March Roundup

La Union de Uvita

Well, March was a busy month, (as has been the first week of April — oops, this monthly roundup is already a week late!). The weather has been hard to pin down, most likely  because this year has officially been called as an El Niño year (a phenomenon of warm currents in the Pacific Ocean), and the first since the 1997-98 season. We’ve had some very hot weather, some cooler days, and some days of larger waves as well. True to the Bodhi way, we had our hand in many different pots (in addition to … [Read more...]

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gratitude |ˈgratəˌt(y)o͞od| noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness Gratitude is an important concept for the Bodhi Surf Team. It’s the name of the first bungalow at the Bodhi Surf Lodge whose construction we completed in 2013, it’s the subject of our #ThankYouThursday social media campaign, and generally, it’s a philosophy that has been central to our business. We have so much to be thankful for, as individuals and as a company; … [Read more...]

Surfing & Yoga: Together is Better!

Benefits of practicing yoga and surfing together

Bodhi Sessions are our premier 7-day yoga and surf camp vacation choice for people who are committed to learning the ins and outs of surfing and advancing their yoga practice. Neither of these two skills are considered easy; and learning them takes time, patience, dedication, and hard work. However, practicing both simultaneously is so beneficial to both practices, which is why the base of our choice vacation option includes equal amounts of surfing and yoga: three surf sessions and three yoga … [Read more...]

Is A Car Rental Necessary To Get To Bodhi Surf School?

Rent a bike in Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica

“How do we get to you?” — is a question we often hear in early email communication with our future guests. There are many answers to that question, because once in Costa Rica, there are various ways to get to us; what you choose will depend on your travel style and budget. For the Bodhi Sessions, our week-long yoga and surf camps, we have opted to include shuttle transportation from San Jose to our surf lodge in Bahia Ballena. Our Bodhi Sessions have many aims, such as teaching our guests how … [Read more...]

Why Bodhi Sessions Are Not All-Inclusive

Costa Rican "Casado", the typical dish

Bodhi Sessions are a Costa Rican surf and yoga camp that’s between a vacation and a retreat. While we want you to focus on learning how to surf and perfecting your yoga practice, it’s also very important to us that you get out into the community, see the sights, hear the sounds, and taste the flavors of our small, coastal Costa Rican town. We believe that one important part of travel is spending quality time outside of your hotel/rental home/lodge, interacting with the locals, and immersing … [Read more...]

Why Saturday Is The Best Day Of The Week!

Sunset at Bodhi Surf School

Everyone loves a good Saturday — it's the first day of the weekend, it's your "you day" — the one where you get to do exactly what you want to! The world is your oyster; save those chores for lazy Sunday. For us at Bodhi Surf School, Saturdays are also the best day of the week because we get to meet our new Bodhi Sessions groups! What are Bodhi Sessions? They are 7-day surf and yoga camp vacations set in the tropical Costa Ballena, in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Zone, which run every … [Read more...]

An Alternative To The Surf & Yoga Vacation Or Retreat

Surf and yoga lodge Costa Rica

We have been talking about Bodhi Sessions a lot lately, but we want to get more in depth and explain them better, as they are our capstone surf and yoga camp vacation option. So what are Bodhi Sessions? Essentially, they are a combination between a vacation and retreat that focuses on surfing and yoga here in Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica. They include the following: Transportation to and from the San Jose airport to Bodhi Surf School Six nights of lodging at the Bodhi Surf Lodge and one night … [Read more...]

Travis: Bodhi Creator and Connector

Travis Bays of Bodhi Surf School

This is part one of the ten-part Bodhi Five-Year Anniversary Series that will highlight the most important events from the timeline of Bodhi Surf’s inception and growth Travis is one of the founding members of Bodhi Surf School, and the first person to whom we can give credit for its existence. There are several themes that been predominant throughout Travis’s life: sports, the ocean, altruism, and entrepreneurship. Today, Travis is probably best recognized as the connector at Bodhi Surf … [Read more...]

February Roundup

Team Bodhi on Pacuare Ferry in Costa Rica

February has been a lovely month indeed; not as hot and dry as in years past, though we're definitely not complaining about that! March is sure to be a scorcher, with the dry season in full effect — we’ll be spending more time at the beach, where the ocean air is always refreshing. February brought us many excellent and interesting people (many of whom who left as new friends). Our newly opened Bodhi Surf Lodge has been operational for only ten weeks, yet we’re so stoked that every single person … [Read more...]

Bodhi Packing List: Costa Rica Yoga and Surf Vacation

What to take on your surf retreat in Costa Rica

Either you’ve decided to come do a Costa Rica vacation or surf and yoga camp with Bodhi Surf School, or you’re looking into it and want to get an idea of what to expect. One of the big questions that you may be wondering as you plan your tropical vacation is — what should I pack? So here is the official Bodhi Surf Packing list, which I will break into two parts: mandatory and suggested. Keep in mind that both Bahia Ballena and the bordering town of Uvita are quite small, and it will be … [Read more...]