Despite being the largest country in Central America, it’s only in recent years that Nicaragua has become a popular tourist destination. Nicaragua makes an exciting adventure playground, with 19 volcanoes, gorgeous lagoons, and fantastic surf spots.
However, despite its abundance of outdoor activities, Nicaragua has a slow, relaxed pace of life. This makes it an ideal place to visit when you need to slow down and find stillness. It’s no surprise that the number of yoga retreats in Nicaragua is rapidly increasing.
So, if you’re heading to this blissful paradise and looking to do some yoga in Nicaragua, read on to discover the 10 best yoga retreats in Nicaragua right now.
Best Yoga Retreats in Nicaragua
Whether you’re looking for an intensive retreat to deepen your practice or you prefer a well-balanced adventure yoga vacation, there’s something for everyone on this list.
5 Day Tropical Holistic Yoga Holiday in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Starting from: $389
We all need to take a pause and focus on our well-being from time to time. So if that’s what you’re feeling right now, I recommend this holistic retreat with Eden on the Chocolata. The retreat takes place just outside the small coastal town of San Juan del Sur and with being so close to nature, you’ll find it easy to calm your mind and connect to your soul.
On the retreat, you’ll enjoy twice daily yoga practices where you will learn a range of styles; Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative. Groups are limited to a maximum of 12 people to ensure everyone receives the individual guidance they need. You’ll stay in a luxurious eco-lodge and nourish your body with nutritious vegetarian meals.
8 Day Surfin Yogies Utopia Retreat with Beachfront, Daily Surf, Yoga and Much More in Rivas
Starting from: $1,230
If you’re ready for a detox from the outside world, even just for a week, then look no further than this retreat. Enjoy your time in nature at an ecolodge, retreat centre, and surf school that serves delicious meals daily with farm-to-table cuisine from local sources.
For the week you’ll enjoy daily morning yoga, 4 evening yoga sessions, a yoga workshop, a sunset meditation, a Temazcal Meso-American sweatlodge ceremony, guided jungle hikes to connect more to the natural world, and access to surf, paddle, and boogie boards to spend time in the water, plus a massage. This retreat sounds and looks so dreamy, don’t miss it!
4 Days Intensive Yoga Retreat in Ometepe – Build Your Home Practice
Starting from: $170
The focus of this intensive 4-day retreat is to help you build a yoga practice that you feel confident to practice at home on your own. Your teacher, Cassandra, will help you create a routine that works for your personal needs and meets your current level.
The retreat is set on El Zopilote Organic Farm in Ometepe Island. Here, you can camp, stay in a hostel dorm, or opt for a private room, depending on the experience you’re after. The farm and hostel are 100% solar and wind-powered, and you’ll learn about the permaculture techniques they use to create sustainable accommodation.
8 Day Yoga Holiday with Surf Lessons and Water Therapy in El Transito
Starting from: $1020
Yoga and surfing go together perfectly, so if you’re after a surf and yoga retreat in Nicaragua, head to this stunning destination in Nicaragua. This beachfront surf and yoga vacation includes Yin and Restorative yoga classes daily, two surf lessons in uncrowded spots (plus free access to a board all week), a private water therapy session, and even yoga workshops to help you become more mindful in your practice.
On this retreat, you’ll be staying at Free Spirit surf camp and hostel in El Transito. Here there is a fun, social vibe, so it’s a fantastic retreat for solo travellers as you’ll make friends instantly. What’s more, the friendly instructors welcome surfers and yogis of all levels, including beginners.
8 Day Luxury Nicaragua SUP and Yoga Retreat in Playa Escameca, San Juan del Sur
Starting from: $2,757
If surfing is not your thing, perhaps stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is more for you. This SUP yoga retreat will challenge your balance like never before as you practice yoga on the board. But don’t worry, along with three sunset SUP yoga classes, you’ll have Yin and Vinyasa yoga classes in the shala each morning. Moreover, each afternoon, you’ll return to the shala for meditation and breathwork practice.
This jam-packed retreat includes some additional activities, such as horseback riding and a visit to Masaya Volcano and Laguna de Apoyo. Plus, you’ll have plenty of free time to explore or chill by the pool at the retreat center where you will stay.
8 Day Yoga Holiday Nicaragua
Starting from: $950
This 8-day wellness getaway is one of the best yoga retreats in Nicaragua for those looking for pure relaxation. Suitable for all levels, you’ll have Vinyasa yoga and pranayama classes each morning and free time to chill or explore every day. What’s more, during the 8 days, you’ll receive a nourishing massage, go on a horseback riding tour, and enjoy a boat trip.
You’ll stay at Los Clavos Surf Resort in Chinandega, in the northwest of Nicaragua. This area is free from the tourist crowds and full of untouched nature and deserted beaches. The resort will provide all your meals too, so you can relax in the beautiful surroundings without a care in the world.
8 Day All Year Round ‘Yogi’s Delight’ Immersive Yoga Retreat at Costa Dulce, Nicaragua
Starting from: $762
This Nicaragua yoga retreat is ideal for anyone looking to detox and recharge from the stressors of a busy lifestyle. You’ll be staying in a lovely nature-immersed eco-lodge in Costa Dulce. Here, you will connect to yourself through two daily Hatha yoga classes, personal development workshops, massages, and beauty treatments.
There are group activities you can join, such as jungle trekking and a tour of Temazcal. You’ll also have the chance to learn about turtle conservation happening in the community and release baby turtles back into their natural habitat.
8 Day Full Body Nourishment Yoga Retreat with Spa Treatments in San Juan Del Sur
Starting from: $1,135
Nicaragua has more than just surf and yoga retreats to offer. While this accommodation does offer surfing retreats, they also are dedicated to wellness and thus have a spa where, on this retreat, you get daily spa treatments. Relax, indulge, and find peace for a week on this retreat.
Hosted at an eco-lodge, your time here is yours. While there is a schedule for a variety of yoga style classes, plus a turtle talk on the conservation efforts being made, guided jungle walks, and a trip to San Juan del Sur, you get to pick and choose what you want to participate in and ensure that your yoga holiday is exactly as you wish.
17 Day Raw Food Chef Certification Course on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua
Starting from: $4,197
This raw food chef certification course makes for one of the most unique yoga retreats in Nicaragua. Set on Ometepe Island, you’ll learn all about plant-based nutrition and how to make raw food. Plus, it includes Hatha yoga classes each morning to focus your mind for the day.
This is a fabulous alternative retreat for yogis passionate about making sustainable choices and leading a plant-based life. You’ll leave the training full of helpful knowledge like how to make vegan cheese and how to incorporate medicinal mushrooms into your diet.
25 Day Work in Paradise Yoga Retreat in San Juan del Sur
Starting from: $2,449
Are you a digital nomad looking for somewhere to work undisturbed while keeping your body and mind in check with daily yoga and meditation? If so, you will surely love this Work in Paradise Yoga Retreat in San Juan del Sur.
This special package includes 24 nights accommodation, daily Hatha, Vinyasa, or Restorative yoga and meditation sessions, and two healthy vegetarian meals a day. You’ll also have unlimited tea and coffee to keep you fuelled as you work from the poolside workspace with superfast fibre optic internet. Then, when you want some downtime, you can visit the nearby towns and beaches, take a surf lesson, and join the bonfire ritual and movie nights. This retreat stay can be as short as 3 days and as long as 50! It’s totally up to you.
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