Dreamsea Costa Rica - Rodeo Night! (VIDEO)

Throughout December, January and July each year, specific cities within Costa Rica hold unique festivals that are a blend of parade, rodeo and carnival. These celebrations, which are rich in culture and history, date back to the Colonial times.

The Dreamsea Surf Camp of Costa Rica family will be attending the biggest rodeo of the year this coming Saturday (January 19th) in Santa Cruz. Take a look at some visuals from last month’s Villa Real rodeo and come join us for this week’s (or a future) fiesta!

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THE VISUALS: This video was filmed and edited by the incredibly talented Vishan Butt who is located in Toronto, Canada.

You can check out his stunning content and body of work at his personal Website: http://dacoitsfilm.com

You can also follow his visual journey via his personal Instagram page: @dacoitsfilm

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Dreamsea Costa Rica - En Fuego! (VIDEO)

At Dreamsea Surf Camp of Costa Rica we pride ourselves on holding space for deeper human connection. We come together in the jungle from all corners of the Earth to not only explore ourselves, but embrace our shared humanity.

A huge thanks to Pyrodanza for fueling the fire of connection this Christmas Eve at Dreamsea with a memorable performance! 🌿🔥

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THE VISUALS: This video was filmed and edited by the astoundingly gifted Jonathon van Warmerdam, who graduated University in the Netherlands with a focus on Audio Visual design.

You can check out his stunning content and body of work at his personal Vimeo page: www.vimeo.com/vanwarmerdam

You can also follow his visual journey via his personal Instagram page: @jonavw: http://instagram.com/jonavw

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Dreamsea Costa Rica - Good Vibrations! (VIDEO)

Thanks to the amazing and endlessly talented individuals that come through Dreamsea Surf Camp of Costa Rica, the good vibes are constantly flowing here. It’s the little moments that make life so big. Come embrace the magic in those moments with a community of incredible people!

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THE VISUALS: This video was filmed and edited by the astoundingly gifted Jonathon van Warmerdam, who graduated University in the Netherlands with a focus on Audio Visual design.

You can check out his stunning content and body of work at his personal Vimeo page: www.vimeo.com/vanwarmerdam

You can also follow his visual journey via his personal Instagram page: @jonavw: http://instagram.com/jonavw

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Dreamsea Costa Rica Named 1 of 25 Incredible Central & South American Surfing Destinations!

Dreamsea is The Place to Be


Dreamsea Surf camp has been named one of Central & South America’s Best Surf Spots by Flight Network, Canada’s leading global travel agency. Flight Network works with a team of researchers and writers who search the globe for the very best travel experiences. Flight Network’s blog introduces readers to travel adventures they may never had heard of and encourages travelers to embrace new experiences. In their recently published blog post titled 25 Incredible Central and South American Surf Spots Tamarindo was featured as a top surf spot and Dreamsea Surf Camp of Costa Rica was highlighted as one of the best surf camps in the area.

Dreamsea Surf Camp’s exotic outdoor accommodations were one the things that most impressed Flight Network. They loved that we propose a unique travel experience for the adventurous at heart which is both fun and affordable. Our glamping, surf and yoga packages appeal to individuals who are looking to connect with nature on land and in the sea.

Flight Network recognized that we have taken the best elements of Costa Rican life and combined it into a truly enriching experience.


They also gave us kudos for our commitment to  sustainable development. Because we live the ethos, visitors carry a little part of it with them wherever they go.

You now have it on good authority that Dreamsea Surf Camp is the place to be. Be sure to add “Surfing in Tamarindo” to your bucket list and consider Dreamsea Costa Rica as your next destination of choice.

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THE WORDS: This article stemmed from an original piece written by FlightNetwork.com, recognizing 25 surf destinations throughout the world for providing an authentic surf culture to wave-seeking travelers. You can find the original article HERE.

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Dreamsea Costa Rica - Come Fly With Us! (VIDEO)

High Season is near and Costa Rica is looking so dang beautiful! Come join us here at Dreamsea Surf Camp of Costa Rica for these breathtaking views, amazing coastline surf, scenic sunset yoga, and some incredible people to share it with! Embracing every single day as if it was our last!

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THE VISUALS: This video was filmed and edited by the talented Evan MacGuffie. You can follow his visual journey at both his Instagram and his Youtube page!

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Dreamsea Costa Rica - The Life! (VIDEO)

Come take a look into life at Dreamsea Surf Camp of Costa Rica! Adventure is at the core of our daily approach. Whether it be the waves, the beautiful coastlines, or the many of nature’s hidden gems throughout this country, exploring remains a constant.

