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At Pura Vida Lodge, we believe that yoga can improve the strength, flexibility and balance in the mind and the body, which will be helpful for your surf skills. Wed like to welcome everyone that is over 21 years and open minded for surf and yoga. You dont need any experience, but if you do, youll deepen your yoga skills and / or surf practice this week.
The surf and yoga retreat is kind of an all-in week: from a comfy bed, extended breakfast buffet, delicious dinners, a nice garden with heated pool, fire-place and sun-deck, surf and yoga courses every day, all surf materials (boards and wetsuits), electra beach cruiser, and free wifi (from your hammock to the Fatboys in the garden.)
Pura Vida Surf Lodge offers the kind of accommodation that surfers are looking for in Mimizan Plage, France.
The spacious rooms with sturdy beds and comfortable mattresses provide a perfect nights rest. The rooms vary from 2 to 6 persons capacity and most of them even have their own private terrace. The lodge has reliable and clean showers and toilets.
The lodge is also equipped with a huge common relax-garden with a nice heated private swimming pool. With a small maximum capacity of 26 guests you will certainly be able to find your peace.
The lounge area has nice comfortable sofas in a unique surfy decor. They create a super relaxed atmosphere and function as an ideal place to share time with others or enjoy your own space and rest. A library and board games keep the boredom at bay.
In the garden area, the 100% south facing sun terrace with swimming pool is equipped with lounge beds, garden furniture and an outside solar shower. Retreat from the midday sun and chill out in the garden, in a hammock or with a book in the love-seats - no problem at the surf lodge!
The more active guests can play darts, table tennis or a game of bowls. You can also enjoy a cold beer by the pool during the aprs-surf. In addition, the lodge provides free wifi throughout the house and garden. Surfing costs energy. Therefore it is important to reload your batteries in order to best enjoy the sun, sea, surf and beach.
07.30: Yoga and breathing practice
12.00: Surf lesson
16.00: Thai yoga massage workshop
Yoga teacher An will give you a taste of the diversity of yoga: fun warm up in a circle, breathing exercises, sun salutation, steady and dynamic postures, partner yoga, and not to forget the relaxation at the end. She put together a program with yoga and balance ball to make the body flexible and strong. An will teach you which stretches you can do before, and which are best used after a surf-session to keep your body in top-shape.
To relax your sore muscles, 2 workshops about Thai massage techniques will be shared with you. A test will tell you more about your body constitution, and if you want, you can get some tips how to adapt your diet.
Mimizan is a seaside town nestled into the luscious green landscape of the Landes Forest of Gascogne. Silvercoast is an ocean coast with silver reflections, as observed by the poet Maurice Martin, at the beginning of the century.
Mimizan is a leading, very sociable surfing spot in the Southwest of France. Youll find an international mix of surf dudes and surf chicks. Mimizan guarantees the perfect surfing holiday to remember! With the immense Atlantic Ocean at your doorstep, Europes most beautiful waves always roll in here.
Because the waves break on sandbars just offshore, its excellent for novice surfers as the perfect place to learn how to catch your first wave. For the experienced surfer there is more than enough to do in the high rear.
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Every morning we will wake you up with a delicious and healthy breakfast buffet on the sunny terrace to get the day off to a good start. Freshly brewed coffee and tea, juices, hot sandwiches, eggs, jam, yoghurt, cereals, cheese, fruit, etc. At dinner time, our fantastic chef makes a surprising menu, an irresistible mix of traditional and international dishes. An exquisite BBQ simply cant be missed. On the evenings without a provided dinner there are lots of nice restaurants in the area and you are free to use the shared kitchen in the garden as well as our BBQ. If you have specific dietary needs or allergies we will take this into account.
Borrow a book from the library
Play board games at the lounge
Relax in a hammock
Ride a bicycle to explore the area
Swim in the ocean
Take a dip in the swimming pool
Watch surf movies
Watch the sunset at the beach
Ryanair flies from Belgium to Bordeaux and Biarritz
You can request for an airport pick up for an additional fee. Please send an inquiry to Pura Vida Lodge for further information.
Rental cars available at airports
Take TGV to Bordeaux
Kindly inform the organizer if you would like to be picked up from the train station.
"Thank you so much for this great week at the Pura Vida Lodge!!! You really made my vacation to one of my best one. The lodge is so nice, clean, designed with lots of passion for details and such a beautiful garden...I've never seen that before!! I felt immediately at home. You both are so likeable and really know what people want during their holidays. Also the team was quite nice and very friendly. Now I have to fight with itchy feet and I'm sure, I will visit your lodge at the latest next year!! I really have a comparison with other lodges, and this one is many times greater than the one I visited. I also think it's great to have just one hour of surf lesson (for intermediate), because it's all about practicing, I think. So you have enough time to learn for yourself. Martyn really helped Caro and me to improve ourselves. I learnt that much and he gives us really nice and handy hints. Thanks for everything!! Cant wait for staying again in the Pura Vida Lodge!! I loved it!!!"
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"We had an amazing Surf & Yoga week at Pura Vida. Everything was above our (high) expectations: waking up with Elles home baked bread and Do's ever surprising breakfast treats, relaxing withg Ann's wonderful yoga, getting on the surf board with Gianni's lessons, chilling at Hannes' campfire. It was all too perfect, and made it hard to leave. We'll surely be back next year, having the time of our live again! Thank you all so much."
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"Thank you so much for that lovely time in your pura vida lodge. I really felt welcomed and liked the familiar stay. We both could relax and take a short break from "the real life". All thumbs up for you two and the team for the high season. Hope you have lots of nice guests, fun, good weather and good surf days."
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