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8 Days Exciting Surf Camp in Puerto Viejo, Talamanca, Costa Rica

All-Level Costa Rica Surf Camp

Experience riding the best waves of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca with Selina. From beginner to advanced surfers, this surf camp welcomes everyone who wants to enjoy surfing along with delicious food and good vibes. Join with other like-minded people, share your passion for surfing, and create your own unforgettable memories. You will go home feeling as awesome as ever!

Highlights

  • 6 daily surfing lessons
  • 2 hours of surfing session per day
  • Surfboard hire and transfer to the best spots
  • Surfing tips and coaching plus professional instructors
  • Breakfast, six lunches or picnics, and three dinners
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


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

Airport transfer available: Juan Santamaria International Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Horse riding
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

You will get a hostel experience like no other at Selina. The hostel is situated in front of the beach with sea view. Built with an eco-design, the accommodation has good and amazing vibes and atmosphere with very familiar and dedicated service. This place has a perfect mixture of surfing, activities, weekend parties and relaxation.

From dorm rooms to suites, this social extravaganza will build lasting bonds that will endure the passage of time. The hostel is equipped with non-smoker rooms including three different double rooms (en-suite bathroom / linen and towels included), one double room (shared bathroom / linen), and shared rooms (shared bathroom / linen included).

Selina also comes complete with hot water, air conditioning, luggage storage-lockers, towel service, and free Wi-Fi. Co-work space, TV area, shared kitchen (fridge / freezer and microwaves), barbecue facilities, laundry service, bonfire, garden, swimming pool, sun umbrellas, pool table, board games, library, and parking are available as well.

In case you omit the non-smoking rule, 300 USD fine will be applied for smoking. Please note that guests must be 18 years or older to stay in shared dorms. The hostel is also pet and child-friendly (less than three years are free) with extra charges. Children are not allowed in shared rooms unless the family rent a dorm. Extra bed is only available in the suite (extra charge of 20 USD). No baby cribs are available.

Selina Surf Camp Costa Rica Program

This surf camp is perfect for those who want to learn how to step on to the water, to improve the speed as well as control in the fascinating green waves, or to go a step further in term of technique and style. Professional and experienced surf instructors will coach you during this surf camp.

The instructors 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.

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. Board rental service starts from 10 USD per day.

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 Selina's facilities, or just store your luggage and go exploring around the town while you wait for your room to be ready. Check out is at 11:00, but Selina will keep your bags for free all day long if you need them to.

Location

This surf camp will take place at Selina Surf Club in Puerto Viejo, Talamanca, Costa Rica. It is just 10 minutes away from rest of the most important spots in the area.

Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo 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, Puerto Viejo attracts surfers of different levels of expertise. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced surfers alike can find a perfect breaking wave that caters to their level of experience.

Puerto Viejo is a place where the ocean and the jungle meet in perfect harmony. The exuberance of Puerto Viejo will remind you of what’s important. It is the Costa Rican Caribbean with a diversity of its people and the reggae vibes!

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. 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 in 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.

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.

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!

Nearby places

  • Surf spots - 10 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot

Food

You will enjoy buffet-style breakfast, six lunches or picnics, and three dinners. The food is a local flare with both Western and Eastern influences. Special meals for vegetarians or allergic people can be accommodated. There are also restaurants and bars (half pension or full pension).

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)

  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Canopying
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling
  • Yoga

What's included

  • 6 daily surfing lessons in the morning for your level (2 hours)
  • Surfing tips and coaching
  • Free surfing time all afternoon
  • Surfboard hire
  • Transport to the best spots
  • Organized social night in Selina's playground
  • Excellent optional extra activities
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast, six lunches or picnics, and three dinners
  • 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) or Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Nearby airports to Jaco are Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) which is 1 hour and 30 minutes away and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

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 choose to stay in other available rooms:

  • Standard room for double occupancy (604.5 USD per person in low season and 616.5 USD in high season)
  • Deluxe room for double occupancy (644.5 USD per person in low season and 660.5 USD in high season)
  • Deluxe room for single occupancy (999 USD per person in low season and 1035 USD in high season)
  • Unique room for double occupancy (723.5 USD per person in low season and 751 USD in high season)
  • Unique room for single occupancy (1159 USD per person in low season and 1215 USD 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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