Costa Rica Coast-to-Coast Surfing Adventure

Overall 90.0% (17 Guest Ratings)

Puerto Viejo (Caribe), Jaco (Pacific)

Prepare to ride the waves of adventure and experience the exhilaration of Costa Rica's diverse coasts like never before. Our Coast-to-Coast Surfing Adventure invites you to discover the enchanting allure of both the Caribbean and Pacific shores. From the laid-back charm of Puerto Viejo to the glamorous ambiance of Jaco, this journey promises a thrilling blend of surf, sun, and relaxation. Begin your voyage with VIP treatment at the San Jose International Airport, setting the tone for an unforgettable escapade. From there, delve into the vibrant rhythms of Puerto Viejo, where Terrazas del Caribe welcomes you to unwind in tropical comfort. Get ready to master the waves with surf lessons on the Caribbean coast and savor days of leisure on its pristine beaches. Then, venture westward to the chic Crocs Casino Resort in Jaco, where the Pacific's roaring surf awaits. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a novice eager to learn, this odyssey promises endless thrills. Discover the essence of ¡Pura Vida! as you traverse the entire breadth of Costa Rica's stunning coastlines, forging sun-soaked memories that will linger long after your journey concludes.

Sample Itinerary
  • 4 nights at Terrazas del Caribe
  • Surf Lesson in Puerto Viejo
  • 3 nights at Crocs Casino Resort
Starting at $$ per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Nicoya Peninsula Surf Adventure: A Costa Rican Swell to Remember

Overall 87.6% (138 Guest Ratings)

Carrillo, Santa Teresa

Prepare to be swept away on an extraordinary journey as you step foot into the land of "Pura Vida." Your adventure unfolds on the Nicoya Peninsula, a captivating slice of Costa Rica where nature's beauty meets the thrill of the surf. From the moment you arrive at Liberia International Airport, you're immersed in a world of tropical wonders and thrilling waves. This isn't just a surf trip; it's an immersion into the heart of Costa Rican coastal culture, luxury, and exhilaration. Welcome to the Nicoya Peninsula Surf Adventure, where the surf, sand, and memories are bound to be unforgettable.

Sample Itinerary
  • 4 nights at Nammbu Bungalows
  • Surf Lesson - Chocos Surf School
  • Surf Lesson - Chocos Surf School
  • 3 nights at Hotel Nantipa
Starting at $$$ per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Pacific Paradise Surf Retreat in Costa Rica: Ride the Waves of Bliss

Overall 89.8% (34 Guest Ratings)

Jaco, Dominical

Get ready to embark on a journey that combines the thrill of surfing with the tranquility of tropical paradise. Welcome to our Pacific Paradise Surf Retreat in Costa Rica, where the rhythmic crashing of ocean waves harmonizes with the vibrant culture and lush landscapes of this Central American gem. From the moment you land at San Jose International Airport, our VIP Airport Greeting sets the tone for an extraordinary adventure. You'll be whisked away to Hotel Club del Mar in Jaco, a beachfront haven nestled along the scenic shores of the Pacific Ocean. Here, relaxation and adventure converge as you immerse yourself in well-appointed accommodations, savor delectable cuisine, and engage in thrilling activities like surfing and hiking through national parks. As the sun-kissed beaches and captivating waves beckon, get ready to ride the waves of bliss and experience the essence of Pura Vida in Costa Rica.

Sample Itinerary
  • 3 nights at Hotel Club del Mar
  • Surf Lessons
  • 3 nights at Hotel Cuna del Angel
  • Surf Lesson - Dominical Surf Adventures
Starting at $$ per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Ride the Waves: An Exhilarating Costa Rican Surfing Odyssey for Seasoned Surfers

Overall 89.2% (7 Guest Ratings)

Nosara, Santa Teresa

Welcome to the ultimate surfing paradise, where the waves beckon with a siren's call, and the thrill of riding the ocean's crest becomes an art form. Our Costa Rican surf retreat is crafted exclusively for experienced surfers, those who've felt the exhilaration of catching a perfect wave and are hungry for more. As you embark on this adventure, prepare to be immersed in a world where every swell, every break, and every ride tells a unique story. With top-tier accommodations, expert guidance, and the raw beauty of Costa Rica's coastal landscapes as your backdrop, get ready to redefine your understanding of what it means to surf in one of the world's premier destinations for wave riders.

