Costa Rica Pura Vista Surf and Yoga Retreat

“SUPER NICE accommodations with an unforgettable view”

The Accommodations

At Surf With Amigas we typically focus on value accommodations and go big on service in order to keep the price affordable. A few weeks per year we are offering a more luxurious accommodation option than our normal offering but still the awesome service you expect from us.

We’ll stay at a gorgeous house just 200m from the beach, but up a steep hill creating dramatic views. The house features 4 rooms to be split by 2-3 guests, AC, hot water, and high speed fiber optic WiFi. There’s a comfortable living room with big screen tv where we’ll do our surf coaching and classroom sessions, and a relaxing infinity pool. The food will be catered by a local chef.

This region of Costa Rica is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse places in the world. Expect to see monkeys, sloths, toucans, scarlet macaws and a variety of other local creatures! There’s an option to ride horses deep into the jungle to check out a Native Indian reserve, do a boat trip to surf (conditions permitting), and we’ll have a ladies night out on the town. We’ll even learn to make chocolate and support the indigenous community by shopping their locally made products. We’ll relax and reconnect with nature.

The Surf

We will be driving to surf but there are several spots just a short way down the road, and relaxing on the pool deck, enjoying the view after the session will make hopping in the car to surf more than worth it. There’s a fun wave a short drive to the South featuring mostly lefts but a few rights too, a few gentler waves down the beach, and a couple world class point breaks nearby. We’ll be on a surf safari to get you into the best waves possible.  

If the swell is bigger we’ll be on a mission by boat or car to surf some of the longest waves in the world. We also like to explore some hidden nooks and crannies that are also super fun and often empty. We typically break up the group by ability so that everyone gets what they’re looking for and we don’t show up anywhere with a big crowd!


Email holly@surfwithamigas.com for Questions

Southern Costa Rica Pura Vista Surf and Yoga Retreat Details

Feb 23-Mar 2, apr 20-27 (Co-ed Advanced), Apr 27-May 4

Price: Starting at $2100 for a room shared by 3, and $2200 pp for a room shared by 2

What’s Included:

  • Two way transportation from the Golfito Airport (provided you arrive and depart on the designated days/times)
  • 7 nights accommodation in a shared room (2-3 per room depending on size of room) with AC, hot water, private bathroom and high speed WiFi
  • 4 deliciously healthy fresh meals per day (early morning cold breakfast, hot brunch, lunch, and dinner, plus dessert)
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, water, and juice
  • Daily individualized in-water surf coaching/instruction/guiding
  • Daily one on one post- session video coaching with one of our instructors
  • Video footage from surf sessions
  • A group of awesome new Amigas who may become your lifetime surfing friends!
  • Surfboard rental
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Adventures such as horseback riding, jungle exploring, boat trips, hiking, chocolate making, monkey viewing, ladies night out, etc.

Optional Extras:

  • Massages
  • Alcohol
  • Tips for staff

Book Flights

To book your flight, first fly into San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), then connect to a domestic flight to Golfito. I recommend looking at the possible international options but then actually booking your Golfito flight before booking your international flight. I was told by an Amiga who has already booked hers that it looked like all the flights shown below on the schedule were available until she actually tried to book one of them. So book the smaller flight first just to be sure!

There are several flights per day into Golfito – an early morning, a midday, and a later afternoon flight. Our shuttle will pick you up on the midday or afternoon flight only since the hotel does not allow check in before noon. For the way out, choose the early or midday flight to take advantage of our shuttle.

For the flight from San Jose to Golfito, you need to book with Sansa Air directly – you can’t use Expedia.  For questions on booking flights or other options if you can’t find an itinerary that works for you, send us an email!