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Surfing at Playa Uvita, Costa Rica

Playa Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica 

Playa Uvita Surfing School

Difficulty Level: Good for begginer level up
Wave Height: Low to High
Access: Easily acsessible beach fit for all ages
Facilities: Close to many restaurants, bank and facilities

Playa Uvita – A Surfers Paradise Destination in Costa Rica

Playa Uvita, also known as Uvita Beach, is a beautiful and secluded beach located in the town of Uvita, within the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. This pristine beach is part of the Marino Ballena National Park, a protected area known for its stunning beaches and marine life. Here’s what you need to know about Playa Uvita and its offerings:

Beach and Location

Playa Uvita is a stunning, horseshoe-shaped beach that stretches over a mile (1.6 km) along the Pacific Coast. It is located in the town of Uvita, in the province of Puntarenas, about 118 miles (190 km) southwest of San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica. The beach is easily accessible by car or public transportation, with several highways and roads leading to the area.

Surfing Conditions

Playa Uvita is a popular spot for surfers, with consistent waves and good breaks year-round. The best surf conditions occur during the rainy season, from May to November, when the waves are bigger and more consistent. The beach offers a range of surf breaks suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Surfing lessons and equipment rentals are available near the beach for those who want to learn or improve their surfing skills.

Surf Lessons and Rentals

Surf Dominical Surfing School offers lessons and rentals near Playa Uvita  for surfers of all levels. The lessons are given by experienced instructors who provide private and group lessons, as well as surf camps, for surfers looking to improve their skills or learn how to surf for the first time. We also provide all the necessary equipment, including boards, wetsuits, and leashes.

Beach Conditions

Playa Uvita is a pristine beach surrounded by lush vegetation and coconut palms. The beach has clear and calm waters that are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The beach is also known for its unique sandbar, which appears during low tide and is shaped like a whale’s tail, giving it the name “Playa Cola de Ballena” or “Whale’s Tail Beach”. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of activities on the beach, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling.

Marine Life and Whale Watching

The Marino Ballena National Park, of which Playa Uvita is a part, is known for its rich marine life, including humpback whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and a variety of fish and coral species. Visitors can take a whale-watching tour or snorkeling excursion to explore the marine life in the area.

Vacation Spot

Playa Uvita is a popular vacation spot in Costa Rica, with several luxury resorts and vacation rentals located near the beach. Visitors can explore the nearby Marino Ballena National Park, which offers stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and a range of activities beyond surfing and beach-going. The park also has several hiking trails that lead to secluded beaches and waterfalls, and visitors can enjoy a range of activities including zip-lining, horseback riding, and wildlife watching.

Local Culture

The town of Uvita is a charming and laid-back coastal town that offers a range of cultural attractions, including local markets, shops, and cultural events. Visitors can also sample the local cuisine, which includes fresh seafood and tropical fruits. The town is known for its friendly locals and welcoming atmosphere, making it a great place to experience the local culture and way of life in Costa Rica.

Getting There

To get to Playa Uvita, visitors can fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose and then drive or take a bus to the town of Uvita. The drive takes about 3 hours from the airport, and there are several car rental companies located at the airport. Visitors can also take a direct bus from San Jose to Uvita, which takes about 4-5 hours, depending on traffic.

In conclusion, Playa Uvita is a beautiful and secluded beach that offers a range of activities for visitors to enjoy, from surfing and beach-going to wildlife watching and cultural experiences. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an adventurous outdoor experience

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Surf Dominical Surf School: Surf Courses, Surfboard Rentals and Surfing Lessons at Playa Uvita

1. Private Surfing Lessons

Our private surf lessons offer personalized coaching and one-on-one attention from our experienced and certified instructors. Improve your technique and confidence in a safe and supportive environment tailor made to meet your needs. Transport and hotel pickup and dropoff are available for private lesson clients.

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2. Semi Private Surfing Lessons

Our semi-private surf lessons offer a personalized and cost-effective option for individuals or small groups looking to improve their surfing skills. With a maximum of two students per instructor, you’ll receive individualized attention and feedback to help you progress faster.

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3. Group Surfing Lessons

Our group surf lessons are a fun and social way to learn to surf or improve your skills. You’ll join a group of like-minded surfers and receive instruction from our experienced and certified instructors. With a maximum of three students per instructor, you’ll receive personalized attention while also enjoying the camaraderie of surfing with others.

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4. Surfboard Rentals

Our surfboard rentals are perfect for those with experience wanting to enjoy a hassle free vacation without bringing their own board. If you have special preferences please contact us in advance so we can secure the right board for you.

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Our Surf Vacation Packages

Here are our standard deals including surf lessons, surf courses and board rentals, surf camp packages. We can also help you tailor make your best Dominical surf vacation. Please contact our crew for futher info or questions. 

Dominical Private Surf Lessons

Looking for a more personalized and tailored approach to your surfing education in Dominical? Look no further than our private surf lessons! Our experienced and certified instructors provide individual attention and coaching to help you reach your surfing goals. Whether you're a beginner looking to catch your first wave or an experienced surfer seeking to refine your skills, we'll work with you to create a lesson plan that meets your specific challenges and goals. 

