Eco Bay Nicaragua

A Specialty Retreat Location in Northern Nicaragua

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Specialty Surf Retreat in Nicaragua

Eco Bay is one of our special retreat locations in Northern Nicaragua! This trip promises the same quality Rise Up experience as our primary location, but at a different eco-friendly resort—a tropical and tranquil paradise.

Nicaragua is Rise Up’s original destination where the owners of Rise Up have called home for over fifteen years. Our connection to the community and passion for this perfectly isolated surf spot in Nicaragua makes this one of the most authentic surf retreats in Central America!

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The Surf

Surf amongst palm trees on the black sand beaches of Northern Nicaragua. From small long-boarding waves, to fast and barreling A-frames, surfing in Nicaragua is great for all levels and for anyone who wants to learn how to surf. The beach directly in front of the resort is a peeling left hand reef break that works on medium to large swells. We are also a short drive from the famous “Boom”—one of the best waves in the world to learn how to get barrelled. Because of our isolated location, this is where you can surf the emptiest waves in Nicaragua, and we make sure to take you to the best breaks each day based on the conditions.

Looking for more of an advanced guided surf experience? Ask us about our Quest Package.

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Included:

  • 6 days of personalized surf coaching
  • Intro to surfing
  • Beach session
  • Surf theory classes
  • Paddle school
  • Video analysis
  • 1:1 feedback
  • Professional surf photos (extra cost)
  • Daily transport to and from the best surf breaks
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The Yoga

Whether you’re new to yoga, practice every day, or love meditation, you’ll quickly fall into rhythm with the sound of the waves. In an open air tiki-style yoga platform surrounded by tropical plants and flowers is where you’ll unwind between surf sessions. Yoga is offered daily by highly experienced teachers who tailor classes to the needs of the group—the perfect compliment to surfing and a way to connect with yourself and feel your best.

The Adventures

Learn how the locals do! Get to know the place where Rise Up began. Nicaragua is where much of our Rise Up familia staff call home, and we are very proud to be part of this community. The week is packed full of adventures so you can immerse yourself in the land of lakes and volcanoes.

  • Horseback ride on the beach and into the sunset
  • Get your adrenaline up and go volcano boarding—Nicaragua is one of the only places you can do this in the world!
  • Learn how to make tortillas the local way
  • Take a boat trip and wake surf through the estuary
  • Get involved with our NGO, Rise Up Kids!

The Food

Our food philosophy at Rise Up is centered around fueling your body properly for the week using fresh and local ingredients. Our chefs create delicious and nutritious meals that cater to every kind of dietary need. We enjoy all of our meals family-style in the open-air thatched roof dining area. We include 4 healthy meals a day, plus appetizers and dessert! You will surely face each day feeling happy and healthy.

Here’s an example of a daily menu:

  • Cold breakfast: fresh fruit, banana bread, homemade peanut butter, yogurt, coconut & almond granola, fresh juice of the day, coffee and tea
  • Hot brunch: mango-chia chocolate yogurt cup, scrambled eggs, tomato basil salad, roasted veggies, avocado toast, and gallo pinto (a local favorite!)
  • Lunch: veggie burger with beetroot hummus, cabbage salad, and fried plantain
  • Appetizer: local fish ceviche!
  • Dinner: thai green curry, green mango with friend rice
  • Dessert: roasted banana with rum toffee sauce and coconut cookie

The Familia

At Rise Up, you are treated like family from the moment you arrive in Nicaragua. The week is designed to make you feel at home, connect with yourself, and with other amazing people. The Rise Up Familia—our guests and staff—come from all different backgrounds and walks of life and can’t wait to share an incredible week with you!

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The Space

This specialty location in Northern Nicaragua rests on a 6-acre ocean front property surrounded by endless coconut, mango, avocado, lime, papaya and orange trees. You will wake up and fall asleep to the sound of the waves, relax in a hammock by the pool and common areas, and watch the beautiful sunsets on the beach. Each eco-friendly cabana is designed with comfort and coolness in mind—built using local pine and eucalyptus woods and local palm thatch for the roofs. This tranquil resort is truly one of the most beautiful places to stay in Nicaragua—a tropical dream!

  • 8 simple but comfortable beach style cabanas
  • Private bathroom with alfresco showers (shower under the stars!)
  • Private patio with hammock
  • Ceiling fans
  • WiFi – but we recommend disconnecting!

