Wether you’re looking for a 1 day surf lesson and waterfall tour, a 5 day surfing and crocodile safari or even a 14 day tour exploring the Caribbean coast of both Costa Rica and Bocas Del Toro Panama, we’ve got you covered. We are here to accommodate all budget styles, modest, moderate or boutique. Within only a few short hours with the Oshiis team you will feel welcomed into the family and instantly start learning about local knowledge and secrets. Authenticity is the key.
Imagine taking a trip to Central America and having all the local hook ups when you arrive, the complete authentic experience. Then add group of likeminded individuals to the dynamic and the results are priceless. Oshiis Surf & Yoga experience is much more than your typical Surf camp or yoga retreat. It’s an adventurers lifestyle experience, through the eyes of a local.
At Oshiis we have 100% success rate at getting people up and surfing well before the week is over. Even if you can’t swim. #truestory
Thanks to our incredible team captain and lead surf instructor Gilbert Brown and his team. They will give you a solid foundation of tips and rules from day one, that will set you up for success. We’ll have you standing up, catching waves all the way to the beach in no time. With these few strategies you will feel confident surfing on your own, even after your Oshiis Experience.
The champ is here!! Have our team captain and Costa Rica national champion , Gilbert Brown, tour you and your buddies, up and down the coast, searching for the perfect waves. This is where local knowledge is priceless. There are an abundant amount of empty, warm water surf peaks in our preferred destinations. Wether you want to challenge yourself by dropping in bigger waves, or you want to land your first floater or you’re looking for some share in the barrel, Gilbert and his team will be there 100% of the time to show you the way to become a better surfer.
Our Yogis are some of the best. We partner with those who will fulfill the Oshiis standards and who understand the anatomy of the body when it comes to working those muscle groups we use when surfing.
Our team captain, Gilbert Brown, isn’t just a world class surf instructor he’s also a world class fisherman. Gilbert will be taking you out to sea with other local fisherman. Hopefully you’ll be catching our dinner!!
Our preferred destinations are home to some of the best snorkelling in the world. The crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea and the endless amount of coral coast line make for an abundance of marine life. Depending on the season we can see turtles, dolphins and whales.
(Caribbean coast only) – This is the ideal way to see and learn how to make chocolate. Our local guides will show you step by step how to harvest and produce 100% cocoa/ chocolate. This is not to be confused with you typical Hershey’s bar. You will be making and tasting pure organic chocolate.
Exotic fruits, tropical flowers, orchids, bromeliads, medicinal herbs.
Experience the meaning of ‘Pura Vida’ as we take you in to the jungle mountain range to a majestic waterfall of pure Costa Rican natural beauty.
Be amazed as the guide seems to put the crocodiles into a trance like state, as the reptiles slowly creep from the water to snatch the ‘carne’ from the guides hand while we have front row seats, safely viewing a few feet away.
Enjoy 4×4 trails at their best; You will be able to see a amazing scenery, breath taking view points, secluded beaches, and many river crossings.
(Costa Rica only) This animal refuge center was established in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica in 2008. The centre is dedicated to the rehabilitation of mistreated, injured, orphaned, and/or confiscated animals. There is a wide variety of native wildlife that is brought to the center on the daily. Sloths, monkeys, ocelots, toucans, snakes, eagles, caimans just to name a few…..
At a birds eye view is one of the best ways to see the jungle. If you’re lucky enough birds won’t be the only wild life you’ll be seeing when you are at top of the world. Zip along cables high above in the treetops as you admire amazing views. With multiple platforms and endless cables, some which are a half a mile long, you will remember your treetop adventure forever!
Treking on the beach or through the jungle terrain, horseback riding is a fun and faster alternative when exploring the area. From a rainforest trek to a gallop on the beach, this tour offers a unique experience.
(seasonal)- Sea turtle nesting is one of Costa Rica’s most incredible experiences; truly, those who have observed it in person describe it as emotional and even moving experience.
(Caribbean coast only) – In the Talamanca mountain region of Costa Rica originate the indigenous indians, the Bri Bri’s. To this day, you can still find different villages deep in the jungle who practice a more natural yet primitive way of life. Speaking their native dialect, planting food, medicinal plants and harvesting cacao are just a few ways that they preserve their culture daily.
One of the best core workouts around, Stand Up Paddle Boarding is quickly becoming the next big thing. It’s also a very easy sport. Kayaking is a great option for anyone who wants to have a chance to explore Costa Rica a bit more privately – and quietly.
Imagine your adrenaline pumping when you jump off a 15 ft island cliff in the Caribbean Sea, or taking that leap into fresh water pools in the jungle from either the waterfall or one of the many tropical rivers.
(Bocas Del Toro only)- Ride in style for a 1, 2 or 3 day adventures on our own private catamaran. Our boat captain will tour us around the Islands of Bocas Del Toro, Panama searching for marine life, snorkelling, surfing, fishing, cooking fresh seafood on board for dinner and enjoying sunset cocktail hour.
Our friends at EXPLORADORES OUTDOORS, will safely guide us through the rapids of RIO PACUARE (Pacuare River). Pacuare is world famous for its sheer beauty. Here you enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature. You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head with amazing views of this virgin tropical rainforest area.
The suspension bridges is the ideal cloud forest experience for those who wish to explore the beauty of the canopy at their own pace and appreciate the incredible array of vegetation and exotic bird life that the region has to offer.
The rhythm and sounds of salsa, reggae and reggaton fill the streets, stores, cars and restaurants from the city to the coastline.
They best way to get from A to B.
Using flora and fauna and the rest of your surroundings , tap into your creativity. You will be able to express those colours and design and hand paint your own trucker cap with our friends at BONGZAII.
Costa Rica is a bird watchers paradise, and with good cause! Few places in the world can boast of having so many bird different species. Over 850 have been identified. Popular birds of Costa Rica include toucans, scarlet macaws, motmots, and the shy and beautiful Quetzal.
Part of the Pacific Ring Fire, Costa Rica has over 200 identified volcanic formations dating back over 65 million years , but only 5 are active. It’ll be an early morning hike to the top of the volcano to watch the sunset. Lets participate in an ancient ritual of the indigenous, to watch the sun god awaken and bless the jungle with its light.
Set in the mountains in rural northwestern Costa Rica, the Rio Celeste (Blue River) and waterfall is a breathtaking natural wonder that one has to see to believe. The brilliant turquoise water, which seems altered at first blush, gets its mind- blowing hue from a chemical reaction between volcanic minerals.