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Luxury Surf and Yoga Retreat - Santa Teresa, Puntarenas. Surfing in Costa Rica

INTRODUCTION

Luxury Surf and Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews.
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7 Days Luxury Surf and Yoga Retreat Santa Teresa, an all-inclusive experience designed for you to connect to nature, nurture your body and spirit, improve your surfing, and make new lifelong friends all while staying in a luxury ocean view resort.

 

Excite your senses with morning surf adventures to Costa Rica’s most idyllic tropical beaches. Enjoy practicing daily yoga to the songs of the jungle. Relax from all the fun, indulge in some hammock time while watching the waves from our five-star view. Nourish your body with organic healthy meals made with love from locally sourced ingredients.

 

Take some quiet time, watch the sunset from the pool while enjoying fresh tropical smoothies. Create unforgettable memories to last a lifetime.

 

Just a 3-minute walk down from the ocean view villas you will discover the turquoise peeling waves on idyllic white sandy beaches, nestled in the quiet side of Santa Teresa, but still within walking distance to vibrant cafes and shops. 

THE ACCOMMODATION

7 Days Luxury Surf and Yoga Retreat Santa Teresa offer beautiful and comfortable ocean view rooms and villas, perfectly located in the golden mile area. A very nice and chic boutique hotel at 300 meters from one of the best surf spots in the world, in the very young and easy going town in Costa Rica.

 

DELUXE GARDEN ROOM

  • king-size bed or two twin beds
  • bathroom with a glass-walled shower
  • separate toilet room
  • air-conditioning
  • ceiling fans
  • mini-refrigerator
  • access to a safe in the office

Available for 1 or 2 people. (Size 20 m²)

 

DELUXE OCEAN ROOM

  • king-size bed or two twin beds
  • bathroom with a glass-walled shower
  • separate toilet room
  • air-conditioning
  • ceiling fans
  • mini-refrigerator
  • access to a safe in the office

Available for 1 or 2 people. (Size 25 m²)

 

TWO-BEDROOM VILLA

Ground level

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • lounge area with sofa bed
  • dining area
  • toilet on the ground level
  • private swimming pool and terrace

Upstairs 

  • two bedrooms with a king-size bed or two twins
  • in-room glass-walled shower
  • shared toilet in the hallway

Amenities:

  • air-conditioning
  • ceiling fans
  • refrigerator
  • kitchenware
  • coffee machine
  • laptop safe
  • parking

Available for 1 to 4 people. (Size 130 m²)

 

BUNGALOW SUITE

  • spacious room with a king-size bed or two twin beds
  • sitting area
  • large shower room
  • separate toilet
  • refrigerator
  • an outdoor kitchenette on the terrace.
  • air conditioning
  • ceiling fan
  • coffee machine
  • laptop safe

Available for 1 or 2 people. (Size 40 m²)

It is on the upper level (below is a Garden Room) and offers a little luxury with a private swimming pool and large terrace

THE ACTIVITIES

 

SURF

Surf

Personalized surf coaching for surfers of all levels, from first timers to advanced. There will never be more than 3 students per instructor, ensuring that you confidently progress and have fun in a safe setting. Our minimum age is 18 years old. All instructors are certified in Water Rescue, First Aid, and CPR.

 

Level 1 (first-time surfer or new to surfing)

You will learn:

  • Correct paddling technique
  • Popping up and standing on your board
  • Choosing and riding the right waves
  • Turning your board and going left and right
  • Swell directions and the best surf conditions: winds, tides, currents
  • Surfboard types and uses

 

Level 2 (hooked on surfing)

You know how to paddle and pop up on your own, but timing, reading the waves, and pushing through the impact zone is challenging for you.

 

What you will learn:

  • Power paddling
  • Techniques for pushing through the impact zone
  • Efficiently riding down the line
  • Improve reading and understanding of the waves
  • Duck diving or turtle roll
  • Learn how to turn your board on the wave

 

Level 3 (advanced surfers)

You are absolutely addicted to surfing and want to fine-tune your craft. Whether you love to ride shortboard or long-board, our coaches will have you stoked on your progress.

