Yoga and Surf Retreats
With yoga and surf combinations becoming ever so popular amongst adventure yogis, this has resulted in amazing yoga and surf retreats being offered in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations.
In recent years surf and yoga have started to become a popular choice for yogis who are in search of something a little more adventurous to add to their yoga practice. Combining yoga and surf may raise the question as to why, however, the two different activities actually have many similarities.
Yogis and surfers have many common goals when it comes to their individual practice. Surfing requires a clear mind, focus, and a strong, fit body. These main benefits have also been the primary message from those practicing yoga for years. For both sports, many of the exercises and poses train the same muscle groups and offer the same benefits. Although the two activities may not have also been connected, the same lifestyles and achievements are clearly not so different after all.
Morocco is a magical destination and becoming ever more popular among tourists offering a geographical preference for everyone. From stunning mountain landscapes and mysterious desert dunes to quaint villages and beautiful beaches, yoga and surf holidays in Morocco make for an unforgettable adventure. The best time to catch waves in Morocco is generally from September through April with a peak time in December. Yoga and surf destinations are most commonly found in the South of Morocco in places like Agadir, Taghazout, and Imsouane. Yoga retreats here have been popping up all over the place as well offering surfers and yogis the option to combine the perfect holiday getaway.
Many people already know that Costa Rica is home to some of the best surf and yoga retreats in the world. The towns of Tamarindo and Jaco are very popular, however, make it flooded with tourists and brand name resorts. If you are looking for something a little less touristy then the southwest hub of Nicoya Peninsula may be what you are looking for. Yoga and surf retreats in Costa Rica are often busiest from November until March on the west coast during the dry season and from March to mid-December on the Pacific side during the rainy season. Regardless which time you choose Costa Rica offers year-round conditions for great surfing and practicing yoga.
A picture perfect holiday and home to some of the most beautiful resorts in the world, Bali is a smart choice for yoga and surf holidays. The small island and province of Indonesia boast white sandy beaches and stunning volcanic landscapes. The best surfing spots in Bali can be found on the southern coasts around the Bukit Peninsula. Though the area is more for advanced surfers due to the hazardous waves, it also has some great retreats for yoga and surf goers. If you are looking for a beginner option then beaches such as Kuta and Batubolong are a great place to start your practice. Yoga is commonly found all throughout Bali making this duo holiday one for the body, mind, and soul.
When people think of surf and yoga retreats in Europe, Yoga in Spain is almost always at the top of the list. With such a diverse landscape, retreats can be found from the northern coasts to the southern coasts and even in the popular Canary Islands. Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands offers yogis and surfers year round weather suitable for the perfect beach holiday. Tarifa in the south of Spain and Cadiz in the Southwestern part of Spain are also popular destinations for those in search of yoga and surf retreats. Although the best surf conditions are from October through April, yoga retreats offering surf packages can be found year round in the south of Spain.
Just on the western side of Spain, Portugal is also a place not to overlook when considering a yoga and surf vacation. A land with amazing wines and retreats combined with great beaches make surf and yoga holidays in Portugal a dream for yogis and surfers. Some of the worlds best surfing conditions can be found on popular beaches such as Praia do Norte-Nazare and Peniche all the way down to Sagres in the South. Yoga holidays in Portugal can be found in almost every surf hot spot, but also are extremely popular in Algarve, which is still not overrun with tourists. The best times to join retreats that offer yoga and surf packages are generally from late winter to early spring as the weather surf conditions are perfect for it.