SERENITY & THRILL Yoga, Adventure and Volcanic Vibes in Costa Rica

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

23 reviews
Nov 13 - 17, 2024
Group size: 6 - 14
SERENITY & THRILL Yoga, Adventure and Volcanic Vibes in Costa Rica
La Fortuna, Costa Rica

23 reviews

Nov 13 - 17, 2024
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

 Mudra Retreat has landed in Costa Rica, with a new experience at the enchanting feet of the Volcano Arenal, blending yoga, adventure, and nature, set against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes.   

The Mudra team is excited to offer a new retreat experience in one of the most sought-after destinations of Central America and one of the most environmentally focused countries in the world – Costa Rica. 

Our new retreat, nestled in the enchanting landscape of the Arenal Volcano, allows our guests to immerse themselves in a perfect blend of yoga, adventure, and nature wonders, surrounded by rain forest and a majestic Volcano. 

Your daily yoga practise is held in a serene location, offering a harmonious blend of movement, meditation, and mindfulness, to reconnect with your inner self.

The experience is enhanced by discovery the natural wonders of Costa Rica, with thrilling adventures. From walking across suspended hanging bridges, with panoramic views of the rainforest canopy, to discovering hidden waterfalls, to reconnecting with the elements whilst soaking in rejuvenating hot springs, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the lush nature.

This is more than just a retreat; it’s a transformative experience of those seeking to reconnect with themselves and the beauty of the world around them.



Set against the majestic backdrop of the Arenal Volcano, our retreat takes place in Amor Arenal, a resort the heart of Costa Rica’s lush rainforest. Its superb location and premium facilities will stimulate our guests with sights, sounds, flavours, and scents. From the spring water dipping pools to raw hiking trails;  from wellness spa rituals to meditation within the forest canopy, from hanging bridges that traverse the canopy, cascading waterfalls, to soothing hot springs at the foot of the iconic Arenal Volcano which will marvel our guests from the beginning to the end of their stay. Whether you are admiring it from a distance or embarking on a guided hike, the volcano's majestic presence will add a powerful and grounding energy to your entire experience to share and cherish.



Nestled at the feet of the majestic Arenal Volcano, all Canyon Casitas offer a luxurious and serene cocoon surrounded by the lush rainforest. Each casita was conceived as a special retreat and was crafted with heartfelt attention to detail. They all feature a spectacular panoramic window walk-in shower and a spacious lounging deck with outdoor jacuzzi.

Included excursion


Hanging Bridge Exploration: embark on an awe-inspiring journey across hanging bridges that traverse the verdant canopy of the rainforest. Connect with nature as you walk through the treetops, taking in panoramic views of the surrounding flora and fauna. You will be accompanied with a naturalist guide that will spot local wildlife such us howler monkeys, sloths, mot mot birds, Jacaima birds and others.

Waterfall Bliss: Discover hidden waterfalls tucked away in the heart of the rainforest. Enjoy guided hikes that lead you to these cascading wonders, providing a serene environment for reflection and connection with the elements.

Hot Springs Serenity:

Relax and rejuvenate in the natural hot springs that lie at the base of the Arenal Volcano. Let the soothing mineral-rich waters melt away stress, and revel in the therapeutic benefits of these geothermal treasures. The retreat celebrates the symbiotic relationship between nature and well-being.

About your instructors

Ana Helena Carballo

Hatha-Vinyasa yoga teacher since 2014. Kidding around yoga certification since that 2014.

From there begins my commitment to share and transmit this discipline to ensure that its practice reaches more and more people.
Hoopyogini certification in 2019, a discipline that combines the philosophy of Yoga, mindfulness and hula hoop as prop for practice.
Currently and since 2014 Yoga instructor at different hotels and tourist companies in La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica.

As the founder of Yoga Fortuna, my interest has always been in helping people find a way to reconnect with themselves in a subtle way, so that the path to complete well-being is accessible to as many people as possible.

