We believe that everyone on the planet can do more to learn and live in balance with nature.

We will encourage this by providing education though cultural, natural, sustainable and spiritual experiences for humans with in nature (and a comfortable bed!!)

Samasati Nature Retreat   Costa Rica


Samasati is an exquisite retreat facility situated on 250 acres of virgin tropical rainforest overlooking the Caribbean Sea in the marvelous country of Costa Rica. The artful balance achieved within its environment makes Samasati Nature Retreat an ideal destination for nature lovers, group activities, or the individual, to experience physical, psychological and spiritual renewal

Nine Caribbean style Bungalows are nestled into lovely tropical gardens. Built with precious woods exquisitely polished, all have private bathrooms with hot water and spacious verandas overlooking the jungle and the sea. Some have lofts, enabling use as a suite... with the bed upstairs and living room downstairs... or to accomodate three to four people. Beds have high quality single, queen or king size mattresses. .





The Guest House is located in a sweet jungle valley favored by toucans, monkeys and dazzling butterflies. Five double rooms, each with two single beds, open onto a spacious veranda with cozy, inviting hammocks. Shared bathrooms with hot water are located at each end of the Guest House.

The Houses Three fully furnished private houses offer the ultimate in Samasati Nature Retreat accomodations. Each are of unique, original design and occupy special locations, close enough to the main facilities but wonderfully secluded. All are blessed with breathtaking views of the jungle and the sea. These houses are available to rent on a monthly basis.

Namaste House is located between two huge Javillo trees. It is 250 meters from the restaurant. Three floors, each with bathroom (hot water) and veranda, provide four bedrooms with king or queen size beds. A fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and living room, are on the ground floor.

Birdwatcher House is in the thick jungle, 150 meters from the Group Meditation Hall. There are two spacious bedrooms on the second floor, and on the ground floor is a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom (hot water), and dining room opening onto a lovely terrace.

Yucca's House is built on the top of a cliff with spectacular tree top views of the rain forest. Six hundred meters from the restaurant alongside a picturesque old trail, it has one floor with two bedrooms, one bathroom (hot water), a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and large terrace.




Why Visit?

Samasati's water system is supplied by fresh springs on the property. Please note that our ecologically sound gray disposal system requires the use of environmental friendly biological products only. Costa Rica is a leading manufacturer of natural beauty and hygiene products that can be purchased at Samasati Nature Retreat.
The retreat and surrounding area is rich with enlightening activities including…

Hatha Yoga classes are offered twice a day, for absolute beginners and for intermediate students. Varied Meditation techniques are held daily, morning and evenings, at Samasati Nature Retreat. From Vipassana to Active Meditation techniques, the range of choice is wide and interesting. For people new to Meditation, the sessions are carefully explained and guided.

A symphony of bird songs is Samasati's special sound track. Hundreds of different types of birds have been spotted by bird watchers. Colorful parrots and toucans are a frequent sight, but many more await you in the rainforest.

Kayak the rivers, creeks, and lagoons of the Gandoca - Manzanillo Refuge, and then paddle out to the Caribbean Marine Refuge, all within a short distance from Samasati Nature Retreat. Access beaches, coral reefs, and islands that only kayaks can reach. Leave nothing behind but ripples.

Scuba Dive beautiful living reefs, coral heads and rock gardens, tubes, caves and swimthroughs. PADI open water certification is available.

Surf the gigantic wave. The 'Salsa Brava', attracts surfers from all over the world to the village of Puerto Viejo, four miles south of Samasati Nature Retreat.

On the north side of Puerto Viejo, a long strech of black volcanic beach bordered by tall palm trees offers a special contrast of colors. South of the village, stunning white sand beaches bordering Gandocha - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, run for ten miles.

Horseback Riding on exquisitely trained horses with an expert bilingual guide/teacher will accompany you in this adventurous excursion on the wild beach. At first, in order to make friends and get used to the horse's pace, you will be taken on a brief horse's walk in the nearby jungle, going through local settlements and cocoa plantations. You will then come to the beach, where the horses can either keep walking, trotting, or take you for a breath-taking gallop. The horses can go as far as Punta Uva for the fastest riders or to Punta Cocles for the non-experts. Either choice will be an exciting and unforgetable experience.

Hiking at Samasati Biological Reserve Samasati's virgin rainforest harbors thousands of known life forms and thousands yet to be described. Resonating with the songs of birds and the screams of the howler monkeys at dawn, the rainforest is quiet in the heat of the day, its stillness punctuated by the insect-like call of poison dart frogs, the rasping of cicadas, or the whistled notes of wrens and antbirds. The dark, cool interior of the primary forest is surprisingly free of entangling vegetation. Only where light manages to filter trough the interlocking canopy to the forest floor does vegetation proliferate. Walking into the rainforest is like taking a step back in time. The modern world and all its stresses fade into insignificance.
Dolphin Connections, What an opportunity! Just a mile from the Cahuita coast in the blue Caribbean waters, you'll find yourself surrounded by playful Bottlenose, Atlantic Spotted, and Tucuxi Dolphins. Our experienced guide will make the trip unforgettable!

