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“Tranquility and Focus” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa

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Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Puerto Jimenez
Certificate of Excellence
Granada, Granada, Nicaragua
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tranquility and Focus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Hard to beat the tranquility of Blue Osa along with the VERY personal service of its terrific staff as well as its owner, Aaron Star. This is NOT a place for you if you want Ritz Carlton rooms (e.g., there is no AC) but it IS THE PLACE to be for a centerdness to the land and the ocean in a space that provides FIRST CLASS meals, opportunities for yoga and spa services, as well as a VERY nice lap pool. If you would like more info about the owner, visit a recent article at

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Woodside
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

The measure of a place is: would you go back, at full price? IN A FLASH!
I'd probably be repeating what most have written- beautiful location, lovely architecture, ridiculously amazing food, thoughtful and generous staff... So READ them. Even the minor kvetching, while at times accurate, is part of what you need to know.

This is not a Diva Boutique Resort - and you know who you are - so don't come here looking for that. Do go if you want to relax, refresh and indulge in the world around you.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California, United States
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed at Blue Osa in August 2012 and had a most wonderful time. We loved the grounds of Blue Osa, the magical pool, our room, and the folks and doggies. And don't get me started about the food! Marie and her cooking staff did not disappoint! I mean honestly, I would go there for the food alone! Everything was just perfect and we loved the Osa peninsula. This was our second visit to Costa Rica in 6 months so we have stayed in a number of places throughout CR. Blue Osa stood out and we hope to return one day.

You can choose to rest or participate in a wealth of activities. We went on the Matapalo hike/bike tour and had a wonderful time. Our guide was so accommodating and knowledgable. We also had lots of beach walking time with the dogs which was a lot of fun. I highly recommend Blue Osa if you are the type of traveler who is looking for peace, relaxation, great food, kind people, lots of wildlife, and enjoy a natural oriented time away. Great for couples who want to escape and spend romantic time together. Also great for the adventurer!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Junebug812
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Great food (Thanks Marie!) Great location (close to lots of nature/beach) Get on a bike and ride to the Waterfalls!
Great Pool/Grounds. Lots of beach time! We were under the yoga studio which was fine.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank shadand
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

I was part of this year's Yoga Teachers Retreat. What a great concept to allow teachers to take some time off and immerse in great yoga practices led by a group of really talented yogis. Aaron and his staff, more like a family, have created a wonderful space so you can relax and let go. Sunrise in the Osa Peninsula is totally worth waking up early, so are the long walks on the beach joined by Pete and Steve, their new chocolate lab puppies. Our rooms were very comfortable and the shower was my favorite place. Sleeping with the windows open allows for a true connection with nature. Packing light is encouraged and totally worth it, you will not be wearing much since you will be at the beach, in the pool, getting a massage (Marcela has great hands) or just enjoying a yummy snack with great Costa Rican coffee in the dinning area overlooking the ocean. Keep an open mind, you are in the middle of the jungle, in front of the ocean at an eco-friendly resort. Marie is a very special person and an amazing chef, the one you want to bring home back with you, enough said. We took the zip lining tour and had a blast, very professional and kind group that treated us to fresh pineapple and bottled water at the end. I can sit here and write forever about this place. I'll be back, that I know for sure. Pictures are very faithful but nothing like experiencing that piece of paradise in person. Thanks to Aaron, Marie, Jose and all the teachers that shared this experience. See you soon!!!

Room Tip: Sleep quality is great if you enjoy sounds of nature, which I do. There is no actual fitness center...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aljebedi
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

Blue Osa is an exceptional facility for a yoga Retreat. The food prepared by Marie and her top notch staff was awesome!The Yoga Studio overlooking the Golfo Dulce was the best possible environment for deepening a practice.If you stay there opt for the penthouse. It's worth the extra cost. Overall I had a very positive experience.

Room Tip: Be prepared for an interesting trip down a very bumpy road from Puerto Jimenez
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 5809Yo
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

We spent 6 nights (June 28-July 4 2012) at Blue Osa using a Groupon promotion. It was a trip of a lifetime. First off, my fiance proposed to me the 1st morning we woke up there to a beautiful sunrise on the beach. I have wanted to visit Costa Rica for years and this exceeded my expectations. At Blue Osa we enjoyed several of the activities and tours available. The staff was wonderful and friendly. There was a yoga retreat for instructors the week we were there and they allowed me and my fiance to join in their sessions. The massages were great, we were with young woman whose name has slipped my mind. We went on the Corcovado day trip (saw amazing wildlife), on the Rainforest Bike and Hike (saw more amazing wildlife and a small waterfall that flows into a nice sized pool), and we also did the Waterfall Rapelling. The Waterfall rapelling was awesome!!! The weather was hot but the rain in the late afternoon or evenings cooled it off for bedtime.
There isn't even a strong enough word for how great the food is at Blue Osa! The food is fresh, delicious and unique. Maria and her staff were great. Since we all eat together, we ate with Yoga group and some had restrictions in their diets so we all ate the restricted diets but it didn't stop them from delivering the same quality meals.
It was a wonderful trip where we were able to relax in a peaceful atmosphere in the middle of a jungle with a beach and without all the chaos and technology that distracts us in our normal routines.
The only thing that I would say is not to go in with super high expectations on the rooms. The rooms were nice enough, but remember you are in the middle of the jungle and it is hot and there is no air conditioning. It is more of a camping type feel but that is part of the unique experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa
Address: Osa Peninsula, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
#2 Family Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
#5 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa our mission is simple: To provide you with an unforgettable experience –– nourishing body, mind and spirit.Let your focal point be the ocean. Imagine a cool ocean breeze across your face. Our yoga deck was designed to facilitate an immersive yoga experience: farm-to-table meals, first-class pampering, and beautiful eco-friendly accommodations. Our secluded beachfront property is located on Costa Rica’s biologically diverse Osa Peninsula. Here you will find coconut trees, colorful wildlife and crashing waves –– all guaranteed to provide a tranquil setting for letting go and living the pure life. Whether you’re looking for a tropical paradise to relax & renew, to delve deeper into your yoga practice, OR an exotic locale to embark on Travel-Channel-worthy adventures, we’ve got you covered. We offer tailor-made experiences for individuals, groups and retreat leaders. Our packages include yoga, eco-spa therapies and various nearby tropical adventures. ... more   less 
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