Is there a minimum age requirement to come on a trip?
For the surf trip to Nicaragua, since there are a few nights of parties during the trip and we will be going out to bars, you must be at least 18 years old. The only exception is if you are 17 and that you provide us with a signed parental consent.
For the surf camp in Costa Rica, we accept participants from 14 years old and above but you must come accompanied by a parent if you are less than 17 years old.
If I’m alone, will I still have fun?
Of course! Most participants sign-up alone. The trip is designed so that everyone gets to know each other very quickly. It’s the best way to meet people and make new friends. In fact, many participants that didn’t know each other ended up keeping in touch and even going traveling and surfing together afterwards.
Is airfare included in the trip price? What is the best website to buy plane tickets?
Airfare is not included. At the moment, we do not sell airline tickets. We suggest you to buy your flight by comparing between Google Flights, Kayak and skyscanner.com to get the best possible deal on your flight.
Will you pick us up at the airport?
Between 30 and 60 days before your departure, we will send you an email with a proposed flight so that all participants arrive on the same flight. The shuttle is free if you book that flight or arrive +-30 minutes of that flight arrival time. If you arrive on an earlier or later different flight, we cam send you a trustworthy chauffeur to pick you and the cost is $80USD (day time) or $85 USD (night time). The drive to the first destination is about 2.5h in Nicaragua and 1.5h in Southern Costa Rica (from Golfito Airport). We strongly recommend using a reputable taxi service to avoid taxi scams.
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.
Nicaragua: Breakfast and lunch everyday, as well as the welcoming dinner is included in the Nicaragua surf trips. Other dinners are left for you to explore and try different options depending on your taste and budget. There are vegeterian options available.
Costa Rica: Gourmet meals are included during your stay (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Let us know in advance if you have preferences in vegan, vegetarian or classic dishes.
Private Transport between destination
Nicaragua: Transport in a nice A/C Coaster bus, perfect for long distances. 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!
Costa Rica: Transport to surf every day included. We take you surfing with a spacious 4×4 pick up truck- perfect for difficult road conditions. We also include a speed boat surf exploration day to cross the bay and find world class right hand breaks, while often seeing dolphins, turtle and whales on the way.
Pick up and drop off at Managua (MGA) airport if you take the suggested flight when we confirm the trip-we will pick you up and drop off at the airport with welcome drinks, music and the team of surf coach.
South Costa Rica:
Airport pickup and drop off is included in your package if you take the suggested flight itinerary.The surf lodge is located about 1.5h from Golfito Airport. To get there you need to take a short 5o minutes flight from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Golfito (GLF). Nature Air and Sansa Airlines have flights to Golfito. Alternatively you can also take a bus for 6-8h from Tracopa bus terminal in San José and take a direct bus ( try to get the Costanera route) to Paso Cano (border with Panama) and get a taxi for around $60.
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 can add a photo package by 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 can be added at the moment of booking for $100 or on location for $150 (depending on availabilities). 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 March). If you’re booking a “Guided surf” package, surf boards are available for rent for $100 extra.
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 welcome drinks (a full cooler). 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 bring your alcohol from outside, 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.
If you feel that a particular staff or surf coach made you trip unforgettable by delivering an excellent service, tips are always welcome.