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Jungle Escape

An Intimate Retreat Experience On The Edge Of The Rainforest

Arriving at Jungle Escape feels like you are truly coming home as you enter the great central rancho area, which is the heart of the lodge where we all eat, socialise, relax and share the great times just like a family. This location is full of rustic charm located right on the beach with a perfect wave right out front.

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The Space

Jungle Escape is a private and intimate lodge nestled within the forest located directly on the beach with a fun point break out front. One of our smaller locations, Jungle Escape, is home to 5 beautifully handcrafted cabins nestled within the rainforest.

The 5 cabins are rustic but very comfortable. Thanks to the owners’ incredible craftsmanship, they are all unique. You will feel like you are living up close and personal with the jungle while still having the daily comforts. The yoga deck is hidden between the trees with beautiful hardwood floors and is, without a doubt, a magical place to breath, move, meditate and connect!

The Retreat Vibes

Monkeys, toucans, and scarlet macaws are all frequent visitors to the lodge, so expect to see a lot of wildlife. This is the only lodge on the beach, making it one of the most remote surf retreats in Costa Rica. Did we forget to mention that it is only a two-minute walk to a perfect right-hand point break? So dreamy, you might just want to stay forever.

The Yoga

This hand-built studio is made with incredible hardwood floors and emanates peace and privacy as it sits underneath the forest canopy. Enjoy peaceful yoga classes overlooking the stunning landscape of green jungle meeting the blue sea. Offered as the perfect complement to daily surfing, let your body and mind relax and reset. Our highly experienced teachers will tailor classes to the group’s needs so that everybody is welcome to unwind and enjoy the endless benefits of yoga.

The Food

Food is definitely one of the highlights of this location as our in house chef is genuinely one of a kind, where each meal is uniquely fresh and healthy and all cooked right in front of your eyes in a beautiful open kitchen. With four meals a day on offer, you’ll never go hungry, PLUS appetisers and dessert. All meals are served family-style in the incredible open-air dining space.

Our meals will keep you fuelled for the week using fresh and local ingredients. Dietary requirements? No worries, we have you covered. Just let us know before your trip.

What’s Included:

  • Maximum 12 guests
  • Accommodation in a beachfront resort.
  • 6 days of surf coaching alongside an experienced coach and guide to the best waves in the region for your surf level.
  • 6 days of video analysis or surf theory sessions
  • Surf Coach ratio of 2:1
  • All surf equipment except for rash guards.
  • Incredible food prepared by our in-house chefs
  • Round-trip transportation to and from the airport at set pick-up times.
  • One evening of guided meditation.
  • Rise Up goodie bag – t-shirt, pen, Rise Up notebook, personal sunscreen and homemade Nicaraguan towel (starting Christmas)
  • 1 weekly ice bath session
  • Daily breath work and mobility session
  • Daily yoga session
  • One dinner out at a local Restaurant
  • 2 surf skate sessions depending on surf conditions
  • Weekly visit/ presentation to see what Rise Up Kids projects are doing or some other community-based activity
  • Activities and adventures at the resort and to the surrounding community and environment, such as horse riding with tortilla making, bonfires at sunset, movie night, chocolate making, community visit and a boat trip to explore mangroves.
  • An incredible team to ensure you have the best retreat experience ever.

Pricing

Shared Room (2-4 people)
$2550
Double (2 people)
$2750
Single Room
$2950

Prices are per person in USD

*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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Not Included

  • Alcohol and speciality drinks
  • Weekly market
  • Massages and speciality wellness offerings
  • Extra activities (that are not included in the package)  – volcano hikes, fishing
  • Extra Transport outside of the transfer windows
  • Photos & Video Package

