This was a trip of lifetime. Accomodations are fantastic. We had group of 5 girls and stayed and Gia. Lots of room, great bed, open showers, AC and great service. Food was amazing. Morning with sunrise and evening with sunset - yoga with Selena was a dream. At night you can hear howling monkeys in the forest, during day you see iguanas and birds. Flowers blooming everywhere.
Marcella, May 2019
Great atmosphere and interior design. Service here is excellent, proactive, and sincere. Food quality is nice as well. Special thanks to Shweta nikhil avnish ND Aman, they took very good care of us. We had a great time!: )
Vivian, May 2019
If you are into amazing views, magical happenings, the best food, incredible people and a place that will change you forever, then this is your place! You deserve this! It is Awesome and we will be back.
Scott, August 2018
Anamaya Resort & Retreat Center is the best money I have spent on a vacation. And it was so, so much more.
I left here so relaxed, restored and rejuvenated after my 7-day adventure. The staff was super friendly. And the views were breathtaking. The waterfall hike was perfect. I did it almost every day! Go ahead and book. You won't regret it.
Cari, June 2018
Food, staff, accommodations was beyond amazing. The overall experience was 10/10. Our yoga instructor for the week, Cristiane Machado was inspiring, motivating, engaging, and just created a presence that made the week so special. Will definitely be going back!!!
Hailey, May 2018
Anamaya is a magical place! Everything from the staff to the food to the rooms is top notch! The staff really becomes like family to you! They take the time to get to know you and they really care about your time there. The rooms are beautiful and kept so clean! The food is unlike anything I have ever had and all comes from a farm. When it came to traveling, the staff was a life savor!
Abbey, May 2019
Banyan has wonderful and precious knowledge to share; he swings seamlessly from the detailed, anatomic, and structural asana breakdown to a full submersion in yoga’s spiritual roots. From years of yoga practice and deep studies, and a humble, eloquent, and playful personality, he can distill workshops full of ease, thought provoking debates, and lots of smiles.
Andrea, May 2017
Banyan sees the beauty in your tight hips and shoulders, and he will not allow you to be inhibited by these special features of yours. My poses look quite different from the magazines and now I feel lovely in them. Banyan taught us so much about yoga…but most importantly, he taught us how to play.
Cassi, May 2017
I had some of the deepest experiences in classes taught by Banyan. He has such a clear and deep understanding of tantric philosophy and presents it in very inspiring and authentic ways, so everybody gets it. I left the retreat feeling inspired as a yoga teacher, and I can’t wait to study with him again. He is a person with integrity and honesty who manages to keep lecture and class light and full of joy.
Dagmar, May 2017
Where do I even start? If I could rate this place any better, I would. I spent weeks of looking at reviews, checking prices, dates, etc for a yoga retreat. Finally took the leap and booked Anamaya. I can not describe how perfect this place is, the staff, the food, the location, the views....everything is outstanding. I left the retreat feeling completely rejuvenated & more than satisfied. TAKE THE LEAP AND BOOK ANAMAYA!!
Cady, June 2017
LOVE LOVE LOVE! I stayed here for 3 weeks for YTT and it's the best! Great food! Amazing friendly staff! Awesome views! I stayed in Ananda, it was the perfect little home that I miss so dearly! I would highly recommend! (Of course it's a little pricey so if your backpacking maybe it's not for you) I just left, it was so hard to leave, I'm ready to book my next trip! :)
Lauren, August 2017
One can only say good things about Anamaya Yoga Resort. I wish I could go back today. Enjoy yoga at this beautiful, immaculately clean, friendly, reasonably priced resort. Spend a week or two eating the most amazingly healthy and delicious food (can't wait till the cookbook comes out), served by a genuinely friendly staff. You will return home feeling like a new person. I can't wait to go back!!
Arelys, September 2017
Great experience overall! Had fun and the location is amazing. I recommend staying in Montezuma for 2-3 days for exploring around before the week in Anamaya. This way you can really relax without wanting to see everything that is in town since you saw it already. There is a lot to do on site and activities, so it can get overwhelming with booking and scheduling if you are there to relax. I did fly in and out and it was super convenient and easy. The view is amazing and it's worth not travelling on a long bus ride.
Marianne, May 2017
A place to relax and enjoy the view. Excellent meals prepared with fresh ingredients. The infinity pool is fantastic. It is within walking distance of Montezuma. Yoga is first and formost at this retreat.
Rupert, May 2017
“I had no idea what to expect coming into this training, but I am leaving feeling like a new person. I didn’t realize how much more there is to the body than the physical process. I couldn’t have asked for better teacher. I would recommend this training to anyone who is interested in using their bodies in sports, teaching or to those who interested in deepening their bodily skills or to those who simply want to look deeply into themselves and have a profound and rejuvenating experience.”
