Chiara Muratore United States
June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats
This retreat is great bc it's customizable. Can be relaxing, adventurous or both - just what I needed.
Judy Duong Canada
January 2018, BookMeditationRetreats
Best Trip Ever!
November 2017, BookMeditationRetreats
There is no other way to describe Amatierra other than paradise! I felt as if I was in the Garden of Eden. It was so peaceful and so beautiful. The overall experience appealed to all of my senses. The physical beauty of the place is indescribable, you wake up to birds chirping outside your window; your sense of touch is delighted as the warm breeze brushes against your face and body as you engage in your yoga stances in the open air yoga studio (which is the most beautiful studio I have ever seen). Your lungs are cleared and there is absolutely nothing to smell UNTIL...you are seated at your dining table. This experience I really cannot describe. I appreciate fine dining and am new to the vegan world. I am from New York and the juxtaposition with those two worlds can mesh seamlessly. However, when I described myself and my friends as vegan (when I communicated with Bob -the owner) and he indicated they can accommodate our vegan diet. I expected that! An accommodation only -which I translated to healthy, unappetizing food. However, the chef at Amatierra is AMAZING!!! the food will have your taste buds dancing. The views are spectacular, Bob's music selections are divine. The massage is relaxing. The overall experience can only be described as spiritual - if you allow yourself to relax, unwind and really take in the experience that they offer.
I cannot think of anything that I did not like during my stay. I appreciated the entire experience - including the rain forest tour which I did not mention above. Our tour guide- Victor was extremely personable and knowledgeable.
Donna Schaefferkoetter United States
July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats
Great food Beautiful setting for the yoga class
When our yoga a day and that was it nothing to do after that Just wish there were a few more activity scheduled
Jing Guo United States
May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats
The food was amazing, healthy, and very delicious. The place was just as described, very peaceful and beautiful. It's a small group, the hosts were very welcoming, and it was really nice to have gotten to know the people staying at the retreat with us.
It was unbelievably hot for a couple days, and without air conditioning it was a little rough. I enjoyed the simplicity of the retreat, but not being able to escape the heat was definitely a little frustrating.
Terri Clinton Canada
April 2017, BookMeditationRetreats
Loved the food. Great variety, always fresh, delicious and nutritious.
Gentle yoga and soothing meditation.
Enlightened wellness consultation with Jill.
Victor is an exceptional guide whose passion shines through. Very much appreciated his efforts in taking some stunning pics through his telephoto lens.
Expected longer hiking trails.
My forest/beach excursion was scheduled for Holy Thursday when the beaches were too packed to park and enjoy, especially Jaco Beach that was a highlight I was looking forward to.
Marilena Capobianco Switzerland
I was looking for a special place in the nature to celebrate my 40th birthday. Finding AmaTierra was just a blessing as it was all I was looking for: being surrounded by green, relaxation with the opportunity to do some activity. Well, this place offers it all. You will be absorbed by the sound of the beautiful jungle re-connecting with yourself through the power of this vigorous green nature. Practicing yoga in the breathtaking studio will present you the healing power of mother hearth and gratitude will be the only thought in your mind. Massages done by the expert hands of the practitioners will just add a perfect hint to the relaxation it is found as soon as you step into this Peace Temple. The local waterfalls are very closed and really worth to be seen as well as the Park and the beach which are just 1 h far away. Should you look for a life-change experience go for the horses therapy which is one of those experience which will stay forever in my memory and deeply touched my heart.
Special note for the owners, Jill and Bob, who will make you feel like you are hosted by relatives and part of a wonderful family. Jill is a gifted healer and can offer various ways to improve your physical condition and enlightenment for your spiritual path, may you wish so. All the staff of AmaTierra from cook, waiters, drivers, gardeners are very carying and kind people (Papo is the funniest driver ever!).
I couldn't wish any better for my staying and recommend this place if the above resonates with you, it would be the perfect place to be!
Thank you AmaTierra for giving me the best birthday present I could ever wish.
Calm, tranquil and peaceful trip. No worries at all, Jill and Bob have everything taken care of! Yoga and meditations were great, the yoga studio and entire center are beautiful and well maintained. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to get away!
Dayna BookYogaRetreats Website
My experience was a close 10! The yoga and meditation were excellent. The property is very well kept, beautiful and quiet. The food is a menu of healthy yet very favorable foods. Excellent organic wines. The staff, drivers, and owners are kind and qualified. All questions always answered with quickly. The tours are wonderful acquainting you with the local culture, food, flora and fauna. I will be going back. It is very safe as I am a 58 female and never at anytime felt anything but joy and satisfaction.I LOVED IT!!!!!!!
Stuart New York
BookYoga Retreats website
AmaTierra provides a wonderful overall experience. The setting is relaxing- on a forested mountain surrounded by the sounds of nature - and there are various activities such as going to the beaches, local rain forests or simply staying at the retreat and practicing yoga. The staff are friendly, the food is healthy and tasty and the weather is pleasant and warm, like the people on vacation. Massages, meditation and lazing by the pool are other good ways to unwind. Highly recommended for people looking to get away from the stresses and strains of city life.
AmaTierra Facebook Page
I fell in love with AmaTierra, Jill and Bob, the staff, and the wonderful group of people I shared my stay with. I have never felt so at peace, and more so I felt incredibly safe as a woman traveling solo to a foreign country. The food was as delicious as it was beautiful. I took several day trips outside the resort- to the Paos volcano, Waterfalls, Carara National Park, the Pacific coast in Jaco, and ziplining in Turu ba ri. The experience healed my soul. I would do this trip all over again in a heartbeat!
Dayna D. New York
TripAdvisor Website, edited
Peace. Tranquility. AmaTierra.
I spent 6 days at AmaTierra on a yoga/wellness retreat and it was far beyond my expectations. I decided to go on this trip alone because I wanted to quiet my mind and free myself from every day distractions. I went to explore within and find a connection to my spiritual or higher self, and maybe have a few conversations with God. AmaTierra provided the facilities to do just that and more.
The beautiful yoga studio with its stunning view of the Costa Rican mountains is breath-taking. There is a hammock in the corner, which is perfect for a nice cool-down after a swim in the pool or a walk on the trails. Meditation is after sunset, so the studio is subtly illuminated with candlelight.
The cabinas are quaint and comfortable. They each have their own private porch and entry-way. I really appreciated the space and privacy between cabinas, because I was able to practice my guitar out on the porch without feeling like I might be disturbing someone.
Jill and Bob were very warm and welcoming, as was the rest of the team. Their staff prepared the most healthy and delicious meals. They served fresh organic fruits and vegetables, delicious soups and salads, and delectable dinners. I always left the table feeling full and satisfied.
What I didn’t expect was to find such a peaceful flow of energy that was constantly changing at AmaTierra. This was particularly due to the different dynamics of guests coming and going. What I loved about this experience was that I was on my own retreat. I did not start with a group of people that arrived on the same day to participate in the same retreat. It was very much an individual journey in which you would collide with others’ journey every now and then, most often at meal times. Everyone would come together to break bread and one evening we sang songs while Jill sang and played the piano. It was lovely.
My only disappointment is that I had to leave. I could have easily stayed another week, if not longer. Needless to say, I will definitely be back!
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