So you wanna learn how to surf. You’ve seen people do it on TV and in movies, maybe you even have a little experience — perhaps you spent a day or two learning on a family vacation to Hawaii 5-10 years ago. Whatever the case, you are determined — you’ve been practicing pop-ups in your basement and you are ready for a week of surfing in Costa Rica. So what should you expect?
The Inner Surfer package is a flexible week of surfing and fun in the sun in Uvita, Costa Rica. This learn to surf vacation package provides a good balance of surf lessons and optional tours and activities. Some of these additional activities include exploring the Costa Ballena region, visiting other picturesque beaches, or tours such as nature hikes, boat tours, sport fishing, snorkeling, and kayaking.
During your vacation with Bodhi Surf you will spend significant time at the beautiful Ballena Marine National Park. The waves here are perfect for both beginners and intermediate surfers and it is never crowded; moreover, the beach is a great place to hang and spend time just chilling out.
Lodging & Prices
There are three main lodging options that we recommend for this surfing vacation:
The first accommodation is the Ecolodge, an award-winning lodge in a spectacular setting that features sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and earthy luxuriousness. The Ecolodge is a Costa Rican leader in sustainability, it offers spectacular views of the Pacific and the surf break you will be frequenting, a perfect combination that will make your Costa Rican surf vacation absolutely unforgettable.
The second lodging option is the Cooperative Hotel, a quaint, cooperative-run hotel right in the community of Bahia Ballena. This option is our mid-range option, perfect for people who want to stay in the community and have a bit of “Tico” immersion for their vacation experience.
The third option is Bodhi Surf School’s very own Bungalow, a homey, affordable option for one to four people. The Bodhi Bungalow is located at the Bodhi Headquarters in the town of Bahia Ballena. Staying at the Bodhi Bungalow means you will have access to surfboards and our yoga platform (when classes are not in session), and can count on a homey and surf-centered experience.
|Price/person||Ecolodge||Cooperative Hotel||Bodhi Bungalow|
Note: For other lodging options please refer to our lodging page.
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, and the Bodhi Surf School family took better care of us than we could have hoped. From detailed and timely pre-sales responses, to recommendations on flights, car rental, atv tour, lodging, to great local restaurants. My friends and I were looking for an experience and not just a vacation, and we got more than we expected.
A Typical Surfing Vacation Day
Wake up in sunny Costa Rica, perhaps to the sounds of the jungle and animals around you, and enjoy a typical breakfast with some of the country’s infamous coffee. Next, get your sunscreen and bathing suit on and head to the beach for some beach time and a surf lesson. During the lesson you will learn surf safety, technique, and practice both on the beach and in the water. After surfing, head to a local “soda” for some local fare, and back to your home for the week for a little rest and relaxation. After lunch, head back to the beach for surfing round number two, where you will build upon the skills you practiced in the morning, learning more about the waves and how to catch them on your own. At the end of the day, you will feel satisfied and “surfed out”, but know you’ll be ready to get back on the board the next day.