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

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 by the sound of the crashing waves, looking at the stars from your hammock…

The Surf Expedition surf camp and yoga retreat in Costa Rica, exclusive to our groups, is located on a 20 000 m2 of lush beachfront natural paradise, and consist of an organic garden, many fruit trees and coconuts, a bar, a restaurant, an ocean-front yoga platform, perfect for sunset yoga and stretching sessions after a big day of surfing.

Choose between shared accommodation or private rooms and bungalows with 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

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 or improving turns quickly.

Improve your skills and confidence by surfing different waves. With 12 different surf spots in the area depending on the swell, we will take you surfing to the best spot 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, we have a fast and powerful wave in front of the property when the swell is consistent, and the world famous Pavones point break is a few minutes drive from the camp, with a few other less crowded options in the area.

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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Included

Free Surf

usd $1450

(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 $1750

(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)
  • 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 

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

(if you feel that a member of our team made your holiday more than outstanding)

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 a minimum of 3 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 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. Plan $60 for a taxi back to the airport or $50 back to Paso Canoa bus terminal if you are staying an extra night.

 

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.