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5 Day All-Inclusive Surf and Yoga Holiday in Costa Rica

Believe Surf and Yoga, Santa Teresa, Puntarenas Province, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Costa Rica.

Do you need to break free from your same old routine to try something new? Believe Surf and Yoga offers a truly immersive retreat experience that will leave you feeling refreshed, connected, and empowered. Their all-inclusive customizable packages combine the perfect blend of surf, yoga, healthy food, unspoiled nature, and a variety of local awe-inspiring activities to create a truly unique vacation experience. To top it off, you’ll have a local host for the duration of your stay who will provide you with tips and tricks for the best things to do in town. Be prepared for the getaway of a lifetime!

Meet the instructors

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Highlights

  • 2 surf lessons
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Complimentary breakfast plus the option of lunch or dinner
  • Time for self-practice in the yoga studio
  • Lodge with swimming pool
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily planned activities
  • Time to relax

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Café
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Your adventure with Believe Surf and Yoga starts at the beautiful lodge. It features a swimming pool and yoga deck surrounded by natural jungle, nicely appointed areas to relax and socialize, and a new kitchen to enjoy your buffet breakfast. The lodge is a three-minute walk away to almost everything you need; supermarkets, bars, shops, restaurants, and cafes (not all accept credit cards).

Upon arrival you will be added to the What’s App “Events Group”. Here you can sign up for a surf and the daily activities your Social Host Team has arranged for the day. Whether it’s a group outing to the Tide Pools, dinner at one of Believe Surf and Yoga favorite restaurants, or the infamous Pizza Night, you’re sure to have a great time. The free Wi-Fi throughout the lodge will keep you up-to-date on everything that’s happening!

There are four accommodation options for your stay at the lodge. Once you’ve requested your check-in and check-out dates, Believe Surf and Yoga will be able to confirm availability for the following rooms:

AC Lofts

The two-story loft is appointed with a king-sized bed, day bed, single bed upstairs, private bathroom, air conditioning, safe, and veranda.

AC Private Rooms

Appointed with a queen-size bed, private bathroom, air conditioning, and a private veranda.

AC Budget Rooms

Private room with one double or two single beds, air conditioning, semi-private shared bathroom, and a veranda.

Shared Dorm

The dorm is appointed with nine beds, fans, individual storage space, as well as three shared-bathroom facilities.

Note

You are more than welcome to use the kitchen at any time during your stay. Basic supplies are provided.

Program

Philosophy

Imagine the innate potential you have when you are one with yourself and nature. The aim of the hosts, Lucho and Martin, is to enable their guests to experience something different from a traditional beach holiday or a trip across vast landscapes. Let yourself go during the whole journey: surfing, yoga, enjoying the fantastic beaches of Santa Teresa and the beautiful nature around while nurturing your body and consciousness through yoga and healthy eating. A brief experience may leave a significant trace in your life and, without noticing, the smallest detail changes your mind. Allowing you to Believe in yourself is what they strive for every day.

ITINERARY:

Breakfast:

Start your day off right by enjoying a healthy and hearty vegetarian breakfast. Our beloved cook Maria will prepare gallo pinto, plantains, potatoes, eggs your way, pancakes, muffins, fresh fruits, granola, toast, and fresh Costa Rican coffee.

Yoga

Free your mind and explore breath, movement, and philosophy on the yoga deck surrounded by jungle, wildlife, the sound of the ocean, and fresh air. Allow yourself to dig deep and expand your practice.

Believe Surf and Yoga offer, four yoga classes, daily at 7 a.m, 9 a.m, 4 p.m, and 6:30 p.m.

Styles offered:

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • Hatha
  • Yin
  • Yang/Yin
  • Vinyasa

The 4 pm classes are fitness-based for those who want a workout!

Styles offered:

  • HIIT
  • LIIS
  • Mobility Training
  • Fitness Yoga

The Yoga staff is an eclectic mix of people with one goal in mind- to give you the space to deepen your practice. Encouragement and support is the top priority, and the teachers are happy to meet you wherever you are in your journey.

Surf

After finding breath on your mat, find your inspiration on the water. Connecting with the sea is a truly magical experience here in Santa Teresa. The clear waters and ideal surf conditions make for unforgettable sessions.

You will surf every morning at Playa Hermosa (about 10 minutes north of the lodge). This beach break is perfect for Beginners as it boasts typically mild conditions to refine your pop-up. Intermediates will enjoy the long green waves to practice turning, and Advanced surfers will appreciate the channel and long open-faced waves in the line-up.

No matter your level, Believe Surf and Yoga have a local instructor who knows the water inside and out who will ensure you have an experience that not only challenges you physically but mentally and emotionally as well. Find greatness in yourself while connecting with one of nature's great forces.

Free Time

Use this time to explore the area. Santa Teresa is not only known for its surf, yoga, and beautiful beaches, it is a health-conscious foodie dream! The nearby Fishermans Village in Mal Pais is sure to inspire you with their daily catch of yellowfin tuna, red snapper, and mahi-mahi.

There are many activities to choose from, including ziplining, hiking in one of the national parks, horseback riding, snorkelling, and fishing. Your host will be happy to arrange any tour that interests you.

Your hosts will also organize events and activities every day of the week, including special party nights, nearby adventures, themed food nights, live music at nearby restaurants, as well as group dinners.

