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4 Days Yoga and Surf in Mal Pais, Costa Rica

Breath and Flow Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Breakfast included

Indigo Yoga Resort is a truly unique place located in Mal Pais, Costa Rica. The Indigo shala is a magical gathering space where every form of yoga builds strength and endurance while instilling a flow of energy that leads to balance and harmony. In every pose, explore the oneness with self and enlightenment. With surfing included in the retreat, you will focus on elements of breath and flow while the select instructors find the best waves in the area for you.


  • 2 yoga classes
  • Enjoy two surfing lessons
  • Surf instructors to find the best waves in the area for you
  • Let yourself unwind in a tranquil and tropical setting
  • Enjoy daily delicious breakfast
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, Spanish, English
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  • Horse riding
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Concierge desk
  • Yoga shala
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be staying at Indigo Yoga Resort in Costa Rica. The resort is nestled in a lushly green setting, along with an abundance of beautiful tropical flowers, trees, and native wildlife. You will enjoy watching the howler and capuchin monkeys hanging on the trees, as well as the large variety of tropical birds. The resort is also blessed to be close to some amazing points, reefs, and three beach breaks all within walking distance or a short driving distance.

The accommodation available for this retreat is on a single and double occupancy basis in the junior suites. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with safe box, ceiling fan, hot water, Wi-Fi access, table, plus an access to the pool. Some of the junior suites are furnished with one queen-sized bed for two guests, whereas other with double bed plus one single bed. Moreover, you may also request for an upgrade to the Monkey Apartment.


During this retreat, there will be two yoga classes and two surfing lessons included in the program.


This retreat will take place in Mal Pais, Costa Rica. It is located in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama, plus it is only a five-hour flight from most parts of the United States. The location, safety, and reputation of its people for warm and generous hospitality, along with the beautiful beaches and jungles have made Costa Rica one of the world's top tourist destinations in recent years.



  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • Yoga shala


  • Board rental


During this retreat, you will be served with daily delicious breakfast. Indigo Yoga Resort emphasizes on using fresh fish and products from the local farmers. Moreover, you can enjoy your meal at a tranquil atmosphere in the open-air restaurant or the romantic settings along the poolside amidst the tropical gardens. There is also an on-site restaurant that meets the point of jungle and sea. From the rich Costa Rican coffee at sunrise, the restaurant offers a daily changing light menu.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
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)

In this retreat, there are plenty of activities and places for you to explore. For instances, you can go for a full-day tour and snorkeling at Tortuga Island or horseback riding through the mountain and beach.

Cabo Blanco Biological Reserve

Take an interesting nature hike through one of the most beautiful scenic sites on the Pacific coast, Cabo Blanco Biological Reserve. Some of the attractions that make Cabo Blanco such an interesting and beautiful wilderness are the dense semi-deciduous forest and the deep blue sea, along with islands that serve as important nesting sites for marine birds and animals, such as white-tailed deer, three species of monkeys, agoutis, coyotes, and wild cats.

Canopy del Pacifico

This canopy tour is based in the quiet seaside village of Mal Pais, located at the entrance of Cabo Blanco nature reserve. This whole area is covered in tropical rainforest, the canopy ride is nearly a kilometer long and has seven platforms set high on the trees. Following the strict safety norms, you will get to enjoy thrilling views of the Pacific Ocean and the forest canopy, along with a short hike by the local hardwood plantation.

Sport fishing

Costa Rica is an angler's dream come true, as Indigo Yoga Resort offers great deep sea fishing. Billfish is the biggest attraction, particularly sailfish and marlin. However, fishermen regularly hook plenty of wahoos, roosterfish, yellow fin tuna, and mahi-mahi among other feisty fighters. Moreover, it is also common to encounter whales and numerous dolphins during the fishing trips.


There are also surfing trips and lessons all year round, you can either surf the beach breaks or go for the more challenging waves at the rocky points around the area. Indigo Yoga Resort offers surfboards rental and transportation if necessary. Moreover, transportation by boat to other surfing spots are also available, some of the spots are totally unspoiled. There are also surfing lessons available for those who interested in a new adrenaline filled experience.

