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San Pablo De Turrubares, San Pablo 40901 Costa Rica
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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.
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Yoga classes
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Horseback riding
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Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
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Wine / champagne
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Facial treatments
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Non-smoking hotel
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GrandTour534329 wrote a review Sep 2022
6 contributions7 helpful votes
Jill an Bob are kind and gentle souls. Nurturing atmosphere m. Great healthy food and wonderful yoga and meditation experience for me as a beginner. I felt like family. The place is beautiful and serene. Peaceful easy feeling. Time to be human.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Late September and October is rainy season.
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Discovher Life wrote a review Jan 2021
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My 3 week stay at Amatierra was amazing. Bob and Jill are lovely owners and hosts. They treat all of the guests like family. Jill is not only a yoga instructor, she is also a Chinese herbalist and a gifted healer. My time at Amatierra was magnificent. The genuine smiles, the careful consideration for every guest and the good organic food. Not only did I feel safe, I felt at home. Yes, I traveled to Amatierra solo, but I never felt alone. The warmth of Bob and Jill and the other guests was like medicine to my soul. With all that is going on in the world, Amatierra provided me with a much needed reprieve. I will return sooner rather than later and hopefully bring a few friends!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Bolderado wrote a review Sep 2022
Sandy, Utah25 contributions4 helpful votes
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The owners, Jill and Bob, have created a very special place in a beautiful rainforest not far from San Jose, Costa Rica. We chose it for the tail end of our trip to Costa Rica. A place to balance and renew prior to heading home to the US. Jill s an herbalist and a yoga master. Bob s a caring person who had an amazing career promoting music, predominantly jazz. His music sets the mood in the common areas overlooking the jungle. And he has incredible stories to tell, if you are in the mood to listen. We had such an amazing time at our AmaTierra celebrating my birthday - from the amazing organic farm to table meals, the Yoga classes, our Full Moon Meditation, Nature Walks, Massages & Facials to just chilling by the pool reading & relaxing. This place has such healing energy-We are came home healthier & definitely more balanced. We are already thinking about when we might return! 😀❤️ #Amatierra #HealingInNature #Yoga #MeditationPractice #FarmToTable #MagicalEnergy #HealingJourney #CelebratingLife #CelebratingLove #PuraVidaLifeStyle
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Anita G wrote a review Sep 2022
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I signed up for the 7 night Detox Retreat and got a lot more in return. Surrounded by a beautiful jungle. Yoga studio with a view of the mountains. Jill is a unique personality with so much knowledge and experience, but more importantly, personable and caring, listening to your needs. Bob and the staff clearly are there to make your stay comfortable. The Detox meals were well-planned with an effort to create variety so that we would not be bored. The Yoga sessions twice a day were very restorative. I have returned a much calmer person with so many tips on how to handle stress in my every day life.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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J L wrote a review Aug 2022
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I had wonderful days at Amatierra. Travelling from Europe I needed some days off to get used to Costa Rica time and climate, before starting work. Amatierra was and is the perfect place. Lovely room, clean and comfortable. Delicious healthy food. Staff and owners are outstanding in their services in every way. They made me feel "like home" - really! - my warmest recommendations!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Erik B wrote a review Aug 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions7 helpful votes
How do describe a place like Amatierra? Is it a place for meditation and yoga? Is it a hub where you can travel to waterfalls, natural parks, and beaches? Or is it a place where you can relax by the pool, with your book, and without a care in the world. Somehow, it manages to be all of those things and more. My wife and I visited Amatierra and were both going through a very difficult year. Bob and Jill are such gracious hosts and help you tailor your visit to your needs. You can do as much or as little as you please. While you are there make sure to ask Melinda if she will lead a yoga Nidra class. You won't be sorry. Whether you are having a tough time and need to heal or you want to relax away from the stress of life, do yourself a favor and visit Amatierra. You deserve it and you won't be sorry.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Vira wrote a review Aug 2022
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When I booked my flight to Costa Rica and my 1 week yoga retreat at AmaTierra, I truly had no idea what I was doing. I just knew I needed to get away from my life at home. Latin America, wellness, retreats, healing, spirituality, and even YOGA were completely new to me. In the shortest and simplest review possible – I left a better and happier person. In fact, I am writing this review from the airport on my way home!! Firstly, I am a solo female traveler and felt safe and taken care of from the airport pickup to drop off. I was even alone for half of my stay, but that didn’t bother me because it allowed me more personal time with owners Jill and Bob, and the extremely hospitable and kind staff. I never felt alone; I knew I had a friend nearby if I wanted company. And of course, I was grateful to have more space to myself to relax and take everything in. ;) The times I wasn’t alone, I had great conversations with guests from all walks of life, learned fascinating things, and also made new friends! Jill - Thank you for your beautiful heart and soul. I will take everything I learned from you with me. Your presence is a very warm hug that I really needed my entire life. Bob - You are crazy cool with so many tales I was lucky to hear. I love the love and experiences you and Jill share together. Thank you for