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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…

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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…

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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 /…

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Why Beginner Surfers Should Do Yoga

Mental benefits of yoga

Yoga has become a popular choice as a complementary activity for athletes, and nowadays, athletes ranging from casual to professional in basketball, football, tennis, surfing, and more practice yoga regularly and see the benefits in their sport and other aspects of life. If you’re either thinking of learning to surf or perhaps have already been…

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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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