Costa Rica

We are very proud to announce that our NEW website: www.TierraSagradadeCostaRica.com is now available for your review.

 

IMPORTANT NEWS:  We also have EXCELLENT AIRBNB listings for your review and consideration:

1.Tierra Sagrada RETREAT:  https://www.vrbo.com/1918873
 
2. Abundancia Infinita …https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/36132802

8. With more opportunities coming soon

 

 

SEE UPCOMING RETREATS BELOW

Here you will find much information about our Spiritual Retreat Center which offers much information about past and future retreats, as well as HOST-A-RETREAT.  We are currently seeking LEADERS who have a following and desire to visit Costa Rica, with clients/friends, etc.

We pride ourselves as being eminently AFFORDABLE as compared to many other retreats here.

Also of interest is our VACATION RENTALS section, with 5 DRONE Videos, allowing you to see exactly what type of LODGING we have, in addition to Local locations, for 1/2 and day excursions.

Videos of the grounds, flowers, and plants will certainly excite you, as well as our close-by famous beach Village of Dominical.  Try Frommer’s Guide to Costa Rica, Southern Pacific Region, for many more details and suggestions.

 

 

 

 

This video is somewhat longer showing you the overview of the property and surrounding areas, as well as Dominical, our local beachtown, with the breeze-filled Pacific Ocean.

 

Infinite Abundance Reviews

Five Tierra Sagrada REVIEWS
 
1)  The phrase that kept coming to mind during our stay at Infinite Abundance was “Heaven on Earth”. Though perhaps cliché, I can’t find words that better express just how incredible this place actually is. Though admittedly a bit challenging to get to (they recommend a 4-wheel drive, and they’re definitely not kidding), once up there it’s a thousand percent worth it. From the impeccably manicured grounds complete with sprinklered, golf-course like lawn and private yoga pavilion, to the genuinely glorious heated pool & hot tub controlled by remote touch screen, virtually everything about this property presents and feels truly as if you’re in a 5-star resort… only you have it all to yourself. The level of privacy is truly unparalleled. At the very end of a private road, no neighbors can be seen or heard in any direction. Only the sounds of nature that come from literally sitting atop hundreds, maybe thousands of acres of basically untouched rainforest below. The views are truly jaw dropping, and you feel like you’re totally separated from the world, perched in the sky looking over miles and miles of uninterrupted flora and the Pacific Ocean beyond. Back to the home itself, it looks and feels brand new (because it is) and features truly state-of-the-art technology and appliances. I love to cook, and the kitchen was an absolute dream. Though we didn’t once turn on the huge 4K television or use the remote controlled air conditioning, we did make use of the amazing Samsung sound system, which connected to our phone via Bluetooth and is powerful enough that you can hear the HD music clearly anywhere — and control it from your hand anywhere on the property. The bedding is memory foam and unbelievably comfortable, and the humidity-controlled walk-in closet is a wonderful, luxurious touch. But by far my favorite surprise feature was the outdoor shower / bathroom off the master bedroom suite. Combined with the incredible view and complete privacy of the location, we didn’t once take showers indoors during the entirety of our stay. There’s nothing quite like showering in the sunlight over a vista of the Pacific Ocean. It’s absolutely sensational beyond words. In summary, my wife and I were so very fortunate to have found this absolute gem for part of our honeymoon. Our only true regret is that we couldn’t stay longer. But we will absolutely be back, no question. Our sincerest thanks to Erin and Ken for dreaming up such an extraordinary oasis, and to Jeff for being such an incredibly responsive, thoughtful host. We genuinely could not have dreamed of a better experience, and I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Pura Vida! Brad & Kat New York, NY
 
2) Faith
March 2020
It’s not often that I am at a loss for words, but this is one of those times. My husband and I recently stayed at “Infinite Abundance” and it exceeded even our highest expectations! The views from this spectacular property are breathtaking! The photos hardly do them justice. The home was brand new, beautifully designed and decorated with everything one could want or need and then some! I could go on and on but I am only allowed so much space for my review. This was by FAR the BEST place we ever stayed!!! Book it NOW, it will be the best part of your vacation for sure! We didn’t want to leave!
 
