I had the absolute best experience at Rise Up, and could not recommend it more highly to an adventure-seeker, who enjoys yoga practice, amazing food, the friendliest of people, an incredibly beautiful location and tons of flexibility to do your thing and enjoy the type of vacation you want.
Rise Up was my first solo international trip, as a very newbie surfer, and I was never nervous, never intimidated, never felt like a truly “solo” traveler. Phil and his team are the nicest of hosts, and the Rise Up camp is so inviting with its hammocks, fridge stocked with beer, communal dining table, essentially private beach, constant activities and inclusive, laid back feel. This trip combines all of the adventure you want — surfing, volcano boarding, horseback riding, boating, city exploration — with the relaxation of hammock-reading, oceanside massage, seriously delicious healthy food, pool-swimming, beach jogging, ray-grabbing of a beach vacation.
Wish I could have stayed 2 weeks instead of 1! Don’t hesitate – this is a trip of a lifetime.