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8 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

  • Villa con Vistas, Castillo de Pavones, Pavones, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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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.

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.

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.

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

During this retreat, you will be served daily breakfasts.

Exclusions

Lunch and dinner are excluded from the price.

  • Horseback riding
  • In-shore or off shore fishing
  • Jewelry making class
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Tide pool tour
  • Tube the Rio Claro river
  • Waterfall hike
  • 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
  • Lunch and dinner
  • The massage sessions
  • The optional activities and classes that you might book
  • Travel expenses

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
For information about the booking conditions, please send Castillo de Pavones an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by Rodrigo
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful spot. May need a 4x4 during the rain season because if the steep dirty road. The best place to stay in the area. Highly recommend. Staff is kind and helpful. Room is comfortable and spacious. Everything well maintained."

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  • Review by Jose from San Jose, Costa Rica
    10 out of 10

    "Great place, big and clean rooms. Close to surfing point. Excellent breakfast, hot water, air conditioning, great ocean views, small fridge. Enough room space to keep surfing gear inside the room, even SUP’s. Owners very friendly. Wifi & cable TV"

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  • Review by Jose from San Jose, Costa Rica
    10 out of 10

    "Great place, big and clean rooms. Close to surfing point. Excellent breakfast, hot water, air conditioning, great ocean views, small fridge. Enough room space to keep surfing gear inside the room, even SUP’s. Owners very friendly. Wifi & cable TV"

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  • Review by Melissa from San Antonio, Texas
    10 out of 10

    "The Castillo is hands down the best place to stay in Pavones. You get all the amenities you'd expect from a luxury b&b while still experiencing the unique surroundings. I suggest the Aves room, two of its walls are glass and surrounded by jungle. It is truly one of a kind!"

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  • Review by A traveler from Taipei, Taiwan
    10 out of 10

    "First off I'd like to say this place was amazing! Great room with a beautiful view . The staff is very friendly. No complaints at all ! "

    "However it is little ways sways from the surf So if your planning to stay there make sure you have your own transportation."

    "Other than that I give it a 5 star rating "

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  • Review by Eric R from San Diego, California
    10 out of 10

    "Great place to stay... just far enough from town and surf that you feel immersed in nature, but close enough to be able to walk (though note, it's a 10 minute walk, including a large hill). Staff very friendly. Breakfast was a bit on the small side (for surfers with large appetites), but not bad. Air conditioning didn't work well, but management made every effort to fix it and even provided a discount for our troubles. I'm sure it's fixed by now! I will certainly be returning. Thanks Michael!"

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  • Review by Michele from Somis, California
    10 out of 10

    "The room was large. King bed, very comfortable. The bathroom was amazing. Rock sink, and shower. Double occupancy spa bathtub. The view is outrageous from the bar. Everyone was nice, Michael helped me find the place. Waze took us down roads we couldn't get to in our small rental car. I recommend a 4x4."

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  • Review by L. Meier from San Jose
    10 out of 10

    "perfect combination of nature - comfort and of course surfing! great staff, great location, amazing rooms! i highly recommend this place for couples or larger groups that want to enjoy pure nature & the beauty of costa rica!"

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  • Review by Aaron and Aimee from Tacoma, Washington
    10 out of 10

    "My wife and I stayed for two weeks and loved every minute of it! The grounds are incredibly well maintained, the room was fantastic and the staff was incredible. Mike and Jessica went above and beyond to make our stay very memorable. The room was very comfortable, with excellent air conditioning, great bathroom, good TV, and internet. Breakfasts' were an amazing treat each day with beautiful views, good food, and friendly conversation. Evening drinks on the uppermost floor lookout were breathtaking. An enjoyable experience worthy of repeating."

    "Room Tip: The Jungle room offers jungle canopy views and ocean views, an amazing treat."

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  • Review by Kelsea Mike
    10 out of 10

    "Loved this place. Amazing ocean views in a peaceful area with animals all around. The rooms were top notch and so was the staff. They really went out of their way tp take care of us. The mangers Mike and Jessica were super accommodating to us extending even though the main hotel was full. I did private yoga with Jessica on the top level outdoor deck - amazing!"

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  • Review by A traveler from Boston, Massachusetts
    10 out of 10

    "Made a last min booking and was very pleased with the accommodations. Internet was great. Proximity to the first peak was reasonable for a pre dawn walk. Staff was very friendly. Breakfast every morning was perfect for a post surf session."

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  • Review by A traveler from Ormond Beach, Florida
    10 out of 10

    "We were there for 2 nights with friends. We only met Michael and he was extremely helpful and very friendly. We stayed in La Jungla room and I agree with previous reviewers that it is very spacious. The refrigerator was very much appreciated. The Rio Claro is a 10 minute hike from the B&B & they provided nice tubes for us to use to float downstream. The breakfast was good & filling. We enjoyed the upper level & would have liked to have gone up there at night. The scarlet macaws were not around while we were visiting. On Michaels recommendation we ate dinner one night at Ronitals, which has grilled items. Your choice of beef, ribs, chicken or fish for 5000 colones. Bring your own beer or wine. The second night we ate at Bruschettas which we chose for the neat location."

    "We had a car but if you don't, it is an easy 10 minute walk to the beach or restaurants."

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  • Review by Nicole D. from New York, United States
    10 out of 10

    "Just fantastic in every regard. We loved the rooms (very clean and well appointed), the staff (extremely accommodating - even going out to dinner with us at a wonderful, local restaurant), the service (well above-average) and the views ( beautiful.) Just a short walk down the hill to a lovely beach well-known by serious surfers. We were 100% pleased with our stay."

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  • Review by Rachel R. from Dexter, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Castillo de Pavones offers luxury in the jungle; it is definitely where you want to stay if you are planning on visiting Pavones."

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  • Review by Sandra F. from San Diego, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Our room was amazing, and it had an absolutely breathtaking view of the jungle leading up to the ocean. Rolling over in the morning to see this view never got old - it was truly paradise. "

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  • Review by Meghan R. from Dexter, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Pavones is paradise, and what better place to stay in paradise than a castle? I can’t wait to go back to stay at the Castillo! What a wonderful week, I will never forget it."

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