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Costa Rica Adventure Yoga Holiday

From £2195 pp

Costa Rica, Nosara

10 Nights / 11 Days

Join a Group (2-12)

Costa Rica Adventure Yoga Holiday

From £2195 pp

What You'll Do

Escape winter in beautiful Costa Rica, you won't regret it! Stay in a luxury villa right next to the beach and practise yoga to the sounds of howler monkeys and tropical birds. You will be located in the small beachside town of Nosara, the wellness capital of the country, so look no further for some Pura Vida!

Available start dates:
18th March 2023
29th March 2023

This retreat is the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure perfectly placed into a 10-night, 11 days winter sun yoga holiday.

Yoga takes place in the yoga shala to the sounds of howler monkeys and tropical birds each morning and evening. After a delicious breakfast, take a dip in the pool or take a short walk down the beach. Maybe, relax at the villa or try surfing on one of the best surf beaches in the country! You may wish to wander into town or feel exhilarated with one of the many activities on offer in the surrounding area. Opportunites include zip-lining through the rainforest canopy, a quad bike tour along the coast, visiting a chocolate factory or spotting turtles and dolphins on a boat trip!

Accommodation:

You will enjoy a beautiful boutique yoga villa in a private beachside compound. Situated in the Nosara area of the district of La Guanacaste on the northwest coast of Costa Rica. The closest beach, Playa Las Guinoesis, is only 7 minutes walk away from your villa.

Your home for 11 days is a spacious villa with a private pool, seating area and what is called a Rancho, a downstairs open air dining and relaxation space with a few bedrooms located here and the yoga shala is situated on the first floor above.

Boasting a stunning rooftop yoga studio – the top floor of the ‘rancho.’ In Costa Rica, a rancho is a separate building to the main house that on the ground floor is a contemporary and relaxed outdoor living space with a lounge, dining and bar area. The yoga shala is above this and is well equipped with all yoga equipment and has views of the jungle and you will hear the jungle inhabitants of monkeys, crickets and more.

There are two bedrooms in the rancho, a single with a double bed and a twin with two single beds that share a bathroom. The pool separates the rancho from the main house and has sunbeds to relax on and read a book or sunbathe and doze.

In the main house, there is plenty of space with another living space and there is the master single room with a king-size double bed and large terrace as well as an en-suite bathroom. There are two twins with queen beds and one has an en-suite bathroom and the other shares the bathroom with the twin bunk room, this has two bunk beds, one for each person.

Each room has air-conditioning and ceiling fan, closet, safety deposit box, pool towels, housekeeping services, hand, and a body wash in private bathrooms.

We can accommodate 12 guests.

Yoga:

All of our yoga teachers and hosts have a wealth of knowledge and experience that ensures our guests’ receive something truly special on our retreats. Many of our teachers are true specialists in their fields with a wide array of skill sets that ensure a breadth and depth to your yoga classes with us.

Morning yoga:

To begin, wake up early to the sounds of the jungle, arriving on your mat at our yoga shala. Moving on, the practice will begin as a gentle awakening, building up to more dynamic postures. Soon, you will find you can settle into meditation quicker than before, that silence is something to be cherished. Feel energised and refreshed and ready for your day in the sun.

Evening yoga:

Arrive at our yoga shala for sunset yoga! Furthermore, we will have a beach sunset yoga evening on one evening too. Our evenings are for Yin and restorative to unwind from the activities of the day before settling into a more restorative practice, yoga Nidra, and guided meditation.

Food:

Truly, the food in Costa Rica is heavenly. Simple, fresh, and delicious meals with some of the most delicious fruit you will ever eat!

To start, we will be enjoying breakfasts created by one of our talented chefs that include traditional dishes, fresh fruit, and juices. Of course, there is also plenty of Costa Rica’s famous coffee!

Evening meals will be nourishing with wholesome, plant-based meals.

2023 Dates:

18th – 28th March

29th March – 8th April

Experience
Highlights

Stay in paradise, on the fringe of the jungle with the beach on your doorstep in this boutique yoga villa

Improve your yoga with exceptional teachers and stunning views

Be independent and choose from swimming, surfing, walking, quad biking, zip-lining or visiting a coffee plantation!

Your Local Host:

Michelle & Team

Michelle has always had a love of nature, travel and wellness since a young age and how the connection between all three is the best tonic for mental and physical well-being. Travel is in her blood as she grew up in Venezuela and Kenya and then spent her twenties living in the French Alps, Sardinia, The Dolomites and Japan. Having been a life lo Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrival

Fly into San Jose airport and be transferd to your accommodation.

The transfer from San Jose takes 4.5 hours and is a very beautiful drive where you get to start your adventure by experiencing the stunning landscape.

Settle into your beautiful surroundings and chat to your new friends at the retreat.

Of course, you can tailor the yoga holiday to your preferences, whether it be a pure surf holiday, or you might opt for adventure activities. Relax on the beach topping up your tan one day and spend the next not leaving your surfboard! Personalise your yoga holiday so it is perfect for you.

Yoga & Free Time

7am
Morning coffee and pre yoga snacks

7.30am – 9am
Energsing morning yoga class on roof!

9am
Costa Rican style vegan breakfast

10am – 3pm

Enjoy an excursion, beach day, visit Nosara, relax by the pool. One afternoon there will be a surf lesson and board hire.

4pm – 5.30pm
Evening sunset yoga

7pm
2 course evening vegan meal

8.30pm
Relax with new friends or explore Nosara at night

Departure

Say your farwells to paradise and you will be transfered back to San Jose Airport.

