Surf & Stay - 7 nights - Dominical WaveRider in Central Pacific - Dominical, Hermosa & Jaco, Costa Rica

Surf camp package

Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

What is included:

Lodging at comfortable hotel with AC, pool and Breakfast,
6 Surf Lessons or Surf Guide (2 hrs sessions),
surfboard, rashguard,
fresh fruit & water,
swimming at a beautiful Waterfall,
Transportation to all activities,
professional Surf Photos session,
souvenir from Dominical Waverider


from $1550.00

Step 1/4 Select Arrival Date

Select your arrival date from any of the 'AVAILABLE' dates shown in the calendar.

Once your arrival date is selected, you will be shown confirmation of any relevant options available for this package.

You will then be able to select your preferred option and book!



Dominical is a small surf village, 3 hours from the capital, San Jose.
The hotel is a 3 minutes walk to the ocean, and 8 minutes walk to the center of town. With in a 5 minutes drive you can get to Dominicalito, 15 minutes drive to Playa Hermosa and point break, and a 25 minutes to Uvita.

The Place

Boutique hotel located on the south side of Playa Dominical, walking distance to one of the best breaks in the Southern Pacific of Costa Rica and a short minute drive to a handful of beginners and intermediate surf spots.

The hotel has 8 rooms, each has a king size bed and a sofa bed, private bathroom, balcony, AC, wi-fi internet, kitchenette equipped with mini refrigerator, tea and coffee maker and dishes.

It features a nice pool, with a green area and a tropical bar for clients to enjoy.

Breakfast is included!


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Towels
  • Kitchenette
  • Parking (free)
  • WIFI (free)
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Sundeck
  • Surfboard hire
  • Breakfast (included)
  • Pool bar
  • Surf school

Guest Reviews

Dominical WaveRider
Reviews (3)
5 out of 5

Tracy Hawse

Travelled solo

October 2019

How did you like the accommodation?


I love every little bit of my experience! I just came back from one week at Dominical waverider surf camp and can't say enough about it. The staff is extremely friendly and everything was top notch. I was a bit nervous about learning to surf, but all the instructors were very knowledgeable, patient and make you feel very comfortable. I stood up on my first day and by the middle of the trip I was catching waves on my own. As I progressed, they took me to surf different beaches, beautiful beaches. It was nice to have a female instructor some days and also guys instructors to learn from different perspectives. The hotel was super clean and comfortable, and has a nice pool too. They only served breakfast but you can easy walk to all restaurants. I had massage at the hotel and also did yoga every other day on the studio near by. Everything was fantastic and I can not wait to return to Dominical Waveridersurf camp!!!

How did you like the surf lessons?


I took five days lessons with Dominical waverider. The instructors were professional and super friendly. They are patient and made me feel comfortable and safe in the water. I was able to stand up on my second wave. They took me to different beaches. The beaches are beautiful! My favorite beach was Playa Dominicalito.


Travelled with friends

December 2018

How did you like the accommodation?


We arrived before Christmas and the town was very mellow, then by New Years lots of people were around. There are many restaurants and bar to hang out in town, we didn't need a car at all. Dominical Waverider provided all transportation for the surf lessons and they also arranged scuba diving and snorkeling tours for us. Plus they took us to a waterfall and to surf different beaches. The hotel was great and the beaches are beautiful. Andrew and Jeanine team were amazing, patient and so passionate about what they do. Amazing experience, we are already planing on coming back in the end of the year!

How did you like the surf lessons?


The lessons were scheduled with the tides but they even changed the dates to accommodated our extra activities. We have different levels of surfer on our group, so we had different instructors as we progressed. Sometimes more people came enjoy us for the surf lessons, but they always added extra instructor so everyone gets the right attention. We like it we made new friends during the lessons, or should I say surf buddies.


Getting there

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 San Jose and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$150.00
  • Price for more than 4: USD$200.00
  • - Nearest Airport: San Jose
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 162
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 3 hours
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Surf Lessons Available





Playa Dominical is known to be the most consistent wave in Costa Rica, we get swells from every direction, so we have surf year around. The water is warm, no crowed and the locals are extremely friendly. The waves barrel at low tide and open faces long waves at high tide. Good surf, good vibes and amazing sunsets year around, this is the ideal location for a perfect surf vacation!

Main Surf Beach: Our main surf beach is Playa Dominical, it's a beach break for intermediate to advanced surfers walking distance from our surf camp. Five minutes driving south you will find Playa Dominicalito, a fun beach breack for beginners and intermediates. There is

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

Our kids surf lessons are always one-on-one for kids from 4-11 years. The instructors are next to the kids at all times to make them comfortable in the water and to quickly assist them. Kids surf lessons are 1.5 hours long, we provide the surfboards, rashguards and also bring fresh fruits and water. We guarantee they will stand up in no time while having fun and mostly important safe!

Beginner Surf Lessons

We start on the beach with a 15-30 min speech about ocean knowledge, safety, surfboard anatomy and teach the proper mechanics to "pop up" to your feet on a surfboard. You will enter the water no deeper than waist high where they will be pushed in and surfing the waves in the white water. The surf lessons are 2 hours long, includes the surfboards, rashguards, fresh fruit and water, ration 3:1 max.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

You will learn how to paddle out beyond the break, how to sit on your board, choose the waves, spin your board and catch the green waves popping up to your feet and riding the face of the wave. You will also learn how to turn your surf board under the face of the wave ( Turtle-Roll ) and how to dismount safely. Lessons are 2.5 hr, include all equipment, fruit and water, 3:1 ratio.

Advanced Surf Lessons

We meet at our office or pick you up at your hotel in Dominical. We will be surfing the best spot according to the swell and surf conditions at the time. We will work on improve your skills and also specific manoeuvres like bottom turns, top turns, cutbacks, floaters or re-entries. The lessons is 2.5 hours long and include photos analyzes, we'll give you a cd with all the photos afterwards.

Private Surf Lessons

Private lessons gives you the chance to learn on your own pace, whether you are new to surfing, need support moving into bigger waves, or simply want to improve your surfing skills. The surf lessons are 2 hours long and you have one-on-one instruction. We provide transportation from Dominical, the surf board, rashguard, fresh fruit and water.

Surf Guide

Our goal is to help you get the best out of your surfing time in Dominical, take you to surf the best local surf spot for the swell or where is the right place to paddle out. Our coaches will be with you at all times to give you valuable tips about all the best the surfing spot. Surf tours are 3 hours long, includes transportation from Dominical, fresh fruit and water. Does not include surfboards.

Surf conditions in Central Pacific - Dominical, Hermosa & Jaco


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  • Your balance is due at check in.


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