Before you arrive at Surf Simply we will ask you to choose between daily yoga classes or a full body massage. We also give you the choice of an activity to do on the Wednesday, which is you mid week “day off” from being coached. Top Tip: if you would like to do both yoga classes and also have a massage, then you can opt for daily yoga and choose a massage as your day off activity.
A Full Body Massage
Click here to watch a short film about Crystal, Surf Simply’s massage therapist. Crystal is highly qualified and extremely knowledgeable. She will talk to you at length about what type of massage you would like, whether you simply want to relax, or whether you would appreciate more intense body work focusing on any problem areas. You can either opt for a massage as an alternative to daily yoga, or as your Wednesday, “day off” activity.
Daily Yoga Classes
Paola is Surf Simply’s in house yoga teacher and is also one of the only girls you will find out surfing on the biggest swells. She understands surfing and focuses her classes on the physical aspects of yoga which relate specifically to the sport. Beginners will leave Surf Simply having learned a routine that you can work into your daily life and more experienced yogis will enjoy using the classes to recharge in between surfs.
We have teamed up with Miss Sky Canopy Tours to offer zip lining as an option for your Wednesday, “day off” activity. This is not for the faint hearted as you’ll be hundreds of feet up in the air enjoying some beautiful views as you whizz between the hills around Nosara. Don’t forget to bring some lace up shoes for when you’re coming in to land though. During the green season you will also have the opportunity to swim in the waterfall.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking
We’ve teamed up with Experience Nosara to offer stand up paddle boarding and kayaking as a Wednesday, “day off” activity. You can specify whether you would like to glide down the river through the mangroves, paddle out to check out the waves at one of the off shore reefs in the area or allow Phillipe, Alan & Nate, your knowledgeable guides to take you to wherever they think will be the most beautiful given the condition that day.
ATV Trail Tours
We have teamed up with iQuads to offer ATV tours as an option for your Wednesday, “day off” activity. Alex, your guide will take you through jungle trails and during the green season you’ll also have the chance to swim in Nosara beautiful waterfalls. Bring some old clothes as things get pretty dirty on the trail. We also suggest that you have some experience of quad bikes or motorbikes if you’d like to give this a go as things can get pretty fast.
We have teamed up with Playa Ponies to offer horseback riding as an option for your Wednesday, “day off” activity. Playa Ponies is where Surf Simply coach, Jessie keeps her own horse, Ozzie. The stables take excellent care of all their horses, so you can feel good about riding these much loved animals through the jungle trails or along the beach depending on where your guide feels will be most picturesque that day.
The Monkey Sanctuary
On your mid week, “day off” from being coached you may like to visit the Nosara Wildlife Rescue Center and SIBU Sanctuary. Steve and Vicki primarily focus on rearing orphaned Howler Monkeys so that they can be reintroduced back in to the wild. Surf Simply’s photographer and chef are regular volunteers with the program. Although admission is free, Surf Simply donates $50 to the centre for each Surf Simply guest who visits.
We have teamed up with Climb Nosara, to offer climbing as another Wednesday, “day off” activity. You’ll be taught basic technique and safety, and then be given the opportunity to climb increasingly difficult routes up Nosara’s new, purpose built climbing wall. All the Surf Simply coaches enjoy the climbing wall but no one has yet managed to complete the black route on the west face. Will you?
We have teamed up with Agua Azul, as well as several other local charter boat captains, so that we can also offer sports fishing as a Wednesday, “day off” activity. You’ll be out on the boat for about four hours, fishing 5-10 miles off shore. Common catches include Dorado, Sail Fish and Yellow Fin Tuna. A minimum group size of 4 people is required to charter a sports fishing boat.