3) Mohamed
December 2019
Wow! This place was absolutely stunning! It’s actually not that easy to impress me, but I was impressed! I look for three things when I travel…cleanliness, views, and privacy. This place hit all three! When I say private, I mean you can stand outside naked and not one person could see and that’s exactly what I was looking for (not to walk naked but the privacy part). When I say clean, I mean it was spotless and that’s exactly what I was looking for. From the Spoons to the mugs to the pots and pans…sparkling clean! As for the view, whatever words I write won’t do it justice. The view is (Website hidden by Airbnb) just…YOU NEED TO SEE IT! The sun rise, the pool (that has lights of all colors) the hot tub, the mountains, the ocean, the birds…EVERYTHING! You just need to see it. The house itself is the perfect size, extremely clean, and full of everything you need. The master bathroom was perfect, the AC was great, tv worked perfect, the WIFI is actually amazing (I had to work one of the days and it was perfect), the cell service was fantastic, and just all around the perfect stay! To get there is a bit different. But like all homes in the mountains, it’s on a dirt road…takes about 15 minutes on the dirt road but worth it. Just follow the directions. Waze took me straight to Jeff and From there I followed Jeff about 2 minutes to the house. As for Jeff, what do I say…Jeff made our stay as smooth as possible! I asked Jeff prior to my visit for extreme privacy and that’s exactly what I got. You know when you meet someone and say “that person is one of the greats!”…that’s Jeff! Offered assistance anytime we needed it. He lives just two minutes away and was available at all times. I texted Jeff anytime I needed anything and he was there in minutes. Jeff, thank you FOR EVERYTHING! Do not hesitate to book this home! I recommend this to anyone who is looking for the items I searched so hard for.
 

4)  Brenda

February 2020
I spent two weeks with my 20 year old son here. At times we wouldn’t bother to go anywhere because we loved the pool area and the view so much. In the daytime you can see forever and at night you can swim in the nice warm pool and lay on your back and look at the stars. The house itself is nicely appointed and Netflix was our go to after an tiring afternoon of surfing. The town down below has a friendly laid back vibe and the owner often hosts an array of interesting people on the estate. You have your choice of being left alone or chatting it up and I enjoyed some fascinating conversations about life and the Universe. It’s very safe where we were and we didn’t bother locking the doors….and we drank the spring fed well water without issue. Jeff was always eager to help and we kept in touch through texting on What’s App. The drive up the mountain is not for the faint of heart and requires a 4×4 but it’s worth the drive. I would buy this place if they would sell it to me.
 

5)  Dean

January 2020
Where do we start. It is located in the Lagunas, near the town of Dominical on a mountain. It takes about 15 minutes to go up the mountain and another five to get to the village. The property is just over the summit (1550 ft) and situated at the end of a private driveway. Two beautiful gates for security I guess, but there is very little people around. Very private setting. From your walkout to the infinity pool, you are in awe of most likely the best view you will find in Costa Rica and at a reasonable price. An endless abundance of mountains, valleys, trees and ocean that will dazzle your mind. The grounds are well maintained, professionally designed and an absolute stunning variety of colours and plants. A hot tub with waterfall compliments the infinity pool. Waking up with a coffee and admiring the nature of the sun peak over the mountains, is breathtaking. There is no photo that will do justice on the beauty that beholds. Having a dip in the pool, resting your arms and feel the sun’s warmth as it climbs above is beyond your wildest dreams. Does it get it any better, we don’t think so. You will also receive the pleasure of seeing toucans, hearing holler monkeys and many other beautiful things that Costa Rica holds. Number one thing for us… NO MOSQUITOS. The amenities are 2 king beds, 2 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and showers (1) is outside. The indoor bathrooms are equivalent to any 5 star plus hotel. A beautiful kitchen, lots of cupboards, huge two door refrigerator, big flat screen tv, large island with four chairs, 4 burner gas stove and oven. Also there is a washer and dryer. Outside there is a 4 loungers, 4 wicker chairs, table with six chairs, propane bbq and umbrella. Exterior lighting can’t be beat. Wifi is excellent, drinking water is fab and the water pressure is great. Once we both had showers and the laundry was going and the pressure remained the same. I believe that the building was just completed last month and absolutely everything is brand new all first class. I could go on and on, but I think you have the idea. To miss the opportunity to make your vacation, would be a shame. I recommend this big time and I would give it a 6 star rating out of 5. And Jeff Olsen, the property manager…. there is hard way to put him into words. My wife met him last May when she was here with friends. She raved about him and she was right. Attentive, personable, on the ball and just a super guy. I now have the pleasure of calling him as a friend. He also entertains at the Bamboo Room in Ojachal, most Friday’s and great on the keyboards, (food there is great). Tomorrow we are moving out of here and going to Suenos Mariposa, which is on his property for the next two weeks to complete our most memorable vacation of our lives.

