Surf, Yoga, and Beer in Nicaragua

A beach hidden from crowds, consistently warm, and filled with untamed nature... this is Playa Maderas

Surf Yoga Beer

November 22 - 27 2022

Surf Yoga Beer

Find your balance on our most popular trip offering!

Surf Yoga Beer NYE

December 27 2022 - January 2 2023

Surf Yoga Beer NYE

New Years Eve 2023

Remote Nicaragua

January 2 - 21 2023

Remote Nicaragua

Live, play, and work in perfect balance.


Nicaragua, located between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, is a Central American nation known for its volcanic landscapes, wave-battered beaches and colonial architecture.


'The Land of Lakes and Volcanos'

Nicaragua boasts as many as 50 volcanoes running along its Pacific coast, but fortunately only 7 are considered to be active. The country is also home to Central America's largest lake, Lago de Nicaragua.

What's in a Name?

Nicaragua comes from the combination of two words, “Nicarao” and “agua.” The Nicarao were the Indian tribe who occupied the shores of Lake Nicaragua when the Spaniards arrived in the 1500s. “Agua” is the Spanish word for water, so Nicaragua translates as “the land of the Nicarao by water".

The Path Less Traveled

Abandon the beaten path with this hidden gem, often overlooked in favor of neighboring Costa Rica. You'll find open areas, stunning beaches, volcanic landscape, and some of the best surfing in the world.

Stay Stoked

Learning to surf in Nicaragua is the stuff of dreams. Think open waves, consistent surf, and incredible scenery.


Beach Bootcamps


Ridin' Waves

Boat Days

Salut Sunsets

SYB Squad

cool stuff people said



Thank you, SurfYogaBeer, for affording me the opportunity to experience the most memorable and re-energizing adventure of my life. Although only spending 1 week together, I feel like I've known this group of amazing people forever, and the bonds we made will last for years to come. 


Forever a child of the tide


Sunsets by San Juan del Sur


There are so many things to be grateful for this year. Learning how to ride the waves, celebrate the wins, and learn from the loses. I'm immensely thankful for everything that surrounds me today and excited for what's on the horizon for tomorrow.


An amazing trip with amazing friends


Sky above. Earth below. Peace within.

SYB faqs

I want to BUT

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.

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Playa Maderas Local Guide

Playa Maderas Local Guide

Our favorite spots in Playa Maderas and San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua for all your surfing, yoga-ing, and beer-ing needs
Reflections: Nicaragua NYE

Reflections: Nicaragua NYE

A firsthand look at SurfYogaBeer's week in Nicaragua through the eyes of our guest, Courtney.


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