surfing adventure in costa rica
july 25 - aug 1, 2020


Come surf in Costa Rica—in the charming, undiscovered beach town of Nosara 

 All with the Sober Outside community of booze-free, adventure-loving women

Welcome to our surfing adventure! Costa Rica is the perfect escape for those who want to get back to nature—in this case, latte-colored beaches, green jungles and of course, small breaking waves well suited to both newbie surfers and those who already know how to ride. Here in Nosara, the best waves are in the morning, so we will have our surf sessions after breakfast (included), then have the afternoon to ride bikes and explore town, partake of a few yoga sessions and enjoy the beaches—after all, why come to one of the most peaceful beach towns on Costa Rica's west coast if not to soak up some sun, read and play in the waves?!

You'll be picked up in the airport in Liberia, and together via private shuttle van we head to the town of Nosara. We will have a welcome dinner, get to know one another, talk about our goals for the trip (heck, maybe even our life goals ... or maybe that's for later in the week?) and settle into our rustic-meets-modern accommodation, just 150 feet from the main break at Playa Guiones.

The trip includes six daily surf lessons, with all equipment included (although you are welcome to bring your own board!) Together, we will learn the basics of board balance, timing a wave, when to pop up and how to start reading the waves. I'm pretty sure there will be a lot of laughter as we get the hang of this together. And, if you already have some surfing experience, our instructor can help you take your skills to the next level. We can all try out different boards and techniques and have fun playing and experimenting on the water!

As for Nosara, it's a sober traveler's dream. This expat-friendly town has attracted a lot of yoga devotees and health types. It's not a town known for nightlife. It's very chill, and very safe. Bikes are included in our stay, and Nosara is the type of place where we can bike and wander easily.

Like every Sober Outside trip, our surf getaway is as much about surfing as it is about the people. This trip is a chance to bond and have fun with other women on the same journey of sobriety. It's about enjoying a foreign country with a safe community who understands one another. This trip is perfect for women traveling solo, or for sober friends who want to join a larger group. This Costa Rica adventure is also designed for women traveling out of the country for the first time, or for women who will be traveling sober for the first time, or even for the seasoned sober traveler looking to travel with a new group of sober friends. We've got you.

Note: We welcome sober women, women in recovery and any woman who is comfortable enjoying an entire vacation with zero alcohol. We ask that all travelers respect that this entire trip is alcohol-free for all who participate. If you have further questions about our sobriety policy, please see below under "We are not a detox program."

The Destination

The beachside town of Nosara is a surf girl's paradise. Costa Rica's west coast is known for smooth, clean waves, perfect for surfers—whether you are an experienced rider or just starting out. Here off Nosara, waves break over sand, making for a much safer experience than waves breaking over rock or coral.

Beyond the beach, Nosara is a chilled-out town, known for a barefoot vibe that's well loved by expats and yoga types. In a word, peaceful. Plus, with the jungle of Costa Rica marching to the sea's edge, we get to experience the tropical beauty and wildlife of this exotic destination.

Beach Nosara Costa Rica

The experience

Yes, this is a women-only surf trip, but it's so much more. We will surf every morning, and have afternoons free to enjoy the beach and explore the town by foot or bicycle. 

Daily surf lessons include all gear and instruction. Plus, a video review session will help you fine-tune your form and take your surf game to the next level. And, just for fun, a photo session is included to help you remember Nosara and your Sober Outside surf getaway.

This trip is also largely about community. We'll come together for surf lessons, several afternoon yoga sessions, and meals, including dinner (included) where we'll recap the day's wins and losses, set surfing goals, trip goals if you like, and just generally connect over the experience of traveling sober.

Costa Rica surf experience for women all ages

The accommodation

We will stay just yards from the Playa Guiones, and we are within walking or biking distance of the town of Nosara.

All rooms have been recently remodeled. Our stay is based on two women per room, but you are welcome to upgrade to a solo room for an additional charge.

Each room also has a small refrigerator and kitchen sink, along with basic kitchen necessities like plates, silverware, glasses and a french press for your early morning or afternoon coffee, and breakfast at Al Chile, the restaurant at the resort, is included.

surf hotel Nosara
The pool at our surf hotel
Interior surf shack

the community

Sober Outside is a community of sober adventurers. Our trips are for women who are ready to:

* Try new things

* Grow their circle of sober friends

* Continue on the path of personal growth

* Expand their visions of what's possible

* Welcome more love, acceptance, gratitude and awareness into their everyday lives

NOTE: We ask that every trip participants have at least six months of continuous sobriety.


The Costa Rica Surfing Adventure

Included in the package:

  • 7 nights accommodation at hotel
  • One daily surf lesson per day for 6 days, including instruction and equipment, plus use of equipment during downtime
  • 3 Yoga sessions
  • Surf Theory / video review session
  • Complimentary surf photos & video
  • Round-trip transportation from (LIR) Liberia to Nosara and back via private shuttle taxi van
  • Full breakfast daily
  • 6 Dinners hosted nightly by Safari Surf staff; (3) nights at the El Manglar Restaurant & (3) nights out to top restaurants in town (Includes: Transportation when needed, (3) course meals, all taxes & tips)
  • Bicycle rentals to explore your surroundings
  • Join Safari Surf for "Safari Experiences" wherein our host welcomes us to join weekly events such as: playing soccer with locals & Safari Staff, sightseeing road trip with local guides & Safari staff, river fishing with a local, voluntourism - local projects (vary week to week)
  • 24 / 7 Full concierge services (i.e. any need to get to the market, pharmacy, schedule any outings, make any needed reservations, get you to location of activities, outings to view turtle etc.) - the hotel staff is there to assist at all times!

NOT Included in the package:

  • Flights to Liberia (LIR), Costa Rica
  • Lunches
  • One dinner

Note: We are not a detox or rehab program.

Our goal is to create community among those who have already committed to the sober lifestyle (yes, we are 100% alcohol and drug free). If you identify as new to continuous sobriety or are still trying to quit drinking, we support and encourage you, but we ask that you wait to join us on a trip until after you have six months of continuous sobriety. Sober Outside will have more trips coming up, so check back soon. What a great way to celebrate your anniversary! (And, if you have any questions about our alcohol policy, please email. We would love to hear from you.)

What's the cost? $2,799


Book by July 31
3 payments of $945

or $3,199

REGULAR PRICE after August 1
3 payments of $1,077

Please note

*** This trip requires four women to sign up and pay in full by May 15, 2020, to make the trip a 'go.'  Please don't book flights until we've got our group together! 

Flights to Costa Rica are NOT included in the price of the trip.

If you would like a room to yourself, please note that when booking.
The single-room supplement is $775. 


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