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Join us for the best the island of the gods Costa Rica.

Designed by women for women our Bali holiday caters to all levels including Introduction, Beginner and Intermediate.

SURF LEVEL

INTRO | BEG | INT

TOUR LENGTH

7 NIGHTS

PRICE RANGE

$$$

ACCOMMODATION

Experience Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Pura Vida (Pure Life or simple life) means enjoying life no matter what your circumstances, a simple appreciation of life and what you make of it. This Pura Vida approach to life sees Costa Rica consistently ranked as one of the happiest populations on the planet, something that doesn’t go unnoticed by travellers either; visitors to the country often say that the nation’s best asset is its people.

 

The Surf Getaways Costa Rica experience is Pura Vida in every sense of the word!

 

What's included

WHATS INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR
  • Experience 7 nights of Balinese luxury with your own private pool at Regali Villas in Canggu

  • Daily breakfast and lunches are provided

  • 3 x dinners are included of fresh local cuisine and several ‘funky international’ restaurants and beach clubs that we've hand picked to ensure you get the best out of both worlds when you come with us to Bali

  • Daily professional surf coaching for beginners through to intermediate level surfers, including photos and videos of your progress to keep

  • Local transport to and from group activities including drives through local villages and scenery as you visit some remote areas on the way to your surf sessions.

  • Ample opportunity to free surf at local beaches to practice what we teach

  • 2 x yoga classes

  • Surf stretch sessions prior to you surf sessions

  • 1 x massage per person per stay

  • Additional services provided at own cost:

    • Access to local Spa for massages, body and facial treatments Bali is famous for.  

    • Opportunities to shop and visit local artist havens in and around Canggu.

    • We will also provided beginner boards if required

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Our experienced female surf coaches will help you to developed based on your exisiting surf skills including:

  • Intro/Beginners will learn the basics of surfing, such as paddling a board, ‘pop ups’, and turtle rolls, surfing etiquette, confidence and improved capability in the water

  • Intermediate surfers will learn tips and recommendations for individual improvement using the latest in surf coaching techniques

REQUIRED SURF LEVEL

To attend this tour you must be an:

  • Intro / Beginner

  • Intermediate, or

  • Advanced Intermediate

Not sure what level you are? Visit our Surf Levels​ page.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Please check out our COVID Safety page for all the latest precautions we have in place to keep you safe. 

 

Tour dates and prices

Twin share rooms are available from $3,500 per person, with single rooms available from $4,500 per person.

AUGUST 2022

Sun 7th Aug -

Sun 14th Aug

From $3,500 pp

NOVEMBER 2022

Sun 6th Nov -

Sun 13th Nov

From $3,500 pp

APRIL 2023

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Sun 23rd Apr

From $3,500 pp

JUNE 2023

Sun 18th Jun -

Sun 25th Jun

From $3,500 pp

OCTOBER 2023

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Sun 8th Oct

From $3,500 pp

AUGUST 2022

Sun 21st Aug -

Sun 28th Aug

From $3,500 pp

DECEMBER 2022

Sun 4th Dec -

Sun 11th Dec

From $3,500 pp

MAY 2023

Sun 7th May -

Sun 14th May

From $3,500 pp

JULY 2023

Sun 2nd Jul -

Sun 9th Jul

From $3,500 pp

NOVEMBER 2023

Sun 5th Nov -

Sun 12th Nov

From $3,500 pp

OCTOBER 2022

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Sun 9th Oct

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JANUARY 2023

Sun 22nd Jan -

Sun 29th Jan

From $3,500 pp

MAY 2023

Sun 21st May -

Sun 28th May

From $3,500 pp

AUGUST 2023

Sun 6th Aug -

Sun 13th Aug

From $3,500 pp

NOVEMBER 2023

Sun 19th Nov -

Sun 26th Nov

From $3,500 pp

OCTOBER 2022

Sun 16th Oct -

Sun 23rd Oct

From $3,500 pp

FEBRUARY 2023

Sun 19th Feb -

Sun 26th Feb

From $3,500 pp

JUNE 2023

Sun 4th Jun -

Sun 11th Jun

From $3,500 pp

AUGUST 2023

Sun 20th Aug -

Sun 27th Aug

From $3,500 pp

DECEMBER 2023

Sun 10th Dec -

Sun 17th Dec

From $3,500 pp

Prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST

Frequently asked questions

ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS SAYS

A wonderful balance of activities with an itinerary that has clearly been tweaked to perfection. Nothing I would change about this trip - accommodation was lovely and the food was exactly what we needed to keep our energy levels up. I can’t wait until my next surf getaways trip"

Cat - Byron Bay 3 night getaway

Need some pre-tour prep?

