Costa Rica Surf Camp

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Welcome to Green Iguana Surf Camp

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Incuded in all of GISC's Iguana packages is every bit of the following...!

  • First class surfing vacations of seven, ten, and fourteen days in beautiful Playa Dominical, Costa Rica.

  • Costa Rica's best quality surf lessons, period. We are the pioneers of surf camps in Costa Rica, in business since 1998. We truly care about our client's fun and advancement, and the fact is, when you learn with us, you learn from the very best!

  • Beachfront lodging at Hotel Roca Verde, riverfront lodging at Villas Rio Mar, as well as peaceful, tranquil lodging in the middle of town, about 15 meters from the beach called Sundancer resort, and a beachfront lodging option in Dominical proper called El Coco. All locations except El Coco include a swimming pool, and all include free WiFi.

  • A super fun zip line tour through the jungle canopy at a private nature reserve, where you can see sloths, many kinds of birds, and if you're lucky, monkeys, coatimundis, and much more!

  • Trips to two beautiful waterfalls, after each of your surf lessons, to rinse off and have fun.

  • A nice, slow river tubing tour down the Rio Baru, where you'll experience a nice combination of nature and relaxation (May-October) or snorkeling above some of the Dominical area's beautiful reefs, where you'll see starfish, ornamental reef fish, lobsters, parrot fish, and much more (November-April).

  • All transportation, from airport arrival to departure. There's no need to rent a car or pay for gasoline! Everything is handled for you safely and efficiently, from the time you arrive in Costa Rica to the moment you have to leave.

  • A photographer to document your surf lessons and waterfall trips. - please like our Facebook page and check out our photos!

  • An unforgettable, worry-free vacation that'll leave you with memories you will always treasure.

The rest of your time here in Playa Dominical is spent:
  • Collecting shells and sand dollars,
  • Surfing warm, tropical waves,
  • Relaxing in the ocean breeze between a couple of palm trees on a beach hammock, and...
  • Seriously considering quitting your job, selling your house, and moving you and your family to Costa Rica!
  • For intermediate/expert surfers, we offer guided surf trips to your choice of several world-class left and right hand point breaks including high quality photography of your waves, during May through October - please email us for details!

The town of Playa Dominical

Green Iguana Surf Camp is located along Costa Rica's southern Pacific beaches, about a third of the way up the coast from Panama. Though Playa Dominical is famous mainly for its beautiful beaches and super-consistent, well-formed waves, the area is also known among seasoned travelers as one of Costa Rica's top beach destinations, and unlike the popular Jaco and Tamarindo beaches, is still relatively undeveloped. We're not in the heart of what could be called "typical tourism" here in Costa Rica. Instead of the high rise hotels and American fast food restaurants that are now typical of the more crowded, Americanized northern and central Costa Rican surf towns, in Playa Dominical, the geography is such that there is simply not much room for growth; here in Dominical, the rainforest still continues right on down out of the mountains and virtually covers the town. To put it simply, Green Iguana still has that perfect authentic Costa Rican blend of great, consistent surf, beautiful beaches, lots of friendly locals, and very limited development, a feeling that people only really get to know once they've been here and experienced it. Playa Dominical is a rustic place that offers plenty of solitude and privacy, and there is certainly never the scenario of stepping over bodies to try and find a spot to put your towel down!

Dominical has some great local restaurants, with some of the best located right in or near our Green Iguana lodging locations. There are several small surf shops in town for all your surfing needs, where you can buy high quality surfing sunblock, which are definitely recommended for surfing here in the tropics. In Dominical, there are also several small supermarkets and fruit stands, a bank with an ATM, and everything is within walking distance of each other.

 

Green Iguana Surf School

Green Iguana's Surf School is simply the finest surf school you can find. We truly care about our client's fun and advancement every day they're here! Our instructors care less about their time on the clock than they do about giving you the best sevice they can provide, and more importantly, we are all excellent natural teachers of this wonderful sport, with over 100 years of combined surfing and teaching experience. Your personal fun experience with surfing is what we do this job for, and we are driven by your success!

 

Intermediate to Advanced Surfers

Green Iguana is more than glad to have intermediate to advanced level surfers stay with us, as quite simply, it means we get to ride waves with you! Of course we'll give you tips wherever we can, but this package is mostly for higher level surfers who want to get good, consistent waves, with a high quality photo album of your waves. This package also includes airport and local transportation, lodging, and any tours you'd like to add on.

 

Surf Science

Green Iguana Surf Camp's Surf Science page is the most comprehensive and informative web page on sufing's basics and ocean safety to be found anywhere on the internet! We highly recommend that anyone traveling to the beach reads this page thoroughly before departing on your surf trip, regardless of the location. Please share what you learn on this page, especially the section on rip currents, with your family and friends!

 

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