Embark on an adventure like no other with our yoga retreats in Costa Rica, the ultimate haven for those seeking La Pura Vida – The Good Life. This Central American paradise, renowned for its yoga and wellness retreats, provides an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Yoga retreats in Costa Rica are a great way to unwind and connect with nature. The country’s serene beaches, lush rainforests, and scenic landscapes make it an ideal destination for a wellness retreat.
Costa Rica is 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, meaning that its inhabitants live active lives well over 100 years old.
One of the most popular destinations for yoga and wellness retreats in Costa Rica is the small surf town of Nosara – home to our Costa Rica yoga holiday. This laid-back town surf town is located on the Pacific coast and is known for its beautiful beaches, excellent surf breaks, and relaxed vibe. Nosara stands as a testament to the allure of Costa Rica as an ideal destination for your next yoga retreat or wellness holiday.
Costa Rica is also famous for its natural wonders, including five active volcanoes. These majestic peaks offer breathtaking views and are a must-visit for anyone interested in hiking and outdoor activities. For 2024 we are starting our Costa Rica yoga adventure in Arenal National Park, where one of the active volcanos is, Mount Arenal. Here you will experience the jungle, biodiversity, bird life, thermal springs, and cloud forest, a contrast to the Pacific coast but a truly memorable experience.
In addition, Costa Rica is known for its delicious coffee and chocolate, which are produced locally and are a must-try for visitors. The country’s laid-back lifestyle and friendly culture also make it an ideal destination for those embracing wellness and health retreats in Costa Rica to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Costa Rica is a magical destination for those seeking a yoga or wellness retreat. With its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and majestic volcanoes, it offers an ideal environment for relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether you want to unwind in a small surf town like Nosara or explore the country’s natural wonders, Costa Rica is the perfect destination for your next wellness getaway.
We recommend booking for longer and planning a tour so that you see as much of this special country as you can. If you choose to do this you might want to fly to Liberia with Tui which flies weekly so you can go for 2 weeks instead of 10 days.
Arenal National Park:
Nosara, Pacific coast
How long is the flight to Costa Rica?
Direct the flight is around 12 hours. Indirect, go via NYC, Canada and it can take 16 - 20 hours with one stop over.
What should I pack for a yoga retreat in Costa Rica?
1. Comfortable and breathable clothing suitable for yoga practice
3. A reusable water bottle
4. Insect repellent
6. For Arenal - trainers, hat, long sleeved airy top, comfy shorts for walking, back pack for water/snacks/swimwear
7. Flip flops/sandals,
8. Some nice clothes for dinners/lunches out
It's also a good idea to bring a light jacket for cooler evenings and a backpack for excursions. Don't forget your passport and travel documents!
What should I expect on a yoga retreat in Costa Rica?
As it is two locations, expect the first few nights to be active and adventurous, then once you get to Nosara you an expect expect chilled out vibes, daily yoga, fresh coconut water, plenty of surfing, new adventures, incredible food and happy memories!
Do I need to be an experienced yogi to attend a yoga retreat in Costa Rica?
Absolutely not! We welcome beginners and experienced yogis on all of our retreats. Our amazing yoga teachers will adapt any movements to suit your level.
How far is the airport from the yoga holiday venue?
San Jose airport to Arenal - 2.5 hours
Nosara to San Jose airport - 4.5 hours
Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
No! The venue is kitted out with yoga mats, blocks, straps, bolsters so you don't need to bring anything.
What is the temperature like in December - March?
The average temperature in Arenal Volcano National Park in January/February for a typical day ranges from a high of 85°F (30°C) to a low of 69°F (20°C). Some would describe it as pleasantly warm with a gentle breeze.
Nosara: It is 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.
What activities are on offer?
So many! See below:
Arenal: Enjoy yoga twice a day, a day out walking in the Arenal National park to see the volcano up close and a walk taking in the famous hanging bridges. The next day enjoy a thermal hot springs experience from the volcano.
Nosara: As the venue is right next to the beach you can enjoy the pacific ocean every day! Try surfing. Extra activities that we highly recommend booking are the zip line 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.