Always wanted to learn to surf or progress to the next level? Sun salute as it sets in front of you? Ride horses, scramble & charge up hills with the rising sun, get sweaty & stoked with tailored beach workouts, have the adventure of a lifetime with a group of like-minded souls?


Fitness instructor & lifestyle expert, Roxy ambassador, free-surfer and adventure-nut Sophie Everard of the Mad To Live blog is collaborating with the Surf Bikini Retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica to bring the ULTIMATE women's fitness, surf and adventure retreat in February 2017.

Start 2017 with a life-changing 10 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” in the world.

Hosted by fitness and sports coach Sophie Everard (CV includes Move Your Frame, The Soho House Group and Another Space), the retreat will be a jam-packed 10 days of surfing with expert tuition, sunset beach yoga sessions, horseback riding and trail running, climbing, nature hikes, mountain biking, jungle-based circuit training, 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.

Throughout the retreat enjoy outdoor fitness classes, including surf specific training, adrenaline-pumping exploration and the opportunity to have one on one training with Sophie.  The onsite chefs will prepare locally-sourced nutritious meals at the stunning villa perching over the jungle, with free gifting from Plenish Cleanse, Roxy, Ombar Chocolates and more.

You will also have the opportunity to kick back and relax, enjoy the restorative and calming setting of the treetop villa with swimming pool, the Costa Rican culture, beaches and beautiful surroundings, and toast a stunning sunset surf with a beach bonfire. Start the new year feeling revitalised, healthy and energized by the experience of a lifetime, recharging your mind and body after the busy and indulgent festive period.

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


18th February – 28th February 2017


  • Surfing with expert tuition from Surf Bikini's certified female coaches

  • Energising jungle-based circuit sessions

  • Yoga classes

  • Horse riding

  • Exploring the local nature, getting up, close and personal with some of the local residents

  • Climbing

  • Surf fitness focused workouts

  • Nutrition focused meals from the on-site chef: All meals except 3 nights out

  • 1 on 1 PT sessions with Sophie

  • Mountain Biking

Free gifting from Roxy, Plenish Cleanse, Ombar chocolate and more!




Surf Bikini Retreat is comprised of  4 cabinas and a beautiful  Costa Rican “ tipico” Rancho , the facilities were designed utilising 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 , have a message or attend a morning yoga class and 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.

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

  • Air conditioning

  • Bath towels included

  • Wifi available in the house

COST $2600

Not included in the price:

⦁    3 x Dinners out at awesome restaurants
⦁    Alcoholic beverages
⦁    Flights to/from Costa Rica

Please email me with any questions, or even a chat on +44 7803 628 736



Please stipulate your booking is for the Mad To Live Retreat!

Thanks and SO excited to hopefully see many of you on the most KICKASS retreat EVER!