Costa Rica

Sun & Sanctuary
Welcome to the Jungle

The Sanctuary

Come escape for a week of nourishing yoga, gourmet plant-based food, and jungle rejuvenation. A Sun & Sanctuary retreat is a perfect introduction to Lakshmi Rising’s Costa Rica home. Located on the magical Nicoya Peninsula, The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is a 100% off-the-grid, solar-powered facility featuring luxurious, modern accommodations in a breathtaking jungle environment. Add to that Gaia Gourmet’s organic vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free cuisine, and you have the ideal location for a week of relaxing and recharging.

Take a break from the media and the winter blahs. Enjoy a retreat to recover from the stress of daily life. Return home inspired and relaxed. 

Options for All

Restore or Explore

Morning asana practice, afternoon meditation sessions, and delicious Gaia Gourmet cuisine will be the framework for you to enjoy our community. Aside from that, the schedule is up to you!

Venture out and explore nearby Montezuma or stay on-site and lounge by the pool, refine your meditation practice, or hike along the river bed with old-growth trees and tropical birds. Throughout the day you will have time to experience the regenerating powers of Mother Nature in our jungle paradise.

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The Experience

Dates TBD

Your week-long Sun & Sanctuary retreat begins on Sunday. We will help coordinate transportation to The Sanctuary on Sunday at around noon. Check out is 10am Saturday. Each weekday you’ll join other participants in our retreats for a morning yoga class and an evening session of meditation or restorative yoga.

 

Sample Schedule:
7:30-9am Morning Yoga
9am Breakfast
2pm Lunch
5:30-7pm Evening Yoga
7pm Dinner

You’ll fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle in our luxurious jungle lofts, and enjoy three delectable, vegetarian or vegan Gaia Gourmet meals each day from Lunch on arrival day, until your departure on Saturday after breakfast.  Fruit for snacking on throughout the day. Unlimited self-serve organically produced shade grown Costa Rican coffee from Finca Rosa Blanca. Pure mountain spring water for drinking and bathing. Daily housekeeping and 13% tax are included! Simply register, start packing and get ready to rejuvenate!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Environment

Tropical

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Location

The Sanctuary is perched in the jungle, above the Pacific Ocean and near the village of Cabuya, at the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula . . .

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Location

 . . . which is one of Earth’s five Blue Zones—places where the healthy lifestyle and environment lead to a large concentration of centenarians. 

Location

Just two miles from Reserva Cabo BlancoCosta Rica’s first National Nature Preserve, and near the quaint, artistic beach town of Montezuma.

Click here for information on getting to The Sanctuary

It works best to plan your travel for the day before the retreat begins (Sunday) and to spend Saturday night in the neighboring towns of Montezuma or Cabuya. There are hotels, hostels, and Airbnbs at all price points. Travel delays are quite common, so this will give you some buffer time to avoid stress or missing our opening session. 

The Sanctuary is 1km up in the jungle, so guest arrivals and luggage transport must be organized ahead of time. If you are arriving at the same time as others, Lakshmi Rising arranges a shuttle from Montezuma to The Sanctuary’s entry point on Sunday at around noon ($5 per person). If you let us know where you will be on Saturday night, we can also arrange ground transportation from there! We will transport your luggage, but please arrive wearing sturdy river-hiking shoes for the 20-minute hike in.

The simplest route for international travel is to fly into Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría in San José (SJO). From there, we recommend taking a short flight from San José into Tambor (if available). The domestic airlines are: SANSA, Costa Rica Green Airways, Skyway Airlines, and Aerobell. The first three airlines listed leave from SJO’s domestic terminal. Aerobell leaves from Pavas, a 40-minute / $15 taxi ride away. Because of flight schedules, it may be necessary to stay Saturday night near the airport in San José and fly to Tambor on Sunday. It is a beautiful 20-minute flight followed by a 40-minute taxi ride. Book this ticket ahead of time as they tend to fill up. There is a $2.25 airport tax to be paid upon disembarking the small plane–be ready with exact change. 

There are also other routes you can take with a bit of research, time, and coordination. Shuttle service is available through Montezuma Expeditions or Tropical Tours for approximately $50. Shuttles leave San José early in the morning and can bring you directly to The Sanctuary’s entry point. This is about a 6-hour trip. Local buses from San José to Montezuma are available (as of July 31, 2020) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8am, and can be booked here.

We do not recommend renting a car.

We serve a delicious lunch on Sunday at 2:00pm, so plan to arrive by then, if possible. Plan your departure for late morning on Saturday. Checkout time at The Sanctuary is 10am. 

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