Surfing Road Trips from Tamarindo – Discover Costa Rica’s Coastal Gems

Surfing Road Trips from Tamarindo – Discover Costa Rica’s Coastal Gems

Tamarindo may be revered as Costa Rica’s best surfing beach, yet there are many equally wicked surf beaches nearby to explore. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer seeking new breaks or a novice eager to catch your first wave, Iguana Surf Camp has you covered with exciting Costa Rica surf tours to nearby beaches.

Surf destinations Costa Rica, Iguana Surf Camp Edition. Stay with us, surf with us, or simply tour with us – the choice is yours!

Surfing Safely with Iguana Surf Camp – Lessons, Camps and Tours

At Iguana Surf Camp, safety and fun go hand in hand. Our experienced instructors ensure that every wave you catch is a thrilling experience, whether you join us on a day tour with lesson, private or group lessons, or on an all-inclusive camp. 

For those who wish to enjoy a few lessons with a pro, we offer private and group lessons for every skill level. You can get even better value for money by opting for 3-, 5-, or 7-day lesson packages. Note that the 5- and 7-day deals also include 1 free surf tour to a nearby beach.

Better still, why not go all in and stay with us too? Our Surf Camp options include daily lessons, accommodation at our beachfront hotel, daily breakfast, surf gear, and all the pro tips you need to improve your surf game. During your surf camp stay, you’ll also enjoy a Costa Rica surf tour to one of our favorite beaches nearby – these tours for our guests always include a surf lesson. 

Even if you’re not staying with us, fret not! We extend our Costa Rica surf tours to all, providing transportation and the option for lessons or a ride to the surf spot so you can go it alone!

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Insider Top Tips for Solo Surfers

Everyone can join our surf trips at Iguana Surf Camp, whether staying with us or not. These trips offer guided Costa Rica surf tours with optional lessons or just a ride to the surf spot, where guests can surf independently. Although we’re super happy to provide transport alone, we always emphasize safety on our Costa Rica surf tours. If you’re unfamiliar with the surf spot, opt for a guided trip with lessons or at least enlist the advice of locals. They’re experts who can steer you clear of rocks and rip tides. Knowledge is power, and chatting with locals ensures a smooth and enjoyable surfing experience.

READ MORE – How To Surf: A Step-By-Step Guide for Beginners

Iguana Surf Camp Insider tip – Traveling solo as a female in Costa Rica?

Here are some valuable tips to ensure a safe and memorable journey. Firstly, embrace the vibrant culture and natural beauty of Costa Rica while staying vigilant and aware of your surroundings. Connect with other travelers and locals, building a support network and camaraderie. When it comes to accommodations, opt for reputable and well-reviewed places to stay, prioritizing safety and comfort. Additionally, utilize transportation services like shuttles or taxis recommended by trusted sources to navigate the country safely. While exploring, keep your belongings secure and be mindful of pickpockets in crowded areas. Trust your instincts and avoid risky situations, prioritizing your well-being above all else. With these tips in mind, solo female travelers can thoroughly enjoy the wonders of Costa Rica while staying safe and empowered throughout their journey!

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The Best Surf Destinations Costa Rica

Surfing Road Trips from Tamarindo – Van Transport, Walking, and Boat Trips

Our surf expeditions cater to every adventurer’s preference. Hop on board our comfortable vans for a quick tour of nearby breaks like Langosta, Avellanas, and Playa Grande

The closest of the three to Tamarindo (just a 10-minute drive away), Langosta offers consistent waves and a pristine shoreline. It boasts both left and right breaks suitable for all skill levels, making it ideal for beginners and seasoned surfers alike.

As we venture a bit farther from Tamarindo, about a 30 to 40-minute drive, we’ll discover Avellanas Beach, an absolute surf paradise. Known for its long, peeling waves and remote atmosphere, Avellanas offers plenty of space to catch waves and enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s coastline.

With its consistent swells and sandy bottom, Playa Grande is perfect for surfers of all levels. Whether you’re looking to ride mellow waves or challenge yourself with more powerful breaks, Playa Grande has something for everyone – only 30-40 minutes away by van.

Our van trips to Langosta, Avellanas, and Playa Grande last about three hours if you’re having a lesson. If you wish to pay only for transport, you can organize a pick-up time at your leisure.

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Prefer a more scenic route? Lace-up your walking shoes for a journey to Casitas. We’ll trek over the estuary, maybe even catch a ferry (watch out for crocs!), and then stroll along the beach to reach the pristine breaks awaiting you. Casitas is perfect if you prefer a quieter, more secluded Costa Rica surf tour. The atmosphere is laid-back, and the breaks are uncrowded.

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For the ultimate surf adventure, set sail on our tour to Witches Rock, undoubtedly one of the most popular tours we run at Iguana.

Departing from Tamarindo, our half-day tour takes you on a thrilling journey to the iconic Witch’s Rock, renowned for its legendary waves and breathtaking scenery. After a van ride to Playa Coco, we hop on board our boat and set sail for approximately an hour to reach this surf paradise. We also make a beeline for Ollie’s Point, another wicked surfing hotspot. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a novice looking for an adrenaline rush, Witch’s Rock offers an unparalleled surfing experience in Costa Rica!

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Come visit us at Iguana Surf Camp as soon as you arrive in Tamarindo. We’re always scouting new surf tour destinations, so a new and exciting trip may be running when you visit our sunny shores next.

Iguana Surf Tours – Surfing and SO Much More!

YES, Tamarindo is Costa Rica’s surfing mecca, yet our sensational province offers incredible diversity. For this reason, we provide an eclectic mix of tours that appeal to all sorts of surfers.

Discover the best of Tamarindo with our Iguana Surf Camp Tamarindo Tours

Dive into the ocean’s wonders with snorkeling, explore the jungle on ATV adventures, or soar through the treetops on canopy tours. Feel the thrill of sunset sailing and taste local cuisine as the sun dips below the horizon. Whether you seek relaxation or adventure, our tours offer unforgettable experiences for everyone.

Check out how much you’ll have on a day trip with us

From the bustling shores of Tamarindo to the many hidden gems nearby, surfing in Costa Rica is a dream come true for wave enthusiasts of all levels. At Iguana Surf Camp, we don’t just offer lessons—we invite you to join us and other like-minded surfing enthusiasts on unforgettable adventures.

So pack your bags and sense of adventure (we’ll provide the rest), and join us on the surf trip of a lifetime in Costa Rica. Contact our reservations team and let us help you create the surf tour itinerary of your dreams!

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