Best Surf Camp Costa Rica

Starting at $1195 for a week (group discount) the camp includes, accommodations in our spectacular 4 bedroom house, breakfast & dinner served daily with private chef, airport pick up and drop off beach shuttles around the clock. Surfboards, SUP’s, and bikes available to rent.

Costa Rica is a beautiful place to learn to surf with beautiful breaks, amazing people, and delicious food.

Pura Vida

It has become common knowledge in the surfing world that Costa Rica offers perfect surfing conditions. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a beginner getting on your surfboard for the very first time, the Pacific coast of Costa Rica is sure to deliver the waves you need, helping you accomplish all your surfing dreams and goals. That is why Real Surf Trips Costa Rica Surf Camp is nestled in Playa Negra and Playa Avellana, some of the best possible locations for surfing worldwide. With decades of surfing experience, Real Surf Trips Surf Camp provides the perfect getaway for surfers looking to learn the basics, improve their skills, or just relax and focus on surfing. Book your Costa Rica surf camp with Real Surf Trips today, and take advantage of the extensive instruction and other service we provide:

  • Top notch instruction provided by expert surfers, catered to your needs, for all skill levels; beginners, intermediate, or advanced
  • Surfing areas that keep you away from the crowds and allow you the personal space you need to truly take advantage of Costa Rica’s awesome waves and take your skills to the next level
  • A relaxing beach atmosphere at three surf camp locations, with Costa Rica’s world class surf at your doorstep
  • All-inclusive services covering all your needs – we will take care of all the details so that you can focus on surfing and relaxing!

Costa Rican Surf Paradise

Since our premier surf camp was built by surfers, for surfers, from the ground up, we are 100% focused on providing a true surfer’s paradise and providing you with the best possible atmosphere to advance your surfing skills. This emphasis on creating the perfect surf camp experience for all of our visitors has made us one of Costa Rica’s most popular surf camp destinations.

Playa Negra and Playa Avellana Surf Camp

Outside of our surf camp locations, you will find that Playa Negra and Playa Avellana offer additional convenience and puts the finishing touches on your surf camp dream. Costa Rica has a lot to offer, including a wide variety of surfing conditions that will allow you to work on any kind of surfing skills you might choose to focus on – whether you want to maintain a focus on one aspect of your surfing abilities throughout the entire camp, or focus on a different set of skills each day. With the tides, wind patterns, and flow of the Costa Rica beaches creating different wave breaks all in the same area of the coast, the possibilities are endless, and you can truly follow your heart to determine the unique direction of your very own surf camp experience with us. Even more variety can be found in waves that are only a short ride from our camp by car or boat, and we can assist you with making arrangements to visit these nearby surf spots if they will play a role in planning out your very own surf camp dream.

Life in Playa Negra and Playa Avellana – Playa Vida!

In addition to all of the different surfing opportunities that surround our surf camp locations here at Real Surf Trips, Playa Negra and Playa Avellana also have a lot to offer for visitors who want to explore the area, discover local shopping and dining, or learn about the culture. With many shopping and dining options within walking distance or a short short drive of our camp locations, you can choose between simply relaxing on the beach or getting out to explore the nearby towns. The idyllic, friendly, and relaxing atmosphere embodied by both our surf camp at Real Surf Trips, and the surrounding communities of Playa Negra and Playa Avellana allow endless possibilities for our guests to take control of their own Costa Rica surf camp experience, so that you can carefully tailor your visit to fulfil your dreams!

All-Inclusive Packages

Of course, while you are focusing on crafting the perfect surf getaway and learning surfing skills from world class surfers, we will handle all of the details to help make your dream surf camp experience a reality. That is why all of our surf camp packages offer all-inclusive services, to ensure that you will not have to focus on making travel arrangements, where your meals will come from, or anything else that would take your focus off the surf camp goal of surfing and relaxing! All of our surf camp packages include the following:

  • Accommodations at our Real Surf Trips Surf Camp Location, located at Playa Negra
  • Pickup and dropoff at Liberia Airport (LIR) or Tamarindo.
  • Surfboard Rentals
  • Surfing time – take advantage of the wide variety of surfing conditions available right outside your front door and throughout the area. Our instructors will also offer guidance on which waves are right for you, for beginners who are not sure yet.
  • Surf Transportation for guests at our two Costa Rica locations.
  • Daily Meals (2-3 meals per day), because we want to help ensure that your body is fully fueled for an exciting day of Costa Rica surfing!

