Join us for a one of a kind tropical experience in Costa Rica! Our retreats are based in Pavones, which is in southern Costa Rica. This region of Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet. Pavones is a sleepy little beach town that is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. From world-class surf, beaches and sport fishing to jungle hikes and bird watching, Pavones has something to offer for everyone. When you join us for a week or two in Pavones, we will make sure your moments in paradise are well spent and memorable!
About our team. Trent has been traveling to Costa Rica since 2002. He is an avid waterman and loves sharing his passion for outdoor sport. Trent is a Class III certified instructor with the World Paddle Association and a International Sport Sciences Certified personal trainer. He is fluent in Spanish and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in International Studies with a minor in Spanish. Karla is a native Spanish speaker and loves hiking, cooking and playing in the outdoors. Karla has sucsessfully run Wagging Tails on the Trails, a small business in Park City, Utah, for nine years! Together, Trent and Karla are a team that will ensure you have a wonderful time in Costa Rica!
Included in our retreats for $500 for a week.
Travel Planning: No matter where you are traveling from, we can help plan your journey from start to finish. Our goal is to assist you with the smoothest traveling experience possible.
Pre-trip fitness routine: To make the most of your time in Costa Rica, we advise that you engage in moderate workouts before your trip so that fitness is not a limiting factor as we surf, hike and play!
Airport: We provide pick up and drop off at the national airport in Gulfito. We recommend connecting an in-country flight on Sansa Airlines from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José, Costa Rica, to Golfito Airport, Costa Rica. This shortens travel time from San José to Pavones from 8 hours in a rental car to a 1-hour flight and a 45-minute drive from Golfito to Pavones.
Surf and standup paddle board adventures: Our adventures include all surf and SUP equipment, surf coaching, SUP coaching , photos and post-session debriefings. We have been traveling to this area of Costa Rica since 2006 and know the best surfing spots for all ability levels and will give you a complete run down of the surf breaks before we enter the water. Not into surf? Not a problem! We can take you to calm waters for SUP tours, snorkeling and swimming!
Hiking: There are several great hikes in the area, including easy jungle walks and more strenuous mountain hikes with stunning ocean views. Jungle hikes to streams and waterfalls are sure to include wildlife sightings, while long walks on empty beaches will make you feel like you are in your own private paradise.
Chocolate making class. From the fresh fruit to the finished product. Chocolate making classes are informative and fun. You will husk locally grown beans, grind them, and roll your very own chocolate bars in this fun class.
Lodging options. If the fit is right you can stay with us. The home we stay in has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Each room has it’s own AC unit. One room has a bunk with a queen on the bottom and individual on top and the room has a bunk with two individuals. When you stay with us food is included, but keep in mind we have two children who are pretty wild! If you would like more peace and quiet we can advise you on nearby local lodging from hostels all the way to high end homes with chefs! If you stay with us the rate for your lodging for a week is $500. If you book your own lodging you will cover those costs.
Optional add ons.
Sport Fishing. The Gulfo Ducle is a world class fishing destination. Yellow Fin Tuna, Red Snapper, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin and many more types of fish are in abundance in the area. We know the local boat captains and can arrange this tour for you. $200 up to 6 people.
Horse back riding. If you have experience riding horse and would like to take a ride through the jungle or along the beach just let us know. It’s a special experience to cowboy up in Costa Rica. $35 per person
Mata Palo Boat trip. A boat trip across the gulf to Mata Palo is an amazing experience. We can fish our way over and back. Surf fun right hand point breaks that are ideal for beginners up to advanced surfers. Once we are surfed out we can head to shore for a walk though the jungle to waterfalls where we are sure to see at least one of the four different types of monkeys that call this area home! If your not into surfing we can modify and snorkel and check out the amazingly vibrant underwater world of the Gulfo Dulce!! $200 up to 6 people.
Our retreats are fully customizable. You will set the schedule for your time in Costa Rica with us, we are here for you and look forward to guiding your experiences in tropical paradise. For more information please call or email us. 801-558-9878 firstname.lastname@example.org