Lucho is a very experienced surf instructor. He is very patient and knows how to evoke confidence as well as dispel any anxiety or fears from their guests so that all will look at waves as something that's fun instead of terrifying.
from Sweden, February 2018
"4 nights, 3 yoga och 2 surf lessons"
We had a great time! John was a great intructor and Uki helped us with were to eat and where and how to go! Uki helped us whit all our questions 💛.
from United States, January 2018
"Go to this retreat! You will not regret it!!!"
Amazing and fresh food, great yoga, awesome surf instructors and classes, beautiful weather, positive and kind staff and visitors from all over the world, and ideal location to the beach.
Olivia Craven Carden
from Great Britain, April 2017
"Fun & relaxing"
I loved that Believe organised everything & were always there to help me with my questions! The surf & yoga was great, the accommodation was lovely & the area is stunning.
from Canada, February 2018
"For the open minded and adventurous soul"
The food was delicious. The assortment of breakfast dishes at the Funky Monkey Lodge, the smoothies a few doors down, and all the restaurants that I visited had amazing food. A variety of fresh veg/non-veg, gluten-free, and vegan options.
The activities were so much fun. Renting the ATV's and driving to Montezuma waterfalls was one of the highlights. The food trucks on the beach followed by entertainment and a walk along the beach at night were memorable. The beach was beautiful and it was very close to the Funky Monkey lodge, There was a nice pool at the hotel if I wanted.
The yoga was so perfect and there were so many classes to choose from. The restorative classes were the best and Kiki was a great instructor!
Meeting all the people that worked at Believe, as well as all the other people traveling.
I was lucky to have a private room with a hammock and a mini fridge. It was wonderful.
Believe planned my transportation from San Jose to Santa Teresa and everything was on time. That helped take off so much stress....thank you!
The people at Believe are very professional. If any issues arise, they do their best to attend to it as soon as possible and fix it.
from United States, November 2017
"Fun but not without hiccups "
The food was delicious and the town is really great. Outdoor bathrooms at the funky monkey are awesome and Uki is an amazing host. The yoga classes were all very different and wonderful in their own way!
Jenni North Carolina
BookYoga Retreats website
Martin and Lucho were very responsive during my trip and always made sure that I was looked after. The Surf instructor Priscilla was excellent. There are a variety of yoga classes available to take. The sunset at the beach is amazing.
From beginning to end the whole experience was stress-free. Martin and Lucho have a great thing going there. The accommodation was adorable, clean and modern. There was also a kitchen which was great for if you didn't want to venture out for food. The atmosphere is relaxing and rejuvenating. A 5 min walk to the beach and 15min walk into town although there were some great restaurants just a few min walk away.
The surfing was awesome! The guys were professional, patient and fun. I felt super safe during the whole experience. Santa Teresa was gorgeous! I hope to get back again soon :)
WOW! Martin and Lucho are a dream team and the whole experience from the initial contact to the last day blew me away. Martin was extremely responsive and made sure our stay and surf camp were carefully organized and Lucho was the perfect host and instructor.
We stayed at Lucho's/Alesandra's Ohana villas and felt like we were immediately part of the family. The villas are quiet and beautiful and one day we sat and watched a family of howler monkeys swinging in the trees. Alessandra has a beautiful candle/sculpture shop right at the property and we left having bought some gorgeous souvenirs to take home.
Lucho and Alessandra always checked in to make sure we had what we needed and made recommendations to amazing restaurants and activities in the area.
We will be back for sure!
Emanuela Mangini Germany
BookYoga Retreats website
I decided to book a Yoga&Surf retreat in Santa Teresa because I really needed to try a new experience on my own and have some time for myself... therefore I booked a retreat of 5 days with Believe Surf & Yoga and it was really a great experience! Martin was extremely professional in providing all important information and recommendations, and also very patient to manage all my different requests :) Lucho, who I met in Santa Teresa, was a great surf teacher, very caring of safety but also very encouraging, besides being such a joyful person that you can't help but be happy with him :) I stayed at Meli Melo, which was a cozy and central accommodation, while I took yoga lessons at Nautilus (being a beginner, I particularly enjoyed Jessica's lesson). I'm writing this review almost 6 months after I left Costa Rica and I guess that it's even more valuable thanks to the memories and the good feeling that this experience has left in my heart. It's a well-being mindset that will come back every time I think of that trip and of course I can't wait to go back there. Pura Vida!
a traveler United Kingdom
I booked a surf and yoga package with Believe and couldn't be happier with my experience. Throughout the communication with Martin, Luciano and Co. was clear, warm and extremely helpful. They assisted with setting up my surf lessons (Mickey was a super instructor), yoga classes, canopy (zipline) excursion, flights and car bookings. There was literally not a single hitch in the entire process and I left Costa Rica a happy girl. Extra recommended. I travel a lot and expect a certain amount of difficulty in trips to more off the beaten path locations, but I had absolutely no issue in my dealings with Believe and they went out of the way to assure me that they had everything in hand. They also rec'd a couple of local sodas that I really enjoyed. Would definitely ask them to help again if I return (fingers crossed) to Santa Teresa.
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