Learn Spanish, Surf or Yoga, Turtle and Adventure, Costa Rica

  • Organizer: Jakera Costa Rica
  • Type: Surf
  • Starting From: 05-January-2020
  • Duration: 29 Days
  • Area: Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Food: Vegetarian, Vegan options
  • Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Sea,Forest,Close To Nature,River


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


The people around me at Jakera feel like one big family, doing lots of nice activities. We have parties at night, we go liking, and we volunteer.

I’ve already recommended to others because Jakera is just an amazing experience you can’t find in Europe!

 Source: Website

Best place to stay in Santa Teresa, the food is amazing and I’ve met the best people here. Definitely worth a visit!

Source: Facebook

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    Core Subject: Spanish Teacher

    Peggy is a professional who have mastered the techniques in the respective field of teaching Spanish and she is also front office director


Embrace the Pura Vida of Costa Rica on the Pacific Coast in the Surfer’s Paradise of Santa Teresa

Join us on an adventure that’ll take you right to the heart of Costa Rica, where you’ll meet a nation of fiercely proud and fun-loving ‘Ticos’ (Costa Rican’s name for themselves.

It may be small, but this peaceful, sun-drenched corner of Central America holds over 5% of the world’s biodiversity, boasting more national parks per square meter than any other country in the world. It is also home to some of the most important nesting sites for endangered turtles.

This program starts on the first Sunday of each month, so clients can ‘settle in’ before the program proper starts on Monday morning.

Programmed activities include Spanish Lessons, professional Surf or Yoga Lessons, Volunteering in a range of projects in Santa Teresa and a turtle volunteer placement with Cirenas.

This is a traveling adventure so you can explore and enjoy the beautiful hinterland of Costa Rica and get a real feel for the biodiversity of this special part of the world.

Your experience is based at ‘Jakera Jungle Surf Camp’ where 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 10 min 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 and varied but there is still free time to enjoy a great social life!

Week 1 

  • 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM - Breakfast
  • 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Spanish Lesson
  • 12:00 PM - 13:00 PM - Lunch
  • 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM - Surf or Yoga MO / TU / TH / FR ( Jungle River Hike on WE)
  • Weekend Free or optional activity


Week 2

  • 07:30 AM -08:30 AM - Breakfast
  • 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Spanish Lesson
  • 12:00 PM - 13:00 PM - Lunch
  • 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM - Volunteering MO / TU / TH / FR (Hike to the Rockpools WE)
  • Weekend Free or optional activity

Week 3

  • Monday - Thursday Turtle conservation project at Cirenas
  • Weekend Free or optional activity


Week 4

  • 4-days road trip to Monteverde National Park, hiking trips, and exploration of the tropical forests.
  • Weekend Free or optional activity

Jakera Jungle Surf Camp is a dream-like place in between the forests with a swimming pool. Visitors may get to see wildlife like red squirrels, howler monkeys, different species of hummingbirds, etc.

As one big family, you will get in touch with all generations of the Jakera Family in the Camp including the animals.

You will need to help with cleaning dishes and keep your room and public areas tidy.

Leave it cleaner than you found it, is the pro-active rule for Jakera Jungle Camp.

You have a choice of either washing your own clothes or using a laundry service in the local towns at weekends, which costs about $2 per kilo.

We are looking forward to welcome you in our “HOME AWAY FROM HOME”

Accommodation is single sex dorms with bunk beds (single, twin and double rooms also available upon request and for a supplement) and separate toilet and shower facilities (hot and cold water!). Breakfast and lunch are provided and the daily routine will be structured to accommodate the quality of the surf, as we try to create opportunities for the beach in between our priorities of Spanish lessons and volunteering.

All food in our camp is organic, sourced from local farmers and fishermen with garnishes and tidbits from our own garden. Our menu is predominantly vegetarian, though we do also serve locally sourced meat and fish.

Safe drinking water, tea, coffee, natural soft drinks will be provided throughout at each meal. Beers and sodas are not included.

Although menus will be local, they’ll be tempered to western tastes and vegetarians are easily accommodated. Salads, simple soups, tortillas, sweet plantains and local food made of tubers (similar to potatoes) are also popular.

  • Group Travel with Peoples all over the world
  • Surfing or Yoga or combine both
  • Volunteer work for the community
  • Hikes to discover the region
  • Home away from home feeling in our big family
  • Work with Kids and Turtles
  • 28 Nights Shared rooms in Jakera Jungle Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Brunch (weekends)
  • 20 Spanish lessons
  • 4 Surf lessons or 8 Yoga Classes
  • 3 Nights stay on the road trip to Monteverde (Breakfast & Lunch incl.)
  • 3 nights Turtle Conservation Volunteer at Cirenas (3 Meals included per day)
  • 2 Guided hikes
  • Guided Volunteer Activities
  • all described activities

Jakera Club


Coming to this location will give you an island feel through the ‘off-road’ terrain. After clearing the immigration process and customs, you will start the multi logistical transfer to the Nicoya Peninsula.

You will reach Puntarenas after 1-hour road transfer, then a 1-hour ferry to Paquera across the Golfo de Nicoya. From there you will head to your destination which is 1-hour away on the Pacific Coast at Santa Teresa. 

  • A full refund will be deposited if the cancellation is done 60 days prior to the arrival.
  • 50% of the refund will be initiated if the cancellation is done between 31-60 days before your arrival.
  • The whole amount will be charged and no refunds will be given if the cancellation is done 30 days before the arrival.
  • The penalties will be recorded from the date we receive your cancellation notification.
  • The cancellation request must be made via email or post. 
  • We have the right to cancel the course due to emergency reasons or orders at any time. 
  • A 30% deposit of the total course fee is required during the time of reservation.
  • We reserve the right to refuse the admissions if the guests don’t have the required documents or if they do not comply with our terms and conditions.