We also offer transportation and hotel pickup and drop-off for our private lesson clients, so you can focus on enjoying your lesson without worrying about logistics.

Join us for a personalized and unforgettable surfing experience in Dominical! Let us help you improve your technique and confidence on the board with our one-on-one private surf lessons.

Starting at 89$

Dominical Semi Private Surf Lessons

Looking to improve your surfing skills with a friend or small group in a personalized and affordable way? Look no further than our semi-private surf lessons!

Our semi-private lessons allow for a maximum of two students per instructor, ensuring individualized attention and feedback to enhance your technique and speed up your progression. This cost-effective option provides the same top-quality instruction as our private lessons, with the added bonus of sharing the experience with someone else.

Our team of experienced and certified instructors will collaborate with you and your group to customize the lesson to suit your specific needs, ensuring an unforgettable surfing adventure.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to take your surfing skills to the next level while sharing the experience with a special someone.

Starting at 69$

Dominical Group Surf Lessons

Are you seeking a social and enjoyable way to enhance your surfing abilities? Our group surf lessons provide the perfect opportunity to learn and connect with fellow surf enthusiasts while receiving expert instruction from our experienced and certified instructors.

With a maximum of three students per instructor, our group lessons ensure personalized attention and tailored guidance to meet your individual needs. Plus, you'll enjoy the camaraderie and encouragement of surfing with others, forging new friendships and experiencing the thrill of riding waves together.

Whether you're a beginner mastering the basics or an intermediate surfer seeking to advance your skills, our group lessons offer a supportive and motivating environment for growth and development.

Join us for an unforgettable surfing adventure with our group lessons, creating memories to last a lifetime!

Starting at 59$

Dominical 3 day Surf Course

Embark on the ultimate surfing adventure with our exclusive 3-session private surf package! With a dedicated instructor by your side, you'll receive personalized guidance and support throughout your time in the water, ensuring you make the most of every moment.

Capture all of the thrilling action with our surf photo package, featuring stunning professional photos of you catching the perfect wave. And to commemorate your unforgettable experience, you'll also receive a T-shirt as a keepsake of your achievement.

Additionally, you'll have access to unlimited board rentals for the duration of your package, allowing you to practice and refine your skills even after your lessons.

Join us for the ultimate surfing adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime with our 3-session private surf package. Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to enhance your surfing abilities while enjoying personalized attention from our expert instructors.

Starting at 249$

Dominical Surf Photographer

As Dominical's premier surf photographer service, we specialize in capturing the thrill and excitement of your epic surfing moments. Our team of experienced photographers are skilled in capturing the perfect shot from land, water, and even the air with the use of drones. We use only the best equipment and editing software to ensure that your photos are of the highest quality and showcase your surfing skills at their finest.

Whether you're a beginner catching your first wave or an experienced surfer showing off your skills, we'll capture those unforgettable moments and turn them into stunning photographs that you can treasure forever. Our flexible packages cater to your individual needs and budget, providing you with a range of options to choose from.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to immortalize your surfing experience with our professional surf photography services. Contact us today to book your session and get ready to capture the ultimate surf shots in Dominical!

Starting at 150$

Dominical Surf Camp (7 Day)

Join us for a 7-day surf camp in Dominical and immerse yourself in a surfing adventure like no other! Our all-inclusive package includes airport pickup, luxury lodging, daily breakfast, 5 lessons with our experienced instructors, 1 adventure tour to explore the beauty of Dominical, 1 yoga class to rejuvenate your body and mind, and unlimited board rentals to practice and refine your skills.

You'll stay in our luxury accommodations, just a stone's throw away from the beach, providing you with easy access to the waves. Our experienced instructors will guide you through your surfing journey, ensuring that you progress and improve every day.

In addition to surfing, you'll have the opportunity to explore the beauty of Dominical with our adventure tour and find balance with our yoga class. Plus, with unlimited board rentals, you can practice and hone your skills at your own pace.

Join us for an unforgettable 7-day surfing experience in Dominical and let us take care of everything while you focus on catching waves and making memories!

Starting at 1150$

Surfboard Rentals in Dominical Costa Rica

Surf Dominical Surf School is the perfect place to rent a surfboard in Dominical. At Surf Dominical Surf School, we pride ourselves on offering an extensive selection of top-quality surfboards for rent. Whether you're a novice or a pro, we have the perfect board to suit your needs and skill level. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you select the right board and provide expert guidance on the best waves to catch. We only offer surfboards from the world's leading manufacturers, ensuring that you receive the highest quality equipment for your surfing experience. From shortboards to longboards and funboards, we offer a variety of sizes and shapes to choose from. With our state-of-the-art equipment, you'll be able to enjoy the thrill of surfing in Dominical like never before. So why wait? Rent a surfboard from Surf Dominical Surf School today and embark on an unforgettable surfing adventure!


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