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7 Day Ultimate Surf Camp in Dominical, Puntarenas
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(No availability) 7 Day Ultimate Surf Camp in Dominical, Puntarenas

Dominical, Bahía Ballena de Osa, Osa Canton, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Fun Surf Camp Costa Rica

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Breakfast included
Airport transfer included

Spend a fabulous tropical surf holiday with Dominical Waverider. This ultimate surf vacation package includes all of the top things to do in Costa Rica. From fun surf lessons or surf tours at an uncrowded beach to an adventure tour such as exploring the underwater world or go on an adventurous canopy’s zip-lining tour, each day will bring a new and memorable experience that will make this trip the best of your life!

Meet the instructors

More, Simon, Jorge, & 2 More…
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  • 5-day surf lessons or surf tours
  • Complimentary adventurous tours
  • Use of surfboards and rashguards for every session
  • Surf photo analysis and free download of your surfing experience
  • Sightseeing trip and swimming at a waterfall
  • Airport transfers and local transportation
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaría International Airport
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For this trip, you may choose to stay in a standard accommodation provided by Dominical Waverider or in Villas Rio Mar.

Villas Rio Mar is the perfect hotel for couples or families and group of friends who are looking to spend a near-beach vacation while staying in a nice hotel with a wide range of amenities to enjoy.

The hotel is surrounded by tropical gardens, features a large swimming pool with pool bar, restaurants, tennis court, outdoor gym, and spa. The rooms are well-decorated and each room is equipped with a fan, air conditioner, a mini fridge, Wi-Fi, and double beds.


Beginner and intermediate surf lessons

If you are a first-time surfer or want to improve your surfing skills, this is the lesson for you. Dominical Waverider is going to teach you all the basics of surfing such as carrying your surf board, attaching the leash, safety tips, paddling techniques, standing up on the surfboard, and catching the waves. The surf instructors will start the lessons with thorough instructions on the beach. You will then head out to the water to practice and ride your first wave.

Besides learning the basics of surfing, the lessons will equip you with the proper surfing etiquette, safety knowledge, and how to care for your equipment in the surf, while ensuring you are up and riding by the end of the session. The surfing lessons run on a daily basis all season. However, the times may vary depending on the tides and conditions each day. The surf instructors are certified Costa Rica lifeguards and experienced surf instructors. So, you can be confident you’re in safe and expert hands at all times.

Advanced surf tours

Dominical Waverider advanced surf tours are designed for experienced surfers looking for an expertise hand to help you get the best out of your surfing time in Costa Rica. No need to stress figuring out where the best local surf spot is for swells or where is the right place to paddle out, their instructors will be with you at all times to give you valuable tips about all the best the surfing spots.

Included excursions

On this surf camp, a guided visit to a local sightseeing and swimming at a beautiful waterfall are included in the package. You can also choose one half-day and one full-day adventure tour.

The half-day adventure tour includes canopy zip-lining tour, guided hike at Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge, reptile park tour, or stand-up paddle boarding. While the full-day adventure tour includes horseback riding to Nauyaca Waterfalls, caves or mangrove kayaking, white-water rafting, rappelling the waterfall, or snorkeling on Isla del Caño Island.




Jorge Flaco


Natalia Natti


This trip will be held in Dominical, Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a popular surf destination among surfers world wide. It has tropical beaches, warm water, and good waves up and down the coast. Playa Dominical is located in the southern zone and home to one of the best and most consistent beach breaks in the country. You can always count-on shoulder-high waves to ride. Dominical Waverider also has point breaks nearby. Further south on the coast, they have the legendary point break of Pavones.

Surf spots

Playa Ballena

Home to the famous 'whale’s tail', a large, kilometer-long sandbar that can be accessed on foot at low tide, Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita is an ocean-lovers’ paradise. From October through March, humpback whales and their kin can be spotted close to the coast. Dolphins swim in abundance in these calm waters as well. Expect to pay about 10 USD per person to enter the beach.

Playa Dominical

Considered as the most consistent surfing spot in the nation, Dominical beach starts on the south side of the Baru River and stretches for more than a mile. Typically surfed at medium-to-high tides, the waves in Dominical are both powerful and thrilling. Lifeguards are on duty daily. In addition to water sports, there are several restaurants and tons of shopping. Check out the local vendor’s tables as they offer everything from jewelry to dresses to beach gear. It never hurts to bargain to get more bang for your buck. This is the most popular beach in the area.

Playa Dominicalito

Just three kilometers south of Dominical lies Dominicalito, a quiet fishing village with smaller waves than its neighbor to the north. The waves can be very children-friendly, but it’s always a good idea to watch out for rocks when entering and exiting the ocean, particularly at lower tides. Dominicalito is also a great place to purchase fresh fish when local boats arrive during the afternoons.

Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa is a long stretch of sandy beach, 10 minutes south of Playa Dominicalito. It’s a perfect beach for surfing and body boarding, although the waves are typically smaller than in Dominical. There is a lifeguard on duty almost every day at Playa Hermosa, which makes it a safe beach. Playa Hermosa is a fantastic place to purchase ceviche from area vendors and mingle with locals on the weekends.

Playa Pinuela

This beach is home to tranquil waves and is almost always empty. If you are looking for a private, secluded beach, look no further.

Playa Tortugas

Named after the tiny turtles that sometimes grace its shores, Playa Tortuga is just south of Ojochal and sits on the banks of an active river mouth.

Playa Uvita

Playa Uvita is 11 miles south of Dominical along the coastal highway. It’s a charming two-mile white sand beach with swaying palm trees and some shady relief from the Pacific sun. The waves are smaller than in Dominical and swimming conditions are ideal. The beach is part of the Marino Ballena National Park, so fishing is strictly prohibited.

Playa Ventanas

Playa Ventanas is a favorite beach for locals and is located near the town of Ojochal. There is a palm-tree laden cove that features a pair of distinct caves that can only be explored on a low tide. There’s also a secure parking lot directly in front the beach and several top-end restaurants located close to town. The sunsets here are second to none. It’s a great place for a family trip.

Nearby places

  • Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP) - 20 minutes


Daily breakfast will be served for you during the surf camp. Fresh fruits and water will also be provided for you during the surf sessions.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • 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)

  • Snorkeling and hiking in Marino Ballena National Park
  • Trail hiking and swimming in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Trips to Catarata Uvita, Poza Azul Waterfall, or Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge
  • Yoga

Spa treatments

Dominical Waverider offers massages by experienced and skilled hands. Their professional healing care therapist will help melt away any stress and sore muscles that may be plaguing you. The massage combines medium to firm pressure and long relaxing strokes for optimum relaxation and pain relief.

It is a classic full-body massage that is both relaxing and stimulating. This massage helps soothe muscles, boost circulation, alleviate mental stress, soothe the soul, and foster balance and peacefulness.

What's included

  • 5 days of surf lessons or advanced surf tour of two and a half hours duration
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Adventure tours
  • Airport transfers to San Jose International Airport (SJO) or Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP)
  • Complimentary souvenir from Dominical Waverider
  • Daily delicious breakfast
  • Free download of your surfing experience
  • Fresh fruits and water during surf sessions
  • Local sightseeing
  • Surf photo analysis
  • Surfboards and rashguards
  • Swimming at a beautiful waterfall
  • Transfer from and to all activities included in the package

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) or Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP). Transfer from and to these airports are included in the package. Dominical Waverider will pick you up at the airport. The driver will be waiting outside the airport for your arrival and drive you to Dominical. The drive between Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and Dominical is about three hours while the drive between Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP) to Dominical is about 20 minutes.

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

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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