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SELINA SURF CLUB JACO

Calle Alice, beach front, Jaco - Central Pacific - Dominical, Hermosa & Jaco, Costa Rica
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SELINA SURF CLUB JACO
Reviews (8)
5 out of 5

Selina Jaco is known for being a place to connect in one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica. This is where our tribe congregates, whether at our swimming pool, cinema room, or Playground. Partner up in salsa lessons, morning yoga, or our Sunset bonfire. Escape San Jose for a quick trip to Jaco and see what all the hype is about.

Location

Get caught up in Jaco’s anything to goes lifestyle. Ride on horseback through the rainforest or take an ATV tour to waterfalls and beaches off the beaten path. Get your adrenaline pumping with our surf lessons or zipline through the forest canopy. Selina stands out for its connectivity, sense of community, and commitment to sustainability. Jaco truly has everything: every modern convenience, great cuisine, shopping and an all to you to can to handle nightlife.

Jaco has incredible year round surf conditions for all surfing levels, probably one of the best places worldwide to improve your surfing or learn to surf for the first time. The long beach of Jaco features a small beach break with lots of peaks. The waves break over a sandy bottom to the right and left. Although the waves have an average quality with an ordinary power, they remain consistent throughout the year and provide a great base for all sorts of surfers. Unlike other beaches, a southern swell creates small surf as it is protected by a western bay.

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8 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Víctor
Víctor

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Wonderful!!!
We are delighted with the friendliness, facilities, quality and service !! Magnificent surf club, very friendly instructors !! They got my children and I to stand on the surf board within an hour. Swimming pool was a nice addition as was the restaurant on the beach.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Magnifico

Review from Diego
Diego
Ciudad de México
November 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Un nuevo concepto
Me parece un lugar muy cool, tienen un concepto muy completo para vacacionar y para todos. Esta todo nuevo y en la playa!

Review from Napo
Napo
Uruguay
October 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Recomendable al 100%
Encontramos un paraíso dentro de jaco. Un lugar diferente, tranquilo, con buena estética, servicios, comida, piscina, personal amable y capacitado. Y para los amantes del surf en frente a la ola.

Lugar para descansar en pareja y si vas soltero también ya que hay una movida de viajeros y un bar dentro del hotel con 2x1 all day.

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Review from Marco
Marco
Costa Rica
August 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Chillout en jaco
Me encanta el lugar, la ubicación, y sobre todo la increíble atención del personal desde la recepción, los chicos del surf que son demasiados atentos para enseñarle a como surfear mejor y el personal del restaurante demasiados amables y rápidos la comida súper recomendada y muy buen precio... y tienen happy hour ...pero lo mejor la piscina a la par del restaurante y con la vista del mar... ...

Review from Caitlin
Caitlin
Las Cruces, United States of America
July 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was nice! Great AC in the 8 bed dorm and comfortable bed. Cleaned daily as well. Staff was very helpful. Banks close by and lots of restaurants. Bar and restaurant at the hostel was great! Good food, awesome staff. Hostel located on beach with pool as well. Ideal location and conditions!


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were fantastic. Rodrigo and Matias were very knowledgable and took great care of me! They always had great tips and made sure I was comfortable but still were able to push me and make me a better surfer. I felt very safe with them. Beaches were beautiful! Good size waves as well! Quite clean.

Review from Phil
Phil
Bristol
July 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great environment to just chillout and relax. Recommend taking the surf lessons offered with Rodrigo and Matias - great people and real pros


How were the surf lessons?

     

All good

Review from Courtney
Courtney
South Euclid, United States of America
May 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We loved our stay at Selina Jaco! We rented a car to get from the San Jose airport; we parked at Selina and didn’t take the car out again until driving back to the airport. The food was great, the rooms were cleaned daily, and everyone was very nice and helpful. We had most meals at Selina but found plenty of good restaurants in walking distance. Selina is right on the beach and can’t be beat for convenience!


How were the surf lessons?

     

We loved our surf lessons with Vanessa and Andrés! This was the best opportunity to have multiple lessons to really learn the proper techniques.

Review from Jimmy
Jimmy
Eskilstuna, Sweden
April 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I’m super happy with my stay at Selina Jaco!

Suggestion: More equipment in the kitchen!


How were the surf lessons?

     

My instructor Andres at selina where fantastic! He teach me a lot!

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Number of people: 52
Air Conditioning
Kitchenette
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Gift shop
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Pets allowed
BBQ Facilities
Hotel bar
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Surf school
Yoga

Additional Fees:

13% VAT

Extras:

AGE POLICIES
Guests must be 18 years or older to stay in a shared dormitory. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a family member or a legal guardian (18 years or older) in a private room.

