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Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat

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Istmo Yoga and Adventure is family run full service Yoga Retreat Center and Boutique Hotel located at Playa Grande, San Carlos 1 hour 15 minutes outside of Panama City. We cater to individuals and groups looking for a sanctuary of rustic luxury surrounded by nature. Our property is a short 5 minute walk from the tranquil Playa Grande beach, which is an infrequently visited and has natural shade.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Playa Grande, San Carlos 1017 Panama
Getting there
Contadora Airport52 km
Panama Pacifico Intl Airport67 km
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The place is about 500 mts from the beach, in a stretch of coast which pretty empty and where finding a quiet spot under a tree will be easy. I don't do Yoga, but the place seems to be well equipped for groups and individuals who enjoy this activity. The rooms are, basically,
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I stayed at Istmo at the end of February 2019, and had an incredible experience all around. Istmo is the perfect intersection of natural simplicity and comfort--you're surrounded by gorgeous Panamanian rain forest vegetation, less than 10 minutes walk to the beach, nature walk
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I'm the organizer and co-leader of an annual Yoga & Sea Kayaking Retreat in Panama, and this January was our second annual trip and stay at Istmo. I'm very happy overall with how our retreat went. Most importantly, my guests were all very satisfied and happy. We all left feeling
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I spent a week at Istmo for a yoga retreat and the experience was amazing. Every dietary restriction was accommodated flawlessly (even my dislike of eggplant). The yoga shala is lovely and placed where it always had a nice breeze flowing through. The individual cabanas are air
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Istmo is an amazing place to unplug. Whether you're a retreat host, couple, girls' trip, whatever...they really make you feel at home. The staff is great and super friendly and helpful. I love the Shawn and Ayesha lead a lot of activities themselves (cooking class, hike, SUP,
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View from our bungalows
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Our Bungalow w/ 4 beds
Hi there! Can anybody tell me how to reach this structure from Panama City without hiring a car? thank you!!!
We were a large family who lived in Panama 50 years ago, so we rented cars. Can’t help you with other options. Email the retreat, I’m sure they have suggestions.
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"There's no wifi in the rooms, but wifi in the beautiful hammock pagoda."
"spacious rooms, tall ceilings, boutique bathrooms - all beneath mango trees with monkeys!"
"Bungalow #1 for 4 to 6 people. Two bunk beds with the bottom bed being a double bed."
"Beds are super comfy!"
"The cabanas are separated enough that we didn't hear any noise from any of the others."
US$106 - US$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PanamaPanama ProvinceSan Carlos
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