Very friendly and helpful Perfect first trip experience. I taught yoga on the beach. I brought my own bluetooth speaker but the ocean sounds were perfect, too. I really liked teaching while on vacation, plus the financial benefit of teaching. I love the E-Team and being a little part of their team was fantastic. I look forward to traveling again!
Dec 16th, 2022 5:03:01pm
Love this resort! Great students, so sweet, and from all over. The staff is incredible. Teaching on the beach is the best.
Dec 10th, 2022 5:48:20am
Hotel staff and entertainment team were wonderful and went above and beyond to facilitate a lovely experience
Nov 28th, 2022 3:29:25pm
What a wonderful resort! The food, grounds, pools & people were all top notch. CLASSES: 8am to staff & 9am to guests. Entertainment team is awesome, they set up the mats/towels for you each morning and then you just have to bring them back after class. I have done a few teaching vacations now and this is at the top of my list, I shall return again. Also kids club was very entertaining for my 4 y.o with many things to do each day. Things to note: this resort is very secluded from shops/restaurants/towns and is approx 1.5 hours from LIR. For tours/airport transfer we used “Tony Expeditions” and he was absolutely phenomenal! We did a jungle trek (sloths, monkeys, lizards, crocodile etc) and a sunset ATV tour. Highly recommend Tony and his team.
Oct 12th, 2022 9:56:49pm
The hotel and entertainment staff were amazing and fully supportive! I stayed for two weeks! My husband first week and friends the second! I loved spending quality time with them. I requested a king bed for the first week but ended up with two double beds for both weeks. Don't know what happened there. Teaching yoga on the beach is beyond gorgeous!
Sep 15th, 2022 9:09:40am
The entertainment team was absolutely lovely, gracious and kind. We had a wonderful time, the resort was fabulous and the people were beyond kind. Our experience overall was amazing and we plan to book another trip ASAP. It was a very smooth experience. Yoga on the beach didn't need music - the breeze and waves are perfect.
Sep 6th, 2022 11:30:10am
Class is held on the beach. If you want music, take your own bluetooth speaker. Travel day was stressful but once I arrived and met with the Entertainment team it was a marvelous vacation! Teaching while on vacation is also very relaxing and I loved working with the E-Team - they are so enthusiastic. I loved this vacation- exceeded expectations. Thank you!!
Aug 28th, 2022 9:00:15pm
The Hotel GM took my class every day, along with some of her staff, and was so warm and interested in her Yoga practice. In fact, she even helped me with an excursion later in the week - so "above and beyone". The entertainment staff was also very friendly and helpful. Overall, a very positive experience working with the entertainment team and the GM and her team. Would definitely come back again soon! My first teaching vacation, loved it, and look forward to my next one! Very smooth arrival and connection with Amstar shuttle - all flowed nicely.
Aug 22nd, 2022 4:22:51pm
I loved the staff! Everyone was so friendly!! We had such an incredible trip and can’t wait to book another trip asap!! Everything was amazing!
Aug 17th, 2022 7:54:34am
Overall this is just such an awesome opportunity and I am beyond grateful for this program. We booked a personal transfer. It was great. I love Costa Rica.
Jul 17th, 2022 10:23:10pm
I taught one class by the pool, participants asked for the gazebo as the beach was wet and had some bugs from the rain, but other guests were ok with the beach so we stayed on the beach because it was a goal of the other guests to do yoga on the beach...that is why they came to class. The Entertainment team announced my classes, I walked around and invited guests to join, This resort is very quiet for yoga, they do not have a traditional entertainment board, I suggested they post our poster in the gym.
