Surf the Breaks at Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Grab five buds and head to Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, where the Costa Rica Surfing Company offers an eight-day, seven-night surf vacation that includes six private, four-hour lessons, mid-week massage, a sunset catamaran tour, and a stay in a six-person poolside condo with a stocked kitchen. A private chef is available upon request.
Beverage of choice: Bavaria Gold, a pilsner brewed in San Jose. You’ll need one (or three) after a hot day on the water.
Be sure to pack: Flashlight and extra batteries; rolling blackouts are common
Book it: From $1,680 per person, costaricasurfingcompany.com, year-round.