Believe Surf & Yoga offers customized surf and yoga retreats that connect body, mind, and nature in the wonderful beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

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5 Day Yoga Escape in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas

Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec, 2021
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Instructors (12)

John Mc Coy

Lupe Pra Baldi

Christophe

Amanda

Amelina

Franca Garimani

Daniel

Salva

Jenny

Kelsey

Yaiza

Addie

Reviews (35)

Alexandra Booth

from United States, May 2021

"Excellent people and great surf and yoga"

Dani the surf instructor was amazing great positivity and great teaching techniques. Would definitely go here again.

Tianna Gratta

from United States, April 2021

"What a lovely place"

The atmosphere is so friendly and comfortable. The yoga classes were awesome and they have such a variety. The surf instructors were so helpful. The breakfast was delicious! The staff is amazing

Anonymous

from Costa Rica, February 2021

"Loved it!"

Great location (just a little away from the hustle and bustle). Staff were all amazing, very knowledgeable yoga and surf teachers who were all great people, too. Great big breakfast, yummy cakes! Lovely, beautiful grounds, great refreshing swimming pool. Super quick email communication before arrival.

Jade Schmidt

from United States, March 2020

All the surfing was sweet, great instructors for that and for yoga. People from all over the world. Located in a sweet spot, surrounded by cute restaurants and hang outs. Beach is right there. Loved that the rooms had air conditioning. 10 out of 10 would do it again.

Emily Neumann

from United States, January 2020

Ohana villas were great; our villa was super cute, had its own little deck with a hammock and chairs, and right by the pool (loved the pool and ‘cool tub’). So serene and beautiful landscape, we even spotted some howler monkeys in the trees! Quick 5min walk down to Believe Village to catch the bus to surf lessons and for the yoga classes. Both the surf instructors and yoga teachers were excellent- very knowledgeable, nice and fun.

We were right off the Main Street, which had all kinds of Resturants and shops to easily walk to, and the beach right across the street.

Awesome location, great facilities and Lucio and the staff of Believe were all so great/ helpful with local things to do, knowledgeable about the town and very nice.

Debora Policastro

from Switzerland, January 2020

"I was stolen in the place"

Nice place

Caren Ash

from Canada, December 2019

"Great spot, surf camp excellent, great restaurants "

Great location

Mulhim Khan

from Canada, December 2019

"Fun times in Sana Teresa"

Very friendly staff, eclectic group of people staying at the resort adds to the good vibes. Amazing yoga and surf instruction. A really nice pool.

Lindsey Wrightsman

from United States, November 2019

"Frightsman's Wedding"

Due to physical limitations, I was able to enjoy either Yoga or Surfing. Others guests enjoyed it very much.

This is why there is Yoga Retreat.

Anonymous

from Costa Rica, October 2019

"Met lovely people and yoga was fantastic!"

The other guests made my experience here. They were a lovely group. The yoga with Amelina was some of the best yoga I’ve ever done - well worth the money! I moved to an AC room which was so much better than the dorm. Quite small but clean. Good location for restaurants and beach. Surf lessons were also great - the instructors we’re patient and you really got a lot of tuition given the groups were so small. The hostel staff add guests to an events WhatsApp group on arrival which is useful for booking surfing and knowing if there are social events happening (not that many of the staff came along!)

Louisa Brett

from Canada, May 2019

"So much more than I even hoped!"

The surf instructors were so friendly, kind, patient and focused on the group having fun. Each instructor only had two / three people at one time. They were super flexible and encouraging.

Each day had a different type of yoga and different yoga instructor, and was GREAT for all levels.

I went on this trip alone and it was so easy to meet others and connect. It was so enjoyable and I would happily go back tomorrow!

Michele Osborn

from United States, April 2019

"Blend of Surf and Yoga - Flex schedule"

Overall I thought this was a great “retreat”. The location was amazing, and the staff was very friendly and laid back. The accommodations were more hostel like, a lot of solo travelers there for different reasons. Most people were there for surf over yoga. I had a private AC room which was great! Much more comfortable than the non-AC dorm room. Santa Teresa is absolutely beautiful and very laid back. Pack lightly, bring sunscreen, and be ok with being sweaty and dirty for 23 1/2 hours out of the day. John our surf instructor was patient, encouraging, and supportive! He was great! I am happy to say that I’ll be returning sometime in the near future! I’d suggest booking this if you’re looking to surf, do yoga, chill, and meet amazing like minded people.

Maria Koleva

from Canada, March 2019

This was a great experience. Hostel-like environment brought people from everywhere together which was nice. Surfing location was amazing! Yoga was amazing, Christof was wonderful and challenging.

A/C was much appreciated as it was very hot.

Walking distance to lots of cafes and restaurants, as well as the beach of course.

Flew to TMO which was very scenic, took shuttle/ferry back which took a lot longer than expected but the ferry was a nice experience.

