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Dreamsea Surf Camp

Finca Los Jobos S/N, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica
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#18 of 110 Specialty lodging in Tamarindo
Dreamsea Costa Rica is an eco-friendly, self-sustained, glamping & surf camp, strategically constructed on a 10,000 square meter patch of obscure land, centrally located in the magical jungles of Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We provide a unique opportunity for the adventurous traveler to experience the authentic Costa Rican way of life, through a seamless marriage of Surfing & Glamping. Through daily surfing, glamping, yoga, remote beach and waterfall excursions, paired with countless of other activities, our surf camp serves as a foundation to connect with yourself, other adventurous travelers, and Costa Rica's extraordinary offerings of nature and wildlife. Dreamsea is within 2-3 kilometers of proximity to four of the most exquisite beaches (Playa Tamarindo, Playa Langosta, Playa Avellanas, and Playa Grande) that the Guanacaste region beholds. Our motto is "Collect moments, not things". Once you arrive in camp, you have to check out of regular life and check into your inner tranquility. While you are at Dreamsea, be prepared to open your mind, body, and soul, ultimately forming memories that will last a lifetime. Dreamsea is doing, Dreamsea is feeling, Dreamsea is simply being you.
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Saadi C wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
It was an amazing experience (out of this world, emphasis added) with Dreamsea. Surfing for the first time, I was staying at a hotel in Tamarindo. It felt empty. Then I heard about Dreamsea from a friend and gave it a try. I'm so much the richer in life, as a result. Memories formed, friendships forged that I'd retain over a lifetime. In a nutshell, Dreamsea is not just a surfing camp. It is an experience that everyone who enjoys surfing should have. There are many things that are unique about Dreamsea: it's charming set up in the middle of the jungle. It cosy atmosphere. The tree house where I read. The lazy dog lying stretched on the ground in a small pool of light. The people that I met. Who came from all over the world with their unique stories. And, last but not the least, the engaging activities that Dreamsea organises. The trips to the sea in their blue pick up. It's simply superb. Highly recommend Dreamsea.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Whitney O wrote a review Mar 2020
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I volunteered at DreamSea as an Artist and thanks to this opportunity I had the time of my life. I found there to be an incredible community here, led by the owner and staff who connect with everyone who stays to truly create a family, one that is evolving constantly. DreamSea is a camp in the jungle of Costa Rica, a 10 minute car ride from Tamarindo. There are lots of animals and lots of life in this sweet spot. The camp owns two dogs (which had puppies while I was there!) there are two kitties roamin and you will hear birds, monkeys, roosters and more. If you are a volunteer you stay in a dorm with other volunteers and as a guest you stay in lovely spacious glamping tents. I lucked out on my first few nights and got my own tent - then moved to the BUS (which was quirky and ultimately the dopest spot) I stayed with 6 other girls and we became such good friends, we ended up traveling to Nicaragua together! You will find yourself doing yoga at 7am with amazing teachers and then eat a pretty lavish breakfast at 8 (dinner is at 7:30-ish) Yes, its important to get there on time if you want all the fixings because most people at the camp are very active and they’re hungry. The food is amazing. It is always different, authentic and very nutritious, I miss it! Seconds are allowed after everyone has eaten so pay attention and get in line! Everyone is super friendly. My first night I arrived at dinner almost 30 minutes late, there was nothing left D; but people realized and went to the kitchen and found a bunch of food for me, another girl even offered her plate! You quickly feel at home here. Every morning the shuttles come at 10 am. As an artist volunteer I had a lot of work to do. I had to repaint all the bathrooms and then tackle a bunch of murals. So, I went into town later in the day… and I usually walked. Tamarindo is about a 25 minute walk away from camp and DreamSea says that on the website. But honestly, the walk is nice and if you stick out your thumb you will almost always find a ride with a local. We usually hitch hiked if we missed the shuttle and have some fun stories from it. Shuttles bring you back to camp around 6pm. Its up to you whether you want to stay in town or not. Its never difficult to get a ride, Taxi's are abundant and are only around $8. Every night after dinner there is a meeting where Ollie or Artem explain what is going on within the next week or two. The camp organizes a lot of trips, so go on them! Whether it is to an amazing beach for the surf, a rodeo trip, cliff diving or even exotic hot springs, take that adventure with the people at the camp, you’re bound to make some amazing friends and memories! The meeting also introduces new arrivals and sends off the people who have stayed at the camp. Its really a wonderful experience where you can express your love for one another and remember the times you have shared. The meetings are always lovely because of Ollie and Artem. They couldn’t be more opposite in their personalities, but they are both so beautifully genuine. Talk to them! They are great people. They can give you advice on places to go and things to do and are always down for a laugh. <3 (My favorite memories include: Learning to surf!!! Music Bingo. Laughter yoga on the beach. Songs around the campfire. The stars. Playa Avellanas/Playa Grande. Matos Surf Shop. Thursday night Markets and the Full Moon @ Playa Langosta ❤ Leaving is hard! You will meet forever friends here and cherish your experiences. I came back after Nicaragua because I couldn’t stay away. I’ve met multiple people throughout my journey that have been to DreamSea and keep coming back. If you want to wake up in hammocks, chillout in a treehouse and spend the night on a beach then this is the place for you. You will be closer to nature than you ever have before.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Helen V wrote a review Jan 2020
Munich, Germany7 contributions2 helpful votes
The dreamsea surfcamp is a beautiful place in the jungle close to Tamarindo. It’s a paradise for (solo) travelers to meet people, share memories and make friends for life! The tents are beautiful and the common areas are perfect to chill out & relax. Start your day at 7 o’clock on the amazing jungle platform with free yoga and enjoy a nice breakfast after that before you head to the beach for surfing, volleyball or just hang out. The food is amazing and freshly cooked every evening (also vegetarian/vegan). Everyday the team organizes something fun to do like pub quiz, music bingo or movie nights and they always bring all the guests and volunteers together to connect and enjoy! If you have the chance to go there - do it :-)
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
James L wrote a review Jan 2020
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Dreamsea always had something to do and never a dull moment. Made the whole entire trip to Costa Rica worth it if your looking for a place to stay when in Costa Rica this is the place to be. Manager Ollie always made sure everything was good and everybody was having a good time.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
VinBen wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Dreamsea is the best place to stay in Costa Rica. Everybody there treats you like family, the manager Ollie really takes care of everybody. Ollie made sure i got home safely from every excursion. Not only did he make sure I got home safe, he also made sure i was welcome and comfortable with all the other guests.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dreamsea Surf Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Dreamsea Surf Camp?
Nearby attractions include Lydia Beech Art Boutique (1.4 miles), Papaya Con Leche (1.2 miles), and Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dreamsea Surf Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Dreamsea Surf Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dreamsea Surf Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dreamsea Surf Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cactus Restaurant, Breaking Bread, and Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon.
Does Dreamsea Surf Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dreamsea Surf Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dreamsea Surf Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.