This surf retreat is perfect fors you if you’re looking to:

Take some well-deserved time off for yourself before planning your next move. Rest, recharge, practice yoga and live the real ``Pura Vida`` lifestyle of Costa Rica.

Slowww down... Leave the phone in the bag! Disconnect totally on a private and beautiful beachfront property surrounded by birds and nature, far from the overly touristic areas.

Surf 3-5h/day, start from zero or improve your surf technique on some of the best waves of Central America with our team of passionate surf coaches and video review analysis.

Surf, Eat, Sleep, Repeat! Get delighted with some of the tastiest meals, made with love & dedication.

Let the adventure begin! Swim in fresh rivers and hike to waterfalls, ride horses on remote beaches, learn how to make traditional chocolate, and make new friends.

The Costa Rica Surf Camp & Yoga Retreat

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AN EXPERIENCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH

In need to disconnect from the busy modern life?

 

We will explore the most beautiful waves of the south pacific coast of Costa Rica, deep in the jungle and which still remains forgotten by main stream tourism.

 

Treat yourself with a perfectly balanced mix of high quality surf coaching in small group, yoga sessions in front of the ocean and delicious nutritious meals prepared with love in a natural paradise.

Some down time is included in the daily schedule to live in the present, play with the dogs, collect your coconuts or just have an afternoon nap.

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BEACH FRONT LIVING

Fall asleep to the sound of the crashing waves, looking at the stars from your hammock…

The Surf Expedition surf camp and yoga retreat, exclusive to our groups, is located on 20 000 m2 of lush beachfront natural paradise, and consist of an organic garden, many fruit trees and coconuts, an open-air dining & lounge area and an ocean-front yoga platform, perfect for stretching sessions between two surf sessions.

Choose between shared accommodation or private rooms and bungalows with a private bathroom and hammock in front of the sea.

We even have our own exclusive wave out front!

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GOURMET FOOD

Let our amazing chef transport you to a happy place with the best food you’ve ever eaten in your life.

Start the day with a delicious buffet of fresh fruits, home made bread, fruit juice, muësli, yogourt and top premium costa rican coffee.

Lunches and dinners usually consist of a selection of platters from salads, soup, sandwiches to more complex vegetarian dishes and curries. Most of our dishes are vegetarian but we also cook meat on request if you inform us of your food preferences at the time of booking.

Our bar is opened in the afternoon and evening with a selection of ice cold beer, wine, and your favourite cocktails.

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PERSONALIZED SURF COACHING

Improve fast with our surf coaching program built from the best practices of reputable France surf schools and the International Surfing Association surf teacher training.

Build your confidence with the knowledge and skills thought during surf theory classes and practical classes where you get a coach in the water with you during every surf session.

Improve your technique by understanding what to correct with the photos and videos taken during the surf sessions.

Get a personalized surf coaching experience: We teach in small group with a ratio of 2-4 students per coach.

Stay safe with your friendly coach cheering you up, explaining you how to read and judge the waves, and teaching you how to improve on your next wave.

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THE BEST WAVES TO LEARN HOW TO SURF

Ideal for beginners and intermediate surfers, the area offers smooth easy waves that are perfect to learn how to surf, start riding the green face of the waves and improve quickly.

With 12 different surf spots in the area, we will take you surfing to the best surf spots for your level, twice a day.

Explore the south pacific coastline by boat to a beautiful wild area, fishing along the way, spotting dolphins and whales if we’re lucky, surfing in pristine turquoise water before having a picnic under the palm trees on a beach surrounded by monkeys, iguanas and parrots.

For experienced surfers, a fast and powerful wave breaks in front of the camp when the swell aligns; and Pavones, the longest warm water left point break in the world, is a few minute’s drive away from the camp.

You will have fun surfing with us. The smiles don’t lie! 😊

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YOGA, HORSEBACK RIDING, NATURE

This is the perfect time to just turn off the phone, relax and reconnect with nature, your family or friends; or just take a break to recharge.

Rest and recuperate from surfing with daily restorative yoga practices on our ocean front yoga studio to complement your surfing and stay flexible, improve faster and prevent injuries.

