When combining a yoga holiday with a trip to Costa Rica, a beautiful place in nature is the perfect recipe to relax, unwind and renew. Costa Rica has become extremely popular as a destination for yoga holidays due to its natural beauty and biodiversity, outdoor activities and adventures, and its positive and cheerful attitude and mood, Pura Vida.
Pura Vida means "pure life". and is used regularly by locals in Costa Rica instead of saying hello, goodbye, thanks and more. It basically means that everything is great and that life is good. What a great way to live life every day! This positive attitude, Pura Vida, is closely linked to the yoga philosophy of being happy and content with what is, and living life in an authentic and purposeful way. One of the spiritual yoga observations that make up the eight limbs of yoga, called saucha, literally means purity. This includes purity, cleanliness and clarity of mind, language and body, the outer body and the inner mind. Yogis are about living a pure life!
Costa Rica, the happiest country in the world, has a passion for freedom, democracy and equality. This inspiring and progressive culture attracts many tourists and travelers, and of course yogis. The ultimate goal of yoga is to attain enlightenment, freedom from all suffering and the search for inner peace and joy. What better place to practice yoga and continue your journey to this pure place of peace and joy, as the happiest country in the world.
During a yoga retreat, there are often two yoga exercises per day. The first thing to do in the morning before breakfast, as it is usually recommended to practice yoga before and after dinner, as well as in the early evening before or after dinner. This leaves plenty of time during the day to reflect, meditate or explore the beautiful country and enjoy all the fun outdoor activities and adventures.
With many different microclimates and the world's largest biodiversity, Costa Rica has something for everyone. You can explore the lush rainforests and jungles with plenty of rainfall and lots of living vegetation or take a jungle tour in the hot and dry cloud forest. Costa Rica is famous for its canopy zip lining, where you are literally surrounded by vegetation and forest. Not only is it an exciting experience, but you will also appreciate the vastness and density of the jungle and rainforests.
Surfing and other water sports are popular on the Pacific coast, where many tourists enjoy the tropical beaches and the sea as well as R & D. You must visit Arenal, the most famous active volcano in Costa Rica. It is common to see lava on the side after breakouts. Other popular day trips and activities include visits to hot springs and geysers, bird watching, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain biking, white water rafting, working on an ecologically sustainable farm, and much more.
Thanks to the rich volcanic soil, Costa Rica is also known for gourmet coffee beans and cocoa beans. Since cocoa beans, a fantastic superfood, are originally from the jungle, it is not surprising that the jungle animals are happy and Costa Rica has a delicious and healthy chocolate. Even if yoga is not your focus, you can enjoy the high-quality coffee and chocolate!