Top 20 Affordable Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica

    costa rica yoga retreats

Life is stressful these days and it is necessary for you to reboot and recharge yourself to re-establish life in a new way. The good thing is that, the world is still full of magnificent places where you can just let go of all those worries and discover the true meaning of life. Here, we bring to you a list of top 20 affordable yoga retreats in Costa Rica which can shed all the negative energy from your soul.

It wasn’t an easy task to come out with this list. We contacted numerous retreat centers in Costa Rica. We asked them about details like location, retreat curriculum, teachers, facilities, food, activities, accommodation and more. Once the details were with us, we got involved in shortlisting the top 20 based on different parameters. Take a look at these fascinating handpicked list of yoga retreats and decide upon which will be your next.

Here are Top 20 Affordable Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica

1. Be Yoga and Wellness

Be Yoga and Wellness in costa rica

Be Yoga and Wellness opens its doors for anyone and everyone desiring to soak in the majesty of Costa Rica and wishing to dwell in the wisdom of ancient tantric yoga, acupuncture, yin yang, breath focus, vinyasa flow from experienced Ms. Wendy Swanson and Grace. A retreat with these two as your guiding light is an experience of sthira and sukha. With this retreat, get steeped into mindfulness, restorativeness, and goodness of life. Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort boasts of high-end accommodations, superb dining experience, gym, spa, juice bar, and boutique. Come and enjoy complete physical, mental, and spiritual bliss in Costa Rica.

Highlights

  • Restorative Yoga , Yin Yoga , Tantra Yoga and Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga
  • Balance of Sthira and Sukha

2. Wander Freely

Wander Freely Yoga Retreat Center in Costa Rica

A retreat center located in the Costa Rican jungle away from the urban chaos. As it is set in the embrace of lush greenery where you live in complete harmony with nature, your soul will yearn to return here every year. Wake up with to the sounds of the howler monkeys and treat yourself to the turquoise ocean front view. Spend the day practicing yoga, meditation, enjoying organic meals, and participating in workshops focusing on personal growth and development.

Highlights

  • Yogshala with Amazing Views of the Ocean.
  • Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Massage, Hiking and more

3. Maine Yoga Adventures (MYA)

Maine Yoga Adventures (MYA) yoga retreat center in Costa Rica

For the ones passionate about yoga and nature, you have a home at MYA. MYA offers space for outdoor yoga sessions, adventures, community meetings, and endless possibilities. Embrace the outdoors; engage in playful adventures, devour delicious food with MYA’s Holly Twining who is a nature enthusiast, explorer and yoga teacher. Leave with memories and turn it into an unforgettable retreat experience.

Highlights

  • Outdoor Yoga
  • Adventures like Paddleboard, Ski, Rock Climbing, Hiking and more

4. Kindered Spirit

Kindered Spirit in costa rica

Kindred spirit retreats uniquely boast of yoga in harmony with horses to deepen the connection with the horses, self, and all of life. Kindered spirit–the wellness center offers souls with choices of shared and single room accommodation, meals in an open terrace setting, and yoga, meditation, pranayama, healing, and therapeutic classes in abounds of nature. Kindered spirit retreat is all about balance, harmony, living in the moment, and striving towards reconnection under the soulful guidance of teachers and horses.

Highlights

  • Jungle Cottages under the Canopy of Trees
  • Environment Awareness Practices

5. Akasha Wellness Retreat

Akasha Wellness Retreat costa rica

If you are in search of a perfect retreat with the right dose of yoga, meditation, sauna and delicious organic cuisine, then Akasha Wellness Retreat is the place to be at. Located in Nosara, Costa Rica, it is a beautiful paradise with profound tranquility, an infinity pool, a turtle nesting beach located close by, and a vibrant jungle which meets the sea at your accommodation, the Blue Spirit Resort. Enjoy a retreat which offers you an experience of Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, and counselling in Pura Vida lifestyle.

Highlights:

  • Shamanic Energy Medicine, Craniosacral, and Shiatsu
  • Qigong, Restorative and Dynamic Yoga Style, lymphatic drainage

6. Jesica Young Art

Jesica Young Art cost rica

Set against a quaint and beautiful Costa Rica setting, the retreat facility boasts of an incredible view, homely accommodation, spa services, organically prepared food and warmth of people around. Yoga therapy, meditation, yoga, and art classes form the retreat curriculum allowing the students to disconnect from the outer world and reconnect with the inner being. The retreat is led by Jessica Young who is a certified yoga & meditation instructor, psychotherapist and also an abstract artist.

