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7 Days Budget Surf Camp Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo Backpackers hostel, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Fun Costa Rica Surf Camp

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 30 participants

This listing has one of the 10 most popular offers available in Costa Rica

Join Tamarindo Backpackers' amazing surf camp with a professional instructor at the lowest price. Joining this surf camp, you will have daily surf lessons guided by Elias and including two surf trips. Elias will design the perfect surf trips for you based on your level. He can include surfing in Tamarindo, Langosta, Playa Grande, Playa Negra and even trips to the world famous Witch's Rock and Ollie's Point. Let's explore beautiful Costa Rica with Tamarindo Backpackers!

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  • 2 half-day surf trips
  • 3 2-hour surf lessons
  • Free coffee every morning
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Surf equipment
  • Surf instructor

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 30
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Laundry

Tamarindo Backpackers offers budget accommodation in Tamarindo Backpackers Hostel. This hostel is recommended by the Lonely Planet guide. Tamarindo Backpackers hostel likes to be called a boutique surf hostel, with two dorms and four private rooms. Tamarindo Backpackers hostel has a large courtyard and pool area, perfect for hanging out and making new friends. Save money and cook your own meals (and keep your beers icy cold) in our fully-stocked guest kitchen.

The dorms have A/C at night and private bathrooms. All private rooms have A/C and cable TV. Tamarindo Backpackers hostel has one room with a queen bed only. Tamarindo Backpackers hostel has three private rooms that have a queen bed and two single beds, these rooms sleep from one to four guests comfortably.


Tamarindo Backpackers has the cleanest and most comfortable dorms in Tamarindo complete with cold AC (9 p.m. to 9 a.m.) to a great night’s rest. Each dorm has large en-suite bathrooms with a shower. There are also two communal bathrooms throughout the hostel, each with their own shower. Hosting travelers from every corner of the world, dorms are a great way to explore Tamarindo with new friends and everything Costa Rica has to offer. A/C is available all day for each of our private guest rooms. The facilities include pool, en-suite bathroom and shower, air conditioning, free coffee, high-speed internet, reception desk service, free parking on premises, and laundry service available.

The facilities include pool, en-suite bathroom and shower, Air Conditioning, free coffee, high-speed internet, reception desk service, free parking on premises, and laundry service available.

Private rooms

Private rooms feature pool, all day A/C, free towels, free coffee, high-speed internet, reception desk service, flat screen TV and cable, family friendly, free parking on premises, and laundry service available.

Included excursions

During this surf camp, you will have 2-half day surf trips to other beaches such as Langosta, Playa Grande, or Playa Negra. The location is determined based on the level.




Tamarindo Backpackers is located right in Tamarindo. It is walking distance to all shops, restaurants, and bars but also just far enough from the center of town that you can get a quiet nights' sleep (to be up early for surfing) and not hear the noise of the nightclubs in town.

Nearby places

  • Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) - 1 hour



  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms


  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot


Tamarindo Backpackers does not have a restaurant at the hostel. But there is a large shared kitchen for guests to use. You can cook your own food and keep your beers cold, and this will really help you to save money. If you would like, Tamarindo Backpackers can arrange for any type of meals to be catered for you, from organic healthy deliveries to BBQs at the hostel. Tell Tamarindo Backpackers what you want and Tamarindo Backpackers will make it happen!

Things to do (optional)

  • Hiking in the Rio Celeste National Park
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Trips to the world famous Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point (150 USD per person)
  • Volcanic hot springs
  • Wildlife tour
  • Zip lining

What's included

  • 2 half-day surf trips to other beaches (location to be determined based on the level and the destination could be to one of these: Langosta, Playa Grande, Playa Negra)
  • 5 days of 2-hour surf lessons for all levels
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Surf instructor

What's not included

  • Meals
  • Professional photos (20 USD per person)
  • Video analysis (50 USD)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) or San Jose International Airport (SJC). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Tamarindo is a 4-hour drive from San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Tamarindo Backpackers is one hour from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). Tamarindo Backpackers can arrange shared shuttles for 54 USD per person for airport transfer from San Jose International Airport (SJC) and 20 USD from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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