My husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a retreat called In the Light Of Love with Deva Premal, Miten and Manose at Blue Spirit in March. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the staff is very welcoming and friendly. All the meals were included and were vegetarian. Twice that week, fresh fish was brought in for those who wanted more protein. The soups were amazing and all of the food was so fresh and well prepared. Blue Spirit's pool is a salt water infinity pool. The salt water was so good for the skin and even though I normal use moisturizers, none were needed the entire week. We spent every afternoon in the pool to cool off and found it absolutely delightful. We had a room in the main building which had a private bathroom, balcony with mountain view and the room itself was quite spacious. There were no TVs but they had WiFi available and we used it flawlessly every day. Blue Spirit also has eco-lodges, platform tents and other smaller rooms away from the main building. There are many, many steps everywhere from the main building to the pool, beach, other lodgings onsite. Some of the lodgings away from the main building did not have air conditioning. If you have a problem with stairs or need air conditioning (it was 96F every day we were there), you will need to stay in the main building. The people we talked to who stayed in the rooms with no AC said the staff was very good about providing fans to enhance the airflow provided by the ceiling fans. Because Blue Spirit is in a very eco-friendly region, there are a few things that need to be mentioned. To protect the fragile septic system, no toilet paper could be flushed down the toilet. There was a lidded receptacle next to the toilet for the paper which was emptied daily. It turned out not to be a problem at all to comply and there never was an odor. They also asked us to use their eco-friendly, natural shampoo and conditioner provided at no charge instead of our own products. Again, not a problem. All in all, the program and hotel was so blissful, that we can't wait to go back next year!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Spirit Costa Rica provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability. Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge – Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches, supporting your retreats, workshops, and trainings to be a deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience.Blue Spirit is located in one of the world’s Blue Zones© which inspired the name Blue Spirit. According to author Dan Buettner, the Nicoya Peninsula is one of five Blue Zone’s in the world: a Blue Zone is an area where people live the longest and report the highest levels of well-being. While visiting Blue Spirit, you will feel the resonance of a vibrant, inspiring, and healing energy, because of the rich subtropical environment, and the cultural lifestyle.Your stay at Blue Spirit offers you a comfortable and elegant accommodation of your choice, delicious gourmet vegetarian cuisine, a salt-water infinity pool, koi pond, café, gift shop, spa and longevity services, outdoor excursions, and complimentary wireless service.Blue Spirit was founded by Stephan Rechtschaffen who also co-founded the renowned Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. He is a nationally recognized holistic physician who lectures on health, wellness, nutrition, longevity, and time. These interests have drawn him to living and working in the more mindful and slower paced environment of Blue Spirit in Costa Rica. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blue Spirit Hotel Nosara
- Blue Spirit Costa Rica/Nosara