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8 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

  • Funky Monkey Lodge, Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa 10910, Costa Rica


Adventure Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

This retreat will allow you to combine the best of a relaxing yoga retreat with the revitalizing vibe of the ocean waves of Costa Rica. Enjoy yoga classes and surf lessons at Santa Teresa beach surrounded by a tropical paradise with a view over the treetops out to the endless ocean. Be amazed by beautiful sunsets, pend your mornings or evenings watching the howler monkeys traversing the beautiful vegetation, and explore a unique and adrenaline-filled environment.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Optional aerial silk lessons
  • Wonderful private surf lessons
  • Exclusive daily use of surf board
  • Time to explore the location
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily local meals
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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All private bungalows have a private bathroom which is partially open to the sky for hot water showers under the sun or stars, small kitchenette, a fridge, a safe box, and wood furnishings. Their bungalows are built with an excellent ventilation system and each has a ceiling fan. All beds have orthopedic mattresses and each private bungalow counts with a private veranda with hammock where you can enjoy spectacular pacific sunsets or just listen to the monkeys and birds.


The suites offer a spacious room with a double bed and an additional sofa convertible into a king bed, two fans, a safe box, a mini fridge, a large private balcony with hammocks, and a private bathroom with an open sky shower.

This yoga and surf retreat will take place at the Funky Monkey Lodge, in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The hotel is located 200 meters away from three top surfing spots at Santa Teresa beach.

Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are a pair of towns facing the Pacific Ocean, nestled into the coastal mountains of the Nicoya Peninsula, touching the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. The Funky Monkey Lodge is set back from the street for peace and quiet and it is surrounded by a wide variety of animals, particularly monkeys.

Nearby places

  • Cabo Blanco National Park, 7.3 kilometers
  • Montezuma waterfalls, 15.2 kilometers
  • Tambor Airport (TMU), 29.3 kilometers
  • 3 daily meals
  • 4 private yoga or aerial silk lessons
  • 4 private surf lessons
  • 7 days surfboard use
  • 7 nights accommodation

During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to choose between four private yoga classes or four aerial silk lessons so you can decide what's more suited for your style of holiday. The yoga classes will take place at an open air studio in the middle of the jungle.

You will also receive four private surf lessons and will have a daily surfboard use access at Santa Teresa beach. This retreat also offers free time to explore the beach and its surroundings. All these activities will be accompanied by daily delicious meals.


Just at a four-minute walk from the lodge is the beach and a famous surf point. Santa Teresa beach has some of the best and least crowded surf area in the world. You have choices to the North and the South on the beach. The water is always warm and the waves are always big enough.

Driving directions from San Jose Airport (SJC)

  • In Puntarenas board the car ferry to Paquera.
  • After a 30 minute ride, cross the Golf of Nicoya.
  • From Paquera it takes about one hour to get to Mal Pais, Santa Teresa.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at San Jose Airport (SJC). Another option is to book your flight to arrive at domestic Tambor Airport (TMU). Mal Pais, Santa Teresa is located 40 minutes away from there. There are daily flights from "San Jose Airport (SJC) to Tambor Airport (TMU).

Arrival by bus

There is a direct bus from San Jose downtown bus station. Usually the bus leaves at 06:00 and 14:00 from the station. The Funky Monkey Lodge can provide you detailed travel information about the area.

Arrival by shuttle

The Funky Monkey Lodge can help you to arrange direct transportation from San Jose Airport (SJC) to the lodge and back for an additional cost.

Group size

Minimum 2 persons.

Seasonal information

There are two seasons during the year called green or rainy season during May, June, September, and October. It doesn’t necessarily mean it rains all day long, but mostly during the night with short showers during the day.

During July and August is the little summer with occasional rain and mostly blue sky. From November through April it is considered the dry season when there is blue sky and sunshine all day long. The water temperature is almost the same all year round.

Dressing information

Light clothes are recommended. You will only need swimming clothes, a light beach dress, T-shirts, and flip flops. You may need comfy closed shoes or sports shoes for hiking.

Local expenses / money information

The local currency is the Costa Rican Colon (CRC), however everyone accepts American dollars (USD). Make sure you pay with smaller bills as the exchange rate is not always very convenient.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Funky Monkey Lodge, they will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Beverages
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

During this retreat, you will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday. All meals at Funky Monkey Lodge are specially prepared by the personal chef. Drinks, additional meals, and sushi nights twice a week are available for an additional cost at the lodge's restaurant that offers international cuisine with vegetarian options. If you like to cook your own food, a fully equipped communal kitchen is available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

All terrain vehicle tours

You can drive all over Santa Teresa beach and even make a trip to the close-by Montezuma waterfalls.

Canopy tour

Explore a unique and adrenaline-filled environment and fly through the treetops hundreds of meters in the air with a chance to spot some of the diverse wildlife.


During this half day or full day fishing trip, you may catch yellow fin, tuna, dorado, or red snapper.


Take a stroll along the seemingly endless white sand beach or visit some nearby national parks such as Cabo Blanco National Park and Cabulla National Park. You’ll see amazing tropical trees and flowers, exotic fruits, monkeys, red foxes, boas, and many birds.

Horseback riding

Nothing compares to running a horse along a tropical beach watching the sunset on the horizon. The Funky Monkey Lodge can arrange tours in the jungle, on the beaches, and into the mountains for an additional cost.

Kayak adventure and fishing

Enjoy scenic kayaking in the pacific ocean or paddle up the close by rivers exploring the jungle and its wild life. Catch fish from your kayak and explore the steamy underwater volcanoes below you during your three-hour tour.

Monkey watching

Spend your mornings or evenings watching the howler monkeys traversing the beautiful vegetation on the Funky Monkey Lodge grounds.

Stand up paddle tour

The stand up paddle is an exciting sport that is a true full body workout. You can enjoy an alternative to surfing by using a paddle.

  • Diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Kayaking nerby
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach nearby
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance
  • Review by Lisa Simpson

    "Funky Monkey Lodge has it all. It has beautiful tidy accommodations, delicious food, friendly and funny staff, and great ambience! I stayed there for one week for my surfing camp with Pura Vida surfers and had a blast! The chefs cook the most delicious meals and make the best sushi in town. The dorms are spacious, clean, and you get free towels. The staff is always in a good mood and helps with anything it might need.The location is good as well as you have supermarkets, stores, restaurants, and the surfing spots are very close. I will definitely come back!"

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  • Review by Celine S.

    "I enjoyed my stay at the Funky Monkey from the first second I arrived! The guys in charge do everything to make you feel welcome at home. I had a private nice bungalow with daily cleaning service. The food is amazing, prepared freshly by Nacho and Joaquin. Thank you for everything!"

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  • Review by Judy J.

    "I came for two nights and I ended up staying for six nights. I stayed in a fantastic room with a big balcony above the bar and restaurant, they are not noisy. My room didn't have air conditioner but I didn't need it as the two fans were quite good enough. The staff could not have been more helpful and the food was great. "

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  • Review by Lea

    "I would totally recommend that Lodge! Not only because of it's beautiful location, but also because of the charming staff! You're always having fun and they do everything to make your stay most comfortable! It is the place to be for everyone, stay with friends or with your family, you will love it!"


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  • Review by Holly Valdez

    "My daughter and I spent five nights at the Funky Monkey Lodge and had a blast! The staff gave very personal attention to us and our needs, and the excursions were planned perfectly! It was the most exhausting, yet revitalizing trip that we have ever taken. We will definitely be back!" website, edited

Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Funky Monkey Lodge located in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica in a set back are with rustic bungalows and luxury apartments. They can create the perfect holiday for any group.

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