Discover the Rise Up Experience Join us for a 7-day all inclusive surf experience for all levels See Retreat Schedule Nicaragua A Tranquil and Secluded Surf Retreat in Northern Nicaragua Take Me to Nicaragua Costa Rica A Journey to the Jungle Fringed Beaches of Southern Costa Rica Explore Costa Rica Guatemala A Surf Experience with a Laid Back Spirit and Good Vibes Show Me Guatemala Barbados A Paradisal Escape to a Magical Caribbean Island Discover Barbados


A highly personalized all-inclusive surf and yoga experience for those looking for connection, authenticity, and adventure.

Take Your Surfing to the Next Level

Spend a week learning to surf or improving your surf techniques. With our diverse and customized approach, you’ll quickly be on your way to developing a refined and confident surf technique.

Our Nicaragua Locations

We host surf retreats in Nicaragua at three different resorts that we know you’re going to love! Each one in a perfectly isolated location so that your only worries are surfing and relaxing.

Costa Rica

When you get to the end of the road where the jungle meets the ocean, that is where you will find Rise Up Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in the sounds and smells of one of the most pristine rainforests in the world, all while surfing to your heart’s content.


Nestled amid the swaying palm trees is where you’ll find Rise Up Barbados—a tropical island with unreal waves and the most vibrant culture. As one of our more luxurious options, you will no doubt have an adventure to remember on this magical Caribbean island!

Guatemala accommodation


Located in a sleepy village on an untouched black sand beach, Rise Up Guatemala is a surfer’s paradise with laid back vibes and empty line ups. The beaches are wide, the village is warm and welcoming, and the surf is as consistent as the beautiful sunsets each night.

"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

previous arrow
next arrow

Our Story

Our hope is that everyone feels at home at Rise Up. Find out where it all began and how Philip, Corina and the Familia are sharing their dream with amazing guests year after year.


We do so much more than surfing and yoga. From horseback riding at sunset to volcano boarding. See more of the activities included in our surf packages.


Surf & Yoga Retreats

We offer all-inclusive surf and yoga retreats in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Barbados. Some locations are more off-the-grid than others. Find out which is right for you!