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

luxury hotel in peninsula papagayo, costa rica

  • 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

El Alma Soul 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


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning

Car parking

Wi-Fi in room

Swimming pool

Airport shuttle

Butler service

Check in
  • 11:00 AM
Check out
  • 03:00 PM
Hotel Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Garage parking
  • Internet access
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Outdoor parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning in room
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Clothes press
  • Desk
  • Full size mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access in room
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate toilet
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Tea or coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Airport shuttle
  • Butler service
  • Concierge
  • Doctor on call
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Nature trails
  • Outdoor pool
  • Yoga
  • 18 hole golf course 0.2 Km
  • Cycling 0.2 Km
  • Driving range 1 Km
  • Aerobics 3 Km
  • Gym 3 Km
  • Jet skiing 3 Km
  • Scuba diving 3 Km
  • Snorkeling 3 Km
  • Watersports 3 Km
  • Fishing 5 Km
  • Horse riding 5 Km
  • Sailing 5 Km