Costa Rica is generally regarded as one of the most visited destinations by surfers from all over the world thanks to its world-class waves, good weather, infrastructure, great food, and wonderfully welcoming people.
This country was blessed by mother nature with two beautiful coastlines, one belonging to the Caribbean Sea and the other to the Pacific Ocean, and both hold a variety of surf breaks that gives visitors the opportunity of exploring surfing from entry-level to advanced levels.
Normally the Caribbean coast will have big and consistent surf during December, January & February, and some more “swells” will kick in later on in June & July. Then the waves at the Pacific coast will be smaller in those same 3 months (Dec, Jan, Feb) and will then start getting bigger and more consistent from March and till November, having of course, small days in between.
Surf Synergy Surf Academy & Resort is located in Costa Rica’s surfing “epicenter”, the Central Pacific area, one of the most consistent (if not the most) in the country, where our Coaches will find the right wave to satisfy your surfing desire and if you are an experienced surfer you will have the right guidance to “score” epic sessions!
The main house is where guests gather to eat breakfast, play games, shop for t-shirts and basic surfing gear, and watch tv and surf videos. For those who simply cannot leave home without their laptops or need a quick internet fix - don't worry. We have internet for when you are not chasing waves.
The resort is located on five acres of beautifully landscaped hillside. Guests of the resort can relax in our pool, hang out in hammocks on the porches, or wander around the resort gardens lined by fruit trees and flowers. We also have two small dogs who love to have their bellies scratched!
Your stay at Surf Synergy begins by being greeted by our drivers at the international airport in San Jose and shuttled along a scenic two-hour drive from the airport to the small surf town of Jaco Beach. After we get you settled into one of our beautiful yet simple, air-conditioned bungalows, each with ocean views, we recommend a tour of our gardens of fruit trees and blossoming local flowers, a dip in the pool, or a stretch on one of our breezy yoga decks. Take a deep breath and feel the Pura Vida start to work its magic.
Our surf retreat features three lovely guest bungalows, each with a beautiful ocean view. Each of the bungalows has two individual rooms with private baths, air conditioning, two single beds or one queen-sized bed, and large porches.
The porches are ideal for relaxing in hammocks and watching the sunrise and set over the Pacific Ocean. Our bungalows are equipped with small safes for the storage of valuables. However, our rooms do not have TVs, telephones, or Internet connections, enabling our guests to leave the daily stresses of home behind and to enjoy the Pura Vida of Costa Rica.
At Surf Synergy, we will provide the proper fuel needed to become a better surfer. We serve breakfast and lunch at the resort. Everything is prepared by our on-site chef, that can meet any of your dietary needs. Beer and wine are also included in the evenings.
Nothing builds up an appetite quite like surfing, and we've become notorious for our ample and delicious breakfasts served each morning at the resort by our lovely cooks. In addition, we partner with the best restaurants in the area to provide a great atmosphere and a variety of local flavors for dinner in the evenings.
Let local knowledge guide you in the right direction in order to access remote spots and waves that otherwise wouldn't be as easy to get to.
From an all-inclusive boat trip where we could visit many spots on a given day and even stay on board to keep exploring, to an off-road adventure with the common goal in mind of finding the nicest places to surf, with the option of staying for the duration of the swell and make the most out of the experience.
It's good to understand that some of these places are still alive thanks to mindful locals and well-educated surfers who have kept them secluded from surfers who haven't read the etiquette & safety memo and could potentially be a hazard to others and themselves as well.
All of our tours are private. You'll be following an experienced guide who will ride at your own pace. The trails are accessible dirt and gravel roads. Everyone will be aligned into a single file running at a speed that will suit your experience while maintaining a high level of security. We provide one or more guides depending on your driving skills and group size.
We generally depart from our warehouse at Quebrada Amarilla, from where we'll go directly into dirt roads towards the mountainsides. You will enjoy beautiful scenery going through cattle fields, farms, small creeks, rivers, bridges, diverse vegetation, small rural towns and other beautiful attractions reflecting the real traditional Costa Rica living.
