Pura Vida Surfers (Santa Teresa, Costa Rica)

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From Selinas north 200 meters north east, Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, , Costa Rica
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Summary

Just a short walk from the beach but still tucked away from the noise of the town we offer a secluded yet convenient setting.  That we have worked hard to turn our property into our own surf sanctuary  We maintain a small capacity of 1-20 guests which contributes to our surf focused atmosphere.   Here you will eat, sleep, and dream SURFING!   

Santa Teresa is a laid back surf town that offers incredible waves year round.  With many breaks to choose from  our skilled surf instructors will take you to whatever beach is best for your level.   In this way we can accommodate surfers of all levels all year round.  In Santa Teresa there is never a day without waves.   

besides from being a surfers paradise, is a multi-cultural haven offering an abundance of amazing restaurants, shopping and nightlife.  

 

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ABOUT THE SURF CAMP


LOCATION AND SURF CONDITIONS

Santa Teresa is at the bottom west side of the Nicoya peninsula of Costa Rica.  There are numerous beach and point breaks along the western coastline and when the conditions are right there is surfing on the east side which is only a 30 minute drive away.   The coastline of Santa teresa is entirely white sandy beaches and perfectly breaking waves.   



CAMP CHARACTER

Our camp is for anyone that wants to learn to surf!  Here we not only want to teach you the basics of surfing, or help you impove the skills you have, we want to share with everyone our passion for the sport and the lifestyle.  There is something for everyone at our camp.   With a capacity for only 20 people we maintain a laidback atmosphere where you can relax after a challenging day in the water.   Our surf instructors are trained for lessons with kids as young as four years old so this camp is perfect for the whole family.   For those interested in more nightlife we are walking distance from popular restuarants and the local discotheque.   



CAMP OPERATOR

Pura Vida Surfers was founded by Victor St. Clair, a local Tico, in 2013 when he settled in Santa Teresa after years of competing professionally in surf competitions around the world.   Joined by his partner Elena Horner who moved to Costa Rica, after years of challenging work in the oil industry of Alaska, in search of a slower paced life and a dream of learning to surf.   Together they invested in a property nearby the beach to expand the surf camp and bring their dream to reality.   Doing all of the designing and much of the construction themselves building the surf camp was certainly a labor of love, and the results couldn't be better.   With murals painted by their guests and furniture crafted themselves the camp is charming and unique just like the story that created it.  

ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING



ACCOMMODATION TYPES

Our surf camp has six private rooms, two of which our separate bungalows and 4 are in our main house.   Each are spacious with comfortable beds, ac, and private bathrooms.  There is a separate house with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom and full kitchen, this is a great option for groups or family’s that want space of there own.  for our budget travelers we have a spacious dorm with 6 large beds and privacy screens.

In our comunal area we have a screen to project our surf videos for video analysis in the evenings and to display some of our favorite waves during the day for inspiration.  We have space for dry land surf training as well as a pool to practice your turtle rolls and duck diving along with other surf fundamentals.  

When we’re not catching waves, or training to do so, we offer Spanish lessons, salsa classes and our friendly staff can help you organize fun excursions in the area.  


CATERING

Our surf camp is designed for flexibility so you get the best experience possible.  You can tailor your surf camp package to fit your needs.   We offer a simple breakfast with coffee and tea on site and if you would like lunch and dinner included you can specify how many for your stay when you book with us and we will set up a price for you.   For lunch and dinner you will be given ticket vouchers that are good at almost any restaurant in town.   There are plenty of vegan, vegetarian and healthy options to choose from. 

SURF COURSE AND ACTIVITIES


SURF COURSE DETAILS

Surf lessons vary in group size with there always being an instructor for every 3 students.  Exact times for lessons depend on the tide but there will always be a morning and an afternoon session.  For those who have never surfed we will spend their first day or two in the white water getting comfortable on the board and after that head to green waves.  Every lesson is filmed so you can review your surfing in the evening, we've found this is the fastest way for people to improve.  We train on the beach for about 30 minutes before getting in the water and then have 2 hours in the water.   



SURF MATERIALS

Boards are provided during lesson and after for use.  Novice surfers will use 9-10 ft. foam boards and we have a range of sizes of fiberglass boards for more advanced surfers.  Rash guards are gifted to our students on their arrival.  Fruits, water and coconuts are given out after every lesson.   It's recommended students bring their own sunscreen, preferably a water proof zinc for their faces.  



OTHER ACTIVITIES<

Our camp includes daily yoga classes for you to relax and stretch your body after the work out of surfing.  Yoga types offered and vinyasa, hatha, ashtanga, power, and yin.  Classes are available throughout the day.  Spanish lessons and salsa classes are available at the camp also.  We organize trips to the nearby waterfall in monetezuma or Cobo Blanco wildlife refuge depending on interest of our students.  We can also arrange stand up paddle board tours in Mal Pais.  
Our friendly and knowledgable staff is here to help you make the most of your vacation and are happy to help you arrange anything in the area that interests you.  ATV tours, horseback rides, fishing tours, ziplining, whale watching, these are just a few examples of what Santa Teresa has to offer.  

MORE INFO, HOW TO GET THERE & FAQ


 SURF CONDITIONS
There are multiple breaks in this area which is why it is such a perfect place for a surf camp.   Our surf instructors will evaluate the swell and skills of our surfers and decide where to go, sometimes breaking into groups and going to different spots.   With the furthest surf spot still being within a 30 minute drive, this gives us a lot of options close by.   Not only will you get to experience excellent waves you will be able to see a lot of the local area, going to different beaches throughout your stay with us.  

