Young or old, beginning or a pro, the thrill of being out in the ocean is still the same. Maybe it’s the powerful rush of catching a wave and the feeling of flying on water as you race across the wave’s face. Learning how to surf can change your life.
Always wanted to try surfing? Or tried it, love it and want to get better? Come to Costa Rica on vacation and do it. Costa Rica is the third most popular destination for surfing after Hawaii and Indonesia. Water temperatures are usually 83-85°F; no wetsuit needed! Air temperatures on the coasts are in the 80s and 90s F, and the sun shines most of the year.
Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica on the Pacific Coast southern Nicoya Peninsula is a hot destination for surfing in Costa Rica. Santa Teresa is frequently named one of the most beautiful beaches in the world for its warm Pacific Ocean, great waves, uncrowded beaches, tropical palm trees, friendly locals and picture-perfect sunsets. You’ll be star-struck by the beauty of the jungle that hugs the coastline, pouring down from the mountains to white sand beaches and the clear blue sea. Famous for year-round surf, you can find awesome beach and point breaks with uncrowded easy-to-ride waves.
Families with kids can go nearly anywhere in Costa Rica and be happy. There is so much to do and see: rainforest exploring, canopy zip-lines, surfing, snorkeling, nesting sea turtles, endless beaches, and lots of wild animals and cool bugs, plants and trees.
The southern Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is home to the very kid-friendly town of Santa Teresa. Renowned for being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is safe, family-oriented, relaxed, and full of restaurants, shops, hotels and things to do.
At beautiful Playa Carmen in Santa Teresa, Hotel Tropico Latino is a comfortable 4-star beach hotel, that in addition to Santa Teresa yoga retreats and yoga classes, and Costa Rica surf camps, offers tours and activities for the whole family.
There are women-only gyms, women’s athletic events, women-only professional clubs, and girls also rule the school at Pura Vida Adventures surf retreats in Costa Rica.
Pura Vida Adventures brings women from the U.S. and other countries to the pristine beaches and rocking waves of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica to Hotel Tropico Latino for surfing and yoga vacations. Surfer Tierza Eichner founded the women’s surfing and travel company 10 years ago.
Of the many interesting attractions on the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve and quaint fishing village of Cabuya are a fun and easy day trip from Santa Teresa.
The Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve is Costa Rica’s first privately protected reserve at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. On the way to Cabo Blanco, you pass through the tiny village of Cabuya. When you do, it’s worth it to stop and see the sights. Don’t miss the huge strangler fig tree along the main road – great for photographs to amaze your friends and family.
The image that comes to mind when you think of yoga is probably a 20-something petite young woman who can do the splits in the air while lying on her back. Despite what you may think, however, that stereotype is no longer the norm. Yoga classes and yoga retreats are filling up with seniors, corporate executives, surfers and professional athletes … and they are both men and women.
“More and more American seniors are taking up yoga than ever before” to help ease the ageing process, notes the Yoga Journal. “Yoga Journal's Yoga in America study found that of the 15.8 million Americans who practice yoga, 2.9 million are 55 or older.”
“If you assume that sun salutations and tree-poses are the exclusive domain of yoga-loving women (and granola-crunchy male instructors) you might be surprised to learn that some pro football teams (i.e. the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles) are incorporating the moves into their traditionally rigorous training regimens,” reports Men’s Fitness and Stack.com.
Turn yoga into a vacation. Yoga retreats or yoga vacations are for everyone – beginners, advanced, men, women and any age group. They keep you fit and give you restorative relaxation while on holiday.
At beautiful Santa Teresa Beach on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, Hotel Tropico Latino is a gorgeous yoga vacation destination. The intimate beachfront hotel in Santa Teresa is situated on four acres of lush, tropical gardens along brilliant white sands and the blue Pacific Ocean. Tropico Latino offers two shaded wooden yoga decks facing the beach with daily yoga classes, and yoga and surfing retreats. Famous for year-round surf and picture-perfect sunsets, Santa Teresa has been named one of the top beaches in the world for several years.
Article by Shannon Farley
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