Surf and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

surf retreat costa rica

Lush Palm

COSTA RICA

Surf, explore, and relax at one of the best surf destinations in Costa Rica. Join us for a 7-night all-inclusive surf coaching retreat at a stunning oceanfront villa in Playa Negra.

DATES:
– NEW 2024 and 2025 dates coming soon
– Inquire about booking as a Private Retreat

Welcome to Surf Paradise.

Lush Palm Costa Rica is a 7-night all-inclusive surf coaching retreat for beginner and intermediate surfers. Enjoy an amazing surf getaway at our stunning oceanfront villa surrounded by fun waves, and take your surfing to the next level with top-notch surf coaching and video analysis.

We’re not ones to boast, but these retreats are, in a word: Epic (with a capital E). A whole lot of heart, soul, and TLC went into making sure these trips deliver the highest level of awesomeness for you to enjoy.

The trips are all-inclusive — this week-long boutique retreat includes everything you need to have an incredible surf trip (and then some!). We’ve done all the planning for you, so all you have to do is book your flight, show up, and have the best time!

Retreats include 7 nights at our modern oceanfront villa, delicious foodie-approved meals by in-house private chefs, technical surf coaching and video analysis, primo surfboard rentals, daily surf guiding, all transportation to surf breaks, surf photography and video, restorative yoga sessions and massage, a private catamaran charter, round-trip airport transfers, a small group of rad humans, and more.

Join us for a week of surf, eat, chill, repeat at its very finest.

The Lowdown

VIBE: Tropical modern surf escape

LOCALE: Private oceanfront, with a 5-minute walk to a really good surf break

WHERE: Playa Negra, Costa Rica

TRIP LENGTH: 8 days, 7 nights

ROOMS: 6 bedrooms, ranging from shared bunk rooms to suites with ocean views 

GROUP SIZE: 6 – 10 Guests

MINIMUM AGE: This is an adult-only retreat. Guests must be 18+

CLOSEST MAJOR AIRPORT: Liberia International Airport (LIR), Costa Rica

PRICING: from $4,150 – $6,450 USD per person (rates vary depending on week, room, and occupancy)

surfboard in living room at luxe villa

Highlights

Stay in a dapper oceanfront villa with a 5-minute walk to the closest (ahem, legendary) surf break

Progress your surfing with daily personalized surf coaching and video analysis

Enjoy a variety of fun surf breaks that are perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers

Re-live and share your surfing with photos and videos of your waves

Relax and recover your body with yoga sessions and massage designed to restore your surf muscles

Savor delicious and nutritious meals whipped up by our foodie-approved private chefs

Kick back with a cold beverage and recap the day’s adventures with your new surf-stoked friends

Set sail on a private catamaran for an afternoon of beach hopping and fun in the sun

Soak up Costa Rica’s magical sunsets over the Pacific from the oceanfront infinity pool

Unplug and unwind with beautiful beaches, warm ocean dips, and tropical breezes. Ahhh…

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playa negra surf break right
costa rica surf retreat
avellanas rivermouth left

The (Super Fun) Surf

Playa Negra and the surrounding area offers consistent surf all year long and a wide variety of waves for surfers of all levels. November to April is the ideal time for beginner and intermediate surfers with smaller to medium-size waves on tap, and the biggest swells of the year will typically roll through from May to October.

We’ll mostly be surfing the many breaks around Playa Negra and Avellanas (and some secret spots when they’re working. Shhh). These waves range from gentle sand-bottom rollers perfect for beginners, to fun beach breaks and more powerful reef breaks for intermediate to more advanced surfers.

WATER TEMP: 77 – 86 °F (25 – 30 °C)
SURF SEASON: Fun waves year round
BEST FOR BEGINNER – INTERMEDIATE: Nov – Apr
SURF EXPERIENCE: Beginner to advanced 

Mission: Surf Better, Faster

This retreat isn’t just a pretty face. Using technical surf coaching and video analysis, our goal is to help take your surfing to the next level.

If you’re a beginner surfer, our surf coaches and surf theory sessions will set you up with an incredible foundation to improve your surfing as quickly as possible. And for intermediate surfers, personalized in-water coaching and video analysis will help you progress faster than ever.

