Surfing in Tamarindo
Iguana Surf. Right on the beach, this popular surf shop rents surfboards ($20 per day) and boogie boards and offers group lessons four times a day ($45, for ages 3 and up), as well as private lessons ($80). It's open 8 to 6 daily. On beach, 100 m north of El Diriá Hotel, Tamarindo, 50309. 2653–0613. www.iguanasurf.net.
Witch's Rock Surf Camp. This hip, popular hotel, restaurant, and surf school is surfer central in Tamarindo, with a large surf shop and all the latest gear and board rentals. Surf lessons ($85) include all day board rental, in-water training, and a shaping seminar with Robert August of Endless Summer fame. They also offer courses for intermediate and advanced surfers. If you're just looking to rent a board, this is the place as they have the most solid quiver in town. It's right on the beach just steps from the best surf breaks. North end of beach, main road in Tamarindo, Across from Economy Rent a Car, Tamarindo, 50309. 2653–1262; 888/318–7873 toll-free in U.S. and Canada. www.witchsrocksurfcamp.com.
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