Welcome to the Yoga and Adventure Retreat of Our Dreams at Sansara Resort in Cambutal, Panama... Week TWO!!
We’ll spend 6 nights and 7 days at the beautiful Sansara Resort located on the Pacific Ocean in stunning Cambutal, Panama. Your days will be filled with yoga, friendship, adventure, and relaxation. You will have a wide array of activities including surfing, SUP, fishing, hiking, bike riding, and exploring all that Panama has to offer.
Located at the southernmost point of Panama in the Azuero Peninsula, Cambutal is a small village in the province of Los Santos, about 5 hours away from the country’s capital, Panama
City. Where mountains meet the sea, this area has been described as a mix between the wild-west and Hawaii- with a lot less people! With empty waves and uninhabited black sand beaches- Cambutal is the perfect destination to get away from it all and remember who you are!
And in the midst of this untouched paradise is Sansara Resort. With an onsite restaurant and bar, a thatched roof yoga shala facing the Pacific Ocean, a 5-star spa, and a ton of opportunities for adventure every single day, this will be a week to cherish.
• 6 nights of luxury accommodations at Sansara Surf and Yoga Resort
• Twice daily yoga classes overlooking the Pacific Ocean taught by both Tara and Shawna
• Luxury group transportation to and from Panama City (recommended hotels: see below in the Panama City section) & Sansara
• Arrival day dinner both in Panama City AND at Sansara
• 3 healthy balanced meals each day
• Departure day breakfast
• 1 Complimentary intro to surf in our oceanfront yoga shala
• Complimentary use of SUP boards & cruiser bikes
•Organic spa products in every cabana
• Hypo-allergenic bedding & towels
• Beach bonfire
• Daily housekeeping
• Airfare to Panama City
• Taxi from airport to Panama City Hotel
• Additional excursions, surf school and/or rentals
• Snacks, smoothies, juices
• Spa treatments
• Items of personal nature
• Travel insurance
• Hotel in Panama City
Sansara has an onsite restaurant and a bar called The Buddha Bar and Restaurant. Supporting local farmers and fisherman, be prepared for a true farm-to-table experience. From Avocado-Toast for breakfast to Fresh Fish Tacos for lunch, their chefs will ensure you are fueled after all your activities. Dinner is a combination of family style meals to encourage sharing and passing plates, to a three-course chef's menu utilizing flavors from all over the world with ingredients local to Panama. (v, V, GF, DF). All meals at Sansara are included in the price of the retreat.
The Buddha Bar is fully stocked with local micro-brews and kombucha on tap & fresh and artistic cocktails & mocktails, and is open all day lol.
Sansara has a gorgeous, open air thatched-roof yoga shala facing the Pacific. The yoga will be hot power, and taught daily by both Tara and Shawna. We'll spice it up, we'll have fun, we'll learn new things.
Like mentioned earlier, Cambutal has been compared to that of Hawaii- and not just because it’s serene and beautiful, but because of the surf. We have quick, easy access to beach breaks, point breaks and reef breaks- so whatever you’re looking for, they have it..
The area has a unique blend of geography and wind- creating perfect conditions for all level of surfers.
The retreat comes with one surf lesson taught on-land in the yoga shala. If you'd like, you can learn how to surf with Surf Sansara surf school, or go on surfing excursions with the crew. These two options are optional and at an additional cost. You could go surfing every single day if you wanted to.
Sansara has a spa that offers a full menu of incredible spa services, all while you listen to the waves crash on the beach. I think we should all take advantage of the onsite spa! We will be able to book our spa services once we're there.
We suggest all guests arrive in Panama City (PTY) on Saturday, January 13th, 2024. This gives you one day/night to explore the historic district (Casco Viejo) of Panama City. On Sunday morning, January 14th, between 8:30 - 9:00am the included transportation will pick you up from one of the recommended hotels in Casco Viejo (see below) and take us, in luxury, to Cambutal.
We also suggest enjoying an extra night in Panama City on the return, however if you need to fly out on the Saturday, please book a flight no earlier than 6:00pm on January 20th, 2024
Airport transportation (to/from the hotel in Panama City) is not included. If you wish to arrange airport transportation try the trusted transportation provider called Pineapple Shuttle
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Recommended Hotels in Panama City (these are all very close to each other in the historic district of Panama City called Casco Viejo and range in pricing and style):
We'll have a fun group dinner that is included in the price in Panama City on Saturday, January 6th. Location TBD
You could do a different super fun, adventurous excursion every single day if you wanted to.
Surf one day, SUP and bike riding the next, a 4x4 jungle expedition the day after, and an excursion to a remote island off the coast of Cambutal the day after that. Finish up with a spa day or spend the whole week lounging at the pool, imbibing at the bar, or reading a book and napping in your gorgeous room or on the beach. We can start to carve out the week once we get much closer to departure, but that's the vibe. Sansara offers all of this, and we'll be in great hands.
