Welcome to our Q&A page. These are the most common questions asked by our teachers, students and vistors.
When is the recommended time to visit Malayka?
The best time of the year to visit Malayka is from November to August. The rain season is very strong during the months of September and October. However, if you want to experience the "arribadas" of thousands of female turtles, October is the best month. They arrive over the several course of nights, digging holes in the black sand and laying their eggs (100-110 per animal) into this nest. They are more common to land at Playa Corozalito; a beautiful isolated beach surrounded by many palms trees and beautiful landscapes.
Can I come for a short visit?
Yes, you can visit Malayka for as many days as you want. We do not have a minimum of nights. It is important for us to let you know that we do not offer any yoga classes during the year, unless there is a retreat.
What do I need to bring?
Towels and toileteries are provided by Malayka staff. It is important to bring a beach towel, dental hygiene products, deodorants, insect repellent. Also, make sure to bring a refillable water bottle, a good flashlight ( please bring one that doesn’t use batteries) . We advise you to bring comfortable clothes for yoga, a yoga mat, sandals, hiking shoes and some warmer clothes for chilly evenings.
What kind of electricity is there in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica runs on 110 Volts, 60Hz. If you bring 220V equipment, a voltage converter is needed. Please bring only rechargeable batteries.
Does Malayka have wi-fi?
Yes, you can access wi-fi at Malayka for free. Please, keep in mind that we are located in very isolated area and internet availability is also affected by the weather.
Do you offer laudry service at Malayka?
Yes, we offer laundry service at no cost. We do a full service load, so we do recommend to keep a plastic bag with you for the clothes.
How can I get to the beach?
Malayka offers daily shuttles to the beaches during the yoga retreats. If you are not part of a group, you will need a car to go to any of the beaches.
What kind of food is served at Malayka?
Malayka offers 3 vegetarian meals a day. We also offer vegan and gluten free options depending on the needs of your group. If you are not part of a yoga retreat, we still can offer a menu subjected to availability and previous notice.
Is the water safe to drink?
Yes, it is safe! We filter the underground well waters and monitor the quality of the water closely.
Do the rooms have AC?
All bedrooms are equipped with AC. The year around temperature is between 25 and 35 degrees celcius during the day. Night time is usually chilly.
Are the rooms equipped with a kitchen?
All of our villas and apartaments are fully equipped, but Garden and Jungle room are not.
Can I drive a car during the rainy season?
Yes, but it is strongly advised to use a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
What kind of animals should I expect to encounter in Malayka? Are they dangerous?
We are visited by several families of Howler Monkeys, Coatis, Armadillos, Deers, Squirrels, Raccoons, Bats and more. You may encounter scorpions on occasion , but they are not venomous or dangerous. If you are lucky you may spot a snake