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What does the Cancellation Insurance cover?

This policy covers any losses incurred due to canceling in case of sickness, injury, or other medical issues that prohibit you from traveling or participating in travel activities. A doctor’s note is required to support these claims. Please note that…

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Can I pay my booking upon arrival?

If you are making a last minute booking, for example 48h before your arrival, you can pay when you reach the surfcamp. Please keep in mind we only accept cash at the surfcamp.

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I can’t find my booking confirmation email

Please check your spam and notifications folder. If you can’t find your confirmation email please get in touch with us.  

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Can I add an extra night to my already paid booking?

Yes, that is possible. Just send us an email with your booking reference and tell us what you want to change or add on your reservation. We will take care of it and send you the updated email with the…

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Which are the Check-in and Check-out times at the surf camp?

Check-in starts at 15h00 local hour. However, if you arrive earlier we can save your luggage until the check-in hour. Check-outs from the accommodations are at 11h00, but If you leave later in the day we can also store your…

Surfing and Lessons

How far away is the nearest beach to the surfcamp?

Playa Avellanas – Avellanas Beach or referred to by locals as “little Hawaii” – is just 10 min walking from our surf camp. Avellanas is a tropical paradise ideal for those who enjoy spots less traveled. This is certainly an…

Surfing and Lessons

If it rains, will the surf lessons be cancelled?

No, surf lessons are only cancelled in case of danger (lightning storm etc).    

Rooms

Late Check-in

We are very flexible with the check-in hours. Late check-ins are allowed and free of extra charges.    

Rooms

Are there safes to store my values?

Your values are safe, don’t worry. We provide a lock up box if you need to store something.        

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Do you provide baby cribs?

Our camps are not really suited for families and for that reason we don’t provide a baby crib.    

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Extra Towels

We can provide extra towels for no extra cost.

Surfing and Lessons

Is the surf camp suitable for complete beginners?

Yes, in fact a significant part of our guests at all camps are complete beginners. We love surfing, the ocean and Mother Nature and we love sharing this passion with our guests! Over the 15 yrs of history of Rapture Surfcamps…

Sightseeing & Things Todo

Ziplining, Aerial Parks, Horseback Riding

Close to Rapture Surfcamps Costa Rica you’ll find a number of ziplines, adventure parks, horseback riding tours and aerial walks through the jungle. Just ask us and we’ll be happy to organize a day on land and in the tree tops…

Sightseeing & Things Todo

Surf Factory Tour

For the surfing fanatics and the ones interested in how your surfboard shape affects your performance in the water, we can take you to Che Surfboards, our local factory where we get most of the boards and walk you through…

Sightseeing & Things Todo

Llanos de Cortez Waterfalls

On Sundays, our day off from surfing, we can take you to Llanos de Cortez waterfalls to hike in the jungle and swim in crystal clear water.

Sightseeing & Things Todo

Turtle Watching

Within 30 minutes from the camp you have the unique opportunity to watch turtles in their natural habitat arriving at the beach to lay their eggs and then hatching and swimming away in the ocean. If you are at camp at…

Sightseeing & Things Todo

Scuba Diving, Fishing, Boat Trips

Fishing Trip, Sunset Booze Cruise or Catamaran Sailing? Just let us know and we can arrange an outing for your group. Scuba diving and snorkeling are also very popular in the area and offered at many places around the camp. We’d…

Sightseeing & Things Todo

Hot Springs

Hacienda Guachipellin is right next to Rincon de la Vieja National Park and we definitely recommend you add a dip at the natural volcanic hot springs during your day trip to the park.   Entrance fee is $15 per person…

Sightseeing & Things Todo

Rincon de la Vieja National Park

Within 2 hrs drive of the surf camp you can one of Costa Rica’s most endangered climate zones – dry rain forrest at a site of volcanic activity. Entrance to the park is $15 per person, there are a few trails…

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Camp Activities

Walking on the beach at sunset with a drink at hand (just ask us where – 10min walk for the best sunsets), bonfire night on the beach weekly, BBQ night at camp on Sundays, beach yoga daily, massages upon request,…

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Nightlife

Tamarindo is known as party central of the Northwest region of Guanacaste so should you choose to indulge in some (or a lot) of apres-surf entertainment, we can definitely arrange that. Thursday Night Market in town is pretty famous with locals…

Other

Sun Protection

The sun in Costa Rica is extremely strong even in the rainy season, especially when you spend a long time in the water surfing.We recommend a 50+ waterproof sunscreen from a well known brand.We also strongly recommend you use zinc…

Other

What’s the weather like during the Rainy Season in Costa Rica?

Many people ask us about the rainy season. We have spent many years in Costa Rica and the season is nowhere near as bad as they say online. Usually the rain happens for 1 – 2 hours a day, this…

Other

Immunizations

There are no immunizations required for Costa Rica unless you are planning on trekking deep into the jungle. 

