ISTMO Yoga and Adventure Retreat, Panama
The Place to Host Amazing Retreats
host a retreat your students can´t stop raving about
Nestled in the jungle, steps away from a secluded tropical beach, and famous for our world-class food and service, ISTMO is the perfect retreat center to host a transformational retreat or group vacation.
We work with Retreat and Vacation Leaders to create custom-crafted, life-changing travel and retreat experiences. Leave the details to us so that you can focus on your group. Let us help you lead personalized, fun, effortless, and transformational retreats.
Our stand-alone air-conditioned bungalows are designed to support you in your retreat experience. All the rooms at ISTMO have beds with pillow-top orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens.
As a guest commented, “The food alone at ISTMO is worth the trip!” We offer our retreat guests wholesome seafood and vegetarian meals cooked from fresh local ingredients.
Location and Activities
Our location, a 7-minute walk to a beautiful secluded beach, allows you to do as little or as much as you desire.
We are 1 hr 15 minutes from Panama City, 10 minutes from the town of Coronado, and 45 minutes from El Valle.
We are secluded but not isolated.
Come as you are, connect through community, and travel. Our evolving retreat calendar has a variety of offerings – yoga retreats, meditation retreats, yoga teacher trainings, weekend retreats, women's retreats, wellness retreats, and paddleboard vacations.
Every detail at ISTMO is designed with your comfort and connection to nature. We are a retreat center with luxuries showcasing and embracing nature rather than upstaging it.
What our guests are saying
Yoga Teacher and Retreat Leader
Istmo met or exceeded all of my expectations.
As a yoga teacher with experience leading retreats worldwide, Istmo met or exceeded all of my expectations. The chef was able to create meals to meet everyone’s specific dietary requirements AND learned everyone’s names (16 people) at our very first meal. Excursions were thoughtfully planned and super fun. It takes a lot for a retreat center to wow me so much that I want to return, but I will be back and CANNOT WAIT! Thanks, Istmo, for a lifetime’s worth of incredible memories!
Istmo is the perfect intersection of natural simplicity and comfort
–you’re surrounded by gorgeous Panamanian rain forest vegetation, less than 10 minutes walk to the beach, nature walk and meditation labyrinth on site, and yet you stay in air-conditioned bungalows (with daily housekeeping visits) complete with really nice showers. The food is fantastic… …Istmo is run by great people, and I think they attract great guests! I would absolutely stay at Istmo again and would recommend it to anyone.
Looking for a unique vacation rental?
While not hosting retreats, Istmo functions as a vacation rental property.
Come spend a few nights at Istmo Beach and Jungle Bungalows. Rent a unit that includes a kitchen or explore the restaurants in the area. We highly recommend arriving in a car to explore the area on your own.
Perfect for individuals, couples, and small families who just want a quiet and natural place by the beach.
* Please note that we do not offer retreat services for our vacation rental guests. If you want sup, tours, transportation, yoga, food, and all the retreat goodies, please consider joining one of our upcoming retreats or renting our entire facility for 5+ nights to hosts your own group retreat at Istmo.