Costa Rica is well-known for its lush rainforests, adventure activities, and fantastic surfing. Travellers who visit Costa Rica are looking for ways to combine the wonders of coastal and jungle experience, spending time at the beach one day then seeking out monkeys and parrots the next.
Yoga Class in Costa Rica (Photo: Believe Surf & Yoga)
Thanks to the laid-back vibe and incredible nature, the tropical paradise has become a popular spot for yoga retreats. With inspiring mountain views, open-air yoga retreats, and plenty of local fruits and vegetables, more yogis are arriving to live the pura vida. Out of dozens of options, we selected 5 of the best yoga retreats in Costa Rica, based on customer reviews, value for money, and the uniqueness of the experience. Learn more below:
El-Sabanero Eco Lodge
From $745/per person
El-Sabanero Eco Lodge is located in Santa Cruz and boasts warm weather and beautiful views of the valley. The yoga retreats are available year-round and feature two daily yoga classes, meditation, chakra balancing workshops, and hikes. Included in the retreat are three healthy vegetarian meals daily, daily beach transfers, five nights’ accommodation in the lodge, and transportation to and from Liberia Airport. You’ll have access to the on-site infinity pool, free Wi-Fi, and activities like hiking and snorkelling. Rooms include shared twin and private rooms, as well as 2-person chalets.
Believe Surf & Yoga offers customized surf and yoga retreats on the beautiful beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The retreats are fully customizable, so you can escape your daily routine and create the holiday experience you want. Reacquaint yourself with your body and mind through daily yoga classes; connect with nature and collaborate with the sea while learning to surf. Highlights of the retreat include daily yoga classes, complimentary breakfast and choice of lunch or dinner, and two surf lessons. The retreat includes four nights’ accommodation at Funky Monkey, walking distance to the beach and town. Shared and private dorms, as well as single and double lodges, are available for booking.
Tierra de Yoga offers daily classes, retreats, and workshops to help support and enhance all those who join them. Their eight-day Yoga and Detox Retreat in Costa Rica includes two 70-minute massages, daily vegetarian meals made from fresh local ingredients, two daily yoga sessions, and access to an on-site infrared sauna. The lodge is a five-minute walk to Playa Chiquita and includes seven-nights’ accommodation in one of their seven eco bungalows. Shared quadruple and double, as well as private single and double rooms, are available.
Montezuma Yoga offers yoga classes to the sounds of birds, monkeys, and ocean in Costa Rica. They offer various wellness and yoga retreats, from surf and yoga to Spanish classes and yoga. You will practice daily Vinyasa flow yoga classes, followed by fun surfing the waves or improving your Spanish language skills. Highlights of the retreats include one daily yoga class, a canopy tour or day trip to Isla Tortuga for snorkelling, daily healthy breakfast, and four days of surfing instruction. Hotel Los Mangos offers six nights’ accommodation in 10 rooms and nine bungalows. Single and shared accommodation are available for guests.
Finca Agroecologica La Flor promotes harmonious interaction with people and the environment at their eco-village in Paraiso. You will be encouraged to embrace nature and their community lifestyle, so you can forge a deeper connection with your inner self. Highlights of the retreat include morning yoga classes, botanical garden, and meals lovingly made with vegetables from the farm’s organic gardens. The retreat includes four-nights’ accommodation in rustic cabins on the 11-hectare property, with private and shared cabins available, as well as three daily vegetarian meals.