Costa Rica & Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy, UK, France, Portugal)
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Costa Rica
Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

15 Reviews


Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

15 Reviews

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Great Value
Some Yoga
Yoga All Day
Large Groups
Small & Intimate
Modest & Simple
Simple Diet
Plentiful Food
Attractions Nearby
Remote Location


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Beach Bliss Yoga Retreat

The Beach Bliss yoga retreat hosted by Tania and Angus was in a word - fantastic! Boca Sombrero was a perfect spot and it was wonderful to look out over the ocean during practice on the yoga deck. The accommodations were very comfortable and I loved hearing the waves crashing on the beach every morning when we woke up. Angus is an excellent chef and the food was delicious. There was great variety during the week as well as fantastic coffee and desserts!


Tania did a wonderful job coordinating the group's activities for the week from spa appointments to massages to surf lessons. The group of people on the trip were absolutely great. I'd happily vacation with any of them again in a second. :) Last, but not least, Jo was a wonderful teacher. I can't wait to go back again next year and would highly recommend any of Chirriposa's retreats!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Chirriposa. Bohemian Luxury

I am booked to do my second Chirriposa retreat in June because my first retreat was the best 10
Days of my life! I felt pampered, well-fed and constantly entertained and amused. I met amazing people from all over the world and we had great laughs and conversations over amazing meals, all incredibly fresh and prepared with love by Angus. Tania was a perfect host and provided us with anything we desired, whether it was a quiet place to relax, a jungle adventure or spa treatments. The yoga classes were long, luxurious and too-notch. Everything is taken care of for you! I loved Costa Rica for it's lush jungle, beautiful warm water and the locals! I recommend this trip to anyone and everyone!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Simole luxurious breathtaking spot to unwind & recharge

if you are working 65+hs a weekand need to pamper your soul, this is the special THE place you were looking for. Costa Rica's nature is amazing, wild, breathtaking, it' s nature at it's purest. Peninsula de Osa retreat chosen by Tanja and Angus blew my mind away.


they are both the most amazing hosts, a great team, have all details covered for the most demandingones, arranging surfing at 5 am ( yeas will will die to ge up even earlier not to miss one wave nore the sun raising over the ocean) , dolphin watching or river up climbing going through magic waterfalls and ponds and when back Angus will have prepared almost from nothing many many vegan fantastic top notch dishes, one better than other ( and am a furiouscarnivorous ad didnt miss it at all)
yoga twice a day, reading, sleeping, or just dousing in your bed listening to the waives breaking meters away was haeven. absolutely every minute we sat in the plane from Frankfurt to Newark to San Jose and 7 hs time difference. A week there was too short, if you can drive from San Jose to the retreat so you get a better flavor of this amazing laid back safe clean friendly Costa Rica.
it was my first trio to Costa Rica and meet the Chirriposa retreat, look forward to the mountain version. Thank you Tania and Angus!!!
A Pura Vida, live your life and reward yourself!!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A perfect, relaxing yoga retreat in beautiful Costa Rica

I went on a beach yoga retreat with CHIRRIPOSA in February 2015, and it was one of my favorite vacations ever. Tania and Angus treated us like old friends from the moment we arrived - so warm and concerned about our enjoyment. Their love and deep knowledge of Costa Rica was clear.


They brought us to a lovely site, and introduced us to some fantastic local options for all kinds of activities, massage and spa, run by talented and creative people - Tania worked hard to organize our schedules so in between yoga classes, we could enjoy unique experiences such as horse-back riding in the mountains, jumping out of a towering 800-yr old tree and then finishing up with a calming massage. Yoga by the beach absolutely rededicated me to my practice, with the inspiring Joanne Flaherty from Down Under Yoga joining us from Boston. Angus then cooked us healthy, creative and mouthwatering meals, which we ate till we were bursting! All in all, it was an incredible experience, and I can't wait to go on another CHIRRIPOSA adventure!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Chirriposa is the best!

I had a great week in Costa Rica with Chirriposa Retreats. The dream team of Angus and Tania made sure everything was taken care of, from comfortable accommodations to delicious, healthy food to activities and outings. There was lots of yoga, surfing, a river hike, all kinds of tropical wildlife and plenty of time to relax and rejuvenate. And did I mention the food? Too good! I could not have asked for anything more. Thanks, Tania and Angus!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
superb retreat - amazing hosts!!

I cannot say enough good things about my experience at the Chirriposa Feb Beach Bliss Yoga retreat at the Boca Sombrero location. It was quite simply life changing!
Tania and Angus were absolutely wonderful hosts and made us all feel like family. Angus is an absolute genius in the kitchen - you could taste his incredible passion for food and cooking in every dish he made!


During the retreat you could keep busy with activities or just relax, unwind and enjoy nature. In addition, to the fabulous yoga classes with our teacher Jojo Flaherty (she's is such an amazing person) we had so many great choices of activities including: surfing, hiking, tree climbing, horseback riding etc.. There were also wonderful options for massages and spa treatments.
I recommend the Thai massage by Maria - she gives an absolutely amazing massage - wow!
I was truly sad to leaving at the end of the retreat and I don't think I have ever felt that way about any other vacation I have ever been on.
The Chirriposa team provided an experience in life that should not be missed. I hope to go back for another adventure with them sometime soon.
Thank you!!
Sarah Guadagno (Newton, MA)

Angus StephensMarch 11, 2015

You rock Sarah! We will be waiting for you…!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Unglaublich, aber Wahr (amazing but true)!

