NUSHU Surf Retreat

      Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

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      3 reviews
      Apr 28 - May 4, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 26
      NUSHU Surf Retreat
      Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

      • Facebook verified
      3 reviews

      Apr 28 - May 4, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 26

      About this trip

      The NUSHU Surf Retreat is 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, to 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 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, 2024, 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, 2024, 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.

      What’s included

      • 6 nights accommodation
      • Welcome drinks
      • 6 breakfasts
      • 5 lunches
      • 6 dinners
        Two dinners in town
      • NUSHU Group sessions
        Led by NUSHU Founder Vanessa Cornell
      • 5 surf lessons
        Adapted to your level with certified instructors
      • 2 surf theory sessions
        Video feedback to optimize learning
      • Surf photography
      • 2 yoga classes
        Restorative sessions focused on breath and stretching
      • Surf and yoga equipment
      • 1 massage treatment
      • Travel booking support
        NUSHU Team and on-site representative will help coordinate travel if needed
      • Concierge
      • 24-hour security guard
      • Daily cleaning services
      • Goodie bag
      • International airfare
        Flights to and from Liberia Guanacaste Airport (LIR)
      • Travel within Costa Rica
        Car service to and from LIR and Nosara
      • Snacks and drinks
        Outside of meal times
      • Medical insurance
      • Travel insurance
      • Additional massages

      Available Packages

      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
      Sold Out

      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
      only 3 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 shower.

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

      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

      Available options

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      3 reviews
      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.


      I am sitting with a massive smile a gratitude as I write this review. I have never been on a trip that made me feel so filled up and proud of myself. Everyone was so encouraging, supportive and the atmosphere that was created by NUSHU was absolutely magical and unique. The accommodations were great and the food was so fresh, healthy and every meal ended in a conversation begging for for the recipes. The surf instructors pushed me out of the comfort zone while making me feel so wins were their wins and the wisdoms they whispered will be with me for a lifetime. NUSHU made all the travel seamless and there were fun surprises everyday. As always, the most important aspect is how you feel.... and looking back now, I can tell you I feel amazing; I made lifetime friends and I will not hesitate to travel with NUSHU again.
      By lala l for NUSHU Surf Retreat on Feb 23, 2023
      This trip exceeded all expectations! NUSHU magic at its finest through soulful connection with strangers who are now sisters, adventurously pushing one's limits to deepen the connection to self and others and pure JOY through laughter and self-nourishment. I would do it again in an instant and can't wait to see what NUSHU offers next.
      By Courtney E for NUSHU Surf Retreat on Feb 20, 2023
      Absolutely perfect balance of surfing, yoga, and good conversations. The food was so nourishing and the women so inspiring. I’d go back tomorrow if I could!
      By Lindley P for NUSHU Surf Retreat on Feb 12, 2023


      I had a great time at the NUSHU retreat. It really helped me relax and reset. Vanessa and her team along with all of the women that attended were so welcoming and we all connected so deeply.
      By Angela A on 02 May, 2023