7 Days » Surf & Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

8 days / 7 nights

Deposit (35%)
This is the upfront amount you have to pay in order to book your experience. The remaining amount can be paid later, depending on each organizers conditions. Here, the remaining amount should be paid on arrival.
Available all year long. Please select an arrival date.
Select an accomodation
x 1

 Please select your options to proceed.

Add to Wish List

A Tranquil and Secluded Surf Retreat in Northern Nicaragua

Northern Nicaragua is Rise Up’s original destination where the owners of Rise Up have called home for over fifteen years. Our connection to the community and passion for this perfectly isolated surf spot in Nicaragua makes this one of the most authentic surf retreats in Central America!

Eco Bay is one of our special retreat locations in Northern Nicaragua! This trip promises the same quality Rise Up experience as our primary location, but at a different eco-friendly resort—a tropical and tranquil paradise.

Nicaragua is Rise Up’s original destination where the owners of Rise Up have called home for over fifteen years. Our connection to the community and passion for this perfectly isolated surf spot in Nicaragua makes this one of the most authentic surf retreats in Central America!

The Surf

Surf amongst palm trees on the black sand beaches of Northern Nicaragua. From small long-boarding waves, to fast and barreling A-frames, surfing in Nicaragua is great for all levels and for anyone who wants to learn how to surf. The beach directly in front of the resort is a peeling left hand reef break that works on medium to large swells. We are also a short drive from the famous “Boom”—one of the best waves in the world to learn how to get barrelled. Because of our isolated location, this is where you can surf the emptiest waves in Nicaragua, and we make sure to take you to the best breaks each day based on the conditions.

The Yoga

Whether you’re new to yoga, practice every day, or love meditation, you’ll quickly fall into rhythm with the sound of the waves. In an open air tiki-style yoga platform surrounded by tropical plants and flowers is where you’ll unwind between surf sessions. Yoga is offered daily by highly experienced teachers who tailor classes to the needs of the group—the perfect compliment to surfing and a way to connect with yourself and feel your best.

The Adventures

Learn how the locals do! Get to know the place where Rise Up began. Nicaragua is where much of our Rise Up familia staff call home, and we are very proud to be part of this community. The week is packed full of adventures so you can immerse yourself in the land of lakes and volcanoes.

The Food

Our food philosophy at Rise Up is centered around fueling your body properly for the week using fresh and local ingredients. Our chefs create delicious and nutritious meals that cater to every kind of dietary need. We enjoy all of our meals family-style in the open-air thatched roof dining area. We include 4 healthy meals a day, plus appetizers and dessert! You will surely face each day feeling happy and healthy.

Here’s an example of a daily menu:

  • Cold breakfast: fresh fruit, banana bread, homemade peanut butter, yogurt, coconut & almond granola, fresh juice of the day, coffee and tea
  • Hot brunch: mango-chia chocolate yogurt cup, scrambled eggs, tomato basil salad, roasted veggies, avocado toast, and gallo pinto (a Nicaragua favorite!)
  • Lunch: veggie burger with beetroot hummus, cabbage salad, and fried plantain
  • Appetizer: local fish ceviche!
  • Dinner: thai green curry, green mango with friend rice
  • Dessert: roasted banana with rum toffee sauce and coconut cookie

General information Review Like

Yoga Styles

  • Hatha Yoga

  • Vinyasa Yoga

  • Yin Yoga

  • Power Yoga

  • Restorative Yoga

  • General Yoga

  • Nidra Yoga

  • Therapeutic Yoga

  • Yang Yoga

Natural & Holistic Therapies

  • Massage


7 / 8 days with instruction
English Instruction language
English, Spanish, German Spoken language(s)

Difficulty Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • The maximum participants in the group is 15 person
  • Seasonality


    Daily Program Review Like

    Example Schedule 

    • 05:30 Continental Breakfast
    • 06:00 Surf
    • 09:00 Hot Breakfast
    • 11:00 Yoga
    • 13:00 Lunch
    • 15:00 Horseback Riding
    • 17:00 Sunset Drinks
    • 18:30 Dinner

    Accommodation Review Like

    This specialty location in Northern Nicaragua rests on a 6-acre ocean front property surrounded by endless coconut, mango, avocado, lime, papaya and orange trees. You will wake up and fall asleep to the sound of the waves, relax in a hammock by the pool and common areas, and watch the beautiful sunsets on the beach. Each eco-friendly cabana is designed with comfort and coolness in mind—built using local pine and eucalyptus woods and local palm thatch for the roofs. This tranquil resort is truly one of the most beautiful places to stay in Nicaragua—a tropical dream!

