Costa Dulce

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua


What's Included

  • nights at Costa Dulce
  • 3 daily meals
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Day trip to San Juan del Sur

The Accommodations

A natural playground. Retreat to nature, the jungle, and the beach at Costa Dulce Ecolodge and Yoga Retreat Center. Spread across a jungle hill rising up from the from the beach, it is the perfect place to connect to yourself and your surroundings.

Costa Dulce has grown organically, integrating with the environment, and has become one of the premier wellness centers in Central America. We are committed to a grass-roots approach to tourism and a more sustainable future through improving the social, economic and environmental well being of our surroundings.

Costa Dulce has 11 individual Bungalows, two yoga shalas, a lounge/honour bar, sea turtle hatchery, spa, surf school, food garden, and a restaurant the Dulce Cocina.

Our big yoga, fully equipped yoga shala features stunning views and the soothing sounds of jungle and ocean. Our 900 square foot rancho style yoga platform stands alone over-looking Escameca Nature Reserve and the beach. It also doubles as an excellent event center. 

Costa Dulce offers full time, fully staffed kitchen and dining area the Dulce Cocina. We serve Nicaraguans best local, fresh, organic food, carefully selected and served with love. 

At Costa Dulce we care a lot for our surroundings and we contribute actively by supporting multiple initiatives such as reforestation, school projects and our own turtle hatchery -saving over 30 000 turtles annually- right at the beach.

Note: Date requests at Costa Dulce require additional minimum guest commitments from trip leaders.

The Activity Space

Practice yoga with a stunning view as soothing sounds of jungle and ocean intermingle. Monkey infused yoga sessions have been known to occur. Our 900 square ft rancho style yoga platform stands alone over looking escameca nature reserve and the beach. It also doubles as an excellent event center. WIth a large fully equipped kitchen and common area you can host dinners for up to 60 people and then dance the night away.

Getting There

Round-trip transportation to and from Managua Airport (MGA) is included on the first and last day of the trip. It takes 2 hours 45 minutes to get to the venue from the airport.

Daily Meals

  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included

Dietary Options

  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Vegan Meals
  • Gluten-Free Meals
  • Fish & Meat


  • 110 volt outlets
  • Accessible kitchen for guest cooking classes
  • Beach
  • Classroom/Deck for yoga & fitness
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Mosquito nets
  • On-site driver
  • Sound system for instructor use in yoga/fitness space
  • Spa
  • Towels

Fitness & Yoga Equipment

  • 30  Yoga Mats
  • 50  Yoga Blocks
  • 20  Yoga Straps
  • 30  Yoga Bolsters
  • 4  Standup Paddleboard (Sup)

Internet Access

Free wireless internet included

Room & Guest Capacity

  • Up to 25 Guests
  • 10 Rooms

The Rooms

Room with 1 Double Bed and 2 Singles 3 available

Sleeps up to 4, Contains 1 full/double bed and 2 twin beds

  • Room with 1 double-bed, 2 single-beds, and a private bathroom.

Room with 2 Double Beds, Shared Bathroom 1 available

Sleeps up to 4, Contains 1 king or queen bed and 1 full/double bed

  • Two double beds (one in a loft) and shared bathroom steps away (shared with one other room).

Room with 1 Double Bed 3 available

Sleeps up to 2, Contains 1 full/double bed

  • Room with 1 double-bed and a private bathroom.

Big Bungalow with 1 Double Bed and 3 Singles 1 available

Sleeps up to 5, Contains 1 king or queen bed and 3 twin beds

  • Big bungalow is the spacious octagonal bungalow, with a beautiful view of the jungle and beach. One double bed and 3 singles, with a private bathroom, veranda, hammock and sofa.

Room with 1 Double Bed, 2 Singles, Shared Bathroom 1 available

Sleeps up to 4, Contains 1 full/double bed and 2 twin beds

  • Room with 1 double-bed, 2 single-beds, and a shared bathroom with one other room.

Room with 1 Double Bed, 1 Single 1 available

Sleeps up to 3, Contains 1 king or queen bed and 1 twin bed

  • Room with 1 double-bed, 1 single-bed, and a private bathroom.

