Surf Yoga Beer

Nov 21 - 26 2023


Surf Yoga Beer

November 21 - 26 2023

Shared Single
Shared Single
Shared Single
Shared Single
Shared Single
Shared Single

Shared Single

Sharing with other people in a room, strong A/C, a shared bathroom, and great wifi. All villas are steps away from the beach, have 24/7 gated security, and enjoy a stunning sunset looking right into the ocean.

$1,950.00 PER PERSON

DEPOSIT $487.50

Private Single
Private Single
Private Single
Private Single
Private Single

Private Single

All to yourself in a room, strong A/C, an ensuite bathroom, and great wifi. All villas are steps away from the beach, have 24/7 gated security, and enjoy a stunning sunset looking right into the ocean.

$2,550.00 PER PERSON

DEPOSIT $637.50

New Friends and Nonstop Activities this American Thanksgiving!

Adventure in Nicaragua
Fitness and Adventure Holidays

New Friends and Nonstop Activities this American Thanksgiving!

This is what life is about- calming ocean sounds, cool breeze, and warm nights on a beach that is basically all ours. Nicaragua is an undiscovered paradise, and we’ve planned out the perfect adventure- all you have to do is show face! Not only will you be surrounded by badass people craving the same excitement as you, but we’ve also got a full itinerary of action-packed days that will leave you at the end of the day hitting the sack harder than you ever have before. You’ll realize just how much pleasure can come out of life while also ditching the frigid winter at home. So get ready to have the time of your life, learn to surf in one of the most picturesque places in the world, appreciate this beautiful life of yours, and grub on some serious food porn.

lead by example


fun for daze



Your flight needs to arrive before 2 or 3pm to make the SYB van transfer to Playa Maderas from Liberia, Costa Rica. It's about a 3-hour drive that includes a border crossing.

We'll get to know each other and our amazing location while jumping in the ocean to shower off. Dinner is served at 9pm, dancing is rampant, lights go low, and the disco balls come out. Where this night takes you is your story. This is just day 1.



Get ready to experience SYB to its fullest. We begin with wake-up calls, more on this later, and go straight into morning workouts, beach games, a dip in the ocean to clean up, and a hearty breakfast, all before it's even 9am.

We'll take a chill moment to soak everything by the pool and later head to the beach for surf lessons, tacos, a cold beer, and good laughs with your new friends.

This is the night we head into town for dinner. Bring your dancing shoes, or wait, it's a beach town -- shoes are unnecessary!



Similar to yesterday, just different workouts. After breakfast, we walk down the beach to our surf lessons part two. Today we focus on surfing!

We head back to our house yoga deck overlooking that same ocean and enjoy a sunset yoga session. This is where the magic happens. Some of us will probably just enjoy the sunset with delicious drinks in hand.

We have dinner at our home tonight and play fun games throughout the night!



We take in a full morning of workouts, then make our way to the marina for a full day on a catamaran. This is truly one of the highlights of this trip as we head to a white sand beach to snorkel, enjoy fresh food on the boat and enjoy drinks sailing into the sunset.

Dinner will be at one of the most beautiful restaurants overlooking the beach!



Sleep in, friends; we know last night was crazy. We'll start the day at 10am. But once we start, we don't stop - morning workouts, surf, pool time, sunset viewing deck yoga, and for our last night together, we have our SYB awards ceremony!



Everyone will be checking out at 8am and be taking the SYB van to Liberia airport, so be sure to choose a flight that departs after noon.

Until next time... or until we throw our next party because this friendship just started!

experience it all


  • Beach Front Accomodations
  • All Transportation
  • Full Fitness Programming
  • All Meals Unless Mentioned
  • Catamaran Day
  • Surf Lessons
  • SYB Welcome Package
  • Services of SYB Adventure Leaders


  • International flights
  • 1 dinner in town
  • Drinks at outside bars
  • Lunches in town
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Insurance



cool stuff people said




So I just got back from a trip of a lifetime with some really amazing strangers who are now my friends for a lifetime ❤️ • • • Nicaragua and @surfyogabeer you have been so good to me. • • • It started out as a trip that I just thought I’d get some good workouts in and chill on a beautiful beach, but instead I got so much more out of it. The best part of it all was meeting so many new people whom I shared so much in common with. We shared laughs, tears, and stories which I’ll never forget! • • •I also had the privilege to celebrate my birthday during this time. While being so far away from home and my family I still felt such love and admiration that I will be forever thankful. ❤️ • • •Thank you 📸@martin.straschnoy for capturing these beautiful moments! #SYBNICARAGUA #SURFYOGABEER



