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Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp

Costanera Sur 750 meters southwest of La Fogata Restaurant, Uvita 60504 Costa Rica
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Kids pool
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Couples massage
Full body massage
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Private balcony
Safe
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Walk-in shower
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Seating area
Separate dining area
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
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Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp has garnered high praise for its serene setting and emphasis on community, with many guests appreciating the top-notch surf and yoga amenities. George's hospitality stands out, adding significant value to the overall experience. The hotel's cleanliness, from the well-kept rooms to the tidy grounds, contributes to a comfortable and peaceful stay. Reviewers highlight the warm, professional service and the eco-friendly, comfortable rooms. The hotel's commitment to the environment and local culture enhances the tranquil atmosphere, while its location is ideal for surfers and those seeking a safe, quiet retreat.
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Oxnard, California224 contributions76 helpful votes
Bodhi Surf + Yoga is a special place for those who enjoy yoga and ocean sports. A typical day: 7am yoga, 9am breakfast, and by 11am you are swimming in warm friendly ocean water board surfing, boogie boarding or body surfing, your choice. The ratio of instructor to guest is about 1/1 while in the water, they take your safety and comfort seriously. Rashguards and caps for sun protection also provided. The food is excellent with vegetarian and vegan choices available. Great for couples and families, they accommodate everyone. Also: want to go but don’t have a partner? No worries, they specialize in singles, making you part of the group so no one feels left out. A truly friendly atmosphere, where everyone gets to do as much or as little as they wish with a totally Pura Vida vibration📳
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stephanie B wrote a review Sep 2023
Newport Beach, California2 contributions
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How can I adequately put this into words. Simply put: go! Allow yourself to experience an authentic community of ocean advocates, conscientious individuals who are passionate about offering each guest a unique opportunity to immerse into a culture of love. Love of the ocean. Love of family. Love of the local community. Love of health. Love of the planet. Love of life. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt more cared for in my life. This was the biggest blessing of my time at Bodhi. As a therapist and a mother I often find I am more concerned with the care of others. The opportunity to receive was a huge gift. Travis & Pilar and their team will welcome you with open arms and open hearts. Go with an open mind. This is not a tourist’s version of Costa Rica. This is a genuine representation of authenticity and local culture. My cup runs over! Stephanie “Smile while you paddle” -Travis
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Sep 18, 2023
Thanks so much for sharing your feelings about the experience here! We are so grateful that we had an opportunity to spend time with you. Bodhi is truly a "love story" and your testimonial sparked the fire to keep us serving each guest with passion. We look forward to having you again, and again and always with a ton of Bodhi Love. Appreciatively - Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Marie H wrote a review Feb 23
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I had a blast. This was a wonderful experience. Every member of the Bodhi staff was super knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. The community was safe and friendly. Finally, the accomodations were great. I left feeling accomplished, relax, but ready to face new challenges. Despite my basic swimming skills, I learned to body surf and get on a surf board to ride the waves. The Whale Watching your was amazing. I felt safe the entire stay in Uvita and the CR.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 days ago
We are thrilled to hear that you had a blast and that the experience was wonderful. It also makes us very happy to learn that you left feeling accomplished, relaxed, and ready to face new challenges. We work hard to make sure the experience at Bodhi Surf + Yoga is safe, educational, and fun. Come back soon! Sincerely - Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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j232018 wrote a review Feb 12
Littleton, Colorado3 contributions
Bodhi Surf and Yoga is a very special place that blends adventure with nature and local community. It’s a well rounded vacation of surfing and relaxation. We learned so much about the ocean, made new friends, enjoyed meeting locals and took advantage of some side tours as well. What a beautiful place!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thanks for sharing that Bodhi Surf + Yoga is a perfect blend of surfing and relaxing. We love hearing that you feel Bodhi is a very special place. Our mission is always to provide an experience that educates, inspires, and empowers and we are glad that you learned so much about the ocean, made new friends, and enjoyed taking some side tours. We look forward to having you for two weeks next time. Appreciatively - Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Happiness05569822042 wrote a review Feb 9
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Just go. We travel a lot. We've had many amazing trips, but this was exceptional. The place is beautiful. The food is wonderful. The yoga and surf instruction is excellent. Travis & Pilar have built a really special experience. From the moment we arrived we knew we were in great hands. Starting everyday with yoga was amazing. And then surfing in the afternoon was a blast. You will enjoy everything about the people, the place and the vibe.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing that Bodhi is amazing! And thanks for emphasizing that your trip was exceptional. We are so pleased to hear that you believe our place is beautiful, the food wonderful, and the yoga and surf instruction excellent. We have poured our passion into Bodhi Surf + Yoga and can't wait for you to visit again. Sincerely - Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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BackPacker547049 wrote a review Feb 8
