Peace, great food, yoga and three lovely proprietors! You can not go wrong with a visit to Panacea de la Montana! I needed to reset myself after a perceived month of stress. Panacea set me straight within hours of arriving here, relaxation set in immediately. The place and the people have great energy, the price charged was fair for the quality of food and accommodations, the yoga classes, (tailored to individual needs), were awesome. Did I mention how great the food was? Buy the cookbook! I can finally make great tasting beans (thanks to the awesome cookbook/Debbie)!
I spent extra and got Thai massage, ayurvedic massage, reflexology, and horse riding with Steven. All well worth it. Mary will connect you with the best in the business!
Mary, Peter and Debbie are all so very accommodating and helpful. Mary was quick to respond to my inquiries and questions via email. And then again she helped with the trip planning, and scheduling of spa services, and activities, she truly extends herself to help her guests. All three are gentle teachers, I arrived at Panacea with the idea of doing some yoga and getting a few spa treatments, through a subtle process the trio imparted little lessons that transformed my stay into so much more; a major change in attitude for me: I cook better, I think clearer, I saw interesting things, I had fun. They truly are good people! Thanks guys!
I thought that I would miss staying at the beach, but I did not. I had all the peace I needed at Panacea, and went into town once or twice to stick my toes in the ocean. Honestly, I was not impressed with Tamarindo town/beach. But, perhaps it's just me. I am pretty particular about what I want out of a strictly beach vacation (for me Maho.org on St. John) But Panacea is so much more than a beach vacation, it does not disappoint!
If you want to get off the beaten, touristy path, go here. If you want to calm down, go here. If you want to eat great food and feel great about what you are eating, go here. If you want a simple, clean place to stay with a quiet beauty, go here. If you want to recharge your yoga practice, go here. If you want to feel grounded, and reconnected, go here. If you want to be in tune with nature, go here. Go to Panacea, you will not regret it!
- Also Known As:
- Panacea De La Montana Tamarindo
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All-inclusive yoga retreat in the mountains of the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, 15 minutes from Tamarindo Beach, Panacea is the ideal place to restore mind, body, and spirit. Comfortable hilltop cabinas with full bathrooms, single and double beds, with spectacular views of the Pacific from your porch hammock. Includes three delicious, healthy meals, yoga and water exercise classes daily, use of infinity pool, labyrinth, rancho, mediation areas, etc. Spa services available. ... more less