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Seven-Night Surf Package for One or Two with Accommodations and Surf Lessons from Rica Surf – Luxury Hermosa Surf Camp

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Beachfront Accommodations on Playa Hermosa’s Black-Sand Beaches

With year-round swells and bathwater-warm water temperatures, Playa Hermosa has some of the best surfing in central America—so good, in fact, that the Billabong ISA World Surfing Games took place here in 2009. But you don’t have to be a pro. From January through April, the waves are considerably smaller than during the rest of the year, providing ideal conditions for beginners. On this seven-day surfing vacation from Rica Surf – Luxury Hermosa Surf Camp, visitors of all skill levels (the majority of whom are novices) receive small group lessons from certified instructors such as 2012 UK Pro Surf Tour Women's Champion Evie Johnstone. Other perks include beachfront accommodations, complimentary surfboard rentals, and even action photos taken by a professional photographer.

The Tortuga Del Mar beachfront lodge hugs the black sands of Playa Hermosa, placing guests just a few steps from the water. Each day, you’ll have a small group surfing lesson—with no more than three students per instructor—followed by plenty of free time to lounge by the pool. The group will also enjoy two yoga sessions and embark on a number of adventure tours, including horseback riding, a zipline canopy tour, and a jungle hike. Meals are not included, but beers are served each night at sunset and cocktails served on the last night.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica: Scarlet Macaws and Surfing in Popular Ecotourism Getaway

Located along the Pacific coastline, Puntarenas is Costa Rica’s largest province, extending more than 500 miles from the Panama-Costa Rica border up to the Gulf of Nicoya. In Puntarenas, you’re never far from beaches, national parks, and nature reserves, making the area a popular ecotourism spot. The beachside town of Jacó attracts surfers from all over the globe with consistently big waves and good breaks. Just a few miles inland, Carara National Park, an 11,600-acre nature reserve, is home to crocodiles, two-toed sloths, and hundreds of scarlet macaws—a rare sight in most parts of the country.

About 60 miles northeast of Jacó lies the Costa Rican capital of San José, a bustling cultural hub filled with open-air artisan markets and street vendors selling tamales and pupusas (stuffed flatbread). Wandering the streets here you'll see a confluence of architecture styles—part Spanish, part Moorish—and some of the older neighborhoods still have homes made out of wood and adobe.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Seven-night Hermosa luxury surf package

  • Option 1: $1679 for package for one person
  • Option 2: $2799 for package for two people

The package includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Transfers to and from airport
  • Surf lessons with necessary equipment
  • Horseback ride and canopy tour
  • Two yoga sessions
  • Surfing action photos
  • Beer and cocktails

Click here for a list of departure dates.

Book by: 2/15/13
Travel by: 7/20/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Beachfront pool
  • Tropical gardens
  • Shaded lounge area
  • Private bathrooms
  • Beach access

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/15 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 7/13/13
  • Cancellation more than 90 days before start date of trip: $50 fee
  • Cancellation 89-60 days before start date of trip: 30% of Groupon price
  • Cancellation 59-31 days before start date of trip: 50% of Groupon price
  • Cancellation less than 30 days before start date of trip: 100% of Groupon price
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 as gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Reservation required
  • Must be 18+ to check in and drink, 10 to participate
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Credit card required at check-in.

Other Details

Room Details

Studio or Oceanfront Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Tropical furnishings
  • Wireless Internet available
  • Private bathroom

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 54 miles from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO); about 90 miles from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
  • By shuttle: shuttle to and from airport included with this Groupon

Traveler's Tips

  • Some snacks, water, beer and cocktails are included. There are restaurants within walking distance where you can purchase full meals. * A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
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