Sara Dushey, May 2017
After this training with Banyan I feel the desire to project not only my voice but also my character.
Joy, May 2017
Wow, where to start? J Banyan is an old soul that resides in the fountain of youth. His class is a perfect balance of playfulness and tradition, innovative modern practice and ancient knowledge. Somehow he manages to balance on a revolving atlas, whilst juggling firesticks and reciting potent mantras. His energy and enthusiasm constantly brings you higher, and makes you realize everything is possible with consistency, dedication and focus…and everything is worthwhile when it is punctuated with laughter, humility, kindness, and an open heart. Banyan is a wonderful teacher –a deep source of knowledge, life experience and a truly open loving spirt. Thank you for this gift!
Carley, May 2017
Banyan is not just another yoga teacher. He is THE yoga teacher of the performance art community and a world class performer, and he understands how to teach and inspire artists.”
Nick, May 2017
I had such a healthy fun experience. Location is beautiful!. Yoga on deck above the ocean. Food was delicious and healthy. Lots to do or just hang out. People are amazing there. Would def recommend and pretty reasonably priced for what you get.
Nadia D, May 2017
Where to start, this is a wonderful , friendly retreat offering first class facilities .... the accommodation is lovely , the yoga and the studios very special , excellent add on therapies - Reiki and Watsu were amazing! The friendly service through out made it a very special week. The food was out of this world.
John H, May 2017
The staff, the location, the food, the accommodations – everything about this place is incredible. You can tell a lot of love goes into the cooking as it’s so tasty and beautifully presented. The team at Anamaya are some of the sweetest, most wonderful people. So helpful, friendly, and accommodating. I gained new friends in the people who work here.
Charlotte, May 2017
This location, staff, and schedule of activities is everything you could ever ask for in a surf and yoga camp. I traveled alone and made so many friends with amazing women that just enhanced my self exploration and learning. I can't recommend it enough - go for yourself and take a break to see what life is really about!
Schmitt, May 2017
I can not say enough about this wonderful place. I was traveling by myself and picked this resort based on other trip advisor reviews, and I was not disappointed. All the rooms are unique (I stayed in the Ganesh cabin, which was amazing,) and the staff becomes like family. The food is amazing and the yoga decks have the most perfect views. The property is even more beautiful in person than the photos can show. The staff was also great about quickly returning my emails before my trip and answering all my questions, which made me feel better about heading there alone. I thought it was a great value, and I can't wait to go back. Book your room as soon as you can!
Staci, May 2017
I just returned from a month at the Anamaya resort. The staff there is truly incredible. Hugs to Laura, Grettel, Papin and all the cleaning ladies who were so sweet and ready with a hug (or chocolate) if we needed it. The staff keeps everything immaculate and the grounds are well maintained.
Bonnie, May 2017
I loved this trip! The staff, food, and ambiance were all sooooo amazing! I never knew eating so clean could taste so great. And the staff made me feel so welcome and they seemed to know what I wanted before I did :) from the smoothies when we arrived to the amazing coffee Karina made, I was always satisfied. Our room was great - I loved the outdoor bathroom.
Christina V, May 2017
The food is so tasteful. I missed it!
The Fit yoga classes with Balazs was a life changing experience.The view from everywhere: the yoga decks, the room or the swimming pool is breathtaking.
Excursions oplanned by Anamaya staff was outstanding: Surf, Curu, Canopy Zip line, horseback riding on the beach.
Thank you again!
Julie T, May 2017
I have been to Costa Rica several (10+) times, and I have visited nearly the entire country. This trip to Anamaya was by far the best. The hotel is absolutely stunning yet has a nice welcoming homey feel to it. I went to Anamaya on my own on a week long retreat and by the end of it, I felt like I was part of a giant family. This place exceeded my expectations beyond belief. The food was fantastic. Never have I had such delicious food traveling, especially being vegan and gluten-free. There was so much selection and everything I tried I loved! The yoga teacher that we had, Adam Bolton was an incredibly talented teacher and taught a nice vigorous "hot" yoga in the mornings and a blissful restorative in the evenings. There were animals everywhere from monkeys to coatis to giant lizards to tropical birds. I stayed in the casita with 4 other women and thought it was going to be cramped but it was spacious and wonderful to share the space with like-minded people. The surf school they hooked us up with (South Nicoya Surf School) was incredible beyond anything I experienced before. The bonfire on the beach surf party, which I think was partially arranged through the surf school and Anamaya, was such a good time. I went in with high expectations and my expectations were exceeded. Thank you to everyone who made this experience possible!
Kamiki, May 2017