Take advantage of the excellent surf conditions with our surfboard rental and enjoy the waves at two of Costa Rica’s best surfing beaches – the nearby Playa Avellanas and Playa Negra.



Learn to surf

New to surfing?  We can arrange surf lessons with our friends at Avellanas Surf School with instructors who have been surfing this area for decades! Lessons are 90 minutes, for all levels, and take place at Playa Avellanas, just 1 km away.

Surfboards and boogie boards rental

Drift Away Lodge offers surfboards and boogie boards rental to all our guests. Boogie boarding at the beach is fun for the entire family! Or grab a surfboard and head to some of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica! We also offer beach umbrellas and beach towels.

More Experiences

Crocodile Riverboat Cruise

Get up close and personal with these ancient reptiles as they bask in the sun on the banks of the Tempisque River.

Horseback Riding

Experience the beauty of some of this area’s hidden spots on a horseback.

Scuba Diving

Dive the spectacular rock formations and reefs that surround the Catalina Islands.

Sunset Sail

Relax and enjoy the waves and views of the Costa Rican shoreline from a catamaran or monohull sailboat.

Thermal Hot Springs

Enjoy the warm waters of the Rio Negro, naturally heated by the Rincon de la Vieja volcano – the largest volcano in Guanacaste.

Turtle Watching

A once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing opportunity awaits at Playa Ostional, where once a month (in season), a rare phenomenon occurs.

Yoga & Wellness

There is no shortage of beautiful places to practice yoga in our piece of paradise.


If you want an opportunity to experience the Costa Rican jungle from another angle, don’t miss a chance to soar through the trees on a canopy tour!