ITINERARIES

Puerto Viejo Itinerary

The Puerto Viejo trip is the true Oshiis Experience. This small, charming, diverse pueblo, has everything to offer all walks of life. Immersed in the jungle, yet perfectly situated on the beach Puerto Viejo will act as your home away from home for the duration of your stay.

 

What to Expect:

Each day we will surf uncrowded, warm water waves. Daily surf lessons and yoga class are the foundation of each day; but it doesn’t stop there. Each evening, we will head to different restaurants offering different cuisines including traditional Caribbean, Costa Rican and World fusion cuisine.(breakfast and lunch are also included). For the adventurers in the group, one day we will head to a magical waterfall located in the Talamanca mountains, where we will swim in fresh water, and treat ourselves to a chocolate coffee exfoliation treatment. But before that,  a quick stop at an indigenous cacao farm to learn about the organic process of making chocolate. Additionally, together we will also visit the Jaguar Animal Refuge where we will get hands on time will some of the amazing wildlife of the Caribbean. EX. Sloths, monkeys, toucans and more.

 

This is the area where the Oshiis Team has the most experience. Amy has spent well over 17 years living and exploring this area. Additionally, Gilbert and Rigo are both Puerto Viejo natives. As a result, you and your group would receive the authentic Caribbean Costa Rican experience.

 

Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel will play host to our guests for the week. This beautiful boutique hotel immersed in the jungle, with our own beach club just across the street. It is stunning! We are located in the heart of the jungle, just a short bus ride or bike ride to all of our surf spots, restaurants and all other activities.

 

We request that our guests arrive 1 day earlier. I.E if the camp runs from September 10-17, we request that everyone arrives on September 9th. We do this so that we can maximize our time together. I will arrange a group rate at Studio Hotel for our guests, as well as an Oshiis representative to be waiting at the airport for pick up, at an additional cost.   We will meet for  breakfast  at 7am on the 10th.

 

This is essentially an all inclusive package, minus flights, the 1st night accommodation, airport transfers, tipping, beverages, and the trip to the Jaguar Wildlife Refuge. Otherwise all transportation, accommodation, guides, surf classes, yoga, fitness, 3 meals a day, and unforgettable memories are all included.

 

Saturday- Day 1

7am breakfast, meet & greet

8am bus to Puerto Viejo

10am stop at fruit stand. Taste local exotic fruits

12pm check in

12-3 free time/lunch

3-4 yoga class

4:30-6 trip to Manzanillo, jungle walk, local Caribbean meal and live calypso band

8:30 back to Le Cameleon

 

Sunday- Day 2

7am breakfast

8-11:30 surfing lessons

12-1 lunch

1-3 free time

4:30-5:30 yoga

7:00 dinner

9:00 back to Le Cameleon or live music/dancing (Depending on the group)

 

Monday- Day 3

7am breakfast

8-11:30 surfing

12-1 lunch

1-3 Indigenous chocolate farm & waterfall

4:30-5:30 yoga

7:00 dinner

9:00 back to Le Cameleon or live music/dancing (Depending on the group)

 

Tuesday- Day 4

7am breakfast

8-11:30 surfing

12-1 lunch

1-3 free time,

4:30-5:30 yoga

7:00 dinner

9:00 back to Le Cameleon or live music/dancing (Depending on the group)

 

Wednesday- Day 5

7am breakfast

8-11:30 surfing

12-1 lunch

1-3 Jaguar animal refuge

4:30-5:30 yoga

7:00 dinner

9:00 back to Le Cameleon or live music/dancing (Depending on the group)

 

Thursday- Day 6

7am breakfast

8-11:30 surfing

12-1 lunch

1-3 free time,

4:30-5:30 yoga

7:00 dinner

9:00 back to Le Cameleon or live music/dancing (Depending on the group)

 

Friday- Day 7

7am breakfast

8am-12pm last surf lesson

1-2pm lunch

2-4pm pool party

4pm back to San Jose

8pm check in Studio Hotel

 

Saturday- Day 8

12pm Check out Studio Hotel

Depart San Jose International Airport

 

As a friendly reminder, the itinerary may vary depending on certain factors (tides, weather etc). Exact times are subject to change. Additionally, we always incorporate scheduled free time. All activities are optional. This is your holiday – we want you to enjoy it to the fullest!

