This article was originally written in 2018 but has been updated in 2019 to include the latest info about the best yoga retreats in Costa Rica.
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree, there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to a yoga vacation, Costa Rica is just the place to do it.
There is nothing quite like practising yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.
There are even retreats that combine yoga with other activities, like surfing, detox, meditation, and even new skills like permaculture farming. No matter what you want for your yoga trip, Costa Rica has options for you.
No matter your budget, other interests, the time you have available, or the time of year you are visiting Costa Rica, you’ll have no trouble finding affordable yoga in Costa Rica that suits your personal needs.
Whether you’re looking for a yoga retreat for singles, couples, just for women, combining surfing, adventure or just relaxation, Costa Rica has it all. In fact, there are so many amazing options that the most difficult part is choosing which Costa Rica yoga retreat to go for!
Best Costa Rica Yoga Retreats
We spent many months travelling around the country, visiting some of the best centres known for great Costa Rica yoga retreats. Here are our top picks for your next Costa Rica yoga retreat!
Relax & Renew Yoga Retreat, Drift Away Eco Lodge
Location: Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste
Length: 7 Days/6 Nights
Dates: May 9-15, 2020
Ideal for: Singles, groups, couples
The top recommendation when it comes to the best yoga retreat in Costa Rica is a little biased, but our new hotel, the Drift Away Eco Lodge offers the perfect setting for an intimate and relaxing retreat for those looking to unwind in nature!
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in a peaceful environment, relax and reset, then this yoga retreat is the perfect one for you! Spend 7 days enjoying a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere at the Drift Away Eco Lodge with a full board stay including 3 organic meals/day, as well as transfers and daily classes.
This yoga holiday is for those who want a relaxed and flexible experience. Two yoga classes are offered per day in our garden yoga shala, led by instructors who create sequences for all levels, beginners to experienced yogis.
In your free time, you can continue your relaxation journey with a massage, a book by the pool, and strolls along the beach (only a 5-minute walk away). Or you can get adventurous and explore the area!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Relax & Renew Yoga Retreat at Drift Away Eco Lodge
Restoration Week at Harmony Hotel
Location: Playa Guiones, Guanacaste
Ideal for: Singles, couples
This incredibly sustainable eco-hotel in beautiful Nosara is a wonderful place to stay regardless of whether or not you’re participating in yoga in Costa Rica!
But it becomes a next-level experience when you opt to visit one of their retreats. They have a few different types available, but their “Restoration Week” is by far the largest and most popular event they offer.
Restoration Week is all about reconnecting you with yourself. You get individualized consultations at their healing center, personalized yoga routines, and several massage sessions. There are 3 and 6-day options available, and it’s open to anyone who wants a beach yoga retreat to work on their mind and body!
The Harmony Restoration Week prices are $1330 per person for the 3-day option and $2305 per person for the 6-day option (including lodging). Room rates are on the luxury end, ranging from $390 – 1500 USD per night.
Waterfall Villas (Playa Dominical, Osa Peninsula)
Waterfall Villas is a boutique hotel and wellness retreat center with a focus on sustainability, vegan cuisine, and detoxing from everyday life. They offer a variety of good options for yoga in Costa Rica all year round.
Their retreats focus on detoxing your body, meditation, yoga practice, healthy eating, and the mind-body connection.
Beyond their scheduled retreats, Waterfall Villas offers a private yoga retreat for individuals, couples, and small groups – so grab your loved ones and get ready for a yoga retreat Costa Rica 2019!
The 7-day Detox Yoga Retreat ranges from $1,699 to $1,999 USD. Depending on the time of year (Green Season, Summer Season, or Christmas/New Year) and the type of room, rates at the Waterfall Villas range from $140 – 500 USD per night.
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Samasati Retreat (Puerto Viejo, Limon)
Smack in the middle of the Costa Rican rainforest, Samasati Retreat and Sanctuary brings a whole new meaning to Costa Rica retreat. This eco-hotel is located on protected land, bringing you closer to nature without impeding on the local flora and fauna.
