Yoga lovers will definitely not want to miss the National Yoga Festival in Costa Rica in April.
The capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica will host the 7th annual National Festival of Yoga from April 16 to 19, 2015 at the National Culture Center (CENAC). The festival is promoted by the Costa Rican Association of Yoga Teachers (ASOYOGA) to spread the practice of yoga throughout Costa Rica.
Activities at the festival will include yoga classes and workshops, talks, meditation, documentaries, games, healthy foods, handicrafts, cooking classes, massages and artistic activities. On Thursday, April 16, there will be free yoga classes in various yoga centers around San Jose. The official festival opening is Friday, April 17, with activities open to the public in San Jose parks and a gala presentation at 7:00 p.m. at the Theatre of Dance in San Jose. During Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, activities at the National Culture Center (CENAC) will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
After the festival, you should escape to the beach to one of Costa Rica’s hotspots for yoga and surfing – Santa Teresa Beach. Famous for yoga, some of the best surfing in Costa Rica and spectacular Pacific Ocean sunsets, the friendly beach town of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is the place to go for Costa Rica yoga retreats.
You’ll want to plan at least a few days if not a whole week in Santa Teresa. On the southern Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and was once again named a top beach in the TripAdvisor 2015 Traveler’s Choice Awards.
The place to stay in Santa Teresa is Hotel Tropico Latino. The beachfront hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is located on the light sand beach of Playa Carmen, which was recently awarded the Ecological Blue Flag by the Costa Rican Tourism Board for being one of the cleanest beaches in the country.
Read our blog article on the best ways to get to Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica from San Jose.
Article by Shannon Farley