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Learn to Surf Camp Costa Rica

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Breakfast & dinner included

Immerse yourself in the Pura Vida spirit and learn to surf in Costa Rica. Surf Inn Hermosa will help you cultivate a new love and ignite what quickly becomes a lifelong passion for most people who learn to surf. Surfing isn’t just about doing a sport or exercising, it is a lifestyle that extends far beyond the ocean. You will be so focused on learning that you will not be able to focus on anything else and will be kept in the moment of having fun!


  • Daily surfing experience
  • One learn to surf sessions per day
  • Free board rentals and surf instructor
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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You will be accommodated at Surf Inn Hermosa in a shared double, private double, and private single room occupancy basis. Beach front vacation rentals are a great spot to sit and watch your friends or family catching waves and if you choose the fully furnished studio apartments, you are just steps to the beach. All units are equipped with modern furniture, kitchens, air conditioner, hot water, cable television, and internet connection.


Surf Inn Hermosa’s learn to surf package is for all beginners, old or young! Daily surf lessons guarantee that students will become quickly acclimated with essential surfing skills. Your instructors are experienced surfers and will inform you with the joys about safety, channels and currents, lots of personal tips to help you ride a wave, and techniques to improve your surfing. By the end of the first week, you are sure to feel the unequivocal sensation of riding a wave.

Wake up every morning surrounded by nature, enjoy a healthy breakfast, and then head off to the beach with your coach for an action-packed surf adventure. Each session starts with a surf check of the waves and conditions that day. The basics of how to control the board in the line up, the pop up, paddling techniques, and basic surfing etiquette will all be reviewed; and then it is into the water you go!


This surf camp will be held at the Surf Inn Hermosa, situated at the heart of the action of Playa Hermosa in the district of Garabito, one of the best surfing destinations in Central America.

Nearby places

  • Jaco beach, 3 kilometers - 10 minutes
  • San Jose - 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Soccer field, 200 meters



  • Boating nearby
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace


  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Board rental
  • Local market
  • Wireless internet


The price includes daily breakfast and dinner. Costa Rica is blessed with tasty foods, mainly comprised of fresh vegetables and fruits, grains, fish, seafood, chicken, and meat. Typical breakfast is gallo pinto, a rice and bean mixture with eggs and corn tortillas and runs about 6 USD.

The typical lunch is called casado. It can be found thrughout Playa Hermosa and the Central Pacific zone. Generally, it includes white rice, black beans, fresh salad, vegetables, and a choice of fish, chicken, or meat and runs about 8 USD.

For dinner, options varies between 8 to 20 USD a plate. There are several restaurants to choose from within walking distance from the Surf Inn Hermosa. In Playa Jaco, a five-minute taxi ride, there are many international restaurants offering great food, including American, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Costa Rican, and Indian.

If you like cooking, the accommodations at the Surf Inn allow you to cook. There are tons of fresh fruits and vegetables that you can find at the local markets and you can buy fresh fish from the seafood shops in Jaco.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • 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)

  • Crossfit
  • Fishing
  • Improve with a guide
  • Learning to surf
  • Scuba diving
  • SUP package
  • Surf trips
  • Surf vacation packages
  • Yoga / fitness

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Basic surfing lesson
  • Daily surf lessons
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Well-experienced instructor

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Meals other than breakfast and dinner

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Surf Inn Hermosa will pick you up from the airport.

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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