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9 Days Surf, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

9 Days Surf, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

  • Monty's Beach Lodge, Jiquilillo, Nicaragua

Energizing Yoga Retreat Nicaragua

Spend a week of Kundalini, flow, and Yin yoga, meditation, self-care, rest, and selfless service at Monty's Beach Lodge in stunning Juquillio, Nicaragua. Enjoy the endless possibilities to rest, recharge, and relax, but take the opportunity to connect to and support the local community. Savor the beautiful of balance of yoga, action, adventure, and retreating in the lovely country set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Highlights

  • Airport transfers
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Surf lesson with board
  • Teaching Spanish at a local language center
  • Sponsored meal and food costs for El Limonal Community
  • Turtle hatchery and estuary tour
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 3 tasty meals per day
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying at Monty's Beach Lodge, a beautiful, quaint resort in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. It is a remote fishing village that provides a snapshot of authentic Nicaraguan life, but it has full western amenities. It overlooks the ocean and has comfortable rooms and intimate social gathering areas to chill with all your new friends. It is clean, bright, and breezy, perfect for sitting back and unwinding. All its rooms are ocean-front cabanas that sleep two to three people.

Enrich your spirit in this Caribbean haven and get your dose of adventure under the sun.

Day 1

Upon arrival in Managua, Nicaragua, settle in to your hotel to rest, relax, and connect with the other participants. Get a sweet sleep in preparation for the journey to Monty's Beach Lodge in the morning.

Day 2

Travel to Monty's Beach Lodge after an optional yoga practice by the pool at Best Western, Managua. From Best Western Las Mercedes hotel, you will transfer to your beach-front home for the week. Upon your arrival at the beautiful resort, you will have a chance to relax and unwind and enjoy a late-afternoon yoga session on the yoga platform overlooking and to sounds of the ocean.

Afterward, you will get to enjoy a welcome dinner and welcome drink.

Day 3

Start your day with an energizing Kundalini yoga class on the yoga platform with an ocean view. After Savasana, enjoy breakfast in the sun. Once nourished, you will be free to enjoy your day taking in the lush surroundings, relaxing and reading, or surfing and exploring.

In the late afternoon, you will join a delicious slow flow practice to wind down the day. Then you will eat dinner together with the other participants, and the evening will be yours to enjoy.

Day 4

Start your day with an energizing flow yoga class on the yoga platform with an ocean view. After Savasana, enjoy breakfast in the sun. Once nourished, you will be taking a ride to the turtle hatchery and sanctuary.

There will be an informational boat tour of the mangrove and estuary, finishing off at the turtle hatchery. You will see the hatchery, meet the locals running it, and release baby turtles. Afterward, you can go for a swim or a walk in this special paradise.

Upon returning to the lodge, there will be a Yin practice. Dinner will be served afterward, and the evening will be yours to enjoy.

Day 5

Start your day with an energizing Kundalini yoga class on the yoga platform with an ocean view. After Savasana, enjoy breakfast in the sun or overlooking the ocean on your patio deck.

There are many fun, exciting adventures that await you in Nicaragua. You can book one through Monty's Beach Lodge, and this would be a great day to get out and discover this amazing country. You can go on sandboarding trips, visit the quaint and sweet town of Leon for some shopping and culture, or learn to surf.

Of course, you are welcome to just zen out. The entire days is yours to enjoy at leisure. There will be an optional yoga class in the late afternoon for those who stick around.

Day 6

Start your day with an energizing flow yoga class on the yoga platform with an ocean view. After Savasana, enjoy breakfast in the sun. Once nourished, you will be free to enjoy your day taking in the lush surroundings, relaxing and reading, or surfing and exploring. Lunch will be served at the lodge.

After lunch, join the others for a half day of teaching local children and women English at the language center built by Monty's Beach Lodge.

In the late afternoon, you will join a delicious Yin practice to wind down the day. You will then enjoy dinner together with the other participants, and the evening will be free for you to enjoy.

Day 7

Start your day with an energizing Kundalini yoga class on the yoga platform with an ocean view. After Savasana, enjoy breakfast in the sun or your ocean-front patio. Once nourished, you will head to Chinandega for a sponsored meal at El Limonal Community to serve 300 to 500 locals who live and work in a dump. The program will purchase the food, cook the meals, tour the village, and serve the meals.

Then there will be a slow flow yoga class before dinner in the late afternoon. You can enjoy horseback riding, reading, swimming, or taking a long walk along the beach in the evening.

Day 8

Start your day with a flow yoga class on the yoga platform with an ocean view. After Savasana, enjoy breakfast in the sun or overlooking the ocean on your patio.

Once nourished, you will be free to enjoy your day taking in the lush surroundings, relaxing and reading, or surfing and exploring. The entire day is yours to enjoy!

Go horseback riding, read, pack, swim, or collect seashells for home - anything your heart desires. There will be a farewell dinner with a drink in the late evening to bond one last time on the final day of this retreat.

Day 9

Travel home or perhaps to other destinations in Nicaragua. After big hugs and goodbyes, transportation will be waiting to send you on the next leg of your journey or to the airport to head home.

There will be an optional yoga class in the early morning for those who are leaving later, or you can surf one last time.

