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8 Day Pura Vida Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Retreat with Shawn and Chewjitsu in Tamarindo, Santa Cruz
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Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel, 100 metros sur del Banco Nacional de Costa rica-costado oeste de, Tamarindo 11111, Costa Rica

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Retreat in Costa Rica

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Want to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in paradise? This retreat provides you the perfect balance between training while enjoying fun activities at an amazing location in Tamarindo, Costa Rico! Enjoy top-level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) training and on your free time take time to go for a legendary surf experience, enjoy the beautiful beaches, sunshine, volcanos, rain forest and so much more!

Meet the instructors

Shawn & Nick ' Chewy'
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Highlights

  • 2 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training per day
  • Train every day at the New Hero Academy
  • Training is open to all levels and all affiliations
  • Train with Shawn Hammonds and Nick 'Chewjitsu' Albin
  • Round trip airport transfer from Liberia airport (LIR)
  • Chef-prepared breakfast every morning
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


8 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 30 participants
Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
Airport transfer available:
Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$200 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

You will be staying at the five-star Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel. Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel has beautiful amenities and is at a prime location. It is less than a 10-minute walk to the beach, five minutes to the gym, and just two minutes away from the center of town. Hero Academy BJJ Costa Rica rent the entire hotel for the event. Everyone gets their own room. There are AC, refrigerators, Wi-Fi, and TV. Kindly note that there is no area to prepare your own food.

Since you have gi and no-gi sessions every day. Hero Academy BJJ Costa Rica will wash those clothes for you after every session. If you need other laundry done, it is at your own expense. There are multiple options to do so from the hotel and in town.

Program

This retreat is family-friendly. If you want to add your family, Hero Academy BJJ Costa Rica is happy to work out some pricing for you. This Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) training is open to all levels and all affiliations.

Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday (arrival day)

  • Be greeted at the airport by the staff for your shared shuttle to Tamarindo Bay Boutique Resort
  • Welcome to your home for the week at the hotel from Bathsheeba and her staff
  • 18:00 Meet Ron and Holly - meet and greet at the hotel once everyone has arrived (short meeting with the group and introduction to Tama and Ron and Holly will be happy to answer any questions)
  • 19:00 The night is yours to explore the town - enjoy a nice dinner or drink.

Day 2: Sunday

  • 07:30 Breakfast on the hotel terrace with your fellow retreat goers
  • 09:00 Morning no gi session
  • 10:30 Enjoy your morning in town or relax poolside with your new friends
  • 12:00 Optional lunch at Falafel bar near the hotel for healthy food
  • 16:00 Afternoon gi session
  • 17:30 Optional meet up for sunset on the beach at El Be Restaurant
  • 20:00 Optional activity sound journey Relax while bathed in relaxing sounds on gongs and crystal bowls

Day 3: Monday

  • 07:30 Breakfast on the hotel terrace with your fellow retreat goers
  • 09:00 Morning no gi session
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Optional activity ATV adventure and explore nearby beaches
  • 12:00 Optional lunch at El Mercadito - there are many options for every appetite
  • 17:30 Optional meet up for sunset at The Roof restaurant (the restaurant has beautiful panoramic views)
  • 20:00 Night gi session

Day 4: Tuesday

  • 07:30 Breakfast on the hotel terrace with your fellow retreat goers
  • 09:00 Morning yoga session at the loft at Hero Academy
  • 12:00 Optional lunch Taco Tuesday at Little Lucha Taqueria
  • 13:00 Optional activity surf lessons at the beach
  • 17:30 Sunset gi session
  • The evening is yours to enjoy

Day 5: Wednesday

  • 07:30 Breakfast on the hotel terrace with your fellow retreat goers
  • 09:30 Morning gi session
  • Enjoy your afternoon
  • 17:00 Optional Meet the kids of Hero Academy that benefit from your retreat and watch them practice jiu-jitsu
  • 18:15 Evening gi session
  • 20:30 Optional but recommended group dinner at DragonFly restaurant

