"We had two combination yoga- and surf lessons at Betty Surf and Yoga in Canoa. Patricia's yoga class before the surfing class was focussed on skills needed while surfing, and it was a great way to start the day with."
- Joris D
"I have never surfed in my life and decided to take 3 surf classes at Betty's because of the reviews here on TripAdvisor. I'm pleased to say the reviews did not let me down. My experience was super fun, my instructor Cedric was incredibly patient and helpful, the equipment was clean and of good quality - overall, very professional. I got exactly what I expected and maybe a bit more... proud to say that I was able to stand up on the board during the first lesson, and learned a few other techniques as well.
- Toronto, CAN
"After just an hour or two of lessons with a very patient and encouraging surf professor, I was able to get up and ride the waves. I am no where close to being an "awesome rad surfer dude" but I now know the basics and I dont think I could have done it without Betty Surf Camp. While in Canoa, I also did a couple of yoga lessons. I took yoga classes in the states and it was never this cool. Maybe its being on the beach in a great environment. Or maybe it was Patricia's fun, yet serious teaching style that made it so great.This is a very professional, well run Surf and Yoga camp. It is definitely world-class and has a great future in Canoa. Keep up the great work!"
- Court Rand
"I am going regularly to morning sessions of Yoga at the Betty Surf and Yoga in Canoa. It is so invigorating and a great way to start the day. Either at the house, or right on the beach, the Yoga classes are fun and also catered to ability. I have tried surfing a few times but have easily given up. The classes are inspiring me to give it another go! The instructor, Patricia is very professional, friendly and fun. I highly recommend Betty surf and yoga camp. "
- Becky H
"Authentic and female friendly ecotourism provided by professional surf and yoga instructors that meet your ability level.
- Jaimie LK
"I can't recommend Betty Surf and Yoga enough. I stayed in Ecuador for three weeks and had some delays getting in but Trish and her crew were accommodating and helped me rebook and get things situated. As a solo traveler who doesn't know Spanish I felt totally comfortable and at ease with Betty Surf and Yoga. Trish knows the country well and I would recommend her as a personal guide. Not only is she a great yoga instructor but also a hell of a mountain guide. Yoga and surfing were a great combination and Canoa was a nice location to learn. I already want to go back and see more of the country"
- Laura R.
“The Betty Surf & Yoga experience was amazing. Real GIRL POWER in action!”
- Lia N
“My time with the Betty program in Canoa was exactly the break I needed in order to decompress from life and recharge.“
- Michelle Kiang
" ...because of my experience in the Betty program, I will feel more confident about taking risks and challenges that I might not otherwise take.”
- Hanni Kyser
“This camp was more than I expected. I loved the laid backness of it all. One of the absolute best experiences I have ever had.” -
- Connie Krenz
“The other participants really made the experience even richer, so many fun smart women with diverse experiences and backgrounds.”
- Kathleen Brownell
“All of the activities were accessible and challenging no matter your experience or fitness level.The accommodations were a true oasis. The trip gave me an introduction to Ecuador, it’s people. culture and food it A rich and valuable experience.”
- Megan Harkless
“This was an unforgettable trip! I’ve traveled in 3rd world countries before but my experience with Betty in Ecuador has made me just rethink what is important to me.”
- Beth McElheny
“Betty is a great way to check out South America by yourself or with friends. Not just sitting by a a resort pool with a cocktail- It was an experience in learning and stretching not only my muscles but my mind!”
- Val D’Oritio.
“I was hesitant to come alone but this has been my favorite vacation I have ever taken. I did something I never thought I could. The breaks are perfect to learn to surf the scenery is beautiful and the ladies made it an experience I will never forget...”
- Julie Deaner.
Can’t get enough? Extend your solo vacations for women
It’s not easy to go back home after an unforgettable week at our yoga surf retreat. Thanks to our Galapagos Adventure Tour Extension, you don’t have to! Stick around after your yoga surf retreat and spend another 10 days with curious sea lions, grazing sea turtles, majestic rays, and a rainbow of tropical fish while we visit each of the four inhabited Galapagos Islands. We’ll take ride bikes, snorkel, hike up an active volcano, kayak in Tortuga Bay, and dine on a black sand beach.
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The surf camp women & men love!
Family friendly surf fun. Read what the folks are saying about their Surf and Yoga experience in Ecuador. The following are a few of their testimonials, written to share their experience with you. Family friendly surf and yoga vacations in Ecuador!