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.
4-9 Day DesignYourBliss Yoga Retreat in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua
Calling all nature lovers who would adore practicing yoga in a waterfront shala. Forget about restrictive yoga retreat schedules that leave you with too much on the schedule or too much free time. At Villa Laguna, you get to choose exactly what you want your yoga holiday to be. And not just how long it is! Stay for anywhere from 4-9 days at the blissful Villa Laguna where you’ll be immersed in nature as you’re right in Laguna de Apoyo Natural Reserve.
The edge of the lagoon where you’ll stay has inviting waters, the made-with-love vegetarian and vegan meals are scrumptious and the twice daily yoga classes are enlightening. Once on the retreat you have a free concierge service to help you design your ultimate yoga vacation with as hammock time, exploration, and yoga as you’d like. Blissful! Plus your stay on this retreat contributes to local animal welfare organizations AND you get a welcome gift curated with love from local artists and entrepreneurs.
5 Day Tropical Holistic Yoga Holiday in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Starting from: $399
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: $1,310
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!
10 Day Ayurvedic Health Care and Yoga Holiday in Las Peñitas, León
Starting from: $1,200
Rest, retreat, and rejuvenate. For a week and a half, you’ll be on the beach, in a home that is breezy and filled with nature’s freshest air, and dining on delicious, healthy meals that are tailored to you and your Ayurvedic needs.
Spend plenty of time relaxing on your own, perhaps in a hammock, dining alone or with the group, practicing Hatha yoga for a deep 1.5-hour practice every morning, and release in a massage. Easy, beautiful, therapeutic. What else do you need from a yoga retreat?
8 Day Surf School Package: Surf and Yoga Holiday in Punta Aposentillo, Chinande
Starting from: $1,300
Yoga and surfing go together perfectly, so if you’re after a surf and yoga retreat in Nicaragua, head to this stunning destination in Northern Nicaragua. This surf and yoga vacation includes getting you to top surf spots without the crowds with surf lessons provided once or twice a day. Daily yoga and meditation classes will help you to unwind and become even more in tune with your body, and nature.
On this retreat, you’ll be staying at Amaru Resort, close to Punta Aposentillo. The resort supports the community of the near-by small town and is an oasis for you to play, relax, and even work if you so desire with dedicated work spaces available. If you love animals, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are resident animals too. A big pool, ocean access, outdoor showers, and more make this retreat centre extra fabulous.
8 Day Off The Beaten Path Yoga Holiday in San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department
Starting from: $3,100
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, perhaps with you practicing yoga on the board! But don’t worry, along with SUP boards, there’s also surfing available, along with twice daily yoga in a beautiful open-air studio.
This retreat can be as jam-packed with activities or relaxed as you like. Choose your pace to slow down, with massages and wandering down the secluded private beach, or join the group for a catamaran sail and hike, and get out into the water on the board of your choice. 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 All Year Round ‘Yogi’s Delight’ Immersive Yoga Retreat at Costa Dulce, Nicaragua
Starting from: $960
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: $1,210
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 at one of the best yoga retreats in Nicaragua. 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.
27 Day Raw Food Chef Residency Program (Certification) on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua
Starting from: $6,700
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: $1,999
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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