Hi Everyone,

Wanted to head back to Costa Rica soon even though it has become overly surfed and extremely popular, we still love CR and feel comfortable traveling there. That said, I wanted to do some research for you regarding places to stay for official surf vacations in addition to pricing.

To find the best time of year to visit CR from a surfing perspective, it’s important to understand the regional seasons. Costa Rica doesn’t necessarily have four seasons, though here they are:

– Summer/High Season: December-April, consists of hot weather and little rain. Also expect crowds, primarily during Christmas, New Years and Easter. You’ll experience the highest rates and the best surf on the Nicoya and even on the Caribbean side.
– Rainy Season: May-November. May-August you’ll experience hot weather and random heavy rains in early morning and afternoon. You’ll also find smaller crowds and lower rates.

Here are the following surf vacation companies we profiled (no sponsorships):

  1. Green Iguana Surf Camp (GISC) http://www.greeniguanasurfcamp.com/
    1. Note, all prices below include surf lessons (email Green Iguana for pricing without)
    2. Lodging

                                               i.     Hotel Roca Verde is beachfront, and lies on a beautiful, secluded beach, just south of town http://www.greeniguanasurfcamp.com/Lodgings/Roca-Verde.htm

                                              ii.     Villas Rio Mar is located on the banks of the beautiful, pristine, Baru River. Rio Mar is a very nice riverfront resort, and is located a short and scenic walk to the Pacific Ocean. http://www.greeniguanasurfcamp.com/Lodgings/Villas-Rio-Mar.htm

                                            iii.     Hotel Que Nivel is a local beachside hotel with a bar and restauraunt located in the town of Playa Dominical, that has great food, cold drinks, and lots of friendly locals. http://www.greeniguanasurfcamp.com/Lodgings/Que-Nivel.htm

  1. Rates

                                               i.     Roca Verde

  1. All prices are per person, and based on occupancy         
  2. 1 person         2 people         3 people
  3. 6 nights/7 days         W/AC  $1445 $1175 $995
  4. 9 nights/10 days      W/AC $1735 $1435 $1330
  5. 13 nights/14 days    W/AC  $2225 $1845 $1595

                                              ii.     Rio Mar

  1. All prices are per person, and based on occupancy
  2. 1 person         2 people         3 people
  3. 6 nights/7 days         W/Fan            $1195 $995   $905
  4. 9 nights/10 days      W/Fan           $1595 $1295 $1045
  5. 13 nights/14 days    W/Fan            $1935 $1645 $1315
  6. 6 nights/7 days         W/AC  $1325 $1095 $965
  7. 9 nights/10 days      W/AC  $1635 $1365 $1275
  8. 13 nights/14 days    W/AC  $2095 $1725 $1495

                                            iii.     Que Nivel

  1. All prices are based on occupancy 
  2. 1 person         2 people         3 people
  3. 6 nights/7 days         W/Fan            $835   $685   $595
  4. 9 nights/10 days      W/Fan           $1135 $835   $695
  5. 13 nights/14 days    W/Fan            $1495 $1195 $1095
  6. 6 nights/7 days         W/AC  $895   $745   $655
  7. 9 nights/10 days      W/AC  $1225 $915   $775
  8. 13 nights/14 days    W/AC  $1625 $1325 $1175
  9. Additional information

                                               i.     Note: These rates include enrollment in Green Iguana’s regular surf classes. SUP surf lessons are slightly more expensive, but not by much. If you’d like to take some SUP lessons as well as regular surfing, or take SUP surf lessons entirely, let us know, and we’ll let you know the total cost.

                                              ii.     10% discount for children 12 and under that are accompanied by a parent.

                                            iii.     7-Day Packages include 5 days of surf instruction, 10-day packages include 7 days of instruction, and 14-day packages include 10 days of instruction.

