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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.
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.
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:
Victor is an instructor at Pura Vida Surfers.
Marcos, one of the instructors at Pura Vida Surfers.
Cristian is an instructor at Pura Vida Surfers.
Andrés, one of the instructors at Pura Vida Surfers.
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.
Breakfast is included in the package and will be served at the hostel.
Transfer not provided
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.
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.
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.