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Horizons Yoga Hotel

Horizons Yoga Hotel is set on one of Costa Rica’s most secluded gems, the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula. This Peninsula is popular for its jagged islands and cliffs, stunning marine life, secluded beaches, sunshine and amazing sunset view. Perched on a hill-top, this hotel overlooks stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Teresa Beach. If you are seeking a place for escaping away from the daily busy life and to enjoy a tranquil memorable vacation, you can choose this hotel. Within few minutes you can reach the white sands of the beach of Santa Teresa and enjoy a variety of beach activities or just get relaxed. You will meet owner of the hotel and also the staff who are very hospitable and friendly an make sure you get all the necessary things to enjoy a comfortable stay. Whilw staying at this hotel, you will get an amazing Costa Rican experience along with divinity.

Accommodation:

accommodationThe Horizon Yoga Hotel provides four private wooden cabins that are constructed with local wood products and fitted with large ceiling-to-floor windows.  Nestled on the different levels on the slope above Santa Teresa, these cabinas are ideally designed for accommodating four people together. Each of the cabin is equipped with queen size bed with orthopedic mattresses. All the cabinas are featured with bathrooms with hot water, tiled floors, air conditioner, safe deposit box and wireless internet access. In all the rooms you will also find a fully stocked kitchen suitable to prepare your favorite meals, private balcony with hammocks and chairs where you can enjoy relaxed time and can watch the stunning views and breeze of the ocean.

Restaurant:

In Horizon Yoga Hotel you will find a restaurant ideal for the vegetarian guests. In this restaurant you will find the foods are available from 7:30 AM till 3:00 PM. and you can choose from an assortment of healthy meals served by it. From its open deck, you can enjoy amazing view of the Pacific. Meals offered by the restaurant include toasts, salads of vegetables and fruits, antipasti, special muesil, homemade breads and cookies. For the meals the finest and freshest products are used that are collected from the local organic market in Santa Teresa and the herbs are grown in the hotel garden. Usually the restaurant remains close on Sunday but at the time of Christmas and New Year, it remains open everyday.

Yoga and Spa:

yoga-galiThe Horizon Yoga Hotel has a Yoga studio set on the property’s highest point. This yoga studio overlooks out over the vast expanse of sea and tropical gardens below. At this studio daily yoga classes are offered and all the classes are directed by experienced Yoga instructors. These classes are based on the technique of Vinyasa, Sivananda and Pilates. During the month of September and October, the yoga classes are not offered and resume in the month of November.  At this studio, special Prenatal Yoga classes are arranged. While staying at this hotel you can also enjoy Spa services (given by professional and experienced therapists) that includes deep tissue massage, Thai massage, shiatsu and reflexology. You will enjoy the Spa treatments intimate ocean view rancho perched over Santa Teresa.

Activities:

In the surrounding area of the hotel, you will find a variety of options to enjoy different types of fun and adventure activities. If you love surfing, you will love the small, hip village Santa Teresa that is popular as a surf destination. The coastline is famous for long boarders but you can also notice some bold short boarders. Snorkeling tour is a great option to enjoy exploring the incredible marine life. You can choose a morning kayak tour that will allow you to enjoy floating in the warm waters as well as to enjoy watching the stunning views of the coast. Nature lovers can go for horseback riding that is a great activity to explore the wonderful natural beauty and wildlife of the area. You can also venture into one of the nature reserves of the area and enjoy exploring the lush flora and fauna. Bird watchers can spot different species of colorful birds and also ca see wild animals such as monkeys, iguanas and many more.

Contact

Horizons Yoga Hotel

Santa Teresa Costa Rica
Nicoya Peninsula
Tel.: +506 / 2640 0524
email: horizon.cr@gmail.com

Website: http://horizon-yogahotel.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Horizon-Ocean-View-Hotel-Yoga-Center/13371977263

El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Nestled between a lush tropical landscape and a perfect beach setting, El Sabanero eco lodge is an invigorating mixture of pure natural pleasure. Boasting amazing beaches and lush tropical scenery, this lodge is situated on the north Pacific side of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste. This location is just a few minutes drive from the Tamarinso Beach, that makes it perfect for the beach goers. This lodge is famous for its or its world-class golf sessions at the Hacienda Pinlla. Surf lovers can enjoy surfing in the waters of Playa Grande. You will wake up with the morning call from the howler monkeys and will enjoy witnessing the exotic butterflies.

While staying at the El Sabanero lodge, you will get top notch facilities including comfortable accommodation. It can also arrange wedding programs and offers Yoga retreats as well as a variety of adventure and nature activities. You will enjoy exploring the infallible charm of the north Pacific region of the country.

Facilities:

Accommodation:

El-Sabanero-Eco-LodgeEl Sabanero eco lodge provides luxurious and comfortable accommodations in the form of chic and elegant chalets. Constructed with local teak trees in the authentic Costa Rican fashion, this lodge is unique in style and quality. These accommodations has a signature Costa Rican architectural technique. All of the units are surrounded by amazing gardens and well decorated. These rooms are featured with the facilities and amenities including queen size beds with crisp embroidered sheets, a charming private bathroom and air conditioning. There is a large deck furnished with a cowboy style rocking chair ideal for spending relaxed time.

