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Surf Samara – Costa Rica
Not Your Ordinary Surf Camp

Come Surf With Us!!!

Are you into learning to surf or improving your surfing? Do you want to stay away from the overcrowded surfcamps? Do you want to visit Costa Rica, surf amazing waves and experience beatiful people and nature? 


Then Surf Samara fullfills your desires!

In our small Surf Camp with a cozy atmosphere, we want to share our passion for surfing with you and offer a genuine experience of Costa Rica's lifestyle, nature & people. Our goal is your progress and that's why our I.S.A certified instructors and small groups (never more than three surfers per coach) will give you the personalized attention you need to improve your skills and feel safe and relaxed during your Costarica trip. 

We speak English, Spanish and German


~Pura Vida~​

Get the most out of your first surf holidays

Surf Samara is the best spot if you are all about finally starting to surf and get the most out of it. We are all about letting our guests focus on surfing the most they can, while offering insights into the culture of our country in small groups of people. 

Our camp is located on the pacific coastline in between Playa Guiones and Santa Teresa. Which means we are off the hot spots and offer a unique and genuine experience. 

Samara, Guanacaste

Samara is located right at the coast of the pacific ocean. It’s a small place with only about 3500 people living there. Samara, which is our surfcamps home, is part of the province of Guanacaste. From the camp, it’s about a 4 hours drive to Costa Rica’s capital San Jose, and about 2 hours to the airport of Liberia, which also is the home of the national park “Rincón de la Vieja”. As from today, Samara hosts a number of restaurants, surf schools and even a language school

When to go surfing in Costa Rica

The dry and wet season splits the travel times for Costa Rica into two periods. Although it’s very enjoyable to visit Costa Rica all year, winter, meaning December to March, is the dry season and therefore the most common time for people to visit Costa Rica.

Winter brings more offshore-wind, so it‘s a common time for guests to come surfing. April to August is wet season and waves tend to be bigger at that time than the rest of the year. So for both beginners and advanced surfers, there will be something to catch all year.

You can expect temperatures in the air up to about 40 degrees celsius. Water temperatures in the ocean easily reach something around 28 degrees celsius. No need for wetsuits. 

Semi-private surf lessons

While joining our surf classes you will be able to surf with certified surf coaches only. With a maximum of 3 guests, our surf coaches want to make sure they can keep their eye on every single one in their group.

Surfing here at Costa Rica’s western coast during winter is a very good choice. During dry season, wind conditions are especially good, because wind is coming right from where you want it for surfing; offshore.

Offshore-wind means, wind is coming from the shore, the coast, moving towards the ocean. This makes waves break slower and cleaner than other wind directions. Which in turn means you have smoother, calmer and longer waves to ride. Perfect for taking first steps on the surfboard!

a surfer in a barrel at the coast of samara

Our camp, the Tree Houses and Glamping

Birds eye view of the surf samara camp site

Our place lies a little outside of Samara on a small hilltop, surrounded by a huge and beautiful tropical garden.


We are located just a couple of minutes from some of the surf spots we often visit during surf sessions. Built onto pillars, our 2 treehouses and one tent allow you to calm down, relax and recover in between surf sessions. They offer private space and an opportunity to enjoy a view completely covered in the greens of Costa Rica’s beautiful flora and fauna.


See the full specifications of our accommodations here.

Hop on a bike and explore the authentic costa rica

During your stay you will be able to use some of our bikes whenever you like so you can drive to the village or beach. It’s about 5 minutes the the village.

Recover with some yoga

In all surf packages you will be able to join 2 yoga lessons every week. All to make sure you can treat your body right and get some recover from lessons in the ocean. 

Surf samaras guest happy after surfing
a surfer in a barrell at the coast of samara
the walk up to one of surf lodge treehouses
beautiful surfers sunset at the coast of samara
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