Posts by Adrianne

2018 Ocean Guardian Contest Winners

Clouds reflected on a beautiful beach

Another year, another Ocean Guardian Contest. In our six years of running the contest, we have been inspired by so many people taking action in their lives to make the world (both its land and its oceans) a better place! To those who entered in 2018, the entire Bodhi team thanks you for your efforts!…

Read More

Policy of Inclusion at Bodhi Surf + Yoga

Diversity in Tourism

It is important that today, more than ever, we focus not on what divides us, but rather what unites us. What makes us human. Taking it further, we must work to be inclusive of those who have historically been marginalized. Tourism is an industry that has much room for improvement. Yet it’s also a one-of-a-kind…

Read More

Is Costa Rica Safe: Common Travel Risks and How To Avoid Them

Uvita Waterfall in Costa Rica

A common question we get asked is: “is Costa Rica safe?” We feel confident in saying that yes, Costa Rica is safe — safe enough that we recommend it to tourists of all types (families, solo or first-time travelers, etc.). Yet it can risky to make blanket statements for the entirety of the country. Despite…

Read More

How to Get From SJO to Costa Ballena, Costa Rica

Travel to Costa Ballena

The Costa Ballena region is an amazing place to visit with plenty of activities to do and sights to see, and the only a three and a half hour drive will take you to this pristine and paradisiacal area of the country. There are several options for getting from San Jose (specifically from SJO /…

Read More

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 +…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More