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 staff family and guests are passionate about bringing creative visions to life. A recent example being the involvement of Owner, Anthony Finno, and Marketing Director, Riyaana Hartley, in the creation of the Feature Film, One Under the Sun. Learn 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-Caribbean town is an international hub for surfers with its laidback vibe and world renowned beaches. Learn more

5 Top Reasons the Costa Rica Caribbean is Perfect for Families

Costa Rica and Samasati’s Caribbean backyard is a giant playground for traveling families! On the Caribbean side, big adventures are guaranteed to get your kid’s heart’s smiling; whether it’s ziplining through the forest canopy, spotting unique wildlife on the trails at Samasati, or dipping in the aqua blue Caribbean water, this region is a tropical gem that offers a variety of fun experiences every family member can enjoy. Learn more

Travel Off the Beaten Path

You’ve always done things a little differently, had a unique point of view, taken the road less traveled and at times even blazed a new trail.  You live for the journey as much as the destination and when you travel, it fuels your soul! Your adventures are inspired by purpose, culture and connectivity. For friends like you we say come to Samasati, a destination retreat center in Costa Rica, featuring activities curated just for you. Our sanctuary rests within a protected primary rainforest. We are custodians with nature; immersed in her wild beauty. This gem of a destination is not for everyone; there are no tv’s in the rooms, no vending machines, no wake up calls … only howler monkeys who vivaciously declare the sun’s arrival, and limited wifi but ultimate connection. Learn more

Top Reasons Why You’ll Love Costa Rica’s Caribbean this Summer

The South Caribbean has a Special Micro Climate

Many people don’t know that the weather on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica is quite different than on the Pacific coast. While other regions of Costa Rica have seasonal rains, the rain is spread out consistently on the Caribbean side. On any given day, the rain may be very brief or it may be abundant, offering a breathtaking rainforest experience. Thankfully, showers usually happen at night or late in the afternoon and the sun shines almost every day. Year round the temperature hovers at 80 degrees and it lowers to around 70 degrees at night. Because Samasati is on a hill, 600 feet above the sea level, the breeze from the sea keeps our micro climate very pleasant. Learn more

A Perfect Day in Costa Rica

Over the past few years, one of the most common questions we received is, “What is a typical day on retreat in Costa Rica like?”

We love answering this question, it gets to the heart of Costa Rican culture, the spirit of “Pura Vida”, which translates to “Pure Life”.

So, what does a typical day at Samasati look like?

A guest at Samasati who stayed here for 8 days, recently recounted her favorite day… Learn more

Yoga in the Jungle

By Jun Lee

Nothing prepares me for it, I am always startled whenever I return to Samasati. The mood of the place demands you to relax and be present. Being in that state in the jungle and practicing consistently can ultimately engender healing on a psycho and spiritual level. As we’re living in a hyper speed – touch screened – digitized age, in a civilization that is becoming less sensitive and yet undergoing a fundamental transition – I think we can use all the tools and help we can get along the way.

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Voluntourism

By Dr. Sally Bassett

One of the greatest joys of leading “voluntourism” retreats to Costa Rica–trips mixed with travel and service–is the range of ages within a group. Recently, I had 20 people join me, including high school students, an 11 year old girl and a 5 year old boy. Our oldest was 70 years young—Bernadette was a delight as she zip-lined through the rainforest for her first time. Grey, our 5 year old from Zionsville, kept everyone joyfully engaged throughout the week as we worked at our International Center for Girls. Learn more