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Family Surf Camps

Surfing is the perfect sport for a family! We have families that come year after year because it is such a special time together. 40% of our families return to PNS.

Offering all the technical surf coaching and fun of the classic surf camps, family camps just add the extra support to make it possible for mom and dad to be able to shred everyday with their kids and have a moment for a siesta or yoga while the kids hike the waterfall, explore tidal pools, or play a pick up soccer game on the beach. There is plenty of together time on this session, the only thing missing is all the work of decision making, making meals and daily logistics.

Our goal is to offer the highest technical surf coaching in a fun environment. We want everyone in the family to be able to relax and take the work out of vacations that happens when you have kids to organize with meals, childcare, decisions and plans. We look at the forecast, conditions etc to bring you to the best break each day along with tons of toys for the beach and homemade fresh treats etc.

We have activities for the kids when the yoga is going on in the late afternoon so you can chill out in yoga or a hammock for a bit while the kids do any number of things from beach hikes and pick up soccer games on the beach to shell collecting, waterfall walks or walks to town for gelato.

We provide everything so that you and your family can relax and enjoy your vacation!
Our 7-day, 6-night camp includes:

  • Beachfront accommodations in one of three villas.
  • Small camp size (maximum three families) to ensure personal attention.
  • Highly individualized, professional surf instruction with 2:1 student to coach ratios.
  • Pool technique lessons, video analysis, and wave theory classes back at camp.
  • Daily yoga sessions.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily*
  • Happy hour.
  • Fresh, homemade beach snacks at the break.
  • High performance surfboards.
  • Massage (for adults).
  • Professional photography of the entire week.
  • Transportation to and from the airport and all breaks.

*We use fresh, local ingredients are happy to accommodate any special dietary needs (gluten free, food allergies, picky eaters).

The Family Experience:
Every family that visits Costa Rica has their own unique experience here, and we are more than happy to work with you on a custom itinerary that’s just right for you. Our camps allow active families the opportunity to center their experience on surfing, while leaving plenty of time to hike to the waterfall, visit the local turtle sanctuary, or just relax by the pool. Our week-long camp includes one day without any planned activities so that you can explore. Our family has been here in Montezuma for 30 years, and we are happy to hook you up with local recommendations on the best things to do and see.

Safety Features:

  • Natural spring on property offering potable water.
  • CPR and First Aid trained staff, including certified lifeguards.
  • Sandy bottom beach breaks.
  • 1:1 coach to child ratio in the water.
  • Plenty of “kid-friendly” food including fresh fruit, pizza, and smoothies. All of our produce comes straight to us from an organic farm, Our chickens are organic and the fishermen comes to us straight from his boat. We only use Olive and Coconut oil in our meals to deliver the most healthy delicious meals possible!

Family Friendly:

  • Childcare available.
  • Pool
  • Organic farmer’s market in town.
  • Turtle sanctuary in front of camp.
  • Access to zip lining, waterfall hikes, snorkeling trips, fishing, ATV rentals, boat trips, horseback riding, and phenomenal wildlife viewing.


We offer all-inclusive family camp sessions in the spring and fall, and are happy to accommodate custom and/or extended camp weeks by request.

See our Reservations Page for availability.

Regular Season Rates:

  • $3,950 per person

Holiday Season Rates:

  • $4,550 per person for holiday weeks Thanksgiving, President’s week, March + April.
Family Surf Camps in Costa Rica

It takes a lot to motivate a 14-year old girl to travel with her mom and dad. Thanks to our experience at your surf camp, I was able to use surfing as the lure. She’s as excited as I am to get back in the water. It’s the best family vacation we’ve ever taken.

David L.

We have been on several family vacations to beautiful places, but have never enjoyed each other and the experience as much as our time at Peaks ‘n Swells.

Remy S.

Thanks to Hilary, Ryan, and their crew, the entire family soon found our stoke - so much so that we returned for a second visit less than a year after our first. We'll be back for a third visit for sure.

Brendan O'Brien

PnS surf camp offer the perfect blend of high-energy surfing adventure and the warmth and comfort of a great family's genuine hospitality. I strongly recommend it to families looking for an active vacation far removed from anything resembling a big beach resort. Our experiences at PnS have inspired us to take our surf travel around the world, and we owe Hilary and Ryan for that inspiration.

A. Walsh

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