For digital nomads and online entrepreneurs

First session: January 5th – Jan. 20th, 2018 

Second session: January 20th – Feb. 4th, 2018

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Does any of this sound familiar?

  • You’re living the digital nomad lifestyle, but you sometimes get a little lonely on the road
  • You want to make friends with like-minded location independent people from around the world
  • You already have a great online network of fellow digital nomads, but really want to make real-life connections
  • You want to grow your business and learn from other nomads
  • You’ve been dreaming of learning how to surf or want to perfect your surf skills

then you are in the right place!!

Who is the Retreat for?

No matter if you’re already a digital nomad or just starting out on your location independent adventure if you’d love to meet like-minded people from all around the world, then this retreat is right for you. Freelancers, online business owners & remote employees, and 9-5ers are all welcome.

Web designers, social media marketers, branding experts, community managers, launch specialists, writers, coders, bloggers, systems experts, business owners, copywriters, coaches, videographers, and translators all are welcome!

Why Should You Join?

Do you want to work location independent from one of the most beautiful places in the world, do some work, find a supportive tribe while also learning and/or perfecting your surfing?

JOIN US! Rio Surf Coliving Retreat is perfect for you!

15 and/or 30 days of co-living, coworking, networking, fun activities, personal growth and of course surfing! Meet interesting people from all over the world, work and play together.

You will spend your time with other digital nomads in an awesome location surrounded by sun, sea and beautiful beaches. And you will find incredible motivation and inspiration for your online business!

A typical day: 

✔️ Wake up and eat a delicious and healthy breakfast. And maybe squeeze a yoga session before going surfing

✔️ Head down to the beach or take the van to the beach for a morning surf session

✔️ Gather in the courtyard for a mastermind or skillshare session or relax after surfing.

✔️ Get some work done in one of our several workspaces

✔️ Fur lunch try some traditional Brazilian food prepared for you by our chef. Vegetarian, gluten-free and/or vegan options available (just let us know!)

✔️ Explore Recreio or go back to work!

✔️ Participate in one of our optional workshops: Portuguese, capoeira, slackline and more!

✔️ Free time before dinner. Enjoy a cocktail, glass of wine or some caipirinhas

✔️ Enjoy dinner in town, head downtown or cook something in our kitchen

✔️ Stay up chatting into the small hours or get a good night’s sleep before we start all over again in the morning

The Location: Recreio

You might have heard about Arpoador in Ipanema, but if you want to escape the hoards of eager surfers then Recreio is the perfect spot for you. Located around 32 km (45 minutes from Zona Sul | Ipanema, Copacabana & Leblon), Recreio is known for its pristine beaches, beautiful nature and famous surf spots. In Recreio, every day is a surf day!

Recreio has everything a traveler needs: surf, nature, community, restaurants, bars and direct transportation for those who need their party-fix in downtown Rio de Janeiro.

The House: Rio Surf N Stay

Surf n Stay is located at the best surf spots of Rio de Janeiro (Recreio dos Bandeirantes), just a short stroll from the beach (1-minute walking). Our location allows countless opportunities to explore the impressive scenery and unique cultural experiences within the local surf community.

Rio Surf N Stay has qualified ISA Level 1 and 2 surf instructors with more than 12 years of experience in surf coaching.

We at Surf n Stay try to give something back to this beautiful surfing community by offering regular free surf and yoga programmes for kids, English lessons for adults, and supporting environmental projects in the area. You will (be invited/have the opportunity) to (optionally) join such activities.

Surf n Stay is a big nice house that will be fully dedicated to receiving the participants of the COLIVING & COWORKING RETREAT in January 2018.

What this space offers:

  • WI-FI throughout the whole property
  • 1-minute walk from the beach
  • A special co-working space
  • Quiet spaces for you if you need to work without distractions
  • Surfboard, SUP, bike and skateboard rentals
  • Private and shared rooms (some with access to a private balcony)
  • Yoga & meditation area
  • Living room with sofa and television access
  • Kitchen

Pricing | Regular PRICE

The below prices are for either session 1 (Jan 5th – 20th) or session 2 (Jan 20th – Feb. 4th) which are each 15 days. If you want to stay with us for the full 30 days, please email us for a special rate.


