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Adventurous Surf Camp in Costa Rica

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Breakfast included
Airport transfer included

Visit Dominical Beach for a 7-day surf camp and explore all its beautiful natural attractions and consistent waves which are the reasons why hundreds of surfers call this little town a “surfers paradise”. The beach has consistent waves all year round with several surf spots for all surfing levels. Whether you are a first timer or a good seasoned surfer, this place will highly meet your surf expectations. Let this experience be a part of your precious memories!

Meet the instructors

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  • 5 surf lessons
  • Full body massage
  • 1 amazing adventure tour
  • Photo and video documentation
  • Transportation from and to the airport
  • Unlimited surfboards use
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, Spanish, English
Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaria International Airport
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During your surf camp, you will stay in a private room at Mavi Hotel.



On your first class, you will learn all the basics of surfing starting from zero. No experience needed for this lesson. You will learn about safety and ocean knowledge, surfing etiquette, positioning on the board, how to paddle, how to stand up properly, and how to ride a wave! The instructors will be by your side all the time making you feel safe in the water, coaching you, giving you feedback, correcting your mistakes, and helping you to improve your skills with every wave you try. After a couple of lessons, you will be ready to move to the intermediate class.


You will be taking a step further in your surfing skills. You will shift from white water to the outside break or what Dominical Surf School calls "the green waves". Some of the things that you will learn here are: timing (when to start paddling for a wave and when to stand up), positioning on the board (normally you try different size of boards according to your daily improvement), paddling techniques, turning (how to ride the wave sideways), getting trough the bigger waves, and surfing etiquette.


This lessons are for people who can actually surf already but are not great at it yet and are looking to improve their skills. Dominical Surf School offers video analysis after each session. This is the best way to get better at surfing. Looking at your self will drastically change your performance once you can see what are the issues stopping you from taking it to the next level. Dominical Surf School will be working on fixing bad habits and improving the current skills that you have.

Note: Lessons work around the ocean tide and the times are different every day.

Included excursions

  • Nauyaca Waterfall tour plus horseback riding
  • Zip line tour


Debbie Zec
Debbie Zec is the owner and instructor of Dominical Surf School. She was born and raised in Dominical Beach, Costa Rica. She's 27 years old and has been in the ocean bodyboarding and surfing for as long as she can remember. She started working for other companies when she was 14 years old and since then, she has taught over 5000 people. When she turned 17, she decided to open her own surf school-camp because it would be the best way to extend her knowledge to anyone interested in learning about surfing.


Playa Dominical is located between Quepos and Uvita, on the south pacific of Costa Rica. It’s about 3 hours away from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Warm water, world class waves, easy access and excellent prices are some of the characteristics that make Dominical a surfer’s paradise. This area is a must stop for many tourists and especially for surfers from all over the world.

This place offers everything you will need to fully enjoy your stay, such as several internet cafes, restaurants, shops, bars, a bank, ATM, a medical facility, and supermarkets. To maintain an environmentally sound atmosphere, this exotic beach has been honored on several occasions with the ecological “Blue Flag”.


You will be served breakfast daily.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

Things to do (optional)

  • Bird watching
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • SUP yoga
  • Waterfall canyoning

What's included

  • 1 adventure tour including zip line and Nauyaca Waterfall tour plus horseback riding
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Photo and video documentation
  • Relaxing full body massage
  • Transportation from and to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • Unlimited surfboard use

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Dominical Surf School will pick you up from the airport. Transfers from and to the airport are included in the price.

Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaria International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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