Spanish & Surf Program

Coastal Spanish Institute has its own surf shop and surf instructors. Study Spanish at Coastal Spanish in the morning and take surf classes in the afternoons. If you just need to rent a board, we have preferred rental rates for our students. You can rent by the hour, the day, by the week or by the month. Please check with the office staff for more details.

Spanish & Surf Program
20 Spanish lessons per week. 55 minutes per class. Max 6 students per class. You also will receive surf lessons along with surf board rental.
Duration: From 1 week up to a month. Your choice.
9 levels: Beginner to advanced (for the Spanish classes)
Description: This program consists of classes with a maximum of 6 students per teacher. Courses are held either in the mornings or afternoons and are composed of a a combination of conversational grammar and practical conversation and/or lectures.  Spanish classes are scheduled according to spacing in the school AND high tide which is the best time to surf. As such we cannot guarantee either morning or afternoon Spanish classes.

Surf Portion: Surf board rental is included in the cost of the program. The first 2 weeks you will receive (in addition to the board rental) 6 hours of surf instruction. Surf classes are provided by local surf professionals. On weeks 3 and 4 you will get one surf trip to a location outside of Tamarindo (along with surf board rental).

Surfing In Playa Tamarindo & Surrounding Areas

iStock_000003168048XSmallCosta Rica is world famous for the quality of waves along the Pacific Coast. Surfers from around the world come to Costa Rica to enjoy the waves and mingle with friendly locals. Costa Rica has something for all levels of surfers. There are areas that generate big waves for experienced surfers, while others are great for novices. The Playa Tamarindo area is considered by many to be the best spot in the country for surfing.

The waters off Costa Rica are warm and enjoyable. The area around Playa Tamarindo offers surfing spots for surfers of all skill levels. Playa Tamarindo itself enjoys consistent swells throughout the year. Within walking distance from Coastal Spanish a surfer can find six great surf breaks.

Popular surf spots in the area include: Playa Tamarindo, Playa Langosta, Playa Grande, Playa Avellanas, and Witch’s Rock. None of these locations are more than 30-45 minutes away from Playa Tamarindo.

More information about where you can surf in Costa Rica can be found here.