Vista Guapa is a bed and breakfast specialized in Surfing and Stand Up Paddling lessons for all skill levels providing at the same time a wide variety of activities or tours to help you get the most out of your adventure vacation. Our camp is run by Costa Rican locals who work hard and love to share the authentic Costa Rica Pura Vida spirit and make you feel right in the family while enjoying the water and beautiful nature!
Nestled in the north hills of Jaco beach town, our camp is situated on 5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and hillsides.
Guests can relax in our pool, practice asanas* on our two yoga decks, hang out in hammocks on the ocean view porches, or wander around the camp gardens lined with fruit trees and native flowers.
Our team includes some of the best Surf and Stand Up Paddle (“SUP”) instructors in Costa Rica. They all are competitive surfers in their own right, many holding national titles themselves; but they focused mostly on our guests experiences and sharing that amazing moment when our students catch their first wave or accomplish whatever personal Surfing or SUP goals they may have.
The camp provides transportation to and from the San Jose International Airport (SJO). For those fortunate enough to travel during daylight hours, our drivers love to point out the scenery along the way – from crocodile viewing points (at a safe distance of course!) to ideal places for macaw sightings.
We also provide a full breakfast every morning, cooked in order to satiate your ravenous appetite after a morning of surfing. For those participating in our multi-day packages, we also provide dinner at several partner restaurants around town, to give you a sampling of the different local flavors and specialties.
Most importantly, Vista Guapa offers our guests a chance to get out of the hectic pace of everyday life and to truly stop and smell the flowers. We encourage you to disconnect your cellphone, wait to update your Facebook status, and instead experience the Pura Vida that only Costa Rica can provide. From the waves on the oceans to the sun salutations on our hillside yoga decks, you’ll find yourself reflecting on the beauty of life and remembering the important things that make this world so special.
So come join us today. Our smiling team is waiting for you at Vista Guapa, or as our returning guests call it “The Happiness Machine!” Pura Vida!
*In the practice of yoga, Asana denotes the art of sitting still and also any posture useful for restoring and maintaining a practitioner’s well-being and improving the body’s flexibility and vitality.