Soul Surfers – Costa Rica Surf Camp – Anamaya Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Hotel Teacher Training, Surf Camp and Eco Lodge

Soul Surfers: Costa Rica Surf Camp

It’s no secret that Costa Rica is a hotbed of surfing and yoga. The Soul Surfer Yoga Retreat is a perfect combination of the two. This retreat is for those who are complete beginners and want to learn how to surf, as well as seasoned surfers who want to take their skill level to new heights. Our instructors will provide you with individual attention and modify their lessons to meet your needs and goals so you can learn at your own pace.

Along with a week full of catching waves and feeling the power of the ocean beneath your feet, you’ll also enjoy daily yoga sessions overlooking 270 degrees of ocean view to improve your flexibility and strength. Many avid surfers, in order to enhance stamina and prevent injuries, commonly practice yoga.

Basic Surfing Safety Tips

Soul Surfer Retreat:

All our yoga and surf package costs $395 in addition to your base rate. Your base rate covers your accommodation and 3 organic meals per day.

The waves are good enough here that surfing is available with Anamaya all year round! See the calendar listed on our Rates & Reserve page (at the bottom).

What’s Included

  • Daily Yoga Classes (Beginners – Intermediate)
  • 5 Surf Lessons & Board Rentals
  • Waterfall Hike
  • Beach Sunset Excursion
  • Circus Performance
  • Includes all of this but your travel!

Anamaya’s Soul Surfing Yoga Retreat offers adventure, relaxation, and overall wellness set in a perfect tropical paradise. We also have massage and additional spa services available to our guests, as well as a number of exciting excursions that Costa Rica is well known for. We will do our best to fulfill all your wildest expectations about what a retreat vacation in paradise should be.

Yoga at Anamaya

The Scuba Certification and Yoga Retreat includes up to 10 yoga classes throughout the week. Yoga is a fantastic accompaniment to your scuba diving training as it will improve your air consumption and enhance your swimming technique, among many additional benefits.

We practice an energizing flow every morning before breakfast on our main yoga deck overlooking 270 degrees of epic ocean and coastline views. Then in the early evening just before sunset we hold a more relaxing and restorative type practice on our lower deck. With the scuba certification schedule you may not be able to attend every yoga class, but we’ve made all 10 classes available to you so you’re free to participate in any one of them when you’re not diving.


The rate for the Scuba Certification and Yoga Retreat package price is $395 USD. That includes your scuba certification training, and up to 10 yoga classes depending on your dive schedule (this rate does not include any additional excursions, spa treatments, alcoholic beverages, or other extras). 

The package price of $395 is added to your Base Rate which includes your 7 night stay plus 3 healthy meals per day. Prices are in USD and per person. Our weekly retreats are a full 7-day experience, which always take place from Saturday to Saturday.

NOTE: The first price listed is for our Low Season (May – Oct), and the second price is for High Season (Nov – April).

Dorm Rate:
$795 / $995
per week (plus tax).

We have two lovely “dormitory style” rooms at Anamaya that accommodate 5 women. Both Dorms have stunning panoramic ocean views, are a great option for solo travelers, and are for women only.

Triple Rate:
$945 / $1,195
per week (plus tax).

We have three rooms at Anamaya that accommodate 3 people… including our amazing treehouse! Each with amazing ocean views that will take your breath away

Double Rate:
$1,095 / $1,395
per week (plus tax).

Choose one of our beautiful double occupancy cabanas, each with epic views and private bathrooms. These rooms are perfect for couples or BFFs.

Single Deluxe:
$1,645 / $1,995
per week (plus tax).

Enjoy everything Anamaya has to offer AND have one of our beautiful deluxe cabanas all to yourself.

Where We Surf:

We take a van each day to the best possible surf spots in the area, depending on the size of the waves, tides, and the dynamics of the group. Our two favorite spots are Playa Grande in Montezuma, and Playa Hermosa in Santa Teresa:

Playa Grande of Montezuma, Costa Rica


One of the country’s most beautiful beaches, it is a 30-minute walk through beach and jungle trails, past waterfalls and beautiful scenery. The waves here are fairly small, but consistent and no rocks. It’s excellent for beginners.

Playa Hermosa of Santa Teresa


Just north of Santa Teresa is the prettiest and broadest beach around, with larger waves and a point break. It’s worth the drive to come out here, and we usually take allsun Anamaya’s guests here every Wendesday afternoon for a sunset excursion.

Costa Rica:

Curious about Costa Rica? Costa Rica is one of the most magical and special places on earth. Costa Rica was recently rated to be the Happiest country on earth by an independent survey. See this CNN Article about Costa Rica. In addition, the surfing beaches we will take you to, in Malpais, Santa Teresa, and Malpais, were rated among the top 10 in the world by Forbes Magazine.

Additional Surfing Info:

Yoga and Surfing are Soul Mates
Surfing Tips for Beginners

Please read our Retreats FAQ page, which is extensive and carefully crafted to answer almost all the questions that our guests routinely have. You will find it very helpful.

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We can’t talk about Anamaya without mentioning the food. As you may have read in our testimonials above, the food is as much a part of the Anamaya experience as the views, the yoga, the ocean, and the staff.

Our Head Chef, Jeffrey Wayne Horton is known as “Chef Jeff” amongst our guests and all our staff. Chef Jeff is originally from Florida but has lived and worked in Costa Rica for 6 years. Before that working under a number of Executive Chef’s including Michelin Star Chef John Tennick, Chef Jeff believes in the importance of sustainable practices and using local products and produce in everything he does. Anamaya has nearby a farm called Rancho Delicioso, so Chef Jeff frequents the farm to gather what’s fresh and available. Some of our favorites are super foods such as Gotu Kola, Moringa, Holy Basil, etc. Together with our amazing kitchen team at Anamaya, Chef Jeff provides our guests with 100% gluten free, organic, and creative menus every day.


Anamaya Resort opened in December of 2009 and we have attracted a group of like-minded guests who are into health, wellness and adventure. A week with us is nothing less than transformative. Our mission is to create an environment where our guests will connect with nature, connect with other people from around the world, and connect with themselves.

Our staff treat our guests like family, our healthy farm-to-table food is prepared with love, and many of our guests become life long friends. See what some of our guests are saying about us:

“My mom and I booked this trip for my college graduation gift and it was more than I ever expected. I have nothing but amazing things to say about Anamaya, the staff, and the experience. Everyone makes you feel right at home. The food and views are unreal!! I already want to go back and I’ve been home for a week. I highly suggest coming here. Pura Vida!”

Guest from California

“I can not say enough about this wonderful place. I was traveling by myself and picked this resort based on other trip advisor reviews, and I was not disappointed. All the rooms are unique and the staff becomes like family. The food is amazing and the yoga decks have the most perfect views. The property is even more beautiful in person than the photos can show. The staff was also great about quickly returning my emails before my trip and answering all my questions, which made me feel better about heading there alone. I can’t wait to go back.”

Costa Rica Surf Camp in Montezuma/Santa-Teresa/Malpais
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