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#1 of 1 ranch in Nosara
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Blue Spirit Costa Rica provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability. Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge – Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches, supporting your retreats, workshops, and trainings to be a deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience.Blue Spirit is located in one of the world’s Blue Zones© which inspired the name Blue Spirit. According to author Dan Buettner, the Nicoya Peninsula is one of five Blue Zone’s in the world: a Blue Zone is an area where people live the longest and report the highest levels of well-being. While visiting Blue Spirit, you will feel the resonance of a vibrant, inspiring, and healing energy, because of the rich subtropical environment, and the cultural lifestyle.Your stay at Blue Spirit offers you a comfortable and elegant accommodation of your choice, delicious gourmet vegetarian cuisine, a salt-water infinity pool, koi pond, café, gift shop, spa and longevity services, outdoor excursions, and complimentary wireless service.Blue Spirit was founded by Stephan Rechtschaffen who also co-founded the renowned Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. He is a nationally recognized holistic physician who lectures on health, wellness, nutrition, longevity, and time. These interests have drawn him to living and working in the more mindful and slower paced environment of Blue Spirit in Costa Rica.
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Marbury M wrote a review Feb 2024
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We recently went to Blue Spirit to listen to some speakers during their Wisdom and Wellbeing retreat series. The overall experience was great and exceeded our expectations. The facilities were clean, well maintained and despite being full never felt crowed. The pictures on the website do not do the property justice. The property has amazing views, a seemingly constant breeze, beach access to a great beach and is well maintained. All of the staff were incredibly helpful, friendly and kind. It was a refreshing change from some of the larger commercialized resorts. We will be going back to Blue Spirit and Nosara.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Marbury, thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us during our Wisdom & Wellbeing Weeks. The breathtaking view from our Sky Mind Hall that overlooks the Pacific Ocean simply must be experienced, and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the views and our facilities. We hope to welcome you back again next year for our annual program and are sending Pura Vida greetings from all of us at Blue Spirit!
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jakesmomLA wrote a review Jan 2024
los angeles2 contributions
I have had the amazing pleasure of leading retreats at Blue Spirit, Costa Rica since 2015. As a teacher who has led retreats all over the world, I can truly say that this is one of my all-time favorite places! The food, the accommodations, the staff, the beach, the pool and the "Pura Vida" energy combine to make an unparalleled experience of ease and well-being . If you are thinking of leading a retreat here--do it! If you are coming as a guest, I promise it will exceed your expectations!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Ivonne Klebe, Marketing at Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to be one of your all-time favorite places. Your kind words about the food, accommodations, staff, beach, pool, and the "Pura Vida" energy mean the world to us. We can't wait to welcome you back soon for more retreats, and we're grateful for your recommendation! From the Blue Spirit Team
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Tania S wrote a review Jan 2024
Naples, Florida2 contributions3 helpful votes
Blue Spirit truly is a magical place and has won my heart over 2 times already. From the first time I stepped foot on the grounds, I knew I discovered a treasure and a spot I would return to more than once. From the lush grounds, to the delicious food, to the yoga shalas, the accommodations, staff and cleanliness, I am only left with positive memories to share. I have attended Blue Spirit in 2014 and 2015 for a Yoga and Meditation program and remember feeling incredibly relaxed, in awe, inspired, and immersed in utter peace for an entire week. The only thought that kept coming to my mind is “Heaven on Earth” 9 years later, I have manifested my dream and have chosen Blue Spirit to host my first Yoga and Meditation retreat February 24th - March 2nd 2024. Blue Spirit is a magical treasure that will sweep you off your feet and float you back home to reality.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Jan 26, 2024
Dear Tania, We are truly touched by your heartfelt words. It warms our hearts to know that our lush grounds, delectable food, yoga shalas, accommodations, staff, and cleanliness have left you with such positive memories. Your description of Blue Spirit as "Heaven on Earth" is incredibly humbling, and we couldn't be more grateful. Congratulations on manifesting your dream hosting your first Yoga and Meditation retreat in February with us! We're excited to be a part of this journey with you and look forward to creating an enchanting experience for you and your participants. Thank you for your kind words, and we can't wait to welcome you back to your home away from home.
