops to the Pacific Ocean. It is a 5-minute walk to the beach which stretches along three miles of pristine coastline. The property is designed with subtle elegance and a light and modern minimalist beach style. The property features:

  • 11 simple luxury villas and guest rooms with jungle and ocean views
  • manicured lush tropical gardens
  • a common dipping pool and an open-air lounge area
  • free Wi-Fi and complimentary filtered drinking water
  • a private chef who prepares delicious, healthy meals
  • a concierge service

The welcoming “pura vida” setting makes it easy to drop into the warmth and serenity of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

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Retreat Highlights

On Vajra Sol’s deluxe Costa Rica yoga retreat, rejuvenate your body and mind and have some fun in the tropical sun. What’s included:

  • (6) nights accommodations
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Guided meditation
  • Meals
  • Group outing to Nature Reserve or Waterfalls
  • relaxation massage
  • Vajra Sol retreat coordination
  • Plenty of beach and chill time

Retreat Price and Accommodations

2024 prices are per person in US $. (*Click here to see room availability before booking.*)

Deluxe Garden Room

Ground-level rooms with garden views and outdoor lounge area. Each room is unique from the other and has a king-size bed or two twin beds, a bathroom with a glass-walled shower, a separate toilet room, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, and access to a safe in the office. Amenities include unlimited filtered water, beach towels, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, conditioner. Available for 1 or 2 people. (Size 20 m²)

DECEMBER 2024-2025
$2,600 – single room

$2,150 per person – shared double room

If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, please let us know and we will try to match you with another guest of the same gender. The double rate is not guaranteed if there is no roommate.

Deluxe Ocean Room

Upper-level room with an impressive ocean view. Each spacious room has a king-size bed or two twin beds, a bathroom with a glass-walled shower, a separate toilet room, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mini-refrigerator, coffee machine, and access to a safe in the office. Amenities include unlimited filtered water, beach towels, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, conditioner. Available for 1 or 2 people. (Size 25 m²)

DECEMBER 2024-2025
$2,850 – single room
$2,300 per person – shared double room

If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, please let us know and we will try to match you with another guest of the same gender. The double rate is not guaranteed if there is no roommate.

Bungalow Suite with Plunge Pool

The Bungalow Suite has a king-size bed or two twin beds, a large shower room, a separate toilet room, refrigerator, and an outdoor kitchenette on the terrace. It offers a little luxury with a private plunge pool. Enjoy spectacular ocean views from your bed! Includes air conditioning, ceiling fan, coffee machine, and laptop safe. Amenities include unlimited filtered water, beach towels, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, conditioner. Available for 1 or 2 people. (Size 40 m²)

DECEMBER 2024-2025
$3,550 – single
$2,600 per person – shared double occupancy

If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, please let us know and we will try to match you with another guest of the same gender. The double rate is not guaranteed if there is no roommate.

Villa Suite with Private Pool

Each spacious Villa Suite has a bedroom with king-size bed, a full bathroom, kitchen, lounge area, and opens to a large furnished terrace. The Suite on the ground level has a large private swimming pool with jungle view. The Suite on the upper level does not; it has ocean views. Amenities include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, coffee machine, laptop safe, unlimited filtered water, beach towels, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, conditioner. Available for 1 or 2 people. (Size 45 m²)

DECEMBER 2024-2025
Villa Suite with private pool (ground level):
$3,800 single /
$2,750 per person double
Villa Suite (upper level; no private pool):
$3,100 single /
$2,450 per person double

Two-Bedroom Villa with Plunge Pool

This two-level, two-bedroom/2.5-bathroom Villa is perfect for friends traveling together who want to enjoy more space and privacy than a single room. On the ground level the villa has a kitchen, a half-bathroom, living area with sofa bed, dining area. It opens to a private plunge pool and spacious terrace with partial ocean views. Upstairs are two bedrooms with a king-size bed or two twin beds. Each has an in-room glass-walled shower and sink. The toilet room is shared in the hallway. Amenities include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, refrigerator, kitchenware, coffee machine, laptop safe. Available for 2 to 4 people. (Size 130 m²)

DECEMBER 2024-2025
$3,300 – single bedroom

$2,450 per person – shared double bedroom

Both bedrooms must be booked. If you are a solo traveler and would like to share a bedroom or have a single bedroom and share the villa, please inquire before booking and we will try to match you with another retreat guest/s. The shared rate is not guaranteed if there is no one else booking the villa.

