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.
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.
Starting from: $1,799
If you’re ready to make a change and start living to your highest potential, this is the retreat for you. This leadership and yoga retreat includes daily yoga flows, goal-setting sessions, leadership coaching, and eco-adventures. The retreat is ideal for anyone looking to grow personally or professionally and form a lifelong support group with like-minded people.
The retreat takes place along the coast of Rivas in Playa Gigante. You’ll practice yoga with a stunning ocean view, and there are many activities to enjoy nearby, such as beach horseback riding and salsa lessons.
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.
Starting from: $738
Yoga and surfing go together perfectly, so if you’re after a surf and yoga retreat in Nicaragua, head to Leon. This beachfront surf and yoga vacation includes five Hatha yoga classes, three private surf lessons in uncrowded spots, and fun activities like a boat surf trip and volcano boarding at Cerro Negro.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starting from: $1,150
This surf and yoga retreat in Nicaragua includes daily vinyasa and restorative yoga classes, daily surf lessons, and plenty of free time each day. It takes place in El Viejo in the diverse landscape of North Nicaragua. Here, you’ll be close to volcanoes, lakes, rivers, and beautiful untouched beaches.
You’ll stay in a cute beachfront bungalow with a private deck at Los Clavos Surf Resort. The package includes all meals, freshly prepared with local produce.
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.
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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