Nicaragua Retreat 21-28 May - 2nd Payment

Nagualapa, Nicaragua

29 reviews
May 21 - 28, 2022
Group size: 1 - 26
Nicaragua Retreat 21-28 May - 2nd Payment
Nagualapa, Nicaragua

29 reviews

May 21 - 28, 2022
Group size: 1 - 26

About this trip

Nicaragua is the original Rise Up destination, and where the owners of Rise Up have called home for the last fifteen years. Our local knowledge, connection to the community, and love for this place, makes for an authentic surf retreat experience.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Accommodation in a shared or private cabana with private bathroom, plus full access to a beautiful beachfront resort
  • Transfers
    Transportation to/from the airport on the first and last days of your retreat
  • Food and Drink
    All daily meals, snacks, and drinks (alcohol not included)
  • Daily Surf Lessons
    Daily surf coaching and guiding with experienced coaches
  • Surfboard Rental
    We have an excellent quiver of boards to choose from!
  • Daily Yoga Classes
    Daily yoga classes with our in-house yoga teacher (the yoga schedule is set each day to complement your surf time, which depends on the tide!)
  • Activities
    Activities: horseback riding, volcano hike or volcano boarding, boat trip through the estuary - depending on the location of the retreat
  • The Rise Up Familia!
    An incredible crew of people to host you throughout your stay!

Available Packages

Shared Room
23 left

These rooms can be shared with up to 4 people, equipped with private bathrooms with outdoor showers, a private patio with hammock and ceiling fans.

Single Room
20 left

A private room, equipped with a private bathroom with outdoor showers, a private patio with hammock and ceiling fans.


Your Organizer

Rise Up Surf
29 reviews
We are a surf and yoga retreat based in Nicaragua but offering retreats worldwide.


This was my third trip with Rise Up. Coaches are supportive and meet you where you are at. The food is always fantastic, they go above and beyond to accommodate any dietary needs. They take such good care of you. Best of all, laughter, new friends and memories. I'll be back as soon as I can.
By Ria H for Your Retreat with Rise Up Surf Ria Hunt April 16-23 on 02 May, 2022
Great location, with right-hand point breaks everywhere. Friendly & helpful staff & surf coaches. Food was great (though was sometimes a bit protein-light at lunch time). Great dinners, with a different dessert every night. Rooms at Encanta La Vida were well maintained, with overhead fans to keep the bugs at bay when sleeping. Hammocks and comfy chairs for lounging. Nice pool for cooling off and for doing surf theory lessons (eg., paddle strokes). Bar prices are a bit high, even with the daily happy hour discount. The jungle is right outside your door, with birds, monkeys, lizards, iguanas, and crabs galore! Surf coaching is as intense or hands-off as you'd like. I prefer to just go have fun and not worry too much about skill building, but others are there to push their limits and increase abilities; coaches are great at asking who wants what, who's working on what, and what goals people have for the week. I surfed maybe 1/2 or 1/3rd as much as everyone else, and that was fine with me; others went out frothing 2-3 times a day. The non-surf adventures were also a lot of fun, without being too intense or taking time/energy away from surf, as they were scheduled to happen when the tide or sun was least optimal for surf. I didn't do the horseback ride but heard it was a blast, especially as much of the ride happened to coincide with the first big rainstorm of the week! Tree climbing was great and was adjustable to skills/comfort levels -- the tree has a wide range of climbing difficulties so anyone can enjoy the experience. The jungle hike to get to the tree was also educational, as our guide was full of knowledge about the local sloths, birds, and snakes.. Finally, the waterfall walk was an easy stroll to a waterfall for a swim & an exfoliating mud mask. Overall, I would put Rise Up in Matapalo, Osa, CR very near the top of other Rise Up experiences - perhaps just below Aposentillo, Nicaragua and well above Mechapa, Nicaragua. If you're looking for point breaks, Matapalo is definitely worth the time; if you're OK with beach breaks, Aposentillo is a good option too.
By Nick B for Deposit Rise Up Surf Retreat on 08 Apr, 2022
The experience was amazing. I came with my two 14 year olds. We were all different levels. after surfing kids played cards with instructors or in the pool as I did yoga and slept. The food was amazing. The instructors were incredible, kind, clear communicators. We all were sad to leave. It felt like a big family.
By Ethan T for Nicaragua Retreat 19-26 March - Ethan Trask on 04 Apr, 2022
I had an amazing time in El Paredon! Beautiful people, beautiful accommodation and delicious food. I can't wait to go again.
By Marte A for Your Retreat in Guatemala with Rise Up from 29 Jan - 12 Feb on 01 Mar, 2022
I'm probably going to be very biased as this is the first surf retreat I have ever taken and it totally surpassed my expectations. First it was the people. The Rise Up Surf team of instructors, guides and chefs were amazing. So helpful, so kind, so patient, so respectful, so encouraging and so caring. On the water and off! Their number one goal was making sure you felt welcome, as a single traveller that can be a little scary, and almost immediately that disappeared from the moment I stepped out of the car. The surf coaching. Wow. This was the most fun bit ever. Finding the right waves for your level and getting you on as many as possible and pushing you gently to the next level. There was a much more advanced surfer in this group and I could see he was catered for as well as the more novices ; ) The yoga and other activities were so good too. And whether we did them as a group or on one I went on by myself, they were all equally as fun. Highly recommend wake boarding even though I only made it to my knees.. still a lot of work to do on my upper body strength apparently! The food... so much delicious food... all I can say is we ate well! So much fresh local food! To summarize I'm already thinking about when can I go on another retreat again!
By Lisa S for Your Retreat with Rise Up Surf on 28 Feb, 2022
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