Surfers will be grouped by their surf level, with 1 surf coach for every 2 or 3 surfers. All surfers will get a media folder with all of your surfing videos and photos to keep, and our team will set you up with a gameplan on how to continue to progress long after the retreat is over.

lush palm surf retreat video analysis

Your Luxe Oceanfront Villa

On top of having an amazing location for surf – only a 5-minute stroll to the closest surf breaks – this place is just really good looking, and really comfortable. Your home base for the week is an oceanfront villa with a beautiful mix of barefoot luxury and modern design.

With ocean views from almost every room in the house, spacious interiors feature natural materials and giant walls of windows that highlight the surrounding natural beauty.

The outdoor spaces offer a perfect haven to relax and recharge after surf and yoga sessions. Kick back in a comfy lounge chair with a book, take a dip in the expansive infinity pool, or explore the secluded beaches and ocean right out front.

Rooms

master room ensuite bathroom

With giant walls of windows featuring sweeping ocean views, the Master Room is the largest suite in the villa complete with a spacious bathroom, large private patio, walk-in closet, and private access to a stargazing deck on the roof. The master bath features a soaking tub, double sinks, and walk-in shower with 2 shower heads. The Master has a king-size bed with premium bedding, air conditioning, ceiling fan, toiletries, wifi, and a safe.

RATE: from $6,450 per person

oceanview room 1
oceanview king twin room

This Oceanview Room has a large wall of windows that feature gorgeous views of the pool and ocean beyond. This room has an ensuite bathroom with a shower, king bed, premium bedding, TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan, toiletries, wifi, and a safe.

RATE: from $5,450 per person

king or twin room shared bathroom
king or twin

This Oceanview Room has a large wall of windows that feature gorgeous views of the pool and ocean beyond. The bed can be configured as a King-size bed or 2 single beds, and the ensuite bathroom has a shower and bathtub. The room is outfitted with premium bedding, TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan, toiletries, wifi, and a safe.

RATE: from $5,450 per person

king or twin
king or twin room

This Oceanview Room has a large wall of windows that feature gorgeous views of the pool and ocean beyond. The bed can be configured as a King-size bed or 2 single beds with an ensuite bathroom. The room is outfitted with premium bedding, TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan, toiletries, wifi, and a safe.

RATE: from $5,450 per person

This Bunk Room is minimalist and petite, however it’s a comfy spot to recharge for your days of fun in the sun. The room features lots of natural light, an ensuite bathroom, premium bedding, air conditioning, toiletries, and wifi.

Note: this room is accessed through a laundry room next to the kitchen, however it is still private and tucked away from the common areas of the villa.

RATE: from $4,150 per person

Delicious & Nutritious Eats

Food is anything but an afterthought on this trip. We’re really into good food so we’ve teamed up with talented private chefs to create a delicious and nutritious menu for the week.

This is not a restricted eating or dieting situation. The menu strikes a balance between fresh hearty eats to power your surf sessions, to more indulgent dishes, to a dash of decadence (hello gourmet chocolate mousse).

Most meals will be in-house by our chefs, and we’ll also go out a couple of nights to the best local spots. All meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) except for one meal out at a crafty Food Hall where it’s a choose-your-own-food-adventure. You’ll also get early morning pre-surf snacks, and unlimited snacks and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day.

lush palm surf retreat food
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Destination: Playa Negra

With a variety of consistent fun waves on tap, beautiful uncrowded beaches, and tropical warm water, Playa Negra is a gem of a destination for a surf trip.

Located in the Guanacaste Region in Northern Costa Rica, this tiny beach community offers the best of both worlds — the vibes and quiet feel of an off-the-beaten-path spot (i.e. bumpy dirt roads, roaming horses, monkeys, etc), with a few great eateries and amenities, and easy access from the airport (1.5-hour drive).

On this retreat you’ll get to experience the best waves and local spots of this special corner of Costa Rica.