Highlights

  • Mountain Top Location Offering Splendid Views of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge
  • Delightful Dipping Pool

7. Breathe in Life

Breathe in Life costa rica

Breathe in Life brings people together having a shared interest in improving their lives through enrichment, learning, adventure, and yoga practices. This is your opportunity to connect with the renowned teachers as well as the self through culturally, and health-focused travels. Amidst the laid back scenarios of Puerto Viejo, spend days on a yoga mat, befriending like-minded people, making time for the self on hammocks, and experiencing adventures. Breathe in life creates opportunities for you to live a yoga vacation in Costa Rica that is nurturing– physically & emotionally.

Highlights

  • 100% Organic and Eco-touristic Wellness Center
  • Infrared Sauna Sessions.

8. Finca De Vida

Finca De Vida costa rica

From affordable yoga vacations to personal healing retreats, Farm of Life retreats are nourishing, transforming, and healing. In the caress of smoke-meat-alcohol-free environment, enjoy yoga & meditation classes, sacred medicine ceremonies, spiritual guidance, and wellness of healing foods.  Farm of life provides access to beautiful spaces for restoration, the tranquility of nature, and the beauty of waterfalls, wildlife, beaches, and jungle hikes. Another drawcard is yogis and yoginis specializing in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin backgrounds encouraging students to find their equilibrium and strength. For the ones wishing to live a life of natural ecstasy, magnificence, peace, and more, look no beyond the farm of life.

Highlights

  • Fruit Tree Farm and Organic Greenhouse
  • Cozy Hilltop Cottages with Magnificent Views of the Pacific Ocean

9. Soltara Healing Center

Soltara Healing Center costa rica

Soltara is an oceanfront retreat center in the lush mountainous jungle of Costa Rica. The experienced teachers take the students on a journey of healing by means of yoga, meditation, massage therapy, and plant medicines. An expansive building handcrafted with the personal touch of artisans serves as a place for movement therapies, workshops, and community circles. Intellectuals and luminaries at Soltara extend psychotherapy services helping students lead a transformed life.

Highlights

  • Guests are facilitated in Maloca– a Community Space Decorated with Costa Rican Decor with Stunning Ocean Vistas and a Healing Aura
  • Integration Program by Leading Psychologists

10. Source of Yoga

Source of Yoga costa rica

Embark on the path of wellness and peace by taking a retreat with Source of Yoga founded by Caroline Krebl, where Indian heritage of yoga is passed to the students. She trained under K. Pattabhi Jois from 1999 to 2007. 200 YTTC and 500 YTTC certified teachers are chosen for imparting the ideal retreat curriculum.  An introduction to Patanjali’s philosophy, meditation, and Ayurveda are also emphasized apart from traditional Ashtanga Yoga. Massages, meals, excursions, and airport transfers are an important part of this retreat experience.

Highlights

  • Surfing or Guided Tours through the Rainforest or Tour of the Cahuita National Park
  • Spacious Accommodation with Private Baths

11. Ahki Retreat

Ahki Retreat In Costa Rica

Ahki Retreat presents the debilitated souls with an opportunity to come, spend, and live moments of their life in their dwelling in Nosara which is regarded amongst one of the 5 Blue Zones in the world. Built using the age-old science of Vaastu Shastra, the retreat here offers you an experience of Vinyasa flow, Restorative/Yin, Yoga Nidra, sound healing, spa treatments, Reiki, Ayurveda, etc. along with kayaking, nature hikes, Nosara surfing, cafe hopping and more. Relax, rejuvenate and recharge by deepening your yoga practice and indulging in delicious cuisines served three times a day.

Highlights

  • Massage Therapy, Relaxation by the Pool, Excursions and Beach Bonfire
  • Daily Guided Meditation

12. Essence Arenal Spa and Organic

Essence Arenal Spa and Organic Retreat Center Costa Rica

Live an authentic Costa Rica experience with Essence Arenal Spa and Organic. Beautifully nestled in Castillo on Lake Arenal overlooking Arenal volcano– a paradise awaits your presence. In a natural setting, stretch and bend daily with yin yoga and vinyasa flow yoga sessions under the guidance of the experienced and passionate yoga instructors helping you blossom. The scenic beauty gives ample opportunities to the students to enliven their adventure spirits with the likes of canopy tours, horseback riding, and host of natural activities.

Highlights

  • Bamboo Spa offering Relaxing Massages
  • Yogshala Overlooking the impressive Arenal Volcano

13. Montezuma Yoga

Montezuma Yoga costa rica

If you are too keen to elevate your love and practice of yoga to another level in the healing embrace and company of like-minded people, Montezuma yoga is your go-to place. Highly skilled teachers take students through a pragmatic yogic journey. Indulge in vegan and vegetarian options and soak yourself in the tranquility of the beaches and wildlife reserves located nearby.

