Stay & Surf & Boards - Pura Vida Hostel in Tamarindo , Costa Rica

Surf camp package

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

What is included:

- 7 Nights Accommodation with breakfast
- Round Trip Airport Shuttle to/from Liberia
- Daily 2 hour Surf Lesson with experienced and professional instructors
- Daily seminar after Surf Lesson with your instructor
- Surf trip to another location on your “Surfing Graduation Day”
- Fun Activity – 2 hour Tamarindo Estuary Tour
- Unlimited access to Surf Boards
- Additional charge for shuttle to/from San Jose Airport


from $850.00

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!



We are located a couple hundred meters from the beach, across from the new Banco National and Hertz Rental Car and next door to Dona Lee’s restaurant.

The Place

Pura Vida Hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica has been providing guests with memorable travel experiences since 2006. We are a friendly, inexpensive hostel that welcomes backpackers and vacationers from all over the world. We welcome the opportunity to host your stay in Tamarindo.

Our multi-lingual staff is happy to provide recommendations on restaurants, bars, attractions, getting to your next destination and, of course, surfing. Trips, tours and transportation can be booked at our reception. You can cook and dine al fresco in our 2 spotless, fully-equipped, outdoor communal kitchens.

We have dorm beds with ensuite bathrooms and showers and private rooms with air conditioning in multiple configurations to accommodate your travel party. Our “rancho” is the social heart of the hostel with rocking chairs, daybeds, and hammocks for you to enjoy while visiting with other guests and overlooking the lovely tropical garden which enjoys frequent visits from iguanas and howler monkeys. The chill-out atmosphere is enhanced by a great sound system and playlist, good vibes, the fastest wi-fi available in Costa Rica and interesting people from all over the world.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Towels
  • Beach Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Parking (free)
  • TV
  • WIFI (free)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Pets allowed
  • Surfboard hire
  • Surfboard Storage Area
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Canoeing
  • Darts
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mini golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Pilates
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
  • Skateboard hire
  • Snorkeling
  • Soccer Pitch
  • SUP
  • Surf school
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Guest Reviews

Pura Vida Hostel
Reviews (2)
4.5 out of 5


August 2019

How did you like the accommodation?


It was great :)


Travelled solo

June 2019

How did you like the accommodation?


Accommodation was nice, chill vibe, they gave good advice for cheap board rental and tips for getting a cheap lesson. Touristy town but nice, good variety of places to eat. There are mosquito nets in the room so expect some insect visitors, but I think that's just how things are in Costa Rica, the bugs rule. They had live music on Sunday, Tony Putaggio & Johan. They were fantastic and it was an intimate setting in the Pura Vida Hut.

Did not take lessons there but got some from a guy on the beach. Beaches are nice, not too crowded, good waves


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 Liberia and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$80
  • Price for more than 4: USD$200
  • - Nearest Airport: Liberia
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 60
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1 hour
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Surf Lessons Available



Tamarindo has a perfect wave to learn how to surf, we have waves here for more advanced surfers too, just come and check it out

Main Surf Beach: Tamarindo beach

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

We get you started on the beach and then into the water to catch some waves. Each lessons lasts 2 hours and includes equipment.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

For those who can surf green waves, we get you turning and moving up and down the faces of the waves. Each lessons lasts 2 hours and includes equipment.

Advanced Surf Lessons

Come with us on surf trips to some of the best surfing beaches around Tamarindo including Playa Avellana, Playa Grande or Playa Negra, Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point. Trips can be half day or full day depending on where we go.

Private Surf Lessons

For those who want 1 to 1 instruction. Each lessons lasts 2 hours and includes equipment.

SUP Lessons

Surf conditions in Tamarindo


  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.


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