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
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 floors

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The rooms

Location

Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning

Golf

Pool

Check in
  • 1100
Check out
  • 1500
Services & Facilities
  • 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
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Secretarial service
  • Security
  • Wireless internet connection
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • Color television
  • Hairdryer
  • King bed
  • Kitchen
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Twin bed
Recreation
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jetski
  • Nature preserve trail
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis court

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