AmaTierra 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.
Make AmaTierra your home base as you venture on day trips to a variety of area attractions. AmaTierra's, elevation, at 2000 feet, creates an ideal climate which stays between 62-84 degrees year round.
This special eco-resort features an infinity-edge pool, dining/activity room, a balcony with breathtaking views and 10 private casitas, each with an outdoor patio. Versatility is our motto, and AmaTierra, offers basic lodging and breakfast as well as all-inclusive vacation packages such as our Wellness & Adventure Packages which include healthful meals, and activities and wellness services.
So many things to do!
AmaTierra also offers excursions to some of Costa Rica's finest attractions.
We'll help you visit the stunning Pacific beaches (less than 1 hour away), the hot springs beneath Arenal Volcano and the ecological parks that make up 30% of this fabulous country.
The magnificent Pacific Beaches are less than one hour away.
From AmaTierra, you can choose to explore the beaches, parks, hot springs or nearby towns on day trips, or stay put for a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat. See our in-house special packages for 3, 5, or 7 night stays, or choose to make AmaTierra a part of an extended Costa Rican tour. Let the staff at AmaTierra help you make your Costa Rican vacation dreams a tangible, wonderful reality.
Rica festivals are fun
the whole family.
Enjoy local festivals (and Costa Ricans LOVE their fiestas!) where you can sample "typical" food and watch the "caballos trotadores" Spanish dancing horses or bullriding events in nearby San Pablo or Puriscal. Tour a local organic coffee farm, watch the one-truck produce market in action on a Saturday morning, and see how tobacco is cured at a local cigar factory.
A birdwatcher's haven, AmaTierra's 3 hectares of mountain forest is home to 2 kinds of Toucans and hundreds of varieties of birds and butterflies. A stream, hiking trails with stunning views, dozens of mango trees and reforested Pochote hardwood are all part of the ecology here. Committed to rainforest conservation and sustainable agriculture, herbalist owner Jill Ruttenberg has created an organic garden and an atmosphere of discovery for learning about tropical plants. Slowly, AmaTierra is also becoming a state-of-the-art wellness center with integrated natural therapies for true rejuvenation.
Experience the authentic Tico rural life.
At AmaTierra guests can glimpse Tico life in a traditional "campo" rural setting, authentically Costa Rican. Here it is not uncommon to encounter cowboys herding Brahma cows down the road, and perhaps to take part yourself in herding cows on a horseback ride through breathtaking mountain vistas.
AmaTierra is ideal for honeymoon couples, families and active people of all ages who desire a more intimate travel experience, as well as those who wish a yoga or meditation retreat and a time to reflect and rejuvenate in an ecologically balanced part of the world.
"The Ultimate in Relaxation" A TripAdvisor Member, March 2008
"AmaTierra Hotel was just what I needed... The food is terrific, the staff is friendly... I felt very well taken care of. I would recommend AmaTierra for a genuine Costa Rican experience - I can't wait to go back!." Read the full review.
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