Location: district: San Pablo, canton: Turrubares, province: San José, Costa Rica. Zone postal code: 11601.
AmaTierra Retreat Hotel GPS Coordenates: 9.905586,-84.427021 (9°54’20.11″N, 84°25’37.27″W)
Telephone: +506 2419-0110
Fax: +506 2419-0094
TOLL FREE: +1-866-659-3805
AmaTierra Retreat Hotel and Wellness Center is a life-enhancing guest facility nestled on 8 acres in the Costa Rican mountains 1 hour west of the capital city of San Jose and 1 hour north of the Central Pacific Beaches. AmaTierra, loosely translated as “Beloved Earth” implies this dedication and embodies the belief that human beings exist as part of the delicate web of nature and, as stewards of the earth must be conscious to minimize our impact on the earth’s ecosystems, especially in a place with so much diversity as Costa Rica. Virtually 5-6% of all the plant and animal species on the earth are found here.
AmaTierra Hotel, offers basic lodging and breakfast as well as all-inclusive vacation packages such as their Wellness & Adventure Packages which include healthful meals, activities and wellness services.
Tastefully designed with unique decor to allow you to enjoy the serenity of your surroundings, AmaTierra Hotel features 10 private casitas. Each Suite has a comfy queen-sized bed, its own bath tub, ceiling fans, a refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, phone, TV/DVD player, private terrace and garden with outdoor seating. This special eco-resort also features an infinity-edge pool, dining/activity room, a balcony with breathtaking views.
At AmaTierra Retreat Hotel you can nurture yourself with delicious organic foods and professional wellness services. Here, guests can enjoy some of the freshest foods in all of Costa Rica. AmaTierra Retreat Hotel restaurant’s cuisine is International, with dishes either vegetarian or with fresh fish, hormone-free chicken, or even can adapt their menu for vegan or gluten-free diet, all of them with fresh fruits and vegetables, some home-grown in their organic garden.
AmaTierra Hotel has one of the best yoga retreats in Costa Rica with its inspiring views from the magnificent open-air studio. It offers daily gentle Hatha yoga classes for every body, no matter the age or ability level. Come for a few days of relaxation in paradise and enjoy rejuvenating holistic health services, massage and spa treatments directed by registered herbalist (AHG) Jill Ruttenberg that will enrich your vacation experience and inspire profound transformation in your whole Being. AmaTierra Hotel also hosts group retreats for self-help, spirituality and creativity seminars.
The owners and staff of AmaTierra are dedicated to protecting the natural environment, to reducing waste and conserving, reusing and recycling resources. In fact, now AmaTierra LLC is part of a community of investors who believe in the vision of a peaceful haven for rest and rejuvenation which has as its foundation the beauty of the tropics and builds upon that magnificence with the tenets of natural health and healing.
Getting to AmaTierra Retreat Hotel and Wellness Center: (there are 2 WAYS TO GET THERE)
Directions for the slower, meandering but paved all the way road: From Juan Santamaria International Airport follow the highway towards San Jose and look for the Intel exit on your right. Continue through the town of Belen until you see the Panasonic Building on your left. Here you have to turn left and drive for aprox. 5km on the Lindora-Belen road (South) until you get to an intersection. Take the exit to your rigth towards towards Ciudad Colon. Once you’re in Ciudad Colon, turn right at the gas station and then left, here you will see a green AmaTierra sign (on a car wash building) stating you are 35km from the Hotel. Go to the top of the hill through the town of Ciudad Colon and turn left before the dirt road. You will see a University of La Paz (Peace) sign on the left. Make sure you follow the road out of town (do not turn right to the U. for Peace), but veer right towards Puriscal and Turubari Park.
After about 20 minutes, you will arrive to Puriscal. About 300 meters past the gas station, you will see a sign for Turrubari. Turn left in front of the Red Cross/ICE building. Follow about 3 blocks past the church, and just after the stop light you must turn right and then you will follow the signs to Amatierra/Turubari Park. The Hotel is on the right side of the road 2km before San Pablo and you will see several Green AmaTierra Hotel signs to let you know you are close (always know that if you follow the signs to Turrubari Park that you are on the right track). This route requires a total of 2 hours from San Jose.
Directions for the NEW CALDERA HIGHWAY (Route 27): From Juan Santamaria International Airport follow the highway towards San Jose and look for the Intel exit on your right. Continue through the town of Belen until you see the Panasonic Building on your left. Here yo have to turn left and drive for aprox. 5km on the Lindora-Belen road (South) until you get to an intersection. Take the exit to your right towards Guacima and Orotina, which is a toll road. You will need colones (though they do make change for dollars, don’t worry).
Go straight on this road, past 2 tolls, the last one is Atenas. Past Pan de Azucar too, and take the exit at Escobal. At the top of the exit, turn left, then right at the end, onto the frontage road. Follow this to its end (about 1.2 km) and turn left. You stay on this little dirt road for about 15 minutes, over a 1 lane bridge, until you eventually get to a town called San Pablo, with a town square on the left. Go straight past the town about 2-3 blocks and you’ll see “Soda Francini” on the right. Turn left there, towards Puriscal. AmaTierra will be on your left side about 1km up the road. The new highway cuts off about 15 minutes but does involve a dirt road for about 15 minutes of the journey. This route requires a total of 1.5 hours from San Jose.