I have personally experienced the benefits we receive from Holistic Therapies and the practice of Yoga. Offering the service is a great satisfaction for me.



Savor the flavors of Costa Rica with nourishing and delicious meals. Our retreat offers a curated menu that blends local, fresh ingredients to provide a culinary journey that complements your wellness experience.

Extra Activities


Sloth Expedition

Sloths and their always-smiling faces remind us to slow down and enjoy a blissful pace.  Recently declared a national symbol, sloths are one of the country’s most beloved animals.  The forest around Arenal Volcanos is home to both the two-toed and three-toed varieties and offers perfect opportunities to view them in their natural habitat.  A leisurely drive will be led by a sharp-eyed bilingual guide who will help you spot these affable creatures and share fascinating tidbits about their behaviors.  As a bonus, you will have great opportunities to catch glimpses of monkeys, toucans, iguanas, and poison dart frogs.

Seasonal Information


December through April is the dry season. May through November is the green season.

How to get there


Please book your flight to arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJO) – 2.30 hours from the resort. You transfer, from and to this airport, is already included. More information about the exact pick-up time arrangement will be provided in due course

Travel insurance suggestions

We highly recommend having a International Health Insurance any time you travel.

Custom Cancellation Policy

Cancellation terms:


A deposit is due at the time of booking. All deposits are non-refundable.

The full payment is due 45 days prior to arrival. For any cancellation, before 45 days prior to arrival, the deposit can be transferred to the next available Mudra retreat within 12 months.

For any cancellation within 45 days and including the 45th day prior to arrival , any paid amount can not be either refunded or transferred.

Additional Terms

Mudra Retreats does not own or operate any entity which provides goods or services for your trip including, for example, lodging facilities, transportation companies, food service providers, equipment suppliers, etc. As a result, it is not liable for any negligent or willful act of any other third party.

By booking with us: You will agree to be responsible for your own welfare and accept any and all risks of delay, unanticipated events, inconvenience, illness, injury, emotional trauma, or death.

You will release and discharge Mudra retreats (Lucia La Spisa owner) from and against any and all liabilities from your participation in the retreat. You will agree that this release will be legally binding upon you personally and all members of your party.

Please ensure you have travel insurance before you travel.

Care for the environment


At Mudra Retreats we do care and put particular emphasis on the preservation of the local environment, therefore we would invite all our guests to purchase and use products like sun screening and insect repellents which are biodegradable and free from pollutants to avoid any damage to the environment

What’s included

  • Accomodations
    5 days and 4 nights accommodation
  • Pricing
    Prices are based on shared double occupancy
  • Mini bar
    Complimentary mini bar: soft drinks, water, sodas, beer, coffee, tea and snacks
  • Food
    3 handcrafted and freshly prepared meals a day
  • Daily Yoga Classes
    1 yoga class per day
  • Hanging bridge
    Hanging bridges exploration with a naturalist guide
  • Waterfalls
    Waterfall bliss with a naturalist guide
  • Hot Springs
    Natural hot springs at the feet of the Arenal Volcano
  • Airport transfer
    Transfers from and to San Jose International Airport
  • Wifi
    Daily Wifi usage (restaurant and reception)
  • Taxes

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals
    One meal off site not included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Services
    Spa services and optional tours and activities
  • Airfare
  • Tip

Available Packages

Canyon casitas
Available until October 28, 2024

Suite with king size bed or double queen bed

The price is $ 2750 per person in a private double room and on share occupancy. 

