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7 Days Surf Coaching and Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

  • Popoyo Surf Lodge, Playa Guasacate, Nicaragua

Overview

Beginner and Intermediate Surf and Yoga Retreat Nicaragua

Join Papaya Wellness for a surf coaching retreat in a beautiful beach front lodge in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua. The goal is to have fun, laugh a lot, and improve your surfing ability with high level coaching as well as yoga to relax and restore your muscles after your long ocean sessions. Through this retreat, you will deepen your wellbeing through movement and breath, nourish your body with healthy balanced meals, and introduce you to new cultures, new people, and new destinations.

Highlights

  • 2 daily surf sessions
  • Yoga or Pilates sessions
  • Surf photography and video coaching
  • Daily seafood and vegetarian meals
  • A complimentary massage
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Free beers on the boat
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During the retreat, you will stay at Popoyo Surf Lodge, Playa Gigante, Nicaragua. Nestled in the valleys of Nicaragua's southern Pacific Coast in Playa Guasacate, it is a paradise for many surfers. Resting on a 14 acre, it is spread in tropical gardens with access to endless supply of world class surf breaks. These breaks receive year round swell from the Southern Hemisphere and the waves are groomed to perfection by the consistent and prevailing offshore winds.

There are four private rooms available with two single beds per room. Each room has a private bathroom, hot water shower, and air conditioner.

You will start the day with a light and healthy breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and then head out for your first surf of the day around 8:00 a.m. You are out on the boat and surf until around 12:00 p.m. when you will take a lunch break. You will get right back in it and hit up the surf again and get back at your lodge at 5:00 p.m. You will practice yoga or Pilates afterwards. You will end the day with a cold beer and dinner while enjoying the unique Nicaraguan sunset from your beach front accommodation.

Through yoga practices, twice daily surf boat 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, a relaxation massage, and cultural immersion, you are encouraged to just ‘be’.

  • 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.

The retreat will be held in Popoyo Surf Lodge, Playa Gigante, Nicaragua. Located directly on the beach with the boats right in front, there is no wasted time going to and from the lodge, maximizing the time in the water scoring waves. Gigante is a unique little fishing town with a big personality. Situated along the Pacific Coast, it is the perfect spot to post up and shred everyday. There are 14 surf breaks in the surrounding area and getting there by the ocean highway is fast and easy.

Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

You will be served daily nutritionally balanced seafood and vegetarian option meals as well as fresh fruit smoothies and juice, coffee, and water. In addition, you will get 1 USD beers at the lodge and free beers on the boat. You can also enjoy free cocktails with Flor de Cana five-year rum which is the local favorite.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • ATV
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Enjoy live music
  • Fishing
  • Ocean tours
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Visit Reserva Ecologica Zacatan
  • Watching sunset on the beach

Included in this package is a complimentary massage. Spa service is available upon request with an additional cost.

  • 1 complimentary massage
  • 2 daily surf sessions on the boat with stocked cooler
  • 3 daily seafood and vegetarian option meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers to and from Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA)
  • Beach in front of the lodge with direct boat access
  • Daily smoothies and fresh juice, local fair trade coffee, and filtered water
  • Free beers on the boat
  • Free cocktails Flor de Cana five-year rum
  • Surf photography and video coaching
  • Additional activities
  • Additional spa services
  • Airfares
  • Tips

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.

  • Review by Erin Gallagher from California, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed taking classes from you while doing the honeymoon thing in Gigante. Your classes were very inspiring and brought me a lot of joy and relief from my chronic back pain. Your natural exuberance for life and your yoga practice is contagious and I left each day filled with gratitude and an inner calm.Doing the 108 sun salutations on the solstice with you and Carly was amazing, one of my absolute favorite memories of our entire trip. Thank you for providing such a sweet little oasis in the papaya grove; it is a very special place."

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  • Review by Whitney from Illinois, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for such an amazing week! It was awesome and gave me so much more than I ever expected! Your food was fantastic, I feel great. Pretty sure Ill be back in Gigante, it is a magical place!"

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  • Review by Paola from British Colombia
    10 out of 10

    "I highly recommend Papaya Wellness retreats. Carly and India are excellent hosts who enthusiastically catered to my every whim in designing a retreat schedule of activities, adventure, culture, cuisine, philanthropy and relaxation."

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Papaya Wellness is your choice for the best yoga and surf retreat in Nicaragua. It is the result of years of dedication to health, balance, enjoyment, and discovery.

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7 days / 6 nights

Departure:
Sunday December 18, 2016
(7 days / 6 nights)

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