Aventura + Yoga: Nicaragua Edition

Playa Gigante, Nicaragua

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Room to Roam
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24 reviews
Feb 16 - 21, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20
Aventura + Yoga: Nicaragua Edition
Playa Gigante, Nicaragua

Room to Roam
  • Facebook verified
24 reviews

$NaN
Feb 16 - 21, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

 You've been waiting for a chance to escape to somewhere new, or perhaps to return to your favorite place.. Nicaragua.  You may have been on a yoga retreat, but not like this! Join Kristie Fast and Danielle Brunson for an all inclusive trip to Playa Gigante. This experience is designed to provide you with adventure, wellness, fun, and community. Vamanos y'all.  

 

This experience is intentionally planned to provide plenty of options for activities AND rest. You never have to join in but trust us, you're going to want to do all the things. Included in your trip are.... (drum roll please)

  • 5 nights/6 days lodging in 4 star beachside boutique hotel (all A/C, hot showers, ceiling fans, fast Wifi, onsite pool, yoga palapa, onsite restaurant + bar)
  • All meals and n/a beverages (juice, smoothies, sodas, elixir "shots", infused waters, High PH alkaline water)
  • Roundtrip ground transportation between airport + hotel (flight not included) 
  • Day Hike Giants Foot 
  • Yoga at Aqua (neighboring resort with cliffside yoga deck, private beach, N/A beverages + snacks)-
  • Beach days with free surfboard rentals/basic group surf lessons 
  • Welcome cacao ceremony 
  • Salsa lesson and dance party 
  • Daily vinyasa yoga to start your day
  • Evening yin/restorative sessions when on site

Fly into Nicaragua or Costa Rica on Thursday, then our transportation delivers you to our private oasis of bliss in Playa Gigante. Our beachside boutique hotel sets the vibe for an IG-worthy experience. Daily class offerings vary and are available for all levels. Nothing is mandatory; you decide what aligns with your goals for the retreat. Our excursions immerse you into the local culture while activating higher vibrations within yourself.

Excursions

  • Day Trip to Granada included in your package (islets boat tour, lunch and city tour, Masaya volcano, beautiful sights of Laguna De Apoyo)

Add-On Optional 

  • Only $95 for Ziplining and San Juan Del Sur Beach Town Lunch + Sightseeing
  • Massages $60/hr or $80 for 90 minutes
  • Horseback riding on the beach $25/pp


This all-inclusive package gives you the support and guidance to get to Nicaragua easily where you can explore and unwind along the road less traveled.  We coordinate and include your roundtrip transportation between airport and our hotel, offer amazing local, fresh, and delicious meals, and keep you comfortable with A/C, hot showers, and Wifi in our 4-star beachside boutique hotel complete with a sparkling pool, on site restaurant + bar, and beautiful Grand Palapa movement space.


Our beachside boutique hotel is immersed in the center of a beachy fishing village along the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua.  Meet friendly locals, walk empty beaches, and see pigs, cows, and goats roaming the streets.  It's that kinda vibe....off the beaten path and surrounded by natural beauty and a slower way of living....good for the soul.  



OUR SPACE/HOTEL:

Our 14-room boutique hotel is equipped with a sparkling pool,A/C, hot showers, and Wifi in every room.  You’ll be able to enjoy travel in a a way that preserves comfortable accommodations without losing the rustic touch of travelling off the beaten path to enjoy what makes Playa Gigante unique.  

We have an all-weather multi-use wellness space that is perfect for yoga/movement, breathwork sessions, ice baths, or a game of pickleball. It is a simple oasis in the heart of town with friendly staff, extremely comfortable rooms, and an amazing overall vibe that will shift your perspective on the beauty of Nicaragua that often goes unnoticed or misunderstood.

OUR FOOD

We have a full-service restaurant + bar to prepare meals and beverages during this retreat. Enjoy fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with delicious options for all dietary needs and preferences.  Experience delicious tropical fruits, fresh caught fish, local produce, and a thoughtfully crafted menu to keep you satisfied.


We also include two dinners in the local community where we Roam and experience more local businesses that keep this magical community thriving.

THE COMMUNITY OF PLAYA GIGANTE

 A colorful fishing village off the beaten path, El Gigante is located just over an hour north of San Juan Del Sur on Nicaragua's beautiful Pacific Coast. 


