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About Shanti Om Retreats

Where the mists of a tropical cloud forest can meet the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean.

We are one of the only retreat centers in Costa Rica that allow our guests the opportunity to experience the beauty of two locations in one retreat. At ShantiOm Retreats you can spend a week away from the demands of modern life and you can recharge, reconnect, and remember exactly who you are.

Shanti Villa

Shanti Villa is located on the world class black sand beaches of Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. We are a simple, yet elegant 2 story Spanish Colonial Beach Villa that allows your spirit the opportunity to be free. Your days can be filled with yoga, surfing, paddle boarding, or just drifting away as you read by the courtyard pool. You will find the Shanti Villa just steps away from the sand and waves. There is nothing but beach that separates you from the water. Playa Hermosa is a sleepy surf town with several quaint restaurants and a surf competition every Saturday evening.

Wake up to the songs of the Scarlett Macaws that inhabit the surrounding almond trees and fall asleep to the crashing waves of the Pacific. Both morning and evening yoga classes can be enjoyed on the beach, in the grassy garden, or on our lookout deck. The possibilities are endless.

Om Nature Reserve

Located on a stunning 400 acre remote cloud forest, Om Nature Reserve was developed to preserve and reforest the primary forest that inhabits much of the area, and is home to numerous species of birds, mammals (including the dante, spider monkey, and jaguar), insects, and flora and fauna.

You will feel as if you are a guest of Mother Earth, resting in her home. We have miles of walking trails throughout the property that allow you to enjoy all of the beauty in the area. The new yoga shala was built with the spirit in mind. The location was selected based on where the strongest energy from the hundred year old trees was felt. Here, you will be immersed in the forest with 360 degree views of the cloud forest. As evening approaches, the skies begin to clear, and you are surrounded by the magnificent night's stars above and the twinkling city lights below.

Enjoy a comfortable seat near the lodge's fireplace and slowly sip a glass of red wine if you so desire. You will finish your journey feeling more refreshed than you've ever felt before, taking with you the positive energy of Mother Earth.

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