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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 quickly became the vacation hotspot that put Costa Rica on the map. Nowadays, surfers, thrill seekers, nature lovers, partiers, and foodies all come together in this tropical paradise that is the epitome of “pura vida” culture.

Selina the muse salutes the Guanacasteco in all of us and is here to add fun to the equation. With a room repertoire that goes from dorms to suites, the traveler tribe will find an option for each personality and life stage. Time to gather and celebrate life in this new hostel concept that elevates the senses and connects us all.

Location

As the premier destination in Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, Tamarindo has absolutely everything you could possibly imagine. Just 30 miles from the Liberia International Airport, you can literally fly right into it. Beautiful beaches and biodiversity share the town with chic cafés, amazing restaurants, charming 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.

Eco to buffs should not miss the Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge, where you can take a canoe tour around this protected area of glorious forestation.

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.

Nearby surfing spots: Playa Grande, Langosta, Avellana and Playa Negra. Surf is best during mid to high tide.

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5 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Antonio
Antonio
Madrid
August 2018
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.

Review from Marcos R
Marcos R
Ciudad de México
August 2018
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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Review from Stefan
Stefan
Stockholm
October 2017
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 2017
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.

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Number of people: 199
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Kitchen
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Pets allowed
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Breakfast (included)
Hotel bar
Packed lunches
Restaurant
Snack bar
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Ping-pong
Pool table
Snorkeling
SUP
Surf school
Volleyball
Yoga

Additional Fees:

13% VAT

Extras:

Child friendly- Less than 3 years fro free (allowed in private rooms). No extra beds. No baby cribs avalaibles.
Pet friendly ($10 extra charge, taxes included)
Towels service from $1 (deposit $4)
Laundry service (extra cost)
Dorms
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 10

The classic Selina option. Bunk beds with your own light and locker to keep your possessions safe and secure. This is the best way to immerse yourself in the Selina way of life and to meet your fellow travelers. If you’re traveling for some days this is the best way to make sure your wallet takes you further and its a great experience. Bathrooms are shared.

Private
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

If you want a nice rest and some peace and quiet while keeping an eye on your wallet, these rooms are the perfect option. Enjoy a comfortable full sized bed.

Standard
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

If you want a nice rest and some peace and quiet while keeping an eye on your wallet, our standard rooms are the perfect option. Rooms have a queen sized bed with private bathroom.

Deluxe
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

For those who still need their comforts while exploring. Our deluxe rooms are made for comfort and are designed with a keen eye for detail.

Unique
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Unique experience

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

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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32°

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30°

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32°

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32°

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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.
  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS Check-in is at 3 pm. If you arrive in the early morning you'll be more than welcome to chill in the common spaces, have some breakfast, use all of our facilities or just store your luggage with us and go exploring around the town while you wait for your room to be ready Check out is at 11 am, but we will keep your bags for free all day long if you need us to Smoking is not allowed inside bedrooms. In case you omit this rule $300 USD fine will be applied for smoking. AGE RESTRICTIONS Guests must be 18 years or older to stay in shared dorms. Please ask us for our children policy Please ask us for our pets policy CANCELLATION POLICY BOOKING CONDITIONS To fully confirm the booking we ask for a credit card number as guarantee. A deposit will be charged to this credit card (30%) and the rest can be paid upon check in. Until the deposit is not charged, the booking is not confirmed. This deposit will be refundable if cancellation policies apply. CANCELLATION / MODIFICATION During HOLIDAYS, BANK HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL EVENTS, cancellations / modifications are free of charge up to 15 DAYS prior your arrival. After that, we will charge your credit card with 100% of the surf camp (including tax). Cancellations / Modifications are free of charge prior to 7 DAYS days before your check-in date the rest of the year. After that, the surf package will be non-refundable and you will be charged with 100% of the surf package. In case of No-show, 100% of the surf package will be charged to your credit card. We reserve the right and you hereby authorize us to charge your credit or debit card for any damage incurred to your room or the hotel during your stay (including without limitation specialist cleaning) or for any items that are missing when you leave. Same applies for our surf equipment. Different cancellation/modification policies apply for groups.

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