What’s included in the trip?
All accommodations for the duration of the trip, in shared occupancy are included. We spend a fair amount of time researching the best spots, so be assured we’ll either have an incredible view, be on the beach of very close to it! It might not be a five stars hotel but the rooms are clean and comfortable. It is possible to book a private room for 2 or 3 persons at an extra cost.
Depending of the locations, different types of breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be offered as we want to make sure that you’ll eat something good before starting another epic surfing day.
Private Transport between destination
We have a nice A/C Coaster bus for long distances or a 4×4 pick up truck for difficult road access. In the experienced surfer destinations (South Costa Rica, Intermediate – Advanced Nicaragua trip), we also have access to a speed boat to get to waves with no road access.
Pick up and drop off at Managua (MGA) airport if you take the suggested flight when we confirm the trip. Transfers between all our destination during the expedition We use private transportation for our group and it can easily turn into a party bus if you feel like it!
North Costa Rica:
Pick up and drop off at Liberia (LIR) airport if you take the suggested flight when we confirm the trip. Transfers between all our destination during the expedition.
South Costa Rica:
Transport to surf spots is included but airport transfers are not. We can arrange you a pick up at Golfito airport and price vary depending if you are arriving solo or with friends. The surf lodge is located 2h from Golfito Airport. To get there you need to take a short 1h flight from San Jose Airport (SJO) or bus/drive for 6-8h. Email us your arrival details and we will be able to give you a price per person.
Semi-private surf Coaching
If you are booking a learn to surf package, you will benefit from experienced surf coaches, some of them are certified with the International Surfing Association, some have thought in other surf schools and some have been teaching with us. All our teachers have received a SURF Expedition training to assure you will learn the right techniques and improve fast your surfing. We try to provide semi-private surf lessons with an average ratio of 3 students per surf coach.
Accelerated Learning Program : Photo & Video review
We have a professional photographer on location to shoot and film you when you’re surfing. With this material the coaches are able to show you your mistakes so that you can understand them better and improve faster. Photos and Videos of you surfing are included in all of our packages. Bring a memory stick of minimum 8 gig.
Trilingual and experimented surf guides to explain you the particularity of each spots.
Surf board equipment
You have you own surf board and want to take it with you? No problem, but let us know so that we can plan the space accordingly. For all the others booking a “Learn to surf” package, we will supply surf boards, but we recommend you to bring your own rash gards/ 1-2mm wet suit tops ( if travelling to Nicaragua January to April). If you’re booking a “Guided surf” package, surf boards are available for rent for an average of $10-$12/day depending on the location.
Surf spots knowledge
Depending on the kind of trip booked, we might split the group in two to explore different levels of waves, depending on the guest’s abilities. There is a vast option of fun beach breaks to more challenging point breaks and more powerful waves in every locations we operate. Please let us know your surf experience at the time of booking so that we can plan accordingly.
Depending on the trip you booked, some activities are included and some are extra. Read the trip description for more information.
What are the additional costs?
If you’re arriving with the group flight, we’ll greet you with a welcome drink. For the rest of the trip, you must cover your own alcohol consumptions. Every location we’re staying at have their own bar and if you’re arriving at night with the group flight we will stop at a store to fuel up for the road. Please note that some of the hotels will forbid to drink outside booze, but their bar is very cheap (average $2/beer, $4/drinks).
Flights are not included in our packages. At the moment of confirming the trip we will send you a flight suggestion to try gather everybody around the same arrival time. While we try to constantly be monitoring flights, if you see a good option, you’re welcome to let us know.
Travel insurances are not included and a minimum of an emergency health insurance abroad is MANDATORY to travel with us. We also suggest to get a full coverage (late bagages, loss & theft, trip cancelation, etc.) but that is up to you. Just make sure to wait for our confirmation that the trip have reached the minimum amount of participants before purchasing your airline ticket.
If you would like to bring back some souvenirs, bring some extra cash with you. In Nicaragua we stop by an artisanal market. We also have some cool gear (cap, t-shirts, etc.) that we’ve been designing and making with local Nicaraguayan partners.