Jungle’s Edge is Costa Rica’s premiere All Inclusive Lifestyle Retreat Center.
Our lifestyle includes Yoga, Mobility Training, Weight loss, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, and Surf School.
Make new friends and surely your stay will leave you with sweet memories for a lifetime.
Our facility is nestled mere minutes from Playa Guiones, a world-renowned surf destination, and tucked away into the jungle, making it the perfect setting for retreats of all varieties. Nutritious gourmet cuisine, accompanied with fresh juice detoxing, is prepared daily for our retreat and surf camp members. Our oasis is made up of multiple organic gardens, hundreds of banana trees and luscious flowers, making it the perfect getaway. Jungle’s Edge is the "oasis" you have been dreaming of.
We host several retreat types including Yoga, Mobility Training, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Surf School and private groups. Our all-inclusive retreats for solo travelers and groups are taught by highly trained practitioners that live right here in Nosara and can be joined any time of year. We are also a host facility to some of the best studios and instructors from around the world for groups of yoga, martial arts and much more. We welcome you to create a custom retreat for your group with our teachers, or your own.
make new friends
Costa Rica is a place that captures people and once they have experienced the magic they never let it go. We attribute this to the clean air, high-quality water, endless amount of activities and sights to see plus the overall happiness and enjoyment of the local culture. The Costa Rican people live a life style of Pure Life, or as they say, Pura Vida. We have embraced this and live it each and everyday. Costa Rica is home to incredible surf, amazing scenery and settings for yoga and some of the nicest people on the planet.
Jungle's Edge is peacefully nestled on the outskirts of the Costa Rican jungle. We have taken many precautions to preserve the water, wildlife and plant-life of Costa Rica was maintaining a beautiful and highly efficient retreat center. Our grounds have a custom water drip system and our well is one of the deepest in Nosara, providing our plants and guests with some of the cleanest water in the world.
We take many measures to be eco-friendly including an organic garden, energy efficient light bulbs, onsite compost, biodegradable trash bags, and we strive to use our own organic cleaning products as much as possible. We also boast a giant salt-water pool that keeps chemicals away so you can enjoy a safer swim.
We support many local organizations including the Costas Verdes Project, Nosara local school and Nosara Recycle. We are also a Trip Advisor Green Leaders Bronze Level.
nature in harmony
Nosara, where Jungles Edge is located, is a gorgeous beach town of Guanacaste in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. The peninsula is home to some of the best surf breaks in all of Central America. The varying angles of the local beaches capture swells from all possible directions; leaving us with waves nearly 365 days a year!
As one of only a handful of Blue Zones on the planet, the Nicoya Peninsula is home to some of the healthiest and longest living people in the world. It is not uncommon for those living in this zone to live longer than 100 years, making a strong case for the food and water quality. Locals live off the sea and the land, farming and harvesting high quality fruits and vegetables that have the vibrant colors we all dream of.
The Costa Rican community, especially evident here in Nosara, have built a strong sense of unity. From an outsider seeing the dirt roads, albeit some of the last unpaved areas in the country, Nosara may seem undeveloped. This town is far beyond others around it and is truly a magical place. From the beaches to the restaurants Nosara is sure to impress.
get to know our team
At Jungle's Edge, we pride ourselves on customer service and treating each guest and staff member as family. Whether you are staying for one night or one month, you will be taken care of with tremendous passion and hospitality. While we are no small retreat center, we still feel it is necessary to keep the core values we started with when Jungle's Edge was just an idea. Family, tranquility, health and happiness are embodied by everyone here.
Ricardo "rich" Dacosta (Chef)
Ricardo “Rich” Dacosta has loved the creativity in kitchens since his first job at age 14, where he washed dishes at night while going to school during the day. His eclectic food preparation reflects his worldview, having trained with chefs from Italy, France, Turkey, Canada, Costa Rica and his native Portugal. Rich brings over 25 years’ experience in the restaurant industry to EDGE as Executive Manager and Chef. After 5 years as Executive Chef of two restaurants at Los Suenos Resort & Marina in Costa Rica, Rich started his Nicaraguan journey at Redwood Beach Resort on Playa Mechapa. He then joined the team at Rancho Santana’s noted La Finca y El Mar restaurant, where during his tenure as Executive Chef he assisted in creating the “farm to table” concept and helped develop the in-house cheese and butchering program. Rich especially loves to create Pan-Asian and Italian food, drawing on, as he puts it, “dimensions of flavors that I love.” He sources food locally from small producers and creates his dishes using “good fresh ingredients that are good for you”. From homemade pasta with delicious Italian sauces, to an Asian Poke using freshly caught fish, to a juicy Churrasco steak with the latest harvest vegetables, Rich will usually be found on any given night in the EDGE kitchen creating taste sensations for locals and visitors alike.
Cinturon Negro de Daniel y Renzo Gracie
Invicto Pro MMA 4-0-0
IBJJF OPEN CHAMPION X7
ABU DHABI WORLD PRO TRAILS CHAMPION X3
RICKSON GRACIE CUP CHAMPION
GRACIE NATIONAL CHAMPION
GRAPPLERS QUEST CHAMPION
ESL MOYA BRAND GRAND PRIX CHAMPION
Javier (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
Since his first practice, Javier knew that he would be doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the rest of his life. Ups and downs along the way, overcome injuries, disappointments but also a celebration of all kinds of triumphs; understanding that all the emotions are part of this martial art. Javier enjoys to practice Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts as it improves his life in all areas and he gets to know different people from around the world that share the same respect and feeling for BJJ. All ages are welcome to come and train with us at this paradise and have a good time.
Alexander - THe Jungle Trainer
(personal Trainer, PRimal Movement and kickboxing instructor)
Alexander is an ever evolving Martial Artist, Personal Trainer, Army Veteran, Yogi and Health and Wellness Coach from Somerset New Jersey, USA. Bringing 11+ years of experience from many fields of Functional Movement and Martial Arts Disciplines. He has worked with dozens of clients helping them achieve and surpass their fitness, nutritional and wellness goals. Through means of Optimal Dieting, functional movement exercises, mobility and strength and conditioning. Build muscle, lose fat, increase speed and stamina and correct problematic or injured areas on the body. In a Fun and effective way. “There are no real limits as to what we can physically and mentally achieve.”