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Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary

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Carbon 1, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica (Formerly Samasati Nature Retreat)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After the third night of so many bugs/critters in my room that I had to leave (in my room were included: large and small cockroaches, grasshoppers, mosquitoes, large gecko, some type of giant ant, large black opaque fast moving spider, and more) and spend the night until dawn in the empty open air communal dining area alone (except for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property was absolutely amazing and more than I had even hoped for! It's set truly in the jungle, up away from everything, with amazing views and sounds of the jungle. This was a perfect vacation and I highly recommend Samasati for anyone, but especially those that need to disconnect and get away from the world for a bit! More... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Samasati is a beautiful setting where you can be completely quiet or sign up for excursions for some adventure. I enjoyed walking the grounds, had an amazing massage, and thoroughly enjoyed the yoga classes.

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

Dear Ellen, We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Samasati. Many guests describe the property as paradise and that's because we adhere to a strict policy of leaving the rainforest as is, we do not harm the trees, insects or animals and the result is a thriving display of nature's beauty. Here's wishing you many... More 

Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my 4th journey to Costa Rica. I viewed the property a few years ago and knew I would return to Puerto Viejo and stay here. Organic and vegetarian is what I am anyway, one of the reasons I wanted to stay here. Every member of the staff that I met had a joyous welcoming smile and were willing... More 

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

Dear Nancy H., Thank you for posting this informative review for travelers to reference. You, Cera and Debra were such a treat to have on site! Your adventurous spirit and positive attitudes were a joy and it was truly our pleasure to assist you in any way. We send our regards from the breathgiving rainforest to you and yours! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an absolutely amazing experience at Samasati during my visit. The grounds are beautiful, the staff was super friendly/helpful, the yoga was spiritual & the food was excellent! I traveled alone & met up with a yoga group at Samasati. I felt safe & secure at all times during my travels. I look forward to another visit soon!

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

Dear Heshae, We're looking forward to your next visit too! Thank you for posting your review and giving travelers insight to the Samasati experience. We love our work and our guests so it's our pleasure to provide the best amenities, cuisine, yoga and service. All the best to you! More 

McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to travel to the Costa Rica and experience the energy of the rainforest and it's creatures while I took time for myself to recharge and renew. Samasati allowed both to happen. I was participating in a Yoga Teacher Training and I am grateful to have experienced that training in such a beautiful spot with such gracious people.

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

Dear jmyoga1, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate it! We welcome you back to the rainforest and Samasati anytime, the jungle creatures and gracious staff would love to see you again. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While Samasati is definitely in a beautiful area so is every other place around it. It's in the jungle and the jungle is beautiful, that has nothing to do with what Samasati offers. The simple and rustic offerings come at an immensely inflated price tag as do their spa services. I don't mind paper thin walls, floors with holes for... More 

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

Dear Tanya, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We regret that your experience did not meet your expectation and that you left unhappy. The rate for your stay was specially priced and discounted as you were a participant in the 20 day yoga teacher training and it included the cost of three daily buffet meals and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there for my 300hrs never was told that 200hrs would be included. I had to repeat the 200hrs that I had already taken last year in 2014. I was told I was not committed by the instructor so I decided to leave the second week of my stay there. First week I had to stay in a friends... More 

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

Dear YogaLove7, Thank you for taking the time to post your experience. We are sorry to hear that your stay was not ideal and that you had to leave early. Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary hosts yoga teacher training groups from around the world, however, we are simply the retreat space utilized. We are not involved in the actual trainings,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to Samasati looking for pure Costa Rica nature and a chance to find peace and repose. I received that and so much more. I purchased the Yoga in the Caribbean package, traveling alone, and stayed for 8 days. The package included all meals, yoga, a massage, and some activities like horseback riding and waterfall hikes. It was very... More 

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

Dear Sarah L, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and provide others with insight to the Samasati experience. We could not be happier to hear that you found what you were looking for, peace, nature and repose. Please do return, the insanely delicious and fresh food, amazing yoga with Stephanie, friendly staff and magic will still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was at the Samasati Nature Retreat in January of 2015 doing my Yoga teacher training. It was exactly what I needed, a trip in the jungle, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Before I get started what you have to know is this is a nature retreat, for those who want to be in jungle away... More 

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SilviaZani1, Manager at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn, Thank you for providing your helpful review of Samasati. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience on site and in the pristine environment of the rainforest. It's definitely a departure from city life and the eco-lodge bungalows with hot water indoor full bathrooms will being seeing more upgrades as the year continues. Stay tuned via our... More 

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