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Högsäsong i Costa Rica och vårt camp är ÖPPET!

COSTA RICA, VI ÄR TILLBAKA! Vårt camp öppnar igen den 2 november, och vi är så stoked att få komma tillbaka till den tropiska drömdestinationen som vi alla har längtat efter! 

Vi vet att det inte är bara vi som har saknat Costa Rica, ni är så många som har hört av er och undrat när vi ska öppna igen - för våra gäster känner sig alltid som hemma i Santa Teresa, även om de är långt hemifrån. Och med gångavstånd till stranden, en underbar pool, en tropisk prunkande trädgård och en skön vibe kan vi att lova dig att du också kommer känna dig som hemma. Bo i ett dubbelrum med en vän eller boka en en bädd i ett av våra dorms - cirka 25-30% av våra gäster i Costa Rica reser själva och det är väldigt lätt att hitta nya vänner på campet! 

Och - högsäsongen är på gång! Klimatet i Costa Rica är uppdelat i två huvudsäsonger: den våta perioden och den torra perioden. Den torra perioden (som vi i Sverige ofta kallar högsäsongen) börjar i mitten av november, med bra surf för alla nivåer. Det finns många olika surfspots i Santa Teresa, och våra instruktörer tar dig till den bästa platsen för dagen. Oavsett vilken nivå du är på kommer du få rolig surf på bra vågor!

Det är inte heller krångligt att resa till Costa Rica. När du reser hit från Sverige, övriga Europa eller många andra länder behöver du inte sitta i karantän. När det gäller försäkringar, kolla gärna upp din reseförsäkring hos ditt försäkringsbolag så att du vet vad som gäller för just dig.

Vi rekommenderar dig alltid att resa klimatsmart, och att flyga med så få mellanlandningar som möjligt är bra. Det finns många direktflyg från t.ex. Amsterdam dit du enkelt flyger från t.ex. Göteborg eller Stockholm, kolla in momondo.se för att se olika resor. Vi ordnar gärna en bekväm transfer från San José International Airport (SJO) eller ditt boende i San José stad till campet. Och du, om du reser hit ända från Sverige är det bättre för klimatet att stanna lite längre. Boka ytterligare en vecka eller två på campet och gör din surfsemester ännu bättre!

Sist men inte minst - du kan boka om gratis! Du kan ändra dina datum kostnadsfritt fram till 7 dagar före ankomstdagen, och du kan boka om till nya datum inom 1 år från den ursprungliga bokningens startdatum.

Så... kolla in vårt surf camp i Costa Rica och låt drömmarna vandra iväg!

Har du fler frågor? Ta en titt på vår FAQ nedan.

FAQ

As of October 26, there is no longer a need to present a RT-PCR diagnostic test with a negative result for entering Costa Rica. Costa Rica also re-enables its air border to all countries in the world as long as they meet the visa requirements when required, as well as the requirements established in the framework of the pandemic.

Requirements to enter Costa Rica:  

  • Fill out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS form, available at https://salud.go.cr.

  • Passengers coming from the U.S. must show through their driver’s license or state identification (State ID) that they live in one of the 20 authorized states.  This requirement excludes children travelling with their family.

  • Traveler’s Medical Insurance - international or purchased in Costa Rica through the National Insurance Institute (INS - Instituto Nacional de Seguros) https://www.grupoins.com/seguroparaviajeros, or Sagicor https://www.sagicor.cr/seguro_para_turistas/­.

For international insurance policies, tourists must request a certification from their insurance company, issued in English or Spanish, verifying at least the following three conditions:

  • Effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica.

  • Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with the pandemic COVID-19 virus while in Costa Rica, for at least USD $50,000 (fifty thousand United States Dollars).

  • Includes minimum coverage of USD $2,000 for lodging expenses issued as a result of the pandemic.

Passengers who fail to comply with these requirements may not enter the country. 

Since the information changes quickly, please stay updated about the latest information here: https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/statement-costa-rica-tourism-board-covid-19

Do you need a test to enter Costa Rica from the EU? Do you need to wear a mask everywhere? 

No, you no longer need to show a negative covid-19 test. Masks must be worn in most indoor places like the airport, ferry, taxis, shuttles, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, shops etc. In restaurants, servers have to wear masks but patrons do not. In town and at the beach masks are not required. 

Is December a good month to learn to surf? 

Yes, we plan the lessons after tides and weather. It means that level 1 lessons will be held on good beginner spots during the time of the day when the waves are the smallest and most suitable for that level. 

Can I rebook my trip for free if I need to?

Yes, you can change your dates free of charge up until 7 days before arrival day and you can rebook to new dates within 1 year from the original booking's starting date.

Can you travel from Europe without having to quarantine?

According to visitcostarica.com, no quarantine is required.

Is Costa Rica suitable for more advanced surfers?

Yes, the waves are bigger June - July. The waves are cleaner during January - February. There are plenty of different surf spots for all levels around Santa Teresa

How many of your visitors travel alone?

Throughout the last year, around 25-30% of our guests have been solo travellers. It´s really easy to make friends at the camp!

What months do you get the biggest swells?

Costa Rica is basically divided into two main seasons: the wet season, and the dry season. While there’s plenty of surf to be had in both seasons, the wet season tends to be bigger, better, and more consistent.

The wet or “rainy” season in Costa Rica is from May until mid-November. It’s during this season that the Pacific dishes out a healthy serving of northwest, south and southwest swells.  Costa Rica loves a good SW swell making June, July, August, and September some of the biggest and most promising months. It’s also good to note that northern Costa Rica tends to be drier than the rest of the country during the wet season.

Are January and February good months to surf in Costa Rica?

Yes, definitely! The waves are smaller, but cleaner, and the weather is beautifully sunny!

How experienced are the surfers that choose to travel with Lapoint?

We have classes for all levels, no matter if you’re a beginner or already living the dream!

How do I know if I´m good enough for level 2?

Level 2 is for those who have surfed a few times and can catch green waves. You can always adjust your level once you are at the camp if you feel that you’re not in the right group. 

Have you already got bookings for November or will I be solo at the camp?

Don´t worry, we have bookings for every week in November. 

What are the opening restrictions on bars, restaurants and beaches in Santa Teresa?

Bars and nightclubs are currently not open but restaurants are.  Servers have to wear masks but patrons do not. 

Is it easy to travel on public transport through Costa Rica right now? 

Yes, it is.  A mask is required in all forms of public transportation.  

What is the best surf spot?

Depends on skill level and experience. Right out front at Playa Carmen, we have nice white water for beginners and long peeling waves for intermediate/advanced surfers. If you’re looking for faster and hollow waves then northern Santa Teresa has some nice options.

How many people are allowed at the camp due to COVID? Is it full capacity or reduced?

The camp is at full capacity but it’s a spacious camp and we have a plan in place if anyone gets sick and needs to be evacuated to a private room. 

What if my flight gets cancelled? Can I reschedule 

Yes as soon as you get a flight cancelled and can’t get another one in time please send us an email with your cancelled flight details and we will move you to another date that works for you in the future.

Do I have to arrive on a Monday?

So at the camp, we follow a weekly schedule and we usually recommend arriving in San Jose on Sundays since it takes around 6-7 hours to get to the camp. We can, however, be a little flexible here if you are struggling to find flights on the right dates just email our customer care team to enquire about different arrival dates [email protected] .

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