A Day in the Life

Re: Daily Schedule. You’ll have the opportunity to surf twice a day and the timing of the surf sessions vary depending on the ideal conditions. That said, here’s a typical day in the life:

  • Early morning pre-surf snack and hot coffee as you prep to go surf
  • Surf Session #1 / Surf lessons and coaching
  • Hearty post-surf breakfast back at the villa
  • Video analysis sessions from your AM surf
  • Surf theory session or yoga class
  • Nutritious and delicious lunch
  • Chill out, relax, enjoy the pool
  • Surf Session #2 / Guided free surf
  • Watch the sunset with a frosty beverage and then time for a hearty and delish dinner

*While we have a daily schedule, this is your trip, so feel free to take part in as much or as little as you would like. If you want to lounge at the pool instead of a second surf session, awesome! Want to skip yoga to curl up with a riveting book? Go for it. You do you.

woman drinking cafe on oceanview balcony
guy waxing longboard surfboard by in grass by pool
gal rinsing in tropical outdoor shower
arial drone shot of playa avellanas

Our Costa Rica Team

We’re proud to support the locals and small businesses as much as possible where we travel. The Founders of Lush Palm will be personally hosting these retreats, and we’re extremely excited to have an amazing team onboard for Lush Palm Costa Rica.

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Eric, Co-Founder & Director of Surf

With two decades of surf experience under his belt, Eric has combined his passions for surf geekery and teaching with a background in kinesiology to create a surf program with an ultimate goal of helping you surf better, faster. Eric isn’t just about catching the next wave – he’s about coaching, about the pursuit of continual progression, and most importantly, about sharing the stoke of surfing with people around the world.

lush palm headshot tara hilliard

Tara, Co-Founder & Head of Experience

With a wanderlust spirit, Tara’s love of exploration has taken her around the world. An experienced and talented travel planner who is obsessed with finding the most special places – from backstreet taco stands to hidden beaches – Tara blends her passions for surf and travel with an eye for exquisite design and foodie palate to create retreats that transcend the typical surf trip.

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Julio, Head Surf Coach

Julio is a talented and passionate Certified ISA Level 2 Surf Coach who infuses fun, patience, and pura vida into everything he does. Born and raised in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Julio brings 15 years of surf experience and is highly skilled at teaching all levels of surfing – from helping complete beginners surf their first waves to helping advanced surfers improve their technique.

Hali, Yoga Therapist, ®️ ERYT500+

With over 28 years in yoga and wellness, Hali is an outstanding yoga teacher and the founder of Playa Negra Yoga Centre. Recently featured as the cover star of OM Yoga Magazine, Hali brings a wealth of yoga knowledge to her thoughtful and balanced classes. Her yoga sessions for Lush Palm Costa Rica will be focused on yoga for surfers – to strengthen and lengthen those surf muscles to help recovery and keep you feeling great.

Details

From the moment you step off the plane in Costa Rica – we got you. You can just sit back, relax, and completely focus on surfing and having the best time. Here’s the complete lowdown on what’s included (and the few things that aren’t included).

  • 7-Night stay in oceanfront villa
  • 6 x Pre-surf early morning snacks
  • 7 x Hearty and tasty breakfasts
  • 6 x Nutritious and delicious lunches
  • 6 x Delightful and delicious dinners
  • Unlimited snacks
  • Unlimited drinks (coffee, tea, sparkling water, soft drinks)
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Roundtrip airport transportation
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wifi
  • (All meals are included during the retreat, except for one dinner out at a crafty Food Hall.)
  • 5 x 2-hour in-water surf lessons/coaching
  • 5 x Video analysis and coaching
  • 3 x Surf theory classes (AKA on-land surf classes & workshops)
  • Daily surf guiding
  • All transportation to surf breaks for 2 surf sessions (you can also walk to the surf)
  • Surf photography
  • Personal media folder with all surf video clips and photography
  • Surfboard rentals and equipment
  • 3 x Yoga sessions
  • 1 x Restorative massage
  • Private chartered catamaran trip (with open bar, snacks, and lunch included)
  • Mandatory travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks

Pricing

– Prices are per person and based on double occupancy
– All prices are in USD and include all taxes and fees
– See Rooms for details on room types
– Oceanview Rooms can be reserved as single occupancy for an additional $2,500

The Master: $6,450 per person
Oceanview Room 1: $5,450 per person
Oceanview Room 2: $5,450 per person
Oceanview Room 3: $5,450 per person
Bunk Room A: $4,150 per person

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Important Info & FAQs

We see the word “luxury” thrown around a lot in the surf travel world, and frankly, often see it where it definitely doesn’t apply. That said, we all have a different scale of what we consider nice/super nice/ luxury, so here’s some context to what this trip is all about.

