Costa Rica


8 days / 7 nights

Step into the jungle by the sea and get off the beaten path! This retreat is an invitation to discover and surpass yourself… from thought to action.


  • Perfect wave, soft and safe for beginners and sections for more advanced levels
  • Accurate and progressive surfing coaching and learning program
  • Surf one of the longest waves in the world
  • Surf beach waves, right point breaks and left point breaks

Yoga highlights, NLP and adventure

  • A yoga program to complement the surfing practice
  • Communication and NLP workshops to move beyond your limits and towards your vision
  • An organized adventure that will awaken your senses
  • Discover 2 charming villages far from the touristy places
  • Turnkey; an adventure thought for you, no logistics, no dishes, no meals to prepare!

Your Pura Vida lifestyle

A typical day

Wake up with coffee and a light breakfast. Departure for a morning surf around 8:30 am, 2 hours class. Return to our house, for a relaxing time observing the rich flora and fauna of the area! Afternoon either doing yoga, NLP workshop, Paddle Board or hiking depending on the day.

Our evenings

Some evenings are accompanied by a nice dinner prepared by your private chef, others are reserved for exploring local restaurants. Sometimes followed by a campfire on the beach or simply a quiet evening.


  • Theory class with handouts on wave formation, winds, surfing etiquette, surfing history, hazards, great figures of surfing, etc…
  • 4 surf lessons in small groups
  • Filmed surfing sessions and video coaching analysis evening
  • Souvenir surfing photos and educational photos of your surfing

Your other activities

  • 5 yoga classes for surfers
  • NLP self discovery workshops
  • Diverse hikes
  • Discovery of a waterfall
  • Boat trip


Who are our trips for?

  • Average age of our travelers: 25-55 years old
  • Mainly people who travel alone, sometimes accompanied by a friend or partner
  • People who like to be active (without being athletes)
  • People who are open minded
  • People who want an incredible trip but don’t have the time or tools to plan it
  • People who want a moment of reflection to find a new motivation

Surfing level

  • The majority of our participants are beginners to intermediate. Perfect for acquiring a solid foundation to enjoy the waves safely, respectfully and become independent.
  • Intermediate to advanced surfers will be served with the best surf spots and dream waves right in front of the house. We will direct you to the best spots to surf depending on the conditions.


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Lodging - Small beachfront hotel

Swimming pool
On hot days the pool is greatly appreciated by all.

The ocean
Fall asleep to the sound of the waves with the ocean just steps away from your room.

The rooms all offer the option of fan or air conditioning with comfortable beds that are appreciated by all.

Your appointment with adventure

Your appointment with adventure
From the San Jose airport you will have to take an internal flight to Golfito where we will pick you up to take you to the little paradise of Pavones.

With lush vegetation and a jungle alive with toucans, parrots, monkeys and sloths! A surfing and fishing village well away from the crowds with a memorable blue ocean. Pavones is known for its perfect wave that is over a kilometer long and is one of the longest lefts in the world! Small family and local restaurants to discover.

Our surf spots


Beginner level: Pavones Point & several secret waves that we will show you
Intermediate level: Pavones Point & several secret waves that we will make you discover!

Starting at...

2095 CAD


March 20th to 27th, 2022

Not included in the trip:

  • Travel insurance
  • International flight (SJO)
  • Internal flight from SJO to Golfito and Golfito to SJO
  • 1 meal per day (either dinner or lunch to go out and discover the surroundings)
  • Water and beverages

This trip is offered by GVQ permis du Québec.



Early bird rate, Echo Aloha member:

  • 2095 CAD for Quad occupancy 
  • 2195 CAD for Triple occupancy 
  • 2395 CAD for double occupancy
  • 2895 CAD for single occupancy

Your guides

Pascale Roy Lafontaine

Surf coach for more than 12 years.
Lived in Costa Rica for several years.
Yoga teacher 700 + hours of training
Has been leading surf retreats for 12 years in Hawaii and in Costa Rica for 9 years.
Very passionate with a constant smile!

Jonathan Busby

Paddle Canada instructor trainer.
Kite and windsurf instructor for over 12 years.
Private catering chef for 20 years.
Guide in Hawaii and Costa Rica for 5 years.
Master of the camera.
Attentive to details, curious and passionate!

Our local guides

Junior, Harley and their crew!