My girl friend of many years and I decided we needed to do something special for our 70th year of life. My luck we came across Ama Tierra on the internet. What a wonderful blunder that was. Bob and Jill, (soon to be grandparents) treated us like family. Since is was actually my birthday on the day we arrived, we celebrated with a special dinner and wine. Needless to say all of the meals were excellent. We picked fresh herbs once for meals yet to be cooked. Bob is an encyclopedia for music, especially jazz and Jill knows her herbs. We were invited to go through her organic garden while she pointed out the different herb and fruits growning there. The daily Yoga class was the best, especially in the early morning overlooking the greenery and the magnificant mountains. It was rainy season so every thing was a lush green and streams flowed through the property. I had a wonderful massage done by Socorra, a foot treatment, and a facial exfolliation with chocolate mask. ( not all at the same time) Also try the Bio mat. Just lie there on crystals with a pleasant aroma therapy, over looking the green mountain. It rained while I enjoyed this treatment and it sort of completed a perfect day for me. We also attended church on Sunday. Neither of us speak Spanish but can understand some, so the homily wasn't especially meaningful, but the church was quaint and pleasing also well attended. Causal is the word of the day. We were decidedly overdressed with our highheels and "sunday clothes". I would not have had it any other way.
If you are looking for nightlife and continuous entertainment this is not the place. We listen to music from Bob's massive collection. Jill played the piano and my friend sang show tunes with her. On our last night we did the electric slide.
This was perfect for us because we needed to slow down, eat well and catch up on each others lives since we live in different states and don't see each other much. I am recommending this facility to all of my yoga instructors and classmates at home. I hope I will be able to go again, sometime before my 80th birthday:)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 10 room Eco Mountain Retreat Center 50 minutes from the San Jose Airport who specializes in healthy foods, Yoga Retreats, meditation, and many other wellness services. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Amatierra Hotel Province Of Puntarenas
- Amatierra Retreat And Wellness Center Costa Rica/San Pablo