This surf camp is perfect for you if you’re looking to:

Rest, recharge, eat well, practice yoga and surf everyday

Stay on a beautiful property surrounded by nature and waves

Improve your technique or just discover world class waves accessible by 4x4 or speed boat (for all levels of surfers)

Live the pura vida lifestyle of Costa Rica, away from the overly touristic areas

Explore beaches by boat, swim in fresh rivers and waterfalls, ride horses, meet a local chocolate artisan, and much more

The Costa Rica Surf Camp & Yoga Retreat

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AN EXPERIENCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Disconnect from the modern life and explore the deep Costa Rican jungle and southern coast, which still remains forgotten by main stream tourism. We will explore the different waves in the area by 4×4 and speed boat. Aside surfing, we will practice yoga by the beach, swim into rivers and waterfalls, eat delicious healthy food and go horseback riding in the indigenous reserve and on the beach to eat fresh oranges and see plenty of birds, monkeys, parrots and sloth early in the morning.

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BEACH FRONT LIVING

Our own recently opened Surf Expedition camp, exclusive to our groups, has 20 000 m2 located by the beach, an organic garden, many fruit trees and coconuts, a bar, a restaurant and chilling area. We also have a small rescued dog named Chico, many wild horses that come eat the grass every once in a while. A wooden yoga platform has now been finished, perfect for sunset yoga and stretching sessions after a big day of surfing.

We even have our own exclusive wave out front!

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REST, RELAX & RECHARGE

All accommodations for 7 days, 6 nights, in beach front bungalows with bathroom and hammocks in front of the ocean.  Fall asleep at the sound of the ocean while watching the stars in a hammock at night and wake up in front of the ocean and the breaking waves.

There is no wifi offered at the camp (for emergencies only), so that you can truly disconnect and create relationships during your stay. We focus on providing a family-oriented experience where you can feel at home, have some time for yourself to make a point on your life and next direction, live in the present as if you were truly living here, playing with the dogs, collecting your coconuts or just having an afternoon nap.

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GOOD HEALTHY FOOD

Start the day with a delicious buffet of fresh fruits, home made bread, fruit juice, home made 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 can also cook meat on request if you tell us your food preferences prior to arrival.

Our bar is opened in the afternoon and evening with a selection of beer, wine, and your favourite spirits. Our menu has been designed by an amazing chef who ran one of the best restaurants in Cape Town, South Africa.

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PERSONALIZED SURF COACHING

With our « Learn to surf » package, you get access to our coaching program which we based from the best practices of reputable France surf schools and International Surfing Association teaching. You can keep track of your progress in your « surf passport », a booklet we created for you bring home.

You get surf theory classes to explain general surf knowledge and practical classes where you get a coach in the water with you in each surf session, who cheers you up, keep you safe by explaining you the priorities and surf ethics, explain you the techniques, how to read and judge the waves, and what to improve on your next wave.

We have a ratio of 3-4 students per coach, so you can really get personalized coaching and improve fast.

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SURF BOARDS

We have a good range of beginner-intermediate-advanced surfboards. Surf board rental is included in the Learn to Surf package.

Guided Surf package – If you are bringing your own board, make sure to verify the airlines fees. Check our related post on the blog for more information about airlines fees  here. You also have the option to rent one of our surfboards for an extra fee.

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Surf, Weather & Wave Consistency

With the right swell and direction, the area offers waves that are some of the longest wave on the planet. On the right day, you can surf the same wave for a km long.

We also have access to a fast and powerful wave in front of the property when the swell is consistent. Many other waves accessible by 4×4 and speed boat to reach hard to access amazing uncrowded waves, fishing, dolphin and whale watching (if lucky), and spending an afternoon doing a picnic on a turquoise water beach.

There are about 8 different waves to explore in the area depending on the swells and your surf level. For bigger waves and swell consistency come between April and September. Waves are smaller and perfect for learning  between January and April.

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YOGA, HORSEBACK RIDING, NATURE

Daily yoga practice by the beach, with a stunning view on the ocean, surrounded by parrots and monkeys jumping around the trees to complement your surfing to stay fit, improve faster and prevent injuries.

Horseback riding along the beach and up the mountains of the native indian reserve, where we’ll take a break to collect oranges from the trees for snack, and see a ton of exotic animals and amazing views (optional activity).

River hike into a small canyon to swim in a fresh water oasis, surrounded by tall trees from the rainforest.

This is the perfect week to just turn off your phone, relax and reconnect with nature, your family or your friends; or just take a step back and recenter your life direction.

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Included

Free Surf

usd $1150

(You are an experienced surfer and 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
  • 2 surf theory meetings
  • Daily Yoga & Stretching Sessions
  • Private Transport to the waves by 4×4
  • 1 Boat trip to explore remote waves and picnic on the beach, possibly see dolphins and whales on the way
  • Waterfall swimming (during 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 $1450

(You are just starting to surf or want to get 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
  • 2 surf theory meetings
  • Daily Yoga & Stretching Sessions
  • Private Transport to the waves by 4×4
  • 1 Boat trip to explore remote waves and picnic on the beach, possibly see dolphins and whales on the way
  • Waterfall swimming (during green season April-August)
  • Airport pickup at Golfito Airport (if you arrive within +- 45 min from our arriving and departing schedule)
  • 6-12 surf lessons with experienced surf coaches (1-3 sessions/day depending of tides, group energy and surf forecast)
  • small groups of 2-4 students per coach
  • surf equipment 

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 ($60), Chocolate making workshop ($20)

 

Photo & Video of you surfing to take home

(we will shoot a minimum of 3 surf sessions during the week) : $100 pre-trip or $150 on location

 

Private room upgrades

(private w/ external bathroom ($200, 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

 

Alcoholic, drinks souvenir and tips

2019-2020 Dates

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BOOK NOW !

Secure your spot with a $300 deposit, no obligation.

(48h full refund period)

** Dates are subject to change, once we have enough participants, we will confirm the trip and you can then buy your flight. You can see availabilities here.**

Why stay at Surf Expedition surf camp in Costa Rica?

Because you deserve a break

The breath taking 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 down time 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 most tasty 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 you preferred language (french & english available) during every surf sessions. We will film 3 of your sessions and review your technique so that you can see and understand what you need to focus on.

To make new friends

Meet other likeminded travellers 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 less 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 kind of waves to expand your surf knowledge. We’ll do a picnic on the beach in front of the beautiful  turquoise water and guide you through a waterfall jungle hike where you’ll see monkeys, toucans and beautifully coloured 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.

Interested?

Other information

How should I plan my flights ?

Most flights are arriving in the afternoon/evening to SJO airport, if this is your case, you should plan arriving a day earlier to Costa Rica, to take an internal flight to Golfito (GLF) the next day. We will pick you up in Golfito in the afternoon. You can also take the 7am direct bus from San José to Paso Canoa with Tracopa and we will pick you up at the bus terminal.

 

How do I organize my arrival to 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 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 $130 including meals, add $60 for an extra private surf lesson.

 

Is the price tax included?

Price is per person in usd $, including tax, but there is a 6% booking fee on your first deposit charged by the online booking system)