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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 shorter, you can fly into Quepos airport via Natures Air (http://www.natureair.com) which makes gives you a 30 minute drive to Dominical.

What Happens If we miss a day of surfing?

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.

Do I need to bring traveler checks or credit cards?

Most places take credit cards in town and they do accept US dollars. There is a bank in town where you will get the best exchange rate or 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 accomodations 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. You can read the latest US government advice by clicking here.

How can I prepare my self for a surf camp?

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!

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 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.

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 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.

What sort of weather should I expect?

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.

Do you have lessons for children?

Yes, we specialize in teaching women and children!

Check out our Family Surf Camp experience.

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.