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8 Days Spanish, Surfing, Yoga Vacation in Costa Rica

Spanish, Surf, Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

All we do is surf! Well, this may be true, but sometimes we actually surf and do some other things. We have the best warm water surf in the world, a perfect climate, a variety of activities, sports and adventures to make it the perfect place to have fun while you learn a new skill or explore a new hobby. Feel the Pura Vida and learn Spanish culture and language. In between the surf sessions enjoy the culture and learn the language through classes and excursions. Partnering these activities with surfing will make your vacation one you will love and remember forever.


  • 5 yoga classes
  • 7 surf sessions for 2 hours
  • 2 Spanish lessons for 2 hours
  • Pura Vida Spanish Excursion
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meals twice daily

Skill level

  • Beginner


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The Grounds

Just a step off the strand at Playa Hermosa, Bistro Las Olas and the Las Olas deck are favorite hangout spots for locals and guests alike. Peppered with swinging hammocks and cozy seating, the lower deck of this Costa Rica yoga surf retreat is perfect for wave watching or a nice afternoon nap downstairs, while the upper deck is a space for daily yoga, contemplation and meditation, as gentle ocean breezes float through. Up the walk from the beach, bistro and deck, a free form pool is nestled in between the rancho cabins and the main house, inviting guests to take a refreshing plunge for a brief respite from the lush, tropical heat.

The Ranchos

Closest to the beach, the ranchos are two story A-Frame cabins that can accommodate groups or families. Each rancho has three single bunk beds downstairs as well as a double bed and a twin upstairs. With a balcony on the top level and patio on the ground, each rancho has a refrigerator, private bath with hot water and a lock box. Screened windows, ceiling fans and ocean breezes keep everyone comfortable.

The Main House

The Las Olas A-Frame main house is home to the welcome office and two spacious guest rooms. The first floor room is located just above the pool, facing the ocean, and features two double beds, a private bath with hot water and easy access to the pool just outside the door. Upstairs, the second floor guest room has a double bed as well as a single and can sleep up to three people. Spacious and simple, the second floor main house room has a private bath with hot water and an ocean-view balcony complete with a hammock for lazy mornings with a good book.

The Sky Box

Perched up in the third story of the main house, the sky box is open to the ocean break and guests will fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing. There is a loft with a double bed and the main floor of the Sky Box features a bunk, seating area, small kitchen and a private bathroom with a hot shower. Balconies to the back, facing the ocean, and to the front, facing the street, open the space and allow cool breezes to wash through.


Costa Rica is one of the world's most popular destinations for adventure and surf. Las Olas is centrally located. Within an hours drive north or south you can explore over 30 different surf breaks, and also experience 100s of the country's treasures and adventures along the way. Las Olas can also reach any part of the country in 5 hours. With the new highway your trip is a breeze. It's quicker and more reliable, and an easier drive!

Playa Hermosa is conveniently located just an hour and a half from the capital city of San Jose and this rustic Costa Rica beach hotel hosts eight units of varying sizes and a cozy open-air ocean front bistro. Las Olas is made up of locals, but we seem to create new locals as well. We are a place that personifies pura vida, and exemplifies Costa Rica and all its natural beauty's and characteristics.

Cabinas Las Olas is a small beachfront hotel located in Playa Hermosa, Jaco on Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coast. Playa Hermosa, home to the 2009 Billabong ISA World Surfing Games, has long been renowned for its world class waves, pristine black sand beaches, tropical rainforests, abundant wildlife and natural beauty.

Keeping it real, Cabinas Las Olas is deeply in tune with the local, laid-back energy of Hermosa Village and caters to an international clientele of surfers and travelers, many of whom come back again and again to enjoy the pura vida or "pure life" experience that Las Olas and Playa Hermosa have to offer. Let us show you the next surf adventure.


  • Agujas, 40 minutes
  • Bejuco, 25 minutes
  • Boca Barranca, 50 minutes
  • Corralillo, 50 minutes
  • Escondida, 20 land/ 25 boat
  • Esterillos-Oeste/ Este/Centro, 20 minutes
  • Guacalillo, 50 minutes
  • Isla Damas, 45 minutes
  • Jaco, 10 minutes
  • La Isla, 20 land/ 15 boat
  • Manual Antonio, 50 minutes
  • Punta Leona, 40 minutes
  • Tulin, 10 minutes



  • Golf course nearby
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Kayak
  • Massage


  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace


  • Tour assistance


Catch the early morning waves and then head for Bistro Las Olas for a hearty surfer style breakfast where Costa Rican favorites like gallo pinto, or North American traditions like pancakes, are the order of the day. The plates are abundant, the food is killer and the coffee is. Well, this is Costa Rica and the coffee is out of this world.

