El reloj de arena

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Escape to paradise

Discover magic at our jungle villa right off world-famous Punta Uva beach
If you have never been to Costa Rica, one term you should be familiar with is “Pura Vida” (pronounced poo-rah vee-dah).  Simply translated, it means “simple life” or “pure life”, but here in Costa Rica, it is more than just a saying—it is a way of life. Pura Vida means to be thankful for what you have and to not dwell on the negative. No worries, no fuss, no stress. But don’t take our word for it – check out the video of our retreat center below and see for yourself!

El reloj de arena

Find peace and relaxation at our retreat center just steps form the beach
Located in one of the most beautiful and exotic areas of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, El Reloj de Arena is a private villa in the middle of a lush 2.5+ acre property just steps from the white sands of Punta Uva beach. Take in the sights of howler monkeys, toucans, sloths, parrots, hummingbirds and more from the yoga deck, take a swim in the ocean, or kayak down the nearby jungle river – this place is a nature lover’s paradise! And when you’re not walking around the beautiful landscape, there is a deck, gazebo, and jacuzzi to unwind. Every room has ceiling fans and the house is very well ventilated and clean.

While the villa is private and tranquil, we’re just 10-minute car drive to the towns of Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo and a plethora of great restaurants and local shops. Want to experience more of Costa Rica’s natural beauty? Cahuita National Park is only 20 minutes away.

Getting There

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away
Please book your flight to arrive at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).

From SJO it takes about 4 hours to drive to the retreat location by shuttle or private car.

Alternatively, you may take a connecting flight to Limon Domestic Airport (LIO) from SJO. Ticket price averages $85 one way. From LIO it is a 40-minute shuttle or private car drive to retreat center.

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