No matter if solo or joining us with a group of friends, you’ll meet tons of other like-minded and adventurous individuals within the Dreamsea community to enjoy these magnificent views and excursions with. Pura Vida is all around us. Let’s go find it!

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THE VISUALS: This video was filmed and edited by the amazing Samuel Weber, who is from Zürich, Switzerland.

You can check out his stunning content and World travels at his personal Instagram: @Sam.Rogue

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Dreamsea Costa Rica - Practicing Mindfulness!

With so many distractions in our day to day lives, coming to Dreamsea Costa Rica can help you take a step back and slow things down.


Mindfulness is an important practice at Dreamsea Surf Camp of Costa Rica that is exercised through meditation,surfing, yoga, and positive change meetings. What exactly is mindfulness? Being mindful is being aware of how your impact affects the environment around you. It is a heightened state of focus on the present moment, your thoughts, and physical existence in itself.

In a world so heavily influenced by technology, we are often and easily lost within a screen instead of what is right in front of us.


With constantly checking our phones and receiving notifications, the ability to hold our focus on something is challenged. Your mind is a muscle and you can practice mindfulness just like you can in exercising your body for better health and performance. Not only can practicing mindfulness improve your attention span, it can allow you to have a better quality of life, improved focus and decreased stress and anxiety. You can be aware when negative thoughts enter your mind and change them to positive ones. If you are getting frustrated with learning something, like surfing, you can become aware of your frustration, take a deep breath, refocus, and put that energy instead into your surfing.

The wonderful thing about mindfulness is that it can be practiced anywhere. Instead of jumping to your phone as soon as it rings you can pause before answering it. You can observe your breathing, walk mindfully, eat mindfully, surf mindfully. By meditating and becoming aware of your thoughts and movements you can practice a higher level of concentration. It helps you monitor your thoughts and attention more mindfully. Positive change meetings allow for anyone to speak and share their thoughts on how to create a better world within the Dreamsea community. Whether it is using less water, reducing your plastic use or learning to love yourself, there is always an energy of focus on improving yourself and the world around you.

Dreamsea Costa Rica is a special place because of its ability to bring together such a large amount of travelers from so many different parts of the world. 


 Heightened mindfulness creates and illuminates empathy, which is an important dynamic in the togetherness of a community. Being able to understand and put yourself in someone else’s shoes allows you to see from different perspectives and ultimately grow from that point of view. Mindfulness is living in the present and recognizing the beauty that is all around you. Whether that’s surfing the waves, practicing yoga, chasing waterfalls, watching sunsets, or creating new friendships, mindfulness remains at the foundation of these acts and Dreamsea Surf Camp of Costa Rica.

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THE WORDS: This feature was written by the amazing and talented Lindsey McCann, who is from Virginia, and recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a BFA in Graphic Design and minor in Psychology. You can follow her incredible journey via her personal INSTAGRAM, and explore her work on her PERSONAL WEBSITE.

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Dreamsea Costa Rica - The Dreamsea Experience 2019! (VIDEO)

The true “Dreamsea Costa Rica Experience” resides within a combination of many different aspects. It’s the experience within the camp and the jungle itself. It’s in the people that you connect and grow with during your stay. It’s in the relationship that you build with both surfing and yoga. It’s in the harmony that you discover within Costa Rica, its natural elements, and its overall beauty.

Everyone’s journey is uniquely different, and that is what allows for human connection to be so incredible. At Dreamsea Surf Camp of Costa Rica, it’s that individual uniqueness paired with the components above that make for each person’s own memorable Dreamsea experience.

Check out our most recent video, filmed and edited by Davide Nestola, which captures The Dreamsea Costa Rica Experience at the halfway point of 2019.

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THE VISUALS: This video was filmed and edited by the astoundingly gifted Davide Nestola, who is a creative from Switzerland and is currently exploring the globe and documenting his travels.

You can check out his striking body of work at his personal Website: www.DavideNestola.com

You can also follow his visual explorations via his Youtube page:

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Or his personal Instagram page:

Davide Nestola INSTAGRAM (@Dadanesto) 

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Dreamsea Surf Camp Costa Rica - The Complete Guide!

If you’re travelling around Central America then Costa Rica is a must visit destination.


The amazing wildlife, coastline, volcanoes and activities draw millions of travellers in each year. The only downside of this is that prices have risen and risen and it is now an extremely expensive destination. We wanted a Costa Rican experience where we could surf, see the country and meet locals as well as other travellers. Thankfully we stumbled across Dreamsea Costa Rica.