I and my fellow yogis had an amazing time at Chirriposa Beach resort. Tanya and Angus are such gracious hosts, the staff were are great and location is fabulous, in the wilds of the jungle whilst being just by the beach edge and amazing surf. It was a great place to get away from the snowy Boston winter and I was immediately transported to another land to be woken by howler monkeys and to watch the sun rise every day.


Angus created beautiful food to feed the soul, made with delicious local ingredients. Beautiful yoga with Jo Flahety from Down Under Yoga gave purpose to the day, yet left enough time to explore the wilderness and get a bit wild, throwing caution to the wind by jumping out of a tree into the jungle canopy 60 ft above ground, swimming in a green luscious waterfall and Salsa dancing with the locals on Friday night.
This trip will stay with me for a long time, and I’ll take with me the friendships made, your warmth and easiness and the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Thank you both SO much for making this trip so special. I’ll definitely be seeing you again.
Ci vediamo! ...

Angus StephensMarch 11, 2015

Thanks Ella
It was really great meeting you and a pleasure to host you at Club Chirriposa ;)
We can't wait for our next fun adventure together.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Can't beat this experience!

I can't say enough about this trip! It was a fabulous experience, everything I wanted and more! Tanya and Angus were the perfect hosts and went out of their way to ensure everyone had everything they needed and had a great time. The food was incredible, I am seriously considering becoming a vegetarian after this trip, everything they served was nothing short of delicious! Everyone was warm and friendly and by the end of the holiday I honestly felt like family.


If you are traveling alone, rest assured, you'll meet some great people in a safe, fun, exiting and relaxing environment. Costa Rica is a little piece of heaven on earth and experiencing it under the guidance of Tanya and Angus made it a truly magical experience. If you are looking for an action packed adventure, from surfing, tree climbing, hikes in the rain forest and a great yoga practice everyday, along with great meals good company and a gorgeous sunrise, I would highly recommend this retreat! I will most definitely join Tanya and Angus on another retreat in the future, perhaps Italy in the fall! Thanks for the wonderful experience and I'm looking forward to seeing you again sometime in the future my friends!


Lia, Boston MA

Angus StephensMarch 11, 2015

Lia…Consider yourself family!!! :)
Tangus (and Kuki)

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Beach Bliss Yoga Retreat - 'A week in heaven'

Along with the rest of group that were lucky enough to get a place on this retreat, I can't thank Angus and Tania enough for the unlimited effort they put in to make this such a special week.
We all left with a heavy heart but knew we had experienced one of the best weeks and have already discussed the possibility of doing it all again together!


The location for the beach bliss retreat on the Osa peninsular was perfect.
It felt very private with plenty of space for all.
Great accommodation options and a spacious communal lodge for us to gather and eat, drink and chat.
The yoga platform was set back just a few yards from the beach and surf.
We could clearly hear the waves along with the abundant wildlife as we practiced our forms!

Angus and Tania gave us plenty of choice for 'experiences' during the week.
They include river nature walks, horse trek, boat excursion with dolphin watching and snorkeling....and of course amazing massage therapy on tap!!

I guarantee also that you will struggle to find better healthy cooked and prepared food anywhere.
Angus delivered day after day with most delicious dishes...amazing job!

Finally, don't worry if you are not so good with your camera (which is a must by the way!)...Tania is a superb photographer and will help you capture the magic of your retreat! :)

Andy Gamble

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

This was by FAR one of my favorite vacations. The Osa is magical and amazing. Tania and Angus couldn't have been more caring and tentative to our needs. They are both so kind. Angus is super talented in the kitchen. His food feeds your sole, melts in your mouth. Tania made sure everyones needs were met and was so organized with our activity schedules. They took time out to show us the beautiful beaches of the Osa making sure we didn't miss a thing!
No brainer, i'd go back tomorrow!
Thanks for the memories!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Angus and Tanya are amazing!

Chirriposa offered the best of the mountains and the, surfing and world class food. The accommodations were beautiful but were overshadowed by the natural wonders and wildlife all around. A trip of a lifetime..........

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Best place on earth!

By far the greatest time i ever had on a Yoga retreat

Angus StephensSeptember 17, 2014

Thanks Axel
We had a great time with you too!
It's good to see that big guys can also touch their toes!
Can't wait to see you again next year.
All the best

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Peace - Tranquility & Great Fun

This was my second retreat with Hilary - Angus and Tania and I'm already looking forward to next year.
The contrast of the Chirriposa mountain and the Osa Peninsula make this the ideal combination especially after a long haul flight. Well done to all concerned and see you next year - Suzanne - UK

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars

We went for four weeks and visit lots of spots, it was outstanding! Mountains and at the Beach, Yoga ,Jungle with all wildlife and Surfing on Beaches and Hiking in the mountains...we come back!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Beautiful, healthful,

The two locations (Chirripo and the Osa) were very beautiful and complementary. Chirripo is in the mountains and cooler. The Osa was much warmer, more isolated and near the beach. Both had many great reasons to visit.

The food was DELICIOUS and plentiful. The staff and organizers were very friendly and accomodating. Transportation was easy and the activities were well-organized and easy to sign up for (and fun!).

I felt so much healthier at the end of my two weeks with Chirriposa than when I first arrived. I would love to go back!

Angus StephensFebruary 22, 2014

Thanks Claire…we would love to have you back!!!
Take care and please stay in touch.
Tania and Angus