11 Days Wonderful Surf Camp in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

All-Level Costa Rica Surf Camp

Selina surf club teaches surfers of all levels who want to learn how to step on to the water, improve and having more speed and control in the green waves, or for advanced surfers who wants to go one step further in their technique and style. Professional and experienced surf teachers will coach and get you to that next level and help you get the most from your surfing. Using the latest and most advanced equipment, Selina will give you the best feeling ever.

Highlights

  • 9 daily surf lessons
  • Organized social night
  • Professional surf teachers
  • The most advanced surfing equipment
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 10 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


9 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Selina Santa Teresa, the biggest hostel on the main road, is a 4-story playground that totally vibes with the town’s artistic environment and culture. With a bed and a room for all tastes, Selina has an electric social atmosphere and soon-to-be life long friends awaiting your arrival. You must be 18 years or older to stay in the shared dorms.

Selina Santa Teresa has good and amazing vibes and atmosphere and very familiar and dedicated service. This accommodation include three different double rooms with en-suite bathroom, one private quadruple room with en-suite bathroom, and shared rooms with shared bathrooms. All of them are non-smoker rooms. Free Wi-Fi is also available.

Selina Surf Camp Costa Rica Program

All the lessons include surfboard and all equipment needed. Selina uses the latest and most advanced equipment. Surf materials include huge quiver all sizes (soft-boards, fiberglass-boards, epoxy-boards, and high-performance boards). The boards can be used by beginners, intermediate, and advanced surfers. There will also be free surf time with equipment outside course hours. Boards rental service is available from 10 USD per day.

Location

Selina Santa Teresa is the best surf location in the area of Santa Teresa, directly at the beach in the surf spot. Santa Teresa is a remote beach town in Costa Rica that seems to have a little something more, a secret power if you like. It's an energy that can’t be explained but can definitely be felt by all. The long white sand beaches, the endless barrels, the music, the parties, the mind bending culinary experience and the beautiful people that walk the streets will bring you to Santa Teresa, but its that magnetizing energy that makes you never want to leave.

Santa Teresa has become one of the top destination surf spots for surfers in search of the best waves in Costa Rica. Because of its rolling coastline, white sand beaches, and notoriously ‘hollow’ low tide waves, Santa Teresa attracts surfers of different levels of expertise. Beginners, intermediates, and advanced surfers alike can find a perfect breaking wave that caters to their level of experience.

Playa Santa Teresa presents a variety of beach breaks, point breaks, and high swells for the more experienced surfers, and Playa Hermosa is a long sandy beach with easy going beach breaks, both lefts and rights, well suited for surf beginners. The surf is better at low tide when waves tend to be faster. Santa Teresa is also a popular yoga destination.

Nearby surfing spots include Playa El Carmen, Playa Hermosa, Manzanillo, Mal País, and Punta Barrigona. The waves are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advance. You can find the best and more consistent Costa Rica's waves. Selina Santa Teresa is close to the groceries, bars, and restaurants.

The major swells are from April to October, but the clean surf season is December to April when swell from deep antic lows reach the Pacific coastline with offshore winds a common occurrence. Typically morning surfs are offshore and afternoon are light onshore, make sure you are up early to get those classic glassy sessions.

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. Costa Rica surfing is definitely recommended and is a legendary surfing location and is seen as more of a 'hardcore' destination and for the adventurous it could be the trip of a lifetime.

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 with low coastal lands in the east and in the west. More of half of the population live 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 and 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, and relaxed feeling.

Nearby places

  • ATM, 2 kilometers
  • Surf spots - 10 to 15 minutes
  • Town center - a few minutes' walk

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Whale watching

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Pet friendly

Services

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

Food

The breakfasts are buffet meals and lunches and dinners are local flare with both western and eastern influences. Special meals for vegetarians or allergic people are also available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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)

  • Bike rental
  • Canoeing
  • Canopy
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Whale watching
  • Yoga

What's included

  • 9 daily surf lessons (2 hours) in the morning for your level
  • Organized social night in Selena's playground
  • Surfboard hire
  • Free surf time all afternoon
  • Transport to the best spots
  • Surf tips and coaching
  • Breakfasts, 9 lunches / picnic, and 4 dinners
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Selina team on hand 24 / 7

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Airport transfer is available upon request.

Alternatively, you can also book your flight to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) which is 2.5 hours from Selina.

Arrival by bus

There is a direct bus from San Jose to Santa Teresa and the bus stops in front of the property.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
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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

 

Low season
  • Deluxe (single occupancy): 1,465 USD per person 
  • Unique (double occupancy): 1,113.5 USD per person
  • Unique (single occupancy): 1,690 USD per person

 

High season
  • Deluxe (single occupancy): 1,825 USD per person 
  • Unique (double occupancy): 1,266.5 USD per person
  • Unique (single occupancy): 1,995 USD per person

 

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation / modifications are free of charge one week prior your check-in date during holidays, feast days, and special events. After that, Selina will charge to your credit card the 50% of your total amount plus tax.
  • Cancellation / modifications are free of charge prior to 72 hours before your check-in date the rest of the year. After that, Selina will charge to your credit card the total of the first night plus tax.
  • 100% of the first night will be charged to your credit card in case of no-show.
  • 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.

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