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Bodhi Surf + Yoga is an award-winning B Corporation and 1% for the Planet member surf and yoga camp located in the small, coastal community of Bahia Ballena, Osa, Costa Rica. At our quaint and homey lodge, we host a maximum of 10 guests per week for our 1 or 2-week long surf and yoga camps and retreats. Our surf curriculum unfolds inside the spectacular Marino Ballena National Park — one of the best beaches in the world for learning to surf. These surf sessions offer ample opportunity to gain mastery, independence, and encourage ocean stewardship. Our yoga classes take place in our open "treehouse" yoga studio and help to disconnect and dig deep. The holistic flow of the week encourages personal growth — breathing deep, stretching, and reconnecting with self and nature. To top it all off, it is the delicious meals, comfortable lodging, and friendly community that make the experience truly memorable.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Electric vehicle charging station
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Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
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Yoga room
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Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
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Kids pool
Free airport transportation
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Ursula C wrote a review Oct. 2022
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After one week of surfing (of which I was apprehensive), yoga (which delightfully eased my body + brain) and incredible food (that added the surf-burned calories right back onto my bottom), the Bodhi Team became family. The people who come here are drawn by the Bodhi energy, so you're guaranteed a great time, The staff are magnanimous, funny and expert in everything they do. I now feel comfortable in the ocean, managed to stand up and can't wait to go back. Don't mess around, book your trip!!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your surf and yoga camp experience here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga in Bahia Ballena, Osa, Costa Rica! We're so pleased to learn that you had a successful visit and felt that you learned and grew (and ate well and laughed lots). We had such a lovely time with your group, and very much hope that you'll be back again to see us for a second visit! Pura Vida! ~Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Jon wrote a review Oct. 2022
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I scheduled two weeks with Bodhi as I figured I would need more time to get up on a board. Turns out, I wasn't expecting what I found. I got up on a board; definitely Travis and Spencer are amazing instructors. I learned the waves, the tides, and body surfing; sort of floating along with the waves that melts away the outside World and makes you feel part fish. The compound (not the right word) is beautiful! The yoga shala feels like a place of peace. While practicing, we can see into the canopy and see cool creatures exploring. Anke and Pillar (my spelling is terrible) are amazing instructors; sort of knowing what we needed as they were running the class and left me in a stage of zen; ready to go dance with the waves. And the food, I'm vegetarian and it's hard to get vegarian right. She does it; beautiful! So tasty and amazingly healthy. Her banana bread, with coffee in the morning fresh from the mountains, it is like getting kissed by the first ray of sunlight after a stormy night. But for me, all that was great. The best part, however, were the people. These are people who are genuinely fun to hang with, joke, laugh, and just chill. They care about what they're doing and have a deep connection with both the sea and nature and it shows. These are Tribe.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Oct. 16, 2022
Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your 2 week surf and yoga camp experience, D8229DLjonb! We are so gratified to hear that the trip — surf, yoga, lodge, food, people, and vibe — were just what you needed from a vacation! We had such a lovely time with you — and were stoked that you became part of our family; conversing, surfing, doing yoga, sharing meals, exploring different topics. . It was a pleasure to have you with us for 2 full weeks, and we hope you'll be back to see us again someday! ~Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Jacquelyn wrote a review Oct. 2022
La Jolla, California26 contributions8 helpful votes
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Recently, I had some rare time off between jobs and wanted to go on an adventure. I took a solo trip to Costa Rica on a whim and I chose to book with Bodhi Surf & Yoga because of their commitment to sustainable travel, their eco-friendly practices, and their strong support of the local community. Although I have traveled all over with friends and with my husband, I was scared to travel solo- what if I didn’t click with the other participants, or didn’t have a good experience? All of my worries were gone when I arrived–I immediately felt so welcome, like I was a guest in someone’s home. I also had been hesitant to travel since the pandemic started and felt very safe the entire time, as everything is outside. The staff was so incredible and devoted to the guest experience: -Wali drove us to and from the San Jose airport, including a stop to see some crocodiles! He is a great driver and I felt very safe during the transport to and from Uvita. -George was especially welcoming in setting up a group WhatsApp before everyone’s arrival and ensuring that all questions were answered. He facilitated fun games with the group, which was so memorable! George also had all of the intel regarding good restaurant recommendations and how to book a massage on-site. Thank you George, for your kind smile and your willingness to always make sure we were comfortable! -Fanny’s breakfasts and dinners were some of the best food I have EVER EATEN IN MY LIFE! I am still reminiscing about that green papaya dish. While the food at local restaurants was good, Fanny’s cooking was beyond great. She even worked with multiple dietary restrictions within our group; everything tasted delicious and was very filling. I looked forward to each meal during the trip. -Pilar has inspired me to continue practicing yoga now that I am home; she started each session with meaningful stories and challenged us to test our limits. I felt so calm and at peace after each session. -Anki took amazing photos and was such a friendly presence. -Spencer is one of the best coaches I have ever had, for any sport! We started the first session with going back to the basics and bodysurfing. Within 5 sessions, we progressed all the way to achieving my goal, which was to surf green waves. You can