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8 Days Beginners Surf Camp in Costa Rica

Costa RIca Surf Camp

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English

Costa Rica Surf Adventures gives you the opportunity to explore beautiful Costa Rica while learning how to surf on an unforgettable Costa Rica surf vacation. They will plan and provide essentially everything you need for the trip, including four-star accommodations, shuttle services, extra activities, surfing lessons, and more. This is an experience like no other!


  • Daily surf lessons
  • Experienced instructors
  • World-famous surf breaks
  • 1 extra activity of your choice
  • Free use of surf equipment
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Airport transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Tamarindo Diria luxury beachfront accommodations are only steps from the main surf break in Tamarindo - you cannot get any closer to the waves. The lush gardens and views of the Pacific Ocean are absolutely breathtaking. For your accommodations, they offer the Diria's classic, tropical, and ocean view sunset suites. You cannot ask for a more beautiful beachfront setting to enjoy your Costa Rica surf adventure.

The beach bar is a great place to relax, grab a bite to eat, or sip a cool tropical drink. The perfect spot to observe the local surfers, check out the amazing sunsets, or just people-watch. The beachfront pool has a beautiful view of the Pacific ocean. Surrounded by exotic and beautifully maintained tropical gardens, you will sense the natural beauty that is Costa Rica.

Tamarindo Diria are centrally located and close to all the restaurants and shopping boutiques in town. Costa Rica Surf Adventures is perfect choice for guests wanting upscale accommodations to complement their surf vacation. Enjoy the ultimate relaxation with free breakfast buffet each morning, three beachfront restaurants to choose from, beachfront pools, and free Wi-Fi. The rooms come with either a king bed or two queen beds, perfect for the couple, two friends sharing, or one person that just loves a huge bed to themselves.

Classic and tropical suites

Both suites are only steps to Tamarindo's surfing beach. In keeping with Diria's high quality standards, both suites are spacious and finely decorated. You will overlook lush tropical gardens with water fountains outside your door. The classic and tropical suites are exceptional and the perfect accommodations for your surf vacation in Tamarindo.

Sunset suites

These are the only hotel suites in Tamarindo located directly on the white sandy beach overlooking the beautiful Pacific ocean. You can watch people surfing from your balcony. Each suite offers a spacious balcony or a lovely terrace overlooking the ocean. Diria's ocean view suites have the absolute best ocean views in Tamarindo.


Costa Rica Surf Adventures has developed a unique learn-to-Surf program designed specifically for the beginner surfer. Their surf program combined with their low student to instructor ratio will get you started on the path to becoming a life-long surfer. They are dedicated to teaching the art of surfing and there is no better place to learn to surf than in amazing Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

With a Costa Rica surf trip, you’ll learn to surf on waves that are consistently listed as the 'best surfing in the world'. Take it from the pros, Costa Rica offers year-round warm water and great waves for both beginners and experienced surfers. The surf instructors and staff are all locals so you will be immersed in the true Costa Rica culture and lifestyle.

Surf spots

Old's man

Known as a classic longboard wave with a sweet shoulder offering high nose riding lefts and rights. Best conditions at mid tide with offshores.

Ollie's point

Right point at the river mouth with fast, hollow waves that roll on the beach, endlessly breaking over a rocky bottom (hence, endless summer II). Take off at a series of rocks with slow entry. Best conditions at outgoing to mid low tide and south or southwest swells.

Pico pequeño

Right lava reef break that can get absolutely insane. It seems to favor a southwest swell and a mid-high tide (low tide is sketchy and shallow). It's right in the heart of town.

Playa Avellanes

A series of rights and lefts from a river mouth offering a series of peaks including reefs and beach breaks. The northern end of the river mouth boasts an outside reef break, 'little Hawaii', which works best on a west or northwest swell and is ideal for long boarders. The river mouth is a rock bottom right that can get very hollow and best at low tide in the morning.

Playa grande

Probably the most consistent of all Tamarindo's spots. Even though it's a 20-minute drive or 30-minute hike north of town, Playa Grande is a cooking beach break, especially on a good south swell. It's a somewhat flat-ish beach, so it has the tendency to close out at low tide, but at mid to high tide, it's all close-to-shore, a-frame tubes. The best (and most crowded) peaks are right in front of the Hotel Las Tortugas. Always bigger than town. If everywhere's flat, Grande will have something to ride and it's especially good when an off-season south combines with wintertime offshores.

Playa langosta

Exposed beach break just north of Tamarindo with hollow peaks. Can get crowded at the main peak, but there are plenty of fun lefts and rights on the outside reef and beach break. Best conditions at mid to high tide with offshore flow.

Playa marbella

Located between Junquillal and Ostional, this is one of the area's most consistent breaks offering excellent conditions with the presence of offshore winds.

Playa negra

12 kilometers south of Tamarindo, offering a rock-reef right break that is fast and hollow at low tide creating a picture perfect ride. Best conditions in the morning with a mid tide going out. Negra will pick up swell from many directions and crowds can be a factor.

