Waves Mavens: a yoga + surf adventure [SOLD OUT]


at Boca Sombrero (Osa Peninsula
Costa Rica Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica )


Join us at our home base on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Boca Sombrero is a rustic, ecologically-minded retreat center situated on a private surf break and featuring a gorgeous open-air yoga deck, swimming pool, plenty of space to chill, and a variety of lodging options. You will awaken to the sound of howler monkeys and scarlet macaws in one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth. You will find waterfalls, tide pools, and a sweet local bar not far from your hammock.

The Osa is the perfect place to learn to surf, or for more experienced surfers to savor the lack of crowds. The beach break on our doorstep is ideal for beginner to intermediate surfers; meanwhile, Matapalo (a world class point break)—is just a few miles away.

Every day there will be two yoga classes. When the waves are pumping, yoga will be scheduled to accommodate the tides. Expect a fiery flow or a pre-surf sesh shoulder warm up in the mornings, and a more lunar flow/paddle recovery class in the early evenings!

Includes: accommodation; 2 yoga classes daily; meals.

Not included: extras (massage, surfing lessons, board rental); flights; taxi to retreat center; insurance required for entry into Costa Rica; Covid-19 testing prior to returning to the US.

All pricing listed is PER PERSON.

Platform tents (thatched roof, small porch, private outdoor sink/shower with adjacent bathroom facility nearby):
Double (we will not match you up so please recruit a friend!): $1350 *sold out
Single: $1650 *sold out

Casa Playa (open construction house with giant loft, large living room and open plan bathroom downstairs; ladies only and limited to 6; swimming pool open to all retreat guests):
$1550 *sold out

Casa Rio (two bedrooms, Ocean room is slightly larger; open construction house featuring small private dipping pool, kitchen/living area, and shared bathroom):
Ocean Room: $2050 *sold out
Jungle Room: $1850 *sold out

Arrive: anytime on April 29
Depart: anytime on May 6
*please inquire if you would like suggestions for extending your trip either at Boca Sombrero or elsewhere in Costa Rica.

One flight to SJO (San Jose, Costa Rica)
Connecting flight to Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica.

We recommend using
Sansa for the connecting flight. Plan to land in San Jose before 12 noon if you want to make the trip in one day. Otherwise we can suggest hotels for an overnight in San Jose on April 28.

Here is a quick hit list of what to keep in mind prior to travel to Costa Rica (current as of March 5, 2021):

1.) Costa Rica requires you to purchase insurance that covers the cost of hospitalization or quarantine lodging should you be exposed to or fall ill with COVID-19.
Trawick is the insurance we recommend and have used successfully.
Read the info on the site. If you put the value of your trip as $0, and only buy what you need to satisfy Costa Rica's entry requirements as detailed above, this should cost you less than $100, even if you are staying for 2 months...

1b.) IMPORTANT. Instead of the standard 90 day Tourist Visa stamp, your passport will be stamped ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF DAYS FOR WHICH YOU HAVE BOUGHT INSURANCE! IF there is even the remotest possiblity you will extend your trip, just buy an extra week/month/etc of insurance. Otherwise you will technically be overstaying your Visa.

2). Within 48 hours of your flight, you need to fill out a Costa Rica Health Pass. This takes less than 5 minutes. Please note you will need to upload your insurance docs to the Health Pass.

3.) Currently Costa Rica does not require a negative Covid test to enter the country.

4.) Returning to the US. You will need a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of your return flight. If you are only coming to the retreat, you can bring $160 cash (US $ is fine) and a doctor can adminster the test and email results from the retreat center. IF you are staying longer in Costa Rica or planning to spend a day or two in San Jose at the conclusion of your trip, you have a few alternative/cheaper options for testing prior to flying home:

We used
LAB ECHANDI recently in San Jose and had an excellent experience. They have 26 locations around San Jose and you can book online. As of the tome of this writing, EITHER a PCR or rapid viral antigen test is sufficient to re-enter the US, so choose the option that works best for you. We recommend the rapid viral antigen as it's cheaper and the results are generally available faster.

Also recommended:

5.) Please plan to wear your mask while socializing, using the internet, or filling your plate at the Casa Grande Restaurant, as well as anytime Boca Sombrero's staff is inside your house cleaning or doing bi-weekly housekeeping. You can also simply vacate your house or tent and chill by the pool or at the beach during this time!

6.) Please plan to leave cash tips for the staff at Boca Sombrero. Those of us who have the privilege of traveling during this time (or ever!) can pay it forward.

7.) Please be mindful of abiding by the guidelines of your home community upon your return. Many states ask returning travelers to quarantine, though a test-out option after 3 days is generally offered as long as the test is negative!

Please direct questions to [email protected]