I think I just managed to get the last cactus needle out of my hand a couple days ago after falling into one in Nicaragua, but I wouldn’t change a thing about this beautiful week of @surfyogabeer. Exactly the break from reality that I needed. Unforgettable memories and new friends. Still working on snappin back to reality…. 📷: @erinnfortman & @sam_knollmeyer #syb #surfyogabeer #sybnicaragua #bestweekever #sunscreen #motherfuckingboatday #fitness #junglegym #beachbar #surfing #yoga #beer #pashmos #alsoshots #lotsofshots #tequila #jumplungebeerbong #alwaysorder2



Just wrapped up a bloody amazing trip with a group of beautiful people. I decided to go on this trip just days before it started. What a fantastic decision that ended up being. Thank you @surfyogabeer for creating such an amazing experience and big shout out to our fresh leaders: @danidellarco @lisa_ryan @radlopz @martin.straschnoy This was one for the books: The new friendships, the brekky beer club, workouts every morning on the beach, the yoga up in the sky at sunset, the dancing every night by the infinity pool/dinner table/the bar, the inside jokes, the cowboy hats, the clothes disappearing after skinny dips, not being able to find our own villas, the hikes, my pet tarantula Henry, the countless tequila shots, the deep conversations, the not so deep conversations about bleaching 🍑, the sexual hip thrust dancing, the many wenches I employed (beer, liqiour, etc), the angry yoga mama, the footage I should not have filmed but did anyways, boat day!, always being an 8 drunk, Tona virus vs. Hot Nuts, Orlando and his side hustles, tortuga frat house, SundayFunday, and making love to the beat. Love you all and can’t wait for our reunions. ❤️



Last week I embarked on a bday trip to Nicaragua thanks to my brotha @iam_kevincruz and I thought it was just going to be another crazy and insane trip and man was I wrong! Of course it was insanely fun, but it was also soo much more than that! It was by far the most amazing trip I’ve ever been on and it was all due to the group we had the fortune of being on this trip with! I want to thank @surfyogabeer @danidellarco @lisa_ryan @radlopz @martin.straschnoy for leading this trip and making it what it was. I also want to give a gigantic shout-out to the most amazing group of people I’ve ever met! I didn’t think that in just 6 days I could become so close and get to know so many people on a personal basis and be so comfortable around them! There’s so much more I can write but I’ll leave it at that and just an overall thankful for the last week 🙏🙌🎉🤙!! #surfyogabeer , #sybnicaragua, #sybmarch2020, #syb2020 #nicaragua #sanjuandelsur #playamaderas #surf #yoga #beer #toñas



Traveling is my happy place! Already ready for the next adventure! Glad I found this crazy group of people and got to experience a new place with them! #SYBNicaragua @surfyogabeer you do it up big and I’m here for it!



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

trip faqs

The Location





Food & Drink



Fitness Programming

Photography & Videography

Travel & Medical Insurance


Safety in Nicaragua

Bathroom Situation

Can You Handle It?

Money in Nicaragua

Fly into Liberia, Costa Rica, at Guanacaste International Airport (LIR) or Managua, Nicaragua, to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA). From there, we head to the beautiful Playa Maderas, where we will be for the duration of our time here!

San Juan del Sur is located on the island's southwest side, but just twenty minutes north, Playa Maderas boasts some of the world's most famous surfing. Playa Maderas is located on the island's Pacific side, surrounded by lush jungles to protect you from the mainland, cliff formations to the north, and other stunning beaches. 

Once a tiny beach town fishing village, Playa Maderas has evolved into a peaceful and tranquil surfer's paradise. 

We will have two shuttles one from Managua Airport (MGA) at 3pm and the other one from Liberia Airport (LIR) at 3pm. We recommend flying into either one, both are about equal distance from our villas, so go for the cheaper option.

Villas Playa Maderas is a stunning getaway located in the heart of this lush beach town. With a unique outdoor gym, large wooden terraces perfect for yoga, access to the beach & a private chef for our group, this experience will be unforgettable. 

