Having travelled around to most of the surf spots and surf towns in the world, we believe we have found the best place to experience a tropical Surf and Yoga Retreat, we love it so much in this area that we have spent months over several years living there for the season.
Our Ride on Retreats are based in the gorgeous Surf & Yoga town of Playa Guiones, Nosara in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. The beach is absolutely beautiful and one of the best surfing beaches in the world, particularly for beginners with a safe sandy sea bed and consistent small and clean waves perfect for enjoying and improving your surfing.
The vibe in the local town is very safe, relaxed and friendly with lovely Costa Rican locals and attracts an international crowd mainly aged 30s and upwards. Yoga is very popular here and as such the town, bars, cafes and restaurants serve up healthy, fresh and delicious Costa Rican and international cuisine, there are many smoothie bars, great Costa Rican coffee cafes and restaurants serving up everything from sushi to steak.
On our retreats we look after everything for you so you can relax and get the most enjoyment from your retreat we take care of all the details. The moment you arrive in Costa Rica, we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you in comfort to the beautiful hotel where we based our retreats. The hotel is located about 10 minutes back from the beach in a lovely tropical jungle setting. The rooms are amazing (we stayed at the hotel for a week ourselves to double check that it was perfect for our guests), they have beautiful big comfortable beds, luxurious bathrooms and balconies or terraces to sit out and enjoy the sounds of the jungle. There are two lovely outdoor pools with great sunbathing terraces around a breezy bar area. We run our yoga sessions either pool side or on a beautiful terrace at the hotel. As a fully hosted retreat group, we will always be on hand to make sure the surf and yoga sessions are fantastic and run smoothly, take you to the best restaurants in the evening, book any massages or additional activities that you may like to try such as SUP (Stand Up Paddle), jungle visits, turtle watching, zip lining etc. There is also plenty of time on our retreats for you to relax and take time out to soak up this wonderful Costa Rican experience.
A typical day on our retreat looks like this:
Wake for your invigorating morning sunrise yoga session with your fellow retreat guests run by our highly qualified, friendly instructor, Michelle. A delicious breakfast follows, comprising of tropical fruits, freshly baked breads, cereals and hot options with juices and freshly brewed local Costa Rican coffee. Your hosts transfer you a short 2 minutes to the beautiful beach at Playa Guiones, one of the most beautiful and safe surfing beaches in Costa Rica. Your professional surf coaches Kim and Alex will then run a full morning surf session suitable to your ability with all the equipment you need. Your hosts will be on hand taking pictures and films for you to capture your surfing progress and then transfer you back to the hotel. The afternoons are free to surf again, relax, explore the local area, enjoy the hotel facilities or take part in other activities such as horse riding, dolphin watching trips, jungle tours and many more that your hosts will happily arrange for you. A sunset yoga session follows to help you stretch and relax your body ready for the next day. The evening meals are hosted in our retreat group at excellent local restaurants, where you can sample the delicious fresh and nutritious Costa Rican and international cuisine, after a lovely dinner you will be transported back to your luxurious room for a peaceful nights sleep so you can repeat the following day in paradise!