When it comes to planning a surf vacation, travelers have two primary options: opt for a surf holiday package or choose individual services, otherwise known as “a la carte”. As a renowned Costa Rica surf camp all-inclusive destination, Iguana Surf offers comprehensive packages that include transportation, lodging, breakfast, surf lessons, board rentals, rash guards, and surf trips. Whether you want the classic dorm room surf camp stay or an upgraded private room stay, Iguana Surf Camp gives you options for surf holiday packages that will simplify your vacay and won’t break the bank.
Benefits of Choosing Surf Holiday Packages VS a la Carte
Convenience and Time-Saving
Choosing a surf holiday package at Iguana Surf is not only convenient but a time-saving way to spend your vacation. With a single booking, you can secure all of the essentials of your surf holiday such as accommodations, transportation, lessons, etc. Instead of spending countless hours researching and arranging separate services, you can trust the expertise of the Iguana Surf team to organize a seamless vacation experience, including add-ons like trips to see a volcano or even Spanish lessons. This allows you to focus on what matters most – catching the perfect wave.
One of the top advantages of opting for an all-inclusive surf camp in Costa Rica is the cost savings it offers. Iguana Surf bundles services together, resulting in more competitive pricing than purchasing each service individually. By taking advantage of package deals, you can use your budget more effectively and even have extra money to explore additional tours or dine out at a fancy oceanside restaurant.
All you have to decide is which type of experience you want to have – dorm room or private room stay.
Dorm Room VS Private Room Stay
Dorm Room Stay
- Money-saving Option: One of the main reasons you may choose a dorm room stay at Iguana Surf is the money-saving benefits. Our dorm room accommodates eight guests, sharing the room and two full bathrooms. The cost per person in a dorm room is much lower than booking a private room, making it a great choice for budget-conscious surfers or those looking to maximize their travel funds for other experiences.
- Social Aspect: Staying in a dorm room means more interaction with other guests. Sharing a space with surfers from around the world will foster a sense of camaraderie, making it easier to make new friends. The social aspect of a dorm room stay will add to your overall experience, leading to shared surf sessions, group outings and tours, and the chance to exchange surfing tips.
- Embrace the Backpacker Vibe: For travelers seeking that authentic backpacker experience, dorm rooms truly embody the adventurous spirit of surf travel. The communal living atmosphere allows you to immerse yourself in the surf culture, share stories, and build lasting friendships.
Private Room Stay
- Privacy and Comfort: If you prioritize personal space, a private room stay at Iguana Surf is the best choice for you. Private rooms offer a quiet retreat after a day of surfing so you can recharge in your own space. This level of comfort and privacy is especially appealing to couples, families, or individuals who prefer a little solitude and relaxation over socialization.
- Uninterrupted Sleep: In a private room, you can enjoy undisturbed sleep. Surfing is a physically demanding sport! Having a peaceful place to unwind allows you to tackle the waves with renewed energy each day. A private room stay guarantees a good night’s sleep, because you don’t have to deal with other people’s schedules.
- Personalized Experience: A private room stay offers some flexibility you may not get in a shared room. You can make your own schedule without considering the preferences or routines of other roommates. This personalized experience means you can fully immerse yourself in your own surf adventure, whether it involves exploring nearby breaks or laying on the beach.
Iguana Surf Holiday Packages Price Breakdown
Below is a per person price breakdown for a seven-night stay and services at Iguana Surf Camp a la carte.
Transportation is crucial when planning your surf trip. Iguana Surf’s holiday package includes round-trip airport transfers and transportation to nearby beaches during the included surf trip. Let’s face it, organizing separate transportation for all your arrivals, departures, and activities is a major hassle. Included transportation ensures a smooth journey from start to finish.
The cost of transportation to and from the Liberia airport a la carte: $100.
The right accommodation can make or break your vacation. Iguana Surf Camp offers a range of boutique lodging options, from comfortable shared rooms to private beachfront suites, all designed to cater to surfers’ needs. By selecting a Costa Rica surf camp all-inclusive package, you can secure the lodging you prefer without worrying about availability or compatibility with your travel itinerary.
The cost of lodging for dorm stays a la carte: $175. The cost of lodging for private stays a la carte: $875.
Starting the day with a hearty breakfast is essential for your surf vacation. After all, the most important meal of the day will give you the energy and stamina you need to ride the waves. Iguana Surf’s holiday packages include daily breakfast so you are well-fed and ready to tackle the waves each morning.
The cost of breakfast a la carte: $84.
- Surf Lessons
Surf camp packages at Iguana Surf include professional surf lessons led by experienced instructors. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or a seasoned surfer hoping to refine your techniques, our lessons cater to all skill levels.
The cost of surf lessons a la carte: $480.
- Surf Trip
Exploring different surf spots is an exciting part of any surf holiday. Iguana Surf’s holiday packages include surf trips to nearby breaks, allowing you to experience a variety of waves and conditions. These surf trips are led by knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the local surf scene, maximizing your chances of finding the best waves.
The cost of a surf trip a la carte: $150.
- Board Rentals
For those traveling from afar, lugging surfboards can be cumbersome and expensive. Iguana Surf makes it easy by providing unlimited board rentals as part of their packages. With access to a selection of high-quality surfboards, you can try different boards based on your preferences and surf conditions, so you can ditch the hassle and just have fun.
The cost of board rentals a la carte: $120.
- Rash Guard
Protection from the sun and surf is vital, especially in tropical locations like Costa Rica. Iguana Surf includes a rash guard for every surfer as part of their surf camp packages. These rash guards not only offer UV protection but also help prevent chafing and rashes, allowing you to focus solely on riding the waves without any discomfort – and look cool while doing it!
The cost of a rash guard a la carte: $35.
Package VS a la Carte Cost Comparison
Iguana Surf’s package prices are designed to provide you with unbeatable value for your surfing adventure. You get to stay in a shared dorm room for just $849 + tax VS $1,144 + tax a la carte. This way you’re saving a remarkable $295 by choosing the package deal instead of paying for separate services! Now, if you’re seeking a bit more privacy and comfort, the private room package is priced at only $1,499 + tax, saving you an impressive $345 compared to the regular price of $1,844 + tax.
As you can see, the benefits of choosing a surf holiday package at Iguana Surf exceed that of arranging services a la carte. From convenience and cost savings to curated experiences, Iguana Surf Camp is an all-inclusive vacation you can count on to be relaxing and fun. Trust Iguana Surf Camp to plan your vacation and enjoy a stress-free, cost-saving, and well-organized experience that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the thrill of surfing and soak in the beauty of Costa Rica.
Written by Jennifer LaCharite