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A Journey to the Jungle Fringed Beaches of Southern Costa Rica

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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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What makes this package so unique?

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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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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

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Pricing

$1950 – Shared room 

$2250 – Double room

$2350 – 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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