Costa Rica Surf + Yoga Vacations

Get away from stresses in life, relax and refresh your mind, soul & body. Come spend a week in paradise learning to surf, practicing yoga, pushing your limits, experiencing the unique environment, immersing yourself in a new culture, and enjoying life's simple pleasures with friends both new and old.

Bodhi Sessions

7 or 14 Night Adult
Surf and Yoga Camp

Bodhi Family

7 Night Surf Camp for the
Whole Family

Bodhi Awaken

14 Night Bodysurfing, Ocean Awareness, Surf and Yoga Retreat

What to expect from a Bodhi Surf + Yoga vacation

When you vacation in Costa Rica with Bodhi Surf + Yoga, you will be well taken care of. Everything that we offer is designed to simplify the vacation planning phase for you, provide you with some daily structure, and afford you free time to explore on your own.



We will put together your itinerary, arrange in-country transportation, guide you on your path to becoming an independent surfer and yogi, keep you well-fed and comfortable, book your tours and activities, and provide support every step of the way.


You will spend a week in paradise learning the fundamentals of surfing and yoga, and growing your knowledge and skills. You will also relax around the lodge, eat delicious food, enjoy some leisure time in the hammock or the pool, and soak up the sun!

How to book your Bodhi Surf + Yoga vacation

  • Identify which vacation option applies to you

    Bodhi Sessions is for all adult guests, Bodhi Family Surf Camp is for families with children under 18 years of age, and Bodhi Awaken is for adults wanting to spend more time trying different techniques and developing their skills.

  • Review the lodging options and find the best fit

    The Bodhi lodge has four options to choose from: Room Amistad, Room Armonia, Bungalow Espiritu, Bungalow Gratitud.

  • Pick the week you'd like to visit

    Bodhi Sessions & Family Surf Camps run for 1 week, Saturday to Saturday. Bodhi Awaken retreats run for 2 weeks, Saturday to Saturday. Guests should plan on arriving to San Jose (SJO) by 2pm on Saturday and schedule their departing flight for following Saturday.

  • Inquire to confirm availability

    Visit the Bodhi Sessions, Bodhi Family Surf Camp, or Bodhi Awaken page and submit the corresponding inquiry form. You can expect to hear back within one business day!

Ocean Guardian Pledge

Before anything else, Bodhi was extremely COVID safe. They followed all the protocols and we always felt very safe. Both the surf and yoga lessons were brilliant, because they each taught more than just the exercise. They also taught us the philosophy, and the fundamental principles of each discipline. We couldn’t think of a better way to learn surfing or practise yoga. Go. Go stay with them. Do it now.


London, England
Bodhi Family Surf Camp

We are a family of four; parents late 40s, daughters 11 and 12. We’re in pretty good shape, travel extensively and were looking for a unique experience. I can say we found that experience at Bodhi. The lodging (we were in the Gratitude bungalow) was great. Comfortable, clean and spacious with everything you'd need for a week long surf camp. Overall, it was exceptional. The people, the place, the vibe, the mentality, the food - all excellent. It was like staying at a friend's house.


New Jersey, USA

I enjoyed it very much and I am grateful for everything [they] taught us. This is definitely something every surfer and ocean lover should do. I will continue practicing in low tide.



As someone who has never been super comfortable in the ocean, I felt apprehensive about learning how to surf. Bodhi's week long curriculum is put together so well, with each day building on the skills from the previous day.



I think there is a strong spiritual element to surfing. It's one of those sports that brings you so close to nature as you are completely in it head to toe. Travis explained to us how each time he first goes into the water for a surfing session, as he gets out into the white wash he lies face down floating in the water between waves and gives deep thanks to Mother Ocean. Gratitude is a strong underlying theme at Bodhi.



Travel safely

We are fortunate to be uniquely positioned to provide a fun and learning experience while also complying with rigorous health and safety standards based on Costa Rican law and best practices from travel experts worldwide. Being an outdoor tourism provider and having a small lodge, Bodhi Surf + Yoga has been able to operate with minimal changes to our procedure. We are located in a small town that is not densely populated or over-touristed. Our community has been very proactive in terms of implementing protocols to ensure the safety of both visitors and residents.

