Quick Facts

Camp opening All Year
Suitable for Solotravelers, Families, Couples, Groups,
Water temperature 26–29°C
Additional offers Trekking, Deep Sea Fishing, Yoga, Snorkeling


The Pacific coast of Costa Rica makes every surfer’s heart beat faster: guaranteed constant surf, year-round neoprene-free in 27-degree warm water, against breathtaking scenery in unique flora and fauna.

Just a few minutes from the famous spots of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais, the surf camp is located on Playa Hermosa, one of the quietest, most beautiful and cleanest beaches in Costa Rica. Whether comfortably pushing swell for beginners or steep walls and barrel rides for advanced riders – this dreamlike beach break, surfable at any tide, offers ideal conditions for every level.

A two-minute walk separates you from the waves and the white sandy beach. Without having to adapt to a shuttle bus schedule, you can schedule your sessions freely and independently. Surf whenever you feel like it. Be at the deserted dream beach before sunrise and experience picturesque sunsets at the end of the day. Check the waves at any time of the day or take a relaxing break in the hammock or in the camp pool.

Surfing takes place here on two coastlines: the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Costa Rica has a tropical climate with two seasons and always warm water. You can confidently leave your wetsuits at home. The rainy season lasts from May to October with clear morning and evening showers. The dry season starts in November and ends in April with sunshine all day long.

In addition to surfing and the coast, costa Rica has many other adventures such as white water rafting, bungee jumping and canoeing tours through the rainforest. Costa Rica is home to many national parks and protects the volcanic regions with their famous rainforests and biodiversity. But in the end, it is the “diamond-dust beaches” and the probably unique marine fauna that attracts surfers to Costa Rica.


  1. Only 200m to one of the most beautiful surf beaches in Costa Rica!
  2. Family atmosphere with a maximum of 16 guests
  3. Camp management with over 15 years of experience
  4. Great surfing conditions all year round and spots for every level
A man climbs a palm tree

The outdoor area of the restaurant

A group rides quads through a creek

A group discusses at a wooden table

Exterior view of the surf camp

Chill Area with wooden bench and colored pillows

A group enjoys the view of the sea


During your stay you will be accommodated in one of the four spacious, double-story cabinas. They each have 4 beds, air conditioning, a small comfortable lounge area and a private bathroom with shower.

If you are not in the waves or on the beach, our Chill Area offers you the opportunity to relax, read, or exchange ideas with other camp residents. You can cool off in our saltwater pool. Of course, you also surf online quickly and without frustration.

The camp restaurant offers a variety of seasonal dishes with high-quality ingredients during the day. 6 days a week you will be spoiled here. You can also enjoy your well-deserved after-surf cocktail here.

The legendary nightlife in Santa Teresa is a 10-minute drive from Zopilote. In countless bars, restaurants and beach clubs you can also satisfy your party hunger.

Patio with small pool

Small indoor pool with hammocks

One room with two floors

A room with a wooden staircase

One room with two beds

A bed on the upper floor

Bungalow with bed and wooden table

Bungalow with wooden table and pool in front of the door


Our “Home Break” Playa Hermosa is an excellent place to learn to surf or improve your surfing skills. This beachbreak with its constantly breaking waves offers conditions for beginners or advanced at any tide.

In the surf camp we have a wide selection of boards for you: longboards, mini malibus, funboards, fish and shortboards.

We work with experienced surf instructors who know the break and adjust to your level – whether on the first standing tests in the white water or on the hunt for the perfect run on the green wave. In order to achieve the greatest possible progress in the surf courses, the courses take place with a maximum of 4 participants. The joy of surfing is the ultimate credo!

Between Playa Hermosa and Mal Pais there are countless surf spots to discover that offer constant waves for every surf level.

Santa Teresa: A very popular surf spot for all levels with lots of beach breaks.
Playa del Carmen, Mal Pais: Offers long rights and short lefts over sand and a very durable reef break for surfing.
Manzanillo: Excellent Outer Reef Break for big swell.

An experienced surfer rides a wave

A beginner stands on the surfboard

A group does exercises on the beach before surfing

A group does exercises on the beach before surfing

Four surfers run to the water, three surfers carry a board

Two surfers salute on the beach

View of the coast with rainforest and waves

A good surfer rides along a wave

A parked car with boards on the roof and surfers on the beach


Surf package
You can freely compose your surf package according to your taste. For beginners we recommend 4-5 surf lessons during a week stay, so that you still have enough time for other activities. Minimum stay in the camp is 5 nights.

Surf Course Package | Prices per person
1 night incl. half board
CHF 90
EUR 79
1 surf lesson (2h)
CHF 45
EUR 40
1 day surfboard rental
CHF 10
EUR 10

Yoga Lessons
Can be booked on site for USD 12 per hour.

Spanish courses
In addition to the surf course, you can attend a language course, which takes place in the camp and is conducted in English. The course is for 2 hours a day, 4 days within a week (total 8 hours). The course times are flexible and can be satisclosed on site. Price on request, approx. CHF 150/ EUR 120 per person.


Transfer San José Airport to Santa Teresa or Mal Pais
The journey from San José to Playa Hermosa to the surf camp takes about 6 hours. For this reason, we offer various transfer options so that you can get to the surf camp, no matter when you land in San José.

Daily Transfer | Price per person | CHF 85/ EUR 70
Only from San José to Playa Hermosa, from December to April at 5.30 and 1.30 pm. From May to November only once a day at 7.30 a.m.

Individual Transfer | Price per tour | CHF 336/ EUR 280
This transfer is suitable for those who arrive before 2 p.m. and want to travel directly. The transfer is for a maximum of 4 people, another person costs CHF 12/ EUR 10.

Transfer Package | Price Person | from CHF 77/ EUR 64
For those who land in San José after 2 p.m. Includes transfer to the hotel in San José, overnight stay in the hotel with private bathroom, free internet access in the hotel and transfer the next day to Playa Hermosa.
1 person: CHF 162/ EUR 135
2 people: CHF 114/ EUR 95
3 people: CHF 77/ EUR 64

Individual arrival
Customers who do not use a transfer package can use the bus (San José to Mal Pais) for about EUR 12. This direct bus (RODRIGUEZ) departs twice a day (6 am and 2 pm) from the San Carlos bus terminal in San José. In Cobano you get off and take a taxi to the camp for EUR 5.

You can also buy a 20-minute flight from San José to Tambor for about EUR 70 (Fly Sansa or Nature Air). From Tambor we take a taxi for about EUR 40 to the camp. This is the fastest, but also the most expensive, version.

Further information

Climate: subtropical rainy season from mid-August to the end of October
Flight: from CHF 1140 / EUR 950
Car rental: not necessary for camp participants
Season for surfing: bookable all year, rainy season from August to October
Activities besides surfing: Trekking, Excursions to the National Parks, Deep Sea Fishing, Yoga, Snorkeling, Canopy Adventure
Surf course: 4 students per teacher
Wifi: for free (camp)