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Costa Rica Yoga Spa
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Nosara
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New York, New York, United States
1 review
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“Better late than never...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

I feel awful that I have yet to give an (amazing) review of CRYS, but....what a special place. The moment you set foot at the yoga spa, you feel welcome. It isn't a hotel, it isn't a resort - it's a home away from home. Everyone there makes you feel like family and I never once felt "alone" even though I was traveling solo. Surfing with Tony was a blast (he helped me stand up my first day out!), and yoga with Ashely and Rebecca was truly life-changing physically and spiritually. Lisa and Kristin couldn't have been more welcoming as staff and I came to consider them to be true friends. I was also lucky enough to spend my time there when Jill and Ben were around. I have never met two more generous and kind souls in my life. OH! and the food... let me tell you... I didn't have ONE bad meal. In fact, I still crave those plantains weekly. So, basically, I can't think of one negative thing to say about CRYS, and if you are even the slightest bit interested in traveling alone, I would say this is a great place to do that. The only down side was leaving (yes, I cried). Thank you to everyone there and I miss you all!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Sorry this is a bit late. I have a lot going on here in North Carolina. I wanted to say what a great time I had on my recent visit to Costa Rica Yoga Spa from 4/28/13 to 5/11/13. The Yoga Spa is such a beautiful place. It was a peaceful and life changing experience. The staff was so nice and helpful—especially in translating my southern country lingo into Spanish. The excursions I went on were wonderful—especially the waterfall hike with Marvin and the Magical Mystery Tour to San Juanillo with Erik! In addition, I loved my daily morning and afternoon trips to watch Erik and Tony surf. I really enjoyed just walking the beach and meeting new people. The yoga was great and the yoga instructors were extremely attentive and helpful. Plus, the massage with Lisa and acupuncture session with Javier were awesome—just what this 68-year old body needed! Oh, I almost forgot about the incredible food! I loved the fresh coconut water every morning along with all those wonderful fresh fruits. Even when I was full, I didn’t let that stop me from going back for more! Everything was great! I am looking forward to a return trip soon. Hi to all the friends I made and all the cooks and cleaning and ground crew.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Dear All,
While I have not been to the Costa Rica Yoga Spa, I can speak to their kindness and generosity. They made it possible for me to do very needed peace and volunteer work in El Salvador recently. This place is not only about the beach and a lovely place: you can be certain that they also have open, amazing, graceful hearts here. I believe, deeply, that if you have been guided to the Costa Rica Yoga Spa, you will not be let down. They are on the path!
Many blessings on your travels.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Morgan R
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Bend, Oregon
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

As a Yoga teacher and Retreat Leader, the location of our retreats simply must be unique and beautiful. Even more important to me though is the overall feeling and flow of the staff and the facility, so that each person in my group and I will feel supported and completely taken care of for the entire duration of our stay.The CRYS went way above and beyond in every way! Everyone and everything at CRYS helped make our week retreat deeply peaceful and rejuvenating and a powerful week of yoga in paradise for us all. It truly WAS magical! Noone will ever forget it. Thank you!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

I truly can't say enough about the Costa Rica Yoga Spa and the whole CRYS family! I spent a whole 5 days basking in all the incredible amenities of the yoga spa... from the peaceful yoga sessions each morning w/ Bethany & Lisa, to the adventurous Magical Mystery Tour to the waterfall w/ Marvin, to massages w/ Bethany & Lisa, to afternoon hot yoga sessions w/ Marck, to Salsa dancing class with w/ Willy, to surfing trips to Guillones, to kayaking the Nosara River, to both healthy and delicious meals by Xinia and Nieves, and last but surely not least, the most gracious hosting by WaiWai, Kristin, Daren & Ashley! Everyone worked seamlessly to make all the guests feel at home and truly a part of the CRYS family. Please, treat yourself to a week of serenity and fun with the CRYS crew!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Brittan W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

I ended up of some last minute vacation time and read the incredible reviews on this special place. It lived up to it all and then some. It's beautiful, the staff is incredible, the food is fantastic, the trips to the beach and day trips are challenging and fun and practicing yoga in this environment is unbelievable! I traveled by myself and booked a shared room. I met inspiring people and left feeling lucky to have found this place. If you like room service and can't deal with a bug or two, then this place is not for you. If you want to take some real time for yourself with fantastic people go!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

i have now been to the costa rica yoga spa twice in the last 18 months. the facility sits high over the mountains overlooking the ocean. it allows an intense yoga training experience or simply a relaxing time meditating, surfing and generally allowing a brake from the fast paced world. the staff is incredible, providing outstanding service in a comfortable and casual manner. the food healthful and organic. vegetarian fare is the staple but allowances can be made for most desires. there is no better place to unwind regardless of age or activity level desired. relatively small and cozy. wonderful people in a wonderful environment. the peace present is palpable.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Costa Rica Yoga Spa
Address: 300 meters south of the Rio Montana, Nosara 05233, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Nosara
#2 Green Hotel in Nosara
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
#6 Family Hotel in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Costa Rica Yoga Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Costa Rica Yoga Spa , we believe the good life begins with a balance of the mind, body, and spirit. Whether you're looking to find fun and adventure, deepen your practice of yoga, or simply begin your path to renewal and rediscovery, you'll find an abundance of ways to do this and much more. This will occur at our location atop a jungle riviera overlooking awe-inspiring jungle canopy and Pacific Ocean views. ... more   less 
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