As a travel business, we are in an industry that is very influential, but one that hasn’t historically been the greatest for local culture, society, or the environment. We have learned that “with great power, comes great responsibility” — this is why we believe in a travel industry model that doesn’t blindly seek profit, but considers people and planet as well.
How we do this
Bodhi Surf + Yoga is proud to provide community-engaged vacations. Historically, both the surf and yoga tourism industries have tended to isolate their guests from the local community; however, we believe that if you are traveling all the way to our awesome little corner of the world, it would be a disservice to you to hinder your exposure to the wonderful place that we call home! We also believe that sharing the socio-economic benefits of your visit with our local community will lead to prolonged and durable prosperity for all.
Opting out of the all-inclusive model
We are not an all-inclusive resort, rather we encourage our guests to patronize local markets, restaurants, and shops. This has the twofold benefit of contributing to the local economy and promoting cross-cultural interaction!
Community walking tour
We include a community walking tour led by a trained local guide in all of our surf and yoga vacation packages. This provides guests with a sense of where they are, both in terms of physical location and historical significance, and gets them acquainted with the local flora and fauna.
Bodhi Surf + Yoga is located smack dab in the middle of Bahia Ballena. Guests need only step outside the gate and see the Pura Vida way of life in action, and can walk or rent bikes to local shops, eateries, or the beach. Moreover, from inside the property you can enjoy some typical sounds of a Tico community: collective cheers when the sele (Costa Rican national soccer team) plays, cumbia music, and rooster calls.
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY MEASURES
Bodhi is built on an ethos of social and environmental responsibility, and is a tool by which we are forging a better world. Read on to see how we are doing this.
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