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AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness Center

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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 6 reviews
Toll Free:
(866) 659-3805
Phone:
011 (506) 2 419-0110
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3 of 53 of 5
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AmaTierra Yoga studio in the forest
AmaTierra Yoga studio in the forest

AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness Center, located in the mountains of the Central Valley (1 hour west of San Jose and 1 hour north of the Central Pacific beaches) is an intimate wellness center and hotel specializing in yoga and professional wellness services.

We are pleased to announce the grand opening of our brand new, open-air, hardwood yoga studio, sitting above the Turrubares Valley. You will feel as if you are the only one in the whole valley, allowing you to reconnect with your peaceful inner self through Hatha yoga classes (offered twice daily) and bodywork, including such services as deep tissue and lymphatic massages, abdominal chi-mover massage, myofascial release (subject to availability), energy balancing, and volcanic clay wrap.

With our focus on healing and personal rejuvenation through yoga, massage, meditation and Eastern herbal medicine, AmaTierra is the perfect place to which to escape from your busy schedule and to focus on your body and spirit. We also offer special retreats and seminars focused on herbal medicine and various approaches to holistic wellness.

AmaTierra is also a convenient stopping place if you are visiting Manuel Antonio Park and/or Arenal Volcano, or make AmaTierra your home base as you venture on day trips to a variety of area attractions. AmaTierra offers excursions to some of Costa Rica's finest attractions, including Turubari Tropical Park, a wonderful destination for experiencing the zip line canopy tours guided tours of Carara National Park Organic Coffee Farm Tour. And don't forget a tour and sampling at the best cigar factory in all of Central America in the town of Santiago de Puriscal. We'll help you visit the stunning Pacific beaches (less than 1 hour away), the hot springs beneath Arenal Volcano and the ecological parks that make up 30% of this fabulous country.

AmaTierra is set on 8 acres on the outskirts of the Central Valley. At 2000 feet, it has an ideal climate which stays between 62-84 degrees year round.

Key Features

  • Peace and Tranquility with fabulous views
  • Great Location for Day Trips
  • Experts in spa services
  • Fresh and delicious Costa Rican food
  • A central mountain eco-lodge
  • Eco-tours and yoga classes
  • Holistic health services and massages
  • Customized vacation packages
  • Special events and all inclusive group rates
  • Wonderful Costa Rica honeymoon packages
Yoga class at AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness Center
Yoga class at AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness Center

Amenities

Airport Transfers
Airport Transfers
Bar
Bar
Breakfast Included
Breakfast Included
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Fan
Fan
Hair Dryer
Hair Dryer
Hotel near Beach
Hotel near Beach
Hotel near Forest
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Internet Available
Iron Available
Iron Available
Laundry Service
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Packages Available
Pool
Pool
Refrigerator in Rooms
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Smoke Free Rooms
Spa
Spa
Telephone in Room
Telephone in Room
Wi-Fi Internet
Wi-Fi Internet
Yoga Center
Yoga Center

Virtual Tours

Yoga Video at AmaTierra
Maya Uncovered goes to Costa Rica Staring Maya Rochelle, Myste Nicole and Lindsey Eller

Rooms

Relaxing massage at AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness Center
Relaxing massage at AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness Center

5 Casitas, each with 2 Private Suites

Tastefully designed with unique decor to allow you to enjoy the serenity of your surroundings, each Suite comes with its own bath tub, private terrace and garden with outdoor seating. Hardwood furniture and a ceiling made of teak brings the ambiance of the forest into your room.

The sleeping area has a queen-sized bed, and an additional double bed can be arranged in the living room if needed.

Experience all of the Amenities, and allow us to lift your spirits, and rejuvenate both body and soul, as you escape to the possibilities of this beautiful area of Costa Rica.

Feel at home cradled by nature amidst the mango trees and sounds of the living forest in your simple, elegant suite. Allow yourself to truly relax in the comfort and peace of the mountains that Costa Rica is famous for.

Activities

Turubari Park, just 15 minutes from AmaTierra High above the Rainforest
Turubari Park, just 15 minutes from AmaTierra, is an eco-adventure experience with rain forest tours, an aerial tram, butterfly garden where you can see the stunning blue morpho, horseback riding and three different options for "zipline", an exhilarating experience of flying over the canopy of trees, safely.

