It’s that time of year when we review the past 12 months and look forward to the new year ahead, and if the past year has taught us anything, it’s that we need to take care of ourselves. The global pandemic has shifted our priorities and has taught us not to take our health for granted, not just our physical health, but our mental and spiritual health as well. Thankfully, there are several ways a Tamarindo vacation can help us achieve some of those New Year’s resolutions.
We tend to start out the year with a bunch of goals about learning something new, eating right, or getting healthy but as the year goes by we seem to lose our drive to see it all through. We can almost guarantee that taking a Tamarindo vacation will help you to reignite that spark you felt on January 1st. Let’s take a look at some opportunities you can take advantage of on your Tamarindo vacation.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Trying something new or learning a new skill is a sure-fire way towards a successful resolution list and a fulfilling 2022. One skill that is sure to take you out of your comfort zone is surfing. There are plenty of places to learn to surf in Tamarindo but Iguana Surf is strategically located directly in front of the best break to learn to surf on Tamarindo Beach. Not only will you get one of our friendly, bilingual surf coaches, but you have the comfort and security of leaving your things at the surf shop and walking straight out to the waves where you will be surfing.
At Iguana Surf, we cater to beginner surfers who want to learn in a more intimate setting with smaller group sizes and private lessons for those who really want to take their training to a different level. We even offer semi-private lessons for those that want to learn with their friends or family. We may be partial, but we think Iguana Surf is THEE place to learn to surf in Tamarindo.
Surfing isn’t the only exciting thing to do in Tamarindo Costa Rica. There are several nearby adventures and experiences to get you out of your comfort zone. Maybe you’d like to see a crocodile in the wild on our estuary tour, rip around on an ATV through mountains and beaches, go white water rafting at the foot of a volcano, or zipline through the canopy of the tropical dry forest. Sound like an exciting way to kick off your New Year? There’s more!
The full adventure package will give you a thrill that will take you through to 2023. It includes six of Costa Rica’s best activities all wrapped into one adventure-packed day. You’ll head to nearby Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park where you will experience an eight-cable zipline over the canyon. Next, you will rappel down into the canyon and rock climb back up the canyon wall. After this, you will head down to the river where you will white water raft through the canyon that wraps around the foot of the volcano. You’ll be sure to meet your new fitness goals on this adventure! The day ends with a relaxing volcanic mud body mask and dip in the Rincon de la Vieja hot springs, where you will be able to unwind and relax after a full day of adventure.
A Tamarindo vacation will also give you the chance to explore a new culture and all the sights, sounds, and tastes that go with it. Your Iguana Surf guides will direct you to the best places in town to try out a typical Casado, which is a must-try meal for any visitor to Costa Rica. Want to learn to speak with the locals? Our Costa Rica Surf and Spanish add-on gives you five language lessons at an accredited school and surf lessons – it’s a win-win New Year’s resolution success story!
Give Inner Peace a Chance
Now that you’ve got all the adrenaline-filled stuff out of the way, it’s time to focus on self-care, and Iguana Surf has an amazing surf camp add-on to help you check all the boxes! The Costa Rica Surf and Wellness add-on give you two personal training sessions, a yoga class, a reiki session, a guided outdoor excursion, and a chance to meditate at the largest cactus labyrinth in the world at the nearby La Senda Wellness Centre. Talk about inner peace! You’ll practically be floating by the time you are done with this experience, having dropped away a years’ worth of spiritual baggage and bad juju. All of this will be on top of learning to surf in Tamarindo.
Your mental and spiritual health resolutions will get kicked up a notch, too, on your Tamarindo vacation. Our Surf and Yoga add-on is perfect for adding a little Zen to your surf lessons, turning it into your own surf and yoga retreat in paradise! You’ll enjoy a week of surfing and socializing in addition to being able to escape to your yoga session and meditate to reconnect with your true self. Free your mind through the practice of asanas during three yoga sessions, detox your body with cold-pressed juices, and engage your spirit with conscious breathing during a guided meditation on the beach.
There are many other options for rejuvenation of your body, mind, and spirit during your Tamarindo vacation, and not just the opportunities that Iguana Surf offers. Located just 15 minutes from Tamarindo is La Senda Wellness Center, home to the world’s largest labyrinth we already mentioned. The meditative experience the labyrinth offers is only one of the experiences the center offers. They also hold spiritual retreats, healing sound ceremonies, festivals, and more to help you find your balance.
All You Need is Love
It’s not just ourselves that need healing after another crazy year of lockdowns and scary news on our screens. The pandemic also took a toll on our relationships with our loved ones. Iguana Surf offers a solution to spice up your love life and strengthen your relationship with our Costa Rica Romantic Vacation. This surf camp add-on will indulge both of your senses right from the start with a chocolate and champagne welcome gift. You and your partner will also enjoy a scintillating couple’s massage, a romantic dinner for two on the beach, and a trip on a catamaran to witness the sunset on the Pacific Ocean. Top it off with a couple’s photography session to remember your special time together and you have got yourself one romantic retreat!
Not only will the romance be reignited but you will strengthen bonds with this surf camp add-on. Studies show that couples who learn a new skill together will enhance their connection because they will each show their vulnerable side. And what’s more vulnerable than wiping out on the waves together? This romance-filled experience is just another available add-on for one of our four to seven-day surf camp packages.
Let Iguana Surf help you make your Tamarindo vacation the ultimate 2022 resolution-making and doing experience. Learn an exciting new skill, enhance your body, mind, and spirit, and rekindle your relationship all in one place!
Happy New Year from everyone at Iguana Surf Camp and best of luck in 2022!