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Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures is located in Costa Rica and specializes in yoga retreats fused with enlivening activities for those who seek to revitalize their spirit, connect with nature and be with like-minded company to create a holistic and soul-enriching vacation. We host our retreats at distinctive lodges and hotels located in pristine settings, that have an intimate atmosphere, offer delectable cuisine, have an inspiring yoga space and ensure your utmost comfort and enjoyment. Each group is accompanied by an experienced Vajra Sol Yoga Guide. The principal style of yoga we offer is Vinyasa Flow with influences from Anusara Yoga. All levels of experience are welcome.
On Vajra Sols Costa Rica Yoga and Surf Retreat you will enjoy a fun and relaxing week on the stunning and pristine Pacific Coast delving into your yoga practice and learning to surf or improving your surfing skills in the warm waves of the Nicoya Peninsula. For a deeper immersion into your yoga practice we offer the Pure Costa Rica Yoga Retreat option which includes two daily yoga sessions instead of the surfing component. These are the same retreat and all meals and afternoon yoga sessions are together as one group.
The type of yoga practiced on Vajra Sol retreats is vinyasa flow with influences from Anusara yoga and is held at either a more energetic or relaxed pace depending on the feel of the day and flavored with each teachers personal style. Vinyasa flow yoga synchronizes the asanas, or poses, with the breath creating a rhythmic flow. It is about the integration of mind, body and breath with a physical focus is on improved flexibility, balance and strength to build and maintain a healthy body.
The inspiring and beautiful Yoga studio is open-air and built with beautiful teak floors, high bamboo ceilings and views to the ocean. The Costa Rica yoga and surf retreat is held at a beachfront hotel just steps away from the surf. The property has a low-key, beach-elegant and intimate ambiance with a restaurant serving delectable cuisine (mainly organic) and a free-form swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens. The main premise of the hotels operational mission is focused on sustainability and to offer a tranquil setting with quality service and friendly staff. This is a very unique retreat hotel and incomparable to any other location in the country.
The Costa Rica yoga and surf retreat package includes a stay in a Villa or a Bungalow from where you can hear the soothing sounds of the surf, feel the balmy breeze and connect to the rhythms of Mother Nature giving the feel of really being in a remote tropical paradise. All rooms are built with Costa Rican hardwoods, bamboo, invite lots of light and have impressive views. The rooms have an exotic style with imported and hand-crafted Indonesian furniture, a private terrace, an outdoor shower, a private bathroom with indoor shower, ceiling fans and air conditioning, laptop-size safe box and WiFi access.
The Costa Rica yoga and surf retreat, or also called as Pure Yoga and Surf Retreat is led by a Vajra Sol Yoga Guide who is with you throughout the week. We begin each day with breakfast followed by either a 2-hour surfing lesson or 1.5-hour yoga session depending on in which one you choose to participate. After lunch there is free time to relax by the pool, take a siesta, receive a massage, walk the beach or visit with new friends. We meet in the afternoon for a 1.5-hour yoga session. The level of the yoga is generally intermediate with posture modifications always offered for those with less experience and for those more advanced. All levels are welcome.
For those participating in surfing, lessons are given by experienced surf instructors who are locals to the area and know the surf well. For beginners, learn the skills, practice and enjoy the thrill of catching your first wave. For those who are more experienced this is a great opportunity to fine-tune your skills and really see how much more there is to advance your surfing. Start the lessons and let the fun begin! You will quickly see the synergy between yoga and surfing and be able to fully feel the flow and connection in each of the practices. Water temperatures are in the low 80sF so no wetsuit is needed.
The Costa Rica yoga and surf retreat is hosted in Santa Teresa, one of the best-rated beaches in Costa Rica for its expansiveness, beautiful scenery and great year-round surf. It is a long stretch of immaculate white sand ideal for hanging out under a palm tree, for taking long walks or exploring the tide pools. A few minutes drive or a beach walk from the hotel is the colorful and laid-back town of Santa Teresa.
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in the retreat cost starting with dinner on the first day (Sunday) and ending with breakfast on the last day (Saturday). Only lunch on Wednesday is not included. All meals are at the hotel except one or two dinners which are at local restaurants in Santa Teresa to enjoy a fun outing in town. The food is prepared by exceptional chefs and is Costa Rican fusion style and primarily vegetarian with fresh seafood and chicken offered for some meals.
Book your plane ticket to San Jose international airport (code SJO), Costa Ricas capital city. If you plan to arrive on Sunday, your flight arrival time should be no later than about 12-1 p.m. to allow time to transfer to the retreat location in Santa Teresa by Malpais that day.
Optionally, you may arrive on Saturday, spend the night in San Jose and transfer on Sunday (contact us for hotel information).
While it might take a bit more time to reach this beautiful beach lined by wild jungle on the Nicoya Peninsula than other beaches in Costa Rica it is a tropical paradise worth the journey.
The airstrip closest to Santa Teresa is Tambor and direct flights from/to San Jose are 20 minutes. There are two domestic airlines in Costa Rica that fly to Tambor: Sansa (www.flysansa.com) flies from the San Jose international airport. Nature Air (www.natureair.com) flies from the Pavas airport which is about a 25-minute taxi drive from the international airport. These domestic flights can book up. Make your reservation early!
Once you arrive in Tambor, we will arrange for a taxi driver to meet you and bring you to the retreat hotel. The one-way cost is $60 USD (per trip, not per person) and takes about 45 minutes. If you arrive at the same time as other guests we will arrange for you to share the taxi and cost.
Public buses depart San Jose daily at 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and return to San Jose the same times from Santa Teresa. Approximate travel time is five hours and costs $14 USD. The bus is direct, comfortable and air-conditioned.
You will need to take a taxi to the terminal in San Jose (25 minutes from the airport) and be picked up at the Santa Teresa stop (10 minutes from the hotel).
Shuttle services (8-12 seater minibuses) depart 1-2 times daily between San Jose and Santa Teresa. Approximate travel time is five hours including a 1.2-hour hour ferry ride across the Gulf Nicoya. The cost is $50 USD per person. For the schedule see the following link. www.montezumaexpeditions.com
A private shuttle from San Jose to Santa Teresa is $250 USD per trip (not per person) and takes about 4.5-5 hours including the ferry crossing.