On this Yoga & Surfing Retreat you will enjoy a fun and relaxing week on the stunning and pristine Pacific Coast delving into your yoga practice and learning to surf or improving your surfing skills in the warm waves of the Nicoya Peninsula. For a deeper immersion into your yoga practice we offer the Pure Yoga Retreat option which includes two daily yoga sessions instead of the surfing component. These are the same retreat and all meals and afternoon yoga sessions are together as one group.


The retreat is hosted in Santa Teresa, one of the best rated beaches in Costa Rica for its expansiveness, beautiful scenery and great year-round surf. It is a long stretch of immaculate white sand ideal for hanging out under a palm tree, for taking long walks or exploring the tide pools. A few minutes drive or a beach walk from the hotel is the colorful and laid-back town of Santa Teresa.


This retreat gives one opportunity to disconnect from a busy lifestyle, reconnect to slow and conscious living, take time for inner reflection and to have some fun in the sun and surf.


First day, Sunday:

Travel to Santa Teresa from either San Jose or Liberia international airports. You are welcome to arrive early to late afternoon. The retreat starts in the evening with a group dinner.


Week Overview:

The retreat is led by a Vajra Sol Yoga Guide who is with you throughout the week. We begin each day with a light breakfast followed by either a 1.5-hour surfing lesson or yoga session depending on in which one you choose to participate. We join for lunch after which there is free time to relax by the pool, take a siesta, receive a massage, walk the beach or visit with new friends. We meet in the afternoon for a two-hour yoga session. The level of the yoga is generally intermediate with posture modifications always offered for those with less experience and for those more advanced. For more about the style of yoga offered please request to receive the complete retreat document. All levels are welcome.


For those participating in the surfing component, lessons are given by experienced surf instructors who are locals to the area and know the surf well. For beginners, learn the skills, practice and enjoy the thrill of catching your first wave.


For those who are more experienced this is a great opportunity to fine-tune your skills and really see how much more there is to advance your surfing. Start the lessons and let the fun begin! You will quickly see the synergy between yoga and surfing and be able to fully feel the flow and connection in each of the practices. Water temperatures are in the low 80sF so no wetsuit is needed.


Last day, Saturday:

Departure from Santa Teresa to San Jose or Liberia airport to your home destination. After breakfast no activities are scheduled today.


2011 Retreat Dates
  • January 23 ā€“ 29
  • February 20 – 26
  • March 20 – 26
  • April 10 – 16
  • July 10 – 16
  • July 31 – August 6
  • November 13 – 19
  • Nov 27 – Dec 3
  • December 11 – 17

Sample Day on the Retreat


  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. – breakfast
  • 9:00-10:30 a.m. – surfing lesson or yoga session
  • 12:30 p.m. – lunch
  • Free time
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m. – yoga session
  • 7:00 p.m. – dinner
  • Evenings are free to relax or go out into town.


The schedule may vary depending on the tide and best surfing conditions.


Room Type Single Rate Double Rate
Poolside Villa – two story, two bedrooms

(1 king & 2 singles or 2 king beds), two bathrooms, sunken granite tub in garden bathroom, a/c in bedrooms, fans, two terraces overlooking the swimming pool with ocean views.

$2,195 $1,725
Oceanfront Villa – two story, two bedrooms (1 king & 2 singles or 2 king beds), two bathrooms, sunken granite tub in garden bathroom or outdoor shower, a/c in bedrooms, kitchen, living room, two large terraces with oceanfront views. $2,395 $1,1850
Garden or Ocean View Bungalow – one queen bed, garden bathroom, small living space with a single sofa bed, fans and large deck. $2,495 $1,895
Oceanfront Bungalow – one queen bed, garden bathroom, small living space with a single sofa bed, fans and large deck with oceanfront views. $2,725 $1,995

Rates for the two-bedroom Villas are per person per room, i.e. a single rate is one person in a room.

This rate is based on the other room being reserved as well. If you will be joining the retreat on your own and either would like to share a room or would like your own room in a two-room Villa, please let us know and, although we cannot guarantee it, we will try to match you with another friendly retreater.


While we accept reservations up until the retreat date it is based on room availability and, due to the uniqueness of this retreat offering a high level of quality yoga, phenomenal surfing in an awe-inspiring setting at an exclusive beachfront yoga retreat, we strongly recommend booking at least three months in advance.

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.


Cost includes:


  • (6) nights accommodations
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Daily two-hour afternoon yoga session
  • Daily 1.5 hour surfing lesson for the Yoga & Surfing Retreat OR
  • for the Pure Yoga Retreat a daily 1.5-hour morning yoga session and a 1.5 hour massage
  • Assistance with organizing domestic transfers from airport and trip extensions for travel within Costa Rica before or after the retreat
  • Vajra Sol T-Shirt