Witch's Rock Surf Camp
Per night from USD $163
Witch’s Rock Surf Camp sits directly in front of the best waves on Tamarindo Beach, surrounded by the beautiful Costa Rican jungle and pristine warm waters. The drawcard is Tamarindo’s combination of pristine stretch of sand, its happening night-scene, and the allure of finding a unique and tailor-made surf escape in the stunning tropics. Witch’s Rock Surf Camp sleek, surf-style accommodation is complimented by a surf shop and two beachfront restaurants owned by the same family. It has become a popular and trusted choice for surfers of all abilities, whether that’s standing up on a board for the first time, surfing with a group of women, intermediate surf training camps, or simply having a guide take you to some of the heavier and harder-to-reach waves.
Two-mile stretch of beach with hollow sand bottom beach breaks creating long lefts and rights.
There are a variety of good surf spots in Tamarindo Bay. The Tamarindo Rivermouth is a solid right hand wave. Other quality local waves in the area are Pico Pequeno – mellow reef break; Old Man’s – good longboard wave; and Playa Langosta – fun outside reef and inside beach break.
Right point at the rivermouth with fast, long, hollow and powerful waves that roll on the beach endlessly breaking over a rocky bottom.
Exposed, powerful beach breaks just north of Tamarindo with steep hollow faces that tube in some sections.
Beach break and a left reef break that work better on higher tides. There are many peaks with hollow, fast rights and lefts. On a large enough swell, check out Playa Blanca directly in front of the Iguana Azul which can offer double overhead lefts.
Located between Junquillal and Ostional, this is one of the area’s most consistent breaks offering excellent conditions.
12 kilometres south of Tamarindo offering a reef right break that is fast & hollow at low tide and picks up swell from many directions. Good for all ability levels
A series of rights and lefts from a rivermouth offering a series of peaks including reefs and beach breaks. The northern end of the rivermouth boasts an outside reef break, “Little Hawaii,” which works best on a west or northwest swell and is ideal for longboarders.
Great beach break with peaks and shallow reef that barrels with a large south or southwest swell.
Pricing & Packages
Beginner Surf School
7 nights per person from USD $1141
Beachfront hotel overlooking Tamarindo’s best waves, the perfect home base for your Costa Rican surf vacation. Choose from Shared Rooms, Single Queen Rooms, Double Queen Rooms / Penthouses and Apartment-Style Rooms. Many rooms have an ocean view. All rooms are close to the sand and include air conditioning and streaming fast wifi. The beginner surf school program includes daily 2-hour surf lessons with an expert instructor. 1 instructor to 3 students max, daily seminars, video analysis, unlimited use of surfboards and a graduation surf trip. Daily breakfast and round trip airport transfers.
Intermediate Surf Program
7 nights per person from USD $1260
Beachfront hotel overlooking Tamarindo’s best waves, the perfect home base for your Costa Rican surf vacation. Choose from Shared Rooms, Single Queen Rooms, Double Queen Rooms / Penthouses and Apartment-Style Rooms. Many rooms have an ocean view. All rooms are close to the sand and include air conditioning and streaming fast wifi. The daily Intermediate Coaching tours last 3-4 hours and we will take you to the best waves in the area. You will work on gaining speed, positioning, wave selection, doing turns, and catching more waves. Daily seminars, video analysis and feedback and unlimited use of surfboards. Daily breakfast and round trip airport transfers.
Advanced Surf Tours
7 nights per person from USD $1260
Beachfront hotel overlooking Tamarindo’s best waves, the perfect home base for your Costa Rican surf vacation. Choose from Shared Rooms, Single Queen Rooms, Double Queen Rooms / Penthouses and Apartment-Style Rooms. Many rooms have an ocean view. All rooms are close to the sand and include air conditioning and streaming fast wifi. Surf Costa Rica by van and boat, surfing the best waves in the area on any given day. Your local Costa Rican guide will carefully choose the location based on swell size, period, direction, and wind. Tours last 3-5 hours. Advanced surfers can go out to Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point, two of the best breaks in Costa Rica, for an all-day excursion. Daily breakfast and round trip airport transfers.
