from United States, March 2018
"Beautiful retreat in the jungle "
Jason and Callie and their staff provide a lovely escape from reality in their yoga retreat. The accommodations are lovely, and located a short walk from beautiful beaches. The food is prepared with thought and care and they were incredibly careful with my many food allergies. Their staff, comprised of many volunteers as well as paid employees, are hospitable, friendly, and eager to do anything their guests need. The massages they set up for us on our balconies were by well trained professionals. The yoga deck was beautiful and serene and the sauna a bonus.
If someone wanted to come and only eat, sleep, go to the beach, and do yoga- this would be a perfect spot to do it!
The ability to sign up for various other activities was an added plus for me. Though I wasn’t interested in the traditional zip lining and other tourist friendly activities, Jason arranged a variety of things for me within my specific interests. I was able to go on jungle walks, bird watching and kayaking in a lagoon with a private guide- though the planned trip to Panama to see manatees was unfortunately cancelled due to environmental research. All of these trips were carefully arranged (with some prodding by me) and were not at all touristy and therefore awesome! He also arranged for me to see a local shaman, which was certainly illuminating and 100% accurate in diagnosis- though prohibitively expensive for treatment.
I have many more positive notes but no more space allowed to write!
from United States, January 2018
"Perfect Rest, Detox and Yoga Retreat"
I enjoyed the daily 9am yoga practices, infrared saunas and happening upon monkeys, sloths and colourful butterflies. From swimming at the beach and below jungle waterfall to touring a local chocolate farm and enjoying healthy juices and delicious vegan and raw meals, my week was the perfect combination of rest, detox and yoga.
We where hesitant on what to do with our 11 days in Costa Rica and finally we decided to stay in this place only :). Thanks god! No cars, no buses etc, just bikes and joy!!! The bungalow was beautiful, clean, comfortable! It was magical to wake up with the sound of the birds, monkeys etc
We were afraid we would found bugs in the room but not at all! It's has been amazing
We found a magic place in which every member of the staff is a special person that makes TdS such an special and magical place. You really get the chance to connect with nature and it's only 8' away to the beautiful beach (walking distance)
The food is so fresh and organic that you heal yourself in record time.
We will definitely come back again, and if you are planning to go, make sure you leave everything in the hands of Dr. Greg!
a traveler UK
It's easy to miss the entrance to TDS, since the sign is on the gate facing the road. But if you've reached Shawanda Lodge, you've gone too far. It was a bit tricky making a direct booking, but ultimately cheaper than going through booking.com. We had an enjoyable time, going down to the beach and soaking up the sand and beautifully warm sea. Not many people around at the end of September. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our cabin. The balcony with hammock really made it; there's not enough space in the bedroom to sit down. There's an overhead fan and a free-standing one (which didn't work) and it wasn't as warm as we expected in the evening. Get used to the howler monkeys and noise of the rain - this is Costa Rica after all! There's no need to wander far for eating, with Pucinella just across the road serving good, basic and reasonably priced Italian fare. There's a supermarket a few hundred metres away where you can get stuff for breakfast and lunch. TDS breakfast is wholesome but over-priced at $10. And remember this is a vegan hotel! You're not supposed to drink alcohol in your room (yes, matron) though no one reprimanded us for the empty wine bottle. As the title says, it was comfortable and convenient but nothing outstanding. Wi-fi works fine around reception. It's expensive at US$110 a night (low season), and the 5% charge for using credit cards could surely be built into the cost of the room.
Dwight Raatz Minnesota
We found Tierra de Suenos by a Group On offer and wow am I glad we did! While it did take a few hours to get there, it was definitely worth the trip. The property was stunning, well maintained and spotless! We loved meeting Mariela and her family when we arrived and our bungalow was gorgeous with a beautiful canopy bed and well kept bath. The sounds of the jungle were mesmerizing at night and we loved to explore the area during the day. Breakfast was exquisite being made of fruit and other local ingredients and served out on an open patio. They offered yoga daily as well as connected us with any kind of excursion we might have wanted. The area around Tierra de Suenos offered many things to see and even a very nice beach! I definitely recommend Tierra de Suenos for a wonderful place to relax and rejuvenate!
Davy Bisaro Canada
I brought 8 people to Tierra de Suenos for a Yoga Pilates retreat. We had a wonderful and relaxing time!!!
The staff are very accommodating and helpful. They went above and beyond my expectations to help make our stay comfortable and easy. The food is incredible.
They are located just a short walk to the beach.
The yoga space is so beautiful...you'll be doing yoga and you will see the most amazing birds and animals!
I'd recommend renting a car to get around.
Everything was great, we had an amazing time! Our bungalow was very clean & equipped with everything we needed--even mosquito netting over the bed. The breakfasts were fresh and yummy, yoga class very relaxing and the weather was perfect. If you like being secluded and surrounded by nature then this is the place for you. Plenty of great places to eat close by within walking or biking distance. I wish we could have stayed longer, maybe next visit!
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