NOV 4 - 10, 2017

Travel with us to Maderas village, a tropical paradise nestled on the hills overlooking Nicaragua’s most renowned surf destination – a week of yoga, surf lessons, massage, and family style meals all in a location overlooking one of the best beaches to learn how to surf! Trip is lead by GroundSwell Collective founder Anne Hartnett & Yoga Instructor Ally Grubba.

adventure  surfing, hiking, sailing

revive delicious meals + relaxation

movement  vinyasa flow


WHEN: NOVEMBER 4 - 10, 2017

WHERE: MADERAS VILLAGE (north of San Juan del Sur)

AIRPORT: Managua International Airport. Te ride from the airport is roughly 2.5 hours to Maderas Village. Enjoy some snacks and beverages on the way! (note: airfare + transportation not included)


Join us for adventure & connection with a week of inspiring yoga, surf lessons, relaxation, delicious food and drink. Join us on this amazing adventure at Maderas Village on the famous surf coast of Nicaragua. Ally Grubba will guide you in daily yoga practices in the open air yoga platform and jungle studio while the crew at Maderas will prepare amazing meals, great surf lessons and other activities like a catamaran tour, horseback riding and massage.

Nightly pre-fixe dinners are served to guests seated at a large communal table for family-style dining. The primarily pescatarian menu, which will occasionally feature meat options, is locally inspired and has been described by guests as “simplicity done to perfection”. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all provided.


  • 6 nights eco-chic/rustic accommodations at Maderas Village
  • Delicious and Nourishing breakfasts, lunches and dinners daily
  • Bar Access (closes at 11:30p)
  • Daily yoga with Ally Grubba hosted in the jungle yoga shala
  • 2 Group Surf Lessons with knowledgeable and experienced local guides
  • All the adventure + fun that you can handle


  • CATAMARAN TRIP ($85) a five hour costal cruise North to Playa Blanca, swimming on a private beach, all you can drink alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, fresh ceviche and snacks, and the best day ever.
  • PRIVATE SURF LESSONS ($35) local surf instructors and board rental 
  • MASSAGES ($40-$55) arranged on site with our in house misuse or alternatively with local services
  • LOBSTER LUNCH ($25) Head to Playa Marsella, the next beach over, for an authentic Nicaraguan dish at Cherranga’s. Price includes transportation.


*All rates below are set per person. $500 nonrefundable deposit is required for all.

Dorm ($1,400) – There are 5 beds in each dorm and we will most likely have 1 all female dorm and 1 coed dorm. There is a shared bathroom and the dorm is located closer to the common area so it can be a bit noisier.

Shared Room ($1,550) – In a shared room, if you come with a friend or a partner you will have a private room for 2. If you are coming solo you will be assigned to a shared room of 2 or 3 people.  The shared rooms are a bit nicer and quieter than the dorm rooms. Premium Room* available for $1,700.

Private Rooms ($2,000) are for 1 person and you can choose between a standard private or a premium private. Premium Room* available for $2,300.

*Premium Rooms Most premium shared rooms are in the Casitas which are stand alone units in the quietest part of the village.  They are the newest units and can be described as comfortable, cozy, airy and well designed.  There is also a premium private room with a King bed that is in the back of one of the big Casas with a private bath.





Maderas Village is an airy, sustainably-minded Surf Village nestled into a hillside jungle, overlooking Maderas beach. Guests describe The Maderas Village as an undiscovered boutique resort, a summer camp for adults, or a retirement community for young people.

Nicaragua is full of natural beauty and a rich cultural history. While we love to see people fall in love with the Maderas life and never leave, we also encourage people to experience the other parts of Nicaragua that make living here so much fun.

There are a range of accommodations to choose from to suit every travelers need. All rooms are a lovely mix between rustic charm and stylish design with a sustainable touch. Some private rooms have private baths while others have shared baths. Rooms are located in larger cabanas or in stand alone structures (casitas).