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Blue Spirit Retreat

Playa Guiones, Nosara Costa Rica
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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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Linnae S wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions15 helpful votes
I went to the Blue Spirit Retreat Center as part of a guided yoga retreat. The shalas, accommodations, shared living space were all stunning. It was a short walk to a semi private beach, and about a 45 minutes walk along the water to the nearest surf town (walk at low tide only). The daily buffet buffets were delicious, and I would find foods to eat specifically so I could dip them in the house made condiments. I stayed in the main part of the facility, which was basically a hotel room, though there were tents and eco huts available as well. The room was modest and clean, and had a beautiful view of the forest, where loud monkeys would wake us all in the mornings before practice. There was a bar onsite with treats you could buy, like wine, chocolate truffles, and whole coconuts. There was also a little shop with clothing, books, gifts, and travel essentials. I thought both the bar and the shop were quite expensive and would instead recommend going to town if you can. Definitely recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2020
4 Helpful votes
Response from Ivonne K, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spirit Retreat
Responded Apr 3, 2020
Dear Linnae, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also love our lounging areas and the beach we have close by - it is our favorite place to see the sunset. Thank you also for your considerate feedback, we are always keen on receiving comments to improve our services. Sending Pura Vida your way, Ivonne
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SavvyTravel333 wrote a review Feb 2020
New Jersey2 contributions3 helpful votes
Do not spend your $ here. The front desk people do not value their customers. Rather than providing honest guidance regarding the cost for excursions and taxi’s, the front desk woman, Tatiana (((doubled))) the price. I am sure she received a kick back. The manager (Jose) could have compensated me but he refused to and then lied to me. I was shocked at the lack of integrity. I also had a pair of earrings stolen. It is also absurd that they do not provide beach towels! It was a very disappointing stay. I wish I went to Harmony on the Beach.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
4 Helpful votes
Response from Ivonne K, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spirit Retreat
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Dear SavvyTraverler333, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that we didn't meet your expectations during your stay. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday & we wish you all the best!
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Maxwellpants wrote a review Jan 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania132 contributions120 helpful votes
This is a magical place! I came here solo (received a brochure from Omega and had visited their Hudson Valley center several times) for rejuvenation and wellness. I found it! The staff is wonderful and friendly (very special thanks to Tatiana at the front desk and Freddy in the Sky Mind Hall!), the food was outstanding (super healthy and local) and the atmosphere inside and out is beautiful, pristine and peaceful. The beach is a fairly easy 5 minute walk downhill - and once you arrive it is practically empty. I had two spa treatments that were very good (important tip: sign up as soon as you get here because appointments book up very quickly!). The pool was crystal clear and lovely. My room was incredible (in the main building) and the Air conditioning is a MUST have. If your soul, body and mind need a reset, come. Don’t think too hard about it- do it for yourself. It is totally safe for a woman traveling alone, their shuttle to and from Liberia is convenient and easy to find. Two suggestions to management: (1) provide beach towels (having guests bring their own simply means more sand in the hallways and rooms. You provide towels for the pool, you must do so for the beach.) (2) please leave the wonderful water infusions out throughout the day for guests. My sincere thanks to everyone at Blue Spirit and Omega for a truly incredible experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from Helena H, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spirit Retreat
Responded Jan 15, 2020
We love reading your detailed review Maxwellpants! Thank you for your valuable feedback and suggestions how to improve our services. We are glad that you had a nice stay with us and enjoyed the Omega program. Looking forward to having you next year back at Blue Spirit. Pura Vida!
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Mary R wrote a review Dec 2019
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions5 helpful votes
Just returned from my third visit to blue spirit. The atmosphere, friendly service, and comfortable accommodations are wonderful but the cuisine, sunsets and howler monkeys make it extra special. Its a steep trek down to the beach but totally worth it!
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: I have stayed only in the hermitage because I was not able to do all of the stairs to other...
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Response from Helena H, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spirit Retreat
Responded Dec 20, 2019
Thank you Viniyin! Looking forward to having you next year back at Blue Spirit. Pura Vida!
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rchap wrote a review Nov 2019
Toronto, Canada27 contributions33 helpful votes
My husband and I spent a week at Blue Spirit in Nosara for a yoga retreat together with 26 other people. From the time we checked in to the time we checked out We were treated so well. Every staff member shows friendliness and respect. The grounds are kept perfectly, the yoga rooms ( 3 of them) were immaculate, with proper ventilation, towels, mats, views, the right sound system etc etc. The food served were all delicious plant based, organic with full descriptions of ingredients. they also have an infinity pool complete with loungers. We had some issues with the size of room and the air conditioning but these bumps were resolved immediately. Thank You Helena and Stephan. We had one of our best holidays ever. Thank You Blue Spirit.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: best views are from rooms in floors 3 and 4
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Helena H, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spirit Retreat
Responded Nov 22, 2019
Thank you rchap for you kind words. Looking forward to having you and your husband back at Blue Spirit Costa Rica!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Spirit Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Spirit Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary (4.5 miles), Playa Guiones (1.8 miles), and Nosara Refuge for Wildlife (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Spirit Retreat?
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 Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Spirit Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Spirit Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Brasa Guiones, Rosi's Soda Tica, and 10Pies.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Spirit Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Blue Spirit Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Blue Spirit Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Blue Spirit Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.