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PLAYA GRANDE Surf Camp - Guanacaste, Tamarindo. Costa Rica

INTRODUCTION

PLAYA GRANDE Surf Camp - Guanacaste, Tamarindo Guests overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 3 reviews.
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The Surf Camp is proudly managed by three costarican brothers and sister, that will make sure you have an enjoyable experience during your vacations. The hotel is suited with all you need to experience the beach life, enjoy nature and the beauty of life.

 

Since 2004 on the hosting business, our team has grown and has a very well understanding of travelers needs and expectations. We’ll be delighted to share and show you all the beauty of our coast, enjoy surfing, our country and make sure that our favorite phrase is accomplished!

 

Just north of the famous seaside resort of Tamarindo, at the heart of Marino Las Baulas National Park, the stunning beach of Playa Grande with its pristine shoreline and clear blue sea, is one of the best beaches on the Guanacaste coast. Playa Grande is also reputed for the excellent surf found on the main beach, a protected area for nestling sea turtles as well as a playground for surfers from around the world.

 

Playa Grande Surfcamp lies 100 metres from a large, white sandy beach. A sanctuary for both turtles and surfers, this beach has some of the best beach breaks in the country. Accommodation is in cabanas and the surfcamp also has a self catering kitchen and barbecue for guests to share, as well as a swimming pool.

THE ACCOMMODATION

SUPERIOR VILLA 1 BEDROOM

2 GUESTS PER ROOM

  • King size bed
  • Living room
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Terrace
  • BBQ private area
  • Hammocks
  • Cable T.V.
  • A/C & ceiling fans
  • Hot water

 

SUPERIOR VILLA 2 BEDROOMS

2 GUESTS PER ROOM

  • King size bed
  • Living room
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Cable T.V.
  • A/C & ceiling fans
  • Hot water
  • Balcony
  • Hammocks facing the forest

 

STANDARD ROOM

2 GUESTS PER ROOM

  • Two level units with queen size bed or single beds
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fridge
  • Bathroom

 

DORMS

  • Spacious unit
  • Two bunk beds
  • Ceiling fan
  • Fridge
  • Bathroom
  • The dorm faces the beautiful nature of the principal garden.

 

FACILITIES

  • Shared bathrooms
  • Self catering kitchen
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet and telephone service
  • Two restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance

THE ACTIVITIES

Surf School

Daily surf instruction on the beach break in front of the surf camp. Playa Grande/Tamarindo has some of the best beach breaks in the country, making it an ideal destination for beginners.

 

Enjoy our surf program:

  • All levels and ages
  • Duration: 1.5 hours per lesson
  • Surfboards & rash guards included
  • Lessons start on the sand for technique explanations

 

Surf Spots

The surf around Playa Grande-Tamarindo does not seem to take a rest, with waves on a daily basis. This area of Costa Rica, thanks to its westward projection, stays very consistent with an abundance of waves. With such a large swell window, the area receives a ton of surf at the height of the season from April to November from low pressure systems in the South Pacific. Starting in December northwest swells will begin to make their appearance, continuing through March, thus keeping the coastline very much alive all year long. There is an assortment of breaks in the area, from fun beach breaks to some decent reef breaks, and many within walking distance of the accommodations.  Some of the better known spots are Playa Grande, Playa Negra, Witches Rock and Ollie’s Point.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

At the heart of Las Baulas de Guanacaste Nature Preserve, the surfcamp’s five cabanas lies a mere 75 metres from a large, white sandy beach with a dream beach break. Supermarket and restaurants within a 2 min. walk from the surfcamp.

 

PLAYA GRANDE(Guanacaste)

Playa Grande is a small community with only a handful of hotels and its main attraction is the National Park Marino Las Baulas, famous for being a turtle nestling and hatching sanctuary.  Another asset of Playa Grande is the excellent surf found here on the main beach. Playa Grande is much quieter than say its more famous neighbour Tamarindo, but the surf here is equally good. In fact, the breaks and swells are consistent enough to be rated amongst the best surf spots in the country.

 

Playa Grande is separated from Tamarindo by the inlet of Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge, that can be crossed by boat shuttle. A former fishing village, Tamarindo is turning into Guanacaste region first seaside resort. Although only two kilometres apart, there is no direct road between Playa Grande and Tamarindo and the drive is about 45 minutes. Neverthelss, you can walk down the beach to the estuary and take a boat to cross the river, which will take about half the time of driving round the estuary.

 

CLIMATE

Costa Rica’s proximity to the equator means that it is generally hot and humid, with tropical conditions throughout the year. And while Playa Grande will be influenced by a dry season from November to April, the wet season from May to October is quite mild as Guanacaste is considered the driest region in the country.

Getting Here

  • Playa Grande (Guanacaste) 15 min. N of Tamarindo (ferry)
  • Tamarindo Airport (TNO) Nature Air: wwww.natureair.com (daily flight from San Jose) We can arrange pick ups.
  • Liberia Airport (LIR), 60 min. Daily Flights from San Jose (AA, Delta, Continental direct flights to US) We can arrange Pick ups.
  • San Jose Airport (SJO), 290 km. (Iberia, KLM, AA, Continental airlines)
  • We can arrange transfer from San Jose to the surfcamp by Shuttle (5 hours)

PRICES & PACKAGES

SURFCAMP

SINGLE, DOUBLE OR DORM ROOM

Per week: 700 USD per pax

Per day: 100 USD per pax

 

Including:

  • Chosen accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Daily surf instruction (1,5 hrs a day)
  • Surfboard Rental all day (wetsuits not necessary!)

 

Not including:

  • Airport transfers 

ACCOMMODATION ONLY

SUPERIOR VILLA 1 BEDROOM

2 GUESTS PER ROOM

$80 per night on low season.

$95 per night on high season.

New year and holy week.

Additional beds can be an option with an extra charge of $20 per person (Max 2 person).

 

SUPERIOR VILLA 2 BEDROOMS

2 GUESTS PER ROOM

$140 per night on low season.

$195 per night on high season.

New year and holy week.

Additional beds can be an option with an extra charge of $20 per person.

 

STANDARD ROOM

2 GUESTS PER ROOM

$50 per night on low season.

$85 per night on high season.

New year and holy week.

Additional beds can be an option with an extra charge of $15 per person.

 

DORMS

$15 per person per night on low season.

$25 per person per night on high season. New year and holy week.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

  • Liberia Airport = 25 USD/pax and 2 pax min. Shared shuttle takes about 2 to 3,5 hours depending on the stops on the way
  • Best option from Liberia private transfer 1-2 people $95 is 1hour driveto the hotel
  • Tamarindo Airport = 25 USD/pax no option anymore for transfer only private for $35
  • SJ Airport Priviate shuttle $220 4-5 hour drive, shared $56 from 6-8 hours depending on stops.
  • Also we arrange shuttles from any place in Costa Rica, Nosara, Samara, Manuel Antonio, La fortuna, Santa Teresa, Montezuma, Jaco, Monteverde this will work by quote.

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