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SELINA SURF CLUB PUERTO VIEJO

Calle 256, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca - Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
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SELINA SURF CLUB PUERTO VIEJO
Reviews (5)
4.5 out of 5

Puerto Viejo is a place full of easy charm. Here, jungle meets the ocean in perfect harmony. Chill, party, surf, repeat: Puerto Viejo is infused with some serious reggae vibes. Enjoy sampling Caribbean stew, cultural tours, sighting monkeys and sloths, and falling asleep to the rhythm of croaking frogs. Live right on the edge of sandy beaches and venture off the beaten path into the rugged jungle. This is the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.

Location

There’s no shortage of things to do at Selina Puerto Viejo. Bond with our vibrant community and integrate with locals with Selina as your backdrop. Kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, delicious Afro to Caribbean food, and more await your arrival.

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5 REVIEWS
     

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Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Juan Ignacio
Juan Ignacio

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Excelente lugar
Desde que llegué al hostel la atención fue excelente, el hostel es limpio y tiene muy buenos servicios, como el de la renta de bicicletas. La primera noche que me hospedé ahí me encontré con la sorpresa que tenían un grupo de música en vivo muy agradable. Tienen un servicio de buffet para el desayuno que vale la pena, ya que es rico y tiene buen precio.

Review from Nicole
Nicole

How did you like the accommodation?

Para enamorarse de Puerto Viejo
Me hospede con 14 personas y la verdad es que nos fue super bien , las camas super limpias al igual que los baños de las habitaciones y los baños de compartir, el desayuno es super rico y cómodo, se pueden alquilar bicis en el mismo lugar y eso es un éxito!, Su personal es super buena gente, realmente volvería otra vez !!

Review from Antonio
Antonio
Madrid, España
August 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

El mejor Selina en el que he estado...
He estado en varios Selina en mis viajes a centro américa, y en todos me he sentido genial. Pero éste ha superado al resto...
Como siempre, una atención formidable, unas instalaciones impresionantes, y el añadido de estar rodeado de animales en los árboles que hacían aún más divertida la estancia.
Alquiler de bicis, tablas y coches en el mismo hostel.
Muy muy recomendable.

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Review from BCM
BCM
Toronto
June 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Gran hostal
Uno de los mejores en los que me he alojado jamás. Gran personal es amable, la comida vibraciones es buena, acceso a la playa, precios razonables y los eventos en el bar son un toque muy agradable y divertido nos dio pena irnos

Review from Anita
Anita
Noruega
May 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Personal increíble, gran ubicación y ajustar!
Nos llamaron inmediatamente a Selina, una vez llegamos. Carlos (el planificador tour) era increíblemente servicial. Él nos ayudó con las maletas y nos dieron agua fría tan pronto como llegamos. Él siempre nos registramos en para ver si estábamos haciendo bien. Sinceramente, todo el personal era tan servicial y alegre, realmente hizo que la estancia increíble. Es nuevo con una ubicación muy cerca del centro y una playa preciosa. La piscina está justo al lado del bar, que es genial para fiestas en la piscina. Siempre algo. Hay perezosos, justo por el agua del hostal! Recomiendo este albergue en el más alto nivel. Gracias por recibirnos!

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Number of people: 199
Air Conditioning
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Pets allowed
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Hotel bar
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Pool table
Surf school
Yoga

Additional Fees:

13% VAT

Extras:

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.

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.

Suite Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

The Selina Suite comes with a king or queen to sized bed, private bathroom, and your own relaxation area. You may even find yourself with a private balcony! Suites are equipped for comfort in style.

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

Get the full Selina experience, plus a little extra privacy. 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 bunk bed and a shared shower. The perfect option for someone who wants the community experience, and also a space to chill at the end of the day.

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.

Studio Apartment
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

A basic studio apartment designed for budget longer to term stays. Well to lit, comfortable, and an easy place to call home. Use our massive Common Kitchen, equipped with everything you need.

2 Bedroom Apartment
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Half the fun of the nomad life is hitting the road with friends and saving some money.

Bed in 6 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.

Bed in 12 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 16 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.

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: 215
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 4hours
  • - 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

SELINA SURF CLUB PUERTO VIEJO

Puerto Viejo has become one of the top destination surf spots for surfers in search of the best waves in Costa Rica. Because of its rolling coastline, white sand beaches and notoriously ‘hollow’ low tide waves, Puerto Viejo attracts surfers of different levels of expertise. Beginners, intermediates and advance surfers alike can find a perfect breaking wave that caters to their level of experience.

Main Surf Beach: Playa Cocle.

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.


Playa Cocle

Level: All Levels

Clear water and jungle are the amazing views that you will see while ride the waves!
Best time for surfing: high tide and northeast swell, you will find strong waves and current definitely all you need to enjoy.
It´s a famous place where take place lots of competitions each year.

Salsa Brava

Level: All Levels

Has been famous as one of the biggest waves of the Caribbean sea. Clear water in a reef where you need to have some surfing experience to enjoy the spot.
Best conditions: high tide.

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Air Temp (°C)

JAN/FEB

25°

MAR/APR

26°

MAY/JUN

28°

JUL/AUG

28°

SEP/OCT

28°

NOV/DEC

26°

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

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • 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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