Come and stay at the Funky Monkey Lodge in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The guesthouse, bar, and restaurant are hidden deep in the rainforest in a tranquil setting at the Nicoya Peninsula. Enjoy yoga, surfing, a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, or take a three-minute stroll to access some of the most unspoiled beaches in Costa Rica. Join this holiday where your food, accommodation, and activities are already planned and paid for before you arrive!
The accommodation options are on private and double room occupancy basis.
All private bungalows each have a private bathroom which is partially open to the sky for hot water showers under the sun or stars, small kitchenette, refrigerator, safe box, and wood furnishings. The bungalows are built with an excellent ventilation system and each has a ceiling fan. All beds have orthopedic mattresses. Each private bungalow counts with a private veranda with a hammock where you can enjoy spectacular Pacific sunsets or just listen to the monkeys and birds.
The suite offers a spacious room with a double bed and an additional sofa convertible into a king bed, two fans, safe box, mini refrigerator, large private balcony with hammocks, and a private bath with an open sky shower.
During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to choose between five yoga classes or aerial silk lessons so you can decide what's more suited for your style of holiday. The yoga classes will take place at an open-air studio in the middle of the jungle.
You will also receive three surf lessons and will have daily surfboard access at Santa Teresa beach. This retreat also offers free time to explore the beach and its surroundings. All these activities will be accompanied by daily delicious meals.
Just at a four-minute walk from the lodge is the beach and a famous surf point. Santa Teresa beach has some of the best and least crowded surf area in the world. You have choices to the north and the south of the beach. The water is always warm and the waves are always big enough.
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.
Nacho, originally from Patagonia, Argentina, came to Costa Rica and fell in love with the beach, nature and life style. He has been surfing and snowboarding since he was a kid. His passion for surf made him to decide to stay in Santa Teresa and form a surf school. Several years ago, he completed a lifeguard rescue course and also obtained surf instructor ISA certification. Apart of surfing he also likes SUP and offers great lessons. He is fun and patient. You will definitively get a green wave during your lesson!
A Central American mix between El Salvador and Costa Rica .. both paradises of amazing waves! Aleja has always had an addiction to the sea . She became a surf instructor first and obtained her ISA level 1 and beach lifeguard. She continued studying sports and become a certified fitness trainer, a Crossfit level 1 and a yoga instructor. Now Aleja made a mix of all her passions and experience to create popular SURFIT Training. She is also our surf instructor and power yoga teacher at our lodge.
This yoga and surf retreat will take place at the Funky Monkey Lodge in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The hotel is located 200 meters away from three top surfing spots at Santa Teresa beach.
Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are a pair of towns facing the Pacific Ocean, nestled into the coastal mountains of the Nicoya Peninsula, touching the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. The Funky Monkey Lodge is set back from the street for peace and quiet and it is surrounded by a wide variety of animals, particularly monkeys.
During this retreat, you will be served daily breakfast and dinner. All meals at Funky Monkey Lodge are specially prepared by the personal chef. Drinks, additional meals, and sushi nights twice a week are available at additional costs at the lodge's restaurant that offers international cuisine with vegetarian options. If you like to cook your own food, a fully equipped communal kitchen is available.
Explore a unique and adrenaline-filled environment and fly through the treetops hundreds of meters in the air with a chance to spot some of the diverse wildlife.
During this half day or full day fishing trip, you may catch a yellow fin tuna, dorado, or red snapper.
Take a stroll along the seemingly endless white sand beach or visit some nearby national parks such as Cabo Blanco National Park and Cabulla National Park. You’ll see amazing tropical trees and flowers, exotic fruits, monkeys, red foxes, boas, and many birds.
Nothing compares to running a horse along a tropical beach watching the sunset on the horizon. The Funky Monkey Lodge can arrange tours in the jungle, on the beaches, and into the mountains for an additional cost.
Enjoy scenic kayaking in the pacific ocean or paddle up the nearby rivers exploring the jungle and its wildlife. Catch fish from your kayak and explore the steamy underwater volcanoes below you during your three-hour tour.
Spend your mornings or evenings watching the howler monkeys traversing the beautiful vegetation on the Funky Monkey Lodge grounds.
The stand up paddle is an exciting sport that is a true full body workout. You can enjoy an alternative to surfing by using a paddle.
You can drive all over Santa Teresa beach and even take a trip to the nearby Montezuma waterfalls.
Juan Santamaría International Airport
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at San José International Airport (SJC). Another option is to book your flight to arrive at the domestic airport, Tambor Airport (TMU). Mal Pais, Santa Teresa is located 40 minutes away from there. There are daily flights from San José International Airport (SJC) to Tambor Airport (TMU).
There is a direct bus from the San Jose downtown bus station. Usually the bus leaves at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. from the station. The Funky Monkey Lodge can provide you a detailed travel information about the area.
The Funky Monkey Lodge can help you arrange a direct transportation service from San Jose International Airport (SJC) to the lodge and back for an additional cost.
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