About This Center

We provide the space to connect with yourself and your surroundings and adopt a healthy lifestyle through healthy food, yoga, surf and movement.

Imagine waking up in the morning to the sounds of birds and monkeys in the nearby jungle. Each day beginning and ending with yoga looking over the ocean.

You will enjoy the amazing view, exercise in our outdoor fitness and dive into our swimming pool to cool off from the year-round sun in Nicaragua.

During the day you have the time to explore the lively San Juan del Sur and the beaches around or have the time to do nothing at all. Come and join us and make these imaginary days reality for your retreat guests.

This retreat center reflects a philosophy of hospitality with a commitment to sustainability, comfort and conscious living. 

Your guests will get to stay in an amazing cabana-style bungalow with views of either the ocean or nearby jungle. Every cabana has its own private bathroom and balcony and hot water. Imagine being so close to nature, but still in the warm embrace of comfort and hospitality.

If you've ever dreamed of practicing yoga on solid ground overlooking the ocean with dreamy sunrises and sunsets, then this is the place for you and your yogi's.

Eden is an intimate place where we can organize a retreat for maximum of 12 people. This is a perfect amount to have personal attention and connection through the whole group.

What we can offer:

Locally healthy vegetarian and vegan mealsFresh coffee, tea, smoothies, snacks and filtered waterLounge areaWifi onsiteOutdoor yoga space with ocean viewMassagesTransportation to and from the airportDay trips and toursSurf-classesLaundry ServiceShuttle service to and from the beachesSwimming pool with ocean view and outdoor hammocks onsite24 Hour SecurityWe speak English, Spanish and DutchMovie nightsOutdoor gymPhoto album of the retreat

Venue Highlights

Eden on the Chocolata is an eco-lodge in a beautiful hillside garden along the road called La Chocolata. Our luxury cabanas have been built to give you the experience of being close to nature, but still in the warm embrace of comfort and hospitality. Enjoy the view over Nacascolo Bay from our shared rancho and yoga deck, dive into our swimming pool to cool off from the year-round sun in Nicaragua and exercise on our outdoor fitness trail, free to use for our guests. Eden will be your home away from home where you can be active and adventurous as well as meditate, relax and enjoy delicious and healthy food.


Inspired by nature, Eden has six freestanding cabanas. The cabanas are all from eucalyptus wood and set up in a way you can enjoy your privacy. In your cabana you will be a part of the garden where you will find comfort. Every cabana has its own kingsize bed, mosquito net, fan, private bathroom, hot water and balcony with a Nica-style hammock. Let the sounds of the trees guide you into your sleep and let the music of the birds and monkeys wake you up in the morning.


  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping
  • Bicycles

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


We are conscious about where our food is coming from. Our fruits and veggies are all local and some of them even come out of our own garden.

To tread lightly on the environment and to be good for your body and mind, our food is mostly plant-based, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Let us surprise you every day by how creative we can be with a healthy and fulfilling vegetarian breakfast and dinner.

Lunches can be included or excluded. Whatever you prefer.


From a peaceful home base in the countryside, you’re only a 5-10-minute drive or a 30-minute walk away from San Juan del Sur Beach and town.

We have a free shuttle which is going to San Juan del Sur, or you can take the taxi for only 5 dollars. We offer also bike rental (5 dollars per day) and motorbikes (15 dollars per day).

Experience the best of both worlds! The center looks out over Nacascolo Bay, which is a 15-minute walk away. It’s a beautiful bay to walk around and relax.

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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.