Panacea de la Montaña Yoga Retreat and Spa

Finca Josefina
Above and behind The Oaks Condominiums
Huacas Huacas
Costa Rica
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

10 Reviews


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

10 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
An Incredible Experience with Incredible People!

An incredible place run by incredible people! I wanted to be isolated yet active, and since my stay was surprisingly inexpensive I had the opportunity to go on some amazing excursions! it was my first solo vacation and Panacea was exactly what I was looking for, and then some.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Panacea is heaven on earth. Beautiful serene surroundings close to the beach, fantastic food (included!), wonderful vinyasa yoga, and a pool that looks out over the Pacific. Couldn't imagine a better place to let go of the stress of city living in a healthy, relaxing way.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A lot of exactly what you need

I have been to Panacea 3 times over the course of 4 years. Each time I received exactly what my body and soul needed, even though I was there through different stages of my life. The mountain, the food and MOSTLY the people have been medicine for my soul. This place has amazing energy, beautiful natural beauty and an energy that cannot be described. If you are a yogi, a meditator or just a human longing for a bit of peace in this hectic world, please book a cabina asap. It will be life changing. I still thank fate daily for the gift it brought me when I happened upon this gem.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
heavenly retreat

Panacea is truly a heavenly retreat from the world. On a mountaintop close to the beach in Costa Rica, it's impossible not to take a deep breath and let your cares slip away. The delicious food and fantastic vinyasa yoga left me relaxed and rejuvenated, and the pool-side view of the Pacific ocean made me wish I never had to leave.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Utter Perfection

Panacea has the right balance of it all. They got it right. The food is gourmet and vegetarian healthy, the place is spectacular scenery with comfy very clean accommodations . I have made many friends there bonding over the food and the many opportunities for surfing and adventure as well as thoughtful impressive yoga.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Perfect fit for many types and wonderful community

I would recommend Panacea de la Montana to almost any of my friends. The staff and community feel are just wonderful. It is in a great location in that you can choose to stay isolated from the nearby beach town or explore that further if you choose. Food is amazing and nourishing. Yoga is just right with the option for additional practice if one chooses. I hope to return as soon as possible as this place rejuvenatedmy mind, body and soul.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Best Place on Earth

If you need to relearn how to relax, appreciate natural beauty and simple pleasures in life, this is the place for you. The yoga instruction is by far the best I have ever experienced, done in an open atmosphere with all the awe inspiring natural sounds, smells and sights to accompany your practice. The food is delicious and plentiful. The owners take care of your every need with individualized attention and make you feel like part of the family. I have been to Panacea twice and cannot wait to get back. Just knowing it exists makes all the stress in my life bearable.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Panacea is just that Panacea....

I just returned from my 7th or 8th stay at Panacea, I am no longer counting. I brought my tablet and Mary had suggested that I participate in her "Personal Home Yoga Practice" program where Mary asks specific health and life style questions and then works out a yoga program specific to my level of ability and well being. I can't tell you how beneficial this has been.


I have been using the video everyday and I no longer loath going to a yoga class with quite a few participants where the instructor goes from pose to pose to pose and I get frustrated. Mary thank you so much for this piece of Panacea that I took home with me and will utilize and make you proud upon my return at which point we will do another video taking me to the next level!!!! See you soon!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A perfect piece of paradise

Panacea is a slice of heaven, just perfect. A great place to visit, and stay as long as you like. The best yoga classes I have ever experienced, The food is spectacular and the people who run the place are wonderful. I am so glad I have found a place like pancea to visit regularly.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A dream retreat

I've just returned from my FOURTH visit to Panacea in six years. And I will be going back again. Mary is an outstanding yoga teacher. Debbie is an extraordinary cook. Peter is a wonderful leader of water aerobics. The three of them have created a perfect, healing mountain retreat, fulfilling their own dream and sharing it with others. Panacea is also just minutes away from the ocean . . . you can have complete rest and quiet on the mountain, lying in a hammock, looking out at the sunset or you can be out exploring the coast and the forests . . . . surfing, swimming, whatever. The attention to detail here is exquisite, and you will come away refreshed and renewed, and definitely planning your return visit.