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Nalini C wrote a review Jan 2024
Santa Monica, California5 contributions3 helpful votes
I attended a one retreat with David Whyte at Blue Spirit Retreat Center. While the property and the food and the accomodations are lovely,. I am a physician and I was very disheartened to see how very lax they are in terms of safe practices in terms of COVID. transmission and safety. I contacted management. The founder is a medical doctor and is on site and received no response. More than a handful of people that I am aware of including myself contracted Covid while at Blue Spirit. They allowed an elderly woman with a very active and obvious respiratory infection to attend all sessions while coughing several times per hour. We were seated close together. I don't know if they tested her (They have a medical clinic on site). Surely she should have been instructed to mask and NOT to cough into her hand then touch communal surfaces. I found this all very lax and irresponsible.. I woke up the day after I returned home with full blown Covid. The current incubation period is 3.1 days, so all of us who got sick were exposed while at Blue Spirit. I also found the transport to and from the airport to be lacking. We had to wait 2 hours for our van to leave for Blue Spirit while waiting for others to arrive. I used their recommeneded service to hire a private taxi to take me to the airport and it arrived 25 min late and I almost missed my plane. And finally, Blue Spirit prides itself as a blue zone Longevity Center, but the meais were very very sparse in protein which is required in higher amounts as we age to maintain immunity, and muscle mass and. healing and repair and cognitive function. It is a gorgeous property. But I do not think I will return.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 26, 2024
Dear Nalini, Despite the challenges posed by COVID, we sincerely hope you found some enjoyment during your stay at Blue Spirit. Thank you for your feedback, which we addressed directly via email, thoroughly discussing the highlighted issues. Our commitment to guest safety has been unwavering, and we believe our protocols have been exemplary. Precautions implemented during the peak of COVID, such as the service barrier on the food line, remain to prevent infections. Swift responses, including isolating anyone testing positive for COVID, are part of our ongoing efforts. The transportation service Blue Spirit recommends is an independent service. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced, and we will review our procedures to prevent such delays in the future. One of the most praised aspects of Blue Spirit is our cuisine, and we value your input as we continuously strive to enhance our guest experience. Your feedback regarding our cuisine will be reviewed with our on-site licensed Nutritionist for further improvement. Wishing you good health ahead. Blue Spirit Retreat Center Management Team
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TreasuresHunter wrote a review Jan 2024
Orange County, California3 contributions
While the food and staff were stellar, there are several odd things about Blue Spirit that would be an easy fix. How about a hairdryer in every room? I was told they were only 14 in the resort. Why?? Most people come to expect an hairdryer, especially for the rate. This is not a hostel! The pool area is very small with only 14 loungers (same number as the hairdryers!!). So, it’s hard to snag one when you want to relax by the pool. On top of not having enough loungers, the pads on the loungers don’t fit properly so as you sit they keep sliding forward. Why not get proper pads for the loungers? Why?? The barking dogs are a problem if you’re a light sleeper. The barking can occur at any time, day or not and last a long time. Not relaxing or conducive to wellbeing.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Ivonne Klebe, Marketing at Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Responded Jan 22, 2024
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay at Blue Spirit. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our famed cuisine and experienced excellent service from our staff. We were surprised to read your comments about the hairdryers and pool loungers, as usually, only a few guests ask for a hairdryer during their stay. During the free time in between classes, our guests often spread out and wander off to the beach, get a massage, and some enjoy the pool. We ensure a supply of chairs to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for our guests, avoiding any sense of overcrowding. Blue Spirit is conveniently located near a charming village, and we take great pride in respecting the diverse wildlife inhabiting the surrounding community. We apologize for any inconvenience you faced and thank you for your feedback, giving us the opportunity to review these topics. Once again, thank you for choosing Blue Spirit for your stay!
