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3 Days Crash Course Deluxe Surf Camp Tamarindo, Costa Rica

La Oveja Negra Tamarindo Surf Camp, Tamarindo, 50309, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Fantastic Costa Rica Surf Camp

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 4 participants
Breakfast & lunch included
Airport transfer available

With La Oveja Negra Tamarindo Surf Camp, you will find yourself having the time of your life. Your three Tamarindo surfing lessons will be customized based on your current skill level focusing on safety, etiquette, paddling, popping up, board position, stance, and reading waves. Whether surfing, eating Mexican, drinking, napping in hammocks, or partying, you will be living your life right! Come find out why everyone is raving about the legendary Oveja Negra of Tamarindo!

Meet the instructors

Manfred "Fifo" Gomez
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Highlights

  • 3 surfing lessons
  • Free unlimited use of board
  • 1 exciting snorkeling trip
  • Surfing photo package
  • 2 nights of lodging
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 4
Airport transfer available:
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$30 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$55 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Hot spring
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance
  • Outdoor shower

You will be staying at La Oveja Tamarindo Hostel, Surf Camp & Restaurant. The amenities include pool, outdoor patio, bar, restaurant, security, lockers, laundry service, air conditioning, full kitchen, free coffee, free Wi-Fi, and non smoking rooms. On any night, you will find travelers from all over the world having the time of their lives. Come find out why everyone is raving about the Legendary Oveja of Tamarindo, Costa Rica

The accommodations are available are:

-Dorm Rooms with Shared Bathroom

  • Air Conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared living room with smart TV
  • Free coffee all day

-Poolside Deluxe Private Room with Private Bathroom

  • 2 king size beds
  • Air Conditioning
  • Flat-screen TV with cable
  • Hot water
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared living room with smart TV
  • Free coffee all day

Program

Each day, after a fresh breakfast, set out to one of Tamarindo's best surf spots with your instructor and learn! Whether this is your first time on a surfboard or you have some experience and want to work on your technique, the lessons are guaranteed to improve your skills. The two-hour lessons are taught by locals that have been surfing in Costa Rica for nearly their entire lives, so you will get the best insight there is in Tamarindo.

Your Tamarindo surf lessons will be customized based on your current skill level focusing on the following techniques:

  • Etiquette
  • Safety
  • Paddling
  • Popping up
  • Board position
  • Stance
  • Reading waves

With this three-lesson mini-camp, you will have the freedom to choose which three days you will do your lessons, leaving you free time for other activities! Surf lessons are dependent on the tide, your time and meeting place will be given in your confirmation.

itinerary

Day 1

  • Surf lesson

Review surf basics such as paddling, popping up, and stance. Assessment of current surf ability to create a custom surf lesson plan.

Day 2

  • Surf lesson

Improving on the basics (popping up, paddling, stance) and introduction to reading waves.

Day 3

  • Snorkeling at Catalinas Islands

A world famous dive and snorkel location, especially during the season for Giant Manta Rays.

  • Surf lesson and professional surf photos

Learning to read waves and be able to paddle into them effectively. Stance, board position, and balance improved. Intro to surf etiquette and safety.

Included excursions

You will get to snorkel in the world renowned Catalinas Islands, a famous dive and snorkel location, especially during the season for Giant Manta Rays. The team will take you on an underwater adventure looking for sharks, octopus, and a huge variety of marine fish

Snorkeling at Catalinas Islands

This is a world famous dive and snorkel location, especially during the season for Giant Manta Rays. The team will take you on an underwater adventure looking for sharks, octopus, and a huge variety of marine fish living in Costa Rica's waters. In the right season, you can even sometimes hear humpbacks singing! This activity is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and can substitute the scuba diving activity for an extra fee.

Instructors

Manfred "Fifo" Gomez

Location

La Oveja Negra is in the best location of Tamarindo. Tamarindo, Costa Rica is a world-renowned surf location, made famous for the movie "The Endless Summer". There are almost always great waves, but not too big, perfect for those who are just learning to surf.

Features

Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Hot spring
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Zip lining

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Patio

Services

  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

Food

La Oveja Negra offers the best Mexican and international cuisine in Tamarindo! Since 2005, La Oveja Negra has been a place in Tamarindo for friends, family, and travelers from all over the world. Come any day of the week and find a great time. Hang out, get some delicious tacos, see great local musicians, and play some pool or foosball. There is a promo of "2 for 1 Cocktails" all day with your meal!

Favorite Breakfast Dishes

  • Ham and cheese croissants
  • Yogurt and granola with fruit

Lunch and Dinner Favorites

  • Tuna tacos
  • Shrimp chalupas
  • Steak quesadilla
  • Stuffed chicken
  • Loaded nachos

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Soda

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
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)

La Oveja Negra has an onsite concierge tour and transfer desk to help you with anything you need to get the most out of your Costa Rica surf vacation. Also, there is a spa package available upon request and can be reserved at our reception.

Recommended Activities Around Tamarindo

  • Sunset Cruise - Five-hour cruise with an open bar, food, snorkeling, and music
  • Guachipelin Adventure Combo - Ziplining, river tubing, horseback riding, hot springs, mud bath, and buffet lunch
  • Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall Tour - Two-hour hiking in Tenorio Volcano National Park to the famous turquoise waters of Rio Celeste followed by lunch and stop by the stunning Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
  • ATV Tours - Choose from a two-hour mountain or three-hour ATV ride and snorkel
  • Sunday fun day beach and pool crawl

Weekly Activities in La Oveja Negra

  • Live music every night
  • Surf trips
  • Yoga
  • Beach clean ups

What's included

  • (3) 2 hour surf lessons
  • Small group - no more than four students per instructor
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Snorkel trip to Catalinas Islands
  • T-Shirt
  • 3 breakfasts and lunches
  • Unlimited surfboard and rashguard use
  • Professional surf photo package
  • 10% Discount on everything at our Bar & Restaurant

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport shuttle (can be added for an additonal cost
  • Shuttles from Montezuma, Santa Teresa, Monteverde, and Arenal Volcano (please send an inquiry if you are interested in these options)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) or Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request at 30 USD and private shuttle at 80 USD (1-6 pax) and 130 USD (7-12 pax). Times vary. Please provide flight details.

La Oveja Negra Tamarindo Surf Camp offers shared shuttle service from San Jose and Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo at 55 USD leaving at 9:00 am and 3:00 pm and private shuttle service at any time for 240 USD (1-6 pax) and 360 USD (7-12 pax).

Other Shared Shuttles:

  • To/From La Fortuna/Arenal - 50 USD each way
  • to/From Monteverde - 50 USD each way
  • To/From Montezuma/Santa Teresa - 50 USD each way
Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport Airport transfer available: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$30 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport Airport transfer available: Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$55 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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