Karah
Karah
2023-01-23
If you’re browsing the internet for a surf retreat, you can stop now! Mokum Surf Club treated us to one of the best trips I’ve been on in my adult life. The week was jam packed full of adventure, surf, yoga, amazing food and fun with new international and local friends. The surf coaches they hired were extremely knowledgeable of the local area and were very accommodating. I saved money for a year to go on this trip, and it was the best decision I could have made. They even made an effort to cook food that went along with my dietary restrictions (nut allergy). Thank you for an amazingly wonderful time. Costa Rica was a blast! I look forward to seeing what other retreats you have in store.
Brandon Ermatinger
Brandon Ermatinger
2023-01-19
My partner and I had a wonderful time on the Mokum Surf Club retreat in Costa Rica. It was chalk full of adventures and memories we will never forget! The retreat was extremely well organized and we ate amazing food with newly made friends throughout the trip. They even helped me celebrate my birthday by decorating the house and making me an ice cream cake! It was truly a wonderful trip and I would highly recommend it for anyone who knows how to surf or would like to learn. It makes an amazing couples adventure. A huge thank you to Marthe and Jonne! We would absolutely love to join another retreat in the future. :)
Haddock Van Midsland
Haddock Van Midsland
2022-12-22
Geweldige ervaring! Leuke groep met veel gemotiveerde surfers, goede surfinstructeurs en veel tijd om van de prachtige Costa Ricaanse natuur te genieten. Jonne en Marthe zijn fijne gastheer en vrouw. Ben twee keer mee geweest met de Costa Rica retreat, en ga zeker nog een keer mee.
Gab Gel
Gab Gel
2022-12-22
I was lucky to spend 1 month with the Mokum Surf team in Costa Rica in 2019. We had this cool 'training' routine: surf-eat-surf-repeat... I thank Mokum for all the quality time, and all the hard work i can tell they do. Managed to maintain a very pleasant vibe while handling many things. Very professional! They are also very sensitive to local culture, knowing a lot of what's going on in the area and engaging with local staff and communities in a very positive way. I miss them and would redo it asap!
Sophie Rijvers
Sophie Rijvers
2022-11-20
Een tijd om nooit te vergeten! We hebben onwijs genoten van de surf en yoga retreat bij Marthe en Jonne. Alles was tot in de puntjes geregeld, goed verzorgd en er hing een heerlijke sfeer. We kunnen dit iedereen aanbevelen!
Max Rouing
Max Rouing
2022-09-28
Ontzettend leuke tijd gehad, volledig goed verzorgd. Trip om nooit meer te vergeten
Xavier Baars
Xavier Baars
2022-05-20
The surf retreat is really amazing. Costa Rica is one of the best spots in the world. Both for beginners and advanced surfers. The nature is terrific and everything is organised perfectly. Great surf, food, company and adventure.
Tijmen Veldman
Tijmen Veldman
2022-05-11
I will never forget the experience I had with Mokum Surf Club! This retreat was fantastic! The hosts Marthe and Jonne are so nice, and everything was so wel organized. If you have any questions about Costa Rica and it’s best places they can sure tell you all about it. The retreat was held at a house on this amazing hilltop overlooking the beach and Its endles ocean. Sleeping here was just fantastic, all the rooms had airconditioning and the beds where just like at home! In the morning you will rise by the sounds of the jungle and maybe even be visited by a small family of monkeys! Starting my Mokum Surf Club retreat I had zero surfing skills but don’t worry they got you covered! The local surf coach knows all the best places for every level of skill. I started out on a very large (soft top) surfboard but in a couple of days I was on a hard board riding some pretty awesome waves! One of my favorite experiences with MSC was horseback riding. In the early morning Wilbert (the local ranger) will pick you up and take you on this long ride into the mountains. Wilbert knows everything about it’s flora and fauna and will show you the best spots like the waterfall where you can have a shot of tequila and go for a refreshing swim! Going back down you will arrive at the beach and go full gallop! Thanks Marthe and Jonne, hope to see you in January!
Thom Barends
Thom Barends
2022-05-04
Great retreat! The hosts were super friendly and helpful, great food and location. As a beginner in surfing, I was guided very well and learned a lot. I also loved the other activities such as whale watching, daily yoga practice and horseback riding through the jungle. All together a fantastic experience.
Corné Overbeeke
Corné Overbeeke
2022-04-28
Amazing surf en yoga experience! I went on their Costa Rica retreat to focus on my surfing skills and I learned so much. Especially the video analyses were really helpful. There is really relaxed yoga every day focused on the surf muscles. The accommodation was just perfect, with one of the best views I have ever seen. The food and hospitality are spot on and the group vibe is great.