 

     
 
 
 
OTHER LODING OPPORTUNITIES
1) Magnificent View
 
Patrick

Patrick

January 2021
This was such a great place to stay, the view is AMAZING. It is a little of a trek to get to the property, but really not that bad as the road is well maintained. You will nee (Website hidden by Airbnb) but in all honestly if you are worried about the road, don’t be. The house is nice and open, and the deck has great views for eating meals. The plunge pool was a nice treat as well. Jeff is a great host, and very friendly. I would recommend this property to anyone that wants to be above the clouds and have a spectacular view, while enjoying the sounds of the birds. Thanks, we will be back!
 
2) Magnificent View
 

Annamaria

February 2020
Clean and charming open floor plan beautiful vista views and tranquility …. Easy ride up mountain with 4 x4. Great to refresh in the plunge pool and at night to watch the amazing star filled sky!!!! Will definitely recommend friends and family will be back here again!!!Jeff is amazing host!!!! He is so friendly and helpful and he knows how to show real hospitality!!!! Thank you !!! PURA VIDA!!!
 
3) Peaceful Place Guesthouse

Daniella

February 2020
The pictures and description do no justice.. it is a truly stunning and remarkable place one must see for themselves to fully capture its beauty. The cottage was cozy, clean, well decorated, and surrounded by flowers.. not to mention the view of the mountains is breath-taking. Big thank you to Jeff and Ken for their wonderful hospitality! I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it for anyone looking for a peaceful getaway in Costa Rica!
 
4) Supreme Silence
Guesthouse

Craig

February 2020
What to expect? Really nice host. And equally kind owners. Lovely space with all the amenities. However, the thing we loved the most was the view. The vista went on forever. We watched the sun rise and the jungle come alive nearly every morning. Great place to watch birds soar below and the mist settle and disperse on the canopies of tree tops. Paths are cut out for a little trek into the jungle for a little morning hike. Very quiet and tranquil environment where you can find seclusion yet only be a quick drive (15 – 20 mins) from Dominical and beaches.
 
 
 
5) Gratitude Studio

Julian

February 2020
Our stay in the gratitude studio was totally relaxing, we had an awesome time there. The check in was super easy. We just stopped by at jeffs place and he guided us to the studio. Was just a few minutes down the road. The studio is located on a big property which is built for retreats and all people we met there where super chill and nice talking to or hang around with. The studio itself is simple, but offers everything you need really. It has a nice warm atmosphere with an amazing view which you can even enjoy out of the bed. So every morning you can start into the day with the sunrise and some stunning impressions! The best thing for us personally is the yoga deck on top of the studio which was available for us at every time. We started our days there and spent a bunch of hours moving every day. It’s perfect for yoga, dancing and moving in general. You can also hang your rings there or simply spend some time on the ground and enjoy the view from there. Overall we had a super refreshing time for body and soul.
 
