We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tortuga Surf School

Calle Santa Ana, Avenida Pastor Diaz, Jaco 60101, Costa Rica
50688476289
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #2 of 61 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
Write a Review

147 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    145
    2
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I am sharing this review after getting back from an amazing surfing and paddle-boarding trip to Jaco Beach, Costa Rica that exceeded our expectations. Tortuga Surf Camp was trustworthy, professional, safe, and fun. If this it was you want, look no further! Call now before they fill up! The owners of the camp are Celine and Mike. We took lessons... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

This activity was just supposed to be a bucket list check for a curvy 45 year old woman. Mike, Alonzo and Doug were the instructors for me, my sister and my husband. They helped change a one-time bucket list activity into a lifelong love of surfing. They taught how to surf safe, how to listen and feel the ocean and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Mike, Yosh, Doggy, Rasta - you guys are the bomb! Ok, here's the real info for TA readers: I took my 15 year old daughter to Jaco to learn to surf, and she was riding waves on the first morning! Mike runs a fantastic school with one on one one instruction in the water. There was not another surf school... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

I couldn't say more positive things about these guys. I was absolutely hooked after the first 5 minutes. I had planned on doing a canopy tour, horse back riding and ATVing while in Jaco, but after my first lesson with Mike I decided to spend all my funds on more surfing lessons! The guys have the most contagious positive energy,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wintergreen, va
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Miguel and the whole crew at TSC (Josh, Rasta, Espana, and everyone else) are the real deal when it comes to top notch surf instructors. My girlfriend and I were absolute first timers and did a private lesson. From the very beginning of the lesson they laid out very clearly the plan, objectives, and approaches we would be taking. Safety,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Philadelphia, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is our 2nd year going to Tortuge Surf Camp and we couldn't love it more. Mike and all the instructors are incredible. They are expecially good with children, our daughter is 10 and can't stop talking about surfing with Mike. I have a little experience surfing and spent 2 of my best days ever surfing with Josh. Before TSC... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomer, Wisconsin
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Thanks to the hard working group at TSC, my family and I had an epic time surfing and catching waves. We had a much needed snack midway through our lesson of fresh fruit and water. My 8 year old was given a one-on-one lesson with everyone else! Mike is such a hard worker and great guy. Please let me know... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Mike and his team are amazing teachers/instructors. The classes are small/personal, and I felt like I had a personal private lesson. Mike and his team are able to teach fundamentals of the sport in a very basic and effective fashion. During my time, Mike personally took me out a bit farther out and was very thorough with his instructions (basically... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lakewood, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The post is called “1st…” because I hope it’s the first lesson of many. Mike was my instructor, and he pointed out a lovely German couple with the other instructors that had come 3 times in the past couple years to keep working on their skills. By the time my lesson was over, I completely understood why they felt compelled... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Big thanks to Tortuga for the patients and English-speaking instructor that taught me the basics of surfing. He was extremely easy-going and fun to learn with as I was plummeted by the waves. I found his energy to be infectious and always felt safe while the waves were strong. Highly recommend Jaco and Tortuga Surf for all ages! (Wish I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Tortuga Surf School also viewed

Jaco, Province of Puntarenas
Jaco, Province of Puntarenas
 
Jaco, Province of Puntarenas
Jaco, Province of Puntarenas
 

Been to Tortuga Surf School? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Tortuga Surf School, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing