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El Alma Soul Retreat

El Alma Soul Retreat


Hotel Highlights

  • A luxurious escape from the modern world, offering yoga and meditation
  • Tree-level infinity pool, ‘floating decks’ and Pacific Ocean views
  • Tropical garden for soothing nature walks


Ocean views and nature-inspired luxury at this soulful Costa Rican beach retreat

Wake to the melody of exotic bird-song. Stroll onto the floating deck, hovering magically over the gardens. Sip fresh local coffee or juices while gazing across the Pacific. Then while away your days at El Alma Soul Retreat around the pool, on secluded beaches or with a round golf next door. Whether it’s a soul, yoga or tango retreat – or you come for the incredible setting alone – this hilltop hideaway is ideal for recharging batteries.

El alma is Spanish for ‘the soul’ – and this luxury villa is all about re-connecting with yours by de-connecting from the world. There is WiFi, but you won’t find a television. Instead, you’re invited to discover pura vida through massages, walks, or simply absorbing the tropical views. Inside this is a serene, designer escape. Expect open spaces, a soothing palette of neutral earth tones and bespoke artisan furniture such as Balinese wood screens.

El Alma puts you on a hillside on the Península Papagayo, arguably Costa Rica's pride and joy. Most of it is untamed national parkland, bursting with wildlife. From the air, the contrast between emerald rainforest canopies and sapphire seas is a hint at the paradise beneath. Think picturesque bays, quiet beaches, manicured fairways and scuba diving with rays and turtles.

  • 3 rooms
  • 2 floors

The rooms

Entire Villa

Sleeps: 6 People.

Master Suite and 2 large bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms, walk-in closets and terrace.

The Villa offers a full kitchen, dining, and living room.

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Garden Room

Sleeps: 2 People.

Garden Room has a garden terrace with quiet seating area, garden and partial ocean view.

King-size or twin beds, bathroom with a walk-in rain shower and walk-in closet. Rooms are air-conditioned and have complimentary WiFi access. Room size: 75 square metres.

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Tree Top Room

Sleeps: 2 People.

Tree Top Room has a balcony with seating area, view into a very old tree (sometimes with monkeys!)

King-size or twin beds, bathroom with walk-in rain shower and walk-in closet, air-conditioning and have complimentary WiFi access. Room size: 75 square metres.

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Mandala Suite

Sleeps: 2 People.

Mandala Suite has a large balcony with seating area, splendid ocean view, King-size or twin beds.

Bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, ocean view bath tub, walk-in closet, air-conditioning and have complimentary WiFi access. Suite size: 110 square metres.

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Key Features

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Join and get 10% off exclusive rates. Plus early check-in and late check-outs among other benefits.

  • Air conditioning
  • Concierge desk
  • Continental breakfast
  • Doctor on call
  • Early check-in
  • Family plan
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Free parking
  • Front desk
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping service available
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • Hotspots
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Onsite laundry
  • Pets not allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Secretarial service
  • Security
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • Color television
  • Hairdryer
  • King bed
  • Kitchen
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Twin bed

  • Nature preserve trail
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Sightseeing tours

With its sea air-cooled dining terrace, sumptuous kitchen and optional private catering, El Alma is paradise for foodies. The hotel can also arrange intimate dinners down on the beach. For an extra special night out, request a ‘noche de alma’ with a candlelit dinner or a tango class in high season.

Kitchen and Dining Table

Cuisine type: International

Meals served: Breakfast

El Alma does not have a restaurant but does serve breakfast either at the kitchen and dining table- as you prefer. We do offer private chef service.