Hop on a horseback riding adventure with a local guide along the beach and up the mountains of a native indian reserve, where you might encounter fresh oranges to pick from the trees, see plenty of birds, monkeys, parrots, sloths and amazing views (optional activity).

Make your own chocolate bar from organic cacao with a local chocolate artisan (optional activity)

Cool off in rivers and fresh waterfall oasis, surrounded by tall trees from the rainforest.

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Costa Rica Surf Packages

What’s included?

Free Surf

usd $1650

(For experienced surfer who do not want surf coaching)

  • 7 days/ 6 nights in beach front shared accommodation

 

  • All meals (mix of vegan, vegetarian and home style international classic dishes with meat – let us know your preference at the moment of booking)

 

  • Surf guides to explain the particularity of each surf spots

 

  • 5 surf theory meetings

 

  • Daily Yoga & Stretching Sessions

 

  • Private Transport to the waves

 

  • 1 Boat trip to explore remote waves and picnic on the beach, possibly see dolphins and whales on the way

 

  • Waterfall swimming (during December  & green season April-August)

 

  • Airport pickup at Golfito Airport (if you arrive within +- 45 min from our arriving and departing schedule)

 

*You can rent surf equipment for $100 for the week (surfboard, leash, wax)

Learn to Surf

usd $2200

(For beginner / intermediate surfer who wants surf coaching)

  • 7 days/ 6 nights in beachfront shared accommodation

 

  • All meals (mix of vegan, vegetarian and home-style international classic dishes with meat – let us know your preference at the moment of booking)

 

  • Surf guides to explain the particularity of each surf spot

 

  • 5 surf theory meetings

 

  • Daily Yoga & Stretching Sessions

 

  • Private Transport to the waves

 

  • 1 Boat trip to explore remote waves and picnic on the beach, possibly see dolphins and whales on the way

 

  • Waterfall swimming (during December & the green season April-August)

 

  • Airport pickup at Golfito Airport (if you arrive within +- 45 min from our arriving and departing schedule)

 

  • An average of 10-12 surf lessons with experienced surf coaches (depending on tides and surf forecast)

 

  • Small groups of 2-4 students per coach

 

  • Surf equipment 

 

  • Video analysis of you surfing

Excluded

International flight to San Jose and internal flight to Golfito or bus ticket to Paso Canoa

(Once you book we help to organize the internal flight and overall internal travel is less than 2 hours )

 

Travel Insurance

(required)

 

Additional activities

Horseback riding ($70), Chocolate making workshop ($20)

 

Photo & Video of you surfing to take home

(we will shoot a minimum of 4 surf sessions during the week) : $200 pre-trip or $250 on location

 

Private room

Private room w/ external bathroom ($200, sleep 1-2)

New private ensuite room with a view ($500, sleep 1-2)

Double private w/ private bathroom ($400,sleep 2-4)

Private bungalow ($500, sleep 2-4)

(You must be at least 2 people to book a private bungalow or the double w/ private bathroom)

 

Alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, surf equipment, and tips

Our team will thrive to make your holiday as good as it can be, taking you surfing as much as you physically can to the best possible spots, and eating the best food with the best ingredients we can find.  If you feel that we have fulfilled our promise to you, a suggested 10%-15% tip of the value of your stay is always greatly appreciated.

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Costa Rica Surf Retreats Schedule

Dry Season

For beginner & intermediate surfers

December 11-17, 20220%
December 23-29, 20220%
January 4-10, 20230%
January 22-28, 20230%
February 12-18, 20230%
February 26-March 6, 20230%
March 12-18, 20230%
March 26-April 1st, 20230%
April 9-15, 20230%
December 16-22, 20230%

Green Season

For all levels of surfers

April 23-29, 20230%
May 7-13, 20230%
May 21-27, 20230%
June 4-10, 20230%
July 2-8, 20230%
July 16-22, 20230%
July 30-August 5, 20230%

** Dates are subject to change. We recommend waiting for our confirmation that we have reached the minimum amount of participants to confirm the trip before purchasing your flight. **

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Why travel with Surf Expedition in Costa Rica?