SURF CLINICS

With small groups and excellent coaching staff, our clinics are the perfect preparation for one of our surf tours.

PRIVATE SURF LESSONS

Whatever your age, level or background we provide Private Lessons for women who want to develop their surf skills.

Day 1: Bienvenidos a Costa Rica

Welcome to San Jose and the start of your Surf Getaways Costa Rica Explore & Surf Tour. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation for the evening, Hotel Grano de Oro. 

Meet your Surf Getaways Host and other tour guests at 6.30pm in the hotel lobby for a Welcome Briefing and Dinner.

Accommodation: Standard Room at Hotel Grano de Oro

Meals Included

  • Welcome dinner (excl drinks)

Day 2: Private Tour of Poas Volcano, La Paz & Doka

Today we’re up bright and early for breakfast and a 7.30am departure for our action-packed day. You’ll be hiking Poas Volcano National Park – a volcano that rises to 2,708 meters above sea level and still emits large amount of gas and water vapor from the different fumaroles that are in the inner cone of the crater.

Following your hike we will visit Doka Estate, a coffee plantation located on the fertile slopes of the Poás volcano. The farm belongs to the Costa Rican family Vargas Ruiz, pioneers in coffee production for more than 70 years. 

In the afternoon we will visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a private reserve of more than 70 acres (28 hectares). It features five waterfalls, safe hiking trails and animal exhibits among other interesting attractions. The property allows you to wander through 2 miles of paved trails which take them to some awesome waterfalls with plenty of great photo opportunities. 

The evening is yours to relax and recover from an action packed day.

What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes (preferably with a thick tread for hiking the trails and hundreds of stairs), shorts or comfortable pants and a lightweight jacket or raincoat. 
 
Accommodation: Standard Room at Hotel Grano de Oro

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch at La Pas Waterfall Gardens (excl drinks)

Included Activities

  • Doka: Entrance, guided coffee tour, Welcome cocktail, Butterfly tour, visit to the Garden and Bonsai exhibit, to the hydroponic garden and access to all the attractions in the property, coffee, spirits, and chocolates tastings.

  • Transfers to and from activities 

Day 3: San Jose - Arenal

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel and be ready for an 8.30am departure. Today we leave San Jose and head to Arenal. 

 

On the way we will visit Sarchí Town - Costa Rica's most famous crafts centre famous for typical "Ox Carts", elaborately painted oxcarts that traditionally carried coffee from the highlands down to the port on the Pacific coast. We will also stop at the picturesque town of Grecia in Alajuela province that has the distinction of being one of the cleanest towns in Central America. It is situated in Costa Rica’s Central Valley amidst beautiful mountain landscapes and rich lush sceneries.

 

What to bring: Comfortable clothes and walking shoes

Accommodation: Superior Room at Hotel Arenal Springs Resort & Spa

Meals Included

  • Breakfast​

Day 4: Arenal Natural History Walk

Located within the corridor followed by birds migrating between North and South America, the trails and bridges of this project will bring the visitor as close as any person could ever imagine observing the birds, the flowers and the lush vegetation of the primary rainforest. It is a 250-hectares primary forest property, made of paths and bridges built to maintain the utmost harmony between man-made structures and nature. The property has impressive views to Arenal Volcano and to the lake that feeds the largest hydroelectric plant in Costa Rica.

 

The afternoon and dinner are yours to explore at your own pace and enjoy the restaurants of the hotel.

 

What to bring: Comfortable clothing, long pants, hiking shoes (no sandals), sweater, raincoat (especially during green season), camera, binoculars, sunscreen and insect repellent.

Accommodation: Superior Room at Hotel Arenal Spring Resort & Spa

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

 

Included Activities

  • Entrance to Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

Day 5: Monteverde

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we depart at 9.00am on a private lake crossing from Arenal to Monteverde – a fast and scenic way to go from La Fortuna (Arenal area) to Monteverde.

Arenal Lake is the largest and most important in Costa Rica, it is of artificial origin built in 1974 to obtain hydroelectric power for the country. It is also a place where you can find a variety of resident and migratory birds, sometimes it is possible to observe mammals like monkeys and sloths in the surroundings of the place, as well as excellent views of the Arenal Volcano when it is not cloudy.

