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Luxury Surf Camp Costa Rica

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Life Surf and Spa provides an enchanting space where you can learn how to surf in a totally positive and supportive environment packed with fun and laughter with your friends. As soon as you reach Life Surf and Spa, you will feel the irresistible feeling of letting yourself be pampered by enveloping and colorful local flora as well as refreshing sound of the ocean. Book now and experience the positive vibes by surfing on a Costa Rican beach.

Meet the instructors

Mattias & Fabrizio
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  • Surfing lessons
  • Surfing certificate
  • Free surfboard rental
  • Photo CD with your best surfing moment
  • Highly professional surfing instructors
  • Free use of rash guard
  • 7 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Life Surf and Spa is a resort developed in a hilly area facing the ocean where each villa is set in its own corner of paradise so that their guests can fully experience the sense of relaxation and joy that put Costa Rica in the first place in the world. You will be awakened by the joyful song of birds, the warm tropical sunrises will warm your skin, and you will be lulled to sleep by the faint rhythmic sounds of the ocean dreaming of riding its waves.

At the top of their resort, you will find a wonderful irregular shaped pool out of crystal blue ceramic tiles that make water incredibly transparent. All of these are surrounded by a relaxation area rich of lush trees and sunbeds to take a nap or to drink a cocktail made in their well-stocked rancho bar or enjoy a beautiful sunset between surf companions!


Life Surf and Spa's modular curriculum of surfing allows them to respond to your individual needs whether you've never surfed before or you're already an experienced surfer. Their curriculum allows you to measure progress at their own pace throughout the week and they will support you in every step of the way. You will receive personal attention at all times, with individual feedback provided during each session.

With nearly 9 years of surfing experience in Costa Rica, their guides are fully qualified and always aware of the wave conditions, the swell, the wind, and the tides. They will bring you and your skill level at the right place at the right time from easy beach breaks for beginners and more experienced surfers at cliffs!

Their program tailored for women is designed to be fun, but also quite heavy in theory and practice, so you will have all the skills you need to feel safe in continuing to surf independently once you finish the course with Life Surf and Spa.

Beginner program

Life Surf and Spa specializes in introducing women to the sport of surfing for the first time. Their unique program is designed to surf in simplicity and fast forward. They will teach you how to easily jump up and ride your board in the first lesson. Also, you will learn knowledge and ocean water safety, board handling, paddling techniques, forehand and backhand turns, as well as the art of getting the speed you need to slide on unbroken emerald green waves.

Intermediate program

Their surfing lessons in the intermediate course are based on thorough knowledge of the sea and its features. These intermediate coaching sessions show how to identify best waves and use them to your advantage. You will also learn techniques for generating speed, taking off on the angle, using compression and extensions for body positioning, as well as trimming the wave. Life Surf and Spa will also focus on the reading of the line-up position, the selection of the waves, and surfing rules. The intermediate course is essential to becoming a surfer that can surf at any spot in harmony with the sea and the local people.

Advanced program

In this advanced course, their guides will help you increase your skills and perfect the style which is the basis of a well-executed maneuver such as learning how to make top and bottom turns, cutbacks, and floaters including knowledge of tides, reef geography, and respect for the power of the ocean. Life Surf and Spa, in this advanced course, will help you achieve the mental and physical strength to become a big wave rider.


Mattias is an Argentinian. He left his homeland to pursue his dream to live an easy life. His smile is contagious. According to him, riding each wave is expressing yourself to the sea, sometimes unexpected but always giving your full potential.
Fabrizio is a surf instructor and the owner of the Life Surf and Spa. He loves the simple life in harmony with nature and the energy of the waves.


This surf camp will take place on one of the best surfing spots in Costa Rica, either in Mal Pais or Santa Teresa. The high frequency of the waves every day, the positive vibes felt by local people, the places, and the food make it an ideal place. This place provides a charming environment where you will have an opportunity to discover the history, people, and natural wonders of Costa Rican culture while toning your body, expanding your mind, and meeting new friends along the way.

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy spa treatments
  • Enjoy the ATV tour
  • Horseback riding
  • Shopping
  • Try the Mal Pais canopy tour
  • Visit Cabo Blanco national park
  • Visit Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Visit the pristine forests
  • Yoga

Spa treatments

Life Surf and Spa offers a fantastic way to be pampered. Their spa is a sanctuary for those seeking peace and serenity. It is a place to de-stress, detoxify, and regain balance. You can choose from the following:* Holistic massage (60 or 90 minutes)

  • Deep Tissue massage (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Couple massage: holistic / deep tissue (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Integral (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Acupuncture (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Reflexology (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Yhai massage (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Rebalancing (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Lomi-Lomi Nui (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Hot stone treatment (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Bali (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Shiatsu - Acupressure (60 or 90 minutes)
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure

What's included

  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily surfing lesson
  • Surf certificate stating your level of surf and respect for the nature
  • Surfing equipment rental including surfboard and rash guard
  • Surfing instructor
  • Surfing photos in a CD
  • Wireless internet

How to get there

Driving directions from San Jose

  • From San José downtown, you take the direction to the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).
  • Once you get to it, follow the same road to Puntarenas.
  • After that, you go to the dock area right at the end of the city of Puntarenas and catch the ferry boat to Paquera.
  • Then, from Paquera, you drive on the main road following the signs to Cobano-Santa Teresa.

Arrival by airplane

You can book your plane to arrive at San José International Airport (SJC). After that, you can be picked up by Life Surf and Spa’s bussetta and it will take 5 hours. If you prefer, you can fly from San José International Airport (SJC) to Tambor Airport (TMU) which takes only 40 minutes. In Tambor, Life Surf and Spa can pick you up and the trip will take 30 minutes.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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