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 8-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. 

¡También tenemos retiros en español! 

Cuando te unes a un retiro, estás invirtiendo en ti mismo.

Cada detalle en ISTMO está diseñado pensando en su comodidad y conexión con la naturaleza. Somos un centro de retiro con lujos que exhibe y abraza la naturaleza en lugar de eclipsarla.


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.

reserve your stay

Retreats in:


Each retreat is unique, check out our retreat calendar to find the retreat that best meets your needs.

Retiros  en:


Cada retiro es único, consulte nuestro calendario de retiros para encontrar el retiro que mejor se adapte a sus necesidades.

Book a Bungalow $95/night

Disconnect for a couple of nights (or more) in a beautiful bungalow.

Desconecte por un par de noches (o más) en un hermoso bungalow.