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Luxury Villas

Where the rainforest meets the sea

Step into luxury at the edge of the rainforest and the sea. You won’t want to leave. This is our most luxurious location in Costa Rica with all the modern amenities at your fingertips. Did we mention perfect waves just steps away from your front door?

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The Space

Luxury Villas is located in the Dominical region of Costa Rica, which is around 3 hours from San Jose international airport. This is our most luxurious location in Costa Rica, featuring two newly constructed villas with all the modern comforts, all while sitting at the edge of the rainforest and the sea. You will feel like it is just you, the jungle and the ocean.

All the rooms have air conditioning and private bathrooms. The property also has great spaces to kick back, relax, and enjoy paradise while the Rise Up Familia takes care of every detail from when you arrive until you leave.

When you’re not out surfing or exploring the area on one of our many activities, you’ll spend the day doing yoga in our private shala, chilling by the pool and enjoying incredible food and drinks prepared by our private chef.

You’ll be steps away from a variety of surf breaks, perfect for all surf levels! Our closet wave is only a short walk away from the villa. There is a nice balance of nature, beautiful beaches and local culture in the area for us to explore and enjoy each day.

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

Nestled into the tree tops you will feel like you are floating in the rainforest! You’ll enjoy daily yoga classes overlooking the stunning scenery.

Our yoga sessions are tailored to your surfing needs, being the perfect complement to daily surfing, let your body and mind relax and reset. Our incredible 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

Our in-house chef makes every meal something to remember, using locally sourced, in-season fruits and vegetables. You will remember your meals here for all the right reasons.

You’ll never go hungry; we will keep you fuelled for the week with four meals a day on offer!

Some of our team’s favourites are ceviche, banana bread and mango hot sauce. Dietary requirements? No worries, we have you covered. Just let us know before your trip.

Main Highlights

  • Private luxury villas with a maximum of 12 guests on each retreat enable us to create an intimate and personalized experience for everyone.
  • The location is ideal for surfing a variety of waves that are perfect for all levels of surfer.
  • Intimate and private location
  • Close to perfect waves


Double Room
Single Room (Limited availability)

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.


