Magic by the Sea in Santa Teresa

$ 1699 /Person
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Escape to a beachy oasis  for 5 days of  Surfing Adventure, YOGA Connection and Magic by The Sea.


Santa Teresa, a string of beach-backed hamlets on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, has an edge of the world that still feels remote and inspires dreams of relocation. Surf’s always up in Santa Teresa, with consistent off-shore winds that attracts surfers from all over the globe. With its pristine beaches, delicious seafood and cheery vibe, this town is everything you could dream off!

The best time for surfing in Santa Teresa is during the low currents because the waves are much faster at this time. The variety of surf breaks and the high swells attract the best surfers in the business. Suck Rock, La Lora, Playa Hermosa and Playa Carmen are popular surfing spots in and around Santa Teresa.



Our surf camp will give a solid ground for anyone who wants to learn to surf or become a better surfer. It does not matter if you are a complete beginner or an experienced surfer, all levels are welcome. We will teach you everything you need to know. Our surf camp includes two surf lessons per day and lessons will be adapted according to the student’s experience.


*BEGINNER SURF LESSONS: On the first class you will learn the basics of surfing, starting from zero (no experience needed.) You will learn about safety and ocean knowledge, surfing etiquette, positioning on the board, how to paddle, how to stand up properly, and how to ride a wave. After a couple of lessons you are usually ready to move to the intermediate class.

*INTERMEDIATE SURF LESSONS:Here we focus on: timing (how to start paddling for a wave and when to stand up), positioning on the board (normally you try different board sizes according to your progress), paddling techniques, turning, getting in to the line-up, and surfing etiquette.

*ADVANCED SURF LESSONS:The advanced lessons are about improving weaknesses and learning new skills. We will analyze your surfing technique, show you what you are doing wrong, and teach you how to fix it. The aim is to improve your surfing and also work on things you wish to get better at. Surf big waves every day and feel like a part of the surf community with your instructor and other surfers.


In this Camp you will learn:

  • Standing Up
  • Paddling
  • Dropping into waves
  • Riding across waves
  • Surf etiquette
  • Board designs
  • Wave types


More Info:

  • Travel Style: Surf Camp
  • Physical Rating:  9
  • Level Required: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
  • Price:  $$
  • Season: All Year Long
  • Activities: Surf, Horseback Riding, ATV/Quad, Canopy, Snorkel
  • Age: 21 - 60


  • Transportation from the airport of Tambor to your hotel
  • 2 Hours per day of Surf lessons with a semi-private instructor including all gear spread on 3 days/ Groups of 3
  • *You can exchange surf lessons for yoga, snorkel in Isla Tortuga, zip lining, horseback riding or an ATV Tour.
  • 4 nights private room in a lodge ( You can change for a sharing dorm $ 1,199 )
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners.
  • 1 Expert from our team all days long
  • 4 days Video and 10 Professional pictures from your vacation
  • Transportation from the hotel to the airport of Tambor.




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  1. :

    Perfect Vaccay! Awesome trip! Everybody was super nice and helpful! I was on my own and I met a lot great people, made new friends. Surf and yoga lessons were exactly what I needed and the horseback riding at the beach was just perfect, the beautiful beach and all….Santa Teresa is a hiding treasure to explore. Perfect for me!

    marie-helene L

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    Pura Vida! Great vacation and great energy in this place! The Believe team is super nice and always extremely supportive. Special thanks toVictor!
    If you are in Santa Teresa you have to try Surf, is super fun!
    Yoga lessons in the morning or after the sunset are the best way to start or end the day. The canopy was really awesome!! first time for me and I’ll do it again and again 🙂
    Super recommended!

    Valentina P.

  3. :

    Thanks to everyone who works in I’m Your Trip and Selina’s Hostel. They have such an amazing energy and make you feel welcome right from the beginning. Special cheers to Victor, my guide there, he was more than helpful, so friendly always smiling and show me a lot of cool spots … He is the best!
    This trip was just what I needed and more, I literally cannot wait to go back!

    New York City, New York

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    It is the perfect place to meet people and to have the option between beeing for your own, if you want to or to make new friends. The waves are good for beginners. You can do a perfect combination of surf & yoga. The team was amazing and helps in every way to make your holidays to an awsome experience. The rooms are simple but CLEAN. Figure it out by yourself! 🙂 was just so good!

    Maike B
    Linden, New Jersey


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    Group Size: 10 pax
    price: $ 1699 /Person

Our trip includes picking you up from the airport. Here you will find more information:
*Domestic Flight: The easiest and convenient way to reach Santa Teresa is by air, you can book a flight to Tambor, SANSA and Nature Air are the two airlines operating flights to the area.The flight is just half hour and the ride from Tambor could take between 45 minutes and one hour. Check on Nature Air and SANSA schedules. Airfares vary depending on the time of the year.

*ublic Transportation: Two direct buses depart from San Jose and Santa Teresa every day, one at 6 am and one at 2 pm. ¨Transportes Hnos Rodríguez¨ runs the service, which already includes in the fare the cost of the ferry ticket. The price per person is approximately $12.00. The journey takes 6 hours in total and the bus terminal is located in ¨La Coca Cola¨ in San Jose downtown. Another option using public transportation is taking buses going to Puntarenas, once in there take the ferry to Paquera and then take the bus from Cobano to Malpaís/Santa Teresa, which runs twice a day at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The bus company can be reach at ph: (506) 22217479.

A travel-insurance policy to cover theft, loss, adventure sports and medical problems is a very good idea. Some policies specifically exclude dangerous activities, so check carefully to make sure you're covered for all your activities of choice.
Here some suggestions:

-World Nomads:
-John Hancock:
-Surf Travel Insurance:

Just bring a towel and some sunscreen. We’ll supply water and lots of waves.

Costa Rica is known for two seasons. The dry season is from December – April. The green season is from May – November. During the green season we will sometimes have an afternoon shower that normally passes pretty quickly. During both seasons the average temperature is around 90 so the water stays nice and warm.

Costa Rica offers some of the best surf in Central America. Playa Hermosa is one of the most consistent spots with at least chest to head high waves 3 to 4 times a week with some of the best surf spots just a short ride away. Waves can reach 12 - 15ft on big swells.

No need for a wetsuit, but a rash gaurd is recommended for chaffing & UV rays.