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Swimming at the Uvita Waterfall

Must-Do Activities in Uvita, Costa Rica

One of our favorite things about Bodhi Surf + Yoga is the town we’re lucky enough to call home – Uvita, Costa Rica. There’s so much that our beach town has to offer – whether you’re looking for adventure tours, culture and educational experiences, or natural attractions. We’ve been welcoming everything from families to solo…
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Bodhi Surf + Yoga intern

Guide to a Solo Vacation in Costa Rica

Traveling alone is a funny thing. Those that haven’t tried it are often the biggest critics and those that have are the strongest advocates. If you are someone who has traveled alone or is planning to, you might be looking for a little more clarity. There are a lot of misconceptions about traveling alone: There…
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Costa Rican typical breakfast

Gallo Pinto: Recipe & History of Costa Rica’s Traditional Beans & Rice Breakfast

Gallo Pinto is a simple and classic breakfast consisting of rice, beans, and Salsa Lizano (another Tico must-try). What is Gallo Pinto? The national dish of Costa Rica, Gallo Pinto manages to pack loads of flavor into a fairly simple set of ingredients. The typical Gallo Pinto is also served with eggs, platanos maduros, natilla…
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Costa Rica surf camp

Why a Surf + Yoga Camp in Costa Rica is Ideal for Women

At a surf and yoga camp you can find strength and confidence, push your boundaries, meet interesting and like-minded people, and be immersed in the beauty of the jungle and the ocean. We think this is the perfect combination for women looking for adventure. Some of the frequent questions we get from potential guests are:…
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Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica

Costa Rica: The Little Engine That Could

Did you know that Costa Rica accounts for just 0.03% of the Earth’s surface but contains nearly 6% of its biodiversity? For decades, tourists from all over the world have been traveling to Costa Rica (a country roughly the size of West Virginia with a population of just over 5 million people) to experience the…
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Meditation on the beach

Awaken Your Ashtanga Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Awaken Your Ashtanga: 7 Night Yoga Philosophy and Asana Retreat September 4-11, 2021 Hosted by Bodhi Surf + Yoga The Awaken Your Ashtanga retreat is hosted by Bodhi Surf + Yoga team members who are passionate about going deeper into the history, philosophy, and physical portion of the yoga practice. This course is based on…
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Delicious, tropical fruits

A Guide for Subbing Local Produce for Tropical Fruits in Costa Rican Recipes

There’s nothing quite like slicing into a ripe papaya in the tropics. If you catch it at the right time, just at the peak of sweetness, it is like nature’s candy. We hear guests saying all the time that they never thought they liked this tropical fruit or that, but when they tried it here,…
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Costa Rican recipes

Costa Rican Recipes: Classic Dishes in Every Tico Kitchen

It’s no secret people travel to Costa Rica for the pristine beaches, the amazing wildlife, and the lush jungles. However, Costa Rican food doesn’t get nearly the amount of recognition it deserves. Costa Rican food is the fuel behind all those adventures and the flavor of the place that is on so many peoples bucket…
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Girlfriends' Surf Trip in Costa Rica

3 Ideas for a Girlfriends’ Getaway in Costa Rica

Lots of wine. Embarrassing stories about each other. Some dancing and plenty of good food. These are some of the necessary components of a great girls trip. Being surrounded by your closest girlfriends in a new place and making new memories is truly a special treat. For your next girlfriend’s getaway, branch out from the…
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Playa Chaman, Costa Rica

Weather in Bahia Ballena – Uvita, Osa, Costa Rica by Month

There is one set of questions that we get asked time and again by prospective guests who want to get their surf and yoga on here with us at Bodhi Surf + Yoga in Bahia Ballena – Uvita, Osa, Costa Rica. What is the best time of year to visit? What is the rainy season…
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