If you want to do some yoga or surfing while staying with us, check out the Bodi Surf and Yoga School:
They are a small business located next to the elementary school "La Flor de Bahia" in the coastal village of Bahia Ballena-Uvita. They provide personalized surfing and yoga experiences to connect individuals with nature and increase environmental and social awareness. At Bodhi Surf & Yoga, they organize private and group surf lessons, 2-Day surf clinics, private and group yoga classes, yoga clinics and retreats, as well as yoga and surf vacations, service learning trips, and volunteering opportunities. Through these different activities they aim to bring their clients closer to nature, and by sharing their experiences and knowledge of the area, they hope to instill an appreciation for this small town that Bodhi Surf & Yoga calls home. For more info on the school, visit the following link:
For special packages combining rental of one of our houses plus surf and/or yoga school, please contact us!
Playa Ventana is located between Uvita and Ochojal, about 15 minutes from the Casa Verde. You will have to keep looking out for signs on your right, then enter a small road. At the end of the road, you will have to walk the last bit to the beach. The beach is truly beautiful, not only because of the many coconut palm trees (which by the way serve as great snacks for in between if you are good with getting the coconuts open) but also because of the amazing caves which fill up with water depending on the tide. Its also a good beginner surfing beach as well as good for swimming. When you park your car, do not leave any belongings in there though and pay the small "parking fee". Also, try the ceviche on your way out on the right hand side on the costanerra. Its known to be one of the best ceviche in the entire south!
Waves and the tides are an essential and absolutely integrated part of life down here. You will hear almost everyone talk about how the waves are today, and whether he/she caught a good one at sunrise. For great and safe surf lessons, we recommend heading to the pineapple surf school in dominical and asking for Ronny. He grew up here, and is one of the best surfers in the country.
Author: Simone Schaerf
I first came to Costa Rica in 1998. I fell in love with the country right away for so many reasons. I have been coming, living and unfortunately never staying off and on since.