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Del Mar Surf Camp

Playa Hermosa, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
1-855-8-335-627
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Ranked #6 of 61 activities in Jaco
Type: Surf Camps
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
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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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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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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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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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Newcastle, Washington
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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

8 days of pure fun! My surf teacher, Marcel Maduro allows me to quickly progress, always encouraging, stretching me to my limits and doing so in a beautiful setting. Jennifer Saunders, my yoga teacher was great and totally set the movements for me to relax and prepare my body and mind to benefit from such a great week. The service... More

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

Greetings From Del Mar Family! Thanks for your review. We are stoked to know that you enjoyed surfing with Marcel. He is no doubt a great person and instructor. Jen is a sweetheart, it is awesome that you also had good yoga during your week. We can thank you enough for choosing us and hope to see you back in... More

bronxville, ny
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Del Mar Surf Camp for 8 days in their Jaco location. I chose the yoga/surf package. This was a very last minute trip and I traveled alone. Carlos from reservations was able to set up my reservation super quickly and gave me all of the information I would need- what to pack, airport... More

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

Greetings from Del Mar Jaco, We have no words to express how much we appreciate your magnificent review. Thank you for all the details. It was a true pleasure to meet you and can't wait to see you back with your new friends in Del Mar Surf Camp! Pura Vida More

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

For the past 5 years, my friends and I have been on many surf trips. This is our second time with Del Mar. We had a custom trip of both Jaco and St. Teresa locations. The instructors we helpful and fun. Maria joined us in St. Teresa and her local knowledge and hostess stills can't be beat. We had a... More

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

Pura Vida my Del Mar Girls! We have to say that we had the honor to receive an amazing group of ladies in the house! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. We are truly happy to know that you have been to most of the surf camps in Costa Rica and that we had the opportunity to have... More

Temple, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We can't say enough about the good people we met at Del Mar. Marcel "Marswell" Marduro, John "pollo" Badilla Badilla, and Jesus Salinas Morales were incredible teachers and people. We worked with them for 6 days for 1-2 hours and they became our friends. My son 13 transitioned from surfing a long board to pumping his instructor's 5 foot 8... More

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

Greetings from beautiful Costa Rica, Wow! thank you so much for your review. The boys how we call them are fantastic. We are so glad that they took good care of your family and specially that you consider our instructors as your friends. Marcel, Pollo and Jesus will remain sharing their passion for surfing, the ocean and our surroundings. We... More

Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My sister and I used Del Mar Surf Camp for a very special girls trip 19-25 August 2013. We signed up for their 5 day Swell Surf and Yoga Package with an additional adventure tour. Everything about the camp was great. Like other reviews mention it's not so much a surf camp with a bunch of people doing the same... More

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

Hello from Costa Rica! We can thank you enough for being so specific about the details of your trip and are extremely happy to know that you guys enjoyed every activity that we plan with a lot of love for our clients. Highly enjoyed that you guys liked the fact that we are not a normal surf camp with a... More

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