Rob Reinold

from United States, March 2019

"High quality tropical experience, friendly people"

The complex is large and has a lot of space for yoga, pool, and for just relaxing. As a solo traveler, fellow travelers are very friendly and making friends to surf and have dinner with was really easy. I had little yoga and surfing experience coming in, and had a great time learning both. Surfing lessons were incredibly fun, especially with Gustavo. Dinner tokens means you dont worry about local currency when you go out to eat. I’d come back again.

Anonymous

from Canada, March 2019

"Perfect beginner surf camp"

Loved the instructors and the progression of the lessons... surf,breakfast and yoga and overall atmosphere of believe were unbelievable (pun intended).

Amanda Struthmann

from United States, February 2019

"Welcoming, accommodating, good vibes."

From the moment I arrived at Believe I felt right at home.

Surfing- John the instructor was a delightful human being and great teacher. He taught the fundamentals, respect for the water and the people around you, and was constantly engaged. Everyone was surfing on the first day and saw progress every day thereafter. Yoga- I found the classes to be on the easier side, but there are so many levels it’s a tricky position for the teachers to be in. It is what you make it! I found the vinyasa with Rachel to be a spiritual and grounding class, and Melt with Chelsey the most invigorating. Meals- breakfast was delicious!! Healthy, fresh (I swear I’ve never tasted such delicious fruit), and I loved the juice of the day that Tomas would create. I had purchased four dinners, but didn’t end up using them because there were so many social events at night to attend. You can trade some of your tokens in if you don’t use them, so it wasn’t a problem. Just go there and eat all the fish. Trust.

Staff- THE HEART OF THIS PLACE. They are all kind, generous, fun, helpful, amazing people. They work SO hard. I really appreciated how they organized fun events throughout the week. It creates a unique bonding experience with other travelers, and often takes you to places that have a more local vibe.

The staff works non stop to make sure you have a wonderful stay. I didn’t want to leave and will definitely be going back!!! Thanks to Uki, Sandri, and the amazing volunteers! 🥰

Anonymous

from United States, January 2019

Believe has a very positive and communal atmosphere. Staff and volunteers were friendly and helpful.

Lorraine Mcpherson

from United States, December 2018

Staff was very accommodating and nice.

Daniela D'ambrosio

from United States, November 2018

"See your Pinterest board come to life"

So I work a lot. Like, way too much. If I take time off of work, I am totally going to pay for it when I return in backlogged e mails and whatever. So when I go away, it needs to count. My experience at Believe blew my mind! The villa looked like something off of my Pinterest boards, for real. The staff made me feel completely at home by being available 24/7 and patiently answering any and all silly questions I had. Other areas of Costa Rica are more touristy but Santa Teresa still feels untouched. This was the ideal vacation to relax and recharge. Yoga classes were held twice a day. I do yoga often back home but still learned so much from the wonderful instructors. Surf lessons could be scheduled as you liked. Jhon was my teacher and as someone who isn’t a great surfer, if was nice that he was so easy going and made the lessons fun. The ocean is less than a 2min walk from your room. Make sure to go for sunset. I traveled solo but was able to connect and disconnect from other people as much as I wanted. I would strongly recommend booking with this group.

Regina Hammock

from United States, November 2018

Very laid back and felt like home. No one pushed us, just let us know when things were happening and kept us aware of any scheduling changes. Instructors were accommodating and supportive.

Pauline Hoarau

from France, August 2018

"Pura vida!!! "

I felt at home as soon as I arrived. Uki and Lucio were so welcoming !! They were available during my entire stay, with good advices and checking eveything was ok. I stayed at Ohana and loved the place, quiet, in a perfect location, close to all restaurants and bars.

I ended up not being able to fit in all the yoga classes though as I fell in love with surfing so much!!

Santa Teresa is such a special place!! It’s calling me again already.. Pura Vida!

Leslie Gebhardt

from United States, August 2018

"Amazing Experience"

Franca was very responsive from the time I made the reservation. She ensured I was set with my travel and transportation plans then linked me up with Uky, my host. Uky greeted me upon arrival, helped me get situated then let me do my own thing. Uky was very attentive and went above my expectations. I was lodged at Funky Monkey with other solo travelers who quickly became friends. The staff at Funky Monkey were very helpful and friendly. Food there is really good!! Accommodations are very comfortable. Uky checked in with me every day and was quick to respond to my requests for transportation, extra surf lessons, and changes to my schedule.

Everything about this trip was amazing.

Anonymous

from Switzerland, July 2021

"Perfecto"

Alles war wunderbar, ich hatte eine super Zeit im Believe Surfcamp. Die Stimmung im Hostel ist sehr gut und man findet sehr schnell den Anschluss da alle Leute sehr open-minded sind. Ich habe mich sehr schnell wie zu Hause gefühlt im Believe, die Zeit verging leider etwa zu schnell.

Josefina Hertz

from Chile, February 2020

"Yoga bueno alojamiento privado malo"

Las clases de yoga

Sylvie Bernard

from United States, January 2019

"Seulement pour le surf, sinon a eviter"

Grande chambre, mais deco minimaliste. Une cuisine partagée mais peu d espace