*NEW* Premium Two-bedroom Villa with Plunge Pool

This luxurious two-level villa is for travelers who want more upscale accommodations and serene privacy. On the ground/entrance level the villa features a fully equipped kitchen, living/dining area, and half-bathroom. It has a private plunge pool, outdoor shower, and spacious terrace. The level below has two bedrooms each with a king-size bed, en suite bathroom, balcony. There are expansive ocean views from all rooms. Amenities include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, refrigerator, kitchenware, coffee machine, laptop safe, washing machine/dryer. Available for 2 to 4 people. (Size 160 m²)

DECEMBER 2024-2025
$3,600 – single bedroom

$2,650 per person – shared double bedroom

There is a two-person minimum occupancy (This can be for a couple at a single rate per person and no one will be booked in the second bedroom). If you are a solo traveler and would like to share the villa please inquire before booking and we will try to match you with another retreat guest/s. The shared rate is not guaranteed if there is no one else booking the villa.

A Day on Retreat
7:30 AM
Breakfast
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Yoga
12:30 AM
Lunch
Afternoon
Free Time / group outing
4:30-5:30 PM
Restorative Yoga (two days only)
6:30 PM
Dinner

FAQ

Room Availability Update | Retreats April 2024 - 2025

*Rooms Currently Open*

DECEMBER 8 – 14, 2024:  BOOK NOW

(4) deluxe Garden Rooms

(2) deluxe Ocean Rooms

(1) Bungalow Suite (sold out)

(1) Villa Suite with private pool (ground level)

(1) Villa Suite (upper level; no private pool)

(1) 2BR/2BA Villa with pool

(1) Premium 2BR/2BA Villa with pool

2025 DATES – OPEN

What are tourist entry requirements for Costa Rica?

A valid passport and a return (outbound) ticket are required for entry to Costa Rica for U.S., Canadian, and EU passport holders. For other nationalities, check with your country’s Costa Rican embassy for entry requirements.

See the Costa Rican government’s Institue of Tourism website for more information – Visit Costa Rica

What is included in the Costa Rica yoga retreat price?

Included in Retreat Cost:
[For retreats from July 2024 onward.] 

  • (6) nights accommodations
  • Daily breakfast and dinner, three lunches
  • Daily 1.5-hour yoga session
  • Two restorative yoga, yoga nidra, guided meditation classes
  • special group outing to Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve or Montezuma waterfalls (includes a short hike).
  • cooking class with our talented chef
  • 1-hour massage
  • Complimentary use of yoga mats & props
  • Complimentary filtered water
  • Vajra Sol gift
  • Vajra Sol retreat coordination
  • Assistance with organizing domestic transfers from the airport, information source for travel within Costa Rica before or after the retreat.

Not Included in Retreat Cost:

  • Airfare to/from Costa Rica
  • Airport transfers (or from other locations) to/from our retreat property
  • Gratuities
  • two lunches, drinks/food outside meals, alcoholic drinks
  • travel insurance

From July 2024:

Surfing lessons and stand-up paddle outings will be an optional activity and not included.

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 in Liberia (code LIR) which is in the NW of the country.

Plan to arrive in Playa Santa Teresa, our retreat location, by mid/late afternoon on Sunday.

To transfer to Santa Teresa, you can travel by domestic flight or ground shuttle.

A domestic flight is the fastest and easiest travel option. The airstrip closest to our retreat town of Santa Teresa is in Cobano. The domestic airlines that service Cobano from San Jose or Liberia airports are Sansa (www.flysansa.com) and Green Airways (www.costaricagreenair.com; only from San Jose). The flight is about 30 minutes. (Note for return guests, Tambor is no longer the airstrip for Santa Teresa.)

From Cobano it is a 20-minute drive to Santa Teresa. We will arrange for a driver to meet you on your arrival and bring you to the retreat and also for your flight out (This transfer is not included. Cost is about US $40 per trip and divided by passengers). If you arrive at the same time as other guests we will arrange for you to share the ride and cost.