“The Rise Up Surf Retreat was seriously the best surf camp I have ever been to. The resort is beautiful and the staff is amazing. I enjoyed every single minute of my stay and didn't want to leave at the end of the week. Because of my surf coach, my surf has improved so much during the week like never before. They take your level of surf and goals really serious and always find the right spot and waves for you. I have never felt more comfortable in the water. Not to forget the great yoga and the most amazing food. Rise Up is all about really really good service. I'm still stoked and super grateful for all the experiences I enjoyed with Rise Up! Go and get your space, i'm 100% sure you'll not regret it”

BillySolo Travaler

"Rise up is incredibly special. They’ve got the surf and yoga retreat concept completely dialled. Always great people, good vibes and fun surf. Once you get off your plane in Managua, Rise up takes over from there and provides a top notch experience. Can’t say enough good things about this company. They get it....and if you didn’t before, by the time you leave a Rise Up retreat, you get it too."

NicolaSolo Traveler

"I didn’t want to write this review. Because over the last six years, Rise Up was my little secret. So it is with great hesitancy that I say go to Rise Up, it is simply the best surf camp experience you can have. Just try not to go when I’m there, I still kind of want it to myself.”

KevinTraveled with friends

“From the moment they pick you up at the airport till the morning you leave, the staff and ownership are committed to making sure your stay is perfect.The waves and coaches are amazing and the food is delicious. The accommodations are clean, comfortable and overlook a beautiful beach where we surfed each night at sunset. I can’t imagine a more complete surf retreat. Daily yoga overlooking the ocean and mid day relaxation time perfectly balance out the hours of surfing each day. Volcano boarding, horseback riding, and the estuary trip are so much fun. I’m a self taught surfer and I’ve always wanted coaching to take my surf to the next level, so between the high quality surf coaching and the other details, this is any surfers dream vacation. My fiancé and I just booked our return trip!”

JulieTraveled with partner

"This was the best vacation my husband and I have ever taken. It was relaxing; Rise Up took care of everything from the schedule to the food to the surfboards. It was fun; surfing every day has got to be the best thing you can do for your mental and physical health, and the extra trips like volcano boarding and the boat trip were a really fun time to hang out with everyone on the trip. It was an accomplishment; I came in hoping to learn to catch my own waves for the first time, and my coach, Melky, made sure that happened while still having fun! If you want to visit Central America, learn to surf, and also give back—this is the absolute best thing you could do."

AnnaTraveled with partner

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8 days/7 nights accommodation

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1 yoga class per day

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6 days of surf coaching

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Surfboard rental (full quiver!)

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*Note: Because of our isolated location, be prepared for a three hour drive to the Northern Pacific coast once we pick you up from the airport!

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for staff
  • Massages

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Pricing

Eco Bay Resort
$1550 – Shared room
$1750 –
Double Room
$1950 –
Private Room

Prices are per person in USD.

Upcoming Dates

Eco Bay Resort
June 27th – July 4th
July 4th – 11th
August 8th – 15th
December 5th – 12th
December 19th – 26th
December 26th – January 2nd
January 16th – 23rd
January 23rd – 30th

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*Our retreats run from Saturday to Saturday, though we can  arrange arrivals on different days – please email [email protected]

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Guatemala

Go off the beaten path and experience a surf retreat with unspoilt black-sand beaches and dreamy west-coast sunsets.

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Barbados

Discover empty waves and crystal clear waters in the lesser-known surf capital of the Caribbean.

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Guatemala

A Surf Experience with a Laid Back Spirit and Good Vibes

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Surf and Yoga Retreat in Guatemala

When we first visited the little fishing village of El Paredon, we fell in love with the dusty village roads, black sand beaches, and dreamy west-coast sunsets. We’re confident you’ll feel relaxed, welcomed, and surrounded by nothing but good vibes and empty waves in Guatemala.

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The Surf

El Paredon is a laid-back surfing oasis with some of the most consistent surf in Guatemala. We love this spot as the swell works on all tides and is perfect for experts, intermediates, or beginners learning to surf. You will be surfing mostly beach breaks and river mouths with some opportunities to surf secret point breaks if the swell is right. Because the beaches in Guatemala face directly south, they pick up just about every swell along the Pacific, so not a day goes by where the waves are not surfable. If you want to wake up steps from empty waves, join us in Guatemala before the crowds arrive.

Included:

  • 6 days of personalized surf coaching
  • Intro to surfing
  • Beach session
  • Surf theory classes
  • Paddle school
  • Video analysis
  • 1:1 feedback
  • Professional surf photos (extra cost)
  • Daily transport to and from the best surf breaks
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The Yoga

Whether you’re new to yoga, practice daily, or love meditation, you’ll quickly fall into rhythm with the sound of the waves coming from one of the most beautiful beaches in Guatemala. In the cozy and rustic A-frame yoga deck is where you’ll reset and find balance in between your surf sessions. Yoga is offered daily by highly experienced teachers who tailor classes to the needs of the group—the perfect compliment to surfing and a way to connect with yourself and feel your best.

