Costa Rica

The OG spot for surfers, yogis, and nomads searching for adventure and the simple things in life.

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Arguably the country that made nomad life ~cool~, Costa Rica has been a hotspot for ecotourism, wellness, adventure travel, and ex-pats looking to escape the hustle and bustle for decades.

Costa Rica

Catch a Break

You’re not a true surfer bro if you’ve never tested out the waves in Costa Rica. This is one of the most popular surfing destinations in the world, and with 800 miles of coastline, there’s a wave for everyone (whether you need a lesson or five or are already an experienced shredder). Some of the best surfing beaches around the country are Playa Naranjo/Witch's Rock, Playa Tamarindo, Playa Avellanas, and Playa Hermosa.

Up in the Trees

When you think of Costa Rica, you probably imagine a jungle paradise. This tiny Central American country contains 5% of the world’s biodiversity, and we’re still discovering new species here! More than 25% of Costa Rica’s land is protected as national parks, reserves, and wildlife refuges, with over 100 different areas to visit. The monkeys are waiting.

Go Chasing Waterfalls

Seeing a massive waterfall in real life is one of those jaw-dropping moments. Luckily for you, Costa Rica’s got a few of them. While you may work up a sweat trekking to some of these natural gems, the views, wildlife sightings, and a dip in a swimming hole under cascading water sure make it worth the trip.

Pura Vida

It is more than just a surf shop catchphrase; it is a way of life. Translating to “pure life,” this outlook is all about taking it slow, enjoying the simple things, and being grateful for what you have. It’s been a major draw for ex-pats looking for a fresh start, and Costa Ricans are consistently ranked among the happiest people in the world. It sounds like we all need a little pura vida in our lives.

HIGHLIGHTS

Beach Games

Taco Tuesdays

Tatted

Starry Nights

Wave Breaks

Waterfall Exploring

Sunset Yoga

Selfies

Margs (obvy)

Friends Helping Friends

Pool Days

Snack Breaks

cool stuff people said

TESTIMONIALS

@kimvf_

When the best part of the trip was the people 💙💚💛❤️💜 thank you #surfyogabeer @mantaszvinas @surfyogabeer @huntthesheriff @katiebhappyy @saludnyc

@juliana.jpg

i want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back 🔥

we fostered something beyond words this week. on day 1, we saw a group of 18 total strangers come together. in the coming days, we got our asses handed to us in @angelo_grinceri’s bootcamps, we watched the moon set and the sun rise - and then the sun set and the moon rise, we danced and sang in (sometimes) empty discos without a care in the world, shared the stories that made us the people we are today, cried, eye-gazed, and came to know each other on a deep soul level.

so blessed to know every person that stepped out of their comfort zone on this trip. that led with love in all of the interactions they had and that made my first (of many to come) international fitness adventure so overwhelmingly perfect. most of all, grateful to have someone like @where.your.hope.lives to live it with 🙌🏼. this is just the beginning for us.

@alexschulte

Chasing waves around the sun with @surfyogabeer ☀️🌊

@alexschulte

Humbled. Rejuvenated. Loved.
I am so grateful to be part of such an incredible and life-changing team at @surfyogabeer. Thank you so much to all of the beautiful souls that joined us in Costa Rica; I love you all and am so proud of all of the physical, emotional, and mental obstacles we took on together! 💛☀️💛 #SurfYogaBeer

@kristinkremers

Salud! ☀️🌊🎥. @surfyogabeer
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Black Sand. Sunshine. Beautiful People (inside & out). Surf. Yoga. 🍺/🍹. Rodeo. Mangrove Forest. SUP. That 💡. Drone Flying. Food

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SYB faqs

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What's so special about SYB?

Cancellation policy...

What's up with theft?

Do I need to be a fitness babe or muscle man to come on these trips?

What happens after I book?

How much moola should I bring on these trips?

Most adventurous trip?

Most relaxing trip?

Most fitness intense trip?

Most popular trip?

Does everyone booze?