Dreamsea Costa Rica is a surf camp located in the lush jungle less than a 10 minute drive from the town and beach of Tamarindo. When we read about it online, there was lots of reviews and everybody seemed to love it. So we made up the below guide to try and give anybody thinking of going to the camp an idea of how it all works!

How to Stay At Dreamsea Costa Rica


At Dreamsea Costa Rica you have a few different options as to how you can stay at the camp.

Dreamsea Experience Guests – Guests can book online direct via website and get the full experience with no extra charges. This includes accommodations, airport transportation, breakfast, dinner, surf lessons, surf equipment, yoga lessons, and special weekly excursions and surf trips. Depending on the package you select, prices can range anywhere from $595.00 USD/per week and up.

Bed & Breakfast – Bed & Breakfast guests can book directly via website and also via 3rd party booking sites. This option includes a simple combination of accommodation & breakfast, with the option to add-on your choice of dinner, and the above mentioned activities once in camp.

Volunteer – The best thing about Dreamsea Costa Rica is the volunteer program. This insures the camp is always full and buzzing with activity. It’s a big camp and there is a lot of tasks and chores that need to be done, and the volunteers provide the workforce needed. You can apply through their InstagramWebsite or like us on WorkAway. There are two types of volunteers (Qualified & General), depending on your skill set and interest level. For general volunteers there is a weekly $104.00 USD meal contribution, and while you may be thinking $104.00 USD to volunteer is a bit steep, you get two amazing meals a day and your accommodation in exchange for an hours work (see job types below)! This is a bargain in Costa Rica, as a similar breakfast, bed and dinner in Tamarindo would cost you $50.00 USD/per day easy!

The Dreamsea Costa Rica Volunteer Placement


 There are a handful of Qualified Volunteer positions at Dreamsea where you are exempt from the weekly meal contribution in exchange for a shred more of a weekly volunteer effort. These are:

Surf Instructor – As a Dreamsea surf instructor, you can expect to hold lessons for guests, manage board rentals, board maintenance, help with surf trips, and oversee board coordination for beach runs. Lessons are normally from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on the main beach at Tamarindo, with the weekly work being spread out between all instructors on staff.

Yoga Instructor – Dreamsea yoga instructors organize and lead the daily yoga sessions, typically around 7:00 AM each morning in the jungle, and around sunset in the evenings, either at the beach, at the cliff lookout point, or on the camp’s special weekly trips.

Photographer/Videographer  – In this role you are in charge of capturing photos and videos of the camp atmosphere, day to day life, excursions, surf trips, and other camp activities.

Social Media Director/Writer  – While there are multiple volunteers in the above mentioned roles, Dreamsea carries just one volunteer in this role, and they can expect to work with the photographers to feature select photos on the camp’s social media accounts, along with contributing weekly blog posts for the website.

As noted, all other volunteers are considered general volunteers and are in charge of general camp upkeep and operations. Working hours for general volunteers are typically after breakfast (9:00 – 10:00) unless otherwise stated! Some of those tasks and roles are listed below:

Common Area – Rake the leaves that fall around the camp and keep the common areas clean.

Tents – This job involves preparing all guest tents to a high standard ready for customers.

Bar – Help out behind the bar in the nighttime (hours vary depending on night).

Kitchen Crew – There is both morning (7:30 AM – 8:45 AM) and dinner crews (6:30 PM – 7:45 PM). They handle food preparation, cooking and serving. No kitchen experience needed, and a really nice job to learn how to cook some exotic dishes!

Lavatories & Showers – Cleaning the lavatories and showers twice a day, as well as ensuring there is always the proper toiletries and lavatory necessities are available.

There may also be random jobs called for during your stay, so keep an open mind!

The Dreamsea Daily Schedule


 It’s always nice to get a feel for how your trip will pan out day to day, so here’s an idea of what a normal day at DreamSea looks like:

6:00 AM – Morning surf (inquire with the staff the night before for details).

7:00 AM – Morning yoga in the jungle.

8:30 AM – Huge buffet-style breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, cereals, eggs, coffee and more followed by the morning meeting.

9:00 AM – Daily tasks/jobs.

10:30 AM – Morning runs to the beach begin in the Dreamsea shuttle (on days with no excursions/surf trips).

Throughout the day go surf, eat, swim and explore in Tamarindo. 