  1. Cost Rica Surf Adventures http://www.crsurfadventures.com/
    1. Guided Surf Tours for Advanced & Intermediate Surfers based in and around Tamarindo, traveling to surf destinations in a Land Rover or via a 28’ panga boat.
    2. Packages

                                               i.     TAMARINDO SURF TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  1. Airport transfer (to and from Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport)
  2. Airport transfer from San Jose for a small fee
  3. Tamarindo Accommodations: Beach Front Accommodations
  4. All transportation included for Surfing and Activities
  5. Personal Bilingual Surf Guides
  6. Costa Rican breakfast daily ( eggs, pancakes, fresh fruit, juice, coffee)
  7. Boat trip to Witch’s Rock and Ollies Point (minimum 2 guests, 7 day package required)
  8. Daily surf trips to Costa Rica’s best Surf Breaks (4×4 truck or BoatGuided Surf Tours
  9. Unlimited use of CRSA surf boards

10. Optional Professional photography with pictures put on CD

11. Activities included with your Surf Vacation Stand-Up Paddle Surfing/Lessons, Canopy Zip Line Tour, Snorkel Trip by Boat, Horseback riding on the Beach, Sunset Catamaran Sailing, or our Unique ATV (Quad) Jungle Tour

  1.                                               ii.     TAMARINDO / NOSARA MULTI LOCATION:
    SURF TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
    1. Airport transfer (to and from Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport)
    2. Airport transfer from San Jose for a small fee
    3. Nosara Accommodations: 4 bedroom Private beach house with pool or 2 bedroom beach Condo with Pool
    4. Tamarindo Accommodations: Beach Front Accommodations+
    5. All transportation included for Surfing and Activities
    6. Costa Rican breakfast daily (eggs, pancakes, fresh fruit, juice, coffee)
    7. Personal Bilingual Surf Guides
    8. Boat trip to Witch’s Rock and Ollies Point (minimum 2 guests, 7 day package required)
    9. Daily surf trips to Costa Rica’s best Surf Breaks (4×4 truck or BoatGuided Surf Tours

10. Unlimited use of CRSA surf boards

11. Optional Professional photography with pictures put on CD

12. Activities included with your Surf Vacation Stand-Up Paddle Surfing/Lessons, Canopy Zip Line Tour, Snorkel Trip by Boat, Horseback riding on the Beach, Sunset Catamaran Sailing, or our Unique ATV (Quad) Jungle Tour

                                            iii.     Tamarindo Surfer Saver Package:Hotel Accommodations: Villas Macondo What is included

  1. Airport transfer (Liberia -Tamarindo) Tamarindo-Liberia
  2. Healthy Delicious Breakfast – Daily
  3. Daily transportation to and from the beach
  4. Unlimited use of surfboards. (see our Quiver page) You can surf as much as you like.
  5. Lodging (Villas Macondo) 3 min walk to the beach. (Tamarindo) (a/c, free internet, pool.)
  6. Our Foundation Surf Program will teach you all the fundamentals of surfing and have you up and riding waves your first day – Surf Camp
  7. over 2 hours of daily on land and in water surf instruction – Surf Camp
  8. Daily surf trips to Costa Rica’s best surf breaks (4×4 truck or Boat) –Surf Tours
  9. Expert guides / Instructors to take care of you and your holiday details.
  10. Rates

 

Tamarindo – Surf Tour

Beachfront Accommodations Included

All Prices are per person/prices do not include airfare

Single

2

3

4 or more

4 Nights – 5 Days

$1095

$995

$950

$895

5 Nights / 6 Days

$1295

$1195

$1150

$1095

7 Nights – 8 Days

$1595

$1395

$1350

$1295

10 Nights – 11 Days

$2195

$1995

$1895

$1795

 

 

Tamarindo / Nosara – Surf Tour
Multi Location Package:

Beachfront Accommodations Included

All Prices are per person/prices do not include airfare

2

3

4 or more

7 Nights – 8 Days

$1595

$1495

$1395

10 Nights – 11 Days

$2195

$2095

$1995

 

Tamarindo Surfer Saver Package

For the Budget minded Surf Traveler

Surf Camp – Surf Coaching – Surf Tour

Lodging Included

6 Night / 7 Day Surfer Saver Surf Package $995.00 per person
Additional Days are $165 per Day

 

 

 

Additional resources:
–     www.crsurf.com/trips.html

–       http://www.surf-costarica.com/

–       http://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/

–       http://www.costa-rica-surfing.com/

–       http://www.quiksilvertravel.com/Destinations/Surf-Destinations/Costa-Rica

–       www.bajasurfadventures.com/

–       www.safarisurfschool.com

–       www.delmarsurfcamp.com/

 

 

 

 

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