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4 Days Thrilling Surf Camp in Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

Energizing Surf Camp Costa Rica

Instruction in English
Breakfast included
Airport transfer included

Join You Are Costa Rica in a lifetime surf camp in Santa Cruz, Costa Rica! You Are Costa Rica team welcomes everyone who want to have a great time on the beach and socialize with open-minded people here. The goal of this surf camp is to teach you the proper surf techniques and surfboard management. Your instructor will walk you through proper paddling, timing, and catching the wave. You Are Costa Rica is the place where you can enjoy yourself.

Highlights

  • 3 surf lessons
  • Fun snorkeling tour
  • Surfboard for your stay
  • Photographer and 1 USB stick of your surfing photos
  • Daily breakfast, beers, water, and snacks
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Listen to the breaking waves from the commodities of the hostel! The six bedrooms are custom built within huge recycled concrete pipes! The house offers several sitting areas and a fully equipped kitchen. Nearby several restaurants and a mini market.

The space

The open kitchen area and lounge makes it fresh and pleasant all day. Every room has a queen size bed and individual air conditioner units. The bathrooms are strategically designed to be as comfortable as possible for various users at a time. The guests will have full access to the house and everything on the property. Wi-Fi internet is free. There are available kayaks for rent, surf lessons available and many tour options (not included in the house rate).

The host lives on site, so he / she will personally be here to attend to any problem or help the guests with anything they need. The host also here to offer you several activities and do the connection with third-party agencies. If desired by the guests he / she will lay low and not interfere with their vacation.

The neighborhood is a super friendly gated community. The house just steps away from the beach and within walking distance / short drive to several restaurants, grocery stores, and a bar. Tamarindo which is the main city around is within walking distance and guests can come and go easily. To get around the guests can walk around, rent bikes or bring a car. If they bring a car it will be easier for the guests to visit other beaches. The Pipe House has parking on-site within the gates. Prices are set per pipe. Each pipe can hold up to two adults.

Included excursions

During this surf camp, you will have one snorkeling tour.

Instructors

Marcos Suarez
For more than 10 years, his passion has been the ocean, the waves, and surf. He started surfing as a kid, training every day regardless of his mom´s fears about tides, waves, and other marine phenomena. Surfing wasn't just a hobby to him, but a way of life. The most important lesson he learned from the surfing is to keep trying and never give up!

Location

This surf camp takes place in Playa Grande, Santo Cruz, Costa Rica. The locations will be your home away from home in Playa Grande. They have been designed for living the beach experience to the fullest, a unique place to visit only steps from the beach.

Playa Grande

Playa Grande is a beach town on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica just north of Tamarindo. Playa Grande is internationally popular as one of Costa Rica’s best surfing spots as well as being home to Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, a nesting ground of the largest marine reptile, the leatherback turtle. It is a famous wave in North Pacific, with perfectly warm waters throughout the year, and the offshore wind from December up to early May.

Because the beach is very open to the ocean, It is always good for surfing because it can pick up many different swell directions and offers you many different sized waves depending on your skill level. This beautiful beach has long attracted surfers from across the globe. One reason is that it is much less crowded than neighboring Tamarindo. There is no place like Playa Grande to catch the perfect wave!

Playa Grande offers you many types of incredible restaurants, spa, coffee shops, hotels, apartments and rental properties. So do not look any further! Have your surf lesson, rent a board, buy wax or sunscreen. You won't be disappointed with the friendly employees and quality equipment.

Beaches around

Playa Ventanas

This beautiful white sand beach on the north of Playa Grande is a peaceful place where you can enjoy the ocean, wonderful walks, and amazing sunsets. It is part of the Marino Las Baulas National Park, so from October through May you can enjoy the amazing nesting of the Leatherback turtle. At the end of the beach, if you follow a little trail behind a big tree, you will get to Carbon Beach, a black sand rocky beach perfect for doing snorkeling when the waves are small.

Tamarindo

It is one of the famous surf towns in the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, where you can find everything you may need, from backpacker hostels, to luxury hotels and house rentals, all kinds of delicious food, surf shops, supermarkets, souvenirs stores and more. If you are looking for nightlife, Tamarindo is the perfect place for you. Regarding the waves, it has many different spots for surfing and its really crowded most of the time.

Langosta

South of Tamarindo, the small beachside town of Playa Langosta offering good surfing conditions and is much quieter and less crowded than its neighbor. Next to the river mouth, there is an excellent spot that offers short, hollow and fast waves, which is ideal for experienced surfers, the locals named it as K town.

Playa Avellanas

This little surf town is perfect for visiting because you will find many different beaches and reef breaks, where you can surf in different tides and you will find waves according to your ability. In front of the main parking lot, a reef break named La Purruja, perfect for surfing when the waves are from five to six feet. 150 meters from the north, you will find Palo Seco, which is a beach break and is always fun! Next to the river mouth, you can surf in Little Hawaii, the famous reef break. If you are planning to go there, you are recommended to go to Lola's Restaurant, beautiful beachfront restaurant, where you can enjoy delicious food with your family and friends.

Playa Negra

It's a point break, dark-sand beach which is really good if you are regular, because it will be frontside for you! This beach requires a little experience because it has a rocky bottom. You can enjoy areas to swim and natural pools, made of the rocks.

National Park Marino las Baulas

Created on the July 9th, 1991, it covers approximately 43.243 acres (175 square kilometers) of the Guanacaste Gold Coast including the beaches of Playa Grande, Carbon, Ventanas and Langosta, as well as the Tamarindo estuary and mangroves at the mouth of the Matapalo River and the San Francisco River Estuary. To the north, the Cerros Morro and Hermosa are also included. Is part of the Tempisque Conservation Area. More than half the park is underwater and protected, but allows recreation such scuba diving and surfing. The park is home to approximately 174 species of birds and many other animals.

The park was also founded to protect the nesting of the leatherback turtle. Playa Grande is known as one of the largest leatherback turtle nesting sites in the world. Every year between October and March, hundreds of leatherbacks come ashore to lay their eggs. Leatherback turtles are not only the world's largest turtle, but its largest reptile, which can weigh up to 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms).

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Food

You will be served daily Tico breakfast, beers, water, and snacks.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Alcoholic beverages

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)

Bike around

Playa Grande has some options for trails to visit the entire town by yourself. Also, you can rent a beach cruiser with You Are Costa Rica to ride your bike on the beach and visit Tamarindo by bike.

Estuary tours

Visit the biggest estuary in Latino America to find howler monkeys, crocodiles, and more.

Hike

You can hike and go to Ventanas Beach or Carbon. Also, you can climb a big rock on the north part of Playa Grande to take amazing pictures on it.

Turtle tour

Playa Grande is part of the Leatherback turtle tour. Come to see the turtles from October to February.

Some other activities

  • Mangrove of River Matapalo tour by boat or kayak
  • Magic tree hiking tour
  • Birdwatching

What's included

  • 3 surf lessons (2 hours each)
  • Snorkeling tour
  • Photographer and 1 USB stick of your surfing photos
  • Surfboard for your stay
  • Daily Tico breakfast
  • Beers, water, and snacks
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Transportation to all included activities
  • Airport transfers from and to Liberia Airport (LIR)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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