Costa Rica is well-known for its beautiful beaches, fantastic surfing and incredible nature. Visitors to the country are often looking for the best way to make the most of their trip, with adventure packages and activity experiences offering them the best opportunity to enjoy everything Costa Rica has to offer.
With its Pacific coast lined by idyllic beaches and rich biodiversity, this Central American paradise is the ideal location to combine surfing and yoga during your getaway. Below, we have selected five of the best yoga and surf retreats in Costa Rica, based on customer reviews, location and value for money.
From $590/per person
Surround yourself with nature at this hidden gem on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula. The area has a strong health and eco-focused community, making it the perfect backdrop for this escape. This experience aims to bring people from all over the world together, in a relaxing and friendly environment. Guests will take daily vinyasa flow yoga classes and four surf lessons during their stay. This holiday is available to those of all surf levels, with the location particularly suiting beginner surfers. Montezuma Yoga is located at Hotel Los Mangos, which offers accommodation in private rooms and bungalows. The yoga camp also offers alternative private accommodation depending on availability. This yoga and surf holiday includes breakfast, as well as the rental of surf equipment.
From $497/per person
Believe Surf and Yoga offers a seven-day immersive experience that combines the relaxation of yoga with the fun, energy of surfing. The all-inclusive package is customisable, which makes it completely flexible to fit with guests’ needs and budgets. Participants will take daily hatha yoga classes, and experienced surf coaches instruct surfing classes that cater to all skill levels. The retreat invites guests to take part in an additional activity for no extra cost: these include extra surf lessons, zip-lining or horseback riding. The package offers accommodation in either a shared dorm or private hotel room.
From $472/per person
This five-day eco-retreat celebrates the physical and mental benefits of both yoga and surfing. Yoga sessions concentrate on focus and precision, which compliments your surf technique and balances relaxation with strength. This experience hosts three yoga sessions and three, two-hour surf lessons. A variety of yoga styles: vinyasa, yin and restorative, are covered in the classes, whilst surf lessons are open to surfs of all skill level. Included in the retreat is four nights’ accommodation at a cosy eco-lodge, made up of 12 private rooms, and daily breakfast.
From $400/per person
A peaceful, relaxed oasis welcomes guests who wish to focus on their yoga and hone their surf skills. Vida Asana Yoga retreat hosts either three-day and six-day surf and yoga holidays. Beautifully located between the jungle and the ocean, daily yoga classes practice both vinyasa and restorative yoga. Alongside surf classes, guests can take part in an additional activity, which is covered in the price: guests can select from sports activities, local tours or community enrichment activities. The holiday includes all meals, and spa treatments are also available onsite. Guests will stay at a shared eco-lodge complete with a swimming pool, and both private and shared rooms.
From $1888/per person
This yoga and surfing retreat is hosted on the oceanfront near Playa Grande’s Leatherback Sea Turtle Park Natural Reserve. Guests take daily hatha yoga sessions in a serene yoga shala, with an onsite spa room to enjoy a spa treatment of your choice. Guests can rent surfboards every day so you can practice surfing in your own time, with private surf or SUP lessons available at an extra charge. This getaway is adaptable to guests’ needs, making it great for those who are looking for a personalised and private experience, where two days being the same.