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8 Days Guided Surf Camp in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Affordable Costa Rica Surf Camp

Join Selena in a fun-packed surf camp in Costa Rica! This package is designed for you who know how to surf but prefer a local guide who finds the best spots and epic uncrowded surf during all the stay. Selina’s guides have a deep knowledge of the area and will make sure you surf the right spot at the right time. The surf guides will surf with you and tell you everything you need to know about the specific spot, such as the currents, winds, sandbanks, and rocks!

Highlights

  • 6 daily surf guiding
  • Organized social nights
  • Useful and insightful surf tips
  • Professional surfing instructors
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


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

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot

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 lifelong friends awaiting your arrival.

Selina Santa Teresa has good and amazing vibes and atmosphere and very familiar and dedicated service. This accommodation includes 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.

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 it's 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. Beginner, intermediate, 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. The town center is located just a few minutes' walk from the venue where Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) is located 1.3 hours.

Nearby surfing spots include Playa El Carmen, Playa Hermosa, Manzanillo, Mal País, and Punta Barrigona. The waves are suitable for beginners, intermediates, and advances. 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 is 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 to 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 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 with a positive and relaxed feeling.

Nearby places

  • ATM, 2 kilometers
  • Surf spots - 10 to 15 minutes

Features

Activities

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

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Smoke-free property
  • Pet friendly

Services

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

Food

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)

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

What's included

  • 6 daily surf guiding for your level to the best surf spots
  • Surf tips
  • Selina team on hand 24 / 7
  • Organized social night in Selina’s playground and excellent optional extra activities
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Breakfasts, 6 lunch / picnic, and 3 dinners

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from/to the airport 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 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

 

Low season
  • Deluxe (single occupancy): 969 USD per person 
  • Unique (double occupancy): 707.5 USD per person
  • Unique (single occupancy): 1,129 USD per person

 

High season
  • Deluxe (single occupancy): 1,089 USD per person 
  • Unique (double occupancy): 814.5 USD per person
  • Unique (single occupancy): 1,239 USD per person

 

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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