From a luxurious resort in Bali to a rustic corner of Kerala, these surf retreats will have you riding the waves in no time
By Natasha Dragun
Pura Vida Adventures
Steps from Playa Carmenâ€”regularly voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the worldâ€”at the tip of Costa Ricaâ€™s Nicoya Peninsula, this eco-chic retreat offers weeklong women-only and mixed-gender surf camps. Jungle envelops rooms designed with teak floors and bamboo beds, and semi-open pavilions make the ideal perch for meals or yoga sessions. Surfing programs are customized to each guest, which means that everyone from beginners to experienced board-riders are catered for, and with a three-to-one student-to-teacher ratio, youâ€™re assured personalized attention. The water is warm, the consistently good breaks are un-crowded, and there are diversions aplenty in the area, from rain forest walks to bang-up seafood meals in the old fishing village of Mal Pais.
Seven-day retreats from US$2,295, per person, all-inclusive.Â