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Nov. 20 - 25, 2018 *Advanced Registration Opens July 20th

We just can't get enough of this place. Check out a tropical paradise we call our second home, Playa Maderas. This is our flagship adventure and we want to show you why! Let us guide you through a few days of relentless fun and sweat where you may discover a new place, a new friend, and a new you.



11/20 - 11/25



Eddie Larios


Shared Room One Person $1,800 (Advanced Pricing $1,600)

Private Room One Person $2,400 (Advanced Pricing $2,200)

Private Room Two People $3,000 (Advanced Pricing $2,800)

ADVANCED PRICING: If you book July 20th -July 27th save $200 and receive a $100 SYB gift card.


Managua International (MGA)


This is what life is about, smooth ocean sounds, cool breeze and warm nights on a beach that pretty much is all ours. Nicaragua is an undiscovered paradise, and we've got it all set up for you. Not only will you be surrounded by bad ass people the whole time, we've got a full itinerary of action packed days to make you realize how many pleasure there really are in life, while at the same time chill out from that winter we are gonna leave behind! Get ready to have the time of your life, learn to surf, meditate on how beautiful your life is and grub some of the most pleasurable foods ever!


  • 6 Days / 5 Nights Accommodations 

  • Managua Airport transfers to and from Playa Maderas, Nicaragua. *As long as flights arrive and depart within specified SYB travel times. 

  • 4 Yoga classes

  • 3 Surf Lessons

  • 4 Morning Beach Bootcamps

  • Breakfast + Smoothies every morning by Salud

  • 3 Nights of Salud Dinner + Cocktails

  • Beer, as much as you can drink... (please don't test it)

  • SYB Tank Top

  • Photos + Videos 


  • International Flights

  • 2 Dinners in Town

  • Lunches

  • Optional Adventure Day Activities:

    • ATV Tour

    • Catamaran Tour

    • Zip-line Tour

    • Horseback Tour

  • Gratuity during your stay

  • Personal Expenses

  • Travel Insurance (optional)







  • ALL THE BEER YOU CAN DRINK (Please don't test that)

We'll fly into Managua Airport, Nicaragua where an SYB bus will be waiting to take us  to our destination. We'll jump in the water, say hello to each other and the environment and do a lil sunset yoga session if there is time. 

Surf! Surfing is not required, but we know you wanna. We will have lessons right on the beach, and if you decide to paddle out, we've got your back... even through those few inevitable wipe outs.  If you're coming from NYC, simply keeping your feet in the sand might even be enough of a satisfaction. There will also be plenty of other activities like cruising on a boat, snorkeling, beach running, horseback riding, and straight pool side chillin'.

Yoga!  In such a calming, serene environment like Nicaragua, yoga sessions will give you a renewed sense of perspective and peace. Sunset yoga, recovery yoga, and sweaty yoga are all on our list.  Don't worry if you have never practiced before - what better place to learn?!

Morning Bootcamp! As a break from the zen, there will be early morning SYB-style bootcamps in the form of friendly-competition beach games - followed by protein shakes and breakfasts.  Which leads us to...

Food! Four dinners will be provided by our very own private chef and the other two we'll enjoy out at the local restaurants. Eddie Larios is the owner of a Latin Restaurant in SoHo called Salud, he is curating the food himself for every meal we have. 

Beer! And of course, there will be partying.  Staying true to our 10 commandments, our days are a cycle of detox-to-retox because hell, we're on VACATION.  We're here to have a damn good time, not take ourselves too seriously, and leave feeling renewed in body AND spirit.

This is a trip to make all you friends super jealous, but its not about them, its about you - so come enjoy your life! 


EDDIE LARIOS   | Culinary Partner   Eddie, who owns a couple cafes in New York City, is a SYB Nicaragua local. He's been here with SYB so many times, he drives the off road gator from our house to town blind folded! Joking.. Be prepared for some amazing localize meals. 

EDDIE LARIOS | Culinary Partner

Eddie, who owns a couple cafes in New York City, is a SYB Nicaragua local. He's been here with SYB so many times, he drives the off road gator from our house to town blind folded! Joking.. Be prepared for some amazing localize meals. 


Some Questions You Probably Have:

Where are we staying?

We are going to Villas Playa Maderas. They do not have an address so the best way to explain where it would be like this: 8 Km north San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

How do I get there? Are there flights?

Arrive anyway you can to Managua International Airport between Noon and 2pm, we want to try to be on the road by 2:30pm. We will provide transportation from Managua International Airport to Playa Maderas. If you decide to fly earlier or later than our group, we can help arrange transportation to the SYB house, but we will not cover the costs. #sybuber

Do people go solo?

Yes, in fact that is recomended. But we understand it is intimidating and hard because you feel like you don't know anyone, but trust us - it is worth it. #firststepisthehardest

Who normally goes?

