TAKE YOUR PILATES PRACTICE TO NEW PLACES
Pilates & Surf Retreat – Costa Rica
February 10-17, 2018
Costa Rica Outdoors & Waves Travel Agency has partnered with Leah Busam from Pilates Bodies to bring you an exclusive Pilates & Surf Retreat in Costa Rica.
Guests will have the opportunity to train with a Certified Pilates Instructor and learn to surf with an ISA (International Surfing Association) Certified Surf Instructor.
This retreat will immerse you in the beauty, nature and culture that Costa Rica has to offer. Delicious and healthy meals will be served in our chosen hotels and restaurants. We will explore volcanoes and waterfalls hidden in the Central Valley mountains and horseback ride down the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica.
Our ISA surf team has a high level of expertise in surf lessons and surf coaching. Our focus is to provide the highest quality surf experience and to dramatically improve your surfing skills and ocean knowledge. We help foster a love and respect for the ocean and its energy. We truly believe that an understanding of the dynamics of the ocean will make us better surfers and better people.
Our goal is to challenge and move you to your limits and perhaps even push you farther than you thought possible. Beginner surfers will learn on a safe beach with waves that are perfect to build confidence and skills. Our surfing team will stay by your side the whole time and will work with you to understand the safety of surfing, how to pick waves and how to pop up on your board.
The first 3 nights will be spent in Alajuela, a town located in a strategic spot in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Alajuela is just a 20 minute drive from San Jose’s International Airport and hosts many other natural and cultural attractions. While in Alajuela, besides practicing mat Pilates in the studio at the hotel, guests will have the opportunity to visit the Poás Volcano and a coffee plantation. We will also go to the stunning Bajos del Toro waterfalls and Cloud Forest where guests will have the chance to spot wildlife and learn about the complexity of its ecosystem, water sources and the tropical soils of this terrain.
Next, we move down to Santa Teresa Beach for 4 days where you will learn to surf in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Besides surfing, Santa Teresa offers a lot to experience and see. For the adventurers, there is a zip line canopy tour, deep sea fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, scuba diving, yoga classes, Stand Up Paddle (SUP), hikes in the nearby National Parks, ATV adventuring and much more. There is also a growing community of artists and musicians which brings unique cultural events to town. Every Saturday there is an organic farmers market where you can find delicious, fresh and locally grown produce. And of course there is amazing international cuisine to enjoy as well.
The weekly schedule has been designed with 2 free afternoons which can be enjoyed in a hammock on the beach, enjoying a massage in the spa, experiencing any of the optional outdoor activities or simply enjoying the beach while sipping a cocktail with your toes in the sand. Our staff will help you organize any of these activities.
Single Occupancy: $3300 per person
Double Occupancy: $2400 per person
Retreat rate includes:
- 7 nights accommodations (Saturday to Saturday)
- Ground transfer from San José International Airport (SJO) to Hotel in Alajuela
- All breakfasts and dinners
- Poás Volcano trip and Coffee Tour
- Trip to Bajos del Toro Cloud Forest and Waterfalls
- 4 Pilates on the mat classes
- Ground transportation from Alajuela to Santa Teresa Beach & ferry boat from Puntarenas (mainland) to Paquera (Nicoya Peninsula)
- 3 surf lessons (2 hours each)
- Yoga class with Stefano Allegri
- Sunset horseback riding tour
- Ground transportation from hotel in Santa Teresa to Tambor Airport
- Costa Rican taxes
- Travel agency´s staff available throughout the week
Retreat rate does not include:
- Airfare to/from Costa Rica
- Domestic flight from Tambor to San José
- Alcoholic drinks