Surf school, Costa Rica

Guests at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica (Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste; phone 506 2696 0000) located on the northwestern coast, may take surf classes through the Four Seasons parner Tropicsurf. Classes range from a 2-hour lesson ($220 per person) to a full-day trip of about seven hours ($490 per person, two people minimum).

Suitable for beginners or advanced surfers, the classes are taught by expert guides. Room rates at the hotel run $475 to $2,395 a night.