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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This place is the bomb, so accommodating, so secluded and beautiful. The owner is friendly and on top of anything you may need. The accommodations are as good as, if not better than anywhere I've stayed in Central America, hot clean water with good pressure. And the best for last is the food each meal better than the last and...

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Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

I recently completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training through Marianne Wells Yoga School here at the Goddess Garden. I stayed in one of the dorm rooms and am so glad I went with this rooming option over a single or triple as I was able to make some life long connections with these ladies. The dorm has 2 showers...

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Jacqueline B, Propietario at The Goddess Garden, responded to this review

Thank you Allie for your opinion. It was a pleasure having you here.

USA
Reviewed 7 February 2016

The Goddess Garden is an absolutely lovely place to stay. Not fancy, but clean and comfortable and very well-run. Jaqueline, Marcelo, Rolf, Wilma, and Jonah and the rest of the staff take such excellent care of their guests. The food is delicious, beautiful, and healthy. The grounds are paradise. The beach across the road is wild and wonderful (though not...

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Jacqueline B, Propietario at The Goddess Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you here.

Pleasantville, New York
Reviewed 30 December 2015

I stayed at Goddess Garden for my 200hr yoga teacher training with the Marianne Wells Yoga School. What an incredible experience! 200 hours in a mere 2 weeks is ambitious, but Ron and Marianne flawlessly balanced a rigorous curriculum with personal attention and self-exploration for each and every student. Calm and accessible, Ron and Marianne, as well as the TAs,...

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Jacqueline B, Propietario at The Goddess Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. By the way - the internet service is back on. Sorry for the inconvenience - the provider had a problem.

Iowa City, IA
Reviewed 23 March 2015

The owners are so very thoughtful and kind. Every space is mindfully designed to delight the eye. Living among the jungle sounds was very restful for the most part. The crickets, frogs and birds so amazing. The howler monkeys do tend to make a racket which all part of the charm. The food is beautifully prepared and presented every meal....

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Jacqueline B, Propietario at The Goddess Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. How suitable the beach is for swimming changes throughout the year. There are months with a completely calm deep blue ocean and there are months with waves appreciated by the surfers.

New Mexico
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Not only were the entire grounds beautiful, but the food was delicious & the staff very helpful. The artwork was incredible! Many hand carved benches, totems, figures, animals, etc. all over. The yoga studios were fully equipped & you could hear the howler monkeys or frogs & see birds of all kinds while doing yoga.

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Jacqueline B, Propietario at The Goddess Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review.

Dublin
Reviewed 6 February 2015

I read the reviews before I left and was looking forward to my 3 week retreat with Frog Lotus at the Goddess Garden. Maybe it was the continuous rain or the rickety bus trip we rode 6 hours to Cahuita but I found the retreat centre to be a real disappointment. The rooms albeit eco friendly were sparse and very...

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Jacqueline B, Propietario at The Goddess Garden, responded to this review

There is an ancient proverb which says “You do not see things as they are – you see things as you are”. We work very hard to provide wonderful experiences for our guests. We are sorry to hear that you could not appreciate our care and help at all times, not even when we spent an afternoon with you at...

Dallas, Texas, United States
Reviewed 27 November 2014

Our stay at the Goddess Garden was a wonderful Costa Rican experience. We were not with a retreat, just there on on our own for a little R&R…we also got a little adventure thrown in --very Costa Rican! Even though we weren't with a group, Jacqueline and Marcelo took excellent care of us. Their hospitality is beyond compare. Marcelo has...

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Jacqueline B, Propietario at The Goddess Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We have an excellent laundry service and we are sorry to hear that you did not use it.

Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 19 September 2014

I did my teacher training here. This was such a beautiful and amazing place! I woke up to the sound of monkeys every morning. The food was the best I've ever experienced (Thank you Jonah). This resort had it all: friendly spiders, comfy rooms, beach, etc. I couldn't have asked for more! The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The...

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Jacqueline B, Propietario at The Goddess Garden, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely words.

Madrid
Reviewed 18 September 2014

I stayed here for 3 weeks this august. What a dream retreat center right in the jungle and 5 minutes from the beach. Jaqueline & Marcelo are amazing owners and the staff was wonderful. Our chef Jonas prepared vegetarian fare you could only dream of. I was here for both a yoga certification and a retreat and both experiences were...

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Thank you so much.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Goddess Garden is a yoga teacher training center and yoga retreat center and most of all, an intentional place for yoga, meditation and transformation in Costa Rica. This yoga teacher training and retreat center is surrounded by huge jungle trees, which follow the path of a small creek. Just a step away, you will find the oldest and most amazing tree in Cahuita, Costa Rica. Its roots, as tall as a man, will leave you breathless... in reality it is a temple. This beautiful setting will invite you to practice yoga and meditation. The Goddess Garden Retreat's spiritual center has two floors, where the view of the rainforest expands to almost 360 degrees. It is designed to give you a wonderful feeling, putting you in touch with nature during your yoga and meditation sessions. Since Costa Rica is a peaceful country that disposed of the army many years ago and has a consciousness geared for peace and taking care of the environment, it is great for yoga and meditation practice. So choose to come to our yoga retreat and yoga teacher training resort to practice and learn yoga in Costa Rica, in the midst of awesome natural surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Goddess Garden

Address: Apartado 34-7302, Cahuita 7302, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Price Range: $132 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“I cannot recommend this retreat and nor can I recommend a choice of rooms. They vary between two doubles sharing and bunkbeds for six.”
 of 5 bubbles PradaprincessDublin, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Keep clothing items in plastic if weather is a bit rainy.”
 of 5 bubbles capemay23, 31 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Never saw any of the rooms, so I can not comment there.”
 of 5 bubbles Dianagaye, 14 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The rooms are not air conditioned but the fans work very good. This is an eco resort and want to save on electricity.”
 of 5 bubbles donnaf887, 27 Nov 2013 | Read review
“I think all rooms were pretty much the same. Some sleep more than others. We were on the bottom floor and I would chose a top floor next time. We couldn't hear anyone above us--I just like to be 'up'. We were lucky to get a room at all since we planned this trip last minute...”
 of 5 bubbles freddifurry, 6 Nov 2013 | Read review
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