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A UNIQUE BLEND OF LEARNING SPANISH, SURFING, VOLUNTEERING, TURTLES & ADVENTURE

Program Overview

LEARN SPANISH & SURF – 1 or 2 WEEKS

Learn Spanish & Surf in Santa Teresa – a jungle surf camp hidden in tropical forest yet within a roar of the Pacific Ocean.

This program starts on the first and third Sunday of each month, so clients can ‘settle in’ before the program proper starts on Monday morning. As well as Spanish lessons and professional surf instruction and guided/supervised surfing, other activities include hiking so you can explore and enjoy the beautiful hinterland of Nicoya Peninsula and get a real feel for the biodiversity of this special part of the world.

Based at ‘Jakera Jungle Surf Camp’ we have created a jungle paradise complete with swimming pool overlooked by a rich tropical forest bursting with wildlife including red squirrels, howler monkeys and tiny magical hummingbirds. We are a 5 minute walk from the cool cafes, bars and shops that line the 6km stretch of road and beach that make up Playa Santa Teresa/Playa El Carmen.

This program is quite busy but there is still free time to enjoy a great social life and participate in the many other activities you can enjoy here.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Week1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
07:00-08:30 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Free Free
09:00-11:00 Surf Lesson Guided Surf River hike – forest to beach Guided Surf Guided Surf Brunch 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch 10:00-11:00 & departure 1 week program
12:00-13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Free Free
14:00-16:00 Spanish Lesson Spanish Lesson Spanish Lesson Spanish Lesson Spanish Lesson Free Free
Week2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
07:00-08:30 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Free Free
09:00-11:00 Surf Lesson Guided Surf River hike – forest to beach Guided Surf Guided Surf Brunch 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch 10:00-11:00 & departure 2 week program
12:00-13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Free Free
14:00-16:00 Spanish Lesson Spanish Lesson Spanish Lesson Spanish Lesson Spanish Lesson Free Free

Upon touchdown and clearing customs & immigration you will begin a multi logistical transfer to the Nicoya Peninsula. A 1 ½ hour road transfer to Puntarenas, followed by a scenic 1 hour ferry across the Golfo de Nicoya to Paquera, and finally, another 1 ½ hour road transfer to your destination on the Pacific coast, Santa Teresa. You will quickly realise you are somewhere special as the asphalt road gives way to ‘off road’ terrain giving this special part of the world an ‘island’ feel.

Spanish Lessons

Each day Monday to Friday there will be 2 x 45 minute Spanish lessons (usually at 14:00-16:00 but subject to change depending surf conditions). Tuition is delivered by accredited and licensed teachers and on day one you will receive a short test to establish your level and objectives. These lessons will be tailored to suit all levels from beginner to intermediate and are designed to help you interact and immerse with the local community and enjoy being in a Spanish speaking country.

Surf Lessons

Each week on Monday you will receive a surf lesson (approx. 2 hours) from a local professional surf instructor. As well as showing you the basics – or taking you to the next level – they will teach you basic safety principles taking into account local issues such as rip tides. A summary of basic water safety principles is included below.

Guided/Supervised Surfing

Each week Tuesday, Thursday and Friday you can enjoy supervised surfing as a group under supervision from your Team Leader. The Team Leader is there to ensure you respect the safety principles taught previously.

Boards are provided for Surf Lessons and Guided/Supervised Surfing. Additional lessons are available on request as well as board rental.

Hiking

We would like you to enjoy Nicoya Peninsula - an area of outstanding natural beauty – so each Wednesday we will explore our surroundings on foot. The first is a 2 hour ‘jungle river trek’ along a river that runs by Jakera Jungle Surf Camp and into the lush tropical forest that surrounds us. You will quickly find yourself ‘lost’ and wondering which direction the seemingly nearby beach is.

The second Wednesday we hike from ‘beach to waterfall’ to discover a multitude of waterfalls and rivers that tumble and twist through the rainforest and out into the Pacific Ocean. This hike helps us to understand how the whole eco system works. There is a huge range of flora including trees with specific medicinal applications. We begin to understand the beauty of this truly diverse location.

PRICES

Cost of 1 week program* USD 550 / EURO 500

Cost of 2 week program* USD 1,100 / EURO 1,000

* weekly price includes 7 nights accommodation, breakfast & lunch (brunch at weekends), 10 intensive Spanish lessons, 1 surf lesson, 3 guided surf sessions, hiking and other activities as described above.

Cost of extra night – accommodation & breakfast USD 35

Airport transfer – USD 75 each way

The ‘program’ starts on a Sunday (changeover day) with the program ending after breakfast on corresponding Sunday 7 or 14 days later. Clients are welcome to arrive Saturday or earlier if they pay a supplement for extra night bed & breakfast.


Telephone: 00353868220333
Email: info@jakera.com
Skype: jakera1