Casitas & Pricing


Our 19 acre sanctuary at Alya Retreat Center welcomes guests all year long. Possible accommodation includes casitas, dorms and camping.
We have eleven casitas to choose from, three with full kitchen and seven with partial kitchen. All casitas have a private bathroom and hot shower. We also offer dorm style accommodation with shared bathrooms and showers at the main house and camping locations on site. No matter which accommodation you choose, you are guaranteed spectacular views of the jungle!

Casita 1

  • Sleeps 1-2
  • queen bed
  • Full kitchen
  • Bathroom with hot shower
  • Patio

Casita 2

  • Sleeps 1-2
  • 1 Double bed/2 singles
  • Kitchenette, sink & refrigerator
  • Bathroom with hot shower
  • Deck

Casita 3

  • Sleeps 1-2
  • 1 Double bed/2 singles
  • Kitchenette, sink & refrigerator
  • Bathroom with hot shower
  • Deck

Casita 4

  • Sleeps 2-3
  • One queen & one single bed
  • Full kitchen
  • Bathroom with hot shower
  • Dining table for four
  • Deck

Casita 5

  • Sleeps 2-3
  • 3 single bed
  • Full kitchen
  • Bathroom with hot shower
  • Deck

Casita 6 - 11

Depending on your needs, we can provide Casita 6 – 11 to you. Just leave us a message in the contact form and we will get back to you!

Rancho Main House

Accommodating up to 8 people.
Shared kitchen, dining area and bathroom.


We also have a camping area (Guests must bring their own equipment)


  • Beds with cotton linen
  • Bathroom with hot shower
  • Full or partial kitchens
  • Deck or patio
  • Hammock and lounging area
  • Jungle views
  • Use of communal teak wood yoga shala
  • Outdoor dining
  • Use of our sunset ocean view deck

Available enhancements while you
stay at Alya Retreat Center include:

  • Yoga instruction
  • Meditation instruction
  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Sweat lodge
  • Juice Detox
  • Delicious Vegetarian/Vegan Meals
  • Body Work such as Massage


  • Nature activities such as hiking and eco-tours in jungles, parks and beaches
  • Adventures such as zip-line, horseback riding, fishing tours, turtle watching and snorkelling
  • And much more !


“Shlomo is a wonderful host. We came here to disconnect with our daily hectic life and found a place removed from anything we experienced before. Not too far from beautiful and quiet beaches we were able to visit this beautiful region of Costa Rica. A car is a MUST. GPS also 🙂 Thanks again Shlomo for opening our eyes to the basics of life: Nature, self introspection and appreciation of silence.”


“We loved staying at Shlomo’s casita! It is so clean, bright, and airy. There are screens on the windows to keep out the mosquitos, and it is very private. He is a great host who built 3 casitas and a large open-air house & yoga studio on his land. The property is fantastic with tons of fruit trees and I’d love to return for a yoga retreat. He was very kind and shared breakfast with us – he is a great cook and makes a mean hummus. Thanks Shlomo! Pura Vida!”


“Shlomo was extremely welcoming and helpful. We ended up coming in late and were lost on the dirt roads at night on the way into San Juanillo (I recommend messaging Shlomo for directions rather than trying to use GPS), and he rode out to find us so we could follow him back to the house. In the morning, he greeted us smiling and provided maps and suggestions about the surrounding area. The space itself is AMAZING! It is isolated from the rest of the roads and towns and you fall asleep listening to the sounds of the jungle. You can access various beaches and explore the tourist activities in San Juanillo, Nosara and Playa Ostional. I would recommend staying with Shlomo, and I hope to return sometime.”


We had a wonderful stay on Shlomo’s property. Nestled into the jungle, his compound truly immerses you in the beauty of Costa Rica. You can see and feel the time, effort, and love that Shlomo has put into the casitas and land. Equipped with the essentials, the casita is simple and comfortable, but the real amenity is Shlomo himself. He makes himself fully available to you and has great recommendations at the ready. He made us feel safe and comfortable. And the casita was a lovely place to come back to after Ryan proposed to me during our stay! Recommendation: The property is a 2km dirt road drive from the coastal road so an SUV is definitely recommended. But that applies to all locations in the area. The roads are rough!


Shlomo was a kind host. His sweet little homes, built with the materials from the jungle were nothing but beautiful. My boyfriend and I had stayed there for two nights. If you’re looking for tranquility, this is the place to be- immersed in jungle noises, with all the sweet little fire flies and howler monkeys. It was clean, the bed was comfortable and the air was fresh as can be. Although a bit of a drive from the beach, local shops and places to eat, it was very worth it. I certainly recommend a stay here to slow down and really enjoy your vacation. Thank you for sharing a part of your dream with us, Shlomo!


We loved our stay in Shlomo’s cabin! The house and the location are beautiful, San Juanillo beach is way better than Nosara. Most of all Shlomo was the perfect host – from home made hummus to early morning yoga classes, everything was taken care of. Thanks again Shlomo, and maybe until next time in CR or NY?