Highlights

  • Reiki Healing Session
  • Excursions and Guided Hikes

14. Hip Yoga

hip yoga Center in Costa Rica

Himalayan Institute of Pittsburg Costa Rica yoga retreats enrich students with the depth of traditional yoga knowledge and meditation by certified teachers and a stay in eco-resort facilitated with well-decked rooms, pool, and jacuzzi. The ayurvedic health consultation is the core of this retreat, helping participants return with healthy habits along with a unified body-mind balance.

Highlights

  • Ayurvedic Health Consultation
  • Indigenous Culture Tour in Costa Rica

15. Sunflower Retreat

Sunflower Retreat costa rica

It is your opportunity to unwind from the physical, mental, and social tensions with Sunflower retreat. A yogshala located in an unspoiled setting opening to natural views will be your abode of rest and play. Because of the engulfing natural beauty, on this retreat find deep healing and connection. Working with the local communities, the retreat focuses on sustainable tourism by providing means of income to the locals.

Highlights

  • Eco-Friendly Lodges
  • Facilities like Waterfall Jacuzzi, Swimming Pool, Yogshala and Lounge Area

16. Goddess Garden Yoga Retreat

Goddess Garden Yoga Retreat costa rica

The Goddess Garden — where nature and yoga meets. It is tucked away in a remote corner of the jungle just aside the Caribbean Sea. Throughout their stay, guests are in touch with nature as the retreat center offers a 360 degree view of the surroundings.  Focusing on different yoga forms like Ashtanga, Power Vinyasa, Iyengar and more, the retreat is the perfect getaway to wellness, wholeness and self-discovery. At Goddess Garden– submerge into nature, comfort, luxury, and yoga.

Highlights

  • Open Air Palapa (Hut) for Practicing Yoga
  • 12 Guest Rooms, Open Air Restaurant and a Huge Swimming Pool

17. The Retreat Costa Rica

The Retreat Costa in costa rica

The soothing rhythms of nature and the spectacular backdrop, whether you are sitting in silence, being pampered at the Spa, savoring organic meals make your experience more lively and charismatic at The Retreat Costa Rica. Yoga, Ayurveda, detox therapies, and spa treatments are offered during the retreat to nourish and heal the souls. A retreat with The Retreat Costa Rica is a place to transform your habits and lifestyle by retuning yourself back to ultimate wellness.

Highlights

  • 11 Luxury Rooms with Raw, Vegetarian, Vegan as well as Local Sustainable Fish and Meat
  • Customized Program for Every Guest along with Yoga Walks, Cooking Classes, Spa, etc.

18. Travel Girl Yoga

Travel girl yoga in costa rica

As the name suggests, a retreat designed for lovely souls who love to travel and aiming for complete wellness with yoga, meditation as well as plenty of adventure. The retreats focus on positive body image and long-lasting friendships. The retreats by Shannon Miller (the founder) are a golden chance for you to devote time to self-growth, wellness, and happiness. Relax in hammocks, do your yoga, play in the mud, take part in scores of adventure activities, have loads of fun – the mantra of this retreat.

Highlights

  • Midnight Swim Party, Sunset Yoga and Adventure Activities
  • Airport Transfer from LIR (Liberia International Airport)

19. Woven Green

Woven Greens retreat center in Costa Rica

Come for a transformational sound-healing experience with Woven Greens. Jim and Ashley Cash of Woven Green specialize in sound and vibration healing, taking you on a soundscape journey infused with poetry. The idea is to heal a soul with the combination of healing sounds and nature. At the center, there are inspirational speakers inviting listeners and helping them form a sacred connection with the unified source. Qi gong and Yoga classes are also offered during the retreat.

Highlights

  • Sound Healing that work on Chakra System
  • Organic Vegan Cuisine and Superfoods

20. Yogigos Retreat

Yogigos Retreat center in costa rica

A retreat for everyone. Yogigos retreats are affordable giving everyone an opportunity to live a lifetime experience. The interesting aspect of Yogigos is that all the retreat centers chosen are different from one another. Eco-friendly yet comfortable and safe abodes are offered for relaxation. Different styles of yoga are taught like dynamic yoga, Bikram yoga, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. Located away from the hustle and bustle, the retreat location is apt for some self-retrospection and inner-discovery.

Highlights

  • Homely Stay with Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • On Site Pool, Beach Excursions and Airport Transfers

Author: Retreat Kula

Author Bio: Retreat Kula is a team of spiritualists and yogis by heart and travelers by soul on this journey to bring together yoga lovers across the planet as a single community entrenched in the heart and spirit of authentic Yoga Life.