Other Facilities:

El Sabanero lodge has a Jacuzzi that is set attached to the pool and overlooks wonderful view of the valley. This is ideal place for those who want to enjoy some tranquil time. This lodge also offers wireless internet connection available so that the guests who want to stay connected with their family and friends, they can use it. The lodge property also have a mini bar that is perfect for spending fun time with friends and enjoy sipping an exotic cocktail. For enjoying delicious meals, you can visit the Palapa Rancho Restaurant nestled close to the pool and Jacuzzi area.

Yoga Retreats:

El Sabanero eco lodge offers Yoga package for groups that includes group meal plan including Vegetarian or Vegan meals and also with the meals with specific requirements. Yoga instructors who want to enjoy yoga retreat in an eco friendly place, they can contact with the lodge and can enjoy yoga retreat with their group. While staying at this lodge for enjoying yoga retreat, you will get all the facilities and can also ask for other arrangements such as transport for Airport Pickup/Drop-off, Transportation to beach and Towns.

can arrange Yoga package for a group so the yoga instructors can with their group can contact with the lodge and enjoy retreat package with all the necessary facilities. While staying at this lodge, you can enjoy practicing Yoga workouts at the Beach on the Pool deck or on the sky deck. You will also get opportunity to go for a variety of tours and can enjoy amazing sightseeing destinations of the country. Accommodation facilities are perfect for 20 to 25 people but if you visit the lodge with a larger group, this lodge can also arrange extra rooms at the neighboring Bed and Breakfast.

Contact

El Sabanero Eco- Lodge
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Phone: +506-8597-0670
Fax: +1-646-666-4334
Cell:+506-8486-3387
email: http://www.elsabanero.com
Website: http://www.elsabanero.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElSabanero
Twitter: https://twitter.com/elsabanero

 

The Yoga Farm

Located on Costa Rica’s southernmost Pacific coast, the Yoga Farm is a rustic yoga center and sustainable living project. People who want to reconnect with body, mind and nature, they will find this lodge perfect. Nestled amidst beautiful tropical rainforest, this lodge overlooks amazing view of ocean. Anyone can stay at this lodge from a few days to a few months and enjoy the Pura Vida. If you stay at this lodge, you will meet a functioning community of diverse people-living, working and playing. It remains open ideally seven months of the year. The location of this lodge is considered as one of the most biologically diverse region of the world.

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Playa Hermosa Lodge

Playa Hermosa Lodge is situated between Playa del Coco and Playa Panama on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. It is a beautiful hide away perched in the hills behind the black sand beach pf Playa Hermosa. People who are seeking quality relaxation, they will find this place perfect. Surrounded by beautiful unspoiled rainforest, lush vegetation and wildlife, this lodge is close to the Playa Hermosa that is considered as a world class surf beach break. Within 5 minutes drive from the lodge, you can reach this lodge.

Accommodation:

Bed & Breakfast:

Accommodations in this lodge mostly cater to those who are seeking mid-range or luxury rooms.  There are also some spares budget rooms available.

There are 2 houses-the Villa and the Lodge set side by side in two different style. Each of the rooms overlooking amazing ocean and rainforest view and feature private bathroom, air conditioner ad other necessary facilities.

The Villa:

This villa is situated between the rainforest and the Pacific Ocean and nestled just 5 minutes from the nearby Playa Hermosa. Within close destination there are also other beautiful beaches and some of those are famous as surf locations. For the construction of this villa, the modern Caribbean and authentic Costarican home design are followed. This Villa overlooks stunning view of the mountain and the ocean.

The Lodge:

Constructed with the Costa Rican architectural designe, this lodge provides all the world class amenities. People who want to escape away from the daily busy life and want to enjoy luxurious facilities in vacation, they will find this lodge perfect. This lodge is set  on a private hilltop, just 5 minutes from the Playa Hermosa Beach and within 10 minutes drive you will reach Jaco and there you can visit a variety of restaurants, popular shopping centers, tourist stops and night life area.

Kitchen and Restaurant:

In Playa Hermosa Lodge you will not find any restaurant but it offers breakfast. While staying at this lodge, you can use the kitchen and prepare your food. This kitchen is  stocked with fridge, oven, freezer and microwave. You can enjoy your food at the living area and garden with berbecue, outdoor kitchen, barbecue and bar.

Activities:

Yoga lessons:

woman-practicing-yogaPlaya Hermosa Lodge offers Vinyasa Yoga classes that are held usually in Playa Hermosa, Jaco or on the beach and available everyday. These classes are designed for yogis from all level. If you are a beginner, you can learn the techniques and if you are already an advanced yogi, you can develop your skill. Some private lessons are also offered by the lodge and all the classes are directed by the Dharma Yoga Registered Yoga Teacher. All the instructors ensure the practitioners can enjoy the lesson without any difficulty and can achieve their goal.