6:00 PM – Shuttle runs begin back to camp (usually from El Chiringuito) where people usually shower and relax until dinner time.

7:30 PM – Dinner time! Each night there is a different meal focused on a worldly cuisine, and they are all delicious. Everyone at camp gathers for a feast and it was a highlight of each day for me. Following dinner there is a “tips” talk, where people share one piece of advice on photography, surfing, yoga and more. New camp members are introduced, too (have your favorite dance move ready)!

After dinner people start hanging out, socializing, playing beer pong or just chilling in the mango tree.

10:30 PM – Shuttles start going in to town to whatever place is good that night. Make use of Tamarindo’s ladies nights! Women drink free (and men bring some straws)!

1:00 AM – Shuttles start picking people up to head back to camp at the prearranged spot. Grab some BBQ chicken outside the bars first – Epic!

Surfing At Dreamsea Costa Rica


 Many people come to Dreamsea Costa Rica because they want to learn to surf, or they can already surf and they want to get some waves in the Tamarindo area. The good news is that Dreamsea is great for both!

For beginners, you can book lessons through the surf camp. Just ask the guys, and they will arrange lessons for you. Prices vary depending on how many lessons you purchase, as bulk discounts are available.

These are the three main beaches in the area to surf at:

Playa Tamarindo – Perfect beginners beach right in the middle of the town. Nearly always waves here, but rarely gets very big. Good longboard waves, and occasionally on a shortboard when there is some swell.

Playa Langosta – Easy 15 minute walk from Tamarindo. The wave breaks on a river mouth and is a nicely shaped, powerful wave with the odd barrel section going. It’s good fun, and a popular destination for the morning surf!

Playa Grande – You can take the $1 boat ride across the estuary from Tamarindo to Playa Grande (beware of crocs if paddling across!). Playa Grande is a really fun beach, with multiple peaks breaking the full length of it, generally getting more powerful the further north you go. Find an empty peak and enjoy the isolation of Grande, for sure my favorite of the three beaches.

Weekly Dreamsea Excursions & Surf Trips 


Every week, Dreamsea Costa Rica takes full-paying Dreamsea Experience guests (included in package), and any B&B guests or volunteers who are interested for one special excursion and one special surf trip to different noteworthy destinations across the nearby region of Guanacaste.

Excursions are days where campers take off on a bus to different destinations for a day full of adventure. There are lots of different excursions, and they are a great way to see different parts of Costa Rica. They can include cliff jumping, hiking, waterfalls, hot springs, and mud baths among other activities. Volunteers have the option to pay a discounted rate for the excursions, and the price varies depending on the trip.

There is also one special weekly surf trip the camp organizes. Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, and Playa Marbella are among the common trips.

Make the most of the excursions and surf trips when they happen as it is a great way to see different areas and sights within Costa Rica!

Random Dreamsea Tips!


  • If you want a cheap lunch while in town during the day, find the red car! It’s ¢2,000 for an enormous typical Costa Rican style meal
  • Take lots of bug spray with you, they tend to come out at night
  • Play Flunkyball! you won’t regret it (except maybe the next morning)
  • Light sleeper? Take ear plugs. They’re called Howler Monkeys for a reason!
  • Learn something new that day? Get up and share it during the “tips” time
  • Enjoy the Tamarindo nightlife! Even if you are not a big drinker, going out with the crew is the best way to make friends and have a good laugh the next day.

Well that’s all! These are just a couple of things I would have liked to have known before I went to Dreamsea, and I hope it has helped.  The best thing about Dreamsea is the people in it. We went to Nicaragua with a few mates we made there, and three of them are coming to Ireland to visit in a few weeks. If you’re thinking about going, don’t think anymore, just book it. You will have the time of your life!

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THE WORDS: This feature was written by Charlie Downes, who is from Ireland and is an avid-surfer and world traveler. You can follow his incredible journey via his travel-based website titled Lost & Stoked and also his personal INSTAGRAM.

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Dreamsea Costa Rica - Catch A Wave! (VIDEO)

A In rain, we surf. In shine, we surf. If it swells, we ride it. — At Dreamsea Costa Rica we enjoy life one wave at a time! Come catch one with us!

“Surfing is the most blissful experience you can have on this planet, a taste of heaven.”

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THE VISUALS: This video was filmed and edited by the insanely talented Jonny Stern, who is currently a film student at Emerson College in New York.

You can check out his striking body of work at his personal vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/280856265

You can also follow his visual journey via his personal Instagram page:

@jonny_stern: http://instagram.com/jonny_stern

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