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8 Days Surfing, SUP & Yoga Retreat in Playa Hermosa

  • Las Olas Hotel & Restaurant, Apdo. 258 Playa Hermosa de Jaco, Costa Rica


SUP, Surfing and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

Leave your worries behind! Plant yourself on the most consistent beach break in Costa Rica (rated in the top 10 beach breaks in the world). The break out back is known for being a swell magnet and tube machine that breaks 365 days a year. Watch this gladiatorial-like wave action from our surf-front deck. Spice up your yoga and surf holiday with paddle surfing, the sport that everyone can learn. Yoga classes will focus on balance and strength while counterbalancing key areas and cultivating the mindfulness and embodiment needed to successfully and safely negotiate a wave.


  • 5 yoga classes
  • 7 surf sessions for 2 hours
  • 2 stand up paddle surf session for 2 hours
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meals twice daily

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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The Grounds

Just a step off the strand at Playa Hermosa, Bistro Las Olas and the Las Olas deck are favorite hangout spots for locals and guests alike. Peppered with swinging hammocks and cozy seating, the lower deck of this Costa Rica yoga surf retreat is perfect for wave watching or a nice afternoon nap downstairs, while the upper deck is a space for daily yoga, contemplation and meditation, as gentle ocean breezes float through. Up the walk from the beach, bistro and deck, a free form pool is nestled in between the rancho cabins and the main house, inviting guests to take a refreshing plunge for a brief respite from the lush, tropical heat.

The Ranchos

Closest to the beach, the ranchos are two story A-Frame cabins that can accommodate groups or families. Each rancho has 1 bunk bed and a single bed downstairs as well as a double bed and a twin upstairs. With a balcony on the top level and patio on the ground, each rancho has a refrigerator, private bath with hot water and a lock box. Screened windows, ceiling fans and ocean breezes keep everyone comfortable.

The Main House

The first floor room is located just above the pool, facing the ocean, and features one double bed, a single bed, private bathroom, and air conditioned. The two Cabinas found on the second floor contain a double bed and 2 singles, sleeping 4 people each. Spacious and simple, the second floor Cabinas have a private bathroom and an ocean-view balcony.

The Sky Box

Perched up in the third story of the main house, the sky box is open to the ocean break and guests will fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing. There is a loft with a double bed and the main floor of the Sky Box features a bunk, seating area, small kitchen and a private bathroom with a hot shower. Balconies to the back, facing the ocean, and to the front, facing the street, open the space and allow cool breezes to wash through.

Costa Rica is one of the world's most popular destinations for adventure and surf. Las Olas is centrally located. Within an hours drive north or south you can explore over 30 different surf breaks, and also experience 100s of the country's treasures and adventures along the way. Las Olas can also reach any part of the country in 5 hours. With the new highway your trip is a breeze. It's quicker and more reliable, and an easier drive!

Playa Hermosa is conveniently located just an hour and a half from the capital city of San Jose and this rustic Costa Rica beach hotel hosts eight units of varying sizes and a cozy open-air ocean front bistro. Las Olas is made up of locals, but we seem to create new locals as well. We are a place that personifies pura vida, and exemplifies Costa Rica and all its natural beauty's and characteristics.

Cabinas Las Olas is a small beachfront hotel located in Playa Hermosa, Jaco on Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coast. Playa Hermosa, home to the 2009 and 2016 Billabong ISA World Surfing Games, has long been renowned for its world class waves, pristine black sand beaches, tropical rainforests, abundant wildlife and natural beauty.

Keeping it real, Cabinas Las Olas is deeply in tune with the local, laid-back energy of Hermosa Village and caters to an international clientele of surfers and travelers, many of whom come back again and again to enjoy the pura vida or "pure life" experience that Las Olas and Playa Hermosa have to offer. Let us show you the next surf adventure.


