Costa Rica Jiu Jitsu Getaway - Hero Academy

Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Grappling Getaways
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7 reviews
Jul 25 - 29, 2022
Group size: 1 - 16
Costa Rica Jiu Jitsu Getaway - Hero Academy
Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Grappling Getaways
  • Facebook verified
7 reviews

Jul 25 - 29, 2022
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

Spend 5 days in one of our favorite places on the planet doing our favorite thing, Jiu Jitsu! Tamarindo, Costa Rica is a vibrant tropical paradise boasting beautiful beaches, fantastic surfing, an abundance of wildlife, breath-taking landscapes, excellent cuisine, fun boutique shopping and more.  Join Grappling Getaways as we train at the Hero Academy in Tamarindo, Our training will benefit local children by enabling them to train through our contributions.  

Grappling Getaways - Female Only

Our Costa Rica camp is exclusive to women only.  The instruction provided at this camp is from World renowned Brown & Black Belt Females.  Instructors TBA.  The itinerary will be inclusive of daily activities, excursions and training schedule.  We encourage people to participate in what they would like to, but feel no pressure to do all or any of the excursions and group activities.  Ultimately, this is your vacation, if staying at our beautiful accommodations to read a book or laying on a beach all day sipping Pina Coladas is your thing, then you do you! We support the autonomy of our campers.  

Registration & Refunds

Registration cost will increase to $1700 on Feb. 1

Registration coat will increase to $1800 on April 1

Refunds: before 

April 1st - 100% 

May 1st - 50%
May 15th - 25%
June 1 - no refund but 25% credit to be used at a camp of your choice. 

Important Flight Information ***

Please schedule your flights for the following suggested ARRIVAL and DEPARTING flights into and out of Liberia Airport (LIR) , Costa Rica. 

Tamarindo is approximately 1 hour from Liberia Airport. 

Arrival Flights: Please arrive between the times of 10:00 A.M. - 1:20 PM on Monday, July 25th.  Final departure from the airport will be at 1:30 PM sharp.  You may arrive before this time, yet may have a lengthy wait.  We will pick up based off of the flight information that you provide to us.  Please keep in constant communication with us once on the ground in CR.  Once all flights are booked, you will communicate this to us via email. 

Departure Flights: Please schedule your departing flight back to the U.S. in between the hours of 1:30 P.M.  - 5:00 P.M. on Friday, July 29th. Final departure from the AIR BNB will be at approximately 10:45 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. depending on the earliest flights booked.  In the event that you book earlier than these suggested times, you will have to arrange your own transport to the airport.  We do understand that you may find yourself waiting at the airport for some time.  if at all possible we will try to arrange for two separate shuttle trips the airport.  

In the event that you plan to stay an extra day, we can assist with accommodations and travel details to return home.  Again, please let us know as soon as possible if you are considering this.  There may be a few instructors staying an extra day. 

It will be important to provide flight info as soon as you have booked so that we can plan accordingly.

*** ANY flights arriving, even if by fault of the airline, weather conditions, changes in travel advisories, or personal unforeseen circumstances will be defaulted to the individual providing their own transportation to camp.  


What to expect: 

Luxurious Accommodations close to everything.  Large shared living spaces where the ladies can mingle, relax, share, get to know one another and ultimately utilize for whatever their hearts desire.  We will have coffee prepared around the clock and do our best to provide some light snacks.  

Beds & Rooms: As this is very much a camp experience we want to make sure that you understand that you will MOST likely be sharing a room with other women.  In some instances just 1 woman, in other instances up to 6.  Please note, we do have campers share Queen and King beds to maximize camp space.  If you prefer to share with someone you know please inform us.  Also, if this is just not an option for you, you may reserve your own room for an additional cost under add-ons. 