Because you deserve a break

The breathtaking view from our 20.000m2 property located directly in front of the ocean and surrounded by lush nature, no wifi, and many hammocks for your downtime will create the perfect environment for you to take a step back on your busy life and think about the changes you want to make.

Because you appreciate excellent food

Carefully made with love and fresh ingredients from our organic garden by our co-founding chef, the amazing food you’ll get when you come home from the surf will be the tastiest meals you’ve ever eaten.

To feel better

During your stay, 6 « yoga for surf » classes will be offered on our outdoor yoga platform by our experienced yogi. Stretch, improve your balance and relax your muscles while looking at the ocean and listening to the birds and monkeys around you

To surf better

You will get in-depth personalized coaching in your preferred language (French & English available) during every surf session. We will film a minimum of 4 of your surf sessions and review your technique so that you can see and understand what you need to focus on.

To make new friends

Meet other like-minded travelers who are interested in surfing and create new friendships and connections for future surf trips

For the carefully chosen surf spots (if you keep it a secret)

You will be taken surfing to different waves that not many people know, which means fewer people in the water (many times we’re the only ones), more space, and more waves to learn on, for a safer experience. 

To optimize your surfing time

We make the effort to optimize the day according to the optimal tides for surfing. This means you’ll probably be offered to wake up very early for a dawn patrol surf session at sunrise when the conditions are optimal for surfing, and surf at least 2 surf sessions per day. Each surf session is of 2h-3h, depending on the energy level of the students and tides.

For the adventure, without the hassle

We will take you on a boat trip to explore and surf different types of waves to expand your surf experience. We’ll do a picnic on the beach in front of beautiful turquoise water and guide you through a waterfall jungle hike where you’ll see monkeys, toucans, and beautifully colored lizards.

For the waves

We are located a few minutes from the longest waves of warm water in the world and have many other options around for beginner surfers. The area is blessed with many point breaks, rights, and left, which probably will be the longest rides of your life and help you improve faster than short rides on beach breaks.

For the local experience

We’ve teamed up with the nicest and most knowledgeable locals of the area to share with you the beauty of their country.  Experience the most beautiful horseback riding trek on the beach along the coastline and into the hills of an indigenous reserve & Learn how to make your own chocolate bar from the cacao seeds with a local artisan.

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I plan my flights?

The closest international airport is Juan Santamaria (SJO) located in Alajuela, 25 minutes from the capital (San José).  Most international flights are arriving in the afternoon/evening at SJO airport. If this is your case, you should plan to arrive a day earlier in Costa Rica, to take a regional flight with Sansa Air (flysansa.com) to Golfito (GLF) the next day.

 

We include a shuttle to pick you up in Golfito for the latest afternoon flight, and we include a shuttle to drop you off at the Golfito airport at the end of the week for the latest afternoon flight as well. If you need to leave earlier, plan $60 for a taxi to Golfito. Please note that check-in is from 3 pm only.

 

If you are arriving in Golfito on an earlier flight than the latest afternoon flight, we can recommend these 2 restaurants for lunch: “Corcovado” located 150 meters from the airport, or “Buen Dia”.

 

For a cheaper option, you can also take a 7:30am direct bus from San José to Paso Canoa with Tracopa and we will pick you up at the bus terminal in Paso Canoas at 2:30pm. The bus stops 15 minutes for breakfast and 40 minutes for lunch in Uvita. You can usually also hop on the bus from Uvita if you are in the area. It’s possible to buy the tickets in advance with the mobile application “Passer

How do I organize my arrival in Costa Rica?

We can recommend you an affordable place to stay in Alajuela or in San José located 5 minutes from the airport or bus terminal if needed. We work with a team of trustworthy taxi drivers who can pick you up and take care of your transport between the airport, lodging, and bus terminal/airport and will make sure you’re getting the right bus ticket.

Can I stay an extra night?

It’s possible to stay an extra night for $250 including meals, an extra surf session, and transport back to Golfito airport or Paso Canoas bus terminal.

Is the price tax included?

The price is per person in USD $, including tax, but there is a 5.5% fee if you wish to pay with a credit card or PayPal. We also accept bank transfers and there are no extra fees if you choose this option.

On location, please bring extra cash to pay for your bar tab, extra activities, surf equipment, and tips.

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