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Bodhi Surf School

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Address: La Flor de Bahia, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8712 8919
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Description: Bodhi Surf School focuses on community engaged yoga and surf vacations and...
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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The Bodhi oasis awaits you with top notch surf and yoga instruction, a gorgeous beach location, and incredible people

The warmth of Bodhi’s staff and the retreat’s entrancing natural surroundings instantly welcome you to the peace of this Costa Rican paradise.The beautifully constructed network... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The warmth of Bodhi’s staff and the retreat’s entrancing natural surroundings instantly welcome you to the peace of this Costa Rican paradise.The beautifully constructed network of Bodhi bungalows is nestled amongst palm trees and pristine wildlife, and each one is filled with its own colorful décor and authentic, Tico-made furniture. Guests feel a genuine connection with nature and the true... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Wow Riley J! What a stellar review of your time spent at Bodhi Surf School. We're so pleased that everything was so enjoyed by you during your time, it sounds like you were really able to soak in all the details of the town, the lodge, and all of the people! We greatly enjoyed having you with us, you were... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It is difficult to find the right words to express how I feel about Bodhi Surf School because I feel I could use all the wonderful adjectives in the dictionary and it still wouldn’t be enough. The holistic experience I achieved at Bodhi is more than I could ever fathom. The emotional and physical transformations through the practice of yoga... More 

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Oh my goodness, Steph C, you're making us feel all warm and fuzzy! Thank you so much for your kind words about your Bodhi Surf experience and the team members. We're so happy that the experience was across the board a positive one, that you felt so at home here, and that the surfing/yoga/lodge/food/everything was to your liking! It seemed... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Bodhi surf and yoga school is a truly holistic experience. Gibran and Adrianne take you in and make you feel at home right away in this small town that is a beautiful oasis on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The yoga instruction by Pilar is the best I have ever experienced. She is knowledgable, spiritual, calming and inspiring. Gibran's... More 

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THANK YOU, Miriam A! What a wonderful summary of your time spent at the Bodhi Surf Lodge. We are so very excited to hear that it was one of your best travel experiences ever — especially coming from someone who's traveled as much as you have! What a compliment. It was so much fun for us doing yoga, surfing, and of... More 

Uvita, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I had never done it before starting at Bodhi Surf one morning with my wife. I ended going twice every week, sometimes without my wife, for the nine months of the duration of our stay in Costa Rica. Thanks Pilar. Namaste!

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Thank you, Patrice R, for sharing about your experience doing yoga with Pilar during your stay here in Uvita. We're stoked to hear that it was beneficial for you and your wife! It was a pleasure getting to know the two of you a little bit, and we hope to see you back here again! Pura vida! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

Fruit Cove, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The instructors are simply amazing and also give lessons on taking care of our oceans. They are totally hands-on and work wonderfully with kids and adults. Will never use anyone else in Uvita!

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KellyVaughn21, thank you so much for taking the time to write about your group's experience surfing with us here in Bahia Ballena. We're so pleased that the kids enjoyed themselves, and it was (and always is) a pleasure working with them in the water! Thank you for giving these kids such an awesome opportunity! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

asever
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I am so thrilled that my company arranges surf lessons with Bodhi Surf. Once again, our group had a phenomenal experience in correspondence, lessons, and on the water. Travis is a great instructor and very well organized. We appreciated his thoughtful curriculum and commitment to the much greater and deeper causes behind their surf mission. Also, we were very glad... More 

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Thank you so much for writing about your experience with Bodhi Surf School! We're glad to hear that your surf experience was "phenomenal", and that our lesson methodology resonated with your group! We sincerely hope that we will see you again down here again someday! :) -Team Bodhi Surf More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Since we were going to Costa Rica, we figured there's no better time to learn how to surf. Arriving at Bodhi, we were impressed by their buildings and property - absolutely beautiful! We headed over to the beach and Travis taught our group the basics of surfing by breaking it down into segments and getting comfortable on the board before... More 

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downtownstef — Thank you so much for your wonderful words. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your surf lessons and found them both fun and educational. We hope that you will be back to visit us! Pura Vida! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

Colton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Learned how to stand on a surf board and surf in two lessons, really fun time and really quality surf lessons

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Thanks for your wonderful review, Alex H! We hope you are able to keep up on your surfing, and come see us if you're ever in the area again! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I am so glad I stumbled upon this gem of a place when booking our Costa Rica trip. We spent 7 days learning how to surf with Gibran, while exploring the local area. We were able to kayak, snorkel, zipline and visit local restaurants all within a short distance of Bodhi. Gibran's passion and enthusiasm for surfing and the ocean... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Kristykay312! We're happy to learn that you two were happy with your Costa Rican surf vacation here in Bahia Ballena with Bodhi Surf School. You both did exceptionally well and we sincerely hope that you will continue surfing! And of course, we hope to see you again down here :) -Team Bodhi... More 

Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I was the leader of a group of college students and the surf lessons, community activities, and level of professionalism in organizing our nine days of activities, lodging, and guides was superb. The surf lessons (we did two formal lessons) were outstanding and remarkably all of the students were able to successfully surf on their own after two lessons. One... More 

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Todd C — thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with Bodhi Surf School on behalf of the student group you brought down. We're stoked to hear that you were satisfied with our services, from arranging transportation to activities and providing surf lessons. We hope to see you down in Bahia Ballena again in... More 

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