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Costa Rica Bodyboard Holiday | Pura Vida! We’re Returning to Costa Rica


All abilities welcome from new bodyboarders to experienced shredders.

Amazing waves, beautiful beaches, tropical wildlife and good food, we know this is going to be the bodyboarding holiday of a lifetime.


Our Aim

We’re heading back to Costa Rica to explore the most spectacular beaches in the world. 

Costa Rica’s catch phrase is Pura Vida which means pure life and there’s no better way to describe the place. In January and February the guaranteed sunshine and swell take a lot of beating so it’s strictly shorts or bikini weather in seas of bath temperature.

Our destination, Santa Teresa, has been a well-kept secret for many years due to the difficulty of travelling to the area, the way of life here is mellow and the environment is truly breathtaking. Voted by Forbes magazine to be some of the most spectacular in the world, Santa Teresa’s beaches are known throughout Costa Rica as the best of the best. Unsurprisingly the sunsets are simply stunning.

The consistent beach breaks and quality point breaks in the area offer a fun park for bodyboarders of all abilities. From beginners to experienced shredders, Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa have waves for everyone, so get ready for a fun week of awesome bodyboard coaching.

As well as being a prime bodyboarding location there are also plenty of other activities in the area such as hikes to waterfalls, canopy tours of the rainforest, snorkelling, fishing, horse riding and yoga. Alternatively you can simply relax and recharge between bodyboarding sessions by resting up and reading a good book.

The type of people you’ll meet on this trips want to score waves, enjoy the beach lifestyle and sunsets, travel and improve their riding – a recipe of interests that make a great group vibe. So come along, we guarantee you’ll make new bodyboarding friends and contacts you’ll surf with in the future.

The Waves

Consistent swell lines will greet you for your morning surf sessions, the crowds are generally low, and the variety of sand banks in the areas we bodyboard means there’s waves here for everyone; from mellow rolling waves at high tide to fast running barrels at low tide. The waves provide a fantastic arena for high performance bodyboarding, you really couldn’t wish for better conditions to improve your abilities.


We’ll be visiting Costa Rica during the dry season when the climate in this region will be among the driest in the country. The weather in Playa Santa Teresa is very predictable, constant sun and high temperatures and very little rain. You’re almost assured of perfect weather.


Your unique accommodation is located just 200m from the warm waters and white sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean. It comprises a guest house and apartments with a swimming pool and reasonably priced restaurant. A yoga area is located on the guest house’s second floor and the garden spa offers massages.

There are two floors each with a large room housing eight beds, four downstairs and four upstairs. Each has a bathroom and shower which is partially open to the sky, a small kitchenette, fridge and spacious veranda with hammock. There are also bungalows for couples and a separate room sleeping four.


Rob Barber and his team offer daily tuition tailored to your ability with coaches that are Surfing GB qualified and fully insured. Experienced lifeguards, some have twenty years of surfing experience and fifteen years of worldwide travel experience including British Champ and Team Coach, Rob Barber. Intermediate and advanced level coaching is tailored towards the individual.

You’ll never be thrown straight into the deep end. We’ve got your back whatever your ability, and that’s a promise. Don’t stress if you’re used to smaller waves or you’re a total novice – there’s something for everyone. In fact you’ll be amazed how quickly you master paddling out to catch good quality waves.

Beginner coaching includes:

  • Oceanography class at the start of the week to understand breaks, rips and currents
  • Video and photo analysis to advance your riding
  • Bodyboarding safety, beach awareness and how to catch waves
  • How to paddle out, gain speed, duck dive and wipe out safely
  • Learning moves such as cutbacks, barrel rolls and three-sixty spins
  • How to get the most from your equipment while having heaps of fun

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In order to book, follow these steps.
1. Fill in the form on the right hand side of this page
2. You will then be emailed an information pack and a Frequently Asked Questions sheet.
3. Read the information and follow the instructions to contact us to pay.
4. Remember we have limited numbers on each trip so please book early for the best price.
5. If you want to hear what other bodyboarders have thought of the holidays, read our Trip Advisor reviews here.
6. Once you have paid you will receive an online enrolment form, when you have completed and returned this you will be confirmed on the trip.

You need to make your own travel arrangements to Juan Santamaria International Airport. There are good international air links to San Jose in Costa Rica. Check for a selection of flights. We will meet you at the airport and take you to the accommodation. On your return home we will pay for a taxi to take you to the airport.

You’ll notice that the food in Santa Teresa is incredible, since many surf-loving chefs have moved there from around the world. The restaurant at our accommodation is no exception and offers a fantastic food package at $35 USD per day. This includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, all served with a choice of soft drinks. There’s also a nearby supermarket should anyone need additional snacks.

  • First and last night’s accommodation in San Jose
  • One week’s accommodation in Santa Teresa
  • Airport welcome meeting and airport drop off
  • Surf guiding to find waves to suit your ability
  • Video and photo analysis to advance your riding
  • Expert tuition tailored to your ability
  • Guaranteed Good times!

Bodyboarding equipment not included in the price. Please contact us if you would like to hire or buy equipment for the trip.

San Jose

On your first and last night you will share a room in a hotel in the old, colonial part of Costa Rica’s capital.

Santa Teresa

Accommodation is shared bungalows a short walk from the beach hidden beneath the palms and howler monkeys.

We have limited availability of private double rooms for couples. The price per person for a private double room is an additional £200 per person.

22/01/2019 > 30/01/2019
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22/01/2019 > 31/01/2019
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