About This Center

Alya invites you to be our guests, to connect with your true self, commune with the land and draw close to Mother Nature in a refuge of simplicity and serenity.  We offer a unique eco-retreat experience, an organic garden, delicious cuisine, and our own private spring water, all situated within a lush tropical haven.  
Nestled amongst the unspoiled jungle of San Juanillo, Alya Retreat Center is a peaceful sanctuary for ascending the mundane to heal and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.   Escape the city life and pressures of modern-day living to the land of "Pura Vida", where happiness is found in the simple things and in the manner in which one perceives life and the state of being. 
As an Alya guest, you are immediately integrated into the essence of the Pura Vida lifestyle.  Wake up to sights and sounds of the hummingbirds, feel the soft breeze upon your skin as you lay in the hammock reading a book, connect your body and spirit with our daily yoga classes, rejuvenate with our array of wellness services, and reconnect to the sacred within through nature and the many paths to healing available in our center.  
Our intimate environment honors your intention, whether that is a quiet getaway in solitude, to join a holistic retreat group, to explore holistic therapies or cultivate connections with other guests through engaging conversations and music.  
We offer a variety of individual and group holistic retreats: yoga, body-mind cleansing/detox, meditation & silent retreats, sustainable living, yoga teacher training, awareness and self-inquiry workshops in an environment that supports spiritual and physical balance, growth & transformation.
Alya Retreat Center is an extraordinary place that offers a very unique way to experience Costa Rica.  We welcome friends-new and familiar- who feel the need to return to the beauty, camaraderie and simplicity that is Alya.  


Our intention at Alya Retreat Center is to create a safe, intimate, deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience.
To bring you deeper into balance, we offer a variety of holistic healing therapies including Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua-Sha), Reflexology, Acupressure, Reiki, Ayurvedic treatments, Nutritional Counseling and Detox programs.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

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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.