Region: Central America
11 hrs from London
beginners to experts
PURA VIDA, PURE NATURE AND SURF STYLE
Boasting an array of reef breaks and beach breaks, designer surf hotels and a family-friendly lifestyle, Costa Rica is a dream destination to live the pura vida and surf your socks off from the lap of luxury.
- White sandy beaches and warm waves
- Cool apartments and boutique hotels beside the waves
- Two coastlines with consistent swell
- Water temps of 28C year round
- Amazing waves for beginners and intermediates
- Safe, family-friendly culture
- Close encounters with jungle wildlife
- Stylish, sustainable surf resorts
Family Surf Holidays in Costa Rica
RIPJACK INN – Playa Grande, Tamarindo
Family suites footsteps from Playa Grande
Make yourself at home in a boutique surf hotel just 75m from the surf peaks of Playa Grande. Stretch out in the yoga shala, chill out in a hammock and sample traditional Tico cuisine in the treetop restaurant. Expert surfing instructors can teach children as young as four, or you can hire a babysitter and sneak out for a grown-up surf session.
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Discover the best places to surf, eat and play on your family surfing holiday to Costa Rica…
A dream surf destination – with clean offshore conditions from December to April, Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast flaunts long, sandy beaches and a mix of mellow waves, hollow beach breaks and reeling reefs. An average water temperature of 28C means you’ll only ever need boardies or a bikini, and there are plenty of surfing set-ups and stylish surfing resorts right beside the waves.
When you book a holiday with Family Surf Co. we’ll send you a personalised family surfing guide to Costa Rica with all of our favourite surfing beaches.
Watch nesting turtles, explore rainforests, spot monkeys, stand under waterfalls and go horse riding.
Simple and delicious cuisine to keep you fuelled up for surfing adventures. Start the day with tortillas de queso (cheese tortillas), snack on tropical fruit and dine out on fresh seafood and traditional favourites such as gallo pinto (black beans and rice).
Getting to Costa Rica is easy with direct flights from London to San Jose taking about 11 hours; from here there are several domestic flights to small, regional airports or you can organise a shuttle to your accommodation. If you are heading to the Guanacaste region or Nicoya Peninsula, it’s quicker to fly into Liberia airport, however there are no direct flights from the UK.
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“There’s nothing quite like the magic of sitting outback in the warm sea, with a view of the jungle spilling onto the beach, howler monkeys calling in the distance, scarlet macaws squawking and pelicans casually cruising past you. Costa Rica pulls us back again and again: the warm ocean, rich wildlife, beautiful beaches and the laidback lifestyle.”
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