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Jordan Silberfeld
Jordan Silberfeld
September 6, 2023.
Wonderful week-long surf experience. Real focus on theory and body mechanics through in the water instruction and video analysis. The Rise Up team took great care of us both in and out of the water, with plenty of delicious food and activities outside of the direct surfing. The Eco Bay Retreat camp was rustic and beautiful, tucked inside the northern countryside of Nicaragua. Would highly recommend for anyone interested improving their surfing and getting off the grid. Stoked to do it again
Esther Naujoks
Esther Naujoks
September 3, 2023.
Unforgettable Surf and Adventure Time I highly recommend Rise Up Surf Retreats to anyone who is passionate about surfing and wants to improve. Joining their intermediate coaching was an absolute game-changer for me. The coaching provided was nothing short of amazing - professional, engaging, and fun. I caught so many more waves, and I wish I had done something like this years ago, as I learned so much! Spending a week surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals, sharing adventures and experiencing so many beautiful moments, forged a bond that felt like family. I have traveled to numerous destinations in the past, but I must admit that Nicaragua will hold a special place in my heart. The surf spots we went to were often secluded, with only a handful of surfers, if any at all. It was a surreal feeling to have those waves all to ourselves. Moreover, I had the pleasure of experiencing two of their accommodations, and they were just stunning hidden gems. The beauty and tranquility of these places left me in awe. Oh, and let's not forget about the food... delicious, fresh, healthy, and super tasty!
Chelsea Broderick
Chelsea Broderick
August 17, 2023.
The Rise Up team and experience greatly exceeded my expectations. The program is so well run - everything from transportation, meals, and activities throughout the week are taken care of very smoothly. All of the instructors and staff were attentive, knowledgeable, and kind. The accommodations at the Luxury Escape location in Nica were amazing - clean rooms, right on the beach, and amenities like a pool, bar, hammocks, etc. made the surf-intensive retreat definitely feel like a luxury experience at the same time. I’ve taken several surf lessons and have tried to learn on my own for years, and made the most progress during this week than I ever have. I would recommend Rise Up to anyone looking to improve their surfing or even just get into some world-class waves with experienced guides. Thank you thank you, Rise Up team!! I hope to return some day.
Martina
Martina
August 14, 2023.
Such an amazing experience I don’t know where to begin! I stayed at Luxury Escape in Nicaragua and the accommodations were stunning. Pictures don’t do it justice. The Rise-Up team was awesome. I was a beginner surfer and the coaches were so knowledgeable, compassionate and patient. The beaches were nearly deserted which meant we pretty much had the waves to ourselves! I traveled solo and everyone was so warm and friendly - they felt like family in the end 🙂 The extra activities (horseback riding, tortilla making, volcano boarding, and wake surfing) were soooo much fun and a nice break from surfing. We had our own private chef and the food was first class. I couldn’t recommend Rise-Up enough. Everything from the time that I arrived to the time that I left was on point.
James Kim
James Kim
August 11, 2023.
First time with Rise Up and i'm sure it won't be the last. I had the best time surfing the amazing waves and being hosted by the Rise Up family. If you're looking for a fun getaway trip then look no further, these retreats are a total blast. Their all-inclusive package style made everything extremely convenient - all you have to do is show up and they take care of the rest! The food is great, the coaches are all amazing surfers; go and sign up and treat yourself to an unforgettable experience.
Lula Galeano
Lula Galeano
August 8, 2023.
Rise up is a great retreat for everyone, even for ultra beginners like myself. All the coaches are great and have patience and know what they are teaching. I would recommend it to everyone. The team is wonderful, the chef, the coaches, the photographers, it was one of the best weeks in Nicaragua and I would definitely return and become a regular.
Valéry GREGO
Valéry GREGO
August 8, 2023.
Spent a week there with my partner. Everything was perfect it’s such a great place and such a great group of people. They created such a nice experience. I will definitely come back. Amazing surf and coaches, super food. I cannot recommend enough
Tom Kim
Tom Kim
July 23, 2023.
Coolest kids in the water
Elisha WC
Elisha WC
July 22, 2023.
Echoing all the other reviews, Rise Up is def everything it offers to be and more. The Nicaragua trip was excellent - the staff were super chill, super helpful, and super fun; the food was amazing - fresh and local; the location was awesome; the activities were a great way to see more of the local community and experience living there. And of course, the surf was SO FUN. 10/10 would do again.
Rosalin Brueck
Rosalin Brueck
July 21, 2023.
Our group of friends have been going to Rise Up for about 5 years now, and it never disappoints! The food is fresh and delicious, accommodations are clean and comfortable, and staff and surf coaches are awesome. We have been to multiple locations in Nicaragua and to Costa Rica. This year we are doing 2 trips with Rise Up. They have a great selection of boards to choose from and take you to the best breaks for your ability. I highly recommend booking your trip now!
Esther N
Esther N
