Join Sherry and the Surf Sisters on an amazing women’s only Surf & Yoga Retreat in beautiful El Salvador – 9 Day Surf Retreat to Central America’s best-hidden gem.
Steamy rainforest, smoking hot volcanoes and stunning reef-fringed shorelines, El Salvador, is a god-given playground for the adventurous. It has become a firm fixture on the international surf scene, but our gorgeous waterfront accommodation is on an isolated beach break. Reliable waves peel elegantly along its 300km Pacific shoreline, and unlike the busy breaks of nearby Costa Rica, the water stays swimsuit-friendly 25–30°C year-round.
This surf-focused itinerary is sure to get you stoked on surfing and give you the skills and confidence you need to get into the water on your own. Each day will be complemented by daily yoga practice, classroom sessions and camaraderie.
Surf Camp with the amazing Surf Sister instructors
Surf Sister‘s professional certified surf instructors have partnered with a Salvadorean surf guide to ensure that you have the best experience possible in El Salvador.
Surf Sister was founded in 1999 to promote women’s surfing in Tofino and worldwide. Surf Sister’s goal is not to exclude men from our lessons, rather it’s to make sure that women feel included when trying surfing in Tofino for the first time.
All Surf Sister instructors meet the requirements for safety and training as determined by the British Columbia Association of Surf Instructors (BCASI) and hold certificates for Standard First Aid, CPR, and Lifesaving. We are also the only surf school in Canada to be accredited by the National Surf School and Instructors Association (NSSIA) which is the highest governing body in the surf instruction industry in North America.
So what are you waiting for? Join us for the experience of a lifetime. We’ll be out there having a blast, sharing our passion for waves.
Hotel Los Mangos is right in front of the Punta Mango point break. Just walk down the stairs towards the beach and can start paddling! This is a cobblestone right point break and fun beach break, surrounded by beautiful mountains located in one of El Salvador’s more remote areas. This is a paradise for those who are looking for warm uncrowded waves, perfect for improving their surf skills! A true little slice of paradise!
Lead Instructor: Jasmine Turner (aka Jazz)
We are sooooo stoked to have this gem with us in El Salvador! Jazz loves little dogs and big waves. Hailing from Gibsons (BC), Jazz has called Tofino home for the last four years. She will be the one to convince you that the West Coast is the best coast. Jazz discovered surfing during a stint in Australia and knew she had to move to Tofino to pursue cold water waves. When she isn't out shredding her locally shaped Cox Bay fish, you can find her taking stellar photos of nature, drawing in her airstream, and going on all sorts of adventures with her "rodent" terrier Dazey. https://www.instagram.com/elfriedejasmine
Best suited to Beginner/Advanced Beginner surfers with a moderate fitness level and love of the ocean.
Daily yoga practice with our wonderful, local yoga instructor, Ana
The yoga practice is suitable for all levels of fitness and flexibility. Each posture has many modifications and you will be supported and encouraged to develop your personal practice according to what is right for your body. Yoga is optional of course, but is included in the package and excellent for flexibility. The yoga classes are meant to complement your surfing lessons and stretch out sore muscles. Classes are held once or twice a day – sunrise and sunset yoga sessions with our beautiful, Salvadorean instructor, Ana Larios.
Learn more >> Acro Yoga El Salvador
Travelling with world traveller extraordinaire, Sherry Ott of Otts World Travel Blog
I’m Sherry, I’ve been traveling around the world and writing about it since 2006. I started out a novice middle-age traveler, and have transformed into a world explorer! I share my adventures, tips, and advice on how to your conquer fear of traveling or traveling alone so that you may take epic adventures to intriguing places!
Experiencing uncrowded beaches
Playa Los Mangos is a sandy beach and a volcanic landscape right in front of Punta Mango beach and point break.
Perched on a lush cliff on El Salvador’s eastern pacific coast, overlooking the deserted beach and surrounding tropical vegetation. Hotel Los Mangos offers a warm home atmosphere for you to enjoy an excellent stay. The only Eco Boutique Hotel in the area where you really relax. Enjoy the morning sunrise or beautiful sunset at night with a nice sea breeze and a spectacular ocean view. One of the main advantages of Hotel Los Mangos is that it overlooks world-class surf point break Punta Mango and the uncrowded beaches below.
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