Samasati was also one of the first establishments to offer a Costa Rica yoga retreat, so you can be assured that you’re in experienced hands.
They’ve got a number of different packages available – two highlights being their private yoga retreat and their surf and yoga retreat. Both packages include personalized yoga experiences for participants, so everyone gets the best possible yoga retreat in Costa Rica.
Room rates are reasonably priced, ranging from $90 – $260 USD per night. It’s a good option for any yoga newbies looking for a yoga retreat Costa Rica in 2020, though for full prices of retreats, you’ll need to contact the resort directly.
Anamaya Yoga Retreat (Santa Teresa, Puntarenas)
If you are looking for a luxury yoga retreat Costa Rica, then Anamaya is a great option. Located on a hilltop overlooking some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, Anamaya is a renowned retreat for yoga in Costa Rica.
Their retreats range from Relaxation and Rejuvenation to Yoga & Adventure. Or, if you want to catch some waves, Anamaya offers one of the top surf and yoga retreat Costa Rica. They even have a special retreat for couples!
Their most flexible and inexpensive packages get you a luxurious room on the property and let you pick and choose the yoga classes you’d like to participate in during your beach yoga retreat (including other activities like surfing and circus training).
Their most popular package is the Yoga & Adventure package, which gives you access to daily yoga classes, guided jungle adventures, and ample time to relax on Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches.
Luxury yoga retreats in Costa Rica don’t have to cost the earth. Yoga packages range from $90 – $395 USD per day, so saving up for yoga retreat in Costa Rica can be easy. There are many types of lodging available to suit your needs, averaging about $350 USD/night.
Blue Spirit (Nosara, Nicoya Province)
Blue Spirit is the perfect Costa Rica yoga retreat destination for anyone with a love for yoga and sustainability. You can focus on relaxation, rejuvenation, and recentering without worrying that your yoga trip Costa Rica is harming the surrounding environment.
They often have a Costa Rica yoga retreat running on a weekly basis, so regardless of when you schedule your yoga vacation in Costa Rica, you’ll be able to participate in a world-class experience. They also host a lot of Yoga Teacher Trainings. If you are considering yoga teaching training in Costa Rica, just be sure that your chosen retreat meets all of the criteria you need to be certified.
It doesn’t hurt that they have a full-service spa and a breathtaking infinity pool on the property, too! For full prices of retreats and accommodation, you’ll have to contact the resort directly.
Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort (Nosara, Nicoya Province)
Another incredible Costa Rica yoga retreat option in Nosara, Bodhi Tree is a luxurious eco-lodge whose mission is to make you the best calm, collected, and centred version of yourself.
They offer a wide variety of yoga retreats, some of which are on their calendar and others which are offered as private retreats.
There are plenty of yoga packages to choose from, ranging from $2,090 – $4,615 USD per person – depending on the number of people in the group and type of room.
If you’re looking for a Costa Rica yoga retreat that offers higher energy, larger scale, and enlightening experience, the Envision Festival is perfect for you!
There are 8 pillars that this festival is founded on: Permaculture, Spirituality, Movement, Art, Music, Community, Health, and Eco-Building.
Over the course of the 3-day festival (which happens annually within the first few months of each year), you’ll be completely enveloped in all 8 of these pillars. You’ll come out the other end enlightened, excited, and centred.
Tickets for the 4-day pass at the Envision Festival range from $315 – $745 USD.
Regardless of when you visit, the duration of your stay, or what you are looking for, this luxury eco retreat Costa Rica can meet your needs. Their most popular packages combine week-long mind and body activities and yoga.
So as you can see, yoga retreats in Costa Rica are in abundance and there’s something for every type of yogi!
BEFORE YOU GO: DON’T FORGET TRAVEL INSURANCE
We can’t stress enough the importance of travel insurance, especially in a country like Costa Rica. Whether you just plan to explore the cities, do a little bit of hiking, or go extreme, being protected on your travels is an irreplaceable peace of mind. We learned about the importance of travel insurance the hard way and now we never travel without coverage.