  • Agujas, 40 minutes
  • Bejuco, 25 minutes
  • Boca Barranca, 50 minutes
  • Corralillo, 50 minutes
  • Escondida, 20 land/ 25 boat
  • Esterillos-Oeste/ Este/Centro, 20 minutes
  • Guacalillo, 50 minutes
  • Isla Damas, 45 minutes
  • Jaco, 10 minutes
  • La Isla, 20 land/ 15 boat
  • Manual Antonio, 50 minutes
  • Punta Leona, 40 minutes
  • Tulin, 10 minutes
  • Golf course nearby
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Kayak
  • Massage
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Tour assistance

Catch the early morning waves and then head for Bistro Las Olas for a hearty surfer style breakfast where Costa Rican favorites like gallo pinto, or North American traditions like pancakes, are the order of the day. The plates are abundant, the food is killer and the coffee is. Well, this is Costa Rica and the coffee is out of this world.

Every day favorites like fish tacos are delicious, but wait till you try the tuna, you'll never want to leave! As if it were freshly plucked from the sea, the tuna just melts in your mouth. With nightly specials like Taco Tuesday, Pasta Domingo and Wednesday 2 for 1 Tuna Steak Dinner Night you won't break the bank and, best of all, you'll enjoy an amazing meal, an al fresco setting and beautiful ocean views.

Non-alcoholic drinks like sodas, juices and smoothies are available to wet your whistle, and, you are free to bring a bottle of wine! All the locals do, so you'll fit right in, and you won't need to worry about corkage fees. Bistro Las Olas is open every day from 7:00am to 9:00pm; closed for breakfast on Monday mornings.

Optional tours

  • Adventure dining USD 75
  • Arenal Volcano & Hotsprings Adm fee & food and bev USD 120
  • ATV Paraiso Tour USD 80
  • ATV Rica ventura Tour 2 hours USD 60
  • ATV Rica ventura Tour 4 hours USD 90
  • ATV Rica ventura Tour 6 hours USD 150
  • Bungee/Superman USD 70
  • Butterfly Farm Adm fee USD 20
  • Calypso Tour, breakfast, lunch, soft drinks, fruit and live music USD 89
  • Canopy Adventure Adm fee, fruit & water USD 60
  • Carara Biological Reserve Adm fee, guide, cinamon roll, juice & transport USD 50
  • Chiclets Tree Canopy Adm fee, fruit & water USD 60
  • Crocodile Safari & Bird watching Adm fee USD 50
  • Discovery Safari Adm fee USD 65
  • Golf Los Sueos USD 160
  • Hang glide Tour USD 69
  • Happy Trails Adm fee USD 80
  • Herradura Divers Min 2 pax-1 tank USD 55
  • Herradura Divers Min 2 pax-2 tank USD 70
  • Herradura Divers Equipment USD 15
  • Horse Tours Agujas Adm fee USD 50
  • Kayak Jaco Half day tour and fruit plate USD 50
  • Manuel Antonio National Park Adm fee, food and bev USD 90
  • Monkey Boat Tour USD 80
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Adm fee, food and bev USD 140
  • Paddle Board Surfing With board and instructor USD 70
  • Planet Dolphin Tour half day or full day USD 90
  • Poas Volcano & National Park Adm fee, food and bev USD 90
  • Private photographer Half day USD 150
  • Pura Vida Gardens & Waterfalls Adm fee USD 100
  • Rafting Amigos Del Rio Half day/full day tour, breakfast and lunch USD 69/98
  • Rain Forest Aerial Tram Adm fee USD 55
  • Rio Spa Paraiso Adm fee, lunch, canopy, horseback riding & transport USD 120
  • Safari Mangrove Tour Adm fee USD 60
  • Spanish Lessons USD20/hr
  • Sunset Tour USD 20
  • Surf rentals Long boards Full day USD 25
  • Surf rentals Long boards Half day USD 12
  • Surf rentals Long boards Weekly USD 125
  • Surf rentals Short boards Full day USD 20
  • Surf rentals Short boards Half day USD 12
  • Surf rentals Short boards Weekly USD 100
  • Surf rentals Boogies Full day w/fins USD 15
  • Surf rentals Boogies Half day w/fins USD 10
  • Surf rentals Boogies Snorkel w/fins USD 4
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Agujas USD 40
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Bejuco USD 30
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Boca Barranca USD 50
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Corralillo USD 60
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Escondida USD 45
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Esterillos- Oeste/ Este/Centro USD 25
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Guacalillo USD 60
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Isla Damas USD 100
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Jaco USD 20
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide La Isla USD 35
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Manual Antonio USD 60
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Punta Leona USD 40
  • Surf 2 hours w/guide Tulin USD 20
  • Surfing lessons 2 hour USD 60
  • Tow Surfing USD 160
  • Tres piscinas waterfall-tour Adm fee USD 35
  • Turubari Adm fee basic tour USD 65
  • Turubari Adm fee & Horseback riding USD 80
  • Turubari Adm fee & Canopy USD 65
  • Videographer USD 220
  • Waterfalls Canopy Adm fee USD 60
  • Whale Watching Boat Trip Boat and food and bev USD 135

