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Costa Rica Yoga retreats in tropical paradise at hotel DoceLunas. Mountainside yoga studio looks out over five acres of jungle gardens. Find out more about our yoga retreats in our blog.

Come to Costa Rica and change your brain with Mantra Singing

Here at hotel DoceLunas in Jaco, Costa Rica we like to do yoga. We offer free classes for our guests twice a day most days of the week (yoga schedule varies so please confirm with for any particular day). Most of our yoga classes begin and end with the chanting of an ancient mantra, OM, or OM Shanti Shanti Shanti.

Scientists have recently discovered that singing as a group lowers stress and relieves anxiety. We still don’t “know” exactly why, although the ancient vedic tradition of yoga going back thousands of years posits that the vibrations create a sort of magical connection to the vibration of the universe.

That is a little hard to demonstrate with our current understanding, but we do know that physical reality is mostly empty space filled with fast moving particles that in themselves have wave like properties of vibration. (I think. Hey, i am no particle physicist.) But we do know this: when you sing as group, your body responds to the experience by producing more endorfins (that will make you feel euphoric) and more oxytocin (that will make you feel the literal power of love).

Here is an article from Time Magazine about the study: Time singing and stress article.

So make a plan to come down and join us for some relaxing time in paradise and sing a few OMs with us. While you are bringing your plan for a Costa Rica yoga vacation to fruition, you can set up a group OM chant in your own neighborhood.

Namaste, and Pura Vida

from hotel DoceLunas.

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Jaco Costa Rica FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about Jaco, Costa Rica.

Q: How far is Jaco from the Airport?

A: It takes about 1 hour and fifteen minutes to drive via the new Autopista Del Sol Highway from SJO – Juan Santamaria Airport in Alajuela near San Jose to Jaco. Here is a map of the route from SJO Airport to Jaco.

Q: What is the temperature like in Jaco?

A: Daytime highs range from the low to the high 80s, with the warmest weather from January to April. Overnight lows on very rare occasions dip to the high 60s but are typically in the 70s.

Q: Does it rain a lot in Jaco?

A: In September and October, the height of the rainy season, it can rain hard for several says. From January to April, it hardly rains at all in Jaco, but central Pacific Costa Rica remains green. May, June, July, and August along with November and December there are occasional rain showers that may last a few hours, but most days are clear or partly cloudy with no rain. We have lots more information on Jaco, Costa Rica weather and climate here and the most accurate current weather forecast for Jaco here.

Q: What is there to do in Jaco?

A: Ummm… Everything? Jaco is famous for its surfing and nightlife but there are also lots of other activities and adventures to have here in The Gateway to the Central Pacific; click below for more details.

Manuel Antonio National Park

Off-shore Deep Sea Fishing


Near shore fishing

Whitewater Rafting

Tortuga Island Boat Ride and Snorkeling

Whale Watching 

Zip Line Canopy Tour

Canopy Tram

Sea Kayak or Outrigger Canoe Trips

Surf and rivermouth fishing

Carara National Park

Horseback Riding

Surf Lessons on Jaco Beach

Crocodile Tour


Turtle Egg Laying and Hatching

Yoga Classes

Jaco Hotel DoceLunas exclusive Waterfall Tour

Mt Biking – beginner to expert

Scuba Diving

As you can see, there are quite a few fun things to do around Jaco!

Q: Is Jaco a good place for a wedding or a honeymoon?

A: Definitely! As you can see  above, there is a huge range of activities so wedding guests or honeymooners can enjoy a wide variety of tropical adventures for all ages and interests. And you are already familiar with the ideal wedding venue – hotel DoceLunas. Check out our affordable Costa Rica wedding package prices here.

New Yoga Class Schedule

Our resident expert instructor Alejandra is now offering Yoga classes in our treetop studio five days a week in low season. High season classes will be offered twice daily. Currently, classes are offered from 9 to 10:30 am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and from 6 to 7:30 Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are free for hotel guests. Please let us know in advance if you plan to attend. Classes are open to the community also. Fees are $10 per class for community members. Contact us for group discounts and long term plans, or bring a friend and get a discount and enjoy yoga classes for $8 each. For more information, check out our Costa Rica Yoga retreat page.

Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica

This is our new blog section on Yoga retreats in Costa Rica, the yoga studio at DoceLunas and our

yoga classes, and general discussion of yoga. DoceLunas is great place for a yoga retreat.

We have five acres of jungle gardens to provide a Pura Vida atmosphere for your retreat.

The yoga studio itself is perched on the side of a mountain overlooking the canopy which we have preserved throughout the property. There are big sliding glass doors down one side and mirrors down the other and hardwood floors throughout. You can bring your own instructor or take classes with one of our excellent resident yoga teachers.