Our Spaces / Our Ethos


In the hamlet of Jacó, Costa Rica, you will find your home away from home right on the Pacific ocean, surrounded by mountains and rainforest, but with the proximity of a sizeable town. Enjoy the long volcanic sand beach and the many restaurants, shops and activities to be found. Experience monkey-watching rainforest hikes and swim in waterfalls and crystal clean rivers.

Here we have the best of both worlds - the intimate, quiet, natural environment of our secluded location, and the busy, fun, convenience of being right near downtown Jacó. We are located just 1.5 hours from the SJO International airport, 20 minutes from Carara National Park, 1.5 hours from Manuel Antonia National Park and just a few minutes drive to fabulous primary rainforest and many breathtaking beaches. All transportation is included to our activities and out-trips, and we have a personal driver who can take you at any time from the hotel to town or on your own adventures!

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This is not your average yoga/wellness retreat. Our mission at Esencia Solar is to provide a truly safe space where you can feel at home and be yourself, authentically. We wholeheartedly believe that our retreats are for every.body. and are committed to making the experience a great one for everyone. All genders/ethnicities/body types/families/people are welcome here!

At Esencia Solar we know that all bodies are good bodies, so our activities will accessible to everyone, no matter your physical ability or previous experience. Our policy is 100% inclusive - we strive for diversity, and believe that everyone, including families should be able to enjoy a retreat, so we have curated some of our retreats with programming for families and children.  There is quiet time built in to the schedule each morning to ensure that we all can rest and rejuvenate, even at a family-style retreat. And all activities, meals and workshops are entirely optional.

Come activate the sun within and recharge yourself with a week of adventure, self-care and relaxation. Experience the true meaning of Pura Vida and feel belonging.


meet your host:

Hola! My name is Juliana Vegh. I moved from Toronto, Canada to Jacó, Costa Rica in November of 2011. I came with my husband to run the family hotel, but along the way I found yoga, waterfalls, meditation, sloths, energy healing, 2 dogs, several volcanoes, amazing sunsets, 1 little human by the name of Desmond, and many adventures down pot-holed dirt roads. Costa Rica has been an amazing, transformative force in my life and I’m so grateful for the gifts I’ve received here. I’d love to invite you to discover all that I love about my adopted country, the amazing people and culture of Costa Rica, while having all the conveniences and comfort of Canadian-style hospitality! I will work my hardest to make your retreat a super-memorable experience for you! Please reach out to us and let us know all about you and what you hope to get out of your Esencia Solar experience! Estamos para sirvirle!