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8 Days Backpacker's Surf Camp in Nosara, Costa Rica

Nosara Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Surf Camp Costa Rica

Beginner difficulty
Breakfast included

Safari Surf is more than a "surf school." Immerse yourself in an authentic sustainable surf vacation experience. They will share with you their passion and vast knowledge for the art of wave riding, the amazing community, the local people, and the culture behind Safari Surf School. All this while leaving an incredibly small carbon footprint behind.

Meet the instructors

Daniela, Luis, Helberth, & 1 More…
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  • 6 surf lessons
  • 1 activity of your choice
  • Surf photos and video review
  • Top-notch surfboards and all other gears
  • Bike rental during your entire stay
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


6 days with instruction
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  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Wireless internet

Cabinas Kahala

With the white sands of Playa Guiones a mere five minutes walk, the location is excellent. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax, kick back in a hammock for a nap or to read, Cabinas Kahala is the place to be. It is located in a residential area of Playa Guiones, away from all the hustle and bustle. Simple, clean, and comfy.

Nosara Beach Hostel

The hostel, offering dorm style rooms, combines a jungle ambience with beachfront tranquility. With the soothing sounds of the breaking waves or the Howler monkeys in the trees overhead being the only distraction, the breezy wrap around patio is the perfect place to to sink into one of the many hammocks after a long day of surf and adventure.



Wake up to the sounds of Howler monkeys stretching their vocal cords off in the distance. Time for a fresh cup of coffee or whatever moves you. Off to the Safari facility for a pre-surf snack of fresh fruits and banana bread, and then meet up with your surf instructor.


Upon your arrival at the facility, your instructors will have you paired up with fellow surfers based on your surfing level and abilities. Boards waxed, rash guards on, it’s time to hit the beach through their private path to the sands of Playa Guiones. Some stretches to smooth out the kinks, and into the water for a surf lesson with our top notch ISA and lifeguard-certified instructors.


Body and mind craving nourishment after an awesome surf session, you get back to Olas Verdes, rinse off the boards, and jump in the pool to refresh, while your gourmet breakfast you just ordered off of the menu is being prepared. Share the morning surf experiences amongst new found friends as you feast on a fresh healthy meal.


Time to explore! This is your time to explore the many offerings that Nosara has to offer. Choose from a world renowned zip line, to horseback tour, to an amazing waterfalls hike, there are more activities to keep you busy than time for you to do everything, or perhaps you prefer to read a book by the pool or the beach, take a yoga class, or get a rejuvenating massage.


Back to the beach for an afternoon surf session. Working on fine tuning your new found surf skills or dusting off the rust from years past, surfing during the late afternoon hours before sunset just seem to cleans the soul.


Having rinsed off the day with a clean crisp shower, its time to get your dinner groove on. Whether you are headed out into town to one of the top restaurants, or setting up your tables at Olas Verdes restaurant, you will be immersed in some of the best culinary tastes the area has to offer. With a full menu access everywhere you dine, you will feel free let your taste buds roam.


For those who enjoy the nightlife, there are outlets to express your inner self. From the Tropicana for some dancing, to Shaman for reggae night, or you may find yourself at a house party form a tip you heard on the beach. Wherever you find yourself, the night is yours to explore.

Included excursions

Your package already comes with one activity of your choice with the options below. You can always add on additional activities to your vacation package, either prior to arrival or on site (additional cost).


Streaking down at empty beach or trotting through the jungle.

Kayak or SUP

Experience an amazing stand up paddleboard or kayak tour on the Nosara River or the local beaches.


Release and rejuvenate with an intoxicating full body massage.

Nosara Wildlife Refuge

Help support local wildlife by visiting the Nosara Wildlife Refuge.

Seasonal waterfalls

Discover the beautiful waterfalls and take a plunge in the cool water.


Center yourself with an peaceful yoga lesson and find your inner balance.


Ever wanted to fly? Well now you have the chance on this incredible zip line tour.


Daniela Munoz





Playa Guiones is nestled in the quiet, quaint town of Nosara in the Guanacaste Province on the Pacific side of the country of Costa Rica. Unlike the crowded beaches of places like Tamarindo, Jaco, or Dominical, in Nosara you won’t be trampled by hordes of tourists! There are no street lights or paved roads and they still have monkeys cruising in the trees, but there are just the right amount of amenities in town to ensure you have a relaxing vacation. It’s a surfer’s paradise!


Pre-surf snack (coffee, fruits, and banana bread) and daily breakfast with full menu access including fresh juice, water, coffee and tea, will be served during your stay.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks

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)

  • Center yourself with an peaceful yoga lesson and find your inner balance
  • Discover their beautiful waterfalls and take a plunge in the cool water
  • Experience an amazing stand up paddle board or kayak tour on the Nosara River or their local beaches
  • Ever wanted to fly? Well now you have the chance on the incredible zip line tour
  • Experience deep sea fishing in Central America
  • Experience the sea turtle Arribada when in season at the beautiful Ostional black sand beach
  • Fish with a local on the beach or at the Nosara River mouth and catch dinner for the night
  • Help support their local wildlife by visiting the Nosara Wildlife Refuge
  • Half day or full day kids camps specifically designed for the kiddos
  • Horseback riding down at empty beach or trotting through the jungle
  • Play football with the Ticos - it's their national sport!
  • Release and rejuvenate with an intoxicating full body massage
  • Support the community with one of their local nonprofit partners
  • Two hours private instruction session to help you reach that next surfing level

Spa treatments

Massage session is available and included in the price if you choose this activity.

What's included

  • 1 activity of your choice
  • 6 surfing lessons with qualified instructors
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Bike rental (per person) during the duration of your stay
  • Complimentary surf photos (free download)
  • Daily breakfast with full menu access (including water, fresh juice, coffee, and tea)
  • Pre-surf snack (coffee, fruits, and banana bread)
  • Unlimited use of top-notch surfboards and all other gears

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Nosara Airport (NOB).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.
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