Virtual Costa Rica: You’re invited to a long weekend at the beach

There are so many virtual activities right now, it can make your head spin – but this one really called to me, and not just because a friend is behind it.

The folks at the amazing B Corp Bodhi Surf & Yoga in lovely Uvita, in the Bahía Ballena region (you might remember them from the amazing children’s cookbook they put out recently), have put together a virtual beach weekend for all those of us pining to put our toes in some salt water. For a $50 donation to help them keep their hard-working team afloat, you gain access to a happy hour and cooking class with Adriana on Friday evening, an intensive yoga lesson with Pilar on Saturday, and a surf lesson with Travis on Sunday. If you’re wondering how on earth you’ll be able to take a surf lesson from your home, Travis says we’ll use some tape to make a surfboard shape on your floor, and he’ll give us tips that will come in handy one day when we’re actually in the water. Honestly, this sounds like the way I would want to start to learn about surfing anyway.

The course fee also includes a downloadable copy of The Bodhi Cookbook, where the recipes and ingredients for Friday’s cooking class are listed. (Looks like we’ll be making patacones, refried beans and a Bodhi Mule. Yes, please.)

I’ll be there and hope to see you there, too. Bodhi exemplifies the impact that a small tourism enterprise can have not only on its clients, but also on the environment and community that surrounds it. Even if you can only attend part of their offerings this weekend, your donation will have a profound impact on one of Costa Rica’s loveliest coastal communities.

Read more and sign up here.

I’m a writer in San José, Costa Rica, on a year-long quest to share daily posts on inspiring people, places and ideas from my adopted home as a kind of tonic during a rough time in the world. Sign up (top right of this page) to receive a little dose of inspiration every weekday in your mailbox; tell a friend; check out past posts; learn how to join my Overwhelmed Writers’ League, every Saturday at 1 pm EST; and please connect with me on Instagram or FacebookTo learn more about how to support Costa Rica during the crisis, visit my COVID-19 section – or for ways to enjoy Costa Rica from afar, visit Virtual Costa Rica.

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