Surf Expedition | Costa Rica
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
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.
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, half a dozen horses that come eat our grass every once in a while. A wooden yoga platform and a pool are on their way.
We even have our own exclusive wave our front!
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.
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 International Chef Dian Van Rensburg, South African chef who ran a 5 star restaurant in Cape Town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LocationsCentral America South » Punta BancoCentral America South » PavonesCentral America South » ZancudoCentral America South » EclipseCentral America South » Punta BuricaCentral America South » Pan DulceCentral America South » Backwash (Golfo Dulce)Central America South » Hog HoleCentral America South » CarateCentral America South » Rio Claro RivermouthCentral America South » Drake's BayCentral America South » Rio Sierpe RivermouthCentral America South » Playa BallenaCentral America South » Punta Uvita
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