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Lotty S wrote a review Jan 2024
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Transforming experience at ecstatic chant week at blue spirit. Very hard to describe with words- the place is a space holding environment for the heart to bloom. Every corner is set up with so much detail, very profesional, a dance between luxury and simplicity..
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Ivonne Klebe, Marketing at Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Responded Jan 15, 2024
Thank you for sharing your transformative experience at Ecstatic Chant Week at Blue Spirit! We're delighted to hear that our space provided a heart-expanding environment and that you appreciate our love to detail. We look forward to welcoming you back next year for Ecstatic Chant!
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Katie H wrote a review Jan 2024
Asheville, North Carolina3 contributions3 helpful votes
Incredibly beautiful, very comfortable beds, delicious food, accommodating staff! Access to the ocean and a wonderful saltwater pool! This retreat center offers all of that plus massages and the longevity center. An amazing experience on the coast of Costa Rica!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Ivonne Klebe, Marketing at Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Responded Jan 13, 2024
Dear Katie, We're thrilled you had an amazing experience at our retreat center during Ecstatic Chant! Thank you for highlighting the beauty, comfortable beds, delicious food, and our accommodating staff. We're delighted to offer ocean access, a saltwater pool, massages, and the longevity center to enhance your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you again!
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Lisa F wrote a review Jan 2024
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Blue Spirit retreat is so beautiful. The decor gives a feeling of sacred space. The pool is like an oasis in the jungle, often surrounded with monkeys and hummingbirds. And the food is so fresh, colorful and delicious. It is truly Pura Vida.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jan 13, 2024
Dear Lisa, Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled you found Blue Spirit retreat to be a beautiful and sacred space, with a picturesque pool surrounded by nature. We're delighted you enjoyed the fresh, colorful, and delicious food, capturing the essence of Pura Vida. And especially happy to see you had a nice time in our rental cottage the Casa Manigordos :)
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Andrzej and Bozena wrote a review Jan 2024
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My husband and I just spent 3 weeks in the third year in a row in this amazing, peaceful retreat. We love the beauty of nature around Blue Spirit – the jungle, beach, warm ocean and the healthy, delicious vegetarian food. The customer service is outstanding – always helpful and very friendly. We enjoyed amazing spa services and anti-aging treatments in Blue Spirit’s Longevity Clinic. Also, the programs we attended were life transforming on body, mind, and soul levels. We always return home extremely rejuvenated, uplifted and at peace.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 10, 2024
Dear Andrej and Bozena, We are truly grateful for your ongoing support and thrilled to hear that Blue Spirit has been a source of peace, joy, and harmony for you. It warms our hearts to know that our natural surroundings, vegetarian cuisine, and spa services have contributed to your positive experience. We appreciate your kind words about our customer service and the transformative impact of our programs. It's an honor to be part of your journey, and we look forward to welcoming you back for many more years of rejuvenation and joy! We are sending Pura Vida to Canada from all of us!
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alisonnjleonard wrote a review Jan 2024
New York City, New York9 contributions1 helpful vote
Blue spirit is such a treasure. It's a beautiful tranquil respite nestled in Nature and on the most gorgeous stretch of beach. The staff is incredible, the management is incredible. The facility is diverse and well equiped. This is my first choice for hosting retreats of any kind
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Ivonne Klebe, Marketing at Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Responded Jan 10, 2024
Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Blue Spirit is your go-to choice for hosting retreats. Our team is dedicated to providing a beautiful, tranquil environment, and we're grateful for your appreciation of our staff, management, and well-equipped facilities. Pura Vida from all of us!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Spirit Costa Rica?
Nearby attractions include Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary (4.5 miles), Playa Guiones (1.8 miles), and International Animal Rescue Costa Rica (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Spirit Costa Rica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Spirit Costa Rica?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Spirit Costa Rica?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Spirit Costa Rica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosi's Soda Tica, 10Pies, and El Manglar Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Spirit Costa Rica?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Blue Spirit Costa Rica have airport transportation?
Yes, Blue Spirit Costa Rica offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blue Spirit Costa Rica?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Blue Spirit Costa Rica have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.