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Deluxe Surf, Yoga and Wellness retreat in Nicaragua- From November through March

Mark and Dave’s lodging in conjunction with Retreats “From where you’d rather be” brings to you their ongoing Deluxe Surf, Yoga and Wellness retreat in Nicaragua.

From November through March, come to any of the 8 dates we've set out for you to experience a very special catered retreat (8 days- 7 nights) where we propose just the best of the best of Yoga, Healthy food, Surf, Wellness, Professional Photography and more surprises!


Hacienda Iguana, Rivas Tola, NI 48500
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Nov 14 to
Mar 19
2015 - 2016
14:00 pmto11:00 am

• Luxury all-inclusive Surf, Yoga & Wellness retreat
• 8 dates from November through March
• 8 days, 7 nights. Starting every Saturday to Saturday. Check in 2pm. Check out 11am
• Minimum 3 people, Maximum 10 per retreat
• From $2120/ 1960€/ 1421 pounds, per person




Option 1) 4 rooms with double beds
Single occupancy: $2695/ 2492€/ 1808 pounds per person
Double occupancy : $2120/ 1960€/ 1421 pounds per person

Option 2) 1 room with single twin beds (fitted for solo travelers)
Double occupancy: $2120/ 1960€/ 1421 pounds per person

Option 3) The Casita, up for 2 people with 1 queen bed
Double occupancy: $2120/ 1960€/ 1421 pounds per person

Early bird : Get a $100 discount if booking before 6 months to the date of commencement of your retreat. Limited to 5 places per week, per retreat.
Back to Back: Get a $50 discount on the package during all the promo from November to March if you're already a client of Mark & Dave's or Retreats “From where you’d rather be”.

November 14-21
December 5-12
December 12-19
January 2- 9
January 30- 6
February 20-27
March 5-12
March 12-19

* Dates don't suit? Don't worry! Contact us and we'll try our best to schedule a date that fits your requirements.

50% of total at the moment of reservation
Remainder must be paid in full 3 months before commencement of the retreat
Refunds will be considered unless urgency matters. Every request will be studied and treated personally.

Full Description


Wake up in the morning, walk out of your room or casita and view the waves breaking from our tranquil palapa. Sit back and sip your coffee, do Yoga or relax on our sofas. During your stay, home will be in one of five private cabanas. Our home was built by a team of local craftsmen in the traditional Nicaraguan style. The house sits on two acres of immaculate beachfront property and offers three incredible waves, infinity swimming pool & lap pool, and exclusive access to one of Nicaragua’s best golf courses.

The house’s greatest asset is our massive palapa lounge areas. When you’re out of the surf, you will find yourself relaxing in the palapas 95% of the time, checking out the waves, chilling out, listening to music, swinging in the hammock, playing ping pong/horse shoes/etc. All of your meals are eaten in the open air, the definition of a great tropic vacation!

Each "AIR CONDITIONED" room provides adequate sleeping for two - two “new - pillow top” full beds each, with a sense of warmth and identity. Each room comes with a TV/DVD & Ipod stereo dock, private bathroom, sink, toilet, shower, and bath towels.

Luxury accommodations w/soft and comfortable beds with oceanfront location and beachfront pools
Daily yoga classes. Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, etc; By certified yoga teacher Kim Tasker.
2 complimentary sunset meditation sessions (upon request at your arrival)
4 Surfing lessons for beginning and intermediate level.
For a beginner level of Surf, boards are included and you’re free to use them during your stay as much as you want.
For intermediate level, bring your own board or rent for $100 per week from a broad range of “Firewire, Channel Islands, Rusty, and various other. Short and longboards are available.
Post retreat photo album (watermarked) available to download for all the participants on Web resolution by professional photographer: *Alejandra Romo (). All High Res pictures will be available to purchase, once the retreat is finished.
1 complimentary massage by certified masseuse
Airport Transfer back and forth in Nicaragua (Including Pizza & Drinks)
All Inclusive Meals and Drinks by Zack Hyland, expert certified vegan chef
Gourmet breakfast, lunch, snacks, sunset hors d’oeuvres, and 4 course dinner
Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Gluten Free and Vegan Meals (upon request, prior to arrival)
1.5 cases of beer or 3 bottles of wine per guest/ per stay
Wireless Internet & IPod Hook up (Rooms and The Hacienda area)
Stand up Paddle Board
Welcome towel refreshment and drink
Booking agent dedicated service. Only flights from the US or having a connection through the Americas. The use of this service (English & Spanish) will be available once the reservation of your spot is made