Esterillas Oeste - A Stunning Pacific Coast Beach
You won't find a more beautiful beach in Costa Rica than Esterillas Oeste - just over an hour from AmaTierra. This is truly a beach lover's paradise

Surfing in Costa Rica
One of Costa Rica's best known surfing beaches, Jacó, is just an hour and a half away from AmaTierra. This bustling surf town has one of the best breaks in the country

Tortuga Island Snorkel & Relax
If you love to be on the water, spend a day on a snorkeling tour to Tortuga Island. AmaTierra provides the transportation to Puntarenas, where Calypso Cruises takes you on a comfortable cruise boat to Punta Coral Private Reserve and Tortuga Island

Horseback Riding through the mountains in the authentic Costa Rica
Two hour rides with fabulous mountain and ocean views; ride through a traditional "finca", see staple agricultural crops, Brahma cows and the green of the rainforest or ride to thermal hot springs or a lovely waterfall close to AmaTierra.

Carara National Park Jungle Tour
Famous for scarlet macaws, an abundance of bird life, 3 kinds of monkeys, iguanas, colorful frogs and crocodiles, this tour, 1 hour's drive from AmaTierra, will spark your adventurer's spirit

La Paz Waterfalls and Poas Volcano
Enjoy two popular destinations: La Paz Waterfall gardens and Poas Volcano. The waterfall gardens give you the opportunity to enjoy lush tropical rainforests, flowing white rivers, beautiful waterfalls, and a variety of birds, butterflies and flowers

San Jose Historic City Tour
Discover the history and culture of San Jose on a personal guided tour. The city’s architectural showplace is the National Theatre

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Cooking Classes
Cooking Classes
Dancing
Dancing
Hiking
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Kayaking
Kayaking
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
Snorkeling
Snorkeling
Surfing
Surfing
Surfing Lessons
Surfing Lessons
Swiming
Swiming
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing
Yoga
Yoga

Location & Map

San Jose Highlands Map
San Jose Highlands Map
Satellite Map of AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness Center
AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness Center is Just 1 hour west of the capital of San Jose, and 1 hour north of the Central Pacific beaches

Special Offers

3 Night Wellness & Nature Package
Package includes 2 yoga classes and meditation, 3 meals per day with delicious organic food, plenty of fresh fruit, veggies, fish & chicken, 3 nights lodging in a spacious Mini-Suite, one hour full body massage and a full day tour to Carara National Park and Pacific beach.

5 night Relax in Nature Package
Package includes 5 nights lodging, double occupancy, daily yoga class and meditation, 3 meals per day, full day tour to Carara Natl. Park and Pacific beach, one hour full massage and airport transfer.

7 night Yoga & Wellness Package
Package includes 7 night acommodations in private casita, 3 meals per day, daily yoga and meditation class, one hour relaxing massage, day tour to Carara Natl. Park and Pacific beach, transfer to and from San Jose airport.

Rates

Season   Date From Date To  
High Season November 16 May 15
Green Season May 15 November 15
Green Season Special July 1st Sep 30
 Green SeasonHigh SeasonGreen Season **SPECIAL** Save 20%-
Bed & Breakfast
1 Person
$120/ night $140/ night $120/ nigh  
Bed & Breakfast
2 Persons
$145/ night $170/ night $145/ night  
Each Additional Person (12+ years old)$20 / night $20/ night $20 / night  
Add Lunch (each) $15 $15 $15  
Add Dinner (each) $25 $25 $25  
All Inclusive (breakfast & dinner)
1 Persons
$140/ night $165/ night $130.95  
All Inclusive (breakfast & dinner) 2 Persons $185/ night $210 / night $173.45  
--------------Packages-------------------SINGLE------ -----DOUBLE----- -----SINGLE SPECIAL----- -----DOUBLE SPECIAL----- 
3 Night Wellness & Nature Package$695/ per person $597.50. For TWO $595 per person $495 
5 Night Relax in Nature Package$1295 per person $995. Per person $995 per person $825 per person 
7 night Yoga & Wellness Package$1595 $1295. Per person  $1295 per person $1050 per person 
6 night Organic Living Tour$995 $1990 
9 night Happy Healthy Honeymoon$2350. For TWO 
6 night Jungle to Sea, Yoga adventure Package$1255 $947.50 per person 
10 night Jungle to Sea, Yoga adventure Package$2130 $1575 per person 
*Children ages 4-11 have free lodging, breakfast $5, dinner $10.