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Highly Recommend Bodhi Surf & Yoga. Super comfortable accommodations - warm & charming atmosphere , delicious food. The owners and entire team are truly spectacular. So warm, so wise, & so much fun! We laughed our butts off the entire stay. The yoga was dreamy, the surfing delightful (we were new to surfing - learned a ton and had a blast every day) & overall, cannot say enough good things about Bodhi other than it was an unforgettable experience we will treasure for the rest of our lives! Thank you Travis, Pilar, George, Anki, James, Ximena, Dennis, Vanessa, Acacia & Lauren! 💛
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
We appreciate that you made time to share your experience and love that you highly recommend us. It's great to hear that you felt our accommodations were super comfortable, warm, and charming. It's also great to hear that the food was delicious and that you felt our entire team is truly spectacular. Learning that yoga was dreamy and surfing delightful keeps us super motivated and inspired. We look forward to having you again to create more unforgettable experience. Appreciatively - Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Jackson R B wrote a review Feb 4
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Bodhi was amazing. One of the vacations of my life. The staff was so amazing; I hope to keep in touch. My partner and I booked a trip without realizing how close we would grow with the other guests. The food was incredible, and the surf/yoga lessons were life-changing. Four surf instructors, plus 1.5-2 hour yoga sessions every day. Equally important, the social mission of Bodhi left us feeling inspired and grateful. In contrast, a lot of resorts and tourist traps in tropical/fun places can create some distaste and discomfort knowing that international travelers can leave behind a wake of pollution and other woes. We went in January, and although we wouldn't trade the trip for the world, it was quite warm, and part of the peace and quiet of Bodhi requires no A/C. Use the pool.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
It's so great to hear that your visit to Bodhi Surf + Yoga was a trip of a lifetime. We are thrilled to learn that you thought our staff was so amazing, that you were able to grow with the other guests, that the food was incredible and the surf and yoga instruction was life-changing. We are also happy to hear that you left feeling inspired by our social mission, we believe it is important to take care of and nurture our home. We look forward to having you back at Bodhi Surrf + Yoga for 2 weeks next time. Appreciatively - Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Lauren M wrote a review Feb 2
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We had a wonderful time at Bodhi. The schedule was well considered and gave us enough time to enjoy both surfing and yoga but also have some well needed rest time. The surf instructors were fantastic and gave a good mix of the theory behind surfing but also made us all feel comfortable and met us at our own level. Anki was a wonderful yoga instructor and I loved how the sessions were all themed around something. Food was great and well catered for in terms of dietary requirements. A special mention of George as he was just wonderful in every way. If you are looking for a trip that is a great mixture of adventure, movement, relaxation, connection and fun I would highly recommend Bodhi. I can't wait to book our return visit.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
We are thrilled to learn that you will be coming back! Thank you for visiting us and sharing that your experience was a great mixture of adventure, movement, relaxation, connection, and fun. We truly appreciate that you would highly recommend us. We work hard to make sure our instructors for surfing and yoga are experienced, thoughtful, and creative and it's nice to hear that you felt they were fantastic. Adding great food that caters to dietary requirements is also something we take seriously and we a pleased to know that you thought the food was great. Come back soon, we will be here waiting. Sincerely - Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Maja G wrote a review Feb 1
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Time spend in Costa Rica with Bodhi will stay in my heart for long time. What an amazing group of people doing something great. I was very lucky choosing this place for my first time in this beautiful country. Everything was great! Accommodation, food, surf, yoga and beautiful nature. If you would like to learn some surfing this is your place to go.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 weeks ago
We love that the amazing experience will stay in your heart for a long time! It makes us extremely happy to learn that everything was great; accommodation, food, surf, yoga, and beautiful natural surroundings. We can't wait to have you with us again! Smile While you Paddle ; - ) Pura Vida - Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Estefany G wrote a review Feb 1
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The experience with Bodhi was simply spectacular. From the Yoga + Surf program, to the food and the clean ingredients they use. The kindness of the Bodhi team is remarkable, there is always a smile for everything. I loved the location of the house and it is a safe and quiet place. They don't have air conditioning, but the heat was tolerable for me. Thank you to the entire Bodhi team for creating an unforgettable experience in my life.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 3 weeks ago
We are so happy to learn that you had an unforgettable experience with us. Surfing and yoga as well as food and kindness are what we are about. We love keeping our place safe and quiet (with nature sounds, and the sounds of our local townfolk). The bungalows and rooms are designed to mitigate heat naturally and with ceiling fans, floor fans, and the ocean breeze we are stoked to not need air conditioning. We look forward to having you back with us again, hopefully for two weeks instead of one. Appreciatively - 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 Melissa Art Studio (0.6 km), Osa Mini Golf (0.8 km), and Southern CR Picnic (0.5 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 and street parking are 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 German.