2025 Surf Retreat

      Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

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      Apr 27 - May 3, 2025
      Group size: 1 - 28
      2025 Surf Retreat
      Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

      • Email address verified
      12 reviews

      Apr 27 - May 3, 2025
      Group size: 1 - 28

      About this trip

      The NUSHU Surf Retreat aims to combine adventure, fun, and joy with opportunities for connecting with incredible women in a safe, nurturing, and judgment-free environment. We will create the conditions to come home to yourself in community, remove all masks, show up exactly as you are, and be celebrated and loved for it.

      Experience for one week what a full-body YES feels like. Our retreat will give you a chance to step out of your everyday life and deepen your connection to nature, others, and most importantly, to yourself. You will go back to your life forever changed- with a deeper understanding of what it means to be supported, nourished, seen, and acknowledged as the unique and beautiful gift that you are.

      Retreat Location

      Our retreat destination, Nosara, is an endlessly beautiful place unique for its 5-mile coastline set against rich nature. Famous for its consistent swell for surfing, it has long been a beloved destination for surfers around the world.

      Our retreat property, Sendero, is a boutique hotel designed to combine relaxed silhouettes, muted palettes, and earthy materials. While staying in any of the 25 stylish rooms and suites, you'll be greeted by the sounds and sights of Nosara’s surrounding beauty. You’ll share the Pura Vida lifestyle of this unique laid-back destination, surf your heart out in warm blue waves, and meet an amazing community of like-minded women that inspire a mindful and simple way of living.

      What You'll Experience

      Over the course of a week, we’ll create space for reflection, quiet, and restoration. You’ll come away with indelible memories, friendships, and a renewed sense of self. You'll experience:

      • Surfing
      • Yoga
      • Nature
      • Nourishment
      • Community

      This Is For You If...

      • You’re thinking about all the obligations you have, feel guilty for leaving your family or work, and have never considered doing something like this before. That is EXACTLY why you should take this time for yourself.
      • You feel like surfing is a little scary or intimidating and you’re not sure that you can do it. YES! We would love for you to come. That’s exactly where all the growth lives, and you will be supported ALL THE WAY. Also, no one will force you to do anything. You take everything at your own pace, and we will always honor what feels right to you.
        • If you know for certain surfing isn't for you and would prefer to opt out, no problem! We have non-surfer packages available. Reach out to info@nushu.com to learn more. 
      • You are craving community and looking to get to know like-minded women, all in an intentional and thoughtful container of trust and love. 
      • You’ve always wanted to try surfing, but you haven’t ever had someone to make sure that every little detail is taken care of and that you learn in the safest, most friendly, supportive, and fun way possible. We take care of all the details and know exactly how to make a first-time experience fun!
      • You are a surf junkie who wants to surf with amazing women on exceptional waves and get a week of maximum stoke!


      Sendero’s onsite restaurant and bar will offer you the opportunity to connect with the Nosara community through a blend of casual and fine dining options, as well as a vibrant après surf scene. The menu offers the highest quality and freshest ingredients at every meal.

      • Welcome drinks
      • 6 breakfasts
      • 5 lunches 
      • 6 dinners (two dinners in town)
      • Fresh snacks and beverages available daily at an additional cost

      Cancellation Policy

      Should you need to cancel prior to the February 1, 2025, payment deadline, you will not be responsible for the remainder of your balance. However, please note that your deposit and any past payments will not be refundable. Should you need to cancel on or after February 1, 2025, the trip is non-refundable.

      There are no exceptions to our cancellation policy, including but not limited to COVID-19, weather, personal emergencies, flight cancellations, or delays. Naturally, no one books with the intention of canceling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so please consider purchasing travel cancellation insurance. Depending on the policy and conditions, travel cancellation insurance will pay for some or all cancellation fees.

      Have More Questions?

      We know this experience is a big investment or maybe a little out of your comfort zone. If you have any questions about whether the retreat is a good fit, please email cat@nushu.com to schedule a call!

      What’s included

      • 6 nights accommodation
      • 5 coached surf lessons
      • 1 surf theory session
        Video feedback to optimize learning
      • Surf photography
      • Daily yoga
        A weekly class schedule will be available
      • 1 massage treatment
      • Surf and yoga equipment
      • Welcome drinks
      • 6 breakfasts
      • 5 lunches
      • 6 dinners
      • Travel booking support
        NUSHU Team and on-site representative will help coordinate travel if needed
      • Concierge
      • 24-hour security
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Retreat goodie bag

      What’s not included

      • International airfare
        Flights to and from Liberia Guanacaste Airport (LIR)
      • Travel within Costa Rica
        Car service to and from LIR and Nosara
      • Travel insurance
      • Additional surf lessons
        See Premium Surf Package
      • Additional massages
        Available at an extra cost
      • Snacks and drinks
        Outside of meal times

      Available Packages

      Shared Suite with En Suite Bath
      only 2 left

      Suites consist of a master bedroom with a plush, custom-made king bed and a separate living area with a queen-size pull-out couch. Both areas come with generous private outdoor areas.

