Women’s Surf, Yoga, Empowerment Retreat

Playa Ayampe, Ecuador


10 girls. 9 days. 1 beach house. surf, yoga, and empowerment Ecuador

Our belief is that daily life is meant to be filled with excitement and energy!

We are inviting you to come dive into our colourful universe, offering vibrant & ambitious girls

the opportunity to explore & unleash their true potential on our Women’s surf, yoga, empowerment retreat.

On the land, as in the sea, you will be challenged,

but you’ll also find yourself laughing out loud and dancing under the moon.

The Salty Souls Experience will increase your energy, your confidence, broaden your connections, and more simply…

Leave you high on life!

This Women’s Surf, Yoga, Empowerment Retreat is for women aged anywhere between 18 and 108 years old, that are ready to ignite their passion for adventure! We are looking for vibrant, passionate and active girls, who are not afraid of getting wet & salty, who are willing to say YES to new challenges, and who are thirsty to learn, share and welcome new perspectives. Having a burning desire to be part of this is all you need; no prior experience in yoga, surf, meditation, hiking or backflippin’ is necessary.




↠ Early Bird

€ 1,995*

↠ Regular Price

€ 2,170*

*subject to fluctuations in the exchange rate as payment is to be made in US$ (USD 2,290 early bird USD 2,490 regular)

** To view our special edition Fitness and Self-Defense weeks view the specific page for pricing and further info here.

Trip Characteristics

Dreamy Beach House

Playa Ayampe, Ecuador

Surfing & Yoga & Empowerment

10 max. guests

All Meals Incl.

From $2,317

All Levels

Airport pick up & drop off

8 nights

Just for the Girls

Rental Gear incl.

Quality waves

What’s Included…

  • 9 days/ 8 nights in a dreamy beach villa
  • All delicious meals (except 2-3 that will be eaten on the road)
  • Daily yoga & meditation class
  • 3 Theoretical surf classes + 4 private practical lessons
  • Surfboard rental
  • 3 Empowerment workshops
  • 25+ Professional pictures each day
  • Transport & access to all adventures
  • Airport transfers
  • June Swimwear kit
  • 1-month free access to the Salty Club
  • Boundless Betty pledge to plant 10 trees for each booking made via our platform

…and what’s not

  • Flights
  • Insurance  – it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate insurance to cover you for this event including cancelation

The Experience


“Surf is like the mafia… Once you’re in, you can’t get out. “ – Kelly Slater

Whether you’ve always dreamed of surfing, but never really had the chance to commit to it, or you tried a few times, fell in love with it and you now want to learn more, we promise you unforgettable memories in the ocean ! By learning with our professional surf coaches, your improvement will be rapid and effective, allowing you to get a taste of the incredibly sweet sensation of sliding down a wave !


  • 3 theoretical classes
  • 4 practical lessons assisted by experienced local surfers (1:1 ratio)
  • surf photos analysis

*The chances to become totally addicted to this sport are really high! We just wanted to let you know… ????


“There is nothing prettier than a girl in love with every breath she takes.” – Atticus

During the Salty Souls Experience, we will step on the mat every day! Our intention is to accompany you into exploring beyond the practice of the poses. We will explore with you different styles , and will be introducing meditation, conscious breath-work, and mantra singing. A nice flow, inspired by many months spent in Bali!

We aim to help you develop strength and become more graceful, but also become more aware and in tune with your body. Yoga is for us a way to create mental space, so we can generate a whole new flow of awesome ideas.

This practice promises to be highly invigorating, no matter what your level is


“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

Empowerment is being embodied and conscious in our daily actions. It is when we move through the world connected to our inner knowing. It’s finding ways to cultivate, magnify and stand in our power. Inside of you, lives some unexplored forces, a higher potential that is waiting to be unleashed. It’s not just in some of us… it’s in everyone. And as we learn to be liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others.

Over the course of 3 workshops, we will help you find or refine what it means to live a vibrant & purposeful life, and how to be more daring.

Time has come to unleash your greatness!


“You think adventure is dangerous…try routine, it’s lethal.”

Ecuador is a pretty epic country to explore. Here are the highlights of the bucket list we’ve lined up for this trip:

✓ Trek into the jungle

✓ Wrestle in a mud pool

✓ Navigate the equatorial coast in a fisherman boat

✓ Snorkel the colourful water around Salango Island

✓ Experience a shamanic Temazcal ceremony

✓ Start a dance battle in “la calle de los cócteles” on our night out in Montañita 


“We are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with.”

This experience is most probably the best occasion you’ll ever have to finally surround yourself with 14 active and inspiring chicks who have dreams as big as yours! The Salty Souls is your tribe, it’s a community of girls that want to do things differently. We can only imagine what projects, trips, ideas or sister-like friendships will arise from getting all the coolest women together for 9 days. 

Above all, this experience will allow you to connect with yourself. To give your body & mind the space to remember what truly makes you vibe.


“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

To live this experience to the fullest, you’ll obviously need some very good fuel, and that’s why we thought of including a delicious & healthy menu. The Salty Souls’ approach is all about eating clean, without compromising the pleasure. We believe in finding the right balance.

Our cook chooses fresh and local ingredients to create finger-licking meals full of superfoods, which will make you feel physically awesome! The menu is vegetarian (with fish) and dairy products are optional.

