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5 Days Unbeatable Surfing and Yoga Holiday in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Fun Surf Holiday and Yoga Holiday Costa Rica

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Breakfast & dinner included

Funky Monkey Lodge invites you to join in this short vacation to learn or practice surf and yoga in a paradise. Enjoy healthy and delicious food, have a drink at the bar, or jump into the pool. The location is only a five-minute walk to the beach, grocery store, boutiques, and other restaurants. With white sand beach with world-class waves, comfortable accommodation, friendly staff, and great atmosphere, this trip will be perfect for your holiday!

Highlights

  • Yoga classes
  • Exciting surf lessons
  • Certified yoga teacher and surf instructor
  • Unlimited use of the hotel amenities and yoga studio
  • Amazing jungle views and great atmosphere
  • Daily delicious breakfast and dinner
  • 4 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Baby sitting
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Child care
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Funky Monkey Lodge is surrounded by tropical gardens with swimming pool, yoga studio, bar, and restaurant situated on the top of a natural rock hill in the middle of a private jungle. The access is a quick walk to the main surfing spots, other restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Featuring all types of accommodations, Funky Monkey Lodge can create the perfect setting for any group. Dispersed throughout the tropical garden are two air conditioners ocean view apartments for families, private cabanas for couples and small groups, or dormitories for the budget traveler.During your stay, you will be provided with four nights of accommodation at a private bungalow and a suite with open sky shower, each counts with a double bed and a two individuals. Each room has a balcony with hammock, great for singles, couples, or groups. All rooms have safe box, private bathroom with hot water, fresh lines and towels, cleaning service every day.

Ocean View AC Apartment

Ocean View AC Apartment has two rooms on a private flat with ocean view; great for families or group of friends. It has a fully equipped outdoor kitchen with a sitting area below and access to all hotel amenities including the pool, yoga studio, restaurant, and bar. It sleeps six to ten people. Bedroom 1 has a comfortable queen bed, extra bunk bed, private bathroom, hot shower, air conditioner, balcony, and safe while Bedroom 2 has a comfortable queen bed, three single beds, two extra pullout beds, private bathroom, hot shower, air conditioner, balcony, and safe. Access to the apartment from the parking area and restaurant includes a healthy 90-step hike which is not recommended for anyone with a physical disability.

Large ocean view AC apartment

Large ocean view AC apartment is a large room for family or friends with stunning ocean and sunset view, air conditioning, private bathroom, safe box, mini fridge, and balcony. It is equipped with queen bed, three individual beds, and two pull out beds and balcony. This room is great for families (four to seven people)

Luxury garden view apartment

Luxury Garden View Apartment is a spacious apartment with a large balcony, equipped kitchen, bathroom, air conditioner, ceiling fan, safe box, extremely comfortable king bed, cable TV, and modern furnishing. It is great place for couples and singles that look for privacy and comfort.

Shared accommodation

The shared accommodation is a simple room with ceiling fan and shared bathroom next door.

Private Bungalow

The bungalows are built with an excellent ventilation system, and each has a ceiling fan. All beds have orthopedic mattresses. It has a private bathroom which is partially open to the sky for hot water showers under the sun or stars, small kitchenette, fridge, safe box, and wood furnishings. All beds have orthopedic mattresses. Each private bungalow counts with a private veranda with hammock where you can enjoy spectacular Pacific sunsets, or just listen to the monkeys and birds.

Large Bungalow

Large Bungalow has two floors with double bed and two individual upstairs and four individual beds downstairs, no separate rooms, bathroom, and shower which is partially open to the sky, small kitchenette, fridge, and spacious veranda with hammock. This will be a perfect place for a group of friends rather than a family with kids or couples on honeymoon.

Program

During your stay, you will receive two surf lessons three yoga classes, depending on your time preference. Funky Monkey Lodge can also add classes to the place. You can also opt for yoga class or surf lesson every day. Access to the yoga studio for your own extra practice is free.

Surf lessons

Learn how to surf with Funky Monkey Lodge's certificated surf instructors. They have some of the best and least crowded surf in the world. Their surf instructors teach all levels, from beginners to advanced, and they will take you to the best spot with the optimum conditions for your level.

