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).
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.
Option 1: Shared Van
Join 3 - 6 other retreatants for a comfortable ride in a private van accompanied by one of our resident yogis who will assist you along the journey. There will be two pick-up points in San Jose on the morning of your program. The pick-up location will be specified once we are closer to the event. Once the van arrives in San Isidro, the nearest town to the ashram, the group will stop at a charming café for lunch and then complete the trip along a rural road in 4x4 taxis.
Price: $75 per person, not including lunch
Option 2: Private Taxi
A taxi can pick you up at your hotel or an arranged meeting point and take you directly to the ashram, stopping for lunch along the way (we can give the taxi driver suggestions of where to stop).
Price: $200 - $225 per taxi, usually up to 4 can fit, not including lunch
Option 3: Bus & Taxi Combo
Take a Musoc bus from the central Musoc Bus Station in San Jose to the city of San Isidro del General. From there, hire a taxi for the remainder of the 45-minute journey along rural roads. You may purchase your bus ticket online here: http://musoccr.com/. The cost of the bus ticket is about $7.
Arrive at the Musoc bus station in San Jose about 20 minutes before the departure time. Most taxi drivers that you hire from your hotel will know how to get there. From San Jose, the journey is about a 3 ½ hour ride to San Isidro del General, the nearest town to the ashram. We recommend taking the 9:30 am bus to have time for lunch in San Isidro before catching a taxi for the final leg of the journey. From San Isidro, we recommend you stop for lunch and then join one of our group taxis to head up the mountain.
Price: This option will cost around $30, depending on the taxi fees. The shared taxi from San Isidro to the ashram is $20 per person.