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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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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW via mobile

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Fredericton, Canada
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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 

Red Bank, New Jersey
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A wonderful week with a group from the New York area. It was a trip put together with Artists from the North East and we took classes each day with two instructors from the New York Area. Samasati provided a perfect setting for us -- and all was first rate. I stayed in one of the Casitas and thought it... More 

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

Dear Pat, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, the art retreat, the monkeys and hammock time. We are hosting a Yoga & Mandala Art Retreat in April and thought you'd like to know. The rainforest is a beautiful setting for creating art as you know and... More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

An in depth review of Samasati. We paid $147 a night with no package. My boyfriend and I stayed for 5 nights. The rooms: we were not in a bungalow, but rather, in rooms connected to one another with a shared bathrooms. I figured this would be much like the many hostels I have stayed in; however, the floors squeak... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. As we are new owners of Samasati, this review is helpful to us. We are committed to improving the guest experience every step of the way. We agree, the Guest House Bungalow is not to same as the very nice Casitas you viewed. Currently, we are renovating the Guest House, which will be a... More 

St. Albert, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We travelled from the snowy lands of central Alberta Canada to enjoy a wonderful rainforest experience at Samasati. We were not disappointed. The staff were tremendously friendly and accommodating. They responded to any of our requests with speed and good humour. We truly enjoyed the community atmosphere they promoted at meal time. Speaking of which, the meals were fabulous. It... More 

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

It was such a joy to have you with us. Thank you for choosing Samasati - and hope you can come down this way again. We'll take good care of Stanley - but, have not seen him lately - Good Cheers for the New Year from all the Samasati Team More 

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