This room sleeps four people. Two king beds or four twins.
Bringing the relaxing and revitalizing atmosphere of the beach to this artfully designed loft cabana; Ranchito is the perfect getaway room for friends or family. Our local artisans of Cambutal have incorporated the traditional techniques of using renewable materials such as clay tiles, local woods and palm leaves to create this special cabana. This spacious room offers the best atmosphere to kick back and relax.
The Ranchito cabana is equipped with two king size beds, which can be converted into four twin size beds, a private terrace facing the luscious tropical vegetation and exotic plants, fine linens, organic bath products, air-conditioning, and a mini bar to keep your refreshments cold. Ranchito is a two floor room that sleeps four people. The configuration here could be either one king bed on each floor, or four twins: two per floor.
This room sleeps three people. One king bed and one twin, or three twins.
Anahata is a Sanskrit word meaning “heart-lotus”; the perfect name for this beachfront cabana, as it is the core of our spirit, nestled in the heart of Sansara.
This tranquil master bedroom suite is located on the ground floor, and steps away from sinking your toes into the warm black sand. Inside this beautiful cabana includes one king bed, and a handcrafted twin bed for an optional third guest. Luxurious textures and delicate color palettes create a warm and welcoming stay. This cabana is equipped with a tastefully designed open concept bathroom, private patio, and outdoor shower to rinse the salt-water away. Anahata sleeps three. One king and one twin bed, or three twins. Your choice.
This room is for two people. Either one king bed or two twins.
Having such beautiful and dramatic tidal changes in Cambutal, we felt this was the perfect name for one of our oceanfront, luxurious cabanas. This private cabana is accessed by a hand-laid stone pathway that meanders through the leafy vegetation.
This ground floor cabana comes equipped with custom pieces designed by the owners and hand crafted by local artisans from the country-side.
La Marea comes with a very large private terrace with a nice view of the surrounding trees along with the sounds and view of the ocean's tide.
This room sleeps two: either one king bed or two twins.
Warmth and character surround this beachfront cabana. Located directly across from Sansara's Yoga Studio, this room was designed to inspire serenity. The zen-like atmosphere of this cabana blends seamlessly with the lush nature and quiet beauty of the property's grounds.
Inside you will find a beautifully featured wall with 100-year-old reclaimed interlocking antique wood that has been artistically placed, accompanied by handcrafted driftwood furniture, luxurious textures and a delicate color palette. This room is sure to create a warm and inviting feeling during your stay here at Sansara.
This private cabana is equipped with one king sized bed, or an optional two twin bed configuration, private patio, outfitted with luxurious bath products to soften your skin, high quality linens, air-conditioning, and a mini bar to keep your refreshments cold.
Rio Chico is a double, and can come as one king bed or two twins. Imagine yourself in a space that embodies elegance, sophistication, style, comfort and culture all at once. Rio Chico Cabana is a ground level cabana at Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort that encompasses all this and more.
Designed and decorated to reflect a tropical atmosphere and Cambutal's beachy vibes, this garden ground floor room provides a peaceful getaway. This room incorporates traditional techniques using renewable materials such as antique wood furnishings and beautifully crafted stone showers to wash the salt away. Large glass doors that open to your private terrace, maximize flow and allow one to connect to the vibrant outdoors and the comfort of your room.
All rooms are equipped with fine linens, organic bath products, air-conditioning, and a mini bar to keep your refreshments cold.
This room is a double and can come as a king bed or two twins.
Each cabana at Sansara offers personal touches for a stay that defies the ordinary. However, you are coming all the way to Cambutal, so why not go big with our Rio Grande cabana. This vibrant and playful second story cabana is both warm and welcoming.
Our plush-king bedded cabana provides the perfect respite for a day out in the surf, ocean or on the yoga mat. With a private roof-top terrace, this space allows you to keep tabs on the local surf breaks, and watch the sunset and sunrise.
This private cabana receives vibrant sunlight throughout the day, providing a natural glow. It is equipped with stone showers, and surf inspired furnishings along with fine linens, organic bath products, air-conditioning, mini bar to keep your refreshments cold, and a safety deposit box to stow your valuables away.
This room sleeps four people between two queen beds.
Cedro Espino is the Spanish name for Spiny Cedar and the perfect name for this treehouse-inspired second-story cabana. Located oceanfront and amongst the treetops, you can enjoy the views from your private balcony; the perfect place to re-establish your connection with nature and watch the sunset paint the sky in a bright array of colors.
Inside your private room, you will find indigenous wood ceilings, beautifully laid slate tiles, all which join together as pieces of art. This room is outfitted with two queen canopy beds, fine linens, organic bath products, air-conditioning, and a mini bar to keep your refreshments cold.