Bed & Breakfast Rates Include:
Breakfast for 2 with in-room coffee/tea, water and snacks, mini-fridge, DVD Movies, Internet Service, WiFi, Telephone, Satellite TV in some rooms, Jacuzzi tub, private terrace and garden

All Inclusive Rates Include:
Breakfast and Dinner for 2, we do not normally serve lunch, but we'll be happy to oblige you with advance notice. Also includes in-room coffee/tea, water and snacks, mini-fridge, DVD Movies, Internet Service, WiFi,Telephone, Satellite TV in some rooms, Jacuzzi tub, private terrace and garden.

Customer Reviews for AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness Center

Overall Rating
5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 6 reviews

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Abigail
From: United States 9/9/2008
 
"AmaTierra is nestled among the mountains and forests of Costa Rica. I was traveling with a friend of mine and each morning we awoke to the sound of birds followed by our morning yoga session in the open air yoga studio nestled in the side of a mountain. No matter which way you looked you saw gorgeous green rolling hills and beautiful wild life. The yoga studio is the most amazing place in the world to do yoga! I had only done yoga 2 times before going there, but Jill was wonderful at mixing the instruction to accommodate for me and those more skilled at yoga. The personal attention from the staff was unparallel! All the food was freshly made and the meals were outstanding! I found that I cleared my plate at every meal because everything was wonderful! My friend came down with a minor sickness while we were there and thank goodness they have an herbalist on staff because she was back to normal within hours! The treatments that were offered were also very relaxing and re-engergizing. Nothing beats getting a masage while staring out at the rain forests! I can not say enough good things about AmaTierra but I know that I will be recommending this place to everyone I know and hope to return soon! AmaTierra has done quite a bit for the community and is working to improve education, eco-friendliness and the overall quality of life for their community! Also - if you get the opportunity I highly recommend the trip to Carrera with Vic Chaves. Vic is a delightful person with a tremendous knowledge of the land. He took us hiking and we saw Howler Monkeys, White Faced Monkeys, scarlet macaws and poison dart frogs! We also were led on a medicine walk with Alida Francisco which was quite fascinating. For anyone that wants to tap into their connectedness with the earth I highly recommend this experience!"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Anonymous
From: Costa Rica 3/1/2007
 
"Our family of four (2 boys- 11 and 14) spent 3 lovely nights at AmaTierra. This was our third stop during our trip to Costa Rica and was a perfect way to end an incredible vacation. Prior to even arriving at Ama Tierra, Bob called us to ask what types of things our family enjoyed doing. We were well cared for, with Bob and Jill attempting, and succeeding to meet all of our needs. The food is fabulous and lovingly prepared with fresh ingredients.

What made AmaTierra different? Morning yoga class with Jill and the birds and sweet air of AmaTierra, an unforgettable massage and treatment by Jill, Popo, our wonderful driver, and meeting and sharing time with the other guests. Bob arranged trips for us to Turu Ba Ri and Carrara National Park. Vince our guide at Carrara was the finest guide we had in CR.

If you are looking for a smaller, more intimate experience in Costa Rica --visit Bob and Jill and AmaTierra. We hope to return."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Anonymous
From: United States 3/1/2007
 
"We were looking for rest and relaxation but did not want to get bored either. Amatierra was the absolute best and we cannot wait to return again and again.

The rooms blended into the forest so we felt one with the abounding nature surrounding us. The temperature was perfect and we were able to keep our windows open and listen to the calls of various tropical birds. Also the rooms were kept emaculate and were very comfortable. The food was delicious! Fresh fruit, vegetables, organic coffee, and homemade meals was something we looked forward to everyday. And most impressive was the hospitality of our hosts Bob and Jill. They were always there ready to accomadate us in any way, from arranging trips, suggesting day activities, yoga classes, massages and just their overall making our trip the best it could be.