Playa Venao Itinerary

Playa Venao is a true surfers paradise. This remote private cove provides all the essentials of an amazing tourist town (but better!) Great restaurants, vibrant nightlife, easy access to exploring the coasts flora and fauna, opportunities to explore other beach breaks and secret spots.

 

What to Expect:

Each day we will be surfing uncrowded, perfect warm water waves. The GOAL: to have you surfing 2-3 feet waves on day 1. NO white water surfing at Oshiis. As all avid surfers know, sometimes you have to travel to remote places to get the best waves. We will be traveling to and from Playa Venao and Playa Guanico, looking for those waves. Keep in mind on the Pacific coast the waves work with the tides. The tides work on a 12 hour cycle. 6 hours to come up to HIGH TIDE and 6 hours coming down to LOW TIDE.  In this particular area the best waves will occur when the tide is working its way up to HIGH TIDE. This changes daily. We will not be able to calculate the exact time we will surf each day until we are closer to the date.

 

Amira Richa Holmes, is our Oshiis Panamanian representative for the week. Amira is a local from the Playa Venao Tonosi area. She has spent most of her life traveling and exploring these secluded beaches. This amount of knowledge and experience is priceless.  As a result, you and your group will receive a true authentic Panamanian experience.

 

Hotel Resort Playa Venao will play host to our guests.  This beach side resort offers a private infinity pool and is situated right in front of the waves. It is in walking distance to most of the restaurant and bars we will visit.

 

Daily surf lessons and yoga class are the foundation of each day; but it doesn’t stop there. Each evening, we will head to different restaurants offering different cuisines including locally caught fish and home grown vegetables (breakfast and lunch are also included). For the adventurers in the group, we will head to the magical La Angostura river for some cliff jumping.Followed by a  relaxing chocolate/coffee exfoliation treatment. Together we will also explore the mangroves of the Pacific coast on either SUP or kayak.

 

Oshiis suggests our guests arrive one day early i.e. if the trip runs from February 18-25, we request a February 17th arrival.  We will arrange a group rate at a boutique hotel located in Panama City for our guests, as well as an Oshiis representative to greet you upon arrival at the airport (additional cost). Orientation breakfast at 7am on the February 18th.

 

Essentially, we offer an all inclusive package (with the exception of flights, 1st night accommodation, airport transfers, tipping, beverages, and the rental of your SUP or kayak).  Included in the package: transportation, accommodation, guides, surf classes, yoga classes, 3+ meals a day, and unforgettable memories are all included.

 

Saturday- Day 1

7am breakfast, meet & greet

8am bus to Playa Venao

12pm stop for lunch

4pm check into Hotel Resort Playa Venao

5pm yoga class

7:30pm welcome dinner

 

Sunday-Thursday  Day 2-6

7am breakfast

8am-11am surfing or yoga (depending on tides)

12pm lunch

1pm-3pm cliff jumping/kayak or SUP

4pm yoga or surfing (depending on tides)

7:30pm dinner

 

Friday- Day 7

7am breakfast

8am surfing

11am lunch

12pm check out Hotel Resort Playa Venao

6pm arrive Panama City hotel

 

Saturday- Day 8

12pm-check out Panama City hotel

Depart Panama City International Airport

 

As a friendly reminder, the itinerary may vary depending on certain factors (tides, weather etc). Exact times are subject to change. Additionally, we always incorporate scheduled free time. All activities are optional. This is your holiday – we want you to enjoy it to the fullest!