Unforgettable Surf and Adventure Time I highly recommend Rise Up Surf Retreats to anyone who is passionate about surfing and wants to improve. Joining their intermediate coaching was an absolute game-changer for me. The coaching provided was nothing short of amazing - professional, engaging, and fun. I caught so many more waves, and I wish I had done something like this years ago, as I learned so much! Spending a week surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals, sharing adventures and experiencing so many beautiful moments, forged a bond that felt like family. I have traveled to numerous destinations in the past, but I must admit that Nicaragua will hold a special place in my heart. The surf spots we went to were often secluded, with only a handful of surfers, if any at all. It was a surreal feeling to have those waves all to ourselves. Moreover, I had the pleasure of experiencing two of their accommodations, and they were just stunning hidden gems. The beauty and tranquility of these places left me in awe. Oh, and let's not forget about the food... delicious, fresh, healthy, and super tasty!
Carla V
Carla V
Dont even think twice, just book it! Its been a week since Ive returned from Northern Nicaragua with Rise Up, and I'm still in denial about being back in reality. The whole experiance from the team, the food, the location...... has left me absolutely speachless. I have traveled and lived through central and south america ALOT, and this has moved to my number 1 favourite spot and surf retreat ever. Dont think twice about booking with Rise Up, I promise you wont regret it.
Jen DJ
Jen DJ
JUST WOW What an incredible experience! I stayed at the Luxury Escape in Nica and can’t think of anything about this stay that wasn’t stellar. The location is breathtaking. It took me a bit to absorb the beauty; it felt like a dream. The Rise Up staff members were so warm and friendly, they went above and beyond. I had never surfed before and my coach was very patient and so helpful that I was able to catch my first waves. The food was fresh and delicious. The extra excursions were so much fun. I could go on & on. I was a little nervous about coming by myself, but had no reason to be. There were only a few of us and we hit it off right away. I never chose to spend any of my downtime alone because I was having too much fun with my new friends. Thanks so much Rise Up for an amazing week!
Martina
Martina
Luxury Escape Nicaragua - AMAZING Experience !!! Such an amazing experience I don’t know where to begin! I stayed at Luxury Escape in Nicaragua and the accommodations were stunning. Pictures don’t do it justice. The Rise-Up team was awesome. I was a beginner surfer and the coaches were so knowledgeable, compassionate and patient. The beaches were nearly deserted which meant we pretty much had the waves to ourselves! I traveled solo and everyone was so warm and friendly - they felt like family in the end 🙂 The extra activities (horseback riding, tortilla making, volcano boarding, and wake surfing) were soooo much fun and a nice break from surfing. We had our own private chef and the food was first class. I couldn’t recommend Rise-Up enough. Everything from the time that I arrived to the time that I left was on point.
Hilary N
Hilary N
Best surf camp The most amazing surf trip. Coaches and staff are amazing, everything is taken care of for you. Food is fresh, healthy and delicious. Had the best time on this trip and met some wonderful people. Will be returning again for sure.
James K
James K
Beautiful surf and great hosts Rise Up was such a fun and unforgettable experience! The staff was wonderful, I loved my stay with them; and of course the surf was absolutely incredible. You won't regret signing up for one of their retreats; I'm certainly looking forward to my next one :). Thank you again, Rise Up family!
Tiffany S
Tiffany S
Highly recommend! Beautiful resort with incredible staff! The instructors were so supportive and helpful, I came as a beginner with a lot of fear after a few bad wipeouts, I left confident and loving surfing again ❤️ the food was great, the excursions were super fun! I would absolutely go back again!
mx00k
mx00k
The surf trip of my dreams. Can't wait until next time. I spent a week at Rise Up's Luxury Escape in June 2023. From the moment I exited the airport the trip was an absolute dream. All of the logistics were very smooth, the food was fantastic, the surf coaching was effective and fun, the lodgings were super comfortable, and the staff was A+. Most importantly we had fun, uncrowded waves the whole week. Can't wait for my next Rise Up trip.
EWC
EWC
10/10 would do again Echoing all the other reviews, Rise Up is def everything it offers to be and more. The Nicaragua trip was excellent - the staff were super chill, super helpful, and super fun; the food was amazing - fresh and local; the location was awesome; the activities were a great way to see more of the local community and experience living there. And of course, the surf was SO FUN. 10/10 would do again.
Staci K
Staci K
When can I go back? What a ride! The Rise Up retreat in the Osa Peninsula / jungle experience in Costa Rica was a structured, organized, entryway into the unfamiliar rugged jungle landscape. And your surfing will improve!The accommodations were rustic and beautifully crafted. The mosquitoes nets and fans are your best friend at night. The best parts of this retreat are the surfing, yoga, delicious abundant fresh food, and community of like minded surf folks that you will meet. The local surf coaches are great and all of the staff crafted a safe and fun environment to surf in. The surf instructors really care about your experience and Vendela is a really awesome person and effective teacher. Yoga with Maria was without a doubt an essential partnership in this retreat. After a surfing session, her surfing focused yoga classes targeted your sore areas. All while monkeys are playing in the trees overhead. The entire team at Rise Up is super. I’ve learned so much, improved my surfing, and have great photos and videos. Def sign up for the photo / video package. I’ve met new friends for life and have wonderful memories. Would definitely do another surf retreat with Rise Up in the future.

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