Not quite your speed? Find yourself relaxing and unwinding around the lodge's beautiful pool (that gets the perfect amount of shade during the day) or at the beach across the street.

A typical day at Believe:

  • 07:00 Yoga
  • 08:00 Surf lesson
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Free time
  • 16:00 Fitness class
  • 17:30 Sunset
  • 18:30 Yoga
  • 20:00 Social event

Retreat location

On the west coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, a few hours south of bustling Tamarindo, lies the charming town of Santa Teresa. Nestled between the jungle and sea, a town of Tico’s and ex-pats have completely embraced the Pura Vida lifestyle and have made Santa Teresa a must-visit spot in Costa Rica.

Enjoy all that the rich biodiversity has to offer, including fishing, hiking, diving, snorkelling, and much more. A two-minute walk away from the lodge is a great beach for surfing, yoga, and gathering with your friends to watch the world-class sunsets.

This is the kind of addictive lifestyle that makes our guests extend their stays and return time and time again!

Food

A delicious breakfast is included in this package. You will be able to choose between granola with yogurt, traditional Costa Rican breakfast (rice and beans), eggs, toast, muffins (or anything special that the chef has prepared that morning), fresh fruits, tea, and American coffee will always be available.

One meal per day (either lunch or dinner) is included in this package. There are many special nights throughout the week like Pizza Night, Taco Tuesday, Sushi night on Wednesday, and Argentinian BBQ on Fridays. Believe Surf and Yoga usually encourage guests to include some meals and leave the rest unplanned so that you can explore all the world-class food that Santa Teresa has to offer.

All dietary restrictions are catered for, so vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free and everyone in between are welcome.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Seafood
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)

  • Additional surf lesson (50 USD plus tax)
  • Additional yoga lesson (10 USD plus tax)
  • Beach horseback riding
  • Stand up paddleboard (including SUP Yoga)
  • Trolling fishing in Malpais
  • Self-guided 4x4 quad adventure to Montezuma waterfalls followed by waterfall hikes and rock jumping
  • Zipline canopy tour in Malpais with transportation (60 USD plus tax)

Spa treatments

  • 30-minute full-body massage (50 USD plus tax)
  • 60-minute full-body massage (80 USD plus tax)

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Complimentary breakfast plus choice of lunch or dinner (beverages not included)
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Chill out areas to socialize and enjoy day and night
  • Short walking distance to the beach and main road with restaurants, cafes and supermarkets.
  • Lodge features swimming pool and yoga studio for self-practice
  • Two surf lessons
  • Local host to guide you to the best restaurants, bars and activities
  • Experienced surf coaches and instructors
  • Free time to enjoy the sun and ocean
  • Check-ins on Saturday get free pick up at Tambor TMU Airport

What's not included

  • Airport shuttle (60 USD taxi from Tambor Airport (TMU) to Santa Teresa)
  • Beverages
  • Local transportation and flights

How to get there

Recommended Airports

The best option is to arrive at San Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica. From SJO, you have many options such as land shuttles and local flights to make it to Santa Teresa.

The second option is to fly to Liberia Airport (LIR), in the northwest region of Costa Rica which is one hour away from Tamarindo and seven hours away from Santa Teresa.

Transfers from and to Liberia Airport (LIR), San Jose Airport (SJO), or Tambor Airport (TMU) are available upon request. Believe Surf and Yoga can also help you with your flight reservations if needed.

Before booking make sure you have planned your logistics from your arrival airport to Santa Teresa. Plan your arrival flight as early as possible to make it to the land shuttles or local flights on time. Otherwise, it may be necessary to schedule a night in San Jose, as there are no shuttles or flights during the evening (after 3 pm). Similarly, your departure flight should be planned the latest you can on your departing day so that you can leave your hotel in Santa Teresa early in the morning and arrive early in the afternoon to SJO for your international flight. Otherwise, you should plan your last night in San Jose and not in Santa Teresa.

Arrival by shuttle

Take a 25 minutes flight from SJO to Tambor (TMU). Once in Tambor (TMU), Believe Surf and Yoga will arrange a taxi (45 minutes) to bring you directly to the lodge. This one-way trip is 50 USD + tax.

Direct land shuttles depart from San Jose (SJO) and take up to 7 hours to arrive in Santa Teresa. This costs 60 USD + tax for a one-way trip. The shuttles leave San Jose early in the morning (6 a.m.) and arrive at midday. This shuttle will take you to the port of Puntarenas, followed by a Ferry to Paquera, and from there back into the shuttle for the final leg of your journey to Santa Teresa. In case you need to stay overnight in San Jose, Believe Surf and Yoga can arrange accommodation for the night and a shuttle or flight the next morning.

If you are flying into Liberia (LIR), you will have to take a land shuttle to Santa Teresa (5 hours). This service departs every morning at 8 a.m. and (sometimes) at 3 p.m. In low season it requires a minimum of two passengers to depart. The price is 60 USD + tax.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, except in PEAK season from December 28 to January 17th and during Easter, from April 4th to April 11th.  

Low season
  • May 26 - June 30
  • September 1 - October 30
Mid seaso
  • April 12 - May 25
  • July 1 - August 31
  • November 1- December 17
High season
  • January 8 - April 3

 

Peak season
  • December 18- January 17 
  • Easter Week Apr-4-11

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