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SELINA SURF CLUB TAMARINDO

Calle Cardinal, Tamarindo - Tamarindo , Costa Rica
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SELINA SURF CLUB TAMARINDO
Reviews (5)
4.5 out of 5

Just like the tangy fruit after which the beach is named, Tamarindo is a delight for the senses. A former sleepy fishing village, Tamarindo has quickly become a hotspot for surfers, thrill seekers, nature lovers, partiers, and foodies. Just 30 miles from the Liberia International Airport, park yourself in Tamarindo for beautiful beaches, chic cafes, amazing restaurants, charming boutiques, and a thriving nightlife.

Location

For the traveler hungry for the trip of a lifetime, this location has it all. Beautiful beaches and biodiversity share the town with cafes, amazing restaurants, boutiques, and a thriving nightlife. As for daily activities, you won’t have time to do them all: surfing, water sports, fishing, horseback riding, scuba diving, and snorkeling are just a few of the options.

The long beautiful beach in the centre of the bay is great for learning how to surf and there are more intermediate & advanced breaks close by, the breaks in the area are some of the best in Costa Rica, as evidenced by the several international surfing competitions held here every year.

The town is a perfect jumping to off location for beach and point breaks along the coast. The calmest water for swimming can be found on the southern end of the beach while the water just off the busiest part of town is best for surfing.The nearby river mouth offers breaks that are perfect for the more experienced surfers.

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5 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Stefan
Stefan
Stockholm
October 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

An amazing surf camp, very good for travelers, backpackers and surfers! Bar-Restaurant and Swimming pool very nice. A super atmosphere, cool murals on the wall, good standard of rooms. I recommend it!

Review from Sonya
Sonya
Colorado
October 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Not only is Tamarindo a cool relaxed surf town, but it also really energetic. Selina Tamarindo is a great set up cos it make everything very easy.

Staff are welcoming, friendly and willing to help with anything.

The design of this hostel is pretty unique. They also had events such as sunset yoga and surf lessons available throughout the week, which made our time there even more enjoyable. Thanks to Juliana, Martin and Marzo Hangten not only helping us around the hostel, but becoming our lifelong friends.

Review from Antonio
Antonio
Madrid
August 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Nueva experiencia Selina!
Como todos los Selina Hostel, el ambiente y las instalaciones es lo que más destaca en este lugar.
El trato del personal es muy muy bueno, y las instalaciones hacen que estés muy a gusto en tu estancia.
La playa está al lado, y el atardecer es espectacular desde allí.

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Review from Marcos R
Marcos R
Ciudad de México
August 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

La mejor opción en Tamarindo!
Excelente experiencia en este hostel , muy bien ubicado , un buen desayuno por la mañana por 5 usd ( bufffet ) , después nos fuimos a surfear , rentamos tablas a un muy buen precio , salimos a surfear hasta con gente del staff ( alvaro y zwen ) fueron muy simpáticos con nosotros!
El arte es increíble , también cuenta con una piscina muy cool!

Los chicos de tourdesk , siempre muy serviciales y ayudándonos a programar nuestra siguiente parada en Costa Rica.
Acerca de la cocina en común ( Selina Home ) es cómoda y con aire acondicionado , creo que podría haber otro refrigerador , porque el que hay estuvo bastante lleno el tiempo que nos quedamos ahí.
Recomiendo 100% este hostel , el ambiente es de lo mejor.

Review from Frida
Frida

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Increíble
Súper buen lugar, excelente experiencia. Breakfast 5 USD. Muy cerca de la playa. Visiten Explore, las clases con Mar como surf instructor son increíbles, súper completas, súper divertidas, una experiencia que no te puedes perder en las playas de Tamarindo.

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Number of people: 220
Air Conditioning
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Pets allowed
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Hotel bar
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Diving
Ping-pong
Pool table
Snorkeling
SUP
Surf school

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: 1

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 two comfortable single beds 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.

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.

Bed in 4 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 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, 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 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.

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: Liberia
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 75
  • - 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

Marzo

One of the main surf base in Costa Rica is Tamarindo. The long beautiful beach at its centre is great for learning how to surf and there are more intermediate & advanced breaks close by, the breaks in the area are some of the best in the world, as evidenced by the several international surfing competitions held here every year.

Main Surf Beach: Tamarindo. Nearby spots: Playa Grande, Langosta, Avellana and Playa Negra.

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.


Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Level: Beginner

Perfect spot that works better during mid or high tide.
It´s at the northern part of Tamarindo beach.

El Estero

Level: Advanced

Near to the river, at the right of the main beach break, you can find this spot recommended for intermediate and advanced surfers.
Best time to enjoy mid and low tide, during high tide rip current can be strongeand the waves really faster.

Langosta

Level: Intermediate

A lot of peaks working better in mid/high tide. You can enjoy surfing in both directions here!
Intermediate and advenced surfers are more than welcome in Langosta, you can find a fast right wave and a slower wave at the left. Racetrak peak "offers" you some rocks, be carefull, they are not dangerous but they should not be ignored.

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Rain

Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

JAN/FEB

31°

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32°

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30°

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32°

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32°

NOV/DEC

31°

The norther Pacific side of Costa Rica is best know for its fun waves rather than epic 10 foot advanced surf!

Air temperature in the north is the same year round 32°C. The seasons are divided in two: dry Season from December to April and wet season from May to November. Dry season is the busiest time for tourism in Costa Rica and they call it their summer.

Tamarindo is a year round surf destinations. The bigger swell season is from April to October. From December to March you tend to get smaller but clean 4 foot waves and is probably the best time to go. Wind is not usually a big factor but as with most places the morning will be best for glassy offshore conditions.

Surf beaches around Tamarindo
The main surf beach in the area is Playa Grande, a very consistent long beautiful beach break for intermediates. La Casita across the estuary is a fast beach break. El Estero is the fast rivermouth, great for longboarder surfers.

Surfing Tamarindo beach itself is great for all levels with Pico Pequeno & Pico Grande for more advanced. Further south is Playa Langosta, rocky underneath the surface and offering fun waves. Playa Avellanas is the most stunning beach in the area and suits all standards. One of Costa Roca's best. Playa Negra further south is an excellent right hand reef break over crystal clear water.

That's just a few of the many ideal surf breaks you can experience when on a surfing vacation in Tamarindo. Come Surf 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

  • 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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