About the Area

What's Nearby

Costa Dulce Beach bungalows & Retreat Center is located on pristine Playa Escameca, a beautiful sandy beach and surf break just 30 minutes south from San Juan del Sur on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua.

At Costa Dulce you can participate in many activities such as surfing in the ocean or paddle boarding in the lagune or enjoy an amazing wellness experience with daily ocean view yoga classes or hour long massages (or both!). Besides, you can explore the Collado Nature Reserve or the waterfall- , go fishing with local guides or go horseback riding on the beach. 

Being close to the backpacker hub of San Juan del Sur there are many activities just a short drive away, Zip lining, Art projects at a local gallery/Studio. Street artisan and a host of vendors along with a vibrant local market as well as a Saturday farmers market. And San Juan del Sur is famous for it's nightlife, so if you like a night out on the town we've got the solution. 

Nearby Food

There is an awesome little beach bar open weekdays that serves lunch and on the weekends open in the evening for early dinners.

Nearby Airports

Managua Airport (MGA)

  25 Reviews   

  • Anie
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 27 2018

This trip was the best trip of my entire life!! Seriously! It was 1000x more than I could have ever imagined or expected. Simply put... priceless. The location was stunning and pristine , so minority touched by humans and there was endless things to explore on a seemily small ish area. I could have stayed for 3 more weeks and still not have run out of things to do. Each morning I woke up and just thought to myself... everything is absolutely perfect right now and I have never felt happier. The staff was so genuinely kind and accommodating. I have never had the pleasure of such hospitality and feeling 100% at ease and stress free. My biggest "stress" each day was do I go down to the ocean for one last swim or shower off the salt and sand and transition into a cozy mellow night time. I saw so many animals I'd never thought I'd see in my life. Smiled and laughed enough to carry me through the rest of the cold weather back home, and made life long connections with others and got closer to myself. Life will never be the same... in a glorious way. <3 if if could replay a week of my life on repeat this would be it. Sat Nam and Namaste. - thoughts truly do become things

  • Caitlin
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 25 2018

Incredible trip!

  • Noelle
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 06 2018


  • David
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 04 2018

Yoga with Singer was awesome - daily restorative sessions to the sounds of the ocean and the wind through the jungle trees was truly unique. Costa Dulce beach was clean and secluded as advertised. Great place to unwind and just be a beach bum. Three meals a day were very filling and a nice variety each day! Would go back again.

  • Crystal
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 04 2018

Amazing experience

  • Elisa
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 30 2017

Costa dulce is off the beaten path and well worth the trek. Gorgeous beaches, quaint bungalows with amazing views, the food was fresh and healthy. Yoga with Cass and Caitlin was fun, relaxing and the views in the studio overlooking the ocean were like no other! Overall I had an amazing experience.

  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 14 2017

The trip was amazing. I signed up because Asami is a wonderful teacher, and the entire trip exceeded my expectations. The yoga was a great combination of meditation, flow and yin, learning new postures and doing affirmations with partners. Costa Dulce was very accommodating for the airport shuttle, dietary restrictions (the food was incredible!), and many different activities. It was just the right combination of high quality but laid back, activities to choose from but time to relax, nice rooms and bar/lounge, the waves and sunsets were beautiful. A couple we met there said they had stayed at other places in Nicaragua before Costa Dulce and there was simply no comparison. Thank you Asami, Kit and Tyson!

  • Mario
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 05 2017

Very nice location, closest thing to paradise. Staff, food and managers were great. Yoga classes with the very dedicated Asami were soooo cool and demanding at the same time. I can't see how a retreat could be better executed.

  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 03 2017

had the best time in a gorgeous location, being so close to the ocean and isolated from everthing is the best feeling. The team there is very welcoming and attentive to every detail

  • Martine
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 01 2017

Just one word: paradise. Thank you for an amazing trip!