The Adventures

Surround yourself in the laid back lifestyle of El Paredon! The lazy beach town isn’t one that many people think to venture to when visiting Guatemala, but it won’t be long until they do. The area itself is part of a National Park—untouched by modern-world standards—and promises lush mangroves, beautiful beaches, and down to earth people. Here are the adventures we will take you on in this sleepy fishing village in Guatemala.

  • Go on a boat cruise through an estuary
  • Take a cooking class with a local family
  • Join us for dinner at a local restaurant
  • Spend an afternoon volunteering at a local NGO!

The Food

Our food philosophy at Rise Up is centered around fueling your body properly for the week using fresh and local ingredients. Our chefs create delicious and nutritious meals that cater to every kind of dietary need. We enjoy all of our meals family-style in the open-air thatched roof dining area. We include 4 healthy meals a day, plus dessert! You will surely face each day feeling happy and healthy.

The Familia

At Rise Up, you are treated like family from the moment you arrive in Guatemala. The week is designed to make you feel at home, connect with yourself, and with other amazing people. The Rise Up Familia—our guests and staff—come from all different backgrounds and walks of life and can’t wait to share an amazing week with you!

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The Space

Our surf lodge in Guatemala can best be described as rustic, yet cozy, charming, and boho-chic. When you’re not surfing, you’ll feel at home by the pool, hanging in the hammocks, or walking the black sand beaches. The 8-suite hotel include a spacious loft style room, bungalow, poolside swim-up suite, or surfer studio. Kick your shoes off, smell the lemon and hibiscus trees, and share in our little oasis.

  • Beach side accommodation
  • Tropical garden showers
  • Patios and cozy lounging area
  • A/C available
  • WiFi – but we recommend disconnecting!

"I joined Rise Up in Guatemala and it has been the highlight of my year so far! I guess what really makes Rise Up exceptional from other surf camps though, is the core people. The owners, Phil and Corina treat their staff and guests well and it shows. The instructors and resort staff are happy to be there and it translates well in the service they provide to the guests. And all the guests always feel welcomed so if you're travelling solo you never really feel awkward or alone. Lastly, the friends I've met (guests and staff alike) throughout the three times I went are amazing people and we all still keep in touch. So yeah, book that trip and join the Rise Up Familia, you won't regret it."

GenSolo Traveler

"This is my 2nd but for sure not my last Rise Up Surf experience. After joining Rise Up in Nicaragua in 2018, I decided to stay with them in Guatemala for this year’s adventure. And I loved it! From the moment you step out of the airport everything is taken care of. Corina, Fran and the entire Rise Up team made sure we all had the best time ever. From the top surf coaching by their team as well as local surf instructors, the perfectly matching yoga, the best food, super fun activities (wake surfing, boat trip, SUP, cooking classes) to the accommodation, it was just perfect and my dream surf holiday. Oh, and not to forget about all the awesome new friends from all over the world I made. I definitely recommend you book with Rise Up Surf if you want to surf in a special part of the world with great people and progress your surfing no matter what level you are at right now. But be aware that you might get addicted to staying with Rise Up or fall in love with any of the locations you stay at. It might change your life…"

BeataSolo Traveler

"As always, Rise Up has delivered a fantastic retreat. Every aspect of the week surpassed expectations. The resort was beautiful with such a lavish pool! Jamie outdid herself, as always, providing the most amazing meals, and fresh juices to power us through all of our activities. While the surf was not the easiest for me, the top notch instructors made sure that everyone focused on their surf goals, got better, and had FUN! After all our hard work paddling, our restorative yoga classes were the perfect solution. As an extra activity, we had the opportunity to visit a local NGO, La Choza Chula. We learned about their great work in the community and then had the opportunity to visit a local home for a cooking class, such a great experience! I cannot recommend Rise Up Surf enough, and will continue to go back year after year. In the meantime, I will continue to pour over all the beautiful photos taken by their surf photographer!"

AraTraveled with a group

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8 days/7 nights accommodation

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1 yoga class per day

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6 days of surf coaching

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Surfboard rental (full quiver!)

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*Note: Our location in Guatemala is off-the-beaten-path, so be prepared for a three hour drive to the Pacific coast once we pick you up from the airport!