Beautiful Ganesha is set above the rest of the cabanas and has a private yard overlooking the ocean. This room is a double and can either have one King bed or two twin beds.
One of our most luxurious rooms, Ganesha cabana is truly a magical space, located directly in front of the Pacific Ocean and right next to our pool, this romantic cabana allows you to wake up to the view of the most magnificent outer reefs directly in front of Sansara.
There's no better way to start your day then to sip a cup of coffee on your private terrace, or end your adventurous day with Ganesha's large stone and subway tiled shower, equipped with all organic spa products to soften your skin, followed by a restful night’s rest in the plush king sized bed with fine linens and five-star pillows. Inside this private cabana receives sunlight from all directions, with beautifully handcrafted tropical wood ceilings, and handcrafted driftwood furniture to place your belongings.
Built with love by our local artisans from Cambutal, the Hanuman cabana is elegant and comfortable, including two handcrafted king sized beds (or four twins), a large stone and subway tile shower with double sinks, and a huge covered outdoor patio which is right next to the pool and steps away from the Pacific Ocean.
This cabana is a perfect getaway suite for the family or friends of four, as the two king sized beds can be converted into four twin sized beds. You will find inside this beautiful room handcrafted tropical wood ceilings, a handmade driftwood door separating the washroom and suite, and handcrafted driftwood furniture to place your belongings. Peaceful, relaxing, and luxurious are the perfect words to describe what you can expect when lodging in our Hanuman suite.
This private cabana is equipped with handmade organic bath products to soften your skin, high quality linens, air-conditioning, and a mini bar to keep your refreshments cold.This beautiful room sleeps four people. Either two king beds or four twin beds.
Our most luxurious suite – PRANA will take your breath away! Awaken from your luxury king bed with soft and sustainable linens to a 180 degree oceanfront view, with abundant natural light.
Local craftsmen have made the natural wood, colonial tile, and stone shine in this artfully decorated honeymoon suite. Enjoy a deluxe bathroom with dual rainfall showers, as well as organic shampoo, conditioner and soap. The coffee station and minibar allow you to enjoy your morning brew or evening cocktail on the expansive private patio. Our honeymoon suite will leave you wanting to move in forever!
This cabana is equipped with dual rainfall showers, luxury king bed (or two twins), direct beach access, fine linens, organic bath products, air-conditioning, large private patio, coffee station, and a mini-bar with refreshments. This suite sleeps two: either one king bed or two twins.
This suite sleeps two: either one king or two twin beds. Apana is the result of finely tuned Sansara style – rustic elegance and the height of beach luxury.
Beautifully landscaped exterior walkways lead to the private entrance of your luxury cabana, where a large floor plan and king size bed (or two twins) look out over the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Take in the sun or swing in a shaded hammock on your private patio, or soak in your own outdoor bathtub as you listen to the sound of the waves crashing only steps in front of your room.
This cabana is equipped with dual rainfall showers, luxury king bed, beach access, expansive private terrace, fine linens, organic bath products, air-conditioning, coffee station, and a mini bar with refreshments.
The Ultimate Panama has to offer here at Sansara. Cultivated from a pure love for nature, The Om Suite was designed with luxury and opulence in mind. Located directly on the beach, in front of a protected bay, the suite has unobstructed views of the Pacific and the mountainous lush tropical rainforest of Cambutal. Immerse yourself in your private infinity pool surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and tropical design.
This spacious suite boasts over 700 square feet of handcrafted details that you will love. Carefully curated handmade furniture, enormous glass windows and doors with vast views of the stunning black sand beach with a huge soaker tub and separate marble shower to rinse away the day. A mini bar with an assortment of beverages, Wi-Fi, Turkish bath robes, AC, hot water, sustainable ultra-lux linens and an expansive outdoor private terrace with lounge chairs and hammocks for ultimate relaxation. Treat yourself to the best Panama has to offer.
This room holds two people: either in one king bed or in two twin beds.
This oceanfront, private villa offers beautiful and unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as the mountainous region of Cambutal. Set amidst beautifully landscaped tropical gardens, Casa Zen has a private patio, a private pool, and is the setting for anyone's most luxurious dream vacation.
Casa Zen sits on the edge of the Sansara property and has complete privacy. Minimal, modern, and deeply serene: Casa Zen is a clean-lined take on traditional Panamanian aesthetics. The large bathroom feels spa-like in design with a huge freestanding soaker tub coupled with unsurpassed views of the ocean along with a huge outdoor covered shower with tropical plants and even a huge palm tree growing through the roof. The lower level living and dining open onto a private salt water pool and outdoor living area nestled a tropical garden complete with a private staircase down to arguably one of the most incredible black sand beaches in the world.
This room sleeps two people: one king or two twins.