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Wear a hat in the tropics

How to Choose a Hat for Your Tropical Vacation

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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Pristine beach in Costa Rica

10 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Footprint While on Vacation

As we globally celebrate World Ocean’s Day this week, you may be looking for a plastic-free, eco-friendly mantra to live by and a place to practice it. Here’s a mantra for you: pura vida. It means “pure life” in Spanish. And if you really want to learn what it means and how to live it,…
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Group waterfall visit

Costa Rica, A Great Destination For First-Time Travelers

My name is Hannah Walsh and I am 19 years old, and a firm believer in the benefits of travel and all that can be learned through experiences abroad. I’m from Massachusetts, USA, and have been fortunate enough to travel to many different places around the world. However, Costa Rica is the first place that…
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Beach in Costa Ballena

10 Reasons to Visit Costa Ballena This Winter

Ah, November. Crisp autumn air and beautiful foliage are behind us, and we are all looking forward to holiday feasts and spending time with family and friends. For those of us who reside in the colder corners of the world, perhaps we are already experiencing that bite in the air, a frost or two, or…
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Potable water Uvita Costa Rica

Potable Water in Costa Rica Means Less Chance of Getting Sick

A common concern that many travelers have when considering where to take their vacation is, “how clean is _______?” This is obviously a worry because if you only have a week or two to spend in a place, you don’t want to risk having any of that time wasted by falling ill. We get a…
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Community of Bahia Ballena

What You Need to Know About Zika if Traveling to Costa Rica

In January, 2016, reports of the “new” mosquito-borne Zika virus started making waves around the globe amid speculations that it may be linked to a birth defect called microcephaly as well as the Guillain-Barre Syndrome. In January, the U.S.-based Centre for Disease Control (CDC) issued a Level 2 Travel Alert for regions where Zika is being…
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Rent a bike in Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica

Is A Car Rental Necessary To Get To Bodhi Surf + Yoga?

“How do we get to you?” — is a question we often hear in early email communication with our future guests. There are many answers to that question, because once in Costa Rica, there are various ways to get to us; what you choose will depend on your travel style and budget. For the Bodhi Sessions,…
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Yoga gear for surf and yoga camp

Bodhi Packing List: Costa Rica Yoga and Surf Vacation

If you’ve decided to come do a surf and yoga camp with Bodhi Surf + Yoga, or if you’re still just looking into it, you probably want to get an idea of what to expect. One of the big questions that you may be wondering as you plan your tropical vacation is — what should I pack? So here…
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