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Memorable Costa Rica Surf Camp

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Selina offers a comprehensive set of packages adapted to your needs with the sole aim of offering the perfect surfing holiday in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. They believe they are part of the experience and therefore they want it to be memorable by keeping the real surf spirit and sharing with you the unique Costa Rican experience. Explore the waves more freely, interact with the people around more openly, and immerse yourself in the tropical nature completely!

Highlights

  • 4 daily surfing lessons
  • 2 hours of surfing session per day
  • Surf tips and coaching and surfboard hire
  • Breakfast, four lunches or picnics, and two dinners
  • Transport to the best spots
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
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Accommodation

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, 300 USD 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 of 10 USD (taxes included).

Selina Surf Camp Costa Rica Program

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

The teachers 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.

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.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board 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

  • 4 daily surfing lessons (2 hours) in the morning for your level
  • Surfboard hire
  • Free surf time all afternoon
  • Surf tips and coaching
  • Transport to the best spots
  • Organized social night in Selina's playground and excellent optional extra activities
  • Breakfasts, four lunches or picnics, and two dinners
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Selina team on hand 24/7
  • Free Wi-Fi

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport / Liberia International Airport (LIR) or Tamarindo Airport (TNO).

Private transfer from Liberia will cost 100 USD. If you take a shuttle from Liberia airport 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.

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 choose to stay in other available rooms:

  • Standard room for single occupancy (595 USD per person in low season and 649 USD in high season)
  • Deluxe room for double occupancy (451.5 USD per person in low season and 488 USD in high season)
  • Deluxe room for single occupancy (689 USD per person in low season and 765 USD in high season)
  • Unique for double occupancy (497.5 USD per person in low season and 537.5 USD in high season)
  • Unique for single occupancy (745 USD per person in low season and 885 USD in high season)
Cancellation policy
  • Cancellations / modifications are free of charge one week prior to your check-in during holidays, feast days, and special events. After that, Selina will charge to your credit card the 50% of your total amount plus tax.
  • Cancellations / modifications are free of charge 72 hours before your check-in date for 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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