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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 shorter, you can fly into Quepos which makes gives you a 30 minute drive to Dominical.

There are a few reasons why you may miss a day of surfing or have 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.

Most places take credit cards in town and they do accept US dollars. There is an ATM in town where you can take out colones or dollars.

Yes, at all of our accomodations we have WI-FI and cell phone reception.

The majority of our guests do not get any shots before visiting Costa Rica. You can read the latest US government advice by clicking here.

If you have access to a pool then hop 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.

We promise once your out surfing with us you will be very happy you did. Remember to stretch if you can. Yoga classes are awesome for flexibility which is a key factor to surfing success!


After you have booked and confirmed your airline tickets, forward us your flight details so we can reserve your accomodations and arrange airport pick-up.

If your flight is a late arrival, you may need to spend the night in San Jose and our happy little driver will pick you from your hotel in the morning and bring you to Sunset Surf Camp.

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 sleeved shirts is a good idea.

A camera is another necessity and for horseback riding and hiking you should bring the appropriate footwear.

Guys – For surfing bring board shorts.

Ladies – Maricela recommends for women three different options for surf wear…

  • If you are going to wear a bikini for surf lessons get a halter style top (not with sliding triangles) and a snug fitting bottom
  • You can wear a one piece suit.
  • Another option is girl’s board shorts (they’re shorter than the guy’s styles) with a halter style bikini top


As long as you’re comfortable is the motto here!

Another good thing is to bring a book that will entertain you during down time here in Costa Rica.

Let’s split it into 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.

Yes, we specialize in teaching women and children!

Check out our Family Surf Camp experience.

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.

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What they say
Based on 50 reviews
Angela Moore
Angela Moore
I had a great day this past week taking a lesson with Sunset Surf Dominical. My instructor’s name is Ray and by far the best teacher I’ve had. Sign up for a lesson, these instructors are top tier. Shout out to Henry too- Tom says thank you!
M Summers
M Summers
My son and I took a beginner lesson with Josue, and we had some much fun that we brought my daughters for a second class with Josue and Henry. Everyone had a great time, and they’re both great instructors. I highly recommend giving them a try if you’d like to learn how to surf while saying near Dominical.
Rachele Griego
Rachele Griego
This team is responsive, professional, kind and very well informed. Myself and my two kids ages 14 and 9 were catching waves on our first try. We had so much fun, highly recommend and will be back again. Thank you!
Dan Wiersgalla
Dan Wiersgalla
Great little shop for rentals. Grabbed a board caught waves. 🤙🏼🏄🏻‍♂️
Alex Laigle
Alex Laigle
We had the best time with the crew at sunset surf :). We met Yemaya at our local beach in Maryland and then came to Dominical to learn to surf some more :). The team was absolutely amazing.. especially Yemaya, Henry and Jordy! We took lessons for the entire week. We had a huge group all with varying abilities of surf ( and from 3 to 37 years old) and everyone was accommodated, felt safe, learned a ton, and had the best time!
Imke van der Meer
Imke van der Meer
Gisterochtend hebben onze meiden (14 en 15 jaar) een super surf les gehad van Henry. Na een uur witte golven waren ze al zover dat ze van de groene golven konden surfen. En voor ons werden stoelen meegenomen, goede service en vriendelijk!
Mauricio Marín Murillo
Mauricio Marín Murillo
Excelentes instructores. Mi clase fue con el instructor Henry, simplemente excelente. Muy recomendado si al igual que yo tienes cero conocimiento del surf pero siempre has querido aprender, es el momento. También conversé con Jordy y otros integrantes del equipo, todos son excelentes personas. Lo recomiendo 100% y no puedo esperar para mi próxima clase dentro de 15 o 22 días.
Talia Hammond
Talia Hammond
We took a family surf lesson here, and it was fantastic. My husband and I shared an instructor (Freddie), and he was warm and welcoming. My kids each had a private instructor. My son (5) was a little timid, and his instructor was super patient and hung out with him playing in the sand when he needed breaks. The water here is so warm, the waves were nice for beginners, and we highly recommend.
Michael Casson
Michael Casson
Had an amazing experience with Henry. What an awesome and positive guy. Thanks to him I was getting up pretty much every time for my first time ever surfing. Highly recommend this place
Maor Keren
Maor Keren
Experience was great with the instructors. Stuff is friendly and decent

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