Family Surf Vacation
7 nights per person from USD $1103
Stay in the beachfront hotel overlooking Tamarindo’s best waves and choose from Double Queen Rooms, Penthouses and Apartment-Style Rooms to accommodate everyone in your family. Many rooms have an ocean view. All rooms are close to the sand and include air conditioning and streaming fast wifi. All family members can choose from the 3 programs: Beginner Surf School, Intermediate Tours with Coaching, Advanced Guided Tours. Everyone surfs at roughly the same time so there is still plenty of family time outside of the water. There's also daily seminars, video analysis, daily breakfast and round trip airport transfers.
All Women Surf Retreat
7 nights per person from USD $1600
Stay at the relaxed all women sister location, Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel, 3 min walk down the street from Witch's Rock Surf Camp. Enjoy the large pool and a mellow atmosphere for full decompression. Get professional lessons or coaching with one of the most accomplished female surfers in Costa Rica, Andrea Diaz. Whether you are an absolute beginner, or looking to take your cresting ability to the next level, Andrea’s expertise will not disappoint. Andrea will also walk you through the best yoga sequences and poses to aid in surf strength and balance. She will also introduce her favorite surf conditioning routines for endurance and quick recovery. There's also 2 beachside massages, a group excursion, unlimted use of surfboards, daily breakfast and round trip airport transfers.
Witch's Rock Surf Camp is located beachfront in Tamarindo, the best spot for surf vacations as you’re always only ever a few steps away from surfing. Located only 1 hour from the Liberia International Airport, right on the beach, and close to everything. Surf and swim directly in front of the resort, with gentle waves that break over a sandy bottom. Walk to shops and restaurants, no rental car required. A highlight of Witch’s Rock Surf Camp is the instructors and entire staff are helpful, friendly people. They clearly make positive interactions with guests a top priority, whether it is the instructors, chefs, photographers, or facilities members.
Witch's Rock Surf Camp has 18 different rooms to choose from, most with unobstructed views of the ocean, while those with partial ocean views take in some of the surrounding greenery and a beautiful plunge pool. Couples and solo travelers have the option of choosing a single room, or a shared same-sex room to find a better deal, while double rooms are also available for those liking a little more space. To spoil yourself to the best sunset and sunrise views in Tamarindo, you can check into one of the two penthouse suits, complete with lofts, kitchenettes and the privacy of private rooftop decks. All rooms come with private bathrooms, hot water, air conditioning and a personal safe for guarding valuables.
Northwest Costa Rica’s National Parks will not disappoint nature lovers, home to hundreds of animal and plant species, thick jungle, and breathtaking coastlines. Enjoy nature activities including bird-watching, jungle canopy tours, river rafting, catamaran tours, volcano tours, estuary boat tours, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, and relaxing. You can join yoga classes, meditation sessions and gym work outs at various locations in town within walking distance of the camp. There’s an on-site brewery, Volcano Brewing Company, for your tasting pleasure, serving Witch’s Rock pale ale and Gato Malo nut brown ale. The guys offer growlers so you can enjoy their beer at home or will even set you up with your own personal simple draft system.
Offshore winds, warm water and an array of uncrowded waves ready to be surfed. Welcome to Northwest Costa Rica, a surfers playground offering some of the most inviting waves and surfing conditions on the planet. Whether you’re a family of mixed levels, an advanced surfer or a solo beginner, you’re bound to find the right waves to suit your ability. Travel comfortably with Witch’s Rock’s new air-conditioned Toyota vans or custom-built surf boats, or simply take a few steps and surf the waves breaking directly in front of your room. Witch’s Rock guarantee their instructors and guides speak fluent English and Spanish and have plenty of experience in the water and tour sizes remain small to make the most of your experience in the water.
Ollie’s Point is a famous right-hand point break, first brought to the world by Endless Summer II. It’s only accessible by boat and takes about two hours to reach from Tamarindo. On it’s day you can expect 300 metre rides with barreling sections along the way. There’s also Witch’s Rock, the camp’s name sake and another spot made popular through Robert August’s film. Again, this world-class wave will deliver the goods on its day, but like Ollie’s point can attract crowds when it’s firing. Playa Tamarindo sits directly in front of the resort, and can deliver a variety of waves suited to all skill levels similar to Playa Avellanas, its left-handed sister an A-Frame peak, and places like Playa Marbella, Playa Guiones and Play Ostional which give you plenty of options depending on the wind and swell size and direction.