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Playa Santa Teresa Surf Camp - Santa Teresa, Provincia de Puntarenas. Costa Rica

INTRODUCTION

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Surf Camp Costa Rica is paradise on earth. The motto of the locals is “Pura Vida” or pure life, and this is what Costa Rica is all about – to enjoy life. The words jungles, deserted beaches, tropical water and friendly people, sums up this lovely country pretty well.

 

This is a beginner’s paradise with warm water, sandy beaches and consistent waves that suits all levels. It is almost always perfect waves with very slight offshore winds in the morning. The best conditions are usually in early mornings so get ready for many early bird surf sessions. 

 

You can choose between three surf packages to suit your level and ensure a steady learning curve and a plenty of fun!

 

The surf camp lies just a 10 minute drive north of Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula. There are almost always perfect waves here with light offshore winds in the morning. 

 

The villa is located on the top of a hill, overlooking the regional classic surf spot. If you’re lucky you can scout whales while sitting in the infinity pool. With a great vibe and nice lounge- and hangout areas, the camp is ideal for treating your body after a long day of surf.

 

All the camp staff love surfing, and their job is to make sure that you have as good time as possible both in and outside the water. The staff is multicultural, a mix of local and European staff, which provides an authentic experience and to ensure a high service level.

THE ACCOMMODATION

The villa is located on the top of a hill, overlooking the regional classic surf spot. If you’re lucky you can scout whales while sitting in the infinity pool. With a great vibe and nice lounge- and hangout areas, the camp is ideal for treating your body after a long day of surf.

 

The villa is blessed with cooling afternoon breeze coming from the ocean, flowing straight through the rainforest and up the hill to soothe your soul. It is the perfect spot for an afternoon beer with fellow surfers. 

 

The villa has an open air design, six bedrooms and a living room with many great facilities as swimming pool, big lounge, hammock and outdoor projector for those evening movies. There are 20 beds in total, divided into two double rooms and four dorms.

 

Double room
Two double rooms for those of you that want a bit more privacy in your stay in the villa.

 

Dorm
A dorm is a great place to meet new people while staying in Costa Rica.

 

A TYPICAL DAY

You will get up in the morning to a freshly made pot of coffee, some fruit, juices and yogurts. Light breakfast to get ready for morning tropical surf.

 

After surf you will head back to the camp where the chef Maylin has prepared a solid lunch for you. Nothing beats arriving to a set table after a few hours of surf. Food has never tasted better. You will have dinners either at the camp or at one of the local restaurants. Barbeque, sushi or the local favourite Gallo Pinto – what we go for depends on the mood that day.

 

When you are all surfed out, Costa Rica is a place where it is easy to mix it up. Take a ride on the beach, join in for some yoga, take a hike in the jungle, check out the waterfalls or rent a quad to find a beach just for you. Big game fishing is another favourite worth checking out.

 

SERVICES AND FACILITIES

✔ Wifi
✔ Daily cleaning
✔ Movie projector
✔ Swimming pool
✔ Ping pong table
✔ Lounge area

 

WHAT TO BRING

An extra towel (You will be provided with one, but it’s a good idea to have an extra for the swimming pool and/or beach)

THE ACTIVITIES

Surf Camp

 

Costa Rica Surf Camp is synonymous a steep learning curve, plenty of surf and meeting new people. You are free to do whatever you enjoy doing. Some people spend all their time in the water and others take the opportunity to relax or try other activities.

 

A variety of different packages, depending on your level of surfing and how long you want to stay. We know that even the most experienced riders have great benefits from valid feedback and that’s why most of the packages include instructions. 

 

Lessons for both beginner and advanced surfers. The learning curve is individual, therefore you can choose between dierent levels.

 

LEVEL 1

This course is for you that have never surfed before, or that haven’t surfed in a while and want to go through the basics one more time. We’ll give you a fun and encouraging introduction to surfing, and share the stoke when you catch your very first waves. In groups of 6 surfers per instructor we’ll make sure that you develop your skills in line with your level and that you’ll catch as many waves possible. It’s all about having fun together with the other surfers.

 

1 WEEK PACKAGE INCLUDES:

✔ 7 nights accommodation
✔ 7 breakfasts
✔ 6 lunches
✔ 7 days with surf equipment
✔ Level 1 Beginner Surf Course 5 x 2 hours
✔ Transportation to surf spots on the days when we don’t surf on our home beach
✔ 2 yoga classes

LEVEL 2

This level is designed for those of you that have passed our level 1 or can catch and ride a white water wave on your own. Level 2 will focus on getting to the outside (lineup) in waist high waves. We’ll teach you to catch green waves and ride the face of the wave instead of going straight in the white water.

 

1 WEEK PACKAGE INCLUDES:

✔ 7 nights accommodation
✔ 7 breakfasts
✔ 6 lunches
✔ 7 days with surf equipment
✔ Level 2 Green Wave Surf Course 5 x 2 hours
✔ Transportation to surf spots on the days when we don’t surf on our home beach
✔ 2 yoga classes

LEVEL 3

This level is designed for those of you that have passed our level 2/can catch waist high green waves on your own and surf frontside and backside. You’re not yet confident in head high waves on your own but we’ll surf easy reefs, point and beach breaks with all the knowledge you need to feel confident to surf most breaks, focusing on entry and exit from the break, surf etiquette and which peak is the best for your level of surfing. This course has a max limit of 6 surfers per week.