Location Information

You will be spending your time in the wellness capital of Costa Rica, Nosara! It is located in the  district of La Guanacaste on the northwest coast of Costa Rica. The beachside town offers shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy so you’ll be spoilt for choice of what to do. Playa Las guinoes, a stunning beach, is only 7 minutes away from your accomodation.

There are 5 volcanoes in Costa Rica that you can visit if you plan on staying a little longer than our 10 day holiday as well as rainforests which are rich in biodiversity. Although it is a small country it has a coastline on the Pacific and Caribbean and it is famous for its surf beaches.

Categorised as one of the happiest places in the world to live, it has no army, the country generates more than 99% of its electricity through renewable energy and Nicoya is a blue zone. It is also famous for its coffee and chocolate!

  • 10 nights in a private Villa situated a stone's throw from the Pacific Ocean, private pool, air conditioning.
  • 2 x 1.5hr yoga classes in our jungle platform yoga shala each day
  • Transfers to and from the airport - San Jose Airport
  • All vegetarian/plant-based breakfasts for 10 mornings
  • Vegetarian/plant-based evening meals for 9 evenings
  • 5 Vegetarian/plant-based lunches at the venue
  • A surf lesson and board hire one afternoon
  • Day trip to snorkelling beach with snorkel equipment

FAQs

Compared the complex flavours of other Central American countries like Mexico, Costa Rica keeps things real simple. Wholesome essentials, fresh produce and simple spices designed to nourish the body. O and then there is the coffee which yes, is amazing as you expect it be.

Gallo Pinto:
The simplicity of Costa Rican food can be summed up by the fact their national dish is rice and black beans. It accompanies almost every breakfast and often sneaks it way into lunch and dinner too. Seasoned using onion, coriander and often served with a fried egg and salsa. It’s comforting, delicious and some how we don’t get bored of it!

Plantains:
It almost doesn’t matter what you order, chances are a plantain will appear with it in some form. Delicious, sweet fried plantains accompany most main meals that also involve rice and everything else has plantain crisps! The crisps are often flavoured with salt and lime and you find yourself eating bags at a time. The BEST however, is Patacones. Smashed green plantains, deep friend and served with guacamol are both an appetizer at restaurants and a street food snack.

Casado:
Probably the most traditional dish, Casado is simply a complete meal with all of the staples to fuel your day. Typically consisting of rice, black beans, fried plantains, salad, slaw a meat of your choice and a tortilla. Eaten as a lunchtime meal by locals and toursits a like it is often the cheapest and the most filling thing on the menu. In more local areas, it isn’t even on the menu as it is just assumed you know they make it! If you dont see it, ask for it and it will appear.


Rondon:
Meaning ‘run down’ this is a soup essentially made of anything the chef can get their hands on! On the Caribbean coast it is hugely popular and is often a coconut based broth full of fish and seafood. On the Pacific coast chances are it is chicken and vegetables. Every one you eat tastes different to the last and every ones Abuelo (Grandma) makes it best.


Tico Civiche:
It may not be their own creation, but Costa Rica has adopted ceviche and made it their own. Often made with sea bass, raw slices of fish are marinated in sweet, tangy limes with onions, red peppers and cilantro. It is fresh, refreshing and best eaten overlooking the sea under the shade of a palm leaf cabana.


Fruit:
We can’t pin point just one, they are all worthy of a place on the list! Papaya, mango, avocados as big as your head, guava, passion and star fruits and the sweetest citrus fruits. Then there are the lesser known Zapote, Jocote, Soursop (a smoothie favourite) and mamones. The best and the freshest tend to be on the road side stalls as you travel around.


Refresco:
Fresco for short, this is fresh fruit blended with either water or milk. You will often get a choice of fruits from pineapple, cantaloupe, passion fruit or whatever they have at the time and asked ‘en lech o agua?’ – with milk or water. The choice is yours!


Coffee:
Costa Rica has over 70,000 coffee plantations all growing Arabica beans within its borders. Grown in the volcanic ash rich soil it has a unique flavour and packs a punch. Order like a local and ask for it con leche (with milk) but if you don’t like it sweetened make sure you say as it comes sweet as standard. Coffee is everywhere and easy to find as its drunk from dusk until dawn!


Pipa Fria:
Fresh, chilled green coconuts are common place in Esky carts on beaches, in towns and even road junctions. They are the perfect rehydration on a hot day, packed full of minerals and electrolytes and taste like tropical paradise. Once you have drunk the cool water inside go back to your seller! They will break it in two, create a scoop from the husk so you can enjoy the soft flesh inside. A snack and a drink all in one.

As the venue is right next to the beach you can enjoy the pacific ocean every day! Try surfing, we include 1 surf lesson and board hire in the price but if you get the buzz you can do it more.
Extra activities that we highly recommend booking are the zipline excursion if you are an adrenalin junkie and the quad bike tour and coffee plantation tour are really fun. Be prepared to get caked in orange dust.
Walk around Nosara town with its boutique shops and delicious cafes or take a boat trip to see dolphins and turtles or explore surrounding beaches and go snorkelling.

For the included in the price transfer, we ask that you fly into San Jose airport. Direct flights are available with British Airways through Gatwick currently on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. You can fly via Miami or other locations indirect. Transfers take 4.5 hours from San Jose.

Direct the flight is around 12 hours.

It is a 4 hour transfer

No! The venue is kitted out with yoga mats, blocks, straps, bolsters so you don't need to bring anything.

March is the end of the dry season in Costa Rica and it is a great time to be there after a long cold and dark winter in the UK and anywhere in the northern hemisphere. It is around 35 degrees celsius in the day and 30 at night.