You’ll undoubtedly be heading back home with a bunch of new recipe ideas.

The Beach House

Every morning you will wake up to the sound of crashing waves in a homely beach house facing the ocean, only a few footsteps away from the sea! Yep, the Salty Casa, located in Playa Ayampe, can accommodate 10 people in double or quadruple rooms with private bathrooms. There is a large swimming pool, a sundeck, a wood-fired pizza oven, a pool table, a slackline, a nice chilling area with hammocks hung in between palm trees and enough space in the backyard for yoga & big communal meals!

About Playa Ayampe

Ayampe is a lay back surf town, located on the pacific coast 3 hours North of Guayaquil airport. This little piece of paradise has remained particularly authentic and is the perfect place to take some “me” time and connect with the sea and sky. Ayampe, with its smiley locals, offers a constant beach break kilometres long, warm water and breath taking sunsets. What else do you really need ? ????

The Team 

We are avid travellers and worldwide wave hunters. We came together with different skills and passions, dedicated to offering you the best of our knowledge.

We work together with local surf coaches, tour guides and collaborators that will welcome you warmly and make you fall in love with this country.


Surf, yoga, empower, eat, sleep repeat!


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    I had definitely one of the best weeks of my life with Salty Souls Ecuador. Learn so much about myself, socially, emotionally, mentally and physically. Really empowering! Loved everything about my experience! Great surf, amazing food, awesome yoga teacher! Everybody was so nice and we had a blast! Thanks again MC, Ari, Alex, Gracie, Leah, Isra and Erick and Chinito ???? and of course all my Salty Sisters! If you’re thinking about trying this experience, I only have one thing to say: Go for it! It’s totally worth it!! I would do again without hesitation!

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    What a wonderful experience for learning, growing and empowering women. I will be going back to Ecuador and Salty Souls on another trip because it was such an amazing experience. The people I met were amazing and gave me a whole new perspective on the world. Would definitely recommend unless you don’t like completely awesome things. Thank you to all the people who made this run and flourish into an amazing opportunity!

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    I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The people, location, food, and adventures all surpassed my expectations. If you are looking for a way to connect with some bad ass babes, spend time in a beautiful country, and be active then this trip is for you! 10/10 would recommend 🙂
    P.S. If you are reading the reviews, that means you’re at least a tiny bit interested, so stop sitting on here and go sign up! You deserve it!

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Any last questions? (FAQ)

Please read to fully understand the Operators booking terms and conditions, as well as any disclaimers you might be agreeing to by confirming your booking. Go
For your extra nights, we suggest checking the hotels La Finca Punta Ayampe or La Buena Vida which are both located a few steps away from the Salty Casa. If you wish to stay in Montañita (a more touristic and lively town located 30 mins away from Ayampe), we would recommend the Balsa Surf House. If you prefer to stay in Guayaquil for your nights before/after to take advantage of the free transportation included in the Experience , we recommend Chawpi Lodge or Nazu City Hostel. Both are located less than 10 mins away from the airport.
The weather in Ecuador is warm and tropical (between 22°C and 33°C), therefore you should be dress lightly. We recommend bringing yoga/sports clothes, bathing suits, a rash-guard (or a t-shirt you don’t mind getting wet), one long sleeve shirt, running shoes and a beach towel. A sunscreen with a high SPF (a zinc base sun protection is the best for the face while surfing) and insect repellant containing DEET are highly recommended. And don’t forget to bring your yoga mat !
Recommended vaccines are tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and yellow fever. The government of Ecuador requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever (see list of countries with risk of yellow fever transmission).
No visa necessary. A maximum stay of 90 days in the country is authorized to regular tourists.
Ecuador is politically stable and safe to travel to. The village where you will be staying -Ayampe- is a small and quiet surfer town and there is a 24h/7 guardian at the villa. We’ve been living in those countries for the past 3 years and we personally never felt unsafe in both El Salvador and Ecuador, so you should not be worrying. ????
Of course ! We actually think it would be a more profitable Experience done in solo! Whatsoever, we promise you’ll never feel alone ????
1. Fill out the application form. 2. We will send you an email confirming your admission and the availability of the requested dates. 3. Pay a 600$US deposit to secure your spot. 4. 60 days before departure, the payment of the balance will be required.
Yes, travel insurance is a MUST. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate insurance to cover you for all aspects this trip (remember that surfing is an action sport), including cancelation. Go fund me campaigns for people who have accidents abroad without insurance are becoming increasingly common and less supported!
We understand that life is unpredictable, that’s why we will try to accommodate each of you the best we can. However, the cancellation of a trip will generate fees for us, that is why we can’t give a full refund. This is our cancellation policy : – The deposit is not refundable. – 30 to 45 days prior to arrival: 50% of the trip is not refundable. – 15 to 29 days prior to arrival: 75% of the trip is not refundable. *For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure date, we can’t offer a refund.

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Women’s Surf, Yoga, Empowerment Retreat

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JAN, FEB, APRIL & MAY 2019 – Dive into our colourful universe, offering vibrant & ambitious girls the opportunity to explore & unleash their true potential. On the land, as in the sea, you will be challenged, but you’ll also find yourself laughing out loud and dancing under the moon.

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