ISTMO Yoga and Adventure Retreat, Panama
The “Hidden Luxury” Venue for
Unforgettable 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 you can focus on your group.  Let us help you lead retreats that are personalized, fun, effortless, and transformational.

Our 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 secluded beautiful 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. 

upcoming retreats

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 in mind.  We are a retreat center with luxuries that showcases and embraces nature rather than upstaging it. 


What our guests are saying

Julia Paddison,

Philidelphia, usa

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!


Christensen, NYC

Retreat Participant

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.

vacation rentals

Looking for a unique vacation rental?

Come spend a few night 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 so that you can explore the area on your own.  

Perfect for individuals, couples and small families who just want a quite and natural place by the beach.  

* Please note that we do not offer any of our retreat services for our vacation rental guests (our vacation rentals are a great way to enjoy Istmo's unique and comfortable accommodations).  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+ night to hosts your own group retreat at Istmo.  

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