•Adirondack chairs, table and footrest
•55” Smart Television with international cable and Netflix
•Air Conditioning
•Ceiling Fan
•Writing desk and stationery
•Double sinks with complete amenities and lighted vanity mirror
•1500w Hair dryer
•Separate toilet
•Complimentary Minibar: water, juice, soda, beer, coffee, tea and snacks •Spacious cedar closets with bathrobe and slippers
•Iron with board
•Complimentary Wifi
•Complimentary VOIP phone calls to USA •Laptop Safe

Deposit: $600

Available options

Sloths Expedition

No private tour

Sloths Expedition

Private tour

Your Organizer

Mudra Retreats
23 reviews
Our retreats respect your desire to seek spirituality and healing, and our motto is inclusiveness for everyone, hence same sex couples are very welcome. We want to create an experience that allows any person without distinction of gender, race and sexual orientation to feel safe and express themselves for who they are.


This was an absolutely beautiful retreat. Lucia and Elena were the sweetest guides and yoga with Audra was absolutely amazing. Everything was curated for a very intimate, non-touristy experience that really allowed us to escape from the chaos of the world and fully immerse ourselves in the retreat. The activities chosen were a perfect match for the vibe of the trip. The resort was beautiful- definitely spend the money on the upgraded ocean front room, it was worth every penny. Juan, one of the staff members at the hotel took great care of us and made sure we had everything we needed while at the resort. The food was super fresh and healthy- everything was absolutely delicious. 10/10 recommend this retreat!
By Hanna J for 5 days of yoga in Tulum Caribbean beach discovering the Mayan Cenotes on May 01, 2024
Hey Hanna, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are so delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the Mudra experience and thrilled that the retreat was for you an escape from the chaos of the world out there. Our aim is to give our guests the possibility to disconnect from their day-to-day life and immerse themselves in the Mudra experience and we are really happy when our guests find this dimension, it makes us feel accomplished, we have reached our goal!! Thank you so much for being our guests and hopefully we can see you again in one of our retreats in the near future. With love and gratitude, Mudra Retreats
By Mudra Retreats on May 03, 2024
Enjoyed every minute of this retreat! Our hostesses Elena and Lucia made sure everything was perfect and made us feel very welcome. The resort was an absolutely idyllic place right on the beach surrounded by jungle. Our yoga instructor, Audra, always seemed to know exactly what we needed in each practice and made each session meaningful. The food was incredibly good - I don’t think I’ve ever had fruit that delicious anywhere and the meals were healthy and delicious and so fresh. The staff of the hotel was very helpful and welcoming. The cenotes were breathtaking and provided a gorgeous spot to practice yoga and swim. Can’t wait to book my next retreat with Mudra!
By Chanda C for 5 days of yoga in Tulum Caribbean beach discovering the Mayan Cenotes on Apr 23, 2024
Dear Chanda, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of our retreat: the resort, the yoga, the food and above all the cenote experience and it is always our pleasure to hear that our guests leave our retreat fully satisfied, with memories they will treasure and with the feeling they want to come back again. This gives a sense of joy that we have accomplished our mission, which is making people welcome and happy. Thank you so much for choosing our retreat and hopefully we will see you again in one of our retreats in the neat future. With love and gratitude, Mudra Retreats
By Mudra Retreats on Apr 23, 2024
My Love letter to Mudra... I just returned from the April 17th-21st retreat in Tulum, and I am basking in the afterglow. An immense thank you to Lucia, Elena, Audra, & Roberto....the whole Mudra team, for cultivating such a magical, spiritual, and life changing experience. It is difficult to convey into words the gift they give by sharing with you what they feel in this very special place. Thank you for the shift in perspective and thank you for the healing. The yoga practices lead by Audra in the Cenotes were magical. The private time in the cenote Chukum, with the cacao ceremony and sound bath, followed by the private time to swim and cleanse my soul in the sacred waters was particularly powerful. I felt very connected with the divine universe. What an absolutely unique experience that has changed me forever and I will never forget it. Whether you are looking for a healing experience, (as I was), or you are just looking for a well cultivated, unique, one-of-a-kind experience that will feed your soul...THIS IS FOR