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Enjoy surfing with Pura Vida Surfers while connecting with yourself. The fun, playful, and challenging surfing together with the mindful, relaxing, and balancing yoga is a combination that many love. Join your hosts in Costa Rica and enjoy daily yoga classes and surf lessons. By finding focus and clearing the mind, you will progress more on surfing. Breathing is also crucial in surfing and the main focus in yoga. Experience the best of two worlds and go crazy but keep it simple!
During this retreat, you can stay in a shared dorm, private room with shared bathroom, or private room with private bathroom at Selina Santa Teresa. Selina is a new-built hostel, just 50 meters away from Playa Santa Teresa. The hostel is beautifully decorated, has a nice swimming pool area and a billiards table. It is located just by the main road with stores, bars, and restaurants walking distance away. Selina also offers many different activities on and off the site. All rooms at Selina have air-conditioning and good Wi-Fi connection. The size of the dorm you will be placed in depends on availability.
Santa Teresa is a beautiful beach town that many people return to. This is a perfect place to connect with nature and also with yourself. Despite being a small town, it is still for everyone. Whether you want to come here for surfing, yoga with your partner, family, or friends, Santa Teresa is the destination. It is a friendly place with a mix of Ticos and internationals. Santa Teresa is located in the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula.
With its many and long beaches, it is an ideal place for those who love surfing or want to learn to surf. Santa Teresa also has many different yoga studios as well as activities in its biodiverse and beautiful nature. Some of the activities that one can do here are horseback riding, zip-lining, ATV tours, visit to national parks, and fishing, just to name a few. Please feel free to ask for help or any recommendations. Pura Vida Surfers is happy to help.
Only snacks are included in this offer.
How to get there
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) or Tambor Airport (TMU). When you book your flight to Santa Teresa, you will first land at Tambor Airport (TMU) and then take a shuttle to Santa Teresa. The shuttle takes about 45 minutes.
The land transportation fee is included in the airfare, given that you choose Santa Teresa or Mal País as your final destination. Nature Air operates flights from San José to Tambor or Santa Teresa. To book your flight, simply go to their website and choose San José in the ‘from’-dropdown list, and Santa Teresa or Mal País in the ‘to’-dropdown list. Pura Vida Surfers can arrange a taxi to pick you up. Just let them know your arriving time and flight number.
There is a direct bus from San José to Santa Teresa leaving daily from terminal 7 to 10 at 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The ferry ticket is included in the price and you do not have to change buses when you get on or get off the ferry. However, you might have to change buses in Cóbano, which is an hour drive after the ferry. Normally, the bus driver tells you to change bus, but if you are unsure, just ask the driver. For more detailed information, please send Pura Vida Surfers an inquiry.
Shuttles leaves daily from San José to Santa Teresa. If you stay overnight in San José, the hotel is normally able to help you arrange the transportation. You can also contact Pura Vida Surfers ahead of time and they will help you. For more detailed information, please send Pura Vida Surfers an inquiry.
The schedule during this retreat is flexible. One can decide to do yoga in the morning and surfing in the afternoon or vice versa. It is also possible to do yoga and surfing head to head in the morning and have the afternoon off. You will normally surf at 7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., or 3:00 p.m. Surf lessons will be scheduled according to ocean conditions. The yoga schedules vary depending on the yoga studio. Throughout the retreat, you will enjoy three surf lessons and four yoga classes.
The yoga classes are held at different yoga studios in Santa Teresa to provide you many different yoga styles and various hours to practice it. You will build strength, increase flexibility and energy levels, bend, twist, breathe, and release tensions in yoga to become a better surfer. The retreat can be customized. For example, you can add an extra day of surfing or yoga, a rest day, etc. Please contact Pura Vida Surfers with your request.
07:00 – 10:00 Breakfast (not included in the price)
10:00 Surf lesson
13:00 Lunch (not included in the price)
20:00 Video analysis of your surfing