Join La Oficina de Charlie on an amazing surf camp in Costa Rica! Growing up in Manuel Antonio, your host, Charlie, will teach you to catch the waves and show you places you would never find unless you were a local. Using his local knowledge, this is the most thrilling way to safely experience Costa Rica off the beaten track. There is no age limit and everyone is welcome to this surf camp.
The surfers room is a comfortable lodge with a spacious common room and areas to host easy-going travelers. This is a safe place with a parking lot, family ambiance, no parties, no drugs where you can all cook and eat healthily. This is definitely the place to make your base to enjoy the nature, wildlife, and the beauty of Manuel Antonio, and to start or to continue your surfing journey.
The room is on the second floor and has access to a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and shower that is shared with other guests and Charlie. Monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws, and agoutis come very often. It is all very calm in here and the spirit of surf is in the whole house.
All the sessions are conducted with good Tico energy and with the safety of a qualified lifeguard. La Oficina de Charlie offers a selection of surf lessons, from beginner to advanced levels. With seven years of experience as a teacher in Manuel Antonio, you will learn how to catch your waves and learn about the different techniques to approach the waves.
Starting with a full explanation in the shade of the palm trees, Charlie will explain the different techniques including how to lay on the board, how to paddle and how to stand up, the do’s and the don’ts to keep you safe, and the rules and safety procedures of being in the water. Then, you will hit the waves for two or three hours (depending on how much you can handle), where Charlie will patiently remind and instruct you to make sure you have a successful and enjoyable session. La Oficina de Charlie guarantees that after the session, you will have a strong base for your future surf trips.
All equipment is included, such as boards for different levels (from soft boards to fiberglass), video footage on a GoPro, and sunscreen. There is no age limit and La Oficina de Charlie accepts absolute beginners, so everyone is welcome!
Note: If the surf conditions are not good enough, surfing will be replaced with hiking.
This surf camp will take place in Aguirre area, Costa Rica.
Please book your flight to arrive at Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP). Flights from San Jose to Quepos takes 30 to 40 minutes.
Buses from San Jose to Quepos takes three to four hours, while buses from Quepos to Manuel Antonio takes only 15 minutes.
It is only 10 minutes away if you take a taxi from Quepos to Manuel Antonio.