 

1 WEEK PACKAGE INCLUDES:

✔ 7 nights accommodation
✔ 7 breakfasts
✔ 6 lunches
✔ 7 days with surf equipment
✔ Level 3 – Surf course 5 x 2,5 hours
✔ Transportation and guiding to surf spots on the days when we don’t surf on our home beach
✔ 1 video filming analysis
✔ Try out different boards
✔ 2 yoga classes

 

Activities and Socializing

 

The surf camp is situated just a 10 minute drive north of Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula. Santa Teresa is a charming little surf village that is lined with cozy restaurants run by those who have fallen in love with the little town and settled down here. Santa Teresa is probably one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and the atmosphere here is unbeatable. 

 

Some of the most popular attractions include:

✔ Trip to Tortuga Island

✔ Ziplining,

✔ Horse riding,

✔ Yoga,

✔ Quad ( ATV’s) & bicycle rentals,

✔ Big game fishing,

✔ Waterfalls,

✔ Massage,

✔ Jungle hiking

 

The camp hosts organize evening activities and tours on regular basis. All Lapoint Surf Camps staff love surfing, and their job is to make sure that you have as good time as possible both in and outside the water. The staff is multicultural,a mix of local and European staff, which provides an authentic experience and to ensure you are having the time of your life. 

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Costa Rica is a small country located in Central America and one of the trendiest holiday and adventure-travel destinations in Latin America – One of Costa Rica’s main sources of income is tourism. Costa Rica is also a democratic and peaceful country, and was the first in the world to constitutionally abolish its army back in 1949.

Costa Rica is located on the Central American isthmus, 10° North of the equator. Bathed by the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, the country extend on an narrow stretch of land from Panama in the south to Nicaragua in the north.

 

The country is ranked 5th in the world and 1st among American countries in terms of Environmental Performance. Although the country is small, it shelters 6% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world and 25 % of the country is under natural conservation protection (National Parks and Nature Preserves).

 

Costa Rica is paradise on earth. The motto of the locals is “Pura Vida” or pure life, and this is what Costa Rica is all about – to enjoy life. The words jungles, deserted beaches, tropical water and friendly people, sums up this lovely country pretty well.

 

Santa Teresa

 

The surf camp lies just a 10 minute drive north of Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula. There are almost always perfect waves here with light offshore winds in the morning. Santa Teresa is a charming little surf village that is lined with cozy restaurants run by those who have fallen in love with the little town and settled down here. Santa Teresa is probably one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and the atmosphere here is unbeatable.

 

Climate and Seasons

Costa Rica is located on the Central American isthmus, 10° North of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate with 27-28 degrees in the water all year round and usually a bit more than 30 degrees in the air

 

The dry season begins at the end of November and until May, when the sun drenches the land. The first rainfalls to relieve the dry season occur in May at the start of the rainy season. Rainfall increases during the following months to become quite heavy from September to November, when the peninsula turns into a lush rainforest.

Vaccination

Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Most travelers are recommended get the following vaccines:

Hepatitis A
Typhoid

Visa

Citizens holding valid passports from the European Union, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan are permitted to stay in Costa Rica for 90 days without a visa.

 

For other countries, please check  http://www.costarica-embassy.org/?q=node/51

 

All travelers must carry a passport that remains valid for at least six months after the date of entry. No vaccine are necessary.

 

Getting Here

 

Flying to San Jose

San Jose International Airport (SJO) is located 6 hours drive from the camp.

Direct flights from major cities of U.S and Canada, as well as from Paris (CDG), London (LGW), Madrid (MAD), Frankfurt (FRA).

 

Major airlines:

  • Iberia
  • American Airlines
  • Continental
  • United Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Lacsa

From San Jose to Santa Teresa

You can you reach the camp at Santa Teresa by:

 

DOMESTIC FLIGHT

Domestic flight to Tambor Regional Airport (TMU) , which is about 1h drive from the camp. Ticket will be around 90 USD. It’s helpful to know some Spanish if you’re considering this option.

 

Daily flight from San Jose operated by:

  • Nature Air 
  • Sansa Airlines

 

 

PUBLIC BUS

Public bus to Santa Teresa – Malpais (Puntarenas) 6 Hours bus trip from San Jose. 

It’s helpful to know some Spanish if you’re considering this option.

 

SHUTTLE BUS TRANSFER

The easiest way to get to the camp is by our shuttle bus which goes from your hotel at 08:00, and will be at the camp at 14:00.  

Price: 80 EUR including accommodation in San Jose Sun to Mon

PRICES & PACKAGES

1 WEEK PACKAGE INCLUDES 

✔ 7 nights accommodation
✔ 7 breakfasts
✔ 6 lunches
✔ 7 days with surf equipment
✔ Surf Course 5 x 2 hours
✔ Transportation to surf spots on the days when we don’t surf on our home beach
✔ 2 yoga classes

 

 

DORM ROOMS

 

2 Jan – 12 Mar  

1 week – 799 EUR

2 weeks – 1598 EUR

3 weeks – 2397 EUR

 

13 Mar – 21 May
1 week – 749 EUR

2 weeks – 1498 EUR

3 weeks – 2247 EUR

 

22 May – Oct 8

1 week – 649 EUR

2 weeks – 1298 EUR

3 weeks – 1947 EUR

 

Oct 9 – Nov 12 
1 week – 699 EUR

2 weeks – 1398 EUR

3 weeks – 2097 EUR

 

13 Nov – 10 Dec

1 week – 749 EUR

2 weeks – 1498 EUR

3 weeks – 2247 EUR

 

Dec 11 – Dec 17 

1 week – 799 EUR

18 Dec – 1 Jan

1 week – 899 EUR

 

DOUBLE ROOMS

Additional 63 EUR/pers/week

 

TRANSFER

Transfer 80 EUR including accommodation in San Jose Sun to Mon

 

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