Upcoming Retreats




Wave Garden

may 6TH-12th, 2016


This retreat offering is a six night, All Inclusive Luxury Yoga and Surf Retreat in the luxurious beach front house in the sea-side community of Hacienda Iguana. The retreat is hosted from the Wave Garden, a luxurious ocean front property. Relax in the pool between surf sessions at Colorados and watch the un-ridden waves roll by. Practice yoga and pilates twice daily from the ocean side platform. Learn to surf in a fun and supportive atmosphere with other beginners at the mellow learning wave Los Perros. 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’.




may 21st-27th, 2016

Papaya Wellness is offering our second season of beginner and intermediate surf coaching retreats from a beautiful beach front surf lodge in Playa Gigante. This year we are teaming up with experienced surf coach Chapin Kreuter of SurfPro Techniques to take your surfing ability to the next level! 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.  The goal is to have fun, laugh a lot and improve your surfing ability with high level coaching throughout the week. Through yoga practices, twice daily surf boat trips to the best breaks in the area with video and photography during each session, fun beach activities, sumptuous and nourishing vegetarian and seafood fare, a relaxation massage and cultural immersion, we encourage you to just ‘be’.






Mark & Dave's 
Hacienda Iguana, Nicaragua

The luxurious beach front of Mark and Dave`s Nicaragua will put your mind, body and soul at ease. All rooms are shared occupancy with two full pillow top beds, air conditioning, wifi, and a private bathroom and shower.

Casa Azul
Redonda Bay,

Casa Azul in Redonda Bay, Nicaragua is a haven of peace and beauty, and our home base for retreats in Nicaragua. Luxury accommodations, with plenty of indoor and outdoor living space and expansive ocean views. 

Wave Garden
 Hacienda Iguana, Nicaragua

The Wave Garden is a luxurious beach front house in the sea-side community of Hacienda Iguana. Relax in the ocean front pool between surf sessions at Colorados, and watch the un-ridden waves roll by.

Magnific Rock

Magnific Rock boasts beautiful accommodations for our Nicaragua retreats. We have private ocean side rooms, private apartments or shared cabins for a more economical option. Inquiry for booking details and pricing.

Shankari Retreat
Bali, Indonesia

Travel with us to the beautiful surfing village of Balian and stay at the Shankari Retreat Center in Balian. A wellness center, 5 minutes walk off the beach close to learning waves, with two yoga studios, swimming pools and a spa.

The surf lodge
Playa Gigant, nicaragua

Expect to find a custom built surf lodge right on the beach, abundantly flowing warm water showers, air conditioned private rooms, boats at your disposal, massage therapists, world class surf, fishing gear, cold beer and a smiling staff ready to please.



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. 

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Bachelorette Retreats

Customize your very own bachelorette week with a wellness twist! Yoga, pilates, beach bootcamps, surfing, adventure, sunset catamaran tours with mojitos, nourishing and healthy meals, meditation, spa treatments and so much more! Bring your best gals for a week of bliss and balance in the sunshine! We will create the ultimate package to cater specifically to the needs of your group.  After a week in Nicaragua of splashing in the ocean, playing in the waves and feeling all around blissed out, you and your girls will be ready to take on the world! 



Contact Us


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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