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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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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Samasati is incredible. We came here on our first trip to Costa Rica after making stops in Arenal and San Jose, but could have easily foregone some of that time for a few more days in the rain forest. Don't be put off by the four hour drive from San Jose -- most locations are several hours from SJO anyway,... More 

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

Dear alex_ocasio, Your review so beautifully describes the experience of immersion into the rainforest. We're so happy you found your way to Samasati and welcome you back any time. Your wonder and appreciation make folks like you a pleasure to serve. Till we see you again best of luck on your adventures! More 

Tres Rios, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very calm and beautiful hotel. Located up on a mountain so if you go by car a 4x4 is needed. The surrounding nature is spectacular though and the view from the bungalows are amazing. The bungalows have no glass in the windows, only mosquito net so it can get a bit chilly in the night. However the sounds of the... More 

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

Dear Henric H, We're happy you visited! It's true, life on the rainforest mountain ridge is very calm and beautiful. They say nature sounds have a deep healing effect on us so we're glad you're a fan of the beautiful night time orchestra. To clarify, if guests do not have a 4x4 car, it's ok, we have a shuttle that... More 

Apple Valley, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place. Very quiet and peaceful. Well maintained. Delicious food. Courteous accommodating staff. Had a great massage. Did a nice trek through the rainforest and saw lots of creatures many very close to my room. The yoga was excellent.

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

Dear chrisE1146LG, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your Samasati experience. Mission accomplished, we're happy to know you felt supported by the staff in your rainforest adventure and you enjoyed your accommodation and of course, the food. We'll pass on your compliments to Stephanie our resident yoga teacher, the chef and his crew, your massage... More 

Windsor, Ontario
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Samasati was an amazing experience. This was my first solo trip and I am glad it begun with Samasati. The staff was extremely welcoming, accommodating, and warm. The people I met there have left lasting impressions in my life. Yoga with Stephanie was so special and was truly moving experience for me. The accommodations were beautiful. I spent a lot... More 

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

Dear Ainslee, Congrats on your first solo trip and we're glad it started at Samasati as well! It's true we really can offer the best simple pleasures in life ... nature, harmony, delicious healthy food, yoga with a loving teacher and ... a hammock! We're stoked you're inspired to integrate vegetarian cuisine into your lifestyle! Please keep in touch via... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed a lot my stay at Samasati. The place is amazing, quiet and relaxing. Is a little far from the city center, so you definitely need to have a car. The food is veggie and there are not too many options, so I recommend buying some stuff (Snacks, drinks...) in the supermarket before going to the hotel.

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

Dear Thalita, Thank you for your review and we hope you make it back to Samasati soon for more relaxation in nature! While it's true a 4X4 vehicle is needed to reach our property overlooking the Caribbean, we do have shuttle service that runs up and down the hill all day everyday until about 9pm. In addition, we have a... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved samasati! If you love the outdoors, you will love staying here. It's a place where time actually stops. Nothing is rushed. The sounds of the rainforest are so relaxing. The bungalows are wonderful. The food was unbelievable. I had to make myself quit eating! It's a great place to bring your children although mine are grown, it's safe.... More 

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

Dear Christie, It's true a visit to Samasati can feel like returning to camp haha! We treat our guests like family and want them to feel at home. We're here for you when you're ready for your next retreat in nature and yes, bring your kids! lots of love, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To hike through a rainforest is one thing but to live in one quite a different experience. Perhaps one of the most breathtaking places I've had the pleasure to be apart of. A small collection of bungalows nestled in their own primary and secondary Rainforest lands, offered a seclusion and beauty that is very rare. Since I came during the... More 

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

Dear Allegat0013, Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your immersion in the magic of the rainforest. It's our pleasure to host guests who love being in nature and we look forward to crossing paths again. All the best to you, More 

Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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

Dear Retreat21, We apologize that your stay was uncomfortable and that you did not feel heard. We take as many precautions as possible to keep insects out, however, seeing as this is a Rainforest Sanctuary sometimes a few find their way in. For guests not accustomed to seeing these insects it can be scary. The open air dining area and... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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

Dear Anjarae from Joburg, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We're happy to hear you had a holiday that exceeded expectations and will pass the compliments on to the chef and resident yogi! All the best from Samasati More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

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 

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