11 Surf Camps in Costa Rica – Experience The Wildness of Nature

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The surfing industry has flourished in Costa Rica. The beaches are less congested and have more breaks, waves, and surf shops, which is fantastic. Surf schools in Costa Rica will provide you with the challenge you seek, whether your goal is to learn to surf or enhance your abilities on a surf camp.

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  1. 5-Day Surf Camp in Jaco, Puntarenas
  2. 6-Day PADI Open Water Diver Certification in Tamarindo, Guanacaste
  3. 6-Day Surf Lessons Package in Jaco, Puntarenas
  4. 7-Day All-Inclusive Yoga and Surf Wellness Retreat at Amazing Beach of Marbella, Guanacaste
  5. 7-Day Surf Camp in Jaco, Puntarenas
  6. 7-Day Double Surf Camp in The Surfers’ Paradise of Playa Jaco, Puntarenas
  7. 7-Day Epic Surf Camp for Beginners in Tamarindo, Guanacaste
  8. 8-Day Surf Camp in Nosara, Guanacaste
  9. 8-Day Pristine Yoga and Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Guanacaste
  10. 10-Day Budget Yoga and Surf Adventure in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas Province, with PuraVida Surfers
  11. 11-Day Surf Camp in Jaco, Puntarenas Province

Surf Camps in Costa Rica - Experience The Wildness of Nature

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Quick Introduction to Surf Camps in Costa Rica

Best Surf Regions in Portugal: Costa Rica is a popular destination for surfers, with various regions offering great waves. Some of the best surf regions in Costa Rica include Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa, Manuel Antonio, Pavones, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, and Jaco. 

Prices & Duration: Prices start from $516 to almost $3,838. It is an extensive price range. The minimum duration for a surf camp is typically five days.

11 Best Surf Camps in Costa Rica

In addition to having year-round waves, Costa Rica has many excellent surfing locations. The most incredible season to go surfing in Costa Rica is all year round because of its double-sided coastline, which includes Pacific and Caribbean beaches. Large swells from tropical storms off Mexico are produced in the Caribbean, which has a brief surfing season. Smaller but more frequent surf is made along the Pacific coast by low-pressure systems located off New Zealand.

1. Surfing Lessons and Surf Camps in Portugal

Nestled in the heart of nature, surrounded by lush tropical forests and endless beaches, you will find the perfect setting to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with yourself.

1.1 5-Day Surf Camp in Jaco, Puntarenas

  • Retreat Center: Damo Surf Camp
  • Type: Surfing
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Location: Puntarenas Province, Jaco
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Price: $549

Damo Surf Camp offers this course if you’re eager to learn how to surf. Spend five days with them to learn some parts of surfing, get to know the town and its environs, and pick up some training methods and DVDs that you may use for the rest of your life. The objective of this program is to surf green, unbroken waves by the end of it. You’ll be confident and have a solid basis to continue developing your surfing abilities.

This surf camp offers:

  • Four surf lessons
  • Surfing equipment is available for you to use as much as you’d like
  • Four activities (Hike for sunset in nature, videos and photo analysis, breathing exercises/Meditation, rooftop yoga)
  • Four nights accommodation
  • One meal per day
  • Photos and videos of you surfing
  • Skill level
Book Damo Surf Camp here

5-Day Surf Camp in Jaco, Puntarenas

Room Accommodation in Damo Surf Camp

1.2 6-Day PADI Open Water Diver Certification in Tamarindo, Guanacaste

  • Retreat Center: Be Water Diving, La Botella de Leche
  • Type: Surfing
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Location: Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Price: $856 (This listing has an early bird discount of 10% if you book 30 days before the selected arrival date.)

The amazing Catalina Islands in Costa Rica’s North Pacific are the setting for this brand-new dive and surf camp from Be Water Diving. You dive at this camp with highly experienced professionals in the best locations in Costa Rica. If you’re interested in learning these incredible water activities, diving and surfing, the diving center and surfing school are open all year. So what are you still holding out for? Let’s discover Costa Rica’s magnificent underwater world.

This surf camp offers:

  • PADI open water course
  • Two days of diving (4 dives in total)
  • Theory and pool session at the facilities in Tamarindo
  • 1 Day of surfing lessons in Tamarindo beach, surfboard, and rash guard
  • Free pictures and videos of diving tours
  • Transportation included in all activities
  • Five nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
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6-Day PADI Open Water Diver Certification in Tamarindo, Guanacaste

Surf Camp Activity in Be Water Diving, La Botella de Leche

1.3 6-Day Surf Lessons Package in Jaco, Puntarenas

  • Retreat Center: Selina Jaco
  • Type: Surfing
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Location: Puntarenas Province
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Price: $516

For individuals who want to learn how to swim and surfers who wish to advance by gaining more speed and control in the green waves, Selina Jaco offers surf lessons. Additionally, for experienced surfers who want to improve their technique and style.