welcoming me into your home. Cuco - You are so sweet and so kind and a core part of what makes AmaTierra so special. Thank you for showing me your plants, flowers, and the stars! Saying goodbye left a soft spot in my heart. Adorable, good person. Popo - Thanks for showing me the amazing taste of mango ceviche!!! I wish I got to take a dance class with you. You are such a character, and can quickly brighten up anyone’s day. Victor - What an interesting, funny, and knowledgeable person. You have completely raised the bar for all tour guides for me. I was lucky to have him all to myself and he helped me take the best photos. Viviana - I've had many massages before, but wow. Your massages had my body melted in the deepest state of relaxation. A wonderful woman with the most magical hands. MY TIP TO TRAVELERS: Please be realistic with your expectations. They outline what's included pretty well, and quickly reply to e-mails if you have any questions. There are plenty of photos and other reviews to reference, but communicating directly with AmaTierra is best. Like any other thing in life, your results may vary depending on how much you researched and what you're looking for. If you are squeamish about bugs showing up in your room even though you’re in the forest, maybe find a luxury hotel far removed from nature. This is an eco resort in operation for 16+ years. It was built and maintained by hard working people who do their best to clean it everyday and willing to remove any bugs if asked. I didn’t come here to stay in my room all day so the couple of small bugs I saw didn’t bother me. Other things to note: -No wifi in rooms. This might bother some. -Make sure to have cash to tip your driver and tour guides, as tipping is separate from AmaTierra. -Yes the resort is located next to the road and you will hear vehicles, but it was more peaceful than not.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Bruce T wrote a review Jul 2022
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Amatierra is all about wellness. First I’d like to say I met som very dear special friends here! From the moment you arrive from being picked up at the airport to the difficult part of having to leave. You feel taken care of by all the staff and owners Jill + Bob. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and cleaning service was exceptional. The land was surrounded by visual beauty and alive with birds , geckos, iguanas, large bullfrogs etc. Oh and even chickens for fresh eggs. The main reception area has a comfortable sitting area like a big living room with a couch and tables were you can have tea or coffee or even a smoothie. There’s a variety of fruit there as well. From the sitting area out to the veranda you have tables overlooking the jungle where you have your delicious meals. The kitchen staff make a variety of tasty dishes and are very accommodating for special diets. Jill+ Bob are lovers of music so they make sure there’s music playing in the background often and sometimes it’s live with piano and special guests that visit. Jill love’s to sing and her beautiful songs can be heard often . Bob is a music man who spent many years in the industry in various capacities and met many famous people over the years. Just ask him he has many wonderful memories. Downstairs from the main area you’ll find the pool and a lounging area with a place for tea coffee or water and a washroom . The pool is refreshing and you can even have a night dip if you like . There’s lots of chairs and loungers here to sun bathe. When you need to get out of the sun there’s an area set back with comfy loungers as well. Now there’s many wellness activities available on or offsite that are well worth your holiday experience. Depending on you retreat package or short stay. Some things are included. Some are offered as extras. Many are affordable and well worth it because of the practitioners or your tour guides. From going to the waterfall, national park, zip lines, or one you can’t miss Equine Therapy which is truly transformational therapy with horses. Or on-site wellness treatments including yoga, meditation, sound therapy, massage therapy, emotional therapy, skin therapy scrubs and wraps etc, pedicures manicures, chakra alignment, one on one yoga coaching and many more as practitioners are available. A really wonderful place to get away from your life and rebalance your well-being. Jill + Bob and there wonderful staff take the care to be a special part of our well being. Thank You Amatierra. I went home we’ll rejuvenated and happy. Oh and by the way first time in Costa Rica and it’s now in my top three favourite destinations with Italy+ Croatia. Beautiful country Beautiful People.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Leo L wrote a review Jul 2022
Los Angeles, California6 contributions
I fell in love with this retreat on my first day there. It’s like staying in your own private nature preserve so lush, green and peaceful. Bob and Jill made me feel like family as well as everyone else who works there. The yoga is amazing especially Melinda’s yoga Nedra will transport you to pure bliss. The meals were delicious, nutritious and very creative! I can’t wait to go back. The whole place is like a healing vortex. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to escape the world and experience the magic of Amatierra. Leo, Los Angeles
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Bob Ruttenberg, Owner at Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center
Responded Jul 6, 2022
Leo. Thanks so much for choosing Amatierra for your stay as we all so enjoyed your positive energy and your complimentary nature was infectious. We do hope to stay in touch with you over the next few months. Thanks again so much for your photo's we will use them in our promotion of the Retreat Center. Hope to see you in November and stay healthy. The Amatierra staff
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Sonya B wrote a review Jun 2022
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Words cannot express the amazing experience I had at this retreat. Delicious food, amazing hospitality, wonderful spa services and quiet resort. By the time Ieft I felt like family. Bob and Jill are truly exceptional hosts who are very helpful from the time you call with questions, reserve the week and throughout the visit. Staff is out if this world to help in any way possible. I hope to return again someday!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center
What are some of the property amenities at Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a view of the mountains, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Boca Dulce & Gratitud Lounge, Jalapeños, and Antojao -Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center have airport transportation?
Yes, Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.