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7 Days Terrific Surf Camp in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Exciting Surf Camp Costa Rica

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English

Feel the wave and have fun at the beach with La Oficina de Charlie in beautiful Costa Rica! In this camp, you will learn about the different techniques to approach the waves. Not only beginners but also the experienced ones will be welcomed here. If this is your first time, you do not have to worry as Charlie will be your instructor and will keep you safe during the lessons. So, what are you waiting for? Let's be friends with the waves instead!

Highlights

  • 5 surfing lessons
  • Different techniques of surfing tips
  • Exciting and fun experience
  • Video footage on a GoPro
  • Use of equipment
  • 6 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free parking
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

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, and you can all cook and eat healthy. 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 space

It is a four of six in a two-story building the room is on the second floor, has access to a living room, a 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.

Guest access

  • The whole house
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared shower

House rules

  • No smoking
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No parties or events
  • Not safe or suitable for children aged zero until 12 years old
  • Check-in time is flexible
  • Check out by 24:00
  • No drugs
  • No sand in the shower
  • No paper into the toilet
  • Turn off the lights and fans if not needed
  • Help to recycle

Program

What lessons offered?

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.

With seven years experience as a teacher in Manuel Antonio, Charlie will teach you how to catch your waves and learn about the different techniques to approach them.

Surf lessons

Starting with a full explanation in the shade of the palm trees, La Oficina de Charlie will explain the different techniques; 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 included: 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 surf conditions are not good enough, surfing will be replaced with hiking.

Instructors

Charlie
Charlie grew up in Manuel Antonio. He knows everyone and places you would never find unless you were a local. He is an adventure tour guide, a surfing and SUP instructor, a lifeguard, and a proud Airbnb host. Charlie loves meeting new people, traveling himself, and also sharing his culture and passion for nature. His motto is “The best way to share is with food!”

Location

This surf camp will take place in Manuel Antonio Quepos, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica. The lodge is located three kilometers from the Manuel Antonio park, beach break, and surf spots.

Nearby places

  • Manuel Antonio Park, 3 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Whale watching

General

  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property

Services

  • Free parking
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Things to do (optional)

SUP lessons

Conducted in quiet, safe waters in a local bay, far away from the tourist crowds and boats, and with stunning jungle surroundings. You will use soft beginner stand up paddle boards. It starts with a full explanation on the beach before you hit the water. La Oficina de Charlie will cover safety, how to enter the water, how to stand and balance, and how to use the paddle. Lessons are led by a patient, lifeguard trained instructor, and last up to two hours depending on what you can handle! The cost is 65 USD.

Adventure tours

With 24 years living in Manuel Antonio, using Charlie's local knowledge, he can show you some unique hiking routes, the best reefs for snorkeling, and the quietest bays for kayaking and SUP. This is the most thrilling way to safely experience Costa Rica off the beaten track.

Hiking tours

Three-hour coastal hike between Quepos town and Manuel Antonio exploring the uncrowded local beaches. Learn about trees, plants, wildlife and the Costa Rican approach to nature. Snacks and refreshments are included! The cost is 30 USD.

Kayak, snorkeling or SUP, and tour

These all take place in the bay of Punta Quepos, which provides you with warm, clear and calm water, the ideal conditions to cruise on a kayak, see the marine wildlife, and explore the wild rugged coast with SUP. The cost is 65 USD.

Waterfall road trips or other town trips

There are many beautiful waterfalls in Costa Rica. You can hike to the local ones in wet season, or you can drive to the bigger ones year round. This is a half-day excursion that includes visiting different towns and exploring the local lifestyle, food, and activities. Prices can be negotiated depending on the number of people and whether you have a car.

Other things to do

  • Kayaking (50 USD)
  • Whale watching (65 USD)

What's included

  • 5 surf lessons
  • Instruction sessions
  • Surf equipment (boards for different levels from soft boards to fiberglass)
  • Video footage on a GoPro
  • Sunscreen
  • 6 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Transfer from the Airport

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP).

Flights from San Jose to Quepos takes 30-40 minutes.

Arrival by bus

Buses from San Jose to Quepos three-four hours. While buses from Quepos to Manuel Antonio only 15 minutes.

Arrival by taxi

It is only 10 minutes away if you take a taxi from Quepos to Manuel Antonio.

Transfer from Airport available upon request Extra cost 200 USD round trip

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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