Surf - Yoga - Food - Adventures

Join our Mokum Surf Club retreat exploring the most southern gem of Costa Rica; Pavones. With the second-longest left-hander in the world, this place is a true surfer’s paradise. There’s more to this place than just waves though. Its impressive scenery is a playground for any adventurer with its rugged beaches and wild jungle, and we would be selfish if we wouldn’t share this beauty with you! Will you come to join our Costa Rica retreat?

Upcoming retreats in Costa Rica

2022:
27 August – 3 September 2022 (Fully booked)
3 – 10 December 2022 (Fully booked)

2023:
14 – 21 January (Fully Booked)
15 – 22 April (Spots available)

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The Hideout

Our Costa Rica Retreat will be held at a gorgeous hideout in the rolling hills of Punta Banco. Only a short walk from the beach, surrounded by jungle, and often visited by a diversity of (mostly) friendly animals. The accommodation offers all amenities you can think of. Bright, comfortable bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning, a big outdoor and indoor living area, and an infinity pool overlooking the Golfo Dulce. It’s the perfect place to reload that battery of yours enjoying priceless views, jungle sounds, and lots of chill sessions with new friends by the pool.

During our Costa Rica retreat, we offer two and three-person rooms, which can be shared either with your own surf buddy or with one of the other retreat attendees. Every room comes with its own bathroom, air conditioning, linens, towels, and stunning ocean or jungle views.

The Surf

We will be based in Punta Banco, a tiny town close to the world-class surf break of Pavones. Punta Banco is blessed with many awesome waves for different levels of surfing. We wouldn’t be on a surf trip though if we wouldn’t discover more than just this place. We’ll be taking you to different spots in the nearby area with our English-speaking surf guides. The Pavones area has many surf breaks suitable for beginners, intermediates, and advanced surfers. Whether you don’t have that much experience yet or would like to improve your intermediate skills, our surf guides are here to help you every day!

Of course, we’ll be giving Pavones a go as well! So hopefully you can return with a big grin on your face telling everyone you surfed the best wave of your life. Oh, and we’re surfing tropical waters. So guess what, no wetsuit is needed!

The Yoga

We dare to say that our Hide-Out offers the most beautiful yoga deck you’ve ever seen. Surrounded by jungle, with a view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and the sounds of nature all around you. Our English-speaking yoga teacher will offer Hatha-inspired yoga classes with a focus on your surf activities. Did you know surfing and yoga are like two peas in a pot? The balance we practice during our yoga classes will help you on your board, while the stretching will relax those sore surfing muscles.

* Mats and blocks will be provided.

Activities

The nature & adventures

During your stay with us, we’d like you to experience this place as we would do it. So, it’s not only about surfing at our Costa Rica Retreat. There’s always more to discover. The following activities will be included in the package:

Mokum Surf Club retreat Costa Rica

Horseback riding

It doesn’t matter if you have never ridden a horse in your life or grew up as a true ponygirl, this horseback trip will be a lifetime memory. We’ll take the horses out into the mountains, the beautiful indigenous reserve of Punta Banco borders the jungle, and the wild and untamed beach towards Panama. You’ll see nature at its best and discover places where hardly anyone sets foot.

Boat trip to Matapalo

We will be taking the boat out to the other side of the Golfo Dulce. The other side is also well known as the Osa Peninsula; one of the most bio-diverse places in the world. Depending on the waves we’ll be having a surf session here, enjoy our breakfast on a deserted beach and we’ll be chasing waterfalls to cool down a bit. During this trip, you might be able to spot different kinds of monkeys, toucans, parrots, turtles, dolphins, and maybe even some humpback whales.

Massage

We bet your shoulders will be sore after a surf session or two. What sounds better than a deep tissue massage with essential oils? Right. Nothing. So we got you covered here.

Turtle Walk

The local community of Punta Banco is closely involved in protecting the turtles that come to shore to lay their eggs every year. The first turtles will come to shore around July to drop hundreds of eggs in the black sands of Playa Punta Banco. Unfortunately eating turtle eggs has been a delicacy for decades in Costa Rica, which means that poachers are attracted by this phenomenon as well. The people of Punta Banco walk up and down the beach every single night to protect those turtles from poachers. We’ll be able to join them in small groups on one of these walks from July to October.

