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Learn to ride waves with ISA Certified instructors in Montezuma!

Maykol, Proyecto’s Lead Surf Instructor              Photo Credit: Esmeralda Donovan

Surfing is a great way to spend time in the sun and familiarize yourself with the beautiful beaches along the Nicoya Peninsula. Proyecto Montezuma holds Surf School and daily Surf Safaris for all levels of surfers. Daily two-hour surf lessons take place at Playa Grande, a perfect beach break located in the middle of a pristine nature reserve. Students learn how to read waves, balance on the board, and paddle effectively. Surf with ISA Certified instructors who are bilingual locals with a minimum of two years teaching experience, in addition to being active in national and international surf competitions. To ensure a safe and engaging learning environment, each surf class has a maximum of three students per instructor.

Each surfer is challenged to meet personal goals in the water. Proyecto Montezuma’s knowledgeable instructors will lead you through the steps of surfing successfully. Once you master the art of “popping up”, you will head out and learn how to read lefts and rights, control your upper body with skill, and feel the thrill of really catching a wave.

Surf School

Be sure to ask about kids surf camps and family surf packages!



For more advanced surfers, we head out on Surf Safaris to area beaches. You will enjoy left-point breaks, reef breaks and the popular surf points in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Surfing the local spots with an ISA Certified instructor will give you the needed knowledge about the area weather, swell conditions and beach geography.


Each lesson includes surfboard rental, rash guard and two hours of personalized instruction. It costs $40 for one lesson and you can book a daily lesson by e-mail or just come to Proyecto Lodge.

Surf School packages include shared room lodging. You will surf with an instructor five days a week and class times are always based on the high tide. Be sure to inquire about adding on Spanish Immersion classes, TEFL certification, volunteer opportunities, private rooms and tours and excursions.


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