The Ser La Luz mountain yoga retreat / bed and breakfast was heavenly! Nestled in the hills of the Central Valley, the temperatures were so comfortable that when the rains came, you could be lulled off to a deep sleep… Ed and Mike are wonderful hosts and very interested in making sure you enjoy your Costa Rican escape, getting whatever you want out of it: whether it be rest and restoration or exploring the Volcanoes and cloud forrests. After smoothies our first morning there, Ed lead us through a restorative yoga that was truly bliss after the hectic travel day before. Feeling serene AND invigorated we were ready to explore! The views and gardens this property has are nothing short of spectacular. The yoga studio, with its almost 360° views, brings nature’s beauty to your work out. In the morning, I woke up with a view of the lush mountainside from my window. Our hosts arranged transportation for us when we needed it and instructed us on the bus system as well. Tours were also available easy enough. Special requests we had were honored. Our hosts were also open to suggestions we had. Interestingly enough, optometry and excellent dentistry are so affordable and in the town of Grecia (10-15 minutes from B&B) that my friend and I availed ourselves of the services. Quirky detail but important to remember perhaps… We were there in the “winter” month of June. The morning arrives early at 5:00 with an occasional rooster crow and the sun shines till late morning. The clouds roll in and the rain eventually comes with a light show and lots of “noise” by evening. At 4800 ft. we were always comfortable. At an average of 78° the days never got unbearably hot/muggy nor too cold in the evenings. I am looking forward to going back to Costa Rica someday and would love to stay with Mike and Ed again.
Renee June 22, 2016