Sample Itinerary
  • 3 nights at Olas Verdes Hotel
  • 3 nights at Hotel Nantipa
Starting at $$$ per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Guanacaste Surf Odyssey: Where Legends Ride the Waves

Overall 90.2% (11 Guest Ratings)

Playa Grande, Nosara

Embark on an extraordinary journey to the heart of Costa Rica's surf sanctuary, a realm where the ocean's rhythmic whispers lure the seasoned surfer's soul. Nestled within the sun-kissed embrace of Guanacaste, this remarkable surfing vacation is an ode to the intrepid wave rider. As you touch down at Liberia International Airport, the gateway to this aquatic paradise, a world of legendary breaks and boundless adventures unfurls before you. Prepare to be transported to a realm where surf culture melds seamlessly with nature's splendor.

Sample Itinerary
  • 3 nights at Rip Jack Inn
  • 3 nights at Olas Verdes Hotel
Starting at $$ per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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South Pacific Surf Expedition: Where Jungle Meets Epic Waves

Overall 95.5% (110 Guest Ratings)

Uvita, Cabo Matapalo

Imagine a place where the untamed South Pacific coast of Costa Rica collides with lush, impenetrable jungles, and where the roar of waves mingles with the calls of exotic creatures. Welcome to a self-drive adventure like no other, tailored for those who've mastered the waves and crave more than just a surf vacation. In this untamed realm, your trusty 4x4 becomes your passport to explore, granting you access to pristine beaches and secret surf spots that few have seen. This is the South Pacific Surf Expedition, where every day is a journey into the unknown, where nature's wild heartbeat serenades your nights, and where, with each wave conquered, you'll realize that this isn't just a surf trip – it's an exploration of the soul in one of Earth's last great frontiers.

Sample Itinerary
  • 1 nights at Xandari Resort and Spa
  • 3 nights at Selva Armonia Immersive Jungle Resort
  • 4 nights at Bosque del Cabo
  • 1 nights at Xandari Resort and Spa
Starting at $$$$ per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Surfing is a way of life in Costa Rica

Embark on a surfing adventure like no other in Costa Rica, where pristine waves and a vibrant surf culture beckon. On the Caribbean coast, Puerto Viejo boasts Salsa Brava, Costa Rica's colossal wave. With its coral reef below, this Hawaiian-sized wave attracts up to 20 surfers at a time, creating an exhilarating experience. Explore the charming beach town of Puerto Viejo, a beloved destination for beach lovers and surf enthusiasts alike.

In the North Pacific region, the Guanacaste area embraces a true surfer's paradise. From Playa Grande to Tamarindo, Avellanas to Samára, Nosara to Santa Teresa, the list of impeccable beaches seems endless. Beginners will find solace in the gentle breaks of Playa Tamarindo or Playa Samára, while seasoned barrel seekers should set their sights on Witch's Rock or Ollie's Point, legendary waves immortalized in Robert August's iconic film "Endless Summer."

Surfing is a way of life in Costa Rica, with surf hostels, restaurants, and shops seamlessly woven into the fabric of the coastal communities. For those chasing the stoke and longing to get pitted, Costa Rica stands as the ultimate destination. The surfing atmosphere permeates every aspect of life here, creating an irresistible magnet for wave riders from around the world.

Don't have your surfboard or concerned about crowded lineups? Fear not! Costa Rica boasts some of the world's most secluded beaches, and with surf rentals available for as low as $5 per day, a Costa Rican vacation can accommodate any surfer's budget. Experience the thrill of riding swells comparable to Hawaii and Australia, without the overwhelming crowds. Moreover, almost every beach offers group or private lessons, enabling families to come together and enjoy the beach's most delightful activity: surfing.

So, whether you're a novice paddling out for the first time or a seasoned longboarder, a vacation in Costa Rica guarantees an incredible surfing experience. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-fueled journey as you ride epic waves and immerse yourself in the infectious surf culture that permeates this remarkable country.

 

How to plan the best Costa Rica surfing vacation

Planning the best Costa Rica surfing vacation requires a few key steps to ensure an unforgettable experience. Here's a guide to help you plan your ideal trip:


By following these steps, you'll be well on your way to planning the best Costa Rica surfing vacation tailored to your skill level, preferences, and sense of adventure. Get ready to ride the waves and create lasting memories in this surfer's paradise.

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