Costa Rica·July - April

women surf adventure

A Radical and Soulful Experience for Women

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Overview

This is the original AWA Experience, what we call “our greatest week at home”. You’ll be hosted at all times by an amazing local community of like-minded women that will share only good vibes and inspire through their simple and mindful way of living. We’ve put together a program supported by the most experienced and fun team of surf instructors that will adapt to your personal goals and work daily by your side to help improve your skills and take your surfing to the next level. We will practice yoga focused on supporting your surfing and share empowering workshops to connect with our highest selves, create mental space and become more in tune with the body. All of this will be framed by the most nourishing, local and organic flavours of Costa Rican food prepared daily by our in-house Chef. AWA will leave you overwhelmed with joy and expand your body, mind and soul while living the relaxed lifestyle of this unique laid-back destination.

Highlights

SOUL FOOD

SOUL FOOD

Experience the true flavors of Costa Rica in the most healing and nourishing way by our in-house chef. From exotic fruits to local fish caught that morning we will enjoy decadence and rejuvenation with every meal.

WAVES FOR DAYS

WAVES FOR DAYS

Santa Teresa is famous for great waves and fun conditions for all levels throughout the year. Expect to wake up to blue sky mornings and offshore winds with playful warm blue waves. The mile-long beaches framed with swaying palm trees is the perfect place for feeding your stoke.

SISTERHOOD

SISTERHOOD

This experience is about supporting each other in nurturing ourselves around surfing, meditation, movement and self-care practices. With every journey we host we learn, evolve and expand this beautiful global community through our shared love of surfing, adventure and togetherness.

Your Hostesses

After so many years of living in this town and with the support of an amazing welcoming community, we’ve decided to shape what we call “our greatest week at home” to share the beauty and magic of this remote paradise with you.

GIULIA VALLOTTO

GIULIA VALLOTTO

Italian chica living and loving in the jungle. From the fashion world in the big cities to a life without shoes and a big smile as a daily accessory. I can’t wait to share my journey with you and to inspire you through the Pura Vida lifestyle.

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MONA PICASSO

MONA PICASSO

Beyond fortunate to be able to share this beautiful paradise with women from all over the globe, empowering each other through surfing and nature's playfulness. Im excited to turn your adventure of learning how to surf into a wonderful life changing experience, much love!

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What's Included

What's Included

6 nights jungle lush accommodation.

5 surf lessons adapted to your level, with certified local instructors.

Photo & Video sessions.

Daily Yoga, stretching, guided meditations or sound journey.

All surf and yoga equipment.

Daily local breakfast and lunch adapted to all diets.

4 special dinners.

Daily drinks and snacks.

Massage treatment.

Transportation to activities.

Concierge services.

Overnight security guard.

Daily cleaning services.

Goodie bag.

A real good time.

International airfare.

Transportation to/from the Lodge.

2 dinners in town.

Optional activities such as SUP board tour, horse back riding, and more.

Alcoholic beverages.

PCR Test.

Medical Insurance.

Accommodation

Private Room

Private Room

With A/C, Queen-size bed, private bathroom, and kitchenette.

FROM$3,600.00/pp

Double Room

Double Room

With A/C, Queen-size bed & twin bed, private bathroom, and small fridge.

FROM$3,000.00/pp

The AWA Lodge

Where the jungle meets the sea.

This AWA Lodge is a unique place located in Mal Pais, Costa Rica.

It offers contemporary tropical accommodations while embracing traditional Costa Rican ambience & culture. Nestled in a lush green setting with an abundance of beautiful tropical flowers, trees, and native wildlife, you will enjoy watching the Howler & Capuchin monkeys hang in the trees as well as a large variety of tropical birds. Walking distance to the beach and the untouched natural tide pools.

The AWA Lodge

"My week at AWA was the best week ok my life"

KAREN, California.

"You are all incredible humans and you made a great impact in our lives"

LUISA, Germany.

"Thank you for making my dreams of surfing come true"

SARAH,

Incredibly talented people imparting their wisdom, cheerleading and mischief making, Coffee, hugs, OMG Hugs!

JENNAEA, Minessotta

Be ready to be treated like a goddess during an amazing week in paradise.

UNA, USA

I am so happy and grateful that i joined this tribe to truly understand women soul surfing. I wish everyone could feel your beautiful aura.

Nathalie, Switzerland

Add Ons

Taxi ride from/to Tambor

PRICE$75.00/pp

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Shuttle from Liberia Airport

Departure Times: 9AM / 3PM

PRICE$65.00/pp

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Shuttle from Tamarindo

Departure Times: 8:40AM / 3PM

PRICE$65.00/pp

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Shuttle from Nosara

Departure Times: 8AM / 2:15PM

PRICE$70.00/pp

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Quad Rental (per day)

PRICE$85.00/pp

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Extra Massage Treatment

Relaxing, Deep Tissue, Thai, Deep Relax, Crystal Instruments

PRICE$90.00/pp

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Horseback Riding

PRICE$90.00/pp

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1:1 Private Surf Session

PRICE$140.00/pp

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Shuttle from San José Airport

Departure Times: 7:30AM / 3:15PM

PRICE$65.00/pp

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Flight from SJO to Tambor

Departure times to be determined

PRICE$165.00/pp

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AWA T-Shirt

“Tropical Dreamers”

PRICE$55.00/pp

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AWA T-Shirt

“Stay Wet”

PRICE$55.00/pp

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FAQs

This AWA Lodge is located in Mal Pais, on the south western coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, about 10 minutes south of Santa Teresa.


