Costa Rica

Costa Rica Beginner Surfing

Surfing
Catch a break and hit the beach with a surfing stopover in beautiful Santa Teresa

Duration

4 days

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€520

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Overview

With some of the most consistent surf in Costa Rica, Santa Teresa is the ideal place for a surf trip whether you’re a newbie or an experienced barrel-bandit. With included lessons and board hire, you can count on Costa Rica to provide the salty goods.

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Itinerary

Day 1San Jose / Santa Teresa
Surf’s up amigas y amigos. You’ll be picked up this morning (8 am) from the foyer of Joining Point Hotel in San Jose Downtown (listed in the Essential Trip Information) and taken to the ferry port in Punta Arenas (1.5 hours). If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation in San Jose for you (subject to availability). If you require pick up from another hotel in Downtown San Jose or from the San Jose International Airport, please inform your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure. From here, take the ferry across the Gulf of Nicoya to Santa Teresa (1.5 hours) then jump on a shuttle bus to your hotel, arriving around 3 pm. The rest of the day is yours to relax.
Day 2Santa Teresa
Time to hang ten. Well, time to at least give it a crack. Arrange a time for your surf lesson or, if you’re a certified salt-dog, pick up a board and hit the waves. Sit back and soak up some rays when you can and don’t forget to catch the ridiculous sunset.
Day 3Santa Teresa
Perhaps wake up early to take up an optional yoga class, then spend the day taking in the sights and sounds of Santa Teresa. Utilise your included surfboard hire and hit the water once more to show off the sills you learnt yesterday. Enjoy your final night in Santa Teresa.
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Trip title

Costa Rica Beginner Surfing

Trip code

QBHC

Validity

Validity: 01 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019

Introduction

With some of the most consistent surf in Costa Rica, Santa Teresa is the ideal place for a surf trip whether you’re a newbie or an experienced barrel-bandit. With included lessons and board hire, you can count on Costa Rica to provide the salty goods.

Style

Original

Themes

Short Breaks

Transport

Shuttle bus,Ferry

Physical Rating

3

Physical preparation

None of the activities featured in this trip require special training or skills, just a reasonable level of fitness and a willingness to participate. Cobblestones and uneven roads are common and you may be required to walk in hot and humid conditions. If you are in any doubt, please share these conc...
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Joining point

Autentico Hotel

Joining point description

This streamlined modern hotel is a 15-minute walk from Contraloria train station. Unfussy rooms with warm decor offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, as well as safes and ceiling fans. Breakfast and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include a landscaped garden with an outdoor ...
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Joining point instructions

You will be picked up on Day 1 from the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information Document. Pick-up will take place between 7:30-8:00 am in the Hotel Foyer. If you require pick up from another hotel in Downtown San Jose or from the San Jose International Airport, please inform you...
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Finish point

Autentico Hotel

Finish point instructions

The shuttle returns to San Jose Downtown or San Jose International Airport by 1 pm on Day 4. There are a number of hotels downtown where you can choose to be dropped off at, otherwise the default hotel is the Finishing Point listed in the Essential Trip Information Document. Please do not book a dep...
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Important information

1. The shuttle service departs San Jose Downtown or San Jose Airport between 7:30-8:00 am on Day 1. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation in San Jose for you (subject to availability). 2. The shuttle returns to San Jose Downtown or S...
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Group leader

The aim of our local guides is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. On this Short Break Adventure you will get to enjoy the variety of having someone different for each day and/or activity. They will be able to provide information on the places you are ...
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Safety

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itin...
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Communications

It is recommended that you download WhatsApp prior to departure; please validate your phone number before leaving home as you will not be able to do this once you arrive, unless you have international roaming enabled. WhatsApp is usually the preferred method for your leader to be in contact with you...
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Visas

PASSPORT: Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the name on your passport matches the name on your booking and airline tickets. As a general rule most countries expect that your passport has a minimum of 6 months' validity remaining. Take a copy of the main passp...
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Why we love it

Fall in love with Santa Teresa’s laid-back vibe and quality, consistent waves.

Is this trip right for you

Central America is tropical, so expect a hot and humid climate. Make sure you protect yourself from the sun, wear comfortable, light clothing and stay hydrated

Health

All travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or l...
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Food and dietary requirements

While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in this region. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included ...
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Money matters

When it comes to money matters on the trip, every traveller is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like drinks, shopping, optional activities, tipping and laundry. It’s always better to bring a little more than you think ...
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What to take

Most travellers prefer to take a small to medium wheeled suitcase, which is a great size for the packing capacity in our private vehicles. Whatever you take, be mindful that you will need to be able to carry your own luggage, handle it at airports, take in/out of accommodation and perhaps even walk ...
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Climate and seasonal

WEATHER CONTINGENCIES: Please note that Hurricane season is June to November, when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services can occur. Intrepid monitors these situations as they may arise, so that itineraries or activities can be amended as necessary.

A couple of rules

Everyone has the right to feel safe when they travel. We don’t tolerate any form of violence (verbal or physical) or sexual harassment, either between customers or involving our leaders, partners or local people. Sexual relationships between a tour leader and a customer are strictly forbidden. Use...
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Feedback

After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. Below link will take you to the feedback site: http://www.int...
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Emergency contact

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representa...
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Responsible travel

Travelling responsibly is all about making good choices. It's about ensuring you have an incredible trip while also having a positive impact on the local environment, community and economy you're travelling in. How can you be a Responsible Traveller? See our tips below: - Choose to travel with a re...
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The Intrepid Foundation

The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation set up to enable our travellers to help make a difference by supporting local communities, projects and non-government organisations in the places we travel. The smallest contribution can make an enormous difference and all donations to The Intr...
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Accommodation notes

The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances. Throughout the t...
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Travel insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. When trav...
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Itinerary disclaimer

ITINERARY CHANGES: Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important tha...
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Accommodation

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Costa Rica Beginner Surfing