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Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Cresson, Texas
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I stayed in Samesati for eight days in April. I love this retreat center. It is beautiful, safe, unusual, full of rainforest vegetation and wildlife. It is a perfect place to get peace from the world. The lodging is rustic and private. It is clean and pretty. I enjoyed being here. Scott, the director makes sure all goes well. He...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For the price you pay to attend the yoga retreat, I would expect better amenities, food and not have to clean the bathroom myself, when we needed an additional cleaning when my roommate became ill due to food and water. Make sure you carry electrolytes to add to your water as everyone on our trip became sick and having electrolytes...

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Samasati_Retreat, Manager at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear 57anonymousp, We deeply regret that you had to clean your own bathroom and your experience was not to your liking. This is not the kind of stay we want for any of our guests and we apologize for your disappointment. Our food is typically very well received and guests enjoy the jungle amenities, however, we're open to hearing how...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at Samasati was perfect in all ways. The retreat is located up on the mountain and it's the perfect getaway for someone who wants peace and be close to nature. You can see and hear monkeys and the sloths hang out up in the trees, you just need to look up. We saw many many beautiful birds and...

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Samasati_Retreat, Manager at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear 497essis, Thank you for posting your review and sharing about your experience at Samasati! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the property, the animals, staff, yoga and meals. Our retreat and rainforest sanctuary is an ideal destination for nature lovers, yoga lovers, adventure enthusiasts or folks looking for peace and tranquility. We hope to see you back...

Springfield, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It felt great to get away for a few days, enjoyed the sounds and sights of the rainforest + yoga. Staff always made sure I was accommodated, trips to the beach were a great part of the stay at Samasati. Would love to come back with friends!

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Samasati_Retreat, Manager at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear shakira759, Come back with your friends anytime - we'd be honored to host you! Thank you for sharing about your trip and your highlights, we truly appreciate your business and your feedback. Pura Vida,

Oceanside, California
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I loved it there, I would go back again in a heartbeat. The entire property is gorgeous, The rooms are beautiful, the view is amazing, and the food is the best I have had on vacation ever! That part of Costa Rica is absolutely beautiful and the town nearby is really fun.

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Samasati_Retreat, Manager at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear heathermR4151EW, Thanks so much for your short and sweet review, you hit the nail on the head! We're grateful you enjoyed your holiday, the rainforest, the views, food, people and wonderful Afro Caribe region! Please do visit us again. Pura Vida!

Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Traveled to Samasati this month with a group of yogis. From the drive up the hill to the view from the dining room to the casita, everything was amazing. I went for the views, the yoga and some service work and I was not disappointed. The casitas are very comfortable, but don't expect luxury. They area clean and completely sufficient....

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Samasati_Retreat, Manager at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Cspigle1, You're welcome! It is our pleasure to serve our guests during their transformative travels and thank you for highlighting some of the best parts of visiting Samasati. For any guest interested in adding a service component to their trip we can assist with that connection, as well as coordinating trips to Cahuita Nat'l Park or Jaguar Rescue Center....

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Samasati is amazing. I went for a Solo Travelers Yoga Retreat. Everything about the experience was fantastic; Stephanie is a great yoga teacher, there was a lot of variety in the types of yoga taught, the food was amazing, the location in the rainforest it so beautiful and peaceful, the views are stunning, day trips to the most picturesque beaches...

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Samasati_Retreat, Manager at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Congratulations on your wonderful holiday, we're so happy to hear that your experience met or exceeded expectations. Stephanie's Solo Traveler's Yoga Retreat is a favorite on the calendar for years ...she has such depth and joy in her teaching and loves to share the jewels of the Caribbean with visitors. Our rainforest sanctuary is the ideal destination for...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I'll start with the pros. The views from the room and dining area are truly spectacular, and well worth the long drive. The verandah and hammocks outside our room were lovely spots to relax with a good book. The yoga teacher, Rebecca from London was excellent, and we really enjoyed practicing with her. We met a fantastic group of people...

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Samasati_Retreat, Manager at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear GinaYash, Thank you for your review and highlighting both your pros and cons. We truly do appreciate the feedback and always look for ways we can improve upon the guest experience. Your notes about covering the fruits and range/amount of food will be passed on to the staff. While the screens are repaired regularly, being inside a rainforest sanctuary...

Toronto
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Lovely staff, amazing accommodations and delicious food. Going during the low season for the best deals. Be sure to check out Puerto Viejo too! Rent a bike and see it all! Jaguar Rescue Centre was awesome and the beaches are beautiful.

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Samasati_Retreat, Manager at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear schaalmj, Great tips! Thank you for sharing about your time at Samasati. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself, the people, property and food! Samasati is about 15 minutes from the center of Puerto Viejo and yes, that's a great place to rent a bike and explore neighboring beaches, Jaguar Rescue center or just cruise the lush...

Reviewed 31 January 2017

Getting here is half the battle. Fly to San Jose, then either shuttle bus or fly Sansa to LImon and shuttle an hour to Samasati. No quick way to get here. Arrived tired and hungry but dinner was lovely. Our morning view was worth the long travel. Sea views and sunrises. Rainforest for miles. Lots of little animals and if...

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Samasati_Retreat, Manager at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Sandra R, Thank you for your review, it's true our Rainforest Sanctuary is definitely "off the beaten path". We attract clientele passionate about nature, culture, wellness and up for a little adventure to get there. We're happy to hear that your journey was worth it - there's nothing like the sunrise over the jungle and Caribbean and we'll pass...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary Perched on a magical mountain ridge overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Samasati offers guest house bungalow and casita accommodations just minutes away from the beaches of Puerto Viejo. For over 20 years we have hosted world class retreats, workshops, guest artists and travelers like you! Your stay includes delicious gourmet vegetarian buffet served in our renovated open air restaurant with breathtaking views. Also available on site are healing massage treatments, jacuzzi spa, nature trails, waterfall with natural pool, daily yoga classes and a meditation hall. Tours, excursions and beach shuttles to local attractions are arranged daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary

Address: Carbon 1, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica (Formerly Samasati Nature Retreat)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $138 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Samasati Nature Retreat Hotel Puerto Viejo
Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary Costa Rica/Limon
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“all rooms are good.”
Beth043, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a Casita with a view. #4 or #5”
415KarenS415, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Too basic. Uncomfortable steps. ”
R4065ZRchrisb, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“no need for a/c: room choices are ocean-view or rain-forest immersion; both are amazing”
Karenmg60, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in guest house, which has the cheapest rooms. Bed was clean and comfortable. Shared bathroom with hot water. Only thing was the walls are super thin, which only is an issue if your neighbors are having a late night conversation. But otherwise, wonderful! wake up to jungle sounds :)”
angelicas342, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
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