Jaco Inn Surf RETREAT
World class waves, a funky little beach town, and a slower way of living.
Surf Playa Jaco
Surfing is equivalent to a dream, one we experience regularly in Costa Rica – a paradise adorned with world class waves. Every sunrise and sunset you will find us paddling through the Pacific, searching for those perfect peeling rides. There is a world-wide surf community – a large group of people who understand the simple pleasure of a connection with the ocean. Gliding between the waves is a joy that not everyone gets to experience. Step – or paddle – into our world, and we can help you make this dream into a reality.
Although perfect waves tumble on to beautiful shores all around Costa Rica, Playa Jaco is one of the best beaches to experience surfing. Jaco offers a break that is suitable for beginners and, at the same time, challenging to more advanced surfers. However, surfing is not all there is to experience here – the town of Jaco itself is a melting pot of culture, language, and lifestyles. Whether you’re looking for a post-surf yoga stretch, a healthy and tasty meal, or some funky tunes, our staff can help direct you in the right direction.
What will you learn?
- Learning the perfect stance starts in the sand – our instructors will work with you to ensure you have the correct technique before paddling out.
- Paddling is the foundation of surfing – learning correct posture and utilizing your upper body strength is essential in catching the perfect waves.
- Learning how to handle you board in the water prevents possible injury and results in smoother, more controlled wave riding.
- With the basics covered, the next step is standing up. Our instructors guarantee to get you standing up and riding by the end of your trip.
- The most challenging experiences are the most rewarding. Learning to surf will take consist effort, but we promise that it will be a life changing experience. This is a skill that you can take with you the rest of your life – whether you plan on coming back to visit us in Costa Rica, finally surf that hometown break, or just share some great photos with family and friends!
Our surf package includes a 6 night stay at our retreat – a beautiful property right in the heart of town, with tropical gardens, coffee roastery, café and a yoga studio – and 5 surf lessons. All of this is located in the heart of Jaco, close to the beach and the fun but away from all the noise. Each lesson is 2 hours long with a certified instructor and includes a board, wax, and a rash guard. The first day our instructors will work with you in developing the basic foundations of surfing – paddling and popping up. Once you have those skills down, you can move from the beach and into the water. The next few lessons will be spent perfecting that pop up stance in the white water. From there you can move on to catching green waves and, by the end of the week, riding green waves. At the completion of our surf program, you will be able to get in the water and catch waves on your own – this is truly an experience that will be with you the rest of your life. A week here with us in Playa Jaco will certainly leave you searching for the next wave. Although Jaco lives and breathes surf, you will also find yourself enjoying a multitude of other activities. We will be sure to take you to the best local spots for food and music, get your adrenaline pumping with mountain hikes and waterfall dives, and introduce you to the best of local culture and friends.