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The Biarritz Bonanza,
Picture this. You jump in the car with your girls, boards are on the roof, The Bonanza Playlist is on. Quick stop at the bakery for the essential morning croissant+espresso, before cruising down to one of our favourite beaches. You get the point.
We think of the Basque Country as Europe's California. With a side of Bonanza. Since moving here we've had an overflow of waves, community, dance, nature, baguettes, cheese, wine, road trips, friends, sunrises and sunsets. C'est la belle vie.
Together we'll enjoy the Basque Country to the fullest, immersing ourselves in the sea and in movement. When we’re not surfing or doing yoga we'll devour in all things French and delicious. Spend the entire day on the beach, visit a local board shaper, stroll in the cute boutiques in downtown Biarritz, have a vin rouge while the sun sets over the iconic Côte des Basques, hike in the Pyrenees, drive south for pintxos in San Sebastian, cosy up for an outdoor movie night.
Ok, we'll stop. But we can't wait for you to discover all of our little gems and all that we love!
SURF & YOGA
We'll surf Monday to Friday, with help from our local friend's surf school at a nearby beach. All levels are welcome but for the second and third edition we recommend those who've never been on a board before and intermediate surf levels. We literally can't wait to watch you catch your first wave or make your first cross step!
We'll have theory lessons to teach you everything from surf etiquette and technique to good to know's. We want you to leave the week feeling confident enough to keep surfing on your own.
As for yoga, Elin will guide you through different sessions during the week. As a certified hatha/yin teacher she'll provide a beautiful mix of flows and more meditative yin sessions.
Cheese, baguette, moules-frites. Colourful fruit markets and local wine stores. The French cuisine has stolen our hearts and we can't wait for it to steal yours too.
During the week we'll be served a breakfast bonanza (vegan/vegetarian options available) every morning at Casaviel. For lunch and dinner we'll combine eating out at our go-to restaurants, with home cooked dinner parties in the garden.
During your stay you'll also have access to a kitchen where you can cook, and we'll make sure that there's nutritious snacks to enjoy between activities.
We'll stay at the charming and quirky Casaviel, a 10 min walk from the beach and with Lac de Mouriscot next door. The dreamy garden is the perfect place for afternoon yoga, down time with a book or the mandatory French 'apero'.
This is an intimate and personal retreat. Casaviel accommodates 12 guests and all 5 rooms are equipped with double beds that will be shared.
For us, friendships are the key to happiness. Our aim is that Casaviel will bring the Bonanza Collective together for the week, and that you'll leave feeling like a part of a new community.
How to get here
Biarritz is easiest to reach via plane or train. Either you fly straight into Biarritz airport, or you choose Bordeaux, Bilbao or Paris and catch a train into the Basque Country. For more recommendations on how to get here, please email us directly so that we can help you find a suitable option.
We'll be able to pick you up from the airport/train station in Biarritz for a small fee and bring you safe and sound to our home for the week.
Bon voyage xx
GOOD TO KNOW
All equipment for surf & yoga is provided
No previous surf or yoga experience needed, most girls have never surfed before
We’ll eat a few meals out but most dinners will be shared in true bonanza style at the villa, the price for this will be around 25-50 EUR for the week
As it’s an international retreat all communication will be in English
Check in is on Sunday afternoon and check out is on Saturday morning
We'll be your local guides for the week, taking you to all our favourite spots
We’ll follow the local Covid regulations
The Bonanza Collective offers the perfect opportunity to get into the surf community and to connect with like minded women :)