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5 Days Tropical Waves Surf Trip Camp and Adventure Tour in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Stunning Surfing Camp in Costa Rica

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 15 participants
All meals included

Feel like taking a surf lesson? Always wanted to try paddle-boarding? Looking for an adventure tour in the jungle of Costa Rica? Or simply want to take a few days off to surf and relax? Caribbean Surf Trip has the perfect surfing retreat for you in a small paradise within Costa Rica! Learn surfing in the morning with local and experienced instructors, and spend the rest of the day engaging in adventurous activities such as SUP (stand up paddle) in the rivers of the area, walks in waterfalls, snorkeling, animal viewing in the wild, and much more.

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  • Daily surfing classes
  • SUP and kayak session at Punta Uva
  • Kayaking in the coral reefs of Manzanillo and Punta Uva
  • Visit to the Gandoca-Manzanillo wildlife refuge
  • Use of all required surfing equipment
  • 3 daily meals and airport transfer
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

You will be staying either in Villas del Caribe or Selina Puerto Viejo.

Villas del Caribe

Come and enjoy the best hotel site and beaches on the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Located directly on the beach, Villas del Caribe offers 26 accommodation units which include: four two story villas, eight junior villas, eight superior rooms, and six standard rooms with a king size bed or two twin beds as needed, ceiling fan, private bathroom, balcony with hammocks and ocean view.

All units are bright, fresh and clean, have private bathrooms and have been designed in modern Caribbean style which catches the coastal prevailing breezes for effective cross ventilation. All have ceiling fans and air conditioning in some units as well as large eaves add to the comfortable temperature inside the villas and rooms. They are tastefully designed, decorated and furnished for comfort, with lamps, cushions, loungers, and hammocks.

Selina Puerto Viejo

Selina Puerto Viejo welcomes you with the beat of reggaeton and follows it with surfing, snorkeling, and more. Selina is a haven for nomads, travelers, and explorers redefining what it means to travel, work, and explore. Selina is not just accommodation, they offer (gorgeous, beautifully-designed) places to stay. More than that, they offer a place to connect with others. Be inspired by stunning beaches and lush jungles surrounding you.

Fuel your creativity in energetic urban centers. Catch a wave, dance until dawn, or tap into a new level of productivity with surfing, activities, co-working, and community by Selina. If you’re looking for a unique, immersive, purpose-filled experience, you’re looking for Selina.

You can choose to stay in their dormitories, private, standard, or deluxe rooms. Teepees, apartments, and suites are also available. The amenities available include playground, restaurant - bar, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, fully-equipped kitchen, surf club, co-working space, yoga deck and lessons, tours, and transportation.


Caribbean Surf Trip's five-day surf camp in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica will include daily classes of surf and improvement in the morning followed by a combination of these activities in the afternoon, kayaking in the coral reefs of Manzanillo and in the Punta Uva river, SUP at Punta Uva with sightings of animals, turtles, sloths, monkeys, exotic birds and other animals, visits to the wonderful waterfalls in Bribri and a chance to see its wildlife, frogs, birds, etc., hike to Cahuita National Park and diving, and visit to the Gandoca - Manzanillo wildlife refuge.

On arrival of the group, Caribbean Surf Trip will make a welcoming committee with the best surfers of Puerto Viejo who will give a constructive talk about the sport and respect for nature enlivened with Caribbean rhythms to the sound of drums and wreath for each child or adult with a picnic of tropical fruits and refreshing fruit juices for the group.

The Caribbean Surf School has been awarded five-star on TripAdvisor as the best school in the Southern Caribbean of Costa Rica. It is also listed at the number one surf school in Lonely Planet in the South Caribbean.Your instructors for this camp would be Hershell Lewis, S.U.P. and surf instructor and Angel Morales (Ito), who is an experienced surfer. Please note there is flexibility on the different spots that will be visited, if the customer wants to visit specific beach in case of a group they can be considered.

Included excursions

  • Experience stand up paddling at Punta Uva
  • Go kayaking in the coral reefs of Manzanillo and in the Punta Uva river
  • Hike to Cahuita National Park and enjoy diving there
  • Visit to the Gandoca-Manzanillo wildlife refuge
  • Visits to the wonderful waterfalls in Bribri


Angel Morales
Ito Morales is an experienced surfer and has been surfing since he was 12 years old in the Canary Islands, his passion and way of living became stronger after he decided to go to California for surfing emprovement. After visiting Costa Rica, he met Hershell Lewis, surf instructor and friend, and decided to show the world the beauty of this land mixed with the great sport of surfing. Ito Morales will welcome you for this great surf trip full of positive energy and passion.
Hershell Lewis
Hershell was born and raised in Puerto Viejo. After spending some time abroad in Europe, he decided to come back home and opened his own surf school. Since then, he has been teaching beginners, intermediate, and advanced surfers in the Caribbean as well as in the Pacific. Widely recognized as one of the best instructors in the country, he also stands out as a professional surfer.
Kemba Boo
Kemba Rouse Hernández was born in Puerto Viejo Talamanca, Limon, Costa Rica. He started surfing when he was eight years old in the center of Puerto Viejo. This sport is natural and very different from all sports. Surfing helps him spiritually and physically helps him to socialize more to improve himself in his own surfing.
Misael Brown
Misael is a surf instructor of Tropical Waves Surf Trip.
Rigo Hawkins
Rigo Hawkins lives in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, Southern Carribean. He is 29 years old and has more than 20 years of experience teaching surfing and competing professionally. He is also a certified lifeguard.


This camp will take place in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica. In Costa Rica you will find some of the best and most popular surf destinations in the world. Many people visit this small country only to experience specific waves, such as Salsa Brava, one of the best in Costa Rica located in Puerto Viejo.

Puerto Viejo is located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. This means that everything is different on this side of the country, because there Costa Ricans live at their own pace. Everything revolves around the beach and surfing in Puerto Viejo. Puerto Viejo is a luxury destination for surfers. Many surfing championships are held in Puerto Viejo as well, due to the good conditions offered by this beach and the surrounding beaches such as Playa Cocles, Manzanillo, or Punta Uva.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a charming village of fishermen, with breathtaking beaches of transparent waters. Surrounded by the jungle, it offers an extraordinary diverse wildlife, hiding some rare species. A true paradise for surfers, Puerto Viejo is one of the most famous spots in Costa Rica, attracting surfers from all over the world. This small town gathers culture influences from the Indigenous communities and the Caribbean. In Puerto Viejo, foreigners and locals have found a “pura vida” way of cohabiting and living.


This surf camp includes all three meals per day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Soda

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)

If any member of the group wishes to make excursions to different places in the area, Caribbean Surf Trip offers a list of activities outside the price of this surf camp. Please contact them if you are interested. These activities are available:

  • Night tour to see the animals
  • Dolphin watching in Manzanillo
  • Rafting in the Pacuare River
  • Visit two days one night to Tortuguero and Volcan Arenal
  • Two-way tickets to Bocas del Toro, pick up from your hotel after the surf trip

What's included

  • Daily surfing lessons for all levels
  • Surfing equipment
  • Kayaking in the coral reefs of Manzanillo and Punta Uva river
  • SUP at Punta Uva with wildlife sightings
  • Visit to the wonderful waterfalls in Bribri
  • Hike to Cahuita National Park and diving
  • Visit to the Gandoca - Manzanillo wildlife refuge
  • Pickup at your hotel in San Jose on arrival
  • Return transportation to airport
  • 3 meals per day
  • 4 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 10 days before arrival.
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