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Jaco Surf School

Calle Bohio, Jaco, Costa Rica
011 506 8829 4697
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Ranked #28 of 62 activities in Jaco
Type: Surf Camps
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Jaco, Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

World ranked surf expert, Gustavo Castillo, runs the BEST surf school in ALL of Jaco. We have had dozens of visitors over the years take lessons from his team and everyone of them have been more than pleased with the results. Gustavo guarantees you will get up and surf and enjoy yourself. PLUS you can use his board for up... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The first time we walked up to Jaco beach we were greeted by Jaco Surf School workers who were very polite, not pushy, and very intriguing. The invited my husband and I to their busy tent and explained their service: $50 per person for a beginners lesson which consists of about 15-20 minutes on land and about an hour in... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We (one kid of mine and two borrowed) took lessons from Gus and his boys a few weeks ago. We were all first-time surfers (ages 18, 20, 21 and 53), and by the end of the lesson we were all able to stand and ride. Gus knows his stuff (an experienced surfer and teacher), and his staff is capable and... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I was privileged enough to get surfing lessons from Jaco Surf School's owner Gustavo Castillo. Gus has been surfing for over 30 years & has won championships around the world. His team is very knowledgeable and helped me learn to love the sport of surfing. I highly recommend!

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Gustavo runs a really good organization with very good instructors. Our kids (ages 10 and 8) had no previous surfing experience and they were each surfing quite well within a few minutes of getting in the water! They first have a dry-land instruction where they teach people the proper form and techniques. Soon thereafter they are in the water with... More

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Alajuela
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Some friends invited me to take surf lessons in Jaco three weeks ago an I said yes because I was trying to find a sport that can be practice with my 14 years old son Sebastian. Finally we start with a little nervous but the teacher Gustavo gave us trust every tip and recommendation was very clear so after a... More

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Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We were able to get same day lessons for our group of 8. Gustavo (retired pro) and his crew of instructors were great with each member of our group, which ranged in age from 6 to 42. By the end of the 2 hour lesson, everyone had managed the "stand up" surf position. Most of the children in our group... More

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guayaquil - ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This was not my first time trying to surf, I tought I was never going to be able to surf. Then I met Gustavo Castillo, he is the best surf coach I could ever found, he will give you all the information and knowledge that you need to start surfing and improve. Now im catching waves !!! he also helped... More

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Potomac, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Spending the day in Jaco- learning to surf and then getting fish tacos at Bubbas is the perfect day. The Jaco surf school run by Gustavo Castillo is amazing. The staff is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I got up quickly with their instruction and can not wait to surf again.

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Catania, Italia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I will always be so thankful to Jaco Surfschool Costa Rica and all the amazing people working there for the incredible and unique experience I had in Jaco. I took an intensive 3 weeks Surf course and I feel so proud about my learning and quick improvements: from learning the simplest basics and how to stand on a board, I'm... More

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