A Surf Adventure of a Lifetime

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 surf retreats in Costa Rica

2023:
14 – 21 January (Fully booked)
15 – 22 April (Fully booked)
9 – 16 December (Fully booked)

2024:
6 – 13 January (Fully booked)
30 March – 6 April (Fully booked)

2025:
Dates coming soon!

See what our guests say about us

valentine ghekiere
valentine ghekiere
2024-01-18
I joined the retreat in punta banco - south of Costa Rica- in 2020. The retreat gives you what to expect and even better, don’t miss out, don’t hesitate you will not regret this. Just go for it ! ♥️
Peter Brinkman
Peter Brinkman
2023-11-23
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 was great, as a beginner for me it was great to pick up new skills and I believe for more advanced surfers there is much fun too as you can choose for both reef and beach break waves. You can see that Jonne and Marthe really put effort in their work. Both for you as a guest and for the local people that live and work in Pavones. There is a lot of wildlife to find in the area as you would notice when falling asleep and waking up by the sounds of the rainforest. Don't hesitate! Go with Mokum Surf Club!
Linze Folkeringa
Linze Folkeringa
2023-10-24
Een geweldige reis gehad, in samenspraak met Marthe en Jonne samengesteld. Ze brengen je naar bekende maar vooral ook naar "verborgen pareltjes" door een verpletterende natuur en overweldigende landschappen in een comfortabele 4WD. Marthe en Jonne zijn warme en gastvrije mensen die je meteen op je gemak laten voelen in dit wonderschone land. Ze lieten ons o.a raften, paardrijden maar ook heerlijk relaxen aan de verlaten stranden. Wat een fantastische vakantie was dat!
Sue Paliani
Sue Paliani
2023-09-24
I’ve been to the Costa Rica surf retreat twice and the experience was amazing. Beautiful country, horse back riding, hiking, yoga, great food, and incredible surfing. Jonne and Marthe was exceptional hosts and the accommodations were perfect. It was an adventure that I’ll never forget, I highly recommend it.
linda endstra
linda endstra
2023-09-18
Wat is Costa Rica een heerlijk land! Zo mooi dat we al 3 keer zijn teruggekeerd met Mokum Surf Club en bezig zijn met onze volgende trip te plannen. Tijdens onze reizen in Costa Rica hebben we genoten van de prachtige natuur, de lieve mensen en de fijne, ontspannen sfeer. Mokum Surf Club heeft ervoor gezorgd dat we plekken hebben bezocht die we zelf nooit hadden gevonden, ver weg van de toeristische attracties die je terugziet bij veel andere reisorganisaties. Je merkt dat het team van Mokum Surf Club het land kent zoals hun broekzak, door de vele bijzondere tips voor bezienswaardigheden, activiteiten, unieke hotels en heerlijke restaurantjes. We kijken nu al uit naar onze volgende reis met Mokum Surf Club in Costa Rica!
Diogo Matos
Diogo Matos
2023-09-01
Marthe and John are the best couple you’ve could ask to host. Always caring a smile and keen to know everything about the beautiful area of Sintra. Very friendly and open to give a hand to the staff on every single task. Their surf skills allowed them to explore a bit the different surf spots with different levels Sintra has to offer. We invited them to stay with us for a week and they have done an amazing video and photo coverage. Super talented and professionals. Take a look on their super interesting project of retreats all around but mostly in Costa Rica, we guarantee you will gonna have a great time. All the team from THE PEAK HOUSE can’t wait for your return. LIVE SIMPLY Cheers, The Peak House
Mana Majdandzic
Mana Majdandzic
2023-08-10
Of all our travells Costa Rica has been one of the most unforfettable. Jonne and Marthe welcomed us in a beautifull accommodation in the jungle just by the ocean. Each morning we would wake up by the sounds of the jungle. Not only the surfing but also the horseriding trip was super. We have seen monkey's, sluths, ara's, Morpho butterfly's, pelican's, dolphins and an anteater. We enjoyed the fresh local food, cooked by local women from the village nearby, with the nice group we were with. This was a very special experience.
maartje stehouwer
maartje stehouwer
2023-08-01
