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Address: Playa Hermosa, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-855-8-335-627
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Description: Del Mar Surf Camp is the premiere surf camp in Costa Rica with over nine...
Del Mar Surf Camp is the premiere surf camp in Costa Rica with over nine years of experience teaching people how to surf. We provide a maximum of 2 to 1 student to instructor ratio with local Costa Rican surfers providing a safe and quality surf instruction guaranteed for everyone to catch waves. Our all inclusive surf camps include everything from daily yoga classes, daily nature walks & healthy meals to create the perfect vacation in paradise. Owned & operated by local Costa Rican, you can be rest assured that your experience will exemplify all the "Pura Vida" culture Costa Rica has to offer.
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Our First Time Surfing -- A Success!

This was my husband's and my first time surfing and we could not have been more impressed with our experience. We were greeted by Javier, our instructor, upon arrival for our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was my husband's and my first time surfing and we could not have been more impressed with our experience. We were greeted by Javier, our instructor, upon arrival for our early morning surf lesson. He provided us with rash guards and taught us the basics about the board and the movements. We then hit the water pretty soon after.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were in Jaco for just a few days, and I really wanted to learn how to surf. I hesitated to book a lesson in advance because the weather had been unpredictable and our travel plans were still evolving. On our last morning, I called several surf schools at 8 a.m. to find out that lessons were already in session... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

you must surf. We weren't going to do this excursion but decided last minute to give it a try. It was my husband's first time and something I haven't done in over 20 years. Our instructor was great and we had a wonderful time. It almost convinced my husband to pick it up back home. I would recommend Del Mar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had an incredible lesson with Marcel - watched the sun set from the SUP. Harder than it looks, but memory of a lifetime. Marcel living la pura vida - jealous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I can't say enough great things about the staff-David, Yor Urena, Jesus, Juan Carlos, Maria, Nester (photographer), and Regita (yoga). I hope I am not missing any one! They were kind, flexible, and always helpful. The condo was beautiful, and the surfing was UNBELIEVABLE. We felt safe and I even was up on my first try! The restaurant was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Marcel was AMAZING! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this great experience. I really don't care too much for the ocean and really only went because this is something my husband was interested in. I didn't think I would care too much about surfing, but Marcel was so patient, fun, encouraging, and helpful. He was a fabulous instructor. He... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have had such a positive experience on both our visits to Costa Rica. One of the best parts of our trips has been our surf lessons with Del Mar Surf Camp & time spent with instructors. Del Mar has built a terrific program & has the best instructors around (Marcel, Anderson & Jesus)! Keep doing all the great things... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

First time to Costa Rica and from the moment I stepped off the plane I was treated BETTER than could have imagined. I was there for a week and was treated like a king daily. The people at Del Mar Surf Camp know their stuff. From Surfing to Yoga the instructors were knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely going back and will... More 

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Maria del Mar A, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hola, Grettings from Del Mar Surf Camp! Beyond my wildest Expectations... that couldn't make us happier to read. Thank you so much! So sweet that you felt welcomed and happy with us. Also that you enjoyed the surf, yoga and our staff friendship. We can't wait to see you again and let us show you some more fun! Pura Vida,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I spent a week with Del Mar Surf Camp at the beginning of August. It was absolutely one of the best experiences of my life! The people are so friendly and everything was top notch. My host Paola could not have been more fun, entertaining and educational about the area. It was as if I was vacationing with my best... More 

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Maria del Mar A, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hola Pura Vida, Thanks for review. We are super happy to hear that you had a good time. Totally agree that Paola is wonderful. She is one of a kind girl. Super special chica and we guarantee that you have new friends in Costa Rica! Jefferson is not only a great surfer but a great surf instructor and fun to... More 

Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was our third vacation with Del Mar Surf Camp. As usual they did not disappoint. We enjoyed returning to the Jaco location. Our host Paola was awesome. She was a great companion in a very fun week of surfing, yoga, excellent meals and nature walks. I feel as though I have made a new friend and would love to... More 

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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review

Greetings from Del Mar Team! Magical is a perfect word. That is how we live our life and try to share it with people that want to join our adventure. Thank you so much for your beautiful words. We are so proud of our country and waves. Paola and Marcel are awesome and we are stoked to have them in... More 

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