OTHER GENERAL CONDITIONS

Smoking: Not permitted at Selina locations. A $300 charge will be billed to guests who do not comply.
Coolers: Not permitted at Selina locations.
Food and drinks: If brought from outside of Selina, it must not be consumed in common areas, with the exception of the common kitchen.
Noise: After 11:00 pm, guests must keep noise levels to a minimum in shared dormitories.
Pets: Selina is pet friendly! Pet owners are required to book private rooms, as pets are not permitted in dormitories. There is a cost of $10 per pet per night.
Towels: For guests staying in dormitories, there is a small towel fee, and a deposit to be refunded once the towel is returned at check-out.
Key deposit: Guests in dormitories will be charged a small key deposit to be refunded once the key is returned at check-out.
Standard Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

A standard room is perfect for someone who likes their privacy & also needs to stick to a budget. Enjoy a comfortable bed & a private shower. Be a part of the community with a little space to chill.

Deluxe Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

These large rooms come with a private bathroom, king or queen to sized bed, and a seating area. The deluxe room is equipped with your comfort as the top priority.

Unique Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Selina’s most luxurious offer for those looking to indulge. Depending on the location, you’ll be waking up to views of the ocean or rainforest. Unique Rooms have a private bathroom & space to chill.

Private Room with Shared Bathroom
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

A private room and shared bathroom is the perfect option for someone who likes their quiet time and also needs to stick to a budget. Enjoy a comfortable bed while balancing community + chill.

Private Cylinder with Shared Bathroom
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Stay in an upcycled concrete cylinder: a unique space with an interesting layout that feels cozy and intimate. Enjoy a comfortable bed with a bathroom mirror, AC, towels, WiFi, and shared bathrooms.

Quadruple Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

The quadruple room is equipped with a bunk bed and two single beds that come together to make a comfortable queen to sized bed. Includes towels and a private bathroom.

Standard Twin Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

A standard twin room is perfect for small groups and pairs who want to keep an eye on their budget. These rooms have two twin beds and a private bathroom.

Bed in 4 Bed Community Room Plus
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Selina’s 4 to bed room comes with a seating area, your own light, a personal shelf and locker for each bunk bed, as well as its own bathroom just for you and 3 friends.

Bed in 4 Bed Community Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 1

Community rooms have a seating area, reading light and personal shelf at each bunk, and a locker per bed so you can keep your things secure. Bathrooms are shared.

Bed in 6 Bed Community Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 1

Community rooms have a seating area, a reading light and personal shelf at each bunk, and a locker per bed so you can keep your things secure. Bathrooms are shared.

Bed in 8 Bed Community Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 1

Community rooms have a seating area, reading light and personal shelf at each bunk, and a locker per bed so you can keep your things secure. Bathrooms are shared.

Bed in 10 Bed Community Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 1

Community rooms have a seating area, reading light and personal shelf at each bunk, and a locker per bed so you can keep your things secure. Bathrooms are shared.

Bed in 14 Bed Community Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 1

Community rooms have a seating area, reading light and personal shelf at each bunk, and a locker per bed so you can keep your things secure. Bathrooms are shared.

Bed in 18 Bed Community Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 1

Community rooms have a seating area, reading light and personal shelf at each bunk, and a locker per bed so you can keep your things secure. Bathrooms are shared.

Bed in 6 Bed Female Community Room
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 1

Community rooms have a seating area, reading light and personal shelf at each bunk, and a locker per bed so you can keep your things secure. Bathrooms are shared.

Triple Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

A triple room has three twin to sized beds (1 bunk bed + 1 twin) with an en to suite bathroom, hot water, linens, and free WIFI. Classic Selina design makes these rooms relaxing for everyone.

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 don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: San José
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 99
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1,30
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a 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

Rodrigo

Playa Jaco is a surfer’s sanctuary. There is no doubt that Jaco is one of the best places to begin your surfing journey. Beginners can learn to ride here and veterans can get their groove back. The long beach of Jaco features a small beach break with lots of peaks, with an ordinary power. The waves break over a sandy bottom to the right and left.