Seasonal conditions

Costa Rica has warm water and weather temperatures ear round.  With dry season December-April there won’t be any rain during this time.   May-August will have light rains in the night and some chance days of rain.   Sept-November will be a bit more rainy but still warm weather and nice days.   Mostly the rain is in the night time.  

Crowd factor and local people

Because there are so many breaks to choose from the waves stay mostly uncrowded.   Surfers are kind and encouraging in the water with everyone focus on having fun and sharing waves. 


 SURROUNDINGS / REGION

Characterization of surroundings/region

Did you know that 25% of Costa Rica is protected?  With 28 national parks, 58 wildlife refuges and 32 protected zones it is truly a paradise for nature lovers and adventures.   With the main city of San José 4 hours away you won’t find any large malls or cinemas nearby but we still have all the convinces you will need with a contactly picturesque back drop of beach, jungle and wildlife.   You will commonly see howler monkeys on your way to the super market or beach and we are thankful that the nature of the area has been preserved so we can live harmoniously in this beautiful place.

Activities and facilities

We are happy to arrange fishing excursion, horseback riding tours, Atv tours, stand up paddle tours, a vist to the near by Cobo Blanco wildlife refuge, boat excursions to the nearby tortuga island and more!   As well as offering salsa classes and Spanish lessons right here at our camp.  


 JOURNEY

Ways to get to the camp

 

-Arrival by airplane 

The domestic airline options are 

http://natureair.com/

https://flysansa.com/

https://costaricagreenair.com/en/

 

You will book a flight to the Tambor Airport (TMU) and then take a shuttle to Santa Teresa (the shuttle takes about 45 minutes). The land transportation fee is included in the airfare, given that you choose Santa Teresa and Mal País as your final.  It is easiest to fly from San José.  There is an international airport in Liberia, but the domestic flights from there to Tambor are not all year round. 

Arrival by bus The direct bus from San José leaves from the terminal 7-10.  This bus takes about six hours and leaves San José at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. The cost is about 15 USD which includes the cost of your ferry ticket of about 800 CRC.
 -Arrival by shuttle Bus
you can arrange a shuttle bus via https://tropicaltourshuttles.com/.   The price is around $50 usd and they can pick you up from the airport or your hotel and bring you directly to Pura Vida Surfers in Santa Teresa.  You will be sharing the ride with about 10 other people that will be dropped off at different locations, it’s about a 5 hour trip but allow yourself extra time when scheduling flights.  

Important details

When traveling to costa rica you are granted a 90 day travel visa for free.  

PACKAGES & PRICES


7 day surf and yoga  - from 732 USD per Person


7 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

4 surf lessons, 6 yoga, with or without food

 

Low Season Sep 1- Oct 31

No Food

Food

dorm 

$716

$1,027

Private single room, shared bathroom

$827

$1,138

Private single room, private bathroom

$1,027

$1,338

Private double room with shared bathroom

$1,415

$2,038

Private double room with private bathroom

1615

2240

     
     

Mid Season Feb 1- August 31 (Excluding Santa Semana)

No Food

Food

dorm 

$747

994

Private single room, shared bathroom

$1,068

1420

Private single room, private bathroom

$1,266

1684

Private double room with shared bathroom

$1,694

2254

Private double room with private bathroom

1854

2466

     

High Season Nov 1 - Jan 31 (Excluding Holiday week)

No Food

Food

dorm 

$787

1099

Private single room, shared bathroom

$1,226

1537

Private single room, private bathroom

$1,386

1697

Private double room with shared bathroom

$1,814

2437

Private double room with private bathroom

1973.

2596

     

Holidays Dec 21-Jan 15 and April 1- 6

No Food

Food

dorm

$923

$1,234

Private single room, shared bathroom

$1,721

$2,032

Private single room, private bathroom

$2,064

$2,375

Private double room with shared bathroom

$2,309

$2,931

Private double room with private bathroom

2652

3274




10 day surf and yoga  - from 982 USD per  / Person

This package includes:

6 surf, 8 yoga, with or without food.

     
Low Season Sep 1- Oct 31 No Food Food
dorm   $982 $1,456
Private single room, shared bathroom  $1,149 $1,624
Private single room, private bathroom  $1,448 $1,923
Private double room with shared bathroom  $1,939 $2,889
Private double room with private bathroom 2238 3185
     
     
Mid Season Feb 1- August 31 (Excluding Santa Semana) No Food Food
dorm   $1,029 1504
Private single room, shared bathroom  $1,508 1983
Private single room, private bathroom  $1,807 2282
Private double room with shared bathroom  $2,358 3308
Private double room with private bathroom 2595 3547
     
High Season Nov 1 - Jan 31 (Excluding Holiday week) No Food Food
dorm   $1,089 1564
Private single room, shared bathroom  $1,748 2222
Private single room, private bathroom  $1,987 2462
Private double room with shared bathroom  $2,538 3487
Private double room with private bathroom 2777 3727
     
Holidays Dec 21-Jan 15 and April 1- 6 No Food  Food
dorm  $1,293 $1,768
Private single room, shared bathroom  $2,490 $2,965
Private single room, private bathroom  $3,004 $3,479
Private double room with shared bathroom  $3,280 $4,229
Private double room with private bathroom  3794 4744








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