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Reviewed 8 September 2012

This place is perfect. Plus, the food was the best we ate in CR during our 12 day stay. We woke up with the howlers...magical. One note. This is an early to bed. Early to rise place. It is dead quite after 8 which is perfect if you are looking for it. Which we were. The rooms are spotless and...

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SilviaZani1, Owner at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!! I hope you will come back and visit us again soon! Warm regards Silvia

Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 6 September 2012

We absolutely loved our stay at Samasati last week. The food was amazing! We are vegan and the staff was wonderful about making vegan meals for us that were even more delicious than what we are accustomed to in the US. We loved the variety of soups. I was worried about bugs in our bungalow from reading the reviews but...

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SilviaZani1, Owner at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review; I am very glad you had good time and could enjoy Samasati, its food, its people and its surroundings. Come back and be with us soon again!! Warm regards Silvia

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Spent 2 lovely weeks surrounded by the beauty of tropical Costa Rica. The views are stunning and the sounds of the birds fascinating. Close to good Caribbean swimming beaches and friendly towns with good restaurants

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SilviaZani1, Owner at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Samasati. Kind regards Silvia

New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Samasati was a wonderful experience! The staff (shout outs to Melissa and Cecilia) was amazing and super accommodating, the food was delicious and the yoga was some of the best that I've experienced (Max helped me achieve my very first handstand!). The experience began before my husband and I stepped foot on the reserve. The pre-planning was very professional and...

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SilviaZani1, Owner at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Very glad you liked your week at Samasati ..and congratulations on your first head stand!! We look forward to have you back! Silvia

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Samasati is a lovely place, that allows you to rest, hike, meet wonderful people and enjoy the Caribbean coast. The staff really take care of you and want your experience to be a good one. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The meals are delicious and healthy. My "must eat meat with every meal" husband loved the vegeterian meals and...

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SilviaZani1, Owner at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for writing the review! I am very glad that you have had good time and enjoyed Samasati! YES ... come back and stay with us soon again!

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Samasati was wonderful!! Samasati is a great place to vacation if you would like to try something out of the ordinary. The resorts in town are nice, but only Samasati allows guests to stay in the heart of the rainforest. Standing on the porch looking through the forest and catching a glimpse of the Caribbean was beautiful and refreshing. Samasati...

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SilviaZani1, Owner at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Happy you enjoyed your stay at Samasati ...!

Oklahoma
Reviewed 14 August 2012

Samasati is and was everything we could have hoped for. After reading some of the reviews before we left on August 6th, I was concerned. However, my husband and I both agreed that it was our best vacation yet. We stayed in Bungalow 7, which was more secluded than the others. We had absolutely no major issues with bugs, although...

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SilviaZani1, Owner at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the beauty and wonders of Samasati and the jungle ... yes! come back and visit us again soon ...!

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 13 August 2012

The resort is surrounded by dense rainforest with all it's flora and fauna. I found the sounds of the forest to be deeply relaxing and peaceful. It is located on top of a steep hill and there is a beautiful view of the ocean and an expanse of forest. The services include massages, yoga, access to many outside excursions, portage...

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Thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay ...come back soon again!

Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 9 August 2012

You can read the reviews below (and soon, above) to get a general idea of the experience of visiting Samasati. I concur with all of them, both positive and negative. This experience is not for every person. But for those very fortunate people who come with an open mind and no preconceived expectations, the magic will happen. I could write...

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SilviaZani1, Owner at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review; it will help lots of fellow travelers. Best wishes for the days back to school and the kids in your classes ... the sounds and magic of the jungle may be with you always.

Carlyle, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 3 August 2012

We absolutely loved our trip to Samasati! It was the most relaxing place I have ever been. The yoga classes with Sally were wonderful. Her classes were my daughter's first exposure to yoga and she enjoyed them very much. Accessibility to both yoga and massage in such a natural environment was heavenly. I would also like to compliment you on...

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SilviaZani1, Owner at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay! Yes ...come back and visit us soon again Warm regards Silvia

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary Perched on a magical mountain ridge overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Samasati offers guest house bungalow and casita accommodations just minutes away from the beaches of Puerto Viejo. For over 20 years we have hosted world class retreats, workshops, guest artists and travelers like you! Your stay includes delicious gourmet vegetarian buffet served in our renovated open air restaurant with breathtaking views. Also available on site are healing massage treatments, jacuzzi spa, nature trails, waterfall with natural pool, daily yoga classes and a meditation hall. Tours, excursions and beach shuttles to local attractions are arranged daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary

Address: Carbon 1, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica (Formerly Samasati Nature Retreat)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $105 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Samasati Nature Retreat Hotel Puerto Viejo
Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary Costa Rica/Limon
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“Choose a Casita with a view. #4 or #5”
 of 5 bubbles 415KarenS415, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Too basic. Uncomfortable steps. ”
 of 5 bubbles R4065ZRchrisb, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“no need for a/c: room choices are ocean-view or rain-forest immersion; both are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles Karenmg60, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in guest house, which has the cheapest rooms. Bed was clean and comfortable. Shared bathroom with hot water. Only thing was the walls are super thin, which only is an issue if your neighbors are having a late night conversation. But otherwise, wonderful! wake up to jungle sounds :)”
 of 5 bubbles angelicas342, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Bungalow #5 had great views”
 of 5 bubbles purplefeva, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
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