Surf Trips

Planning Your Surfing Vacation

These Costa Rica surf trips are just the start of our goal to find travelers the best hotels and surf tours at the best price. Surfing tours can be customized to your liking, for shorter or longer stays, and we can also recommend excursions for the non-surfer to enjoy when not on the beach . We have been putting together all inclusive costa rica surf vacations for over 20 years!

Many of your questions are answered on the FAQs page. When you are ready to start planning your trip, contact us first. Send us your preferred dates and we'll match them to the best price with the most convenience.

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Why choose CR Surf Travel Company to plan your trip?

  1. We are a licensed and insured travel agency in the United States
  2. We have surfed in Costa Rica for 22 years and know what surfers want in a surf trip
  3. We help local environment & community groups
  4. ALL we do do is help people plan surf trips to Costa Rica
  5. Lonely Planet calls us the "Costa Rica Surfing Experts"
  6. We know personally the owners of many of the surf camps and hotels we work with
  7. We work with reliable car rental companies who have newer vehicles
  8. Our top priority is customer service

Types of Surf Trips

Photo courtesy of Pura Vida Adventures

When you are planning a surf trip to improve your surfing there are many factors to consider. Do you want to stay in a ‘camp’ that has lots of other beginners, or where you will receive personal attention? Do they have other activities like yoga and Stand Up Paddleboarding? Do they support the local community by doing outreach programs? To help you answer these questions, we have been working with several surf camps run by women that make you feel comfortable in the waves and specialize in women’s surf adventures. Surfing with a group of women has a congeniality not found in many coed camps, and you will be supporting women-led businesses who support the local surf community. Read more

Wings and Wheels

This type of Costa Rica Surf trip is for those who want to leave their options open. It gives you the option of deciding where to go and how long to stay there. It gives you the maximum chance to explore and lets you stop at any surf break, at any time along the way, for as long as you want. This way if it is "going off" at one spot you do not have to leave because you have hotel reservations somewhere else.

Surf Tours & Camps

There are many businesses in Costa Rica that offer surf tours. It may be that you just want a guide for the day to show you the local spots. Or you may want someone to take you and/ or your family around to the breaks that suit your style of surfing for the whole trip, food and accommodations included. Or maybe you want someone to put together a Costa Rica surf resort all-inclusive vacation that includes kids. There are many packages to suit every taste.

The idea of a SURF CAMP does not have to be 'roughing it', you can stay in a 5-star resort or a beachfront mansion with your personal chef delighting you with the freshest ingredients. Or you can go completely off the grid, camping in on a beach in the Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula in the south to Witchs Rock in the north. Whatever you wish, we can help you find courteous, professional, and local surf tour operations who will make your trip unforgettable for you. We've done this for fourteen years, running a fully licensed and insured travel agency.

Surf Camps

There are surf camps in every corner of Costa Rica. It's a great way to learn to surf, make new friends, and not have to worry about driving everywhere. Just because is it a 'camp' does not mean you have to sacrifice comfort. The surf camps in Costa Rica range from basic for beginners to all inclusive for advanced surfers. Some of them teach you how to surf right in their own backyard. Others will transport you to the best breaks in the area. And if you are in Costa Rica for awhile, why not try a camp where you can learn Spanish, too? We know which camps are best and will give you an expert choice so you can make your decision with confidence.

Watch this YouTube video created by Luxy Hair of their trip with Del Mar Surf Camp from Nosara to Mal Pais:


Maybe you're tired of the crowds and the mosquitos, and just want to get away for awhile. Well a boat trip is the way to go. Most surf charters leave from Herradura or Playa de Coco and will take you to spots that are nearly impossible to access by land. A few even make multi-day trips, so you step off the plane, take a transfer right to the boat, and then you're off on an all-inclusive adventure. We can help make your reservations for Roca Bruja all the way down to Matapalo, and can find packages to fit every budget.


Upcoming Specialty Camps

Specialty Camp: CRsurf has partnered with Fishing Nosara to organize a surf boat charter for advanced surfers coming to Playa Guiones in 2018. This package includes seven nights in a quality rental home with laundry, breakfast, and house cleaning. Boards you can rent (or bring for a discounted rate), plus you get a deluxe four passenger golf cart, and TWO boat tours to remote big wave points or reefs that are not accessible by land. Send us a note if you are interested.

--> Hermosa Surf Inn has a 7 day / 6 night all inclusive package: breakfast, dinner, accommodation and 2 guided surf outings per day in the Central Pacific zone for $1295 per person in a shared room ($1595 for one person). Email us to make a reservation.

--> Las Tortugas Hotel in Playa Grande is offering doubles for as low as $25 per night

--> Mention CRSURF at these local businesses and get:

10% off at Adventure Inn near the airport in San Jose
10 % off at Costa Rica Surf Institute in Tamarindo
10% discount at Vamos car rentals (put 'CRSURF' in the agent code and copy your confirmation number to us to provide service during and after your trip)

Roundtrip Airfare Specials

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Travel Insurance

We recommend travel insurance for your surfing vacation because you never know what may happen and this will cover you medical expenses, lost luggage, and many other unexpected events.