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Beach Front Surf Camp and Yoga Holiday Nicaragua

Have you always dreamed of waking up to the sound of the ocean, walking only 10 meters to see the waves pumping, and having more than 40 surfboards to choose from? At Free Spirit surf camp, that's reality. Join this holiday and share some amazing yoga and surf sessions with the beach right in front of you!


  • 5 yoga classes
  • 3 private surf lessons
  • 1 boat surf trip and volcano boarding at Cerro Negro
  • 30-40 surfboards to choose from all day every day
  • Vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • Enjoy uncrowded surf spot
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Spanish
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Volleyball court
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Poolside bar
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Board rental
  • Tour assistance
  • Outdoor shower

The Free Spirit Hostel is a home and a place to share incredible moments with people that you know since only a couple of hours. Here, everyone believes in family and friendship. Next to the beach, you will make new, long life friends every day.

This incredible location in front of the ocean will make you believe you are in a dream every night at sunset. The huge choice of surfboards, the daily yoga class, and the incredible atmosphere at all time will make you want to stay forever.

Guest kitchen and family dinner

This fully equipped outdoor kitchen is available for guest at any time. At night, you will discover a new recipe for the delicious dinner. ”Le Repère”, the bamboo bar, is always there to offer you some snacks.

Swimming pool

The Free Spirit Hostel is only five meters from the ocean, but a little stop in the swimming pool is a must. This is the perfect place just to cool down, enjoy a drink, or even read.


  • Amazing surf house right in front of the waves
  • Air-conditioner
  • 2 private rooms ensuite
  • 1 dorm
  • Third floor incredible rooftop terrace
  • Beach front yoga deck
  • Fully equipped kitchen to cook your lunch
  • Lots of hammocks to chill and sleep


Join Free Spirit at the surf house to share some amazing surf session, either at the beach break right in front of the door at high tide or at the incredible left point break 100 meter from the hostel during low tide. If yoou are not convince, walk seven minutes and get a super quick barreling waves to push yourself a little bit more.

Your amazing surf coach will help you get better no matter what's your level and with an uncrowded beach with offshore wind all year long, you will score more waves than you can dream of during your stay at Free Spirit. During your stay at the camp, you will get unlimited surf time since it is directly in front of the waves.


The owners of Free Spirit believe that combining surf and yoga is the best for both your mind and body. You will improve your flexibility, your strength, and you will learn to enjoy the present moment. The yoga classes are perfect for beginners who want to try it for the first time or for yogi who want to enjoy a good session.

Sample schedule

To give you an idea of a stay with Free Spirit, you can arrive any day of the week without any problem. You are also more than welcome to stay longer!

  • Monday: Arrival and free surf session
  • Tuesday: Private surf lesson and yoga class
  • Wednesday: Private surf lesson and yoga class
  • Thursday: Boat surf trip and yoga class
  • Friday: Visit of Leon and climbing of Cerro Negro to slide it on a sledge at more than 50 kilometer / hour
  • Saturday: Private surf lesson and yoga class
  • Sunday: Free surf session and yoga class
  • Monday: Free surf session and departure

Included excursions

  • Volcano boarding of Cerro Negro
  • Boat surf trip

Retreat location


Nicaragua has been vote one of the best destination by Lonely Planet, The Globe and Mail and many more in the last few years. It's one of the safest country in South and Central America. Nicaragua is a super cheap country to travel around and you can find some amazing flight deal to come and see use.

Nicaragua is still uncrowded compare to its neighbor Costa Rica. The offshore wind all year long is just incredible since you can surf all day every day. Every surfer will be happy in Nicaragua will all the point break, beach break and reef break around the camp. Finally it's hard to beat the cultural experience that you will get in Nicaragua since the locals are super friendly.

El Transito

El Transito has the reputation to be an all year round consistent break. A hidden secret in Central America where you can surf almost alone half of the year. When other breaks of the North or South are flat like a swimming pool, El Transito will normally give you some waist to chest waves. Every level of surfers will be pleased in El Transito.

