7-Night Backpacker Surf Package in Playa Guiones, Costa Rica
- Safari Surf School
- Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica
- Ongoing package (8 days / 7 nights)
- $1,580.00 - Program Price
Safari Surf School has been sharing its passion for surfing since its inception in 1999 and is still going strong! You will obviously be thrust into the Latin “culture” and introduced to the incredible spirit and vibe that is “Pura Vida”…which translates to “Pure Life”.
There is a reason that Costa Rica was voted one of the “Happiest” countries in the world and it is very evident when you meet and greet the local people.
Our town of Nosara embodies all of what makes Costa Rica the most desirable place to visit on vacation. It’s like a journey back in time…where people wave at you as you pass by and greet you with a smile, always willing to help, where old cultural ways integrate seamlessly with the new “wave” of today’s younger generation.
We have no paved roads, no street lights, monkeys still cruising in the trees in Nosara…but we do have the creature comforts we all have come to enjoy like WiFi connection, ATM access, A/C, Cable TV, shopping, etc.
The “other” culture that you will be immersed in while visiting us is the “Surf Culture”. This culture is really a mindset, a lifestyle and you will be living and breathing it the entire time you are with us in Nosara. What makes Nosara and Safari Surf so attractive to people is that everything we do revolves around the art and passion that is wave riding!
Our instructors are all very accomplished surfers with years of experience and training. They enjoy meeting new friends and making lasting friendships with all who come through our “doors”. Each instructor is extremely well trained and educated in the art of teaching surfing, safety, lifeguard skills and first aid / first response.
From Olas Verdes Resort to our surf program, Safari Surf employs 99% all local people who live and have families in Nosara. We strive for a sustainable existence in the community that we live in by educating, employing, and giving back to the local people in our community.
The Backpacker’s Special is a perfect blend of an active surf vacation at a friendly budget cost. We offer the best surf lessons, lodging, and other goodies at a price you can’t beat!
FOOD AND DRINK
- Our “Good Morning” pre-surf snack. (coffee, fruits and banana bread).
- Full breakfast daily (incl. fresh juice, water, tea and coffee)
- Top-notch surf boards and all other gear is provided and can be used anytime.
- Complimentary surf photos (free download). Show off your moves!
- Bike rental (per person) for duration of your stay
NOSARA BEACH HOSTEL
The hostel, offering dorm style rooms, combines a jungle ambience with beachfront tranquility. With the soothing sounds of the breaking waves or the Howler monkeys in the trees overhead being the only distraction, the breezy wrap around patio is the perfect place to to sink into one of the many hammocks after a long day of surf and adventure.
The Green Sanctuary Hotel is an eco friendly hotel with all rooms made from shipping containers! It’s one of the most secluded out of the way facilities that is near almost everything in Nosara. With a bike rental included in your package, you are 5 minutes from Safari Surf’s office and 10 minutes from South Guiones with all the shops, restaurants and 15 minutes from North Guiones with more shops and more restaurants! The hotel also has its own pool!
Our group lessons have max. 3 people per instructor, making sure you are training with other surfers on the same level with personal instruction. This program includes 6 surf lessons. 1 group lesson daily for 6 days in the morning and in the afternoon, with all equipment provided.
We also have a video review:
There’s no better way to progress at surfing than to watch yourself surf to see the good…and the not so good.
Your package already comes with 1 activity of your choice. Of course you can always add on additional activities to your vacation package. Either prior to arrival or on site (additional cost). Here are the options:
- Kayak or SUP
- Seasonal Waterfalls
- Horseback Riding
- Nosara Wildlife Refuge
"One of my best friends has been telling me for years that I should check out Safari Surf School. I finally decided to follow her advice...and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am sure that groups or families will have a great time, but as a solo traveler I could not have asked for a better experience." ~T Hensel
Venue HighlightsPlaya Guiones is nestled in the quiet, quaint town of Nosara in the Guanacaste Province on the Pacific side of the country of Costa Rica. Unlike the crowded beaches of places like Tamarindo, Jaco, or Dominical, in Nosara you won’t be trampled by hordes of tourists!
There are no street lights or paved roads and we still have monkeys cruising in the trees, but there are just the right amount of amenities in town to ensure you have a relaxing vacation. It’s a surfer’s paradise!
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Parking
- Yoga Studio
- Bicycles For Rent
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
DirectionsHow do you get to Nosara? You can fly direct from many cities in North America, as well as from some capitals in Europe, to either Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (SJO), in the center of Costa Rica or Daniel Oduber Quiros International in Liberia (LIR), closer to the Pacific side of Costa Rica.
Liberia Airport is the nearest international airport, just a scenic 2.5-hour drive to Nosara and Playa Guiones. The drive from San Jose airport, also very scenic, takes about 5-hours.
Please contact us for directions if you are self-driving.