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Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Anamaya has a beautiful yoga Shala and views. The food, particularly the vegan options, is wonderfully prepared by creative and inspiring chefs. Anamaya's greatest strength is its staff who are led by one of the most passionate general managers I've encountered in my travels across several continents. Jen and her team made us feel like family, or better, during our... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

I was at Anamaya for two weeks in April as a solo traveler. My experience was unique in that I got to experience two different groups, each there for a week-long retreat. Honestly, it felt like two different trips! The first week was incredible. It was a lot of single travelers, and we were a small group of about 8... More 

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Crested Butte, CO
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

What an amazing Costa Rican experience! The property is stunning, decorated entirely in Balinese taste, clean and refreshing. Upon arriving, it was nothing but relaxing and tranquil. The sunrises and sunsets are amazing from the hilltop vista. I participated in the yoga and surf retreat and both the yoga and surfing were amazing. The food was delicious and healthy and... More 

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

My experience at Anamaya changed my life. I recently participated in the 200hr teacher training and it was the best decision I've ever made.There is something about the energy there, the peacefulness, the beauty, the sounds of the jungle that leave you constantly wondering if you're dreaming. And that sacred yoga deck. I'd never been in a space like that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

This spot is breathtaking. The view, the good, the yoga, the surfing are all first class. The staff make it feel like your home. I highly recommend the surf lessons with Young Vision Surf Instructors. Fly Sansa to get from San Jose. Don't bother with the shuttle. Take s taxi to snd from Montezuma, if you want to do a... More 

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

I discovered Anamaya while I was already in Montezuma so regrettably, I didn't stay there. I went there for morning yoga classes and aerial silks with Lia, who is just fantastic. She excels at incorporating yoga for all levels and abilities within the same class. She had us all "dancing between ease and effort" as she would say! The grounds... More 

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Pace, Florida
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Anamaya is the most beautiful and magnificent place on Earth! I am convinced that and the entire staff, from the Grounds Keepers to Management are all Angels sent specifically to Anamaya to complete and complement this Heaven on Earth. The food - Oh My God - the food is absolutely amazing, not only in taste but in health benefits. (What... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Having never traveled solo before, I was a bit nervous at how the week would go. I ended up taking the shuttle, which was a great opportunity to get to know other guests. The first person I met when I arrived was Jen, the general manager... she was so sweet and welcoming. The food was WAY better than I had... More 

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We were there last week, as a couple, expecting a one-week-relax/discovery trip for 2 yoga beginners. We had that and a lot more. Arriving after dusk, we were greeted by a warm welcome and a delicious exotic meal, prepared by a local chef. The cabin (jungle) was as comfy and stylish as the pics suggested. Unfortunately, the birds and monkeys... More 

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Joseph-Anamaya, Owner at Anamaya Resort & Retreat Center, responded to this review

Hi "Ruckuz," thanks for taking the time to write about your experience. It was really wonderful having you at Anamaya. I'm glad you liked the partner/acro yoga. I love that you called it team/acro yoga. The second partner class we did was practiced in a circle all together so I can see how you got that name. Hope to see... More 

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Pictures do not do this place justice! My daughter and I shared the Yoga/Adventure package and she surfed 4 out of 5 days.....Everyone was so wonderful! Jen, Gretel, Lauren, Natie, Albert became like family after just one day! There were some who had years of yoga experience, some intermediates, then there was ME----I had never been to a yoga class... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Anamaya is a luxury boutique hotel and yoga retreat center in the beautiful beach town of Montezuma, Costa Rica. We have the best view of any hotel in the area, and are right next door to famous Montezuma Falls, which is a 5 minute walk from our property. The hotel is decorated in a very artistic, Bohemian, yet luxurious style that creates a very exotic feel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anamaya Resort & Retreat Center

Address: 300 mts NE of Mariposario, Montezuma 00001, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Price Range: $127 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Anamaya Resort & Retreat Hotel Montezuma
Anamaya Resort And Retreat Center
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Montezuma
#3 Romantic Hotel in Montezuma
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“It's a plus to be closer to the dining and main yoga deck, but not necessary”
  • view from my cabina
 of 5 bubbles brookeashley13, Oct 8, 2016 | Read review
“Sharing rooms is easy and fun, but private rooms are also available!”
 of 5 bubbles beschmitt, Aug 14, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are all unique, so be sure to look at the pictures and ask questions before booking if you are looking for something specific.”
 of 5 bubbles stacivonluft, Jul 18, 2016 | Read review
“Bali room was beautiful with gorgeous views, visits from the monkeys and hummingbirds.”
 of 5 bubbles 842bonnied, Jun 1, 2016 | Read review
“All have amazing ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles Avi8trix, May 11, 2016 | Read review
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