with NIKKI VILELLA + REBECCA KETCHUM
FEBRUARY 3—10, 2024
Our annual pilgrimage to our long beloved spot on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica...
There is a reason that the Osa lays claim to the origin of Kula. The peninsula is one of the most biodiverse places on earth and has changed the lives of many who have walked curiously into its lush jungle canopy. The pristine rainforests and rugged beauty of this secluded natural wonderland will instantly transport you away from the upheaval of these past few years and deposit you into a place that is grounding, inspirational, and always offers illuminating perspective. Boca Sombrero Surf & Yoga
is our kula away from Kula: a rustic eco retreat center situated on a private surf break with a gorgeous open air yoga deck, a swimming pool, plenty of space to chill, and a range of lodging options to fit all tastes and budgets.
Who this retreat is for: anyone who gravitates towards the rustic, unadulterated, glitz free nooks of the world, and welcomes living as close to nature as they can get. Prepare to spend the week living on the wild side, most likely in your bathing suit and with bare feet. There is surf in February, but you are not at all required to be a surfer or even want to learn in order to participate in this retreat!
Warning: epiphanies have been known to happen, in the most unexpected of ways!
A little about the surf: This is one of the warmest, most pristine spots in Central America. The private beach break at Boca Sombrero is ideal for beginners who want to learn to surf as well as intermediate level surfers. No rocks! (A few miles away is Matapalo—a world class point break). If you're not a surfer—and determined not to be converted during our week together—you'll have plenty to keep you busy. Besides the copious amounts of yoga, near the retreat center you will discover waterfalls, gorgeous hiking trails, and loads of wildlife.
accommodation, meals, + 2 yoga classes daily.Not included:
extras (massage, surfing lessons, board rental), flights, taxi to retreat center.
Nikki has been traveling to the Osa for the past two decades, and considers it her favorite place on the planet. If she could manage a way to create a Kula Osa, she would! She is co-director of Kula and is a teacher who loves getting her hands on you in class. She is attracted to the ability yoga has to combine precise physical movement, intelligence, and intention into one sweaty, uplifting experience.
Rebecca fell in love with the Osa Peninsula and Kula around the same time. She is thrilled to be teaching with her work-wife/inspiration Nikki in this magical place. She thinks of yoga as a practice of quiet self-observance free from judgement. Structured around breath and space, her classes include elements of her background in Iyengar, Ashtanga, dance, therapeutic yoga, and Kundalini. All pricing listed is per person.
Please check with Jen before submitting payment to ensure your lodging choice is available.Please take a moment to review our cancellation policy, as there are NO exceptions. For cancellations up to 21 days prior to the start of an event, workshop, training, or retreat, there will be a $800 processing fee; the remainder will be credited to your Union.fit Kula account to use for classes or future events. No refunds or credits will be issued less than 21 days from the start of an event, workshop, training, or retreat.You are required to purchase travel insurance to protect your investment. We use www.squaremouth.com, which is an aggregator site (similar to Skyscanner) you can use to book the most appropriate policy for your trip. Please reach out with questions.
Platform tents [no A/C]
(thatched roof, small porch, private outdoor sink/shower with adjacent bathroom facility nearby):
* sold outCasa Playa [no A/C]
(open construction house with giant loft, large living room and open plan bathroom downstairs; ladies only; swimming pool open to all retreat guests):
Your own bed in shared, open air loft: $2550Casa Troya [no A/C]
(open construction house facing the ocean; two bedrooms on upper floor with kitchen and bath plus large porch on first floor; bedrooms are separated via a screen so best for solo flyers or friends):
Double: $2850ppCasa Rio [no A/C]
(two bedrooms, Ocean room is much larger; open construction house featuring small private dipping pool, kitchen/living area, and shared bathroom):
Ocean Room single: $3550*ocean room sold out
Ocean Room double: $2850pp
Jungle Room single: $3250 *jungle room sold outCasa Monika [has A/C in both rooms]
(one story, jungle view house with two bedrooms; open construction layout featuring shared kitchen/living area, and shared bathroom):
Double: $2850pp***As some of you know, we've spent many a retreat season on this property! It changed hands this past year and the new owners are in the process of adding some beautiful open-air houses in place of some of the platform tents. IF THESE NEW lodging options are available for our February trip, we will add them sometime around the end of 2023 or early 2024 and open them up for booking. We will update this page if and when we know for certain!***
anytime on February 3Depart:
anytime on February 10*please inquire if you would like suggestions for extending your trip either at Boca Sombrero or elsewhere in Costa Rica.
One flight to SJO
(San Jose, Costa Rica)
Connecting flight to Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica.
We recommend using Sansa for the connecting flight.
You need 2 hours between flights to make the connection.
Therefore: plan to land in San Jose before 12 noon if you want to make the trip in one day. Suggestions for an overnight in San Jose:
1) We usually stay at the Marriott San Jose in ALAJUELA. Next door to the airport and very easy for early connections.
2) This Marriott Hacienda Belen is Nikki's preferred spot to overnight, too!
Please do not book an international flight without first looking over the local flight options to Puerto Jimenez the day you wish to connect.