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for staff
  • Massages

Photos from Guatemala

Pricing

Shared Non-AC – $1750

*There are no shared room with ac *

Double Non-AC – $1850

Double AC $1950

Single Non-AC – $2150

Single AC – $2250

Prices are per person in USD

Dates

January 16th — 23rd, 2021
January 23rd — 30th, 2021

*Our retreats run from Saturday to Saturday, though we can  arrange arrivals on different days – please email [email protected]

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Nicaragua

Our original surf trip—connect with yourself and others on the tranquil beaches of Northern Nicaragua.

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Barbados

Discover empty waves and crystal clear waters in the lesser-known surf capital of the Caribbean.

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Barbados

A Paradisal Escape to a Magical Caribbean Island

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Surf and Yoga Retreat in Barbados

As the birthplace to Rise Up founder, Phil, our surf retreat in Barbados is one where local knowledge offers an experience that you simply wouldn’t have otherwise. We get you to the surf spots in Barbados that are off the grid, making it an experience you won’t forget.

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The Surf

All year round, Barbados is blessed with so many fun waves on all sides of the island and, luckily, we know how to find all the ones that are not on the map. What’s even better than the crystal clear waters are the near-empty beaches—perfect for beginners learning to surf or dedicated surfers looking to ride some serious waves. On this trip, we’ll take you to some of the best surf spots in the caribbean, with minimal to no crowds everyday.

Included:

  • 6 days of personalized surf coaching
  • Intro to surfing
  • Beach session
  • Surf theory classes
  • Paddle school
  • Video analysis
  • 1:1 feedback
  • Professional surf photos (extra cost)
  • Daily transport to and from the best surf breaks
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Halo Sunset Yoga

The Yoga

Whether you’re new to yoga, practice daily, or love meditation, you’ll quickly fall into rhythm in the lush open-air space where we practice in Barbados. Surrounded by tropical gardens is where you’ll reset and find balance in between your surf sessions. Yoga is offered daily by highly experienced teachers who tailor classes to the needs of the group — the perfect compliment to surfing and a way to connect with yourself and feel your best.

The Adventures

Explore the vibrant culture of Barbados—known for its rich history, delicious food and artistic communities. Bajan’s are known to embrace life, and you will immediately feel at home and welcomed. With over 70 miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, it won’t take long to see why we love this beautiful surf destination. Here are the adventures we will take you on to experience the unique island of Barbados.

  • Go on a catamaran cruise: swim with sea turtles, snorkel and drink the local rum
  • Hike and horseback ride on the rugged east coast
  • Cruise on a glass-bottom boat for sunset
  • Enjoy a meal with us at our favorite local restaurant

Kitesurfing, golf, fishing and tours to Harrison’s Cave or St. Nicolas Abbey are available at extra cost.

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The Food

Our food philosophy at Rise Up is centered around fueling your body properly for the week using fresh and local ingredients. Our chefs create delicious and nutritious meals that cater to every kind of dietary need. We enjoy all of our meals family-style seated at the villa’s antique dining table. We include 3 healthy meals a day, plus snacks and dessert! You will surely face each day feeling happy and healthy.

The Familia

At Rise Up, you are treated like family from the moment you arrive. The week is designed to make you feel at home, connect with yourself, and with other amazing people. The Rise Up Familia—our guests and staff—come from all different backgrounds and walks of life and can’t wait to share an incredible week with you! Here’s what one of the Rise Up familia had to say about our surf retreat in Barbados.

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The Space

The villa in Barbados is one of Rise Up’s more luxurious destinations where you’ll settle into a charming and colorful two-story home surrounded by a beautiful garden and swaying palm trees. When you’re not surfing, claim a floating lounger by the pool, relax in the open-plan living areas, or explore the vibrant village.

  • 7 bedrooms spread throughout the home
  • Master suite available with ensuite bathroom, walk-in closets and French doors leading to a private terrace
  • Other rooms come with dressing rooms, most with French doors to a patio, the garden, pool or deck
  • A/C & ceiling fans
  • WiFi – but we recommend disconnecting!

"My experience with Rise up in Barbados was amazing. Like always, the daily schedule is planned to
get the as much surf and best surf possible with experienced the surf coaches. They always took us to the best location, even when it meant driving across the beautiful island. They offered daily yoga classes, took us on boat trips, to watch the sun sets and to experience the local Bajan cuisine. Phil and Corina are the sweetest and most accommodating hosts and they do everything to make their guests have the best time. The villa was beautiful and spacious with a with a swimming pool you could belly flop into from the living room. Thank you Corina, Phil, Kaya and the rest of the crew for making me feel part of the family and giving me an amazing and unforgettable experience."