There is no average person, every trip is it's own magical group. #allnewfriends

Do I have to do the Digital Detox? Is there wifi?

No, we have wifi and if you need to work or Instagram go for it. #offthegrid

What is the preferred currency in Playa Maderas? And how much should I bring?

Everyone accepts American money. But if want to, no need to exchange more than$100 US Dollars. If you love to buy souvenirs many places have ATM’s and may even take credit cards. If you go into banks with your passport, you can also use your bank debit cards to withdraw larger sums of cash than the limited daily withdrawal amounts the ATMs allow

Can I just sit back and unwind the whole time?

Yep, no questions asked, this is your trip. Although we make things really fun so just saying you might be seduced. #playtime

How soon does it fill up, and how does the waitlist work?

We fill up very quickly because of our limited amount of beds, the sooner you can book the better. The waitlist works on first come first serve. Once we contact you off the waitlist you haev 48 hours to book your spot otherwise we move on to the next person on the list.

Is there a caretaker and house keeping?

Yes, we have 4 gaurds 24/7 on the property. This is a very safe place for even without them. Daily house keeping will also keep your room tidy.

Are the power outlets the same in Nicaragua as in the United States?

Nicaragua has the same voltage and frequency – 110V 60Hz - and uses the same plug and outlet designs as in the U.S. so you don't need an adapter or converter.

Do I need to bring a towel or yoga mat?

Basically all you need is yourself. But in case you want something softer for sunset yoga, yes a thick yoga mat would be great. Also you should purchase an SYB towel, thats prolly the coolest thing you can bring. Try to go light on the packing list, people end up wearing just a few articles of clothing the whole week. Oh ya and running shoes and bathing suit would be a good idea too.

What’s up with theft

Be safe and you won’t be sorry. Crime is Playa Maderas is usually of the petty theft variety, typified by small time thieves seeking cash or things they can readily turn into cash electronics like laptops, iPhones and cameras. Don’t flaunt jewelry or cash and keep your valuables secured and locked up in the hidden storage bodegas and mini-safes we provide in each room when you are not using them. Do not take anything of value down to the beach unless it is tightly attended. Also don’t worry we are always sticking with our SYB group so we will all keep an eye out for these sorts of things.

The SYB NICARAGUA Packing List

  1. We know sharing is caring, but having your own snorkel is imperative. This K2 HD diving snorkel has anti-splash technology. Its unique shape makes it very difficult for unwanted water to enter, leaving you with a better dive! [CHECK IT OUT]
  2. These gloves are like none you’ve seen before. They are made from Bio-Stretch rubber with 100% Eco-Flex throughout, which is the purest form of non toxic stretch material on the planet. They will be sure to keep your hands dry and the fishies happy! [CHECK IT OUT]
  3. While flippers may not be needed on this adventure, having your own booties can’t hurt. These Minorca 3mm Short Boots provide extra comfort in the sole, and are made from super elastic neoprene for ultimate coziness. They are also super durable, so flip away! [CHECK IT OUT]
  4. No one likes being all wet after a nice dip, but towels can take up so much room in your bag! This McNett Ultra Compact Microfiber Towel is just what it says-compact. It also dries fast, so you can use it multiple times in one day. If a towel isn’t what you need, then use it as a blanket, cleaning cloth, bandana, or whatever else you can think of! [CHECK IT OUT]
  5. No more swimmers ear! These drops are the kind of thing that you never knew you needed-until you need them. You’ll be spending plenty of time in the water, so you don’t want your trip to be hindered by some pesky water drops! [CHECK IT OUT]


Owner and SYB partner Eddie Larios has created the perfect menu of clean delicious eating, energizing foods, and local specials. Don't believe us of his talent? Go visit him at one of his two cafes in NYC, SALUD NYC! #saludnyc


The butt kicking rockstar OG SYB instructor has been on plenty SYB retreats and led plenty of SYB classes to give you a good taste of the balance in fitness. #sybootycamp


The butt kicking rockstar OG SYB instructor has been on plenty SYB retreats and led plenty of SYB classes to give you a good taste of the balance in fitness. #sybootycamp


When Kingsley was injured she was left to work out her mind. She turned the brain into a muscle that you can strengthen like any other in your body. Stronger in the mind is stronger in the body. #sybehere


This is what we do, and we have created an amazing community behind it. Check out our blog, our social, our yelp, our friends, our local classes, our teachers and anyone who you've heard that went - we are here to create the best experience of your life! #surfyogabeer

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  • A $500 deposit is due to confirm your reservation.
  • If you purchase a deposit, your second half payment will be due 30 days before retreat start date.
  • There is no tax charge.
  • Your down payment is non-refundable or transferable.