5 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat

Enjoy surfing with Pura Vida Surfers while connecting with yourself. The fun, playful, and challenging surfing together with the mindful, relaxing, and balancing yoga is a combination that many love. The practice of yoga gives strength and flexibility to the body, and peace to the mind. By finding focus and clearing the mind, you will progress more in surfing. Breathing is also crucial in surfing and one of the main focuses in yoga. Proper breathing technique relaxes the body and enhances your focus. Build strength, increase flexibility and energy levels, bend, twist, breathe, and release tensions in yoga to become a better surfer.

Highlights

  • 3 surf lessons
  • 4 yoga classes
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Photos and/or videos with every surf lesson
  • Transportation to and from the surf lessons
  • Water and fruit after each surf lesson

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 30
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Accommodation

Hostel La Posada is a friendly hostel located just a few minutes away from Playa Carmen in Santa Teresa. The rooms are nice and clean, and the hostel is a bit off the main road which makes it less dusty and noisy. A grocery store and restaurants are just around the corner, and the hostel is located close to the crossroad in Santa Teresa where ATM's, car rental, shops, restaurants, and a pharmacy is located. Posada has a pool, billiards table, a bar, and a fully equipped kitchen available for all guests. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Posada also has a tour desk where you can schedule various activities.

Pura Vida Surfers Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Program

The schedule during this retreat is flexible. One can decide to do yoga in the morning and surfing in the afternoon, or vice versa. It is also possible to do yoga, and surfing head to head in the morning, and have the afternoon off.

You will normally surf at 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m., or 3:45 p.m. The yoga schedules varies depending on the yoga studio. The yoga classes are held at different yoga studios in Santa Teresa to provide you many different yoga styles, and various hours to practice it. Throughout the retreat, you will enjoy three surf lessons and four yoga classes.

A day can look like this:

  • 07:00 Breakfast till 10:00
  • 10:00 Surf lesson
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 18:00 Yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner and video analysis of your surfing

Included excursions

  • Yoga
  • Surfing
  • Photos/videos with every surf lesson
  • Transportation to and from the surf lessons
  • Water & fruit after each surf lesson
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast

Instructors

Victor StClair Slatte
Victor is an instructor at Pura Vida Surfers.
Nacho
Nacho is an instructor at Pura Vida Surfers.
Cristian
Cristian is an instructor at Pura Vida Surfers.

Location

This retreat and surf camp will take place in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Santa Teresa is a beautiful beach town that many people return to. This is a perfect place to connect with nature and also with yourself. Despite being a small town, it is still for everyone. Whether you want to go there for surfing, yoga, with your partner, family, or friends, Santa Teresa is the destination. It is a friendly place with a mix of Ticos and internationals.

Santa Teresa is located in the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula. With its many and long beaches it is an ideal place for those who loves surfing or want to learn to surf. Santa Teresa also has many different yoga studios, as well as activities, in its biodiverse and beautiful nature. Some of the activities that one can do include horseback riding, ziplining, ATV tours, visit national parks, and fishing, just to name a few.

Features

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Zip lining

General

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Breakfast is included in the package and will be served at the hostel.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

  • Stand up Paddling
  • Horseback riding
  • Cabo Blanco National Park
  • Tortuga Island
  • ATV adventure
  • Montezuma waterfalls
  • Canopy
  • Massage
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking

What's included

  • 3 surf lessons
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 yoga classes
  • Daily breakfast
  • Photos and videos, transportation, fruits, and water with each surf lesson

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transportation
  • Optional activities/things to do

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

When you book your flight to Santa Teresa you will first land at Tambor Airport (TMU) and then take a shuttle to Santa Teresa (the shuttle takes about 45 minutes). The land transportation fee is included in the airfare. Nature Air operates flights from San José to Tambor/Santa Teresa. To book your flight, simply go to their website and choose San José in the "from"-dropdown list, and Santa Teresa/Mal País in the "to"-dropdown list.

Arrival by bus

There is a direct bus from San José to Santa Teresa leaving daily from terminal 7 - 10 at 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The ferry ticket is included in the price and you do not have to change buses when you get on or get off the ferry. However, you might have to change buses in Cóbano, which is an hour drive from the ferry. Normally the bus driver tells you to change bus, but if you are unsure, just ask the driver.

Arrival by shuttle

Shuttles leaves daily from San José to Santa Teresa. If you stay overnight in San José, the hotel is normally able to help you arrange the transportation. You can also contact Pura Vida Surfers ahead of time and they will help you.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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This surf camp is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.


Low season
  • May - October

Mid season
  • April
  • November
High season
  • December - March

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