Pura Vida – Rio Perdido Costa Rican Retreat
- Practice yoga under Costa Rica's pristine forest canopy, high up in the clouds. This retreat is auspiciously located and the confluence of two converging canyons, where the cool Rio Blanco meets the hot, thermal waters of Rio Perdido, a sanctuary of well-being and the true embodiment of Costa Rica’s legendary Pura Vida
ScheduleDaily yoga and meditation classes are intertwined with guided hikes, spa treatments, thermal river soaks, star gazing and so much more.
About This Event
In January we flew to Liberia searching for THE place to host our first ever Bija retreat in Costa Rica. When we stumbled upon the natural wonder that is Rio Perdido we knew we had found the perfect setting. Yoga, hot springs, volcanic mud baths, lush forests and the wake-up bell of howler monkeys – well, you get the idea. No place could possibly be better suited for retreating, practicing and connecting! Join us this fall!
Practice yoga under Costa Rica’s pristine forest canopy, high up in the clouds. This retreat is auspiciously located and the confluence of two converging canyons, where the cool Rio Blanco meets the hot, thermal waters of Rio Perdido, a sanctuary of well-being and the true embodiment of Costa Rica’s legendary Pura Vida.
Daily yoga and meditation classes are intertwined with guided hikes, spa treatments, thermal river soaks, star gazing and so much more. This is a week of personal indulgence, spiritual replenishment, and heart awakening adventure. Pura Vida is a week of purely, simply, fully living and we cannot wait to share it with you!
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The entire experience was beautiful and powerful! I came here looking for some downtime and to have an adventure. I left feeling very centered and grateful for the gift of this week. - Angie, USA Wonderful! I enjoyed every moment thanks to the dedicated staff and such a magical teacher. - Karen, Luxumberg Incredible people leading and participating in the weekend. Peaceful, warm, inviting weekend that was restful and rejuvenating. Variety of workshops and activities to participate in as well as lots of unstructured time to spend alone or with others in a beautiful, serene setting. - Katetlin, USA
Venue HighlightsCooled by an ever-present breeze and framed by a unique dwarf forest, Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River is a sanctuary of well-being and the true embodiment of Costa Rica’s legendary PURA VIDA.
You’ll find Rio Perdido in the Guanacaste province, on the western side of the country. Even though the reserve is just an hour’s drive from Liberia, this rediscovered gem was once a sacred spot for the Cabecar tribes; people who recognized and harnessed the magic of the thermal gorge, hundreds of years ago.
Rio Perdido was designed to be in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Great care has been taken to preserve this one-of-a-kind setting and its precious resources, while simultaneously providing a very comfortable experience for conscious-minded guests.
Spend your days swimming in the abundant, completely natural hot springs, along a mile of thermal gorge that cuts right through the spectacular, 600-acre reserve.
Witness a seemingly endless variety of exotic flora and fauna throughout 20 plus miles of hiking trails. Enjoy zip-lining, mountain biking and white water tubing, or if you prefer to relax, lounge by the pool, savor true Costa Rican cuisine prepared by local culinary artists, do some yoga on our cliff-side pods or visit our spa, for the region’s best treatments.
Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River is nothing short of enchanting. We look forward to welcoming you.
AccommodationsModern and Sustainable Forest Bungalows
Stylishly designed and environmentally sustainable, the 30 forest bungalows at Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River provide a peaceful retreat amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province.
Each bungalow at our lodge is accessed by elevated pathways that connect to general hotel pathways and hiking trails; they are built in a modular format, in order to ensure minimal environmental impact. The design is warm and clean, with wood accents, stainless steel, nylon rope and polished concrete floors. Thoughtful in-room perks include complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a contemporary bathroom with a lighted makeup mirror.
*Accessible bungalows are available for those with mobility concerns.
Resort cancellation policy:
• 90 days prior to arrival, a reservation may be canceled and no penalty will apply.
• Between 89 days and 60 days prior to arrival: May be canceled with a penalty of 50% of the total including applicable taxes.
• Between 59 days and 30 days prior to arrival: May be canceled with a penalty of 75% of the total including applicable taxes.
• Between 29 days and 0 days prior to arrival: May be canceled with a penalty of 100% of the total room block including applicable taxes.
- A/C in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Hot Tub
- Fitness Center
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
DirectionsThe last 2 kilometers are on uneven dirt roads. 4WD is recommended.
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Lauren Martin February 11, 2020
I just completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training coursework with Rachel and Bija Yoga School. I can't say enough great things about my experience. The coursework was appropriately challenging, the modules were informative and the guest teachers were a wealth of knowledge. I feel prepared to share my love of yoga with others and am confident in my abilities. Thankful for help in finding my teacher voice and the space Rachel created for us to deepen our practice. ~ Lauren the Yogini
David Levy November 04, 2019
The location and time of year paired to make everything extremely pleasant. The grounds had a lovely location for us to do our twice-daily practice and then had so much more to offer in terms of delicious food, lovely pools, natural thermal waters, tubing and zip-lining opportunities, a spa, and a delightful staff. The weather cooperated the entire time and the wildlife was abundant. If anything could be improved with the facilities, it would be the addition of ceiling fans as a little air movement could go a long way at times. As for the yoga practice itself... I have participated in yoga one or two other times in my life. I went on this retreat more to take a trip with my "better half" and originally did not intend to do the practices (or maybe just check out the meditations), but finally decided to give it a go and I'm very glad I did! While I might have benefited from a primer with some yoga 101 poses (child's pose, warrior 2, etc.), nothing was so difficult that I couldn't grasp from sneaking a peak at Rachel, our instructor, when I had a question. Speaking of our instructor, she was incredibly attentive to anyone's needs during the practice. If she saw me looking confused or struggling with a pose/movement, she would provide more clarity and/or offer alternative methods to accomplish some of the same things. I felt very well cared for! I definitely plan to pursue some more yoga and meditation, thanks to how accessible I now realize it is. It will be a shame to do it in a studio instead of the jungles of Costa Rica, but I'm game!
Michelle Reynolds November 04, 2019
I had an absolutely amazing experience with Rachel and Bija Retreats in Costa Rica. The location and venue was simply beautiful. It's clear that Rachel spends the time to curate the retreat experience prior to our arrival. Yoga practice and meditation are themed for the week for the group, but also individually tailored as needed. The retreat was the perfect balance of yoga practice, meditation, self care, and fun. This is my second retreat with Bija Retreats and I recommend them to everyone!
Lorraine Ragni Horine April 16, 2019
LOVED this retreat. We did different practices each day that were all really nice. The meditative hike around Rose Lake and the firepit forgiveness exercise was great too. ALL meals were fantastic!
Shauna Kruse October 30, 2017
What an amazing weekend! The Cedar Falls Inn and Spa was a great place to stay. They have cabins, yurts and rooms at the Inn. The restaurant had great food and a good wine list. Lots of hiking in the area and the owners and staff are a pleasure to work with. The Yoga retreat was fantastic!!! Jessica was our instructor and led us through a fabulous weekend of yoga, mediation and discussion. We also had lots of free time to explore the area or hang out in your room under a blanket reading a book. I will definitely be back.