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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.
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.
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.
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.