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Surfing and Yoga in Costa Rica at the BVC

Surfing and Yoga in Costa Rica at the BVC

Suites close to the beach in Nosara

What is the BVC?

Does surfing and Yoga in Costa Rica interest you? The Buena Vibra Collective is the perfect retreat for Surfers and Yogi’s alike. There is a surf club for kids, which is a success in educating children to respect the ocean and its surprises that live in the sea.

“They learn about the ocean’s tides and how to deal with rips and how to watch out for stingrays. But they also learn how to ride the wave. The first time you stand up on a wave is a time you never forget.”

The Buena Vibra Collective has two Yoga Shala’s (full class schedule here), outdoor showers to rinse off the sand and salt from the nearby sea.

It’s understandable why Nosara is the Wellness capital of Costa Rica. Since 2011, Playa Guiones has coastal restoration projects and remains active with environmental conservation and protection mandates. The Buena Vibra Collective has been involved pretty much from the start. The importance of this initiative is apparent.

The BVC has Many Options for every Traveller

There comes a time when you are traveling, and different hotels serve many purposes. It’s nice to have a variety of options. You might start out wanting an economy suite then shift over to a luxury suite. Whether you are a solo traveler, family, or a large group, the Buena Vibra Collective (BVC) gives you many options—all with A/C, all with a home vibe. It’s the kind of place that gives you a strong sense of community.

Plate of healthy food in Nosara
The Desayano Tipico breakfast plate on the menu that is included with your stay at the Buena Vibra Collective. Thanks to JP from Naked Foods, who make up part of the collective.

Choose your Casa—little Beach Houses

The Casas sleep up to five people or one guest. There is a pool for relaxing near the Casas, and it’s an excellent place to cool off with the palms sheltering it from the sun. Adjacent to the refreshing pool is the yoga Shala and the Naked Foods Café, where the best Vegetarian eats are served in Nosara.

Vegetarian Burger plates with smoothies
These Vegetarian Burgers at the Naked Food Cafe will keep you healthy while feeling satiety.

Poolside Casa Concha (with A/C)Sleeps Six: two bedrooms/one bath 600 sqft casitas with kitchen at Garden level. Featuring a private outdoor patio with hammocks and sitting area. The master bedroom has a queen bed and a sitting area. The guest room has one double bed, one bunk bed, and a sitting area.

Lounge chairs by a garden pool
Consider this your back yard! Lounging poolside, reading, or floating about, a place to chill out.

Poolside Casa Tortuga (with A/C)Sleeps 5: one bedroom, one bath, 500 sqft casitas with kitchen at garden level. Private outdoor patio with shower, hammocks, and sitting area. The bedroom has A/C, desk, one queen, one bunk, and a kid’s loft with a single futon mattress. The living room and kitchen area have ceiling fans which makes it airy.

poolside room w/ bunks, queen bed, and a loft.
The poolside Tortuga is an excellent Casita for a family. If you look closely, there is a pink loft!

Poolside Casita Delphin (A/C)-sleeps 4– 300 sqft Studio garden level with one king bed and two individual beds, a small fridge, and a private patio.

Poolside Cabino Arco Iris (A/C) Sleeps 4: 250 sqft garden level studio with one bunk and one double bed. It is equipped with a small fridge and desk.

There are a few more casitas that are great for couples. Check out all the Casitas here.

Stellar Suites with a View

Six spacious Beachfront suites are facing the ocean and are close to the beach as one will get in Nosara. Thanks to its environment protected refuge. Each of these 450 sqft custom Suites is equipped with a large private patio with a hammock and a sofa. For your sleeping comfort, there are new, quiet air conditioners and a ceiling fan for those who prefer to acclimatize. Each room has luxurious bedding with high-quality linens (king bed and day bed), a small fridge, and a minibar with complimentary organic, raw delicacies. These rooms also have low EMFs that are supplied with adapters.

We stayed in the Suite #6, which at night the stairway leading up to our space had two soothing woven sconce lighting fixtures. The king-size bed was very comfortable, and the rope suspended day bed was charming— a great place to read. To embrace its waterfront location, the ceiling to floor window and thick sliding doors, which led onto a balcony, gave this sense of security.

suspended bed with Buddha painting
The perfect place to enjoy a book or meditate.
king size bed with towel decorations
Expect a good night’s sleep on beds this comfortable. It’s just right!
hammock with fruit plate for surfing and yoga in Costa Rica
The balconies have a sofa and hammock with stairs leading to the rooftop.

The balcony is like a room of its own equipped with a hammock, sofa, and coffee table. There is more! The balconies have stairs that lead to the rooftop — the perfect place to meditate or look at the night sky.

lush garden in Nosara
A view from suite #6 balcony is one of the gardens of Buena Vibra Collective.

All the suites overlook the wonderfully curated garden. I was fortunate enough to spot a Ylang-Ylang flower (pronounced Lang-Lang), a tree that only blossoms twice a year. I stood around to appreciate the captivating fragrance and understood why it was chosen as the key ingredient of Chanelº5 perfume. It’s no wonder why many shampoos are scented with it too.

A Place to Practice Yoga that will help you Surf

In front of the garden stands the immaculate yoga shala that holds several daily classes. And, did I mention that you also get unlimited yoga included in your stay?! It was a dream come true to have such an inspiring practice space for me, accessible at any time of day or night!

women doing surfing and yoga in Costa Rica
There are two yoga shalas at the Buena Vibra Collective. Imagine having access to this at any time you want to practice!

The complex has a private path that leads to the beach. It is like walking through your playhouse where one can’t help but be childish and giddy. Playa Guiones is not just any beach but a renowned World’s top Surf break.

path that leads to surfing and yoga in Cost Rica
The private jungle path from the Buena Vibra Collective hotel that leads to Playa Guiones, Nosara.

“Being out in the line-up is pure medicine. Over the years, we have heard many souls comment how much they love to paddle out past the line-up and simply be: watch the sunset, float around, dive down into the abyss….. The journey to the outside can be arduous: full of white water chaos and seemingly endless duck-dives. If you have enough stamina to persevere, and enough skill under your belt to break-through the noise, the reward is priceless ?

Enjoy the Ritual of Watching Surfers at Sunset

Nightfall comes early in Costa Rica, and the BVC is as close to the beach as possible, it is easy to catch the sunset. A place where everyone gathers religiously, every day in awe. If you had too much sun, Costa Rica has a lot of Aloe Vera to help you heal too!

When taking the path to the beach, I recommend sauntering admiring the new forest of the restoration project. Most of Nosara beach and the Guanacaste coastline went through a significant deforestation process and which in turn led to an agricultural pasture. Now Nosara is ecologically friendly and is an exemplary model for other tourist spots to follow.

The Buena Vibra Collective is an excellent place for yoga retreats, family vacations, or going solo. The staff will greet you with superb hospitality. As a result, you will want to extend your stay. Nosara has an airport; however, the rates are much lower if you fly into Liberia International. Enjoy Nosara and tell them BestKeptMontreal sent you!

view of sandy beach for surfing and yoga in Costa Rica
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