Private Room

You have a private room with a double bed and an ensuite bathroom


USD$ 1615

Private Room

A two-person private room with a double bed or two single beds and an ensuite bathroom. Great option for couples or friends!



Shared Room

You share the room with 5 other digital nomads in a sunny and spacious room.


*Payment plans are available on request. Just let us know in your application.

What’s included in the above price?

✔️ 15 (or 30) days in modern accommodation (shared rooms and/or private rooms available)(depending on the package you choose)

✔️ Daily surf lessons, surf functional training, video and photo surf session & video analysis

✔️ Shaper room visit

✔️ Unlimited use of surfing equipment during your stay

✔️ Carver lessons (surfskate)

✔️ Exclusive access to the coworking space with fast wifi

✔️ Tasty Breakfast every morning.

✔️ Welcome and Goodbye Party!

✔️ Exclusive group

✔️ Airport pick-up

✔️ Mastermind Sessions – share your ideas/projects/challenges in an intimate setting

✔️  Skill Shares – share your skills and knowledge with the group (if you like)

✔️ Hiking Trip (optional)

✔️ Yoga & Meditation Sessions – led by an experienced yoga teacher

✔️ Goodie bag – a few little gifts from us 😊

✔️ Portuguese lesson (basics)

✔️ Volunteering in the local community. Recreio Limpo Project

✔️ Network of new friends, business besties, and travel buddies

Who Will Be There?
Yvonne Ivanescu

Yvonne Ivanescu

Founder of Now in Rio | Canadian

Yvonne is the founder of Now in Rio, a travel website about Rio de Janeiro. She is also the founder of Fernweh Marketing and is completing a PhD in tourism and digital marketing
Betania AprilE

Betania AprilE

Owner of Rio Surf N Stay | Argentinean

In 2016 Betania started teaching Yoga at Rio Surf N Stay and a few months later decided to take over as an owner of the surfcamp. Today she teaches Yoga focused on improving surfing and runs retreats combining both disciplines for digital nomads and backpackers.
Fábio Martinazzo

Fábio Martinazzo

Serial Entrepreneur & Remote Year Ambassador | Brazilian

In 2015, after 12 years working in the IT industry, Fábio left the 9-5 desk job to join the original group of Remote Year, learning the tricks and treats of the Digital Nomad lifestyle, he traveled and lived in over 30 countries. Born and raised in Brazil, with a passion for any outdoor activity.

Here’s your chance! Do you want to hang around with other digital nomads in our unique community in the marvelous city with sun and ocean?

Hell Yeah! I want to join…

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Common Questions

Will there be reliable wifi at the Camp?

The wifi network at the Camp is pretty good. If you are having any doubts, please send us an email and we will send you a Speed Test picture.

Is transport to RECREIO from my home city included in the price?

No. However, depending on your particular situation we can arrange private pick-ups from your hotel in Rio or from the airport at an extra cost.

Do I need to bring any specific equipment/clothes for surfing?

It’s advisable to bring a good sunscreen, preferably an SPF 50, since the sun is very strong. If you don’t have your own surf equipment, we will provide you with all the equipment you need (it’s all included!) It’s best if you have a rashguard with long sleeves, not because of the cold but because the sun is really strong and the sunscreen, no matter how high, will wash off in no time.

Do I need a Visa for Brazil?

US & Canadian citizens: do need a Visa, so please make sure you apply for it early enough. Here is more information for US citizens concerning the Visa.
 Most Europeans  don’t need a Visa and can stay up to 90 days in Brazil. Simply fill out an immigration card, which you will get in the airplane. Your passport has to be valid for at least another 6 months. For more information check this link.
 For all the other nationalities: please check the Visa requirements for your country. South Americans don’t need a visa. 

I am interested in presenting/hosting a workshop during the Camp. Can you tell me more about how this will work?

Sure. Firstly, thank you for wanting to share your skill/knowledge with everyone at the Camp (we most definitely encourage this!). We will be in touch with all confirmed participants closer to the date of the Camp to find out more information about potential presentations/workshops. Please let us know in advance if you are interested, and we will be in touch with you!

I have special dietary requirements. Do I need to let you know before the start date of the Camp?

Yes, please let us know as soon as possible so we have ample time to make the necessary arrangements. We will however be providing a range of options including vegetarian and vegan options.

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