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Adventurous Costa Rica Surf Camp

Explore the best of Costa Rica while learning and improving your surfing skills! La Oveja Negra will customize your surfing lessons based on your current skill level. You will also experience the best adventure around including ATV in the mountains, ziplining on a volcano, river tubing, hot springs, and a sunset cruise with snorkeling! The staffs are friendly multilingual to help make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. You are going to have the best experience at La Oveja Negra Surf Club.

Highlights

  • 7 surfing lessons
  • 1 surf trip to Playa Avellanas
  • Surfboard and rash guard use
  • Guachipelin volcano adventure combo
  • Sunset cruise and ATV mountain tour
  • Professional certified surf instructor
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English

Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Horse riding
  • Hot spring
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • 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
  • Patio

La Oveja Negra is a hostel with bar, restaurant, and surf camp. The place features an outdoor patio, 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 life. Whether they are surfing, eating Mexican, drinking, napping in hammocks around the pool, or partying, they are always living life right!

La Oveja Negra Tamarindo Surf Camp Costa Rica Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Costa Rica! You will land at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) where a shuttle will be waiting for you (you'll see your name on a card) to take you to your cabina in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, an hour from the airport. You will meet with your instructor who will give you an introduction to the course and get your prepared for your first lesson the following day.

Day 2

After breakfast, you'll head out to the beach with your instructor for your first evaluation / introduction lesson. Your instructor will assess your current ability and set goals based on your current ability of stance, foot placement, paddling and popping up techniques, position, and reading waves. You will also be taught surf safety and etiquette basics. After the lesson, you and your instructor will make goals for the week.

Day 3

After breakfast, you'll have a morning surfing lesson reviewing the day-one techniques and then enjoy an afternoon surf trip that focuses on footwork and basic turns on the surfboard.

Day 4

Get ready for your volcano tour! You'll be picked up from your hotel in the morning and taken to Hacienda Guachipelin for the best all-day adventure combo on Rincon de la Vieja Volcano that includes zip-lining, horseback riding, river tubing, full buffet lunch, hot springs, and volcanic mud bath. The zip-lining course is the best in the area including 11 cables, a rappel, a Tarzan swing across the canyon, and a rock climbing wall.

You'll then prepare for a 30-minute horseback ride to the Colorado River. At the river, you'll ride in your own tube for five kilometers. The river has a great mix of rapids as well as lazy places where you can float and admire the scenery. After a buffet lunch, you'll end the day at Rio Negro Hot Springs where you can relax among 10 different pools and enjoy a volcanic mud bath.

Day 5

After breakfast as well as your morning surfing lesson reviewing footwork, basic turns, and paddling, you'll seek out bigger waves and learn a lesson in timing. In the afternoon, enjoy an amazing sunset cruise from Tamarindo from 13:00 to 18:00. You'll set sail for the afternoon on an 80-foot schooner with an open bar, six gourmet courses, live music, one hour of snorkeling, and swimming. The boat has large bean bag chairs so that you can get comfortable while servers bring you amazing food and drink the entire afternoon until sunset.

Day 6

You will have breakfast followed by an ATV mountain tour. A perfect tour for both beginners and experienced drivers, this two-hour off-road ATV ride takes you up through the forest surrounding Tamarindo viewing native wildlife such as monkeys, iguanas, and many birds, as well as beautiful views of Tamarindo Bay. There will be a sunset surfing lesson with the photoshoot!

Day 7

You will have breakfast followed by a surf trip to Playa Avellanas to seek out bigger waves and practice more of what you have learned.

Day 8

After breakfast, you will go out for your last morning surfing lesson. After pickup from your hotel, you'll be driven to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). If your flight is in the morning, La Oveja Negra will move this lesson to another day.

Included excursions

  • Antares sunset cruise
  • ATV mountain tour
  • Guachipelin adventure combo on Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

Location

This surf camp will take place in Tamarindo. Tamarindo Beach is Costa Rica’s best learn-to-surf beach. It consistently delivers ideal surf conditions for beginner surfers. This location combined with La Oveja Negra's expert instruction and high-quality surfing equipment provide the ultimate surfing experience. You will also be taken to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Colorado River, and Playa Avellanas.

Features

Activities

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

General

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

Services

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

Food

During this surf camp, you will only be provided with breakfasts at La Oveja Negra's bar and restaurant. You can choose from:

  • Yogurt and granola
  • Ham and cheese croissant
  • Typical gallo pinto (rice, beans, two eggs, and toast)
  • Breakfast burrito
  • Huevos rancheros (two eggs, bacon, onion, tomato sauce, and toast)

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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)

  • A trip to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Blue Dolphin catamaran sailing
  • Estuary boat safari
  • Kayaking
  • Marlin del Rey catamaran sailing
  • Nicaragua one-day tour
  • Palo Verde boat safari
  • Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall tour
  • Scuba diving
  • Tenorio whitewater rafting
  • Turtle nesting tour

What's included

  • 7 surfing lessons
  • 1 surf trip to Playa Avellanas
  • Surfboard and rash guard use
  • Guachipelin volcano adventure combo
  • Sunset cruise
  • ATV mountain tour
  • Professional certified surfing instructor
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport for all activities
  • Professional photographer
  • Photo package
  • T-Shirt
  • Pool use
  • Taxes

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. La Oveja Negra Tamarindo Surf Camp will pick you up from the airport.

Airport shuttles from the airport will be arranged. If you have another request from another airport or location, La Oveja Negra Tamarindo Surf Camp can arrange something for you.

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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