I was bit nervous and excited to come back here and do some surfing. I completely missed these mornings’, when you can just wake up and the only thing you have to do is to take your surfboard (and maybe grab a banana for breakfast) and start your morning with catching some nice waves during the sunrise. The waves are amazing in Santa Teresa, I have been surfing a lot in different places and I can really recommend Costa Rica for both pro and beginner surfers.
We were surfing at Playa Hermosa with our skilled surfing instructors and they really gave that extra when it comes to surfing. They were always ready to help whenever they were needed. I learnt a lot in only one week – and I do surf a lot most of the year. In our group we had many beginners and it was so amazing to follow how they became better and better each day. A big thanks to our amazing instructors at Lapoint!
When the surf lessons were over, we went back to the camp to enjoy some fresh fruits and some good Costa Rican coffee. The cook prepared a lot of good and variable breakfasts for us during the week. I am a huge fan of papayas, and oh dear, every morning was like heaven for me! Can you imagine what it feels like sitting in a hammock with some good coffee and having the best view over Santa Teresa? (the camp is located on a hill – so you could see everywhere!). The camp also has a nice infinity pool, as you can see in the pictures under ;)!
Some days’ we had some yoga, which is really good for you if you surf (well, I guess you know it already if you surf). Our camp manager was a really good yoga instructor, and I could feel how my tense and sore muscles relaxed after a week of surfing. My muscles are no longer in pain… well, maybe a little bit. But that’s a good sign, right?
We organized many fun activities that made the week full of laughter and tears. I remember the ping pong tournament really well! I suck at ping pong to be honest, but I was actually pretty good at it on the last round (blame it on beginner’s luck or maybe the good wine had something to do with it?). Some of the group went ziplining and when they told me how it was, it sounded so cool! Last year when I was in Costa Rica I tried it too – and I can assure you, it’s a must if you visit this place! It’s one of those once in a lifetime moments, when you’re flying over the jungle like a bird, all you can say is wow…. You’ll get this amazing feeling of happiness and an equally awesome feeling of adrenaline rushing through you. You can also join the famous Tortuga Island tour or rent ATVs… Anything is possible and there are so many activities you can do over here. The camp could helped you at any time so you were never bored or lost at any point. So, thank you for the amazing hosts!
I think the best part of the week was the Full Moon party and the dinner at Banana Beach. There was a big bonfire, we watched the stars, danced all night long and enjoyed the heat of Costa Rica. I mean, could nights like this last forever…? I was literally in paradise during this week – I would return back for sure and I will do it in the near future!
(You can meet Oscar in Lapoint Surf Camp, he likes to chill by the pool with you!)
(Are you a health freak like me? Santa Teresa is full of amazing health and organic cafes, like this bowl I ate in a cafe just next to Lapoint Surf Camp!)
I am here to answer any of your questions about the camp! So, if you’re looking for the best adventure of your life, don’t hesitate to ask me. I know I had an amazing time at Lapoint camp!
// In the next blog post I will write about tips and things to do in Santa Teresa and why you should visit Costa Rica.