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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Every camp is a little different. Check your individual camp landing page for more detailed information. We also have 'Training Only' options for each camp if you'd like to arrange your own lodging

We have a lot of upfront costs for these camps so last minute cancellations are difficult and costly for our charity. All retreats are non-refundable but is fully transferrable to another party for the same camp.

Sorry, no exceptions for injuries or personal circumstances. 

You fly into LIR Liberia Airport and take a shuttle to Tamarindo, 1 hour away. San Jose airport is over 5 hours away. Please keep in mind your airfare and airport shuttle are not included.

See schedule for your specific camp

Of course. If you would like we can set up some extra time for you. 

Yes, this retreat is family-friendly. If you want to add your family, we are happy to work out some pricing for you. Just contact ron@herobjj.com and I will happily customize your accommodations and get you some pricing. Children (under 18) are not permitted in retreat sessions but can join in our kids classes. 

We highly encourage it. Costa Rica is an amazing country with so much to see and do. This is a short seminar so while we try to pack as much into the experience as possible, it’s best to add a few days before or after to your vacation if you want to see the sights. We are happy to help you plan your vacation. There are nearby Volcanos, Waterfalls and Rainforests that are easy to explore from town. 

We do a lot of these camps and customize the schedule to give you ample time to experience Costa Rica and get in some adventure while you’re here. A few extra days on the front or back of your trip would make it more manageable if you want to have excursions. 

There will be maximum 50 people. You will have direct access to the instructors to ask questions. All the attendees will stay in the same hotel and you will share the common spaces. Your interaction level is up to you. As much or as little as you like. Everyone has breakfast together before training and there are excursions and outings planned every day. Everything is optional. There will be a WhatsApp group and people constantly communicate through that to see what everyone is doing. 

Everyone gets their own room unless you request otherwise. You can search Arco Iris Hotel, Pasatiempo, Hotel Elixir and Casa Leona to see they are highly rated boutique hotels. Beautiful amenities and prime location. Less than 10 minute walk to the beach, 2 minutes to the gym and 2 minutes to the center of town. They are hotel rooms, AC, refrigerators, wifi, and TV. Check out the hotel’s website for more info.

Yes! You will make new best friends on the first day. Many ‘new’ people come every year and are quickly welcomed into the family. Most people attending our retreats, return and attend multiple camps per year with different instructors. This experience is second to none. Most of our camps are made of about 70% returning clients.

Yes! We wash all of your training gear for you. You have to leave it at the gym after the session. We are unable to use special detergent and we must machine dry.

No. Everything in town is walking distance. There are 50+ bars and restaurants at your front door. The gym is 2 minutes away, the beach 10. If you want to explore nearby beaches or towns, we can help you rent a car. 

Tamarindo is a legendary Costa Rican beach perfect for beginner to intermediate surfing and swimming. The beach is lined with bars and restaurants. The town itself is a small but popular tourist destination. Sunset is an event here everyday. The entire town comes down to the beach to enjoy the end of the day. Popular Yoga/Fitness/Surfing destination, very active with options to do whatever you want on your vacation.

We can set up anything you want to do. Check out volcanoes, mud baths, hot springs, waterfalls, zipline, horseback rides on the beach, spearfishing, surf lessons, deep-sea fishing, ATV, Catamaran sunset cruise and much more. 

There are options for every budget. If you want to eat for 20 bucks a day or have a nice steak dinner, all those options are available for you. Just talk to Ron and he will steer you in the right direction. All businesses accept US Dollars.

Hero Academy is a large bodega space in a quiet location on the backside of town. 3500 ft2 of Zebra and Dollumar mats with huge barn doors for an amazing cross breeze. 

We have been planning fitness retreats in Tamarindo since 2016 and do over 15-20 events per year. We are a non-profit 501c3 in the USA and Costa Rica that trains over 150 local kids free of charge.

As of April 1, 2022, there are no longer Covid related requirements to enter or leave Costa Rica. No testing, insurance or forms. 

Super easy! Click any of the Register Now buttons on the page. If you have questions, email ron@herobjj.com

I'm happy to help. Shoot me a message ron@herobjj.com or WhatsApp +506 8710-5304.

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