March 4th ⟶ 11th | 7 Spaces Free


March 11th ⟶ 18th | 9 Spaces Free


March 18th ⟶ 25th | 9 Spaces Free

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Not Included

  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for staff
  • Massages

Photos from Costa Rica

Kristen Bentley
Kristen Bentley
December 6, 2022.
Everything about my Rise Up week was amazing - in fact I extended my stay because I didn't want it to end. The Rise Up staff were friendly, supportive, encouraging, motivating and incredibly talented surfers and coaches. The activities were well rounded, interesting and there was a nice balance between active and down time. The location was incredible - food was delicious, staff were friendly and attentive and it was clean, well appointed and beautiful.
Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson
December 4, 2022.
I just finished Rise Up's Southern Costa Rica surf camp in late November 2022, at their Eco-Luxury Lodge location. I have been on several other surf camps over the years, all generally good. But this was my first Rise Up trip. I have to say that this trip was one of the best, if not the best surf trips I have every been on. The location was spectacular. Many times we had the nice point break all to ourselves. I was really impressed with the Rise Up team and how well they are organized. They simply all work together very well and have fun. Food was fantastic. I have to give a shout out to Fran, Denis, Julie, Andrea, Lance and the whole crew. All the instructors were top notch, and they really know how to watch, listen and pay attention to each guest's particular needs. Denis was my primary instructor and I can say that he is probably the best surf instructor I have ever spent time with. I learned so much from him, and excited now to work on all the things he showed me. All the instructors were patient and unselfish - really wanting you to learn and catch a lot of waves. I will definitely come back and do another trip with the Rise Up familia. Worth every penny!
Justin springer
Justin springer
December 3, 2022.
Trip of a lifetime. The retreat, the coaches, the yoga, the venue, the chefs and just the lovely culture of Nicaragua made this trip extremely unique. If you want to surf, enjoy nature, disconnect, and eat amazing food this is the trip for you.
Andrea Ucar
Andrea Ucar
November 27, 2022.
I had an incredible time with the Rise Up + Mandla crew. All of the surf coaches were super accommodating to our experience levels, making sure each participant had a trip that was fully catered to their needs. My coach personally went above and beyond to make sure I had a special time, taking me to unique and completely isolated surf breaks. I am so excited about how much my surf abilities improved in the one week I was there. Additionally, the resort was breathtaking. The setting was incredible right next to the ocean, meals were delicious, and the staff made us feel like we were living in luxury (true to the name of the retreat). I hope to make a habit of participating in Rise Up's retreats. Thank you!!
Keith Covington
Keith Covington
November 25, 2022.
This was the 9th time I've been to Nica and the first time up north. I was a bit hesitant but made contact with Phil and felt super comfortable as his passion and surf stoke came through when we chatted. The property is beautiful and well cared close to the ocean as physically possible so you see and hear the waves...super tranquil just like the name of this escape! The room was spotless and cleaned impeccably daily and the setup was perfect with a hammock and plenty of space to chill and great teak furniture. A bonus was yoga which I've never tried and Cynthia made me a believer and the other guests with experience really enjoyed them as well. The food was superb and the chefs that really 'infused' it with passion and I appreciated that Veronica knew I liked spicy so went out of her way to give spicy sauces and made me the best tea with honey when my voice was hoarse...I have never enjoyed eating fish but she and Teddy truly know how to cook...and the ahi ceviche--next level. Having alternate activities as the volcano hike, horseback riding and wake surfing on an estuary sunset cruise added serious spice to an already amazing week. I save the best for last...surfing. A great selection of boards but more importantly Norvin and his crew had passion and expertise to make sure we found the best waves at the best tides possible....They were super positive and the coaching took my surfing (I have about 15 years experience) to another level. I've never had video analysis and the feedback of sitting down to review vids was super helpful. Even more important was their local knowledge and having a coach, Chepo, a super friendly local who rips, in the water with me to teach about wave selection and teach me in the water. Besides going to 'named' places they truly did have secret spots that we had to ourselves which is exceptional given the number of times I've been to Nica and know that the place has been discovered.... I will definitely return!
Travis Rowe
Travis Rowe
September 12, 2022.
I attended the Nicaragua Eco Lodge retreat in August 2022 and the whole thing was completely amazing and exceeded my expectations. The staff was all super accommodating with every detail. Each day's itinerary was well planned and make sure to tailor to all the guests and keep everyone involved. The surf instructors were all experienced, patient, and helpful and prioritized the guest's catching waves over their own. Food was all fresh and healthy mostly comprising of local fruits, vegetables, chicken, and fish. I'd recommend doing this retreat as a solo trip to really immerse yourself in the experience and disconnect.
Thomas Obrero
Thomas Obrero
July 26, 2022.
Lots of fun activities, great tips and wonderful coaches! I had a great time!
Allison Maryatt
Allison Maryatt
July 24, 2022.
My husband and I had a good experience with Rise Up. The surf coaching was excellent, as was the food and lodging. I would recommend this company to anyone interested in attending a surf camp.
Stephanie Hammond
Stephanie Hammond
June 10, 2022.
My time at the Rise Up retreat in Costa Rica was incredible to say the absolute least! What stood out most were the people. You really feel like you're apart of a little family with Rise Up - welcomed, looked out for and celebrated. The instruction is top notch, the activities were a blast and well coordinated (horseback riding on the beach, tree climbing, waterfall hiking, etc), the food was delicious and the location itself is breathtaking. This place is magical and I truly don't have words for how special this trip was to me. Thank you Rise Up team for such a lifechanging experience!
Kathryn Arffa
Kathryn Arffa
May 27, 2022.
Rise Up provided an incredible experience! From the surf lessons to the delicious food and other activities planned, it really felt like you were a part of something and got to learn a new skill in a safe and positive environment at the location on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Could not recommend more highly. It seemed as though all levels of surfers gained from the experience (as a beginner I most certainly did!).
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