As you can plainly see, Tierra Sagrada offers great variety at 
great prices.

 

 

 

UPCOMING RETREATS : www.TierraSagradadeCostaRica.com

 

A CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING RETREAT

  HEALING AND DREAMWORK
                 at TIERRA SAGRADA
                    IN COSTA RICA
 
       March 28-April 4, 2020
 
                
      
    Friday, March 28:  Arrive in Costa Rica:
         San Jose Airport; Shuttle (MonkeyRide) transfer to
         Tierra Sagrada: Dinner in Dominical
 
Sat : 7:00 Greet the SUN
              7:30 Breakfast
              8:30-11 Center tour
              12: Lunch
              1-4 Free time (rest, read, walk, meet
                     others, sunbathe, relax in pool)
               4 Retreat Introduction/Overview
                5:30 Dinner
                7 Free time
                9 Quiet Time
 
Sun-Fri:   6:00 experience Sunrise
                6:30 Morning Meditation
                7:30 Breakfast
                8:30-9:30 Dreamwork/other options
                10-11:30 Two individual Healing 
                     sessions, with Daniel/Awareness Circles/other options
                 12 Lunch
                  1-3:00  Free Time
                  3-5 Deep Relaxation Period/
                      Other options
                      Two individual Healing sessions
                  6:00 Dinner (Some in; some out)
                  7:30 Gentle Mindfulness Yoga/Stretching/other options
                  10 Quiet Time
 
    However: Some 1/2 day (a.m. or  p.m.) excursions
           (Horseback Riding to Waterfalls;
            hiking to River; viewing local farm)
   And last day, Friday: 3 p.m. to magnificent
   AZUL hotel, in Ojochal, with infinity pool and GREAT  
   departure celebration Dinner.
 
Sat April 4 : Departure: 6 a.m. for Shuttle and Airport 
 
Costs:
 
a) Lodging Options
    Two Guest Houses: $40/nite with 3 beds in each
     Main House:          $50/nite with 5 beds
    Tent Structures:     $30/individual/$40/couple/nite, 5-6 tents
 
b) Food: Breakfast:     $7
              Lunch:           $12
              Dinner:          $15
 
c) Tuition:                    $350/person
 
d) Shuttle transfer:
               round trip:    $110
     
PAYMENT: PayPal: use zenpollinger@gmail.
 
Deposit: $250 by Jan  15, 2020
              $350 by Feb 15, 2020
              Balance: Mar 15, 2020 (Once lodging preference is confirmed)
For more info/questions: email Ken Pollinger:  zenpollinger@gmail.com
For Ken’s bio, visit: 
 
 

 

 
Frommer's EasyGuide to Costa Rica 2017 (Easy Guides)Your Complete Costa Rica Expat Retirement Fugitive and Business Guide: The tell-it-like-it-is guide to escape and start over in Costa Rica 2018 Edition

 

A LOCAL AND GASTRONOMICAL  TOUR WITH MYSTIC KEN POLLINGER
                in the Southern Pacific Region of COSTA RICA
                               Dinning out every night
 
