Sun, Sea and Surf

Welcome to Playa Grande Surf Camp, Costa Rica

Located just a few steps from Playa Grande beach, we are a small, laid back surf hostel, the only one in town to offer budget accommodation in our shared dorm.  We also offer private cabinas, treehouse style accommodations, surf lessons and a variety of other tours and activities.

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About Playa Grande?

Playa Grande Surf Camp is located in the northern Costa Rican province of Guanacaste in the heart of a Costa Rican National Park, Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas de Guanacaste. Less than 200 meters from the beach of Playa Grande, which is a pristine stretch of white sand on the Pacific Ocean offering some of the best surfing in Costa Rica.

We are located in the south of Playa Grande.

During daytime hours the vibrant restaurant and party scene of Tamarindo are easy to reach with a 15 min walk and a short 1 minute boat ride over the estuary located between Playa Grande and Tamarindo.

The closest airport to us is in Liberia which is a one hour drive away. Transportation to and from the surf camp can be arranged.

Surf and Relax at Playa Grande Surf Camp

Surf Rentals

We have a wide selection of surfboards to accomodate all levels of surfer which visitors are able to rent per day.  Ask one of our team to set you up with your perfect board.

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Surf Camp Life

We offer a range of accomodation, many rooms have AC. Guests share three communal bathrooms. There is also a common kitchen area as well as a swimming pool and surfboards to rent. The entire property is a wifi zone, we offer daily maid service and can help you with any tours or trips. We also have a great onsite restaurant Cafe Mar Azul.

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Surf Camps / Surf School

We offer a wide range of surf lesson packages and tours as well as surf board rental on site.

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A sanctuary for both surfers and turtles

The beach at Playa Grande is the permanent nesting site for leatherback turtles. It provides a safe landing vital to the endangered leatherback turtle. Female leatherbacks come ashore during the nights in October to May to lay their eggs in the sand. They then cover the eggs and return to the ocean.

The eco-friendly Costa Rican government has gone to great lengths to protect the habitat of these amazing animals. This has allowed Playa Grande to remain a sanctuary for both the turtles and surfers alike, and surfers from all over have christened Playa Grande as home of some of Costa Rica’s best waves.

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