8 Days Beginner Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

  • Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel, 1100 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Beginner Costa Rica Surf Camp

Witch's Rock Surf Camp will make your dream of learning how to surf come true.Starting out as a beginning surfers just like you, they understand how difficult it can be learning how to surf. Thier program provides a friendly and safe environment to master the core skills needed to become a competent surfer. Whether you are planning a family vacation in Tamarindo with children or just want to learn to surf, or you are looking for some fun and fast barrels, they got you covered.

Highlights

  • Daily surf lessons
  • Graduation surf trip
  • Money back guarantee
  • Surfing at Playa Tamarindo
  • Top qualification instructor
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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The Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel in Tamarindo immediately puts you into the Pura Vida Costa Rica mindset from the moment you walk through the front doors. The open-air layout of this Tamarindo hotel presents you with lush tropical flora and fauna, brightly colored murals, cents of fresh Costa Rican coffee and flowers, the feeling of the warm sun and the ocean breeze, and sounds of local wildlife.

In this surf camp, three types of accommodation are offered by Witch's Rock Surf Camp. The accommodations are Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel standard room, Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel adjoining room, and Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel two bedroom apartment. For more information on Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel adjoining room and Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel two bedroom apartment, please send an inquiry to Witch's Rock Surf Camp.

Two hours daily surf lessons

Witch's Rock Surf Camp gives intimate and focused instruction with a maximum of three students per instructor. They think this is one of the things that set them apart from other surf schools. They are not interested in taking large groups of people out into the surf just to paddle around. This package is for people who really want to learn.

Witch's Rock Surf Camp surf instructors are bi-lingual, friendly, patient, and qualified. They are local surfers with a deep understanding of the sport of surfing, safety, and Tamarindo beaches. They don't do the group surf lesson thing. Their lessons are private; never more than four guests per instructor, ensuring you get plenty of attention and improve quickly.

Optional classroom seminars

You can join optional classroom seminars lead by Witch's Rock Surf Camp surf instructors that are interesting, informative, and fun. This is a great way to meet other people at the camp. Topics include surf science, safety, paddling, and surf etiquette. The seminars are recommended for beginners and intermediate surfers, and advanced surfers are welcome to join for a refresher, or to share your experience.

Graduation surf trip by Friday

Now that you have a whole new level of skill, Witch's Rock Surf Camp will take you on a surf trip to one of their nearby beaches to test those skills on new waves. This mini-trip will leave you feeling confident and empowered in the water. You might feel like your friends and family at home wouldn't believe it. That's why they get it all on film. The graduation trip is only offered to guests who participate in the camp from Saturday to Saturday.

Graduation surf ceremony

It's official, you're a surfer now! You will watch a surf video of your unforgettable week and reminisce with new life-long friends before you head home. You can also purchase the video as a souvenir.

Witch's Rock Surf Camp is really good at what they do. Since they opened 15 years ago, they have successfully taught over 90,000 surf lessons. If you don't learn to surf, Witch's Rock Surf Camp offers a money-back guarantee. Come for our standard week-long beginner surf school program and if they can't get you riding waves, Witch's Rock Surf Camp will refund the whole surf package.

They get many people standing up on their first lesson but they will get you surfing even if you're not a strong swimmer, you're not a spring chicken anymore, or you're not in great shape. Whatever it takes, Witch's Rock Surf Camp go the extra mile to give you that new surfer smile.

Playa Tamarindo is a stunning 1.5 mile stretch of beach situated along the Guanacaste coastline in northwest Costa Rica. Just a one hour drive from the Liberia Airport (LIR), this small yet bustling surf town offers an all-inclusive vacation experience in itself.

You won’t need to rent a car here, you can walk to everything including beaches, restaurants, shops, parks, and a wide array of activities. Enjoy the ease, diversity, and beauty of this culturally eclectic and naturally beautiful slice of heaven on Earth.

The surf camp is located just north of the equator means Tamarindo receives consistent surf throughout the year from south, west, and north swells. Tamarindo has multiple surf spots with waves for all levels of surfers right in front of the surf camp.