I think the booking process is easy and straightforward. Love the resort selections! Staff were very kind and available. I taught two classes daily. 8am for hotel management and 9am for guests. I had towels and mats waiting for me each day at the beach, after class I dropped everything off at the entertainment desk. Everything ran smoothly. The beach at the property isnt used much as the pools are so beautiful but my boys and I enjoyed the boogie boarding and the beach...sunsets were beyond beautiful. The resort is far from everything so you are looking at a 2 hour drive to and from any excursions but the drive to and from the property is beautiful. Perfect relaxing vacation. There were no issues, we overnighted at the Hilton in Liberia because of our long travel day and landing at 8:30pm, I used the fit bodies booking staff, super easy. We took a taxi to the resort and had no issues to and from and checking in and out of hotel/airport etc. It is important to have all docs in hand to make things go quick and easy.
Jun 11th, 2022 12:02:03pm
This was my 7th teaching vacation, and definitely at the top of the list.
1. It's HUGE. The pictures don't do it justice. Want a party scene? Go to the lower pools. Quiet and serene? Upper pools.
2. The "vibe". Everyone is chill. No rush...but not in a bad way. People just move slower in Costa Rica, and it is honestly refreshing. It truly feels like you're in a foreign country, but you're not uncomfortable. I felt like I relaxed deep to my bones. So needed.
3. I taught 2 classes/day, one at 8am for the staff, one at 9 for the guests.
4. Every room has a balcony/patio with a huge bathtub. That back patio facing the jungle was my very favorite place to be, whether in a rain storm (so cool watching thunder and lightning back there), or in the early mornings. We saw so much wildlife just from that back porch--a crab right below our room, monkeys, birds, geckos, iguanas, white squirrels. It was literally wild.
5. Food/drinks are really good.
1. Bring bug spray, esp when you teach. There's lots of ants and bugs that will bite whenever you go outside. Get unscented bug spray and it won't bother you. We all came home bug bit, but again, not in a bad way...it kinda added to the wildness of the trip.
2. Book an excursion at least one day. Join the Facebook Fans of Dreams Las Mareas group and you'll have plenty of advice to choose from.
3. There's some local ladies who do massages right there on the beach. It's $30/30 minutes. I got 3 while I was there. I did it day 1, and it totally put me in the right mindset.
4. If you want lobster while you're there, you can go offsite to El Indio restaurant. They will send a cab to pick you up for free, it's maybe 3 miles away. They gave us 3 lobster tails for $38...it was so much I couldn't even eat it all.
5. Order the "Green Monster" drink. Delicioso!
May 6th, 2022 12:29:46pm
The whole luxury vacation was wonderful! Plenty of quality time family, plus I love teaching while also on vacation! Booking the trip on my mobile phone is easy. I plan to book again within 6-9 months. The resort is great - They were wonderful especially considering capacity was over 90 percent and holiday week. I had a wonderful experience snd opportunity! Great experience
Mar 16th, 2022 10:19:11am
This is a great place to have teaching vacation. Great programs for kids!!! Adults entertainment is great as well. Travel to Costa Rica is easy. No COVID testing required. Resort has well defined COVID policy.
Nov 7th, 2021 1:31:55pm
I taught Yoga on the beach. They have mats and towels. I loved the time to relax and rejuvenate, The whole luxury vacation!, Spending quality time with my companion/family! Everyone was kind and helpful even with a little confusion over my reservation upon arrival. I suspect they have not had a lively guest instructor program due to global circumstances, so it makes sense my receptionist at first was not familiar with my reservation. All good - love it and can't wait to book again!
Oct 11th, 2021 12:49:10pm
Hi, I taught Yoga on the beach. No music, just the sound of the waves! I walked around and invited guests to join, Smart TV. The hotel staff and entertainment team were great! Loved the Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica resort, I highly recommend!
Sep 2nd, 2021 6:26:08am
I find places a bit more difficult or long to transfer to are the best, and Dreams Las Mareas is no exception. I really felt like I "got away from it all" and what an AMAZING place to vacation. I taught on the beach or in the spa at 9AM each day. Room was spacious and nearby Santa Rosa and Guanacaste national parks set the scene for ultimate beauty, aside from the sparkling blue sea.
