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We are truly stoked to do what we love! Our core mission is to change the lives of others, with once-in-a-lifetime surf and yoga retreats around the globe. At our home base, we are often the only ones walking along the beach, surfing the best waves, or exploring all of North Nicaragua’s hidden gems. We like to keep things simple, which is why our packages are all-inclusive and guaranteed carefree. Come stay with us and let this magical place change your life.



Surf Coaching, Yoga & Adventure

Spend the week learning to surf with our team of amazing instructors and indulge in the surfer lifestyle with fun adventures, daily yoga, relaxation by our ocean-front pool, and in-depth coaching to ensure you’re reaching all of your goals.

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The Quest

Come with us on a trip along the coast of the Northern region of Nicaragua’s best breaks. This package is designed for intermediate to advanced surfers who want to surf as much as humanly possible during their stay.

On The Road

Rise Up On The Road

Rise Up Surf is hitting the road. The same surf and yoga adventures you’ve come to know and love in Nicaragua, but now we’re global! We’re kicking off this season with Costa Rice & Barbados.

Yoga Stretch

Invigorate Yoga & Adventure

Relax and recharge with a week of healthy food, restorative massage, and daily Yoga classes in our ocean-view studios. This package is designed to bring some much-needed tranquility into your busy life and is perfect for any level of student.

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Host A Retreat

We work with you to create a truly extraordinary experience. While you focus on creating an amazing retreat, we take care of all of the logistics. Whether for surf or yoga, we have the facilities to support your vision.


Why Yoga Will Improve Your Surfing

Unless you've been living under a rock the past 20 years, you've probably heard once or twice about the practice of Yoga. And if you live in North America, you probably pass at least one Yoga studio on your commute each day. But unless you actually practice Yoga, you might still be wondering...

March 19, 2019

On the Road in Guatemala

By Blair Bigham

Pottering down a rustic bumpy road - surrounded by palm trees, bungalows, and the sound of the sea in the distance - the Rise Up familia finally reached their Guatemalan destination. Arriving in El Paradon, a beautiful hidden beach town, we knew that we were in the perfect...

March 10, 2019

A Love Letter from a Lake Surfer

A Love Letter from a Lake Surfer
Shazia lives in Toronto, Canada with her partner Nick and co-leads a surf group for women called Lake Surfistas. Follow her on Instagram at @cybershaz and @lakesurfistas.

The first time I stood up on a board was on a small white water wave at Playa...

January 21, 2019

Memories From Costa Rica

Rise Up Costa Rica

It wasn't without nerves that we decided to release our new On The Road adventures at the end of 2018, but as soon as we touched down in the Osa Peninsula, we knew we'd made the right decision. And as our new guests and returning guests started to trickle...

January 21, 2019

Come on the road with us

On The Road
If you've been following us on social media the last few months, you probably already know that we've developed a serious love for southern Costa Rica. After being forced to close the doors to Rise Up Nicaragua earlier in the year, we were offered the opportunity to stay at a friends house...

October 22, 2018

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Our TripAdvisor Reviews

"Hidden Gem"

You are given a highly experienced coach for the week and they take you to one of many surf breaks in the area that fits your level of surfing. My coach for the past 2 trips has been Norvin and I can honestly say his kindness and skill in the water in working to make me a better surfer has been one of the biggest blessings to me in one of my life goals to lead a more adventurous life in my 40s. This area of Nicaragua has so many beautiful, empty surf breaks for all levels of surfing. You and your friends from Rise Up will normally be the only ones out there catching beautiful waves.

- Jennmarie456 | February 2019

"Can't wait to return!"

"Just returned from a week at Rise Up and have already planned my return trip. Beautiful setting overlooking the ocean and wonderful staff offering excellent surf instruction and tons of fun. Instructors take you surfing in the morning and play beach volleyball with you in the afternoon. Instructor gave me great feedback after each wave which I really appreciated. Very well-organized yet relaxed and safe. Excellent value and the most private surf breaks I've ever visited. I've traveled extensively and felt safe starting from my arrival at the airport, during the entire stay and all the way back through Managua on the return ride to the airport. If you're considering it, you should go. Or don't- More waves for me. :)"

- EBinTN | March 2019

"Consistently Awesome"

I just got back from a week at Rise Up, it's my 3rd time there and as in previous visits Rise Up absolutely rocked it! Beautiful people, incredible location & so much fun and laughter that I never want to leave!! The surf instruction is great and the resort is very well run and organized, creating an inviting and chill vibe all around.The perfect holiday in my opinion!! As for the safety factor in Nicaragua, I saw absolutely no signs of unrest or danger during our entire adventure. I felt completely safe and secure and will be going back to Rise Up Surf as soon as I possibly can!

- Nicola C | March 2019


"I just got back from a week long stay at Rise Up. First time there. Simply amazing. Well organized, awesome people, well fed. Also my first time surfing and everyone was very welcoming and supportive. Lots of relaxation and down time if you just want to chill. One of the best vacations I have ever had!"

- Greg C | February 2019

"Best surf vacation I've ever had, will be back ASAP"

"I can't recommend Rise more highly. Honestly, 110% commitment from the hosts to providing a safe, comfortable, fun, memorable experience. Fresh homemade healthy meals three times a day plus amazing treats like homemade banana bread and desserts.. From the moment they picked me up from the airport to the moment they dropped me back off at the airport, I felt so safe. My surfing improved dramatically. The instructors are OUTSTANDING. I ignored the US travel advisory,which is honestly ridiculous, like one political thing happened in the major city one day last year... Best decision I ever made. I am already planning my next trip back!"

- Azize S | February 2019

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