Real Surf Trips

Costa Rica: Guanacaste

First-class Western style accommodation offered in Playa Negra with private pool which offers surf guiding to world-class quality breaks.

Rates & Packages

Rates 2017 / 2018

All Inclusive Surf Package
Packages 5 Days – 4 Nights 7 Days – 6 Nights 10 Days – 9 Nights Extra Night
RST Casa Negra $1295 $1795 $2195 $250
RST Casa Avellana $1295 $1795 $2195 $250
Jamaica $1495 $1895 $2295 $300
DR Cabarete $1495 $1895 $2295 $300
DR Amber Coast $1195 $1495 $1995 $250
Beginner Surf Package
Packages 5 Days – 4 Nights 7 Days – 6 Nights 10 Days – 9 Nights Extra Night
RST Casa Negra $1495 $1995 $2295 $250
RST Casa Avellana $1495 $1995 $2295 $250
Jamaica $1695 $1995 $2295 $300
DR Cabarete $1695 $1995 $2295 $300
DR Amber Coast $1495 $1695 $1995 $250
Costa Rica Nicaragua Combo & Boat Trips
   Please contact LUEX for details.
Please note:
  • All prices are quoted in USD
  • Prices are per person on shared accommodation, private rooms available
  • Discounts available for groups
  • Single bookings – Additional 100 USD fee to cover airport transfers expenses
  • Single bookings may share room with other solo travelers

What is included / What not

All Inclusive Costa Rica Surf Trip includes

  • Double occupancy in our 5 bedroom Ranch Style home in a private gated beach community at Playa Negra
  • 12 passenger van for airport pick ups, drop offs, surf destinations and any activities
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner everyday, with delicious and nutritious meals to support high intensity surfing
  • Daily Surf Guide
  • Air-Conditioned accommodations with safe
  • Flat panel TV’s & cable
  • Pool w/ swim up bar
  • 24-hour gated community
  • Wireless Internet
  • Outdoor Shower

 

Beginners Surf Package includes

  • 1.5 hours daily surf lessons
  • Board, leash and rash guard
  • Double occupancy in our 5 bedroom Ranch Style home in a private gated beach community at Playa Negra.
  • 12 passenger van for airport pick ups, drop offs, surf destinations and any activities.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner everyday, with delicious and nutritious meals to support high intensity surfing.
  • Air-Conditioned accommodations with safe
  • Flat panel TV’s & cable
  • Pool w swim up bar
  • 24-hour gated community
  • Free Wireless Internet

 

All Inclusive Costa Rica Experience includes

  • Double occupancy in our 5 bedroom Ranch Style home in a private gated beach community at Playa Negra.
  • 12 passenger van for airport pick ups, drop offs, surf destinations and any activities.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner everyday, with delicious and nutritious meals to support high intensity surfing.
  • Air-Conditioned accommodations with safe
  • Flat panel TV’s & cable
  • Pool w/ swim up bar
  • 24-hour gated community
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Following activities are 1 per per person per day, except Yoga
  • Yoga – daily
  • SUP (stand up paddle)
  • Massage
  • Zip Line
  • Mountain bike
  • Horseback Riding
  • Waterfall Hike
  • Boat Trip – Surf, Fish or Snorkel **Group of 4-6 only**
  • 1 Free Surf Lesson


Extended Description

 All Inclusive Costa Rica Surf Trip

Surf Everyday. Your surf guide will help you to find the best spot given the daily conditions and tide. The typical day involves waking up early and hitting the surf followed by a big breakfast. Lounge around the pool our surf the reef out front of the house mid day and then continue on for a sunset surf session. Feast like a king for dinner and pass out early – ready to take on another day of intense surfing.

The All Inclusive Costa Rica Surf Trip is set up around 17 surf spots on a 5 mile stretch of coastline featuring different wind, tide, swell angle, and lighting set-ups.

Our surf trip accommodations are steps from the most consistent and perfect wave in Costa Rica: Playa Negra… an wave that works on all tides and is still breaks even with onshore winds. Every other wave in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica is fickle and dependent on particular tide and wind conditions.

