Posts by Adrianne

Top 3 Things Guests Love About the Bodhi Lodge

Chilling in Cynthia the Swan at Bodhi Surf + Yoga

I think the Bodhi Lodge is a pretty great place — it’s in the heart of the community of Bahia Ballena, within walking distance to many amenities as well as the beach, it’s simple but comfortable — but then again, I am biased, being that I am one of the owners of Bodhi Surf +…

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Bodhi Surf + Yoga To Go Carbon Neutral

Surf and yoga camp going carbon neutral

Sustainability is a tricky concept to understand, and difficult if not outright impossible to implement. In order to get even close to being sustainable, not only must we refuse what we do not need and reduce what we do use, we must also find ways to assuage that which we cannot reduce and invest into…

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7 Things To Do in Bahia Ballena

Sunset at Playa Chaman, Costa Rica

Bahia Ballena is a small town on the Southern Pacific coast of Central America’s most visited country — Costa Rica. Bahia Ballena translates to “whale bay”, and the town is thus named for two reasons: one, because of its infamous landmark, a whale-tail shaped sandbar that extends into the ocean; and two, because it has…

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How to Choose a Hat for Your Tropical Vacation

Wear a hat in the tropics

When visiting the tropics, it is imperative to bring a hat! I am constantly shocked when our guests roll in to Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica — a town that is located just nine degrees above the equator, and that has average year round temperatures of around 85°F/29°C — without a hat! Wearing a hat is…

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Excitedly Awaiting The High Season

Sunset at Playa Chaman

Our high season is about to start again here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, and I am getting that sense of excitement and anticipation, which I can only describe as that feeling I would get on Christmas eve as a kid, knowing that the next day would be filled with family, food, warmth (and of…

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2017 Ocean Guardian Contest Winners

2017 Ocean Guardian Contest over

…. And that’s a wrap! The 5th annual Ocean Guardian Contest has come to a close. A huge THANK YOU to each and every person or organization that entered, voted, and helped get the word out. This contest is both designed for and propelled by people who love our planet and go above and beyond…

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Representing Bodhi Surf + Yoga at the 2017 B Corp Champions Retreat

Founders Travis and Adrianne in Toronto

Last week, Travis and I had the great privilege of attending the 2017 Champions Retreat, an annual “meeting of the minds” of Certified B Corp businesses. This year, for the first year ever, it was held outside of the U.S., in Toronto, Canada (my home country)! The theme of the retreat was “Interdependence”, the definition…

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Protecting the Planet Through Your Diet

If this summer has shown us anything, it’s that our environment is becoming increasingly wonky, in such a way that is becoming more and more difficult to ignore. On one hand, fires have been burning up large swaths of the dry, western portion of North America, and on the other, an out-of-the-ordinary hurricane season in…

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Is It Ever Too Late to Learn to Surf?

Surfing frustrations

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb We get this question a lot from prospective guests, and it makes sense, if you consider the deepest thoughts and doubts that we as humans all seem to have. We seem to believe that that…

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