                               Dates: FEB 7-13, 2020
 
Fri: Arrive in San Jose
        Shuttle to Dominical
        DINNER: Tortilla Flats Restaurant in Dominical
        Lift to Tierra Sagrada Retreat Center
Sat: 6:30 Wake up/sleep in (if tired)
         7-7:30 OPTIONAL Morning Meditation on Ranchito
         8-9 Breakfast
         Two to three hour personal Tour of the Property
           with orientation session, and maps
         Read/Rest/Becoming acquainted
         Noon-1:00 Lunch
         1-3 Rest/Sun/Walk/Sea water plunge Pool
         DINNER: 4ish: La Parcela Restaurant, situated on an islet between
              two sides of the Pacific: absolutely beautiful
          Back to Tierra Sagrada
Sun  6:30 Awaking
          7-7:30 Morning Meditation
          8:00 Full Day at Dominical Beach
          Beach chairs/umbrella/ swim/walk
          BRUNCH: Cafe Ensueno, with incredible frozen SMOOTHIES
          DINNER:  Exotica Restaurant near Ojochal
Mon: 6:30 Awake
          7-7:30 Morning Meditation
          8 a.m.  Trip to Nauyaca Waterfalls
           (Horsebackriding, over mountain,
              BRUNCH, Swimming hole, Waterfalls)
            2 p.m.ish  1/2 day at Dominical Beach
            DINNER: Pescado Loco and/or Mongo Congo Restaurants
            To Tierra Sagrada
Tues: 6:30 Awake
         7-7:30  Morning Meditation
          8-9 Breakfast
          9:00 Local Explorations:
            Forest, Farms, Cattle, Hiking to
               Guabo River, Picnic lunch, or other options
            4:30 ish: To Dominical to experience
                SUNSET, possible swim
            DINNER:  Porque No? Restaurant
            To Tierra Sagtada
Wed:  6:30 Awake
       7-7:30  Morning Meditation
       8:00 Visit near-by village of Uvita
           for BRUNCH
        Las Ventanas Beach, with great swimming
        DINNER:  Azul Restaurant in Ojochal, with pre-dinner infinity pool swim
        Tierra Sagrada for packing up
Thur:  6:00 AWAKE
        6:30 To Dominical
        7 a.m. Depart with MonkeyRide Shuttle
            to San Jose for airport and your flight.
 
 
IF FOR SOME REASON, one comes earlier or later than Shuttle availability, one can stay at Margarita’s BnB Guest House in San Jose (10 minutes away from airport, at $35/nite, with inexpensive lunch and dinner available, and she speaks English very well; details when needed).
 MINIMUM REQUIRED: 6 (full refund if not met)
 
Costs:
a) Lodging Options
    Two Guest Houses: $40/nite with 3 beds in each
    Main House:          $50/nite with 5 beds
    Tent Structures:     $30/individual/$40/couple/nite, 5-6 tents
 
b) Food: Breakfast:     $7
              Lunch:           $12
              Dinner:          Dinning out every night at GREAT restaurants (separate checks, of course)
 
c) Tuition:                    $350/person
 
d) Shuttle transfer:
               round trip:    $110
 
PAYMENTS:
 
Deposit:  Dec 1, 2018  $250
2nd Payment:  Jan 1, 2019  $350
Balance: Feb 1, 2019 (to be determined once  lodging preference is confirmed)
 
TOUR GUIDE:
 
 Ken Pollinger, Ph.D.
Ex-Jesuit of 15 years, Kripalu Yoga Trained, University Sociology Professor,  studied and taught in Peru and Mexico, speaks Spanish fluently, Gestalt Psychotherapist, Zen Meditator, Founder of Nyack New Age Center, Point of Infinity Retreat Center in the Catskills, and Tierra Sagrada de Costa Rica Retreat Center, serious student of Pre-History and geopolitics, budding mystic of universal spiritual paths, gourmand
not only of food , but all things new age/metaphysical/mystical.
 

 Recommended Reading: History of Mysticism, by S. Abhayananda 

(42 Mystics of the Ancient Past; of the Greco-Roman Era; of the
 Early Middle Ages; of the Late Middle Ages; and, of the Modern Era).
Please bring book for reading and discussion.
 
 
IF THIS FANTASTIC TOUR IN COSTA RICA APPEALS TO YOU, PLEASE CONTACT KEN FOR MORE DETAILS, AND TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST. When sufficient #s are committed, off we go!
 
 
 
Frommer's EasyGuide to Costa Rica 2017 (Easy Guides)

 

 

Your Complete Costa Rica Expat Retirement Fugitive and Business Guide: The tell-it-like-it-is guide to escape and start over in Costa Rica 2018 Edition

 
POTENTIAL SELF-HEALING RETREAT   OR  COUPLE’s HEALING RETREAT in Costa Rica
 

Years ago I used to go to Hollywood, Florida, usually the first two weeks in Dec.

