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Welcome Backpackers 

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Welcome to Backpackers' Haven at Grateful Surf Yoga & Ayurveda

Our space is here to host you on your travels in Nicaragua. Located 3km from town center we have a little oasis between all the surf beaches and tucked in the jungle. Tailored for the adventurous spirits, our Backpackers' Haven offers a unique blend down-to-earth hospitality, accommodation, cultural exchange, and holistic well-being experiences.


What Awaits You:

  1. Budget-Friendly Accommodation:

    • Dive into the vibrant energy of San Juan Del Sur while enjoying affordable accommodation options.

    • Our Backpackers' Haven provides shared spaces and cozy environments, perfect for solo travelers or those seeking a community vibe.

  2. Cultural Exchange:

    • Immerse yourself in the local culture and connect with fellow backpackers from around the world.

    • Our communal spaces, group activities, and shared experiences create a dynamic environment for cultural exchange and new friendships.

  3. Holistic Wellness for Every Backpacker:

    • Indulge in the transformative benefits of yoga, Ayurveda, and holistic health practices tailored to suit the backpacker lifestyle.

    • Join our community yoga classes, enjoy rejuvenating massages, and explore Ayurvedic consultations—all designed to enhance your well-being on the road.

Why Choose Backpackers' Haven at Grateful Surf:

  1. Inclusive Atmosphere:

    • Whether you're a solo traveler, a digital nomad, or exploring with friends, our Backpackers' Haven welcomes everyone.

    • Join a diverse community where open-mindedness and shared experiences create a unique and inclusive atmosphere.

  2. Adventure-Ready Facilities:

    • Our facilities are designed to cater to the backpacker's lifestyle, offering practical amenities and a comfortable environment to rest, recharge, and plan your next adventure.

  3. Wellness on a Budget:

    • We understand the value of mindful spending. Backpackers' Haven provides access to wellness experiences that won't break the bank, allowing you to prioritize both adventure and well-being.

Join the Backpackers' Community at Grateful Surf and discover the perfect fusion of friendly hospitality holistic well-being experiences at Grateful Surf Yoga & Ayurveda's Backpackers' Haven. Whether you're seeking cultural exchange, new connections, or rejuvenation, our Backpackers' Haven invites you to make your stay in San Juan Del Sur a memorable time. 

Our Most Popular Offering: The Santa Maria Retreat 

Our intentionally designed 7 night personal retreat

We welcome you to a transformative 7-night personal retreat at the Santa Maria Retreat, meticulously designed for your well-being and self-discovery.




  • 1 daily yoga or meditation class

  • 2 rejuvenating massages

  • Ayurvedic consultations (upon arrival and departure) to tailor meals

  • Daily beach transport with optional surf lessons

  • All breakfasts, lunches, and four dinners

More services available upon request, please allow us to give you VIP Service

1-hour Ayurvedic Check-in Upon Arrival: Receive a personalized Ayurvedic check-in session upon your arrival, providing insights into your well-being and tailored support.


Access to Community Yoga Classes: Immerse yourself in a sense of community with unlimited access to our diverse range of yoga classes.

Quiet and Comfortable Jungle Homes: Retreat to serene jungle homes located in a secure community, just 3 km from the town center of San Juan Del Sur. Enjoy a secluded, retreat-like ambiance with outdoor living spaces, a swimming pool, a covered yoga deck, abundant trees, monkeys, and birds – a true birders' paradise. Our homes offer tranquility and comfort. Easy access is available via car, bus, or taxi.

The spaces all have: 

• Fully equipped kitchens
• On demand hot water 
• Laundry rooms
• Large covered patio with sitting area, and hammock 
• 25m community pool 
• Covered yoga terrace
• Beautiful community
• Parking
• Quiet & convenient location

Other things to note

Though located near the ocean, fresh water is best to conserve in general. Electricity, as well, as Nicaragua is a country with limited infrastructure. Water pressure and internet sometimes aren't the best. Please be adaptable and ready to have fun no matter what happens.




  • $1444 per person for 7 nights

  • $1111 per person for 7 nights (Santa Maria accommodation without meals)

  • $888 for 7 nights (Santa Maria accommodation without meals or transport)

  • $555 per person for 7 days (accommodation only)


We customize retreats to make them perfect for you so please let us know any requests or questions you might have.

Monthly Stays vary depending on accomodation and services.



  • transport to and from the surf beaches and to the town. The main bus leaves from just down the road and is very easy to use, it comes every half an hour during the day. A Moto, car, or quad rental can be arranged for you. A taxi to town is 150 cordobas usually.

  • A taxi from the border is approx. $20. We have a driver we use. 

  • A good book 

  • A journal 

  • Some creative outlet


  • Avoid bringing anything valuable.

  • Bring a towel and your own pillow. 

  • Be ready to have the time of your life

Uvita, Costa Rica
Downstairs room
Upstairs bedroom
Casa Jungla
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