On our way back, we take you to visit El Tigre farm, which has a restaurant resting area for anyone that would like to purchase some drinks, snacks, typical homemade dishes, or desserts. This place is a great point to take pictures and is also perfectly set up to make you unwind and relax. You will be able to contemplate the panoramic ocean views and beautiful mountains from their big deck while feeling the breeze swinging in a comfortable hammock.
This is perhaps one of the best ways to discover the wonders of the rainforest. Come and discover nature at its best in our private and exclusive 80-acre property, where you will also enjoy our own private waterfalls and natural swimming pools.
The tour starts at our beautiful Herradura Costa Rica base, just 10 minutes from Jaco Beach and Los Sueños Resort. Once you arrive, we will equip you and depart on our journey to the waterfalls and natural swimming pools. Along the way, you will see farms get a close look at nature as you start ascending through the rain forest.
You may be able to spot some great wildlife such as toucans, scarlet macaws and white-faced monkeys. Upon arrival to the swimming pool area, your bilingual guide will set you up with some fresh fruit and water and you will have some time to relax and enjoy the waterfalls and natural slide.
Join us for one of our get-togethers and spend a couple of hours cruising the water with friends and then watch the sunset while sipping on a nice cold beer or drink of preference. The perfect way to end the day and admire one of the many incredible sunsets Costa Rica has to offer.
The Sea Kayak and snorkeling tour is serious fun. They have been doing it since 1998 and it just keeps getting better. No experience is necessary to enjoy the spectacular scenery and the distances and destinations are "spot on."
The tour includes top notch new equipment and also features their own lightweight bamboo paddles. The guides will also provide snorkel equipment (when conditions permit) from the beach so that guests can have lots of options if someone in the group is into monkey and bird watching or beachcombing rather than snorkeling.
A Must-Experience Crocodile River Adventure in Costa Rica! Pull your boot straps up, because this tour is not for the faint of heart! You will travel approximately 20 minutes away from Surf Synergy Costa Rica to the Tarcoles River. Here you will board a safe, enclosed boat, and be on your way to see some truly amazing creatures and scenery. Winding through the mangrove forest, you will see crocodiles ranging from babies to more than 17ft long! As you know, crocodiles are some of the oldest living relatives to the dinosaurs. Once you lay eyes upon these beasts, you will think the dinosaurs never went extinct!
Watch as about 50 different types of birds fly over your head. Marvel at the iguanas that can run on water. Watch the raccoons and mangrove crabs scurry about. You may even see some monkeys, and more! Enjoy the beautiful tropical rainforest scenery, while you admire the sheer force, power, and stealth of these amazing creatures. This trip also offers complimentary water bottles. So what's not to smile about with your new extra toothy friends?
There's plenty more to do around Surf Synergy to go out and explore Costa Rica. You can join the Tortuga Island day trip, go on the canopy zipline, challenge yourself and do some paragliding, or feeling the water energy on a water rappel tour.
Surf Synergy provides a comprehensive system to develop Surfing and Standup Paddling skills. Our holistic approach will immerse you in all facets of these sports to ensure your success as a competent Surfer or Paddler and a better version of yourself, regardless of your experience or fitness level.
Our center is designed and oriented to provide world-class athletic and wellness tools to everyone who participates in our programs. We believe everyone has the potential and deserves the opportunity and resources to improve in these areas constantly. For our coaches, our client’s success is their success. Our mission is to provide a powerful and enjoyable resource for that process of ongoing development.
In support of our mission, our head coach has developed a unique approach to what has been traditionally conceived as a Surf or SUP camp experience, providing focus and structure for continuing ongoing wellness and physical joy, before, during, and after your visit and centered around the amazing experiences on the water of Surfing and Standup Paddle Boarding. So he has created an integrated whole-being training system including the technicalities of the sports but also core foundational wellness elements such as breathwork, state-of-the-art physical training routines, cryotherapy, mental training, nutrition, and a follow-up take away program of training routines.
“Synergy is a word that has gained more meaning these days. When I read it or hear it, I get a feeling of things working not only together but in balance, of multiple pieces or factors coming together for a common goal. Collaboration, partnership, harmony, rhythm, connection, efficiency… Synergy is an outcome of passionate, like-minded people working together for each other and others.”