MarteSolo Traveler

"My experience with Rise Up was in Barbados and it totally exceeded my expectations!
Hosts, Phil and Corina, are the best and sweetest you can ever have, surf teachers are incredible experienced and the vibes are high all day every day! Would definitely book another retreat with the Rise Up familia in a blink of an eye."

JoanaSolo Traveler

"I have stayed and surfed with the Rise Up crew a number of times in Nicaragua, and have great admiration for how they run their surf camps. When the opportunity came to join them 'on the road' in Barbados, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I have surfed Barbados numerous times, but it was an incredible change to be there with Rise Up owner, Phil, who is Bajan. Barbados while beautiful, can be expensive, a challenge to get around, and have very busy surf breaks. Rise Up took the friction out of the planning and stay!

The Location: We stayed in a gorgeous (that's not even strong enough a word) villa on the west coast. This place was incredible with a living room open to a pool, amazingly appointed bedrooms, and tons of space to relax. It was a short walk to the beach.

The Food: The culinary team was spectacular with every meal being locally inspired and more than enough for everyone. I came down with a flu part-way through and they went out of their way to make me soup, special tea, and made sure I had everything I needed.

The Surf: We surfed a number of amazing breaks all around the island, depending on the swell direction. With a local guide we always found the best spot, and also the crew took pics and did video review. As always we were divided into groups by ability so everyone got the waves they wanted.

The Team: What can I say ... the best team ever! From Phil & Corina, to the amazing surf guides (hello Fran & Matt!), to Blair's yoga. It's all incredible. The RU crew is an extended family and always there to take care of you.

What an amazing week with amazing people. Thank you!"

ShaziaSolo Traveler

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8 days/7 nights accommodation

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Food & drinks (alcohol extra)

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1 yoga class per day

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6 days of surf coaching

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Surfboard rental (full quiver!)

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Activities (listed above)

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Airport transfers (to and from)

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  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for staff
  • Massages

Photos from Barbados

Pricing

$2550– Shared room

Prices are per person in USD.

Dates

November 21-28th, 2020

*Our retreats run from Saturday to Saturday, though we can  arrange arrivals on different days – please email [email protected]

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Nicaragua

Our original surf trip—connect with yourself and others on the tranquil beaches of Northern Nicaragua.

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Guatemala

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Nicaragua

A Tranquil and Secluded Surf Retreat in Northern Nicaragua

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Surf & Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

Northern Nicaragua is Rise Up’s original destination where the owners of Rise Up have called home for over fifteen years. Our connection to the community and passion for this perfectly isolated surf spot in Nicaragua makes this one of the most authentic surf retreats in Central America!

Note: we currently run retreats in 2 different resorts in Nicaragua—make sure to check out our secondary Nicaragua location, Eco Bay Resort.

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The Surf

Surf amongst palm trees on the black sand beaches of Northern Nicaragua. From small long-boarding waves, to fast and barreling A-frames, surfing in Nicaragua is great for all levels and for anyone who wants to learn how to surf. The beach directly in front of the resort has a right and left point break and beach break in the middle. We are also a short drive from the famous “Boom”—one of the best waves in the world to learn how to get barrelled. Because of our isolated location, this is where you can surf the emptiest waves in Nicaragua, and we make sure to take you to the best breaks each day based on the conditions.

Looking for more of an advanced guided surf experience? Ask us about our Quest Package.

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Included:

  • 6 days of personalized surf coaching
  • Intro to surfing
  • Beach session
  • Surf theory classes
  • Paddle school
  • Video analysis
  • 1:1 feedback
  • Professional surf photos (extra cost)
  • Daily transport to and from the best surf breaks
Read More about How We Coach Surfing

The Yoga

Whether you’re new to yoga, practice every day, or love meditation, you’ll quickly fall into rhythm while overlooking the ocean. In an open air platform amongst the teak trees is where you’ll unwind between surf sessions. Yoga is offered daily by highly experienced teachers who tailor classes to the needs of the group—the perfect compliment to surfing and a way to connect with yourself and feel your best.

The Adventures

Learn how the locals do! Get to know the place where Rise Up began. Nicaragua is where much of our Rise Up familia staff call home, and we are very proud to be part of this community. The week is packed full of adventures so you can immerse yourself in the land of lakes and volcanoes.

  • Horseback ride on the beach and into the sunset
  • Get your adrenaline up and go volcano boarding—Nicaragua is one of the only places you can do this in the world!
  • Learn how to make tortillas the local way
  • Take a boat trip and wake surf through the estuary
  • Get involved with our NGO, Rise Up Kids!