Selfless service projects

Monty's Beach Lodge works in partnership with Together Works Society (TWS), a Canadian not-for-profit organization registered in the Province of British Columbia. Since 2011, TWS has been developing and implementing projects in the rural Nicaraguan communities of Jiquilillo, Los Zorros, Padre Ramos, and the community of El Limonal near Chinandega.

Activities and initiatives are pursued in collaboration with these communities, and in partnership with other participating organizations with a shared vision of alleviating poverty through improved education, accessible health care and enhanced self-employment opportunities.

English language center or community center Jiquilillo

This program provides comprehensive English language instruction to students ages five and older through a combination of teacher-led lessons, youth-led projects, and conversational opportunities with English-speaking volunteers.

Through high-quality English language training, this program helps students become proficient in English and broadens their cultural awareness, which betters their chances for success in their academic, professional, and personal pursuits.

Soup kitchen in El Limonal for families at the Chinandega garbage dump

This program provides nutritious meals for up to 300 children in partnership with international organizations and supported by volunteers in service, delivery, and funding. The frequency of meals depends on funding and volunteers.

Wildlife conservation - turtle hatchery

This program provides education and protection of endangered sea turtles and other sea life. Operating in partnership with the community of Punta Venecia, 25,000 sea turtles were released in 2015.

There will be a turtle hatchery and estuary tour, where you will learn much about the sea turtles and wildlife conservation. You will also get to release baby sea turtles to their natural habitat.

  • Megan Campbell

    Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga, Akhanda Yoga)

    Megan Campbell is the founder of Journey of the YoginiTM, Sacred Movement School Canada, and Movement + Miracles - all created with the intention of supporting others in living a life filled with joy. Over the past eleven years, she has been teaching and sharing ways for women to empower, heal, and transform their lives through yoga, meditation, and spiritual guidance. She now spends her time teaching, leading, and mothering in her home town of Ottawa and training, travelling, and restoring in her home away from home, Nicaragua.

This retreat will take place in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. Nicaragua is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, known for its dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes, and beaches.

Activities
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
General
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Hammock
  • Lake
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
Services
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Mosquito net
  • Tour assistance

All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be served at the resort. The food is locally sourced, and they are sure to be nutritious and nourishing. Special dietary needs are accommodated whenever possible.

Go on Caribbean adventures that you will treasure for the rest of your life!

Biking

This unguided ride is a great way to explore the shoreline and see a typical day in Nicaraguan life. Visit local villages, stop for a drink or snack, and chat with friendly locals. Watch the local fishermen launch their boats. But watch out for the lizards on the ground!

Boat surfing

If you are an experienced surfer wanting to catch the big waves, hop in a boat, and you will be shuttled to intermediate to advanced waves. Some of Nicaragua’s best waves are just a fifteen-minute ride from the lodge's docks. The perfect wave is waiting for you!

Deep sea fishing

Cast out your line for a fishing experience you will never forget. Alongside your guide, you could reel in barracuda, Spanish mackerel, red snapper, mahi mahi, rooster fish, or tuna. Keep what you catch and have it cooked for lunch at the lodge, or take it to a local community to help feed families.

Horseback riding

Experience the nine kilometers of beach, estuary, and nearby trails on horseback! Saddle up and take in the pristine coastline with a guide that can take you for a half-day or full-day ride.

Kayaking at Padre Ramos Wildlife Reserve

Grab a paddle, join a guide, and explore this unspoiled mangrove estuary that is full of fish and migrating birds. The tour is usually between two to three hours, but it can be extended. Paddling on the calm, flat water, it is easy and safe for all levels of kayakers.

Market touring in Chinandega

Join locals in purchasing food, arts or crafts, and clothing. It is a fascinating snapshot of authentic Nicaraguan life.

Paddle boarding

Close to Monty’s Beach Lodge is the Padre Ramos Estuary, an incredible area to explore by paddle boarding. One of the largest mangrove reserves in all of Central America, it is also a wildlife sanctuary where Monty’s conservation projects protect turtles, fish, clams, birds, and other wildlife.

Surfing

Surfing is a stone’s throw from the hammocks at Monty’s Beach Lodge! The gently sloping sandy beach with little undertow is perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers all year long.

Volcano hiking and sandboarding in Leon

Enjoy a full-day trip to the city of Leon where you can tour around the local plaza, have lunch, and head to Cerro Negro volcano for a hike and get a fabulous view from the top. Then you can either surf down the volcano on a board or hike down at your leisure - either way, it is sure to be an amazing experience.

Volcano hiking at Consiguina

Lace up your hiking boots and enjoy a full-day hike up the famous volcano with a knowledgeable guide. The terrain is challenging and steep, and the trek can take between a half day and full day depending on the group, so this is best suited for travelers with a high fitness level.

  • 1 surf lesson plus boards
  • 2 yoga classes daily
  • 3 meals daily
  • 7 nights' accommodation at Monty's Beach Lodge
  • An alcoholic beverage during the first and last dinners
  • Purified water
  • Teaching Spanish at the local language center
  • Transfer from and to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA)
  • Turtle hatchery and estuary tour
  • Sponsored meal and food costs for El Limonal Community
  • Additional excursions
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel accommodation in Managua and transfer to hotel from airport
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (required)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA). Settle in your hotel for the night. The next day, go to the poolside of Best Western Las Mercedes hotel, where an optional yoga practice will be held, after which you will be transferred to Monty's Beach Lodge. Transfer from Managua is included in the price.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.