If you’ve been a yoga teacher for a while, you’ve probably at least entertained the idea of hosting an international yoga retreat. Somewhere in the Caribbean is an obvious choice: crystal clear waters and open-air yoga decks in the jungle combine to make a perfect experience for your students.
As if a Caribbean yoga retreat was not rewarding enough, hosting one during the “Green Season” can be downright magical!
Most people think the “Green Season” between May and December means the whole country is filled with rain, but this is simply not true! When it is rainy season at The Pacific Coast, it is dry season at The Caribbean! It’s like being privy to a well-kept secret that other teachers and travelers don’t know about.
The Perfect Time For A Caribbean Yoga Retreat
Here’s why we know our “Green Season” will give you and your students an experience you won’t soon forget:
1) The Weather is Crazy Good
In general, “High Season” for Costa Rica is November through May. Yogis and vacationers alike flock to the equator during times of less sun and lower temps up North.
Many travel websites recommend avoiding Costa Rica during the “Green Season” because there’s so much rain. However, many people don’t know that while most of Costa Rica is getting buckets of rain from the sky, the Southern Caribbean coast has near perfect weather for a Caribbean yoga retreat!The driest months are September and October with a deep blue and calm Caribbean Sea. April through June are pleasant months with warm sunny days and from time to time a little rain at night to cool down.
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Costa Rica has different climates, so when it is rainy season at The Pacific Coast, it is dry season at The Caribbean. Afternoons in the Cahuita area are sunny and bright, and the temps are generally a bit cooler.
2) It’s Less Crowded
Since most people think it’s too hot or rainy to be in Costa Rica during the summer and fall, it’s a far less busy place to be. In our opinion, this piece is important specifically for a Caribbean yoga retreat.
It’s possible during “Green Season” for your group to have our resort all to themselves; it would be like having your own personal paradise! What better environment for your students to focus on their practice and come together as a mini yoga community?
If there are fewer people, there are more booking options for the Goddess Garden, it’s easier to get around, and it’s less stressful. All this adds up to maximum relaxation and inner peace for your students.
3) Service is More Personalized
Fewer guests at The Goddess Garden and on our eco tours means more personalized service. This translates to more of that laid-back Caribbean vibe, which will only add to your group’s ability to find Zen on their Caribbean yoga retreat.
Also, truth be told: have more time for each tourist and give you a more authentic experience. That’s an all-around win-win for your and your group!
4) It’s More Affordable
One of the difficult things about being a yogi entrepreneur is making a lucrative business. Hosting a retreat is a great way to make a little money for yourself while growing your following and business by creating repeat students.
Hosting a Caribbean yoga retreat during “Green Season” could mean more money for you. You and your students will pay less for flights and sometimes even for things like ground transportation, food at restaurants and local goods and services.
If you can offer your students a unique experience that saves everyone money, you’ll be on your way to building a solid community of yogis who will be excited about future trips, and who will tell their friends what an amazing time they had for way less money!
5) Nature Is At Its Best
“Green Season” in Cahuita, Costa Rica means awesome weather, less crowding, better service and stunning surroundings. This all translates to a more rewarding Caribbean yoga retreat for everyone, and definitely increases the odds that your yogis will come back with you year after year and tell their friends!
Whether you’re new to the international retreat scene, or you’re a seasoned veteran with a strong following and many retreats under your belt, Cahuita, Costa Rica’s “Green Season” is hands down the best time of year to host your Caribbean yoga retreat!