Jun 10th, 2021 10:18:09am
Just came back from teaching yoga at Dreams. Here are the highs and lows...
This is truly a beautiful resort. 5 different pools to swim and lounge at. 4 different resturants to eat at. Food is pretty good but not exceptional. We always had one thing off like the veggies were way overcooked or the rice was undercooked. This is a very secluded resort so there is no town nearby.
Some of the challenges were .... 2 hours to get there from the Liberia airport. SO it is far and expensive to get there. I would recommend a private shuttle rather than Amstar to save some money. The rooms are situated like a hotel with people above and below you. So unfortunately, we had elephants above us that got active in the middle of the night and woke us up. You teach the yoga classes on the beach. This is a beautiful location but is a bit out of the way. So the first several days I did not get any people attending the class at 9 am. But then Wednesday I had 12 people attend. SO what happens is the off resort tours happen early in the week and those people leave the resort by 7 am. I did have a strong group of people attending the rest of the week.
Apr 7th, 2021 1:31:00pm
I took my own Bluetooth speaker and they have yoga mats, towels and cleaner. The schedule was posted a few places including the resort IPad, printed activities, activity board and Smart TV. Great experience, 3rd time at this resort. Another great yoga teaching trip in the books, this time in Costa Rica at Dreams Las Mareas!
Jan 5th, 2020 2:46:51pm
Wonderful resort. I went in October which is the green (rainy) season and it did rain off and on most days. Originally scheduled to teach on the beach but there were biting flies so we moved to the spa area. Attendance was between 4 and 10 with lots of repeats. Fitness team was low key but helpful.
Shannon, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Dec 5th, 2019 3:16:52pm
One morning I only had one student who practices regularly so we had a more vigorous flow but all other days when attendees ranged from 2 - 14, I led a slow flow that was appropriate for all levels.
Everyone at the resort was so nice and welcoming! They made me feel like part of the entertainment team and went out of their way to support me and make sure I had everything I needed. The resort is beautiful! Unbelievable views of Costa Rica, numerous pools, amazing landscaping and delicious food. Our family had a fantastic week and we plan to return!
Shirley from Alabama
Nov 8th, 2019 3:35:44pm
Hatha Yoga class. Yoga basic class with a little extra core stabilization poses. The week began with about eight participants. Each day the same guests came back and brought friends and family. We averaged 22 people per day. By Fri-Sat; 30 guests came each day!
Chaunette Hesperia, CA
Feb 8th, 2019 12:01:15pm
The Entertainment Team at Dreams Las Mareas went above and beyond to support me and make me and my family feel incredibly welcome. Looking forward to going back!
Sep 14th, 2018 12:24:52pm
It was a great experience! My family and I loved it so much we booked another teaching vacation already!
Kim - Austin, TX
Jul 27th, 2018 1:44:36pm
I just finished a wonderful week at Dreams Las Mareas with my family. I taught one class per day at 9am in the beach if it wasn’t raining or inside the Tandecous Lounge one day when it rained. There is a perfect place to teach just past the volley ball court. It’s flat and shaded with a great view of the ocean. I had 3-11 people in attendance. I taught slow flow yoga most days.My family of three absolutely loved our experience at Dreams Las Mareas. The room was wonderful with an ocean and pool view and was very spacious. The food was excellent. There was lots for my 11 year old daughter to do. The staff all around was fabulous. The Yoga mats for the beach class were a little dirty. I would recommend bringing some towels to lay on top when you teach. And I would not recommend going on the bike ride. The bikes are pretty beat up and it’s continuous hills with no gears for about 2 hours. The sunset kayaking was awesome. It was about an hour and 45 minutes round trip and a little more challenging than I thought. But worth it. My daughter went tandem with my husband otherwise she may have had a hard time. The Asian restaurant was our favorite. You can do Hinachi or just dinner. Their sushi was excellent. The Mexican restaurant was awesome too. I highly recommend this resort. We already rebookednfor two weeks!