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Join Pura Vida Surfers in an amazing experience of surfing you will never forget! They will guide you to learn surfing, no matter what is your skill level and age. The instructors will guide you step-by-step and will be near you to make sure that you are safe. You will get an unforgettable surfing experience with great people and a good vibe. Surfing is not just a sport, it is a lifestyle! You can feel and immerse yourself in that lifestyle here in the beautiful beach town of Santa Teresa!
During this retreat, you can stay in a shared dorm, private room with shared bathroom, or private room with private bathroom at Selina Santa Teresa. Selina is a new-built hostel just 50 meters away from Playa Santa Teresa. The hostel is beautifully decorated, has a nice swimming pool area, and a billiards table. It is located just by the main road with stores, bars, and restaurants within walking distance away. Selina also offers many different activities on and off the site. All rooms at Selina have air conditioning and good Wi-Fi connection. The dorm is a four-, six-, seven-, nine-, or twelve-bed dormitory room. All the dorm rooms have a private bathroom. The size of the dorm you will be placed in depends on availability.
This surf camp takes place in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Santa Teresa is a beautiful beach town that many people return to. This is a perfect place to connect with nature and also with yourself. Despite being a small town, it is still for everyone. Whether you want to go there for surfing, yoga, with your partner, family, or friends, Santa Teresa is the destination. It is a friendly place with a mix of Ticos and internationals.
Santa Teresa is located in the southern part of Nicoya Peninsula. With its many and long beaches, it is an ideal place for those who love surfing or want to learn to surf. Santa Teresa also has many different yoga studios, as well as activities, in its biodiverse and beautiful nature. Some of the activities that one can do include stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding, zip lining, ATV tours, visiting national parks, and fishing, just to name a few.
How to get there
Please book your flight to arrive at Tambor Airport (TMU). Transfer from and to the airport is not included.
When you book your flight to Santa Teresa, you will first land at Tambor Airport (TMU) and then take a shuttle to Santa Teresa (the shuttle takes about 45 minutes). The land transportation fee is included in the airfare. Nature Air operates flights from San José to Tambor / Santa Teresa. To book your flight, simply go to their website and choose San José in the ‘from’-dropdown list, and Santa Teresa / Mal País in the ‘to’-dropdown list.
There is a direct bus from San José to Santa Teresa leaving daily from Terminal 7-10 at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. The ferry ticket is included in the price and you do not have to change buses when you get on or get off the ferry. However, you might have to change buses in Cóbano, which is an hour drive from the ferry. Normally, the bus driver tells you to change bus, but if you are unsure, just ask the driver.
Shuttles leaves daily from San José to Santa Teresa. If you stay overnight in San José, the hotel is normally able to help you arrange the transportation. You can also contact your hosts ahead of time and they will help you.
Pura Vida Surfers’ surf camp will give a solid ground for anyone who wants to become a better surfer. It does not matter if you are a complete beginner or an experienced surfer, all levels are welcome. They will teach you everything you need to know: paddling, standing up, dropping into waves, riding across waves, surf etiquette, board designs, and wave types.
Pura Vida Surfers’ instructors will be by your side all the time to make you feel safe in the water. They will coach you, give you feedback, correct your mistakes, and help you improve your skills with every wave you try. The lessons are scheduled according to the ocean conditions. The surf camps can be customized. For example, you can add an extra day of surfing, a rest day, etc. Please contact Pura Vida Surfers with your request!