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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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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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My husband and I visited Bodhi last year and knew we had to go back with our two kids (ages 4 and 8) this year. I do not typically return to places in this world that I have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
BobLisaBurton
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Bodhi last year and knew we had to go back with our two kids (ages 4 and 8) this year. I do not typically return to places in this world that I have previously visited because there are just too many amazing things to see with such little time to do it all. However, Bodhi... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 1st trip to Costa Rica, I picked Bodhi Surf School from a friend's recommendation who also had an awesome time staying with them, we chose the bodhi sessions. It was more than what I had expected, the people are so sweet, mindful, and knowledgable. You truly feel like a family member upon arrival. Not only did we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The instructors are not excellent surf & yoga instructors, but educators about the ocean, environment, lifestyle, sustainability and so much else. I had a fantastic time doing it all: surfing, yoga, and learning about the community.

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Thank Kurt R
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second time I led a group of 20 undergraduate college students from the US on a short-term study-abroad trip in Costa Rica. The Bodhi surf and yoga crew provided excellent care. Without their thoughtful assistance, we would not have gotten half as much out of our magical time in Bahia Ballena. We learned, we performed community service,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We regularly lead study abroad courses to the Bahia Ballena area. Bodhi Surf School partners with us on many aspects of our program. But beyond this professional relationship, I personally enjoy doing yoga and surf lessons with Pilar and Travis. Yes, spending time at Bodhi can be relaxing, but for me it also makes me feel active and alive. When... More 

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Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never surfed before. I didn't think I would ever surf, to be honest. However, when an opportunity presents itself in Costa Rica, you don't turn it down. Travis was my wonderful instructor. It was a lesson in surfing, but much more than that. He was able to teach me about the ocean, and my own understanding of myself,... More 

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Thank Krista L
achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Krista L, we're glad to hear that despite never thinking you would surf, that you were open to giving it a try, and that you enjoyed it! Most importantly, that you learned a thing or two. We hope that as you go forward, you remember how great it feels to try something new! :) -Team Bodhi Surf More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at Bodhi Surf was wonderful. We spent 6 days surfing, enjoying the beach and getting to know the community a bit. Travis, Pilar, Adrienne & Gibran are beyond thoughtful; their attention to detail makes a big difference. Also, their surf and yoga instruction was really great - they are all gifted teachers! I would recommend staying at Bodhi and... More 

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Thank Sophie P
achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Sophie P — thank you very much for the kind words about Bodhi Surf, our staff, and your experience here. It was such a fun time for us to have you gals stay with us, thank you for your positive attitudes and smiles! We know we will see you down here again, and look forward to it greatly! :) -Team... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the third year coming to Bahia and working with Travis and Bodhi Surf - always a great experience. Travis works hard to engage the students and get them thinking about international business. He has created several personalized workshops for the students - ranging from micro-finance to ecotourism to business simulations. Most of all, though, he cares that the... More 

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

Thank you, Mark W, for taking the time to write about your time with Travis and Bodhi Surf School. We're so glad to hear that the students had a positive experience down here and that they learned something new! It's always a pleasure to work with you guys :) -Team Bodhi Surf More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Went out with Travis for my very first surfing lesson and it was a truly amazing and rewarding experience. I was with another couple, so 3 ppl for 1 instructor, which is really the right to benefit fully from the instructor experience, help, and attention. The method used by Travis to teach us how to surf the first waves was... More 

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

Rasamoela M — thank you for taking the time to write about your first surf experience with Bodhi Surf School. We're so stoked that you learned a lot, were able to catch some waves, and felt confident to surf independently afterwards. And most importantly, thank you for the recommendation! We hope to see you down here again :) -Team Bodhi... More 

Uvita, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We first took a surf lesson with Bodhi in 2012. Since then, they have built their own facility with several private rooms and a great community vibe. The grounds, buildings, and rooms are beautiful and immaculate, and the height of the ceilings and overall design really kept us cool and comfortable throughout the week. During our week with them in... More 

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

Thanks for this flattering review, Christopher T! It was such a pleasure to see you two again, and to surf, do yoga, and have many laughs over shared meals. We're stoked that all aspects of your stay were enjoyed, from the rooms to the community engagement, the core activities and the food! These are the very aspects we're trying to... More 

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