Our experience at Vida Asana was amazing. This was my first time in Costa Rica, and staying at Vida Asana was the perfect introduction experience. The property is SO cool and so well maintained. Your first time in a foreign country can be a little nerve wrecking at times, but never once did we feel unsafe or lost. The owner and staff were very accommodating and really made us feel like family. The food prepared for us was amazing every meal. Everything was fresh and some was even grown on the property. The location is PERFECT. A nice walk, or short bike ride to the beach in Playa Hermosa, and a short taxi ride to Jaco. There are also a lot of hikes and other activities nearby that the staff willingly set up for us. Our favorite hike was Rainmaker. And daily yoga is a huge plus! We didn't get to do everything we wanted to because it was a short trip for us, so we will be back soon for sure! - Kate E
Reviewed 2 weeks agoZen in the Jungle
Vida Asana was such a beautiful haven in Costa Rica. It is perched in the middle of a jungle, filled with beautiful tropical trees. The food served, all vegan, is heavenly. My favorites were the veggie lasagna and wraps, plus all the fresh tropical fruit and plantains. Yoga is done in a gorgeous chalet in the jungle, and the center offers plenty of adventurous excursions around Costa Rica. Only ten minutes away from the beach, I loved taking a bike out to the ride along the green and reach the gorgeous black sanded beach. Sean and all the staff were incredibly hospitable and treated us like family. Will definitely be back!
Stayed: October 2018, traveled with friends
We looked and looked and looked for a place that would take us for a short-term yoga retreat since we were headed to Costa Rica for a work conference. Most places in Costa Rica only offered a 7 day retreat and we were about to give up, when we ran across Vida Asana. Everything about Vida Asana was perfect!! Their customer service from the very beginning through the end was excellent! They even arranged transportation to get us from the San Jose airport and back to our conference hotel. The food served as part of the package was OUTSTANDING! They yoga classes were great and their hospitality was the best! The yoga center is located in close proximity to the beach and the Manuel Antonio national park, which were easy to get to since Vida Asana's staff facilitated all of the booking of tours around the region during our stay. I can't wait to go back! So happy we found them and would highly recommend it!!
Stayed: October 2018, traveled with friends - Ranata D
Reviewed 3 weeks agoLast minute success
I booked my vacation very last minute (Booked Thursday and flew there on Saturday). I went in September which is the rainy season.The weather forecast promised thunder storms every single day. However I needn't of worried as there was only some mild warm rain each afternoon which was actually a nice break from the otherwise beautiful sunshine.
The location is perfect and the staff are very accommodating. I went on my own to unplug, do yoga daily and learn to surf. Sean, Frank and the whole team did everything they could to make sure that I had a great time. They were very flexible and cooked up some tremendous meals!! The breakfast, lunch and dinner was always fantastic. As well as tasty food, I usually got a delicious smoothie to go with it. The grounds are clean, pleasant and situated amongst the trees. You truly feel part of nature.
There are loads of different activities you could do if you like. Sean took me on the "Rainmaker" walk which is a trip through the jungle across suspension bridges to see some waterfalls and a river in the jungle. They also have free bikes that you can use to take a very short cycle to the beach. You can either spend some quiet time on a large stretch of remote beach or head to one of the small bars and restaurants that they have. A perfect place to watch the sunset with a beer. As well as having a large range of activities available, Vida Asana is also is equally good for simply relaxing, swimming in the pool and reading your book.
I am a beginner at yoga and felt perfectly comfortable. Each day I looked forward to my yoga session at 10am after a good breakfast and coffee. I definitely improved as the week went on. On the one day I went on a morning hike, Sean was kind enough to arrange an extra class for me in the evening. That was particularly nice to enjoy yoga as the sun went down with light rain in the jungle.
Stayed: September 2018, traveled solo Richard C
We visited Vida Asana in hopes of scheduling a yoga retreat in 2019 and we can now see why their reservations are already full! Great location, friendly staff and a loving touch makes this resort a perfect place for yoga retreats & more. Lauren