Guaria de Osa Retreat Centre

Amidst a timeless Nature Sanctuary on the OSA PENINSULA of COSTA RICA known as "The Little Amazon" -- home of one of the great stands of Tropical Rainforests described as "the most biologically intense place on Earth" by National Geographic, Guaria de Osa is a wilderness, roadless, rainforest beach venue, powered by the sun most of the time.

GUARIA de OSA is where you can experience unadulterated Nature. This is a place for people who adore the wilderness and wish to bask in its splendor ­ where the root of life can be recaptured and there is plenty of time to swim and have fun … where stress goes on vacation!

Only a few kilometers away from Corcovado National Park, our majestic, spacious three story Lapa Lapa Lodge with rising eaves and observatory cupola, has an epic view of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, surrounded by primary Rainforest, abundant wildlife, and bordered by scarlet macaw-laden paradise beaches.

Guaria de Osa harbors rare ethnobotanicals and a collection of endangered indigenous medicinal plants.

Guaria de Osa, a sustainably built centre, welcomes the global community of teachers and facilitators who wish to host creative workshops and retreats on the Osa Peninsula. We have an affordable, attractive GROUP RATE for teachers. Please ask us at:

A vacation with a purpose, we have a splendid and spacious space for Yoga, Dao-In, Tai Chi, Capoeira, Music and Dance. Our location lends to surfing, scuba diving, bird-watching, star-gazing, hiking, kayaking; ethnobotanical and permaculture events; for writers and photographers; high school and university field trips; weddings and family reunions; meetings and conferences.

Proceeds, in part, benefit The Osa Foundation rainforest conservation and cultural heritage projects among Rainforest communities in Central and South America. Please visit

Our ground-level work and retreat centre are socially and environmentally responsible endeavors.

We await your visit!

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