Panama
Destination
7 Days
Duration
Fitness, SUP, Surfing, Yoga
Activity

 

RELAX AND DISCOVER THE EXCITING AND BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY OF PANAMA ON THIS SIX NIGHT/SEVEN DAY STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD (SUP) AND YOGA RETREAT   VACATION.

Spend a week’s vacation at ISTMO – a beautiful rain-forest Boutique Hotel with luxurious accommodations steps away from an alluring tropical beach.  Add SUP adventures, daily yoga classes, and delicious wholesome meals and you are in for an unforgettable experience!

On this exciting retreat, you’ll get to explore some off the beaten track hidden gems of Panama: glide around a tropical mountain lagoon on your stand up paddle board; paddle through an exotic mangrove forest, hike through a cloud forest on the slopes of an extinct volcano, visit a colourful and vibrant local market, take a tour to an indigenous Embera village and learn about their traditions and culture. Additionally, you’ll have a yoga session every day which will help to calm and focus your mind and strengthen and tone your muscles, leaving you feeling peaceful and rejuvenated. Round it off by spending time on the secluded and pristine local beach, Playa Grande which is just a 5-minute walk away from your captivating retreat center, nestled in the rainforest. The expert instructors will adapt all of the sessions and lessons to suit your ability and level of experience.  You will be provided with a daily breakfast and dinner to fuel your action packed days!

This retreat is designed for Stand Up Paddleboard beginner to intermediate level and includes some intermediate level hikes in the cloud forest. The paddling is all done on flat water in picturesque locations and usually has a duration of 1- 1 1/2 hours on the water. For this retreat, we do not paddle in the open ocean or in areas where there are waves.  If you are a super athlete or advanced paddleboarder, there will be opportunities to continue on your own or at your pace, but know that you will be part of a group that is mainly beginner to intermediate paddlers/hikers.

We recommend this retreat for individuals that are fit and enjoy outdoor activities.  It is hot in Panama so plan on sweating. The main hike we do is mostly shaded and uphill and crisscrosses a stream with several waterfalls. As it rains often in Panama, some parts of the trail can be a bit slippery.  The peak can be reached in roughly an hour at a moderate pace. We return down the same path we took up.

The Hatha Yoga classes are taught at a beginner to intermediate level.  They are designed to help you reconnect with your breath and stay present amidst the activities and new experiences of your vacation.  The hour-long daily classes include warm up exercises, sun salutations, an asana practice and deep relaxation.

DATE

September 17th to 23rd, 2017

October 22nd to 28th, 2017

November 12th to 18th, 2017

December 10th to 16th, 2017

January 21st to 27th, 2018

March 11th to 17th, 2018

April 8th to 14th, 2018

May 20th to 26th, 2018

June 3rd to 9th, 2018

DURATION 7 Days
LOCATION Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat

INCLUDED Airport Pick up on Sunday

Night at the Riande Granada Urban Hotel

Panama City Tour including Panama Canal

Transfer to ISTMO Yoga and Adventure Retreat

5 nights accommodation in ISTMO’s luxurious cabins

Daily Yoga Classes (except for Sunday)

All SUP Gear

An SUP introduction course on the mountain lagoon

Transportation for all excursions

SUP excursion to a mountain lagoon

SUP excursion to a mangrove site

Hiking trip in the Cloud Forest and visit to a local market

SUP excursion and visit to an indigenous Embera village

Airport transfer for flights leaving after 1pm on Saturday

Fresh drinking water throughout the day

Daily housekeeping

Daily Healthy Breakfast

Daily Gourmet Dinner (except for Sunday night)

Free WIFI Internet

Taxes

NOT INCLUDED Airfare

Alcohol

Gratuity

FOOD

Most of our meals are vegetarian or fish and seafood based; however, we can easily accommodate our guests who are gluten free, vegan, or require substitutions because of food allergies.  Our meals are created from what we have grown organically, and supplemented by what we can purchase locally

ACTIVITIES

Daily yoga
Hiking
SUP
Panama City Tour
Excursions
Local market Visit 

ACCOMMODATION Double & Quad Room

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

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Looking for a relaxing beach getaway close to the city? At Istmo we provide luxury air-conditioned accommodations and healthy/international cuisine in idyllic setting surrounded by nature, come spend a night on one of our luxurious beds in our private bungalows.

Our published room rates include daily housekeeping, multi-course breakfast for two and use of all facilities.  And you can always count on daily on-site management to make you feel at home. Make a reservation with us. Make your stay in our Boutique Hotel a personal mini-retreat.  With our wholesome meals, yoga classes and SUP rentals/tours you can tailor your own personal retreat during your stay in our Boutique Hotel:

Double Rooms

A delightful oasis of comfort and tranquility, truly unwind when you enter our stand-alone air-conditioned bungalow that blends seamlessly into the natural backdrop of the jungle that surrounds the property.  Our Double Room comes equipped with two full-sized beds, outfitted with pillow-top orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens for your ultimate comfort. Each bungalow features balconies with seating and hammocks, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mini-refrigerators with complementary drinking water, and private bathrooms with hot water showers.  Stay connected with free wireless in our centrally located hammock gazebo.  Enjoy a healthy breakfast before beginning another day in paradise.

