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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

200 hr YTT: Best thing I have ever done
whitelotusyogi

Blue Osa is the place you have been looking for!
Push past your fears of solo female travel, they have you covered. Alex and Henry guided me every step of the way and I felt safe and cared for right up to my arrival on property. I never would of thought I would be teaching classes in such a sort time but the way the training is set up is so conducive for success .The staff and teachers are approachable and bring a great energy that propels you to succeed. If you are hesitating let that #### go! This is the place for you to begin your Yoga teacher Journey. And if you are Vegan you will be in heaven,every meal has vegan options that are farm to table and delicious. They even have Vegan ice cream ^.^

200 Hour YTT: Life Changing
catattack33388

Yogi Aaron and Yogi John are very special people and I am forever altered for the better by my time in this magical place. I never thought in a million years my life would have been changed this way. That I would be totally transformed. I can not recommend Blue Osa enough for a teacher retreat or a a teacher training or just a surreal place to unwind and relax. Cant wait to go back.

14 day 200hr YTT
Helenethedream

Where do I even start?? The energy I have brought home from this place is helping to re shape my life. In as little as 2 weeks I received a plethora of knowledge from Yogi Aaron and Yogi John. On day 3 I remember thinking “what WAS I thinking when I booked this!? How am I ever going to learn ALL this in just 2wks!?” The curriculum is wonderfully put together and By day 7 I was gliding along!
The setting? Raw and organic. The people? Respectful, loving, kind and thoughtful.( The entire staff ) I’ve been home now for almost 2wks and the adjustment hasn’t been easy, coming from such a tranquil and serene place. I miss you, Blue Osa and all the peace and love you give.
Xoxo
@helenethedream