  • Megan
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 31 2017

Absolutely incredible trip. Costa Dulce is even more stunning than the photos and a perfect location for a retreat. All of the staff and owners are super helpful, approachable, and a pleasure to interact with. The proximity to the beach, views from the rooms and the yoga shala are second to none. Costa Dulce sits on its own private beach (which is massive) and offers plenty to do - from swimming, surfing, paddleboarding in the lagoon, reading in a shady hammock, horseback riding, etc. The food was amazing and they managed to accomodate an extensive range of food allergies/preferences and offered healthy, fresh meals. I would give the trip 6 stars if I could.

  • Darren
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 21 2017

The trip was amazing. Costa Dolce is a beautiful place, and the staff was great. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Natascha
  • Ambassador
  • Feb 15 2017

We had an amazing time at Costa Dulce. The food and accommodations were excellent, and the staff were great. We so enjoyed the fact that it was an eco-resort and blended into the jungle and ocean surroundings. It was the perfect place to unplug, recharge, practice yoga, meditate and just relax. Definitely a special place!

  • Shelley
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 11 2017

This retreat was amazing! Costa Dulce is a one of a kind location with an amazing staff. Also the food every day was super fresh and health. We all looked forward to the smoothie of the day each morning!

  • JoAnn
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 11 2017

This trip was absolutely wonderful. The staff at the resort was so friendly, the food was delicious, and the location was something out of a fantasy.

  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 11 2017

Happy to have found this laid back resort. I would recommend this resort to anyone looking for a safe place to enjoy Nicaragua. The staff went over and beyond my expectations. Much to do or do nothing you will enjoy this place.

  • Camille
  • Ambassador
  • Oct 14 2016

My group and I loved Costa Dulce and the staff! The location was idyllic and I could not have asked for a better retreat venue and participants who joined.

  • Pamela
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 24 2016

The retreat location was great, rustic, but that was to be expected. Food was fantastic, they were wonderful about accommodating dietary restrictions and the place was so relaxing.

  • Stephanie
  • Verified Guest
  • May 30 2016

This trip exceeded my expectations in every way. Costa Dulce is a beautiful, peaceful place staffed with kind and caring people! Emma and Jess's yoga and meditation instruction was top-notch. We had a BLAST!

  • Kathryn
  • Verified Guest
  • May 30 2016

My trip to Costa Dulce was incredible beyond words. From the location to the food, from the yoga classes to the energy of the city, everything was perfect. The location is beautiful and very rustic, the food was some of the best I've ever had--each meal was more delicious than the one before, and the yoga itself was absolutely amazing. Massages, surfing, and nature walks were wonderful too. Would recommend and definitely travel there again.

  • Ashley
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 29 2016

The transportation to the hotel was easy to find and conveniently set up for us. Costa Dulce was not what I was expecting. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had known what I was getting into, and would have packed very differently. It was more of a hostel on the ocean than a hotel. Small rooms with no locks, screen walls, and bugs everywhere. Some rooms had bathrooms, others you'd have to walk outside to get to the bathroom, and showers were shared by several rooms. No A/C and limited airflow in the rooms lead to hot and buggy nights. The meals were good, and what seemed to be authentic Nicaraguan food-very carb heavy and little protein. There was a super convenient 'honor bar' where you could get beer, wine, rum, or soda and charge it to your room. Massages were great, on site, and super cheap. Most of the activities were done by local contractors and very well done. Horseback riding was awesome. My group and ambassador was great, but have a few more creature comforts would have been appreciated.

  • Kendra
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 17 2016

Overall the trip was amazing. I had a great time.

  • Jill
  • Verified Guest
  • Jan 19 2016

Amazing, words are not enough to express the awesome experience!

  • Ginger
  • Verified Guest
  • Jan 19 2016

Great! Really lovely location and fun times in the sun!

  • Sharon
  • Verified Guest
  • Jan 19 2016

The location was spectacular! The staff at Costa Dulce were wonderful often going above and beyond. I enjoyed the Nicaraguan foods we were treated to for many of our meals. The activities offered were unique and so much fun! My only concern would be about organization/ communication of activity arrangements, whether regarding times, additional costs... Etc. Loved this trip, would do it again I. A heartbeat!!!

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