Licensed professional in room massage therapy. Please check at our front desk for available times. In-Office Masssage Rates: $40-$50 USD an hour or In-Room Massage Rates: $60-$70 USD an hour.

  • 2 daily meals
  • 2 stand up paddle surf session for 2 hours each
  • 5 yoga classes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 surf sessions for 2 hours each
For information about the booking conditions, please send Las Olas an inquiry.
  • Review by a traveler
    9 out of 10

    "The breakfast is dreamy! Pancakes, yogurt (sort of juice though), granola, fresh fruit, wafles, batidos, eggs, coffee, sandwiches, everything you need really."

    "Right on the beach. Friendly staff. They also have lunch and dinner but we didnt try it."

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  • Review by Davi from Denver, Colorado
    9 out of 10

    "I stayed here with my boyfriend in February 2014. Neither of us surf, but we loved it just the same. True, our room had no air conditioner (I understand other rooms do), was separated from the office by a thin wall, had the worst mattress ever, and abutted a noisy kitchen at the restaurant next door. It was basic in the extreme.But we didn't care. The food was great, the beach was beautiful, the owner wonderful, and the staff friendly without being annoyingly subservient. Overall, this is not the kind of place where we had any inclination to be worried about details. The world basically stopped for two days while we stayed at Las Olas. I have a feeling we'll be back."

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  • Review by a traveler from Pennsylvania, USA
    9 out of 10

    "I've stayed here several times and I cant wait to go back. My last stay in February was one of my best. What makes this place so great? In my opinion, its Jason and Raffa. They are both great people who go out of there way to make sure that their guests have a great time. They will help you out with anything from zip line tours and hikes to what places to go to or stay away from.Also, if you surf they will provide you with local knowledge to ensure that you surf the best break in the area on any given swell. As a parting gift, Jason even took the shirt off his back to send me home with bc it was the last he had in my size. Thanks again for a great time guys...and the shirt! I'll be back sooner then later."

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  • Review by Patrick from Jaco, Costa Rica
    9 out of 10

    "One of the best trips I have taken! Both Jason and Raffa were very professional and made us feel at home! If you like to surf and enjoy good food, I highly recommend Las Olas Hotel and Restaurant! Enjoy!"

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  • Review by Stefanie from Zurich, Switzerland
    8 out of 10

    "It's been wonderful. We are back at Las Olas because everything is just beautiful here: the people, the yoga, and just everything. I'm having a great time. All the people at Las Olas are doing a fantastic job! I went to this Costa Rica surf yoga retreat in December 2013 and January 2014.", edited

  • Review by Betsy from Rhode Island, USA
    8 out of 10

    "A surfers destination, waves for all abilities are at your fingertips! Cristian, Tex, and Nelson, will provide whatever experience you desire! The post surf food is fabulous, more ahi tuna then you can imagine! The hotel has a laid back vibe, the owners Cameron and Jason see to that. Will return this year for a 7th trip and can say every year has provided an amazing, different, wonderful trip! Don't expect turn down service, but what surfer does, be ready for a true, incredible Costa Rican experience."

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  • Review by a traveler from Los Angeles, USA
    8 out of 10

    "Stayed at Las Olas for a few days in May 2011. Had the best time. Love the beach front restaurant. Views and food was great. Cristian, Tex, Jason and Mike really made my vacation fun! Accomodations are "rustic", but for the price, views and atmosphere, totally worth it! Will be back again!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Costa Rica
    8 out of 10

    "Great little thatched hut right on the beach. We were quite surprised at the wonderful homeade pancakes. They aren't the big fluffly pancakes but rather a more natural nice pancake. The Gallo Pino was a bit dissapointing as it was quite dry. The batidos were nice and natural and not too sweet. The service for us was better than average yet casual. Would definately return."

