Yoga retreat in costa rica with organic gardens and meals

AmaTierra is located along the winding and wonderfully pothole-free Highway 137, 19 kilometers west of Puriscal, on the old road toward Orotina, about an hour’s drive southwest from San José. We can also be accessed from Highway 27, 15 minutes off the Escobal exit.

AmaTierra Address: 2 Km Este de la Iglesia Católica de San Pablo, Turrubares, San José, Costa Rica.

Local phone number: 2419-0110.

GPS Coordinates for AmaTierra:

Latitude 9.905586 N

Longitude 84.427021W

Location of AmaTierra Retreat and Wellness Center in Local map

Directions to AmaTierra


Once on Hwy 27 toward Orotina, which is a toll road (colones or dollars accepted), go straight on this road, 2 exits past the Atenas tollbooth, Past “Pan de Azucar”, and EXIT AT ESCOBAL. At the top of the exit, TURN LEFT, then RIGHT once you’re over the highway, onto the frontage road. Follow this to its end (about 1.2 km) and TURN LEFT. Stay on this little dirt road for about 15 minutes, over a one-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, past Bazaar Kinito and you’ll see Soda Francini, a small restaurant, on the RIGHT. TURN LEFT there, toward Puriscal and go uphill. AmaTierra will be on your LEFT side about 1 kilometer up the road.

Directions via Puriscal (15 minutes slower, winding road; entirely paved):

Take the road from San Jose to Ciudad Colon. Once you’re in Ciudad Colon, look out for a sign saying “no hay paso” that means you’re going on to a one way street.

Instead turn right at the gas station and then left at the next street and you will see a green AmaTierra sign up high (on a car wash building) stating you are 35km from the hotel. Go to the top of the hill thru the town of Cuidad Colon and turn left before the road turns to dirt, following paved road. You will see a Universidad para la Paz sign on the left. Make sure you follow the road out of town (do not turn hard right to the University for Peace), but veer slight right after that sign and go uphill towards Puriscal.

After about 20 minutes, you will arrive in Puriscal. About 300 meters past the gas station on the right, you will see a sign for Turrubares/Orotina/Jaco – turn left there, in front of the Red Cross/ICE building. Follow about 3 blocks past the church, and just after the stop light you will see a white sign that will say Turrubares/Orotina/Jaco, where you will TURN RIGHT after the sign and take this paved road past the cemetaries, continuing on to AmaTierra. The Hotel is located 17km or 20 minutes once you leave Puriscal. We are on the right side of the road 2km before reaching San Pablo, and you will see a green AmaTierra sign 200 meters before to let you know you are close.

It is easy to find and the road is paved the entire way – simply look for the living green fence and wooden gate. If the gate is closed, just honk and the guard will open the gate.

Buen Viaje!

Amatierra Wellness Center