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School of the World Costa Rica

300 M East of Pops Ice Cream, 50 M North, Escuela del Mundo, Playa Jaco, Jaco - Central Pacific - Dominical, Hermosa & Jaco, Costa Rica
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The Place

Surf Camp

Shared & Private room options

Couples

Groups

Solo travellers

Nearest Wave
1km

Our building is one of the most beautiful in all of Costa Rica, filled with lots of boutique hotel style design details including tropical hardwoods and bamboo, stained glass, handmade ceramic sinks, mosaic floors, custom furniture, and artwork throughout. We have 13 rooms that can accommodate up to 26 guests. Shared, private, and upgraded rooms are available to accommodate all budget levels. Each room has AC, a private bathroom, refrigerator, comfy beds and a ceiling fan. There is also a fully equipped shared kitchen, a surf lounge, photo/ video editing room, yoga studio, and small swimming pool.

Location

Located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the School of the World has access to some of the the most consistent swells in the country. Warm water, tropical climate, great vibes, and waves for beginners to advanced surfers. The school is located in a quiet neighborhood close to the center of town. We are a short walk (3 to 5 minutes) to the beach, as well as shopping, and restaurants of all types in all price ranges.

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  • Room types
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  • Surf Lessons
  • Waves
  • Terms
Number of people: 25
Air Conditioning
Kitchen
Kitchenette
WIFI (free)
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Sundeck
Surfboard Storage Area
Darts
Surf school
Yoga
Shared Room
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 2

Our shared rooms have 2 single beds (or one full size and one single), A/C, ceiling fan, refrigerator, and a private bathroom. Shared room guests are paired based on gender, age, and/or special request.

Shared Room
Room Type: Shared - Male
Sleeps: 2

Our shared rooms have 2 single beds (or one full size and one single), A/C, ceiling fan, refrigerator, and a private bathroom. Shared room guests are paired based on gender, age, and/or special request.

Private Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Our private rooms have full size beds, A/C, ceiling fans, refrigerators, and private bathrooms.

Deluxe
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Our deluxe room has a king size bed, hardwood floor, A/C, ceiling fan, refrigerator, and custom bathroom with a waterfall shower and tub.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to SJO and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$90
  • Price for more than 4: USD$100
  • - Nearest Airport: SJO
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 86
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Carlos

Alonso

Alejandra

The Playa Jacó / Hermosa area is widely regarded as the most consistent surf in the country. The water temperature stays warm year round and the variety of breaks in the area insures uncrowded waves for everyone. We’ve been taking people surfing year round since 1997, and we are one of the most established and well respected surf camps in Costa Rica.

Main Surf Beach: Playa Jaco

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

Beginners learn the basics of paddling, standing, and turning, as well as wave selection and other fundamental skills from our instructors, some of the best and most experienced in the country. They have completed rigorous international surf instructor and ocean lifesaver training, so you will feel comfortable and safe in the water.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Already a surfer? Local knowledge is key to scoring great waves on vacation, and having a great place to hang out between surf sessions is a big bonus.


Surf conditions in Central Pacific - Dominical, Hermosa & Jaco:

Beginners:

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Intermediates:

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Advanced:

Surf Conditions in Central Pacific - Dominical, Hermosa & Jacoon JAN for ADV level
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Surf Conditions in Central Pacific - Dominical, Hermosa & Jacoon SEP for ADV level
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Surf Conditions in Central Pacific - Dominical, Hermosa & Jacoon OCT for ADV level
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Surf Conditions in Central Pacific - Dominical, Hermosa & Jacoon NOV for ADV level
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Surf Conditions in Central Pacific - Dominical, Hermosa & Jacoon DEC for ADV level
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Rain

Wetsuits

JAN/FEB

MAR/APR

MAY/JUN

JUL/AUG

SEP/OCT

NOV/DEC

Air Temp (°C)

JAN/FEB

31°

MAR/APR

32°

MAY/JUN

30°

JUL/AUG

32°

SEP/OCT

32°

NOV/DEC

31°

The bigger swell season in the Central Pacific area is from May to November with waves consistently from 2-6 feet, sometimes bigger. Costa Rica's summer months & dry season is from December to April. Waves tend to be really fun clean 3-4 foot.

Surfing Jaco

The main beach in this surf town is a long 3 km beach break good for beginners and intermediates with many different peaks. If the swell gets above head high it tends to close out. South of the bay is Roca Loca, a right reef break that can hold up 10 feet at times.

Further south is Hermosa beach. It has a really good vibe to hang out, meet people and get in the water every day. It is a 7km long dark sandy beach breaks that works best on high tide. If you want to escape the crowd head further south. The beach packs a punch and when it's bigger it will rip those board shorts right off you and challenge even the best surfer.

Further along the coast you will find Esterillos about 10k south of Hermosa. Another fun beach break that is a swell magnet and if your looking for an uncrowded wave, take a walk down the beach and pick a peak.

Still heading south you will find other spots include Seco, Bejuco and Playa Espadilla, a great beginners surf beach in the popular surf town of Manuel Antonio.

Surfing Dominical
Less crowded than other surf towns in Costa Rica. Dominical is a much longer trek from San José so it does not tend to get the same amount of surfers that Jaco has. Dominical is a wave magnet and has been called the most consistent surf spot in Costa Rica. The towns main break, Playa Dominical works best on Mid to high tide as at low tide it can be just a shore dump. It tends to be a better spot for Advanced, intermediates as it can get powerful.

2km south is Dominicalito, a beachbreak that is great for beginners. Further on 1 km is The point, with rides of up to 250 meters! There are many more breaks to be discovered, and teh further on south you go the emptier the breaks.

Come surf Jaco, Dominical & Central Pacific Costa Rica with us....

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

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  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancels anytime up to 7 days before travelling and you will not be charged the balance.

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