Frequently Asked Questions Planning Your VacationTravelling to/from NosaraSurfing QuestionsGetting ready for my stay at Surf SimplyStaying at Surf SimplyNon surfing tours and activitiesHealth and safetyCosta RicaOther Stuff... Planning Your Vacation01Is Surf Simply requiring that all guests are vaccinated against COVID 19?02When is Surf Simply open each year?03What methods of payment do you accept?04How does the booking process work?05What's the cancellation policy?06Should I buy travel insurance / trip insurance?07Do I need to buy medical insurance?08Does my stay at Surf Simply have to be from Saturday to Saturday?09Can I stay for less than a week?10Can non-surfers come too? Do they get a discount?11Where can I find out about prices?12What's included in the Surf Simply package?13Can I just do surf lessons if I am already staying elsewhere?14Can I book out the entire resort for me and my friends?15Is there a minimum age for kids?16What time of year offers the best weather and waves?17Can I extend my stay in Nosara? Where should I stay?18Should I stay for one week or two?19Do you get a lot of solo travellers like me? Travelling to/from Nosara01How do my transfers work?02When and where should I book my flights for?03Can I fly into Nosara? Surfing Questions01What is the coach to student ratio?02What if the waves are too small or too big?03Can we surf at other spots?04Can I surf outside the lessons?05Can I surf on the Wednesday?06Do you coach intermediate and advanced surfers?07What is a level 1, 2, 3 or 4 surfer? What level am I?08Can I and should I bring my own board?09Do you also coach traditional long boarding (i.e. nose riding)?10Can I wear glasses or contact lenses in the surf?11What should I wear when I am surfing in Costa Rica?12Last time I surfed I got bruised hips/ribs/knees. Can I do anything to prevent this?13What If I can't swim?14Does it matter if I am out of shape?15Do you teach complete beginners?16What happens if we can't go surfing for some reason?17Which are the internationally recognised surf coach and beach lifeguard awards? Getting ready for my stay at Surf Simply01What can I do to get in shape for my upcoming surf trip?02What should I pack?03Do I need to bring any type of electrical adapter for the plug outlets in Costa Rica?04Do I need to bring much cash?05Is it ok to bring my laptop?06Should I bring travellers checks or a credit card?07Do I need to bring towels? Staying at Surf Simply01Do you get cell phone reception at Surf Simply?02Do you have wifi at Surf Simply?03What currency do people use in Costa Rica?04Is there an ATM locally?05Should I tip my coach or the other staff at Surf Simply?06What is a typical day at Surf Simply like?07What's the schedule for the week?08What is the night life like in Nosara?09Where do we eat all our meals?10Do the rooms have a safe in them?11What about pets & smokers? Non surfing tours and activities01Should I schedule tours and activities ahead of time or wait?02Will we have the chance to do stand up paddle boarding too?03Which tours and activities are included when I'm staying at the resort?04Can we go sports fishing? Health and safety01Do I need medical insurance?02Do I also need travel insurance?03As a woman, is it safe to travel by myself?04Is there a place to buy toiletries and other goods?05Do I need to get any shots before travelling to Costa Rica?06Are there safes in the room?07Should I worry about petty theft?08Can I Surf If I Am Pregnant? Costa Rica01When is Costa Rica's "wet season" and what is it like?02Are there sharks?03What about bugs?04What wildlife am I likely to see around Surf Simply?05Is it easy to spot monkeys in the trees?06What about turtles?07Do people speak English or Spanish? Other Stuff...01Where else do you run Surf Simply coaching courses?02Do you ever offer discount prices?