Your Hosts Ed & Michael
We are Ed and Michael and we are your hosts here at Costa Rica Retreat @ Ser La Luz.
We started Costa Rica Retreat @ Ser La Luz so that we not only can share the beauty of our home with YOU, but so that we can also share our love for Yoga. At Costa Rica Retreat we are here to make your retreat a huge success in many ways. Need someone to lend a hand with a class? Since we are both certified instructors, we are available to do that IF you need us. Your retreat is your retreat.
Holistic Mountain Retreat
We have been awarded Trip Advisors “GREEN ADVISOR” for all our green initiatives. NO a/c OR heat here, there really is no need for it. We compost and recycle and our hot water is 100% solar. In February 2018 we installed a complete solar system so we are producing plenty of energy. What ever we do not use it gets sent into the grid to help provide renewable energy to the local community.
We are located at an elevation of 4,800 ft more than halfway up the Poas Volcano. The elevation of which is 8,000 ft. Breathtaking views of the volcano as well as the valley below will take your breath away. All around our property you will find many hiking trails for your enjoyment and a small creek below with a small waterfall all within walking distance. During the rainy season you can actually hear the sound of the rushing water in the creek below.
Our great room is around 800 sq ft with walls made up mostly of windows so every view is amazing. You enter through our grand 9 ft high custom made wooden doors and let your classes begin. There are a total of 4 bedrooms for your use with 3 of the rooms having their own full bath with hot showers (a rarity in some places in Costa Rica). Every bathroom is connected to our solar hot water so enjoying a nice hot shower is always available.
For the 1 bedroom (small bunk room that we call the “observation room”) the guests there have to use and share one of the 2 full bathrooms that are just off our great room.
Our observation and meditation areas
Relax on our observation deck about our observation room with breathtaking views of the valley below and the Poas Volcano. You can also relax on our 80 ft long tiles terrace or sit in our meditation areas nestled inside our large ornamental ginger area. Our gardens will amaze you with the numerous hummingbirds, butterflies and birds that visit us. You can even walk through our mini-orchard area and enjoy another quiet area with a beautiful view of the farm land below.
If the season is right you can even pick some loquats, oranges, a mango or even some guava. We do not use any chemicals in our gardens so everything is 100% organic.
Nights can be on the “cool” side in the mid to upper 50’s in the rainy season so you are welcome to relax in our jacuzzi or help yourself to creating a nice cozy fire in our outdoor fire pit. We can even get the fire setup for you ahead of time.
Want some herbal tea to drink? Check out our many herbs throughout the property from fresh mint to delicious hibiscus.
What makes Costa Rica Retreat so different?
We are a “boutique” retreat center. Which means you get more 1 on 1 with your retreat guests. We have accommodations for up to 15 guests. When you host with us, know that your retreat is the only one that is taking place while you are here.
The facility and all its gardens are completely yours to enjoy. While other retreat centers focus on how many groups they can host at a time, we like the idea of catering to only 1 (one) group at a time. This is what makes us truly unique. Another is that we are not in your typical “tourist” area. Put this all together and this is what makes Costa Rica Retreat @ Ser La Luz so unique.