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8 Days Tropical Water Surfing and Yoga Retreat in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Unforgettable Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

This retreat will take place in Nosara, Costa Rica. It includes a comfortable accommodation and professional yoga and surfing instructors. Dare yourself to ride the wave in an unforgettable retreat and surfing under the guidance of Richard and his staff. Experience one of the world’s Blue Zone areas where residents are known to live longer and healthier. It is warm and sunny during this time with offshore winds and waves to surf everyday!

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga
  • Sport massage
  • 5-1/2 days of solid surfing
  • Surf video review & coaching
  • Photos and videos documentation
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Surfboard rental

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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During this retreat, you will be accommodated at Casa Verano Eterno that serves as the base camp. Campers may share rooms at this location or request a private room for a little extra money. The house is conveniently located near the beach. Amenities of the house include five bedrooms, 4.5 baths, swimming pool, safes and air conditioning in each room.

Richard Schmidt Surf School Yoga Retreat Nosara Schedule


  • 15:00 Orientation (meet at the main house)
  • 16:00-17:30 Beach time
  • 17:30-19:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Welcoming dinner

Sunday - Thursday

You are on your own program in the evening. You could walk to dinner at a local restaurant or bar. Often, there is plenty of food left over from lunch if you want to warm up some leftovers and relax around the house. The daily schedule from Sunday - Thursday is described below:

  • 07:30-08:00 Yoga and morning stretching
  • 08:00-08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:00-12:00 Beach time
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-14:00 Video review and coaching
  • 14:00-15:30 Free time
  • 15:30-16:00 Beach time
  • 18:00 Free time


On Friday, you are welcome to use the surfboards. The instructors, however, will either be taking the day off or surfing for fun alongside. It may be a day to take off from surfing and enjoy another activity the area has to offer. The Friday's schedule is as follows:

  • 07:30-08:00 Yoga and morning stretching
  • 08:00-08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:00-12:00 Free time (surfing)
  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-14:00 Video review and awards ceremony
  • 14:00 Free time (surfing) and prepare for Saturday departure


Marisa has a BFA in dance, and is certified as an interdisciplinary yoga Instructor with the Nosara Yoga Institute of Costa Rica. She is also a registered yoga instructor with the Yoga Alliance. She has developed and encouraged the yoga and stretching portion of the surf retreat.

Retreat location

This retreat will take pace in Nosara, Costa Rica. Playa Guiones is a beautiful five-kilometer white sand beach, located in the center of the Nicoya peninsulas Gold Coast. It is a very organized beach break with rights and lefts. The beach is great for beginners with long rolling waves, but can still be challenging for more advanced surfers with occasional fast hollow sections.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 5-1/2 days of solid surfing, 2 surfing sessions a day
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • A link to Richard’s “Learn to Surf & Ocean Safety, vol. 1” full video online
  • Airport transfer
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Daily complimentary juice and 2 beers
  • Daily yoga session
  • Dinner on the first night
  • Photos and videos documentation
  • Sports massage
  • Surfboard rental
  • Video review and coaching

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Dinner

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

You are suggested arriving at arriving at Liberia International Airport (LIR) or San Jose International Airport (SJC). If arriving into San Jose, the best way to get into Nosara is by a 45-minute shuttle flight on local airline, Nature Air. From Nosara Airport (NOB), Richard Schmidt Surf School will pick you up and drop you off. Just be sure to give Richard Schmidt Surf School your flight itinerary. The main house is a 10-minute drive away. The round trip price for the shuttle is around 160 to 175 USD.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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