Church of the Open Sky


at Boca Sombrero (Osa Peninsula
Costa Rica Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica )

The Osa Peninisula has captured Kuli hearts for more than two decades. You might even call it our ecumenical Mecca. Yoga and surfing are how we pray in Costa Rica…a most potent way of worshipping, as iconic surfer Tom Blake put it, in "the blessed church of the open sky”.

If you've been in the Kula orbit for any amount of time you've surely heard about (if not been to—perhaps multiple times) the epic Osa Peninsula. And Boca Sombrero Surf & Yoga is our kula away from Kula: a rustic eco retreat center situated on a private surf break with a gorgeous open air yoga deck, a swimming pool, plenty of space to chill, and a range of lodging options to fit all tastes and budgets.  

The way we play in the Osa is metaphysical—as well as a good old fashioned ass kicking.  

You will awake to a spectacular sunrise by the jungle alarm clock—howler monkeys at 6am—for the first surf session or yoga class of the day. (Not to worry, they DO serve coffee). We schedule our two daily yoga classes to fit the tides, but every day there will be a strong Kula Flow class and a mellower Honey Flow. (So if you bring a new-to-Kula friend or lover, there will be something for everyone). If the tide is right, we'll get in a second surf session—sunset paddle anyone?—and if not, there will be extra time to hike, rappel a waterfall, kayak, or paddleboard.

And if your shoulders are already sore just reading this, don't worry—there's a pina colada and a hammock with your name on it.

A little about the surf: this is one of the warmest, most pristine spots in Central America. It's a perfect place both for newbies to learn to surf and for experienced surfers to rip it up without any agro locals dropping in on them. The private beach break at Boca Sombrero is ideal for beginner and intermediate level surfers. No rocks! (A few miles away is Matapalo—a world class point break). If you're not a surfer—and determined not to be converted during our week together—you'll have plenty to keep you busy. Besides the copious yoga, near the retreat center you will discover waterfalls, gorgeous hiking trails, and tide pools. And we can all meet up at the sweetest bar south of the border. 

Join us for a week of plugging in—or go deep and double up. 'Everything is sacred,' wrote Tierre de Chardin, but some things plug us directly into the spirit port. Get ready to pray… the Kula way.

DISCLAIMER: If you venture to the wilds of the Osa, you might quit your day job and go permanently off the grid. Don't blame us. You've been warned.

All pricing listed is per person.
Please check with Jen before submitting payment to ensure your lodging choice is available.

Please take a moment to review our cancellation policy, as there are NO exceptions.
For cancellations up to 21 days prior to the start of an event, workshop, training, or retreat, there will be a $600 processing fee; the remainder will be credited to your Kula account to use for classes or future events. No refunds or credits will be issued less than 21 days from the start of an event, workshop, training, or retreat.
Obviously, Covid is far from “over” and things come up. For this reason, you are advised to purchase travel insurance to protect your investment. We use, which is an aggregator site (similar to Skyscanner) you can use to book the most appropriate policy for your trip. Please reach out with questions.

Platform tents
(thatched roof, small porch, private outdoor sink/shower with adjacent bathroom facility nearby):

Double: $1850pp
Single: $2250

Casa Playa
(open construction house with giant loft, large living room and open plan bathroom downstairs; ladies only; swimming pool open to all retreat guests):
Your own bed in shared loft: $1950
Shared king bed in shared loft: $1850pp

Casa Troya
(open construction house facing the ocean; two bedrooms on upper floor with kitchen and bath plus large porch on first floor; bedrooms are separated via a screen so best for solo flyers or friends):
Double: $2050pp
Single: $3050

Casa Rio
(two bedrooms, Ocean room is slightly larger; open construction house featuring small private dipping pool, kitchen/living area, and shared bathroom):

Ocean Room double: $2450pp
Ocean Room triple: $1950pp

Jungle Room double: $2050pp
Jungle Room single: $3050

Casa Edmundo
(private house adjacent to Boca Sombrero, beautifully crafted/outfitted for a couple; bedroom upstairs and large kitchen/lounge area on first floor):

Double: $2195pp

Arrive: anytime on April 22
Depart: anytime on April 29
*please inquire if you would like suggestions for extending your trip either at Boca Sombrero or elsewhere in Costa Rica.

One flight to SJO (San Jose, Costa Rica)
Connecting flight to Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica.

We recommend using
Sansa for the connecting flight.
You need 2 hours between flights to make the connection.
Therefore: plan to land in San Jose before 12 noon if you want to make the trip in one day. Otherwise we can suggest hotels for an overnight in San Jose.
We usually stay at the Marriott San Jose in ALAJUELA. Next door to the airport and very easy for early connections.
Please do not book an international flight without first looking over the local flight options to Puerto Jimenez the day you wish to connect.

Vaccination is not required for entry to Costa Rica; however, it is required for this retreat out of respect for those who live and work at Boca Sombrero, our colleagues and friends for 20+ years. Thank you for respecting this policy.

Please direct questions to [email protected].