In Costa Rica, the phrase you will hear on everyone’s lips is “pura vida.” Translated as “pure life,” it’s much more than just a national slogan, but a way of life.
And one of the sweetest expressions of enjoying the “pure life” in Costa Rica is surfing. One of humanity’s oldest sports, surfing is the perfect combination of beautiful nature, fine-tuned muscle control, and having the time of your life.
That’s why people from around the globe come to Costa Rica to surf. Endless beaches of pure white sand where consistently big swells give surfers of every skill level a perfect setting to enjoy this amazing sport.
But it’s not just the amazing surfing that draws people to Costa Rica. It’s also the insanely beautiful nature, an amazing goodie bag of breathtakingly gorgeous landscapes, wild volcanoes, cascading waterfalls in the jungle, and colorful birds and plants everywhere you look.
Sand, Sun and Laughs
Each surfer rides his/her own board, but surfing is a community. Surfers look out for one another and pass along tips about where the best waves can be found. And surf camps are the perfect place to meet fellow enthusiasts, share laughs, and join the global community of people who love the great outdoors.
You can kick around a soccer ball with your new surfing friends or practice your Spanish together with the locals. And when you’re ready to experience the rest of Costa Rica, you and your new friends can enjoy great local excursions like hiking hidden trails in a national park, horseback riding through the jungle, splashing and diving into the crystal clear waters beneath a waterfall, or head to a natural hot spring to relax and unwind.
Other exciting trips you can enjoy include kayaking and stand-up paddling. Known as SUP for short, stand-up paddling uses a board similar to a surfboard but is used to explore river estuaries and calm coastal regions. SUP can easily be picked up by anyone, allowing visitors to tour the incredible bio-dense waters of Costa Rica and see nature up close and personal.
But if you prefer a more solo experience, using your time in Costa Rica as a way to get to know yourself better, you can also choose yoga on the beach or a wide variety of professional spa treatments.
To experience an unforgettable Costa Rica experience that includes surfing instructions from the top camp in the country, book your surfing vacation today with the Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp.