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Join this retreat. Feel, taste, smell, and hear the ocean mist while practicing every morning and evening. Hermosa Retreats love to share with you the stoke of surfing, the pureness of yoga, and the pura vida lifestyle of Costa Rica. Share the passion for a healthy and active lifestyle, love of Costa Rica, and good waves. Join Hermosa Retreats in paradise for a life-changing experience. Feel clean, eat clean, and let your body naturally detox itself. Indulge in amazing meals to provide the body with pure power, vitamins, and nutrients. Compliment the natural, vegetarian style of eating with all of the amenities offered in this unique retreat.
Escape to what has been named the most magical destination and the happiest country in the world, Costa Rica. Experience Costa Rica's breathtaking scenery in the lush, nature filled rainforest and volcanic, black sand beaches of Playa Hermosa, and the most consistent and best surf spot in all of Costa Rica. Practice yoga just steps away from the beach. In Playa Hermosa, your mind, body, and soul can't help but relax.
Fly into San Juan Santamaria International Airport located in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Transfer from the airport to Playa Hermosa is about 1.45 hours. Taxis are the usual form of transportation and range from 90 - 120 USD. Hermosa Retreats can help you arrange this if needed.
Transfer from and to Juan Santamaria International Airport on request.
Transfer from and to the Juan Santamaria International Airport is available at an additional cost.
Luxury retreat accommodations are only offered when five or more guests are booked on retreat. Retreats with less than five guests will be hosted at Costanera Hotel, in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.
Add on excursions (for an additional cost):
Derek was born and raised in Costa Rica, fluent in both English and Spanish, and he is your personal and local tour guide. Learning to surf at the young age of four, he can't get enough and has surfed just about every day since, he is a true waterman. Derek began to teach surfing eight years ago and is Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and water rescue certified.
Sandra loves to share her passion for an active and healthy lifestyle. Sandra was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of ten. She now takes very little medicine for her rheumatoid arthritis and finds a yogic lifestyle and a vegetarian diet is the cause. She became certified to teach in 2012.
When vacationing, Hermosa retreats wants you to feel your best. Leading an active lifestyle, your body needs to be fueled with clean and healthy food to sustain your high energy and keep you healthy. To achieve this, Hermosa Retreats offers the highest quality foods you can find in this tropical paradise from organic, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and gluten free.
Indulge in the nutritional cuisine by a private chef. Delight in fresh fruit chia protein, smoothies, coconut waters, local dishes such as casados, tacos, guacamole, and gourmet entrees cooked with the finest coconut oil for dinners. A private in-home chef will prepare fresh cuisine as you relax at the beach, enjoy the ocean, and practice your morning and evening yoga classes on the top deck.
Relax in the hammocks, explore the pristine beaches, hike the rainforest in your backyard, enjoy the nature of Costa Rica, and so much more.
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"Both Sandra and Derek are awesome at what they do. Surfing plus yoga is a great combo in a relaxed environment with extra attention in both if desired. We'll be back someday!"
April 2015. Hermosa Retreat facebook page, edited
"Amazing surfing yoga, SUP, and waterfall repelling. Sandra and Derek took great care of us and you receive individual attention which I needed in yoga and surfing can't wait for your own retreat property!"
June 2015. Hermosa Retreat facebook page, edited
"Best yoga, surfing, SUP, health retreats in Costa Rica!"
March 2015. Hermosa Retreat facebook page, edited