Teen Spanish and Surf Camp

Immersive Spanish lessons and surf for all levels!

Combine interactive immersion Spanish classes with surf lessons on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Playa Tamarindo; 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 and 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 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 there 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.

Besides the surf and Spanish lessons, we’ll have cultural activities such as Latin dance classes and cooking classes. On the weekends, we will explore the surrounding natural wonders of the Guanacaste Province, we will raft down mountain rivers, zip line through forest canopies, horseback ride on white sand beaches, sea kayak to pristine islands, swim in crystal blue bays and hike to towering waterfalls. We are committed to help protect the beauty and natural environment of Costa Rica. To give back, all students will participate in a beach clean-up each Friday.

  • Ages: 13 -17 yrs
  • Duration: Weekly

Our Playa Tamarindo Teen Camp has both an Overnight (Residential) Camp option and a Day Camp option. All students attend 4 hours/day of level-appropriate Spanish lessons and lunch, Monday through Friday. Both camp options are composed of the same basic daily structure and itinerary, plus three different afternoon activities from which to choose: Surf, Adventure and Intensive Spanish.

In addition to the above schedule of lessons and activities, residential campers also receive lodging at our camp compound, all meals, a two-day weekend adventure tour, 24-hour supervision and accident/travel insurance. We offer Airport pick-up and drop-off service for all students and families.

Residential Campers


Per Week

Day Campers


Per Week


  • Start dates:

    Teen programs will start every Sunday from 

    • Week 1: June 23 , 2024 
    • Week 9: August 11, 2024

What to bring

  • Sturdy water shoes, rain ponchos, flashlights, multiple swimsuits, beach towels, at least one pair of pants, bug repellent and sunscreen are required.

  • Students are asked to bring all their belongings in a waterproof backpack.
  • It is not recommended that students bring any unnecessary electronic devices that might be ruined by exposure to rain or water.

What’s included for Residential Campers

(For students traveling without adults)

  • 20 hours/week of Spanish classes

  • 4 surf lessons/week with boards

  • Full-time, local, bilingual guides
  • Lodging in our camp compound
  • 3 meals per day
  • Weekend 2-day adventure tours
  • Evening cultural activities
  • Friday afternoon beach clean-up project
  • Health/travel insurance

What’s included for Day Campers

(For students traveling with adults)

  • 20 hours/week of Spanish classes
  • 4 surf lessons/week with boards
  • Friday afternoon beach clean-up project
  • Mid-morning snack and lunch everyday

Spanish Class

  • Spanish classes are held at our private Spanish Institute in Tamarindo, Guanacaste.

  • Classes are Monday to Wednesday 8am – 12:00pm, with a snack break at 10am.
  • All students are given a language evaluation to determine their level and then split up into classes that best fit their abilities.

Flight details

  • Airport pick up is not included in the camp price but can be arranged for an additional fee.

  • Students are recommended to fly into Liberia International Airport (LIR).


  • Teen Long Term Discount:

    Residential campers attending 4 weeks or more will receive a $500 discount. Please see our Terms & Conditions below for more details and exclusions.

  • Sibling Discount:

    If two or more siblings sign up to attend our camps at the same time, they will each receive a discount, applicable as follows: $50/week off for Teen residential campers, $25/week off for Teen day campers, $25/week for the Children’s Spanish Camp. (Adult and Pre-K students are not eligible for this discount.)