Great Waves. Dramatic Backdrop. Rainforest Eco-Luxury.

Redefine your expectations of a “surf vacation.”

Epic Waves, Meet Modern Eco-Luxuries

Where surfing beach meets wild seclusion

The saying is wrong: You can have it all. At least, when you’re on vacation. You can spend days on end, challenging yourself to Benninger waves and world-class barrels, on Costa Rica’s most isolated beaches. And you can stay deep within the forest canyon, where breezes dance and eco-luxuries promise total seclusion and private plunge pools, ocean views, and one-on-one wildlife encounters. Yes, both, at once, At El Remanso.

Have Surf, Will Travel


If Costa Rica is surf royalty, then the southern Osa Peninsula is its crown jewel: Miles of uncrowded beaches – a stark contrast to the surf throngs throughout much of Costa Rica – pave a sandy path to incredible surf breaks, barrels, and rolls suitable for anyone from spanking-new beginners to skilled surfers. Here’s what’s in store:


PLAYA PAN DULCE: With mellow right breaks and long swells that build into perfect tubes, Pan Dulce Beach is our area’s top choice for surf newbies and confident beginners.


BACKWASH: Slow and steady, Backwash Bay delivers an extensive (and rocky) reef that draws longboarders seeking lengthy rides.


CABO MATAPALO: Also known as Playa Matapalo, this surf destination is located right on the peninsula’s point – at the convergency of western and southwestern swells – and delivers the Big Daddy waves to prove it. Matapalo’s powerful right-point break and barrels deliver an excellent ride for intermediate and advanced surfers.


PAVONES (Half-Day Tour): Advanced surfers, take a half-day and pay your respects to the longest left in the world: Playa Pavones, a remote beach with such challenging surf, you’ll be joined only by the most die-hard barrel-hunters in the world.

Surf Vacations


Whether you’ve never been on a board or the waves are your second home, we’ll help you design a custom itinerary that froths with rollicking surf and exhilarating waves. Build in as many surf lessons, headlined by our experienced instructors, as you’d like. Adults and children 8+.



Surf Instruction


Tap into the knowledge of our experienced instructors – experts not only in surfing (and the fine art of teaching others how to surf), but in the Osa Peninsula’s unique conditions – and make the kind of wave-splashed memories that become the best souvenirs to take home. Adults and children 8+. 



Surfboard Rentals +
Beach Transportation


Don’t need the lesson? Brought your own board? We’re happy to offer board rentals for surf-your-own vacation planning, plus beach transportation to Pan dulce, Backwash Bay, Cabo Matapalo, and Pavones. Choose only what you need – board rental only? just the transportation? – or pair them together.








Cover by Anastasia Hoffmann