THE ADVENTUREA week of inspiring yoga, surf lessons, relaxation, delicious food and playful adventure in one of our favorite countries on earth. Join us on this amazing adventure at the Maderas Surf Village on the famous surf coast of Nicaragua.
Maderas Village is an airy, sustainably-minded Surf Village nestled into a hillside jungle, overlooking Maderas beach. Guests describe The Maderas Village as an undiscovered boutique resort, a summer camp for adults, or a retirement community for young people.
DATES: Jan 25-Feb 1, 2014
FROM: Special early bird pricing starts at $1395
QUESTIONS: Email us and visit our FAQ PAGE
- 7 nights eco-chic/rustic accommodations at Maderas Village.
- Delicious and Nourishing breakfasts, lunches and dinners daily
- 1-2 yoga classes daily
- 2 Group Surf Lessons with our knowledgeable and experienced local guides
- All the adventure + fun that you can handle
LAUREN RUDICK | YOGA TEACHER
Lauren’s dynamic and upbeat classes are infused with humor, positivity and joy, helping her students build confidence on and off the mat. Hailing from Montreal, She has found a unique niche in the Canadian market, teaching “Yoga for Hockey Players” designed to help improve strength and flexibility in areas often problematic for athletes.Wanderlust FestivalSedona Yoga FestivalOptimyz magazineFreewaters Footwearjewelry lineMindBodyGreen
Lauren is currently based out of Montreal, Canada but continues to give classes internationally at retreats, conferences and festivals including Wanderlust Festival, Burlington Yoga Conference, and Sedona Yoga Festival. She has been featured on Yoga Now TV in Optimyz magazine and gives online yoga classes atYOGO.tv. Lauren is proud and honored to act as an ambassador for Freewaters Footwear, a shoe company with a conscience. Together they are helping to bring awareness to the global water crisis and support clean water initiatives worldwide.
When not teaching yoga, Lauren expresses her creative side through her jewelry line and contributes articles to online blogs such as MyYogaOnline and MindBodyGreen. Otherwise she can be found, snowboarding, beachbuming, hiking or snuggling her dog Julius.
We take food very seriously. To us, it’s not just the act of nourishment, but the source of energy. Nightly pre-fixe dinners are served to guests seated at our large communal table, and enjoyed over tales of surf & travel, philosophical quandaries, and debates of the mind.
The primarily pescatarian menu, which will occasionally feature meat options, is locally inspired and has been described by guests as “simplicity done to perfection”. We offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Monday night we eat dinner at Munchies Blues Cafe, where our friend Sergio cooks us Roman-style Italian pizza in a wood-burning oven. Both New York and Italian guests have claimed it’s the best pizza they’ve ever had.
Surfers are who we are and surfing is why we’re here. For us, it’s more than a sport, it’s a lifestyle. While staying at the house you’ll always find someone who wants to walk down to the beach, tell a surf story, share a surf secret, or debate a surf question.
We foster an environment of advancement, where your level of skill isn’t nearly as important as your level of passion. Paddle out, charge hard, and smile & you’ll fit right in with the rest of us.
Our home break is Playa Maderas, a beach break that works best during the two hour period on either side of High Tide. Due to it’s location just West of Lake Nicaragua, Maderas gets hit with about 320 days a year of offshore winds making it’s consistency uncanny. It averages waves of 4-6 feet through the rainy season (April – October) and 2-4 feet through the dry season (November – March). The water temperature ranges from 20 degrees to about 25 degrees, so never a need for more than a vest.
We often take surf trips in our safari to Hermosa and Remanso ($15 & $10 per person), as well as boat trips to the more remote breaks of Colorado, Manzenio, and Panga Drops ($30 per person).
PICTURES FROM PAST TRIPS
Nicaragua is full of natural beauty and a rich cultural history. While we love to see people fall in love with the Maderas life and never leave, we also encourage people to experience the other parts of Nicaragua that make living here so much fun.
Hermosa, Remanso, and Yankee are all surrounding beach breaks ranging from 45 min to 90 min from Maderas. Trips to these beaches are a great way to see another part of the country, take in some breath-taking scenery and surf a few different types of waves. For more advanced surfers, we offer Boat Trips to Manzenio, Colorado’s, and Panga Drops; all of which are considered to be world-class waves.
Granada is one of the oldest cities in the Americas with a history rich in both Architecture and legend. The style is unique to anywhere in Nicaragua, the food is outrageous, and the night life is always jovial. While tourism is definitely more visible here, there are plenty of small markets to explore, old churches, and infamous boat trips on Lake Nicaragua. One night here is typically enough for most people and either of the two places we stay always leaves the guests impressed.
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Special early bird pricing starts at just $1395 and includes seven nights accommodations at the epically eco-chic Maderas Village, 3 delicious and nourishing meals per day, 2 surf lessons, plus all the yoga and adventure that you can handle.
We offer this super early bird discount to make this trip affordable to a wider range of people. We also offer an early bird discount to reward people for signing up early. Please be aware of our deadlines below when purchasing.
Please review our trip agreement policy before purchasing to view our travel insurance policy, cancellation policy and other important info! Participation Agreement.
YOUR PAYMENT OPTIONS:
1. Pay in full online now! (includes $500 non-refundable deposit)
2. Make a deposit now - pay the remainder by check
3. Make a deposit now - pay the rest online later.
PARADISE ON THE PLAYA PRICING
Super Early Bird: Purchase by October 15th, 2013.
Dorm - $1395/person (4-5 person dorm)
Shared – $1495/person (Triple or Double in standard room, Shared Bathroom)
Premium Room Double - $1695/person (Private Casita)
Private - $1795 (Standard room - Premium is $200 more)
Dorm - $1495/person (4-5 person dorm)
Shared – $1595/person (Triple or Double in standard room, Shared Bathroom)
Premium Room Double - $1795/person (Private Casita)
Private - $1895 (Standard room - Premium is $200 more)
Regular Rates (After November 25th):
Dorm - $1595/person (4-5 person dorm)
Shared – $1695/person (Triple or Double in standard room, Shared Bathroom)
Premium Room Double - $1895/person (Private Casita)
Private - $1995 (Standard room - Premium is $200 more)
IMPORTANT ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE INFORMATION
Please fly into Managua Airport on August 11. Suggested arrival times are between 12pm and 2:30pm. If you take a later flight be aware that you may miss a yoga class or dinner on the first night. We also recommend coming early and staying on to explore nicaragua! You can also arrive the night before and stay with us at Maderas Village until the retreat starts.
Please depart Managua Airport after 12pm on August 18. Please book your flight for 12pm or after. Booking an early flight, although might seem cheaper, is not the best option. We understand if it's an absolute must but it will be more expensive to set up the early transfer. We also suggest staying in Nicaragua and exploring or spending a few extra days at Maderas Village.
We can provide transportation to Maderas Village at the following rates.
One way - $100/2 people, $120/3 people, $140/4 people