Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures Reports Recent Increase in Solo Women Travelers on Its Costa Rica Retreats

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During Vajra Sol’s recent busy winter and spring season in Costa Rica, the specialty yoga retreat company saw a 45% increase in women attending its retreats on their own, seeking relaxation, new experiences, and friendship with other travelers with similar interests from around the world.

Surf Yoga Retreats | Santa Teresa, Costa Rica | Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures

Vajra Sol retreat guests enjoy warming up on the beach with yoga before their morning surf session.

I see more moms joining our retreats without their husbands or kids in tow, older single women, and those who are traveling abroad for the first time in their lives.

Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures has been offering yoga and surfing retreats on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica for nine years. The company reports a 45% increase of solo women travelers this past high season, from November through April.

It is a frequent misconception that yoga retreats are mainly for couples and young, experienced yogis. Vajra Sol’s guests are increasingly female working professionals, ranging in age from their late 20s to 60s, with beginner to intermediate yoga experience. Single and married women are choosing to join retreats, without companions or family members, for the social aspect, making new friends with similar interests, and because it is a safe and organized travel option.

Vajra Sol owner, Sandra Tedeschi, comments, “Going on a yoga retreat to Costa Rica is not just for young adventurous travelers anymore. Now, I see more moms joining our retreats without their husbands or kids in tow, older single women, and those who are traveling abroad for the first time in their lives. This changing trend in group demographics results in an interesting and fun mix of souls, all seeking a little self-renewal and adventure and, in most cases, an overdue dose of relaxation.”

According to Yahoo! Travel, citing a travel study conducted by, “More and more women travelers are spending their hard-earned money on travel—and they’re doing it on their own.” Vajra Sol’s increase aligns with’s report from last year that noted 59% of solo women travelers planned on traveling alone within the year.

Recent Vajra Sol guests remarked that the retreat’s location in the tranquil and scenic surf town of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, and the intimate group size, limited to 14 people, as the decisive aspects that drew them to the Vajra Sol experience.

The retreat company stands out among other providers because its trips include the option of high-quality surfing or stand up paddling lessons, with no more than three students per qualified instructor. Many women are often initially intimidated by learning water sports; personalized instruction is an important part of a Vajra Sol retreat.

Vajra Sol is a locally operated business allowing for a stress-free experience guided by experts. The retreat company also accommodates special diets, providing gourmet meals with many vegan and gluten-free options.

Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures was founded in 2005 to bring together like-minded travelers who have an affinity for yoga, travel, and adventure activities in a retreat setting. It offers 6-night upscale yoga, surfing, and stand up paddling retreats in Costa Rica for travelers looking for a rejuvenating and life-changing experience. Vajra Sol also offers yoga adventures to the Sacred Valley of Peru between the months of June and October.

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