Summer break, for all of those in the north, is nearly here. This year, do something really unique and different for your family vacation! Go on a family surfing vacation in warm, tropical Costa Rica.
Really get away from your daily routine of life, have fun on an adventure, experience new places, make new friends, create family memories that will last a lifetime. A family surf vacation is not only active and healthy; you and your kids also will learn a new culture and language.
Top Costa Rica surf school, Del Mar Surf Camp, offers a Family Surf Vacation Package for adventurous families who want to try something new or get better at surfing together. The vacation package for 4 is designed for a family with two adults and two kids, or one adult and three kids; children must be age 13 or under. Larger families and teens are more than welcome, just contact Del Mar for a group quote. Best of all, Family Surf Vacation Packages are always available – just ask for the dates you want.
Called the “Hawaii of Latin American surfing,” Costa Rica is one of the world’s top surfing destinations with its warm water, consistent surf year-round, over 700 miles of coastline between both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and literally thousands of beach breaks with easy access. On the Pacific Coast you have the added plus of river mouth breaks, and on the Caribbean Coast you get great reef breaks.
Costa Rica’s extra draw is its amazing nature, like active volcanoes, lush rainforest and cloud forest, jungle wildlife, and plenty of other adventure sports and activities. For instance, Del Mar Surf Camp’s Family Surf Vacation Package includes a canopy zipline tour – a relaxing day of laughter and fun for the family to enjoy.
The popular beach, with its consistent surf, variety of breaks and great exposure to swells, is famous with top surfers from all over the globe. Its shore break is one of the strongest in the world and is Del Mar’s advanced surfing beach; but just a 5-minute drive away is the south end of Playa Jacó where beginners learn to surf in gentle and easy waves. These beaches have a fun and casual community and family-friendly atmosphere, catering to tourists who want a nice relaxing time, with easy access to all local attractions, hotels, restaurants and shopping.
The Family Surf Vacation Package includes daily surf lessons with bilingual instructors, daily breakfast and lunch, the canopy zipline tour, roundtrip airport transfer, private accommodations for 4, professional surfing photography, and a Del Mar Surf Camp souvenir gift. Accommodations are located either beachfront or close to the beach.
Each beginner surf lesson will have a 2 to 1 instructor to student ratio for two to three hours, meaning you and your kids will always get the undivided attention you deserve with maximum safety. In all surf packages, Del Mar uses only high quality epoxy long boards, and also have soft tops available. Bilingual instructors are certified in CPR, Water Rescue, ISA and First Aid.
Del Mar Surf Camp specializes in Costa Rica surf vacation packages for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers, women only trips, family and group vacations, yoga-surf retreats, stand-up paddle programs, and day surf lessons. Besides Hermosa Beach, Del Mar Surf Camp offers other programs at Nosara Beach on the Guanacaste Pacific Coast, and Santa Teresa Beach on the Pacific’s southern Nicoya Peninsula. Domestic flights and ground transfers to all of Del Mar’s locations are included in all surf vacation packages.
By Shannon Farley