    • 8 simple but comfortable beach style cabanas
    • Private bathroom with alfresco showers (shower under the stars!)
    • Private patio with hammock
    • Ceiling fans
    • WiFi – but we recommend disconnecting!

    Food Review Like

    Included Meals

    Breakfast , Brunch , Lunch , Dinner , Snacks, Drinks

    Food Types Supported

    Gluten Free , Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian, Lactose Free, Organic, Paleo Diet, Pescatarian (You take fish but not meat), Raw, Regular (Meat, Poultry, Fish), Seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food

    Staff Review Like

    Emilie teaches a combination of vinyasa, slow flow, hatha, yin, restorative and yoga therapy styles to suit the individual needs of students, and tailor to what they need on any given day. Classes combine asana (movement), pranayama (breath awareness), and meditation.

    Corina is our fun-loving, do-it-all girl from Switzerland. She loves people and has a knack for planning mind-blowing events. She is an organizational master who has taken the operations of Rise Up Surf to a whole new level. Originally from the mountains, Corina has had the opportunity to surf in many amazing countries around the world.

    The inspiration for Rise Up Surf comes from Phillip’s love for surfing and desire to lead a healthy balanced lifestyle, surrounded by good vibes and positive people. After several years traveling in search of waves and adventure, Phillip made Nicaragua his home. After owning and selling one of Nicaragua’s largest hostels (Bigfoot Hostel in Leon), he decided to leave the bustling city behind and create Rise Up Surf Nicaragua.

    Aloha, my name is Gerritt, and I hail from the island of Kauai. I like to think of myself as a jack of all trades but the master at none. I work as the manager, surf instructor, and previously as the permaculture gardener here at Riseup.

    Charlotte combines the best of Nicaraguan cuisine and her background in plant-based cooking to create plates that are colorful, nourishing and delicious. With a degree in Sustainable Agriculture, Charlotte is deeply inspired by seasonal produce rhythms and is passionate about creating menus that cater to our guests energy levels for full days of surfing, yoga and adventure.

    Lesbia is in charge of organizing the daily house keeping for in and around the camp.

    Robinson is our quiet gardener who makes sure the camp looks beautiful and neat.

    Additional Things to do Review Like

    When we’re not surfing or practicing yoga at Rise Up, we love to have some fun outside the camp. Here is a list of some of our favorite local activities.

    Estuary trip - We do a weekly trip to explore the estuary. The mangrove forest is home to abundant wildlife such as crocodiles, iguanas, raccoons and a diverse birdlife.

    Fishing - Head out ocean fishing or estuary fishing with our knowledgeable local fishing guide in our fully equipped Panga (speed boat) and catch some fish for a delicious Ceviche.

    Beach games - We are blessed to be located on a large secluded beach that’s perfect for playing, volley ball, football or bocce ball when the tides are right.

    SUP - The bay out front of Rise Up is perfect for Stand Up Paddle Boarding, especially during sunset. We also offer guided tours through the mangrove forest in the estuary.

    Horse back riding - Take a ride along the beautiful uncrowded beach and back roads of the stunning Nicaraguan countryside that surrounds the camp.

    Volcano boarding - This adventure has become very popular among tourists visiting Leon. The hike, the incredible view and the fast ride down make for an exhilarating experience.

    Community tour - Take a walking tour through our community to learn about local culture. Take part in tortilla and cheese making and learn some new Spanish words.

    City tour to Leon - Leon is a vibrant colonial city, it boasts Central America’s largest cathedral and is known as the capital of the revolution. Explore Leon alone or with our guides.

    Spa treatments / Therapies Review Like

    • Massage

    What is included Review Like

    • 6 days of personalized surf coaching
    • Intro to surfing
    • Beach session
    • Surf theory classes
    • Paddle school
    • Video analysis
    • 1:1 feedback
    • Professional surf photos (extra cost)
    • Daily transport to and from the best surf breaks

    What is not included Review Like

    • Flights
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Tips for staff
    • Massages

    Know before you go Review Like

    Yoga is an integral part of your day and is scheduled to fit in with the daily surf sessions. The classes are suitable for all levels of students and are specifically designed to relieve the aches and pains you’ll likely get from spending a day out on the water.

    No idea what your surf level is? The idea behind separating skill levels and experience before you arrive at Rise Up Surf is to help us plan your week of surf instruction in a way that will maximize your progress. It is so hard to really define what an intermediate surfer is these days, so we came up with some simple criteria to help you choose your surf level. We have 4 simple levels for you to choose from so that you can let us know your surf level when booking your trip.

