Entries by Mark Szegi

Explore Costa Rica’s Largest Coral Reef at Cahuita National Park

One of the most gorgeous parks in Costa Rica is Cahuita National Park, located on the Southern Caribbean coast near Puerto Viejo and 10 minutes from Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary. At a total of 2,711 acres, it is home to the largest coral reef in Costa Rica hosting an astonishing amount of marine biodiversity.Learn more →

Psychologist Recommends Costa Rica for Best Relaxation Destination

By Our Retreat Leader, Stephanie Neuwald My Morning in the Jungle… Awakened by the sounds of the birds, I get up early. The sun is shining in my face and I’m having fresh, tasty mangos, papayas and pineapples for breakfast. I set out to rent a bike. Yesterday, some locals told me about a veryLearn more →

Limón Province is a Hot Spot for Cultural Adventure

With a vibrant mix of Tico, Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean culture, Limón Province shines as a unique region of Costa Rica that offers true cultural adventure. This Caribbean coastal province is home to a deep-rooted Jamaican culture, which descended from the Jamaican laborers who came in 1871 to build a railroad connecting the Caribbean coast toLearn more →

The “Nature Effect”

by Stephanie Neuwald Immersion in nature is a key element that attracts talented Retreat Leaders from around the globe to Samasati‘s rainforest sanctuary each year. The South Caribbean in Costa Rica offers lush tropical gardens, fresh ocean air, and an abundance of unique wildlife, providing a perfect backdrop to health and wellness retreats. As weLearn more →

Bring Your Retreat and Share Your Gift in Costa Rica!

Have you ever dreamed of hosting an incredible escape for your clients or students? Traveling with a purpose is becoming increasingly more popular and destination Wellness & Yoga Retreats are an attractive alternative to a traditional vacation. Who wouldn’t want to travel to an exotic destination for a week or two of fun, relaxation, learning,Learn more →

One Under the Sun, a Feature Film from the Hearts & Minds of Samasati Team Members

You could say that our Costa Rican Rainforest Sanctuary and Eco-lodge doubles as a creative incubator for visionaries and thinkers alike. Attracting non-ordinary individuals who tend to live life off the beaten path, Samasati always has something interesting brewing. Whether it’s developing a sustainable project, curating a one-of-a-kind retreat, or producing inspirational media, our staffLearn more →

7 Reasons Why Puerto Viejo is not a Typical Tourist Destination

Our retreat base, Puerto Viejo, once a quiet fishing village on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast is known today for its Afro-Caribbean flavor, laid back vibes, and healthy living. People who love to travel off the beaten path are drawn here to celebrate life and enjoy an authentic travel experience.

Top 5 Reasons to do a Yoga Retreat at Samasati in Costa Rica

Love Yoga? Ready for a new travel adventure? A Yoga Retreat or Teacher Training in Costa Rica may be the next step on your path to transformation. Imagine the magic that happens when an individual or group of purposeful people travel across borders and oceans to gather with the intention of learning, growing, and wakingLearn more →

Calling All Surfers & Wanna Be Surfers to Costa Rica for Spring Break!

Spring break is just around the corner and it also happens to be the best time of year to catch waves on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. Costa Rica is a popular destination for surfers from around the world and Puerto Viejo has hosted some of Costa Rica’s most legendary surf competitions and events. This Afro-CaribbeanLearn more →