DESTINATION

Experience la Pura Vida! Playa Grande is known for its consistent surf, beautiful lush scenery, and laid back vibes.

– Perfect waves for beginners but all levels are welcome
– Ideal water and air temperature, no wetsuits needed!
– Charming tropical surf town
– Stunning ocean and jungle views right from our balcony
– Welcoming local community
– Tranquil vibes but close to the action

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Let us handle the details.

  • 6 days + 5 nights in Playa Grande, Costa Rica  
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners by our in-house local private chef
  • 5 professional surf lessons
  • 2 restorative yoga classes
  • Optional free surf time
  • All surf + yoga equipment  
  • Adventurous waterfall hike 
  • 2 professional surf photos sessions. Leave with epic memories!
  • Sunset catamaran boat tour 
  • Local’s night out on the town
  • Airport transfer to + from Liberia Airport (if you arrive outside our suggested times/days, we can arrange a private transfer at an additional cost)
  • WiFi available throughout the surf house
  • Beautiful large pool and communal outdoor space 

Surf Retreat Costa Rica House

LODGING

Welcome to your Costa Rican beach house! Come experience tropical vibes at this gorgeous surf house right on the beach. Equipped with our private chef, large pool, wifi, full kitchen, and if we’re lucky, monkeys! 

– Perfect location: less than a 2 minute walk to our empty surf break
– Lush and private backyard with beautiful pool 
– Private and shared bedroom options with choice of ocean view 
– Amazing social and private areas with WiFi
– Open air palapa perfect for yoga or just relaxing in the shade 

Explore A New Place

An authentic Costa Rican experience. Surf, yoga, food, relaxation, and adventure. Pura Vida!

Surf Your Heart Out

Our retreats are geared towards beginners but all levels are welcome. Playa Grande has some of the best waves in the world. Surfing is for everyone!

Community

We love to create an inclusive and supportive space for all our travelers. Being a part of the Sunshine Surf gang is truly a life changing experience.

ADVENTURES

Explore the greenest jungle, listen to howler monkeys, set sail with dolphins, hike up waterfalls, learn to salsa dance on a night out in town. This isn’t your typical surf retreat.

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

A truly unique hand crafted Sunshine Surf  Retreat

 

UPCOMING TRIP: JULY 1 – 6, 2024

Cozy Shared Triple

Shared room with three twin beds

  • Perfect for friends or solo traveler 
  • Budget friendly large bright room + private bathroom
  • AC + WiFi

$2,295

 

Ocean View Private Queen

Private room with one queen bed

  • Beautiful ocean view
  • Queen bed can become 2 twin beds upon request
  • AC + Wifi + Private Bathroom

$3,095

 

Ocean View Deluxe Private King

Large private room with one king bed

  • Ultimate experience for solo traveler or friends
  • Beautiful ocean view 
  • AC + Wifi + Private Bathroom

$3,195

 

Purchase by January 1st for $200 off!

Prices above are listed as per-person. Please inquire for double occupancy prices.

FAQs

Can I attend Solo? Can I attend with my friend/partner/family member?

Of course! Come solo or with a friend or two or four. Please note our retreats are for women and non-binary folks. Let us know when you are booking if you want to share a room with a specific member. 

What if I am not interested in surfing?

No problem! We encourage you to give it a try but if it’s not your jam Costa Rica is absolutely stunning. Enjoy the beach, town, beautiful house on the ocean, and all of the activities listed in your retreat. We can arrange different activities for you to enjoy (subject to price changes), or feel free to just lay back and chill.

How many people are on the retreat?

Our retreats are anywhere from 8-12 guests plus 2 retreat guides. 

Are there any requirements?
  • Must be at least 18+

  • Must know how to swim

  • Must be interested in trip of a lifetime 

Do I need to be a good surfer or yogi?

Absolutely not! This surf, yoga, adventure retreat is about having fun. While you’ll naturally see the improvements in your surfing skills, strength, balance, and a deeper connection with nature, these are just some of the fantastic benefits you’ll enjoy. 

What is NOT included?
  • Flight

  • Alcoholic beverages 

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips
What Should I Pack?

Everyone is different, and Playa Grande has almost everything you need if you prefer traveling light or forget anything, but listed below are some helpful reminders: 

  • Bathing suit + rashguard

  • Activewear/ yoga wear

  • Beach coverup

  • Socks and underwear

  • Sandals or flip flops

  • Casual clothing

  • Hat or sun protection

  • Sunglasses

  • Athletic/ strappy water shoes shoes for hiking

  • Personal Toiletries & Medication

  • Sunscreen (reef-safe recommended)

  • Natural insect repellent

 

Important Documents

  • Passport

  • Emergency contact information

  • Travel Insurance

  • Flight ticket information

  • ATM card

Do I need to bring my own surfboard?

No, but you are more than welcome to bring your own board if you prefer to do so! Soft-Top and hardtop boards will be provided based on your skill level and preference.

What airport should I fly into?

We recommend flying into Liberia Airport (LIR) or San José International Airport (SJO). We will provide private transportation to and from LIB airport if you arrive and depart within our suggested time window. If you decide to fly into another airport or time, we can book you private transportation at an additional cost. 

Money & Currency

The official currency in Costa Rica is the Colón (CRC), but US dollars are widely accepted in the Guanacaste region. Credit cards are accepted in most restaurants and shops, but please bring cash for small purchases like souvenirs and tips for staff. ATMs are also available. Do not forget to notify your bank that you will be traveling!

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are non-refundable, but can be transferred to a friend or family member (women and non-binary folks). Your final trip payment is due 60 days before the start date. If you need to cancel your trip for any reason, please contact your travel insurance, as they may be able to cover your expenses. Your understanding of these policies is greatly appreciated.