There are about 17 surf-spots close to Playa Negra, many spots are perfect — lonely waves that go unridden…

Playa Negra is an old coral volcanic reef break that is a perfect reeling right. All around Playa Negra are amazing spots, many still are not surfed. At high tide, Playa Negra is an easy wave with a dry-hair paddle out. At this tide it is common to see 20-30 surfers out — many being beginner surfers. At low tide a slamming barrel forms over a shallow reef leading to a ramp section. The paddle out (rock dance) at this tide looks frightening to beginner surfers (but is basic). At this tide and especially with a little onshore wind it is uncommon to see more than a few surfers taking advantage of these amazing waves.

 

Beginner Surf Package

Learn to surf in Costa Rica! Our location offers some of the best learn to surf waves in the world. Daily trips to beaches plus 1.5 hours per day of surf instruction!

If your are interested in learning to surf and a vacation in Costa Rica then look no further. Enjoy hands-on surf instruction while learning proper surfing techniques necessary to consistently catch fun waves. Our location features one of the best learn-to-surf waves in the world and when it’s time for you to depart our surf camp, you will have the surf skills and confidence necessary to surf on your own.

Stay at the house and Real Surf Trips will take care of the rest. The beginners surf trip includes daily trips to local beaches & includes 1.5 hours of daily surfing instruction as well as a daily surfboard rental & rash guard. We go to beautiful and safe beaches with mellow-breaking waves with a gradual sloped sandy bottom.

The beginner surf trip is geared to the individual that is new to surfing or a surfer that can’t consistently stand or ride down the line. The beginner spots we take you to  make for waves that are consistent and easy to ride. Age is not a factor! We can teach anyone to surf from 6 to 60, all you need are good swimming skills and comfort in the water. Our surf camp instructors are very friendly and approachable – they are great at teaching beginners to surf.

Our student to instructor ratio is only 4 to 1 – this is the key to improving your sufing skills. This allows us to provide the highest level of fun, safety, and instruction both in the water and the beach.

 

Surf Costa Rica - Nicaragua Combo Trip

Real Surf Trips is now offering a brand new adventure in Nicaragua! This multi-country surf tour provides the ultimate vacation for surfers and families a like. Starting in Costa Rica at our epic location in Playa Negra, Costa Rica and winds up in Playa Colorado, Nicaragua. After 5-7 days of epic conditions in Costa Rica, on to Nicaragua to enjoy surfing a variety of peaks and reef breaks. Experience offshore winds blowing open good barrels all day, everyday – a unique wind pattern found only in the southern region of Nicaragua.

 

Your Surf

The surf at Playa Colorado is world-class. Since the beach and surf is only accessible by those staying at Hacienda Iguana or by the few surfers who get dropped off by boats – the surf and beach remain unspoiled so you can always find a peak all to yourself. There’s a good chance you’ll get the best barrel of your life right in front of your house!

 

Surf Variety

The beach at Playa Colorado has a variety of surf spots including reef and beach breaks that have something to offer surfers of all abilities. .There’s always a great spot to learn how to surf on your own, or with a talented surf instructor.

The beach at Playa Colorado is great for the entire family, surfers and beach lovers alike. If a big swell is running and the surf in front of your house is more hollow and powerful than you care to ride, simply take a two minute walk up the beach to find more playful conditions. If you continue another five minutes up the beach, you’ll come to a really fun reef break called Ponga Drops. Ponga Drops is a good peak that offers long lefts and rights suitable for all surfing levels.

 

Surf Consistency

Playa Colorado, Nicaragua is one of the most consistent surf spots on the planet, offering good waves year round, but is biggest during the summer months (April – October) when south swells are strongest. The water and air temperatures average about 78 degrees (F) stay about the same year round.

 

Your Stay – Hacienda Iguana

Hacienda Iguana offers comfortable and spacious luxury condominiums that sit near the river, set back roughly 100 meters from the beach at Playa Colorado. The ocean and river views from all of the two and three bedroom condos are beautiful, allowing for surf checks from the open decks. Condos also come with quality furnishings, large kitchens, high pressure hot water showers, two bathrooms, flat screen televisions, iPod jack sound systems, and sleep 6 to 7 people comfortably. Hacienda Iguana also holds the only maintained golf course in all of Nicaragua.

