Learn to surf in the tropical ocean of  Tamarindo, Costa Rica


One of the best things about Costa Rica is the amazing surf and unforgettable tropical setting you can enjoy during your surf vacation. And with water temperatures well above 25C (77F) year-round you can leave your wetsuit at home. Tamarindo is Costa Rica’s most popular surfing destination and has one of the best conditions to learn to surf.

This package is great if you have never surfed before, or tried it a few times. Our local bilingual surf instructors are ready to share their knowledge of expertise with you and get you riding those waves. Not only does the package include lessons, it also includes board rental so you can continue to practice and a cool excursion to make your Tamarindo surf vacation complete. Simply choose the duration of your package, the accommodation and you are ready to start surfing!


Our beginner surf holidays are available in 3, 5 and 7-night packages. Below you can see what is included:

Our LUXURY and DISTINCTIVE lodging options also include:





Liberia airport

private transfer




Our beginner surf packages include two-hour surf lessons in groups no larger than four, with one of our local, skilled and bilingual surf instructors.  You’ll be guided through each lesson according to your fitness level and surfing needs and our instructor will give you tailored tips and hints, so you can learn and improve. If you are opting for Luxury or Distinctive accommodation, you will have your private surf instructor to give you even more attention.


Unlimited board rental is included in your package, so you can continue to hit the waves and practice outside of the lessons. With over 60 boards to choose from and the possibility to swap board, you can change boards as your surfing skills progress.


To complete your package, one thrilling tour, such as kayaking and snorkeling, horseback riding, a canopy tour, turtle nesting tour, or an estuary boat tour. For packages with Luxury or Distinctive accommodation, you can also opt for one of our premium excursions such as a sunset cruise or ATV tour. An upgrade to premium excursions is available at a surcharge with Value accommodation.


All our packages include accommodation for your stay. We have selected the best options for you in Tamarindo. If you are looking for something budget-friendly, choose our VALUE option in an award-winning hostel steps from the beach. Looking for more LUXURY? Choose an all-ocean view rooms resort with an infinity pool overlooking Tamarindo bay. And finally, the DISTINCTIVE option for the ultimate experience of an adults-only high-end boutique hotel nested in an oasis of lush tropical gardens close the beach. Our Luxury and Distinctive come with daily breakfast included, while our Value option offers kitchen facilities to prepare your own meals.


Choosing a package with Luxury or Distinctive accommodation means your return airport transportation is included in your package. Your private driver will await you at Liberia airport and will drop you at your hotel after a short one-hour transfer in a comfortable air-conditioned van. For extra convenience, bottled water is provided during your transfer. If you have opted for a Value package or require transportation to or from other destinations in Costa Rica, let us know so we can provide you with options.  

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica, has a wide range of accommodation options available, so we have selected our favorites to offer you the best choice for your Tamarindo vacation. We have selected a budget-friendly VALUE option, a LUXURY resort hotel and a DISTINCTIVE option, the best upscale adults-only hotel Tamarindo has on offer. Click below to find out more about the different accommodation options available for your package.

Costa Rica Surf Holiday Budget


Hostel fun near the beach. Stay in a private room or a shared dorm room.

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All ocean view suites, overlooking the Tamarindo bay from the hill tops.

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Adults-only opulence in this tranquil oasis of tropical gardens.

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Below you will find the prices for your Beginner Surf package for the different accommodation options in Tamarindo. Our prices are in US dollar and include all taxes and charges, so no surprises! Traveling with children? Let us know as we might need to adapt the package to ensure a fun and safe kids holiday. This might affect the content of the package and pricing.

All our prices are per person in US dollar and include all taxes and charges.


Beginner Surf package with accommodation at Blue Trailz Hostel

A surcharge of US$ 5 per person per night applies for stays 23 Dec – 2 Jan.


Beginner Surf package with accommodation at Wyndham Esplendor

A surcharge of US$ 45 per room per night applies for stays 23 Dec – 2 Jan, Easter week and during the Tamarindo Marathon.


Beginner Surf package with accommodation in adults-only Jardin del Eden Hotel

A surcharge of US$ 25 per room per night applies for stays 23 Dec – 2 Jan, Easter week and during the Tamarindo Marathon.

Mandatory dinner for Christmas and New Year's Eve not included.


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