 

What you will learn:

  • Personalized coaching, in-depth feedback on techniques
  • Exploring various waves around our region that matches your skill level
  • Video analysis for technical improvements

STAND UP PADDLE

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is a great option for those who seek to be active and out on the water and explore the breathtaking views of the southern Nicoya Peninsula. It is the perfect option for those want to try something with a little less intense than surfing.

The Retreat includes three half-day SUP outings to different locations. You will take trips along the calm waters through mangroves and out in open waters in the ocean. 

You will learn the basic skills and safety first. And will be able to glide across the water, on your first day! SUP is easy to learn, fun and needs no previous experience. It is also great core and upper body work out while connecting with the with the elements and Mother Nature.

Our instructors are experienced, professional, and will ensure you have a safe and fun time.

YOGA

The Pure Yoga option is perfect for a deeper immersion into one’s practice. Each day of retreats includes a 1.5-hour morning and afternoon yoga class.

All yoga classes are:

  • suitable for beginner and advanced
  • held in a beautiful open-air yoga shala, surrounded by jungle, and just steps away from the ocean
  • Yoga mats and props are provided for all retreat guests

The morning yoga session is dynamic and energizing – the perfect way to begin the day.

During The afternoon yoga sessions, each day will focus on a different posture category and theme.

While balancing between playfulness and challenge you will enjoy days will be more yang with a stronger flow and days with more yin with a softer and restorative style that incorporates meditation and breathing exercises. Enjoy the magical, calming and soul-shifting experience of practicing yoga immersed in the surroundings of nature.

Day schedule

5:30 AM – Sunrise

7:00 AM – Coffee/Tea, Smoothie

8:00 AM – Surfing, SUP or Yoga class

10:00 AM – Brunch

12:00 – 4:00 PM – Free Time

4:00 – 5:30 PM – Group Yoga Class

6:00 PM – Sunset

7:00 PM – Dinner

 

Extra Activities

  • Guided hike in the Cabo Blanco Nature reserve
  • ATV tours to wild pristine places
  • Rainforest canopy tour (zip-lining)
  • Tour to Montezuma town and waterfalls
  • Snorkeling on Tortuga island
  • Horse ride-back on the beach
  • Massage and spa treatments
  • Hiking
  • Diving
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Partying

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

The resort is located on the north side of Santa Teresa. Just a 3-minute walk from the beach, nestled in the quiet side of Santa Teresa, but still within walking distance to vibrant cafes and shops. For your comfort we suggest you rent a car or an ATV, this will be of great help and make your holidays more enjoyable.

Getting Here

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). The transfer is not included. Take the plane to Tambor Airport (30 minutes fly to Santa Teresa), then with a taxi around 60 USD.

 

Arrival by car

You can drive from San Jose to Puntarenas, then take the ferry to Paquera, and finally drive to Santa Teresa for about 4 hours and 30 minutes, as it’s nice to discover the country coast (car + around 20 USD tolls and ferry).

 

Arrival by bus

You can take a shuttle from San Jose to Santa Teresa, for about 4 hours and 30 minutes and around 55 USD.

PRICES & PACKAGES

Price for all-inclusive package of 7 days luxury surf and yoga camp:

Room Type Single bedroom Shared double

DELUXE GARDEN ROOM

2.375 $ 1.950 $

DELUXE OCEAN ROOM

2.575 $ 2.100 $

TWO-BEDROOM VILLA

2.850 $ 2.275 $

BUNGALOW SUITE

3.100 $ 2.400 $

Inclusions

  • 6 nights accommodation 
  • Daily breakfast/brunch and dinner
  • Daily 1.5-hour yoga session
  • (4) 2-hour surfing lessons OR
 (3) SUP outings (equipment and transportation included) *
  • 1-hour massage
  • Complimentary use of yoga mats & props
  • Complimentary filtered water
  • Little gift
  • Assistance with organizing domestic transfers from the airport, trip extensions and information source for travel within Costa Rica before or after the retreat.

 

In this camp, you’ll be served with local, seasonal, healthy food, prepared daily by our staff and taking into consideration special diet request or allergies. You’ll get organic healthy breakfasts,  organic healthy lunches,  in-house dinners.

 

Retreat Dates 2020

March 22 – 28, 2020

April 12 – 18, 2020

July 25 – 31, 2020

Nov 29 – Dec 5, 2020

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