Professional and knowledgeable surf instructors will help you advance and get the most out of your surfing. To deliver the finest experience ever, they utilize the newest and most sophisticated equipment. Every class comes with a surfboard and all the necessary gear. They provide fantastic year-round surf conditions for all surfing abilities, making them arguably one of the best locations in the world to advance your surfing or begin learning to surf.

Book Selina Jaco here

Accommodation at Selina Jaco

2. Yoga and Surf Wellness Retreat and Surf Camp for Beginners

Whether a beginner or an experienced surfer, this retreat accommodates all skill levels and provides a fun and safe environment to learn and improve your surfing skills. Join us for an unforgettable experience of yoga, surfing, and adventure in Costa Rica!

2.1 7-Day All-Inclusive Yoga and Surf Wellness Retreat at Amazing Beach of Marbella, Guanacaste

  • Retreat Center: Playa Marbella
  • Type: Surfing
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Location: Guanacaste
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Price: $2,586

If you want to explore your adventurous side while surfing, eating fabulous healthy cuisine, and going more profound, or if you want to study yoga, meditation, and breathing to help you feel calm, peaceful, and in balance with your life, then this program is specially made for you.

This surf and yoga retreat in Costa Rica is the ideal getaway from everyday stress. It is situated against the seductive backdrop of Marbella’s coastline and sandy beaches. Every level is welcome.

This camp offers:

  • 5-day yoga lessons
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • 5-day x 90-minute surf lesson
  • Transportation to and from Liberia Airport (Daniel Oduber Quirós)​
  • Three daily gourmet nutritionally dense meals designed to nourish and detoxify
  • Six nights villa accommodation​
  • Tea and organic coffee
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7-Day All-Inclusive Yoga and Surf Wellness Retreat at Amazing Beach of Marbella, Guanacaste

Fresh Food from Playa Marbella

2.2 7-Day Surf Camp in Jaco, Puntarenas

  • Retreat Center: Damo Surf Camp
  • Type: Surfing
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Location: Puntarenas
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Price: $799

If you want to explore your adventurous side while surfing, eating outstanding healthy cuisine, and going more profound, or if you want to study yoga, meditation, and breathing to help you feel calm, peaceful, and in balance with your life, then this program is specially made for you.

This surf and yoga retreat in Costa Rica is the ideal getaway from everyday stress. It is situated against the seductive backdrop of Marbella’s coastline and sandy beaches. Every level is welcome.

Book Damo Surf Camp here

7-Day Surf Camp in Jaco, Puntarenas

Peaceful Room Accommodation in Damo Surf Camp

2.3 7-Day Double Surf Camp in The Surfers’ Paradise of Playa Jaco, Puntarenas

  • Retreat Center: School of the World Surf Camp
  • Type: Surfing
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Location: Playa Jaco, Puntarenas
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Price: $714

The camp will be held in Costa Rica’s Playa Jaco. Some of the best surfing in the world can be found in Costa Rica. The country’s best reliable surf is generally considered in the Playa Jacó or Hermosa region. Because of the area’s diversity of breaks and consistently warm water, everyone may enjoy uncrowded waves.

For experienced surfers, the School of the World also provides a particular program. This advanced package includes surf trips to well-known locations in the Jaco region with a surf guide.

This surf camp offers:

  • Two surf classes per day
  • 120 minutes per surf lesson
  • Guidance of highly qualified instructors
  • Surfboard rental is available during classes
  • Video analysis of surf workshop
  • Transportation to the beach
  • Six nights accommodation
Book School of the World Surf Camp here

7-Day Double Surf Camp in The Surfers' Paradise of Playa Jaco, Puntarenas

Room Accommodation in School of the World Surf Camp

2.4 7-Day Epic Surf Camp for Beginners in Tamarindo, Guanacaste

  • Retreat Center: Iguana Surf Camp
  • Type: Surfing
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Location: Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Price: $846

Iguana Surf Tamarindo would like to invite you to visit their tiny paradise and have one of the best experiences of your life! They have been standing up on the board and teaching the sport of surfing to individuals from around the world for more than 30 years! Even though surfing is their passion, they love sharing the wonders this little nation has to offer with others. They adore introducing campers to the culture, traditions, natural splendors, and the Pura Vida way of life! Everyone who participates in the experiences falls in love with surfing, makes lifelong friends, and creates a new family!

This surf camp offers:

  • Surf trip to a nearby local break
  • Four surf lessons (120 minutes each)
  • Unlimited board rentals for the entire stay
  • Guidance by a professional, bi-lingual, ISA-certified surf instructor
  • Round trip airport transfer from Liberia Airport
  • Fresh breakfast every morning
  • Video analysis and review
  • Six nights accommodation
Book Iguana Surf Camp here

7-Day Epic Surf Camp for Beginners in Tamarindo, Guanacaste

Room Accommodation in Iguana Surf Camp

3. Pristine Yoga, Surf Adventure, and Surf Camp

This retreat is the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation, offering daily yoga classes to help you find balance and inner peace while also learning to surf with experienced instructors.