tell that Spencer truly loves teaching and coaching and is very detail-oriented to assist each student. He not only taught us how to surf but also about the principles behind it–wind, tide, reading waves, and threats/hazards. Despite being an ocean marathon swimmer, I started surfing with some pretty big fears–would I be able to paddle to the outside in rough surf with a board, and what if I got stuck inside getting hit with wave after wave? Spencer coached us to go for it and I conquered my fears. I am happy to report that after returning to my home beach break I have been paddling out and catching waves ever since. -Travis is so kind and devoted to the local community. I really enjoyed hearing his story about how Bodhi was created and learning more about how investing time in your local community can bring about meaningful changes–especially when it comes to preserving the environment. -The staff kept the rooms and grounds so clean and comfortable. Bodhi Surf & Yoga showed me that sustainable, responsible travel as a tourist is possible. TL;DR: I conquered my goal of surfing green waves, confronted my fears of getting smashed by unpredictable surf and solo travel, returned to yoga practice, learned a lot about the local communities of Uvita and Bahia Ballena, met wonderful people, and ate a whole lot of delicious tropical fruit and Costa Rican cuisine. This adventurous trip was life-changing for me. From this point forward, I want to commit to living mindfully and to support local communities when traveling. I will definitely return and would highly recommend Bodhi!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct. 10, 2022
Holy moly aquamarine1615 — this is the first time in our 12+ year history that we have received 5 billion stars!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write up this amazing review of your time here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, and sharing your perspective of the various components of the surf and yoga camp. The truth is, it's not just the surf, or the yoga, or the food — it is the experience with all of its various parts that makes all the difference. We are glad that you were able to see that! We sincerely hope that you will come and have another experience in the not-too-distant future. Pura Vida! ~Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Quinnlc wrote a review Sep. 2022
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I really enjoyed my 5 day experience at Bodhi surf + Yoga the people are Amazing and comforting when you get there. The surf lessons were well taught and the yoga was a great experience to have! I will 100% be back and would recommend anyone that wants to have a unique, fun, learning experience, in Costa Rica
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded Sep. 24, 2022
Thank you so much, quinnlc, for taking the time to write about your surf and yoga experience with Bodhi Surf + Yoga. We're pleased to learn that the experience was positive. We very much hope that you will be back and we cannot wait for the next visit! Thank you for visiting us :) ~Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Carlotta A wrote a review Sep. 2022
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Where should I start? This has been the most amazing experience of my life. I needed exactly something like this to restore and give some peace to my mind. The place where we stayed definily helped. Bodhi and the whole community of Bahia is so peaceful. Our bungalow was very clean and comfy and I loved being able to listen to all the sounds of nature from my bed. The common area are beautiful as well, with lots of interesting resources to read on colorful hammocks. The activities were well organized and you didn't have to think about anything, just show up and do them! The staff is friendly but they are not invasive and that's what I enjoyed the most. After a morning full of activities it was nice to spend the afternoon by myself with no commitments. But they are always around if you have questions or need anything. Didn't have the chance to try their kitchen but from what I have seen everything looked delicous. We went in September that is rainy season, but rains is mostly in the pm and didn't affect our activities at all. It's actually cool when it's so hot to have a walk under the warm rain :) Going off season allows you to do all the external activities (like zipline) with no crowds as well. I definitky recommend this experience to whom wants to have a relaxing vacation with no luxory nor party expectations. Life is very simple in Bahia and everyone goes to bed after dark to and wakes up with the fist lights of the morining, to follow the rhythm of nature. Expect to be changed after only a week at Bodhi!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Sep. 24, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience, CarlottaA1988! We had such a lovely week with your group, it was a pleasure to share time on the yoga mats, at the beach, and in the common areas. We were also stoked to see how everyone progressed during their time at Bodhi on their own, independent goals. We hope you will have found something from the trip (our community, the Pura Vida way of life, surfing, yoga, etc) to take home with you! And we very much hope you'll be back :) ~Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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kaith wrote a review Aug. 2022
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We are so grateful for everyone at Bodhi who made our experience the best. We felt like we truly learned to surf, connected with the ocean and ourselves, ate extremely well, breathed deeply, slept well, napped well in the hammocks, and soaked in all the good vibes from the people and the place. We will absolutely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Aug. 15, 2022
Thank you so much, kaith, for your kind words. We're stoked to hear that this vacation was an opportunity to reconnect and rejuvinate. Come and see us again, won't ya? Pura Vida! ~Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Heather H wrote a review Aug. 2022
Westport, Connecticut23 contributions7 helpful votes
I recommend everything about the adult surf and yoga camp at Bodhi! My sister and I went for a week in July 2022 and it was amazing. When we have shared our experience with people after coming home we can’t even explain how awesome our trip was. It’s hard to put into words what the week was like. The people at Bodhi are the most wonderful humans who care so much about the planet and the people on it and do everything to make your stay enjoyable, challenging, fun, safe, absolutely delicious and the perfect amount of educational. Can’t wait to go back. (As a sustainability coordinator we found Bodhi through B Corp and CREST sustainable travel as we searched for a water sport vacation that shared our values!)