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Luxurious Air BnB
  • Transportation
    To & From Airport
  • Training Fees
    Hero BJJ Academy & Instructors
  • Welcome Basket
    Assorted BJJ & Vacations Gifts
  • Breakfast
    Coffee, Light Breakfast, Juice
  • Flights
    You Are Responsible For Your Own Flight
  • Camp Rashguard
    Hero Rashguards - $55
  • Excursions
    See Ad-ons
  • Food
    Only Breakfast is Provided

Available options

Private Room Sold Out
Surf Lessons
ATV Excursion
Horseback Riding
Hero BJJ RashGuard


Day 1 - Arrival (Mon.)
Arrival at Air bnb

All campers will arrive at Liberia Airport at the designated times shared. Campers will be transported  to the luxury Airbnb to settle in, receive welcome baskets and participate in some ice breaker activities to get to know the other campers.  Training times will be announced when the finalized itinerary is complete.  This will be a day to explore the town, beaches, local spa and perhaps some boutique shopping! 

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Grappling Getaways
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Grappling/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu travel business committed to bringing people high level instruction and invaluable memories/experiences through traveling the world! Everywhere we go, we make new family and friends.


This was my fourth Jiu Jitsu camp with Grappling Getaways and it was my favorite one so far!! Always top notch Jiu Jitsu instruction and training, as well as delicious food and super fun activities!! I highly recommend them and can't wait for the next camp!!! The knowledge, dedication, energy and passion of the instructors is truly special and I have greatly benefited from my experiences with the Grappling Getaways team.
By Melanie Renee C for Monster Smash Murder Mystery Grappling Camp on 17 Nov, 2021
The Monster Smash Murder Mystery Grappling Camp was a fun weekend! It was a nice sized group where I didn’t feel lost. Everyone got a chance to talk to one another and spend time with each other at some point throughout the weekend. I loved that the coaches made it a point to connect with each and every one of us. There was scheduled time for Jiu Jitsu and other fun group activities. This camp is for all levels. I had a fantastic time! I’m looking forward to my next camp with Grappling Getaways!
By Sue S for Monster Smash Murder Mystery Grappling Camp on 16 Nov, 2021
I had the best time with the most amazing bad ass jiu jitsu ladies at my first women’s camp which was Halloween themed. April and Katie were amazing hosts and did everything to make me feel comfortable considering I did not know anyone. I walked away from the trip with some amazing Bjj knowledge taught by some top notch ladies in the Bjj community. I had so many laughs and made so many friends! Its amazing to continue these friendships outside of the camp and I cannot wait for the next one! Thank you for a once in a lifetime experience.
By Lauren M for Monster Smash Murder Mystery Grappling Camp on 15 Nov, 2021
So impressed by the organization, creativity, and execution of this camp. The instructors were very knowledgeable and also created a friendly welcoming atmosphere. As a result, this attracted also a great group of participants. Would recommend!
By Melinda J for Monster Smash Murder Mystery Grappling Camp on 15 Nov, 2021
The Murder Mystery Camp with Grappling Getaways was the first BJJ camp I have ever been to, and it was a fantastic experience. April Parks and Katie Hooven are two inspirational women. They put their heart into this camp, and it shows the moment you sign up. All the instructors at the camp were incredible. They encouraged us to ask many questions and went around to each group, watching and helping us with the technique until we had it. The camp was so much fun! I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time! The ladies I met at the camp were all so welcoming, and we made lifelong friendships. I am glad I was able to experience this and have memories with these incredible women. I will be signing up for another camp.
By Marissa B for Monster Smash Murder Mystery Grappling Camp on 15 Nov, 2021
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April, and the other instructors with Grappling Getaways are THE BEST. Top notch human beings who are amazing at jiu jitsu and amazing at teaching. I’ve been to 3 Grappling Getaways events, and each has been so much fun, so inviting, encouraging, and appropriately challenging for what was advertised. I’ve met so many incredible female leaders and role models through Grappling Getaways. HIGHLY recommended :)
By Aimee P on 15 Nov, 2021