River mouth

Solid right beach break with hollow waves as they hit the inside reef. Best conditions on a due west swell with offshore flow and at mid to high tide. Not a totally classic rivermouth setup, but a really good wave when the sand settles just right, which it can for weeks at a time. Rights on the south side and lefts on the north. It's at the north end of town, across from the Vista Villas.

Witches rock

Two miles stretch of beach with hollow sand bottom beach breaks creating long lefts and rights. Take off can be steep, however offshore's generally keep the wave open and easy to surf. Best conditions with a west or southwest swell at incoming to high tide.


Tamarindo is one of the best surf destinations as it is a great place to use as base to explore a wide variety of surf breaks within a short distance. Breaks within walking distance include the river mouth, langosta, pico pequeño (to name a few), and within a short drive you can surf grande, avellanes, negra, and a boat trip away from witches rock and ollie's point.

The bay of Tamarindo stretches for about four miles, bordered on the north end by Playa Grande and the Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas de Guanacaste, where leatherback turtles can be seen laying eggs at night, and to the south by the south end of Tamarindo itself. There are at least four distinct surf breaks along that stretch from north to south.

When you aren’t out carving the waves, you will love the city too! Tamarindo has it all: beautiful beaches, perfect waves, great restaurants, exciting shopping, cozy boutiques, and friendly locals. Conveniently situated only 30 minutes from the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR), Tamarindo Diria is an entertaining Costa Rica surf resort and a fantastic place to meet other surfers from around the world. Enchanting sunsets, stunning white sand beaches, 80-degree water temperature - Tamarindo is beckoning you to come relax and enjoy a Costa Rica surf trip!

Nearby places

  • Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) - 30 minutes



  • Boating
  • Gym
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Sailing
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Zip lining


  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Garden
  • Restaurant nearby


  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi


Daily breakfast buffet in included in this package.

Things to do (optional)

Your surf vacation package includes one of these six exciting activities:

ATV jungle tour

Costa Rica Surf Adventures have their own Honda 450 ATV quads. The quads are all new and in perfect working condition. Do you want to see nature? Do you want to have fun? The tour guides will take you along forest paths into the mountains and along the beaches of southern and northern Tamarindo.

Enjoy one of the best adventure tours while driving your own quad thru the jungles of Costa Rica. You will see all kinds of animals and exotic birds, such as howler monkeys, iguanas, Tucans, and will appreciate the up close perspective that you get with the ATV tours.

Canopy zip line

Essentially, a zip line (canopy) tour is a system of zip lines (cables) attached to trees high up in the Costa Rican rainforest that offers visitors the exciting opportunity to observe and appreciate tropical vegetation from different vantage points, high above the canopy. Not only are you observing the Costa Rican rainforest from a vantage point high up, you are also traveling from tree to tree on a zip line! The views are great, but the adrenaline rush comes from zipping from tree to tree on a line is even better!

Horseback riding on the beach

There’s no better place to horseback ride than in Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, because this province is cowboy country where the horses are raised to ride. Therefore, if you are looking for an authentic Costa Rican experience, the horseback riding tour is for you. In Tamarindo horseback riding tour, you will discover hills, mountains, springs, beautiful beaches, and assorted wildlife all while riding.

The horseback riding tour operators offer a selection of some of the most beautiful and well mannered horses in the Guanacaste region. Their horses are very well trained and healthy and working with children is their specialty. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced equestrian, the ride will be especially designed for you.

Snorkeling trip

Costa Rica Surf Adventures use their own 28' Panga boat for their snorkel trip adventures. Snorkeling tour takes place in unexplored Costa Rican North Pacific beaches. This snorkeling tour is perfect for the whole family and includes lots of sun and fun. In order to get the best snorkeling in the area, you will leave from Tamarindo Beach on one of the boats headed towards the Catalina Island and Potrero Beach.

There, you will enjoy the beautiful colors of the underwater life, reefs, and exotic fish. A perfect tour for the whole family! Enjoy the warm sun and the submarine world in the secret and unexplored surroundings of the North Pacific coast. The guides will show you the exotic sea life that swims in the ocean.

Stand up paddle boarding (lessons included)

Costa Rica Surf Adventures was one of the first surf companies to introduce paddle boarding to Costa Rica. Stand up paddling is the fastest growing ocean sport in the world. A no-impact sport that will positively effect you mentally, physically, and emotionally. No experience is necessary. Come join them and give it a try!

Sunset Catamaran sailing

The Marlin Del Rey is a 66 foot sailing catamaran that has no match for size, comfort or service. Capable of reaching speeds of 25 knots under sail, the Marlin Del Rey has the power to travel farther and faster than any other boat in Central America. A forty foot beam provides stability and space for you and your family to enjoy the Costa Rican sunshine.

What's included

  • 1 extra activity of your choice
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Access to world-famous surf breaks
  • Airport transfer
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Daily surf lessons (three students per instructor)
  • Experienced instructors
  • Free use of surf equipment
  • Professional surf photos

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Lunch and dinner

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) or Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) is included in the package. Costa Rica Surf Adventures will pick you up from the airport.

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