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Aug. 15, 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely words, Heather H! We had such a blast with the H sisters, y'all are so lovely and kind and were an absolute pleasure to work with both on the yoga platform and in the water. We're stoked that the various components were so well received. We hope (know?) you will be back for another camp in the future, and we can't wait for that! ~Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Matt Richardson wrote a review Aug. 2022
Road Town, Tortola1 contribution
I and my two boys (9 and 6) have just returned from a weeks surfing at Bodhi. An amazing experience, a really friendly and welcoming team, great surf instruction and all round great experience. I'd highly recommend Bodhi to anyone and everyone.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug. 15, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about you and your sons' experience at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, Matt Richardson! We're stoked to hear you had a great time, and we very much hope y'all will be back in the future! Pura Vida! ~Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Kristina Smedley wrote a review Aug. 2022
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We just hosted our company's first ever mom-daughter retreat at Bodhi Surf & Yoga and the best way to describe the experience was 'magical'. Adrianne, George, Fannie, Spencer, and the entire team were the most wonderful people to work with and spend time with. They were kind, funny, helpful, encouraging, great surf coaches and wonderful cooks... and so much more. Our values align on being sustainable, reducing plastic use, and creating and caring for our communities. The property is beautiful. It's very clean, with an outdoor nature vibe. We loved the sayings and connections to yoga throughout. Our moms and daughters appreciated the little spaces to cozy up in and we also loved the big open air eating area for meals all together (14+staff) and to host our daily lessons. Connecting surf and yoga felt so natural and helped us all to focus on our bodies and breath, go with the flow, and connect with ourselves. And it was amazing to see women from age 12 - 53 practice yoga all week and also learn to surf! From a business perspective, Travis and Adrianne were terrific to work with. They are fair, open and honest. They communicate well and helped us in so many ways... booking massages, giving us feedback on other tours we were contemplating, recommending restaurants and helping us place orders in advance, booking shuttles, and so much more. They made hosting our first retreat easy and we can't wait to come back next year. We feel like we are part of the extended Bodhi family now.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug. 7, 2022
Thank you so much for this incredibly kind and detailed write-up of the mother-daughter retreat y'all hosted at Bodhi Surf + Yoga in July! For us, it was a complete breeze to work with y'all both in trip planning as well as execution! We were so impressed with your business and it was a dream to collaborate with such organized yet also relaxed trip leaders! We are stoked to learn that the various components of the trip, from teaching methodology to staff to ethos to community to lodge to food, were all so well-received. Moreover, we cannot wait to collaborate again (and again!). Until next time... Pura Vida! ~Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Nathan S wrote a review Aug. 2022
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Amazing, boutique experience. Every aspect was well thought out from the surfing instructions to the accommodations. I love how it is intentionally not all-inclusive to support local restaurants and other tourism businesses in the town. Beach was amazing and the perfect place to learn how to surf. Staff was incredible and made the trip overwhelmingly fun and easy. Already planning my second trip!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug. 7, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your time here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, Nathan S! We had SUCH a fun time with your group — surfing, doing yoga, sharing meals, and so much more. We're stoked to hear that the various components of the trip were to your liking, and even more excitingly that you'll be coming back! Pura Vida! ~Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp?
Nearby attractions include Magic Ananda (0.6 km) and Osa Mini Golf (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bagel Time Bakery, Pizza Time, and Soda Ranchito Dona Maria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Uvita.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.