Room Information

  • Occupancy: 4
  • Size: 34 sq. mt.
  • Beds: 2 Double
  • Views: Rain forest view
  • Price: 95 – 189 USD

Amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary tea
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Private bathrooms w/ hot-water showers
  • Luxurious linens
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Ceiling fans
  • Air-conditioning
  • Pillow-top orthopedic mattresses
  • Balconies w/ seating & hammocks

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Quad Rooms

A spacious and inviting air-conditioned bungalow with plenty of comforts and amenities, unwind in this soothing oasis, nestled amongst trees offering a seamless natural backdrop. With two bunk beds, each offering a full bed below and twin bed on top, both outfitted with pillow-top orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens, there’s room for the whole family or group in these stunning accommodations. Each bungalow features balconies with seating and hammocks, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mini-refrigerators with complementary drinking water, and private bathrooms with hot water showers.  Stay connected with free wireless in our centrally located hammock gazebo.  Enjoy a healthy breakfast before beginning another day in paradise.

Room Information

  • Occupancy: 6
  • Size: 34 sq. mt.
  • Beds: 2 Bunk Bed (Full bed below; twin bed on top)
  • Views: Rain forest view
  • Price: 95 – 229 USD

Amenities:

  • Balconies w/ seating & hammocks
  • Complimentary tea
  • Private bathrooms w/ hot-water showers
  • Luxurious linens
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Complimentary parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Pillow-top orthopedic mattresses
  • Ceiling fans
  • Air-conditioning
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Reviews are from August 2015 – Nov 2016

I visited here with my husband for one night and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The place is modern and clean, and v tastefully designed to fit with its surroundings. There is lots to put your mind at rest- a jungle walk, a labyrinth, lots of hammocks not to mention the yoga classes- all set in a beautiful surroundings. We did one yoga class in the morning – which was just brilliant in a beautiful yoga studio in the jungle. And the beach is a stones throw away. It’s a beautiful beach- quiet and natural. The guys also serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in their open air dining area. If you want to relax and get away you can’t really go wrong here.

Dublin, Ireland
Stayed September 2016, travelled as a couple

Great food, great attention, great activities. Just great overall.
The perfect weekend getaway for friends or family.
We enjoyed our time to the fullest, and its beautiful surroundings make it the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed escape.
Panama City, Panama
Stayed September 2016, travelled with friends

This place is amazing, Beautiful comfortable bungalow with a great view, lots of nature and THE beach at a 7 minute walk. We enjoyed THE beachwalk, very peacefull.
But most of all it is THE hosts who makes it extra worthy.
Highly recommend THE SUP tour at a Beautiful Laguna!! Sean is THE one to coach you standing on your board!
And do not forget to join de yoga class of Ayesha. Very comfortable effectieve class.
Thanks Sean and Ayesha for a lovely stay! And thanks for THE great food, healthy, fresh and very very tastful!

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Stayed August 2016, travelled as a couple

Pricing 

Dates : Jan 22 – 28, 2017 , Feb 12 – 18, 2017 & April 2 – 8, 2017

Sharing Double – 1 Person  US$1,460
Private Double – 1 Person US$1,995
Double – 2 Person US$2,920
Quad – 3 Person US$3,825
Quad – 4 Person US$4,740
Sharing Quad – 1 Person US$1,185

Dates : May 7 – 13, 2017 & June 4 – 10, 2017 

Sharing Double – 1 Person  US$1,260
Private Double – 1 Person US$1,795
Double – 2 Person US$2,520
Quad – 3 Person US$3,185
Quad – 4 Person US$3,940
Sharing Quad – 1 Person US$985

Prices and payment

All prices are set in USD and you will be charged in USD. You will pay a 35% deposit for the holiday or trip booked via our secure payment solution MangoPay. The balance should be paid 60 days before the commencement day of the holiday or trip.

Day 1 : Arrival
Sunday

Airport/City Pick up at Tocumen International Airport transfer to Riande Granada Urban Hotel.

Night at Riande Granada Urban Hotel (Included) – Dinner is not included.

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Day 2

Monday

7:00-8:30 Breakfast

9:00-1:30 City Tour including Panama Canal

1:30-2:30 Lunch in City and pack up (not included)

2:30-4:30 Transfer to Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat

4:30 – 5:30 Settle in

5:30-7:00 evening yoga session

7:00-8:00 dinner and Introductions

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Day 3

Tuesday

7:00-8:00 Breakfast

8:00-12:00 standup paddle board yoga at San Carlos mountain lagoons, optional hike

12:00-3:00 drive and box-lunch

3:00-5:30 free time/ optional activities

5:30-7:00 evening yoga session

7:00-8:00 dinner

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Day 4

Wednesday

(might have to flip flop the yoga class/ paddle board according to the tides)

7:00-8:00 breakfast

8:00-12:00 standup paddle board yoga at mangrove site and paddle through the mangroves

12:00-2:00 drive and lunch in Coronado or Chame (not included)

2:00-5:30 free time/ optional activities

5:30-7:00 evening yoga session

7:00-8:00 dinner

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Day 5

Thursday

7:00-8:00 breakfast

8:00-12:00 Cloud forest hike (El Gaital, el Valle), visit to the El Valle market

12:00-2:00 lunch in El Valle (not included)

2:00-5:30 free time/ optional activities

5:30-7:00 evening yoga session

7:00-8:00 dinner

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Day 6

Friday

7:00-8:00 breakfast

8:00-3:00 paddle to the Embera Indigenous village – lunch at Embera village included

3:00-5:00 Drive back – stop for snack (not included)

6:00-7:00 evening restorative yoga session

7:00-8:00 dinner

Check out Day
Saturday

8:00 – 9:00 morning yoga
9:00-10:00 breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 pack
10:30 – Leave for airport/city

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