Location: Costa Rica
Duration: 1 or 2 weeks
LEARN SPANISH & SURF OR YOGA
Learn Spanish & Surf or Yoga in Santa Teresa – a jungle surf camp hidden in tropical forest yet within a roar of the Pacific Ocean
This program starts on the first and third Sunday of each month, so clients can ‘settle in’ before the program proper starts on Monday morning.
As well as Spanish lessons and a choice of professional surf or yoga instruction, other programmed activities include hiking so you can explore and enjoy the beautiful hinterland of Nicoya Peninsula and get a real feel for the biodiversity of this special part of the world.
Your experience is based at ‘Jakera Jungle Surf Camp’ where we have created a jungle paradise complete with swimming pool overlooked by a rich tropical forest bursting with wildlife including red squirrels, howler monkeys and tiny magical hummingbirds.
We are a 10 min walk from the cool cafes, bars and shops that line the 6 km stretch of road and beach that make up Playa Santa Teresa/Playa El Carmen.
This program is quite busy but there is still free time to enjoy a great social life and participate in the many other activities you can enjoy here.
Upon touchdown and clearing customs & immigration you will begin a multi logistical transfer to the Nicoya Peninsula.
A 1,5 hour road transfer to Puntarenas, followed by a scenic 1-hour ferry across the Golfo de Nicoya to Paquera, and finally, another 1 hour road transfer to your destination on the Pacific coast, Santa Teresa.
You quickly realise you are somewhere special as the asphalt road gives way to ‘off road’ terrain giving this special part of the world an ‘island’ feel.
Spanish Lessons Each day Monday to Friday there will be 2 x 45 minute Spanish lessons (usually at 09:00-11:00 but subject to change depending surf conditions).
Tuition is delivered by accredited and licensed teachers and on day one you receive a short test to establish your level and objectives.
These lessons are tailored to suit all levels from beginner to intermediate and are designed to help you interact and immerse with the local community and enjoy being in a Spanish speaking country.
Surf or Yoga Lessons
Each week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday you have a choice of doing a surfing OR yoga lessons.
Surf lessons (approx. 2 hours) are delivered by a local professional surf instructor.
As well as showing you the basics – or taking you to the next level – you learn basic safety principles taking into account local issues such as rip tides.
A summary of basic water safety principles is included below.
Boards are provided for Surf Lessons. Additional lessons are available on request as well as board rental.
Alternatively, at the times scheduled for surf lessons you can enjoy professional yoga instruction.
For a long time now this magical place has been a destination for yogis from all around the world. What better place to learn or practice yoga than on a wild beach with the sound of waves crashing on the soft white sand, or in our jungle lodge surrounded by lush foliage to the sounds of the river and birds?
Many people come here every year to practice and teach yoga so there is a class to for every level from absolute beginner to advanced yogi.
Popular Classes include Yoga for all, Vinyasa Flow, Slow Flow, Ashtanga, Hatha, Deep Restorative, Relaxing & Mediation.
You are invited to try a variety of forms of Yoga during your time with us. Each class is 90 minutes and you can have up to 8 classes in the first two weeks.
Yoga provides mental balance, body control and it will help you to relax and enjoy every part of your journey in Costa Rica. Enjoy the mantras and discover a new way to relax and be in tune with your body (and nature) by doing yoga and living the pura vida lifestyle.
We would like you to enjoy Nicoya Peninsula - an area of outstanding natural beauty – so each Wednesday we will explore our surroundings on foot.
The first is a 2 hour ‘jungle river trek’ along a river that runs by Jakera Jungle Surf Camp and into the lush tropical forest that surrounds us. You quickly find yourself ‘lost’ and wondering which direction the seemingly nearby beach is.
The second Wednesday we hike from ‘beach to waterfall’ to discover a multitude of waterfalls and rivers that tumble and twist through the rainforest and out into the Pacific Ocean. This hike helps us to understand how the whole eco system works. There is a huge range of flora including trees with specific medicinal applications. We begin to understand the beauty of this truly diverse location.
Jakera Club Volunteering (Optional)
Due to the success of ‘Jakera Club’ and owing to popular demand from local kids, surf instructors and the local community in general, we now host a ‘Jakera Club’ event on Saturday afternoons once or twice a month.
Led by our Spanish & Volunteer participants but open to all to all our clients who would like to get involved, we deliver a range of fun and educational activities including swimming classes, surf lessons, beach games and conservation activities.
This is a fun way to engage with the local community and get your weekend kick started!
Start Dates 2019
Jan-06 & Jan-20, Feb-03 & Feb-17, Mar-03 & Mar-17, Apr-07 & Apr-21, May-05 & May-19, Jun-02 & Jun-16, Jul-07 & Jul-21, Aug-04 & Aug-18, Sep-01 & Sep-15, Oct-6 & Oct-20, Nov-03 & Nov-17, Dec-01 & Dec-15
Weekly price includes 7 nights accommodation, breakfast & lunch (brunch at weekends), 10 intensive Spanish lessons, 4 surf or 8 yoga lessons, plus hiking and other activities as described above.
The ‘program’ starts on a Sunday (changeover day) with the program ending after breakfast on corresponding Sunday 7 or 14 days later. Clients are welcome to arrive Saturday or earlier if they pay a supplement for extra night bed &breakfast.
Extra night – accommodation & breakfast– USD 40 / EURO
Airport transfer - USD 75 / EURO & 70 each way
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