    • Level 1 – Beginner You’ve never seen a board before and you love the idea of surfing so you wanna give it a go! From level 1, we start at the basics of surfing and water safety. Learn how to catch waves and stand up on your own, with the correct technique. - Maybe you have surfed before, but not with any professional coaching, or it has been a long time and you’d like to start from scratch.
    • Level 2 – Novice/Refresher Catching waves is becoming easier for you, but you need assistance every now and then . You’re standing up on every 1 in 3 waves, riding them all the way in towards the beach. - Have surfed a lot previously but haven’t surfed in the last year or longer.
    • Level 3 – Improver You have an understanding of how to paddle out past the broken waves in 1-3 foot surf and you’re paddling into your own waves. Sometimes you still need assistance on catching waves, positioning in the line up and wave selection. You have a basic understanding of turning and trimming along the wave face but would like to improve in this area
    • Level 4 – Intermediate Or Higher You’ve been surfing for a few years and can link turns and do basic maneuvers. Fully capable of surfing alone, but would like to build upon your current skill set.

    And when you’re not surfing or practicing yoga? Well, the fun doesn’t stop there. By all means, relax by the pool if you want, but we always make an effort for you to experience the local culture and nature by taking you on some amazing adventures around the region.

    How to get there Review Like

    Fly io Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, Managua, Nicaragua and we will arrange transfers up arrival and departure.

    Booking Review Like

    Cancellation Policy

    Non Refundable

    Deposit Percentage


    The rest of the payment should be made on arrival

    Features Review Like

    • Boating

    • Hiking

    • Horse Riding

    • Surfing

    • Massage

    • Swimming

    • Swimming Pool

    • Table Tennis

    • Volleyball Court

    • Wave Boarding

    • Air-Conditioned Rooms

    • Bar

    • Beach

    • Dining area

    • Eco-Friendly

    • Fireplace

    • Garden

    • Kitchen

    • Lounge

    • Luggage Room / Storage

    • Meditation Garden

    • Multilingual Staff

    • Poolside Bar

    • Special Menu Request

    • Terrace

    • Yoga Deck

    • Yoga Shala

    • Yoga Studio

    • Pet Friendly

    • Patio

    • Baby Sitting / Child Care

    • Board Rental

    • Free Drinkable Water

    • Free Parking

    • Laundry

    • Library

    • Local Market

    • Medical Assistance

    • Meeting Room

    • Room Cleaning

    • Tour Assistance

    Customer Reviews

    2 Item(s)

    Show per page
    1. Review by

      Posted on

      Origin: it is really "what it is.
      Accommodation and Facilities
      Quality of the Experience
      Value for money
      Services and Communication
      I have had the absolute best experience in getting up, and couldn't recommend you more highly of an adventure-Seeker, who enjoys practical yoga, food, the friendliest of people, incredibly beautiful location and tons of flexibility to do your thing and enjoy the kind of vacation you want.

      Augmentation was my first individual international trip, as a very novice surfer, and I have never been nervous, never intimidated, never felt like a truly "solo" traveler. Phil and Anna are the most beautiful of hosts, and the Up To Camp is so inviting with its hammocks, frigobar stocked with beer, common dining table, essentially private beach, constant activities and even feeling. This trip combines all the adventure -- surfing, volcano boarding, horseback riding, boat trips, city exploration -- with the relaxation of the reading hammock, Oceanside massage, really delicious healthy food, swimming pool, beach race, ray-agarrar of a beach vacation.

      I wish I could have stayed 2 weeks instead of 1! Don't hesitate in - this is a trip of a lifetime.
    2. Review by

      Posted on

      Amazing experience!
      Services and Communication
      Accommodation and Facilities
      Quality of the Experience
      Value for money
      Rise Up Surf Nicaragua, it was an incredible experience! My friend and I had never surfed before and his guides helped us on the boards at no time, as well as teach us how to catch the best waves. The food, environment, team, excursions and yoga all our week with Rise Up unforgettable and we are already planning on what we can go back. It was an incredible week and it was terribly sad to leave all our new friends and the surfing style that we had gotten used to. Everybody needs the Rise Up Surf Nicaragua experience :)

    2 Item(s)

    Show per page
    Write Your Own Review
    You're reviewing:7 Days » Surf & Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua
    Your Rating

    No Related Posts

      Copyright © 2017 Yotus LLC. All rights reserved.