Peaks N’ Swells Surf Camp


  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Hotels with In-Room Kitchens
  • The family surf camp at Peaks n’ Swells was one of the best vacations we’ve ever taken. The small, family-owned camp in Montezuma is all about creating an authentic Costa Rican surf experience for the entire family. Kids learn with a 2:1 instructor-to-kid ratio on sandy-bottom beach breaks, and everyone benefits from highly customized professional instruction. The food at the all-inclusive camps is outstanding — fresh and healthy with plenty of kid-friendly options. Our kids picked mangos from the trees and drank coconut water from pipas on the property while watching monkeys scamper around in the trees. The children’s activities director organizes soccer games on the beach, art projects, walking kids into town, and taking them on nature walks when parents are engaged in their own activities like yoga and massage. Every single detail is taken care of for families here, and most importantly, everyone will learn how to surf! The family surf camps include daily surf sessions, with one “rest” day in the middle of the week. Depending on which break you surf, there are lots of little excursions in the area, as well as horseback riding and ATV tours available in town.

    • Category: Resort
    • Location: Seaside
    • Standard: Upscale
    • Style: Boutique
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    Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

    • School Age Action: Age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Cool For Teens: Age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Beachfront location
    • Incredible 2:1 surf instruction
    • Personalized service, only 3 families stay at a time
    • Villa-style accommodations with kitchens, hammocks, and outdoor private space
    • Simple, but authentic and beautiful guest facilities
    • Fantastic atmosphere and views
    • Great swimming pool
    • All activities, meals, and childcare included in pricing
    • All transportation provided (no need to rent a car)
    • Abundant wildlife
    • Turtle Sanctuary right out front
    • Central home-base for local exploration

    Families Should Know

    • Camp limited to three families at a time — experience is highly personalized
    • Camp located on the beach/swimming pool is not fenced
    • No air-conditioning
    • Pricing is all-inclusive — including massage, yoga, and kids’ activities
    • Reduced fee for kids not surfing under 5 years old
    • Professional family photography provided throughout the camp
    • Childcare is included during times when parents are engaged in camp programming
    • WIFI is free

    Sports + Activities

    • surfing
    • swimming
    • horseback riding
    • hiking
    • nature walks

    Local Excursions

    • Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve
    • Montezuma Waterfall
    • Tortuga Island


    • 3 villa-style beachfront houses
    • private indoor/outdoor living space
    • fully equipped kitchens in Treehouse and Beach House
    • safe/hair dryer
    • WIFI rooms and public areas
    • daily housekeeping
    • shared BBQ
    • shared laundry facilities
    • swimming pool
    • all meals provided onsite
    • surf lessons
    • customized kids’ activities
    • yoga classes
    • massage
    • owners available for guidance
    • transportation to/from airport included

    Special Offer

    Book with Another Family and Receive $500 Off

    • Families that book together get a $500 discount off the weekly rate
    # of peopleStarting at
    2-3$6,095W I
    4$9,800W I
    5-6$12,250W I
    7$17,150W I
    • D - daily pricing
    • W - weekly pricing
    • T - tax included
    • B - breakfast included
    • I - all-inclusive

    Preferred Room

    Beach House or Tree House

    Guest Room Highlights

    • Simple but beautiful, authentic accommodations
    • Spacious
    • Well-appointed
    • Good configuration for sleeping
    • Comfortable beds
    • Beautiful view
    • Nice bathroom
    • Great shower
    • Kitchenette/kitchen facilities
    • Quiet
    • Convenient location on property
    • No preferred room features

    Booking Conditions

    • Deposit required
    • Cancellation: <60 days
    • Crib and highchair: free
    • Check-in and check-out: flexible