This accommodation is one of a kind, just 30m above sea level, nestled in the Nicaraguan jungle, with breathtaking ocean views, and beautiful sea breezes. All our villas and rooms are air-conditioned and the whole complex is in a gated community with 24-hour security & have a safe for valuables.

We have never had any trouble, never seen strangers wandering around, and always left computers and phones out without worry - and we've been going here since 2015 - very sexy and safe!

This is the fun part, we typically get 4x4 gators which helps us get to the surf faster, but honestly, the beach is a 3-minute walk from our villas. Of course, we'll set up transport to and from the airport if you fly in on recommended flights, but we can even help arrange your private transfers with our trusted partners if needed.

In other words, we got you!

Every day we'll clean up after you...so feel free to enjoy yourself while on vacation! 

We will provide breakfast and all but one dinner for the trip, but a few lunches won't be as we'll be exploring the town and local areas. So these days, it's up to what you're craving!

Alcohol is not included at restaurants outside the hotel, but impress your new friends and get bottle service for all!!

Walk just a few steps and get a taste of the local waves. We will provide two or three surf lessons for you to ride your first wave, or if you're a pro, perfect your form! With world-famous waves, you'll be eager to dip your toes in the water daily!

This experience is included in trip fees. 

The best days are days spent on a boat. We will take a private catamaran tour to see stunning white sand beaches, snorkel, and enjoy fresh foods!

This experience is included in trip fees. 

After a late night, you may not want to wake up and join us for a workout, but we highly suggest it! Included in your trip, the boot camps and yoga sessions keep us energized - there is nothing better than waking up and sweating with your new friends! Our world-class trip leaders know how to start your day the best way, with a good workout to prime us for a day of adventuring. 

This experience is included in trip fees. 

No need to whip out your phone or camera at any point throughout this trip because we have got you covered. We will have a professional photographer and videographer joining us on this trip to capture every moment. These will be the best travel photos and videos you will ever get - you're friends better be ready for a photo dump out of their wildest dreams!!

This experience is included in trip fees. 

We highly recommend you get travel and/or medical insurance. This is just for emergencies or unforeseen circumstances. We do have a medical doctor on call if you add the SYB medical insurance option, it is only $25 for the week.

We'll be doing some adventures throughout this trip that require a bit of self-awareness of the surrounding area. Remember, this is the jungle.

Dehydration is a common cause of feeling unwell. We require everyone to bring their own refillable water bottle and drink lots of water.

Avoid drinking too much alcohol. Of course, you will want to enjoy a few beers and try some of the local rum around the first night. However, don't make yourself a liability. Nobody wants to have to look after a drunk person. Tropical hangovers are a nightmare, and you don't want to miss out on daily activities if you are trying to recover from the night before!

Your skin will burn easily in the tropics, and especially ya'll winter hibernating New Yorkers. So get the proper gear and protection!

Playa Maderas is one of the safest regions to visit in Latin America. However, there are risks of petty crime and pickpockets - we suggest not carrying all your valuables with you. 

Our accommodations will have safes for us to leave our valuables in, and we suggest leaving all important items in the safe while we are out exploring - but maybe keep your Yeezys and nice jewelry at home!


This is a third-world country, and the sewage is not the same as in the US. There are waste baskets next to the bathrooms. Please use those.

This is a tropical beach adventure, not a yoga retreat or luxury travel experience. But our property is very beautiful with very comfortable and clean rooms. Of course, as we're in the middle of the jungle, you'll have to watch for bugs and spiders. But, as long as you keep the doors shut, you should be good.

You can expect morning workouts, sunset yoga, beach run-throughs, and fitness games almost every day. We'll be pairing that with big group dinners, nights out in the town, and lots of dancing! But, of course, you can always take it at your own pace, skip workouts or adventures and stay back at the house.

We believe you can easily handle this adventure if you have an open mind and a sense of adventure!

The Cordoba is Nicaragua's currency. However, most establishments accept USD. 

We suggest bringing about $300 to $400 to use at bars and a few of our dinners, but otherwise, we've got you covered! For reference, prices of alcoholic drinks range from $6 - $12 USD. 

Playa Maderas has no ATMs, and most establishments will charge a 5-6% extra charge for car payments, so remember to withdraw your cash in your home country!



Adventure with your best friends you haven't met yet!



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We are inclusive. Fitness and adventure belongs to everyone.