Join us in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica for a week of unforgettable experiences while uncovering the beauty of this sleepy little beach town. Prepare yourself for breathtaking sunsets, private surf lessons, a private chef for organically-sourced meals, ATV tours to waterfalls and infinity pools. From luxury accomodations to local adventures, this is the ultimate retreat for those looking for something out-of-the ordinary and off the beatn path. We focus on sharing the true local beauty of Santa Teresa and delivering an experience that is unlike any other vacation getaway. The Lux Experience was designed to be a close-knit experience with a limit of 8 participants. Book your spot today and see you in Costa Rica!
Pura Vida!


Resting in the private hills of Mal Pais, Casa Blanca is the epitome of luxury. A private sanctuary that sits above the jungle and oversees the ocean, you will see wildlife unlike anything before! From monkeys to parakeets, mother nature is at her best right before your very eyes. The perfect backdrop for a week of luxury and local adventure, a visit to Casa Blanca is like something out of a movie. Quiet, serene, stunning and magical.
Included:Wi-fi, Flat Screen TVs in each room, A/C in each bedroom, towels, daily maid service, private outdoor BBQ + lounging area, parking, infinity pool, outdoor showers, movie theatre


Spoil yourself with a private room! This is the perfect option for solo travelers looking to reflect and refresh before taking on the world.


For friends or couples looking to create new experiences together, share a room and save!


Are you outgoing and open to meeting new people? We'd be happy to pair you with another solo traveler for a shared room rate!


Our premium Costa Rica surf and yoga retreat is limited to 8 participants. Experience the perfect blend of luxury and local adventures in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Custom Private and Corporate Group Retreat Bookings available year-round.
Get in touch to experience the best surf and yoga retreat Costa Rica has to offer.

***Flights are NOT included. We will gladly assist with transportation arrangements from San Jose to Mal Pais/Santa Teresa.


  • 7 day/6 night accommodation
  • Relax at a luxury hillside estate
  • Private chef for daily locally sourced breakfasts' & dinners
  • Private daily morning yoga sessions
  • Daily surf lessons in Santa Teresa
  • Day trips to local remote beaches and tide pools
  • Local Montezuma Waterfall Jungle ATV Tour
  • 1 Cooking Class OR Waterfall Ziplining
  • Local ATV Tour to a private 5-star infinity pool
  • Local Costa Rican Coffee at all times
  • Transportation to and from Tambor to Mal Pais
  • Access to an ATV for transportation
  • 24/7 Concierge Service
  • Pre-Departure Travel Booking Assistance


  • Montezuma Ziplining
  • Mal Pais Ziplining
  • Deep sea fishing (ps. You keep what you catch!)
  • Kayak Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tortuga Island Day Trip
  • Beach workouts with a personal trainer
  • Sunset Paddleboard tours
  • Full day Paddleboard tour at Curu Nature Reserve
  • Relaxing Massage Packages
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Santa teresa,
Costa Rica
NOVEMBER 12-19, 2016

the Experience

Daily sunsets from the infinity pool at your home for the week.

Surf & Yoga Package


The Lux experience is led by internationally renown instructors and chefs.
Handpicked and local favourites, every member of the Lux family is committed to delivering an
incredible experience by sharing their love of Costa Rica with the group.
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Gloria Kim

Experience Architect
Meet Gloria
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ISA Certified Surf Instructor and Founder of “Supernumberonegoodtimes”
Meet Jobbie
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Nancy Goodfellow

Yoga Instructor
Meet Nancy
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Russell Taplin

Private Chef- Organic Food Connoisseur
Meet Russ

Dates & Rates

NOVEMBER 12-19, 2016

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Nancy Goodfellow began her Yogic studies in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition in 1992 before moving to Costa Rica to follow her dream of living a more simple life in deep connection with nature. Nancy has completed over 500 hours of Yoga Alliance Teacher trainings and has been influenced by various methods and traditions. Yet it has been the challenge of overcoming one of life’s greatest tragedies and losses that opened up the inner-door to her heart and has allowed Nancy to infuse and channel her teachings with great compassion, confidence and joy.

Her “Shakti Flow” classes contain a myriad of elements including Tantric techniques and modern expressions of yoga arts, which come together to create a highly educational, physically challenging, and deeply soulful experience. Each class explores not only creative vinyasa sequences guided by principles of alignment, but offers Tantric practices of Mantra, kirtan, pranayama, and other techniques for awakening our inner fire and stabilizing the mind.

Nancy has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years and teaching for more than 15 years. She and her family own and operate Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat on the beach in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica where she teaches daily yoga classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats.


Benjamin "Bubba" Nicholson


Benjamin “Bubba” Nicholson 

A full-time purveyor of “Supernumberonegoodtimes”, ISA Certified instructor Bubba Nicholson is one of the most loved people in the Mal Pais/Santa Teresa area. Bubba is the proud father of two fierce beach dogs Randall and Gilbert Wrinklesworth and is responsible for introducing the love of surfing to hundreds of folks around the world. 

Born and raised in Burlington, Ontario, Bubba discovered the beauty of Mal Pais, Costa Rica and decided a beach office was much better than the corporate life. His exudes the Costa Rican phrase “pura vida” and loves sharing the true local experience with visitors passing through town. His infectious laugh and all-around positive energy is one of the many reasons people continue to come back and visit Santa Teresa. 



20150313_122032(0)Gloria Kim is the Experience Architect behind Lux Surf and Yoga. Putting her career on pause, she moved to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica in November 2014 and fell in love with this beautiful town. 

After taking a few tourists to her favourite spots around town, she recognized that people were coming through and not actually experiencing the true beauty that Santa Teresa has to offer. Keeping that in mind, she put together the Lux Experience. The goal was to give travelers looking for the ease of all-inclusive resorts without being stuck on a beach all day, a unique experience to local life and adventures here in Costa Rica. 

Born and raised in Canada, you can find her in Nativo cheering on the Jays and Leafs! 


Russell "Russ" Taplin

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Russell Taplin first came to Mal Pais, Costa Rica 9 years ago and couldn’t leave. Within seconds of talking to Russ, you’ll notice he’s got one of those accents that makes english sound a lot more beautiful. Russ was born and raised in a small coastal town on the south coast of England.

An avid surfer, he came to Mal Pais and fell in love with the stunning beaches, jungle and overall way of life in Costa Rica. The great abundance of some of the freshest and most delicious ingredients on the planet here meant that he could continue to indulge his passion for cooking. This has since evolved, along with a keen interest in wellness and nutrition, into producing beautiful food that incorporates high nutritional and ethical standards. He is looking forward to sharing his food with you.

Josh "Jobbie" Evans


Josh “Jobbie” Evans is an ISA certified surf instructor with over 15 years of experience and the proud father of Phoenix. Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, Jobbie discovered the beauty of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica before it became the popular surf destination that it is today.

He opened up one of the first surf shops in town and has since introduced thousands of people to the joy of surfing. His motto “Supernumberonegoodtimes” is internationally reknown and he shares his love for life with everyone that passes through Santa Teresa/Mal Pais. His team builds customized programs for every skill level and it’s no wonder they are consistently rated as the best.