Spa treatment

It is a pleasure to provide a complete therapeutic experience for those seeking balance and vitality to experience the sanctuary of body renewal. Indigo Yoga Resort wants you to relax, escape, and absorb all of its wonders. The therapists are highly skilled and the spa operates daily. Guests are encouraged to make reservations early at the concierge desk.

  • Deep tissue (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Esthetics pedi combo, manicures and pedicures waxing (30 minutes)
  • Healing therapies reflexology (60 minutes)
  • Massage therapies couples (60 minutes)
  • Rebalancing (60 minutes or 90 minutes)
  • Reiki (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Slimming seaweed wrap (60 minutes)
  • Spa therapies coconut skin polish (90 minutes)
  • Swedish relaxation (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Thai (90 or 120 minutes)
  • Traditional Chinese acupuncture (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Volcanic clay detox (90 minutes)
  • Watsu (60 minutes)

What's included

  • 2 yoga lessons
  • 2 surf lessons
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Taxes

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJC) or Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). The best option is to arrive at Tambor Airport (TMU) by boarding Sansa Airlines or Nature Air. Also, the airport is an hour drive from Mal Pais.

The other option is to take the daily shuttle to Mal Pais from either San Jose or Liberia. For more information, please send Indigo Yoga Resort an inquiry, they can assist you with transportation booking and reservation.

Arrival by car

If you plan to arrive by car, even though there have been a lot of improvements lately. Some of the roads are still not tarred and famous for their potholes. You are recommended to travel in a 4×4 vehicle to be worry-free of the Costa Rican roads. The possible car rental includes Alamo and Budget. If you would like Indigo Yoga Resort to assist in renting a car, feel free to send them an inquiry.

Direction from San Jose International Airport (SJC)

Take the highway No.1 Interamericana and drive northwest for about two hours in the direction of Puntarenas. It is one of the biggest towns outside the Central Valley, there should not be any problem finding it. From there you can take a ferry to Paquera, which is situated on the Nicoya peninsula. During high season, the ferry leaves for Paquera about every two hours.

Once you are on the ferry, you can enjoy the sun and scenery for about an hour and 15 minutes to arrive Mal Pais. Normally, the ferry also offers little snacks and drinks during the passage. After arriving at Mal Pais, you will need to take a ride to Indigo Yoga Resort. The car ride and driver fare costs are around 8500 CRC, which is about 17 USD. For every additional person, it costs about 810 CRC (1.40 USD).

To arrive at the destination, take the road to Playa Tambor and continue straight to Cobano. From Cobano, follow the road until you arrive at Playa El Carmen. On the right-hand side, you will see a big sign “Frank’s Place”. This is the intersection that divides Playas El Carmen and Santa Teresa in the north from Mal Pais in the south. To get to Indigo Yoga Resort, turn left at this intersection and follow the road for a slightly more than five minutes until you see the Indigo Yoga Resort entrance and a coffee shop on your left.

Arrival by bus

If you plan to arrive the retreat by bus, Indigo Yoga Resort can arrange a shuttle transfer from San Jose or other destinations in Costa Rica. Please send Indigo Yoga Resort an inquiry to check for prices and booking information.

From San Jose, you will have to find the bus station of Puntarenas. Since the bus stations are located at various destinations and in different areas of the town, please ask for directions when you are there. The bus fare to Puntarenas is about 1800 CRC, which is around 3.20 USD. You will be traveling for about two and a half hours until you arrive at the bus station in Paquera. Then, hire a taxi to the ferry port which costs about 810 CRC per person.

Once you arrive at Paquera, you can either hire a taxi to Mal Pais that costs about 90 dollars or take the bus to El Carmen. From there you can catch a local taxi to Indigo Yoga Resort. Please regard the above-mentioned prices as only guidance, those prices are not guaranteed since it can always be subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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This vacation is available throughout 2017, please select an arrival date below.


Green season
  • May 1 - November 30


High season
  • December 1 - December 14
  • January 15 - April 30


Peak season
  • December 15 - January 14

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