Looking for the next family vacation destination that is safe and healthy? Costa Rica has become a popular destination during COVID as it offers an abundance of outdoor activities, protocols to follow, sunshine, nature, and more. Large publications such as CNN, USA Today, and Conde Nast Traveler have been sharing articles about Costa Rica as a top destination during pandemic times.
“Costa Rica is known for its “pura vida” (pure life), and, pandemic aside, the vida is still pura here. This is a country for nature lovers, with both a Caribbean and Pacific coast and jungle covering about a quarter of the country. Whether you’re here for the cloud forests, the volcanoes, or the incredible nature and wildlife, your shoulders will definitely drop a few inches.”
One of the most popular activities to enjoy in Costa Rica is surfing and who wouldn’t want to try surfing out? Tamarindo has become famous for its surf breaks from the epic surf movie Endless Summer. Travel and Leisure selected Iguana Surf as their surf camp of choice for women as we are rated No. 1 on TripAdvisor out of more than 205 activities in Tamarindo and we have seen a steady increase in travelers to Costa Rica since the new year.
So when planning your next family vacation for the holidays or summer think about Costa Rica! And if you are looking for an adventure try out a family surf camp in Costa Rica!
Yup, learning to surf is your best, next to family vacation, and Iguana Surf is one of the best family-friendly resorts in Costa Rica. Located in beautiful Tamarindo, a popular beach town on the Pacific northwest coast of the country, this family surf camp Costa Rica offers a family deluxe suite at the beachfront boutique Iguana Hotel. This spacious suite was designed to cater to families with its large living area, master bedroom (with king and a single bed), upstairs loft (with two single beds and a king), as well as two full downstairs bathrooms. And if you have to check-in back home for work, or the kids need to check TikTok, you will all love the strong WIFI. The suite can accommodate up to seven people.
But honestly, it’s what’s outdoors in the fresh air that really interests you, right? Steps from the hotel are our surf headquarters. The English-speaking Iguana Surf instructors are trained and certified in water safety and only too happy two teach you about the ocean, the waves, and how-to popup and ride your surfboards. The lessons include that board and a rash guard. We offer several surf package options beginning with two nights and lessons. However, if you travel all the way to Tamarindo you’re going to want to bond with your family surfing for eight days, and staying seven nights.
Your family adventure can be even better than just surfing, of course… After all, Costa Rica has loads of nature and wildlife to discover. Our team can set you up with an estuary tour, canopy zipline, yoga class, even a walk through La Senda, the largest labyrinth in the world. And so many other adventures. While your family is here in this Latin American paradise, Iguana Surf Camp has an option to add on five Spanish lessons at a nearby school. Then each day, when you hit the water with our staff of native instructors you can try out the Spanish in real life.
There are also many other things to do as a family in Tamarindo during your vacation such as the Thursday Night Market that is held with live music, food, local vendors, and more. Or head out during the day to the Saturday market held during the day (8 am to 2 pm) and buy some local produce, pastries, or gifts. Tamarindo is also home to a skate park and playground that is a great place to meet families from around the world. There are also plenty of beaches to explore nearby that offer excellent surf, beautiful beaches, wildlife, and more! Our favorite around here is sunset where you can say goodbye to the day with the sky lit up and enjoy local entertainment such as live music and fire dancers on the beach at local restaurants.
Doesn’t this sound like a great family vacation? Iguana Surf Camp and its attendant Iguana Hotel are one of the best family-friendly resorts in Costa Rica, ready to show you and the fam a most memorable surf experience.
Contact us today & start planning your family surf camp in Costa Rica!