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Safety

Costa Rica is considered one of the safest countries in Central America. We still advise you not to leave your belongings on the beach unattended.

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Currencies/ATMs

The local currency is the Colones but US dollars are everywhere accepted. The exchange rate varies from day to day – 1 USD is currently about 650 (Colones). There are a lot of ATMs around Tamarindo and any major city in…

Other

What Visa do I need to enter Costa Rica?

Visitors from most countries can get a 90-day tourist visa on arrival in Costa Rica. At entry you will be asked to show an onward or return ticket. Check exact requirements for your home country or the passport that you…

Food & Beverages

Kitchen Usage

The kitchen in our camp is for Staff only – since breakfast and dinner is included we need the kitchen in order to prepare the food for the whole camp.  

Food & Beverages

Dietary requirements

We cater to all kinds of Diets, so no worries at all. Just let us know when you arrive so we can plan accordingly.

How to reach us

Airport Pick up

Airport Pickup Since our location is in the middle of the jungle just a 10min walk to the beach through a beautiful mangrove forrest, we enjoy peace and quiet and plenty of wildlife at the end of a private road….

How to reach us

How to reach us

Rapture Surfcamps Costa RicaPlaya AvellanasTamarindo, GuanacasteCosta Rica Phone and WhatsApp Direct:+505 8178 8764 (Luis)In Playa Avellanas we are a 10min walk to the beach through a beautiful mangrove forrest where you can observe plenty of wildlife. Our surf camp is right…

Rooms

What is the difference between the rooms?

Chopes Dorm is a modern and spacious dorm room that sleeps 4 people and has private balcony, mosquito screens on doors, air conditioning and a shared bathroom with hot water. Price is per person per night.Pipeline Dorm is a large…

Surfing and Lessons

Sunday Surf Lessons

We are sorry but there is no guiding or surf lessons on Sundays, that’s our only day off.

Surfing and Lessons

Fixed time for lessons?

The times of the surf lessons can vary daily depending on the swell size and the tides, it can be anytime starting from 4:30am-5:00am. This is because we want to get you the best waves and conditions possible! Each evening…

Surfing and Lessons

What kind of boards do you have?

We have a large quiver of boards at the camp for all levels. We offer different size soft-tops and custom mals, as well as variety of fibre-glass performance based short boards.

Surfing and Lessons

Difference between surf lessons and surf guiding?

During a lesson you will work with an instructor to improve technique and gain confidence in the water. The instructors will help you to catch the waves so you can save your energy to practice pop ups and turns. In…

Surfing and Lessons

What is surf guiding?

Surf guiding is for anybody who can already surf confidently. If you are not fully sure if guiding is the right option for you please just book your accommodation. Once you are here we can see how your surfing level…

Surfing and Lessons

Intermediate / Beginner?

The beginner category is extremely broad and it covers people who have never surfed at all to people who are refining their technique and gaining confidence. To be suitable for the intermediate group you need to be able to drop…

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Are your dorm rooms mixed?

We try our best to keep our Dorms gender separate. Often due to a lot of people checking in and out it’s not possible to keep it quite like that as otherwise customers would have to change rooms too often.

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How many beds are in the dorms?

We have a 4-bed and a 6-bed dorm. They are very spacious, with high ceilings, adjacent patios or balconies, A/C and mosquito screens on the windows so it never feels crowded or hot inside. Each dorm room has its own bathroom…

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Single Rooms

We are sorry but we only have double rooms with the pricing for two persons. However you are free to use a double room as a single room but still paying for two persons. I hope you understand, but we…

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Can I cancel my booking?

Here is the quick lowdown of our cancelation policy.Cancellations and rebookings made by the customer. All requests for cancellations or rebookings must be submitted via email. The cancellation period is defined by the receipt of the cancellation. In cases of…

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Can I book extras locally?

Sure, all extras like Surf Lessons, Massages, Yoga can be booked or extended locally.

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Do you do week long packages?

At Rapture we understand that travel is spontaneous and your plans can change. You decide the length of your stay to ensure that you get everything you want from your time at the surf camp. We are very flexible and happy…

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Is there a minimum stay?

We do not have a minimum stay at Rapture! We know that plans change and people like to be flexible when they travel, so if you want to stay 3 days or 3 months, that is okay for us!

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How do I check availability?

You can check availability and prices online with our online booking system. Please select your preferred travel location, as well as check-in and check-out dates and the number of persons travelling. In case your preferred room is not available for…

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How do I book online?

Please use our online booking system at https://bookings.rapturecamps.com/ in oder to complete your booking.   There are several online payment options available from Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Dinner, JCB. The system will always show the correct availability. If you run into…