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