Catch a break and hit the beach with a surfing stopover in beautiful Santa Teresa.

With some of the most consistent surf in Costa Rica, Santa Teresa is the ideal place for a surf trip whether you’re a newbie or an experienced barrel-bandit. With included lessons and board hire, you can count on Costa Rica to provide the salty goods.


Start
San Jose, Costa Rica
Finish
San Jose, Costa Rica
Destination
Costa Rica
Style
Original
Theme
Short Breaks
Code
QBHC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Fall in love with Santa Teresa’s laid-back vibe and quality, consistent waves.

  • Head home with a head start on your new hobby.

  • Make it an uber-wholesome trip with plenty of yoga classes and spas in town.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Central America is tropical, so expect a hot and humid climate. Make sure you protect yourself from the sun, wear comfortable, light clothing and stay hydrated

Itinerary

Surf’s up amigas y amigos. You’ll be picked up this morning (8 am) from the foyer of Joining Point Hotel in San Jose Downtown (listed in the Essential Trip Information) and taken to the ferry port in Punta Arenas (1.5 hours). If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation in San Jose for you (subject to availability). If you require pick up from another hotel in Downtown San Jose or from the San Jose International Airport, please inform your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure. From here, take the ferry across the Gulf of Nicoya to Santa Teresa (1.5 hours) then jump on a shuttle bus to your hotel, arriving around 3 pm. The rest of the day is yours to relax.



Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night) (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Time to hang ten. Well, time to at least give it a crack. Arrange a time for your first surf lesson or, if you’re a certified salt-dog, pick up a board and hit the waves. Sit back and soak up some rays when you can and don’t forget to catch the ridiculous sunset.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Santa Teresa - Beginner surf lesson or Independent surfboard rental
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Now that you have some skills, work out when to utilise your board hire for today. You may choose to take a day trip to Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve, spectacularly located at the very bottom of the Nicoya Peninsula. You would take a guided tour with a naturalist and look for Costa Rica's famous flora and fauna including tropical birds and howler and capuchin monkeys, and depending on the season you may even see humpback whales cruising by. Alternatively hit the beach, read a book, and relax before enjoying your final night in Santa Teresa.

Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Santa Teresa - Beginner surf lesson or Independent surfboard rental
  • Cabo Blanco - Nature Reserve (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Throw a goodbye shaka to Santa Teresa and your favourite new hobby. At 6:45 am you’ll return to San Jose the same way you came, via ferry to Punta Arenas and shuttle bus direct to San Jose International Airport. The shuttle returns to San Jose International Airport by 12 pm on Day 4; please do not book a departing flight prior to 15:00 (3 pm). If you’d like to stay in San Jose, you can book a transfer via your booking agent from the airport to Downtown. More importantly, buy a board when you get home. Even if you don't live near the beach, it's the perfect segue to tell everyone about your trip to Costa Rica.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Meals

No meals are included on this tour

Transport

Shuttle bus, Ferry

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights)

Included activities

  • Santa Teresa - Beginner surf lesson or Independent surfboard rental
  • Cabo Blanco - Nature Reserve (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)

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Important notes

1. The shuttle service departs San Jose Downtown or San Jose Airport between 7:30-8:00 am on Day 1. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation in San Jose for you (subject to availability).
2. The shuttle returns to San Jose Downtown or San Jose International Airport by 1 pm on Day 4. Please do not book a departing flight prior to 16:00 (4 pm).
3. You will be picked up on Day 1 from the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information Document. Pick-up will take place between 7:30-8:00 am in the Hotel Foyer.
4. If you require pick up from another hotel in Downtown San Jose or from the San Jose International Airport, please inform your booking agent at least 7 days prior to departure.
5. This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader. This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.

Essential trip information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.