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Amazing Experience, beyond expectations!

I spent a week at Bodhi Surf + Yoga in February and it truly had a life changing impression on me... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Emma P
Yes - you should book with Bodhi!

It’s easy to travel, but harder to travel and not compromise your values. Travis and Adiranne... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Gordon G
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Bodhi Surf School focuses on community engaged yoga and surf vacations and retreats for individuals, couples, families, and small groups. Our goal is to teach you the theory, proper technique, and safety to have you surfing or doing yoga independently. At the Bodhi Shamabala Yoga Center, we have weekly Vinyasa Flow classes and also offer private yoga classes. Bodhi Surf is committed to incorporating sustainable business practices into our everyday operations. We love to share information on our area, both on the community of Bahia Ballena and the Marino Ballena National Park where we give our surf lessons and clinics. We also offer service learning for organized student groups interested in finding out more about Costa Rica. Above all, we aim to "awaken your inner surfer" and provide you with unique experiences that you will never forget.
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“bahia ballena” (35 reviews)
“yoga classes” (21 reviews)
“local community” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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La Flor de Bahia, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I spent a week at Bodhi Surf + Yoga in February and it truly had a life changing impression on me. Bodhi, while is a surf and yoga school, is actually so much more! The physical space is beautiful. I stayed in their larger cabin...More

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Emma P — Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Bodhi on one of our weekly surf and yoga camps. We are so very happy to hear that the trip exceeded you and your friends' expectations, and that you learned...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It’s easy to travel, but harder to travel and not compromise your values. Travis and Adiranne have a great thing going at Bodhi. They are a Bcorp certified company, and although we only spent a morning taking surf lessons, we saw those values in action....More

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Gordon G — Thank you for taking the time to write about you and your family's experience learning to surf with Bodhi! We are so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable time learning about surfing, the environment, and Costa Rica. We very much...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

If you are looking for a beautiful place, friendly staff and great yoga and surfing lessons then this is the place you want to go! As soon as I got there I knew I made the right decision. Everybody is so friendly...from the driver who...More

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Constanza B — thank you for your time to write about your experience at Bodhi. We are so glad that you enjoyed the whole surf and yoga camp experience at Bodhi Surf + Yoga. We are glad that you were able to visit us and dedicate...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Travis was a wonderful teacher! He broke up the basics of surfing in a way that made it easy to tackle each step. He also made sure to offer hands on assistance to everyone in the group. At the end of the lesson everyone was...More

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write about your surf experience, Ashley W! We are so glad to hear that your group had a lovely and learning experience. We hope you will be back for another! ~Team Bodhi Surf + Yoga

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

By far the most professional, well-rounded, enriching, life-changing, unique, and top quality surf school in Costa Rica. Travis, Pilar, Adrianne, and Gibran are all very experienced and talented. The accommodations are new and beautiful, the food is healthy and delicious, and the yoga and surf...More

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely words, NH013! We are stoked to learn that you enjoyed your time here, and would recommend it to others! We hope you will be back for another visit in the future :) ~Team Bodhi Surf

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Our vacation at Bodhi Surf and Yoga was amazing. We went to Bodhi looking to slow down and recharge, to get back into a daily yoga practice and to learn to surf. We left energized and inspired! The Bodhi Surf Team are professionals passionate not...More

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

nutmeg76!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your vacation experience at Bodhi Surf + Yoga! We're so stoked to hear that you guys enjoyed it, that you felt you learned and left energized and inspired. We sure hope to see...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Travis was an amazing teacher and all of us had a great time spending time with him, learning more about the ocean and having very fun and informative surf lessons. Would highly recommend to anyone. Cheers guys

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

mtwaddle1 — thank you so much for taking the time to write about your surf lesson experience with Travis and Bodhi Surf, we are glad you enjoyed it! -Team Bodhi

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Our time spent at Bodhi Surf School was a life changing adventure. The Shuttle picked us up from our hostel in Alajuela and our driver Wally was very nice and was happy to stop at some tourist spots to allow for some pictures. When we...More

Thank Allison M
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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you so much, Allison T, for taking the time to write about you and your family's experience at Bodhi Surf + Yoga camp! We had such a wonderful time with all of you, and we hope you will be back for another visit! -Team...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Was looking for my next adventure and came across Bodhi surf school.... I love the ocean, swim and scuba dive, so why not try surfing? Bodhi has a unique approach to the fashionable "ecotourism" market; their business actually gives back to the community and the...More

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Lynn M — Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your Bodhi Sessions experience! We're so very happy to hear that you enjoyed it, that you felt you learned, and that you gained something that you will be able to take...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

my friend and i in our mid 20's decided to attend bodhi surf sessions as a way to check off that bucket list and learn to surf. in the end, we got so much more! first, the location and weather in bahia ballena (the tiny...More

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Liz Y — Thank you so very much for your kind words! We're happy to hear that the Bodhi Sessions experience lived up to your expectations. We too enjoyed it very much, and hope you will come back for a visit in the future! -Team Bodhi

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Jessijean
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Response from elgibran | Property representative |
Hi Jessijean! Yes, we will schedule single lessons based on availability. Use the 'Contact' link on our website to send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.
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