YOGIGOS to: Costa Rica
Yoga Retreat Info Package:
February 15-22, 2020
Join Ricky Brennan in vibrant Costa Rica this February at the warmest, most welcoming Eco Lodge in Guanacaste. The view from the lodge is bright, beautiful and full of life. There is a reason that this is Yogigos 6th time returning to El Sabanero Eco Lodge located on the pacific side of the country, about 15 minutes from the chilled out surf town of Tamarindo. El Sabanero is tucked up in the mountains looking down on the Cañafistula valley which means you get the benefit of the most incredible view, while being sandwiched in between a series of the countries most beautiful beaches. Enjoy the magic of the jungle while being a short drive away from the beaches. The yoga shala faces the valley where from your evening yoga class you will get to watch Costa Rica’s classic sunsets.
Go for a walk around the lodge and you are guaranteed to see Louis; the resident iguana, howler monkeys, and countless colourful birds. We have actually included several beach excursions into your retreat so that you get the opportunity to visit a variety of the local beaches including Tamarindo beach and Playa Avellanas. There will also be opportunities for additional excursions if you choose such as snorkelling at Playa Conchal; a beach made of seashells, zip lining, or SUP yoga at Playa Negra.
Yes the beaches are amazing and all unique, yes you are really going to fall in love with the chill “Pura Vida” vibe in this area, but the main reason we repeatedly come back to El Sabanero is for the absolute best culinary duo that will prepare for you the most delicious vegetarian meals that you will be dreaming about until the next time you return. This is definitely a retreat not to miss.
Early Bird $1250 pp (Until August 11, 2019)
Regular Price $1400 pp (based on double occupancy)
Single Occupancy $1750 pp
7 nights accommodations
3 vegetarian meals daily
2 yoga classes daily
an on site pool
2 included beach excursions
optional activities (ziplining, snorkelling, SUP yoga)
Airport transfers will be arranged for you from Liberia International Airport (LIR) on February 15, returning on February 22. The shuttle takes approximately 1 hour from the airport. You are welcome to fly into San Jose airport if there is a flight that is more convenient or cheaper for you, however you will then be responsible for your own transfers to and from the lodge, and keep in mind it is then about a 5 hour commute instead of 1 hour.
El Sabanero is an Eco Lodge located in Cañafistula in Guanacaste Province. The lodge is made up of a series of cabins all with their own ensuite. Each has it’s own hammock on the front porch where you can relax for a nap or read a book. There is a common dining area where the great food and amazing conversations happen, and a turquoise pool with a view you won’t soon forget.
Rooms can be double or single occupancy. If there are 3 in your group, contact us to inquire about triple occupancy pricing. Rooms are first come first serve so if you require a single room be sure to book early.
3 delicious healthy, vegetarian meals will be offered daily. These meals are prepared by using fresh, local ingredients, and are likely to be one of the highlights of your retreat. Please notify me of any dietary restrictions or allergies upon booking so that arrangements can be made.
There will be 2 yoga classes offered daily. You are welcome to join in for some or all of the classes as they are all optional.
What to Bring:
yoga mat (if you prefer your own - mats are provided)
comfortable clothes for yoga
Extra Things to Note:
Vaccinations - You do not require any vaccinations to travel here. The food and drinks at the lodge are very safe and there is a jug of drinking water provided at all times to keep you water bottle full.
Currency - Costa Rica uses both USD and cordobas, however most places accept USD so no need to seek out Costa Rican money. (You may receive your change in cordobas).
Electricity/Plugs - generally 110v and the same prongs as North America, so you will not need an adaptor.
Visa - You do not require a visa to enter, however there is an exit tax of $29 USD in order to leave the country which you pay at the airport. Some airlines have already included this tax into your ticket price.
About Your Instructors:
Ricky has been teaching more than 20 classes a week in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 2005. He teaches individuals at any stage of their journey. Ricky teaches and practices many styles of yoga including ashtanga yoga, vinyasa(flow) yoga, Bikram’s(hot) yoga, hatha yoga, yin yoga, arm balances & inversions and more. He’s done more than 2000 hours of teacher training and countless hours in workshops. He has a special love for dynamic transitions in an out of yoga postures and enjoys using yoga drills to help students build strength and confidence. He’s an experienced and welcoming teacher for any individual.