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Nature therapy in Costa Rica

Reflections from the 2020-21 Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp Season

Well, it’s October 2021, and we did it. We successfully completed the 2020-21 season. A season like no other, one that we weren’t even sure would take place. It ended up being one of the best and most surprising and memorable seasons of our nearly twelve-year history. After thinking that perhaps we wouldn’t make it…
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Whail Tail, Costa Rica

2020, A Year for the Books: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Hello friends! It’s December of 2020. On one hand, this year has flown by. On another, it has seemed like the longest year ever. Yet onwards we go, collectively navigating the sweeping changes that this global pandemic has precipitated. At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we celebrated our 10-year anniversary this year. Granted, it didn’t go…
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Travel to Costa Rica during Covid

The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for a Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp in the COVID-19 Era

Updated April 11, 2022 There are moments in global history that mark distinct and profound changes. Without a doubt, the world has recalibrated as we have adjusted to the ramifications brought forth during the global COVID-19 pandemic. While there have been great shifts all over the world and to all aspects of life; one of…
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Fresh fruit in Costa Rica

Costa Rican Food: Eat Local to Fuel Your Active Vacation

From patacones to chiliguaro shots, eating (and drinking!) local Costa Rican Food makes your experience that much more memorable. In our globalized world, nearly every cuisine and food product is available to us at any season and anywhere we want it. At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we choose to slow it down and eat the…
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Bodhi carbon neutral intern

Environmental Studies Graduate Assists Bodhi in Carbon Neutral Process

Bodhi’s newest intern is Spencer Dunlap, a former Environmental Studies major from Travis’s alma mater, the University of San Diego. Spencer arrived in early December and is helping us in our quest to go Carbon Neutral. He has single-handedly taken on conducting a carbon inventory and overall audit of our footprint here at Bodhi. He…
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Responsible Travel in Colombia

Bodhi Surf + Yoga Empowers CREST to “Transform the Way the World Travels”

Did you know that tourism is the largest service industry in the world? Tourism accounts for one in every 11 jobs globally and 10% of world GDP. There is both tremendous privilege and responsibility in working in the tourism industry. As reaffirmed by the United Nations during 2017’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development,…
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Air Travel Footprint

Bodhi Surf + Yoga Offsets Guests’ Travel Carbon Footprint

In early June, we at Bodhi Surf + Yoga finalized the process of offsetting our guests flights (from the 2017-18 season) by completing the transaction with NativeEnergy. The project that Bodhi’s guests are supporting is the Los Santos Wind Power Project in Cartago, Costa Rica. We are very excited to have completed the purchase of 161…
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Bodhi Surf's Ocean Guardian Program

Ocean Guardian Digest Update: How to Instill Long-term Eco-friendly Behaviors

As our tan lines fade and the sound of the ocean becomes a distant memory, how can we ensure that our new knowledge and shared experiences in protecting Mother Earth will follow us when we revert back to our daily routine? As a nature-based tourism operator, obvious steps can be taken to further “green” a…
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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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Center for Responsible Travel logo

CREST: On a Journey to Transform the Way the World Travels

The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) has been both inspiring us and supporting us for many years now. For their work in the tourism industry, and having to do with coastal tourism in particular, makes them undoubted Ocean Guardians. We want to thank them for all they do to drive our industry forward, and for their unwavering support of…
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