Surf vacations FAQ’s
Basically everything you will need on your vacation, excluding airfare, dine-out meals, shopping and airport taxes Please see the individual surf vacation pages for exactly what is included.
Most restaurants and shops accept U.S. dollars and give change in Costa Rica colones. Bring small bills as $100 bills are difficult to use. Most restaurants and shops accept Visa and Mastercard, but only a few accept American Express. There are a few ATM machines in Tamarindo that dispense local currency. Make sure to notify your bank that you are traveling to Costa Rica to avoid problems using your credit and debit cards.
We have two international airports in Costa Rica, Liberia International Airport (LIR) and San Jose International Airport (SJO). Our surf vacation packages include private air-conditioned shuttle service ONLY from the Liberia Airport to Tamarindo and takes approximately one hour depending on other flight delays, etc.
Yes. We offer you the ability to customize your own private surf vacation. Just let us know what you would like to do and we will send a price quote to you.
Yes. We carry a full line of over 150 surf boards in our Quiver to choose from and will provide all other equipment needed during your surf lessons, including a rash guard
Although we don’t recommend it, yes you can bring your own board if you really desire. Just be sure to verify with your airline that the flight from your home to Costa Rica permits surfboards and confirm the fees as they are usually fairly high. We do not recommend it because many times your instructor may recommend using a different board on different days depending on the surf conditions.
Pack light. Leave your valuables at home. Bathing suits and light weight clothes. Passports, medications, hiking shoes, flip-flops, rain boots (in May, June & September & October) insect repellent and lots of sunscreen. We provide all linens, bath towels, beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas (hopefully not needed) shampoo, conditioner & body wash.
No, transportation is included to/from the airport, surf lessons, surf tours and all adventure activities. The beach, restaurants, shopping are all within walking distance. If you want to get out and explore on your own during your free time, you can always hire a private driver for a reasonable price to get you wherever you would like to go.
Daily breakfast is included in your package.
There are over 90 food and beverage establishments for all budget ranges, all within walking distance that offer every type of food possible, from local costa rican food, Italian, Asian, BBQ, Seafood, Isreali, Organic….just to name a few. Our staff will be happy to make reservations, offer recommendations and arrange transportation if needed. Please note that dine out meals and transportation to dinner are not included in your surf vacation package. Dinners and transportation can be arranged at your own expense.
We accept PayPal, American Express, Visa & MasterCard
A 50% non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of your total vacation price is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due no later than 30 days before your vacation arrival date. If you are booking within 30 days prior to you vacation, then the full balance is due at the time of booking.