      Deposit: $1,500
      Private Queen Room with En Suite Bath
      Sold Out

      Located in the heart of the property next to the pool, Queen Rooms feature all the design, style, amenities, and comfort of the rest of the property.

      Deposit: $1,500
      Private King Room with En Suite Bath
      only 1 left

      Located in the main building, King Rooms have private balconies overlooking the property’s jungle courtyard.

      Deposit: $1,500
      Private Jungle Room with En Suite Bath
      9 left

      Jungle Rooms with king beds are located directly overlooking an 11-acre nature preserve that neighbors the property. Designed to allow for an inside/outside living experience, the rooms are highlighted by their comfortable outdoor space that has both a large daybed and luxury outdoor shower.

      Deposit: $1,500

      Available options

      Premium Surf Package
      5 left

      Upgrade your regular surf package to a premium experience, which includes THREE extra surf sessions and one extra video analysis session.


      Option to add on an additional 60-minute treatment.

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      NUSHU is a wellness collective and global community committed to fostering true connection, personal growth, and empowerment. Our retreats aim to combine adventure, fun, and joy with opportunities for connecting with incredible women in a safe, nurturing, and judgment-free environment. We will create the conditions to come home to yourself in community, to remove all masks, show up exactly as you are, and be celebrated and loved for it.


      Magical Trip with incredible women.
      By Ashley F for 2024 Surf Retreat on May 14, 2024
      This trip is a reset to break myself out of spiritual hibernation. Every part of it brings a part of me back to life that was set aside to accomplish the routine of every day life. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know anyone. You can sit down at a table with other women on this trip and you are immediately welcome and wanted. You can come as a stranger but by the time you leave you have new friends. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never surfed before-do the awkward thing. Every person there will be cheering you on as you do it. We are there to play, something that has been pushed to the side too much as we “grow up”. And the laughter, so much laughter. I come back from these trips with a renewed sense of strength and a full heart.
      By Katherine M for 2024 Surf Retreat on May 14, 2024
      My trip with NUSHU to Costa Rica was beyond words. I had been suffering from severe burnout and could not find anything to help me. Not only did I have child like fun while surfing and discover I loved something I would never try on my own I was also nourished so well that I came back with a spark for life I had been missing for several years. I am beyond grateful for this trip but, anytime I attend a NUSHU retreat I feel held, the accommodations are the best and I definitely get my moneys worth and more.
      By Angela A for 2024 Surf Retreat on May 13, 2024
      I had an awesome time - the accommodations were perfect, the surfing fabulous, and every detail well thought through! Bravo!
      By Angela M for 2024 Surf Retreat on May 13, 2024
      This was an incredible trip. The NUSHU Team collaborated with our hotel, the surf coaches, massage therapists, and an amazing yoga teacher to create an experience that felt both restorative and expansive. My surf coach offered a great balance of listening to my fears and motivating me to try a completely new sport. The meals were delicious with plenty of options to meet my dietary needs (I'm allergic to wheat and shrimp). The company was amazing--all the women were super supportive throughout the week and I had so much fun connecting with them. I returned home with an increased love for the ocean and for myself.
      By Sofia E for 2024 Surf Retreat on May 10, 2024
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      The NUSHU Surf Retreat to Costa Rica is an experience I will forever cherish. It was my first time traveling to Costa Rica and Nosara was a magical introduction to the country. The NUSHU Team created a week of bliss, working closely together with our fantastic hotel, Sendero, the Ten Toes Surf coaches, massage therapists, and an amazing yoga teacher to create a seamless itinerary that was curated to everyone’s needs. What stands out the most about the NUSHU surf retreat are the incredible connections cultivated within the group of women in such a short time. Vanessa and the NUSHU team are such rays of light, drawing in the most beautiful and inspiring women around them. I am extremely grateful for being a part of the 2024 NUSHU Surf Retreat and cannot wait for the next one!
      By Victoria L on 14 May, 2024
      Nushu trips are always the perfect balance of adventure, amazing people, and deep care from their team. They choose the most beautiful locations and think of EVERY detail. LOVE these trips and this company!
      By Ally B on 10 May, 2024
      I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Upstate Retreat last month (Feb 2024). Ally, Vanessa and the entire NUSHU team took tremendous care of us all, allowing me to really relax into the experience of being there — disconnected from the outside world yet more connected to my inner world than ever before. It was a dream!
      By Polly G on 10 Mar, 2024
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