 

Your Food

Feast on as many delicious lobster tails, grilled fish, ceviche, fresh local fruit, savory deserts, and a variety of other local favorites served throughout the day by the talented cook included with your beach house or condo.

 

Airport Transportation

Fly into Liberia, Costa Rica and well pick you up at the airport. After 5-7 days of killer surf in Costa Rica, our Nicaragua ground team will pick you up at the house, bring you across the border (with no wait) and right to the front door of Hacienda Iguana in Playa Colorado, Nicaragua. Upon your departure, our Nicaragua ground team will transport you to the Managua Airport for your return flight.

 

Optional Activities

Stand-up Paddle and Kayak Options

The clean, clear, and warm river running onto the beach at Playa Colorado (forming good sandbars), is three kilometers long and provides a great place for stand-up paddling and kayaking. Up the river you’ll see large iguanas, song birds, and curious monkeys swinging from the trees over head.

 

Wildlife Walks and Horseback Riding

There’s an easy walking trail that hugs the river, if you care to take an adventurous stroll off the beautiful beach.The path is great for a cool walk in the shade with friends and the kids. There’s a small village up the trial with a nice local community that offers horseback riding along the jungle trails and beach.

There are many incredible natural and cultural sights to see if you feel like venturing outside of Hacienda Iguana. Checkout red-hot lava flows, hike volcano islands in the giant lake that are teeming with wildlife, visit historic towns for shopping and sight seeing, and so much more.

 

Boat Trips

Boat trips are a great option and recommended to all surfers to satisfy a complete trip. A new canopy covered ponga boat with powerful 4 stroke engine will pick you up right in front of your house and take you to some incredible secret surf spots, to go deep-sea fishing, or to visit beautiful beaches around each lush point.The views from the boat trips are incredible because most of the land surrounding Playa Colorado is untouched and inaccessible by car.

 

 

The Lisa Andersen Surf Camp

Join Lisa Andersen at our location for a one of a kind and unique surf camp experience. Every legendary athlete who ever lived has always had one thing in common: a coach. No matter their skill out on the water, surfers should be no different. And we can help…

 

For Intermediate Surfers

Looking to learn how, why and when to perform your next best surf maneuvers? Let our intermediate lessons be your gateway to greatness! Finding the fastest lines, whitewater climbs, floaters, changing carve directions, fades, cutbacks…by the end of your trip, you’ll have ALL you need to continue surfing on a much more advanced level. We’ve got tips and advice for every aspect of your ability, from equipment and fitness, to training, nutrition and competitive psychology. Whatever you’re having a problem with, we’re here to coach you along and help fine-tune your skill set!

 

For Advanced Surfers

Crossing the line from advanced to epic is something every dedicated athlete strives to achieve. For surfers right on the cusp, we offer advanced lessons to help you perform committed maneuvers, with speed, power and flow, in the most critical places of the wave. After establishing where you need focus, we’ll discover which drills are most relevant to your abilities and then break up your free surfs into bite-size sessions. Using video analysis and one-on-one sessions, our advanced coaching will provide everything you need to put the finishing touches on your competitive technique and set your confidence in stone!

 

About Lisa

Lisa Andersen is a four-time world surfing champion from the United States. She won four titles in a row from 1994 to 1997.

She won the US amateur surfing title in 1987 and turned professional the following year. From 1994 to 1997 she won successive women’s world titles before injury forced her to stop competing. She returned to the sport in 2000.

“Over the years I have enjoyed being able to give back to the sport of surfing. I am so excited to inspire, instruct and just surf with the next generation of female athletes.” - Lisa Andersen


Daily Itinerary

  • Surf with Lisa!
  • Full time photographer and videographer
  • Daily photo and video analysis
  • Strategy for working with photographers (land and water)
  • Strength conditioning
  • Yoga & Core training techniques
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Whiteboard analysis of past competitions and heat strategy
  • Working with sponsors and branding yourself