Slowing it down in a laidback seaside Costa Rican community

At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we offer the taste of a simpler way of life. Many of us come from fast-paced lives, but it’s important to slow down every once in awhile. Bodhi Surf + Yoga is your ticket to a laid-back, “Pura Vida” oasis, located in a small Costa Rican community. Whether it’s through the simple feat of not checking your phone for a few days, the presence of mind you find in your open-air yoga classes, the soul-deep connection you make with the ocean during your surfing sessions, or the sweet reminder to enjoy the beauty of what’s around you every moment of every day — this trip has the potential to shake things up. Travel is an opportunity to learn about yourself, push your boundaries, and grow as a person. Your experience at Bodhi Surf + Yoga will impact you in unexpected ways and have a ripple effect in your life, even after you leave.

A fun-filled, stress-free vacation

At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we want you to relax and unwind while putting your energy into learning and reflecting on the new information you’re met with; practicing and improving both your surf and yoga skills; enjoying the moment; and soaking in the culture of tranquility, beauty, and simplicity that exists in Bahia Ballena. Our surf and yoga camps are semi-inclusive, ensuring that you get from the airport to us and back stress-free, that you sleep great and are well-fed, that your questions are answered and needs accommodated. There are also several spots to get some quality chill time in — lounging around the pool, laying the hammocks, or reclining in the shade of a tree on the beach — and our weekly schedule will leave plenty of time for that, as well as adventure and spontaneity!


Room Amistad

Private room that can accommodate up to 2 people

Room Amistad

A private room with two single beds that can accommodate 2 guests. Room Amistad is located on a second story above the dining area, Alegria. It is a great option for two friends traveling together. 

Room Armonia

Private room that can accommodate up to 2 people

Room Armonia

A private hotel-style room with a full-sized bed which can accommodate 1 or 2 people. Armonia is located on a second story, above the dining area, Alegria. It is the best choice for solo travelers.

Bungalow Espiritu

Private bungalow that can accommodate up to 2 people

Bungalow Espiritu

An independent studio-style bungalow that contains one queen bed and a small kitchenette. The perfect choice for a couple.

Bungalow Gratitud

Private bungalow that can accommodate up to 4 people

Bungalow Gratitud

Gratitud has one queen bed, two single beds, one daybed and a well-equipped kitchenette. It is the best choice for a family or group of 3 to 4 people.


❌ = Not available
✅ = Available
*Spaces are limited to 10 guests per week

Trip Dates Bungalow Gratitud
(up to 4 people)
Bungalow Espiritu
(2 People)
Room Armonia
(2 people)
Room Amistad
(2 people)
Aug 13-20
Aug 20-27
Aug 27-Sep 3
Sep 3-10
Sep 10-17
Sep 17-24
Sep 24-Oct 1
Oct 1-8


Surf + yoga camps for adults

Bodhi Sessions is our premier vacation option, the “best of Bodhi” surf and yoga camp, and the culmination of our 10 years of being in business. These set-date surf and yoga camps include surfing, yoga, environmental education, and community engagement. They have pre-determined itineraries that balance structure and flexibility, and feature just enough physical activity to get you moving and make you feel great. Bodhi Sessions is designed to give you solid exposure to our little community and the Pura Vida way of life.

This vacation option is recommended for adults (singles, couples, and groups) who are interested in an educational and physically active vacation in a pristine and paradisiacal area of Costa Rica.


Surf camp for families

Bodhi Family Surf Camp is our prime family vacation option, designed for families with kids under 18 years of age. Nothing unites a family like surfing together and sharing this amazing experience in the warm waves of Costa Rica. Surfing is the main activity, but there is also flexibility to add private family yoga sessions. There is plenty of downtime to hang out in the pool, lounge in the hammocks, or explore Bahia Ballena on your own. Transportation between San Jose and Bahia Ballena is included, greatly reducing the amount of stress for parents!

Bodhi Family is our family-friendly option, ideal for active and adventurous families who are looking to have a bonding family experience that balances fun-in-the-sun with learning.


Bodysurfing, Ocean Awareness, Surf and Yoga Retreat

A unique, ocean immersive two-week retreat that features experiential learning opportunities, laughter, fun, and sun, as well as tools and inspiration for personal growth. In the first week, guests gain ocean awareness and comfort as they learn the “simplest” form of surfing — wave sliding or bodysurfing. On week two, guests take their skills one step further, learning to navigate the waves on a surfboard, as well as reconnecting to themselves with an invigorating yoga curriculum.

This is the ideal retreat for any prospective waterwoman or man, or anyone looking to immerse themselves in one of our planet’s most magical places — the ocean.


We do our best to anticipate every question in our vacation FAQs, but you can always use the contact form if you have any others!


Learn what makes Bodhi different from other surf and yoga camps