My Pick of The 5 Best Yoga Retreats in Nicaragua (2024)

Nicaragua’s wellness and holistic scene has been thriving in recent years, yet it still retains an authentic, feeling with plenty of unspoilt nature to explore for adventurous yogis.

With a rich spiritual heritage, incredible scenery, amazing surf and some fantastic yoga schools it’s no surprise that yoga retreats in Nicaragua are becoming so popular.

The Best Yoga Retreats in Nicaragua

For surfing and yoga retreats to luxury wellness retreats hidden in the jungle there’s more choice than ever when it goes to Nicaragua yoga retreats. But with so many different options available how do you choose the right one?

In this post I’ll guide you through what makes Nicaragua such a great retreat destination, how to choose the best one for you and give you my tops recommendations.

Reasons to go on a Yoga Vacation in Nicaragua

With colourful colonial cities, volcanoes, jungle, and beautiful beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, there are so many beautiful places to explore in Nicaragua.

Wellness retreats in Nicaragua are not just about yoga, some also include surfing, traditional healing therapies, practices and rituals for personal and spiritual growth, excursions and other sports and activities.

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Best Yoga Retreats in Nicaragua

With yoga retreats, wellness resorts and surf camps popping up along the coast, it can be a challenge to know which retreat experience is best for you. So to help you find your prefect Nicaragua retreat, I’ve put together my list of my favourite yoga retreats in Nicaragua.

Not all yoga retreats are created equal so, before booking a place on a yoga retreat, be sure to read the real reviews and testimonials on for peace of mind that your experience will be memorable for all the right reasons!

My Pick of the 5 Best Yoga Retreats in Nicaragua

Eden on the Chocolata Yoga retreats in Nicaragua

Eden on the Chocolata, San Juan del Sur

Eden on the Chocolata, a name as tempting and delicious as the experience itself, is definitely one of the best yoga retreats in Nicaragua and is surprisingly affordable!

Start your day with an energising Vinyasa yoga practice with views over the jungle, take a dip in the pool after brunch and sway in your hammock by your private bungalow overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

You can also opt to take a surf lesson or horseback riding trip, or join your group for an energy-clearing bonfire ritual. Dinners are chef-prepared and enjoyed family-style with fellow retreaters.

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Also See: 5 Best Surf Camps in Nicaragua 

Costa Dulce Yoga

Costa Dulce Retreat, San Juan del Sur

For a truly nourishing experience, take a week at the Costa Dulce eco-retreat in San Juan del Sur. This retreat is committed to doing good for the environment and contributing to the local community, so you can be confident that your money is being invested both in your wellbeing and in the support of positive causes.

Your experience includes two yoga sessions per day, ranging from Yin to Acroyoga. You can also choose a daily spa treatment, depending on what you feel you need that day.

Aside from being pampered at the resort, there are excursions and workshops scattered throughout the itinerary. Guided hikes through the nearby jungle include animal spotting, and there’s an introduction to how turtles are protected in the area.

After a busy day of restoration, enjoy a traditional sweat lodge, swing in a hammock on the balcony, or enjoy a solar-powered shower. Retire to your luxury cabin, ready to repeat it all again tomorrow.

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Finca El Zopilote yoga

Finca El Zopilote, Ometepe Island

If you’re keen to bring more wellness practices into your life, this meditation and yoga retreat on the magical Ometepe Island will give you the tools you need to create a sustainable practice to continue at home.

Speaking of sustainable, the accommodation is purely wind and solar powered, and the eco vibe is celebrated across the resort. From the compost toilets to the bamboo huts, this an immersive jungle experience, with regular visits from wild birds and monkeys.

Your hosts will introduce you to Pranayama – yogic breathing, and Yoga Nidra – yogic sleep, as well as offering guided meditations. You will learn how to bring mindful techniques into your daily life in a way the will best serve you.

There is also an abundance of varied activities here, from beekeeping to macrame, so follow your curiosity and see what you discover.

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Also See: 5 Best Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica

Dream Sea Surf Best Yoga Retreats in Nicaragua

Dream Sea Surf Camp, San Juan del Sur

You don’t need to take a week off work to work on your wellness. This short and sweet Nicaragua retreat combines the spiritual practice of yoga with the magical experience of surfing, to leave you feeling rested and refreshed.

Your instructors will introduce you to surf theory and take you to the best spot of the day. Tuition is tailored to your level and group sizes are kept small. After a day on the waves, release any tight surfing muscles with a soothing hatha yoga class, followed by a delicious vegetarian dinner with your fellow retreaters.

The Instagrammble interiors are rustic and chic. Choose a private cabana or a shared room, complete with bamboo bunks. Round off your visit with a fresh smoothie or custom cocktail at the on-site tiki bar.

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Also See: 5 Best Surf Camps in Costa Rica

Room To Roam Best Yoga Retreats in Nicaragua

Room to Roam, Rivas

If your ideal retreat looks a little more productive than days of blissful sunning and stretching, this yoga retreat in Nicaragua might be the one for you.

Over the course of a week, reconnect with your true self through yogic practices, clarify your vision through workshops and mentorship, and set actionable goals for your return home.

All of this transformation takes place at a gated property near the beach, making it easy for you to explore the beautiful surroundings for further inspiration between classes. The on-site pool is surrounded by hammocks and loungers, offering another beautiful spot for relaxation.

Your Hatha yoga practices take place in different locations, from a shala at sunrise to the terrace at dusk, giving varied perspectives as you journey deeper into your inner world. Meanwhile, powerful Wi-Fi makes it easy to stay connected to life back home, should you wish.

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Also See: 5 Best Yoga Retreats in Mexic

Yoga Retreats in Nicaragua

I hope this post has helped you to find the perfect yoga vacation in Nicaragua. If you are still looking for the ideal yoga retreat check out posts or maybe my round up of the very best yoga retreats around the world

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