Costa Rica Surfing Company - Common Questions and Answers

What type of payment do you accept for your surf vacation packages and tours?

We accept PayPal, major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard), and direct bank wire transfers (US bank). At the time of booking, you will receive an invoice from PayPal that allows you to pay by credit card or PayPal account.

When is the deposit and final payment for my surf vacation due?

A 50% non-refundable, non transferable deposit of your total vacation price is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due no later than 60 days before your vacation arrival date. If you are booking within 60 days prior to you vacation, then the full balance is due at the time of booking. For more payment and general policy information please see our travel policies.

What exactly does your surf vacation package include?

Basically everything you will need on your vacation, excluding airfare, dine-out meals, shopping and airport taxes. Please see the individual surf vacation pages for exactly what is included.

Can I use U.S. dollars and credit cards at shops and restaurants?

Most restaurants and shops accept U.S. dollars and give change in Costa Rica colones. Bring small bills as $100 bills are difficult to use. Most restaurants and shops accept Visa and MasterCard. Very few places accept American Express. ATM machines in town dispense local currency and USD. Make sure to notify your bank that you are traveling to Costa Rica to avoid problems using your credit and debit cards.

How far is the airport from Tamarindo?

We have two international airports in Costa Rica, Liberia International Airport (LIR) and San Jose International Airport (SJO). Our surf vacation packages include round trip private air-conditioned shuttle service from Liberia airport to Tamarindo. Your approximate shuttle time from Liberia is 45 minutes to your condo in Tamarindo. Your approximate shuttle time from San Jose is 4 hours to Tamarindo and available at an additional fee.

Can we customize our surf vacation for different dates, activities, etc.?

Yes. We offer you the ability to customize your own private surf and adventure vacation. Just fill out our custom vacation form and we will send a price quote to you.

Do you provide the surf boards for my lessons and surf outings?

Yes. We carry a full line of surf boards to fit you with and will provide everything you need during your surf lessons, including rash guards and sunblock.

Can I bring my own surf board to use?

Absolutely. Just make sure to verify with your airline that the flight from your home to Costa Rica permits surfboards, as some airlines do not.

What do I need to pack and bring?

Pack light. Leave your valuables at home. Bathing suits and light weight clothes. Passports, medications, hiking shoes, flip-flops, insect repellent and sunscreen.

Some activities require specific clothing to participate, so when you receive your final itinerary after booking, it will list the required items to pack for those activities.

Do I need a rental vehicle while I’m there?

No, transportation is included to/from the airport, surf tours and all adventure activities. The beach, restaurants and shopping are all within walking distance. If you want to get out and explore on your own during your free time, you can always rent a quad for a day, which is a popular form of transportation here.

What food and beverages are included in my vacation package?

Before you arrive, we will stock your vacation condo’s kitchen with your favorite breakfast, lunch and snack foods for the duration of your stay. Many of our vacation packages include (4) three course gourmet dinners prepared in your condo by a private chef. PLEASE NOTE: All vacation packages are unique and include the food and beverages as described in each vacation package.

What if we want to go out to restaurants for dinner?

There are over 40 great restaurants available in Tamarindo. All of our accommodations have restaurants within walking distance. Our concierge service will be happy to make reservations, offer recommendations and arrange transportation if needed.

Please note that dine out meals and transportation to dinner are not included in your surf vacation package. Dinners and transportation can be arranged at your own expense.

What Makes Us Different?

Costa Rica Surfing Company specializes in private, all-inclusive surf and adventure vacation packages. From the moment you contact us by phone or email you will be communicating directly with the owners. Russell and Stephanie, your English speaking hosts, personally arrange every aspect of your vacation to suit your needs. Private surf lessons, luxury condos and private chef services are what sets us apart. Experience a stress free vacation as our personal guests in Costa Rica!

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