Panacea de la Montaña, Yoga Retreat and Spa

About This Center

Panacea de la Montaña is a retreat nestled in the mountains minutes away from many beautiful beaches on the North Pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula in the Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Whether you’re seeking an adventure, yoga, relaxation or an all-inclusive healthy vacation, you’re sure to find it in this most beautiful and tranquil Costa Rica setting.

Discover the joys of spending time at Panacea de la Montaña and find rejuvenation that lasts long after you leave:

Enjoy your own space, privacy and spectacular views of the mountains and ocean with comfortable cabinas tucked amid the natural wonders of the Costa Rica mountainside. Our cabinas also have a spacious covered patio with hammocks and chairs for your relaxation.

In addition to local offerings, we serve delicious healthy local gourmet cuisine in the lovely ambience of our poolside dining room.

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  • audrey n   May 19, 2015

      Relax & Reboot

    I headed to Panacea recently for a solo adventure when I found myself with some downtime during what is typically a hectic schedule. It was just what I needed to reconnect with myself, both my body and my identity! I seriously haven't ever felt better after a vacation. Highlights: -Morning yoga (and some bonus afternoon sessions!) with Mary: I can't speak highly enough of Mary as a teacher. I have been practicing yoga for about 5 years--going to group classes 2 to 3 times a week, but in the past year have felt a real plateau. I am more of a hobby-yogi and by no means advanced. Working with Mary helped me identify the next step big in my yoga practice: the need to build a daily practice incorporating meditation with a deeper, more balanced breath. She gave me concrete steps and I hope to keep this up upon my return back to the states! I really appreciated her alignment-junkie approach; a week with her has led me to rethink/reapproach every pose I was doing before. With her patience guidance I also had some major breakthroughs as far as "problem" areas/areas for focus in my body that were subconciously bothering me in poses and causing me to readjust without realizing it to avoid tension/pain. I am so excited to put the knowledge to pracitce; I grew so much from my week with Mary that I have every intention of going back within a year to check in and grow even further! -Debbie's vegetarian cuisine: Debbie's nourishing, fresh and colorful cooking also led me to rethink my diet. She is a creative chef that takes full advantage of the fresh produce available in the area. I am so excited to put some of her tips to practice back here in the US! -I couldn't have done any of it without Peter's help arranging my transportation, excursions, etc. I had a lovely reflexology session with him at the end of my stay, my first interaction with reflexology, and it was so relaxing! I really felt like I was floating afterwards. Last but not least, my cabina was precious and a great retreat for some quiet time during my stay. Saludos a todos! I enjoyed getting to know you all and embrace the Pura Vida lifestyle :) until next time!


Why Retreat?

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Having our beautiful baby boy 3 months ago gave me a new perspective and outlook moving forward. Liana

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.