The town is aptly named “big foot” when translated from Spanish to describe the gentle green foothills that meet the ocean with such ease. A town filled with untouched beaches, roaming farm animals, and dirt pathways; you’ll quickly remember the importance of slowing down and to embrace living simply.  


The lifestyle and culture here very much embodies the phrase “Take it Easy”.  Arriving here feels like taking one long exhale and a chance to just be. 

ABOUT DANIELLE BRUNSON

 Danielle Brunson is a E-RYT 200 certified yoga teacher and a certified meditation and mindfulness teacher trained by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In addition to teaching yoga she is the Co-Founder of The Namaste Project, a mindfulness and meditation company that provides training to adults in public schools, businesses, and community settings. Her approach to yoga and mindfulness is centered in accessibility and inclusivity. 

ABOUT KRISTIE FAST

 Kristie Fast is a 500 E-RYT that has been leading destination retreats for 7 years. She loves to travel while guiding students to find inspiration that helps them connect with themselves both mind and body. Kristie specializes in teaching at any level within a class allowing everyone to find what they need within their own personal practice. Kristie has experienced first hand how travel and yoga can liberate the soul and wants nothing more than to share that with others. 

What’s included

  • Boutique Hotel Stay
    5 nights in our 4-Star Beachside Boutique Hotel with a pool, grand palapa wellness space, A/C, hot water, Wifi
  • Food + Drink
    Unlimited food, fresh juice, and n/a refreshments from our onsite restaurant. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
  • Airport Shuttle
    Roundtrip Airport Shuttle to get you safely + seamlessly between airport + hotel. Choose to fly into either Managua (MGA) or Liberia, CR (LIR).
  • Daily Yoga Sessions
    A mix of AM Vinyasa and evening Yin/Restorative Sessions led by Danielle + Kristie.
  • Ometepe Island Day Trip
    Take a ferry across Lake Nicaragua to explore the volcanic island of Ometepe, where you will enjoy a beuatiful butterfly garden, lakefront lunch, and chance to swim + play in volcanic spring waters.
  • Sacred Cacao Ceremnoy
    Organic and prepared by a local Reiki Master + Spiritual Healer, this ceremony helps you unlock and connect with deep wisdom joy within.
  • Beach Bonfire
    A perfect way to celebrate a week of magic with new friends, ceremoniously burning away all the things that you have chosen to let go of as a way to restore your energy + headspace as you return home.
  • Reggae Curry Night
    Experience the vibes of a sunset reggae curry dinner with panoramic views overlooking Playa Amarillo, just a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
  • Local Pizza Night
    At one of our favorite locally owned restaurants, El Pozo, with delicious brick oven fired pizza and always a happening vibe with music, dancing, and games.
  • Concierge Travel Service
    From optimal flight selection, navigating all travel requirements, and detailed pre-trip communication + preparation, we handle all the details so you can just enjoy the ride!
  • International Airfare
    Choose to fly into either Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) or Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) as each are equal distance from our hotel. We will send you our best recommendations after you book!
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    Enjoy a cold beer or hand-crafted cocktail with fresh juices and house made ingredients!
  • Additional Activities
    We work with our trusted partners for the extras like : fishing trips, surf lessons, horseback riding, snorkeling, massages, optional day trip to SJDS, moto rentals, whatever you want to do!
  • Optional Gratuity
    If you loved your service + stay with us, feel free to leave a tip to be shared evenly amongst all of our awesome staff.
  • Travel Insurance
    Highly Recommended to protect your trip in case anything happens! We Travel recommends www.travelexinsurance.com

Available Packages

Shared Room + Bath
14 left

Our shared rooms are equipped with both a queen and twin size bed,  hot water shower, and refreshing A/C. + ceiling fans.  

$2,000
Deposit: $500
Private Room + Bath
6 left

 Our private single  rooms are equipped with a queen size bed,  a side table/desk, built in dresser, blackout shades, hot water shower, and refreshing A/C + ceiling fans.

$2,400
Deposit: $500

Available options

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Room to Roam is an all-inclusive retreat service provider that streamlines the retreat leading process and connects people to amazing experiences off the beaten path. Currently with locations in Southern Nicaragua + Northern Costa Rica.

