Arriving at the
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
Which airport should I fly into?
When should I arrive into Costa Rica?
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:
- Casa Laurin’s – https://www.casalaurin.com
- Casa de las Tias – https://www.casadelastias.com
- Tierra magica – https://www.tierramagica-costarica.com
Here are a couple of recommended airport hotels:
How should I get to my hotel/guesthouse from the airport?
How to Get to the Ashram
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 4×4 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.