Floating on the Alegria Platform

Located on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Samara has one of the loveliest and most pristine beaches in the country. Miles of white sand spill into Samara's tropical waters and the gentle waves here are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The town of Samara itself, is small and charming. The locals are friendly, making Samara a fun and welcoming community. After a morning workshop, bring your sketchpad to the beach and be inspired by the beauty that surrounds you.

Hotel Las Brisas del Mar

Hotel Las Brisas as seen from the beach

A warm sunset over the Pacific in beautiful Samara


•Guest Artist
•Accommodation at the lovely hotel, Las Brisas del Mar, with all the modern amenities such as private bath, 2 pools, air-conditioning and an excellent restaurant as well as stunning views.
Workshop trip to a lush private mountain setting with glorious views of the Pacific, the Alegria Platform

•Steps from the ocean

Excellent local swimming in the sandy-bottomed warm Pacific

Eco-tour of local area included with Retreat

Painting and creativity, with CreArte Founders Erin Prucha, Ashlie Gaos and Cynthia Kennedy
Studio tour and discussion of Costa Rican art with local Costa Rican artist 
Spanish language study available with Intercultura Language Institute
(includes 20 hours of language study and 4 nights lodging at beautiful Hotel Samara)
Recreation opportunities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing and boogie boarding, hiking, horse back riding and mountain biking. Offshore, an island with a deserted beach is accessible by kayak or boat.
Near by National Reserve; Silvestre Ostional, and National Parks; Barra Honda and Palo Verde
Located in the town of Samara, a safe and charming community
Nearby waterfall and forest

Downtown Samara, by Patrick Fanning

Alegria Platform
Privately nestled in the hills of Samara, overlooking the tropical Pacific, Alegria platform offers breathtaking views. This workshop location is built in two layers, so that railings nowhere obscure your 360 degree view of the mountains and the ocean, The Platform at Alegria makes you feel as if you are floating in the treetops. We believe this is the perfect location to create in peace and inspiration.

Sunset in Samara

Beautiful white sandy Samara Beach

Pacific Coast, Costa Rica

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