Hitoy Cerere Biological Reserve, named using Indigenous words, Hitoy means covered with musk, and Cerere means clear water. This impressive Biological Reserve has a surface of 9.154 hectares and is part of the ' Biosphere la Amistad' and is declared Humanity Heritage by Unesco.
The BriBri Indigenous Reserve is in the western region of Samasati Nature Retreat. Further into the forest and higher into the mountains is the Cabecar Indigenous Reserve. The Cabecar and BriBri Indians are amongst the oldest inhabitants of Costa Rica. Their community and their tribal customs are intact and well shielded from the curiosity of the average tourist. Their elders and shamans keep alive an ancient tradition of healing based on plant spirits and drumming.
Cahuita National Park is four miles north of Samasati. It is a protected natural area of unspoiled white beaches and dense jungle that extends to the quaint village of Cahuita. A well maintained jungle path offers an adventurous opportunity to be amongst the wildlife, the vibrant plant life, and colorful tropical flowers.
Snorkeling is some of the best in the area, and walks on the gorgeous palm beaches are unforgettable.

Tortugero National Park is 30 miles north of Samasati. It is one of the most famous natural reserves in Costa Rica. It is a spectacular labyrinth of canals, some navigable. The beaches are the most important nesting site for green turtles in the entire western half of the Caribbean.
Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge is ten miles south of Samasati Nature Retreat. Streams and canals wind deep into a jungle, which is the seed bed for all plant and animal species of the region. From a boat or a kayak, one can venture forth into a mangrove wilderness. If you are quiet and attentive, you will see manatees, crocodiles, and turtles. In the jungle canopy above, there are sloths, playful monkeys, and delightful birds. .  





Located 4 miles from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. 130 miles (4 hours) from San José, and 30 miles south of Puerto Limón on the Caribbean coast.  




San Jose. Private Minivan From the airport or from a San José hotel direct to Samasati $120 (Up to 6 people) Private Minibus From the airport or from a San José hotel direct to Samasati $240 (From 7 to 18 people) Private Bus From the airport or from San José hotel direct to Samasati $500 (From 19 to 40 people) Public Transportation Taxi from the airport or from a San José hotel to the Caribbean Bus Terminal in Barrio Amón (20 minutes), public bus ticket to Puerto Viejo de Limón (3 to 4 hrs), exit at the bus stop in Puerto Viejo for Samasati pickup and transfer. All inclusive organized by Samasati - $27 Caribbean Bus Terminal (506)257-8129 Bus Schedule to Puerto Viejo de Limon: 6am, 10am, 1:30pm   



yoga, massage, hiking trails, parking. Spacious and comfortable, the open air restaurant at Samasati Nature Retreat is an impressive native wood and bamboo structure with high vaulted ceilings and split level floors, overlooking a gorgeous view of jungle and sea. Delicious and abundant vegetarian meals are served three times daily... “buffet style“. Homemade breads and marmalades, fresh tropical fruits, yogurt, granola, juices, and eggs by order are offered in the morning. Lunch is a varied display of the best Costa Rican food... rice, beans, fresh salads, and all kinds of local organic roots and plantains, baked, fried or mashed. The evening dinner is a real treat, always special at Samasati Restaurant ! Soup, rice, barley, or homemade pasta, an international main course (French quiche, Indian palak paneer, Italian lasagna or eggplant Parmesan, vegetarian burgers and more!), sauteed or baked vegetables, and wonderful desserts! Imagine a chocolate cake made from local organic chocolate, or a fruit dessert made from organic pineapple, banana, mango, passion or star fruit! Samasati`s bar serves a great variety of fresh juices, tropical cocktails, wines, and beers.    




  Children up to 12 years 50% discount. Under 2 stays free. 



tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands. At 650 feet elevation, the climate is delightfully cool even on hot days. And during the Green season, refreshing tropical rains create a forest palette even more vibrant and picturesque. 




Yoga in the Caribbean 

During the day you will have the choice of resting in your hammock, taking a massage, lazily sitting at the beach, or enjoy one of our fascinating excursions: snorkeling at the nearby Cahuita National Parks experiencing a Canopy tour, or enjoying a fascinating waterfall trek. Healthy, regenerating, empowering: a great combination of the ancient wisdom of Yoga and the healing power of Nature.Includes:

Accommodations with private or shared bath
Three daily meals, coffee and tea
Two daily Yoga classes
One massage
Three excursions: Waterfall Trekking Cahuita National Park
Private transfer from and to the airport.

FROM $1194usd per person 
All inclusive  

  Bungalow with double occupancy from 115$usd per person per day. Includes three daily vegetarian meals, tax and accommodation. 
Spa Treatments and Massages
  Complete your journey into the rain forest with a soothing massage or a relaxing and exotic spa treatment. Indulge in the centuries of wisdom and tradition that cultivate a sense of balance. Our massages will make your body forget the sensation of stress. Our exclusive treatments fuse together ingredients indigenous to the mystical regions of Costa Rica. Water used in the spa is collected from the gentle rain or from the property water springs. When combined with this moisture and oxygen rich environment, ideal conditions for healing manifest.
Booking and cancellation policy 
  All reservations require a 50% deposit upon booking. Balance must be paid 45 days prior to arrival. Cancellations received in writing 30+ days prior subject to 25% fee. Cancellations within 30 days non-refundable



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