Learn to Surf

Always wanted to learn how to surf AND see Costa Rica? This is your chance!

We designed the perfect surf package in which you will learn how to surf and also see both sides of Costa Rica…

WHAT TO BRING Swim wear, sun block, perseverance
Airport Transfers
11 Nights Lodging w/Breakfast Included
2 Nights in San Jose
4 Nights in Tamarindo
1 Night in La Fortuna
4 Nights in Puerto Viejo
All transfers between locations
6 surf lessons w/ surfboard and professional instructor
Baldi Hotsprings & Dinner
24/7 Natural Mystic Travel Assistance
Meals other than included
Personal expenses and tips


Additional information

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Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival your driver will wait for you at the airport. He will bring you to your hotel downtown San Jose where you will spend your first night. Your hotel offers comfortable rooms and is located nearby many great restaurants and shops.

Day 2: Tamarindo

Today you will be picked up by shared shuttle bus at your hotel in San Jose. You will head to Tamarindo which will take around 4,5 hours. Tamarindo; once a quiet fishing town but has now grown into a vibrant tourist town. Lots of surf, nightlife and great restaurants to spend four full days here…

Day 3: Your first Surf Lesson

Today you will have your first surfing lesson!! Your surf instructor will pick you up from your hotel to bring you to the surf spot where he will first explain you all about the board, waves and safety. You will practice on the beach and will than go into the water with your instructor next to you. He will push you into easy waves and tell you when to stand up and how to get better at it. Very addictive and very tiring!!

Day 4: Another Day in Tamarindo

A second day of surfing is awaiting for you..Your instructor will bring you to the best spot for today and you will pick up where you have left off yesterday. With the tips and tricks your instructor gives you, you will find it easier and easier and will see that you get better at it on every wave!

Day 5: Surf, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Today will be your third and last lesson in Tamarindo. Maybe your instructor will take you to a spot a little bit more advanced!

Day 6: On to the Arenal Volcano

Today you will get a little break from surfing as you will head on to the volcano Arenal! This location is a great stop in between your two beach locations and will give you some relaxation. You will be picked up by shared shuttle and dropped off at your stay in Arenal for just one night. At night you have entrance and dinner included at the hot springs of Baldi! The pools are open till 10 pm, so you can take your time to relax you muscles…

Day 7: The Caribbean Coast

On to the Caribbean Side of Costa Rica! Today you can choose to travel by shared shuttle or white water rafting. The white water rafting trip will take you on a journey through the Pacuare River with lots of adrenaline and adventure and will definitely not disappoint. If you prefer to travel by shared shuttle this is no problem either, just let us know. Your hotel Cariblue is a beautiful Boutique Hotel located on the best surf beach in Puerto Viejo; Playa Cocles.

Day 8: Surfing in Puerto Viejo

Today you will hit the waters on the Caribbean Coast! You will see that the waves are different from the Pacific coast as they tend to be a little faster. Your instructor will monitor the waves for you and will bring you to the best spot for that day. This could be Cocles, Playa Negra or Punta Uva.

Day 9: Tricks & Tips

You are turning into a real pro with your fifth lesson today. Maybe you are ready for some bigger waves or some tricks?!

Day 10: Your last surf lesson

Today will be your very last lesson of this surf trip. Make sure to ask your instructor all the last questions you have about surfing so you will be able to do it on your own next time!

Day 11: Back to San Jose

You will have the morning off at leisure and in the afternoon you will be picked up by shared shuttle to bring you back to San Jose. Here you will spend one more night before heading back home.

Day 12: Flight back home

Your driver will be on time to pick you up from your hotel to bring you to the airport for your flight out!

Your Natural Mystic Trip at a glance

Always wanted to learn how to surf AND see Costa Rica? This is your chance! We designed the perfect surf package in which you will learn how to surf and also see both sides of Costa Rica; the Pacific and the Caribe!

During this trip you will get fully trained in surfing. Not only will you be able to get up on your board, you will also have a lot more knowledge about the waves and surf culture at the end of your trip. Our instructors are professional local surfers and will make sure to have you riding those waves along with keeping you safe.

This package is perfect for solo travelers, but also for couples or groups of friends! The trip starts off on the Pacific side of the country. You can choose to fly into San Jose International Airport, but even better would be the Liberia Airport. We will than take you to Tamarindo, one a little fishing town that has grown as a popular tourist surf spot. Your hotel is located right on the beach and in the center of town, surrounded by restaurants, shops and night clubs. Every day your surf instructor will come to pick you up and bring you to the best spot to learn.

After 3 full days of surfing here, you will get a little break to visit the Arenal Volcano. Here you will have some time at the Hot Springs to relax your muscles before heading to the Caribbean; Puerto Viejo.

Puerto Viejo is well known for its rasta culture, reggae vibes, beautiful beaches and famous surf breaks. Your hotel is located right in front of the beach break Cocles, so within a few steps you will be able to lay on your surf board. Also here you will get a full training with 3 lessons of surfing. Your instructor will monitor the waves and will bring you to the best spots for you to be able to learn how to surf..

Your Selected Lodging for this trip


Your home away from home, a small rustic-colonial typical San Jose hotel in a quiet part of town, yet close to all sights.

The Hotel Aranjuez offers budget and superior rooms and is famous for their wonderful breakfast buffet! A nice terrace and patio and friendly staff in this familiar like hotel.

A good place to stay for the first and/or last night in San Jose after of before your flight back home.

Click here for more information about Hotel Aranjuez


Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort Costa Rica is the iconic vibrant beach getaway for couples, families and singles to enjoy an unforgettable Costa Rica vacations in a privileged location. This genuine beach resort sits along a stretch of sugar-white sand beach and surrounded by lush green mountains and national parks on the most famous costa rican beach: Tamarindo Beach, in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica.

This Beach Resort appeals to a wide range of travelers because of the equally wide range of things to do in and around the Resort – including the fine art of doing nothing at all. Guests of all ages enjoy an authentic Costa Rica vacation featuring watersports, golf, land activities, tours and excursions, and swimming pools while sunbathing.

Continue the fun into the famous Tamarindo evenings with nightly entertainment, casino, outdoor bars and lounges and much more!

Click here for more information about Tamarindo Diria


Set on a landscaped property fronted by palm trees, this cool, unassuming hotel is a 4-minute walk from Parque de La Fortuna, 7 km from La Fortuna Waterfall and 18 km from Arenal National Park.

Basic, bright rooms have traditional wood furnishings, and come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Parking and breakfast are free. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and an open-air restaurant, as well as activities such as horseback riding and adventure tours.

Click here for more information about Hotel San Bosco Inn


The Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort offers the relaxing environment of the untainted and colorful frequented Playa Cocles (together with the neighboring Playa Negra, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva one of the most beautiful and most famous beaches facing to the Southern Caribbean Sea of Costa Rica – and certainly the most loved by surfers).

Enjoy the unforgettable experience of an eco-friendly lodging among centuries-old trees in the heart of the rainforest of Talamanca, near the Wildlife Refuge Gandoca – Manzanillo.

Thanks to this extraordinary location, the guest are treated to an optimal bird-watching opportunity too: about 120 species of birds are observable in the hotel garden as well as monkeys, sloths and iguanas that can be seen!

Click here for more information about Hotel Cariblue

Note: All selected lodges subject to availability, let us know if you would like to see different lodging options or upgrade your stay!

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