Spend amazing days on uncrowded perfect waves with Punta Banco Retreats' experienced surf instructors. Between surfing sessions, you stretch and sweat it out with yoga tailored specifically for surfers. The waves you’re riding are located only a few short steps from your room door. Catch a sunrise surf and have the opportunity to surf all day into the sunset.
You'll be staying in ocean front cabinas nestled at the bottom of over 800 acres of rainforest. This means ample privacy, many opportunities to explore the jungle and wildlife, and lots of waves. They have room for up to 24 guests, and all of their rustic cabinas have their own private entrance, bathroom, shower, and access to the shared fully-equipped kitchen.
The spacious rooms each feature two queen size beds and one bunk bed. It has a beautiful handmade closet and shelves to store all of your travel belongings and more. The large bathroom is handicap accessible. The room also comes with a hammock to relax in on the porch as you look out at the ocean and access to the fully-equipped kitchen around the back.
Casa Marea Alta have stunning rainforest gardens that are both practical and beautiful. They use their gardens for a variety of reasons. Birdwatching, making teas, farming fruits, because they look pretty, and so on. With so many options for growing a wide variety of plants here in the topics, they went a bit crazy and have planted as many beautiful trees, plants, and bushes as possible. Check them out while you’re there, and ask about them. A lot of them are medicinal and regularly used at the lodge.
Directly out front of the property is the warm pacific ocean. There are always waves pumping out front in the warm pacific waters. The uncrowded beach break is perfect for all levels of surfers. From beginners to advance, there is always a wave to catch. Directly to the back of the property, they neighbor an 800-acre private biological reserve. This gives you access to stunning views of the rainforest and provides a safe home to many of the jungle creatures.
Please note that these times will vary based on the tides that are best for your daily surfing lessons. The rest of the time is yours to fill with long walks on the beach, meditation, reading a good book, or any one of Punta Banco Retreats' awesome activities and tours.
Beth is a 200-RYT, certified Tai bodywork practitioner, certified Reiki level 2 practitioner, and ordained minister. She currently resides in the beautiful Punta Banco, Costa Rica where she helps to run a yoga and surf house, Casa Marea Alta. You can find her surfing, teaching yoga, and doing bodywork and Reiki in Punta Banco or Pavones, Costa Rica.
Casa Marea Alta is nestled at the bottom of 800 acres of privately owned rainforest and sits directly in front of an uncrowded world class beach break. It is located at the very end of the road on the pacific coast of Costa Rica. Literally, you can not drive further, the road ends at the beach and the jungle. Being so far away, makes this place uniquely special. There is less tourism influence and more of that well-known Pura Vida vibe. Punta Banco is a small village of about 80-100 families who live there year-round. About six kilometers from there is the famous surfing town of Pavones. Spend a few days down there, and you’ll know what it truly means to unwind and disconnect. With epic uncrowded waves and beautiful lush rainforest, you’ll always have something to do, see, and talk about.
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Daily breakfast and dinner are included in this package. You also have access to a fully equipped kitchen.
Casa Marea Alta offer a variety of tours and excursions you can sign up for when you arrive or ahead of time. This makes it easy for you to pick whether you want to surf, or join them on a guided jungle hike, in a yoga class, fishing and surfing boating tour, and more! They have everything you need to get the most out of your surfing in paradise adventure.
Usually about a one hour workshop teaching you how to use aerial silks and going through a class so you can feel comfortable hopping on a swing at home.
Rent their banana bikes and bike around the wonderful and peaceful town of Punta Banco and Pavones.
Join the towns' "Chocolate Man" on an educational and delicious afternoon learning about how to make fresh chocolate from cacao seeds. So yummy, you won't regret buying an extra bar or two after this class!
Half day fishing trip in Gulf Dulce (sweet gulf). This gulf in the Pacific is enriched with a variety of species of fish. Take a day out and enjoy the crystal clear waters and catch a couple fish. You bring back what you catch, and they help you cook it for dinner.
This is an amazing tour of the jungle with many chances to see birds, monkeys, coatis, sloths, and more. You'll go on a trail through the jungle looking at various animals, plants, fruits, waterfalls, with experienced and certified nature guides. Casa Marea Alta neighbor an 800 acre private biological reserve, which they work closely with.
A night tour in the jungle with their experienced guide. This gives you a chance to see red eye tree frogs, other species of frogs, aguti pacas, spiders, and snakes. A truly unique look at the jungle nocturnal life.
About a four hour ride through the jungle and galloping on the beach. You have the option to ride all day if you enjoy it.
Stand up and paddle the beautiful Pacific coast of Punta Banco and Pavones, Costa Rica. Enjoy stunning jungle views, warm waters, and peaceful paddling.
The clear waters of the pacific ocean are perfect for snorkeling. Bring your gear and they'll find you the perfect place to look for unique fish and coral. (free of charge, bring your own snorkeling equipment).
Take a private paddle board yoga class on the warm and beautiful Pacific Ocean. Learn to keep your balance and challenge your asana practice while enjoying stunning views of the Costa Rican coastline. Private class one to two hours depending on level of comfort. Must be a strong swimmer.
Enjoy a relaxing back and shoulder massage while you listen to the waves gently roll to shore.
Relax and allow your chakras to unwind as the energy healer works with your main chakras to find imbalances and realign your energetic structure.
Relaxing and massaging the body through passive stretching and breath work.
Relax after a long hike in the jungle with a nice foot rub and unwind to the soothing sounds of the ocean.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).