Yoga classes

Pre or post surf, you can stretch your tired muscles in the morning or the evening yoga classes in the beautiful jungle studio. Funky Monkey Lodge offers Ashtanga, Hatha, Slow flow, and Restorative yoga classes with their certified instructors (all levels are welcome). If you want to try aerial silks, they offer this as well (beginner and advanced classes are available). The studio is free to use out of class hours and they have mats and props for you as well.

Instructors

Rachel Holmes
Rachel is our sweet and experienced yoga teacher as well as SUP yoga instructor, originally from Virginia, US. She found here love and home in Santa Teresa and decided to share here experience with others. Known for her hands on assists and calming presence, Rachel has been sharing yoga since becoming certified in 2012. Her alignment-based hatha blend classes are comfortably accessible to all levels and help balance both the body and the mind.

Location

The yoga holiday will take place at The Funky Monkey Lodge, the very center of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. It is two kilometers from the Mal Pais intersection and two kilometers from Hermosa Beach. Itis located in the off the beaten track beach town of Santa Teresa in Costa Rica, set back from the main road on a gorgeous two hectare jungle property, the hotel is the ideal place to meet friends, relax, and enjoy some peace and quiet surrounded by nature.

Nearby places

  • Bank and pharmacy, 2 kilometers
  • Beach access, 200 meters
  • Hermosa Beach, 2 kilometers
  • Mal Pais intersection, 2 kilometers
  • Soccer field, 200 meters
  • Surf shop, 130 meters

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Zip lining

General

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Baby sitting
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Child care
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room dining
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Mosquito net
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Food

During this yoga holiday, you will be provided daily breakfast with fresh fruit and local Costa Rican coffee and dinner. The restaurant offers international cuisine, sushi nights twice a week, fresh and organic fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, healthy food, vegan night, and more. Lunch is available for an extra charge, however you may also want to try some of the tasty nearby restaurants or simply fix yourself a lunch in the communal kitchen. Your dinner will be ready for you after sunset and you will love it! There are sushi nights twice a week while fresh organic vegetables, free range chicken and fresh fish are always on the dinner menu. You may have all kinds of fruit smoothies, as well as super food smoothies for extra charge. The chefs in the restaurant are very flexible with the food options and they can accommodate any food restrictions.

Schedule

  • Breakfast is served from 07:30-10:00
  • Lunch from 12:00-14:00
  • Dinner from 19:00-22:00

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Aerial silk lessons (from 20 USD)
  • Birth watching
  • Cabo Blanco reserve
  • Canopy (from 45 USD)
  • Car or ATV rental
  • Extra surf lessons (from 55 USD)
  • Fishing (from 70 USD)
  • Fitness classes
  • Guided ATV trips
  • Hiking
  • Horse beck riding (from 45 USD)
  • Kayaking
  • Massage (from 60 USD)
  • Monkey watching
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling and tour on Tortuga Island (from 60 USD)
  • Spa at nearby natural spa
  • Stand up paddle (SUP) (from 70 USD)
  • SUP Yoga (from 70 USD)
  • Waterfall tour

What's included

  • 2 surf lessons
  • 3 yoga classes or 1 aerial class
  • Ashtanga, Hatha, Slow flow, and Restorative yoga
  • Certified yoga teacher and surf instructor
  • Unlimited use of the hotel amenities and yoga studio
  • Amazing jungle views and great atmosphere
  • Use of communal kitchen or all the lodge amenities
  • Free and secure parking
  • Wi-Fi facility
  • Transportation to surf spots
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Free water refill
  • 4 nights' lodging

What's not included

  • Transportation to and from lodge
  • Drinks
  • Extra activities

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tambor Airport (TMU). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by taxi

You can take a taxi from San Jose to Punterenas to the ferry and then from Paquera to Santa Teresa.

Arrival by bus

There is a direct bus leaving from San Jose Center-Terminal. You can ask the driver to stop by Funky Monkey, which is 100 meters walk from the lodge.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 20 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.

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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season

 

  • May 1 - June 30, September 1 - October 31

 

High season

 

  • January 8 - April 30, July 1 - August 31, and November 19 - December 20

 

Peak season

 

  • December 20 - January 8

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