This retreat is really really nice, and some would consider it luxury depending on your scale. The house is oceanfront, spacious, and very comfortable. The location is amazing and private. Our private chefs are very talented and the food is delicious. Just about everything is included and we have created and curated a schedule that enables you to experience the best of this area with everything taken care of so you just get to sit back, relax, and focus on surfing and having an amazing time. Everything considered, we feel this is a pretty special boutique surf experience.

That said, there aren’t butlers waiting on you at the pool. Our crew helps load your surfboards and we take care of all transportation, but you’ll have to carry your surfboard to surf breaks. We make your trip super comfortable, but it’s not completely white glove in this way. Hopefully that makes sense.

It’s also important to note that while we strive for comfort and ease on your trip, Costa Rica is still a developing nation, and there are many elements that are out of our control. We’ll be driving on bumpy dirt roads (which means more remote, which means less-crowded surf breaks, rejoice!), there can be power outages, and it’s a tropical climate – so along with encountering cool wildlife like iguanas and monkeys, you’ll likely encounter some bugs as well. And the tiny Playa Negra community is the opposite of a manicured golf course development. We think this makes it all the more special and we embrace the more off-the-beaten path destinations, and we hope you do too.

While Lush Palm delivers a high level of customer service and we’ll always do everything we can to help you have the best time, our traveler is someone who is easy-going and can embrace the spontaneity and change that can happen with the unpredictable nature of travel.

Check-in is from 3pm on arrival day.
Check out is at 10am on departure day.

Short answer: Fly into Liberia International Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica on arrival day and we’ll pick you up from the airport and drive you to the retreat villa. Easy peazy travel squeezy.

Longer answer: Fly into Liberia International Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica (AKA Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport). We recommend aiming for an flight arrival time no later than 2:30 pm Costa Rica time so you can get settled, catch the sunset, and join our Welcome Dinner.

On the retreat check-in day, we’ll have two complimentary airport shuttles scheduled at different times to pick up guests from the Liberia Airport. The first shuttle will pick up at 1:30 pm (Costa Rica time), and the second shuttle at 3:30 pm. The retreat villa is about a 1.5-hour drive from the Liberia Airport. If your flight arrives at a time that doesn’t line up with the shuttles, we can help arrange private airport transportation (for an additional cost).

If your flight arrives at a time that doesn’t line up with the shuttles or you need to arrange your own transportation for any reason, please let us know and we can help book private transportation (for an additional cost).

Please wait to hear from us before you book your flights. We’ll send all travel information and details when you book your retreat.

Fly into Liberia International Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica (AKA Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport). It is possible to fly into San Jose International Airport (SJO), but we do not recommend it, as the San Jose Airport is a 4.5-hour drive to the retreat villa and our airport shuttles will only be picking up guests at the Liberia Airport.

We recommend travelers aim for an arrival time no later than 2:30 pm Costa Rica time so you can get settled, catch the sunset, and join our Welcome Dinner. We will have two complimentary shuttles from the Liberia Airport to the retreat villa on arrival day. The first shuttle will pick up at 1:30 pm (Costa Rica time), and the second shuttle at 3:30 pm.

If your flight arrives at a time that doesn’t line up with the shuttles, we can help arrange private airport transportation (for an additional cost).

Please wait to hear from us before you book your flights. We’ll send all travel information and details when you book your retreat.

You’ll have the opportunity to surf twice* a day and the timing of the surf sessions will vary depending on the ideal conditions. That said, a typical day goes something like this:

  • Early morning pre-surf snack and hot coffee as you prep to go surf
  • Surf Session #1 (With surf lessons and coaching)
  • Hearty post-surf breakfast back at the villa
  • Video analysis sessions from your AM surf
  • Surf theory session or yoga class
  • Nutritious and delicious lunch
  • Chill out, relax, enjoy the pool
  • Surf Session #2 / Optional (guided) free surf
  • Watch the sunset with a frosty beverage and then time for a hearty and delish dinner

* We’ll have transportation and guided trips to surf twice a day, but you can also always surf anytime at the closest surf breaks which are a 5-minute walk (or closer with the right swell!).

As mentioned, the timing of surf sessions will depend on the optimal conditions, but typically, sessions will be in the early morning and evening. Please note that this potentially means some very early mornings to get the best conditions! (#WorthIt and you’ll have a big delicious breaky waiting for you when you get back)

The schedule for the week will be the above daily surf schedule for most days, with a rest day mid-week to recharge and cruise/lounge/explore/play on a private catamaran boat trip. That said, you’ll still have the option for a guided free surf on the morning of the rest day if you fancy.

