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7 Days Relaxing Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

Beginner and Intermediate Nicaragua Yoga Surf Retreat

This 9-day retreat in Nicaragua will help you improve your surfing level through daily surf coaching and video analysis. Through yoga practices, daily surf trips to the best breaks in the area with video and photography during each session, fun beach activities, sumptuous and nourishing vegetarian and seafood fare, as well as a relaxation massage and cultural immersion, Papaya Wellness invites you to join this holiday!

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga sessions
  • 1 daily surfing session
  • 1 complimentary massage
  • 3 seafood and vegetarian meals
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 2 boat charters

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During this retreat, you will stay in Hacienda Iguana. It is a luxury home with air conditioners in all rooms, ensuite bathrooms, and a private pool.

Papaya Wellness Nicaragua Yoga Retreat Program

Papaya Wellness will wind down the days with yoga sessions to relax and restore your muscles after your long ocean sessions which will bring you back into balance and to be ready for the next day. The goal is to have fun, laugh a lot, and improve your surfing ability with high-level coaching throughout the week.

Yoga Alliance Certified Teachers India Reinartz and Carly Chivers are pleased to guide you through daily yoga practice, and meditation. India and Carly will meet you where you are in your yoga practice and as much as possible will cater the practice to highlight asana you would like to work on or focus on aspects you would like to deepen your personal practice.

Papaya Wellness will bring you to the most beginner friendly spots possible for your surf lessons. During your lessons, you will have a lot of one on one instructor time to get comfortable and safe on your board, so that you can have the most success and fun in the waves!


India Reinartz
Starting her journey when she was young, India immersed herself into a surf culture. She has guided surf in Morocco, managed surf camps in Portugal and Nicaragua, and has traveled all around the world in search for waves, culture, and exposure. Now she finds herself wanting to challenge her strengths and embark on her own business adventure, so India created Papaya Wellness, a dream of hers to teach, guide, and share her love for the ocean through playing in the waves.
Carly Chivers
Yoga combined with a dedicated passion for surfing has led Carly all over the world. She has been surfing and exploring Europe, North Africa, Indonesia, Hawaii, and currently Central America. Her love for the ocean influences and inspires her yoga practice. After years of study, Carly took the leap to become a 200-hour certified yoga instructor. Since then, she has been sharing her contagious love for yoga and the peace she finds on the mat with students on retreats and in private classes.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Nicaragua, it is such a wonderful piece of paradise. Nicaragua is still quite rural and isolated. Sometimes, this means you lose power here - there might be no electricity for a few hours. Also, most of the locations are in the jungle, so you can expect some friendly (safe) insect friends popping in for a visit from time to time. The retreat place is situated along the beautiful Emerald Coast of Nicaragua, surrounded by stunning beaches and world-class surf breaks on either side.

Hacienda Iguana is one of the country's finest surfing locations in Southern Nicaragua. Casa Kon Tiki literally sits directly in front of the world class surf break Panga Drops and is only a 10-minute walk down the beach to Colorado. Colorado is a fast, tubing, beach break, with many peaks, while Panga Drops is a mellower A-framing reef / rock break.

Nearby places

  • Colorado - 10 minutes on foot

Unique features


  • Massage
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms


  • Wireless internet


During this retreat, you will be served 3 nutritionally balanced and inspired vegetarian and seafood meals daily. Moreover, you will also be served fresh fruit smoothies, juices, local fair trade coffee, filtered water, and cocktails with Flor de Cana 5 year rum, as well as beer on the surf boat.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Seafood
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 1 complimentary group shuttle to and from airport
  • 1 complimentary massage
  • 1 daily surf session (option for a second surf at the local spot)
  • 2 boat charters with a stocked cooler and stoked coaches
  • 3 nutritionally balanced seafood and vegetarian option meals daily
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in a luxury home in Hacienda Iguana
  • Daily surfing photography and video coaching / analysis
  • Free beer on the surf boat
  • Free cocktails with Flor de Cana 5-year rum (a local favorite)
  • Fresh fruit smoothies and juice, local fair-trade coffee and filtered water
  • High-level surf coaching to meet you at your current ability and help you get to the next level
  • Optional yoga / Pilates sessions led by an experienced instructor (schedule varies based on the surf each day)
  • Wireless internet and Direct TV

What's not included

  • Tipping for on-site staff and services (a standard tip in the area is 10%)
  • Additional spa services (available upon request)
  • Board rentals (10 USD per day)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Papaya Wellness will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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