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8 Days New Year's Surf and Yoga Retreat in Panama

Surf and Yoga Retreat Panama

Celebrate the new year by getting fit, healthy, and awesome! Join this yoga and surf retreat in the Caribbean islands of beautiful Bocas del Toro in Panama, for an unforgettable week of yoga, surfing, fitness classes, and much more. Enjoy daily yoga classes overlooking the ocean and surfing classes with certified instructors. Bocas del Toro was named the top place to visit by the Times Magazine and Cond Nast, and is a gem by its location, beaches, food, people, and relaxed lifestyle. You have to see for yourself! This beautiful place, has no high-rise buildings or crowded beaches, and is the perfect location for this relaxed and fun retreat.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Clinics and workshops
  • 2 surf classes and 2 fitness classes
  • Half-day tour to snorkel, watch dolphins, and visit the stunning islands around Bocas
  • 4-course New Years Eve dinner
  • Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Airport transfers

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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All accommodation features air conditioning, fans, private en suite bathroom. Double rooms have a queen size bed and shared dorm accommodation has a dorm room consisting of single beds and bunk beds. Accomodation in dorm rooms is 6 people max in one room. The shared / single accommodation options also have flat TV screens.

Hot Bikram Retreats Panama Yoga Retreat Program

This retreat is all about relaxing and having fun, enjoying the slow paced life of the island. The program will vary every day, but here’s a sample of what you can expect:

  • 8:30 - Morning tea / coffee
  • 9:00 - 11:00 - Fitness class / Yoga class
  • 11:00 - 12:00 - Brunch
  • 15:30 - 17:00 - Surf Class
  • 18:00 - 19:00 - Evening Yoga Class
  • 19:00 - 20:00 - Free time
  • 20:00 - 21:00 - Dinner

Included excursions

One full day trip to discover the beautiful islands of Bocas del Toro are included in this trip. Watch dolphins swim, snorkel and relax at famous red frog beach.

Retreat location

The retreat will take place in Bocas del Toro, Panama.



  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding/rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddleboarding
  • Stargazing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Zip lining nearby


  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Café nearby
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck


  • Laundry nearby

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Enjoy a daily delicious and mainly organic breakfast with a choice of fresh juices, egg dishes, jams, salads, and beans prepared by a private chef with locally sourced ingredients. Three dinners are also included. And for New Year’s Eve, a 4-course menu prepared by a Michelin star chef will be served overlooking the ocean.

Things to do (optional)

Optional activities include: sunset cruise, horseback riding on the beach, SUP boarding, Surf Classes , diving, painting workshop or chocolate making workshops, cave tours and botanical gardens tour, additional private surf classes.

What's included

  • 2 fitness classes
  • 2 surf classes with certified surf instructors (each session lasts 2 - 3 hours)
  • 3 dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast prepared by a private chef
  • Daily yoga classes with a certified teacher in the jungle overlooking the ocean
  • Half-day tour to snorkel, watch dolphins, and visit the islands around Bocas
  • New Year's Eve 4-course menu served overlooking the ocean
  • Posture clinics, flexibility workshops, and back bending workshops
  • Round trip airport transfers from Bocas del Toro Isla Colon International Airport (BOC) to Bastimentos island

What's not included

  • International / national flights to Bocas del Toro
  • Lunches and three dinners
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

It takes about 1 hour each way from Panama City or San Jose (Costa Rica) to Bocas.

There are between 6 - 8 flights a day from Panama City to Bocas. Flights leave from Albrook Marcos A. Gelabert Airport (PAC) which is 30 - 40 minutes from the international airport. Please check for details. Please be aware that Air Panama only updates their system with flights around three months before the actual flight. So If you are checking the website in August, you are very unlikely to find flights for December, but you don’t need to worry since there are plenty of flights.

If you are arriving from Costa Rica, please check for flights.

Arrival by bus

  • From Panama City

Take the bus departing from Albrook Bus Station to Almirante (28 USD one way, 10 hours) and then a water taxi from Almirante to Bocas Town (6 USD per person, 40 minutes). Busses leave around 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. You can only buy a ticket in person at the Albrook ticketing booth.

  • From San José, Costa Rica

Take Bocatoreños Bus Line to Changuinola, Panama. The bus departs daily at 9 a.m. from in front of Hotel Cocorí in San Jose (14 USD one way, 6 hours). From Changuinola, take a taxi to Almirante (5-10 USD per person, 45 minutes), and then take a water taxi from Almirante to Bocas Town (6 USD per person, 40 minutes).


  • Isla Colon - 10 minutes
  • Panama City - 10 hours 40 minutes
  • San Jose, Costa Rica - 7 hours 30 minutes

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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