Vista Guapa

Jaco, Costa Rica

Vista Guapa is a surf camp in Jaco, Costa Rica. They offer surfing, yoga, and SUP lessons.

Surf Camps 1

8 Days All Levels Surf Camp in Jaco, Costa Rica

Available from November till August

Speaks English

from US$1,450
from US$1,450
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Instructors 2

Dennis Picado

Dennis’ hobbies other than surfing are skate and SUP surfing. His favorite foods are fish, Casado Típico, and the chicken wings at Surf Dogs. What he loves about teaching is to see the happiness on people’s face when they ride their first wave! He’s currently finishing high school and looking to pursue Business Administration in college. He’s actively competing on national surf contests and training hard to be selected for international competitions as well.

David Solano

David Solano has been competing since 2004 at the Costa Rica Open Nationals, ranking at the top 20 where he gained a vast experience. He's now focused on the National’s Masters division competitions, ranking at the top 10 spots and getting closer to achieve his goals.

Testimonials 7

  • Emma and Angus

    TripAdvisor website

    The camp is set a few minutes drive from the beach in Jaco. The staff and management could not be more welcoming and helpful if they tried! The accommodation is set on the hill which offered fantastic views over Jaco and the sunset. Although the accommodation is basic, it was clean offered everything that I needed. If I visit Jaco again, I will definitely look to stay there again.

  • a traveler United States

    TripAdvisor website

    Had a fantastic time here and hope to return. Everyone that works here is nice, helpful, and chill. Expect an easy hassle free experience. Accommodations are nice with amazing views, beautiful grounds, and comfortable bedding, and good air conditioning. Breakfast is definitely great. Had a couples massage sent right up to our cabin, so there is more on offer than just the great surfing.

  • Lisa A.

    TripAdvisor website

    This camp is the bee's knees. They provide a wonderful and relaxing environment. The surf instructors are geared to your ability and they do a phenomenal job at pushing you to become better each day. They are always making sure that you have to what you need and then some. Alvaro and David made sure that each and every lesson I picked up a new skill. When I wanted to buy a board, they made sure that I went to the right place and got the right board for my skill level. I felt that I was in great hands! My friend and I had a chance to unplug from the world and connect with ourselves. Everyone at the camp takes pride in what they do and it shows! I highly recommend this place over and over again. P.S.: Never miss the breakfasts! They are yummy... and the oatmeal is the hidden gem on the menu... I kid you not!

  • Hilda D.

    TripAdvisor website

    Excellent service, nice ocean view, perfect for nature lovers. Visit to Manual Antonio Park was wonderful: good hiking experience with access to beautiful beaches. Easy access to Jaco's downtown area. Good place to stay.

  • Laura N.

    TripAdvisor website

    13 people for 10 days at the greatest surf camp in Costa Rica! From the minute we landed until the minute we left, every moment was catered and guided by professionals who took care of every detail. Vista Guapa surf's guides and staff go above and beyond so everyone has the greatest possible experience. If you are thinking about learning to surf and / or do some stand up paddling then this is the place! They supply the icing on the cake with an array of epic boards. Don't miss out on this live changing place. You only live once, make it count.

  • Toby T. United States

    TripAdvisor website

    This was the greatest adventure trip ever! Vista Guapa surf camp is a part of me now and I will be back. The moment I arrived, Wendy greeted me with a hug and welcomed me into the surf family. Camp is nestled up on a mountain providing amazing sunset / sunrise views with comfortable accommodations. Breakfast prepared by the staff was made from freshly picked local produce and cooked to order (my favorite meal of the trip). Location was close to the beach and shopping, only a 3 USD cab ride from the camp. Edwin, our driver, was the best, he taught me about the country, the town, the culture and corrected my Spanish (in a positive way). I’m a beginner surfer but the instructors: Alvaro, David, Daniela, and Titi helped me with my technique which brought my confidence up and anxiety down. By the end of the week, I was catching the waves on my own. I highly recommend this surf camp and can’t wait to return. Pura Vida!

  • Christy O. United States

    TripAdvisor website

    Having loved our first visit to Vista Guapa last year, we decided to go back there again for our annual vacation. The personal attention during surf lessons and the feedback provided help you get better each day. The camp has a relaxed atmosphere, very clean, and you begin to feel like you are at home. All of the staff and instructors are helpful and the breakfast is delicious. Everyone associated with Vista Guapa are easy going, friendly, and helpful - from the people making the reservations, the drivers to and from the airport, staff and instructors. We will definitely be going back!

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