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  • Review by Ted from USA
    8 out of 10

    "Just wanted to write you and tell you what an awesome time we had. it took me almost a week to recover. my kids did not want to leave. Las Olas was so cool. Jason, Christian, Cameron and all of the staff could not have been better. Ive stayed at a lot of hotels all over the world and i have to say jason and his people are some of the best at making you feel at home and helping you with anything to make your visit a great one. We are definitely going back. Thanks for all of your help and finding Las Olas, it was one of the best vacations I've ever had."

    December 2012. Las Olas website, edited

  • Review by Liz from UK
    8 out of 10

    "I haven't stopped talking and thinking about my surf/yoga vacation at Las Olas, it has taken me a full month to get out of post-vacation blues! I was a little apprehensive travelling to Costa as a solo mid-twenties-something female, but within hours of arriving I felt right at home. Cameron was key to me booking this place over the others because he was so responsive and helped me organize everything I needed."

    May 2012. Las Olas website, edited

  • Review by Jamie Lowy from USA
    8 out of 10

    "I'd like to thank you guys for being such a big part of my travels in Costa Rica. I have learned and grown from each of you and I am truly grateful for the time and memories I was able to share with you all. I am going to try my best to bring some of your pura vida lifestyle back to the states with me. This is just the start of my love for surfing and with each wave I catch I'll think of you."

    February 2012. Las Olas website, edited

  • Review by Jamie Lowy from USA
    8 out of 10

    "I'd like to thank you guys for being such a big part of my travels in Costa Rica. I have learned and grown from each of you and I am truly grateful for the time and memories I was able to share with you all. I am going to try my best to bring some of your pura vida lifestyle back to the states with me. This is just the start of my love for surfing and with each wave I catch I'll think of you."

    February 2012. Las Olas website, edited

  • Review by Janna from Toronto, Canada
    9 out of 10

    "If you are looking for the best of everything Costa Rica has to offer, Las Olas is the perfect place to stay or to start your journey! If i had to backpack through Costa Rica again, which I will, I will definitely return to Las Olas for another unforgettable experience!"

    "From the best waves, most amazing black sand beaches, gorgeous sunsets to which you practice the best yoga I have yet to practice in the last 5 years! Spiritual, challenging and at the same time nurturing practices done by the wonderful Alejandra are better than any massage you can get after your surf! (which is also available) The energetic days surfing with really awesome surf instructor Nelson. Balanced by relaxing and invigorating yoga practice. "

    "The food at the beach front restaurant is the best in all of Costa Rica! I've traveled all over Costa Rica and I love good food, but never tasted breakfast, lunch, dinner, smoothies, you name it! Las Olas has the best food hands down! (they are also famous for their beach restaurant, as many locals come there to dine, which is also a good way to meet new friends) "

    "The staff at Las Olas are pura vida! So chill & friendly. They go the extra mile just to make your experience the best! In my 8-day stay there they went the extra mile at least 4 times for me! Thank you so much Nelson for driving me when you were actually off work! Thank you Jason & Cameron for making sure i get to every yoga class in the special remote locations offered as a courtesy by the wonderful Alejandra! Dear Tex, I can't thank you enough for saving me from being late to the airport and missing my flight (even 3 weeks after I left Las Olas) You guys rock!When you have natural beauty and down to earth atmosphere with the most wonderful people I have yet to find in my 30-day journey in Costa Rica, having the best food ever, and being given the chance to do my thing, make friends with the amazing local people from all over the world, or have a planned day, or have it all! This Experience out rules any luxury hotel out there! having a travel agent mother, I have been to many luxury, all inclusive, prestigious resorts and hotels. But nothing, and iI mean nothing compares to the life you get to experience at Las Olas.Gracias por todo! Pura Vida!"

    January 12, edited

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Las Olas is the place to personify Pura Vida. Thus, besides offering a perfect spot for surfing, Las Olas also combines it with yoga practices.

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