The Food

Our food philosophy at Rise Up is centered around fueling your body properly for the week using fresh and local ingredients. Our chefs create delicious and nutritious meals that cater to every kind of dietary need. We enjoy all of our meals family-style in the open-air thatched roof dining area. We include 4 healthy meals a day, plus appetizers and dessert! You will surely face each day feeling happy and healthy.

Here’s an example of a daily menu:

  • Cold breakfast: fresh fruit, banana bread, homemade peanut butter, yogurt, coconut & almond granola, fresh juice of the day, coffee and tea
  • Hot brunch: mango-chia chocolate yogurt cup, scrambled eggs, tomato basil salad, roasted veggies, avocado toast, and gallo pinto (a Nicaragua favorite!)
  • Lunch: veggie burger with beetroot hummus, cabbage salad, and fried plantain
  • Appetizer: local fish ceviche!
  • Dinner: thai green curry, green mango with friend rice
  • Dessert: roasted banana with rum toffee sauce and coconut cookie

The Familia

At Rise Up, you are treated like family from the moment you arrive in Nicaragua. The week is designed to make you feel at home, connect with yourself, and with other amazing people. The Rise Up Familia—our guests and staff—come from all different backgrounds and walks of life and can’t wait to share an incredible week with you!

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The Space

Our space in remote Northern Nicaragua is a tranquil, open-air, and eco-friendly resort that rests on a 19-acre teak farm. You will wake up and fall asleep to the sound of the waves in an oceanside cabana, go for peaceful walks on the beach, and relax in a shaded hammock by the pool. Steps away from your stone and teak casita is a private pathway to one of the most beautiful beaches in Nicaragua. The intimate resort is truly one of the most beautiful places to stay—a minimalist’s dream!

  • 4 cozy beachfront cabanas
  • Alfresco showers (shower under the stars!)
  • Private patio with hammock
  • Ocean view
  • Ceiling fans
  • WiFi – but we recommend disconnecting!
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“The Rise Up Surf Retreat was seriously the best surf camp I have ever been to. The resort is beautiful and the staff is amazing. I enjoyed every single minute of my stay and didn't want to leave at the end of the week. Because of my surf coach, my surf has improved so much during the week like never before. They take your level of surf and goals really serious and always find the right spot and waves for you. I have never felt more comfortable in the water. Not to forget the great yoga and the most amazing food. Rise Up is all about really really good service. I'm still stoked and super grateful for all the experiences I enjoyed with Rise Up! Go and get your space, I'm 100% sure you won't regret it."

BillySolo Travaler

“From the moment they pick you up at the airport till the morning you leave, the staff and ownership are committed to making sure your stay is perfect.The waves and coaches are amazing and the food is delicious. The accommodations are clean, comfortable and overlook a beautiful beach where we surfed each night at sunset. I can’t imagine a more complete surf retreat. Daily yoga overlooking the ocean and mid day relaxation time perfectly balance out the hours of surfing each day. Volcano boarding, horseback riding, and the estuary trip are so much fun. I’m a self taught surfer and I’ve always wanted coaching to take my surf to the next level, so between the high quality surf coaching and the other details, this is any surfers dream vacation. My fiancé and I just booked our return trip!”

JulieTraveled with partner

"I didn’t want to write this review. Because over the last six years, Rise Up was my little secret. So it is with great hesitancy that I say go to Rise Up, it is simply the best surf camp experience you can have. Just try not to go when I’m there, I still kind of want it to myself.”

KevinTraveled with friends

"Rise up is incredibly special. They’ve got the surf and yoga retreat concept completely dialled. Always great people, good vibes and fun surf. Once you get off your plane in Managua, Rise up takes over from there and provides a top notch experience. Can’t say enough good things about this company. They get it....and if you didn’t before, by the time you leave a Rise Up retreat, you get it too."

NicolaSolo Traveler

"This was the best vacation my husband and I have ever taken. It was relaxing; Rise Up took care of everything from the schedule to the food to the surfboards. It was fun; surfing every day has got to be the best thing you can do for your mental and physical health, and the extra trips like volcano boarding and the boat trip were a really fun time to hang out with everyone on the trip. It was an accomplishment; I came in hoping to learn to catch my own waves for the first time, and my coach, Melky, made sure that happened while still having fun! If you want to visit Central America, learn to surf, and also give back—this is the absolute best thing you could do."

AnnaTraveled with partner

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8 days/7 nights accommodation

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1 yoga class per day

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6 days of surf coaching

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Surfboard rental (full quiver!)

