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What We Love

  • Hospitable and kind staff
  • Fresh, delicious and varied cuisine from a gourmet chef who has run her own French restaurants in San Francisco and Cartagena, Colombia
  • Isolated jungle beach just a two-minute walk from the rooms
  • Open-air, second-story yoga studio overlooking Golfo Dulce
  • Proximity to Corcovado National Park and incredible outdoor adventures

What To Know

  • The rooms are not air-conditioned, and hot water is not always available
  • Yoga and other activities cost extra. If you don’t have your own yoga mat, you can rent one for an extra charge
  • Meals are served buffet-style, and guests all sit together during mealtime
  • The beds have mosquito nets, and you can buy natural bug spray at the on-site store
  • Blue Osa operates on solar power, and hair dryers are not allowed
  • To maintain a relaxed and quiet environment, guests are discouraged from bringing children under 12 years old (there is no babysitting)
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Overview

The Review

Bumping over dirt and rocks surrounded by tropical forest and cow pasture with Golfo Dulce to the east, we marveled at how far we had come, both geographically and circumstantially, from Costa Rica’s bustling capital. Surely we must be lost, we decided; it was precisely then that the sign for Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa materialized.

Amid twisting and wild jungle, and ensconced on its own secluded beach, Blue Osa is landscaped and designed with Asian-inspired detail. Buddhist statues, figurines and wall hangings abound, as do stone pathways shaded by arching vines and tropical foliage. It’s the kind of place where even the brashest and most hyperactive city dweller has the urge to meditate.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/2971/prop-62124-1340723450-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”Blue Osa’s manicured grounds are ideal for lounging, reading a book or meditating.”}

The rooms are unpretentious spaces, with sky-blue walls and simple furnishings. From the Penthouse Suite, which has a panoramic ocean view, to the shared quarters, the accommodations keep guests cool and bug-free with solar-powered fans and flowing white mosquito nets. Although Blue Osa can’t guarantee you a hot shower, the steamy Osa peninsula is an ideal place for a cold one. (The 70-foot, chlorine-free lap pool also comes in handy.)

Therapeutic massages and yoga sessions in the ocean-view studio are a must, and Blue Osa also happens to neighbor Costa Rica’s most sought-after nature destination: Corcovado National Park. The region is teeming with wildlife, and groundskeeper Fillo delights in pointing out scarlet macaws, sloths and unique tropical flora to guests.

In the kitchen gourmet chef Anne Marie Cantelaube serves up family-style specialties from her native France, using only the freshest and most flavorful local ingredients. Her soups and salads (which come with original, innovative dressings) are paragons of savory healthfulness, and her curry chicken — lovingly prepared with coconut milk, dry white wine, lemon zest and several secret ingredients — left our otherwise sociable table silent with gratitude.

How to Get There

Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa
11 Km north on the road to Matapalo
Puerto Jimenez, 00000 Costa Rica

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 705 Reviews
Transformative Costa Rican Eco Resort
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tucked between a tranquil ocean coastline and the foot hills of a biodiverse tropical rainforest Blue Osa Yoga Retreat provides an amazing space for relaxation and transformation. The eco luxury experience offers a yogic experience along with beautiful accommodations and delicious farm to table meals. “It’s more than a vacation... it’s a way of life!”

Hiden Treasures
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, my wife and I expected a resort on the beach, healthy food, yoga instructions, side trips, but we were impressed with the so friendly staff, the endless beach and warm ocean water, the yoga instructors, and most of all the sense of community. It was so easy to interact with the staff who all take pride in their work. We found our fellow guests easy to talk with and share. Finally, finding a quiet space each day or taking side trips provided by Blue Osa made our stay more enjoyable.

Perfection!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blue Osa is a place of extraordinary beauty and magic! I loved every minute I was there. From morning swims to welcome the sun and evening dips under an incredible sky, every day was absolutely wonderful. The resort is the perfect size for finding both private spaces and delightful and surprising conversations. The friendly cats and dogs make it feel more like home. The yoga loft and the commitment to tradition and lineage add a unique spiritual depth that is transformative if you open to it. The team feels like one big family and offers amazing meals directly from their nearby farm. Blue Osa is located in one of the most beautiful and biodiverse parts of the planet and has been crafted and stewarded with such careful intention for hosting magical experiences. The nearby excursions were also super fun...immersed in an old growth jungle that grows right to the edge of the ocean...Perfection.

A Beautiful Gem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned from an incredible yoga and adventure retreat led by Christine Lentz (@ChristineLentzYoga) at Blue Osa. The Blue Osa experience was a comprehensive indulgence of comfortable accommodations, scrumptious and healthy farm-to-table meals, delightful staff, rejuvenating spa and gorgeous grounds & facilities for yoga, self-reflection and private contemplation. Community and friendship were nourished here, through conversation, shared meals, pool time, ocean swimming time and activities such as hikes to waterfalls and jungle zip lines.. yet there was also ample time to internally refresh body and spirit through yoga practices, walks along the beach, exploring the grounds, relaxing in chairs or hammocks or just observing the jungle birds, animals and flowers. Christine (ChristineLentzYoga.com) led an amazing week of yoga practice 2x/day, a balanced blend of flow in the morning and yin in the afternoon which rejuvenated and spiritually connected all of us who participated... and the Blue Osa venue was a perfect location for it.

Yoga and yoga dance retreat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blue Osa was a perfect place to be! Beautiful grounds and beach, amazing staff, great healthy food, comfortable rooms- it was the perfect setting for our retreat. I highly recommend it.

This was our second trip to the Osa Peninsula- an incredible place to visit. Blue Osa retreat made it something wonderful that we wil never forget