We are beyond excited to take the AWA Experience down south again to one of our favorite playgrounds in the entire world. Explore the untouched southern pacific of Costa Rica and experience a new way of living in this remote surf village, home to some of the best, longest waves in the world: Pavones. This is one of the last places on Earth where virgin rainforest grows right to the high tide line, surrounded by giant trees, roaring monkeys and breaching whales. We've carefully curated a fantastical program full of surfing, nature and the most nourishing local flavours made with love by our in-house chef. Drop in with us for a week to pause, center, reset and surf your hearts out with our local queen of the south Laura Pecoraro and an amazing group of jungle seasters.
Pavones is an untouched dream town in the southern pacific Costa Rican jungle. Its remoteness, incredibly long waves, spectacular wildlife, and lush rainforest reserves make it a far less crowded magical paradise.
Unwind, release, reset and reimagine your life in perfect balance and harmony supported by your intention and the light of sound. Surf with Kassia the wave of sonic evolution and transformation through her immersive sound bath experiences.
Experience the purest flavors of Costa Rica in the most healing and nourishing way. From exotic fruits to local fish caught that morning we will enjoy decadence and rejuvenation with every meal.
Argentinian, badass surfer and medicine woman. Laura has made Pavones her home over 20 years ago. She fully embodies its natural way of living and knows its secrets and stories like no one else around. She is the person all surfer visitors want to be hosted by, the queen of the south... you'll find out why.
6 nights beachfront 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.
Transportation to activities.
Overnight security guard.
Daily cleaning services.
A real good time.
Transportation to/from the Lodge.
2 dinners in town.
Optional activities such as SUP board tour, horse back riding, and more.
The AWA Lodge
These luxury seaside condos meet every expectation of excellence. Surrounded by lush jungle gardens and only steps away to the main point break of Pavones. A zen-like peacefulness and feeling of refuge is present everywhere on the property. Each detail offers welcoming and ultra-comfortable living spaces, while seamlessly integrating with the magnificent local ecosystem.
Escape to paradise at this pristine, beachfront Pavones condo featuring an outdoor large pool, laundry facilities, WiFi, TVs, and a furnished patio.
Everything has been SO EPIC. Every moment I'm frothing over something else, whether that was the abundance of waves we were catching with everyone so supportive and cheering for each other... you feel so held. I like to travel alone but being here opens you up to so much connection. Not only was the surfing incredible and SO WARM and fun, but also just the food, having Mona and Giulia hosting us with the warmest hearts... I've been surfing for almost 10 years, and I think I took so much away that it can improve me when I get back home. It was magical.
The girls are so inclusive and they make you feel so welcome. You go on this whole very planned out adventure with surf, yoga, sound, and THE FOOD... I can't even tell you how incredible is. Glenda is like a fairy, a super star. That food is AMAZING. I've really shed a lot of stress and had a lot of fun and laughs. I've just really enjoyed myself and I feel excited about the surfing, the ocean, and being in this jungle.
Being in the water with such an incredible group of women and amazing coaches is so empowering. Cheering each other on and feeling the energy was incredible; paired with nourishment for the soul and body from the food + sound healing. Surfing with Kassia has been a dream, it's so amazing to catch waves with her.
Fly into San José airport. There are a few options for getting to us from San José airport, depending on your time and budget. Flying from San José to Golfito (closest local airport) and then taking a cab is significantly quicker but also a bit more expensive. In the intermediate price range you can travel with a rental car. All of these options are detailed below:
Your best option to travel to Golfito is to fly via SANSA Airlines who offers daily flights from SJO.The flight is approximately 1 hour long and it costs something between $100-$150. If travelling with frineds, we recommend booking these flights together, in order to avoid changed to one of the reservations and not the other (rare, but just in case).
SANSA operates out of the separate domestic airport, a five-minute walk from San José’s main terminal. As they operate out of different airports, you are not connecting, instead, you’ll first need to go through immigration and collect your luggage. Upon leaving Arrivals, walk straight to the main boulevard, turn left, and you will see the Domestic Terminal located 500 feet ahead.If in doubt, and airport official will be able to point you in the right direction.
BOOK HERE: SANSA Airlines
When you arrive to Golfito, we can book you a taxi to Pavones (approximetely $80 each way) or you can rent a car to get to the Lodge (be sure to book in advance as there are limited car rental options in Golfito).
IMPORTANT NOTE: The above option won’t work for those who are travelling with surfboards bigger than 7’0. In that case, we will oordinate land transportation for your boards from SJO if you’d rather fly down.
Other way to get to the Lodge is renting a car from any rental agency at SJO Airport (Hertz, Budget, Avis, etc.). We highly recommend booking in advance, preferably a 4x4, and drive approximately 7 hours to Pavones. As Pavones is a long drive from San José you can make a small road trip on the way there, checking out places like Manuel Antonio and Uvita/Dominical to break up the drive. We don’t recommend making this drive after dark because of the narrow bridges on the road and also there are lots of turns to make on unmarked roads, so plan accordingly.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Download the Waze App on your phone to help you with navigation through Costa Rica.
You’ll be collected from SJO Airport and driven all the way to our Lodge in Pavones. The drive takes 6-7 hours and your driver will make any necessary stops along the way, he is super cool! The van fits up to 6 people and the total cost is $450.
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