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Exhilarating Costa Rica Surf Camp

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 6 participants
All meals included
Airport transfer included

This 8-day surf camp is designed for your comfort. Every detail is taken care of from the moment you land at the airport, making your overall experience stress-free and maximizing your time relaxing, exploring, and surfing some of the best waves in the world. Whether you are a seasonal surfer or a first timer, these packages will exceed your expectations in every way such as quality service, personalized attention, world class waves, delicious fresh food, cool vibes, great location, friendly staff, and comfortable facilities are awaiting you!

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  • 5-day surf lessons
  • Photo and video analysis
  • Free Spanish and Latin dance classes
  • Zip lining or horseback riding adventure tour
  • Daily breakfast and lunch or dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Unlimited board rental
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 6
Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaria International Airport
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During this camp, you will be accommodated at Tropical Sands Inn. Shared occupancy and 1 person rooms have a ceiling fan, double and triple occupancy has A/C.


The itinerary is subject to change depending on ocean tides. This pack includes 5 surfing lessons during the week, normally Sunday to Friday (Wednesday off). Dominical Surf School provides the instructor for beginner and intermediate surfers. Advanced instruction and surf trips are available upon request. Surfing requires loads of energy and desire to get out of your comfort zone. Dominical Surf School highly recommends training physically (cardio and balance) at least one month before your arrival.

There will be 2 sessions of photo and video analysis and you will analyze them together on Tuesday and Thursday. Your instructor will give some feedbacks and corrections for improving and also plenty of kudos and good times. You can take the photos with you if you bring your own flash drive, otherwise, Dominical Surf School will upload them for you into a personal folder in Dropbox.com

It's important that you know that Dominical Surf School arranges everything for you to just jump along and enjoy but if you prefer to stay at your hotel, relax, or do your own thing, Dominical Surf School respects and supports your decision. You will also have Wednesday off to do whatever you like.

Typical daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Surf session
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Waterfall visit or mountain hike
  • 17:00 Return for beach sunset and beers
  • 19:00 Dinner

Included excursions

Dominical Surf School does a few excursions during the week. For example, Dominical Surf School surfs 2 or 3 different beaches like Dominical, Dominicalito, and Hermosa beach. Dominical Surf School also takes short excursions to local waterfalls like Poza Azul and La Catarata Uvita. There is also one half day tour included which would be a horseback riding tour to Nauyaca Waterfall or zip line at Hacienda Baru National Park.


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.


This surf camp will take place in Dominical main street, 50 west from Diuwak Hotel in the direction to the beach, Costa Rica. Dominical beach is located between Quepos and Uvita, on the south pacific coast of Costa Rica. It’s about 3 hours away from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) airport and 25 minutes from Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP). Warm water, world class waves, delicious fresh food, its scenery, easy access, and excellent prices are some of the characteristics that make this location a surfer’s paradise. This area is a must stop for many tourists and especially for surfers from all over the world.

The town 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, needless to say, that there is free Wi-Fi almost everywhere you go. There are as well, a wide array of options for accommodation that will meet the expectations of even the most exigent hedonists and at the same time can meet the pocket of travelers who are limited to a small budget. To maintain an environmentally sound atmosphere, this exotic beach has been honored on several occasions with the ecological “Blue Flag” which assures that it is an ecological friendly town.

Dominical is also very well known for its consistent waves, mellow atmosphere, friendly and helpful people, as well as many other activities that you can do while you visit this small paradise. To mention a few: hiking, waterfall canyoning, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, horseback riding, bird watching, rafting, kayaking, and SUP yoga are some of the most popular things to do around here besides surfing.

Nearby places

  • Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP) - 25 minutes



  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing


  • Air-conditioned rooms


Dominican Surf School offers 3 meals per day. Breakfast is served daily at your hotel. Option to lunch and dinner at 3 different restaurants in town. Options are vegetarian, Costa Rican, and fusion food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • National park tour
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sport fishing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Waterfall canyoning

What's included

  • 5 surf lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transportation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Dominical Surf School souvenir
  • Free Latin dance class
  • Free Spanish class
  • Option for lunch or dinner
  • Photo shoot and video analysis
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited board rental
  • Water
  • Zip line tour from Hacienda Baru or horseback ride to Nauyaca Waterfall

What's not included

  • Alcohol
  • Insurance
  • Unlimited food (Food is restricted to one meal per time and one complimentary non-alcoholic beverage)

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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