Shuttle services between San Jose or Liberia (pick-up at airport or hotel) and Santa Teresa depart 1-2 times daily depending on the season. From either location, the approximate travel time is about five hours. If coming from San Jose this includes a scenic 70-minute ferry ride across the Gulf of Nicoya.

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When does the retreat begin and end?

Check-in is at 3:00 PM on Sunday. The retreat starts in the late afternoon at 4 PM with a welcome yoga class followed by an orientation and dinner.

The retreat ends on Saturday after breakfast. Check-out is at 11:00 AM. No activities are scheduled on this day.

What type of yoga is taught in the classes? How much yoga experience do I need?

The retreat is led by an experienced yoga teacher who guides you through revitalizing, informative, and grounding yoga classes.

The yoga classes are a combination of centering 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 on the Hatha tradition.

We have one 1.5-hour yoga class each day and two 1-hour afternoon classes.

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 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. 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 are the meals like?

The retreat starts with dinner on day one and ends with breakfast on the last day. Catered meals are at our villas with private dining and one or two dinners are at restaurants in Santa Teresa where we can enjoy a fun, local atmosphere.

Meals are prepared by our chef and are a healthy, primarily organic, fusion style. 

Special diets such as vegetarian/vegan, gluten/dairy free, and allergies can be accommodated. If you have a severe allergy or very strict dietary restriction please check with us before booking.

What are the optional activities?

A variety of tours and activities are offered outside of the retreat package. Reservations can be made upon arrival.

  • Surfing lessons
  • Stand-up paddle tours
  • Rainforest canopy tour (zip-lining)
  • Horseback riding along the beach or into the countryside
  • ATV rental to explore on your own or a guided tour
  • Boat and snorkeling tour to Tortuga Island
  • Deep-sea fishing tour with private boat
  • Massage and spa treatments
What is the average group size?

The retreat is limited to 12-14 persons to ensure quality and personalized attention for each guest. There is a minimum of six 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 property. Please contact us to check on availability and we will send you the nightly rate.

What is the payment and cancelation policy?

Payment and Cancelation Policy

A non-refundable US $500 deposit confirms a reservation. Full payment is due 45 days prior to the first date of the retreat.

Should a guest need to cancel 45 days or less prior to the first day of the retreat, for whatever reason, we will not be able to provide a refund or credit for any payment.

No refund or credit will be given for arriving late, 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, alternative dates will be offered to reschedule the retreat within one year and 100% of the guest payment will be transferred to the rescheduled retreat. In this case, when a retreat cannot be held due to causes beyond our control, no refund of payments can be provided.

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 the travel insurance provided by iTravelInsured which is affiliated with IMG (International Medical Group) to see if it meets your needs. You may customize what you need for travel and/or international emergency medical insurance. Check with your home health insurance provider to see if and for what you are covered when traveling outside your home country.

It is our best intention to lessen the concerns around booking a retreat by offering additional flexibility with retreat cancelations in this era of COVID-19 travel. It is important you are comfortable with your travel plans. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to provide additional information.

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Packing List

What to Bring on a Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

This list includes suggestions for what to pack for your retreat at the beach (this is not an exhaustive list). For more details, see our Yoga Retreat Packing List: Costa Rica.

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Guest Reviews

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“After only 6 days, I was surprised by how I felt both stronger from surfing and a consistent yoga practice, and relaxed and renewed. I am already recommending Vajra Sol to friends and family, and intend to return for another week in paradise.” 

- Elizabeth, San Francisco

“This was my third retreat with Vajra Sol and it just keeps getting better. It truly is an adventure: from your trip to Santa Teresa through the jungle, to surfing in the warm waters of the Pacific on the most stunning beach, to the outdoor yoga sessions surrounded by the sounds of Costa Rican wildlife in the distance…there’s really nothing else like it.”

- Greta, Ontario

“I can’t say enough about Sandra and her attentiveness to each of us; she has a very special gift. I came on the retreat looking to put some things in the past and begin anew; I left with a true sense of renewal and I haven’t stopped smiling since I got back. Pura Vida & Namaste!

- Steve, Connecticut