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Tortuga Surf School

Calle Santa Ana, Avenida Pastor Diaz, Jaco 60101, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 62 activities in Jaco
Type: Surf Camps
Owner description: Tortuga Surf Camp is the choice for the traveler who wants to enjoy and discover the wonders of surf at an affordable price.Located strategically in... more » Owner description: Tortuga Surf Camp is the choice for the traveler who wants to enjoy and discover the wonders of surf at an affordable price.Located strategically in the south end of Jaco Beach, this calm mellow beach breaks will be the classroom where our ISA certified instructor will lead you trough the this Costa Rican surfing experience. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have been to 3 other surf camps and although I had a great time at all of them, I never felt the urge to write a review until Tortuga. A lot of people on here that said "there's a reason Tortuga is #1".. and I thought, "great.. what is it?" Didn't really find the answer then, but now, as... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very efficient and super fun lessons! You feel really safe in the hands of these guys. I learned so much in just two days and I wish that I could have stayed for longer. Once I felt comfortable on the board, they helped me challenge myself which led to immediate improvements in my surf.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My family took the surfing lessons. All of us had a great time. All the instructors were gracious, helpful and professional. The head instructor (Michael) was not only an excellent coach, but also a great host. The smile and laugh from my family during the activity with Michael and his staff was the result of their gracious coaching and hospitality.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had an incredible experience with Tortuga - I wanted to learn surfing as a new skill this vacation - from the fundamentals of surf safety, proper board positioning, paddling, pushing, rolling, to wave timing, turning, energy conservation, and feeling comfortable standing on a board. I spent 1 week with Tortuga on my vacation and learned a tremendous amount (while... More

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San Gil, Colombia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had 3 days in Costa Rica and wanted to spend it surfing and enjoying the Costa Rican wildlife - Tortuga surf school and its hotel Perico Azul were highly rated and reasonably priced so I decided to give them a go. So happy I did - the instructors are fantastic, really look after you and know their stuff, I... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After deciding to book surfing lessons, I researched various surf schools in the area. I decided to book with Tortuga after reading the reviews and I wasn't disappointed. I'm beyond happy I chose to take lessons with Mike and his staff. Mike was so easy to communicate with and always answered e-mails quickly. My family and I learned so much... More

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Ingolstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Everybody who wants to learn or improve his surfing skills I can really recommend to go to Tortuga Surf School. The price is absolutely worth. You have a one-to-one training with your own guide which is really special in all the offers I have seen till now. The Trainer is only focused on you and they are high professional working.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went with girlfriend and my dad, none of us had every been on a surf board before. Within 10 minutes we were all standing up and having a great time. Instructors were great, 1:1. The perfect Jaco activity. Even send you action pictures at the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

I have never surfed before and was terrified. Not only do they make you feel comfortable right away, but build your confidence to the point where I was able to stand up and ride on my first try!! They staff is professional yet fun and they provide you with water and pictures/videos for free! Im a surfer now....and I'll definitely... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A friend and I decided to go to surf school for four days after I had been studying in San Jose for a couple of weeks studying Spanish. Wow. We were NOT disappointed. Mike and his crew offer some of the best, cost-effective surf lessons you could ask for. The instructors are patient but push you just enough to get... More

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