You might be able to see one of the four different types of turtles that visit this beach, or if you’re really lucky see the baby turtles be released into the ocean from September till January.
Keep in mind that these are wild animals. Even though it might be turtle season, there’s never a guarantee of seeing them. Also, always respect nature and keep your distance.

The Food

In case you’re worried about the food. Please don’t. We are absolute food addicts! Our holiday wouldn’t even be close to perfect if the food isn’t delicious. So taking you with us on our Costa Rica retreat, practically means you’ll be well taken care of in the food department. Pinky promise. What it will taste like? Well… After your morning surf or yoga session, you can dive into an abundant breakfast of freshly squeezed juices, fruits from the garden, homemade bread, yogurt and granola, a side of eggs, or some traditional pinto.

Lunch will be a delicious vegetarian dish. How about some quesadillas, grilled veggie wraps, or couscous salad? We’ll make sure those hungry surf bellies will be satisfied. After a beautiful sunset and a long day of awesome experiences, there’s nothing better than to join our dinner table. A daily changing menu of both local and western dishes, always with plenty of veggies and salad, will be the perfect end to another perfect day.

Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. We can always adapt our menu to your preferences.

What's included:

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation at one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth (between the jungle and the ocean)
  • Daily surf sessions with a qualified surf guide
  • Surfboard rental (although we’d suggest bringing your own if you have one)
  • Surfing theory class & drone video analysis
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner that will make you drool + water/coffee/tea all day long
  • Bbq night
  • Horseback riding trip discovering the beautiful surroundings of Punta Banco
  • Full day boat trip to Matapalo (where you can find an awesome right-hander as well)
  • 1x massage
  • Turtle walk: watch the big mama turtles hatch or their babies find a way to the big blue ocean
  • Transport to and from the local airport of Golfito on start/finish days of the retreat *
  • Transport to different surf spots in the area
* Transport by taxi from San Jose can be arranged for additional costs. Depending on a minimum request of 4 people.

Option 1Shared Room

$2.150 p.p.

Shared room Costa Rica Retreat

Option 2Private room

$2.850 p.p.

accommodation during Costa Rica surf retreat

TripAdvisor reviews ✔️

  • star ratingPura vida! - Pura vida! Ontzettend leuke tijd gehad, volledig goed verzorgd. Trip om nooit meer te vergeten. Jonne en Marthe zijn er voor geboren.

    avatar thumb maxrH2857LG
    28th September 2022

    star ratingIf you’re browsing the internet for a surf retreat, you can stop now!

    Mokum Surf Club treated us to one of the best trips I’ve been on in my... read more

    avatar thumb Herka541
    23rd January 2023

    star ratingAmazing experience! Highly recommended!! - Highly recommended. Amazing full-fledged retreat experience. Great surfing lessons at perfect locations for all levels (I was beginner) with great people! The food is also worth mentioning as it was... read more

    Z2862KNpeterv
    8th August 2022
  • star ratingWhere great surf, great people and great nature perfectly blend in... - Wow! What a great experience with Jonne and Marthe. Where to start? The great people from Pavones, both the surf instructor and other local people we came across. The surfing... read more

    Peter B
    17th August 2022

    star rating5 star surf retreat - This was truly a great experience, despite the fact that I do not surf! The accommodation is well equipped (nice kitchen, private bathroom, towels, hair dryer), the food is delicious,... read more

    253ancas
    1st August 2022

    star ratingCosta Rica Retreat - Geweldige ervaring! Leuke groep met veel gemotiveerde surfers, goede surfinstructeurs en veel tijd om van de prachtige Costa Ricaanse natuur te genieten. Jonne en Marthe zijn fijne gastheer en vrouw.... read more

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    23rd December 2022
  • star ratingBest Surf and Travel experience of my life! - Best travel experience I ever had. The hosts are so friendly, extremely well organized, knowledgeable, and helpful! Marthe and Jonne thank you so much for a wonderful experience. My surfing... read more

    Profchaos911
    3rd August 2022

    star ratingPerfect surf & yoga experience - Amazing surf and yoga experience! I went on their Costa Rica retreat to focus on my surfing skills and I learned a lot. Especially the video analyses were really helpful.... read more

    avatar thumb Corne_O2014221
    25th September 2022

    star ratingAn Amazing 5 Star Surf Retreat experience ! Can't even decide on what to start with as i would need too much posting space for this ,but i can say... read more

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    2nd August 2022
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Upcoming retreats

2022:
27 August - 3 September 2022 (Fully booked)
3 - 10 December 2022 (Fully booked)

2023:
14-21 January (Fully booked)
15-22 April (Spots available)


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