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7 Days Namast-acation Surfing and Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

  • School of the World, Escuela Del Mundo, Jaco, Costa Rica


Unforgettable Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Yoga is especially beneficial for building the flexibility, balance, and strength needed for your surfing. School of the World certified instructors blend a variety of yoga styles to make every day’s practice unique. Earn a new skill or pursue your passion while enjoying a great vacation in beautiful Costa Rica, alongside like-minded travelers from around the world. The adventure of a life time is waiting for you at the School of the World!


  • Ashtanga yoga
  • Iyengar yoga session
  • 2 hours of surfing sessions
  • Anusara yoga session
  • Vinyasa flow class
  • 6 nights' lodging

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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You'll be staying at Schoold of the World's accommodation. School of the World accommodation is filled with tons of boutique hotel style design details including tropical hardwoods and bamboo, stained glass, handmade ceramic sinks, mosaic floors, custom furniture, a Zen waterfall fountain, and artwork throughout. The facilities include a common kitchen and dining area, a yoga studio, photo or video editing studio, 2 Spanish classrooms, offices, 12 guestrooms, a small swimming pool, and a relaxing garden. All of the 12 guestrooms are a little different in design but the amenities are the same.

All of the rooms at School of the World accommodation have private bathrooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans, hot water, refrigerators, cotton sheets and comfortable beds. If you are traveling alone and want to stay in a shared guestroom, School of the World will pair you with someone of the same gender and age range or you can request a roommate and School of the World will happily accommodate you.

This retreat will take place in Jaco, Costa Rica. The accommodation is located in a quiet neighborhood close to the center of town, and is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach, dozens of great restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and everything else you could need.

Nearby place

  • Beach - 5 minutes
  • 1.5 hours yoga sessions
  • 2 hours surfing sessions
  • 6 nights' accommodation

School of the World certified instructors blend a variety of styles including Ashtanga yoga, Iyengar yoga, Anusara yoga, and Vinyasa flow. Yoga classes are 1.5 hours in duration each day, from Monday to Friday. Yoga and surfing are both good for your body, mind, and soul.

This combination of yoga and surfing is sure to keep you feeling amazing inside and out. Surf sessions are 2 hours a day. The yoga schedule changes weekly to accommodate the surf schedule and tides. Whether you are a beginner or have years of experience, School of the World’s intention is for you to leave with the tools necessary to enrich and deepen your practice.

Arrival by airplane

You will want to fly into Juan Santa Maria airport (SJO) in San Jose. School of the World can arrange for an airport pickup for 90 USD. When possible, School of the World can help arrange car pool for guests arriving at the same time so you can share the costs. If you would like School of the World to organize the airport transfer for you, School of the World will need your flight number, airline name and arrival date and time.

Check in

From 12 p.m

Check in is between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Check out

12 p.m.

Seasonal information

The stretch of coastline is considered to be the most consistent for surf in all of Costa Rica, a country that is blessed with warm water and waves all year round. The biggest swells tend to hit between May and December, but you can surf almost every day of the year.

Mobile / communication information

Guests with a laptop computer, tablet, smartphone, etc. with Wi-Fi capability can access the internet via free Wi-Fi at the school. If you are not traveling with a Wi-Fi capable device, there are several internet cafes in town you can use for email access or international phone calls.

Electricity information

The electricity outlets are the same as in the United States (110 volts). If you are coming from a European country or Australia, you will need an adapter.

What to bring

You are suggested bringing rashguard and towel.

Medical information

For the most up to date medical information for travelers check with the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga. U.S.A. Malaria medication and other tropical disease preventatives are usually only recommended if you plan to travel to the remote regions of the rainforest.

Local expenses / money information

It is not necessary to exchange the USD as it is accepted in most tourist towns and areas of Costa Rica. You can also withdraw money in the local currency (CRC) through an ATM or exchange money at one of the local banks if you wish.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to School of the World, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.

Food is not included in School of the World programs. However, the accommodation provides refrigerators and a fully equipped shared kitchen. There is also a wide array of restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance.

For information about the booking conditions, please send School of the World an inquiry.
  • Review by Mark from South Africa

    "School of the World is a wonderfully unique concept. It's a beautifully designed place of learning where surfing, Spanish, photography and yoga all coexist. Every day is packed with as much or as little activity as you want and your fellow students are friendly and adventurous spirits from all over the world."

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  • Review by Iva from Prague, Czech Republic

    "The whole concept of this school is one of a kind. This was truly a wonderful experience. The staff was very helpful and very nice. I have taken surfing and yoga, since I am very active person. If you want to meet wonderful people, learn something new and have fun, then this is the place to be. Highly recommend to everyone."

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  • Review by Mike from New York, USA

    "The founders and staff of School of the World have created such an incredible and unique opportunity for travelers. The vibe cultivated between students was perhaps the most memorable thing. The 18 of us, from ten different countries and spanning a couple of decades in age, felt like one big chilled-out, respectful family the entire time. So cool!"

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Jaco, Costa Rica

School of the World combines elements of boutique hotel, surf camp, language school, yoga retreats, and photography workshops under one roof.

from US$697

7 days / 6 nights


This vacation is available all year round with arrival on Sunday, please select an arrival date below.

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