They’re the people who serve many roles in your life: that of a therapist to get you through the tough times, that of a motivator to get you up and out of bed to that 6 a.m. Pilates class, that of a companion to watch hours of Sex and the City with, and so much more, and this International Women’s Day is the perfect time to honor the fabulous women in your life.
On March 8 the world celebrates all things female, and you should too by doing more than sending a heartfelt text. This year, show love for your fellow ladies by embarking on an adventure with your girl squad.
From surfing lessons in Mexico to cooking classes in Italy, we’ve found four unique and memorable experiences for you to share with the wonderful women in your life.
The best part? All these experiences at the resorts are complimentary. Simply book your escape to the dreamy destination, and enjoy the classes for free.
Surfing in Mexico
Channel some Blue Crush vibes at this stunning Mexican resort, home to a wildly popular surfing program.
The surfing culture is at the heart of the resort and its surrounding area of Banderas Bay, and you’ll see that reflected in the resort’s decor that includes wall decals of Frida Kahlo with a surfboard in hand.
And, in celebration of International Women’s Day, the resort will be offering free surf lessons led by local pros from the resort’s WAVE Surf Shop.
In addition to the hour-long lesson, you’ll receive memories to take home with you in the form of GoPro photos of you catching waves.
There will be three lessons on March 8 (9, 10, and 11 a.m.), and each is available to the first four females who sign up at the resort.
To book: www.wpuntademita.com
Golfing and Shooting in Georgia
Tighten up that swing at the Barnsley Resort’s 18-hole Jim Fazio course. On March 8, Head Golf Professional Chase Rutledgel will be leading a women-only complimentary golf clinic where you’ll get the chance to get tips from a pro.
Then, practice a different type of shot by participating in the resort’s free sport clay shooting lesson. Here Level III Instructor and member of the National Sporting Clays Association, Skip Smith, will show you and your ladies the way to aim and fire at clay targets.
To book these experiences: call 770.773.2457 or email email@example.com
Sailing in Costa Rica
This bohemian 85-suite boutique hotel is the perfect spot to celebrate #FutureisFemale with your girls. To celebrate women, the resort is offering a free sunset sail adventure for females only on March 8. Not only will you get to watch the sunset on the beautiful waters of Panama Beach, you’ll get to snorkel in them too. As an added bonus, you’ll get wine and light bites too, because why not?
Chances are good you’ll spot some dolphins too, making this the most dreamy International Women’s Day ever.
This excursion is available to the first 10 guests to register.
To book: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pasta Cooking in Italy
On this 2-mile estate overlooking the stunning Serchio Valley, just one hour from both Florence and Pisa, Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa is absolutely heavenly. With restaurants, swimming pools, a spa, and a variety of excursions, you’ll have all you could want and more here.
As if the resort itself wasn’t enough of a dream come true for any woman out there, it will also be offering a free pasta-making class on International Women’s Day. Here, you’ll learn how to make everyone’s favorite Italian dish, from scratch.
Class is limited to 15 people.
To book: contact the resort’s concierge.