A lot has changed since we first heard the word Coronavirus. For many countries travel has been restricted, for others, many restrictions have been lifted. In Costa Rica Coronavirus restrictions have been gradually easing and most tourism activities have resumed.
So, what can you expect from your Tamarindo Costa Rica Surf Camp?
Most things have remained pretty much the same or are returning to the way they used to be before the pandemic. Of course, Iguana Surf has had to put Costa Rica Coronavirus protocols in place. These protocols are similar to those that have been put in place around the world, such as regular disinfecting, hand washing, and mask-wearing.
The safety protocols are consistent within the town of Tamarindo where we operate as with most of Costa Rica. People must wear masks indoors and practice social distancing. While you can sit in a restaurant without your mask, most restaurants are outdoors anyways, with just a roof above you and a view to the beach in front of you. Currently, there is a curfew in place for businesses of 9 p.m. but this is subject to review every few weeks and may have changed by the time you arrive. Driving restrictions apply to local drivers, however, rental vehicles do not have to follow these restrictions and these drivers are encouraged to carry their rental agreements with them while driving.
One thing that has changed at Iguana Surf is the use of dormitories. Dorm rooms are currently unavailable and guests are asked to book a private room for their own safety and in order to follow Costa Rica Coronavirus protocol. This being made available at no extra cost to you. The best part is we can still offer all of the surfing classes, tours, and add-ons we have always offered our guests.
We know you came to surf, but you still want to see the sites, right? We offer a variety of tours, which can be easily and conveniently booked from Iguana Surf. You will even get picked up from the surf camp; no need to rent a car! Not only that, our hosting team will help you find the best places to shop, grab a drink, and basically whatever else you need, all within walking distance.
A typical week for a guest to Iguana Surf Camp may look something like this:
Saturday: Check-in after arriving from Liberia Airport with our free shuttle.
Sunday: 9 a.m. surf lesson (time varies and is dependent on the tides), with the rest of the day to walk around downtown Tamarindo, which is steps from your room. Followed by sunset on the beach at one of many beachfront bars suggested by our hosting team.
Monday: 7 a.m. surf lesson followed by one of the tours we offer for an additional cost. Maybe you’ll be heading out on a catamaran for sunset – the choice is yours!
Tuesday: 12 p.m. surf lesson, followed by free time to explore the beach, take a nap, whatever you want!
Wednesday: 8 a.m. surf lesson that will be put on video in order to analyze your surfing skills and issues. You will also get some great keepsake photos out of it! After this, you are free to take a boat tour of the Tamarindo Estuary or one of our other nearby tours at an additional cost.
Thursday: One of our instructors sits down with you to analyze your video and discuss your technique to help you improve your surfing.
Friday: We take you on a surf trip to Avellanas Beach to try out some different waves!
There are those of us who like to plan a trip down to the minute in order to make the most of our vacation time. For these people, we recommend getting the add-ons. Choosing add-ons will ensure your stay is planned out to make the most of your time at our Tamarindo Costa Rica surf camp.
For those who want to focus on surfing:
Costa Rica Intermediate Surf
This add-on is for anyone looking to take their surfing skills to the next level! Improve as a surfer with Iguana Surf’s professional, certified instructors that focus on the specific areas you need to work on. Your surf instructor will find you the best waves for your skill level in the surrounding areas and will be by your side in the water to help analyze each wave you catch and give you constant feedback to help you exceed your surfing goals.
For those who want to experience more of Costa Rica:
Costa Rica Adventure
This add-on is for anyone looking to see and do it all in Costa Rica. Not only will you experience the best surf camp in Costa Rica but also all of the best excursions – Sunset Sailing Cruise, Tamarindo ATV Tour, and our full-day Adventure Combo Tour (zip-line, rappelling, white water rafting, and rock climbing). This package has it all and is perfect for all the adrenaline junkies out there!
Costa Rica Surf & Spanish
This add-on is for anyone looking to learn more about the culture and language of Costa Rica. Not only will you be learning to surf, but you’ll also receive five private Spanish lessons from an instructor at one of the top language schools in Tamarindo. Certified teachers and native Costa Rican Spanish speakers will customize the language lessons to your level.
For those who want to Relax and Rejuvenate:
Costa Rica Surf & Wellness
This add-on is for those looking to check off all of their self-care boxes. If you are looking for adventure and fitness, and at the same time be captivated by the peace and nature of this beautiful country, then this is the perfect add-on for you. You will receive two personal training classes, one yoga class, one reiki session, a guided outdoor excursion, and a tour of the largest outdoor labyrinth in the world – La Senda.
Costa Rica Surf & Yoga
This add-on is perfect for those wanting to add a little Zen to their surf adventure. You’ll learn how to surf with the Iguana Team and reconnect with your true self in paradise through the practice of asanas, guided meditation, conscious breathing, healthy food, and connection with nature in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. You’ll receive three yoga sessions, guided meditation at the beach, and three cold-pressed juices
Costa Rica Romantic Vacation
This add-on is for those looking to add a little romance to their surf adventure! This deluxe package has been created especially for couples to enjoy both adventure and romance at our Costa Rica Surf Resort. We will take care of every detail. You’ll enjoy a champagne and chocolate welcome gift, a romantic dinner on the beach, two relaxing massages, a couple’s photography session at the beach, and a romantic sunset cruise.
We’ve made it easy for you to add one of these experiences to your surf camp adventure. Simply choose a surf camp package (minimum four days) and choose an add-on at checkout. The hard part will be deciding which one you want!
We know there are those who are concerned about traveling during this time. We want to assure you that we at Iguana Surf are concerned too. That’s why we take every precaution we must to ensure the safety of our guests.
We all want travel and tourism to get back to normal, but we also want to be safe. We can’t think of a better place than a Tamarindo Costa Rica surf camp for your travels. Fresh air, exercise, all-natural vitamin D from the sun, relaxing experiences…these are all essential to building up our immune system…and it’s everything you’ll experience here with us at Iguana Surf!
By Jennifer LaCharite