WHERE SHOULD I BOOK MY FLIGHT TO?
Most of our clients get picked up at SJO airport and enjoy the scenic 3.5 hour drive down the coast to Dominical town however if you would like to make your trip a lot shorter more and more of our clients are flying into Quepos airport via Natures Air (http://www.natureair.com/sunset-surf-dominical.aspx?referrer_id=440387) which makes your drive a 30 minutes to Dominical
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE MISS A DAY OF SURFING?
There are a few reasons whey we may miss a day of surfing or have to end it sooner than scheduled. One of which may be if the waves are too big (which rarely happens since we have a protected bay just 5 minutes south of town)
or there may be a lightning storm which we will have to cut short. Safety is our #1 priority with our clients and we want everyone to have fun in a safe environment.
Whatever the reason, we will do our best to make sure that you can make up the time in the water the following day.
DO I NEED TO BRING TRAVELER CHECKS OR CREDIT CARD?
Most places take credit cards in town and they do accept US dollars however there is a bank in town where you will get the best exchange rate or you can take out colones out of the ATM
DO I NEED A TOWEL?
No, you will be provided with a beach and bath towel.
DO YOU HAVE WIFI AND PHONE RECEPTION?
Yes, at all of our accommodations we have Wi-Fi and cell phone reception
DO I NEED ANY VACCINATIONS BEFORE VISITING COSTA RICA?
The majority of our guests do not get any shots before visiting Costa Rica however you can read the latest US governmental advice here: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/costa-rica
HOW CAN I PREPARE MY SELF FOR A SURF CAMP?
If you have access to a pool then hope on in and start swimming. You will need to practice your freestyle and slowly work your way up to 15 – 20 laps in a session. Take your time it may take you a while however we promise once your out surfing with us you will be very happy you did. Remember to stretch if you can sign up for some yoga classes’ flexibility is a key factor to surfing success!
HOW DO I GET TO SUNSET SURF CAMP?
After you have booked and confirmed your airline tickets, forward us your flight details so we can reserve your accommodations and arrange airport pick-up. If your flight is a late arrival you may need to spend the night in San Jose, no problem though, we have a great place that we recommend, and our happy little driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and bring you down to Sunset Surf Camp.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Besides a big smile and some new jokes (our material is getting old), throw in some sun block (water resistant of course), a hat for some sun coverage, sunglasses, sandals, and for the fair-skinned some light cotton long-sleeved shirts is a good idea. A camera is another necessity, and for horse-back riding and hiking you should bring the appropriate footwear. Guys, for surfing bring board shorts. Maricela recommends for women three different options for surf wear: if you’re going to wear a bikini for surf lessons get a halter style top (not with the sliding triangles!), and a snug fitting bottom. Another option is girl’s board shorts (they’re shorter than the guy’s styles) with a halter style bikini top, or if you really don’t want to worry about the waves having their way with your surfing gear, you could wear a one-piece suit. As long as you’re comfortable is the motto here! Another good thing to bring is a book that will entertain you during your down-time here in Costa Rica.
WHAT SORT OF WEATHER SHOULD I EXPECT?
Let’s split it into the two seasons:
DRY SEASON: (November – April) Sunny, blue skies with average temps of 80 to 85.
GREEN SEASON: (May –October) Sunny mornings with afternoon showers, average temps 70 to 75.
DO YOU HAVE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN?
Yes, we specialize in teaching women and children!
WHAT IS YOUR STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO?
Depending on wave conditions and the physical level of our students we normally have one instructor for every three students however we will have more when needed.