The region round El Ostional consists of protected land and the small fishing village has an atmosphere of authenticity not easily found anywhere else on the planet. Unlike other major tourist towns in Nicaragua like San Juan del Sur and Granada the locals runs the majority of the activities without any interference from outside. The cool and relaxed ambience is great for any retreat group looking to get away from the crowds and busy stressed out everyday life. If you are not attracted to high-end hotels and spas and just want to go back to basics and find your inner peace – this is it. During the years we have had a blend of the most interesting and creative spirits on different quests in life from different corners of the world. It seems like this magical place attracts special kind of people with special dreams. If you are a special person with dreams this is for you too.
Even though it is a very peaceful place there is lots of things to do here:
Hiking in the forest. This place is home for lots of birds, animals, trees and exotic plants that will thrill any outdoor lover. The hills offer spectacular views over the Pacific and you can easily spot howler monkeys, parrots, eagles and other interesting animals.
The beach offers you a beautiful stretch of sand where you are likely to be undisturbed. There is a well-known point break in the middle of the bay and the water is perfect for swimming or snorkeling. Trips to nearby beaches or fishing trips are also memorable adventures and you can even go on kayak when the sea is calm. During evening time the beach is a magical place for campfire and stargazing.
Kayak tours: 10 US$/2,5 hours
Boat trips: 40 US$/hour
Hiking: 10 US$/hour
Turtle tours: 35 US$
Surfing. Ostional beach has a well-known point break called ‘Los Senos’ (the Breasts) that’s best at midtide, with decent-sized swells. You will find the break just outside the Beach House. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/nicaragua/el-ostional#ixzz3w1nMJEgd
The Yoga Rancho
This is the yogis favorite spot! On the north side of the beach, opposite from the village that is located on the south, you will find our Yoga rancho. It is an open door yoga floor fronting the ocean made in the typical rustic Nicaraguan way. The yoga space is the center and around we have hammocks, tables and chairs for relaxing, chilling and dining. The kitchen area takes up a big part of the rancho area with an open grill as well as a traditional indoor kitchen. There are bathrooms and both indoors and out door showers in the area. There is a roof top house where two yoga teachers can sleep – with the best view on the beach.
Our Nicaraguan Staff Makes You Feel At Home
Our very special incredible staff of locals takes care of everything during your stay. They have been with us from the beginning and they will make you feel at home and safe from the very first minute you arrive.
You are what you eat and your food is your medicine. We focus a lot on the food because we know how important that is. After your stay with us you will leave detoxed and stronger than ever before. We serve locally grown, ecological, home made food. Each meal is made with fresh, organic herbs, vegetables and fruits. Our chef is very innovative and we have a holistic nutritionist in the crew. It is so epic our guest always asks us about a cookbook. The secret is fresh food with no chemicals or sugar and a lot of love leaving the food tasty and delicious and the effect it has on you is that you will feel vibrant and high in spirit. We always treat our visitors with lots of fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. Many of our guests are vegetarian but newly caught fish is often on the menu for this who aren’t and if you love seafood you can also look forwards to eating grilled lobster. Vegan, vegetarian or other special request meals are always available.
Pay It Forward Community Projects
We are involved in off the yoga mat volunteer work or selfless service. Seva is work offered to God without expectation of return and with a pay-it-forward effect it will create ripple effects in a desired positive way. More and more people today are looking for way to contribute in a meaningful way to an important cause and you can also be a part of our projects. Please contact us for more in depth information about our projects:
Saving Sea Turtles
Community School Project
Beach House Located right on the best part of the beach just a couple of hundred meters from the yoga rancho. Large rooms with lots of light and air. Bathroom with shower in each room and an area with a fridge in each room. Large recreation area in front of the house with hammocks tables and chairs. 3 rooms with 4 people in each room, sleeps 12. Beds are of “dorm quality”.
4 people in each room sleeps 12
Hostel Mantarya Located on the north side of the beach near the village. 15 minutes walk on the beach to the yoga rancho. Family owned hostel where they have great knowledge of the area with its flora and fauna. The double rooms have single or king-size beds with better quality. All rooms have their own bathroom and front porch. Here you can also rent kayaks. 4 rooms: sleeps 4 single or 2 single and 2 couple.
1 – 2 people in each room (couple) sleeps 4 single or 2 couple
Roof Top House Located on top of the yoga rancho with beautiful view over the ocean. Bathroom and shower downstairs. Two single beds of “normal” standard. Sleeps 1 – 2 teachers complimentary when booking your group with us.