Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center, Santa Teresa

Imagine Costa Rica yoga surf retreats perched atop a hill looking out over the Pacific Ocean and you have just imagined your stay at Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center. Horizon is situated at the southermost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in northwest Costa Rica, in a peaceful village called Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa is a 40-minute drive from the town of Tambor. Horizon consists of a number of individual wooden houses dispersed on top of a hilly area in Santa Teresa. These houses are one-bedroom and two-bedroom cottages or villas that can accommodate two to four people. The yoga deck is built on top of a hill overlooking the beach, an awesome venue for your Costa Rica yoga surf retreats.

Costa Rica yoga surf retreats abound, but Horizon has become a popular and highly rated destination, garnering rave reviews from its guests. Visitors simply delight in the great service and the impeccable attention to detail. The tone is definitely set by the owners, who go out of their way to make sure guests are comfortable and relaxed every single minute of their stay here. One of Horizon’s brilliant points of excellence is the food served at the tea house. Made from fresh, organic ingredients, the mouth watering recipes energize the Costa Rica yoga surf retreats in this part of the country.

Yoga classes are conducted on the deck built on top of the tea house. Horizon serves up a number of Costa Rica yoga surf retreats. The Surf and Yoga Retreat package includes a daily hour-and-a-half yoga session with a certified instructor, breakfast at the tea house, daily surfing lessons, a mid-day energy-boosting shake, and a trip to town for dinner at one of the restaurants there. At extra cost, you can take your Costa Rica yoga and surf retreats to new levels with full body massages given by a licensed therapist at the rancho, also with a marvelous view of the ocean. Horseback riding is also an additional option, and a highly therapeutic means of traveling up and down the coast to explore the white sand beaches in the area.

The beautiful, clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean are just some five minutes away from the hotel. Horizon pumps up your Costa Rica yoga surf retreats with an assortment of water sports and water activities. One of the new activities they offer is stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), which promises an unparalleled total body workout that is at the same time easy to master, enjoyable and relaxing. Horizon can also arrange boat trips to nearby Tortuga Island and fishing for you. Or you can just lay under a shade on the beach and take in the sun, if that seems more to your liking. And of course, what are Costa Rica yoga surf retreats without surfing? Santa Teresa offers a surprising variety of beach breaks and swells that appeal to more experienced surfers. Waves also tend to come in faster during low tide. The area is popular for long boarders, but don’t be surprised to see some bold short boarders and even kite surfers enjoying themselves here as well.

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