Costa Rica Jiu Jitsu Getaway - Hero Academy

Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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

Grappling Getaways
  • Facebook verified
24 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 - COED CAMP

Our Costa Rica camp is now available to both men and women.  The instruction provided at this camp is from World renowned Brown & Black Belt Females including April Parks, Katie Hooven, Elisabeth Clay & Svenja Juffernbruch.  Additional 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 $1500 on Feb. 20th

Registration coat will increase to $1599 on April 20th

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 campers 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/men.  In some instances just 1 other camper, in other instances up to 6.  We obviously do not mix men and women in the same rooms unless spouses, siblings or otherwise related.  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


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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What a weekend!!! The accomodations were fabulous! Coffee on the dock with the light fog rolling in was just one of the many highlights of this trip. Everyone was friendly, outgoing, and our host Katie and April made sure everyone felt welcomed and included! The 80s theme was fantastic and everything was decorated so well. We even got swag bags :) The training was also amazing. I learned new moves and new tweaks to moves that I had been doing for years. There is so much more I can say about this wonderful weekend! I feel energized about my jui jitsu again and have a whole new group of friends. So happy I got outside of box and joined this EPIC weekend!
By Jillian Cote for Memorial Day Camp - Back to the 80s on Jun 05, 2023
Loved the theme, the location, the people, the party, the trainings, the meals. I can’t say enough amazing things about these camps. Thank you for providing a safe space to be my goofy self, provide me with the coolest friends and give me such great mentors to look up to. Katie & April You mean the world to me.
By Amanda Mackey for Memorial Day Camp - Back to the 80s on Jun 02, 2023
Where do I even begin again? Well this is my 5th camp and I am absolutely obsessed hence why I keep coming back. To the beautiful accommodation on the lake, training sessions at the pavillion, 80s themed party, excursions, food options, and all of the amazing campers made the trip for me. I'm blessed to have found such strong and fun women who are now my friends that share the same passion as me when it comes to jiu-jitsu. I'm still on cloud 9 from this weekend and looking forward to the next camp. ❤️
By Julissa Day for Memorial Day Camp - Back to the 80s on May 31, 2023
This was my 3rd camp in Lake Placid and I had such a great experience! Training with other women at these camps is like training in a room full of laughter. I can’t wait for the next one! Thank you Grappling Getaways for the opportunity to be part of this experience.
By Diana LeBlanc for Winter Wonderland Jiu Jitsu Camp on Dec 21, 2022
So disappointing. My friends and I were looking forward to this all year and it was not what it was said to be. It was not all inclusive and that should have been made clear. I would recommend just paying for the training, which was great, and taking care of everything else yourself.
By Taia Pinholster for Winter Wonderland Jiu Jitsu Camp on Dec 19, 2022
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This was my first getaway and it won’t be my last. This trip, these people and this experience was something my soul needed. I made lifelong friends, learned some killer techniques while vacationing in paradise. I got solid life advice for things I’m struggling w in my own business. Seeing such strong, powerful women be so down to earth and welcoming and loving just makes feel so grateful I made the trip….. next trip will be Mexico. See you soon Coaches!!!!
By Amanda M on 17 Apr, 2022
Highly recommend!! I've attended 3 amazing Grappling Getaway camps so far (and plan on attending many more) and each time is unique and awesome! April and Katie are exceptional women who truly love what they do! I appreciate so much the time and effort they take to connect with female struggles both on and off the mats, makes these camps unmatchable. Their attention to every detail, coupled with their incredible ability to just go with the flow, makes being in their presence an authentic jiu jitsu experience. They create such a welcoming, fun, and empowering experience, where friendships are seeded and your jiu jitsu grows! If you're wanting to feel empowered by strong women with great attitudes and open minds, you should DEFINITELY get to a Grappling Getaway ASAP!
By Sierra H on 11 Apr, 2022
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