Tours & Retreats

Yoga/SUP Vacation Retreats


Rincon, Puerto Rico


Paddle Diva's Annual Yoga, SUP Retreat

January 22-26, 2015

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Now a tradition, our SUP vacation package combines the elements of land and sea to provide our guests with an incredibly integrated trip that will get your body and brain in shape for spring! Join Jessica Bellofatto of KamaDeva Yoga and Gina Bradley and Shari Hymes of Paddle Diva in Rincon, located in Puerto Rico’s rural Northwest corner. Only a three hour flight on Jet Blue from JFK, this location has the most beautiful stretches of beaches in all of Puerto Rico that offer calm waters, perfect for SUPing: small surf breaks for beginners and larger waves and surf breaks for intermediate surfers. There are plenty of isolated beaches for private yoga sessions and relaxing!

Surrounded by water on three sides, Rincon is a natural and authentic seaside paradise. Warm days, cool nights in Rincon afford visitors an experience in real island living with beautiful quiet beaches set around a 240 year-old town.  For those who want to pamper themselves, we can arrange for affordable deep tissue massages, facials and Thai-massages right in your room or on the decks of our private houses: Casa Azul and Pura Vida. Gina Bradley is the owner of our Casa Azul accommodation and is an invaluable resource about Rincon and the environs. She will offer SUP lessons and tours in addition to daily personal training sessions utilizing the surroundings to get in shape! Jessica Bellofatto will offer daily yoga classes and inspiration and encouragement throughout the trip.

Daily Activities
This trip is all about you and what you want out of it, so you can do as much or as little as you desire.  This is your SUP vacation!  You can enjoy an early morning run, or power walk, followed by a morning yoga session, surfing or stand up paddling in the afternoons and a second yoga class in the early evening to further unwind from your day!
Optional Activities
Our Yoga/SUP retreat offers other activities that we can pre-arrange prior to the trip, including hikes in a local rainforest, mountain bike tours, snorkeling trips, SCUBA diving, sailing, horseback riding on beaches and trails, parasailing, fishing charters and surfing lessons.
Sample Daily Schedule
These are the daily activities the times and activities may change except for the meals everything is optional, for instance if you'd like to sleep in and forgo the morning walk/run or if you'd only like to spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach or deck you are welcome. This package allows you flexibility: nothing is mandatory, but everything is suggested!
7:00-9:30 - Breakfast-granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, bread, hard-boiled egg and smoothies
9:30-11:00 - SUP
11:30-4:00 - Lunch, beach time, surfing lessons (if you want to book them).
4:00-5:30 - Yoga & meditation
5:30-7:00 - Personal time, massages or Happy Hour at the Calypso Beach Bar
7:30 - Dinner at the house, it will be a very healthy meal, offering vegetarian options as well as meats. One meal out, not included in the price of the retreat.
Meals Mostly Vegetarian (with meat if requested) and we accommodate gluten free diets
Highly nutritious and delicious breakfasts will be prepared daily and will feature granola, local fruits and pastries. Dinners are included (Except the one meal out), expertly prepared, with ingredients sourced from only the highest quality.  We will enjoy these meals as a group at Pura Vida.

Casa Azul features the best views in Rincon. From the private 5 bedroom house you can see the ocean, the beaches and inland over the town of Rincon. It is a privately owned house, with all new construction and beautiful furnishings plus great indoor and outdoor spaces. The house is situated on top of a hill and is a short walk the wonderful Puntas Bakery and about a ten minute walk to Pools Beach, or a quick drive to many great beach spots. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan, walk in closet, and beds with very comfortable mattresses and sheets.

Pura Vida is a fabulous traditional style villa located only 100 yards to the beach in Bo Ensenada, the most coveted area in all of Rincon. The well manicured grounds adorned with numerous bougainvillea and tropical flowers have all that a large villa can offer, making a beautiful back drop for your retreat. The house has air conditioning in all rooms. The spacious professional kitchen makes it super easy to enjoy large large family style meals with everyone. A huge outdoor balcony with seating for up to twelve with more seating options indoors. The property has a large media room for all to spend a quiet night with a large screen TV. The large outdoor pool and gazebo makes this villa the treasure that it is. For more information about the house please click here. 

Rates & Reservations

Per-person rates for this retreat are:
$1750 (triple occupancy, apartment)
$1850 (double occupancy, shared bath)
$2050 (double deluxe occupancy, private bath)
$2100 (single occupancy, shared bath)
$2250 (deluxe single occupancy, private bath)

Flights are not included. These retreats have become very popular so early registration is recommended. A non-refundable $500 deposit secures your place on this retreat. Please book early to secure preferred type of occupancy. 
What is included in our SUP vacation package:
- Four nights stay at Casa Azul or Pura Vida
- Breakfast, lunch &  dinners in the house (one meal is out at client's expense, but it's cheap down there!)
- Yoga once a day
- Daily SUP Instruction and Tours (weather permitting)
- Use of boogie boards, soft top surf boards and snorkel gear
- Beach towels & Chairs
Cancelation/Refund Policy
The deposit is non-refundable. The full balance is due 8 weeks prior to the retreat date. Cancelations prior to 8 weeks will receive a refund of monies paid, less the $500 deposit. Cancelations within 8 weeks of retreat date will receive a refund of monies paid, less the $500 deposit only if we can fill your space. If your space cannot be filled, no refund will be given.
We recommend flights on Jet Blue:  JFK to BQN, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Booking A Trip
To make a non-refundable $500 deposit to hold your place on this SUP vacation, click right here to go directly to Jessica Bellofatto's site to sign up and pay your deposit!