Reviews

What an unbelievable experience! I fell in love with the beauty of the land and the community. Room to Roam does an excellent job coordinating every detail, so you don't have to worry about anything. And I can't say enough about the staff. The staff are like a close family, genuinely friendly and so helpful! This retreat experience was like none other. There were plenty of activities to choose from, making it a unique "choose your own adventure" experience. I'll definitely be back in the future.
By Candace E for Let Go | Recharge | Have Fun on 22 Jun, 2022
Such a great time. The room was comfortable with air conditioning and hot water. The food and staff were all fantastic. Highly recommend!
By Jessica T for Let Go | Recharge | Have Fun on 14 Jun, 2022
Can’t say enough good things about Room to Roam and the whole staff in Nicaragua. The food is next level, the staff is so warm and friendly, I was instantly at home. They guided me through the travel process and I felt completely safe as I traveled somewhere new. The surfing was incredible and there is just some kind of magic down there! I’ll be back!
By Meredith P for SURF + SKATE IN NICARAGUA WITH LORENZO on 13 Jun, 2022
Room to Roam was an amazing experience all around! Accommodations were clean and comfortable with operational A/C, fans, wi-fi, and running hot water! The common spaces were awesome, and the pool was always ready. All the staff on site were welcoming and delightful, and took care of guests' every request. The food was absolutely incredible! Everything on the menu was on point and they handled special requests with ease. In our small group we had a gluten-free carnivore, a gluten-free vegetarian, and a gluten-loving vegetarian. We each had enough options to never have to eat the same meal twice (though some found favorites and stuck to them). I endeavored to try as much as possible, and there wasn't a single dish that didn't completely deliver beyond expectation. The bartenders, spinning the fun music and videos, also spun excellent thirst-quenching drinks from smoothies to cocktails, delivered with a smile. Ashley's yoga and Kate's pilates sessions were just right, and the hour-long massage left me blissful and pain-free. The owners, Chance and Kate, took on all the worries to make sure our experience went smooth - including adjusting rooming arrangements, transportation, border crossings, and covid-testing. And their dogs, Iris and Tarzan, were delightful and wonderful companions for walks and naps. But the one staff member deserving the biggest SHOUTOUT was our Surf Guide, Ramone. Not only did he gently coax us out in all kinds of conditions, but he was attentive to us in the water and always made sure we were in the optimal spot for catching waves. He helped me tremendously with timing and technique, calling me into waves, and instilling my confidence in bigger waves, and in less than optimal conditions. I am grateful for the breakthroughs that came from surfing with both Ramone and our host, Lorenzo (whom I credit for getting to my feet on the shortest board yet!). Our group was quite small (5 guests at the start and then just 3 for the rest of the week), so it was like having the "resort" to ourselves with a high staff to guest ratio. That said, I still think a larger group would not feel any less personally cared for. You really feel like you are visiting friends: fresh home-cooked meals, no need for locked doors, wi-fi connectivity, laundry service, and pet dogs. It's a home away from home, plus plenty of ROOM TO ROAM.
By Kymri W for SURF + SKATE IN NICARAGUA WITH LORENZO on 07 Jun, 2022
This trip was such a blast! Room to Roam set us up in Hotel Onda, which had such a cool, upscale hostel/boutique hotel vibe! The staff were super friendly and our excursions were amazing. I especially love the waterfall excursion and learning to surf with Javi my surf instructor! Kate and Olivia were so hospitable and always checking on us to make sure things were going well or if we needed anything. I'd definitely do this again!
By Rheannon M for PURA VIDA! Room to Roam Expands to Costa Rica! on 17 May, 2022
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I can’t say enough about my wonderful experience with Kate, Ashley, Lorenzo and the whole staff at Room to Roam! This trip was truly magical. I was a little nervous to travel for the first time since COVID. Kate took such great care ushering me in to Nicaragua. I was very stressed at home prior to leaving and Kate kept taking things off my plate as I prepared to leave. Upon arrival we were greeted so warmly by the staff. I was instantly relaxed. Marco’s truly does make the BEST passion fruit margarita on the planet! My intention was surf and boy did I fall back in love with surfing, but I am really walking away with so much more- a complete reboot for my body, mind and soul! I’ll be back again soon! PS the food is out of the this world! Every single meal…. Mouth watering!
By Meredith P on 03 Jun, 2022