Arriving at the Ashram

 Transportation and Directions


Our Ashram is located in the southern part of Costa Rica in the region of Pérez Zeledón, a 4-hour drive from San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital.  

Once you have arrived into San Isidro de El General, the largest town in the area, you continue north-west into the surrounding mountains for a 40 minute drive on rural roads until you arrive at Sat Yoga Ashram.

Once you have booked your program you will receive a detailed map and other travel information.

Preparing Your departure

Do I need a visa to visit Costa Rica?

Please inquire with your local embassy before traveling to Costa Rica for specific guidelines. 

Which airport should I fly into?

We recommend you fly into the San Jose Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

When should I arrive into Costa Rica?

We recommend you arrive at least one full day before the program start date. The average time to travel from San Jose to our ashram is 4 to 5 hours (in a bus or car).

Where should I stay when I arrive in San Jose?

Here are a few guesthouses in Escazú, a suburb of San Jose that is close to the airport:​

Here are a couple of recommended airport hotels:  

How should I get to my hotel/guesthouse from the airport?

If your hotel does not provide shuttle service, we suggest using the airport taxis. They have set prices and are reliable.

How to Get to the Ashram

There are a few different ways that you can arrive at the Ashram depending on your location and travel preferences. We do our best to pre-arrange carpools from the San Jose area but you can also rent your own vehicle or use public transportation.

Once you have booked your reservation our Visit Coordinator will be in touch with you with arrival information, driving directions, and carpools if applicable.

​Transportation costs are not included in the retreat price.

Transportation Options


Carpools are pre-arranged by our Visit Coordinator from the San Jose area and vary between retreat based on availability of cars and number of retreatants. Please contact our Visit Coordinator for more information about carpools.

Rental Car 

If you decide to rent a car, you will need to rent a 4X4 to arrive at the ashram safely due our unpredictable road conditions. Our Visit Coordinator will provide you with a detailed map of how to arrive at the Ashram. We recommend that you leave the San Jose area between 4-5 hours before scheduled arrival time.

Public Bus

The MUSOC bus from San Jose to San Isidro de General runs every hour on the half hour from 5:30am to 5:30pm. The bus fare one-way is around $6 – $7 for an efficient, clean, and reliable journey. To arrive on time, we recommend departing from San Jose on a 7:30 or 8:30am bus. This is a great option for budget travelers.

From San Isidro de El General, we recommend that you get a 4×4 taxi for the 40 minute mountainous ride to the ashram (average cost is $40 for 4-5 people). We will be happy to provide you with taxi names and numbers upon request.