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11 Days Refreshing Surf Camp Tamarindo, Costa Rica

All-Level Costa Rica Surf Camp

This listing has one of the 10 most popular offers available in Costa Rica

Enjoy discovering the best places in Latin America with Selina. Explore the incredible beach, jungle, and city spots, meeting people from all over the world, get insight into the local culture through specially curated content and programming. The suites in Selina will also delight you, who seek the comfort of a fancy hotel, while the standard rooms are perfect for those looking for respite from the social blast of the communal areas. You will enjoy surfing with amazing facilities!

Highlights

  • 9 daily surfing lessons
  • Free surfing time all afternoon
  • Social night and optional activities
  • Surfing tips, coaching, and surfboard hire
  • Breakfast, nine lunches or picnics, and four dinners
  • Transport to the best surf spots
  • 10 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


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

Airport transfer available:
Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (US$100 per person)

Airport transfer available: Juan Santamaria International Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot

Built with an eco-design, Selina has good and amazing vibes and atmosphere with very familiar and dedicated service. Situated at the beach with sea view, It has a perfect mixture of surfing, other activities, weekend parties, and relaxation. With a room repertoire that goes from dorms to suites, travelers will find an option for each personality and life stage. Time to gather and celebrate life in this new hostel concept that elevates the senses and connects you all.

The hostel is equipped with non-smoker rooms including three different double rooms (en-suite bathroom / linen and towels included), two double rooms (shared bathroom / linen), and shared rooms (shared bathroom / linen included). In case you omit this rule, a fine will be applied for smoking. Selina also comes complete with hot water, air conditioning, luggage storage-lockers, towel service, and free Wi-Fi. Please note that guests must be 18 years or older to stay in shared dorms.

Co-work space, TV area, shared kitchen (fridge / freezer and microwaves), laundry service, bonfire, garden, swimming pool, sun loungers, beach chairs, sun umbrellas, pool table, beach volleyball, board games, library, and parking are available as well. Selina is child-friendly (less than three years are free). Children are allowed in private rooms but extra beds and baby cribs are not available. The hostel is also pet-friendly with an extra charge (taxes included).

Selina Surf Camp Costa Rica Program

Selina Surf Club offers a comprehensive set of packages adapted to your needs with the sole aim of offering the perfect surfing holidays in Central America. They believe that they are part of the experience and therefore, they want it to be memorable. You will find a different concept here.

At Selina Surf Club, they teach surfers of all levels. They provide surfing lessons for you who want to learn how to step on to the water, surfers that want to improve having more speed and control in the green waves, also for advanced surfers who want to go one step further in their technique and style. Professional and experienced surf teachers coach you.

They will get you to that next level and help you get the most from your surfing. Selina uses the latest and most advanced equipment to provide the best feeling ever, all the lessons include surfboard and all equipment needed. They have incredible year-round surf conditions for all surfing levels, probably one of the best places worldwide to improve your surfing or learn to surf for the first time.

Equipment is included in the surfing lessons. The surf materials include huge quiver boards of all sizes (soft boards, fiberglass boards, epoxy boards and high-performance boards). Boards for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers are available. The surf package also includes free surf time with equipment outside course hours.

Check-in is at 15:00. If you arrive in the early morning, you'll be more than welcome to chill in the common spaces, have some breakfast, use all of the facilities or just store your luggage and go exploring around the town while you wait for your room to be ready. The check out is at 11:00, but Selina will keep your bags for free all day long if you need them to.

Location

Tamarindo

One of the main surf bases in Costa Rica is Tamarindo. Just like the tangy fruit after which the beach is named, Tamarindo is a delight for the senses. A former sleepy fishing village, Tamarindo quickly became the vacation hotspot that put Costa Rica on the map. Nowadays, surfers, thrill seekers, nature lovers, partiers, and foodies all come together to this tropical paradise that is the epitome of Pura Vida culture.

The long beautiful beach at its center is great for learning how to surf and there are more intermediate and advanced breaks close by. The breaks in the area are some of the best in the world, as evidenced by several international surfing competitions held here every year. The beautiful beaches are popular thanks to the consistency of the waves. The town is a perfect jumping-off location for beach and point breaks along the coast.