There are also many world-class point breaks, reef breaks, and beach breaks located a short boat or van ride from town. Come to surf the famous Witch’s Rock, Ollie’s Point, Playa Avellanas, Playa Grande, and Playa Marbella to name a few.

Tamarindo’s beaches, ocean, and estuary are simply stunning landscapes, it’s no wonder Costa Rica has declared Tamarindo a National Marine Park. Tamarindo is paradise for any nature or animal lover. Witness over 200 species of animals in their natural habitat including howler monkeys, crocodiles, sea turtles, tropical birds, and iguanas.

There is a transcendental beach vibe that permeates all areas of life in Tamarindo. Surfing put this town on the map and attracts like-minded people who appreciate the laid-back beach lifestyle. Create authentic relationships with the friendly staff and make lifelong friendships with the many return guests that already have this place figured out.

Tamarindo is home to many quality local and international restaurants. Shopping for local fashion, souvenirs, and handicraft is a must. Tamarindo nightlife offers affordable drinks with a relaxed vibe, or a more upbeat salsa dancing scene. Most of the establishments in town offer views of the ocean and picturesque sunsets.

Daily breakfast at Eat at Joe's is included in the price.

Tamarindo is not only famous for surfing. There are plenty of other activities in Tamarindo that will submerge you in the local culture and diverse natural surroundings of the town. Tamarindo beach is home to many restaurants that offer a wide variety of local tradition and international influence. Shopping for local fashion, souvenirs, and handicraft is a must - along with the main part of town, and the Playa Tamarindo nightlife offers affordable drinks with a relaxed vibe. Most of the establishments in town offer views of the ocean, which display breathtaking sights, especially during sunsets.

Rincon de la Vieja National Park

This Costa Rica volcano tour is a full day adventure that you just can’t miss. Spend the day at Hacienda Guachipelin (one and a half hours travel time), located in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Enjoy a zip line tour, horseback riding, hot springs, waterfalls and river tubing. Lunch and transportation are included. This is a full day tour, departing at 7:00 a.m. and returning around 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. The tour is priced at 140 USD per person.

Las Baulas National Marine Park Estuary tour

This is the best way to witness the local wildlife. Our hotel is located at the entrance of the Las Baulas Marine Park. We highly recommend going on a tour with Don Enrique. This tour is best at high tide when the estuary floods and boats can access the deep recesses of this extensive mangrove network. View monkeys, crocodiles, plenty of tropical birds, giant crabs, and more. A sunset tour in the estuary is like being on another planet. The tour is priced at 30 USD per person.

Tamarindo Bay catamaran sunset tour

At Pueblo Dorado, we think the best way to see the coast and enjoy the famous Tamarindo sunset is aboard a 65 feet catamaran. Reserve your tour with the Marlin del Rey and the Blue Dolphin, the two best catamaran tours in Tamarindo. These tours depart Playa Tamarindo daily at 1:00 p.m. and return just after sunset. Enjoy an open bar, fruit, and snacks. The catamaran stops at Playa Huevos or Playa Minas and includes kayaks and snorkeling gear. The tour is priced at 85 USD per person.

Tamarindo zip line canopy tour

Ziplining in Costa Rica is something you have to do at least once. Zip through the jungle canopy, high above the ground amidst dense flora and fauna as you spot Costa Rica wildlife. Zip line tours are provided by Canopy Pinilla and Pura Aventura. These tours last about 2 hours and include hotel pick up and drop off.The tour is priced at 40 to 50 USD per person.

Other Tamarindo activities include ATV tours, horseback riding, bird watching, sports fishing, turtle nesting tours, mountain bike tours, yoga, in-room massages, scuba diving, and more.

  • 2 hours daily surfing session
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transport
  • Daily breakfast
  • Optional classroom seminars

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Liberia Airport (LIR). Each Saturday, Witch's Rock Surf Camp offers free transportation to and from Liberia Airport (LIR). If you are traveling on a different day, Witch's Rock Surf Camp can help you make arrangements.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Witch's Rock Surf Camp offers surf lessons for beginner and intermediate surfers, and advanced surf tours in Costa Rica.

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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Regular season
  • May - August and November

 

High season
  • December - April

 

Low season
  • September - October

 

Holiday season
  • Christmas and New Year holiday

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