Costa Rica Beginner Surfing

Costa Rica Beginner Surfing

From $ 570 AUD


With some of the most consistent surf in Costa Rica, Santa Teresa is the ideal place for a surf trip whether you’re a newbie or an experienced barrel-bandit. With included lessons and board hire, you can count on Costa Rica to provide the salty goods.

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Costa Rica Beginner Surfing
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  • Fall in love with Santa Teresa’s laid-back vibe and quality, consistent waves.
  • Head home with a head start on your new hobby.
  • Make it an uber-wholesome trip with plenty of yoga classes and spas in town.


ITINERARY CHANGES: Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you print and review a final copy prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and may be on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - San Jose / Santa Teresa
Surf’s up amigas y amigos. You’ll be picked up this morning (8 am) from the foyer of Joining Point Hotel in San Jose Downtown (listed in the Essential Trip Information) and taken to the ferry port in Punta Arenas (1.5 hours). If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation in San Jose for you (subject to availability). If you require pick up from another hotel in Downtown San Jose or from the San Jose International Airport, please inform your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure. From here, take the ferry across the Gulf of Nicoya to Santa Teresa (1.5 hours) then jump on a shuttle bus to your hotel, arriving around 3 pm. The rest of the day is yours to relax.
Day 2 - Santa Teresa
Time to hang ten. Well, time to at least give it a crack. Arrange a time for your surf lesson or, if you’re a certified salt-dog, pick up a board and hit the waves. Sit back and soak up some rays when you can and don’t forget to catch the ridiculous sunset.
Day 3 - Santa Teresa
Perhaps wake up early to take up an optional yoga class, then spend the day taking in the sights and sounds of Santa Teresa. Utilise your included surfboard hire and hit the water once more to show off the sills you learnt yesterday. Enjoy your final night in Santa Teresa.
Day 4 - Santa Teresa / San Jose Airport
Throw a goodbye shaka to Santa Teresa and your favourite new hobby. At 6:45 am you’ll return to San Jose the same way you came, via ferry to Punta Arenas and shuttle bus direct to San Jose International Airport. The shuttle returns to San Jose International Airport by 12 pm on Day 4; please do not book a departing flight prior to 15:00 (3 pm). If you’d like to stay in San Jose, you can book a transfer via your booking agent from the airport to Downtown. More importantly, buy a board when you get home. Even if you don't live near the beach, it's the perfect segue to tell everyone about your trip to Costa Rica.

Trip Dates

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07-12-201910-12-2019AUD $ 570-
08-12-201911-12-2019AUD $ 570-
09-12-201912-12-2019AUD $ 570-
10-12-201913-12-2019AUD $ 570-
11-12-201914-12-2019AUD $ 570-
12-12-201915-12-2019AUD $ 570-
13-12-201916-12-2019AUD $ 570-
14-12-201917-12-2019AUD $ 570-
15-12-201918-12-2019AUD $ 570-
16-12-201919-12-2019AUD $ 570-
17-12-201920-12-2019AUD $ 570-
18-12-201921-12-2019AUD $ 570-
19-12-201922-12-2019AUD $ 570-
20-12-201923-12-2019AUD $ 570-
21-12-201924-12-2019AUD $ 570-
22-12-201925-12-2019AUD $ 570-
23-12-201926-12-2019AUD $ 570-
24-12-201927-12-2019AUD $ 570-
25-12-201928-12-2019AUD $ 570-
26-12-201929-12-2019AUD $ 570-
27-12-201930-12-2019AUD $ 570-
28-12-201931-12-2019AUD $ 570-
29-12-201901-01-2020AUD $ 570-
30-12-201902-01-2020AUD $ 570-
31-12-201903-01-2020AUD $ 570-


Hotel (3 nights)


Shuttle bus,Ferry