What to bring: Recommended to wear long pants, comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket, camera, binoculars, sunscreen and insect repellent.

Accommodation: Junior Suite at Senda Monteverde

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Inclusions

  • Entrance to Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

Detailed Itinerary

Below is a sample itinerary, which is subject to change based on weather and conditions.

Day 6: Monteverde Reserve

Today is a day of adventures in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve - one of the most famous conservation areas in Central America. It is a tropical rain forest but because of its altitude (1400 meters or 4.600 feet), it's called a Cloud Forest. It is home to rare and unusual wildlife, such as jaguars and pumas, and over 450 species of birds including the world's largest population of quetzal birds.

We will experience Sky Adventures Classic Monteverde Sky Tram, Trek & Walk tour. The tour starts with the slow-paced Sky Tram gondolas soaring smoothly up to the Continental Divide and to one of the highest mountains of Monteverde, offering impressive views of the cloud forest biodiversity.  Then you will begin a truly exhilarating adventure of zip lining down the mountains. Sky Walk is a 2.5km (1.5mi) circuit trail that snakes through distinct levels of the wonderfully diverse ecosystem. Sky Walk uses these trails and a series of suspension bridges for a one-on-one experience with the flora and fauna of the forest canopy. You will hike deep into these magical tropical forests to admire nature from a distinct perspective. Crossing hanging bridges with complete views of the forest canopy, and from the forest floor on well-maintained paths.

Lunch and dinner are your own today.

What to bring: Comfortable clothing, long pants, comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket, camera, binoculars, sunscreen and insect repellent.

Accommodation: Junior Suite at Senda Monteverde
 

Inclusions

  • Sky Adventures entrance fee and equipment

Day 8: Surf’s Up!!

It’s time to hit the surf!! Learn to surf or improve your surf skills while you enjoying the spectacular landscapes of the area.

 

The Guanacaste province hides incredible treasures and some of the best beach destinations in Costa Rica. Nosara is one of these rural towns, and is known as one of the best surfing spots in this beautiful country.

 

Despite being a tourist place, Nosara shows little development and has rarely visited and unexplored sites. You will experience unpaved roads, wooded areas, beautiful waterfalls, the Nosara River and mangroves areas to explore.  In Nosara the “shirtless, shoeless” slogan is very popular with locals because of the relaxed atmosphere of the town.

 

Your experienced and fully qualified, female Surf Getaways coach will be on hand to help you learn and progress your surfing skills ... from beginners through to intermediate level surfers.

 

What to bring:  Surf booties, sunblock, bathing suit or one-piece surf suit, towel, comfortable clothing, hat or cap, sunglasses, sandals, or shoes that can get wet, insect repellent and camera.

Accommodation: Superior Room at Hotel Boutique Lagarta Lodge

Meals Included

  • Breakfast​ at the hotel

Inclusions

  • Surf lesson with certified and qualified Surf Getaways coach

  • Beginners boards (for those learning to surf)

Days 9-11: Surf’s Up!!

Over the next 3 days you will continue to progress with your surfing journey, putting into practice what you’ve been learning from your Surf Getaways surf coach.

 

There is also the option of snorkelling for those who want to take a break from the waves. Nearby San Juanillo beach offers beautiful scenery and clear water and is considered the best destination for snorkelling in the area. Here, you can experience the adventure of seeing the marine wildlife within them, and then you can enjoy

some tropical snacks in this beautiful location.

 

Dinner on Sunday and Tuesday are your own to explore more of this chilled surf town. On Monday night we will have a team dinner where we can share and compare our experiences and discuss our surfing journey so far.

Accommodation: Superior Room at Hotel Boutique Lagarta Lodge

Meals Included

  • Breakfast​ at the hotel

  • Team dinner (ex drinks)

Inclusions

  • Snacks throughout the surfing/snorkelling days

Day 12: Time to leave the coast

Fuel up with breakfast before we begin our return journey to San Jose – an approximately 4 hour 15 minute trip. Overnight you will stay once again in the Hotel Grano de Oro.

 

Accommodation: Deluxe Room at Hotel Grano de Oro

Meals Included

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Farewell dinner (ex drinks)

Day 13: Breakfast & Farewell

Time to say “Hasta Luego (see you soon)” to your fellow travellers over a leisurely breakfast. Airport transfers will be arranged to take you to your onward flights.

 

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Airport Transfers

Accommodation: Superior Room at Hotel Boutique Lagarta Lodge

Meals Included

  • Breakfast​ at the hotel

 
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