We are super excited to be joining forces again with world traveller extraordinaire, Sherry Ott creator of Ottsworld.
Join Sherry Ott and the Surf Sisters on an amazing women’s only Surf & Yoga Retreat in beautiful El Salvador – 9 Day Surf Retreat to Central America’s best-hidden gem.
With steamy rainforests, smoking hot volcanoes, and stunning reef-fringed shorelines, El Salvador, is a god-given playground for the adventurous. It has become a firm fixture on the international surf scene, but our gorgeous waterfront accommodation is on an isolated beach break. Reliable waves peel elegantly along its 300km Pacific shoreline, and unlike the busy breaks of nearby Costa Rica, the water stays swimsuit-friendly at 25–30°C year-round.
This surf-focused itinerary is sure to get you stoked on surfing and give you the skills and confidence you need to get into the water on your own. Each day will be complemented by daily yoga practice, classroom sessions, and camaraderie.
Sorry fellas, this trip is only for our intrepid sisters and best suited to beginner/advanced beginner surfers. Participants must be comfortable in the ocean.
Upon arrival at the international airport in San Salvador, we will transfer you to our charming accommodation in San Salvador.
The next morning, we enjoy a 1/2 day guided tour of some of San Salvador’s highlights before transferring to the beach in eastern El Salvador near El Cuco. Our private 4-star accommodation is surrounded by tropic lush forest, sandy beach and volcanic landscape right in front of Punta Mango beach and point break. With an infinity pool, hammocks, delicious fruit beverages, and breezy palapa, Los Mangos is a true tropical paradise retreat.
During our program, you will have the opportunity to participate in daily yoga sessions, progressive surf lessons and training accompanied by 3 delicious meals per day. Enjoy this slice of tropical paradise with the wonderful camaraderie of other like-minded souls.
We start with proper surfing technique, etiquette, equipment and ocean safety, and we leave lots of time each class to hit the surf to practice your new skills. As you progress through the week, experienced Surf Sister coaches will teach you all their secrets with the ultimate goal of riding a “green” peeling wave.
Check out Ottsworld’s first experience on a surf & yoga retreat HERE.
The yoga practice is suitable for all levels of fitness and flexibility.
Each posture has many modifications and you will be supported and encouraged to develop your personal practice according to what is right for your body.
Yoga is optional of course but is included in the package and excellent for flexibility. The yoga classes are meant to complement your surfing lessons and stretch out sore muscles.
Classes are held once or twice a day – sunrise and sunset yoga sessions.
Surf Sister‘s professional certified surf instructors have partnered with Salvadorean surfers to ensure that you have the best experience possible in El Salvador. All Surf Sister instructors meet the requirements for safety and training as determined by the British Columbia Association of Surf Instructors (BCASI) and hold certificates for First Aid, CPR, and Lifesaving.
This Surf Sister Abroad surf camp will hone your skills from total beginner to confident surfer. With 2 hours of surf sessions per day plus classroom chats, the surf instructors are sure to instill you with confidence in the water.
Hotel Los Mangos is right in front of a beautiful sandy bay with plenty of beach breaks as well as the world-class Punta Mango point break. Just walk down the stairs towards the beach and can start paddling!
This is a cobblestone right point break and fun beach break, surrounded by beautiful mountains located in one of El Salvador’s more remote areas.
This is a paradise for those who are looking for warm uncrowded waves, perfect for improving their surf skills! A true little slice of paradise!
Best suited to Beginner/Advanced Beginner surfers with a moderate fitness level and love of the ocean.
GROUP: Small group min 8 to max 12 participants
SCHEDULE: Your days will vary however the average day will look like…
Morning: Sunrise Yoga, Mini-Breakfast, Surf Lesson with the Surf Sisters, Real Breakfast
Noon: Lunch and relaxation – time for siestas, hanging out in the infinity pool, or reading books
Afternoon: Surf Lesson (or possible excursion), Sunset Yoga
Evening: Dinner, evening activities
– Though we will do our best to follow this itinerary as closely as possible, it is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
– Please note that it is the responsibility of each traveller to make sure they have the proper shots, documentation, etc.
– Participants should be of a moderate fitness level and comfortable in the ocean.
– Passports MUST BE VALID FOR 6 MONTHS BEYOND YOUR RETURN DATE TO YOUR COUNTRY. Finisterra is not responsible for improper documentation.
Cancellation, Travel, Flight, and Health insurance are required and are the responsibility of the participant to research and secure the appropriate coverage. Click HERE for a Travel Insurance Quote or please email [email protected] for a quote.
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Surf Sister was founded in 1999 to promote women’s surfing in Tofino and worldwide. Surf Sister’s goal is not to exclude men from our lessons, rather it’s to make sure that women feel included when trying surfing in Tofino for the first time.
All Surf Sister instructors meet the requirements for safety and training as determined by the British Columbia Association of Surf Instructors (BCASI) and hold certificates for Standard First Aid, CPR, and Lifesaving.
We are also the only surf school in Canada to be accredited by the National Surf School and Instructors Association (NSSIA) which is the highest governing body in the surf instruction industry in North America.
So what are you waiting for? Join us for the experience of a lifetime. We’ll be out there having a blast, sharing our passion for waves.
Check out one of our surf videos from a staff trip to Sri Lanka HERE.
Optional extension before the Surf Camp for two nights in Suchitoto.
Suchitoto is about 47 km north of the capital San Salvador, surrounded by complete Spanish colonial buildings like the church in the main square and cobbled streets. In Nahuatl, Suchitoto means “place of birds and flowers”, a proper name for this beautiful city. A cultural range of activities and events led to this city being declared the cultural capital of the country. The main square turns every night into a bustle of people wandering the streets. Many places in the city have a great view of Lake Suchitlan; Lake Suchitlan was formed between 1973 and 1976 for the construction of the Cerron Grande hydroelectric dam, the largest lake in El Salvador, declared a Ramsar site for its importance in the conservation of both migratory and resident birds and for its abundant and varied vegetation.
Other interesting places are: Don Alejandro Cotto House and Museum, House of Sculpture, Galleries, Las Ruinas Theater or Cultural Center and Center for Arts and Peace. Nearby day tours can be the Guazapa volcano with a former member of the guerrilla, Los Tercios waterfalls, Cihuatan archaeological site or the town and park of Cinquera.
Please let us know if you are interested in this extension.
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