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 Carmen—regularly voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world—at the tip of Costa Rica’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, you’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.