We were able to spend a day at the beach, go horseback riding in a rural town and countryside, go to a pristine park and always come back to a great meal and relaxing evenings. Don't miss this special eco friendly retreat. It is only going to get better and better and there is so much that is offered that it will fit in to anyone's best vacation plans. I can not say enough good things about this very special place except that I am aready planning a return trip and I guess that speaks for itself."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Todd
From: United States 3/1/2007
 
"Amatierra was our final destination on our wonderful honeymoon in Costa Rica! For those who have travelled to Costa Rica, you know the food is amazing, the people are pleasant and the weather is unbeatable.

From the first moment we found Amatierra online, we were impressed. From the start, the wonderful owners, Jill & Bob catered to our needs. From advice on itineraries, rental cars and planning our trip, they offered the best. When we couldn't find a hotel in one of our destinations, they called some friends and found it for us.

The resort itself is intimate with only 10 bungallows. The staff was so friendly and the views breathtaking. In the mornings we would do Yoda will Jill and read by the pool. Then we would have a delicious breakfast overlooking the country on the deck followed by fantastic excursions.

We went horseback riding with the locals to an amazing waterfall. Canopy touring in a nearby park, and listened to live music in the evening on the deck with dinner.

Unlike so many resorts, this truly is a little nest in the middle of the country to relax and eat and stay healthy on your way in or out of country. We would highly recommend this resort and look forward to coming back."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Todd
From: United States 12/4/2006
 
"Lovely setting, high in the mountains. The area was beautiful abundant birds, flora, and close to incredible parks and beach.
Our stay at the hotel was peaceful and private, with a perfect blend of local interaction. We visited the local villages and parks. Then returned for a lovely evening meal on a gorgeous outdoor deck overlooking the mountain vistas. We would return in a minute, thanks to our hosts Bob and Jill."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Anonymous
From: United States 4/24/2006
 
"We just returned from a
10-daystay in Costa Rica, where we stayed in 3 different places. Our
favorite was the AmaTierra, a lovely new ( 2 years old) 10-casita hotel
just off the road that runs between San Jose and Jaco, in an area
called the Central Highlands. The grounds are forested with native
trees and many flowering plants very well-tended by the 2 gardeners.
There are birds galore, including 2 kinds of toucans, cuckoos, unique
wrens, motmots, etc, etc. We are experienced birders and were
constantly picking up our binoculars. The sounds of the birds are
mesmerizing.
The casitas have a very zen feel, soft look, very very clean, as is the
whole property; comfortable bed, large tropical-feel bathroom. Our room
had windows overlooking the hillside, and ceiling fans. There is no
real need for A/C, the breezes are refreshing.We also had a small patio
with 2 chairs and a hammock chair to sit and enjoy the lovely air.
The casitas are arranged on the sloping hillside just adjacent to the
main lodge, where meals are taken family-style on a lovely balcony that
overlooks the far mountains. The main building has a comfortable
lounging area inside with wine and beer available. Each room has it's
own coffee maker with Costa Rican coffee,TV with DVD player, and the
owners have a large collection of movies to choose from. There is a
beautiful pool below the level of the balcony, and the owners bring out
fresh juices and ice water to guests enjoying a dip in the afternoon.
The whole property has a very tranquil feeling, very Pura Vida!
The meals were very delicious, prepared by a local chef who focuses on
local ingredients, wonderful fresh vegetables, fruits, chicken and fish
dishes, done in a Tipico style that is more interesting and flavorful
than much of the Tipico food found around the country. Breakfasts
included many kinds of fresh local friut, rice and beans if desired,
eggs, meats, breads, and terrific Costa Rican coffee of course.
The location is great, too, only an hour or so to many nearby
attractions, including the beaches on the Pacific, Canopy parks,
National Parks for viewing rare birds and other wildlife, where guides
are easily hired. The AmaTierra owners were very helpful in assisting
us with arranging our days to take in the things we considered highest
priority. They know how to arrange most anything you need.
The owners are interesting, having chosen to purchase the hotel as a
retirement lifestyle. The woman is an accomplished and well-known
herbalist from Arizona, as well as a yoga instructor and massage
therapist. She offers those services to guests. Her husband worked in
the music industry for years in the U.S. and has quite a collection of
jazz and other recordings available for soft background dinner music.
Our 2 teenagers, known to be fussy about food and lodging, were happily
at home there, and loved the ambience, the exotic tropical feel, and
the food! We will definitely return, hopefully again and again.

"
 
Number of times you have visited this All Inclusive Resort?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Resort?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1