Here’s how this looks for the week:

Saturday – Saturday Retreats:

  • Day 1: Saturday / Arrival Day
  • Day 2: Sunday / Surf Program
  • Day 3: Monday / Surf Program
  • Day 4: Tuesday / Surf Program
  • Day 5: Wednesday / Rest Day & Boat Trip
  • Day 6: Thursday / Surf Program
  • Day 7: Friday / Surf Program
  • Day 8: Saturday / Departure Day

Wednesday – Wednesday Retreats:

  • Day 1: Wednesday / Arrival Day
  • Day 2: Thursday / Surf Program
  • Day 3: Friday / Surf Program
  • Day 4: Saturday / Surf Program
  • Day 5: Sunday / Rest Day
  • Day 6: Monday / Surf Program
  • Day 7: Tuesday / Surf Program
  • Day 8: Wednesday / Departure Day

The retreats will have 8 – 12 guests.

Our Costa Rica surf and yoga retreats are based at a spacious and modern oceanfront villa in Playa Negra (you can read more about the villa and rooms here). The villa has six bedrooms available, ranging from shared bunk rooms to suites with ocean views.

Please note that all rooms are double occupancy and our standard pricing is per person, based on double occupancy.

  • If you want to book a room together with a friend or partner, we recommend booking under the same reservation so you can book your room together through our booking portal.
  • If you want to book a room together with a friend or partner using separate forms of payment, we can easily help with that. Please go ahead and make your booking through our booking portal, then email us with your booking number and let us know you would like to split the payment. hello@lushpalm.com
  • If you’re traveling solo – welcome! You’ll be in good company. Solo travelers have the option to share a room with another traveler (of the same gender), or you can book a private room, single occupancy, for an additional cost of $2,500 USD. There are a limited amount of single occupancy spaces available, so we recommend booking as early as possible for availability. Rooms ‘Oceanview 2’ and ‘Oceanview 3’ are available to book as single occupancy – select ‘reserve as single occupancy’ under the room in our booking portal.
  • If you don’t see availability for your preferred room in our booking portal, please contact us – we might be able to accommodate you.
  • If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to email us at hello@lushpalm.com.

Woohoo! We can’t wait to share the stoke with you in Costa Rica.

To make a booking:
1. Click our BOOK NOW button and share a few details to check availability and pricing in our booking portal
2. Choose your dates
3. Choose your room
4. Pay a 15% deposit to secure your reservation
5. Get excited for an amazing week in surf paradise!

If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to email us at hello@lushpalm.com

Short answer: You don’t need any prior surf experience. You could be an absolute beginner surfer, or you could be an advanced intermediate surfer – either way, our goal is to help take your surfing to the next level.

Longer answer: Our surf retreats are designed for beginner and intermediate surfers to improve their surfing faster than ever. This means that we cater to a wide range of surf experience – whether you have never touched a surfboard before or you’re an advanced intermediate working on more advanced maneuvers and technique.

Here’s a general breakdown of the surf levels this retreat is for:

  • Level 1 – Absolute beginner (I’ve never or barely surfed before.)
  • Level 2 – Early beginner (I’ve had some lessons or experience and am comfortable in white water.)
  • Level 3 – Advanced beginner (I’m able to catch and surf unbroken green waves, but am still working on the basics.)
  • Level 4 – Early intermediate (Comfortable going left or right in around head-high waves, able to draw lines and execute basic turns.)
  • Level 5 – Advanced intermediate (Comfortable in up to around overhead surf, can perform quality bottom turns, cutbacks, and essential maneuvers and working on improving technique to take skills to the next level.)

This retreat is not ideal for surfers who are:

  • Level 6 – Advanced (Highly competent surfer, can surf top to bottom performing advanced maneuvers in the pocket, experienced in barrel riding, and can manage most conditions up to around double overhead.)
  • Level 7 – Elite (Performing committed maneuvers at the highest level with speed, power, and flow, gets barreled regularly, and can surf anywhere in all types and sizes of waves.)

If you’re beyond an ‘advanced intermediate’ surfer (see above), this retreat isn’t the best fit for you, as the coaching is designed for beginners and intermediates. That said, we plan to launch retreats catering to more advanced surfers in the future. Stay tuned.

If you’re unsure if the trip is a fit or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at hello@lushpalm.com.