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*Note: Because of our isolated location, be prepared for a three hour drive to the Northern Pacific coast once we pick you up from the airport!

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for staff
  • Massages

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Pricing

$1950 – Twin/Double Room

Prices are per person in $US

Upcoming Dates

July 4th – 11th: Eco Bay*

July 11th – 18th
July 25th – August 1st
August 8th – 15th: Eco Bay*
October 31st – November 7th
November 7th – 14th
November 14th – 21st
November 21st – 28th
December 5th – 12th: Eco Bay*
December 19th – 26th: Eco Bay*
December 26th – January 2nd: Eco Bay*

January 9th – 16th
January 16th – 23rd: Eco Bay*
January 23rd – 30th: Eco Bay*
January 30th – February 6th
February 6th – 20th
February 20th – 27th
February 27th – March 6th
March 6th – 13th
March 13th – 20th
March 20th – 27th
March 27th – April 3rd
April 3rd – 10th
April 10th – 17th
April 17th – 24th
May 1st – 8th
May 15th – 22nd
May 29th – June 4th

*Check out the Eco Bay page to inquire about highlighted dates listed above

Our retreats run from Saturday to Saturday, though we can  arrange arrivals on different days – please email [email protected]

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Surf and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

The lush rainforest, epic adventures, and empty waves is what makes this surf retreat in Costa Rica different from any other. This remote part of the Osa Peninsula is untouched, unlike other surf destinations in Costa Rica and we can’t wait to share the magic with you!

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The Surf

Take in the lush vistas of the rainforest and hear the howler monkey calls while catching the most uncrowded waves in Costa Rica. The Osa Peninsula holds possibly the highest natural diversity in the world, making it one of the most unique surf spots in Costa Rica. Since the breaks are inside the gulf, the turquoise blue waves are consistently glassy, mellow and perfect for long-boarding. Get ready to surf with more macaws flying around you than people in the line up. Surfing in the Osa Peninsula is perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers, but there is something for everyone!

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Included:

  • 6 days of personalized surf coaching
  • Intro to surfing
  • Beach session
  • Surf theory classes
  • Paddle school
  • Video analysis
  • 1:1 feedback
  • Professional surf photos (extra cost)
  • Daily transport to and from the best surf breaks
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The Yoga

Whether you’re new to yoga, practice daily, or love meditation, you’ll quickly fall into rhythm overlooking the stunning blue waters where the jungle meets the sea. Nestled in the canopy of a second-story yoga deck is where you’ll reset and find balance in between your surf sessions. Yoga is offered daily by highly experienced teachers who tailor classes to the needs of the group—the perfect compliment to surfing and a way to connect with yourself and feel your best.

The Adventures

Tune into nature where National Geographic describes as “the most biologically intense place on earth.” The Osa Peninsula is itself home to half of all the species in Costa Rica and 2.5% of the world’s total biodiversity, so of course, we’re taking you on some extraordinary adventures.

  • Hike through the tropical rainforest to a local waterfall and onwards to incredible jungle mountain tops
  • Horseback ride to a remote region of indigenous communities
  • Go wildlife spotting and bird watching in the pristine rainforest around the lodge
  • Depending on time of year we climb to the top of the rainforest canopy or go on a boat trip in the gulf to look for humpback whales, dolphins and snorkel some beautiful remote reefs.
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The Food

Our food philosophy at Rise Up is centered around fueling your body properly for the week using fresh and local ingredients. Our chefs create delicious and nutritious meals that cater to every kind of dietary need. We enjoy all of our meals family-style in the open-air thatched roof dining area. We include 3 healthy meals a day, plus snacks and dessert! You will surely head home feeling happy and healthy.

The Familia

At Rise Up, you are treated like family from the moment you arrive in Costa Rica. The week is designed to make you feel at home, connect with yourself, and with other amazing people. The Rise Up Familia—our guests and staff—come from all different backgrounds and walks of life and can’t wait to share an amazing week with you!

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The Space

Our eco-friendly retreat in Costa Rica is located on the edge of a virgin rainforest, nestled between the mountains and shore. All sorts of monkeys, toucans and scarlet macaws are seen from the lodge and yoga deck regularly. As the only lodge on the beach, we consider it one of the most remote surf retreats in Costa Rica. To top it off, we are only a two minute minute walk to a perfect right hand point break so dreamy you might just want to stay forever.

