Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica 2020!

Pura Vida! The Pure Life! 

Join me for a relaxing and joyful adventure from April 4 - 11, 2020 in Costa Rica. Take time for self care and rejuvenation at the yoga centered sanctuary of Cabuya Lodge where you will enjoy your retreat in paradise! Daily yoga, meditation, 3 deliciously healthy meals, and opportunities for relaxation and exploration.

Located on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, Cabuya Lodge is a truly magical place created by our host, Mandy Lawson. It is surrounded by the jungle and framed by the ocean and a perfect place to unwind.

Sample Schedule:

8:00am:  Coffee and Tea

8:30am:  Morning Meditation and All Levels Yoga Class

9:45am: Breakfast

11am - 4:30pm: Group Adventures or Time to Refresh - Hiking to the Island Cemetery or Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, Paddle-boarding, Surfing, Zip-lining, Waterfall Excursions, Shopping, laying in a Hammock and exploring Cabuya and the nearby towns. If you choose the rest and relax at Cabuya Lodge, Lunch will be served at 1:30pm each day. Day trips to Tortuga Island for snorkeling and Santa Teresa for a mellow beach day are included.

5:30 pm:  Evening Meditation and All Levels Restorative Yoga Class

7 pm:  Group Dinner


Single Occupancy: $1500 per person

Double Occupancy: $1100 per person

Triple Occupancy: $975 per person

Children 11 and under are 1/2 price.

Included: 7 nights with 3 healthy, delicious meals per day at Cabuya Lodge, the day trip to Tortuga Island for snorkeling, a day in Santa Teresa to spend at the beach and exploring and all yoga classes. There are four cabins on the property. The cabins have 2 single beds and 1 queen bed, air conditioning, outdoor showers and WiFi access. If the group is large enough, we have the option of renting a house with 3 bedrooms. The house has 2 king beds and 1 full bed.

Not included: Transportation to and from Cabuya Lodge, including air fare, hotel and in country travel to Cabuya, optional excursions, massage treatments or alcohol. There is a small grocery store and several restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance for snacks and drinks.

Optional Excursion Pricing:

These are our planned activities for the week. The reservations can be made ahead of time or when you are in Cabuya. We will be there during Holy Week. This is a busy week in Costa Rica as many families travel to the beach so we are hoping to reserve ahead of time to ensure we are able to do these activities. Please remember: All activities are optional. This is your time for you to relax!

Sunday: Montezuma, Zipline and Waterfalls - $45. 

Monday: Surf Lessons - $45

Tuesday: Horseback Riding (2 Hours) - $60

Wednesday: Tortuga Island Snorkel Adventure - Included!

Thursday:  Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve Hike (3 hours) -  $15 (includes transportation to/from Cabo Blanco and entrance to the park).

Friday: A day out in Santa Teresa - Included! Lunch will be on your own this day.


An incredible massage therapist is available for 60 and 90 minute sessions. The cost of the massage is:

  • 60 minutes: $50

  • 90 minutes: $75

Tips are encouraged. :)

Location & Transportation: 

Cabuya Lodge is located in Cabuya de Cobano, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. It is about a 4-5 hour drive from the Liberia airport, or a 6 hour journey by land/ferry from San Jose. 

There is also the option to fly into Tambor for those who want a speedier trip. The lodge is 20 minutes away (by car) from both Santa Teresa/Mal Pais and Montezuma. It is less than a 5 minute walk to the beach and the property is rich with nature. Many species of birds and animals can be seen right here!   

We recommend that you fly into San Jose International Airport (SJO). There are more options of transportation to us from SJO than from Liberia. Liberia is also an option, but please be aware that it may be more difficult to get to the lodge from there. Flights to San Jose are approximately $500 so book early.

Mandy is always happy to help you book their regional travel once in Costa Rica.

We recommend that you fly in the day before check-in into San Jose (SJO) international airport. This allows you to spend the night near the airport at a hotel (Mandy can recommend a couple of options), and travel to Cabuya on the Saturday. 

There are two main options for travel to Cabuya Lodge:

1) Shuttle. This is a van-ferry-van shuttle, which takes about 6 hours. The ferry portion is included with your shuttle price of $60. The shuttle can pick you up at either the SJO airport or your hotel in the San Jose or Alajuela area. Mandy can arrange this shuttle for you and the charge will go on your bill at Cabuya Lodge. This bill can be paid upon check out by either cash or credit card (Visa or Master Card).

2) Small Flight. There is one airline currently flying between San Jose (SJO) international airport and our local airport in Tambor (TMU). This is Sansa Airlines ( The flight is about 20 minutes (you must check in at least 45 min. before your flight), and then there is a $50, 1 hour taxi ride to Cabuya Lodge from the Tambor airport. You would book your own flight, and Mandy will be happy to arrange the taxi to Cabuya Lodge for you. Please make sure you leave at least 2 hours from your arrival time at SJO to your departure to Tambor, and for the way back, from your arrival back to SJO and your international departure.

Optional Transportation/Excursion:

We are working with a local guide for transportation to and from Cabuya. This will include the ferry and lunch at Curu Nature Preserve on the way to the retreat. On the return, we will leave Cabuya in Saturday morning to head to La Fortuna. We will spend the night at La Fortuna before returning to San Jose on Sunday. Pricing will be available shortly for either a one way or roundtrip.

Payment and Cancellations:

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space. Deposit is credited towards total. Full payment will be by January 1, 2020. If you should need to cancel, refunds (not including deposit) will be issued up to 90 days before the start of the retreat.

Pura Vida!!

Ready to join us! Send a little more information and we will get everything started!

Name *
What kind of room would you like?
Would you like to pay the deposit or pay in full? *
Would you like to add excursions or massage at this time? Day trips to Tortuga Island and Santa Teresa are included. *
You have the option to add these at Cabuya Lodge also. We would like to get an idea of how many people would like to go to book ahead.
Transportation plans to/from Cabuya *
Would you be interested in adding the transportation to and from Cabuya with a naturalist? We would stop at a Nature Preserve on the way to Cabuya and spend the night in La Fortuna on the way back on Saturday. Return to the airport would be mid-morning on Sunday.