3.1 8-Day Surf Camp in Nosara, Guanacaste

  • Retreat Center: Safari Surf School
  • Type: Surfing
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Location: Nicoya, Guanacaste Province
  • Price: $3,838

Meet, surf, laugh, adventure, spirit, and well-being are the key components Safari Surf School blends for a once-in-a-lifetime surf trip. Their straightforward method for teaching others to surf combines humor, patience, and an in-depth understanding of the water environment. Safari Surf School promises that if you arrive with an open mind and an open heart, you will not only learn to surf and understand the water, but your entire perspective on life may also change.

Book Safari Surf School here

8-Day Surf Camp in Nosara, Guanacaste

Room Vibe in Safari Surf School

3.2 8-Day Pristine Yoga and Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Guanacaste

  • Retreat Center: Dreamsea Costa Rica
  • Type: Surfing
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Location: Guanacaste Province, Nicoya Peninsula
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Price: $499

For those who appreciate surfing on uninhabited beaches and taking in the unadulterated beauty of nature, Dreamsea Costa Rica Surf Camp is the ideal solution. During this 8-day yoga and surf camp, you will spend each day living in the center of the rainforest, catching large waves, and unwinding with yoga. Witness the harmonious union of luxury and peace!

This surf camp offers:

  • Daily surf lessons
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Weekly team surf tutorial
  • Daily shuttles (5 days a week)
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Seven nights accommodation
Book Dreamsea Costa Rica here

8-Day Pristine Yoga and Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Guanacaste

Room Accommodation in Dreamsea Costa Rica

3.3 10-Day Budget Yoga and Surf Adventure in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas Province, with PuraVida Surfers

  • Retreat Center: Pura Vida Surfers Surf Camp
  • Type: Surfing
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Location: Nicoya Peninsula
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Price: $2,670

Join Pura Vida Surfers for a surfing adventure you will remember! Regardless of your age or ability level, they will help you learn to surf. The instructors will ensure your safety by being close to you and guiding you each step of the way. You’ll have a fantastic day surfing with awesome people in a positive environment. Surfing is a way of life, not just a sport! In this lovely coastal town of Santa Teresa, you may experience and fully immerse yourself in that way of life!

This surf camp offers:

  • Six surf lessons
  • Eight yoga lessons
  • Video analysis from every surfing lesson
  • Transportation to and from the lessons
  • Water and fruits with each lesson
  • Nine nights’ accommodation
Book Pura Vida Surfers Surf Camp here

10-Day Budget Yoga and Surf Adventure

Surf Camp in Pura Vida Surfers Surf Camp

3.4 11-Day Surf Camp in Jaco, Puntarenas Province

  • Retreat Center: Selina’s Surf Camp
  • Type: Surfing
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Location: Puntarenas Province
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Price: $1,023

For individuals who want to learn how to swim and surfers who wish to advance by gaining more speed and control in the green waves, Selina offers surf lessons. 

Additionally, for experienced surfers who want to improve their technique and style. Professional and knowledgeable surf instructors will help you advance and get the most out of your surfing. 

To deliver the finest experience ever, they utilize the newest and most sophisticated equipment. Every class comes with a surfboard and all the necessary gear. 

They provide fantastic year-round surf conditions for all surfing abilities, making them arguably one of the best locations in the world to advance your surfing or begin learning to surf.

Book Selina’s Surf Camp here

Selina’s Surf Camp Free Afternoon to Wander

11-Day Surf Camp in Jaco, Puntarenas Province

Why Choose Surf Camps in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a world-renowned destination for surfing, offering some of the best waves and most consistent surf conditions in the world. It has a wide range of breaks for all skill levels, from beginner-friendly beach breaks to challenging point breaks for advanced surfers.

Here are some reasons why you should choose a surf camp in Costa Rica:

  1. Variety of waves: Costa Rica has a long stretch of coastline that offers a wide variety of locks, from beginner-friendly beach breaks to challenging point breaks for advanced surfers. This makes it an ideal destination for surfers of all skill levels.
  2. Consistent surf conditions: Costa Rica has a warm tropical climate and is close to the equator, meaning it has a consistent surf season all year round.
  3. Professional instruction: Costa Rica is home to many experienced and professional surf instructors who will provide you with the best guidance and training to help you improve your skills and catch the perfect wave.
  4. Beautiful setting: Costa Rica is known for its natural beauty, and its surf camps are situated in stunning locations, surrounded by lush tropical forests and endless beaches, providing the perfect setting for a surf and yoga retreat.
  5. Good value for money: Costa Rica is a relatively affordable destination, and surf camps typically offer excellent value for money, including accommodation, meals, and surf lessons at a reasonable price.

Overall, Costa Rica is an ideal destination for surfers of all skill levels and interests, from beginners to advanced surfers, looking for a fun and affordable surf and yoga retreat.

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