Jaco, Costa Rica


Take advantage of the excellent surf conditions with our free surfboard rental, and enjoy the waves at two of Costa Rica’s best surfing beaches – the nearby Playa Avellanas and Playa Negra. 

New to surfing? We can arrange surf lessons with our friends at Avellanas Surf School with instructors who have been surfing this area for decades. Lessons are 90 minutes, for all levels, and take place at Playa Avellanas, just 1 km away.

Looking for a Surf Holiday? 

We offer customized individual, couples and family surf packages! Weekly family packages start at $559 and include:

  • Six-nights accommodation in a two-bedroom Villa
  • Daily breakfast
  • Five 90-minute group surf lessons
  • Bilingual surf instructor for a maximum of three people
  • Soft-top boards
  • Comfortable, customized rash-guards
  • All taxes

Send us an email to enquire.


There is no shortage of beautiful places to practice yoga in our slice of paradise. You can practice on your own in our beautiful yoga shala or on the quiet beach just 200m away from our lodge. Or you can choose to participate in a class.

We offer daily classes here at Drift Away Eco Lodge, or you can visit the nearby towns of Playa Avellanas (5 minute drive from the lodge) or Playa Negra (10-15 minute drive from the lodge).

Daily class schedules vary and our staff will be able to confirm times fro you at reception.

We can also book private sessions for you at the Lodge upon request.

Yoga on the beach at sunset
Nosara Costa Rica

Horseback Riding

Experience the beauty of some of this area’s hidden spots on a horseback. It’s how locals in this area have been getting around for centuries and how some of them still do today!

You can choose a sunset horseback ride along the beach or an adventure through lush vegetation.

Horseback riding tours are run by a local provider and can be booked directly at the lodge.


If you want an opportunity to experience the Costa Rican jungle from another angle, don’t miss a chance to soar through the trees on a canopy tour!

There are a couple of canopy tour providers in the area offering zip lining adventures suitable for all fitness levels.

Zip lining tours usually last 3-4 hours and include transport to and from our lodge. They can be booked directly at the lodge.

Zip lining Costa RIca

And much more…

Playa Avellanas is a small quiet neighborhood but there is no shortage of things to do and exciting adventures to embark on. If you need help organizing activities during your time in Costa Rica, drop us an email and we’ll be happy to help!