ABOUT THE LOCATION
Nosara is a cocktail of international surf, wellness and yoga culture pitched against beautiful back-road topography, tropical microclimates, exotic vegetation, abundant wildlife and is an ideal location for a Costa Rica Surf Trip. Traditionally a fishing and agriculture province, the first surfers from the United States arrived in the early 1970s and discovered the world class surfing waves and “pure vida” lifestyle on which the tourism industry now thrives.
Nosara is much less crowded and developed than the beaches of Tamarindo, Jaco, and Dominical. There are no streetlights or paved roads in the province and no developments built upon the beach of Playa Guiones thanks to a 200-meter turtle refuge exclusion zone. Monkeys swing through the trees above a tropical blend of flora and fauna, making for a stunning backdrop to our performance surf program.
Playa Guiones enjoys a reputation as one of the most consistent breaks in Costa Rica, picking up both North and South facing swells. There is an abundance of waves in the area from the multiple peaks in the Playa Guiones bay, to ample breaks, beaches, hidden waves and secret spots to the North and South.
The Guanacaste region on the Pacific side of Costa Rica is littered with insanely consistent fun surf spots we will be venturing too. We will base of days surf session on the current swell direction, wind direction, and tides to treat you to some of the best surf in our area. Having local surf coaches / guides will put you in the best waves of the day. We could find ourselves surfing a hollow beach break where we can work on our take off and pull into the barrel technique. We could find ourselves on a nice long reef break to work on our rail to rail transitions as well as our cutbacks. No matter where we end up for the day you will be in the best surf possible for the best results possible!
The secret to scoring in Nosara is local knowledge. Your Safari Surf Adventures surf coaching program will be led by our experienced and passionate local “Tico” coaches. We will guide you to level appropriate waves and employ the unique SSA training curriculum in and off the water.
A key component of our teaching philosophy is video and photo reviews, helping to track your progress and giving you focused goals to work on throughout the program. All progress tracking, photos and videos we take of you are yours to take home at the end of your SSA adventure, giving you a great reference for continued progression whenever and wherever you surf. Our goal is to accelerate your learning curve across the spectrum of the surf lifestyle to become a confident and skillful Surfer. This in combination with complimentary Yoga, fitness and breathing techniques will offer you unrivalled progression and improvement.
In all our locations, SSA supports local projects which help alleviate the problem of marine garbage and marine plastics. On every surf adventure with us, you will have the opportunity to learn more and get involved with our sustainability vision.
ROOM AND RESORT
You’ll be staying at a custom home rental a mere 2-minute walk to the beach of Playa Guiones. This house was made with surfers in mind and has all the amenities one would like including air conditioned rooms, Wi-Fi, private swimming pool and juice bar, private path to the beach, safe box, surfboard racks, beach cruiser bikes and cable TV.
The house has 4 rooms and 3 full bathrooms along with a full kitchen. Two of the rooms offer shared room accommodations with a comfy bunk bed set up along with a single bed set up. There are also 2 single rooms options which are perfect for couples or a single person looking for privacy. We will have our private chef prepare your nutritious all organic healthy meals daily.
Nosara will be our base while in Costa Rica but SSA will have our van fueled up and ready to explore the slew of perfect intermediate level surf spots to the South and North of our location daily. Each day we will head out with the surf coaches and videographer to find the ideal surf spots for that day.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Round trip transportation from Liberia (LIR) to Nosara and back via private shuttle taxi
(7) Nights accommodations at the gorgeous SSA host surf house sitting as close to the sands of Playa Guiones as you can be in Nosara
(3) Gourmet meals each day from our talented chefs
All waters, juices, coffee
All land transportation to all of the surf spots
Daily surf sessions with surf coach in the water / surf sessions videoed
Daily surf analysis sessions with our surf coach to break down your current surf skill set and focus on improving your overall approach in catching and surfing waves
Safari Surf Adventures concierge / staff to help with on location details if / when needed
Participation in some local adventure / cultural activities
Copy of all video & photographs of your surf trip
Final video analysis – providing you a guideline on what you need to continue to develop as you move forward with your surfing
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Airport departure tax
Insurance (we recommend everyone to carry an insurance to cover health / injuries, damage, travel) – You will need to sign a liability waiver with SSA
Nosara Wildlife Sanctuary
SIBU wildlife sanctuary in Nosara is an outstanding wildlife refuge facility caring for a host of injured or abandoned jungle wildlife, in particular the local Howler Monkeys
4WD, ATV and Off-Road Tours
Rent an off-road vehicle and explore the local area including stops at scenic spots, beaches and waterfalls
Horse Riding Tours
Tours by horse-back of the outstanding scenery, flora and fauna are available from a number of stables to access places even the off-road vehicles cannot
Stand Up Paddle Tour
Glide the local river to the ocean or ride some waves!
Deep Sea Fishing
Catch dinner! World Class deep sea fishing
Mountain Bike Tour
Get your kicks riding the insane trails in and around Nosara!
Your Safari Surf Adventures surf coaching program will be led by our experienced and passionate local team. We will guide you to level appropriate waves and employ the unique SSA training curriculum in and out of the water.
In all our locations, SSA supports local projects which help alleviate the problem of marine little and marine plastics. On every surf adventure with us, you will have the opportunity to learn more and get involved with our sustainability vision.