COSTA RICA SURF CAMP VACATION

We just spent a week at Kalon Surf Camp in Costa Rica for our family vacation. It was such an exceptional place and an amazing vacation that I wanted to share the highlights with you. Kalon Surf Camp Resort is a small boutique luxury hotel that accommodates about ten guests per week. It’s located at the top of a mountain overlooking the Pacific in Dominical, located about a 2.5 hour drive south of San Jose airport on the Pacific coast. This was the view from my balcony in my room that took my breath away.

room view

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Kalon is all-inclusive, so fresh food is prepared for all meals and served from the central dining table that looks out to the infinity pool.

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PURA VIDA:

A Costa Rican phrase, meaning pure life, full of life, this is living!, going great, or real living. The phrase can be used both as a greeting or a farewell, as an answer expressing that things are going well, or as a way of giving thanks.
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We surfed five days in total. The ratio was about 2-3 students per instructor, but my 10 year-old mostly had one on one instruction. They taught us theory, technique, and watched us closely to improve with every ride taken. It was amazing that within 5 minutes in the water on the first day out we were all taking rides. It was pure magic – a sandy bottom, small roller waves, and the warmest water. Surfing is all about having the right conditions and Kalon is located close to several beaches, all perfect for learning and perfecting your surfing. Here we are pulling up at the beach for our first day.

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