Amistad Mountain Lodge and Yoga Retreat

Splendid Nature Retreat on Pristine River near Highest Peak in Costa Rica

This incredible lodge in the La Amistad national park is among the most superb destinations for nature-lovers in Costa Rica. Perfectly situated high in the mountains above San Isidro del General, this secluded location grants total privacy and tranquility for your group, right above a magnificent flowing river.

Relax and bask in the glorious sunny mornings. Breathe fresh air, drink pure water, and forage from the organic vegetable garden. Explore pristine waterways, ancient trees, and fascinating biodiversity. Numerous hiking trails connect the property to the surrounding cloud forest of the La Amistad national park, where you can find waterfalls, hot springs, beautiful orchids, butterflies, birds, and prolific wildlife. A nearby nature reserve provides refuge for over 250 bird species, including many endemic ones like the famous resplendent quetzal.

This idyllic mountain lodge welcomes groups of up to 20 people, offering elegant accommodations in nine rooms and cabins. All rooms include private bathrooms and showers, and some have private balconies and kitchenettes too. As for beds, rooms have either one double, two singles, two doubles, three singles, or one double and one single. Communal areas include a spacious and comfortable living room, a private restaurant and bar, a 750-square-foot yoga deck with lush jungle views, a full-service wellness spa (that offers massage and skin treatments using 100% natural, handcrafted, local, organic products) perched above the river, a free-form swimming pool with a jacuzzi hot tub, a pavilion with lounge chairs, and a terrace with an outdoor fireplace.

Nearby activities include the cloud forest tour, primary rainforest tour, horseback riding, world-renowned birdwatching tours, river rafting, hiking trails, and a local food tasting tour featuring a gourmet chocolate factory, artisan cheese factory, and family that produces fantastic coffee.

With such an idyllic setting, exquisite accommodations, and amazing attractions, the Amistad Mountain Lodge is an excellent choice for yoga and meditation retreats, teacher trainings, school groups, family reunions, and other such gatherings and getaways. Let the inspiring natural surroundings and nourishing amenities rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.

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What people are saying:

“My wife and I go to Costa Rica yearly and have been to all parts of the country over the years. We've stayed at perhaps 40 accommodations in those years. The Amistad Mountain Lodge is clearly among the top 5 we've experienced. Its location is unique, on a river high in the Pacific foothills of the Talamanca Mountains. The entrance to the mountain hiking trails is only a few kilometers up the road. The lodge setting is on a steep hillside with the river below through the jungle. The rooms near the reception/dining building have balconies with good views of the surrounding canyon and the mountains above. The river cabin is immersed in the trees below by the river. Gardens surround the building and are well-maintained. Beds and other room furniture are of excellent quality” -- Anonymous Birder

“First off, the property is in an incredibly beautiful spot. The grounds are really nice with butterflies and birds all around the flowers. The room was very comfortable with a nice balcony looking over the property. The food was outstanding.” -- Donna.


“This place, completely surrounded by nature, has heart and soul. Here, you can wake up to the relaxing sound of the river, birds singing and a beautiful view. The whole place is really well kept and all the colourful flowers add to the charm. The breakfast was absolutely lovely and the view from the breakfast area was stunning. All the people working at this hotel were really friendly and helpful. Of all the places we've been to, this is definitely one of our favourites.” --  Jinny

“Our room was absolutely amazing! Built on boulders perched above a waterfall, the crashing waters lulled us to sleep each night. The room had wall-length windows on two sides with incredible vistas of the waterfall and misty mountains beyond. We had a perfect sized kitchen, but didn't need it much because the main kitchen just below our room prepared a huge fresh breakfast, and coffee was ready before we ever woke. We booked yoga classes with a local teacher who was available at 8am every day. Also, the multi-lingual owners helped us with maps and local hiking information. And of course the grounds were a fantasy! ”
-- Susan


- Jungle hiking trails, world-renowned bird watching, unique and diverse wildlife

- A magnificent flowing river runs through the property

- 750-square-foot yoga deck with lush jungle views

- Accommodations in 9 rooms and cabins with 11 beds and private bathrooms

- Spa and wellness center with 100% local organic products

- Pool with jacuzzi hot tub, pavillion, lounge chairs, terrace, outdoor fireplace

- In-house restaurant and bar, tour desk, and gift shop

- Towels provided for showers, pool, and beach excursions

- Concierge and laundry services, free WiFi in the main lodge

- Breathe fresh air, drink pure water, and forage from the organic vegetable garden


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