Other Activities:

Manuel Antonio Park:

From the lodge with a one hour driving, you can reach Manuel Antonio Park that is renowned for white sand beaches. There you can enjoy exploring beauty of the area as well as the wildlife, marine life, coral reefs,  lush foliage amidst great mountains and forests that reach the beaches.

Horseback Riding:

Nature lovers will love this riding and explore the surrounding area, its wildlife. They can visit the wonderful waterfalls and also the natural slides.

ATV tour:

If you want to enjoy watching the old traditions of the country, you can go for ATV tour and go to the authentic part of the country. This tour will allow you to enjoy watching the jungle view, its wild life and also the local people.

Sport Fishing and Surfing:

Beach activity lovers will love sport fishing and surfing. Within 15 minutes from the villa you can reach a luxury marina, in the Herradura bay, Los Suenos that is fully equipped and perfect for enjoying sport fishing. The water consistency of this area remain calm that make it one of the most productive fishing areas in the world. Warm, lush Pacific environment is absolutely perfect for enjoying surfing.

Contact

Playa Hermosa Lodge

Phone: +506 8601 5593

email: Playahermosalodge@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlayaHermosaLodge?fref=ts

Website: http://www.playahermosalodge.com/

10 Amazing Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica you will find many Yoga retreats where you can enjoy Yoga holiday and light up your vacation spiritually. Some of the retreat centers are nestled closer to the mountain or beach and you can choose whichever you prefer. Yoga retreats which are close to the beach are more desired as the guests can incorporate yoga with surf lessons. Not only surf lesson, if you choose to go on a yoga retreat in Costa Rica, you will also get opportunity to enjoy many other activities such as snorkeling or windsurfing, cruise in the Caribbean sea, bird watching or nature walk.  Here goes 10 amazing Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica:

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Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, an intimate consciously designed eco-lodge, is nestled along the shores of the Nicoya Peninsula’s spectacular Santa Teresa beach. People who are planning for spending a memorable vacation in a natural surrounding and also want to do yoga workouts in beachside setting, they can choose this lodge. While staying at this lodge, you will enjoy complete comfort and will get relaxed. Surf lovers will find this lodge perfect as it is locate very close to Playa Santa Teresa that is one of the country’s finest and most consistent surf spots. Staff of this lodge ensure its guests get all the necessary things and enjoy a memorable vacation.

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Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

People who have been practicing Yoga on a regular basis for a few years and want to join a yoga teacher training course, Costa Rica offers a variety of places where one can join any kind of teacher training they wish. Many Resort centers in Costa Rica offers different types of teacher training course with different curriculum which are different from one another because some might place greater emphasis on different areas though they hold a common ground. 

People who don’t even want to teach yoga, they can also do a yoga teacher training course for intensifying their practice and enhance the knowledge of philosophy, anatomy, alignment, sequencing, ethics, lifestyle, practicum, methodology, teaching and electives.

There are many yogis who think taking yoga as a profession is better than many other jobs but sometimes it doesn’t work in their way. Actually it is not a business for earning a lot of money. People who have strong passion for the discipline and want to focus only on the healthy life system and to take others into this holy journey, they can take Yoga as a profession but before starting teaching others it is very important to do some teacher training course as learning yoga or practicing yoga and teaching yoga is not the same thing. There are many great Yoga teachers who are working incredibly hard and managing a few classes a week at the same time keeping their regular jobs.

Every yoga school can have different levels of designation on the level and types of training they offer. In Costa Rica there are various types of yoga teacher training courses offered by different training centers and lets introduce just few of these:

Anamaya Resort:

Anamaya-Yoga-ResortAnamaya Resort is situated in one of the most beautiful beach towns, surrounded by verdant rainforests, is perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking breathtaking ocean views. Close the the center there are some thundering waterfalls waterfalls and gracing shimmering pools of clear cool water. It is a great place for doing Yoga teacher training course. 200 hours of yoga teacher training course offered by Anamaya Resort guided by experienced instructors. It also offers many other yoga classes and retreats including many types of activities that focus on harmony of body, mind and soul. This resort also offers several Yoga Alliance teacher certification classes that usually run for a month guided by some of the best  yoga teachers in the world.

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Samasati Nature Retreat

Located on the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, Smasati Nature Retreat is 4 miles away from Puerto Viejo and Cahuita National Park. This is the perfect place for them who love to do yoga, to be connected with nature. It’s not just like a hotel, it’s something more. It’s a way of life. This place is a perfect blend of an exotic rainforest location with onsite yoga and a remote beach town for local atmosphere. This is really the perfect place to experience the rainforest close-up, but with the luxury of comfortable rooms, delicious food and the possibility to do yoga, meditations or have a great massage treatment. If you’re looking to experience Caribbean Costa Rica in an eco-friendly, healthy, peaceful and natural setting, this is the place to go.

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