Nicaragua surf & yoga retreat
Oct 27th - Nov 3rd, 2018. 7 nightS, 8 days. $1500-$1900 depending on room choice
Join Gopi and Cynthia for a fun adventure on a surfing and yoga retreat in northern Nicaragua. It's the perfect vacation, carved out to nourish your body, mind and soul. Life is like surfing: we ride waves throughout the year, sometimes we fall and get pulled under by the current and other times we are lifted up by the fluid power beneath us. Surfing is like yoga: connected to the elements, powerful, freeing, meditative and above all fun. Immerse yourself in a week of sun and surf, good food, uplifting like-minded company, dynamic and restorative yoga, sacred chants and meditation, and other activities like volcano boarding, hiking and shopping.
About the retreat center
El Coco Loco is more than just a resort – it is a place to call home, a place to form friendships and memories, a place to deepen your practice and recharge your soul. A place to find inspiration in the simplest forms.
• Daily dynamic yoga classes
• Meditation and mantra
• 3 surfing lessons
• 1 day trip volcano boarding or Volcan Telica Twilight Tour
• 4 meals daily - continental breakfast, 2nd breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Daily desserts (raw desserts are available)
• Easy accessible private beach
• Discussions of sacred yoga philosophy
• The best sunsets and stargazing
• Group transportation from Managua International Airport to Coco Loco
• Return transportation from Coco Loco to Managua International Airport
Our Beach House is located just outside our main gate and sleeps up to 9 guests in 3 large rooms with A/C and full en-suite washrooms in each room. It is located on a large property with a huge beachfront area that it set up for enjoying the oceanfront Nica style -- think plenty of hammocks, and some beach loungers.
On our main property we have 8 palm-thatch Beach Cabanas that were designed with comfort and coolness in mind. These eco-friendly cabanas were built using local pine and eucalyptus woods and local palm thatch for the roofs. Each cabana has its own private bathroom and open-air shower. The bathrooms feature a EcoVita composting toilet to help reduce our water footprint.
El Coco Loco Resort offers two yoga studios on our main property.
Our original studio, The Yoga Shala, is a raised open-air palapa-style rancho with a dark hardwood floor that fits up to 15 people comfortably and has a beautiful view of the property and ocean.
Food: Vegetarian meals will be served
Early morning light continental breakfast features Coco Loco's famous homemade granola, plenty of fresh tropical fruits, yogurt, chia seeds, freshly baked breads, homemade peanut butter and coffee and tea. In mid-morning we provide our 2nd Breakfast, which is another buffet featuring all of the early morning goodies plus some heavier breakfast items like chia pudding, tapico (a traditional Nicaraguan breakfast spread), quinoa bake, cinnamon quinoa and date bowl or quiche.
Sample lunch menus include grilled veggie hummus salad, coconut and pineapple rice, zucchini rolls with cashew nut cheese, roasted veggie pesto sandwich on homemade focaccia, falafel, fresh salad.
Dinner includes a light appetizer followed by the main course and dessert. Sample menus include spring rolls, Pad Thai and pineapple whip; papaya bruschetta, raw or veggie lasagna and raw carrot cake; guacamole with veggie sticks; stuffed veggies and quinoa and raw or baked brownies.
Surfing and other adventures
3 surfing lessons will be included in your package. This includes a surfboard to use during your lessons. From beginners to experts, there are waves for everyone in northern Nicaragua and we happen to be located close to some of the best for beginner and intermediate surfers. A team of local surf instructors, a few of who have recently completed their ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course, facilitates lessons.
Volcano Boarding - Are you ready for the thrill of a lifetime? Volcano boarding is an extreme thrill seeking adventure that involves a short hike up a very active volcano and then sliding down the volcano at speeds of up to 95 km/h (don't worry, you can go super slow too!).
Volcan Telica Twilight Tour - Hike up during the afternoon and enjoy the sunset and views. Once it's dark you will hike the last meters up to the 100m deep crater to see the lava! After enjoying the crater, you will hike back down with your guide in the dark by flashlight.
Spa treatments are available on request for an additional price.
Additional surfing lessons and day trips are available at an additional cost. Surfboards can be rented to use outside lesson times for an additional $20 per day.
The base package includes group transportation from Managua International Airport to El Coco Loco Resort and return transportation in three air-conditioned micro-buses that each fit 8-10 persons comfortably and one car for an additional 3-4 persons. The trip from Managua to Coco Loco is about 3.5 hours.
Extra shuttles can be provided at a cost of $80 each way for 3 persons. This extra charge is only applied if you do not arrive at the pre-arranged group travel time(s).
Group pick-up times will be provided; please wait to purchase your flights until you have this information.
4 person shared room with private bath - $1500 (4 spots available)
Triple shared room with private bath - $1600 (9 spots available)
Double shared room with private bath - $1700 (10 spots available)
Private AC Suit with full bath. - $1900 (1 room available)
A $750 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot. The remainder will be due 3 weeks before the retreat. Please note your room option is a first come first serve basis. We will email you to confirm.