Costa Rica

Surf, Jungle and Sea Road Trip

10 days / 9 nights

Enter the jungle by the sea and get off the beaten track! This road trip will awaken your senses and your taste for adventure.

Highlights

  • Safe and gentle perfect wave for beginners and more advanced sections
  • Precise and progressive surfing coaching and learning program
  • Discover 3 charming surfing villages away from the crowds
  • Surf one of the longest waves in the world
  • Surf beach waves, right point breaks and left point breaks
  • An organized adventure that will awaken your senses
  • Includes: All lunches, 3 dinners and 3 suppers.

Your Pura Vida lifestyle

A typical day

Wake up with coffee and a light breakfast. Departure for a morning surf around 8:30 am, 2 hours class. Return home relax and discover the surroundings of each village, the people, the monkeys, their own charm! Afternoon either doing yoga, paddle boarding or hiking depending on the day.

Our evenings

Some evenings are accompanied by a nice dinner prepared by your private chef, others are reserved for discovering local restaurants. Sometimes followed by a campfire on the beach or simply a quiet evening.

Surfing

  • Theory class with handouts on wave formation, winds, surfing etiquette, surfing history, hazards, great surfing tricks, etc…
  • 6 surf lessons in small groups
  • Filmed surfing sessions and video coaching analysis evening
  • Souvenir surfing photos and educational photos of your surfing

Your other activities

  • SUP downwind
  • 4 yoga classes for surfers
  • Diversified hiking tours
  • Waterfall discovery
  • Boat trip

Surfing

Who are our trips for?

  • Average age of our travelers: 25-55 years old
  • Mainly people who travel alone, sometimes accompanied by a friend or partner
  • People who like to be active (without being athletes)
  • People who are open minded
  • People who want an incredible trip but don’t have the time or tools to plan it

Surfing level

  • The majority of our participants are beginners to intermediate. Perfect for acquiring a solid foundation to enjoy the waves safely, respectfully and become independent.
  • Intermediate to advanced surfers will be served with the best surf spots and dream waves right in front of the house. We will direct you to the best spots to surf depending on the conditions.

dates et prix

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Lodging

Playa Hermosa
Small, unique and charming hotel facing the sea. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and relax in the pool on hot days after surfing!

Dominical
Inn in the heart of the village with character. At 30 seconds walking distance from the ocean. Swimming pool with hot water and common kitchen. Excellent for getting out and about, day and night! Possibility of single, double or quadruple rooms.

Pavones
House hotel, comfort, pool and enchanting site, excellent for relaxation! Possibility of single, double or quadruple room.

Your appointment with the adventure

From the airport of San José on the way to playa Hermosa. We will pick you up at the airport for a 2pm departure, 90 min drive to Playa Hermosa.

Playa Hermosa
A beautiful black sand beach set back from the action, with our hotel right on the beachfront. The waves here are perfect for intermediate to advanced surfers. Great place to relax and sleep well with 2 pools to cool off during the hot day. Hermosa is also close to the action if you want to be there with Jaco an 8 minute drive away offering restaurants, bars and surfing vibes. The waves in Jaco are gentle and perfect for beginners and that's where we'll be for our first surf lesson. Small hike and yoga also with the appointment. We stay there 2 nights.

From Hermosa to Dominical

Dominical
90 min of road to arrive at our next stop, a superb village in the hippy look, surfer. A cool and relaxed atmosphere awaits you there. Hike to an impressive waterfall, yoga, surfing in a heavenly setting, nightlife and party possibilities. We stay 3 nights.

From Dominical to Pavones

It is here that we advance a little more deeply in the jungle... 5hrs of road towards a paradise of the surf. With a luxuriant vegetation and a jungle well animated by the numerous toucans, parrots, monkeys and sloths! A remote surfing and fishing village with a memorable blue ocean. Pavones is known for its perfect wave that is over a kilometer long and is one of the longest lefts in the world! Small family and local restaurants to discover. We stay 4 nights. Surfing, yoga, and a boat trip to the other side of the Gulf Dulce awaits you!

