Oceans, deserts, mountains, jungles - all environments have special energies.
Indeed we envision a series of meditation centers around the world that harness the natural forces in these rejuvenating spaces. Alegría will be the first of these havens, where you are invited to join our Sangha and delight in the extraordinary beauty of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding tropical forests and hills of Playa Buena Vista.
Alegría is located in the region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on the Nicoya Peninsula. The property overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by government-protected mangroves and natural wilderness. These delicate but wild ecosystems host thousands of exotic birds and animals, including four species of sea turtles. From our open meditation and yoga platform, you can watch the sunrise year-round, and in the evening you can walk along the curved beach to see the sunset over the water and bordering cliffs.
Alegría has breathtaking views and awe-inspiring wildlife. In the morning you’ll awake to the sounds of howler monkeys on the property, and hummingbirds will greet you on our café platform. As you sip your fresh, locally grown coffee you may even catch a glimpse of humpback whales in the distance. During late summer and early fall you can witness baby turtles hatch and begin their great journey to the ocean. The natural beauty of Alegría will bring you nothing short of its name – pure joy – inspiration, and serenity.