Indigo Yoga Resort in Mal Pais, Costa Rica

Welcome to Indigo Yoga Resort, a unique place located in Mal Pais, Costa Rica.


We offer contemporary tropical accommodations while embracing traditional Costa Rican ambience & culture. Indigo is nestled in a lush green setting with an abundance of beautiful tropical flowers, trees, and native wildlife. You will enjoy watching the Howler & Capuchin monkeys hang in our trees as well as a large variety of tropical birds. We are situated in a biodiversity hotspot, perfect for the nature enthusiast.


Indigo´s concept is inspired by living a healthy and natural lifestyle. Surf lessons are available nearby, or if you plan to travel wit your own board - you can surf right in front of Indigo!!



**Please put your flight information on the logistics sheet.
You can fly into San Jose (SJO) International airport. Once you arrive, it is a 4.5-hour journey to Mal Pais/Santa Teresa by bus/shuttle.
** If you fly from SJO to Tambor Airport it is much faster. (35 minutes)



Every day at 6 am and 2 pm there is a public bus from Downtown San Jose, the bus station is called “7-10” and it's $15 each way. This bus is direct (gets on the ferry with you and then you reboard the bus after the ferry ride) it will arrive in Santa Teresa at the “CRUCE” at 12 noon or 8:30 pm. From there you will need to get a taxi to INDIGO YOGA RESORT, 2 km South of the cruce. The buses are very nice.


Shuttle (4.5 hours)

There are many shuttle companies from/to the airport you can try


By Air (35 minutes)

SJO to Tambor: or


Food & Water

Please let us know of any allergies or dietary restrictions. All meals are healthy and prepared by our lovely cook who knows how to make your taste buds smile. 3 Daily vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) served as a buffet.


Do not drink the water in Costa Rica. Only drink purified water. During the day there will be purified water available in the yoga shala and at night near your accommodations.


When traveling outside of your home country it is a good idea to take the extra steps to protect your immune system. If you have never traveled outside of your country, this may make you more susceptible to getting tummy sickness because your body will be exposed to unfamiliar bacteria! Even though our retreat centers have filtered water, we recommend bringing a water filter or water purification tablets. Here are the products we recommend:


LifeStraw Personal Water Filter or LifeStraw Water Bottle

Sport Berkey Water Bottle

SteriPen Ultra Water Purifier

Water Purification Tabs



The currency in Costa Rica is Colones. US Dollars are widely accepted but you will not get the best exchange rates. We also suggest not to use the money exchange in the airport as the rates are high. The current rate is approx. 606 Colones to $1 USD


The nearest ATM is in Playa Carmen, a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel. ATMs distribute Colones.


  • SYI Yoga Teacher Training Manual - included in tuition and will be at the course when you arrive.
  • How to Meditate by Pema Chodron - Purchase at Amazon or your local bookstore.
  • Yoga Sutras by Dennis Hill - Purchase at Amazon or your local bookstore.

YIN Yoga Teacher Training Manual

The manual is included in the price of tuition and we will have it for you at the start of the course.


What to Pack

  • Sandals, Water Shoes
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Bathing suits
  • Rash guard
  • Beach towel & Sarong
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Block (suggest to bring some natural zinc oxide for face)
  • Biodegradable shampoo, soap, etc
  • All-natural bug repellent ( All Terrain, Herbal Armor and Burts Bees are great!)
  • Lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and pants
  • 5 yoga outfits
  • T-shirts and shorts
  • Headlamps and flashlights
  • Yoga Mat, yoga towel
  • White or other ceremonial dress
  • Any snacks/superfoods you like between meals
  • Musical Instruments
  • Art Supplies
  • Journal and pens
  • Course Textbooks


Laundry is available off site and can be dropped off and picked up at Indigo. The cost is 2000 colones per kilo.


The Internet is available onsite at Indigo but we suggest to disconnect from the internet as much as possible, phones will only be allowed for photos during meal times etc.

Passport, Visa & Exit Tax

You will need a valid passport for entry into Costa Rica. US, Canada and EU citizens do not need to get a visa ahead of time.


*Immigration will give you an exit ticket upon arrival which you need to keep with you. Upon departure, you will need to pay an “Exit Tax” at the airport before you check into your flight.

The “exit tax” is approx. $29 and can be paid in cash or by card at the booth in the departure

terminal. (the booth is located on the right side of the building if you are facing the ticket counters.)




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