We get it- you’re either too busy, don’t know anyone else going, or just accidentally spent way too much on drinks this weekend. Now let’s cut the BS and get real. There will never be the perfect time to get away, being the busy human that you are. We actively encourage people to come alone on our adventures so they can meet people outside of their usual social circles. Everyone that chooses an SYB trip is there to get outside their comfort zone and meet like-minded sweaty people. Money spent on experiences is what every 100 year old says is the most important thing we can do while we’re young. Listen to Gramps and get ready to squat it out with us!
We are firmly committed to providing quality product. We detox to retox because we know that a balanced life is the best life. Your workouts will be led by some of the best fitness instructors around the country, so you’ll be living your best life in paradise while doing 100 pushups and situps a day (we make it fun, we promise). Seriously though, when was the last time you came back from vacation with a more defined six-pack? The friendships and memories that you make on our adventures so are important to us! We pride ourselves in creating experiences that will change your life.
First of all, we’re calling bull on that work event that “just happened” to pop up. But we’ll get over it and see you on the next trip. While deposits are non-transferable or refundable, your payment might be depending on time of cancellation! We will work with you to try to push the payment (minus deposit) to another trip or we can issue a refund, again depending on time of cancellation. What we can’t help you out with? The FOMO that’ll come from watching the adventure on Instagram stories from home. Check out the Terms and Conditions and About pages for more info.
Be safe and you won’t be sorry. We usually choose destinations with low crime rates but it is always wise to stay vigilant. General rule of thumb: if losing X valuable is going to ruin your trip, don’t bring it! (So keep your Yeezys and nice jewelry at home.) Petty theft is the most common type of crime that exists, so be wary of pickpockets looking for cash and always watch your bags. As a precautionary measure we typically provide safes in each room. We’ve yet to experience any considerable theft on our trips (let’s keep it that way).
Do I need to be a fitness babe or muscle man to come on these trips? No way! Not every human being walks around looking like Gigi Hadid- we feel that. All different levels are welcome- even if the only time you’ve ever broken a sweat is hustling to the fridge during commercial breaks. Coming to all workouts are highly encouraged but not mandatory and we make adjustments for various fitness levels and injuries. The point is to try something new and make memories that you’ll never forget. Check out some BLOG POSTS to hear from other non-Schwarzeneggers about their experience.
We won’t leave you hanging after you drop dat coin. We’ll email several times along the way: first after you book, second about a month and a half before the trip, and third two weeks before. Then we’ll make sure you know where to be and when. Unlike that dude from last night, we’ll be hitting you up.
Our adventures could go up to 8 days, which means you should bring at least $400 USD, unless maybe you’re feeling extra generous at the bar. Most meals are covered, but sometimes we’ll dine out and it’s a good idea to have some cha-ching. Credit cards are usually accepted but if not, we’ll let you know beforehand. But for now, get on bringin home that bread.
Take your digital detox to the next level and join us in the Philippines, get ready to step outside of your comfort zone.
This will probably be the Amalfi Coast. Nothing rejuvenates the soul like washing down plates of fresh pasta with local limoncello and floating in the clear waters of Capri.
For sure Sayulita. Between squats we’ll hydrate with shots. Workout, tan, workout, tequila, workout, pass out. You’ll come home stronger and get compliments on your sexy tan and super toned arms.
Hands down this has to be our OG trip - Nicaragua! IT IS Surf Yoga Beer!.
We're all about letting loose and not taking life too seriously, we respect choice and there's no pressure to drink if you don't want to.

Costa Rica Blogs

15 ways Costa Rica has stayed with me through the end of 2015 | Kristin Calabria

15 ways Costa Rica has stayed with me through the end of 2015 | Kristin Calabria

Nosara Retreat Testimonial, November 2015 | Lauren Finizio

Nosara Retreat Testimonial, November 2015 | Lauren Finizio

Dominical Retreat Testimonial | Kirsten Robinson

Dominical Retreat Testimonial | Kirsten Robinson

WHERE THE JUNGLE MEETS THE SEA | Samantha Wills

WHERE THE JUNGLE MEETS THE SEA | Samantha Wills

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