Lodging and Surf Packages
Wayra Instituto de Español
Special Surf and Spanish Program



Costa Rica is recognized as one of the premier places in the world to go surfing. Made famous by the classic film, “Endless Summer II” Tamarindo and the surrounding area is one of the most popular areas to go surfing in Costa Rica. Long sandy beaches, reefs, and warm water create an ideal environment for experienced surfers as well as beginner surfers.

The Wayra Instituto de Español offers a great Surf and Spanish Program.  On Monday through Friday you will participate in the Standard Group Spanish Classes. On your free time and weekends you will have the chance to both take surfing lessons and have the opportunity to surf some of the best areas of Costa Rica.


2A typical Surf and Spanish program runs for 2 weeks. During this period you will receive 6 hours of surfing instruction plus the use of a surfboard during the entire two weeks. This program is extremely popular. Wayra and Tamarindo Surf School make use of some of the best surf instructors in the area.

For those who want a longer program, either 3 or 4 weeks, you will continue to have the use of a rental board. In addition you will be transported on the weekend to one of several outstanding surfing spots outside of Tamarindo. During these trips you can continue to practice Spanish with your surf instructor.

Spanish School Location:

3WAYRA is centrally located in Playa Tamarindo and just 150 meters from the beach.
The school is situated in a beautiful tropical garden. On the premises the students can find three buildings and two small ranchos (open air dry palm huts).

All the classrooms are distributed among the buildings. The classrooms are spacious and comfortable, with large open windows to create a comfortable and appropriate atmosphere to study.

The main rancho houses two classrooms on the second floor and the cafeteria with a snack bar on the ground floor. In the cafeteria students relax and enjoy conversations with other students while having some snacks and refreshments. It is also a good place to do homework during school hours or to take part in one of the dance lessons that are practiced after school on the main floor. 

The Program:
      • All the teaching is carried out in Spanish. This enables the students to be totally immersed in the language while they are studying
      • Minimum stay of one week
      • Groups are small, averaging 3 to 4 students (maximum 6 students per class) 4
      • Courses begin every Monday
      • The first day of class, all new students must arrive at the school by 7:15am to be evaluated and placed in their appropriate level and to complete any necessary paperwork
      • According to their progress, students may be moved to different groups, during the program, to maximize their learning
      • WAYRA determines if the students attend the morning or afternoon session
      • Morning sessions are from 8:00 am to 12:00 am and afternoon sessions are from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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    Surf and Spanish Program Prices


The Surf and Spanish program prices are for group Spanish lessons and group surfing lessons. Ask us about Private Spanish classes and Private surfing lessons.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy for classes: If you cancel your lessons more than 30 days before the first day of class, we will charge you a processing fee of $50.00. For cancellations between 30 and 15 days before the start date of classes, we will charge you a 20% cancellation fee. There is no refund for any cancellations made 15 days or less prior to the start date of classes.

Students who start classes but do not finish the course will not be reimbursed except in case of serious illness, which must be confirmed by a medical certificate.

If you do not want to lose your deposit and want to reschedule your program, you must fulfill the following two requirements:

1. We need to be informed, in writing, at least 15 days before your schedule time.
2. Must be rescheduled within one year of the first schedule date.
Cancellation policy for accommodations: The fee for cancellations made more than 15 days before check-in with a host family or at one of our student houses is equivalent the amount of one week ($130.00 host family, $180.00 for Casa El Mar and $220.00 for Casa WAYRA or Casa La Carolina). There is no refund for any cancellation made 15 days or less prior to check-in or after check-in.

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