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Del Mar Surf Camp

Playa Hermosa, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
1-855-8-335-627
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Ranked #7 of 62 activities in Jaco
Type: Surf Camps, Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Metairie, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Booked this through the hotel and am so glad I did. I have surfed before but my friend never had so we decided it would be best to book a lesson. Our instructor Walter picked us up from the hotel and drove us down to the beach. He took the time to get to know us and really tried to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The surf instruction and yoga classes were amazing. It was such a fun girls getaway. I was however disappointed with the accomodations. The beds were hard and uncomfortable and there was mold on my bathroom ceiling. The shower resembled a YMCA shower. The food at the hotel was really delicious but the service was poor. The front desk was also... More

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

Greetings from Costa Rica! Thanks for your review and feedback. We will make sure to let the hotel know about your comments. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our service with surf instruction and yoga classes. Pura Vida, Del Mar Surf Camp More

Richboro, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Wow. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Del Mar Surf Camp. The staff is professional and overly helpful. This trip was all that I could have asked for and more. Thank you for an amazing week and an unforgettable experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We loved this place. The website really does not do it justice. The hotel was beautiful, with carved wood doors and a great tropical feel. The surf instructors were awesome, very patient and fun to hang out with. The surf conditions are so ideal, it's surprisingly easy to learn to surf. I highly recommend this surf camp and hotel to... More

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

Pura Vida from Costa Rica! Thank you so much for your comments about the Surf Camp and Club del Mar Hotel. We look forward to see you again. Pura Vida, Del Mar Surf Camp Team More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I decided to visit Costa Rica on a last minute birthday getaway and the staff at DelMar Surf Camp made that all possible. From Maria to Carlos to Pollo (surf instructor) they all went above & beyond to make not only my experience in Jaco incredible but also my birthday one that I won't forget. I am planning to return... More

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

Happy Birthday ! Thanks for choosing Del Mar to come and spend your birthday. We were delighted with your company and really look forward to have you back. It was great to get to know you. Remember that you always have a family in Costa Rica. Pura Vida, Del Mar Surf Camp team More

Marietta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have been wanting to surf Costa Rica for ten years so when I went looking for a surf school I was looking for a well reviewed site. They connected me with Costa Rican pro surfer Jefferson Tascon and I learned more than I expected. Jefferson is the man and after 5 days of surfing it was the experience I... More

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

Greetings from Costa Rica! Thanks for your kind review. We are so glad that your dream came true and you were able to visit our amazing country and ride some waves. Jefferson is a great instructor no doubt! We look forward to see you again and thanks for choosing us. Pura Vida, Del Mar Surf Camp Team More

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

First trip as a solo female traveler and signed up for a week of surf and yoga through Del Mar Surf camp and staying at the Del Mar Hotel & Resort. It was the best week ever. My surf instructor Jefferson (WHAT UP!) is a real pro - legit, a Costa Rican pro - and got me up riding and... More

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

Pura Vida from Del Mar Surf Camp! Thanks for your nice review. It is great to hear that you took good advantage of Jefferson's knowledge and coaching skills. Also that you had a busy and wonderful week full of surf + yoga.. We look forward to see you again visiting Del Mar Surf Camp Del Mar Surf Camp Team More

Newcastle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Del Mar Surf Camp taught 6 kids ages 7 through 12 and two adults to surf in a matter of minutes. The kids had a two hour lesson with three instructors and the adults had a two hour lesson with one intructor. This was more than enough time to learn the basics and ride the waves. All the instructors showed... More

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

Greetings from Costa Rica! Thanks for taking some time to write a review about your experience surfing with Del Mar! We are so glad that you guys had a good time and that it was fun and safe for the kids and adults. We look forward to having you guys again in Costa Rica ! Pura Vida, Del Mar Surf... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I picked Del Mar Surf Camp for a solo trip based on the flexibility of the programs I could do (both in length and activities) and based on the wonderful reviews I found on Trip Advisor. The entire trip was wonderful, every moment. I loved my instructor and all of the staff that I interacted with -- everything was so... More

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

Pura Vida from Del Mar Surf Camp, Thank you so much for your review! We are really happy to hear that you can't wait to come back and visit us again. Also to know that you felt comfortable and happy around all the staff and enjoyed your week of surfing. We can't wait to have you back in Del Mar!... More

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