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Costa Rica Beachfront Surf Camp

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 14 participants
All meals included
Airport transfer included

Join Surf Expedition has created a beautiful retreat mixing surf coaching on the best beginner waves in Central America, a 5-star chef providing 3 unbelievable meals per day, and daily yoga. This surf retreat is hosted on a beautiful beach front property, away from the overly touristic destinations. Discover and live the real Pura Vida lifestyle of Costa Rica from the 70s in this paradise still untouched. You will learn to surf green waves on the long beginner friendly point breaks and taste the best food of your life.


  • 5 surf theory classes and video analysis of you surfing
  • 10-12 surf lessons with experienced coaches
  • Daily yoga and stretching sessions
  • 1 boat trip and waterfall swimming (only during December and April to August)
  • Surf equipment included
  • 6 nights beach front accommodation
  • All meals cooked by a 5 stars international chef
  • Airport pickup from Golfito Airport

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: 4-14 participants
Airport transfer included: Golfito Airport
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  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck
  • Board rental

Fall asleep to the sound of the crashing waves, looking at the stars from your hammock. The Surf Expedition surf camp and yoga retreat in Costa Rica is located on a 20,000 square meter of lush beachfront natural paradise, and consist of an organic garden, many fruit trees and coconuts, a bar, a restaurant, an ocean-front yoga platform, perfect for sunset yoga and stretching sessions after a big day of surfing.

Choose between shared accommodation or private rooms and bungalows with bathroom and hammock in front of the sea. They even have their own exclusive wave out front!



In need to disconnect from the busy modern life? You will explore the most beautiful waves of the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, deep in the jungle and which still remains forgotten by mainstream tourism.

Treat yourself with a perfectly balanced mix of high-quality surf coaching in a small group, yoga sessions in front of the ocean, and deliciously nutritious meals prepared with love in a natural paradise. Some downtime is included in the daily schedule to live in the present, play with the dogs, collect your coconuts, or just have an afternoon nap.

This surf camp is perfect for you if you want to disconnect from your busy life, rest, recharge, eat well, practice yoga and surf every day while staying on a beautiful property surrounded by nature and waves.

You will be able to improve your technique and discover world-class waves accessible by speed boat (for all levels of surfers), swim in fresh rivers and waterfalls, ride horses, make chocolate with a local chocolate artisan, and much more.

Are you ready to bring more life to your work / life balance?

This surf retreat is for you if you're looking to

  • Take some well-deserved time off for yourself before planning your next move. Rest, recharge, practice yoga, and live the real "Pura Vida" lifestyle of Costa Rica
  • Slow down. Leave the phone in the bag! Disconnect totally on a private and beautiful beachfront property surrounded by birds and nature, far from the overly touristic areas
  • Surf 3-5 hours per day, start from zero or improve your surf technique on some of the best waves of Central America with their team of passionate surf coaches and video review analysis
  • Surf, eat, sleep, repeat! Get delighted with some of the tastiest meals, made with love and dedication
  • Let the adventure begin! Swim in fresh rivers and hike to waterfalls, ride horses on remote beaches, learn how to make traditional chocolate, and make new friends

Personalized surf coaching

  • Improve fast with their surf coaching program built from the best practices of reputable France surf schools and the International Surfing Association surf teacher training
  • Build your confidence with the knowledge and skills thought during surf theory classes and practical classes where you get a coach in the water with you during every surf session
  • Improve your technique by understanding what to correct with the photos and videos taken during the surf sessions
  • Get a personalized surf coaching experience: They teach in small group with a ratio of 2-4 students per coach
  • Stay safe with your friendly coach cheering you up, explaining you how to read and judge the waves, and teaching you how to improve on your next wave

The best waves to learn how to surf

For beginners and intermediate surfers, the area offers smooth easy waves that are perfect to learn how to surf, start riding the green face of the waves, or improving turns quickly. Improve your skills and confidence by surfing different waves. With 12 different surf spots in the area depending on the swell, the team will take you surfing to the best spot for your level, twice a day.

Explore the South Pacific coastline by boat to a beautiful wild area, spotting dolphins and whales if you’re lucky, surfing in pristine turquoise water before having a picnic under the palm trees on a beach surrounded by monkeys, iguanas, and parrots. You will have fun surfing with Surf Expedition. The smiles don’t lie!


This is the perfect time to just turn off the phone, relax and reconnect with nature, your family or friends, or just take a break to recharge. Rest and recuperate from surfing with daily Restorative yoga practices on the oceanfront yoga studio to complement your surfing and stay flexible, improve faster, and prevent injuries.

Why stay at Surf Expedition Surf Camp in Costa Rica?

Because you deserve a break

The breathtaking view from the 20,000-meter square property located directly in front of the ocean and surrounded by lush nature, no Wi-Fi, and many hammocks for your downtime will create the perfect environment for you to take a step back on your busy life and think about the changes you want to make.

Because you appreciate excellent food

Carefully made with love and fresh ingredients from Surf Expedition's organic garden by their co-founding chef, the amazing food you’ll get when you come home from the surf will be the tastiest meals you’ve ever eaten.

To feel better

During your stay, 6 'yoga for surf' classes will be offered on the outdoor yoga platform by the team's experienced yogi. Stretch, improve your balance, and relax your muscles while looking at the ocean and listening to the birds and monkeys around you.

To surf better

You will get in-depth personalized coaching in your preferred language (French and English available) during every surf session. They will film a minimum of 3 of your surf sessions and review your technique so that you can see and understand what you need to focus on.

To make new friends

Meet other like-minded travelers who are interested in surfing and create new friendships and connections for future surf trips.

