Upcoming Retreats



April 1-7th, 2017

A beginner and intermediate surf coaching retreat from a beautiful beach front surf lodge in the charming fishing village of Playa Gigante. This will be a week long, all inclusive surf retreat with a yoga component to relax and restore your muscles after your long ocean sessions. Wake up, eat, hop on a boat and scour the coastline for the best waves each day for your ability and interest.  The goal is to have fun, laugh a lot and improve your surf ability with high level coaching throughout the week.  Through twice daily surf boat trips to the best breaks in the area with video and photography during each session,  yoga practice, sumptuus and nourishing vegetarian and seafood fare, a relaxation massage and cultural immersion, we encourage you to just ‘be’. 



Luxury Surf and Yoga Retreat

March 24-30th, 2017

This retreat offering is a six night, All inclusive yoga and surf retreat in a luxurious beach front house in the sea-side community of Hacienda Iguana. Relax in the pool between surf sessions on Playa Colorado and watch the un-ridden waves roll by. Practice yoga and pilates twice daily from the outdoor platform. Learn to surf in a fun and supportive atmosphere with other beginners. Indulge without guilt in healthy, fresh and nourishing vegetarian and seafood fare. Explore the surrounding communities and get to know Nicaraguan culture, let go and unwind with a relaxation massage, take some time for yourself, connect to yourself, get inspired, and take a week to just ‘be’.



Adventure Seekers

Customize your own Vacation!

Customize your very own Retreat week with a wellness twist! Yoga, Pilates, Beach Bootcamps, Surfing, Adventure, Sunset catamaran tours. Escape and enjoy fresh mojitos, nourishing and healthy meals, meditation, spa treatments and so much more! 

Bring your crew, your partner or your best mate for a week of bliss and balance in the sunshine! We can either create the ultimate weekend getaway or you can take advantage of our customized packages! 



Surf School


Professional, safe and supportive surf lessons, coaching and guiding. With local knowledge of the coastline, your experienced surf coach will take you to the best spots on the coastline each day to match your ability and help you progress your surfing.

Learn technical skills to improve your surfing, get professional photographs, surf secret spots, and have a blast with the Papaya Wellness Surf School.



INTERESTED IN Leading a retreat in Nicaragua?


If you are a yoga instructor or health and wellness professional and would like to help host a retreat in Nicaragua, then you’ve come to the right place!  We assist instructors looking to have a work vacation and promote their practice in a gorgeous, tropical setting with soothing surroundings, simple schedules, and nourishing food.  It is a great way to escape and recharge your practice and mind!

What people say


Erin from

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed taking classes from you while doing the honeymoon thing in Gigante. Your classes were very inspiring and brought me a lot of joy and relief from my chronic back pain.

Whitney from 

Thank you for such an amazing week! It was awesome and gave me soooo much more than I ever expected! Your food was fantastic, I feel great… Pretty sure I’ll be back in Gigante, it is a magical place! – Whitney, IL

Paola from 
British Colombia

I highly recommend Papayawellness retreats. Carly and India are excellent hosts who enthusiastically catered to my every whim in designing a retreat schedule of activities, adventure, culture, cuisine, philanthropy and relaxation. The accommodations at Casa Swell are comfortable and clean. 

Papaya Wellness Blog



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If you are a yoga Instructor and/or event planner that would like to BRING A GROUP, please see our Yoga Guest Hosting page.

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