Surf’SUP Colorado Retreats


December 6-13, 2014 and February 7-15, 2015

Location: Dominical, Costa Rica (a valid passport that does not expire within 6 months of the trip date is needed)

From: Denver, Colorado (but feel free to meet us in Costa Rica if you travel from elsewhere.)

Getting there: Multiple flights offered from Denver starting at $550(r/t, p/p) to San Jose, Costa Rica (airport code=SJO). One can get creative about travel to save a few dollars. (ie: take overnight flight on Friday into Houston, and be in Costa Rica by 2:00pm Saturday). Once in Costa Rica, it will cost about $50/way to get to and from Dominical, which is approx.  3-4 hours by small bus. We can arrange for you if you arrive at a different time then the majority group on Saturday Dec 6. This is the easiest way to get there. One can also take a 20 minute puddle jumper (small aircraft) flight to the nearest landing strip to Dominical, which is called Quepos. Cost is approx. $75+ each way, and only runs in the mornings on the weekends if you arrive Saturday. We do have a relationship with a rental car agency in San Jose that will meet you at the airport if you would like to rent and make the drive yourself to Dominical (approx. 3 hours + $5.00 in tolls). Rate is approx. $500-$600/week for Small 4×4 SUV and goes up depending on vehicle, and gas is approx. $7/ gallon.

Accommodations: We will be staying at a small (8 room) eco resort 5 minutes north of Domincial called the Alma De Hatillo. The resort is sprawled out on the side off a hillside and is its own self-contained paradise. Everything one needs is right at your fingertips. It consists of (4) 2 room bungalows for a total of just 8 rooms, each with its own bathroom, shower, mini fridge and standard bamboo queen size bed. Also at the resort there is a pool with concrete sun deck, large covered social/ eating area with a commercial kitchen attached and covered yoga platform for morning or evening exercise/ yoga sessions.

What’s included:  
round trip mini bus transportation to and from Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica.
7 nights’ accommodations
3 meals per day for duration of stay except for Tuesday night, which will be an off night to dine in Dominical (and give our host a night off).
SUP Rental for daily SUP excursions (or feel free to bring your own. Check with airline for price.)
3 SUP instructional sessions on either wave riding or bettering your flat water skills.
2 Adventures of your choice (horse back to waterfalls, zip line, snorkeling, ATV tour or surf lessons)
2x Daily ground transportation to and from beach or daily activities.
Retreat  summary video shot in 1080p HD for download (to help you remember it all)

What is NOT included:
-Airfare to Costa Rica
-Alcohol. Each room has a mini fridge to store your stash.
-ground transportation cost if you do not travel to Domincial with majority group on Dec 6 2014.
Rental Car
-$29 (per person) Costa Rica EXIT tax. To be paid in cash at airport prior to checking in for your flight.
Travel anywhere outside specific group scheduled activities(you are free to go where and when you want, but on your own $)
Activities other than those specifically offered by retreat host.

Example Itinerary
-Satrurday Dec 6=Arrive in San Jose and travel by mini bus to Domincal.
Sunday –=SUP (free surf) or explore
Monday-= morning SUP lesson (surf or flat water) or free surf or?.
Tuesday= morning-1st Excursion of your choice. Afternoon-free surf. dinner in Dominical
Wednesday= morning SUP lesson (surf or flat water).
Thursday= morning- 2nd Excursion of your choice. Afternoon- Free surf
Friday = morning-Uvita SUP tour or Hatillo Mangrove tour. Afternoon- free surf

Shuttle will run to Domincial beach daily from Alma De Hatillo at 6:00am and 3:00pm. It will pick up in Dominical(for return to Alma De Hatillo) daily at 11:00am and  5:30 pm (sunset).

Cost: $1999/ pp($2399 after 9/20/2014) . based on double occupancy. Slightly higher for single.

6 month financing with no payments/no interest is available through PAYPAL (wac). Ask for details.