*Return to San Jose by small plane from Golfito (extra charge)

Our surf spots

Paya Hermosa

Beginner level: Playa Jacò
Intermediate level: Playa Hermosa

Domininal

Beginner level: Playa Dominicalito
Intermediate level: Playa Dominical

Pavones

Beginner level: Pavones Point & Lots of secret perfect waves!
Intermediate level: Pavones Point & Lots of secret perfect waves!

Starting at...

2295 CAD

Dates

January 22 to 31, 2021

Not included in the trip:

  • Travel insurance
  • International flight (SJO)
  • Internal flight from Golfito to SJO
  • Meals except those mentioned above
  • Water and beverages

Rates

Early bird rate, Echo Aloha member:

  • 2295 CAD for shared occupancy  (Double, triple, quad or quintuple occupancy depending on location)
  • 2495 CAD for double occupancy
  • 3095 CAD for single occupancy

Lodging

Playa Hermosa
Small, unique and charming hotel facing the sea. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and relax in the pool on hot days after surfing!

Dominical
Inn in the heart of the village with character. At 30 seconds walking distance from the ocean. Swimming pool with hot water and common kitchen. Excellent for getting out and about, day and night! Possibility of single, double or quadruple rooms.

Pavones
House hotel, comfort, pool and enchanting site, excellent for relaxation! Possibility of single, double or quadruple room.

Your appointment with the adventure

From the airport of San José on the way to playa Hermosa. We will pick you up at the airport for a 2pm departure, 90 min drive to Playa Hermosa.

Playa Hermosa
A beautiful black sand beach set back from the action, with our hotel right on the beachfront. The waves here are perfect for intermediate to advanced surfers. Great place to relax and sleep well with 2 pools to cool off during the hot day. Hermosa is also close to the action if you want to be there with Jaco an 8 minute drive away offering restaurants, bars and surfing vibes. The waves in Jaco are gentle and perfect for beginners and that's where we'll be for our first surf lesson. Small hike and yoga also with the appointment. We stay there 2 nights.

From Hermosa to Dominical

Dominical
90 min of road to arrive at our next stop, a superb village in the hippy look, surfer. A cool and relaxed atmosphere awaits you there. Hike to an impressive waterfall, yoga, surfing in a heavenly setting, nightlife and party possibilities. We stay 3 nights.

From Dominical to Pavones

It is here that we advance a little more deeply in the jungle... 5hrs of road towards a paradise of the surf. With a luxuriant vegetation and a jungle well animated by the numerous toucans, parrots, monkeys and sloths! A remote surfing and fishing village with a memorable blue ocean. Pavones is known for its perfect wave that is over a kilometer long and is one of the longest lefts in the world! Small family and local restaurants to discover. We stay 4 nights. Surfing, yoga, and a boat trip to the other side of the Gulf Dulce awaits you!

*Return to San Jose by small plane from Golfito (extra charge)

Our surf spots

Paya Hermosa

Beginner level: Playa Jacò
Intermediate level: Playa Hermosa

Domininal

Beginner level: Playa Dominicalito
Intermediate level: Playa Dominical

Pavones

Beginner level: Pavones Point & Lots of secret perfect waves!
Intermediate level: Pavones Point & Lots of secret perfect waves!

Starting at...

2295 CAD

Dates

April 2 to 11, 2022

Not included in the trip:

  • Travel insurance
  • International flight (SJO)
  • Internal flight from Golfito to SJO
  • Meals except those mentioned above
  • Water and beverages

Rates

Early bird rate, Echo Aloha member:

  • 2295 CAD for shared occupancy  (Double, triple, quad or quintuple occupancy depending on location)
  • 2495 CAD for double occupancy
  • 3095 CAD for single occupancy

Your guides

Pascale Roy Lafontaine

Surf coach for more than 12 years.
Lived in Costa Rica for several years.
Yoga teacher 700 + hours of training
Has been leading surf retreats for 12 years in Hawaii and in Costa Rica for 9 years.
Very passionate with a constant smile!

Jonathan Busby

Paddle Canada instructor trainer.
Kite and windsurf instructor for over 12 years.
Private chef for 20 years.
Guide in Hawaii and Costa Rica for 5 years.
Master of the camera.
Attention to detail, curious and passionate!

Our local guides

Junior, Harley and their crew!

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