Fodor's Expert Review Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa

Playa Tamales, 11 km (7 miles) south of Puerto Jiménez, , Costa Rica

Brilliant blue sky, sparkling blue sea, and bright blue decor make this upscale, beachfront eco-resort and yoga center a true blue heaven. A Canadian interior designer and an American yoga teacher have successfully—and sustainably—blended nature and architecture to create the perfect environment for yoga, or for simply basking in tropical beauty. The focus is on yoga—independent practice, group classes, retreats, or even a week with your own private yoga instructor; however, you don't have to be a yoga enthusiast to enjoy the serenity and positive vibes of this retreat. Wellness is another priority, with a number of spa treatments, and meals heavy on local produce and fish. There's a lap pool tucked away in the exquisitely landscapes grounds, as well as an inviting beach on the Golfo Dulce. Light and airy rooms with exotic Eastern design elements accommodate two or three comfortably. Ocean-view rooms, while a bit pricier, are the breeziest, and there's a third-floor penthouse for one to four guests, with the best views and most privacy. For a change of pace, there are exciting tour options from waterfall rappelling to surfing and rain-forest hikes.

PROS

  • yoga classes and private instruction

CONS

  • check when group yoga retreats are scheduled if yoga isn't your thing

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Green, New, Views
Quiet
On the beach
Casual Chic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -No phone

HOTEL DETAILS

7 triple rooms, 5 doubles, including 1 penthouse
Rate Includes: All meals

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