Our location is relatively remote - it's what makes the area so stunning, and while this means uncrowded beaches, take into account travel time to reach us.


There are a few options for getting to us from San José or Liberia airport depending on your time and your budget. Flying from San José to Tambor (closest local airport) and then taking a cab is significantly quicker but also more expensive. In the intermediate price range is to travel via private shuttle, a door-to-door service. If your budget is limited and/or you are not in a hurry, take the public bus. Each of these options are detailed below.


PLANE

There are currently two airlines providing daily flights from San José to Tambor on the Nicoya Peninsula. The flight is approximately 30 minutes and it costs something between $100-$130. If travelling with friends, we recommend booking these flights together, in order to avoid changes to one of the reservations and not the other (rare, but just in case).


We recommend Costa Rica Green Airways which operates out of the separate domestic airport, a five-minute walk from San Jose's main terminal (SJO). As they operate out of a different airport, you are not connecting, instead, you’ll first need to go through Immigration and collect your luggage. Upon leaving Arrivals, walk straight ahead to the main boulevard, turn left, and you will see the Domestic Terminal located 500 feet ahead. If in doubt, an airport official will be able to point you in the right direction. Book here: CR Green Air


Sansa is another Costa Rican airline operating out of the domestic terminal; it also offers multiple flights per day. Sansa also flies into Tambor from the Liberia International Airport. Book here: Sansa

On arrival into Tambor, grab a taxi to Mal País – approximately 40 minutes and $60. We recommend the services of Miguel Delgado (on booking, we’ll be able to put you in touch).


Alternatively, Sansa offers a shuttle service from Tambor to Santa Teresa at the time of flight booking, which while shared, does end up more cost-effective than a taxi for solo travellers and smaller groups.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above options won’t work for those who are travelling with surfboards bigger than 7’0.


PRIVATE SHUTTLE

There are a number of companies that provide a private shuttle service to the AWA Villa; we frequently use the services of Tropical Tours. You'll be collected from San José and driven to the Puntarenas ferry (approximately 1.5-2 hours). At Puntarenas, you'll leave the van and board the ferry, taking your bags with you. The ferry crossing is approximately 1.5 hours and on arrival you'll be met by another van, which will drive you the rest of the way to the AWA Villa (approximately 1.5 hours).


The quoted cost of the shuttle includes all legs of the journey (shuttle > ferry > shuttle).


DIRECT BUS

Departing from the bus terminal (7-10) in San José, the direct bus makes the same journey as the private shuttle (ferry included). The bus leaves the station twice daily (6am and 2pm). You can see the bus schedule here. The schedule shows San José to Cóbano as Cóbano is the nearest big town but that bus will take you all the way to town.


Let the driver know that you’ll get off as the bus arrives into town, at “El Cruce” (the crossroads) between Mal País and Playa Carmen. From here, grab a taxi to us (taxi drivers are usually hanging out right on the crossroads) – approximately 3 minutes and less than $10. During the day, there are generally plenty of taxis at the corner where the bus arrives in town so you should have no problem waving one down. Alternatively, you can walk into any one of the restaurants or cafes and ask them to call a taxi for you. When taking the afternoon bus (arrives between 8-9pm), we suggest booking a taxi in advance. We recommend the services of Miguel Delgado (on booking, we’ll be able to put you in touch).


Let us know if you need assistance booking any legs of this commute. We are here to support you and can’t wait to meet you!

Citizens/residents from ALL countries are currently allowed to enter Costa Rica. All mandatory requirements have been dropped by the national government since April 1st.

YES! You can bring your own board or pick your perfect match from our quiver. We suggest you travel with your own board if you are feeling comfortable surfing with it. Have in mind that the internal flights in CR won't allow you to travel with a board bag bigger than 7 feet.

At 2pm.

At 11am.

We recommend you make your reservation ASAP to make sure you secure your spot as we have  limited availability and we fill up fast.

All reservations are made via the AWA Website. In order to secure your spot, we request an initial 25% deposit and the remaining is due a month from arrival. Check out our new Payment Plan option.

None! AWA is for all levels of surfing, from the lady that has never felt confident in the ocean to those who have been surfing all of their lives.

A large amount of our retreaters are solo travellers who are about to meet their new favourite friends.

No. We host fully immersive retreats so we encourage everyone to share the same space and that way deeply drop into the whole experience.

There is one coached surf session a day and an optional free surf (for the extra stoke).

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