Main Surf Beach: Playa Jacó

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

2 hours, Surfboard included. Student ratio: 1/4. Key concepts:
Beach safety
Positioning yourself correctly both on the surfboard & in the ocean
How to paddle, pop up & ride your first wave in the broken white water waves
How to get “out back” to the gree unbroken waves & ride them to the beach
How to play with speed & Turn in both directions
You will learn about rips, tides & surfer etiquettes

Intermediate Surf Lessons

2 hours, Surfboard included. Student ratio: 1/4. Key concepts:
How to paddle out through waves-acquire advence turtle rolling & duck diving skills
How to pisition yourself correctly in the line up
How to catch unbroken waves
Improve your timing
Taking the drop
Learn to turn (backside & frontside) and slow down on your board
How to read the ocean, to get the best waves, rips and current

Advanced Surf Lessons

2 hours, Surfboard included. Student ratio: 1/4. Key concepts:
How to paddle out through waves-acquire advence turtle rolling & duck diving skills
How to pisition yourself correctly in the line up
How to catch unbroken waves
Improve your timing
Taking the drop
Learn to turn (backside & frontside) and slow down on your board
How to read the ocean, to get the best waves, rips and current

Private Surf Lessons

2 hours per day. Surfboards included.
Lessons for your level

Surf Guide

Surf guidings are perfect for you as it include transport to/from beaches with the best conditions for your level. Our staff are here to accommodate all your needs & are equipped with the best local knowledge as well as passion for surfing.

SUP Lessons

2 hours, Surfboard included.


Playa Hermosa

Level: Intermediate

Is a 7km beach break, one of the most perfect and powerful waves in Costa Rica. This is where some of the world’s top surfers come to pay homage to the sport, the locals call it the “national stadium of surf”. The small and medium swells are perfect for intermediate surfers who want to get to the next level and perfect for those advanced surfers looking to show off a little. For the non to surfers, there are great beaches and beautiful landscapes to be enjoyed.

Type of waves: Beach break (sandbar); right and left to hander (picky wave), all tides work well with hollow and fast waves in low to medium tide (good barrels), fast and slow in the high tide (good for turns).
For intermediate and advanced surfers.

Playa Esterillas

Level: All Levels

Is a 12km beach break with all kinds of waves imaginable. You’ll be surfing solo with very few outside of the group taking on this swell. This spot is for beginners to advance, all surfing the same beach.

Types of waves: beach break (sandbar); right and left to hander (picky wave); slow and fatty waves especially for longboarders (beginners to advanced), to hollow and faster waves for those more advanced.

Palo Seco

Level: Intermediate

Is a 6km long quiet and empty beach. Depending on the day the swell can be good for beginners to advanced. Quips (the pier) is a small bay and marina. Where the pier meets the river mouth it produces the perfect sandbar, which is great for beginners through to advanced

Types of waves: Beach break (Sandbar); right and left to hander (picky wave). Low to mid tide is normally hollow and perfect for surfing, especially in Quepos where the break is a long left to hander (point break with a good sandbar). In Palo Seco the break is better in the mid to high tide and is very good for curves and turns.
For intermediate and advanced

Playa Herradura (La Isla/Escondido)

Level: Intermediate

Is great for those surfers who are experienced and want to push themselves. The wave break outside the Herradura bay near the island is good for those trying outside point breaks out at sea. It’s a ten to minute boat ride with amazing views of the beach. This is a great trip for those intermediate surfers who want to try a special wave.

Type of Wave: Point Break (rocky point); left to hander (approx 700 metres). This wave works well in the low to mid tide and big swells, big walls for turns and cutbacks.
For intermediate and advanced

Punta Leona/Agujas

Level: All Levels

On this trip, you’ll find waves for all levels of surfers. There are two small bays with fantastic clear water, making it an amazing place for snorkelling as well as SUP. When the beach break is good, this is one of the best options for beginners or intermediates who want to try surfing a longer wave.

Type of wave: Beach/Point Break (rocky/sandbar); right and left to hander (in different points). Playa Agujas, Type of Wave: Point Break/Rivermouth (rocky/sandbar). Punta Leona, Type of Wave: Beach/Point Break (rocky/sandbar); right and left to hander (in different points) this waves work well in all the tides but only when the swell is pumping.

Boca Barranca

Level: Intermediate

This trip to Boca Barranca will take you to a big river mouth where the left roll is one of the longest in the world during the perfect swell. When it’s on this is the best place for intermediates and advanced surfers who want to surf the longest waves of their lives.

Type of Wave: Point Break/Rivermouth (rocky/sandbar); left hander (aprox 900 meters ride). This amazing wave works very well in all tides. During low tide it makes a perfect hollow wave and in the high tide it’s great for turns.
For intermediate and advanced

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 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 to the property 7 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 7 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

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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.
  • CANCELLATIONS AND NO-SHOWS Cancellations or modifications must be made by 3:00 pm (in your destination’s time zone) at least 3 days prior to arrival, depending on the property. Cancellations made after the given period and no-shows will incur a one-night cancellation fee, plus tax.

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