Horseback riding on the beach in front of our hotel
Trips to San Juan Del Sur, Rivas, Gigante by taxi/boat
Trips to local Hot Spring
Day Tour to Granada
Extra massages- deep tissue /sports.
Acupuncture treatments (upon request at the moment of your retreat reservation)
Motor bike hire
Fishing trips
Day trip to Aqua Spa or top end Guacalito Spa
Karma day working with the community at a NGO of your choice:
Helping at the health center of the project
Waves for water Hurley. For this activity, guests will have to bring down a water filter ordered on the Hurley website around $60 US
Or any quantity for donations, clothes, dental, medical, educational resources or time

Airfare to Nicaragua. But, no worries! You can enjoy for FREE of our travel agent’s dedicated service once you make the reservation of your spot. She will help you to get the best fare on your flight to Nicaragua from the States or having any connection through the Americas. Service offered in English & Spanish
Staff gratuity
Performance Surfboards for Intermediate/ Advanced Surfing lessons.


-Zach Hyland. Certified Vegan & Raw Food Chef/ Resort Manager, Surf instructor at Mark & Dave’s.
Zac is a certified New Zealand Surf Life Guard and a passionate surfer.
He has been fortunate to turn what he loves - surfing and cooking into a full time career. This has lead him to have years of experience surf guiding, instructing and creating delicious meals in the surf travel industry from the coasts of New Zealand, Morocco, USA and Central America.

Being in charge of providing wholesome, creative meals and managing kitchens on yachts, Eco resorts, to various surf yoga resorts in Morocco such as Surf Maroc, one of Morocco’s leading surf destination company, and now, from a few years ago, in Mark & Dave’s, Nicaragua.

All of Zac’s meals come from his heart and his “good o’l Kiwi”hospitality.
He try to uses local organic products as much is available, honoring the healing energy of food, as well as making it delicious and visually appealing.

-Kim Tasker. Certified Vinyasa teacher & Massage Therapist/ Manager & Yoga director at Mark & Dave’s.
Kim, originally from New Zealand and Australia, fell in love with the Pacific coast of Nicaragua after years of traveling and living abroad around the world. She, and her husband Zac, host Mark & Dave’s, surf and yoga resort, moved by their passion to host Surf- Yoga retreats.

Kimmy’s background is as a yoga teacher and massage therapist. She is certified with Mike Berghen at the Te Aro Ashtanga yoga School in NZ, and has been teaching Vinyasa yoga for over 15 years.

Her passion for yoga took her from Yoga studios in London, to 5 star resorts, luxury yachts, and also teaching as a private teacher on Martha's Vineyard, Morocco and several destinations in Central America.

She has worked in yoga teacher trainings and retreats with Surf Maroc, Red Jen Yoga California, Holly Beck's -Surf with Amigas, and Catherine Halcombe to mention a few. Also her practice has led her to be with many inspiring teachers, such as Saraswati in Mysore India at the Ashtanga yoga Shala, Hammish Hendry in London and Meghan Currie in Nicaragua, and as well having a dedicated Mysore practice.

Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect!

-Ale Romo. Professional Photographer & Blogger/ Communication & Marketing/ Surfer/ Adventurer and Entrepreneur.
After working many years at publicity agencies, and afterwards managing international projects for Surfrider Foundation in Europe; she decided to pursue her dream of being independent and work more closely with her passions for Surfing, Travel and Photography. Throughout the years, she developed a passion for Yoga too, and since she quitted her "office" job she started to organize retreats in Europe and abroad, collaborating with wonderful people she connects through her many travels around the world.

She’s the creative mind behind "From where you'd rather be". A place where you can find inspiring pictures of her adventures, and also find different retreats of Surf & Yoga, organized only by real professionals and passionate women offering wanderlust vacations carefully catered around the world, all ocean inspired.

She works and contributes with her photo stories in different surf platforms mainly in English, but also in Spanish and some French, like:
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She divides her time during the year working in Surf events in Europe, organizing retreats in Spain and abroad, and also photo shooting surf alike brands, surfers, friends and models.