8 Day Soul Surfers Yoga Retreat

It’s no secret that Costa Rica is well known worldwide to be a hotspot for surfing and yoga. With beaches on the Pacific Ocean, it attracts tourists and surfers from all over the world wanting to venture into the large waves almost all throughout the year. Montezuma, one of the most famous tourist and surfing destinations in Costa Rica, is known for its laid back atmosphere and a bohemian vibe. Home to enthusiasts and lovers of the arts, it is a picturesque village boasting stunning natural beauty with its pristine beaches and waterfalls. Join Anamaya Resort and celebrate the beauty of nature in this 8-day surfing and yoga retreat. 
Their retreats run exclusively from Saturday to Saturday ensuring you’ll have a week filled with fun, excitement and relaxation!

The Soul Surfers Yoga Package is a perfect combination of the two seemingly opposing practices. Surfing is seen as intense, thrilling and adventurous whereas yoga is tranquil, controlled and meditative but during this retreat, you’ll discover how the two actually complement each other. This package is for those who are complete beginners and want to learn how to surf, as well as seasoned surfers who want to take their skill level to new heights. The instructors will provide you with individual attention and modify their lessons to meet your needs and goals so you can learn at your own pace. Along with a week full of catching waves and feeling the power of the ocean beneath your feet, you’ll also enjoy daily yoga sessions overlooking 270 degrees of ocean view to improve your flexibility and strength. Anamaya’s Soul Surfing Yoga Retreat offers adventure, relaxation, and overall wellness set in a perfect tropical paradise.

Each day, you will take a van to the best possible surf spots in the area, depending on the size of the waves, tides, and the dynamics of the group. Anamaya Resort’s two favorite spots are Playa Grande in Montezuma, and Playa Hermosa in Santa Teresa. Playa Grande is one of the country’s most beautiful beaches, it is a 30-minutes walk through beach and jungle trails, past waterfalls and beautiful scenery. Playa Hermosa is just north of Santa Teresa. It is the prettiest and broadest beach around, with larger waves and a point break. It’s worth the drive to come out here, and the team usually brings all Anamaya’s guests here every Thursday afternoon for a bonfire.

The cost of this retreat includes your accommodation, meals, 10 yoga classes, 5 surf lessons, board rentals, cooking class, beach bonfire excursion, waterfall hike, dance lesson and circus performance. Get ready for the retreat of a lifetime!

Please note pricing does not include the local tax of 13% 

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioned Room
  • Equipment
  • Excursion
  • Meals
  • Pool
  • WiFi Internet
Venue   Anamaya Resort

Anamaya Resort is truly an exotic place, built on a cliff edge and overlooking the most incredible ocean views. The resort is next to an epic waterfall, surrounded by rainforests, and located in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical beach towns, Montezuma. “Anamaya” is Sanskrit for “good health” and to the team that means great healthy food, rest and relaxation, exercise, and lots of fun and laughter. The boutique retreat center offers gourmet organic food, yoga teacher trainings, several types of yoga classes and yoga retreats, a variety of luxurious spa services, an array of uniquely designed retreat packages, and workshops all for your body, mind and spirit.


Anamaya also offers guests fire dancing and circus entertainment experiences, exciting local excursions, and intimate and tranquil accommodations to enhance the exotic and unique experience of visiting Costa Rica. They strive to provide guests with a once in a lifetime adventure. You will truly enjoy meeting other “Anamayans” from around the world, and sharing this experience with your many new friends. You’ll enjoy the beauty of the rainforest and the comforts of a refuge in the unique cabinas. Anamaya offers a sunrise yoga shala with epic ocean view, massage and spa services, salt water infinity pools and infrared sauna.


You can fly from San José to the small airstrip at Tambor and then take a taxi. Both Nature Air and Sansa have daily flights, which take around 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera, and then drive or take a bus. By car, it will take about one hour to drive from Paquera to Montezuma.

Accommodations

Food

Anamaya can cater to those who are strict vegetarians or vegans. The core of the Anamaya diet is lots of raw food, plenty of protein and healthy fats, minimal processing, lots of fruit, veggies especially greens, whole grains, minimal dairy and meat, and no junk food! They also use no white sugar and very little wheat, to suit people with sensitivities. 

Anamaya Resort is dedicated to using organic produce whenever possible, and are constantly seeking out new sources of organic foods in Costa Rica. Some are grown locally and some are brought from other parts of Costa Rica, especially the higher altitudes where foods will grow organically that can’t survive the beach climate. In addition, they're working on importing some organic dry goods and spices that are unavailable locally. 

Anamaya now grow some of their produce on their own farm at Rancho Delicioso, and are working to increase the percentage of their own crops. The food is so popular that due to guest requests Anamaya have released their own cook book for guests to take home the flavours of their experience.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RETREAT

Travel to Costa Rica for the best waves available all throughout the year! The two practices, yoga and surfing, have been combined by the awesome team of Anamaya Resort to ensure you’ll have a relaxing and exciting time during your stay! Enjoy the thrilling and exciting surfing sessions as dive deep into the water and ride the waves. After an exhilarating day of surfing, relax and recharge through yoga. 

All of these fun and exciting activities await you in this retreat along with luxurious accommodation with panoramic views of the ocean and the rain forest, sumptuous organic vegetarian meals and the most welcoming and loving people in the planet! 

Kryshna

Yovada Explorer

  Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The town of Montezuma boasts beautiful Pacific beaches, dramatic scenery, and some of the best waves for surfing in the world. Located in the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula, this laid-back beach town is surrounded by jungle-covered hills. Explore the nearby rivers, wildlife reserves, and scenic waterfalls and take a day trip to Isla Tortuga and snorkel among colorful fish and volcanic rocks. Walk through the nearby butterfly sanctuary or wander into town, where you’ll find world-class restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisines, charming wooden houses, and weekly farmer's market and crafts sale.


The town features a mix of local residents as well as foreign backpackers and eco-tourists who come for the beaches, rivers, and scenic waterfalls that surround the village. The nearby Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve draws a large number of visitors to the area. Montezuma has well-known healing arts and yoga communities and is known by filmmakers and artists from across the world for the annual Costa Rica International Film Festival in May. After spending your days in relaxation, waking to the sounds of howler monkeys and being lulled to sleep by the ocean waves, Montezuma is a town you’ll remember in your dreams.


Located just 20 minutes from Tambor Airport, Montezuma is an ideal travel destination. The ride from the airport to the town centre would take around 30 minutes.