Located spectacularly on a cliff border resting against a striking Montezuma ocean backdrop, Anamaya Yoga Retreat is an inspiring natural getaway encircled by picturesque waterfalls, verdant primary rainforests and sun-kissed tropical beaches. “Anamaya” literally translates into good health in Sanskrit and everything about this tranquilizing destination deftly embodies virtues of sound health and holistic wellness. The yoga retreat provides its guests a thorough eco-lodge experience complete with organic vegetarian meals, invigorating yoga sessions, spirit-refreshing nature excursions and luxurious spa services. And if that’s not exciting enough, Anamaya has an impressive list of exotic entertainment features such as fire dancing and circus entertainment to ensure there’s never a dull moment here. Top it up with comfortable accommodations and friendly service and you’ve got a hard to resist vacation retreat.
A stay at this chic eco-retreat offers guests the opportunity to witness the unsullied beauty of one of the planet’s Blue Zone© regions – The spell-binding Nicoya Peninsula (about 25 minutes from Malpais). This spectacular region has been termed one of the “five areas in the world where people are known to live the longest and healthiest” by well-known writer Dan Buettner.
Amenities and Activities
This cosy eco refuge features a huge range of mind-body-soul stirring retreats, wellness laced amenities and action-packed activities. Anamaya Yoga Retreat offers daily yoga lessons (on a spacious sea-front deck), revitalizing massages and unique spa treatments, a relaxing salt water infinity pool, infrared sauna, fresh fruit juices and organic meals (with selections of raw, vegan and gluten-free). The ‘ancient wellness sciences merges with modern services’ retreat is also impressively equipped for organizing corporate events, workshops and special movie screenings along with private functions. High speed Wi-Fi internet access facility is available at this one-stop retreat.
Apart from this, Anamaya also organizes adventure and nature based excursions such as waterfall hikes, tree top canopy tours, horseback riding tours, action-packed water sports (at Montezuma’s dreamlike landscape). Surfing lessons can be taken at $ 40 USD for two hours, which is inclusive of equipment rental cost.
Anamaya is a wellness haven nestled amidst an almost spiritual landscape that allows visitors to commune with natural forces and achieve a sense of mind-body-soul harmony. The wellness workshops and yoga retreats at this centre are carefully created to provide world class holistic vacation experience bang in the middle of an attractive setting consisting of awe-inspiring ocean vistas, lush waterfalls and a striking pool. The special all-inclusive retreat packages are designed to offer visitors a complete Costa Rican experience. The retreat is currently working with proficient retreat leaders to acquaint guests with little known albeit interesting retreats such as surfing, trapeze, belly dancing, tantric sex, detox and aerial silk among others.
Anamaya’s rooms or cabinas just like its overall appearance are tastefully decorated with elegant furnishings and classy detailing. They are more geared towards offering guests a sustainable and environmentally responsible experience. The cabinas are cosy, stylish, intimate and honour the genius of local artists and rich organic fabrics, while using non-toxic materials nicely. Every room/cabina is equipped with a ceiling fan, air conditioners and comfortable organic sheets.
Prices during the peak season range from $ 245 USD for the master suite to $ 195 USD for the Temple Cabina. In house retreat prices begin at $ 1045 USD for double occupancy on a Yoga and Adventure Retreat and goes right up to $1795 USD for basic single occupancy on a Yoga and Zumba Retreat package. There is a popular Yoga and Surf package, which combines the best of both the activities that is priced at $ 2195 USD on single deluxe occupancy. There are several other unusual and special retreats that are scheduled with expert guest instructors (at special rates) all through the year.
Phone #: (+506) 2642-1289
Top 6 Yoga Hotels – Forbes Magazine picks Anamaya for its “top 6” list worldwide
Yoga Finder: Yoga Finder on Anamaya
Huffington Post: Best Eco Resorts
TIES/EcoTourism.org: TIES Anamaya Page
The Yoga Journal: Yoga Journal Anamaya Listing
Environmentallyfriendlyhotels.com – Anamaya’s green certification showing 5 out of 5 stars.
GreenLodgingNews.com – New permaculture center in the news
Travelzoo.com – Anamaya was recommended as a great bargain on Travel Zoo.