Making Waves on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

Rica Surf • Playa Hermosa, Pacifico Central, Costa Rica

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Escape Kit

  • A Seven-Night Stay for One ($1,699) or Two ($2,299) Guests at Tortuga del Mar
  • Round-Trip Ground Transportation from Airport with Stop to See Crocodiles of Tarcoles River
  • Daily Surf Lessons, Guided Surf Trips, and a Professional Surf Photography Session with All Surfing Equipment Provided
  • Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson and Tour of Local Island, Zip-Line Canopy Tour, and Jungle Hikes to Waterfalls and Mirador Lookout
  • Costa Rican Barbecue with Rum Cocktails, Daily Breakfast, Nightly Sunset Beers, and Ladies Night
  • Two Yoga or Boxing Sessions
  • Trip Hostess and Rica Surf Goodie Bag

Whether or not Bob Marley ever tried to hang ten, his music conjures up surfing's sunny climes, long hair, and Mellow Mood. Get away from the Rat Race with this week's Escape from Rica Surf: a seven-night luxury surf camp* for one ($1,699) or two ($2,299) guests on Costa Rica's Pacific coast.

Start your Nice Time with round-trip ground transportation from the airport, including a stop to see the crocodiles of Tarcoles River. You'll feel the Positive Vibration as your trip hostess welcomes you to Tortuga del Mar Beachfront Lodge in Playa Hermosa. Set on the exotic black-sand beach, the property has ample amenities—including private bathrooms, balconies, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi—to ensure you have a comfortable place to Turn Your Lights Down Low each night.

Daily included breakfast will give you the boost you need to hit the beach each Misty Morning. High Tide or Low Tide, you'll get daily surf lessons from the celebrity surfer Evie Johnstone as well as guided surf trips and a professional surf photography session. Along with all the surfing equipment you need for the week, you'll also receive a Rica Surf goodie bag.

Beyond the resort, you'll feel miles away from the Concrete Jungle. Explore Costa Rica's lush forest on an included zip-line canopy tour, hike to Mirador lookout, and hike to a jungle waterfall. Later, Get Up on a Stand-Up paddleboard for an included lesson and tour of a local island. On land, Work those tanned muscles with two sessions of boxing or yoga.

After days spent surfing and adventuring, kick off the Night Shift with complimentary beers at sunset. Ladies night at a local beach bar will keep you Jamming, while an included Costa Rican beach barbecue with fresh-caught fish and rum cocktails will help you Simmer Down.

No more Waiting in Vain: Lively Up Yourself with this surfing Escape before She's Gone.

*Travel dates: March 10 to 17, March 17 to 24, April 14 to 21, April 28 to May 5, May 12 to 19, May 19 to 26, June 9 to 16, and June 23 to 30

  • "Evie and Nancy are fantastic surfers and even better teachers... One of the best adventures of my life was driving through the beautiful back roads full of local fishing villages. On top of the surfing, we also managed to see tons of wildlife."

    -- TripAdvisor


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the fine print

  • Limit two per purchaser, up to two additional as gifts
  • Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  •  Not valid on group or existing reservations
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Solo travelers may be subject to sharing a room with another surfer.
  •  All deal components must be redeemed during one stay
  • The deal is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON June 30, 2012 • Enjoy By June 30, 2012