The calmest water for swimming can be found at the southern end of the beach while the water just off the busiest part of town is best for surfing. The nearby river mouth offers breaks that are perfect for the more experienced surfers. Nearby spots include Playa Grande, Langosta, Avellana, and Playa Negra. Surf is best during mid-high tide.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for its miles of white sandy beaches, monkeys swinging in the trees that line the sand, and endless waves that begged to be ridden. With the name Costa Rica meaning the rich coast, it certainly lives up to its name by having some of the best-surfing destinations in the world. From beginner to advanced, there is a wave for everyone along one of Costa Rica’s hundreds of beaches.

Unpaved roads and hidden paradises have kept these magnificent beaches from becoming overcrowded and will have you feeling as though you are entering a secret paradise. Demarcated by Nicaragua in the north and Panama in the south, Costa Rica hugs the Caribbean Sea in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the west. A high plateau divides the American cordilleras in the center, bordered by low coastal lands in the east and the west.

More of half of the population lives in this plain, with a volcanic fertile soil. Mangroves, marshlands, and sandy beaches characterize the Caribbean coast, 212 long. More cut and rocky, the Pacific coast spreads out 1,016 kilometers, dotted by gulfs and peninsulas. Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of plants and animals. Over 840 species of birds have been identified in Costa Rica.

As is the case in much of Central America, the avian species in Costa Rica are a mix of North and South American species. The country's abundant fruit trees, many of which bear fruit year-round, are hugely important to the birds, some of whom survive on diets that consist only of one or two types of fruit. Pura Vida is the most recognizable phrase attached to Costa Ricans. It reflects the inhabitant's positive view of life. Literally translated, the expression means pure life and denotes a simple life, free of stress, a positive, relaxed feeling.

Nearby places

  • The beach, 100 meters' walk

Features

Activities

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot

Food

Your breakfast is buffet-style while your lunch and dinner are local flares with both Western and Eastern influences served in the restaurant and bar. Special meals for vegetarians or allergic people will be catered for.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Badminton
  • Biking
  • Darts
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Yoga

What's included

  • 9 daily surf lessons (2 hours) in the morning for your level
  • Surfboard hire
  • Free surfing time all afternoon
  • Surfing tips and coaching
  • Organized social night in Selina's playground
  • Excellent optional extra activities
  • Transport to the best spots
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast, nine lunches or picnics, and four dinners
  • Selina team on hand 24/7

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) or Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Book your Selina Surf club airport transfer at an additional cost. Private transfer from Liberia will cost 100 USD. If you take a shuttle from Liberia Airport (LIR) to Selina, you will be charged 35 USD. From Tamarindo to Selina, you cant take a taxi which costs 10 USD. Uber is not available in the area.

Arrival by bus

You can take the public bus that leaves from the terminal 7/10 and drops you off next to Selina, the last stop. It costs around 10 USD.

Arrival by shuttle

If you come from other Selinas, you can make use of the shuttle service from most Selinas in Santa Teresa, Fortuna, and San José. It costs over 50 USD.

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport Airport transfer available: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (US$100 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport Airport transfer available: Juan Santamaria International Airport Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • April 1 - December 31

 

High season
  • January 1 - March 31

 

Pricing information

You can also choose to stay in the following rooms:

  • Standard room for single occupancy (1160 USD per person in low season and 1275 USD per person in high season)
  • Deluxe room for double occupancy (877 USD per person in low season and 950.5 USD per person in high season)
  • Deluxe room for single occupancy (1355 USD per person in low season and 1499 USD per person in high season)
  • Unique for double occupancy (933.5 USD per person in low season and 1069 USD per person in high season)
  • Unique for single occupancy (1465 USD per person in low season and 1739 USD per person in high season)

 

Cancellation / modifications policy
  • During holidays, bank holidays and special events, cancellations / modifications are free of charge up to 15 days prior your arrival. After that, Selina will charge your credit card with 100% of the surf camp.
  • Cancellations / modifications are free of charge prior to 7 days before your check-in date for the rest of the year. After that, the surf package will be non-refundable and you will be charged with 100% of the surf package.
  • In case of no-show, 100% of the surf package will be charged to your credit card.
  • Selina reserves the right and you hereby authorize them to charge your credit or debit card for any damage incurred to your room or the hotel during your stay (including without limitation specialist cleaning) or for any items that are missing when you leave. Same applies for the surf equipment.
  • Different cancellation / modification policies apply for groups.

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