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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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reserved four nights and did not stay for the fourth. i don't know where it said the bathroom was shared, but it was a surprise when I got there. It is too far away from Puerto Viejo town and the road is difficult to travel from the main street to there. If you only go there for yoga classes,... More 

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1 Thank Eli S
Samasati_Retreat, Manager at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Eli S, Thank you for sharing about your stay. There are two types of accommodation at Samasati, one option are the Casitas which are private with no shared bathrooms and the other type are in the Guest House. The Guest House is shared bathroom accommodation, this is explained on the web site and upon booking, hence the price difference... More 

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132 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to be off the grid! The property does have lights out at 10pm so you must be back on the property beforehand as there is no transport from the street afterwards. Bring a flash light as it can get pretty dark on the walk from dinner. I love the love the property. Gorgeous nature walks, great yoga schedule... More 

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

Dear Roquita C, Thank you for your review! Yes, we are a rainforest sanctuary and as such we really do our best to minimize our impact on the jungle and to provide guests with a real taste of what it means to be connected to nature. Our casitas and guest house all have screens that allow fresh ocean breezes to... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Great place for a retreat, relax and unwind. I spent few days during the holidays there. The food is just beyond awesome. Kudos to the Chef there. They also have daily shuttle to go to the beach which I took advantage of everyday. If only I can have that kind of food in my normal life I'll probably live over... More 

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

Dear My_Bos_explorer, Your review put a big smile on our faces! We are so fortunate to have access to organic fruits grown right on site as well as fresh, local produce from our neighboring farms. The food at Samasati has roots in Costa Rica, Caribbean, South & Central America with lots of fun Mediterranean and Asian twists! We also accommodate... More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Absolutely loved Samasati. The laid-back, family-friendly vibe was a dream. Getting to know staff and other guests was half the fun. Could never get this feel from a corporate resort. Everything from the sheer beauty of the rainforest, to the simple elegance of the casitas, to the proximity to the Caribbean Sea, everything exceeded my expectations. I would recommend Samasati... More 

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

Dear Fatimashraf, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay with us. We appreciate guests like you who are looking for something authentic and we're glad you enjoyed your experience. Sounds like you discovered the spirit of pura vida with the staff and surroundings! We look forward to your next adventure with us. Happy New... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Samasati is a magical enchanted place with a most wonderful staff. The food is amazing beyond words . I can't wait to go back!!!! I brought a group therd on retreat and everyone LOVED it . Casita # 5 is the best :)

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

Dear rniamtu, You and your group were a pleasure to host!!! Thank you for bringing your student friends to our magical space in the jungle and thank you for being a wonderful group leader. Yoga and adventures are two of our strong points and we're happy everyone enjoyed themselves. We will pass on the compliments to the staff and kitchen... More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I spent an unforgettable Yoga Retreat week from Christmas to New Year in Samasati, and I loved every second of my stay there. It made such a huge impact on me that I managed to convince my daughter to do the same, and I am also planning to go there next spring with several friends. Where to start - amazing... More 

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

Dear Dragan K, Thank you for your posting a review about your experience at Samasati. We are so happy that you had the trip of a lifetime and that you'll be back in the spring. Thank you also for recommending our yoga retreat to your daughter, we welcome you both to the Samasati family! Happy Holidays! More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I had the luxury of attending a wedding at Samasati and the experience was beyond what I could of imagined. Let's start with the food, Funky the cook was amazing! everything was organic and fresh. The staff was very warm and ready to serve. My cabin was so beautiful with my own hammock to sit a enjoy the sounds of... More 

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

Dear Judy, Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience at Samasati. Our hotel and retreat center sits in the heart of 250 protected acres of primary and secondary rainforest, so yes, rare animal encounters abound here! It's our pleasure to educate guests about the environment and the critters, this introduction removes much of the fear of... More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I had the priviledge of staying in Samasati on October 19th to 22nd. I was looking for a place to disconnect, re-energize and do YOGA. My experience was everything and more! I am pretty demanding when it comes to yoga classes, being a teacher myself and conscious of my personal needs, and Stephanie´s classes where everything I wanted and more!... More 

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

Dear Marjo, We're so happy to hear that your stay exceeded your expectations! Thank you for posting your review and for sharing your experience as a yoga teacher enjoying class at Samasati. Stephanie, our resident yoga teacher, can customize sessions for students and meet them exactly where they are, she makes herself present and available for our guests and it... More 

Liberty, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We recently renewed our wedding vows at Samasati. This was the dream wedding I wish I could have had the first time! We had a very intimate ceremony on a terrace overlooking the ocean, following by a gorgeous cake and a fantastic dinner. We have stayed here twice before and I have loved the food every time. After the ceremony... More 

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1 Thank Karen E
Samasati_Retreat, Manager at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Karen E, Your celebration was so special and we are honored that you and your beautiful family chose to come back to Samasati! Thank you for sharing your experience with online readers and yes, we have and are continuing to make improvements to the property. We hope to see you again Karen. Pura Vida, More 

wash dc
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The Samasati facilities are beautiful - we had a beautiful bungalow with a fantastic sea view from the mountain. This resort has a lot of potential, but unfortunately I have to slam the ratings because it has some serious issues. I think most of these are management issues - i.e. the place is not very well managed. I chose this... More 

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

Dear Purplefeva, Thank you for taking the time to share your review, we appreciate your feedback. It is disheartening to hear that we were not able to meet your expectations. We are happy that you enjoyed your beautiful bungalow, our rainforest property, delicious food, massage and shuttles to the local beach town. As for the disappointments you experienced, we are... More 

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