• Yoga & Meditation

Santa Teresa is a quaint, small town at the tip of Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula with plenty to do, from surfing to hiking, exploring the jungle and waterfalls, or simply chilling out.

Whatever your level of experience, you will enjoy the daily 90-minute yoga classes as part of this retreat, designed to accommodate everyone by the experienced teachers. With open classes daily at 9am and 6pm in Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga, Restorative, Kundalini and Hatha modalities, you are sure to deepen your practice and even try something new.

Daily organic detox smoothies will help you start each day feeling nourished and invigorated, and the venue's oragnic restaurant will serve you a wellness breakfast each day of your visit, included in your retreat package. The restaurant serves a wide range of vegan and vegetarian organic, healthy dishes, and Santa Teresa has over 90 restaurants and eateries to choose from for lunches and dinner options.

You will also receive a complimentary one-hour massage session by the resort's qualified therapists, and the swimming pool will help you keep cool and relaxed throughout your days. Come away from this retreat with a heightened sense of the here and now as balance, intent and harmony infuse the body, mind and spirit with holistic goodness.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air-Con Room
  • Equipment
  • Mats
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Massage
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga
Venue   Nautilus Boutique Hotel
Nautilus Boutique Hotel, Venue for 7 Day Yoga and Wellness Retreat

Combining the benefits of a world-class hotel with the intimacy, comfort and personalised service of a luxury villa, Nautilus Boutique Hotel strikes a perfect balance. 

Each secluded villa boasts a fully equipped kitchen, ensuite bathroom with a collection of organic bath products, air conditioning and wifi, with its own private balcony on which to unwind, relax and bask on the tropical surroundings of southern Costa Rica.

At the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, the small town of Santa Teresa has been described as ‘the New Tulum’ - a haven where the ocean meets the jungle, unspoiled by tourism and offering exquisite, natural serenity.

World-class waves, rainforest exploration, hidden waterfalls and a host of activities present themselves in this divine location. Nautilus Boutique Hotel is the perfect venue for a romantic escape or rejuvenative retreat, allowing you to disconnect and take time with yourself, for yourself.

The beach village of Playa Santa Teresa is located in the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Private and secluded, Playa Santa Teresa lies on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and is roughly 150 km west of the capital city San Jose and is situated north of the very popular Playa Mal Pais, about 12 kilometers South East of Cobano. Santa Teresa is a quaint, small town and they don't use addresses in the traditional sense! There's only one main road in town so we use landmarks rather than numbers to share our location. Directional signs for Nautilus Boutique Hotel are clearly marked around town. If you're taking a taxi from anywhere on the peninsula all you need to say is "Hotel Nautilus, Santa Teresa" and they will know how to find it!


Your retreat package includes a daily wellness breakfast at the award-winning Olam Pure Food organic health food restaurant. You will also receive a delicious organic detox smoothie with greens and cacao each morning.

Olam Pure Food also offers vegan and vegetarian dining throughout the day, sourcing the freshest local organic ingredients to use in their extensive menu. Gluten-free and raw options are available, allowing you the opportunity to self-initiate a cleanse as part of your retreat. You can even contact your retreat in advance to discuss dietary requirements and ask for them to create a bespoke meal plan to assist you on your wellness journey.

A huge range of fresh salads is on offer, inspired by the local and seasonal organic produce. A global fusion of culinary inspiration fills the menu, with deliciously healthy wraps and burgers joining Thai, Indian and Italian dishes, all with Olam's own, unique, healthy twist.

They also offer a wide range of juices and superfood smoothies, catering to everyone with their clean, nutritious cuisine leaving you feeling vibrant and healthy inside and out.




The Nautilus Boutique Hotel has the perfect balance of everything. It is close to the beach, secluded and peaceful, luxuriously comfortable yet warm and personal, and the amazingly tasty food is simply stunning, complementing this yoga retreat in its healthiness and vitality.

The daily yoga practice begins your day perfectly in the serene, open-air pavilion, and the opportunity to participate in the twice-daily open yoga classes gives even the most ardent yoga addict the chance to deepen and expand their practice.

Costa Rica is a spectacular country, and Santa Teresa is a rare and little-known gem. There are so many opportunities to widen your experience, with your hosts more than willing to advise and assist on tours, activities and adventures, while you are always equally as welcome to find peace, tranquillity and calm.

Thomas Alexander

Yovada Explorer

  Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Sitting on the western edge of the Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa is a tiny beach village that draws in a lot of surfers and beach bodies. In the last several years, this laid-back town has blossomed into a booming travel destination. Despite its size, Santa Teresa has been hailed as world-class surfing spot in Costa Rica - with gorgeous white sandy beaches and swells that put a smile on surfers' faces year-round.

With consistent off-shore winds, Santa Teresa boasts swells that have been known to attract surfers from all over the globe. Even with its amazing surf the waters here are not localized, welcoming surfers of any level. Bringing in the Pacific waters, waves range from moderate to strong. Although surfing conditions are top-notch through the year, the best time to visit Santa Teresa beach is from May to December, which is the tropical rainy season called the "green season." During this time, the waves are at their peak and there are many barrels to be ridden. Bright sun and gleaming sands make the perfect backdrop to hang ten in the crystal-clear waters, and fishing, snorkeling and kite-surfing are popular among holiday-makers. Yoga and spa services are a must for the ultimate relaxation, and, at night, catch a glorious sunset on the same beach where earlier you caught a wave.

The fastest way to arrive in Santa Teresa is by catching a ferry from Paquera. The boat ride lasts about 65 minutes, curving around the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Another option is taking a domestic flight from the Juan Santa Maria International Airport near San Jose to the Tambor Domestic Airport, which is a 25-minute flight. From here, you can find a bus or taxi that will head southwest approximately 35 kilometers.

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