Surf and Fitness Retreat

Costa Rica Surf and Fitness

COMING SOON:  Are you ready to get fit, enjoy the beach, and learn how to surf? We have the retreat for you! In beautiful Costa Rica, you will experience the combination of outdoor fitness and surfing in our Surf and Fitness Retreat.

Whether you are looking to get in shape, lose weight, or simply have a good time being active, this retreat meets your needs.  A typical day would include a surf lesson, a fitness activity, relaxation (of course!), and intermingled with nourishing Costa Rican food and culture.

Fitness Activities

Each day the fitness routine will include a variety of strength training, balance, core, cardiovascular and stretches to support stability and flexibility in the water.  Some activities will take place on the beach, while others will be within the canopy of the rainforest.

Surfing Lessons

Enjoy daily surfing lessons with pro surfer and Sámara native James Flores. Never been surfing? He’s got you covered. Find out more on what to expect and why learning with James is such a treat.

What does a surf lesson look like?

Surf sessions start with a first step-by-step lesson on the beach to cover safety and standing positions on the board. Once you master the positions on the ground, you’ll move to the water to learn positioning and balance. Follow up lessons cover key aspects of surfing, like dropping in on unbroken waves and wave theory.

We had a taste of family surf camp with James and he is amazing! Amazing surfer, great teacher and just wonderful with children- he had my 9 year-old surfing in no time and my 2 year-old even rode a little wave! Sàmara is a perfect destination for a family get away and I can’t recommend James enough!!

Kate, Colorado

The surfing retreat in Costa Rica was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. At 53 I never thought I would try surfing, but with James’ expertise and personal attention I caught a few waves and I couldn’t believe how much fun it was! I now understand why people become obsessed with this sport. I will never forget Cindy and her entire staff at hotel Samara Paraiso, and the incredible group of people that I shared this unique experience with!

Dana, Las Vegas

James is an excellent teacher! It was truly an amazing week, just what we needed and more.

Susie, Bay Area

I learned more in one hour here than in all the years I’ve spent dragging myself out in Dog Beach in San Diego.

Jeff, San Diego

Accommodations and Travel

The Nourishing Your Soul Healing and Surfing Retreat is being offered at the beautiful and quiet Villas Playas Samara – just around the bend from the beach in Sámara’s rainforest.

Villas Playas Samara

Package Details – Sámara, Costa Rica

Price: $2500 per person double occupancy, Single Occupancy: $3200


  • 7 nights accommodations at Hotel Samara Paraiso
  • All meals, local and caught or grown fresh in the true Costa Rican way!
  • Daily surf lessons
  • Daily Fitness activities
  • Optional meditation class and yoga class
  • A Costa Rican Style massage on the beach under palm trees
  • A special boating tour (fishing or snorkeling)
All Levels Camp

Have any questions about the Costa Rica Surf and Fitness Retreat?

Contact us and a lead instructor will set up a time to chat with you.