Start 2019 with a life-changing 7 day adventure in breath-taking Nosara in the Guanacaste region of the lush and wildly beautiful Costa Rica.  The trip is set to be a heart-racing, unforgettable adventure with a focus on physical and mental wellbeing and learning new skills to take home with you.  From touch down get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in the culture of “Pura Vida” and find out why the region is one of only 7 “blue zones” (where people are happiest and healthiest) in the world.   Surf the 25c warm waves in bikinis and seriously take your surfing to the next level with one of the most renowned surf coaches in Costa Rica, adventuring in one of our great planet’s countries with the richest flora and fauna life in the world.

The retreat will be a week’s surfing with expert tuition, invigorating and restorative yoga sessions atop the jungle canopy, horseback riding at sunset on the beach, climbing, nature hikes, exploring the verdant and unparalleled native flora and fauna and getting up close and personal with some of Costa Rica’s infamous locals including the white-faced monkey.

The onsite chefs will prepare locally-sourced nutritious meals at the stunning villa perching over the jungle.


Limited spacing to join this incredible adventure with Mad To Live Retreats is now open!







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  • Expert surf coaching & video analysis in the warm water waves (bikini surf!) of Playa Guiones with our top coaching team

  • Accommodation at our beautiful jungle-top villa with swimming pool (and butterflies, monkeys & more!)

  • Outdoor climbing

  • Yoga at the jungle canopy villa

  • Meditation & intention setting

  • Beach bonfire

  • Horse-riding on the beach at sunset

  • Trail Run / Hike

  • Our fantastic caring team of hosts

  • Nutrition focused meals, all organic, locally grown

  • Free gifting from our partners

  • Transfers to and from airport

  • Not including flights & 2 dinner's out

*San Jose transfers not included (5 hours from villa)

And The inimitable Mad To Live magic!


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The Mad To Live Retreats Villa is privately perched atop the jungle, a beautiful Costa Rican “tipico” Rancho.   The facilities were designed using the finest native woods of the Guanacaste region which creates true “Rustico Fino” design”.  The Surfers Rancho as we call it, connects to the pool where you may want to use the WiFi , or take in the breath-taking  panoramic  jungle mountain views. Chances are good you will be waking up to the sound of howler monkeys playing in the trees outside your cabina or hear the unique sounds of the chachalaca.

You will be rooming with a fellow retreater unless private is requested at extra cost.

All cabinas contain a/c private baths, towels, linens, and the usual common howler monkey sightings!


Indulge in delicious, nutritious food. Using only the best and freshest local produce, our talented local chef makes each meal a taste sensation.  With a focus on organic locally grown produce, taste the best of Costa Rica over the course of the week.

COST £1,500

Costa Rica Testimonial

Need more convincing? Check out what Blogger Carly Rowena made of her trip to Costa Rica with Mad To Live Retreats in 2017

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Victoria Pendleton (CBE)

"My fondest holiday memories growing up were all about outdoor activities and adventure. I might be older now (36) but haven’t grown out of wanting those same things! No longer will I have to struggle with the boredom of a conventional holiday and have already booked onto my second Mad to Live retreat. The company, activities, environment and food exceeded expectations on every level, I have made some great friends and wonderful memories. Thank you Sophie!."


·       A peaceful country safe from political issues

·       No injections required to visit

·       No Visa required (just an American ESTA if your flight is in transit through the USA)