While there I would fast, whether water or veggie broth, and add fast walking on the beach-front boardwalk.
 
However, also included would be a deep tissue massage every other night along with a colonic every other night (something every night).
 
In would lie on the floor for hours, in great silence, emptying my mind as much as possible, and THEN gentle stretching of every part of the body.  I call it the Zen of Deep relaxation.
 
Yes, sunbathing too while walking on the beach sands along the ocean shore.
 
And some serious reading in between, usually some spiritual treatise.
 
After two weeks I would return looking and feeling 20 years younger, or so my family and friends would say.
 
I recall those days with wondrous amazement.
I was on track to easily reach 100 or more.  And I wanted to share that experience with others. I did somewhat but not enough for my desires. AND I got off the track!!!
 
SO . . . here I am, back in the same grove.
Something (Absolute Reality?) has literally taken over my body-mind and led it to do all sorts of unusual things, at all sorts of unusual and regular hours.
 
It’s very hard to describe.  A video might be better.  But none here now.
 
This time is different!
 
For those who need a name, I would call it:
SelfHealing Time. ( And, of course, SelfHealing Retreats might be the result??)
 
So, here are some components:
 
1. Crucial: FASTING or greatly cut back on food intake. I have found the extra weight (fat) does not allow one to be extremely sensitized to the arising bodily sensations while pursuing what I am talking about.
 
2. Much SILENCE, along with time to empty the mind (consciousness) as much as possible=can be very difficult!!  Where the hell do our thoughts come from?  Can you STOP having thoughts?  Try it and write me.
 
3. Utilizing every transformative modalitiy you can imagine or read about (see Growthworks: 150 Transformtive Experiences in a new website: www.newagecenter.org(partially constructed).  HOWEVER, the idea here is SELFHealing, not going to an outside practitioner with high bills, in some cases.
 
4. Such as:
 
a) Foot/Hand/Ear reflexology.
 
b) Rolfing the body with your OWN hands/fingers/fists and using other parts of your body for this purpose. for example, one foot can trace the various meridians on the other leg, with great force if done properly; or, the hand can squeeze firmly and at length the soft tissue between the neck and the outside of the shoulder. Released heat and tingling sensations are a sure sign that energy is moving somewhere: watch and be aware! Deeply rubbing the leg and you might find the neck self-adjusting, “unwinding.”
 
c) Gentle stretching with MINDFULNES (see
Full Catastrophe Living; and, Wherever You Go,There You Are, both by Jon Kabat-Zinn).
This can require many hours as different parts of the body will need more attention than others.  And with more extension, more relaxation.
 

d) Combination of gentle (meditative) and fast

walking for needed physical exercise and weight loss.
 
e) For me, spiritual reading in between is crucial to bring the whole body-mind-spirit into the picture.  And, for me, the reading of the MYSTICS, adds a dimension that might trigger
some sort of initial awakening experience, a unitive sense of Oneness. Or, obviously, other types of uplifting inspirations.
 
f) Here in Costa Rica, the location sets the scene: Mother Nature (Maya: the phenomenal aspect of Absolute Reality) in her FULL glory:
gigantic mountains, fresh, clean flowing river waters, the flowery valleys, the fresh air, the ocean breezes, the incredible-colored birds,  and numerous insects, the VIEWS (EXPERIENCE  the FACE of the Godhead, also known as Absolute Reality, with ITS aspect of the eternal, unchanging absolute unity and indivisibility of non-dual Reality).
 
g) And prayer, continuously desiring that the GRACE of Absolute Consciousness be given to you (even though it has ALREADY been given, if one just identifies with the One and not with the manifestations of Maya).  Shankara, in History of Mysticism, pages 187-196, says much on this subject: highly recommended.
So, if anyone might be interested in the above type of retreat, PLEASE notify me to be placed on a WAITING LIST.  When a sufficient number has been reached, I will contact you with more info and details.   zenpollinger@gmail.com