Costa Rica is known to have some of the most consistent waves in the world. With its diverse topography and coastal winds, there are waves for every surfer. Add to that the year round heat and warm ocean and there is never a bad time to pick up a board and head to the beach.
The areas of Cabuya, Montezuma, Mal Pais and Santa Teresa provide all sorts of breaks to choose from. Most of our classes revolve around Montezuma's Playa Grande - a secluded part of the coastline only accessible by a light, 25 minute hike through the stunning nature reserve (don't worry, you won't be carrying a surf board). If the group improves enough over the course of the lessons, our instructors will bring you to some other breaks in the area. Generally each class will last 1 hour and 50 minutes, but that may depend on your endurance as surfing is a rigorous and, often times, tiring sport. Either way you'll find 1 hour and 50 minutes to be more than enough to be ripping in no time. The total time scheduled to your surf practice will be around 3.5 hours to account for transport to and from the beach (car + hike).
The 2-class surf package that you can add to the Nicoya Peninsula Adventure will be inclusive of the instructor, transport to the beach and board rental. Travellers will be required to bring their own rash guard - a protective shirt (preferably long-sleeved that will protect your skin from rashes forming due to chafing on the surf board, and sun protection).
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