Book Your Costa Rica Surf Camp Experience Today!!

What people say about our Surf Camp

Two friends & I stayed at the Playa Negra house in early December for 5 days, and I wish we had extended our stay by a couple more. Our group included both beginner & experienced surfers, yet we all had no problem finding ideal conditions for our individual experience levels thanks to the wide variety of surf spots and great instructors. Steve & Irina are the perfect hosts – going out of their way to ensure every aspect of the stay is fun & memorable. Our trip would not have been the same without their knowledge of the area – after surfing the best spots in the morning, Steve led us on what was essentially a ‘best-kept-secret’ tour of the area – including incredible restaurants and bars that we would never have found on our own. Thanks to Steve & Irina we were able to fit what felt like five weeks worth of activities into five days at the house. The house & location are idyllic, but it’s Steve & Irina that make Real Surf Trips a must.

Joseph Yu - New York City NY

Awesome crew and staff at Real Surf Trips, made surfing and board availability very easy and accessible for beginner level and experienced surfers. Beach access is only steps away. Meals provided were super nutritious and delicious, morning noon and night. Fun people and overall made my visit to Los Pargos very enjoyable with a variety or activities on offer including waterfall tours and day trips to other great beaches. Evening with live music and local friends made this location feel like a second home. I would defiantly plan a trip back 🙂

Elise D - Laguna Beach CA

I’ve stayed with RST in Playa Negra every July for the past 4 years and I’ve never once been disappointed. Surfing is main purpose of my trip and the RST crew has a great understanding of the local waves, tide and weather conditions, and they always ensure that we’re in the right spot at the right time of day. They are more than happy to have breakfast ready before sun-up, bring meals to the beach, whatever is required to keep us fueled. The service is top-notch and the food is always healthy and delicious. The accomodation is also awesome; A/C, Wi-Fi, hot water, etc. I’ll be back again next year.

David S - Huntington Beach, CA

My buddy and I – late 20s in age – had it on our bucket list to learn how to surf in March. After scouring the web for options, we fortunately stumbled upon Real Surf Trips Playa Negra. After an amazing week of surf lessons, cervezas, and newfound friendship, we cannot wait to go back!

Bob and Steve have put together a seamless experience for surfers of all experience levels. Starting with a pickup in Liberia from the legendary local Tico, Jeffery, we drove across the Costa Rican countryside learning stories about the country’s culture and history (in perfect English). Steve then greeted us at the door with his first of many “pura vidas!” and gave us a tour of the amazing house. After a walk to the beach (basically in the backyard), we immediately felt at home. Cato and crew had us standing up and riding waves on day one at nearby Playa Avellana. The rest of the trip was more of the same… You will hope it never ends.

Scott A - Dallas TX


Four of my best friends and I decided to take a surf trip to Costa Rica. Last year, a mutual friend of ours stayed with the Real Surf Trips and the guy couldn’t stop raving about his experience. To this day, he still talks about his trip and the epic surf. We decided to reach out to the RST guys and ask about a more affordable package. Turns out they just opened a new surf camp location in Playa Avellana that was more cost-effective yet just as accommodating. We were all stoked with the accommodations and pricing considering were all still college students!
We arrived at the house, dropped our bags, unpacked our boards and were surfing within the hour. We were completely blown away! And completely blown away by the house!!! It was unbelievable. Beautiful architecture, quiet, wide open, air conditioned, and private rooms. Oh, and a pool! The views were awesome and we got to see howler monkeys outside our windows pretty much every morning.

We all really liked the way they had the place set up. We could walk to the beach (less than 10 minutes) or take the bikes. Days we didn’t feel like surfing Playa Avellana, Bob had a shuttle pick us up and drive us to the surf spot of our choosing. Seriously, what more could you ask for!?

And we all loved eating at Lola’s! Our routine was a surf session in the morning, then a meal at Lola’s, followed by another surf session in the evening, and then another meal at Lola’s. Their margaritas were insane!

This was definitely one of the most memorable experiences we’ve ever had as friends. We couldn’t have found a better place that was more affordable, had epic surf, and embodied the “Pura Vida” attitude better! We’re already planning another trip next year! Yew! Thanks Bob and the crew. You guys rock.

Steve M. New Jersey

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