Absolutely, YES! We welcome beginner surfers – whether you’ve taken 2 lessons or have never touched a surfboard in your life. We believe that surf retreats with skilled surf coaches are the best way to build a solid foundation to learn how to surf. We’d love to help you get started on your surfing journey (and have a blast along the way).

The only real requirement for safety reasons is that you need to know how to swim.

A 15% deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your reservation. The remaining balance is due no later than 70 days before the trip check-in date.

If you are booking a trip within 70 days of the check-in date, then the total Trip Cost is due to confirm your reservation.

Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions for more information about our Booking Terms and Cancellation Policy.

Your non-surfing partner or friend is welcome to join the retreat – however, we don’t have any additional activities for non-surfers outside of our regular schedule (of course, they are welcome to join in yoga and do whatever they would like with their time). We have a limited number of non-surfer spaces available. Please email us to check availability at hello@lushpalm.com

We will provide surfboards and surf equipment for the length of your trip. That said, if you’re an intermediate surfer and have your own board(s), we highly recommend bringing your own surfboard(s) that you are most comfortable with.

While we totally support and typically encourage trying new surfboards and experimenting, this week you’ll be getting surf coaching and video analysis – so it’s best to be the most comfortable on your board right away to bring your A-game for the coaching (instead of adjusting to a new board).

  • If you’re bringing surfboards, be sure to check the airline’s surfboard bag policy and charges before you buy your plane tickets. Specifically, make sure that the airline will accept the size of your surfboard bag, and what they charge to check surfboard bags.
  • If you’re traveling from the US, Alaska Airlines has one of the best policies and fees for surfboard bags.

You can expect foodie-approved delicious and nutritious meals by our team of private chefs. This is not a restricted-eating/dieting kind of situation. The menu strikes a balance between fresh hearty eats to power your surf sessions, to more indulgent dishes, to a dash of decadence (hello gourmet chocolate mousse).

Meat, fish, dairy, eggs, and desserts are all on the menu. That said, we’re happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies (see below).

Yes! We’re happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies. We can accommodate pescatarian, vegetarian, and vegan diets.

Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in some cases ingredients can’t be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have specific questions or concerns about special diets or dietary restrictions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

If you have a severe allergy or very specific dietary requirements, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you. To get in touch, please fill out the contact form below, or email us at hello@lushpalm.com

Alcoholic drinks aren’t included in the retreat pricing (unless where noted), but they are definitely available. We’ll have a select offering of beer and wine at the villa available for purchase. We’ll also go out for two dinners where there are cocktails and full bars available. On our Rest Day we’ll take a private catamaran trip which will have an open bar along with snacks and lunch.

That said, if you haven’t already noticed – this is not a nightlife-focused party-heavy type of trip. We’re all about having a good time and a nice cold brew or two to cap the day, however this is more of an early-to-bed/early-to-wake retreat focused on surfing and yoga. If you’re looking to party hardy, that’s cool, but this trip is not a fit for you.

Yes. It’s mandatory that all Lush Palm travelers provide proof of current travel insurance before the trip begins. (This travel insurance is really fast and easy to get, we promise!)

Travel insurance must cover:

  • Personal injury
  • Medical treatment
  • Repatriation
  • Evacuation expenses

We also highly recommend purchasing travel insurance that covers personal property and trip cancellation coverage.

Most major travel insurance companies will cover the requirements for any Lush Palm trip. That said, be sure to fully understand coverage amounts and everything that is covered and not covered by the policy.

The cost of travel insurance varies depending on your age, trip cost, and coverage – and rates can start around $85 for a weeklong trip.

Here are a couple of travel insurance companies that offer coverage for our trip requirements:

Our goal is to create and run flawless trips. That said, even after all of the research, coordination, and planning of each and every detail, it’s possible that we’ll find minor kinks in our retreats during the first trips. In the spirit of fairness and complete transparency, we discount these retreats just in case we run into any hiccups.

We want to create the most amazing surf experiences for you, and we rely on our travelers for post-trip feedback to help us continue to improve. We highly value all of our guest feedback, and this goes especially for these inaugural trips – if you join us on a first trip, we’d love to have your honest thoughts!

We will also have a photographer/videographer on these trips capturing the retreat, so travelers will be asked to sign a supplementary photo/video release form. Bonus: we’ll have even more epic images to share with our guests.

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