Wow, just WOW!!! We've loved Rise Up Surf for years, and spent many a holiday at their location in Nicaragua. This summer I had the joy of surfing with them in the Osa Peninsula. It was AMAZING! First of all, the crew is top notch! What a great group of humans! From surf instruction, to yoga, to in-water photography, to hospitality, to food! I mean, this group is awesome! We surfed several local breaks and had a blast. We laughed our faces off, enjoyed the amazing jungle around us, including several amazing jungle hikes. But I'm always there for the surfing, and I'm so grateful for Fran, Matt and Aaron for their wonderful coaching. Looking forward to joining this crew again soon!

AnnieTraveled with partner

Costa Rica was a dream! The waves were perfect, the instructors are amazing and always there to help teach and encourage you. I feel really lucky to have, who I believe are some of the best instructors in the world, helping me develop my surfing skills and helping me build more confidence in the water. Everyone in our group improved sooo much over the week it was super cool to see. Hearing everyone cheer people on and genuinely happy for each other is such a heartwarming feeling. I can hear Matt and Fran's coaching q's when I’m out in the water by myself which has made me a much more confident surfer. Already planning my Rise Up trips for next year. Honestly don't even second guess booking this trip. I promise you will have an amazing time!

SarahSolo Traveler

I absolutely loved being able to surf to the point of exhaustion (by choice), revive and reset with yoga, and nourish mind and body with incredible meals every single day. And, more importantly than the physical activities that are all available and accessible, the people and family-like atmosphere make Rise Up Surf an experience I will never forget and my heart will continue longing for. Thank you to Corina and Phil, who run a tight but very welcoming and livable ship (and treat staff and guests like family), and to Matt, Aaron, Serap, and Fran for the professional yet extremely fun instruction, coaching, support and encouragement (even when limbs weren't quite working...). We can NOT wait for the next Rise Up Surf camp and are looking forward to experiencing their other locations!

GuestTraveled with partner

Huge kudos to Phil and Corina for organizing a top-notch Rise Up on the Road trip in Costa Rica. Every detail was looked after - from boards to swell forecasts. Local surf instructors as well as our Nica-faves were exceptional guides to us and I left a better surfer than I came. The food was exceptional as were the drinks. Truly left feeling relaxed and one with nature! Waterfall hikes, horseback rides, fishing excursions, monkeys, toucans, macaws...and endless perfect right waves! This was a truly special trip. The Rise Up Surf Familia is truly unique and is what brings good people back again and again. Couples, Families or Solo adventurers, Rise Up makes you feel part of a bigger Family and never fails to show guests a great time. Thank you again. We'll be seeing you again soon!

DromTravled with partner

After more trips than I can count with Rise Up in Nicaragua, I decided to join the crew for a week in their Costa Rica location. The trip exceeded all expectations, and as usual Phil and Corina run a first class operation. For anyone wanting to get a little off the grid, experience true pura vida, surf perfect long user friendly waves, get top notch coaching, and experience an area that is home to 3% of the world's diversity, this is the trip for you. Rise up is great for ensuring that guests maximize their surf time, surf best breaks at best tides, with exceptional coaches. The coaching is really what sets the trip apart. Food is ample, delicious, and can accommodate a variety of restrictions-I am vegan and am always full. Daily yoga is offered. What really makes Rise Up special is the community that they have created.

AlixTraveled with partner

Enjoyed my third surf trip with Rise Up in 5 years and they continue to blow me away. This past trip was a solo trip with them on the road in Costa Rica which was an incredible setting set deep in the jungle. The Rise Up crew are by far the most friendly people you will ever meet. No matter what your surf level is they are focused on working with you to meet your goals and enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Included we had surfing every day, yoga every day, day activities throughout and amazing meals! Each trip I have had with them both Nicaragua and Costa Rica - I have been fortunate to meet great people to enjoy the experience with and would recommend any of their camps for anyone (solo, friends, couples and families). I am already starting to think about my next trip back!

RhiannonSolo Traveler

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8 days/7 nights accommodation

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Food & drinks (alcohol extra)

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1 yoga class per day

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6 days of surf coaching

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Surfboard rental (full quiver!)

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Surf videos (photos extra)

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Activities (listed above)

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Airport transfers (to and from)

*Note: Because this is one of the more remote destinations, guests will need to take a second flight from the SJO airport to Puerto Jimenez where we will pick you up!

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for staff
  • Massages

Photos from Costa Rica

Pricing

$1950 – Shared room 

$2250 – Double room

$2550 – Single private room

Prices are per person in USD.

Dates

Nov 21st – 28th
Nov 28th – Dec 5th

*Our retreats run from Saturday to Saturday, though we can  arrange arrivals on different days – please email [email protected]

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page.

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