Have you considered coming for a Costa Rica surf camp?
Nicoya is a peninsula situated in the central west region of Costa Rica. It combines a coast on the Pacific Ocean with perfect waves, amazing wildlife, jungle and rivers that flow from the mountains, creating a fascinating landscape that is one of a kind. You will also have amazing surf all year From December to April for beginner and intermediate surfers, and from April to September for those who are looking for powerful waves. Last couple of years September became a perfect month for surfing with no so many rains, amazing waves, and just a few people in the water. Perfect excuse to come on down for a surf camp in Costa Rica!
Here are 8 more reasons to visit our Surf Camp in Costa Rica
1. Surfing (obviously!)
The coastline of the central west region is filled with scenes of white and black sand beaches bordering on the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Often, people visit these places to rest and relax out in the sun, but those waters provide plenty of opportunities for water sports as well. Surfing is a popular past-time throughout the coast of, Nicoya peninsula with both locals and visitors. In part, this is because some of the beaches provide the gentler conditions that are most suitable for surfing beginners and intermediate, thus making it that much easier for them to get started during their Costa Rica surf camp. However, it should also be noted that there are beaches on Nicoya coastline that offer more challenging conditions as well, meaning that more experienced surfers will find no shortage of exciting opportunities to maintain their interest in the central west region.
2. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Stand-up paddle-boarding (SUP) has become more and more popular in recent times, so it should come as no surprise to learn that the sight of people with a paddle in hand while standing on their boards is becoming more and more common on Nicoya coastline. Like their traditional counterparts, there are no shortage of opportunities for fun and excitement available to paddle-boarders of all inclinations and all skill levels.
For people who are interested in seeing a whole new world, there is the option of snorkeling in the waters off of Tortuga Island. The water of this amazing Island is filled with what can seem like a bewildering array of fish, mollusks, volcanic rock, and other amazing marine organisms. In particular, interested individuals have noted the presence of everything from rays and sharks to eels and puffer fish, each of which is a species that can offer snorkelers countless hours of fascinating observation. Better still, Costa Rica is known for its warm and hospitable waters, which should come as welcome news to those who are interested in seeing what it is like underneath the sea but also in making sure that they are as comfortable as possible throughout the entire experience. With that said, snorkelers should know that the waters tend to be somewhat murkier during the wet season than during the dry season because of the run-off, but they should be fine so long as they snorkel somewhere other the mouths of the rivers that flow into the Pacific Ocean.
Those who are interested in something more adventurous should consider diving deeper into the waters off of the Nicoya Peninsula coastline for a more intense exploration of the underwater setting as well as more chances to see its marine life up close and in person. People who are interested in seeing reefs should have no problems finding a suitable destination in the Nicoya region, but it should be mentioned that there are plenty of rock formations and other underwater sites of interest in other places as well. As a result, people who are planning to dive deep into the Pacific Ocean should have no problems finding a spot where fish and other marine organisms congregate, thus ensuring the most enriching experience possible for their dive.
5. Learn Spanish
We know that linguistic proficiency can only be achieved through absolute immersion and exposure to true cultural products. It is because of this that nothing would make us happier than to be given the opportunity to provide students with the chance to spend time in a foreign country learning Spanish, surrounded by an eager and friendly community. We also know this kind of experience will help people master a foreign language and will also expand their horizons, and enrich their lives. At Playa Hermosa you can learn Spanish while you are doing something that you love. You can practice Surfing during the morning, take some Spanish lesson after lunch and go back to the water in the afternoon. Also is a good way to be in touch with local people and his culture. Perfect Sunset School is one of the best options if you want to mix Surfing and Spanish lessons.
6. The Food
People who want a particular kind of food will have no problems finding it in Nicoya pensinsula, but it would be a shame for them to visit the central west region without taking the chance to sample the local food. In brief, the food of our area is similar to that found in the rest of Costa Rica in that it blends indigenous, Spanish, and African influences into a singular whole that is more than capable of standing on its own. From the famous Gallo Pinto that combines rice, beans, and eggs to the local Costa Rican Casado that combines rice, beans, salad, and a hearty meat such as fish or chicken you will feel the Costa Rican roots.
7. The Climate
No matter the time of the year, Nicoya Peninsula region of Costa Rica boasts a warm and welcoming climate that is sure to please people coming in from colder regions of the world. Between November and April, Nicoya Peninsula sees its dry season, which sees little rain while providing even temperatures for much of the time. In contrast, the period from May to October makes up our beaches wet season but even so, our tropical dry forest sees very little rainfall compared to the rest of the country. Often times, rain is only at night or in the late afternoon and the temperatures still hold steady in the 80’s and 90’s.
Most of us don’t associate yoga with surfing, as they’re just two different activities, but surprisingly, engaging in both can have a dynamic effect on each. Let’s think about it for a second. The whole point of surfing is to get up on the board and ride the wave with ferocity. Turns out, this requires focus, a clear mind and a strong, lean body — three benefits that yoga has touted for years. Learning to breathe, clear your head, and hold strengthening poses to engage necessary muscles, is an ideal out-of-water practice for nailing the ride you’re seeking in the big blue.
Increasingly, those who practice yoga and those who surf find themselves with loads of goals and ideals in common, as both groups tend to gravitate toward taking care of mother earth and finding peace from within. In addition, surfers and yogis both work tirelessly to take care of their bodies and maintain peak health, as is required for their respective activities.
A constant yoga practice doesn’t just promote a healthy body; it creates one, and commanding the powerful waves of mother nature would be near impossible without the discipline and bodily control that a successful surfer, and athlete, exhibits.
Costa Rica offer the best Yoga and Surfing retreats in the world. So here one more reason to Surf and Yoga!