Day 6: Thursday

  • 07:30 Breakfast on the hotel terrace with your fellow retreat goers
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Double morning no gi session
  • 12:30 Optional but recommended group activity such as boat cruise, relaxing sailboat ride out to a private reef to do some snorkeling and enjoy an open bar onboard the boat and homemade lunch while you lounge on the spacious catamaran (return in time to catch the sunset from the boat)
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Optional night market - open air street vendors with food and drinks

Day 7: Friday

  • 07:30 Breakfast on the hotel terrace with your fellow retreat goers
  • 09:00 Morning no gi session
  • 10:30 Enjoy your morning in town or relax poolside with your new friends
  • 16:00 Final gi session
  • 17:30 Optional meet up for sunset on the beach at Johnny Tamarindo restaurant

Day 8: Saturday

  • 07:30 Breakfast on the hotel terrace with your fellow retreat goers
  • Shuttle driver picks you up from the hotel to make your scheduled departure

How much will you train?

You will typically have two sessions a day, no-gi in the morning and gi in the afternoon. Each session is one to one and a half hours long. If you are a glutton for punishment, Hero Academy BJJ Costa Rica can set up some extra mat time for you.

What's the interaction with other campers and instructors like?

There will be between around 30 people on the mats. You will have access to the instructors to ask questions and Hero Academy BJJ Costa Rica will also offer private training for an additional cost while you're here. All the campers will stay in the same hotel and you will share the common spaces. Your interaction level is up to you. As much or as little as you like. Everyone has breakfast together before training and there are excursions and outings planned everyday. Everything is optional. There will be a WhatsApp group and people constantly communicate through that to see what everyone is doing.

What’s the training space like?

Hero Academy is a 4,000 square foot training facility, open air with a nice cross breeze, and plenty of mat space for a large group.

What is Hero Academy?

Hero Academy BJJ Costa Rica is a non-profit 501c3 in the USA and Costa Rica. They train over 150 local kids free of charge. The proceeds from the camps go to fund that program. Hero Academy BJJ Costa Rica charity mission has expanded, currently they are a food bank feeding 30 to 100 families a week during the economic crisis. Over 155K meals served. They have served as a shelter after natural disasters and are a CR national disaster relief agency.

Instructors

Shawn Hammonds

Nick ' Chewy' Albin

Location

This retreat will take place at the amazing Hero Academy BJJ Non-Profit. It is just a three minutes walk to the center of Tamarindo and five minutes to the legendary Tamarindo beach. Tamarindo is a legendary Costa Rican beach perfect for beginner to intermediate surfing and swimming. The beach is lined with bars and restaurants. The town itself is a small but popular tourist destination. Sunset is an event here every day. The entire town comes down to the beach to enjoy the end of the day. Lots of bars and restaurants to cater to every need.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Horse riding
  • Hot spring
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Zip lining

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

Services

  • Wireless internet

Food

Enjoy a chef-prepared breakfast meal daily. Lunch and dinner are not included. However, there are options for every budget. If you want to eat for 20 bucks a day or have a nice steak dinner, just talk to Hero Academy BJJ Costa Rica and they will give you all of the options that are available around the area.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can come with your spouse or guest, non-training spouse or guest will need to pay 500 USD. Hero Academy BJJ Costa Rica can help to set up anything you want to do. You can check out volcanoes, have mud baths, visit hot springs and waterfalls, zipline, horseback rides on the beach, spearfishing, surf lessons, deep-sea fishing, ATV, Catamaran sunset cruise, and much more. Most activities are about 80 USD to 100 USD.

What's included

  • Training BJJ 2 times a day with Shawn Hammonds and Nick 'Chewjitsu' Albin
  • 7 nights accommodation in a private luxury room at Tamarindo Bay Boutique hotel
  • Chef prepared breakfast every morning
  • Round trip airport transfer from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
  • Laundry service for Gi's training clothes
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable on the grounds

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Non-training spouse or guest fee of 500 USD
  • Optional activities

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). Round trip airport transfer from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) is included in the price.

You can also arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) is over 5 hours away via shuttle or you can take a commuter plane. Hero Academy BJJ Costa Rica can help organize the transfers from uan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) for you.

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport Airport transfer available: Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$200 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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