Perfect peaks and deep recovery-dive into the surf paradise of Nosara, Costa Rica.
Nosara, Costa Rica, has a surf culture like no other. Laidback. Intimate. Breathtaking in all the ways that matter. This is your chance to get on board for six days of perfect peaks and deep recovery on a holistic surfing trip that exemplifies Costa Rica's pura vida. Expert surf instruction and Tier X coaching will increase your athletic performance on and off the board, with harmonizing regeneration to soothes muscles and mind, making this the ultimate athletic escape.
Ride the waves. Hone your skills. Perform the impossible with fellow Equinox members.
Designed for surfers and surf wannabes alike, this trip supports in developing skills and gaining confidence. Strength starts at your core. On the board and on the beach, expert surf instructors and your Tier X Coach balance technique-driven practice with functional strength and flexibility through a blend of exercises designed to add power and stamina. No distractions, no excuses. Welcome to paradise.
Tier X Coach: Abe Maynard
Abe is a Tier X Coach based out of Santa Monica, CA. His love for surfing has taken him all over the world, from Bali to Nicaragua, in pursuit of the best swells. Certified in Fundamental Movement Systems Level 2, Precision Nutrition and nominated for Equinox Personal Trainer of the year in 2019, Abe specializes in transforming bodies and minds to take on a healthier lifestyle at home and in the water.
Surf Expert: Omar Garcia
Omar grew up surfing the incredible waves of Costa Rica’s Gold Coast, and now delights in helping others fall in love with the sport. As manager of the Gilded Iguana Surf Club, he and his team welcome aspiring surfers of all levels to Nosara’s approachable waves. All instructors are fully certified by the International Surfing Association and International Lifesaving Association.
An original surf sanctuary reborn as an eco hotel with tropical flair.
Steps away from the beach, the newly remodeled Gilded Iguana is the perfect hideaway for wellness-minded surfers. An effortless combination of surfer vibes and elevated hospitality, the Gilded Iguana features a community-driven design with shared spaces and open courtyards that facilitate an ultra-relaxing stay. The stylish swimming pool, pool bar, and open-air restaurant provide the ideal locale to refresh and recover.
Healthful foods. Joyful meals. Taste the flavors of paradise.
The Nicoya Peninsula is one of five Blue Zones® in the world—regions where people live far longer than average. Their longevity is attributed to the locals’ healthy diets, active lifestyles and positive attitudes. Equinox joins forces with community leaders to share the secrets of this way of life. The Tier X-curated menus will showcase a rainbow of fresh local fruits and vegetables designed for optimal post-surf restoration.
Authentic, local, and science-backed regeneration for body and mind.
Balance is everything—and this trip features everything from pre-surf mobility and stretching sessions to morning meditations, a spectrum of lifestyle coaching practices and time immersed in untouched nature.
Emerald green jungles with infinite shades of blue. Breathe it in.
Pura vida. Mother nature got Costa Rica so right. With more than 500,000 animal and plant species, Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. The jungle bursts with life, and tropical birds abound. Streams and rivers babble their way to the Pacific. Nosara is the place where the winds come together, where chic beach boutiques and tropical juice bars lend an air of easygoing sophistication to this otherwise untouched slice of paradise.