Bodhi Surf & Yoga


Surf and Soul

Craving some surf, sand and downdog? We are, too. And it feels extra special because we found a surf and yoga retreat that is a true gem: one that is a little off the beaten path, one that feels palpable rather than pretentious, one that somehow manages to share the good with the local community. So not only do you learn and practice the fundamentals of surfing and yoga in a breathtaking part of Costa Rica, but you also get to experience and engage with the coastal community of Bahia Ballena. Now, this is what it means to travel with purpose. Only at Bodhi Surf + Yoga.

  • Bahia Ballena-Uvita, Costa Rica

  • Lodge

  • Award-Winning


What We Love

Whether it’s through the simple feat of not checking your phone for a few days, the presence of awareness you find from your open-air yoga classes, the soul-deep connection you make with the ocean during your surfing sessions or the feel-good factor of community engagement—the experience at Bodhi has the potential to shake things up. 

For a truly unique mind-body-earth connection in a slice of Costa Rica paradise, choose our adult surf & yoga camp option. Your vacation includes: 

  • Semi-inclusive accommodation in a bungalow or private hotel-like room, complete with five breakfasts and three group dinners
  • Five surf lessons and five open-air yoga classes
  • Open-air massage
  • Adventure excursions to a waterfall
  • Free time to walk around and explore the local village
  • Quality chill time lounging around the pool, lying in the hammocks or reclining underneath a shade tree
  • Giving back to the community 
  • Intimate group setting (space is limited to 10 guests)



Located in Bahia Ballena-Uvita—a small community in the footsteps of Marino Ballena National Park where the jungle, ocean and mountains meet—is a one-of-a-kind surf and yoga camp designed for travelers who want to disconnect from their routine and spend time recharging their batteries. On top of your surfing and yoga sessions, you will also have the opportunity to take a guided walking tour to learn about the community, enjoy a relaxing massage on the yoga platform, visit a local waterfall and take in the lush jungle scenery of Costa Rica. Meals are made with love and are hearty, healthy and all ingredients are locally-sourced. 



Everyone travels for a different reason, but doesn’t it feel neat when you find a place that is a true gem: one that is a little off-the-beaten-path, one that feels palpable rather than pretentious, one that somehow manages to be humble, quaint and worldly all at once? That’s why Bodhi encourages all guests to experience and engage with the community as much as possible. Shop at the local supermarket, try the local fare at a nearby “soda” (typical Costa Rican restaurant), rent a bike to cruise to the beach and take a community walking tour.


Responsible Tourism

As a tourism-based business, Bodhi Surf + Yoga strives to provide its guests with unique travel experiences that promote responsible tourism, facilitate community engagement and encourage individuals to see the world (and their role in it) with fresh eyes. Socially and environmentally responsible business practices have been woven into the fabric since day one. In 2020, Bodhi Surf + Yoga was honored to receive a second B Corporation certification for having met “rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency." In addition, they donate $20 on behalf of each full-paying guest. This donation supports local non-profit organizations and offers guests the opportunity to match or surpass this through an additional donation. 






Bodhi Surf & Yoga



The Bodhi Surf & Yoga lodge is comprised of four lodging options, a common area and a yoga studio.


The largest of the four options, Gratitud can accommodate up to four adults and one child. The bungalow features a private bathroom and a well-equipped kitchenette.


This bungalow is the perfect choice for a couple and features one queen bed, a kitchenette, a large private bathroom and a spacious balcony.


This private hotel-style room is located on the second level of a two-story structure. The room features a full-sized bed that can accommodate two guests, a private bathroom and shared kitchen access on the ground floor. 


This private hotel-style room is located on the second level of a two-story structure. The room features two single beds that can accommodate either one or two guests, a private bathroom and shared kitchen access on the ground floor.


This social area comprises a kitchen and dining area and is located on the ground level of the two-story structure with Room Armonia and Room Amistad on the top level.


This two-story open-air structure is home to the Bodhi Shambala Yoga Studio on the top level and a relaxing meditation/reading area on the ground level called Serenidad.

Features & Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool
  • Yoga studio
  • Secure parking
  • Hot water
  • Therapeutic mattresses
  • Kitchen or kitchenette for preparing your own meals
  • Common area (day beds, hammocks, chairs)

Awards & Accolades


  • 2020 - B Corp re-certification
  • 2020 - Travelers Choice Award - Trip Advisor
  • 2019 - Best for the World B Corp Honoree: Community
  • 2018 - Best for the World B Corp Honoree: Community
  • 2018 - Industry Innovator finalist at Hearts of Travel Awards
  • 2017 - Best for the World B Corp Honoree: Community
  • 2016 - B Corp Certified
  • 2017 - Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  • 2016 - Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  • 2015 - World Responsible Tourism (short list)
  • 2014 - World Responsible Tourism (short list)
  • 2011 - Making a Difference Award, Sustainable Trip Org via Rainforest Alliance


  • 1% for the Planet
  • B Corp
  • Transformational Travel Council
  • Center for Responsible Travel


Bodhi Surf + Yoga is located in Bahia Ballena-Uvita, Costa Rica.