Surf and Yoga

Costa Rica

RU
11 reviews
May 29 - Jun 5, 2021
Group size: 1 - 12
Surf and Yoga
Costa Rica

11 reviews

May 29 - Jun 5, 2021
Group size: 1 - 12

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

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Rise Up was such an incredible experience. It completely exceeded my expectations which were already high, based on feedback that I had received from a friend who attended a few weeks earlier. I learned to surf, galloped down the beach on horseback, hiked to waterfalls, and met the most amazing group of people. I highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to be challenged and experience one of the most beautiful places on earth. Thank you Rise Up Fam!
By Taylor G for Surf and Yoga on 14 Jun, 2021
I mean... Where do I begin?? My week with Rise Up was the best experience ever! This was my 2nd surf camp with them and honestly, I wasn't sure this trip could beat my first experience. I was so wrong. From the moment I arrived it felt like coming home. Loved the spot they picked in Costa Rica. Encanta La Vida is this lovely hotel tucked away in a remote part of Osa. The food was amazing, the staff was very accommodating and friendly, and the Rise Up team created the best vibe for the week. They're doing smaller groups, which gave the week more of a family style feel. We ate all of our meals together and spent a lot of quality time together, and I do mean quality. I'm very much an introvert and couldn't get enough of my new friends. I may have shed a tear or several when I had to say goodbye at the end of my glorious week. The surf instruction was phenomenal. I had Francisco, who was the best! But the other guys would weigh in if they were in the water with me. They work well as a team. I am very much a beginner but really stepped up my skills in the week that I was there. Francisco is super patient, very encouraging, and loves to see us do well. I pushed harder because of it. The yoga was fantastic! I've been practicing for years and with Adele I actually learned a new way to approach some of the poses, which at this stage of my journey isn't common for me. Adele is just that good! She adjusted the flows to what we needed given our surf days, and her energy is the best combination of yogi zen and and spirited fun girl. She's great! They had so many fun activities planned for us. Hikes, Climbing trees, horseback riding along the ocean... I had a blast! Covid testing and other measures put a bit of a wrench into things, but Corina and Phil help walk you through all you need to know so that you're not stressing. Honestly I just can't say enough great things about Rise Up. I cannot wait to book my next week with them.
By Kara F for Surf and Yoga on 08 Jun, 2021
This is my 4th trip with Rise Up and maybe my favorite. I can't believe that places this beautiful actually exist. Ojo Del Mar where we stayed is so special with some of the best meals I can remember having (all home cooked by lovely people). The surf breaks are breathtaking and surfable on big and small days. The coaching always steps my surf game up by leaps and bounds. The Rise up Familia does such an amazing job bringing strangers together so that they feel like family by the end of the week. Too much beauty to describe in a review....just go join them. (Solo female surfer)
By julie d for 2nd Payment Surf and Yoga Retreat on 18 May, 2021
An exceptional trip. The crew is beyond amazing. I’ve never surfed a day in my life coming from inland Georgia. I left with the skill set and tools need to build my new surfing and obsession. You’ll be well taken care of, loads of side adventures, and some yoga to fill in the much needed stretching post surf! Book your trip yesterday. I’ll definitely attend a Rise Up retreat again.
By Sarah Malone C for 2nd Payment Surf and Yoga Retreat on 17 May, 2021
I consider Rise Up a forever family. I had such an amazing life changing trip. My goal was to advance my surfing and I came back with so much more. I didn’t expect the adventures, such AMAZING FRESH ORGANIC FOOD, friendships, and giving back to the Nicaraguan community. When I go to a new country I always want to connect to the community, I don’t want to feel like a disconnected visitor. I highly recommend taking a minute and introducing yourself to their amazing staff to the security to the kitchen, everyone is so lovely and they all have interesting stories and warm hearts. The surfing coaches Melqui & Fran are my buds forever. They are hilarious & made the trip so so fun. I felt so comfortable with everyone and I their feedback & tips on my surfing made a world of difference. Also, even before my trip started I knew I was in good hands with Phil & Corina. I asked probably too many annoying questions within the months before my trip and they were so very communicative and patient with me! My flight was cancelled and they rescheduled and accommodated me. As a solo female I felt like I was visiting a friend because at one point I was in contact with them everyday and they checked in with me before and during my trip. Another reason I chose Rise Up is that they really care about improving the Nicaraguan community. we donated school supplies & drinks to a local school there. The teachers told us that Phil & Corina donated desks, doors, and more to the school. They also train girls to surf & teach a English to give them an opportunity to teach at Rise Up which would open so many doors & opportunities for them. I can’t recommend this resort more. I’m already planning my next trip in the following year. Looking forward to doing Rise Up in Costa Rica & other countries. Thank you millions for everything 💗
By Alex G for Surf and Yoga on 28 Apr, 2021
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