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Bodhi Surf School

Address: La Flor de Bahia, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8712 8919
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Owner description: Bodhi Surf School focuses on community engaged yoga and surf vacations and retreats for...
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Owner description: 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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The team at Bodhi Surf and Yoga looked after our every need, made sure we were well prepped for our holiday and then made it a very special week in a low key and relaxed way. We did the surf and yoga package and the experience of both was exceptional. From being welcomed by Travis and Maya, who showed us... More 

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Wow, Caroline B. What a wonderful thing to read first thing this morning! Thank you so much for taking the time to write these extremely kind words about your time with Bodhi Surf School. We're so so so glad that you guys enjoyed your experience here, and that it was a nice "intro" experience to Costa Rica and surfing. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Spending time with the team at Bodhi Surf School was simply amazing. The personalized surfing and yoga sessions were incredible and so much better than we could have ever expected. We had first timers for both surfing and yoga but Gibran and Pilar's teaching methods allowed us to relax, learn the techniques and have a blast. We were able to... More 

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GarryBroznya - thank you so much for this wonderful review of your surf and yoga experiences with Bodhi Surf School. We're so glad to hear that our teaching styles worked for you guys, and that you left with a solid knowledge and desire to further practice in both! We really do hope that you two will be back so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Surfing with Bodhi Surf School was one of the best parts of our trip. My wife and I took a lesson with Gibran, and could not of asked for a better experience for our first time surfing. He was extremely thorough, passionate, friendly, and a great teacher. He had us surfing in no time, and my wife, who was a... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience surfing with us here in Bahia Ballena, Kirtjp! We're stoked to hear that it was a trip highlight for you and your wife, and that you both gained a good understanding of surfing technique and safety during your lesson! We definitely hope that you will be back,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Just went out with Gibran today and did the SUP tour. I highly recommend this tour. Gibran is an excellent instructor, really took the time to explain everything before we went out, and is super helpful. My husband and I are so happy we chose Bodhi Surf School to learn to paddle board. Can't wait to come back!

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Lindsaybrink - Thank you for your kind words about your SUP Tour! We're stoked to hear that you enjoyed it, and that you felt that you learned as well! We sincerely hope to see you down here again. Pura vida! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

When people ask me about my week in Costa Rica, I respond that it was more than a vacation. My husband and I had high expectations upon our arrival given all the great reviews, and the experience surpassed even these high expectations. First of all, you will not a more committed, genuine, passionate, life-loving, and Earth loving group of people... More 

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BobLisaBurton: Wow. That's all we can say. What an amazing write-up of your time here, we were so incredibly proud and excited to read every (incredibly kind) word that you had to say! We're so happy that every part of your Bodhi Surf School experience lived up to expectations — surfing, yoga, the lodge, community engagement. And yes, the biggest... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Our stay at Bodhi Surf School over the holidays has not only brought surfing into my life but also new friends! Everyone at Bodhi Surf School has contributed to this amazing experience. Gibran, Adrianne, Travis , Pilar and Mellisa are wonderful people with an inspiring zest for the environment, surfing, the ocean and making your vacation unforgettable. The place is... More 

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Thank you, cubi_100 — we feel the same way! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your surf vacation, and that our way of teaching worked for you. We really, truly, sincerely hope that we will see you down here again, and soon! Pura vida!! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Our family of 4 had a fantastic two days of surfing with Gibran. Not only did we learn proper technique, but he also made sure we all understood the importance of safety and what to look for when surfing on our own in the future. At the end of our trip we felt comfortable renting a few boards in Dominical... More 

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Curt K, thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience surfing with Bodhi Surf School. We're stoked to hear that your family learned a lot and that you felt comfortable surfing independently afterwards — mission accomplished! We hope to see you guys again down here in the future! Pura vida :) -Team Bodhi Surf More 

Bend, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We'd read that Uvita was perhaps the best place in Costa Rica to learn to surf. The shallow sand beach and easy break offer the perfect conditions for those of us who had never stood on a board. Not only did this prove to be true for us, but Bodhi Surf created the most amazing experience in the learning. We... More 

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Schmeeve - THANK YOU so much for your extremely kind, heartfelt, and detailed description of your time spent surfing with us here in Bahia Ballena. We are so incredibly happy to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your time, you were ideal students and it was also a pleasure for us to get to know you and help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I didn't personally stay at Bodhi Surf, but we worked with Travis and Pilar (the owners) on service trips and did yoga with Pilar and it was amazing. Every person who works there is so passionate and kind and it really shows. They are a fun group to work with and are incredibly inspiring. I highly recommend meeting and working... More 

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Thank you, Victoria R, for taking the time to write about your experience with Bodhi Surf School, we very much appreciate it! We're stoked to hear you enjoyed yoga, and that the service learning aspect was also enjoyable. We, and our community, thank you and your group for your contribution! We hope to see you back down here, perhaps for... More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was our second trip back to Uvita and this time we were able to bunk in the brand new Bodhi Bungalows. We stayed in "Espiritu", which was the perfect size for my family of three. The bungalow has its own bathroom, and kitchenette supplied with everything you need to have a nice breakfast on the private patio right outside... More 

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jjperez82 - Thank you so much for taking the time to write about you and your family's experience staying here at Bodhi Surf School. We're so glad to hear that the experience was a pleasant one, and that you found Bungalow Espiritu to be comfortable and homey. We were also pleased that you enjoyed both the yoga and surf lessons,... More 

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