For the carefully chosen surf spots (if you keep it a secret)

You will be taken surfing to different waves that not many people know, which means fewer people in the water (many times you’re the only one(s)), more space and more waves to learn on, for a safer experience.

To optimize your surfing time

Surf Expedition makes the effort to optimize the day according to the optimal tides for surfing. This means you’ll probably be offered to wake up very early for a dawn patrol surf session at sunrise when the conditions are optimal for surfing, and surf at least 2 surf sessions per day. Each surf session is 2-3 hours, depending on the energy level of the students and tides.

For the adventure, without the hassle

The team will take you on a boat trip to explore and surf different kinds of waves to expand your surf knowledge. You’ll do a picnic on the beach in front of the beautiful turquoise water and they will guide you through a waterfall jungle hike where you’ll see monkeys, toucans, and beautifully colored lizards.

For the waves

The surf camp is located a few minutes from the longest waves of warm water in the world, and have many other options around for beginner surfers. The area is blessed with many point breaks, right and left, which probably will be the longest rides of your life and help you improve faster than short rides on beach breaks.

For the local experience

The team have teamed up with the nicest and most knowledgeable locals of the area to share with you the beauty of their country. Experience the most beautiful horseback riding trek on the beach along the coastline and into the hills of an indigenous reserve and learn how to make your own chocolate bar from the cacao seeds with a local artisan.

Included excursions

There will be a boat trip to explore remote waves and picnic on the beach, possibly see dolphins and whales on the way.


The surf camp is located in Puntarenas Province.



  • Horse riding
  • Surfing


  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck


  • Board rental


Let Surf Expedition's amazing chef transport you to a happy place with what their guests like to say "the best food you’ve ever eaten in your life." Start the day with a delicious buffet of fresh fruits, homemade bread, fruit juice, muësli, yogurt, and top premium coffee.

Lunches and dinners usually consist of a selection of platters from salads, soup, sandwiches to more complex vegetarian dishes, filet mignon, roast chicken, and fish curries. Most of the dishes are vegetarian but they also cook meat on request if you inform them of your food preferences at the time of booking.

The bar is open in the afternoon and evening with a selection of ice-cold beer, wine, and your favorite cocktails.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • 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)

Horseback riding (70 USD)

Hop on a horseback riding adventure with a local guide along the beach and up the mountains of a native Indian reserve, where you might encounter fresh oranges to pick from the trees, see plenty of birds, monkeys, parrots, sloths, and amazing views.

Making chocolate bar (20 USD)

Make your own chocolate bar from organic cacao with a local chocolate artisan.

Visiting rivers and waterfall (1 included)

Cool off in rivers and fresh waterfall oasis, surrounded by tall trees from the rainforest.

Massage (70 USD / hour)

What's included

  • Surf guides to explain the particularity of each surf spots
  • 5 surf theory meetings
  • Video analysis of you surfing
  • An average of 10-12 surf lessons with experienced surf coaches (depending on tides and surf forecast)
  • Daily yoga and stretching sessions
  • 1 boat trip to explore remote waves and picnic on the beach, possibly see dolphins and whales on the way
  • Waterfall swimming (during green season April-August and December)
  • Small groups of 2-4 students per coach
  • Surf equipment during lesson hours
  • 6 nights in beachfront accommodation
  • All meals (mix of vegan, vegetarian, and home-style international classic dishes with meat)
  • Private transport to the waves by 4×4
  • Airport pickup at Golfito Airport (if you arrive within 45 minutes from the arriving and departing schedule)

What's not included

  • Flight
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Additional activities (chocolate workshop, horseback riding, massage)
  • Photo and video of you surfing to take home: They will shoot a minimum of 4 surf sessions during the week (200 USD pre trip or 250 USD on location)
  • Alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, and tips

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Golfito Airport (GLF). Transfer from and to this airport is included in your package if you take the suggested flight itinerary. The surf lodge is located about 1.5 hour from Golfito Airport. To get there, you need to take a short 50 minutes flight from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) to Golfito (GLF). Sansa Airlines have flights to Golfito.

Most flights arrive in the afternoon / evening to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). If this is your case, you should plan to arrive a day earlier to Costa Rica to take an internal flight to Golfito Airport (GLF) the next day. Surf Expedition Nicaragua team will pick you up in Golfito in the afternoon. You can also take the 7 am direct bus from San José to Paso Canoa with Tracopa and the team will pick you up at the bus terminal.

Surf Expedition can recommend an affordable place to stay in Alajuela or in San José located 5 minutes from the airport or bus terminal if needed. They work with a team of trustworthy taxi drivers who can pick you up and take care of your transport between airport, lodging, and bus terminal / airport and will make sure you’re getting the right bus ticket.

Between 30 and 90 days before your departure, Surf Expedition will send you an email with a proposed flight so that all participants arrive on the same flight. The shuttle is free if you book that flight or arrive within 30 minutes of that flight arrival time.

If you arrive on an earlier or later different flight, they can send you a trustworthy chauffeur to pick you and the cost is 80 USD (day time) or 85 USD (night time). The drive to the first destination is about 1.5 hours in Southern Costa Rica (from Golfito Airport). Surf Expedition strongly recommends using a reputable taxi service to avoid taxi scams.

All their packages include pick up from Golfito Airport or Paso Canoas Bus Terminal.

Arrival by bus

Alternatively, you can also take a bus for 6.5 hours from Tracopa bus terminal in San José and take a direct bus (try to get the Costanera route) to Paso Cano (border with Panama) and get a taxi for around 60 USD.

Airport: Golfito Airport Airport transfer included: Golfito Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 23% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Saturday August 3, 2024
(7 days / 6 nights)

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