Our Spanish & Surf Camp takes place in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica. There are eight start dates this year: June 17 & 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Aug 5. Students can attend the camp as an overnight/residential camper (for students traveling without adults) or as a day camper (for students traveling with adults). This itinerary represents the overnight camp. Day campers attend all activities in the itinerary from Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm. Please contact us for more info.
Our Surf Camp takes place in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Each day we combine interactive immersion Spanish classes with surf lessons on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Playa Tamarindo. When you add in weekend adventure tours, evening cultural activities and a weekly service project, you get an exciting and challenging study abroad experience. No prior surf or language experience necessary to join, although it does help! Our Surf Camp takes place in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica, which is located on the Northern Pacific coast.
Tamarindo is a world-famous surfing destination with three different beaches and dozens of different breaks in the immediate area. This makes it an ideal place for a camp with surfers of all levels and abilities, from beginner to advanced. Certain parts of the beach are perfect for beginners, while just a couple hundred meters away is a completely different break, great for intermediate and advanced levels. As students progress in their ability, they will be challenged with larger and more technical waves. This white sand beach is more than a mile and a half long from the point to the river mouth.
Our private Spanish institute is literally right on the beach overlooking the ocean and is in the middle of town. This central location makes it walking distance to the surf, the lodging compound and all the local restaurants and shops. We participate in several cultural activities from Latin dance classes and cooking classes, to Yoga lessons on the beach to warm up for surfing. Spanish classes are from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon or 1:00 PM to 5:00PM. The weekly schedule will depend upon the tides to ensure the best surf. On the weekends, we will be exploring the surrounding Guanacaste Province, which is a Tropical Dry Forest region. This means that it gets the least rain and the sunniest days, even in the green season. There are mountains, volcanos, rivers, hidden waterfalls, deserted beaches, pristine islands and primary forests to discover.
We will raft down mountain rivers, zip line through forest canopies, horseback ride on white sand beaches, sea kayak to islands, swim in crystal blue bays and hike to towering waterfalls. ISLS is committed to helping protect the beauty and natural environment of Costa Rica. To give back, all students will participate in a beach clean-up each Friday and a portion of each student’s tuition is donated to the local Surf Rider Foundation.