Free Spirit surf camp has some barrels sections, some mellows fun lines, and some perfect beginner waves right in front of the doorstep. No matter what you are looking, you can have it here. From November to February, it’s perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers.

From March to August, the waves are amazing for the intermediate and advanced surfers who want to challenge themselves. Perhaps, there will always be a place on the beach suitable for the beginners.

Surf breaks

Straight in front of the Free Spirit surf camp, you have three awesome peaks on the main beach (sand bottom) and perfect to learn and improve your skills. The breaks are typically offering some mellow rights and lefts with some barrel sections suitable for every level of surfers.

On the left side of the beach or the south end, you can find a good point break called "The Corner" with a rock / sand bottom. You can enjoy this playful long left wave when the swell is right. You can even get a barrel some days.

A seven-minute walk north from the camp will bring you to a section in the middle of two big volcanic rocks. It’s a quick barrel section that will please the advanced surfers.

Unique features


  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Volleyball court


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Poolside bar
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck


  • Board rental
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Customers are always saying that food is incredible at the camp and Free Spirit if very proud of this. With the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables in Nicaragua, Free Spiriti able to prepare some amazing healthy vegetarian meals. If you have a special diet, ask Free Spirit what we can do for you.

A rich, healthy, and 100% vegetarian breakfast prepared and served with love by the devoted volunteers. Always ready before your daily yoga and / or surf session, it is the best way to start a wonderful day.

Every night there will be a group dinner where you will enjoy delicious meal in good company. The vegetarian option will always be offered.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

Activities and services

  • Surf
  • Yoga
  • Fishing
  • Spare fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Natural pools
  • Volleyball
  • Spikeball
  • Hammocks
  • Massage

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 30 to 40 surfboards to choose from
  • 3 private surf lessons
  • 1 boat surf trip
  • 5 yoga classes
  • Volcano boarding
  • 7 breakfasts and dinners

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks at the bar

How to get there

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Driving directions from Managua or Leon

  • It is about one to one hour and a half from Managua or Leon.
  • First, you have to take the ‘Carretera Vieja Leon’ and then turn at KM 46 when you see a small pulperia with a Pepsi sign in front.
  • From there, you take a dirt road for 13 kilometers and you will get to El Transito.
  • When you arrive in the village you will go down a little hill and find a sign of the Free Spirit Hostel telling you to turn right and then take the first street on the left.
  • At the end of that street, you will find the hostel on your right.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA). Transfer from and to the airport is not included.

Arrival by bus

From Managua, there are three buses a day for El Transito from Terminal ISRAEL, leaving at 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. but be there in advance because some buses can leave earlier sometimes. First, take a taxi to go to the Terminal ISRAEL, it should cost you no more than 50 to 150 NIO (2 to 5 USD) per person from the other bus station Huembles or UCA.

Stand outside of the main entrance of the Terminal ISRAEL to catch the bus that will come from the Oriental Terminal on the main street. You cannot miss it, there will be around 20 people waiting for buses to pass. The bus fare should be around 25 to 30 NIO (1 USD) and a little extra of 1 USD for board bag.

If you miss the bus going straight to El Transito or you want to take the bus in the morning, you can take every bus that goes to Leon passing by 'La Carretera Vieja Leon' and you ask the driver to be drop at KM 46 for El Transito and you hitchhike the 13 kilometers of dirt road.

From Leon, you can take two buses to come to the camp for 2 USD and it will take around two hours.

Arrival by taxi

A taxi from Managua or Leon to the Free Spirit hostel in El Transito should cost you around 50 to 70 USD depending on your negotiation skills. Tell the taxi driver to take the ‘Carretera Vieja Leon’ and turn at KM 46 when you see a small pulperia with a Pepsi sign in front.

From there you are only 30 minutes from the hostel. You will see a sign of the hostel when you enter the village down the little hill. Take a right at the sign, then turn left at the first street and at the end you will see us on your right.

From Managua, Free Spirit's partner taxi driver Oswaldo will bring you safely to the hostel for 65 USD. He speaks proper english and he will be waiting for you at the airport with a Free Spirit sign.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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