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Revitalizing Surf and Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Pavones point break, known as the second longest left point breaking wave in the world, offers a section of the wave for the beginner to the advanced. During this retreat, you will take surf classes and enjoy daily group yoga sessions on the deck at Villa con Vistas, where you can take in the breathtaking view of the Gulfo Dulce, the "Sweet Gulf ". You will explore concerns specific to you and your body, and discover tools you need to introduce your body to a lifetime of balance.

Highlights

  • 5 daily yoga sessions
  • 5 daily surf instruction
  • Yoga deck for practicing yoga
  • Opportunity to surf at the second longest left point breaking wave in the world
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in Villa con Vistas at Castillo de Pavones in private or shared double rooms. Villa con Vistas is as unique as you can get with ocean views, and the jungle as your back yard. The villa has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living rooms, one very large kitchen, multiple balconies/decks, free Wi-Fi, free parking, air conditioning in the bedrooms, and hot water throughout. It sleeps 10 comfortably, up to a maximum of 12 people. It’s perfect for a family reunion, groups, or friends that want to hang together. May be rented daily, weekly, or monthly.

Castillo de Pavones Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Program

Daily sample schedule

  • 07:00 Yoga
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Surf instruction
  • After the surf session, you are free to explore beautiful Pavones

During this retreat, you will enjoy daily group yoga sessions on the deck at Villa con Vistas, where you can take in the breathtaking view of the Gulfo Dulce, the "Sweet Gulf". You will be served breakfast each morning during your stay and received five 90 minute surf instruction sessions. You will have enough free time to enjoy all that Pavones has to offer.

Location

Villa con Vistas

This retreat takes place in Pavones, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Villa con Vistas, your "home" for the duration of the retreat, has beautiful ocean views and the jungle as your backyard. The Villa has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living rooms, a large kitchen, and multiple decks and balconies.

Pavones

Although Pavones is rustic and rural, you will be delighted that you can walk everywhere and the village is united, house after house, business after business, and restaurant after restaurant. Pavones has several American restaurants, one very well stocked grocery store, city water, street lights, telephones, and internet.

Features

Activities

  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming nearby

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet acces

Food

During this retreat, you will be served daily breakfasts.

Exclusions

Lunch and dinner are excluded from the price.

Things to do (optional)

  • Horseback riding
  • In-shore or off shore fishing
  • Jewelry making class
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Tide pool tour
  • Tube the Rio Claro river
  • Waterfall hike

What's included

  • 5 daily 90 minutes surf sessions
  • 5 daily yoga sessions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Opportunity to surf at the second longest left point breaking wave in the world
  • Yoga deck for practicing yoga

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinner
  • The massage sessions
  • The optional activities and classes that you might book
  • Travel expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

You have to book flights to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) or to Tobias Bolaños International Airport (SYQ). The regional flight from San José (SJO) to Golfito Airport (GLF) takes approximately 50 minutes and cost about 100 USD each way. From Golfito, the scenic drive to the Castillo takes approximately one and a half hours. Please send Castillo de Pavones an inquiry if you would like to coordinate a pickup at the Golfito Airport (GLF). Sansa terminal is located right next to the international airport in San Jose. Sansa is a popular airline as they fly daily to the southern zone.

Nature Air terminal is at Tobias Bolaños International Airport (SYQ), located about five miles West of downtown and is about 10 miles away from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Both of these local commuter airlines fly into the old banana Airport of Golfito (GLF) on the Golfo Dulce and from there, Castillo de Pavones can arrange for a taxi to bring you over or have a rental car ready for you at airport.

From Golfito Airport (GLF) you can rent a car to come to Pavones.

Arrival by bus

The bus ride from San José to Golfito takes approximately seven hours. From Golfito, the bus ride to the Castillo takes approximately three hours. The bus driver can stop at the Castillo’s lower entrance. It is a great way to see the country and travel with the locals. A one-way ticket costs about 20 USD. Please send Castillo de Pavones an inquiry for more information.

Arrival by taxi

From Golfito Airport (GLF), you can take a taxi to the villa. Castillo de Pavones can arrange a taxi for you.

Distances

  • Botanical Gardens (San Vito) - 3 hours
  • Dominical - 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • Paso Canoas (border town of Panama) - 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • San Jose - 6 to 8 hours
  • Uvita - 3 hours
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