YOU:)! Whether you consider yourself advanced, intermediate, or are just beginning on your yoga journey, THIS IS FOR YOU:)! Audra will craft an experience to suite your abilities and help to guide you. She is wonderful and certainly taught me new things that I will carry with me into my practice at home. The Tulum ecological preserve was incredible. PocNa had a lovely staff, amazingly delicious and fresh food, and a fantastic shabby chic beachy vibe. And being able to walk to the Tulum ruins from the resort was a big plus. I give immense thanks to the Mexican and to the Mayan people for their warm hospitality. Cheers to the fast new friends I made on this journey, I know we will see each other again.... Maybe next year with Mudra in Costa Rica:)!!! With all of my heart & soul, I am so grateful for my new Mudra family. Namaste Until we meet again! Besos!!!!
By AMBER T for 5 days of yoga in Tulum Caribbean beach discovering the Mayan Cenotes on Apr 22, 2024
Dear Amber, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very delighted to hear that our Mudra experience has left you with such wonderful feelings and also with unique memories that you will treasure with you. When we put together this retreat, our aim was to create a retreat that can give people a good combination of yoga, healing, reconnecting with mother nature, discovering the beauties of this magic part of the world from its fresh and delicious food to the kindness of its people,, the sandy beaches, the lush vegetation and above the sacred cenotes, mystical place with the unique spiritual environment. We feel very emotional in reading your message, this was always our goal and we feel humble but also proud that we were able to convey all that. Thank you so much for coming and being our guest and we truly hope to meet you again in the near future. With love and profound gratitude, we wish you the best for the remainder of this year. Until next time. Mudra Retreats
By Mudra Retreats on Apr 22, 2024
The retreat was the perfect balance of fun, relaxation, and adventure, with daily yoga classes in Tulum's serene and magical site and discovering the area's beauty. The cherry on the cake was practicing yoga in unique locations like the magical Mayan cenotes, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the sounds of ancestral instruments. The food was healthy, delicious, and made with fresh local produce. After attending the retreat, I feel more energized and intimately connected with myself and the local people. If you want a healthy, fun, and adventurous experience, I highly recommend Mudra Retreats!
By Ashley C for 5 days of yoga in Tulum Caribbean beach discovering the Mayan Cenotes on Mar 21, 2024
Thank you for your review Ashley, we are very delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the whole experience, its location and the activities. We are very grateful to had you as a guest and we hope we can see you again in one of our retreats in the near future. With gratitude, The Mudra Team
By Mudra Retreats on Mar 23, 2024
If you want an overall relaxing yoga retreat, this is the one I would recommend. The Pocna Hotel is right on the beach and you can get a room like I did just 10' from the sand and 40' from the water. The hotel has a quaint Mexican feel to it vs a modern hotel. Audra the instructor has a great vibe and was not to taxing on my body, but definitely learned some new poses. Adriana and Elena were great onsite host and Roberto was very helpful signing up. All three had an old school Italian warmth to them which made the retreat all the more enjoyable!
By Bruce G for 5 days of yoga in Tulum Caribbean beach discovering the Mayan Cenotes on Mar 19, 2024
Thank you so much for your review Bruce and for your kind words. We are very grateful you have attended the retreat as one of our guests and delighted that you have enjoyed the Mudra experience. We hope to see you again in our of our retreats in the near future and we wish you a very happy remainder the year. With gratitude, Mudra Retreats
By Mudra Retreats on Mar 23, 2024
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Mudra Retreats have created a beautiful one of a kind experience with this retreat:) Lucia, Elena and Roberto were the kindest and most attentive organizers taking care of all the finest details! Could not beat the outings, the yoga sessions, the area of Tulum, the beaches, the group of friends we made, the "specialized" food for the GF allergy prone woman, and the Pocna resort. Would definitely recommend this yoga retreat (or anything from Mudra Retreats) in the future to anyone. This adventure was pure magic and exactly what I needed to reset this year in life! I will definitely be going on another adventure with Mudra Retreats in the future and would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
By Becky B on 30 Jan, 2024