Every day favorites like fish tacos are delicious, but wait till you try the tuna, you'll never want to leave! As if it were freshly plucked from the sea, the tuna just melts in your mouth. With nightly specials like Taco Tuesday, Pasta Domingo and Wednesday 2 for 1 Tuna Steak Dinner Night you won't break the bank and, best of all, you'll enjoy an amazing meal, an al fresco setting and beautiful ocean views.

Non-alcoholic drinks like sodas, juices and smoothies are available to wet your whistle, and, you are free to bring a bottle of wine! All the locals do, so you'll fit right in, and you won't need to worry about corkage fees. Bistro Las Olas is open every day from 7:00am to 9:00pm; closed for breakfast on Monday mornings.

Things to do (optional)

Optional tours

  • Adventure dining USD 75
  • Arenal Volcano & Hotsprings Adm fee & food and bev USD 120
  • ATV Paraiso Tour USD 80
  • ATV Rica ventura Tour 2 hours USD 60
  • ATV Rica ventura Tour 4 hours USD 90
  • ATV Rica ventura Tour 6 hours USD 150
  • Bungee/Superman USD 70
  • Butterfly Farm Adm fee USD 20
  • Calypso Tour, breakfast, lunch, soft drinks, fruit and live music USD 89
  • Canopy Adventure Adm fee, fruit & water USD 60
  • Carara Biological Reserve Adm fee, guide, cinamon roll, juice & transport USD 50
  • Chiclets Tree Canopy Adm fee, fruit & water USD 60
  • Crocodile Safari & Bird watching Adm fee USD 50
  • Discovery Safari Adm fee USD 65
  • Golf Los Sueos USD 160
  • Hang glide Tour USD 69
  • Happy Trails Adm fee USD 80
  • Herradura Divers Min 2 pax-1 tank USD 55
  • Herradura Divers Min 2 pax-2 tank USD 70
  • Herradura Divers Equipment USD 15
  • Horse Tours Agujas Adm fee USD 50
  • Kayak Jaco Half day tour and fruit plate USD 50
  • Manuel Antonio National Park Adm fee, food and bev USD 90
  • Monkey Boat Tour USD 80
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Adm fee, food and bev USD 140
  • Paddle Board Surfing With board and instructor USD 70
  • Planet Dolphin Tour half day or full day USD 90
  • Poas Volcano & National Park Adm fee, food and bev USD 90
  • Private photographer Half day USD 150
  • Pura Vida Gardens & Waterfalls Adm fee USD 100
  • Rafting Amigos Del Rio Half day/full day tour, breakfast and lunch USD 69/98
  • Rain Forest Aerial Tram Adm fee USD 55
  • Rio Spa Paraiso Adm fee, lunch, canopy, horseback riding & transport USD 120
  • Safari Mangrove Tour Adm fee USD 60
  • Spanish Lessons USD20/hr
  • Sunset Tour USD 20
  • Surf rentals Long boards Full day USD 25
  • Surf rentals Long boards Half day USD 12
  • Surf rentals Long boards Weekly USD 125
  • Surf rentals Short boards Full day USD 20
  • Surf rentals Short boards Half day USD 12
  • Surf rentals Short boards Weekly USD 100
  • Surf rentals Boogies Full day w/fins USD 15
  • Surf rentals Boogies Half day w/fins USD 10
  • Surf rentals Boogies Snorkel w/fins USD 4
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Agujas USD 40
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Bejuco USD 30
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Boca Barranca USD 50
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Corralillo USD 60
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Escondida USD 45
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Esterillos- Oeste/ Este/Centro USD 25
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Guacalillo USD 60
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Isla Damas USD 100
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Jaco USD 20
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide La Isla USD 35
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Manual Antonio USD 60
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Punta Leona USD 40
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Tulin USD 20
  • Surfing lessons 2 hour USD 60
  • Tow Surfing USD 160
  • Tres piscinas waterfall-tour Adm fee USD 35
  • Turubari Adm fee basic tour USD 65
  • Turubari Adm fee & Horseback riding USD 80
  • Turubari Adm fee & Canopy USD 65
  • Videographer USD 220
  • Waterfalls Canopy Adm fee USD 60
  • Whale Watching Boat Trip Boat and food and bev USD 135

Spa treatments

Licensed professional in room massage therapy. Please check at our front desk for available times. In-Office Masssage Rates: $40-$50 USD an hour or In-Room Massage Rates: $60-$70 USD an hour.