New Years Jungle Party

Event Highlights

  • Twice daily yoga with some of NYC's most trusted and experienced teachers; beachfront accommodations and access to some of the best surfing waves in Central America; time to chill out or go on hikes, adventures, get bodywork or acupuncture; begin the New Year in one of the most beautiful locations we know and love.


630am onwards: coffee, tea, fruit

730-930: morning yoga

10/11am: brunch!

Afternoons can be spent reading, hiking, chilling, visiting waterfalls, surfing, surf lessons, variety of activities, bodywork or acupuncture...

4-530: afternoon/evening yoga

6/630: dinner!

Evenings can be spent relaxing with the group; on New Year's Eve the option to visit the local bar and farmer's market is our favorite option!

About This Event

There is a reason that the Osa lays claim to the origin of Kula. The peninsula is one of the most bio-diverse places on earth and has changed the lives of many who have walked curiously into its lush jungle canopy. The pristine rainforests and rugged beauty of this secluded natural wonderland will instantly remove you from the trappings of your NYC life (if you can gaze away from that iPhone screen!) in order to create the much needed space that all urban dwellers need. Leave the concrete, chapped lips, and unmet New Year’s expectations behind, and join us as we TRULY unplug and prepare for 2020 by centering ourselves around clear intentions and space for creation. Warning: epiphanies have been known to happen, in the most unexpected of ways! Who this retreat is for: any seeker who gravitates towards the rustic, unadulterated, glitz free nooks of the world, and welcomes living as close to nature as they can get. Prepare to spend the week living on the wild side, most likely in your bathing suit and with bare feet.

Who this retreat is not for: Anyone looking for fluffy white towels, air conditioning, and/or a Costa Rica magnet to hang on your fridge.

Lodging options: – Ramp up your nature experience in a Jungle Yurt (thatch roofed platform tent) – Open air beach front houses (private room or shared accommodation).

We slept 3 nights in this beautiful beach casa and it was amazing. You have to drive half an hour on a dusty bumpy dirtroad from Puerto Jiminez, but it's totally worth it. The house is just a few steps away from the beach and felt really luxury. ~Liesbeth M

What's Included

  • Yoga, meals, accommodation, some activities.

What's Not Included

Airfare, spa treatments, alcoholic beverages, taxi from Puerto Jimenez airstrip to retreat venue. (You can share taxi cost with other retreaters, generally).

Venue Highlights

The Osa Peninsula and the Golfo Dulce are great places for outdoor activities. Learning to surf in the private setting of our beach, on long and gentle rolling waves, has always been one of the major attractions for our guests.

We also host a beautiful kayak tour which, once out on the ocean, will offer you a whole new perspective on the steep rainforest-covered hills surrounding Boca Sombrero. These tours offer fantastic opportunities to view marine life, such as schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, and dolphins which often play close by the boats. December to May offers the chance to see Humpback and Blue Whales breeching as they come into the gulf to give birth to their calves. If you are really lucky, you could go for a ride on the dorsal fin of a Whale Shark.

Yoga practice has a long tradition here on the Osa Peninsula. Our stunning new Yoga deck accommodates up to 35 people and is situated about 50 feet from the beach.

Warm water year-round, and gentle rolling waves. Boca Sombrero is an excellent place to spend your surf vacation.

Nature Hike:
Wander through one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world.

Tree Climbing:
Strangler figs make for excellent climbing! Scale the largest original jungle gym.

Spa treatments are pure to the core and feature all natural ingredients sourced from the surrounding water & rainforest.


Here at Boca Sombrero we offer a wide range of accommodation options, starting with our most luxurious and spacious beach front villa with private pool, to our rustic thatch roof tent platforms. We welcome groups and individuals with many different needs and budgets. All of our accommodations have been designed to blend in with the natural surroundings by using traditional, local building techniques and materials.


  • Pool
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


During retreats, all meals are included. The cuisine is light and delicious with an emphasis on fresh produce. Our wonderful staff prepares regional specialties and international dishes using local ingredients. Throughout the day coffee, tea, juice and fruits are available.

The daily meal plan generally includes a selection of fruits, granola and yogurt before the morning yoga class, a big brunch afterward, a light lunch and a fabulous buffet dinner.


Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica (airport code: SJO).
From there, fly to Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica on Sansa or Skyway.
Our retreat is about a 40 minute taxi ride from the airstrip in Puerto Jimenez.

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To give my ego a break from all these construction projects. Layth

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