Een onvergetelijk mooie reis naar Costa Rica. Prachtige locatie en Jonne & Marthe zorgen voor de ultieme belevenis. Een groot avontuur: leren surfen 🏄‍♀️ schildpadden die uitkomen 🐢 heerlijk eten 🥘 de mooiste zonsondergangen 🌅 en als hoogte punt voor mij; paardrijden door de jungle 🐴 🌴 (terwijl ik nog nooit paard had gereden!) Een echte aanrader of je nou in je eentje op avontuur wil of met vrienden!
Borja Torres
Borja Torres
2023-07-28
Mokum surf club has been a once in a lifetime experience. I truly enjoyed my time in Costa Rica surfing, doing yoga, horseback riding and other activities while getting to know cool new people and discovering the country and its culture from a unique location and without worrying about organizing anything. Going to Punta Banco was amazing. This part of the country it’s wild and remote, yet magical and mesmerizing. If you’re looking for a quiet an not crowded place, this is it. Once I got there I felt myself immersed in the tropical forest and its spell of lush flora and diverse game. The house was beautiful with all the amenities, even a pool. It felt like a piece of heaven on earth. Marta & John provided a delightful experience from head to toe. They took care of every single detail. From managing the guides and activities such as taking on a boat ride to Matapalo (Osa peninsula) for hiking or surfing in quiet and private feeling spots to horseback riding in Punta bancos’s forests to soak in hidden waterfalls, while arranging all the food and transportation for all the activities. They are both great ambassadors of Costa Rica and they made me feel welcomed and well care taken. Thank you guys for such a great adventure. I will definitely sign up again in one of your tours. Pura Vida 🤙🏽
Bjørn Andreassen
Bjørn Andreassen
2023-05-06
I had the most incredible time in Costa Rica with Mokum Surf Club! The southern region where the travel agency is based is undoubtedly one of the most lush and green places I have ever seen. It was such a joy to experience it for myself with two of my friends. The retreats offered by Mokum Surf Club were perfect for our group, and we all had a great time learning to surf. The surf lessons were of great quality, and I learned so much in just one week. While all the activities we did were amazing, my favorite experience was the horseback riding trip with Wilber. It was an absolute thrill to ride a horse through the jungle and on the deserted beaches between Costa Rica and Panama. The views were breathtaking, and I will always cherish that memory. As avid birdwatchers, my friends and I were hoping to see some magical birds in Costa Rica. We were not disappointed. The view from our villa was perfect for birdwatching, and every morning we would wake up early to the sound of howler monkeys, and other wild animals, and sit in the garden with a delicious cup of Costa Rican coffee. We spotted so many Scarlet Macaws and other colorful birds, it was a truly memorable experience. Overall, our time there was the trip of a lifetime. The landscapes were stunning, the people were so friendly, the wildlife was incredible, and the experiences were unforgettable. If you're ever looking for a way to reconnect with nature and have an adventure with your friends, I highly recommend checking out Mokum Surf Club in southern Costa Rica. Bjørn Andreassen

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The Hosts

Hi! We’re Marthe & Jonne from Mokum Surf Club. Since 2015 we’ve been traveling the world in search of waves and adventures and telling YOU all about it. Wanna skip the crowds and experience the most beautiful destinations off the beaten track? Join our retreats and see for yourself!

Do you want to get to know us better or have some more information about the retreat? Chat with us here:

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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 pod? 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:

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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

$2.249 p.p.

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Option 2Private room

$2.949 p.p.

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Upcoming retreats

2023:
14-21 January (fully booked)
15-22 April (fully booked)
9-16 December (fully booked)

2024:
6 - 13 January (fully booked)
30 March - 6 April (fully booked)
2025:
Dates coming soon!


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